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Evidence You Need to Know about Periodontal Treatment: What Works and What Doesn't: 4 CE / $319course

Dr.Fine.JimDDSBy: Fine, Jim DDS
This is a monster course! There is no other way to describe it. Regardless of the type of dental professional you are, this course is a must. Why? Told by a master lecturer, scientist, and teacher, Dr. Jim Fine separates fact from fiction when it comes to what improving patients overall health and what works in periodontal care and what doesn't. What is anecdotal, and what is founded in science. What products and therapies are helpful, and what waste patients time and money.

Jim starts with current thinking on risk assessment, and then analyzes current therapies, current oral hygiene devices, mouth rinses, antibiotic therapies, the statins, host modulation, keys to bone repair, tissue engineering, benefits of surgery, outcomes, systemic links, treatment paradigms and prognosis. It is evidenced based and incomparable in its up-to-date information. Encyclopedic, this lecture touches EVERY practitioner and is indispensible when it comes to current thinking or oral health.
Course Objectives
Learners taking these courses will become familiar with:

  • Microbiological approach to disease management
  • Host modulation approach to disease management
  • Nonsurgical and mechanical approach to disease management
  • Regenerative surgical approach to disease management
  • Evolving concepts in periodontics
  • A view on the biological width (the working environment of restorative dentistry)
  • The new information on vitamin D and oral health
  • Discuss how to incorporate new information into practice

Discount Code : DH8P

The 3 U's of Vitamin D Therapy: MisUnderstood, Unappreciated, Underused: 1 CE / $99course

Dr.Fine.JimDDSBy: Fine, Jim DDS
Vitamin D may just become part of everyday periodontal therapy. Vitamin D may have anti-cancer benefits, affect inflammation, strengthen bones, be protective from cardiovascular disease, lower the risk of Multiple Sclerosis, and so much more. Are your patients Vitamin D deficient? According to Dr. Jim Fine, possible 40-50% of all patients would benefit from a Vitamin D supplement.

Once again, Dr. James Fine presents a stellar lecture on a topic that every dental professional needs to be knowledgeable about and current when it comes not only to periodontal care but also to the overall health of our patients. Succinct, illustrative, Jim shares what we need to know about this little understood but very necessary supplement: the ubiquitous Vitamin D.
Course Objectives
Learners taking these courses will:

  • Learn how to identify the signs of vitamin D deficiency and recommend treatment
  • Become familiar with the relationships between vitamin D and systemic disease
  • Understand the role of vitamin D in relation to periodontal disease
  • Become familiar with tests for Vitamin D deficiencies and supplements to correct them

Discount Code : DHR1

Perfect Alginate Impressions II: 1 CE / $99course

polingBy: Poling, Rebecca DDS, MSD
What could be more basic than taking an alginate impression? Impressions need to be accurate – that's a given, but do we push ourselves (mainly our support staff), to produce the best quality impressions, or do we "make do" more often than we'd like? Using illustrative videos, Dr. Rebecca Poling provides the step-by-step criteria needed to produce perfect alginate impressions including: tray selection, how to insert the trays, use wax on the borders, properly mix alginate, load the trays, remove the set impressions and then interpret the final result.

Elegant in its simplicity, accurate in its information, this course is a must for those entering the dental profession as well as seasoned veterans, who could also pick up a valuable tip or two.
Course Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, Learners will:

  • Identify the qualities of a perfect alginate impression.
  • Identify defects in impressions, their causes, and how to correct for these defects.
  • Demonstrate the step-by-step process of producing perfect mandibular and maxillary alginate impressions and learn why each step is important.
  • Recognize the result of not performing a step correctly, the defect it causes and what should be done to correct the problem.

Discount Code : DHR9

Perfect PVS Impressions for Invisalign® 1 CE / $99course

polingBy: Poling, Rebecca DDS, MSD
Increased costs? Annoyed patients? When it comes to Invisalign® there is no tolerance for an inaccurate PVS impressions. When impressions are off, aligners don't fit and impressions need to be retaken. There are no shortcuts.

If accurate PVS impressions are what you want and need, using illustrative videos, Dr. Rebecca Poling can teach anyone how to take them. Here are her criteria:

• Impression is fully seated around the arch
• Impression captures the detail of ALL teeth and 2 mm beyond the gingival margin
• Gingival margins are crisp and clear, with no air bubbles
• Dental midline is at center of the impression
• Impression is centered on the arch, not shifted to one side
• 1/8" (3mm) thickness of wash extends over the entire impression
• Includes 1/8" (3mm) extension into all vestibular, palatal, and lingual areas
• Less than 1 sq mm of tray shows through
• Captures mesial ½ of terminal molar if it is NOT going to be moved, full molar if moving (orthodontically)
• No distortion, tray separation, material separation, drag areas, wrinkles, double imprints, or other defects
Course Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, Learners will:

  • List the criteria for acceptable maxillary and mandibular PVS impressions
  • List the materials needed for producing PVS impressions
  • List and describe each step in producing acceptable PVS impressions and a PVS bite registration
  • Recognize and distinguish acceptable PVS impressions from unacceptable impressions
  • Identify every defect of an unacceptable PVS impression and describe what steps should have been performed differently to correct the defect in the impression

Discount Code : DH5L

Teaching Oral Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: 1 CE / $39course

Dr.StaufferDeborahRDH.Ed.DBy: Stauffer, Deborah RDH, Ed.D.
Biofilm. Pellicle. Plaque. Caries. Food groups. These and many other words and topics from the foundation of teaching our patients about oral disease and how to prevent it. No matter how sophisticated, no matter how cosmetic, no matter how simple dentistry is or could be, patients will always need to care for their oral health and the dentistry we perform for them. How we deliver that message and how we teach the fundamentals of prevention and maintaining our patients oral health is something each of us need to assess, relative to how we can better communicate these important life lessons.

Dr. Deb Stauffer has spent a lifetime teaching oral disease prevention and how best to promote good health. In clear, concise terms, with illustrative images, Deb shares how we assess patients needs, evaluate clinical data, and determine the patients levels of readiness and attitude for learning these invaluable skills.

This course is designed as a review for all dental professionals, but more specifically, it is a primer for our dental staff to effectively educate patients on how best to care for their oral and general health.
Course Objectives
Learners taking these courses will:

  • Describe a healthy mouth
  • Describe dental biofilm, gingivitis, periodontitis, demineralization, and decay
  • List the food groups in a healthy diet
  • Identify individuals who can benefit from oral health instruction
  • Identify what should be considered when making an instructional plan
  • Identify necessary materials for instruction
  • Explain oral hygiene techniques

Discount Code : DH9K

Successful Treatment of the Diabetic Patient: 1 CE / $99course

Dr.TroeltzschMarkusMDDMDDr.StaufferDeborahRDH.Ed.DBy: Troeltzsch, Markus MD/DMD & Matthias MD/DMD
• Amputations: 1 every 4 minutes in the US/ 123,00 per year.
• Heart attacks: 1 every 1.5 minutes in the US/785,00 per year.

Need to hear more about the terrible toll diabetes takes each year? Are you prepared to treat a diabetic patient? Do you know their HbA1c? Are you prepared to recognize hypoglycemia?

Our esteemed medical advisors, Drs. Markus and Matthias Tröltzsch, both of whom have dual degrees in dentistry and medicine, present an outstanding lecture on how to treat diabetic patients. Practical and clear, Markus and Matthias explain how the body needs and processes sugar, and what happens when things go wrong. They teach us the subtleties and differences of Type I and Type II Diabetes and how we need to give patients suffering from these diseases special care when they sit in our dental chairs. Given the epidemic proportions of diabetes, this course is germane for all dental professionals.
Course Objectives
Learners taking these courses will:

  • Become familiar with the basic mechanisms of diabetes
  • Learn about the impact of diabetes on the individual and on society
  • Become familiar with the consequences resulting from poorly treated diabetes
  • Learn about diabetic control and the importance of the HbA1c value
  • Understand the effect of diabetes on dental procedures
  • Learn how to handle a diabetic emergency

Discount Code : DH9T

Adverse Drug Reactions vs. Adverse Drug Events: Why Is It Important to Know?: 1 CE / $99course

Dr. Mea WeinbergBy: Weinberg, Mea DMD, MSD, RPH
Semantics notwithstanding, are you familiar with the differences between a drug reaction and a drug event? If not, Dr. Mea Weinberg's eye-opening lecture is a must! And what about patient safety concerns regarding drug events? What is your comfort zone deciphering your way through the myriad of medications that patients take? We are fortunate to have a Board-certified periodontist, who is also a pharmacist, present this material in frank detail, describing how it applies to everyday practitioners. Each of Dr. Weinberg's courses are a must!

The goal of this presentation is to concentrate on the differences between an adverse drug reaction and an adverse drug event. This course teaches us about medication safety and how to manage preventable adverse drug events.
Course Objectives
As a result of taking this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • Define adverse drug reactions and give examples
  • Define adverse drug events and give examples
  • Understand patient safety concerns regarding drug events.
  • Discuss various efforts for the dentist to avoid potential drug events in the dental patient

Discount Code : DHJ7

Dosing and Administration Challenges of Local Anesthetics in Dental Practice: 1 CE / $99course

Dr. Mea WeinbergBy: Weinberg, Mea DMD, MSD, RPH
It's an everyday routine: load a carpule in a syringe and anesthetize a patient. Yes, we pay attention to the patient's medical history, and yes, we are aware that different anesthetics ahve different properties. But do we know where the α1, β1 and β2 receptors are found that epinephrine affects? Or how it affects them? What about the ½ life of levonordefrin? Or which anesthetics are amides and which are esters? Is Articaine better than Bupivicane? What do we know about Etidocaine? Which anesthetics should be avoided in patients with Methemoglobinemia?

In another stellar performance, Dr. Mea Weinberg reviews and explains the mechanisms of every anesthetic currently used in the dental profession. She alerts us to which medical conditions will be affected by local anesthetics, and which alternatives we should use when confronted with medical issues.

Simply stated: if you use local anesthetics in your dental practice, Dr. Weinberg's course is an outstanding update of what we all need to know for better patient care.
Course Objectives
As a result of taking this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • The mechanism of action of dental anesthetics
  • The adverse effects of local anesthetics
  • The signs and symptoms of anesthetic toxicity
  • The use of vasoconstrictors
  • Dosing calculations

Discount Code : DHB8

Medication Management in Dental Patients with Common Medical Conditions: 1 CE / $99course

Dr. Mea WeinbergBy: Weinberg, Mea DMD, MSD, RPH
We see it everyday: more and more medically compromised patients who expect, need and want routine dental care, but their medical conditions are anything but routine! Dr. Mea Weinberg gives us the tools to help cope with the medically complex patient.

In this presentation from her outstanding series with xpAPce, Dr. Weinberg shares her vast knowledge to provide the dentist with an understanding of how to successfully treat the medically complex patient. Mea will emphasize patient risk assessment with regards to administering epinephrine in addition to prescribing antibiotics and analgesics.
Course Objectives
As a result of taking this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • Discuss and be more familiar with medications and conditions commonly seen in the dental practice
  • Understand the benefits versus risks in administering epinephrine in patients with certain medical conditions and in those who take certain medications
  • Discuss ways to prevent and manage potential drug events in the medically compromised dental patient

Discount Code : DHK2

Principles of Drug Interactions in the Dental Practice: 1 CE / $99course

Dr. Mea WeinbergBy: Weinberg, Mea DMD, MSD, RPH
The goal of this presentation is to increase the dental professionals awareness of the vast number of drug interactions that can occur between medications the patients are taking and those prescribed by the dentist. Multiple drug regimens carry the risk of adverse interactions that include drug-drug, drug-herbal supplement, drug-food and drug-disease. To avoid potential drug interactions, the dentist must reference all medications the patient is currently taking and those prescribed by the dentist. Included in this presentation are possible therapeutic strategies to prevent and manage these interactions.
Course Objectives
As a result of taking this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Define different types of drug interactions and give examples
  • Discuss important drug interactions seen in the dental practice
  • Discuss ways to prevent or manage potential drug interactions in the dental patient

Discount Code : DHA7