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Emergence Profiles in Natural Tooth Contour: 1 CE / $39course

Dr. Burney CrollBy: Croll, Burney M. DDS
The margins are perfect, the shade is great, yet the gums still bleed. Everything was done to perfection….or was it? Dr. Burney Croll opens our eyes and challenges prevailing notions about tooth form and how best to work with lab technicians, to fabricate crowns as they should be shaped.

Learn why Dr. Croll explains that the emergence profile is the key to making better crowns and achieving good gingival health. Burney uses anatomic models to demonstrate these essential concepts on how to reliably replace missing tooth structure. The clinical relevance for this is apparent: a straight emergence in artificial crowns improves the effectiveness of oral hygiene measures near the gingival sulcus. The axial profile of teeth can be viewed as a series of straight lines with curved transitions and also, the reproduction of these geometric patterns facilitates the fabrication of restorations that appear natural and help create a healthy gingival interface.
Course Objectives
After completing this course, the Learner will:

  • Understand the Emergence Profile Concept
  • Make objective observations regarding natural tooth contours
  • Prepare teeth for fixed restorations that can restore naturally occurring tooth contours
  • Describe the conveniently hygienic tooth contour design to the dental laboratory technician. 

Management of the Extraction Site: 1 CE / $99course

dr.ficklBy: Fickl, Stefan DMD, PD, Dr Med Dent
True or false: It is best to minimize bone loss by immediately inserting an implant into an extraction socket? Or, is it better to graft and wait three months? Dr. Stefan Fickl provides an illuminating lecture that explores the major alterations to hard and soft tissues following tooth removal and how best to treat these everyday occurrences.

Dr. Fickl is an international scholar and educator. He reviews and analyses current treatment approaches meant to limit dimensional post-extraction changes in bone, while there are obvious advantages to immediate implant placement following tooth removal, we learn that inserting an implant into an extraction socket does not seem to change biological behaviour that leads to postoperative recession of the mid-facial gingiva. This is especially true in high-risk patients.

So what to do? Graft or insert an implant? If grafting, which materials yield the best results? Are the results anecdotal or evidence-based? Dr. Fickl shares his experiences with the various techniques and materials that are presently used in socket preservation, helping us understand their advantages / disadvantages and how they affect patient outcome.
Course Objectives
Learners taking these courses will:

  • Better understand the wound healing of extraction sites
  • Better understand current concepts using graft materials in extraction sockets
  • Learn how recent scientific evidence can affect clinical outcomes and improve implant results.

Discount Code : DHD1

Crown Lengthening: A Powerful Tool for Healthier Gums and Better Crowns: 2 CE / $179course

Dr.Fine.JimDDSBy: Fine, Jim DDS
50 million dental crowns are made in the US each year. Success is based on tooth preparation, the amount of clinical crown available, and if the biologic width is invaded. Naturally, more goes into fabricating a successful crown, but there are times when outcomes could be improved with judicious crown-lengthening.

Dr. James Fine to the rescue! Whether you just starting to perform crown-lengthening procedures or want to learn more about this important, vital step that affects crown outcomes, this course spells it out. Jim explains the why's and wherefores, and then how to do it. As critical as crown-lengthening is to the success of restorations, it is under-utilized. This course helps the dental professional learn why crown-lengthening protects the gingival health, reduces recession and can potentially extend the life of all restorations.
Course Objectives
Learners taking these courses will:

  • Be able to evaluate proper tooth preparation
  • Understand the importance of biologic width as it relates to margin stability
  • Evaluate the biotypes of gingival tissue and how it relates to long-term outcomes of the prosthesis
  • Uunderstand the wound healing process after surgery
  • Eevaluate tooth size and shape
  • Identify biologic role of quality temporaries

Discount Code : DH2H

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

Update on Bone Grafting: 2 CE / $59course

Dr.Fine.JimDDSBy: Fine, Jim DDS
Remember when we used to harvest bone from a donor site and how options changed with the advent of tissue banks? The more materials came along suitable for grafting: Xenografts, ceramics, tricalcium sulfate, mesenchymal cells, bone morphogenic proteins and more.

As Dr. Jim Fine, chairman of Columbia's PG perio program, teaches us, using only one grafting material is no longer the best way to go. But how should we use grafts? And which ones?

By the time this lecture is completed, you will better understand the dynamics of bone grafting and how to evaluate new products that enter the marketplace. In addition, Jim will have convinced you that graft "cocktails" are the way to go, sprinkled with appropriate does of Vitamin D. .
Course Objectives
Learners taking these courses will:

  • Understand wound healing as it applies to different graft materials
  • Become familiar with tissue engineering trends for clinical practice
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of grafts
  • Understand the potential for graft materials and membranes
  • Understand the role of Vitamin D and Synthetic Parathyroid Hormone in bone formation
  • Understand the benefits and when to apply "poly" therapy to bone grafting

Discount Code : DH4V

Update on Bone Substitutes: What Every Dentist Needs to Know: 2 CE / $59course

Dr.Fine.JimDDSBy:Fine, Jim DDS
In Dr. James Fine's lecture that updated bone grafting, he dissected thorny issues of autogenous vs allografts vs xenografts. Jim explained the differences between cortical and cancellous bone grafts and if the two should be combined. Now, Dr. Fine, who heads Columbia's PG perio program, tackles what happens when bone substitutes are introduced into the scheme of osseous regeneration and wound healing.

This lecture addresses both known and unknowns. What is tissue engineering? Should patients who smoke receive treatment? Can bisphosphonates aid in wound healing? Is your patient Vitamin D deficient and why does this matter? Why should we know more about Forteo? Jim answers these questions and raises many more, all that affect patient outcome and what every dentist needs to know.
Course Objectives
Learners taking these courses will become familiar with:

  • How tissue engineering affects wound healing
  • Which issues affect clinical outcomes and are not influenced by technique
  • When Xenografts should be used instead of allografts
  • Healing times of different graft materials
  • The importance of Vitamin D and periodontal outcomes
  • The importance of synthetic parathyroid hormone
  • The role NSAIDS have in bone healing
  • Bisphosphonates and how they affect bone metabolis

Discount Code : DH88

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

Dr.Fine.JimDDSBy: 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

Periodontal and Prosthetic Management of Furcated Teeth: Parts I, II, III: 2CE / $79course

Dr. Dennis TarnowBy: Tarnow, Dennis, DDS
Is every furcated molar doomed? Are root amputations a historical footnote in dental therapy? Perhaps not! While the trend is certainly to insert more implants, clinicians should be familiar with treatment alternatives and their pros and cons.

In this 3-part definitive series on management of furcated teeth, Dr. Dennis Tarnow describes the modalities necessary to diagnose furcation problems in multi-rooted teeth. Step-by-step, Dennis walks us through every aspect of dental anatomy and furcation management that we need to know for successful treatment planning and fabrication of the final prostheses.

No detail is too trivial as we learn about the extent of furcation involvement in both the horizontal and vertical component, root morphology, root resection versus maintaining a furcated tooth, flap management, osseous reshaping, the mesial-buccal root dilemma, vital root amputations, oral hygiene measures, how to sequence complex cases and so much more. This is a master class by one of the great teachers in dentistry!
Course Objectives
Learners taking this module will become familiar with:

  • How to classify furcations
  • Which clinical parameters affect the decision to resect a root or maintain a tooth
  • Flap adaptation to treat furcation defects
  • Considerations for prepping teeth with furcation issues
  • The role of the interdental papilla
  • Splinting resected teeth
  • Adaptive vs progressive mobility
  • Post design
  • How to manage complex perio-prosthetic cases that involved teeth with furcation problems

Modules

  • Emergence Profile and the Perio/Pros Management of the Furcated Tooth: 3 CE / $254course

    By: Croll, Burney, DDS & Tarnow, Dennis. DDS.

    Discount Code : DHC4

  • Periodontal and Prosthetic Management of Furcated Teeth: Parts I, II, III : 2CE / $179course

    By: Tarnow, Dennis, DDS.

    Discount Code : DHS5