Upcoming Live Webinar Schedule - Earn Interactive CEU
During this CE webinar, the student will
• identify criteria for essential polishing
• review indications for use of polishing vs cleaning agents
• review selection and techniques for use of mechanical devices for essential polishing
• identify appropriate infection control protocol and compliance during polishing protocol
During this CE webinar, participants will:
• learn how to use topical antimicrobials in everyday dental practice
• learn about the applications of topical antimicrobials on different clinical scenarios
• be able to recognize the beneficial effects of using topical antimicrobial in situations like prevention of root decay to aiding in soft tissue healing during second stage implant surgery
Preserving and/or augmenting the alveolar bone following an extraction have become a gold standard in the current world of Implantology. A brief review of the wound healing process of extraction sockets, the rationale for alveolar bone preservation and the steps leading to facilitating prosthetic based surgical implant placement will be reviewed, including methods of atraumatic tooth extractions. Many techniques offer excellent results but are surgically demanding and not necessarily cost effective to our patients. A novel, simple and predictable method of ridge preservation will be discussed.
Prevention is a team effort: dental hygienists, assistants, office staff and dentists must work together to be most effective. Whatever your role in the office, the goals are the same; happy healthy patients, fulfilled staff and a profitable practice. This CE webinar will provide you the tools to implement effective and profitable caries risk assessment and treatment for every patient in your practice.
As dentists, our restorations are only as successful as the “glue” we use to put them in with. This CE webinar is designed to transform the way that you look at cementation and adhesive dentistry, and help you navigate the path to appropriate selection. We’ll walk through time to see what’s out there, why we use it, and when we use it. By the end of this CE webinar, the participant should be well informed of what’s out there and why.
This CE webinar is an overview for the practitioner who would like to further understand and learn minimally traumatic tooth extraction techniques and alveolar ridge preservation procedures. Participants will learn techniques to preserve the original bone volume during and after the tooth extraction in order to minimize and prevent the necessity for more complex procedures.
Upon completion of this CE webinar, the student will
• better utilize the tools we have to diagnose disease
• understand what is involved in properly diagnosing endodontic problems
• learn how to improve access to retain more tooth structure
• learn about proper instrumentation
• understand why it’s important to restore teeth properly
As part of restoring broken down teeth, it is important to place a post-and-core buildup on the remaining tooth structure prior to placing the final restoration. This CE webinar will discuss techniques and new materials used in core restorative approaches. Dr. Fanica will discuss best practices (materials and clinical techniques) related to the chairside fabrication of structurally sound restorations, including bonded post-and-core buildup.
What does today's clinician need to know about benefits and reimbursement? If your first instinct is to run screaming, we understand! Our patients are concerned with their benefits - that means we should be as well. The discussion will apply to all office and team sizes. As your practice grows the need for consistent communication becomes paramount. This CE webinar will focus on the most commonly asked questions regarding periodontal care and benefits including D4341 and D4346.
Silver Diamine Fluoride! What is it? How does it work? What are the benefits and the precautions? If you are asking yourself these questions, you are not alone. This CE webinar will explore the answers to these questions and along the way, we will uncover ways we can improve the lives of our most vulnerable patients through education, intervention and implementation of Silver Diamine Fluoride.
During this CE webinar, attendees will learn:
• That salivary or molecular diagnostics can assist in periodontal disease management.
• How inflammation generated from oral conditions associates with the vascular disease process as well as other systemic risks.
• That augmenting, or rebranding, a traditional reparative/restorative dental practice is possible with awareness about how oral health issues contribute to total body wellness.
• How our periodontal therapy teams are on the front lines of this movement.
During this CE webinar, we will:
• Discuss the best applications for glass ionomer in a restorative practice
• Review the advantages of using glass ionomer as a direct restorative material
• Instruct on technique and directions for use of some popular glass ionomer restoratives
Few areas in dentistry have seen more technological advancements in the past 25 year than in endodontics. Rotary instrumentation and length determination using electronic apex locators are part of this arena. New endo motors with apex locator is one of the latest technological advancements that streamlines chairside efficiency. These cordless handpieces incorporate new technology that help to improve the efficiency and predictability of contemporary root canal procedures. This CE webinar will review these features and strategies to approaching clinical cases while using this new endodontic rotary technology.
In this CE webinar, we will review the different types of dental impression materials and demonstrate the various techniques that can be utilized to fabricate an accurate removable prosthesis or fixed restoration.
Etchable ceramic restorations (feldspathic and lithium disilicate, etc.) are the best options in order to achieve proper anatomy, function, and esthetics. Nevertheless, they require a thorough bonding protocol in order to achieve a solid cementation procedure. This CE webinar will cover the protocols on how to bond to the ceramic surface as well as the tooth surface. Current materials used, which ones are more effective and which ones should be avoided.
Very few dentists would say they entered the field because their number one desire in life was to spend day-after-day talking to people. Even fewer would say they got into the profession because they wanted to be in charge of a dozen staff, or selling cases, or dealing with an unhappy patient now and then. Personality conflicts can metamorphous into all out wars leaving collateral damage. Learn how to maximize your personality strengths and address the weaknesses.
This CE webinar will briefly describe the advantages of digital technology for removable restorations and several workflow options that are currently available. In particular the 'Three Appointment Workflow" will be outlined and suggested as an excellent transition from analog to digital dentures. This workflow mirrors many of the familiar procedures and utilizes digital technology to greatly accelerate and simplify several of the clinical appointments.
This CE webinar will give an overview of the tools needed to complete atraumatic extraction, socket preservation and guided bone regeneration. It will cover the biology of wound healing, surgical techniques and platelet rich fibrin. This course presents the protocols for atraumatic tooth removal and ridge preservation.
This CE webinar will walk you through the composition of bulk fill composites on the market today and compare them to traditional composites. Dr. Lavigne will show examples of when she uses bulk fill, how bulk fills differ from each other, and discuss limitations she has encountered.
It is important for us to understand that every clinical step counts when it comes to achieving beautiful life like direct composite restorations. Upon completion of this CE webinar, the student will be able to:
• Implement the use of ideal isolation techniques
• Understand the bonding protocols available today
• Become familiar with recommended composite build-up techniques
In this CE webinar, Dr. Jeanette MacLean, an advocate for minimally invasive dentistry, will teach you about resin infiltration. Resin infiltration can arrest incipient carious lesions as well as improve or even completely reverse the appearance of congenital enamel defects and white spot lesions while preserving tooth structure and repairing the patient’s natural enamel.
When it comes to making material decisions chairside, clinicians, instead of having a number of materials at their disposal for differing clinical situations, often just have one material in each category to fall back on, leaving them with the ‘I use it because I have always used it’ philosophy. Today, in order for materials to work they need to be used properly and in the correct clinical situation. This CE webinar will explore commonly confused and clinically misused classes of materials. It will give the participant a clear understanding of how and when to use the appropriate material.
This 1 hour CE webinar will examine the next generation of flowable composite resins that can be utilized in a variety of ways to benefit the aesthetic dental practitioner. Practical tips and technique protocols will be discussed to facilitate the immediate incorporation of these materials into everyday practice.