This CE webinar provides an overview of another option you should consider using everyday. A comprehensive discussion of the ever-changing world of Glass Ionomers will address the following questions. Do they still cause sensitivity? Are they any more aesthetic? Are they strong enough? How and where should they be used? Do they adhere to tooth structure?
This CE webinar overviews the benefits of yoga in postural health and sound ergonomic practices essential in maintaining optimal clinician health. A review of ergonomics will be included and incorporate specific methods to enhance ergonomic clinical positioning and techniques to prevent repetitive stress related injuries. In addition, yoga research as it relates to postural and total health will be presented as well as the impact of yoga on the various body systems. Participants will also be introduced to the various styles of yoga practice and have the opportunity to experience poses that can be employed daily in the dental setting.
This CE webinar will address the importance of instrument reprocessing in the context of historical information, antimicrobial resistance and enabling sterilization. A review of the key steps involved and PPE will be provided. This is followed by a discussion on options for effectively and safely cleaning and reprocessing instruments and devices during reprocessing. The role of mechanical and digital technology will also be addressed.
Knowledge saves lives! As dental professionals, we are in an ideal position to detect signs of potentially fatal eating disorders in our patients, and participate in secondary prevention, in order to improve outcomes. This presentation provides an overview of eating disorders and their early warning signs, plus insight into the psychological aspects of eating disorders. It includes recommendations for in-office care, and oral health counseling to minimize complications and damage to the hard and soft oral tissues, in order to keep patients pain-free, and improve quality of life. Communications strategies are discussed, which could facilitate disclosure and early medical referral.
Nowadays, we all encounter an increasing number of patients who face the oral and systemic health challenges related to salivary gland hypofunction and xerostomia. This presentation helps us to appreciate anew how essential saliva is for our health, and provides an overview of the etiologies, signs and symptoms of salivary gland hypofunction. The diagnostic techniques for pathologies related to xerostomia are also discussed. Recommendations for in –office interventions, and self-care protocols to minimize damage to the oral hard and soft tissues, and relieve xerostomia symptoms are outlined, as well as valuable techniques to monitor the severity of a dry mouth, and evaluate the efficacy of our interventions over time.
Join us for the opportunity to learn about bioactivity and biomimetics, and new dental materials that incorporate bioactivity. Discussions will include the background of bioactivity, where it comes from and how the science has progressed. In this CE webinar, we will learn about bioactive dental materials and how to incorporate them in patient treatment. Preventive and restorative bioactive materials will be discussed in the program, with an emphasis on prevention and preventative techniques.
In this CE webinar, we will discuss all aspects of restorative dentistry including bonding, cementation, bulk fill composites, and how to get predictable anterior esthetics. We will learn how choosing the correct bonding systems and materials will make you work more efficiently, reduce post op sensitivity, and produce quality long lasting restorations. We will also discuss how to diagnose and treat more cosmetic cases using Dr. Harris's step by step Patient Discovery treatment planning process.
There are so many choices now in the 2-D and 3-D imaging world. In this CE webinar, learn what the benefits are for a sensor, PSP, Panoramic and CBCT. This will help you choice the right products for your office.
By attending this CE webinar, the participants will:
• Learn the most successful methods for placing quality restorations including: use of isolation, wedges, matrix, and bitine separators.
• Identify the ionic exchange benefits for prevention of microleakage and recurrent caries
• Implement the techniques that increase restoration longevity, reduce clinical failures and decrease sensitivity
This webinar will explore the function and efficacy of fluoride varnish in preventive dental treatment. We will explore varnish chemistry and how it benefits the tooth, and make particular reference to penetration of the tooth structure. We will also take the opportunity to look at the potential risks in application and what after-care provisions need to be considered to maintain efficacy of the treatment.
In the dental setting, there are basic steps all clinicians must follow to insure asepsis during the sterilization process. Knowing the CDC guidelines as well as evidence based dentistry and best practices will assure the clinician they are doing the best for their patients. This CE webinar will review the chain of infection and its relationship to disease transmission when reprocessing instruments. It will equip the attendee with the tools and understanding necessary to assure the clinician is keeping the patient safe and minimizing risks to safe. An overview of necessary steps for effective sterilization and confirmation of the process will be presented.
Some Dentists and dental teams are working harder than ever for less than stellar results. Whether it is fear of the Dentist, fear of needles, fear of small spaces, or fear of the unknown, the majority of patients have some level of dental fear. High performing dental teams understand that they must be experts in making their patients feel comfortable. In this CE webinar, come learn the secrets of what the most successful practices are doing to keep their patients comfortable, their schedules full, and their case acceptance up!
Your pediatric patients require special attention. You must treat your child patient, all the while managing behavior. Your work must be both effective and efficient, procedures and protocols tried and true, and above all your equipment and materials must be reliable. Knowing and understanding the properties of restorative materials available in the market will make your restorations more effective and you more successful. This fast paced and informative CE webinar will focus on a unique rapid action polymerization composite restorative material and it’s benefits when caring for kids.
For health, environmental and esthetic reasons most dentists have reduced or completely eliminated the use of amalgam and moved towards composites for direct posterior restorations. In this CE webinar, you’ll learn about the goals of the Minamata Convention, the practical implications of the EPA regulations governing amalgam disposal, and how to avoid the “7 Deadly Sins of Posterior Composites”. These practical tips are designed to help you with prep design, matrix placement, material adaptation and finishing/polishing to help you create durable, long lasting and esthetic posterior composites.
The ability to create and modify provisional restorations simply and quickly has opened the door to predictable aesthetic dentistry. Unlike plastic surgery, dental temporization allows the patient to preview his or her new smile and then alter it as necessary for functional, esthetic and phonetic reasons. A well-made temporary restoration, the key to an aesthetic restoration, provides the lab with a blueprint for tooth length, width, thickness, arch form and position, midline cant, and occlusion. Once the patient has approved the temporary, the lab replicates it in porcelain using silicone templates. In this CE webinar, material selection and usage, as well as the working/re-working process (all crucial to the success of temporaries) will be thoroughly discussed.
Wendy Briggs, RDH teaches her simplified process for helping patients understand what is needed, and why they should do it. This is a complex conversation, that doesn't always produce the results we are hoping for. Join us to learn a simplified approach, that every practice can utilize. Learn how technology can have a powerful impact during the process, and help patients understand the WHY. Join the movement! Help your patients FIGHT Periodontal disease while learning to Detect, Diagnose, and Treat more effectively after watching this CE webinar.
During this CE webinar, the student will learn historical concepts and treatment efficiency using tilted implants and multi unit abutments. Examples of edentulous arches treated with this same concept will be explored. It will also cover terminal dentition, case examples, and various immediate load solutions-prostheses types.
Clinicians may wonder: Why are the CDC Guidelines so important? Are these guidelines considered “recommendations” or “regulations and law?" This document may be difficult to read and understand - is there a simplified version available? And, have there been any important updates since 2003? This CE webinar will address these questions and introduce a recent “Cliffs Notes” version of the CDC Guidelines - Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care.
This CE webinar will serve to present a systematic and case based approach to impression making and exposes the audience to some promising new materials. In addition, some time will be dedicated to variances and tips and tricks related to provisionalization including unique partial veneer preparation designs.
The right fit is important whether it’s our clothes, shoes, work and oral health. In 2017, a new CDT code created the right fit to finally treat gingivitis after decades of merely dumping gingival inflammation into the same category as health. It’s time to shift dentistry focus from finding the cavity to treating the caries pH infection disease. Watching and waiting for breakdown makes no sense. Saliva is one of the body’s most effective means for protecting the tooth enamel to be a pH buffer against acid. This CE webinar focuses on early treatment using up-to-date right fit technologies and systems and the latest in remineralization therapies.
Upon completion of this CE webinar, the student will
• Comprehend the scientifically based biologic requirements for endodontic success
• Understand the limitations of files that creates a round shape
• Understand the latest generation of technologies that allows us to clinically obtain the essential biologic goals for success
In the hustle and bustle of everyday dentistry we do not often think of one of the hardest working pieces of our dental equipment - the dental chair. Sure it has been utilized and modernized since 1790, when the world’s first adjustable dental chair was invented. But has the way we preserve them? In this informative CE webinar Debbie Z will lead the discussion in the value of properly cleaning and preserving dental chair upholstery, how to minimize the time and steps needed to do so while incorporating our own health protecting systems so that we can continue to serve the profession we love.
If you place implants or would like to learn more about a clear path for delivering a successful dental implant, this CE webinar is a must see. Dr. Tawil will discuss the tools and techniques that increase efficiency, reduce chair time and enhance the patient experience.
Creating a positive patient experience often begins by identifying and addressing any underlying fears or anxiety regarding dental treatment. New techniques of inhalational sedation are leading more and more dental clinicians to choose nitrous oxide-oxygen to alleviate tension in their fearful patients. With a long track record of safety, low cost and ease of use it has become the quasi standard for today’s clinicians.
This CE webinar is part of a triad of webinars that will give a historical perspective, show how to rapidly identify anxiety and phobias related to treatment, explain the clinical science of N2O/O2 application and address occupational safety issues and practice management.
In this CE webinar, we will discuss variable materials used in my general dentistry practice. These will include various PVS impression materials for conventional crowns and dental implants along with methods for using long-term soft lining materials. We will also cover accurate bite relation products as well as products used to fabricate high quality transitional crowns. Learn how to save money on impression products by using bulk delivery systems.
Join us for this free CE webinar where Dr. Gorton will provide insights on how newer technologies, especially interventions for accelerating tooth movement, have made it easier for her to deliver high quality patient results. Based on her experience in treating more than 600 patients with accelerated orthodontics, Dr. Gorton will provide participants with clinical tips on how to effectively integrate acceleration through a series of case presentations covering simple and complex types. She will also share best practices for using other advanced technologies that she and her team use daily to provide patients with a comfortable, patient centered experience. Dr. Gorton will also demonstrate how her practice economics has been enhanced positively by incorporating these kinds of technologies into her practice.
Research shows that over 40 million dental impression are made every year, of which 90% do not precisely capture the margin. Whether taking a conventional impression or digital scan, precise capture of the margin is totally dependent on the impression technique and tissue management. This CE webinar will enable clinicians to develop a more confident and consistent approach in achieving refined impressions that expose margins and help to avoid remakes.
Certainly, it’s no treat to be on the receiving end of a patient complaint but when someone takes the time to express a concern, vent a frustration, or alert you to a problem, that disgruntled patient is doing you a huge favor. Most people do not want to leave their dentists on a whim, which provides practices with a window of opportunity that many other businesses don’t enjoy.
Today’s oral hygiene must be about more than just telling patients to brush and floss. Biofilm leads to inflammation. Inflammation leads to oral and systemic ramifications. Successful interruption of the microscopic etiology is essential to eliminate the risk to oral and overall health. This CE webinar presents a new approach to determining what the patient needs to be consistently adequate with their daily hygiene. Daily hygiene is now topographical microscopic warfare aimed at reducing inflammation. If all your patients are using is manual toothbrushing and flossing they are probably not maximally effective in interruption of the microscopic etiology.