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Ultimate Ultrasonics
Presenter: Beth Thompson, RDH, BS, OM
CE Supporter: COLTENE
Release Date: 11/14/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 11/14/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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The goal of this program is to introduce the participant to the use of micro-ultrasonics in periodontal disease prevention and biofilm management therapy. The history and evolving development of ultrasonic instruments, ongoing science and information to facilitate the successful procedural applications of ultrasonics in your practice will be explored in a fun, upbeat interactive format.


The Long Road: Predicting Clinical Success from Past Performance
Presenter: Santine Anderson, D.D.S.
CE Supporter: Dental Advisor
Release Date: 11/13/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 11/13/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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As clinicians, it is important to be aware of new products and techniques on the market and how they enhance our practice of dentistry. Equally important is to review completed cases and track performance over time. Upon completion of this CE webinar, students will have learned: 1. Which parameters to track over time for dental materials; 2. How technique and proper use of products can affect long-term outcome; 3. Which materials perform best over time in clinical studies


High Tech Diagnostic Skills for the G.P.
Presenter: Dr. Ron Kaminer
CE Supporter: Air Techniques
Release Date: 11/13/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 11/13/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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The traditional patient exam is changing. Technology and new techniques lead to better diagnosis and even better doctor/patient communication. Upon completion of this CE webinar, the student will have covered: 1. The new patient exam: How photos and clear images can lead to better communication. 2. Digital X-rays- Sensors, Plates: Which is right for my practice? 3. High Tech caries diagnosis


Tool Box for an Efficient Dental Practice
Presenter: Jill Kring Carter
CE Supporter: DentalEZ®
Release Date: 11/12/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 11/12/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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As dentists, you are increasingly challenged with the duality of your career choice. As a life-long learner, you are challenged with making choices based on quality, but also EFFICIENCY, so that you can deliver gold-standard quality dental care, while protecting your business bottom line.


Pearls for Everyday Practice - Simple Solutions for Everyday Dentistry
Presenter: Paresh Shah, D.M.D.
CE Supporter: Premier Dental
Release Date: 11/11/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 11/11/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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As dentists we are challenged with and an increased complexity of our restorative treatments. In addition, our material choices continue to evolve and increase. This webinar will review practical and current options for treating many of the everyday challenges we encounter in practice.


Orthodontic Finishing and Arch Coordination with the MBT™ Versatile+ Appliance System
Presenter: Dr. John McDonald
CE Supporter: 3M Ortho
Release Date: 11/8/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 11/8/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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Finishing and arch coordination at the end of treatment can often prove to be the most difficult, time consuming and frustrating aspects of a case. The brackets, wires, and arch forms of the MBT™ Versatile+ Appliance System were specifically designed to make finishing and arch coordination as straightforward as possible. It this CE webinar, Dr. John McDonald discusses common problems with proper finishing of a case and shows, with a variety of case examples, how the MBT System of brackets, wires and mechanics can solve these issues. Dr. McDonald shares how using these concepts and techniques has improved not just difficult cases, but all of his cases.


Modern Management of Dental Traumatology
Presenter: Mike Horrocks, BDS MSc
CE Supporter: Dentsply UK
Release Date: 11/7/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 11/7/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study) , 1 CPD (Self-Study)
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The management of dental trauma will be evaluated and techniques to manage incomplete root formation will be discussed. Internal and external resorption will be also reviewed and its relationship to trauma will be highlighted.


Awaken the Sleeping Giant in your Practice 11/6/13
Presenter: John Tucker, D.M.D.
CE Supporter: Henry Schein Total Health
Release Date: 11/6/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 11/6/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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This CE webinar will uncover how to recognize signs and symptoms of those who may be at risk, or suffering with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and how you can help these patients in your practice. With 50 to 70 million Americans suffering from chronic sleep disorders costing $16 billion/ year in health care expenses and $50 billion/ year in lost productivity, you have an opportunity to help many of these patients, friends and family members who are suffering.


Innovations in Endodontic Obturation
Presenter: Dr. Gary Glassman
CE Supporter: Kerr Endodontics
Release Date: 11/5/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 11/5/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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This CE webinar will focus on evidence based research on sealing the root canal system with respect to obturation in three dimensions and restoration of the endodontically treated tooth. Focus will be on the Continuous Wave of Condensation.


Mastering Direct Placement Restorative Materials
Presenter: John Comisi, D.D.S.
CE Supporter: Septodont
Release Date: 11/5/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 11/5/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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Today’s direct restorative materials have vastly improved physical properties and uses that can significantly improve the restorations we place today. They also enable us to perform more minimally invasive procedures since following the “rules” set up by G.V. Black for cavity preparation are not readily needed when using today’s high tech direct placement materials. However, we must still fully understand the benefits and drawbacks of even these superior materials: where they are called for, what they can do to benefit the restorative process and where they can fail.


Light Curing in Dentistry - A Brief History and Update
Presenter: Dr. Robin Mills, BDS, MSc, DDS
CE Supporter: Dentsply UK
Release Date: 10/30/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 10/30/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study) , 1 CPD (Self-Study)
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This webinar will briefly chart how light curing has evolved to the present and compare LED LCUs with QTH LCUs. It will describe the main types of designs of LED LCUs and the basic physics involved so the clinician may decide on the most appropriate LCU for their practice. Recent developments in LED LCUs will be discussed and how manufacturers have improved on their earlier designs.


Fluoride Varnish: Improving Patient Satisfaction and Office Production
Presenter: Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, D.M.D.
CE Supporter: GC America
Release Date: 10/29/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 10/29/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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This CE webinar will discuss the what, why and how of fluoride varnish: • What is fluoride varnish? • Why should I use fluoride varnish? • How do I incorporate it into my practice?


Pediatric Pulp Therapy - Confusion Clarified
Presenter: Alan Milnes, D.D.S., PhD, FRCD (C)
CE Supporter: Septodont
Release Date: 10/28/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 10/28/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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This CE webinar will cover a topic which often confronts family dentists but which was probably not taught well, or at all, in dental school - pediatric pulp therapy. Dr. Milnes will discuss, with the aid of evidence-based practice guidelines, the basics of pediatric pulp therapy, tried and true methods to aid the dentist in making an accurate diagnosis for a child with tooth pain. As well, he will discuss the management of pediatric pulp pathoses taking into consideration important criteria such as age, behaviour, dental development and the strategic importance (or lack thereof) of certain primary teeth and, last but not least, the materials available today- both old and new - for treating pediatric pulp tissues.


Soft Denture Relining: the Stuff You Never Learned in School
Presenter: Ian Shuman, DDS, MAGD
CE Supporter: Tokuyama Dental America
Release Date: 10/28/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 10/28/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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Would you like to make excellent dentures and have satisfied patients every time? You’ll be amazed at how easy denture fabrication can be by simply following the steps laid out in this program. This CE webinar will help you attain predictable, successful results with your denture cases, satisfying your team and patients!!! Whether you’re a recent grad or a seasoned vet...don't miss this CE webinar!


Case Management Principles for Passive Self Ligation
Presenter: Tom Barron, D.M.D., M.S.
CE Supporter: Ormco
Release Date: 10/25/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 10/25/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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Dr. Barron will tie in the wire sequencing and interarch elastic protocols presented in the Sep 27 and Oct 11 webinars. Upon completion of this webinar, participants will: 1. Learn how to employ interarch elastics and wire sequencing for case success. 2. Become familiar with managing cases from bonding to retention. 3. Learn how to read and react to patient’s biological response to treatment from start to finish


Increase Patient Compliance by Showing Patients What They Can't See
Presenter: Colleen Rutledge, RDH
CE Supporter: ACTEON
Release Date: 10/23/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 10/23/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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This one hour webinar highlights new imaging devices and intraoral cameras and their roles during routine hygiene appointments and periodontal therapy procedures. Examples of new technology will be featured using ‘before and after’ photos of dental caries as well inflammation in non-surgical periodontal therapy cases. Your dental office will want to implement this technology right away as it not only enhances patient compliance, but catapults hygiene and restorative production!


Extreme Resin Makeovers: Treating Incisal Attrition and Vertical Collapse with Direct Resin for Reduced Dental Budgets
Presenter: Dr. Peter Walford
CE Supporter: VOCO America
Release Date: 10/22/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 10/22/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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With the correct resins and a knowledgeable, simplified prosthodontic approach, selected Attrition/Erosion cases can be reliably restored using direct resin. This webinar will illustrate case management, use of stents and diagnostic devices, specialized matrixes, a systematic composite protocol, and accelerated placement techniques to obtain a controlled result quickly and cost-effectively. Techniques learned can be incorporated into simpler cases in daily practice, building new revenue streams.


Different Techniques for Fabricating Aesthetic Provisionals and Intra-oral Mock-ups
Presenter: Thomas Dudney, D.M.D.
CE Supporter: Pulpdent
Release Date: 10/21/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 10/21/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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This CE webinar will discuss the different methods for fabricating provisional restorations both with and without a diagnostic wax-up. Additionally the benefits of intra-oral mock-ups utilizing either a direct or indirect technique will be discussed. The benefits of provisionals and intra-oral mock-ups as a communication tool for the patient and the dental laboratory will illustrated with clinical cases.


Immediate Dentin Sealing: The Most Important Advancement in Adhesion Dentistry
Presenter: Dr. David Alleman
CE Supporter: Kuraray Dental
Release Date: 10/21/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 10/21/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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This CE webinar will present the clinical techniques, materials and the published, scientific, literature on Immediate Dentin Sealing (IDS). The combination of this technique with a gold standard bonding system will maintain the seal on dentin, prevent secondary caries, eliminate post-operative pain and preserve pulp vitality.


APC™ Flash-Free Adhesive: The Game-Changer In Orthodontic Bonding
Presenter: Mohammad Razavi, D.D.S.
CE Supporter: 3M Ortho
Release Date: 10/18/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 10/18/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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Once again, 3M Innovation delivers a game-changer in orthodontic bonding – with APC™ Flash-Free Adhesive. Since the launch of this new addition to the 3M Unitek APC Adhesive family, Dr. Moe Razavi's bonding protocol has been transformed. In this webinar, Dr. Razavi reviews the science behind this revolutionary bonding technology and shares how he utilized this new tool to propel his practice to the next level, both in terms of practice efficiency, and more importantly, in terms of improved patient experience.


The Dual Digital Approach to Radiography
Presenter: Dr. Scott Benjamin
CE Supporter: Air Techniques
Release Date: 10/15/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 10/15/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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Upon completion of this CE webinar, the student will: 1. Understand the advantages of digital radiography over film radiography 2. Understand the differences between digital direct sensors and digital flexible phosphor sensors 3. Understand the advantages of using both direct sensors and flexible phosphor sensors in the same practice 4. Understand how a "dual digital" approach can enhance patient care and practice profitability 5. Understand the newest digital options available


Efficient and Effective Instrument Processing for Dental Teams
Presenter: Mary Govoni, CDA, RDA, RDH, MBA
CE Supporter: Miele
Release Date: 10/14/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 10/14/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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This CE webinar will discuss one of the most critical steps in instrument processing – instrument cleaning. It is well-documented in the research that instrument sterilization is not effective if the instruments are not clean and free of debris. Learn about the latest developments in cleaning solutions and techniques, compare the efficiency and effectiveness of ultrasonic cleaners vs. instrument washers and other techniques to enhance instrument processing and safety.


Early Light Elastics Protocols for Passive Self Ligation
Presenter: Tom Barron, D.M.D., M.S.
CE Supporter: Ormco
Release Date: 10/11/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 10/11/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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Dr. Barron will present common interarch elastic patterns used to begin bite correction from the very first appointment. Upon completion of this webinar, participants will: 1. Understand when/how to use elastics to reduce treatment time. 2. Become familiar with which type of cases to treat with elastics.


Options for Mandibular Anesthesia
Presenter: Alan Budenz, MS, DDS, MBA
CE Supporter: Septodont
Release Date: 10/10/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 10/10/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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From anesthetizing a single tooth to the entire quadrant, what techniques and agents can be used to achieve pulpal anesthesia in the mandible? This CE webinar will review the specific techniques, from simple infiltrations through Inferior Alveolar, Gow-Gates, and Vazirani-Akinosi blocks, and discuss their success rates and recommendations for selection of anesthetic agents based upon the currently available evidence.


Predictable, Profitable and Painless Endo – Part 2: Innovations in Endodontic Irrigation
Presenter: Dr. Gary Glassman
CE Supporter: Kerr Endodontics
Release Date: 10/10/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 10/10/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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This CE webinar will focus on evidence based research with respect to the latest most suitable and safe irrigant and irrigant delivery systems that are essential for efficient irrigation and the success of endodontic treatment. Focus will be on the EndoVac, a unique and innovative irrigant delivery system that uses apical negative pressure.


5-Stage Aligners - A Simple Way to Treat Minor Ortho Cases in Your General Practice
Presenter: Dr. Rene Sterental
CE Supporter: Henry Schein Total Health
Release Date: 10/9/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 10/9/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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It is estimated that over 80% of orthodontic patients suffer relapse due to lack of retainer use. In addition, many of your patients have minor malocclusion or slight crowding that do not warrant full orthodontic treatment. This introduction will teach you how to identify these opportunities and provide treatment with a 5-Step Clear Aligner System. This process does not require in-depth training and will provide excellent outcomes within a 3-month treatment. Learn how to get started and begin offering this cost effective alternative.


Making Staff Meetings Meet Objectives
Presenter: Sally McKenzie
CE Supporter: Practice Management
Release Date: 10/9/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 10/9/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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For too many dentists, staff meetings are viewed as a hopeless waste of time in which production is sacrificed. They are intended to be effective, information sharing, problem-solving opportunities. But any number of things can turn a potentially successful meeting into a disaster, including lack of an effective agenda, lack of ground rules, clashing personalities, turf wars and more. In this webinar, you will learn 5 steps to ensure that your staff meetings are productive and positive ones with the ultimate goal of making your practice run more smoothly and efficiently.


Practicing Dentistry Smarter: Hints from the Trenches
Presenter: John Comisi, D.D.S.
CE Supporter: Premier Dental
Release Date: 10/8/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 10/8/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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There are some hidden practical “pearls” that we all have that makes our day-to-day practice easier. Dr. Comisi believes these pearls need to be shared so that we all can be more effective in the care of our patients, and make our days a bit easier to get through.


Archwire Sequencing for Passive Self Ligation
Presenter: Tom Barron, D.M.D., M.S.
CE Supporter: Ormco
Release Date: 10/4/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 10/4/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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Dr. Barron will discuss the core archwire progression employed to treat a variety of cases with passive self-ligating mechanics. Upon completion of this CE activity, participants will: 1. Learn how to employ archwires to maximize the dento-alveolar response to low friction/low force mechanics. 2. Become familiar with the rationale for specific wire dimensions, alloys and durations. 3. Learn how to read and react to patient’s response to treatment and how to modify wire progression accordingly.


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