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Identifying Methamphetamine Abuse and Developing a Treatment Protocol
Presenter: Noel Kelsch, RDH
CE Supporter: GC America
Release Date: 7/24/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 7/24/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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Upon completion of this CE webinar, the dental professional will be able to: quickly identify the signs and symptoms of this highly addictive drug Methamphetamine (Meth); react competently and provide the patient with safe dental treatment.


Pediatric Zirconia Crowns and Bio-active Cementation
Presenter: Dr. Carla Cohn
CE Supporter: Doxa Dental
Release Date: 7/18/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 7/18/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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The introduction of a bio-active, bio-mimetic cement has made this procedure a game changer for you and your kids. The steps involved for preparation and cementation of zirconia crowns will be explained in this fast paced webinar. Please join me to learn how you can provide the best aesthetic crowns and luting options for your kids.


Modern Obturation Techniques
Presenter: Mike Horrocks, BDS MSc
CE Supporter: Dentsply UK
Release Date: 7/17/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 7/17/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study) , 1 CPD (Self-Study)
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The webinar will cover an overview on the requirements for an ideal obturation. This will be discussed together with the issues relating to hot and cold obturation techniques and we will conclude with a review of contemporary obturation materials and sealers.


Indirect/Direct Composite Inlays
Presenter: Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz
CE Supporter: VOCO America
Release Date: 7/11/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 7/11/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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Upon completion of this CE Activity, the student will be able to: understand the technique behind doing indirect/direct composite inlays as an alternative to lab or CAD/CAM-fabricated inlays and partial onlays; be more familiar with the technique via clinical presentations with different materials currently on the market.


Keep Your Patients Returning
Presenter: Sally McKenzie
CE Supporter: Kulzer
Release Date: 7/10/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 7/10/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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Gain a competitive edge by learning how to strengthen your dentist/practice-to-patient relationship with loyalty marketing. Patient retention is dentistry's #1 top management problem. Upon completion of this CE Activity, the student will be able to: provide a workable system that keeps your patients coming back; establish a brand loyalty with your patients to create a strong patient advocate for the brand and your practice in their own social circles and online media


Improving Case Acceptance and Clinical Placement Techniques of a Class II Appliance
Presenter: Lin Goode and Jocelyn Sherrick
CE Supporter: Ormco
Release Date: 6/28/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 6/28/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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Learn how to present a Class II appliance to your potential patients and when it is best to use the appliance over early class 2 elastic treatment. In addition, step by step clinical procedure of initial placement of a Class II appliance, arch wire sequence and treatment timeline will be discussed.


Are You A Boss or A Leader
Presenter: Sally McKenzie
CE Supporter: Practice Management
Release Date: 6/27/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 6/27/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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After all, dentists are not trained to be leaders. And if they tend to be fearful, mistrusting or insecure individuals, effective leadership will be all the more difficult to achieve. Few practice owners truly comprehend how to maximize the value of the people who are central to their success. For the many, many doctors seeking to improve their leadership skills and their practices, this webinar is for you to consider a few key characteristics of both effective leaders and effective teams. The bottom line is that weak, poor, or lack of leadership directly affects your staff, your patients, and most importantly, your profitability. Learn how to kick it up a notch!


Increasing Patient Acceptance with New Technology
Presenter: Jason Dunville, DDS
CE Supporter: ACTEON
Release Date: 6/19/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 6/19/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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Research is showing that more and more health issues are related to periodontal disease. With some form of periodontal disease being present in 75% to 80% of all adults, there are now solutions to finally engage the patients in a visual conversation about gingival inflammation, plaque and tartar. Technology will be presented that brings our patients from conversation to treatment. It puts the discussion we have had for years into images that are easily visualized and easy to understand. Solutions will be presented for dental professionals to educate patients in all stages of periodontal disease.


The Dental Needle: Improving Patient Satisfaction and Practice Growth
Presenter: Dr. Sean Boynes
CE Supporter: Septodont
Release Date: 6/19/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 6/19/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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This webinar will evaluate the role of the dental needle from a patient’s perspective and provide empirical evidence of how impactful the needle is to the patient experience. Advances in technology and techniques of needle design will be discussed in a format that relates to the chronological application of local anesthetic delivery. With the ideal being the delivery of the least painful injection possible, the characteristics of needle design and how to appropriately select a needle for practice is discussed. Additionally, complications and adverse events that occur in the dental office due to the dental hypodermic needle will be thoroughly presented.


Microwave Curing: Mystery Solved
Presenter: Thomas Zaleske
CE Supporter: GC America
Release Date: 6/18/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 6/18/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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Upon completion of this CE Activity, the student will be able to: Explain the mechanism of cure and cite research which substantiates the technique; be familiar with product recommendations for sources in equipment and materials; identify techniques which will provide the understanding and methods to achieve consistent results;understand applications which can immediately be implemented.


Everyday Practice Basics to Achieve Healthy Enamel
Presenter: Dr. Lori Trost
CE Supporter: Premier Dental
Release Date: 6/18/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 6/18/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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There is more than fluoride out there to prevent cavities. This program is designed to combine current remineralization knowledge and conventional dental techniques to improve and maintain healthy enamel. Clinical cases will demonstrate how to identify enamel changes and treat them practically. In addition, discover how to save money and make more sense in hygiene.


How to Get the Best Results from Your Bulk Fill Composites
Presenter: Dr. Sam Halabo
CE Supporter: SDI
Release Date: 6/13/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 6/13/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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This CE Webinar will provide you with methods and materials to get incredible results when using bulk fill composites. You will learn to decrease the amount of time spent on the daily routine of posterior composites. You will further learn to eliminate sensitivity and reduce polymerization shrinkage at the margins of your composites thus increasing the longevity of your restorations. Examples are shown as examples of restorations that are strong, esthetic and bacteriostatic.


Modern Post and Core Placement
Presenter: Dr. Michael DiTolla
CE Supporter: VOCO America
Release Date: 6/6/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 6/6/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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The post and core has undergone many changes throughout the last few decades. Many of us were taught cast gold post and cores in dental school, only to switch to direct placed metal posts after graduation to save an appointment. To keep anterior teeth from looking gray, many switched to zirconia posts before learning they may cause root fractures due to their stiffness. Modern post and core technique features fiber reinforced resin posts with a dentin like elasticity, paired with a dual-cured nano-hybrid core build-up material.


Dental Implants - Maintenance Strategies
Presenter: Shirley Branam, RDH
CE Supporter: Dentsply UK
Release Date: 6/5/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 6/5/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study) , 1 CPD (Self-Study)
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Implant maintenance is essential to the long-term success of dental implants. Thorough removal of microbial deposits from the surface of implant components without altering the integrity of the surface requires customized protocols for professional and self care supportive therapy. Based on current scientific evidence, this webinar presents assessment and treatment strategies that facilitate successful implant maintenance therapy.


Motivational Interviewing: A New Approach to Communicating Prevention Needs to Your Patients
Presenter: Michelle Hurlbutt, RDH, MSDH
CE Supporter: 3M
Release Date: 5/30/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 5/30/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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The average dental clinician may perform as many as 60,000 patient encounters during a career. Until recently, the relationship of communication skills to important outcomes was not well known. New communication approaches have been developed that will increase the likelihood of patient adherence to preventive and therapeutic recommendations. This CE webinar is designed to introduce the dental professional to effective communication strategies that will ultimately lead to increased patient adherence as well as to elicit positive patient behavior change.


Esthetic Alternatives to Direct Composites
Presenter: Mark Pitel, DMD, FAGD, FACD, FIADFE
CE Supporter: GC America
Release Date: 5/28/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 5/28/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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This CE webinar will provide a brief comparison between restoring anterior and posterior teeth with direct composites and glass ionomer materials. The presenter will discuss advantages and disadvantages of each material type as well as when is it preferable to use one or the other clinically. Upon completion of this CE Activity, the student will be able to: understand the difference between restoring anterior and posterior teeth with direct composites and glass ionomer materials; identify the advantages and disadvantages of each material type as well as when is it preferable to use one or the other clinically; better understand the clinical scope of using glass ionomers for direct restorations in posterior teeth via clinical case presentation using Equia technique as an example.


Putting the WOW back in the Posterior Composite
Presenter: John Gammichia, DMD, FAGD
CE Supporter: Premier Dental
Release Date: 5/22/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 5/22/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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For those wondering- what ever happened to the plain ol posterior composite-where did it go? For the last ten years it has been lapped by all the en vogue dentistry such as: all ceramic crowns, CAD-CAM, digital impressions, going paperless. In this webinar, the WOW will be brought back to the simple filling!


Take it Outside - Indirect Restorative Techniques without the High Cost of Technology
Presenter: Dr. Mark Malterud
CE Supporter: VOCO America
Release Date: 5/22/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 5/22/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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Participants will be presented alternatives to lab or CAD/CAM restorations for the fabrication of inlays onlays, crowns in a single appointment. As an addition, some unique problem solving situations will be shown in the clinical setting.


Key Concepts of Air Polishing
Presenter: Ms. Renee' Graham, RDH, MEd
CE Supporter: Dentsply UK
Release Date: 5/22/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 5/22/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study) , 1 CPD (Self-Study)
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This webinar provides a fundamental overview to current concepts of air polishing. Based on current scientific literature and evidence based strategies, the program addresses the basic concepts of air polishing , including technology, advantages of air polishing , pretreatment considerations, instrumentation technique and equipment maintenance.


Posterior Composites Simplified
Presenter: Dr. Greg Gillespie
CE Supporter: GC America
Release Date: 5/21/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 5/21/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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Posterior composite restorations remain the lifeblood of general dentistry. Creating quality, esthetic posterior restorations every time is important to the patient as well as the practitioner. In this webinar, Dr. Gillespie will review adhesive protocols that will help eliminate post-operative sensitivity and increase bond strengths. Dr. Gillespie will also highlight the latest advancements in composite resins regarding shrinkage and esthetics with one shade placement.


Streamlining Prosthetic Dentistry
Presenter: Dr. Ron Kaminer
CE Supporter: Premier Dental
Release Date: 5/21/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 5/21/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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During this program we will simplify everyday procedures leading to maximum productivity. The following will be covered during the course of this webinar: Emax, Zirconia: When, Where and How? Predictable impressions every time. The diode laser: necessary or nice toy? Demystifying cementations: which cement is best for what?


Building Up Teeth with Fiber Posts - Appearance and Strength
Presenter: Dr. James Braun
CE Supporter: 3M
Release Date: 5/15/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 5/15/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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This CE webinar will review the physical characteristics of fiber posts and the bonding potential with specific adhesive resin cements. Not only are we able to create very esthetic post/cores on endodontic teeth, which will also impart a much stronger structure. All clinical steps and cases will be presented as they relate to all ceramic crowns.


Prevention of Repetitive Strain Injuries in the Dental Profession
Presenter: Mary Somers, MCSP
CE Supporter: Dentsply UK
Release Date: 5/9/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 5/9/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study) , 1 CPD (Self-Study)
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This webinar focusses on the prevention of Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSIs) in the dental profession. Being a very common problem in dental professionals, especially amongst dental hygienists, there are ergonomic considerations for periodontal instrumentation in order to prevent RSIs. Instruments for periodontal instrumentation can also have an effect on developing or prevention of these injuries.


An Introduction to the Successful Implementation of Dental Sleep Medicine Into Your Practice
Presenter: John Tucker, D.M.D.
CE Supporter: Henry Schein Total Health
Release Date: 5/8/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 5/8/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is becoming one of the number one medical diseases in the United States. Dental Sleep Medicine is an exciting new field in the dental profession that can assist patients in the effective management of their OSA with Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT).


Medical Billing for Sleep Apnea Appliances - What You Need to Know to Get Paid
Presenter: Rose Nierman, RDH
CE Supporter: Henry Schein Total Health
Release Date: 5/1/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 5/1/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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This CE webinar will provide you with an overview of medical billing, policies, codes and the protocol for getting paid by Medical Insurance for Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT). Learn how to demonstrate medical necessity and the importance of working with the patient’s physicians in a multidisciplinary approach to treating snoring and sleep apnea treatment.


Predictable Posterior Composites
Presenter: Carl Paisley, BChD MFDS RCS
CE Supporter: Dentsply UK
Release Date: 4/25/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 4/25/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study) , 1 CPD (Self-Study)
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Placing successful posterior composite restorations can be challenging at times as the traditional techniques are quite sensitive to various factors. This webinar shows the advantages of using the new bulk-filling technique which minimises the technique sensitivity of the whole procedure and makes the clinical outcome more predictable.


What's New in Endo?
Presenter: Mike Horrocks, BDS MSc
CE Supporter: Dentsply UK
Release Date: 4/23/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 4/23/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study) , 1 CPD (Self-Study)
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Get an update on the latest developments in endo canal shaping concepts and equipment.


Composite Placement Using Stratification and Bulk Fill Techniques
Presenter: Dr. Todd Snyder, DDS
CE Supporter: VOCO America
Release Date: 4/17/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 4/17/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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This CE webinar will discuss the different direct composite based techniques with various types of materials currently available. The advancement in composite materials has allowed dentists to have a myriad of ways in which to restore a direct posterior composite restoration. In fact, there is now an additional product category that can allow for more expeditious fillings to be performed using Bulk Fill materials. The ability to restore a tooth using various layers of same or different materials has evolved over the years with enhanced technologies and material improvements.


Dentistry for Sale – What Makes a Patient Buy into a Treatment Plan
Presenter: Sally McKenzie
CE Supporter: Practice Management
Release Date: 4/17/13     Reviewed: 2017
Expiration Date: 4/17/20
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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Most patients today base major decisions, such as extensive dental treatment, on multiple factors - including full comprehension of the need for treatment; the importance of the procedure to them in terms of quality of life, aesthetics, or health; possible ramifications if they choose to procrastinate or elect an alternative procedure; payment options, and how they feel about the practice as a whole. They will judge your practice on virtually every system that they encounter - from how staff talk to them on the phone, the use of modern technology, payment and insurance procedures, and many more. Learn how to overcome these obstacles and build your practice!


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