Ceramics for chairside dentistry continue to change. With these changes in materials and processing techniques, the applications of ceramics have expanded. Speed, toughness, strength, load bearing, esthetics, and handling are all important factors when selecting a material. This CE webinar covers an understanding of what is presently available along with how these materials are tested and how those properties relate clinically can greatly assist a dentist on determining what ceramics could be used for which applications.
As a dentist, personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist, Dr. Geissberger brings a unique perspective to the subjects of caries, diet and the oral environment. Through this enlightening CE webinar, Dr. Geissberger will discuss various disease conditions that plaque the entire dental population, and identify several at risk populations. The importance of oral pH will be discussed and strategies for altering an unfavorable oral environment will be outlined. Additionally, the dental team will learn progressive strategies to help their patients achieve oral balance and curb their disease processes. Nutrition and diet control will be discussed extensively.
In response to the global pandemic, dental healthcare personnel have stepped up their infection control efforts in the effort to reduce the spread of infection. One of the simplest action items - hand hygiene - is one of the most basic yet most effective strategies of infection prevention. By performing hand hygiene at the right time, with the right product and right technique, dental team members can protect themselves and their patients from deadly germs on hands and surfaces. This CE webinar will discuss hand hygiene in accordance with CDC Guidelines and OSHA Standards, product selection, and appropriate methods and motivation techniques to enhance compliance and ensure a safe dental visit for all.
Upon completion of this CE webinar, you will be able to:
• incorporate a Simplified Unishade Composite System into your practice.
• understand how adaptive shade matching technology allows for the blending of composite into tooth structure
• understand how to place dentin and enamels layers of composite with a Simplified Unishade Composite System.
While the dental patient typically never steps into the mechanical room, the equipment in this room is vital to the operation of the entire dental practice. The main components of the mechanical room consist of the air compressor and vacuum system—literally the heart and lungs of your practice. Simply put, without these systems, your practice cannot function! This CE webinar will discuss the vital equipment in the mechanical room including air compressors, central vacuum systems, and amalgam separators. Air quality issues in the mechanical room, and technological trends in equipment (such as internet connectivity and variable frequency drives on vacuum systems), and eco-friendly considerations for the future will be addressed to enhance equipment performance, minimize downtime, reduce cost of repairs, and promote sustainability efforts.
Dental caries is a multifactorial disease that effects all age groups. There is a significant relationship that exists between caries and diet and nutrition, which is often complicated with many interrelating factors. Dietary patterns and behaviors play an integral role in the prevention and development of dental caries. Oral health care providers have a responsibility to deliver nutritional counseling with the ultimate goal of reducing caries risk factors and enhancing the protective factors. This CE webinar will examine the relationship between diet, nutrition, and the development of caries. Attendees will be positioned to successfully provide nutritional counseling to patients with the goal of promoting successful behavior change toward oral and systemic health.
A cone beam scan is one of the most advanced dental technologies available. They improve the lives of dentists and patients. A 3D Cone Beam scan is invaluable for dentists who may specialize in reconstructive or dental implant surgeries.
This dynamic CE webinar will walk the participant through current indirect restorative strategies to overcome obstacles as it relates to impression techniques, including intra oral scanning and retraction strategies. Whether you are just starting out or have been practicing for years, participants will definitely ‘up their game’ after participating in this webinar and be able to capture every detail of their indirect preparations with ease every time.
We have it all wrong. The sheer number of patients walking around with ongoing periodontal disease confirms that simply telling patient to brush and floss has not worked. Once periodontal disease is resolved, it is now more important than ever to provide the patient with the knowledge and tools to allow them to consistently debride the affected sites in their mouth. The truth is that we too often make recommendations that do not provide the patient with the best chance to achieve adequate daily maintenance. The indisputable evidence that the mouth is connected to the rest of the body compels us to give patients the recommendations that afford them the best chance to adequately maintain their teeth. We can no longer afford to take the same old approach to OHI that we learned in school. In this CE webinar, come and learn the new, scientifically supported approach to patient daily hygiene. You will learn what to look for, what to say and what to use to help your patients enjoy the oral and overall health benefits of achieving and then maintaining a preferred level of oral health.
Patient care extends beyond the time spent in your operatory, what an individual does at home impacts their smile and systemic health every day of the year. Take a stroll down any store aisle and the choices of oral care items is overwhelming, patients look to dental professionals for insight and recommendations for everything from hypersensitivity solutions to caries prevention and whitening. Few individuals have perfect oral health whereas most adults at least one oral health concern. Recommending solution options for patient risk and concerns can lead to increased patient satisfaction and improved oral and health outcomes.
One of the most popular restorative options available today for patients is the use of full-contoured milled zirconia. Advances in new multilayered zirconia blocks and sintering technology, combined with the ability to super-fast mill zirconia restorations, affords the opportunity to provide single-visit zirconia restorations for our patients in a fast and efficient manner. Zirconia restorations can be predictably and efficiently milled, sintered, polished, and delivered in as little as an hour. In this CE webinar, Karyn M. Halpern DMD, MS will discuss the chairside workflow using zirconia. The properties and clinical applications of Zirconia will be reviewed. Techniques on how to pre-polish, polish after sintering, and stain and glaze will be presented.
Although the U.S. President recently declared the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic over, the CDC and the World Health Organization have not yet made that official declaration. COVID-19 cases are decreasing, as well as hospitalizations and deaths. Nonetheless, COVID-19 infections are still occurring, and dental professionals must remain vigilant. This CE webinar will provide an update on the most current interim guidance from the CDC and OSHA, patient screening recommendations, PPE requirements and how the pandemic has changed infection prevention protocols in dentistry.
Every day, your patients and staff trust you to protect them from healthcare associated infections. How well is your sterilization center doing the job? In this conversational CE webinar between two experts in the field of compliance, best practices and training, you will learn how to help keep your sterilization center compliant, efficient and safe for everyone who steps into your practice.
Dental teams are intimately aware that patients’ ability to afford treatment remains an ongoing challenge. The reality is, with rising inflation, things are likely to get worse before they get better. Tools to alleviate money concerns are essential. Becoming an expert at how and when to present financing can help you provide a better patient experience and get more patients to “yes.”
With your office managers (or you) on the front lines discussing payment every day, this CE webinar is designed with you in mind. We will teach you how to coach your team and elevate your patient financing conversations and treatment presentation skills with proven strategies to increase your case acceptance success.
Dental cements have evolved from relying on only one cement up to the late 70’s, to more than 5 different types with different dispensing/mixing methods and setting mechanisms. This can be very confusing to the clinician. A discerption of each type of cement and its indication for each type of restorative material will be explained, to develop a recipe for dental cement selection. During this CE webinar, learn modern day classification of dental cements, how to optimize tooth and restoration surfaces prior to any cementation procedure, and develop a logical approach for selection of a particular cement for each restorative situation.
The 3D printer has been making waves in the dental industry — quickly gaining a reputation as an essential, game-changing piece of technology that enables clinicians to shift their fabrication of models, try-ins, surgical guides, appliances and more to an in-house model. In this CE webinar, join Dr. August de Oliveira, a general practitioner, published author and esteemed lecturer, for a look at the key 3D printer brands on the market today and a discussion of the various workflows, resins and resources available for practitioners considering bringing this technology in-house.
Today our patients desire highly esthetic results using minimal invasive cosmetic restorative procedures. Using a creative approach to problem-solving and the latest innovations in material science excellent long-term results can be achieved with predictable success. This CE webinar will cover how minimal invasive procedures can now be applied to dental problems that range from simple to complex restorative problems.
Have you ever been confused regarding all of the information around caries prevention? Should I use a gel, or varnish? What age needs fluoride? Or, who is really at risk and how do I have these conversations with my patients? This CE webinar will break down the standards of care in dentistry regarding the Who, How and What of prevention that you can provide your patients. Additionally, this presentation will take a look at emerging trends and how you can develop and/or take your existing prevention program to the next level.
Bioactive has become a buzz word in dentistry, however, many of us struggle to define exactly what that term means. This CE webinar will present the bioactive claims of bioactive restorative materials as well as the evidence for these claims. Clinical examples of the use of these materials will be presented.
Periodontal disease affects upwards of 80% of the population, but many patients are still hesitant to consider surgical intervention, despite the well established oral and systemic health risks. The combination of dental anxiety, treatment time, cost, and fear of invasive procedures creates a challenge for both patients and clinicians. This CE webinar will provide alternative non-surgical treatment options that can help manage cases to minimize the progression of periodontal disease in hopes of managing their overall health.
We are all presented with emergency patients from sports injuries, car accidents, falls, fights, etcetera. When these emergency patients call, we want to accommodate the patient’s needs as soon as possible and but not have our schedules sent into a tailspin. In this CE webinar, a simple protocol will be presented for undetectable Class IV restoration. Indirect restorations and tooth re-implantations will also be presented.
With more than half of all dental implants requiring a bone graft, the importance of leveraging cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in your implant workflows cannot be overstated. While CBCT is critical for implant planning and placement, it also allows the clinician to evaluate whether a bone graft is needed. In this CE webinar, join Dr. David Wong, leading clinician, influencer and renowned lecturer, for an insightful look at bone grafting techniques and procedures, and how CBCT aids in the overall treatment planning process. Dr. Wong will highlight several implant cases that required bone grafting, with emphasis on how he utilized CBCT to ensure predictable patient outcomes.
With traditional tools, esthetic crown lengthening often requires raising a flap, placing sutures, significant healing time, and multiple appointments to achieve the desired result. The use of lasers including the 9.3 µm CO2 Solea Laser enables minimally invasive, expeditious esthetic crown lengthening that often does not need sutures, and heals in weeks rather than months. In this CE webinar, Dr. Froum will discuss the importance of treatment planning, diagnoses, and surgical techniques to ensure predictable and esthetic results.
Technology is advancing daily and can offer considerable improvements to dental workflow and patient care. However, this same technology can lead to stress within the dental practice and create unexpected burdens. In this CE webinar, learn how to identify team stress triggers and find the right balance of technology that best fits your practice.
Biofilm is the common thread between periodontal disease and dental caries. Biofilm forms immediately after dental prophylaxis and has been shown to cause or contribute to a plethora of oral-systemic issues. Proper home care will help to manage the biofilm and help our patients to maintain a healthy oral environment.
Versatility is paramount for any general dentistry practice looking to expand its offering and increase revenue. Learn about technology and techniques that will help diversify your practice. In this CE webinar, Dr. Wade Piling from Meridian Idaho will review cases and technology that has helped their practice.
We are now finally able to direct print whitening trays. Due to advances in 3D printer resins and software, we can now eliminate certain steps in the bleaching tray fabrication process in order to save time, money and materials!
Both 2D and 3D panoramic images are useful when diagnosing and further treating patients, however, it’s important to determine the different instances when each of these panoramic imaging technologies should be utilized. In this CE webinar, join renowned dental radiologist Dr. Heidi Kohltfarber for an in-depth review of 2D and 3D imaging, as well as a discussion of the most common applications of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in all areas of dentistry, such as implant treatment planning, endodontics, orthodontics, airway analysis, temporomandibular joints and more. Dr. Kohltfarber will also present and discuss case histories, clinical signs and symptoms and structural anomalies that may indicate that a patient would benefit from a CBCT scan.
Taking radiographs and interpreting radiographic images for children can be challenging. This CE webinar will provide tips on how to improve taking diagnostic radiographs as well as discuss pitfalls in proper interpretation of radiographic images.
This CE webinar will provide the latest evidence-based information on caries risk assessment and present options for the ongoing management of dental caries in high-caries-risk patients. Exciting new restorative materials are now available. The webinar will aid the practitioner and his/her team in delivering optimal care for all patients in clinical practice. It is a practice builder.