Practice costs grow year by year, however reimbursement rates stay flat. In order to remain as profitable, we face only once option...to increase our efficiency. Working smarter and faster is the only way. This CE webinar will help clinicians stay fast and efficient at the most common restorative procedures - direct posterior composites!
It’s been said that “the tissue is the issue,” and we all know that can be true! In the restorative world, contamination from soft tissue in the oral environment can cause havoc mid-procedure. There are a myriad of materials and tools available for retraction of the soft tissue - and it’s ok to mix and match to optimize patient outcomes. This CE webinar will review options for tissue management, both of the physical and chemical varieties to assist in maintaining a dry restorative field in many of our day-to-day procedures.
Supported with decades of research, this CE webinar dives into the enhanced value of short fiber-reinforced resin composites. What are they? These are composites, that have glass fibers placed in a variety of orientations and lengths to enhance the physical properties in load bearing areas. Do they replace your everyday composites and the answer is NO! What they do bring to the table are ways to enhance your restorations (especially endodontically treated teeth) and help reduce the risks of cracks and crack propagation.
This Viva Learning CE course (2 self-study credits) is geared towards Georgia dental hygienists and dentists. It fulfills the recent June 2023 Georgia ruling that mandates training in legal ethics and professional conduct in clinical dental settings, as it relates to the practice of dental hygiene. This class is a requirement for dental hygienists practicing in the state of Georgia toward biennial licensure renewal.
Zirconia blocks are amazing block for the CAD CAM systems, as the combination creates dynamite clinical results in as little as one patient visit. Zirconia has amazing strength allowing for minimal prep reduction as well as multiple layers which gives the final restoration optimal esthetics. Zirconia also gives the clinician the opportunity to cement or bond the restoration in place depending on different clinical scenarios.
In today's fiercely competitive market, gain invaluable insights on how to not only survive but thrive. Discover the art of attracting, retaining, and cultivating brand ambassadors for your practice, enabling you to stand out and dominate your competition. Elevate your practice's trajectory by focusing on leadership skills that empower your team to consistently deliver exceptional customer experience and unlock the potential for organic practice growth. Enroll in this CE webinar to master the strategies that will elevate your practice to the forefront of the industry!
Millions of patients have successfully been treated with dental implants but why is there still so much confusion - to probe, or not to probe? There are many significant differences between a natural tooth and a dental implant that must be considered. This CE webinar will review these differences and discuss the related required protocols for maintenance while demystifying the probe vs no probe dilemma.
Advancements in technologies and software can now help simplify workflows between specialists in the areas of alignment and restorative dentistry. In this CE webinar, please join both Dr. Donna Stenburg and Dr. Lois Duerst as they share their collaboration experience on treating mutual patients with clear tray aligners and composite restorations using digital treatment software.
Overcoming the challenges of pediatric dentistry requires a special skill set and a unique approach. In this CE webinar, board certified pediatric dentist and gifted storyteller Dr. Trudy-Ann Frazer will impart five essential success tips for pediatric dentistry that she has cultivated in her 10-plus years of clinical practice. As Dr. Frazer says, "There are things that took me years to learn as a pediatric dentist, and I would have been so much better off knowing these things from day one.” This webinar serves as a resource for clinicians seeking to advance their pediatric dentistry skills and provide the highest level of care to their youngest patients. It will offer practical and actionable guidance that you can implement into your clinical practice. Attendees can expect to gain knowledge on optimizing product choices and techniques, enhancing bedside manner, prioritizing self-care, addressing parental concerns, and utilizing "smart"/bioactive products to support oral development while avoiding burnout.
During this CE webinar, we will
• Learn about pH and its effects on the oral environment
• Understand the importance of a healthy salivary buffering capacity
• Identify oral conditions and their likelihood to present in certain pH environments
• Recognize products that remineralize decalcified tooth enamel & how to implement them into a clinical workflow
Substance abuse is at an all-time “high” in this country with an estimated 1 out of every 10 Americans addicted to prescription or illicit drugs. As dental professionals, we must awaken to the reality that many of our patients have substance-use disorders and that our examination findings of advanced caries, severe hyposalivation, and poor plaque control are often the effects of depressant, stimulant, and opioid abuse. In this CE webinar, learn how to recognize the clues of substance abuse from a routine dental examination, discuss your concerns and suspicions with patients, develop and deliver safe and effective dental treatment, and manage pain with non-opioid medications. *Note: Course content does not include marijuana
This comprehensive CE webinar is designed to empower dental professionals with the latest crown lengthening techniques, leveraging the precision cutting and predictable, rapid healing of the 9.3µm CO2 all-tissue laser. Participants will gain an understanding of the principles, techniques, and applications of minimally invasive crown lengthening for both functional and esthetic cases.
Dentistry is not just about teeth. It is about the person and their environment that can make or break the experience of a patient at the dentist. Neurodivergent patients struggle with “traditional” dental visits in different ways and for different reasons that are unique to them. This CE webinar will help build a better understanding of how each dental team member and the design of the office can positively impact a patient’s oral health by creating an Inclusive Dental team and practice.
Digital technology allows us to elevate our techniques for placing, uncovering, and restoring implants. This CE webinar will review implant treatment planning and delivery using multiple tools, including intraoral scanners, CBCT, and the 9.3 µm CO2 laser. You will learn how different technology allows you to improve efficiency, patient experience and clinical effectiveness.
This fast paced CE webinar will introduce clinicians to injection molding techniques and applications. Emphasis will be placed on how to prepare for clinical cases using the injection molding method. Materials and armamentarium that lend themselves to injection molding will be explored. Proper bonding, placement and finishing techniques will be discussed and practiced.
Welcome to a CE webinar designed for dentists and dental hygienists committed to enhancing their patient communication skills and increasing acceptance rates of periodontal treatment plans. In this webinar, you will delve into the most significant challenges faced by practitioners and their hygiene team in convincingly proposing both non-surgical and surgical periodontal treatment plans to their patients. You will explore various methods to bridge this gap between practitioners and patients, such as improved communication through verbal cues and visual aids; utilizing technology to increase patient education, offering financial support through possible 3rd party plans and alternative payment options, reducing patient anxiety by providing supportive care and a calming environment during visits, and considering cultural and language barriers.
Proper soft tissue control and isolation is critical to many aspects of dentistry. Hard work and skill at creating or delivering an ideal restoration can all be negated if the soft tissue/fluid control is not ideal. There are many techniques, technologies, and techniques that can assist with this most critical aspect of dentistry. This CE webinar is designed to review many different helpful tools for the clinician to have more ideal outcomes.
This CE webinar is designed to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of how and why the use of modern dental material technology can make a positive impact on the final restoration, regardless of your technique. It will provide dentists and teams with the steps needed to care for patients’ indirect restorative needs. Traditional techniques using modern materials and tips will be discussed.
New technology is constantly emerging while adaptation and application may be difficult. This CE webinar will discuss many of the advancements and touch on new techniques to help provide insights into your journey through digital implantology included intra oral scanning, facial scanning, desktop scanning, CBCT and more. These tools allow the clinician to create a comprehensive plan for prostheticly driven freehanded or guided approach to implant placement.
Have you thought about how medical and recreational marijuana use may impact you as a practitioner? This CE webinar will discuss your possible liabilities in the treatment of patients using this drug. With states legalizing marijuana, it will be challenging to address just how to safely provide dentistry to our patients. We’ll discuss how to make common sense decisions on a topic that may prove to be very challenging in the future. We will also discuss the basic history, method of use, myths, and provide a general knowledge of this complex and ever-changing topic.
True bioactivity in relation to cementation in today’s dentistry is incredibly advantageous. It allows the dentist to have comfort in the knowledge that the crown margin will not be the weak link in cementation. Bioactivity enhances the stability of the restoration by forming hydroxyapatite crystals at the restorative margin, minimizing the chance of microleakage and decreasing the risk of sensitivity. This CE webinar will examine the characteristics of bioactive cements and indications for its usage.
Join renowned dentist and pain management expert, Dr. Dilip Dudhat, in this highly anticipated CE webinar as he shares his extensive knowledge and practical insights on pain management techniques in dentistry – experiences from his All-on-X cases, Dis-impactions, LANAP procedures, etc. Designed for dental professionals seeking to enhance their clinical skills and provide optimal patient comfort, this CE webinar will delve into the latest advancements in pain management, covering a range of topics from local anesthesia to post-operative pain control. During this engaging session, Dr. Dudhat will explore evidence-based strategies for pain assessment, effective local anesthetic administration techniques, and the use of adjunctive pain control measures. Drawing on his vast clinical experience of 25+ years and 30+ offices in the Greater Philadelphia region, he will discuss innovative approaches to mitigate patient discomfort during dental procedures, including techniques for achieving profound anesthesia and minimizing injection pain.
As clinicians, we have a mental checklist prior to each restoration that must be adhered to for ultimate success. Beyond an appropriate diagnosis, a good preparation is a crucial factor to ensure a restoration with longevity. In this presentation, we will analyze what makes a preparation able to withstand the times and provide that longevity. This CE webinar will focus on indirect restorations.
Multiple challenges exist when attempting to plan cases, but ultimately the primary factor patients are worried about is the ability to finance their treatment. This CE webinar will highlight new software platforms and technologies that will allow practices to increase patient acceptance via improved financing options and advances in technology and insurance alternatives.
Pediatric dentistry is continuing to evolve, as is dentistry in general. The concept of total body care, or better stated, integrative dental medicine, has finally become commonly accepted. Obviously, the younger the patient is exposed to integrative oral medicine the better the future result. This CE webinar will outline the process of early childhood intervention, and then the appropriate use of more biologically kind restorative materials. It is important to realize that in every profession, there is always a group that resists change. Old habits die hard, but dentistry is now poised to be the profession for the most incredible advancement in healthcare. We now have the scientific knowledge and the biologic materials to best benefit humankind.
When a crown seats at delivery - predictably, and with little to no adjustment is just about as good as it gets in dentistry! More than ever, clinicians are looking for predictable and efficient methods to deliver pristine restorations that provide sealed margins, functional occlusion, and excellent esthetics. But so many variables are in play that often result in frustration, remakes, and even failure. This CE webinar will demonstrate how the combination of using high-speed handpieces, burs, and digital scanning can become a proven clinical partner in providing critical information to the lab that ultimately benefits the patient. Discussion will offer a successful “start to finish” approach clinicians will want to implement immediately.
Dental product formulations are always evolving with our profession. These improvements are impacting dental adhesives, flowables, and universal composites. In this CE webinar, take a journey on how these advancements are creating biocompatible restorations and improving clinical efficacy.
Anterior direct composite restorations are commonly regarded as one of the more intricate procedures within the realm of everyday dentistry. This particular aspect of dentistry requires the expertise of both the dental technician and the restorative dentist. Throughout this CE webinar, we will explore the significance of adhering to a straightforward checklist that can significantly enhance the predictability of direct resin restorations in the anterior region. Our focus will encompass the latest bonding protocol, which falls under the purview of Biomimetic Dentistry. By delving into numerous clinical examples, we will gain insights into a streamlined workflow that facilitates the attainment of reliable outcomes when working with composite materials in the anterior region. We will underscore the importance of case design, morphology, shade selection, and finishing techniques.
Dental practices are influenced by numerous factors outside the dental office, including environmental concerns related to the consumption of disposable products. What can dental practices do to reduce, reuse, and recycle? Is it possible for a dental practice to be “green” and follow appropriate infection control protocols? This CE webinar will answer these questions and highlight disposable products that have less of an impact on the environment.