As we reflect back on 2022 and the many opportunities and challenges facing the dental industry, now's the time to start planning for next year. So, what's your new year's resolution? In this CE webinar, please join our esteemed panel of experts as they focus on three pillars for success – business opportunities, leadership skills, and new products and technology. Dr. David Rice will serve as the moderator and will be joined by Dr. James Klim, Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz and Dr. Josh Austin. During the one hour program they will share their opinions and strategies for success. Along the way, they will discuss best practices and thought-provoking ideas to help you plan for 2023.
As 3D imaging has continued to make its mark as an indispensable tool in the dental industry, dental professionals are increasingly leveraging the cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scan into their daily practice workflows.
In this CE webinar, join Dr. Daniel Berant, a double board-certified specialist in periodontics and orthodontics, as he walks through the basics of CBCT, with a particular focus on periodontal and orthodontic diagnosis and treatments. He will review the benefits of this technology for a range of procedures — from placing simple single implants to reverse engineering a socket for tooth autotransplantation — and how a CBCT scan has evolved from merely a crucial first step in the diagnosis process to guiding the treatment itself.
Historically, dental materials have been designed to be passive. They are considered successful if they do not interact with or harm the surrounding tissue. Thus, these materials are deemed to be biocompatible. In recent years, with the development of bioactive materials with impressive capabilities, this has started to change. A shift in thinking and a desire to do better for our patients has given rise to the era of bioactive dental materials. Bioactive materials are by design, interactive with a patient’s tooth structure and help to stimulate and mimic the remineralization process that takes place in nature. This CE webinar will review the science behind bioactive dental materials as well as practical uses for bioactive dental materials in everyday practice.
A 63-year, systematic review of long-term clinical research on Non-Carious Cervical Lesions (NCCL’s) has been published and provides great clinical feedback on these unique, non-retentive restorations. This CE webinar will discuss these long-term results and illustrate with cases & technique videos which materials & techniques can provide the best, proven clinical results. Clinical questions like, what type of adhesives are best, what type of composite is best, what etching technique is best etc....will all be discussed & answered in this webinar.
Reduce lab bills and delight patients. Same-day dentistry has reached the point in 2022 where it delivers on both fronts. With better materials, affordable high quality technology, and digital workflow it’s easier than you may have thought. Dr. John Flucke, Dentistry’s Technology Evangelist and Chief Dental Editor for DPR, has been an enthusiast and user of CAD / CAM from its early inception in the mid-2000’s. He recently began a journey to modernize and reimagine same-day dentistry in his own practice prompted by affordable technology that is now capable of producing lab quality restorations while integrating easily with existing equipment and digital workflows.
In this CE webinar, discover
• The #1 most common financial arrangement mistake that derails acceptance...and what you can do about it
• Options for patients who “don’t qualify.”
• 5 essentials that will catapult your financial arrangements success.
• The myth behind most financial objections and the alternative that will take you to a “Yes!”
• 3 words you should NEVER say when presenting financial arrangements.
• 50 ways to pay – how to dramatically expand your payment options.
• How to remove the biggest hidden obstacle to successful financial arrangements.
This CE webinar will provide a blueprint for cement decision-making in any situation. It will guide the attendee on when and how to utilize conventional, self-adhesive, adhesive and abutment cement. Identify and avoid the most common cementation pitfalls to ensure a confident dentist and happy patient. Reduce delaminations and remakes with Dr. Klim's proven system for indirect restoration success.
This CE webinar will provide information for the clinicians to be able to:
• Discuss the state of the disease, why the morbidity and mortality rates have not changed in the last 30+ years
• Recognize traditional and new risk factors for oral cancer
• Educate patients and team members that early discovery can result in a 90% success rate
• Embrace new modalities for screening and early discovery
• Recommend product protocols
Upon completion of this CE webinar, participants will:
• Identify familiar terms used by the LGBTQ+ community.
• Recognize your unconscious bias and increase your emotional intelligence
• Identify affects in the mouth for queer people
• Modify strategies to enhance cultural humility within your office
Part four of the webinar series “Learning From Our Mistakes” will take you on Dr. Gupta's journey of becoming the successful dentist he is today. Dr. Gupta will share techniques for repairing restorations of various classes caused by incorrect selection of materials or technique. He will discuss current restorative techniques and product choices for the clinician seeking to advance their skills while getting the procedure completed in a minimal amount of time. Learn how to avoid mistakes from this wet-finger dentist by using restorative products that are high quality, easy to use, and have a healthy impact on patients' lives. This CE webinar is a must-see if you want to enhance your skill set and improve your everyday dentistry with the aesthetics and healthfulness you and your patients expect.
In this CE webinar, we will discuss the current methods of trying to reduce recurrent decay in composite restorations, why new methods are needed, and how we can minimize recurrent decay through chemistry and technologies.
Dr. Alisa Kauffman, a 37 year pioneer in Geriatric House Call Dentistry shares her excitement for a way to expand, transition or open a niche practice with virtually zero overhead. In this CE webinar, she tells all from how to get started, what equipment is necessary, and all the products she recommends. There is no holding back and we will give you an opportunity to have your questions answered.
Posterior restoration success has much to do with the principles in primary anatomy that are often focused on and restricted to only anterior teeth. The art of layering posterior composites is not only a functional art, it reflects our desire to mimic nature in esthetics also in our practice of Bio-Emulation. Conversely, there are anatomical features of anterior teeth that are often neglected, just because they are out of direct frontal sight. When are teeth "too weak" for some restorative materials? How does one dial in the occlusion to maximize success using modern direct materials some never thought possible to use in extensive applications? How can we humanely and successfully place large restorations with a conservative slant in youngsters with massive structural deficits? What are the keys to success in posterior bonding besides esthetic? How do we minimize post-operative sensitivity and marginal leakage? How do we maximize shear bond strengths to the substrate, much of which is "unpredictable" dentin? We will review curing strategies for best long-term clinical success.
Sinus perforations occur commonly during several clinical situations. These include conventional extractions of teeth with close proximity of the roots to the sinus floor, peri-apical lesions with bone loss extending into the sinus, and membrane tear during sinus lift bone augmentation procedures. If untreated, such perforations may persist as oral antral fistulas or compromised healing. While proper 3-D diagnostic imaging and techniques are important in prevention of such complications, clinicians must be prepared to manage such perforations should they occur. In this CE webinar, Dr. H. Ryan Kazemi presents commons clinical circumstances where sinus perforations may occur, and discusses immediate management strategies using either a single- or triple-layer technique.
During this CE webinar, we will
• Identify the different sources of hypersensitivity
• Learn various products to address hypersensitivity whether it is procedural or residual
• Understand the mechanism of action of various desensitizing products and how to select the correct one or combination
• Learn how to implement these products into your current clinical protocols
These devices are sleek, easy to use, and all the rage among teens, young adults, and those seeking to quit traditional cigarettes. But what is the impact on oral and overall health? In this CE webinar, let's explore the current vape culture and empower healthcare providers to gain knowledge and confidence in modern-day substance use.
Through this enlightening CE webinar, Dr. Geissberger will discuss strategies and materials that can greatly improve clinical outcomes in a patient population with uncontrolled caries. The importance of oral pH will be discussed and strategies for altering an unfavorable oral environment will be outlined. Particular attention will be given to preventative and restorative protocols that can be implemented in private practice. The use of glass ionomers will be discussed, emphasizing proper placement techniques.
By virtually eliminating bleeding, sutures, and post-operative pain, the 9.3µm CO2 All-Tissue Laser enables a true “Crown in a Day” experience for your patients. This CE webinar introduces techniques for performing closed and open crown lengthening, highlighting the precision cutting and predictable, rapid healing the 9.3µm CO2 All-Tissue Laser provides.
This CE webinar will include many clinical cases that demonstrate the ability of single-shade composites to match teeth of many shades, thus eliminating the need for huge inventories of seldom used materials. Specifically, we will discuss a novel use of a single-shade composite to match the tooth of a patient who is a chronic user of over-the-counter whitening agents.
During this CE webinar, we will learn
• how to fabricate the provisional matrix, the matrix material we use for various provisional types of fabrication
• how to trim, finish, and polish provisional to create exquisite fit and aesthetics
• how special provisional cement facilitates easy removal of excess from the margins and delivers a seamless marginal seal to minimize sensitivity
Burs are not a one size fits all type of thing. Burs are the interface to operative dentistry. Selection of the proper bur can make your operative dentistry more efficient and less traumatic to the patient. Thinking about what the bur needs to do to the tooth before starting the procedure will make your bur selection easier and dentistry better. This CE webinar will discuss why bur selection is important and try and get you out of your bur comfort zone.
Long COVID has affected 23 million Americans, pushing an estimated 1 million out of work. However significant, the full magnitude of health and economic effects is yet to be determined. The causes of long COVID are not fully understood, complicating diagnosis and treatment. This CE webinar educates the dental professional on the patient’s systemic and oral health risks post-COVID-19.
This CE webinar will provide to the attendee the fundamentals, including pharmacology, mechanism of action, indications, contraindications, and best practice of the use of nitrous oxide in dentistry. The webinar will review everything important for the dentist regardless the use of nitrous oxide. The information will be presented in a concise form with special emphasis in practical tips for a successful use of nitrous.
Dental material manufacturers tend to promote their respective materials using combinations of literature and various studies. Literature extols the physical properties of various materials, often using bar graph data to compare one competitor to another. The question is: what is the true importance of that “data” to “my dentistry?”
This CE webinar will discuss the clinical significance of those bar graphs. Life behind bars will take the listener into the world of material design and testing and attempt to connect the data to where it matters - the clinical application of the material. Mr. Connell will speak to the testing parameters and value of the data presented, while Dr. Ron Kaminer will discuss the clinical implications of the data being discussed.
Advancements in technology and materials have shifted the field of dentistry. Providers opt to rely more on chemical adhesion over mechanical retention with their indirect restorations. This paradigm shift of preparation design to a more conservative approach is dependent on an equal shift in our bonding protocols. The road to reliability in adhesive dentistry is paved through consistency and reliance on adhering to science. Developing systems and protocols and sticking to them ensures long term stability with indirect restorations. Which in turn results in happy patients with reliable outcomes. But how does one develop the proper systems and protocols? In this CE webinar, providers will learn how to simplify yet optimize their isolation techniques and bonding protocols to achieve more predictable long-term success with their indirect restorative outcomes. In addition to establishing consistent bonding protocols for single unit delivery cases, providers will be able scale these bonding techniques for any unit delivery.
Professional preventative services are key to maintain oral health. Selecting the right preventative protocol and products for your hygiene toolkit not only benefits the patient, but it also has an impact on provider hand and wrist health. Utilizing the best professional products at your disposal helps streamline the patient care process with ease. Efficacy, ease of application and patient satisfaction are key elements when determining the right protocol leading to happier and healthier smiles.
This CE webinar will focus on local anesthesia and update regarding armamentarium utilized for successful administration of local anesthesia with an introduction to anesthetic reversal and how it can be useful in every practice.
In this CE webinar, you will learn new ways to more easily manage soft tissue and fluids before digital or analog impressions. We will also cover faster ways to control bleed and obtain a dry and clean field as well as better, advanced materials that work great alone (or even retraction cord if need be). The webinar will improve your cementation of any prosthetic by controlling bleeding and gingival fluid seepage.
Being a dentist is hard. Even for some of the most repetitive procedures, we still must deal with factors like blood, saliva, unruly tongues, and chubby cheeks, when addressing dental disease. In this highly entertaining and realistic CE webinar, Dr. Gupta shares the clinical techniques and products that have made life in the operatory more enjoyable and helped him provide better outcomes.
Life has become more stressful and challenging, especially during the pandemic. When we find time to care for ourselves, we don’t always make optimal decisions. This includes important choices related to diet, nutrition, and oral health. Yet, each time we eat, the balance of the oral cavity can shift, allowing opportunistic pathogens to become activated and destructive. The result is an oral environment that is “out of balance.” How can we as dental professionals respond to these circumstances and stop this disease process?
Fortunately, there are specific and highly effective oral health strategies that you can use to restore balance. In this webinar, Dr. John Comisi will help you understand the disease process and how to end the frustrating treatment cycle of “one step forward, two steps back.” He will also look at beneficial procedures and materials we can we use to arrest this disease process—and possibly even reverse it.