This CE webinar will review hybrid indirect blocks and their use in dental CAD/CAM dentistry. As CAD/CAM dentistry continues to increase in use, the need for faster materials and efficiency is ever constant. Hybrid blocks are materials that mill fast, have great wearability and produce beautiful restorations. The properties of nano-hybrid materials and cementation protocol to obtain the best long-term results will be discussed. The attendees will learn about how these products can boost productivity in the general practice.
OSHA requirements include an annual retraining session for all employees. This webinar will help fulfill these requirements and will update participants on the latest from OSHA, including the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for Hazard Communication and the Bloodborne Disease Pathogens Standard. In addition, the webinar covers the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Infection Control Guidelines for Dentistry.
This webinar is designed for all members of the dental team. The webinar is designed to educate participants on the training requirements for HIPAA compliance in their facilities.
The patient's demand for esthetic restorations is increasing. This encourages dental practitioners to select contemporary ceramic materials and streamlined workflows for restorative procedures. With advancements in dental technology, the clinician can provide efficient processes from diagnosis and treatment planning to impression taking, up to and including, the insertion of the final restoration. In this CE webinar, intra-oral scanning techniques, material selection and cementation protocols will be addressed to maximize long-term performance and esthetics of your all-ceramic restorations.
In this CE webinar, learn the benefits and techniques of incorporating new materials into your denture workflow. Understand the advantages of using digital technology to produce dentures. Learn about the latest materials used in digital dentures and their benefits. Discuss the clinical steps for incorporating new materials into your denture workflow. Understand how to troubleshoot common issues that may arise during the fabrication process.
While dental practice focus on weekly monitoring of their sterilizers with biological indicators or spore tests, each sterilization pouch or wrapped pack/cassette must have indicators that validate that the instruments have been exposed to all the parameters for sterilization. In addition a indicating integrator must also be used to validate each sterilization load. In this CE webinar, learn more about the types of indicators and integrators and how to incorporate them appropriately into your sterilization process.
Digital technology has been rapidly improving dental care for the past 25 years. 3D imaging, CAD/CAM, intraoral scanners, and the 9.3-micron wavelength CO2 laser work together to enable more precise, minimally invasive dentistry with better clinical results and an elevated patient experience. During this CE webinar, Heath Brantley, DDS will discuss how the 9.3-micron wavelength CO2 laser acts as a multiplier at the center of a digital dental practice, enabling dentists to streamline the way they do existing procedures, expand to new procedures, and attract more patients.
This CE webinar will review diagnosis, prevention, management, treatment and clinical concerns for providing oral health care to the medically and mentally compromised adult individuals.
One in 44 children have been diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum, with approximately 100 newly diagnosed patients daily. Since first identified as a disorder in the 1940’s, Autism Spectrum is the fastest growing developmental disorder in current history. Treating special needs patients in a dental practice presents a multitude of challenges from behavior and cooperation concerns to related health concerns, not to mention the oral considerations associated with medications. As these children on the Autism Spectrum age and integrate into society as young adults many also age out of pediatric dental practices and are seen in general practices. As a practicing hygienist and mother of an Autistic child the speaker has learned methods to ease the anxiety associated with dental appointments for many patients in addition to common oral conditions that may affect individuals with Special Needs.
The dental profession is at high risk for musculoskeletal disorders (MSD), with up to 96% of practitioners reporting pain due to clinical work habits. This is due to repetitive movements, bending, twisting, reaching, incorrect operator and patient positioning, and performing repetitive movements in a static posture. These habits not only compromise the health of the dental clinician but also reduces efficiency and production. Ergonomics is the science of fitting the working environment to the practitioner, instead of forcing one's body to acclimate to the environment. Proper ergonomics can increase productivity and efficiency, decrease pain, and lengthen one's career. Allowing the individual to practice pain-free, ergonomics can increase the quality of one's life and work satisfaction. At the conclusion of this CE webinar, participants will learn ergonomic techniques, proper positioning, and product choices to allow them to practice pain-free while also increasing efficiency and productivity.
Saliva is a window into our oral health status. Since our saliva contains protective, destructive and diagnostic components, testing is beneficial in caries and periodontal risk diagnosis. Recognizing the markers can assist in developing preventive and restorative treatment plans. Salivary diagnosis is the gateway to effective patient education and provides valuable insight into patient oral and overall health. This CE webinar will cover the current and historical research around salivary diagnosis as well as suggestions for treatment planning and patient education to reduce disease risk.
In this CE webinar you will learn the main differences and benefits of intraoral scanning compared with analog impressioning. We will also review different types of preparations for easier scanning. We will provide insight into managing the tissue and any bleeding that can occur, which can interfere with accurate scanning. Other points that will be covered: Retraction paste vs. retraction cord in a digital technique; Atraumatic retraction for the best aesthetic and gingival health; Benefits of using Teflon tape for easier margin markings; Tips and tricks for faster and predictable scanning.
This CE webinar aims to empower dental hygienists with the knowledge and confidence to make informed product selections. The webinar will delve into the digestible science behind dental product selection, including a look at active ingredients and how they contribute to oral health. With this knowledge, dental hygienists will be able to choose products that best suit the unique needs of their patients.
Mucogingival defects are a common issue patients present with that have multiple treatment solutions. With a significant rise in orthodontic alignment therapy and other homecare and developmental etiologies, issues like soft tissue recession and lack of clinical attachment are a common clinical presentation that often require intervention. This CE webinar will explore the various surgical and non-surgical options clinicians can consider in treating these cases along with its importance to the long-term stability of our dentition.
Cosmetic dentistry is no longer a novelty as it was in the 1980’s...it is serious business. Patient expectations are growing so that you must learn to master the art and science not only in the front but the back of the mouth. Fortunately, advancements in technology and materials have allowed dentists and their teams to be on the same page with the patient, lab, and specialist that help you create extra-ordinary results that are predictable and profitable for the practice and often affordable for patients.
The goal of every composite restorative material developed by manufacturers, is to become the synthetic restorative that best mimics natural tooth structure and be the most Biomimetic available. Materials can claim to be the “best” in one or more performance categories or testing protocols. However, the best material theoretically - will be the one that is “best” in the greatest number of those testing categories or properties. This CE webinar will detail and analyze the various “key” testing protocols used in manufacturing for the testing of composite materials. We will then explain the in-vivo, clinical value, of those tests and associated bar graphs. Additionally, we will discuss how these various performance indicators, impact the long-term marginal integrity of restorations.
In this CE webinar, learn the pros and cons of both conscious and IV sedation on the dental office.
In this cutting-edge CE webinar, participants will delve into the exciting world of bioactivity and its applications in dentistry. The webinar will explore the science behind bioactive materials, their benefits, and how they can revolutionize dental treatments. By incorporating bioactivity into your practice, you can provide top-tier care while preserving the natural beauty of your patients' smiles.
In this CE webinar, you will learn the common denominator that drives all the disparate symptoms confusing doctors for decades. You will then be introduced to the simple non-surgical solution used successfully in over 4000 cases and validated by independent university studies. Upon completing this CE webinar, the student will be able to identify the various symptoms of TMD and understand why its simple solution has been overlooked for so long.
As the patient pool in each dental practice continues to age, clinicians must thoughtfully consider and approach the evolving restorative needs and oral health demands of each individual patient. This CE webinar will cover several real-world case studies which demonstrate a customized approach to treatment planning endosseous implants, improving the esthetics of darker teeth, aiding the retention and stability of removable prosthetics, and improving the overall hygiene and well-being of periodontally compromised dentition within an ageing demographic.
When it comes to the state of the U.S. economy, dentists and their teams are clearly concerned. In fact, according to a recent national survey of dental professionals, 86% noted the economy had noted at least some impact on patients’ decisions to delay or forgo treatment. Fortunately, third-party financing is available to help. 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 you on the front lines helping patients every day, this CE webinar is designed with you in mind. We’ll teach you how to elevate your patient financing conversations and treatment presentation skills with proven strategies to increase your case acceptance success and boost top-line revenue.
Why refer dental patients out when you can keep them at your practice and deliver amazing clinical outcomes? Using the 9.3 µm CO2 laser, dentists perform soft and osseous tissue procedures because they are simple, fast and minimally invasive. In this CE webinar, Dr. Weintraub will review how the 9.3 µm CO2 laser virtually eliminates the bleeding, sutures and post-operative pain from dental visits, enabling you to add higher revenue procedures like gingivectomies, frenectomies, crown lengthening, and more.
Join us in this CE webinar as we will review applications of zirconia for a variety of clinical scenarios while maintaining control over the final outcome with chairside milling.
Did you know nearly all cavities are preventable? Kerry will show you how implementing CAMBRA (Caries Management by Risk Assessment) can shift the focus in your practice from restorative surgical procedures to risk assessment and treatment of the biofilm and bacteria. Our profession needs to focus on the cause of the problem and identify treatment solutions to control, remineralize and repair caries. We need to recognize caries risk factors and offer risk management strategies. In this CE webinar, learn about tools, products and technology that can help your patients, as well as enhance your assessment skills. Kerry will show you how to add a caries management program into a modern dental practice.
The latest zirconia materials are a synergistic blend of biological evolution and technological engineering. Today's clinician must recognize the attributes of each zirconia material by way of optical, physical and biologic material property to ensure clinical success. This CE webinar will discuss the difference in 3Y to 5Y zirconia materials, the newest version of gradient content materials and how to select the right Y for each case.
In this CE webinar, we will review digital and analog shading techniques for direct and indirect restorations. The need to blend as well as maximize bond strength drives modifications in both preparation approach and material depending on the intra-arch and intra-tooth position and size. Controlling tooth position especially when balancing spaces with pre-prosthetic orthodontics is critical, especially when a maxillary lateral incisor is involved.
The hygiene department plays a major role in the health of a practice, some may even say it is the heart of a dental practice. Knowing and improving your hygiene department vital signs can be critical to overall practice success. Hygienists are in unique positions, typically having the most one-on-one contact with the patients. They are typically first in line to present the benefits of preventive, restorative or aesthetic dentistry, providing suggestions and assisting with the decision process, setting the stage for case acceptance. Besides the direct patient care and helping patients understand the best treatment for their wants or conditions, there is also the business side of the profession – what does hygiene contribute to the financial success of the practice? A hygienist who understands the value of their position, the hygiene vital signs and thus the business side of their department can then be prepared for discussions with their employer regarding incorporation of new technology or even wage increases. This CE webinar will provide the participant with the tools and techniques to identify the vital signs of a health hygiene department, show how a successful hygienist can help improve the health of the practice, the health of the patients and promote the value they bring to the table.
This CE webinar offers a unique opportunity to explore the experiences and lessons learned of an infection control coordinator. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the importance of following IFUs and the common mistakes made during manual cleaning and sterilization of dental instruments, along with the advantages of using an instrument washer for improved infection prevention. The concept of the wicking effect and its implications on instrument recontamination post-sterilization will be explained, and the benefits of using closed-door drying autoclaves will be discussed. By the end of this webinar, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by infection control coordinators and the steps they can take to ensure infection control and patient safety.
“OH NO! Not that one again!” After all your training, and years of hard work and tremendous sacrifice, don’t you just hate it when you get those heart wrenching questions and resistance to case acceptance over and over again? Your team and you work so hard, and care so deeply, so why is it that often our patients don’t ask for optimal care and enthusiastically accept our treatment plans?