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A.I.M. for Dental Implants Success – Assess, Identify, Maintain
CE credits: 1 Cost: $20.00
Faculty: Susan S. Wingrove, RDH, FADIA
15776

RDH CE Evening Express Archived Presentation:

As dental professionals we want to be able to confidently discuss implant treatment options with patients and meet the challenge of providing safe, effective implant maintenance. Many of us are confused by conflicting messages which instruments to safely maintain them and why.

End the confusion with a comprehensive system for assessment, instrumentation, monitoring, and peri-implant disease treatment including cement residue implantitis based on my current textbook; Peri-Implant Therapy for the Dental Hygienist: Clinical Guide to Maintenance and Disease Complications.

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess and monitor the health of dental implants with an evidence-based, five-step protocol.
  • Provide safe implant maintenance, home-care recommendations, and peri-implant disease treatment.
  • Importance of 3D technology for a comprehensive level of disease diagnosis.

Educational Support Provided by: Paradise Dental Technologies

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America’s Sweet Tooth Obsession and Its Impact on Oral and Systemic Health
CE credits: 1 Cost: $20.00
Faculty: Karen Davis, RDH, BSDH, RDHMP
14977

Americans consume an average of 400 calories per day of added sugars in their diet from high-fructose corn syrup, table sugar, honey, and all other sweeteners with calories! Today’s sugar consumption has jumped 20% over the past 30 years with a correlating rise in obesity, and the domino effect continues with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, elevated triglyceride levels, liver disease and Type II diabetes. Soft drinks which are the greatest culprit of this growing “sugar obsession” are implicated in increased risk for dental caries and tooth erosion. This program gives a review of the literature related to sugar’s impact on overall health, but also provides good news for today’s clinician seeking methods to help reduce decay, remineralize tooth structure, and motivate patients to reclaim their health!

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Attacking Biofilm With Subgingival Air Polishing
CE credits: 1 Cost: $20.00
Faculty: Karen Davis, RDH, BSDH, RDHMP
15720

The underworld of subgingival biofilm lends itself to an environment ideally suited for destruction through the utilization of air-polishing technology. Advances in tip design and development of systems that utilize ultra soft powders that are compatible in subgingival pockets now enable clinicians to obliterate biofilm communities within seconds. This course is designed to inform participants of the science behind this technology and better understand its application into clinical protocols. Whether you are new to subgingival air-polishing, skeptical of its validity, or a veteran, this course will answer many questions clinician have about attacking biofilm with this interesting technology.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the evidence to support the safety and efficacy of subgingival air polishing
  • Understand the differences between supra and subgingival air polishing
  • Determine clinical applications for de-plaquing, root debridement of and treatment of peri-implantitis
  • Identify various types of powders designed for the subgingival environment
  • Identify methods to incorporate subgingival air polishing into clinical treatment

Educational Support Provided by: CloSys

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Cone Socket Hand Instruments: Discover Why Their Popularity is Skyrocketing
CE credits: 1 Cost: $20.00
Faculty: Karen Siebert, RDH, MA
15642

Are you looking for a way to go green in your practice, but not sure where to start? One way to reduce environmental waste is to integrate cone socket hand instruments into your practice. Discover what these budget-friendly alternatives to one-piece instrument design can do for your practice’s bottom line and patient care. Understand why cone socket technology is a better alternative to re-tipping worn instruments, and create your own personalized instrument cassette with this flexible system. We will also address best practices for cone socket instrument processing and storage.

Educational Support Provided by: American Eagle Instruments Inc

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Demystifying Peri-Implant Maintenance: An Evidence-Based Approach
CE credits: 1 Cost: $20.00
Faculty: Edie Shuman-Gibson, RDH, MS, PhDc
15702

Peri-implant complications, just like periodontal complications, may appear similar during visual examination. How do you decide which technology (Plastic? Titanium? Ultrasonic?) is the best choice for treating your implant clients? It is critical to know how to differentiate between and determine the underlying cause of the complication in order to properly treat the disease. Knowing the “why” of the problem is paramount for treatment success and patient engagement!

A comprehensive understanding of signs, symptoms, and etiology of peri-implant complications, along with the most current, evidence-based maintenance protocols, including revolutionary periodontal regenerative options, will be discussed in this program.

Learning Objectives:

  • Assessment & treatment protocols for peri-implant mucositis, implantitis and cement residue implantitis (cementitis).
  • In-office regenerative options
  • Instrumentation and maintenance procedures for optimal patient care

Educational Support Provided by Sunstar

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Ebola in the Dental Environments: Dispelling Myths
CE credits: 1 Cost: $20.00
Faculty: Noel Kelsch, RDH, RDHAP
15703

As dental health care professionals it is imperative that we know the current emerging diseases and the necessary infection control measures in the dental setting. Though there is no history of the transmission of Ebola in the dental setting knowing the infection control guidelines protocols and preventive measure is the key to minimizing the risk. This course will go over Ebola’s modes of transmission, the current Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations and dispel the fact from the fiction. A host of resources will be shared.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the epidemiology of Ebola
  • Establish infection control protocols for prevention of Ebola in the Dental Setting
  • Differentiate current science based findings from myths surrounding the topic of Ebola

Educational Support Provided by: Dux Dental

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Finding Your Why
AGD Subject Code(s): 557 CE credits: 1 Cost: $20.00
Faculty: Rachel Wall, RDH, BS
15046

Have you ever dissected why you do what you do within the walls of your operatory? Why do you feel compelled to perform an oral cancer exam on every patient? Why do you see signs of early perio disease but decide to do a prophy instead? Why do you recommend string floss to a patient with a history of non-compliance? Why does ‘selling’ products or presenting treatment services sometimes feel inauthentic and uncomfortable?

Finding a strong ‘why’, a strong reason to consistently implement new protocols, products or techniques is a key component to create lasting change that makes a real difference in your career and the lives of your patients. Even if treatment and homecare recommendations are backed by compelling research, without a strong, emotionally-based ‘reason to believe’ gaining patient acceptance is difficult.

This fast-paced webinar will walk participants through real-life examples of how Rachel has achieved ultimate success with her own patients and coaching clients through acceptance of compelling recommendations. Come and learn the how-to’s of crafting a strong ‘why’ behind your every-day clinical decisions and recommendations.

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Hygiene Shouldn’t be a Pain in the Neck…or Shoulder: Strategies to Prevent Pain & Extend Your Career
CE credits: 1 Cost: $20.00
Faculty: Bethany Valachi, MS, PT, CEAS
15225

A staggering 80% of hygienists who retire early are forced to, due to work-related pain. This ground-breaking seminar for dental hygienists fills a void in the dental education—bridging the gap between dental ergonomics and work-related pain. Discover how the delivery of dental hygiene and equipment selection are affecting your neck and shoulder health. Implement effective self-treatment and prevention strategies based on research.

Hygienists will discover techniques they can apply immediately in the operatory to reduce work-related pain, prevent injury and increase career longevity. A must for those purchasing loupes!

End of Year Special Offer:
Buy "Hygiene Shouldn’t be a Pain in the Neck…or Shoulder: Strategies to Prevent Pain & Extend Your Career" and receive a 20% Discount on your choice of any 2 currently available ineedce 2 credit hour courses.

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Innovations in Air Polishing: Procedural Solutions for Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy
CE credits: 1 Cost: $20.00
Faculty: Kimberly Miller, RDH, BSDH, RDHMP
15084

Clinicians must consider esthetic, therapeutic, and patient goals to design a comprehensive treatment plan which meets individual patient needs. The goal of this course is to provide practical and scientific information on air polishing, both supra and subgingival techniques, for advanced clinical therapy. The basic tenants of air polishing will be discussed in addition to innovative technologies for equipment, nozzle design, and powders.

Special Spring Bundle Offer:
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Pathways to Health Through Reduction of Risk Factors
CE credits: 1 Cost: $20.00
Faculty: Karen Davis, RDH, BSDH, RDHMP
15271

What do most patients know about the implications of citric acid, sugar, Omega 6 and Omega 3 in the diet? And, what do they really know about how those factors impact oral and systemic health? This program provides a pathway to assist clinicians in guiding patients toward healthier decisions that can reduce the risk of dental caries, periodontal diseases and chronic inflammatory conditions. Learn how dental professionals can build lifetime patient relationships through a pathway of health and wellness education.

  • What we really need to know and do about the pathogens that initiate periodontal disease and dental caries
  • Interactions and implications between chronic inflammation, oral health, prostaglandins, C-reactive proteins and Omega 6 & 3
  • Reducing risk factors that impact oral and systemic health
  • Tools to halt the dental caries and periodontal disease process
  • Pathway to building lifetime patient relationships
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Precision Instrument Sharpening Never A Dull Moment
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CE credits: 1 Cost: $20.00
Faculty: Nancy Andrews, RDH, BS
15721

This program will review various options associated with instrument sharpening.
Option #1: Do it yourself - Learn how to preserve the original instrument design and shape while creating sharp edges. Compare free-hand sharpening with a stone, guided sharpeners and mechanical sharpeners.
Option #2: Send instruments out to be sharpened.
Option #3: Consider instruments with reduced sharpening requirements and re-tipping.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify goals of instrument sharpening
  • Explain instrument design and landmarks needed for sharpening
  • Demonstrate hand sharpening techniques
  • Explain how to use guided and mechanical sharpening devices

Educational Support Provided by: Nordent Manufacturing, Inc.

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Quick Tips Across the 8 Points of Dental Patient Care
CE credits: 1 Cost: $20.00
Faculty: Noel Kelsch, RDH, RDHAP
15643

PWith the quick turn around of rooms in dental offices having an understanding and plan for infection control and workflow is paramount! This course will review workflow and match infection control protocols with the dental professional in mind. From Room Prep/Turnover, Preventive and Operatory Cleanup this course will give you innovative quick tips and practical information for compliance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the 8 points of Dental Patient Care
  • Recognize the infection control protocols in the Dental Setting
  • Delineate strategies for efficient and effective compliance in infection control

Educational Support Provided by: Kerr Total Care

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Say What You Mean to Say! Using Motivational Interviewing Strategies for Impactful Patient Communication
CE credits: 1 Cost: $20.00
Faculty: Stacy McCauley, RDH, MS
14873

Patient adherence dramatically impacts the prevention of dental diseases, as well as the long-term success of therapeutic, restorative and cosmetic procedures. How do you motivate your patients to prevent disease or improve their oral health?

Research shows that true motivation comes from within. This course will detail strategies for communicating effectively with patients by embracing key concepts of the Motivational Interviewing (MI) philosophy. MI has been shown to be effective in counseling and is now being utilized successfully in healthcare and dentistry.

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Spotlight On Prevention – Create A Healthier Workspace Now!
CE credits: 1 Cost: $20.00
Faculty: Anne Guignon, RDH, BS
15775

RDH CE Evening Express Archived Presentation:

Neck, shoulder and back pain should not be part of the dental hygiene employment package. Since clinical practice is full of musculoskeletal booby-traps, dismissing the aches as “just part of the job” can have serious, career-ending consequences

Dental hygienists are the ultimate preventive professionals, yet countless suffer needlessly from workplace-related aches and pains. Learn about how magnification, auxiliary illumination and new seating concepts interact together, creating a healthy workspace synergy.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the relative risk for developing a workplace-related musculoskeletal disorder (WRMSD).
  • Recognize risk factors that contribute to musculoskeletal disorders (MSD’s).
  • Learn about different types of magnification loupes and lighting options.
  • Appreciate how healthy seating, magnification and auxiliary illumination reduce the risk for developing a WRMSD.

Educational Support Provided by: Orascoptic

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Teenagers Dangerous Lifestyle Choices::
How to Assess Oral Manifestations
AGD Subject Code(s): 431, 750 CE credits: 1 Cost: $20.00
Faculty: Lee Somerville
15146

The current and sometimes shocking health behaviors and trends in the younger generation can influence their oral and systemic health. The dental professional has an opportunity during the dental visit to identify risk behaviors and intervene with the teenager to make positive health choices.

Topic coverage will include dangerous lifestyle choices such as substance abuse (Meth Mouth), various smokeless tobacco products including Hookah, Bath salts and much more. Examining high risk behaviors and gender differences prepare the dental professional to initiate conversations that will provide guidance with the health decisions that face the youth of today.

Special Fall Bundle Offer:
Buy "Teenagers Dangerous Lifestyle Choices:" and receive a 20% Discount on your choice of any 2 currently available ineedce 2 credit hour courses.

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The Hygienist’s Role in Implant Therapy: An Introduction
CE credits: 1 Cost: $20.00
Faculty: Scott Froum, DDS, Chris Salierno, DDS
15306

Dental implants have become a quickly growing facet of dentistry with purported good success rates. In order to obtain a successful esthetic result in implant dentistry, communication among the members of the implant team is crucial. The traditional members of the implant team include the surgeon, restorative dentist, and the laboratory technician. However, just as important as members of the implant team are the hygienist and the patient. The long term success of implant dentistry is dependent on the maintenance role taken by the hygienist and the ability of the hygienist to act as “first responders” when implant complications arise. Proper diagnosis, prevention, and treatment strategies are essential for hygienists to know in order for a dentist to have a healthy and successful implant practice.

  • Implement hygienist participation as integral members of the implant team.
  • Recognize the clinical signs of implant complications.
  • Implement proper diagnosis, prevention and treatment strategies for implant patients.

Special Bundle Offer:
Buy "The Hygienist’s Role in Implant Therapy: An Introduction" and receive a 50% Discount on your choice of any 2 currently available ineedce 2 credit hour courses.

All 3 Courses must be purchased at the same time.
To recieve discount enter Promotion Code: 2BUNDLE2014  Offer Expires 03/31/2015

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The Number One Killer of Women: Heart Disease
CE credits: 1 Cost: $20.00
Faculty: Barbara Steinberg, DDS
15004

It is now recognized that symptoms of heart disease in women may be different than those experienced by men. All too often, women ignore these symptoms. This discussion will lend itself to the recognition of these symptoms, risk factors, as well as preventive and treatment modalities for heart disease in women. Tips for maintaining good heart health over the course of a lifetime will be presented.

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Walk a Mile in My Shoes: Understanding the Needs of Patients with Developmental Disabilities and Developing a Treatment Protocol
CE credits: 1 Cost: $20.00
Faculty: Noel Kelsch, RDH, RDHAP
14928

According to the Bureau of Census about one in five Americans is living with some kind of disability and one in 10 have a severe disability. About nine million people in the United States have disabilities so severe that they require personal assistance to carry out everyday activities. Understanding the needs and tools for serving those clients is vital in your role as a health care provider.

The oral needs of patients with debilitating diseases in the dental setting are as varied as the patients themselves. Recognizing those needs and adapting your treatment to meet those needs can make a difference at all levels of health. This course will prepare the dental health professional to make an impact on the clients that need oral care the most and have the least access to care. It will give you the tools to understand how to treat the special needs clients, educate clients and care givers on preventive measures and implement a treatment plan in your office setting.

This course will aid you in giving direct care, indirect care, understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act application to the dental setting and developing a treatment plan and home care protocol for clients living with disabilities.

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Women's Oral Heath Issues
CE credits: 1 Cost: $20.00
Faculty: Barbara Steinberg, DDS
14906

Patient adherence dramatically impacts the prevention of dental diseases, as well as the long-term success of therapeutic, restorative and cosmetic procedures. How do you motivate your patients to prevent disease or improve their oral health?

Research shows that true motivation comes from within. This course will detail strategies for communicating effectively with patients by embracing key concepts of the Motivational Interviewing (MI) philosophy. MI has been shown to be effective in counseling and is now being utilized successfully in healthcare and dentistry.

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