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* Cone Socket Hand Instruments: Discover Why Their Popularity is Skyrocketing
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CE credits: 1 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Karen Siebert, RDH, MA
15642

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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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* Quick Tips Across the 8 Points of Dental Patient Care
CE credits: 1 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Noel Kelsch, RDH, RDHAP
15643

With 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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* 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 Spring 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.

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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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Chronic Periodontitis: Treatment Options
CE credits: 1 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Christine Karapetian
14546

A risk assessment and diagnosis of periodontal disease is made following thorough history taking and a full clinical examination. Once a diagnosis of chronic periodontitis has been made, treatment planning can occur. The treatment of chronic periodontitis involves initial therapy followed by periodontal maintenance, and a re-evaluation. At the time of the reevaluation, depending on the patients current status further treatment may be required. This can include nonsurgical periodontal therapy, surgical therapy and the use of chemotherapeutic agents.

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Enhancing the Esthetic Outcome of Implant Restorations with Socket Preservation (webinar)
AGD Subject Code(s): 691, 692 CE credits: 1 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Scott Froum, DDS, Chris Salierno, DDS
14460

Poor extraction site management can lead to future esthetic and functional prosthetic complications. On the other hand, preservation of bone volume and soft tissue height at the time of tooth extraction can help make possible prosthetically-driven implant placement and attainment of functional and esthetic restorative goals. Proper management of extraction sites at the time of tooth extraction may also can reduce or eliminate the future need for advanced ridge augmentation procedures prior to implant placement.

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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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Hearing The Silent Cry For Help
CE credits: 1 Cost: $20.00
Faculty: Linda Blackiston, RDH, BS
14815

Dentistry is well positioned to recognize the signs of individuals that are trapped in dangerous situations. All too often an individual is crying for help and no one takes the time to get involved. Recognizing and reporting these dangerous situations is our responsibility as dental professionals. This course will highlight some of the key warning signs of abuse, neglect, and maltreatment and discuss the most appropriate avenues for aiding these individuals.

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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!

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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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Medical Histories and Medical Emergencies: “Vital Signs” for the Dental Professional
CE credits: 1 Cost: $20.00
Faculty: Cindy Klieman, RDH, BS
14735

It is vital that the entire dental team responds with calm, informed reactions when confronting a medical emergency. Some of us work in traditional dental practices and some work independently. All of us need to be prepared. Do you know when, due to high blood pressure, it is too dangerous to treat that patient scheduled for a 90 minute appointment? When is the last time you really thought about where your emergency kit is kept and what is in it? Do you know how to turn on your oxygen tank? What type of epinephrine pen is in your kit – a single use or a Twinject? Have you ever tried to use the “trainer” in the kit so you will know how to use it in an emergency? Does your kit contain nitro pills or spray? Is it used under or on top of the tongue?

These and many other questions you’ve not thought about will be addressed. Prevention and the treatment of emergencies will also be covered. The medications in an emergency kit will be reviewed as well as other emergency equipment that should be available and ready to use at a moment’s notice. Ideally, have your kit or a list of items in your kit with you while participating to this course. You will be glad you did.

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Medical Manifestations of Periodontal Disease: Perio Systemic Updates
CE credits: 1 Cost: $20.00
Faculty: Richard H. Nagelberg, DDS
14681

This course describes the impact dental professionals have beyond the oral cavity through a discussion of novel concepts of periodontal disease. Topics covered include: bacterial invasion of the gingiva, gingivitis details, oral-systemic connections, risk factors, periodontal maintenance, total inflammatory burden, and providing individualized periodontal care through bacterial DNA testing.

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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

Special Winter Bundle Offer:
Buy "Pathways to Health Through Reduction of Risk Factor" and receive a 20% 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: 1BUNDLE2014  Offer Expires 12/31/2014

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Periodontal Disease and Smokers
CE credits: 1 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Richard Nejat, DDS
14459

Periodontal disease is more prevalent and more severe in smokers than in nonsmokers. The host response in smokers is altered by a number of factors including increased gingival crevicular fluid, adhesion molecules and genetics. In addition, smokers are poor healers compared to nonsmokers and their response to periodontal therapy can be compromised which can result in continued progression of periodontal disease, or the need for more treatment.

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Predicting is Preventing! Implementing Risk Assessment for Infants and Toddlers in Your Practice
CE credits: 1 Cost: $20.00
Faculty: Stacy McCauley, RDH, MS
14713

Numerous healthcare experts have agreed that dental caries in the pediatric population is one of the most serious health concerns in this country.  Early prevention and intervention are the keys to ending this “silent epidemic”.  The American Academy of Pediatrics along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, both support a child’s first dental visit before their first birthday.  This online program will address the primary foundation of long-term oral health: early risk assessment.  Participants will learn how to perform both initial and on-going risk assessments on infants and toddlers in their practices.  After discussing risk, through the use of patient case studies, participants will learn how to implement new strategies in preventing oral disease.  Based on risk assessment, CE attendees will then learn how to implement various therapeutic chair-side and at-home products appropriate for infant and toddler disease control.  Establishing a lifetime of good oral health begins with the dental professional’s knowledge of risk assessment in order to predict prevention.

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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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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.

All 3 Courses must be purchased at the same time.
To recieve discount enter Promotion Code: 5BUNDLE2013  Offer Expires 07/01/2014

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The Genesis and Advancement of Mouthguards and Mouthpieces (Webinar)
AGD Subject Code(s): 154, 185 CE credits: 1 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: William L. Balanoff, DDS, MS, FICD
14433

This course will discuss the types of mouthguards and mouthpieces currently available, and how these are fabricated. The indications for mouthguards will be addressed, including their use as protective mouthguards during contact sports, and an overview of their use in the treatment of bruxism, TMJ and sleep apnea. The latest research on the use of performance mouthguards and mouthpieces will also be discussed during this presentation.

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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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The Periodontic/Orthodontic Connection: Maximizing Success with the Orthodontic Patient
CE credits: 1 Cost: $20.00
Faculty: Kristy Menage Bernie, RDH, BS, RYT
14677

Orthodontic therapies are no longer confined to the adolescent population and as such the role of the dental hygienist in patient education has grown significantly in recent years. This course will review the exciting science of bio-adaptive therapy; a process of working with nature and the body to move teeth while maximizing periodontal health and minimizing invasive procedures such as tooth extraction or palatal expansion, as well as the periodontic/orthodontic connection. A review of current tooth movement sciences will be included as well as methods to maximize oral health during therapy, including CAMBRA (Caries Management by Risk Assessment). Bio-adaptive research, results and adult options will be included as well as the role of the dental hygienist in orthodontic treatment planning and case success.

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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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Xhilarating Xylitol
CE credits: 1 Cost: $20.00
Faculty: Shirley Gutkowski, RDH, BSDH
14699

Xylitol can do more than just help with caries management. This program will include learning how xylitol is created from plant material, through its use for caries management, periodontal disease treatment, ear infections in children and sinus infections and now chronic wound care.

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