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W001 - How to Keep Your Dentist Out of Jail (AGD 550)
Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA Many dentists depend on their dental assistants and office managers to maintain accurate, compliant records for their patients on a regular basis. This process contains many nuances that dental assistants should be aware of and practicing. It is time to learn how to keep your dentist out of jail!
CE Credits: 1
First Presented: 2016; Last Reviewed: 2016; Next Review: 2019
Nonmembers: $25
W002 - The Role of the Dental Assistant in Endodontics (AGD 070)
Steven Senia This webinar is designed to familiarize the dental assistant with basic knowledge regarding the diagnosis, procedures used, and treatment of infected dental pulp and root canals. The role of the dental assistant as a team member in preparing the patient before, during and after endodontic treatment will be discussed.
CE Credits: 1.5
First Presented: 2016; Last Reviewed: 2016; Next Review: 2019
Nonmember: $25
W003 - Webinar: Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings (AGD 148)
Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA This webinar is designed for all dental assistants to familiarize them with basic knowledge regarding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) infection control guidelines regarding standard precautions and infection prevention. Highlighted will be the role of the dental assistant as a team member in helping ensure that proper infection control practice is followed in the office.
CE Credits: 1.25
First Presented: 2016; Last Reviewed: 2016; Next Review: 2019;
Nonmember: $25
W004 - Best Practices for Evacuation System and Handpiece Maintenance (AGD 130)
Bryce Hough, MScBMC, BSc Biomed This webinar is APPROVED FOR 1 and 1/4 CE CREDITS and is designed for all dental assistants to familiarize them with the principles and best practices designed to maintain the dental office evacuation system and high and low speed handpieces at optimal performance levels. Highlighted will be the role of the dental assistant in helping ensure that best practices are used to maintain the evacuation system and handpieces in the dental office.
Sable Industries is a supporter of the profession of dental assisting.
CE Credits: 1.25
First Presented: 2017; Last Reviewed: 2017; Next Review: 2020;
Nonmember: $25
W005 - Beneath the Surface in Dental Health Care Settings: Human Trafficking (AGD 130)
Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA This webinar is designed for all dental assistants to familiarize them with the growing phenomenon of, and second largest criminal activity in the world, human trafficking. Human trafficking is a federal crime, as well as a crime in many states, punishable under the law. Some states have enacted legislation requiring continuing education for license renewal on this growing problem so health care professionals may learn how to recognize victims in their practice. Highlighted will be the role of the dental assistant in identifying persons potentially affected by exploitation which could result in human trafficking, and how to provide suspected victims identified in dental health care settings access to resources to help obtain shelter, medical care, or legal assistance.
CE Credits: 1.5
First Presented: 2017; Last Reviewed: 2017; Next Review: 2020;
Nonmember: $25
W006 - Introduction to Amalgam Separators, Evacuation Line Cleaner, the EPA and How It Affects Dental Assistants (AGD 130)
Jason Buyukozer, Technical Specialist, M.A.R.S. Bio-Med Processes Inc. This webinar is designed for the dental assistant to familiarize them with the EPA proposed technology-based pretreatment standards under the Clean Water Act (CWA) for discharges of pollutants into publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) from existing and new dental practices that discharge dental amalgam. Dental amalgam contains mercury and other metals that have the potential to pass through or interfere with municipal wastewater treatment at POTWs. The EPA is evaluating best management practices, such as use of amalgam separators, as a regulatory requirement.
CE Credits: 1
First Presented: 2017; Last Reviewed: 2017; Next Review: 2020;
Nonmember: $25
W007 - Assisting in the Age of CAD/CAM - Digital Dentistry Expands the Role of the Dental Assistant (AGD 610)
Kimberly Bland, CDA, EFDA, B.S., M.Ed. This webinar is designed for dental assistants to familiarize themselves with the use of in-office CAD/CAM dentistry for single-unit fixed ceramic restorations and its workflow applications and the role of the dental assistant.
CE Credits: 1
Original Release Date: 2017; Review Date: 2017; Expiration Date: 2020;
Nonmember: $25
W009LIVE - Where Do I Sit? How Should I Stand? Communication and Customer Service Skills for the Clinical Team (AGD 550)
Debra Engelhardt Nash This live webinar is APPROVED FOR ONE (1) CE CREDIT and is designed for dental assistants to familiarize themselves with practice management principles of customer/patient satisfaction. The role of the dental assistant and how they can enhance the patient’s overall clinical and office experience will be discussed.
The webinar will occur on 12/7/2017 at 7:00 PM EST, 6:00 PM CST, 5:00 PM MST, and 4:00 PM PST.
CE Credits: 1
First Presented: 2017; Last Reviewed: 2017; Next Review: 2020;
Nonmember: $25
0613 - General Chairside Assisting: A Review for a National General Chairside Exam (AGD 149)
Antoinette P. Metivier, CDA, BS; Revised by Kimberly Bland, CDA, EDDA, BS This course reviews the major aspects of general chairside assisting. It addresses clinical data collection and recording, preventing/managing emergencies, chairside and laboratory materials and procedures, dental instruments, patient education and oral health management, oral anatomy, oral pathology, pharmacology, anesthesia, dental specialties, and office operations. This course was developed as a preparation aid for the Dental Assisting National Board’s General Chairside Exam.
CE Credits: 24
Nonmember: $115
0807 - Maxillofacial Surgery Basics for the Dental Assistant: Part 1 (AGD 310)
Natalie Kaweckyj, RDARF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, MADAA, BA This course reviews the role of the dental assistant in preparing a patient for oral surgery procedures, whether performed in the general dental practice or specialty clinic. Areas reviewed include medical assessment, regional surgical anatomy, anesthesia, sedation, and management of hemorrhaging.
CE Credits: 4
Revised: November 2015
Nonmember: $60
0912 - Maxillofacial Surgery Basics for the Dental Assistant: Part 2 (AGD 310)
Natalie Kaweckyj, LDARF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, MADAA, BA Independent of Part 1 in this series, this course reviews the basic principles of oral surgery, including reasons for extractions, basic and surgical techniques, flap designs, management of impacted teeth, and instrumentation. It is designed to give the dental assistant insight into how oral surgical procedures are performed.
CE Credits: 4
Revised: November 2015
Nonmember: $60
1213 - Power Toothbrushes: Everything You Need to Know to Make Informed Recommendations for Your Patients (AGD 130)
Ginger B. Mann, BSDH, MS and Bettina Wick-Urban, MS, PhD Are you overwhelmed with questions from your patients about power toothbrushes? Feel like you can’t keep abreast of the newest products on the market and their effectiveness? This course describes the newest products, safety, selection parameters, and patient instruction. Learn how to locate and use current research to make informed recommendations for your patients. (Sponsored in part by an educational grant from Crest Oral–B.)
CE Credits: 3
Nonmember: $45
1301 - Pit and Fissure Sealants in Preventive Dentistry (AGD 255)
Ellen Nuenfeldt, RDH, BS It is the responsibility of dental professionals to assess each patient for possible sealant placement. Long term success of sealants relies heavily on placement technique, patient education, and recare appointments. Types of materials available and placement procedures will also be discussed. (Sponsored in part from an educational grant from 3M ESPE.)
CE Credits: 3
Nonmember: $45
1303 - Dental Photography (AGD 130)
Linda Kihs, CDA, EFDA, OMSA, MADAA and Debra Engelhardt-Nash Since the largest percent of learning takes place visually, photographs are a powerful way to educate and motivate your patients to accept treatment. Photography, both intraoral and extra-oral, is an important part of the patient’s clinical record. Dental photography is frequently overlooked, yet it is an important part of patient care and treatment acceptance. Photographs should be part of any comprehensive treatment plan and can be used in diagnosis, education and motivation for the patient, case presentation, laboratory communication, insurance submissions, public relations and marketing. This is a comprehensive course including technique options. (Sponsored in part by a grant from Nash Institute for Dental Learning.)
CE Credits: 2
Nonmember: $30
1319 - Setting it Straight: Advanced Orthodontics (AGD 370)
Lori Garland Parker, RDAEF, BS, MAOM Extending beyond the content covered in the basic orthodontics course, this course includes information on the six keys to occlusion, orthodontic bonding materials and techniques, instrumentation, archwire alloys, early treatment considerations, treatment risks and limitations, and the latest technologies, with the goal of familiarizing the participants with the more advanced aspects of orthodontics.
CE Credits: 3
Nonmember: $45
1321 - Wired for Learning: Orthodontic Basics (AGD 370)
Lori Parker, RDAEF, MAOM Orthodontics specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities, but from a patient’s view, it simply creates great smiles! This course introduces the basics of orthodontics, with the goal of peaking interest in this specialty of dentistry, and providing education to springboard an individual considering a career in this specialty.
CE Credits: 3
Nonmember: $45
1322 - Alginate Impression and Diagnostic Study Model Techniques (AGD 250)
Ellen Gambardella, CDA, M.Ed. and Rita Johnson, COA, RDH, MA Learn step–by–step procedures for taking alginate impressions. Discover alternatives for obtaining bite registrations, and ascertain various ways of creating study models. This comprehensive course combines theory with practical information on correct chairside and laboratory procedures and how to manipulate the dental materials involved. Highlights infection control including disinfection protocol, patient preparation, mixing techniques, alginate tray selection and preparation, use of adhesives, seating and removal of impression trays, inspection of impressions, bite registration techniques, gypsum, pouring casts, separating and trimming casts, and finishing and storage of models. Sponsored in part from an educational grant from DUX Dental.
CE Credits: 4
Nonmember: $60
1407 - Fabrication of Provisional Crowns and Bridges (AGD 670)
Niki Henson, RDA This course gives the knowledge to fabricate temporary crowns and bridges. Includes information on materials, detailed instruction on fabrication techniques, finishing, polishing, and cementing procedures. (Sponsored in part from an educational grant from 3M ESPE.)
CE Credits: 3
Nonmember: $45
1411 - Triple Tray Impressions and Associated Provisional Procedures: A Team Approach (AGD 670)
John S. Mamoun, DMD and Mariam Javaid, BDS This continuing education course presents a team approach to triple tray crown and bridge procedures. Topics include taking initial and final impressions, making provisional restorations, mixing impression materials, deciding when to use separate arch impressions instead of the triple tray, and preparing and packaging the patient case for the dental laboratory.
CE Credits: 3
First Presented: 2016; Last Reviewed: 2016; Next Review: 2019
Nonmember: $45
1436 - Local Anesthesia in Today's Dental Practice (AGD 340)
Margaret I. Scarlett, DMD The success of any dental practice largely hinges on the use of local anesthesia for patient comfort and safety. Dental assistants should have a basic understanding of local anesthesia, nerves of the oral cavity, proper methods for handling syringes, possible complications, and how to manage emergencies.
CE Credits: 2
Non Member: $30
W007 - Assisting in the Age of CAD/CAM - Digital Dentistry Expands the Role of the Dental Assistant (AGD 610)
Kimberly Bland, CDA, EFDA, B.S., M.Ed. This webinar is designed for dental assistants to familiarize themselves with the use of in-office CAD/CAM dentistry for single-unit fixed ceramic restorations and its workflow applications and the role of the dental assistant.
CE Credits: 1
Original Release Date: 2017; Review Date: 2017; Expiration Date: 2020;
Nonmember: $25
0908 - Osteoradionecrosis: Oral Health and Dental Treatment (AGD 730)
Daniel E. Jolly, DDS, FAAHD, FACD, DABSCD Osteoradionecrosis is a potentially debilitating complication of radiation therapy used to treat carcinomas in and around the oral cavity. Diagnosis, pathogenesis, prevention, and treatment are reviewed, including oral health recommendations. Hyperbaric oxygen is also described as a preventive and treatment modality.
CE Credits: 2
First Presented: 2009 Last Reviewed: 2015
Nonmember: $30
1003 - Gingival Health: Periodontal Assessment (AGD 730)
ADAA Council on Education An introduction to finding, locating, and assessing periodontal diseases. Included is the importance of the initial examination, the recording of in depth information in the patient record, and types of clinical evidence that can be found on radiographic images. Also covered are the pitfalls involved with inaccurate sulcus depth readings, mobility and furcation classifications.
CE Credits: 2
Nonmember: $30
1006 - The Patient with Special Needs: General Treatment Considerations (AGD 754)
Janet Jaccarino, CDA, RDH, MA While most dental patients can receive oral health care in private practice settings, some patients have medical, physical or mental conditions that require adaptations to treatment beyond routine. Patients with disabilities, who make up a large segment of the population, are often overlooked when it comes to oral health care for a variety of reasons. It is our responsibility as dental health care professionals to meet the needs of this very special group of patients.
CE Credits: 3
Nonmember: $45
1009 - An Update on the Dangers of Soda Pop (AGD 150)
Gary J. Kaplowitz, DDS, MA, MEd Soda pop has emerged as one of the most significant dietary sources of acid capable of producing demineralization of the enamel. Many brands of soda pop also contain sugars that are fermented by bacteria that produce acid by-products. It also appears that soda pop contains other ingredients that produce demineralization independent of its acid content or fermentable sugars. The consumption of soda pop in the US continues to increase in alarming proportions with consequent drastic effects on the dentition of many people. Completing this course will equip the dental team with the expertise and training to intervene with diet counseling, home care instruction and professionally applied fluoride to decrease the potential ravages of soda pop with their patients. (Sponsored in part by an educational grant from Colgate.)
CE Credits: 3
Nonmember: $45
1010 - Dentinal Hypersensitivity: Dilemmas and Treatment (AGD 730)
Howard E. Strassler, DMD, FADM, FAGD, FACD The increasing life span of the average person is resulting in patients who will need dental health care for a longer period of time. Gingival recession is a condition that is known to worsen with age and its part in dentinal hypersensitivity cannot be ignored. When a patient presents with dentinal hypersensitivity, dental professionals have an obligation to provide well-considered recommendations for treatment. Areas discussed will include the diagnosis of the disease, factors contributing to dentinal hypersensitivity, and reviewing and choosing the correct course of treatment. (Sponsored in part by an educational grant from Colgate.)
CE Credits: 3
Nonmember: $45
1014 - Complementary and Alternative Medicine Techniques Available for Dentistry (AGD 130)
Esther K. Andrews, CDA, RDA, RDH, MA Complementary and alternative medicine used in dentistry is inclusive of various treatment modalities. Dental patients continue to request these therapies to prevent invasive procedures, relieve anxiety, and save on cost. Various methods of alternative treatment are covered.
CE Credits: 2
Nonmember: $30
1017 - Understanding Nicotine Addiction and Intervention Techniques for the Dental Professional (AGD 158)
Laura M. Romito, DDS, MS, Arden G. Christen, DDS, MSD, MA, Lorinda Coan, RDH, MS, Stephen J. Jay, MD In recent years, the stage has been set for all dental professionals to become actively involved as facilitators and leaders in tobacco education and control efforts. The course is designed to teach professionals specific skills they may utilize to help tobacco users become free of their addiction.
CE Credits: 3
First presented: 2010 Last Reviewed: 2016
Nonmember: $45
1018 - An Introduction to the Herpes Viruses (AGD 148)
Joe Knight, PA and Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA The herpes viruses continue to affect patients worldwide. The use of immunosuppressant medications, the AIDS epidemic and crowded living conditions will continue to present a challenge to our healthcare system. Learn the symptoms, epidemiology, transmission, and treatment of various types of herpes viruses.
CE Credits: 2
Nonmember: $30
1102 - Periodontal Inflammation: The Oral-Body Health Connection (AGD 490)
Richard Nejat, DDS; Daniel Nejat, DMD; Morris Nejat, MD Inflammation represents the body’s protective response to injury and tissue destruction. Inflammation can also be potentially harmful. Clinical signs of inflammation are redness due to open blood vessels, heat due to warmth of blood, swelling due to edema, pain due to stimulation of pain receptors, and loss of function due to edema. Periodontitis is the result of inflammation to the periodontium. This can affect the body’s systems, especially the arteries and can potentially cause more harm in a patient with compromised cardiovascular health. Dental professionals should assess risk for patients with diagnosed (or undiagnosed) diseases such as diabetes, respiratory diseases, and osteoporosis and refer patients to a physician or periodontist as necessary. It is very important to evaluate and monitor oral hygiene in at risk patients. The inclusion of antimicrobials as a part of patient home care to enhance plaque control should be considered. (Sponsored in part by a grant from Colgate.)
CE Credits: 3
Nonmember: $45
1104 - Helping the Special Needs Patient Maintain Good Oral Health (AGD 754)
Janet Jaccarino, CDA, RDH, MA Poor oral hygiene and dental disease may be more prevalent in patients with disabilities due to the effects of their condition and medication on the oral environment. Malocclusion and/or teeth with developmental defects, oral habits such as pouching of food, and even poor physical coordination contribute to poor oral hygiene. Some patients cannot grasp a toothbrush or reach their mouth; their lack of ability for self–care may have serious health implications. Assessment and education skills are essential to develop a home care routine that patients and/or caregivers can follow to help prevent disease and maintain oral health. A daily preventive program must be effective, simple to use, and low in cost. This course provides dental professionals with information to help the patient with special needs and the caregiver attain the appropriate knowledge to treat and maintain good oral health.
CE Credits: 2
Nonmember: $30
1109 - Management of Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office (AGD 142)
Sue Protzman, Jeff Clark, MS, REMP-T, and Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA Improve your ability to plan for, manage and handle office medical emergencies as part of the dental team. Includes discussion of the importance of a thorough health history in dealing with medical emergencies, background information on emergencies, vitals and what should be included in office emergency equipment. Also provides scenarios of medical emergency situations and how to handle them.
CE Credits: 5
Nonmember: $75
1110 - Understanding Meth Mouth and Oral Interventions (AGD 157)
Noel Brandon-Kelsch, RDH Methamphetamines (MA) directly affect a person’s health, lifestyle, ability to function and mental status. Inexpensive to manufacture it has become the drug of choice for many. Dental professionals must have knowledge of the symptoms of use, possible side effects, drug interactions with medications and dental treatment considerations. This will aid in delivering appropriate dental treatment, intervention, patient education and prevention.
Credits: 3
Nonmember: $45
1115 - Blood Pressure Guidelines and Screening Techniques (AGD 130)
Connie M. Kracher, PhD, MSD This course teaches the dental health professional to be aware of the causes of hypertension. It describes the appropriate method of taking blood pressure and how to determine recommendations for follow–up and lifestyle medications for patient treatment.
CE Credits: 1
Nonmember: $15
1204 - Current Concepts in Preventive Dentsitry (AGD 130)
Connie Myers Kracher, PhD, MSD Dentistry in the United States today includes preventive practices (prophylaxis, fluoride treatments, full-mouth and bite-wing radiographic images, and sealants) and early detection of dental caries and periodontal disease. This course outlines aspects of prevention that dental professionals should address during patient examinations. (Sponsored in part by an educational grant from P & G Crest Oral–B.)
CE Credits: 5
Nonmember: $75
1205 - Dental Implants: A Comprehensive Review (AGD 690)
Sanda Moldovan, DDS, M.S., CNS According to the National Institute of Health, there are over 100 million people missing teeth. The number of implants placed in the United States continues to increase each year. This course covers the history of implants, current types of implants, procedures, and patient care.
CE Credits: 3
Nonmember: $45
1206 - Oral Health Maintenance of Dental Implants (AGD 693)
Connie Myers Kracher, PhD, MSD and Wendy Schmeling Smith, RDH, BSEd With the demand for dental implants rising, techniques as well as the benefits to patients have improved. Oral hygiene maintenance by the patient directly affects the prognosis and success of an implant. This course discusses the required long–term professional and home care maintenance necessary to ensure a healthy peri–implant program. Step–by–step procedures for patients are included.
CE Credits: 2
Nonmember: $30
1207 - Xerostomia: Recognition and Management (AGD 730)
Philip C. Fox, DDS, FDS, RCSEd; Contributing Author, Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA It is important to perform a complete evaluation of the patient with dry mouth, determining, if possible, the cause of the xerostomia so that appropriate management can be instituted in a timely manner. This course will review methods of evaluation for xerostomia and practical measures for management of the patient with dry mouth. (Sponsored in part by an educational grant from Colgate.)
CE Credits: 2
Nonmember: $30
1304 - Dental Anatomy: A Review (AGD 012)
Original Author: Antoinette Metivier, CDA, BSEd, Revising Authors, 2006, 2013: Kimberly Bland, CDA, EFDA, M.Ed, Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA It is important for the dental team to know the appearance and names of normal anatomy of the face and oral cavity. This knowledge provides a sound basis for identifying abnormal conditions. The dentist holds sole responsibility for diagnosis and treatment of the patient, however, the entire dental team should always be alert for abnormal conditions in all patients’ oral cavities.
CE Credits: 2
Nonmember: $30
1308 - Eating Disorders: Understanding the Basics and the Oral Implications (AGD 150)
Natalie Kaweckyj , LDARF, CDA, CDPMA, COMSA, MADAA, BA An eating disorder is a term used to describe health and psychological disorders characterized by a disturbance in one’s attitude and behaviors relating to eating, body weight, body image and thoughts about one’s self. There are many different types of eating disorders encountered within the dental field. This course will survey some of the more common disorders encountered in dentistry today.
CE Credits: 3
Nonmember: $45
1317 - Inflammation: The Relationship Between Oral Health and Systemic Health (AGD 739)
JoAnn R. Gurenlian, RDH, PhD The purpose of this course is to review how the inflammation process functions in the human body. The role of inflammation in oral and systemic health will be discussed. Translating this information into practical application for dental healthcare professionals will be addressed so that both inquiring patients and astute clinicians can capitalize on the opportunities for improving total health. (Sponsored in part by an educational grant from Colgate.)
2 CE credits
Nonmembers $30
1404 - Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Diagnosis and Treatment (AGD 160)
Tija Hunter, CDA, EFDA, FADAA Sleep Apnea is considered a life threatening medical disorder in which a person stops breathing during sleep. The Institute of Medicine reports that 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders including sleep apnea. Daytime drowsiness alone costs the economy $150 billion in lost productivity and workplace accidents, and another $48 billion in medical expenses related to auto accidents involving drowsy drivers. It is also estimated that nearly 1 in 5 car accidents causing serious injury are associated with excessive daytime sleepiness. Sleep apnea is also associated with memory loss, morning headaches, irritability, depression, decreased sex drive, and impaired concentration. When left untreated sleep apnea can lead to hypertension, stroke, heart attack and sudden death while sleeping. Bryan Keropian, D.D.S. calls “Cancer, AIDS, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the most dangerous and destructive diseases on earth.”
CE Credits: 1
Nonmember: $15
1409 - Oral Precancer and the HPV Connection (AGD 730)
Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS Today head and neck oral cancers continue to have a nearly 50% mortality rate at 5 years.This equals 40,000 deaths annually in the U.S. with 370,000 worldwide. It is predicted that there will be a world-wide oral cancer epidemic by mid-21st century. Predictions are based on the past and current situations. The wonderful part of predictions is they can be wrong. The dental healthcare team can make plans to circumvent that future death rate, not by being reactive, rather by more proactively identifying risks for oral precancer.
CE Credit: 1
Nonmember: $15
1410 - HIV-AIDS: What the Dental Team Needs to Know (AGD 148)
Janet Tuthill, RDH, MA and Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of HIV and AIDS and to update dental assistants on current trends and treatments of HIV and AIDS. As dental patients will be managing and living longer through the HIV and AIDS illnesses, the dental team must understand the treatment process and disease transmission prevention.
CE Credits: 4
Nonmember: $45
1412 - Sports-Related Dental Injuries and Sports Dentistry (AGD 154)
Connie Kracher, Ph.D, MSD and Wendy Schmeling Smith, RDH, B.S.Ed.; Updated in 2013 by Rick Knowlton, DMD, MAGD Participants learn about soft tissue injuries, jaw fractures, TMJ injuries and other problems related to sports injuries. Emergency treatment is discussed. Statistics relating to sports/dental injuries are presented as well as differentiating mouth guard types available and patterns of wearing by males and females, cultural differences and the effect of peer pressure.
CE Credits: 2
Nonmember: $30
1418 - Understanding the Dangers and Health Consequences of Spit Tobacco Use (AGD 130)
Susan C. Dodd, RDH, BA While cigarette use is declining among adults and leveling off in teens, spit tobacco consumption is on the rise. Even as the popularity of this known carcinogen reaches record levels among young people, spit tobacco use continues to receive relatively little attention as a public health issue. The dental team is in an ideal position to use the “teachable moments” that occur during a dental visit to counsel patients on the dangers of tobacco use and support them in cessation efforts.
CE Credits: 3
Nonmember: $45
1419 - Oral Cancer Genetics: From Diagnosis to Treatment (AGD 736)
Natalie Kaweckyj, LDARF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA Understanding oral cancer genetics can help dental professionals treat patients immediately after diagnosis, during cancer therapy, and after the cancer has been eliminated. Learn to recognize signs and symptoms, the effects of various cancer treatments on the oral cavity, and how to ease patient discomfort.
CE Credits: 5
Nonmember: $75
1422 - Geriatric Dentistry: Reviewing for the Present, Preparing for the Future (AGD 752)
Natalie Kaweckyj, LDARF, CDA, CDPMA, COMSA, COA, MADAA, BA The physical and dental characteristics of aging are examined in this course. It reviews medical conditions that affect preventive and restorative treatment and offers a variety of resources for patients with xerostomia and physical disabilities. Understanding these concepts can better prepare dental team members for interaction with this fast growing group of individuals.
CE Credits: 4
Nonmember: $60
1435 - Prevention and Management of Oral Complications of Cancer Treatment: The Role of the Oral Health Care Team (AGD 730)
Members of the 2001-2002 ADAA Council on Education originally developed this course. All members of the Council on Education are ADAA Active or Life Members with an interest in dental assisting education. Each one volunteers their time to the lifelong learning of dental assistants. The 2005-2006 ADAA Council on Education updated this course. The 2010-2011 ADAA Council on Education updated this cou Information in this course was drawn from many impressive sources including the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research through its National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse, National Cancer Institute, and others and is presented in a clear, precise edited format. Clinical professionals and everyone in the field will welcome the insight into this vital subject.
CE Credits: 2
Nonmember: $30
W002 - The Role of the Dental Assistant in Endodontics (AGD 070)
Steven Senia This webinar is designed to familiarize the dental assistant with basic knowledge regarding the diagnosis, procedures used, and treatment of infected dental pulp and root canals. The role of the dental assistant as a team member in preparing the patient before, during and after endodontic treatment will be discussed.
CE Credits: 1.5
First Presented: 2016; Last Reviewed: 2016; Next Review: 2019
Nonmember: $25
1105 - Radiation Biology, Safety and Protection for Today's Dental Team (AGD 165)
Gail F. Williamson, RDH, MS This summary demonstrates how the study of radiation biology began and how radiation safety and protection measures evolved from early research efforts to formally established organizations that examine leading scientific thought and provide guidance and recommendations on radiation protection and measurement. The subsequent information will provide an overview of radiation biology and the safety and protection measures that can be implemented to reduce radiation exposure to dental patients and minimize occupational exposure.
CE Credits: 5
Nonmember: $75
1203 - Dental Radiographic Pitfalls and Errors (AGD 165)
Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA & Allan G. Farman, BDS, EdS, MBA, PhD Operator error is the cause of the majority of dental radiograph retakes. Operator error can occur while exposing or processing films and is due to incorrect or improper techniques. A routine and using correct techniques for exposing and processing films is critical to maximizing the information garnered from dental radiographs while minimizing patient exposure to radiation.
CE Credit: 4
Nonmember: $60
1302 - Introduction to Basic Concepts in Dental Radiography (AGD 165)
Mary Govoni, CDA, RDA, RDH, MBA; Antoinette P. Metivier, BS; and Donna J. Phinney, CDA, M. Ed., FADAA; Revised Edition: Dale A. Miles, BA, DDS, MS, FRCD(C), Dip. ABOMR, Dip. ABOM Preparation for a National Radiology Exam! Included in this fact–filled course are all the basics needed to expose high-quality radiographs. It is the best help a dental assistant can get in prepping for a radiology exam. Learn how to:
• Promote radiation safety;
• Mount and label exposed radiographs;
• Identify and correct errors related to dental x-ray procedures;
• Apply infection control techniques to dental x-ray procedures;
• Process radiographic film;
• Expose and evaluate dental radiographs; and
• Implement quality assurance procedures in dental radiography facilities.
CE Credits: 18
Nonmember: $100
1306 - Digital Radiography in Dentistry: Moving from Film-Based to Digital Imaging (AGD 165)
Gail F. Williamson, RDH, MS The latest advancement in dental radiography is the use of digital technology in recording dental structures. Information included in this course provides the clinician with a basic understanding of digital imaging technology, necessary equipment, digital imaging receptors, imaging technique, acquisition, enhancement, transfer, and storage. Comparisons with film–based imaging as well as the diagnostic utility of digital images are discussed.
CE Credits: 4
First Presented: 2013; Next Review: 2016;
Nonmembers: $60.
1309 - Identifying Diseases of the Teeth and Oral Cavity through Radiographic Images (AGD 731)
Allan G. Farman, B.S.D., EdS, MBA, PhD Learn to recognize the radiographic appearance of dental caries, periodontal disease, periapical pathology, and healing of extraction wounds. This course also focuses on the appearance of conditions such as tooth and bone fractures, developmental anomalies and regressive changes of the teeth, and developmental abnormalities of the skull and jaw.
CE Credits: 4
Nonmember: $60
1315 - Digital Imaging Techniques and Error Correction (AGD 165)
Gail Williamson, RDH, BS, MS Clinical errors occur as a consequence of improper patient preparation or management, technique and exposure. Correct technique and proper patient management skills are essential to maximize the outcome and the information obtained from digital radiographic images, while at the same time minimizing patient radiation exposure. This course will provide an overview of digital imaging, a review of technique principles, and the identification and correction of common errors that occur in digital intraoral and panoramic imaging.
CE Credits: 4
Nonmember:$60
1420 - Intraoral Radiographic Techniques (AGD 165)
Allan Farman, BDS, EDS, MBA, PhD When examined under proper conditions, diagnostic–quality intraoral radiographs reveal evidence of disease that cannot be found in any other way. The course presents basic principles and concepts of intraoral procedures. Including the discussion of proper techniques for bitewing radiography as well as the use of paralleling and bisecting angle techniques.
CE Credits: 4
Nonmember: $60
0815 - The Business of Dentistry: Financial Management for the Dental Office (AGD 552)
Natalie Kaweckyj, RDARF, CDA, CDPMA, COMSA, COA, MADAA, BA; Wendy Frye, CDA, RDA, FADAA; Linda Hilling, CDA, MADAA; Lisa Lovering, CDA, CDPMA, MADAA; Linette Schmitt, CDA, RDA, MADAA; Wilhemina Leeuw, CDA, BS The administrative assistant plays a key role in the smooth operation of any dental practice. How a dental practice receives money for services rendered and makes payment to outside entities is the focus of this course. After completing this course the administrative assistant will be able to apply standard financial procedures to any dental practice.
CE Credits: 4
First Presented: 2008; Last Reviewed: 2012; Next Review: 2015;
Nonmembers - $60.
0907 - The Business of Dentistry: Patient Records and Record Management (AGD 561)
Natalie Kaweckyj, LDARF, CDA, CDPMA, COMSA, COA, MADAA, BA, Wendy Frye, CDA, RDA, FADAA, Linda Hilling, CDA, MADAA, Lisa Lovering, CDA, CDPMA, MADAA, Linette Schmitt, CDA, LDA, MADAA, Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA This course is one of four comprehensive courses that focus on the duties of the administrative dental assistant in any type of dental practice. The practice administrator plays a key role in the smooth operation of any dental practice, including the protection of patient information and records management. Focus is on attainment of complete and accurate records and their legal ramifications with regards to risk management, storage, and patient consent. Basic charting information including tooth numbering systems, parts of the tooth, and cavity classifications is discussed. Also includes types of drugs and prescription abbreviations.
CE Credits: 3
Nonmember: $45
1002 - Electronic Dental Records: Start Taking the Steps Today (AGD 561)
Jana Berghoff, RDH Technology and electronic patient records have become an integral part of healthcare delivery, including dentistry, and are now impossible to ignore. A transition plan is key in making the switch from paper to digital charts as smooth as possible. This course is designed to guide a dental practice through the planning process and assist in creating steps to start the transition today. (Sponsored in part by an educational grant from Patterson Dental.)
CE Credit: 2
Nonmember: $30
1005 - Go Green: It’s the Right Thing to Do (AGD 130)
American Dental Association’s (ADA) Council on Dental Practice (CDP) and the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) What exactly is “going green”? What does it mean to the practice of dentistry? Dental healthcare professionals know the importance of preserving the environment and the environment’s contribution to overall health and well-being. Research has shown there is a rising consumption of diminishing natural resources. Air and water pollution, growing landfills and the effects of global warming have added to this decline. Dentistry can lessen the combined environmental impact by utilizing the “Four R’s of Going Green,” namely, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rethink.” This course will include the parameters needed to initiate a program for your dental practice that is simple and practical to implement.
CE Credits: 1
First Presented: 2010; Last Reviewed: 2013; Next Review: 2016;
Nonmembers: $15
1012 - Designing a Comprehensive Health History (AGD 130)
Mary Govoni, CDA, RDA, RDH, MBA; Updated - Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA A guideline for creating or updating medical/dental history forms for any dental practice, this course emphasizes risk management and quality patient care. Learn the basic components of a patient medical history, including the legal, ethical, and treatment–related items that must be represented as well as requirements for confidentiality and updates of information. Suggestions are included for screening patients for systemic conditions, following CDC guidelines, and treatment protocols.
CE Credits: 3
First Presented: 2010; Last Reviewed: 2013; Next Review: 2016;
Nonmembers: $45
1013 - Introduction to Specialized Dental Software (AGD 561)
Connie Effinger, BS; Sue Kump, MBA, CDA, LDA; Kathy Zwieg, CDA, LDA; Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA Computers and specialized dental practice software has become an integral contributor to the success of the dental practice. Selection of a system that will grow with the practice is recommended. Identification of practice needs for now and for the future, options and software support, and staff training are additional concerns. Although this course does not endorse any specific computer system, it presents principles that can be applied to most computerized systems.
CE Credits: 3
First Presented: 2010; Last Reviewed: 2013; Next Review: 2016;
Nonmembers: $45
1101 - Enhancing the Success of a Dental Practice Through Patient Satisfaction (AGD 130)
Tina Calloway, CDA and Linda Zdanowicz, CDA, CDPMA This course focuses on the importance of patient satisfaction to the success of a growing dental practice. One way to achieve this is through a Patient Care Coordinator (PCC). A PCC can aid in effective communications between the dental team members, outside labs and suppliers, and the patient. A PCC also offers specific dental expertise and leadership in the dental office. Using a case study format, this course offers examples of how a PCC can help in gaining treatment plan acceptance and accomplish a more favorable outcome, resulting in increased patient satisfaction and referrals.
CE Credits: 1
First Presented: 2011; Last Reviewed: 2014; Next Review: 2017;
Nonmembers: $15
1106 - Communication in the Dental Office: Part 1 - Verbal and Non-Verbal (AGD 130)
Betty Ladley Finkbeiner, CDA-Emeritus, BS, MS Much of the success of the dental practice will depend on communication with patients and among the dental staff. Communication is the process of transmitting information from one person to another. In the dental office this will vary often between the dentist(s), the patients, the dental team, and the community the office serves. Regardless of how the message is delivered, verbal, non-verbal, or written, each dental team member is responsible for providing a positive impression. The first and continuing impressions involve much more than just physical appearance. Perceptions are built on professionalism, attitude, compassion, and good, quality communication. The patient who comes to the dental practice expects the dental staff to communicate not only in a professional manner but with proper grammar and diction.
CE Credits: 2
First Presented: 2011; Last Reviewed: 2014; Next Review: 2017;
Nonmembers: $30
1113 - Addressing the Language and Cultural Barriers of the Spanish Speaking Patient (AGD 130)
Cynthia Sellers, RDA The Hispanic population has exhibited tremendous growth in the United States and is impacting many “unprepared” dental practices. Intended to help dental professionals improve their communication with Spanish-speaking patients, emphasis on basic common dental terminology and Hispanic culture and traditions is included. This course is approved by the Hispanic Dental Association. (A CD including common Spanish words and phrases needed in dentistry is also included.)
CE Credits: 2
First Presented: 2011; Last Reviewed: 2014; Next Review: 2017;
Nonmembers: $30.
1201 - Communication in the Dental Office: Part 2 - Effective Telecommunications (AGD 550)
Betty Ladley Finkbeiner and Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA The dental team receives and places a myriad of telephone calls each day. The dental professional speaks with a variety of people both inside and outside the dental practice to transmit information, place orders, schedule and confirm appointments, manage travel, or perform one of many other tasks common to the dental office. The purpose of this course is to aid the dental team in understanding the elements of effective telecommunications and to improve the usage of the various components within and outside the office.
CE Credits: 2
Nonmember: $30
1202 - Communication in the Dental Office: Part 3 - Written Communication (AGD 550)
Betty Ladley Finkbeiner, CDA-Emeritus, BS, MS and Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA Competent handling of written communication requires a basic knowledge of composition and proper use of grammar. The first course in this series aided the reader in reviewing the basic components of grammar. This course will offer suggestions for creating professional correspondence, etiquette in using email, maintaining confidentiality in correspondence, as well as helpful hints for posting written communication in the dental office. This course will not include the use of forms or written data common to the clinical record.
CE Credit: 2
Nonmember: $30
1307 - Maintaining Proper Dental Records (AGD 550)
Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA Maintaining complete and accurate records is a sign of quality care and an integral part of the dental team’s responsibilities to its patients. Practical information and the background needed to maintain a patient chart are included. Guidelines for minimizing exposure to legal risk, HIPAA (including the Privacy and Security Rules), procedures for correcting an entry, and other areas of vital patient record concern are detailed.
CE Credits: 2
First Presented: 2013; Next Review: 2016;
Nonmembers: $30
1310 - The Dental Teams Role in Identifying and Preventing Family Violence (AGD 156)
Lynn Douglas Mouden, DDS, MPH, FICD, FACD Abuse and neglect are growing at ever–increasing rates in the United States. It is not only within the purview of dental practice to identify and report suspected cases, it also is required under state law. An appropriate child abuse and neglect protocol in the dental office may be the best defense for children in these unfortunate situations. Be aware of warning signs, know what to consider when an injury is identified, and know how to report suspected cases.
CE Credits: 3
First Presented: 2013; Next Review: 2016;
Nonmembers: $45
1320 - Patient Care Coordinator: Are You Ready for the Challenge (AGD 550)
Linda Zdanowicz, CDA, CDPMA The purpose of this course is to introduce the concept of a patient care coordinator (PCC) to the dental team. The PPC can be a vital and integral team member, enhancing the introduction of new patients into the practice, and facilitating the timely and coordinated progression of treatment for the patient. This course will outline the patient responsibilities, requirements, and interactions with the other team members of the patient care coordinator.
CE Credit: 2
Nonmember: $30
1326 - The Business of Dentistry: Patient Appointments and Scheduling (AGD 560)
Natalie Kaweckyj, LDARF, CDA, CDPMA, COMSA, CPFDA, MADAA, BA, Wendy Frye, CDA, RDA, MADAA, Lynda Hilling, CDA, MADAA, Lisa Lovering, CDA, CDPMA, MADAA, Linette Schmitt, CDA, RDA, MADAA, and Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA Scheduling appointments is important to assure smooth patient flow, maximize productivity and make effective use of practice time. To perform this function the dental business assistant must understand dental procedures as they relate to time duration, office protocol, scheduling preference, and infection control procedures needed between appointments. The course will also review basic dental office communication to ensure patient needs are being met through the services provided.
CE Credits: 3
Nonmember: $45
1327 - The Business of Dentistry: Practice Administration (AGD 550)
Natalie Kaweckyj, RDARF, CDA, CDPMA, COMSA, COA, MADAA, BA; Wendy Frye, CDA, RDA, FADAA; Linda Hilling, CDA, MADAA; Lisa Lovering, CDA, CDPMA, MADAA; Linette Schmitt, CDA, RDA, MADAA; Wilhemina Leeuw, CDA, BS This course is one of four comprehensive courses that focus on the duties of the administrative-assistant in any type of dental practice. It is essential for every member of the dental team to provide treatment for patients in a caring manner with maximum efficiency and production. This course provides information regarding staffing issues including the management of hiring and termination, payroll and record keeping, and the different communication paths between team members and with the patients of the practice.
CE Credits: 3
First Presented: 2013; Next Review: 2016;
Nonmembers: $45
1328 - The Language of Dentistry (AGD 130)
Esther K. Andrews, MA Dentistry has a vast and precise language that may be difficult to understand by people new to the healthcare professions. As a healthcare worker, it is important to speak the language with office staff and other heathcare entities and to also translate technical terms to the patient. This course includes root words, prefixes, suffixes, abbreviations, and acronyms commonly used in dentistry.
CE credits: 1
First Presented: 2010; Last Reviewed: 2013; Next Review: 2016;
Nonmembers: $15
W001 - How to Keep Your Dentist Out of Jail (AGD 550)
Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA Many dentists depend on their dental assistants and office managers to maintain accurate, compliant records for their patients on a regular basis. This process contains many nuances that dental assistants should be aware of and practicing. It is time to learn how to keep your dentist out of jail!
CE Credits: 1
First Presented: 2016; Last Reviewed: 2016; Next Review: 2019
Nonmembers: $25
1114 - The Importance of Pharmacology in Dental Care (AGD 345)
Mary Govoni, CDA, RDA, RDH, MBA & Richard L. Wynn, PhD This comprehensive learning and reference tool describes prescription and over–the–counter medications, their uses in treating patients, and common side effects and contraindications. It reviews various types of drugs by classification and action and addresses prescription writing, federal control, and the use of drug reference guides.
CE Credit: 5
Nonmember: $75
1208 - Oral Anticoagulants and Dental Procedures (AGD 016)
Ashley N. Castelvecchi, PharmD & Lamonica N. Crump, PharmD Anticoagulants and antiplatelet medications are commonly used for a variety of conditions. The management of these agents prior to dental procedures can be complex due to the potential for prolonged bleeding times. Learn about anticoagulants and antiplatelet therapies available in the United States as well as the recommended management of these agents prior to dental procedures.
CE Credits: 2
Revised: October 2015
Nonmember: $30
1330 - Eastern Medicine Meets Dentistry: The Use of Herbal Supplements in Dentistry (AGD 130)
Natalie Kaweckyj, LDARF, CDA, CDPMA, COMSA, COA, MADAA, BA With the widespread use of herbal supplements in the busy lives of our patients today, it is important for the dental team to become familiar with the more commonly used supplements and possible contraindications for dental treatment. This course will cover some of the more popular herbals, alternative uses in dental treatment, and potential drug interactions with other commonly used drugs in dentistry.
CE Credits: 3
Nonmember: $45
0906 - Infection Control in the Dental Office: A Review for a National Infection Control Exam (AGD 148)
Organization for Safety & Asepsis Procedures, (OSAP): contributing authors include OSAP members Eve Cuny, RDA, MS and Charles Palenik, PhD, MBA, MS All aspects of infection control in the dental practice setting are covered. Included are sections on basic microbiology and disease transmission, immunizations, medical histories and standard precautions. Also infection control guidelines, regulations, and standards are highlighted. (Sponsored in part by an educational grant from the Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures (OSAP).)
CE Credits: 12
Nonmembers: $90
1103 - Maskcessorize (AGD 130)
Gaylene Baker RDH, MBA Adults breathe more than 17,000 times per day and face masks provide one of the most effective modes of defense. This course provides a review of the clinical considerations regarding the appropriate selection and use of facial protection devices in various dental practice settings. The various types and designs of facial protection devices available today will be reviewed, accompanied by a discussion of the relevant regulations and professional recommendations for use. Finally, criteria for appropriate selection and use of face masks will be outlined. (Sponsored in part by an educational grant from Crosstex International.)
CE Credit: 2
Nonmember: $30
1305 - Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health Care Settings (AGD 148)
Sharon K. Dickinson, CDA, CDPMA, RDA & Richard D. Bebermeyer, DDS, MBA Understanding current infection control regulations and recommendations for dental settings is critical to ensuring the health and safety of patients and dental team members. The CDC’s “Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health Care Settings, 2003” sets a standard of care for dental infection control. Dental offices also must comply with OSHA mandates as well as any state and/or local regulations. This course reviews significant infection control publications and supports optimal dental infection control and safety.
CE Credits 4:
Nonmember: $60
1318 - Influenza Facts and the Health Care Worker (AGD 148)
Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA Dental healthcare workers will undoubtedly be exposed to seasonal strains of influenza. Every dental team member must take necessary precautions to avoid illness, maintain a safe office environment for both the dental team and its patients, and keep current on new strains of influenza and other respiratory illnesses. Dental offices should implement a program for screening patients for aerosol transmitted diseases (ATD). Understanding the risks and how to deal with them can avoid panic, illness and even death.
CE Credit: 2
Nonmember: $30
1413 - Hand Hygiene for the Dental Professional (AGD 130)
Leslie Canham, CDA, RDA Dental health care workers spend a great deal of time performing hand hygiene procedures. Discomfort due to skin irritation can interfere with adherence to recommended hand hygiene practices. This course is designed to help the dental professional understand how to perform hand hygiene correctly, describe different types of hand hygiene, correctly select hand hygiene products, recognize signs of skin irritation and locate reliable resources for hand hygiene.
3 CE credits
First Presented: 2008 Last Reviewed: 2014
Nonmembers: $45
W003 - Webinar: Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings (AGD 148)
Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA This webinar is designed for all dental assistants to familiarize them with basic knowledge regarding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) infection control guidelines regarding standard precautions and infection prevention. Highlighted will be the role of the dental assistant as a team member in helping ensure that proper infection control practice is followed in the office.
CE Credits: 1.25
First Presented: 2016; Last Reviewed: 2016; Next Review: 2019;
Nonmember: $25
W004 - Best Practices for Evacuation System and Handpiece Maintenance (AGD 130)
Bryce Hough, MScBMC, BSc Biomed This webinar is APPROVED FOR 1 and 1/4 CE CREDITS and is designed for all dental assistants to familiarize them with the principles and best practices designed to maintain the dental office evacuation system and high and low speed handpieces at optimal performance levels. Highlighted will be the role of the dental assistant in helping ensure that best practices are used to maintain the evacuation system and handpieces in the dental office.
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CE Credits: 1.25
First Presented: 2017; Last Reviewed: 2017; Next Review: 2020;
Nonmember: $25
0411 - The Ergonomics of Dental Assisting: Preventing and Managing Work-Related Pain (AGD 130)
Bethany Valachi, MS, PT, CEAS This course is designed to help assistants prevent work-related pain and injuries. Learn anatomy and mechanisms of microtrauma affecting the assistant. Discover how body mechanics, positioning, instruments and operatory layouts can affect your musculoskeletal health. In this course, the pros and cons of assisting stool features, as well as proper stool adjustment will be discussed. Also learn how strong postural muscles help protect the back, and the importance of chairside stretching to prevent muscle imbalances.
CE Credits: 3
First Presented: 2004; Last Reviewed: 2012; Next Review: 2015;
Nonmembers - $45.
1111 - Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Sedation: An Update (AGD 342)
Ann Brunick, RDH, MS & Morris S. Clark, DDS, FACD This course will teach about the desirable characteristics of nitrous oxide, indications and contraindications of N2O/O2 use, the facts and myths surrounding chronic exposure to nitrous oxide, the biological effects associated with high levels of the gas, and ways to assess and minimize trace gas contamination in an outpatient setting.
CE Credits: 2
First Presented: 2011; Last Reviewed: 2014; Next Review: 2017;
Nonmembers: $30.
1112 - Mercury in Dentistry: The Facts (AGD 130)
Jennifer K. Blake, CDA, EFDA, MADAA Relative to both the patient and the dental team, this course summarizes current information on mercury in dental restorations, with policy statements from dental organizations and government agencies.
CE Credits: 3
First Presented: 2011; Last Reviewed: 2014; Next Review: 2017;
Nonmembers: $45
1312 - Hazard Communication Standard and Hazardous Waste Regulations in Dentistry (AGD 130)
Eve Cuny, RDA, MS The latest update to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard was in 2012. This broad regulation applies to all workplaces that have at least one employee. Since the same rule applies to industrial and professional settings, a thorough review of the regulation as it relates to the practice of dentistry is necessary. This is an excellent review of the original standard with all the updates added.
CE Credits: 3
First Presented: 2013; Next Review: 2016;
Nonmembers: $45
1437 - Hepatitis: What Every Health Care Worker Needs to Know (AGD 148)
John A. Molinari, PhD and Eve Cuny, RDA, MS As an overview of the hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E viruses (with special emphasis on the bloodborne viruses B, C, and D), this course explains modes of transmission, epidemiology, and preventive measures against these potentially life-threatening infections. Risks in the dental setting are addressed, and important precautions are described, including vaccine recommendations, infection control precautions, and postexposure management.
CE Credits: 4
First Presented: 2010; Last Reviewed: 2013; Next Review: 2016;
Nonmembers: $60.
W006 - Introduction to Amalgam Separators, Evacuation Line Cleaner, the EPA and How It Affects Dental Assistants (AGD 130)
Jason Buyukozer, Technical Specialist, M.A.R.S. Bio-Med Processes Inc. This webinar is designed for the dental assistant to familiarize them with the EPA proposed technology-based pretreatment standards under the Clean Water Act (CWA) for discharges of pollutants into publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) from existing and new dental practices that discharge dental amalgam. Dental amalgam contains mercury and other metals that have the potential to pass through or interfere with municipal wastewater treatment at POTWs. The EPA is evaluating best management practices, such as use of amalgam separators, as a regulatory requirement.
CE Credits: 1
First Presented: 2017; Last Reviewed: 2017; Next Review: 2020;
Nonmember: $25
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