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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 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
W005 - Beneath the Surface in Dental Health Care Settings: Human Trafficking (AGD 166)
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
W008 - A Visit to Your Practice: A Patient's Perspective (AGD 550)
Sheila Clancy, CDA, MBA This webinar is designed for dental assistants to familiarize themselves with practice management principles of customer/patient satisfaction. The role of the dental assistant and how she/he can enhance the patient’s overall clinical and office experience will be discussed.
CE Credits: 1
Original Release Date: 2017; Review Date: 2017; Expiration Date: 2020;
Nonmember: $25
W009 - Where Do I Sit? How Should I Stand? Communication and Customer Service Skills for the Clinical Team (AGD 550)
Debra Engelhardt-Nash This webinar 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.
CE Credits: 1
First Presented: 2017; Last Reviewed: 2017; Next Review: 2020;
Nonmember: $25
W010 - Beyond Ergonomics: How to Practice Pain Free (AGD 130)
Daniel Jacobazzi, PT, DC This webinar is designed for dental assistants to familiarize themselves with the principles of good posture and how to correctly move, sit, and work in an ergonomic manner that will help prevent work related pain and injuries.
CE Credits: 1
Original Release Date: 2018; Review Date: 2018; Expiration Date: 2021;
Nonmember: $25
W011 - Career Opportunities for the Dental Assistant (AGD 130)
Dr. Carolyn Breen Ed.D, Ed.M, BS, AAS, CDA, RDA, RDH This webinar is designed for dental assistants so they may explore potential career opportunities beyond the scope of private practice. A variety of positions within multiple employment settings will be discussed. Dental assisting subject matter and coursework will be compared with standard coursework as related to various degree options for career advancement. Basic strategies for personal goal setting and development of a career plan will be included.
CE Credits: 1
First Presented: 2018; Last Reviewed: 2018; Next Review: 2021;
Nonmember: $25
W012 - CDT 2018 Update for Dental Assistants (AGD 550)
Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS This webinar is designed to help dental assistants identify coding challenges and the steps that can be taken to minimize the effects of those challenges.
CE Credits: 1
First Presented: 2018; Last Reviewed: 2018; Next Review: 2021;
Nonmember: $25
W013 - Frequently Prescribed Brand-Name Medications and Their Clinical Dental Considerations (AGD 010)
Thomas Viola, R.Ph., C.C.P. This webinar is designed to help dental assistants by providing an overview of those frequently prescribed brand name medications whose actions, side effects, contraindications and potential drug interactions may have the greatest impact on dental therapy.
CE Credits: 1
First Presented: 2018; Last Reviewed: 2018; Next Review: 2021;
Nonmember: $25
W014 - Dental Appliances for Sleep Apnea: Pros and Cons of Dental Devices (AGD 730)
John Nadeau This webinar is designed to help dental assistants by providing an overview of what is obstructive sleep apnea, how to identify symptoms, diagnose, and treat with oral appliance devices.
CE Credits: 1
First Presented: 2018; Last Reviewed: 2018; Next Review: 2021;
Nonmember: $25
W015 - Taking Diagnostically Acceptable Radiographs: The Importance of Being a Straight Shooter (AGD 730)
Marianne Dryer, RDH, MEd This webinar is designed to help dental assistants by providing an overview of how to provide quality, predictable, and diagnostically acceptable radiographs while minimizing radiation to ensure patient safety.
CE Credits: 1
First Presented: 2018; Last Reviewed: 2018; Next Review: 2021;
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, LDARF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDAA, 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
Original Release Date: 2008
Reviewed Date: 2016
Expiration Date: 2019
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
Original Release Date: 2010; Reviewed Date: 2016; Expiration Date: 2019
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.)
Original Release Date: 2012; Review Date: 2017; Expiration Date: 2020
CE Credits: 3
Nonmember: $45
1301 - Pit and Fissure Sealants in Preventive Dentistry (AGD 250)
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.)
Original Release Date: 2013; Review Date: 2017; Expiration Date: 2020
CE Credits: 3
Nonmember: $45
1303 - Dental Photography (AGD 138)
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.)
Original Release Date: 2013; Review Date: 2017; Expiration Date: 2020
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.
Original Release Date: 2013; Review Date: 2017; Expiration Date: 2020
CE Credits: 3
Nonmember: $45
1321 - Wired for Learning: Orthodontic Basics (AGD 370)
Lori Parker, RDA, RDAEF 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.
Original Release Date: 2013; Review Date: 2016; Expiration Date: 2019
CE Credits: 3
Nonmember: $45
1322 - Alginate Impression and Diagnostic Study Model Techniques (AGD 250)
Ellen Gambardella, CDA, RDA, M.Ed., FADAA and Rita J. Johnson, COA, RDH, MA Bus 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.
Original Release Date: 2013; Reviewed Date: 2017; Expiration Date: 2020
CE Credits: 4
Nonmember: $60
1407 - Fabrication of Provisional Crowns and Bridges (AGD 670)
Niki Henson, RDA This course provides 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.)
Original Release Date: 2014; Review Date: 2017; Expiration Date: 2020
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)
Original Author: Daniel E. Jolly, DDS, FAAHD, FACD, DABSCD; Review and Revision by Christina L. Ross, CDA, EFDA, MS Osteoradionecrosis (ORN) also known as postradiation osteonecrosis (PRON), is a serious, debilitating and deforming potential complication of radiation therapy for the treatment of cancer of the head and neck. It has been defined as a necrosis or death of the bone of the mandible or maxilla that may occur following radiation therapy for cancer in the oral and perioral region. It is known to occur when bone, in this case the mandible and/or maxilla, are directly in the field of radiation. The reported incidence ranges from 2.6% to 22% but most commonly considered to be around 10% +/- 5%. Although it usually occurs in the mandible, it can occur in the maxilla and it can occur following brachytherapy (radiation implants).
CE Credits: 2
Original Release Date: 2009; Reviewed Date: 2016; Expiration Date: 2019
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.
Original Release Date: 2010; Reviewed Date: 2016; Expiration Date: 2019
CE Credits: 2
Nonmember: $30
1006 - The Patient with Special Needs: General Treatment Considerations (AGD 750)
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.
Original Release Date: 2010; Reviewed Date: 2018; Expiration Date: 2021
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.)
Original Release Date: 2010; Reviewed Date: 2016; Expiration Date: 2019
CE Credits: 3
Nonmember: $45
1010 - Dentinal Hypersensitivity: Dilemmas and Treatment (AGD 161)
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.)
Original Release Date: 2010; Reviewed Date: 2016; Expiration Date: 2019
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.
Original Release Date: 2010; Review Date: 2016; Expiration Date: 2019
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
Original Release Date: 2010; Review Date: 2016; Expiration Date: 2019
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.
Original Release Date: 2010; Reviewed Date: 2016; Expiration Date: 2019
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
Original Release Date: 2011; Review Date: 2016; Expiration Date: 2019
Nonmember: $45
1104 - Helping the Special Needs Patient Maintain Good Oral Health (AGD 750)
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
Original Release Date: 2011; Review Date: 2016; Expiration Date: 2019
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.
Original Release Date: 2011; Review Date: 2017; Expiration Date: 2020
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.
Original Release Date: 2011; Review Date: 2017; Expiration Date: 2020
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.
Original Release Date: 2011; Review Date: 2016; Expiration Date: 2019
CE Credits: 1
Nonmember: $15
1204 - Current Concepts in Preventive Dentistry (AGD 730)
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, and the need for implant dentistry is stronger than ever. 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.
Original Release Date: 2012; Review Date: 2016; Expiration Date: 2019
CE Credits: 3
Nonmember: $45
1206 - Oral Health Maintenance of Dental Implants (AGD 690)
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.
Original Release Date: 2012; Review Date: 2017; Expiration Date: 2020
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.
Original Release Date: 2012; Review Date: 2018; Expiration Date: 2021
CE Credits: 2
Nonmember: $30
1304 - Dental Anatomy: A Review (AGD 010)
Kimberly Bland, CDA, EFDA, M.Ed. A working knowledge of normal anatomy of the face and oral cavity is critical for the entire dental team. This is one of many facets necessary to providing oral healthcare. The ability to recognize normal versus abnormal tissue conditions is important during the oral examination process. Having a working understanding of dental terminology will assure effective communication between team members and other healthcare providers and is an important component to the overall health and well being of the dental patient.
Original Release Date: 2013; Review Date: 2018; Expiration Date: 2021
CE Credits: 2
Nonmember: $30
1308 - Eating Disorders: Understanding the Basics and the Oral Implications (AGD 130)
Natalie Kaweckyj , LDARF, CDA, CDPMA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, 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.
Original Release Date: 2013; Review Date: 2016; Expiration Date: 2019
CE Credits: 3
Nonmember: $45
1317 - Inflammation: The Relationship Between Oral Health and Systemic Health (AGD 730)
JoAnn R. Gurenlian, RDH, MS, PhD The purpose of this course is to review how the inflammatory 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 will capitalize on the opportunities for resolving inflammation and improving total health.
Original Release Date: 2013; Review Date: 2017; Expiration Date: 2020
2 CE credits
Nonmembers $30
1404 - Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Diagnosis and Treatment (AGD 730)
Tija Hunter, CDA, EFDA, CDIA, MADAA 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.”
Original Release Date: 2013; Review Date: 2017; Expiration Date: 2020 CE Credits: 1
Nonmember: $15
1409 - Oral Precancer and the HPV Connection (AGD 730)
Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS Approximately 49,750 people in the US will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer in 2017. For more than a decade there has been an increase in the rate of occurrence of oral and oropharyngeal cancers. Though thought by some as a rare occurrence, every single day in the United States alone, 132 new individuals are diagnosed and one person dies from oral cancer every hour of every day. Rates of past occurrence do not have to predict the future. The wonderful part of predictions are that they can be wrong. The dental healthcare team can make plans to circumvent that future death rate, not be being reactive, rather by more proactively identifying risks for oral precancer.
Original Release Date: 2014; Review Date: 2017; Expiration Date: 2020
CE Credit: 1
Nonmember: $15
1410 - HIV-AIDS: What the Dental Team Needs to Know (AGD 130)
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)
Updated 2017 by Rick Knowlton, DMD, MAGD; Original Authors: Connie Kracher, PhD, MSD; and Wendy Schmeling Smith, RDH, BSED 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.
Original Release Date: 2014; Reviewed Date: 2017; Expiration Date: 2020
CE Credits: 2
Nonmember: $30
1418 - Understanding the Dangers and Health Consequences of Spit Tobacco Use (AGD 130)
Original Author: Susan C. Dodd, RDH, BA; Revised by Susan Morgan, DDS, MAGD, CTTS; M. Susann Gaydos, RDH, MSDH, CTTS; Amy Funk, RDH, MSDH, TTS; and Ashlee Sowards, RDH, BSDH, MSDH, TTS Spit (smokeless) tobacco is a public health issue that gets limited attention. Patients using this product should be identified, urged to quit and provided counseling and cessation interventions. Dental providers are in a situation to show patients the damaging impact that his product has on oral health, and assist patients in quitting.
Original Release Date: 2014; Review Date: 2017; Expiration Date: 2020
CE Credits: 3
Nonmember: $45
1419 - Oral Cancer Genetics: From Diagnosis to Treatment (AGD 730)
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.
Original Release Date: 2014; Review Date: 2017; Expiration Date: 2020
CE Credits: 5
Nonmember: $75
1422 - Geriatric Dentistry: Reviewing for the Present, Preparing for the Future (AGD 750)
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.
Original Release Date: 2014; Review Date: 2017; Expiration Date: 2020
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 2016-2017 ADAA Council on Education updated this course. 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.
Original Release Date: 2002; Review Date: 2017; Expiration Date: 2020
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
W014 - Dental Appliances for Sleep Apnea: Pros and Cons of Dental Devices (AGD 730)
John Nadeau This webinar is designed to help dental assistants by providing an overview of what is obstructive sleep apnea, how to identify symptoms, diagnose, and treat with oral appliance devices.
CE Credits: 1
First Presented: 2018; Last Reviewed: 2018; Next Review: 2021;
Nonmember: $25
1105 - Radiation Biology, Safety and Protection for Today's Dental Team (AGD 730)
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 the dental assistant can implement to reduce radiation exposure to dental patients as well as minimize occupational exposure. This information applies to both film-based and digital radiography.
CE Credits: 5
Original Release Date: 2011; Review Date: 2016; Expiration Date: 2019
Nonmember: $75
1203 - Dental Radiographic Pitfalls and Errors (AGD 730)
Original Authors: Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA and Allan G. Farman, BDS, EdS, MBA, PhD; Revised 2016 by Deborah Vernon, CDA 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.
Original Release Date: 2012; Review Date: 2016; Expiration Date: 2019
CE Credit: 4
Nonmember: $60
1302 - Introduction to Basic Concepts in Dental Radiography (AGD 730)
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 730)
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
Original Release Date: 2013; Review Date; 2017; Expiration Date: 2020
Nonmembers: $60.
1309 - Identifying Diseases of the Teeth and Oral Cavity through Radiographic Images (AGD 730)
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.
Original Release Date: 2013; Review Date: 2017; Expiration Date: 2020
CE Credits: 4
Nonmember: $60
1315 - Digital Imaging Techniques and Error Correction (AGD 730)
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 730)
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.
Original Release Date: 2014; Review Date: 2017; Expiration Date: 2020
CE Credits: 4
Nonmember: $60
W015 - Taking Diagnostically Acceptable Radiographs: The Importance of Being a Straight Shooter (AGD 730)
Marianne Dryer, RDH, MEd This webinar is designed to help dental assistants by providing an overview of how to provide quality, predictable, and diagnostically acceptable radiographs while minimizing radiation to ensure patient safety.
CE Credits: 1
First Presented: 2018; Last Reviewed: 2018; Next Review: 2021;
Nonmember: $25 .
0815 - The Business of Dentistry: Financial Management for the Dental Office (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 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
Original Release Date: 2007; Review Date: 2016; Expiration Date: 2019;
Nonmembers - $60.
0907 - The Business of Dentistry: Patient Records and Record Management (AGD 550)
Natalie Kaweckyj, LDARF, CDA, CDPMA, COMSA, COA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA, Wendy Frye-Agers, CDA, RDA, EFDA, MADAA, Linda Moan Charlton, CDA, MADAA, Lisa Lovering, CDA, CDPMA, MADAA, Linette Schmitt, CDA, LDA, MADAA, 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.
Original Release Date: 2009; Reviewed Date: 2016; Expiration Date: 2019
CE Credits: 3
Nonmember: $45
1002 - Electronic Dental Records: Start Taking the Steps Today (AGD 550)
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.
Original Release Date: 2010; Reviewed Date: 2016; Expiration Date: 2019
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
Original Release Date: 2010; Reviewed Date: 2016; Expiration Date: 2019
Nonmembers: $15
1012 - Designing a Comprehensive Health History (AGD 730)
Author: Mary Govoni, CDA, RDA, RDH, MBA; Updated by Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA; Revised/Updated by Christine Casile, BA, RDH, RDA, 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
Original Release Date: 2010; Reviewed: 2016; Expiration Date: 2019
Nonmembers: $45
1013 - Introduction to Specialized Dental Software (AGD 550)
Connie Effinger, BS; Sue Kump, MBA, CDA, LDA; Kathy Zwieg, CDA, LDA; Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA; Revised by Christine Casile, CDA, RDA, RDH and Mary T. Elliott, BS, EFDA, RDA, EFODA, 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
Original Release Date: 2010; Reviewed Date: 2016; Expiration Date: 2019
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
Original Release Date: 2011; Review Date: 2017; Expiration Date: 2020;
Nonmembers: $15
1106 - Communication in the Dental Office: Part 1 - Verbal and Non-Verbal (AGD 550)
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
Original Release Date: 2011; Review Date: 2017; Expiration Date: 2020;
Nonmembers: $30
1113 - Addressing the Language and Cultural Barriers of the Spanish Speaking Patient (AGD 550)
Cynthia Sellers, RDA The Hispanic population has exhibited tremendous growth in the United States and is impacting many “unprepared” dental practices. This course is intended to help dental professionals improve their communication with Spanish-speaking patients, with an emphasis on basic common dental terminology and Hispanic culture and traditions. 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
Original Release Date: 2011; Review Date: 2017; Expiration Date: 2020
Nonmembers: $30.
1201 - Communication in the Dental Office: Part 2 - Effective Telecommunications (AGD 550)
Betty Ladley Finkbeiner The dental staff 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 practice. This course is designed so the reader will review basic telephone techniques, conduct an inventory of personal skills to determine if one's technique needs modification, offer suggestions for resolving conflicts on the telephone, aid new staff in improving telephone techniques and integrate new forms of telecommunication into the practice.
Original Release Date: 2012; Review Date: 2017; Expiration Date: 2020
CE Credits: 2
Nonmember: $30
1202 - Communication in the Dental Office: Part 3 - Written Communication (AGD 550)
Betty Ladley Finkbeiner, CDA-Emeritus, BS, MS This continuing education course is intended for the entire dental team. The purpose of this course is to understand the basic elements of written communication. The course will facilitate improvements in the use of written communication and accentuate the professionalism of the dental office.
Original Release Date: 2012; Review Date: 2017; Expiration Date: 2020
CE Credit: 2
Nonmember: $30
1307 - Maintaining Proper Dental Records (AGD 550)
Wilhemina R. 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
Original Release Date: 2013; Reviewed Date: 2018: Expiration Date: 2021
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.
Original Release Date: 2013; Review Date: 2016; Expiration Date: 2019
CE Credits: 3
Nonmembers: $45
1320 - Patient Care Coordinator: Are You Ready for the Challenge (AGD 550)
Linda Zdanowicz Curtis, 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.
Original Release Date: 2013; Reviewed Date: 2016; Expiration Date: 2019
CE Credit: 2
Nonmember: $30
1326 - The Business of Dentistry: Patient Appointments and Scheduling (AGD 550)
Natalie Kaweckyj, LDARF, CDA, CDPMA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA, Wendy Frye-Agers, CDA, RDA, EFDA, MADAA, Lynda Moan Charlton, CDA, MADAA, Lisa Lovering, CDA, CDPMA, MADAA, Linette Schmitt, CDA, LDA, MADAA 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.
Original Release Date: 2013; Reviewed Date: 2016; Expiration Date: 2019
CE Credits: 3
Nonmember: $45
1327 - The Business of Dentistry: Practice Administration (AGD 550)
Natalie Kaweckyj, LDARF, CDA, CDPMA, COMSA, COA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA; Contributing Authors: Wendy Frye-Agers, CDA, RDA, EFDA, MADAA; Lynda Moan Charlton, CDA, MADAA; Lisa Lovering, CDA, CDPMA, MADAA; and Linette Schmitt, CDA, LDA, MADAA 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.
Original Release Date: 2013; Review Date: 2016; Expiration Date: 2019
CE Credits: 3
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.
Original Release Date: 2013; Review Date: 2016; Expiration Date: 2019
CE credits: 1
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
W008 - A Visit to Your Practice: A Patient's Perspective (AGD 550)
Sheila Clancy, CDA, MBA This webinar is designed for dental assistants to familiarize themselves with practice management principles of customer/patient satisfaction. The role of the dental assistant and how she/he can enhance the patient’s overall clinical and office experience will be discussed.
CE Credits: 1
Original Release Date: 2017; Review Date: 2017; Expiration Date: 2020;
Nonmember: $25
W009 - Where Do I Sit? How Should I Stand? Communication and Customer Service Skills for the Clinical Team (AGD 550)
Debra Engelhardt-Nash This webinar 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.
CE Credits: 1
First Presented: 2017; Last Reviewed: 2017; Next Review: 2020;
Nonmember: $25
W011 - Career Opportunities for the Dental Assistant (AGD 130)
Dr. Carolyn Breen Ed.D, Ed.M, BS, AAS, CDA, RDA, RDH This webinar is designed for dental assistants so they may explore potential career opportunities beyond the scope of private practice. A variety of positions within multiple employment settings will be discussed. Dental assisting subject matter and coursework will be compared with standard coursework as related to various degree options for career advancement. Basic strategies for personal goal setting and development of a career plan will be included.
CE Credits: 1
First Presented: 2018; Last Reviewed: 2018; Next Review: 2021;
Nonmember: $25
W012 - CDT 2018 Update for Dental Assistants (AGD 550)
Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS This webinar is designed to help dental assistants identify coding challenges and the steps that can be taken to minimize the effects of those challenges.
CE Credits: 1
First Presented: 2018; Last Reviewed: 2018; Next Review: 2021;
Nonmember: $25
1114 - The Importance of Pharmacology in Dental Care (AGD 010)
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
Original Release Date: 2011; Review Date: 2016; Expiration Date: 2019
Nonmember: $75
1208 - Oral Anticoagulants and Dental Procedures (AGD 010)
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
Original Release Date: 2012; Review Date: 2015; Expiration Date: 2018
Nonmember: $30
1330 - Eastern Medicine Meets Dentistry: The Use of Herbal Supplements in Dentistry (AGD 130)
Natalie Kaweckyj, LDARF, CDA, CDPMA, COMSA, COA, CPFDA, CRFDA, 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.
Original Release Date: 2013; Review Date: 2017; Expiration Date: 2020
CE Credits: 3
Nonmember: $45
W013 - Frequently Prescribed Brand-Name Medications and Their Clinical Dental Considerations (AGD 010)
Thomas Viola, R.Ph., C.C.P. This webinar is designed to help dental assistants by providing an overview of those frequently prescribed brand name medications whose actions, side effects, contraindications and potential drug interactions may have the greatest impact on dental therapy.
CE Credits: 1
First Presented: 2018; Last Reviewed: 2018; Next Review: 2021;
Nonmember: $25
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
Revised by: Janice Lewis, MHA, BSHA, AAHCA, RDA, EFDA
Adults breathe an average of more than 17,000 times per day and face masks provide one of the most effective modes of defense against harmful irritants. 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.
Original Release Date: 2011; Review Date: 2016; Expiration Date: 2019
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.
Original Release Date: 2013; Review Date: 2018; Expiration Date: 2021
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.
Original Release Date: 2008; Review Date: 2017; Expiration Date: 2020
3 CE credits
Nonmembers: $45
1701 - Instrument Composition, Care and Maintenance
Ronda V. Lane, BS, CDA, RDA, FADAA This course covers the critical component of cleaning instruments effectively and efficiently, with special attention to the importance of instrument composition in determining the most effective method for cleaning to promote instrument longevity, minimizing corrosion or rust, and staining and scratching. A dental assistant must be knowledgeable regarding what solutions should be used or avoided to preserve instrument integrity and what instruments should never be cleaned together, as well as determining when an instrument can or should be repaired or replaced.
CE Credits: 2
Original Release Date: 2017; Review Date: 2017; Expiration Date: 2020
Nonmember: $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 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 All dental team members face physical challenges when delivering dental care, including sustained postures, awkward movements and repetitive motions. However dental assistants face a unique set of musculoskeletal challenges when working chairside: they are unable to position their knees under the patient, cannot freely re-position their chair to different “clock” positions, have difficulty viewing the oral cavity, and must frequently accommodate to the dentist’s positioning. Combined with poor operatory layout or delivery systems it is understandable why assistants report that their highest prevalence of musculoskeletal pain is in the low back.

If dental professionals ignore regularly occurring pain or discomfort, the cumulative physiological damage can lead to an injury or career-ending disability. Knowledge of how physical damage occurs, proper body mechanics in the operatory, adjustment of ergonomic equipment and balanced musculoskeletal health can help assistants implement effective injury prevention strategies, make wise choices regarding ergonomic equipment and place of employment, improve quality of life and extend their careers.
CE Credits: 3
Original Release Date: 2004; Reviewed Date: 2017; Expiration Date: 2020;
Nonmembers - $45
1111 - Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Sedation: An Update (AGD 340)
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
Original Release Date: 2011; Review Date: 2017; Expiration Date: 2020
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.
Original Release Date: 2013; Review Date: 2016; Expiration Date: 2019
CE Credits: 3
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
Original Release Date: 2014; Review Date: 2017; Expiration Date: 2020
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
W010 - Beyond Ergonomics: How to Practice Pain Free (AGD 130)
Daniel Jacobazzi, PT, DC This webinar is designed for dental assistants to familiarize themselves with the principles of good posture and how to correctly move, sit, and work in an ergonomic manner that will help prevent work related pain and injuries.
CE Credits: 1
Original Release Date: 2018; Review Date: 2018; Expiration Date: 2021;
Nonmember: $25
American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA)
Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. 
6/1/2018 to 5/31/2022. 
Provider ID# 217389
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