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all courses are intended for Dental Hygienists and Dentists. Information presented is based on latest evidenced-based research in biomedical & psychosocial science.  Upon completion, attendees will have an understanding of bulleted course objectives and basic principles as they relate to oral health.credits earned from attending these live courses can be used towards license renewal. 

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Chemical Dependency: Medicinal Marijuana & Opiates | 3CEU

  • Differentiate between medical & recreational marijuana 
  • Addiction defined
  • Discuss methods of ingestion, behavior, and opioid epidemic
  • History, growth, and production factors for plants and prescriptions
  • Discuss current laws & regulations 
  • Identify varying forms, dosages, & concentrations 
  • Identify varying delivery systems and mechanism of action 
  • Review oral implications, side effects, & medicinal uses 
  • Treatment Planning & Risk Assessment for Dental Hygiene 
  • Discuss relapse, rehabilitation, and recovery

Laser VS Local:  A Comparison of Adjunctive Periodontal Therapies2CEU   

  • Compare and contrast anti-microbial agents used today to treat Periodontal Disease.  
  • Identify indications and contraindications for patient use
  • Review of current medicaments in dental hygiene therapy
  • review of intended uses and treatment planning considerations
  • differentiate between each mechanism of action and delivery system
  • compare efficacy and substantivity of each medicament
  • cost comparison and insurance considerations

Health & Wellness Workshop | 2CEU   

  • Discuss overall health and wellness principles that will aid in career longevity and lead to a more positive work-life balance  
  • Ergonomics for the dental professional
  • Introduction to meditation 
  • Yoga and stretching poses that will help relieve work-related head, neck and back pain
  • Review of diet and nutritional requirements: tips and suggestions for the busy professional

Periodontal Disease:  An Inflammatory Condition | 3CEU  

  • Oral-Systemic Link
  • Risk Assessment
  • Stages of Gingivitis & Periodontitis
  • Immunology
  • Stages of Inflammation
  • Ecology of the Mouth

What's All The Craze in the Lase?2CEU  

  • An overview of laser regenerative periodontal therapy
  • Overview of biologic & regenerative effects
  • Review of laser mechanism of action
  • Overview of clinical applications and benefits
  • Importance of obtaining laser education and certification for provider
  • Respond to frequently asked questions and open discussion of clinical and production benefits
  • Considerations prior to investing in a diode laser

This course is intended for all inquisitive dental professionals who have a dusty laser or are considering incorporating a diode laser into their dental practice.  Dinner and demo laser units provided.  Seating is limited.

Pain Management: Local Anesthesia, Topicals & Nitrous Update  

Lecture & Hands-On Workshop | 6CEU

This course is designed as an update for current information on local anesthetics, topicals, and nitrous oxide sedation. 

  • Review of topicals & delivery systems
  • Review onset and duration
  • Review dose calculations for adults and children
  • Risk & stress assessment for the dental patient
  • Contraindications for anesthetic administration
  • Identification and management of phobic patients
  • Factors for painless delivery
  • Review factors for successful anesthesia
  • Technical review of common injections
  • Technical review of alternative injections
  • Step-by-step instruction for nitrous oxide delivery

PROCESS of CARE Series

 

Extra-Oral & Intra-Oral Exam | 2CEU

  • initial patient assessment 
  • review palpations, lymph nodes, anatomical landmarks
  • review descriptive terms, documentation, referrals
  • ethics, communication, collaboration
  • current trends in diagnostics
  • standard of care protocols for cancer-patient management

 

Medical History: The Risk and Stress Assessments | 2CEU

 

Dental Discovery: Exploring Caries Risk | 2CEU

Periodontics: Treatment Planning and Coding Workshop | 2CEU

 
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