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Mask mouth, hypersensitivity, bleeding gingiva and the list goes on! Much like a fingerprint no two dental patients or their needs are the same. Whether you are treating a child or a more seasoned patient their homecare needs and routines may vary. In the midst of the pandemic oral self-care has changed and patients are delaying dental visits. In turn, dental professionals are faced with the challenge of educating and treating patients who have let oral self-care diminish. This CE webinar will offer an insight into creating customized care plans and motivational techniques to encourage optimal patient homecare.
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This CE webinar will introduce the clinician to the causes of xerostomia and how to diagnose salivary gland hypofunction as well as how to conduct a salivary flow measurement exam. It will review the differences between hyposalivation and xerostomia and management considerations.
This CE webinar advocates for the non-traditional role of OHCPs in screening patients for several noncommunicable diseases and explores the drivers of this transformation in dentistry and dental hygiene. Several technologies for medical screening (chairside) will be introduced, including glucose and lipid analyses. Challenges to implementing these non-traditional services into the dental practice will also be discussed. The CE webinar concludes by inviting participants to take part in a poll that will seek to determine OHCPs’ attitudes about implementing medical screening, their feelings of competency to perform these procedures, and education and training necessary to be successful in this new practice paradigm.
During this CE webinar, attendees will learn:
• That salivary or molecular diagnostics can assist in periodontal disease management.
• How inflammation generated from oral conditions associates with the vascular disease process as well as other systemic risks.
• That augmenting, or rebranding, a traditional reparative/restorative dental practice is possible with awareness about how oral health issues contribute to total body wellness.
• How our periodontal therapy teams are on the front lines of this movement.
Worldwide, an estimated 390 million people have diabetes - and that number keeps growing. This patient population has specialized needs when it comes to periodontal care. Treating diabetic patients is different than nondiabetic patients. This CE webinar provides cut-to-the-chase explanations about the interrelationship between diabetes and periodontal disease and information to empower oral healthcare providers to screen dental patients for diabetes and prediabetes, articulate scientifically-founded, key messages for patient education about this interrelationship, and better understand how poor glycemic control in a diabetic patient should influence treatment planning. This CE webinar is a must for clinicians who are still treating patients who have diabetes the same way they treat patients without diabetes.
This revelatory CE webinar empowers oral healthcare providers to address obesity in their practices by providing cut-to-the-chase explanations about the interrelationship between obesity (and Metabolic Syndrome) and periodontal disease, a new model for risk assessment that focuses on cumulative inflammatory burden, and scientifically-founded, key messages for patient education about how obesity influences oral health. The CE webinar also explores barriers to implementing obesity-related interventions in the dental setting, and suggests a model for bi-lateral point-of-care screening and referral with the medical community, of patients at risk for obesity and periodontal disease.
Nicotine and marijuana are addictive substances. With marijuana now legal in many states, and vaping becoming more popular every day, a whole new set of issues for health care providers is evolving. This CE webinar will uncover the mysteries of these addictive drugs and expose the reality hidden by the “smoke and mirrors”.
Patients are disappearing from our practices. Why is this happening? Where have they gone? Why aren’t they returning as they had every 6 months? Maybe they aren’t able to physically get to the office any more, or maybe they are residing in a nursing home. Our elder patients are becoming more invisible and this vulnerable population needs our help now, more than ever. Dental professionals who take this CE webinar will learn about this at risk, growing population and discover viable solutions for keeping track of these patients and keeping them healthy.
This CE webinar is designed to provide an understanding of the rationale for the use of mouth rinses and their effect on oral biofilms teeth, oral soft tissues and implants. Mouth rinses can be used to not only reduce plaque biofilm in the mouth but also as a pre-procedural rinse to reduce the bacterial content of dental aerosols generated during therapy as well as to reduce the number of bacteria associated with bacteremia. Also, the benefits of a non-alcohol containing chlorhexidine rinse will be discussed as well as the anti-inflammatory effects of a novel alcohol free rinse for oral lesions.
This CE webinar will focus on the use of barriers for Guided Bone Regeneration. It is well known that membranes are needed to isolate soft tissue from invading hard tissue grafts. At times, the combined use of bone graft materials in combination with membranes maybe cumbersome and time consuming. New bone graft materials available on the market minimize these drawbacks, by incorporating the membrane material within the volume of the graft. Techniques and indications for modified socket grafting procedures to easier coverage for sinus lift will be presented, so that the clinicians has additional arrays of materials to make a more in depth referral vs non referral call.
As dental professionals need to address the implant maintenance challenge with researched-based protocols to be able to assess, identify, and know when to refer for peri-implantitis. Many of us are confused by conflicting messages. In this CE webinar, end the confusion with a comprehensive system for assessment, instrumentation, monitoring, and peri-implant disease treatment including cement residue implantitis.
By grafting the sockets immediately after a tooth extraction you reduce the bone and soft tissue shrinkage and allow for more optimum placement of implants or fixed prostheses.
Engineered for easy placement, Sunstar’s GUIDOR easy-graft CLASSIC Alloplastic Bone Grafting System is a patented bone grafting solution that helps you provide more predictable clinical results. GUIDOR easy-graft CLASSIC greatly simplifies the handling and placement of bone grafting materials, and in many cases even eliminates the need for flaps and membranes.
Angie Stone on GUM Technique Deep Clean Toothbrush (03:37)
Presenter: Angie Stone, RDH, BS
Angie Stone talks about oral care and using the GUM® Technique® Deep Clean Toothbrush on seniors in order to get a better cleaning in hard-to-reach areas.
Dr. Ciancio on GUM Proxabrush and GUM Soft-Picks (03:17)
Presenter: Dr. Sebastian Ciancio
Dr. Sebastian Ciancio talks about using mouthwash and mechanical agents, such as GUM® Proxabrush® Go-Betweens® Cleaners and GUM® Soft-Picks®, to help with better plaque/biofilm control.