Composite is a great material that can be used in a multitude of ways with great success. This CE webinar will illustrate the value of the versatility of composite as a restorative material and as a direct restorative option for aesthetics that can change lives in appearance and function. We will begin by discussing composite materials and their attributes. Bonding with some unique materials will be addressed to solve some of dentistry’s puzzling problems. Bleeding and isolation challenges will be addressed. A number of cases will be shown to achieve veneering success and great out-of-the-box thinking for post orthodontic options. Occlusion will be discussed with these unique direct composite cases.
How to effectively make your patients’ fear and anxiety lessen with a single-visit replacement solution. During these challenging times upon us, avoiding multiple dental visits is beneficial to everyone and with a single designed and navigated 3D guided surgical procedure. Much more can now be accomplished within just one visit. Come join us LIVE and see exactly how to execute this beneficial procedure in one single visit using piezoelectric technology for atraumatic extractions and digital guide design for immediate implant placement.
It would be difficult to find another technique in dentistry that has as much evidence as sealants to prevent and arrest dental caries. But is placing a sealant an ultra-simple procedure that doesn’t require much skill or precision? If your sealants seem more like custom fitted plaque traps than highly effective decay prevention, don’t miss this opportunity to re-think your sealing materials and techniques.
This CE webinar will discuss how dental personnel are at risk for disease transmission as they may acquire pathogenic microorganisms from patients and others within the dental facility. Hand hygiene in accordance with CDC Guidelines and OSHA Standards will be addressed, as well as appropriate methods and motivation techniques to enhance compliance and ensure a safe dental visit for all.
Well over 500 prescription and non-prescription medications have xerostomic side effects, which are compounded when these medications are used concomitantly, as is often the case for our medically complex patients. In addition, little attention is sometimes given to those systemic diseases which contribute to the development of xerostomia, and the exacerbation of its complications. This CE webinar will provide participants with an overview of xerostomia, medications used in its management and the impact of both the disease and its treatment on dental therapy. Special emphasis will be given to vaping and the use of cannabis and their effects on producing and/or exacerbating dry mouth.
Composite warming techniques have been used for some time in dentistry. New advances in delivery now make this technique simpler and more predictable. This CE webinar will review the science behind warming composites and some of the new advances developed to help clinicians be more efficient and produce exceptional results. Various systems and delivery modalities will be reviewed.
Are you confident in how to adhere ceramic restorations to tooth structure? Want to know what steps and materials to utilize to adhere ceramic veneers, inlays, onlays, and crowns? This CE webinar will cover the various steps and materials to implement so that you can be more confident in adhering ceramic restorations of any kind in your dental office. Simplifying adhesion to enamel, dentin and various types of ceramics so you can be confident when you are starting your next case.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, OSHA has been enforcing compliance with the Respiratory Protection and other safety standards in dental practices. Non-compliance with OSHA requirements can be costly to a practice in the event of an inspection – especially an unannounced inspection. This CE webinar will review checklists of OSHA requirements for training, documentation, hazard assessments and more to assist practices in practicing safely and being prepared in an inspector walked in the office. The webinar will also focus on public health protocols and resources that will help practices to be informed and prepared for future outbreaks of infectious disease.
The post-endodontics restoration of teeth (after RCT) has structural, biological, chemical, and physical considerations. Much of current education, and literature, remains based on ‘traditional’ dental approaches, including cements and metal posts. Today the practitioner is faced with a bewildering array of adhesives, structural support (post alternatives) and chemical combinations – all before we get to the part that the patient is most concerned with: the esthetics of the final restoration. This CE webinar will help practitioners better understand the alternative materials that are available and their limitations; select and use the right materials / chemistries to achieve complete polymerization, even at the most apical end of the prep; and techniques that result in a final build-up virtually free of shrinkage, that prevents bacterial ingress and provides a sound structural base for the most esthetic final restoration. Dr. Fanica and Dr. Enachescu bring years of endodontic therapy and extensive knowledge of materials to help make post-endo restorative treatment straight forward and successful.
The opportunities for 3D printing, scanning and integration into dental office systems is expanding at an alarming rate. This CE webinar will discuss the practical ways to incorporate 3D technology into the general dental office, and the tremendous potential it has for increasing productivity and profitability. We will explore together the rational, as well as when and how to implement this technology. Topics will include 3D printed study models, surgical guides, in-office aligners and occlusal guards. Particular emphasis will be placed on incorporating a seamless workflow that team members can support.
Join Dr. Ken Malament as he shares his research and clinical protocols of lithium disilicate. Over the past 17 years, Dr. Malament has closely monitored and studied over 3,300 of these restorations and has experienced a 98% success rate. See why this material performs so well. In this CE webinar, learn how he case plans and uses a regimented routine to achieve durable and long lasting smiles for his patients.
Dentinal hypersensitivity (DH) is a common dental condition that affects a large majority of the population and despite extensive investigation, this disorder remains underdiagnosed, underreported, and undertreated. Dentinal hypersensitivity impacts quality of life and emotional well-being Patients experiencing DH can also suffer from physical and psychological problems. Clinical management of dentinal hypersensitivity is possible.
The first step in effective instrument reprocessing for dentistry is the cleaning process. If all debris is not removed from the instruments prior to sterilization, instruments and other items will not be sterile and safe for patient treatment. This CE webinar will look at all aspects of instrument cleaning, from instrument cleaning techniques and devices, to selecting the appropriate equipment and solutions and monitoring equipment for efficacy. CDC guidelines for instrument cleaning will be reviewed, and manufacturer’s instructions for use will be discussed.
Vaccines are here – but the pandemic of COVID-19 continues. Are you confused about respiratory protection requirements? Frustrated about the shortage of supplies of masks and respirators? This CE webinar will discuss the protection factors and differences between surgical masks and respirators, and when respirators must be worn. In addition, the webinar will review the requirements of the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard, and CDC Interim Guidance for Dental settings, which includes proper donning and doffing of PPE, reuse of respirators under the FDA’s EUA when supplies are minimal, medical evaluations and fit testing for respirators and more.
This CE webinar will prepare you to protect your practice during COVID-19 and better handle disaster response, including cybersecurity breaches, ransomware, and HIPAA & OSHA violations.
Technology and restorative material innovations continue to advance everyday dentistry. Are you taking advantage of what these handpiece devices offer? This CE webinar will introduce how the tools of our trade can deliver tooth preparation confidence for clinicians while creating an excellent patient experience. Discussion will revolve around the benefits of how incorporating handpiece power into our practices can improve ergonomics in conjunction with promoting patient safety and readiness. Set your practice apart!
Composite restorative materials continue to change and adhesive dentistry changes with them. In this CE webinar, you will learn techniques to improve your aesthetic restorations by utilizing a new composite material. You will also learn about heated composites using infrared technology, techniques and materials that help increase the longevity of restorations while helping to decrease postoperative sensitivity.
Posterior composites are a procedure that shows up on our schedules each and every day. Finding ways to make them more efficient and more effective has been a goal for several decades in dentistry. In this CE webinar we will look at new materials and techniques for accomplishing just that.
As a result of the latest high strength injectable composite technology, dentists can now quickly, easily, and predictably treat Class V (abfraction), Class l, Class ll and Class Vl lesions with beauty, strength and function beyond patient expectations. Improvements in composite polymerization shrinkage, reduction of internal stress and occlusal wear, have made injectable composite material a great aesthetic option. This CE webinar will demonstrate how to use high strength injectable composite quickly and easily, so that an aesthetic result with a high success rate and predictable outcome can be achieved.
In this CE webinar, Dr. Nasseh will discuss and demonstrate the difference between conventional rotation motion, reciprocation motion, and the recently developed Optimized Torque Reduction motion for root canal instrumentation by describing a conservative reciprocation approach that allows safe and efficient root canal instrumentation without excessive removal of coronal dentin. In addition, the efficient obturation of the prepared shape using BioCeramics technology will be discussed and demonstrated.
During this CE webinar, we will:
• Review the initial exam and learn ways to improve your diagnostic capabilities.
• Discuss what we should be looking for to improve our patient’s overall oral health.
• Learn how photography and technology can improve diagnosis and case acceptance.
Clear aligner therapy has become an increasingly common addition to the orthodontist and the general practitioner. Both adults and children seek orthodontic treatment without traditional wire braces, providing the patient with a more aesthetic and comfortable solution to straightening teeth. Attachments, bonded composite, are used for most of the clear aligner systems. These enhance the aligner retention and allow more complex movements to be performed. Dr. Ataii will explain the benefits of using a composite with bioactive Giomer Technology for clear aligner therapy. He will also discuss the best practices on how to place and remove the attachments/engagers and which products to use for optimal results.
In this CE webinar, please join us as we explore how oral healthcare providers can make a significant difference in identifying patients who have asymptomatic or poorly controlled diabetes, and how glycemic control influences periodontal stability in the reduced periodontium of a patient with diabetes. Addressing diabetes has always been of paramount importance; however, with what we've learned about how diabetes may increase susceptibility to life-threatening viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 and associated complications, there has never been a more critical time for OHPCs to join the fight against diabetes.
Overview of case planning for aligners including 3D analysis, case design, sequencing, and staging. Understand how orthodontic fundamentals influence safe and predictable tooth movement. In this CE webinar, learn how desired movements are sequenced and programed into each aligner stage.
Infection prevention is more important than ever before, for patient safety and for patients to maintain confidence in their dental practice. Although instruments may have been processed in the sterilizer, maintaining the sterility of dental instruments after the packages are removed from the sterilizer is a critical step in patient safety protocols. This process begins with the selection of packaging materials that are optimal for the instrument management system, utilization of process indicators and integrators, placement in the sterilizer, appropriate drying, and storage of instrument packages. This CE webinar will be based on the CDC Guidelines for Dental Health Care Settings, as well as the CDC Guidelines for Sterilization and Disinfection in Health Care Settings.
From prep to seat, indirect restorations continue to anchor dental practices in time, production, and energy. This CE webinar is packed with practical ideas to develop a systematic approach for every indirect procedure. Specific discussion will revolve around how to optimize bur selection, create predictable tissue management, identify digital scanning elements, and prepare the restoration for secure placement. Clinicians will benefit from these techniques to produce fewer adjustments and remakes, answer to any cementation conundrums, and deliver a highly-polished, accurate final restoration while improving the patient experience.
New materials and technologies enable us now to consider treatments that were previously considered impossible. This CE webinar will cover how bioceramic materials have changed our definition of irreversible pulpitis and their application in vital pulp therapy of immature and mature teeth.
This CE webinar is designed to give a foundation for implementing bioactive materials in your daily treatment to enhance and grow your dental practice.
The concept of bioactive dental materials is not new. We’ve all heard of them and have probably used bioactive materials at one time or another – but are you telling your patients about the benefits of bioactive materials? Patient education can increase case acceptance and be a large source or referrals to increase practice revenue.
Dental professionals have increased risk of exposure to dental aerosols and droplets. These are caused by the rebound of spray mist on the tooth surface generated by dental instruments (e.g. turbine and powder water jet devices).
In this CE webinar, Dr. Martin Koch will give an insight into the latest research and present initial results of a study that is being conducted.