There has been much confusion and misinformation all over the internet as it related to Dental Hygiene. In this CE webinar, join us as we break it all down and provide you with clear concepts to get you into practice safely and efficiently.
Oral malodor, also known as halitosis, is a condition that has been recognized since ancient times. It is a valid concern affecting millions of individuals. Americans spend over 2 billion dollars annually for fresher breath. Dental professionals are in an ideal position to offer solutions for an embarrassing problem. This CE webinar will assist the dental professional in addressing halitosis. In addition, it will empower the clinician to have courageous conversations and recommend various solutions to address halitosis.
In this CE webinar, learn what health care providers throughout the world are doing to provide conservative AND comprehensive care. We will explore new state of the art instrument designs and therapies that are patient-oriented revealing a more comfortable appointment. Join this high energy CE webinar and discover how Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) is transforming the global landscape. Reconsider traditional treatments which can damage restorations, tooth structure, titanium implants, and tissue. Differentiate your patient care and advance your team with a minimally invasive protocol.
This CE webinar informs dental professionals about improved caries prevention strategies, based on scientific evidence for Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA). It provides suggestions for the practical implementation of these concepts into clinical practice. Clinical protocols will be shared that have been developed by experts in the field of cariology, dental practice, academic research and successful practitioners of CAMBRA.
Upon completion of the CE Webinar, the student will be able to:
• Look for the warning signs of imbalance in the oral cavity
• Understand how to manage acidity
• Know which agents and materials are available to help bring things back in ‘balance’
This CE webinar will encourage you to reexamine key hygiene assessment protocols to increase profits all while providing better patient care. Discover how to infuse energy into your exams, pinpoint disease conditions accurately and match them with proper codes, including new AAP Periodontal Classifications. This CE webinar will inspire you to reflect upon the rationale behind your instrument selection and discover why you use the instruments you do. Are you using the instruments you have inherited or what your patient’s conditions require? Avoid “giving away periodontal treatments,” reduce risk management issues and avoid losing money through improper billing.
Many clinicians do not routinely apply varnish for adult patients. The need for fluoride is not age-based; all ages can benefit. One size does not fit everyone. The American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs created an evidence-based clinical practice guideline based on a systematic review of current science. The ADA’s Caries Risk Assessment forms are practice tools to help evaluate a patient’s risk of developing caries and guide the practitioner. These work in conjunction with CDT Caries Risk Assessment procedure codes. This CE webinar assists participants to provide the most efficacious treatments based on individual needs.
Let’s face it, some systems seem like a good idea, but ultimately create busy work or a whole new set of problems. Dr. Tanya Brown has spent her career in dentistry, first as a dental assistant, then as a Practice Administrator, and now she an owner/Dentist running a very successful practice. In today’s CE webinar, she wants to shorten your learning curve and share a couple of instrumentation systems which actually save time and lead to greater profitability!
In this CE webinar, we will dissect the Guidelines as to Staging (severity and extent) and Grading (rate of progression) into a simplified user-friendly format for the everyday clinician. Attention to primary clinical features will be highlighted especially as to treatment protocols (when prophylaxis vs S/RP vs surgical options) and customization to a patient’s well-being including specific oral hygiene regimens.
During this CE webinar, we will cover the following:
• How to explain the recommended dietary allowance for fluoride depending on the age, gender, and drinking water
• Describe, understand and identify the advantages for using fluoride applications for caries prevention
• Understand proper fluoride placement: preparing and applying fluoride varnish to a range of patients maintaining infection control, health and safety
• Provide relevant, accurate post-operative instructions following fluoride application
This CE webinar will cover the following:
• A review of the current research and guidelines in biofilm focus care for disease prevention
• Provide an understanding of what tools, technology, and products to use for natural teeth / implant restoration patients.
• New biofilm focus care protocols for prophylaxis and home-care recommendations
Upon completion of this webinar, the dental professional will be able to:
• Review & evaluate their current instrument set-up used for examination and periodontal debridement.
• Identify the best instruments to effectively root plane, detoxify and polish both natural teeth and implant sites.
• Recognize the implication of screening probes in the process of care.
• Plan the proper application and timing in using both power-driven and hand instruments.
• Revisit the concept of “selective” vs “conventional” coronal polishing and what the evidence tells us today
• Improve their ergonomic comfort with innovations in cordless handpieces.
This CE webinar will describe situations where the use of a chlorhexidine varnish can be used to idealize tissue health, reduce caries risk and minimize sensitivity. In addition, proper maintenance of restorations is essential for their long-term health, stability and aesthetics. Unfortunately, some materials used for maintenance can damage or reduce the lifespan of restorations. This CE webinar will describe tips and recommendations for maintenance of your direct, indirect, CAD/CAM and implant supported restorations.
Dental caries continues to be a top-of-mind dental concern, affecting a majority of the US population. Fluoride is a mainstay in prevention, with fluoride varnish products becoming the primary type provided in dental practices. Dental professionals often get “side-tracked” with concerns over patient acceptance of a product utilized in patient care, rather than its efficacy, and often is the case when selecting a fluoride varnish. This CE webinar offers an overview of factors to consider when selecting a fluoride varnish product. Flavor aspects will be presented with a conversation about taste as the current primary determinant for product choice. The benefits of additional ingredients in fluoride varnish will be discussed as well as other characteristics for superior patient benefit. The entire dental team can profit from information concerning fluoride varnish choices for best patient care.
During this CE webinar, we will
• recognize the importance of early preventive care
• discuss the common causes of dental disease
• describe the behaviors of biofilms that influence the treatment goals of disruption, elimination, or control
• explain the principles of selective polishing utilizing disposable prophy angles and paste
• discuss the different methods for controlling plaque
The dental hygiene diagnosis is a critical part of providing optimum treatment planning and care for the dental patient. The updated AAP Classification System created in 2017 represents a multi-dimensional staging and grading framework for periodontitis and peri-implant disease. This CE webinar will examine the evolution of the updated system including the concepts of staging and grading to classify each periodontal patient. Determining a patient’s likelihood to predictably respond to therapy is a unique feature of the new classification system and allows for individualized treatment plan development. The CE webinar will also highlight the need and value of collaboration amongst dental and medical professionals. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the importance of team calibration when incorporating the system into office protocols will be discussed.
The term bioactivty has been used loosely for the past few years in dentistry. Is it just a term that dentists and hygienists like to hear or is there any clinical relevance to this term? In this CE webinar, join us as we explore the "bioactive" world as it relates to dental products and materials and discover potential uses of bioactive products in dentistry.
Upon completion of this CE webinar, attendees will be able to:
• Understand the differences behind stain removal and biofilm management.
• Comprehend the differences between first-generation air polishing devices and the newer powder streaming devices.
• Identify which air abrasive powders are best for stain removal, biofilm decontamination or both.
• Benefits of treating the dental implant population with aqueous powder streaming.
• Introduction to adjuncts that improve debridement for both the patient and clinician when practicing aqueous powder streaming.
• Implement a new process of dental hygiene care workflow.
Dental Professionals have always known how critical oral health is to overall health. Finally, dentistry is moving towards optimal care! Your dental hygiene diagnosis and treatment planning are key elements to maintaining or improving your patients’ health. This CE webinar will enhance your clinical conversations and offer solutions for the remaining 300+ days of the year.
What does today's clinician need to know about benefits and reimbursement? If your first instinct is to run screaming, we understand! Our patients are concerned with their benefits - that means we should be as well. The discussion will apply to all office and team sizes. As your practice grows the need for consistent communication becomes paramount. This CE webinar will focus on the most commonly asked questions regarding periodontal care and benefits including D4341 and D4346.
During this CE webinar, the student will
• identify criteria for essential polishing
• review indications for use of polishing vs cleaning agents
• review selection and techniques for use of mechanical devices for essential polishing
• identify appropriate infection control protocol and compliance during polishing protocol
This CE webinar will provide clinicians an understanding of risk factors, proper diagnosis and distinguishable traits of peri-mucositis and peri-implantitis. We will compare healthy implants vs. healthy teeth and review the standard protocol for the re-care appointment and basic implant maintenance, including proper periodontal probing. Also addressed will be the use of glycine with a single unit dose product to aid in the prevention of implant disease.
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.
Periodontitis has entered into a new frontier as not only a major chronic infection but moreover a disease of chronic inflammation. Recent studies demonstrate that the incidence of periodontitis has been underestimated by 50%. Determining who is at risk and the corresponding therapy and management is a significant component of effective treatment. Dental school provides the science. This CE webinar transforms the science into actual dental practice.
The Smart Scaling program provides an overview of ultrasonic scaling technologies, tools and techniques to enhance your everyday practice and measurably improve the patient experience so the patient returns for more frequent dental visits. Join me in this webinar which will show how promoting a lifetime of oral health starts with smart choices.
The following 1 hour CE webinar focuses on key diagnostic principles to effectively diagnose periodontal disease. With this information, you and your hygiene team will be able to create an enhanced periodontal therapy protocol. This will be a winning move for your patients and your practice. You may wish to invite all team members to join this event! We will discuss the history of anesthesia, risks/benefits, available alternatives to today's anesthetic options and the science behind pain. In addition, to decrease your hygienist's phobia to getting their patients' numb, we will discuss a new needle-less option that is available. This CE webinar is sure to inspire you and your hygiene team! Join us.
Wendy Briggs, RDH teaches her simplified process for helping patients understand what is needed, and why they should do it. This is a complex conversation, that doesn't always produce the results we are hoping for. Join us to learn a simplified approach, that every practice can utilize. Learn how technology can have a powerful impact during the process, and help patients understand the WHY. Join the movement! Help your patients FIGHT Periodontal disease while learning to Detect, Diagnose, and Treat more effectively after watching this CE webinar.
The right fit is important whether it’s our clothes, shoes, work and oral health. In 2017, a new CDT code created the right fit to finally treat gingivitis after decades of merely dumping gingival inflammation into the same category as health. It’s time to shift dentistry focus from finding the cavity to treating the caries pH infection disease. Watching and waiting for breakdown makes no sense. Saliva is one of the body’s most effective means for protecting the tooth enamel to be a pH buffer against acid. This CE webinar focuses on early treatment using up-to-date right fit technologies and systems and the latest in remineralization therapies.