Upcoming Live Webinar Schedule - Earn Interactive CEU
Upon completion of the CE webinar, the clinician/participant will be able to:
• Outline the differences between traditional and expanding NiTi Instruments.
• Become familiar with the concept of anatomical cleaning and shaping.
• Understand the importance of conserving tooth structure through minimally invasive canal shaping.
• Understand and conceptualize the application of the new adaptive NiTi instruments in the daily dental practice
During this CE webinar, we will discuss different impression techniques, review different impression material combinations, talk about closed tray versus open tray impressions for implants and review techniques for clear aligner therapy and OSA appliances.
In the last few years, the use of bulk fill and semi-bulk fill techniques for posterior composites have become widespread within dentistry. Advances in polymer chemistry have allowed us to predictably place these larger increments to create greater efficiencies at the chair, but attention to detail is paramount to yield long lasting results for our patients. In this fast-paced CE webinar, we will explore a step-by-step approach to simplifying and streamlining your posterior composite technique to improve patient outcomes and make your practice more profitable!
Maintaining the vital pulp has enormous advantages even in mature teeth. Until recently the indications for vital pulp therapy have been very limited due to the disadvantages of the materials used for these procedures. New bioactive materials have changed everything! In this CE webinar, I will suggest new recommendations for vital pulp therapy and discuss the properties of these new materials that have allowed us to expand the role of vital pulp therapy.
Advanced 2D and 3D imaging are some of the most exciting topics in dentistry today. Panoramic imaging together with Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) are indispensable tools in the modern dental practice in order to maximize diagnosis and better design treatment plans. Understanding how to maximize the use of advanced imaging in the dental office is essential 3D imaging for current and future users of advanced imaging technologies. This interactive webinar will focus on CBCT imaging acquisition protocols to maximize image quality and improve radiographic diagnosis.
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.
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 systems which actually save time and lead to greater profitability!
Adhesive dentistry requires us to use the right materials the correct way to have predictable success. But another criterion for success is to create the proper aesthetics. This CE webinar is going to demonstrate both, correct technique for adhesive bonding, and tips for achieving the aesthetics your patients desire. The numerous tips given will be applicable in any practice, not just high-end cosmetic practices, so you will not want to miss this CE webinar.
The main goal in treating deep carious lesions in primary teeth is to maintain a healthy tooth structure and radicular bone to allow the primary tooth to serve in function until natural exfoliation. Treatment modalities that are currently used include indirect pulp therapy, direct pulp therapy, and the coronal pulpotomy. This CE webinar will cover treatment modalities for deep carious lesions in vital primary teeth, and the use of bioceramics to achieve clinical success
There is great potential for dental team members to be exposed to infectious diseases while treating patients. Spatter and aerosol present serious threats for respiratory infections. While OSHA requires the use of respiratory protection from these potential exposures, as well as exposure to hazardous chemicals, there seems to be a lack of clear understanding about the use of face masks. In this CE webinar, learn how to select the correct mask for each procedure, how to put on and take off the mask, why you should not re-use face masks and many other tips and tricks to enhanced respiratory protection.
Dentistry has fully embraced the digital age and its integration into one of the oldest treatments in dentistry is proof that it is here to stay. Computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) of complete dentures was introduced following the success of CAD/CAM in implant and fixed prosthodontics. CAD/CAM complete dentures have seen exponential growth in the dental market with the number of commercially available CAD/CAM denture systems growing every year. Interest in CAD/CAM has also been affected by a reduction in the number of dental laboratory technicians with extensive experience and expertise with traditional fabrication processes. This CE webinar will cover key aspects related to the current status of computer technology for the fabrication of complete dentures and removable partial dentures.
How many minutes did you lose today? Thirty? Sixty? Learn how routine distractions and multiple practice inefficiencies can quickly become time and money wasters. With only so much time in your workday it’s critical that patient time be your priority.
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.
Jenn became blind in her right eye after proper infection control procedures were not followed at the dentist. Following the accident Jenn became the leading force in patient advocacy (especially in eye protection) in the Dental profession, bridging the gap between the professional industry, the students and the patients. This CE webinar will address the importance of proper eye protection for the patient and how your dental team can ensure that what happened to Jenn never happens to your patient.
Creating aesthetic direct composite restorations that precisely match existing tooth color is a clinical challenge that can be difficult for even the most experienced clinician. Shades for most composite materials rely upon 1950’s technology – the VITA Lumin Shade Guide. Clinical reality is that many composites do not precisely match the VITA Shade Guide let alone each other! This can be extremely frustrating for the clinician, especially for a patient that is “picky” about aesthetic matching. Having a universal, single-shade composite system that can take the “guesswork” and frustration out of shade selection and match a majority of clinical situations, is something that restorative dentists will welcome! In this CE webinar, you will be introduced to the first of its kind...a truly universal single-shade composite system.
In the second CE webinar of this two-part series on infection control presented by Dr. Karson Carpenter, participants will learn about:
• Infection Risks and Actions to Stay Healthy
• Cleaning, disinfection and sterilization; what do they mean and why do we practice them?
• Sterilizing dental instruments
• Environmental surface disinfection: products and surface compatibility
• Cleaning and disinfection best practices
Join us in this CE webinar and take home systems for the 3P's that will define your restorative, and quite frankly, your practice success. Preparation...Process...and People. This isn't just nice to know theory. This CE webinar will deliver, step by step, actionable systems you can implement, track, and succeed with your very next day in practice.
Predictability and long-term success of posterior composite restorations continue to be a primary concern for many practitioners due to technique sensitive steps required for proper placement. Direct resin restorations can be considered the cornerstone of a restorative dental practice due to the frequency that they are performed. These restorations are also a point of pressure for the dentist due to financial factors, such as down coding from insurance companies; and time issues due to the complexity of the process. New advancements in resin and photo-polymerization technology allow us to simplify these procedures without compromising quality. This CE webinar will focus on proper adhesion protocols and the establishment of proper form and function while meeting the esthetic demands of today’s patients.
Upon completion of the CE webinar the attendee will:
• Gain an understanding of enhanced diagnostic protocols using technology
• Discover minimally invasive treatment options and establish the threshold for restorative intervention
• Implement step by step technique using bioactive restorative materials
Dental handpieces are the restorative workhorse in our practices today. From margin refinement to removing an older crown, decay removal to polishing, our handpieces are tasked to perform on mixed tooth structure, at various speeds, and among differing restorative materials. Having the right tools for the job can certainly make our outcome more predictable along with increasing our production by ultimately creating a greater satisfaction for our patients and ourselves. This CE webinar will introduce attendees to the basics of how electric handpieces can provide precision, accuracy and efficiency to our everyday practice.
Bonding all of our indirect restorations can pose several clinical dilemmas from anesthetizing the patient at the seat appointment to how we remove the restoration when it is time to be replaced. Our modern cements have evolved along with the indirect restorative materials that we use today, allowing us to take advantage of the benefits of cementation, optimal handling properties and clinical outcomes. In this CE webinar we will look at today's glass ionomer based cement systems as well as self adhesive cementation materials and techniques.
In this CE webinar, participants will
• Explore how to adjust zirconia restorations
• Understand the various ways to clean zirconia restorations
• Identify adhesion vs cementation principles
• Learn cementation and adhesion techniques for indirect and zirconia restorations
Infection Control in the dental practice often conjures up the instant reaction of eye rolling and finger pointing, it vacillates from the overboard, product obsessed clinician to the unfortunate undertrained, overly stressed neophyte. This CE webinar is organized to easily and comprehensively remove the emotion and information overload and deliver a simple implementable system to ensure the TEAM is supportive in creating a safe and compliant environment to all positions of the dental team and clientele.
At the conclusion of this CE webinar, participants will be able to:
• Discuss the importance of a well-fabricated chairside crown.
• Describe the materials and steps needed to create a long-term “semi-permanent" prosthesis.
• Understand the theory behind and the steps needed for the cordless final impression technique
In this CE webinar, I will share with you proven workable clinical routines. You will learn to efficiently identify the dominant risk factors, quantify them and prescribe the appropriate preventative treatments. You will learn to use a “tool box” of preventative strategies, to help keep your patients cavity free. Remineralization therapy, fluoride treatment and sealants will be highlighted in this webinar.
Just when you think glass ionomers have reached the pinnacle of what they can do, new technologies emerge! This one-hour CE webinar will describe how glass ionomer restorative materials bond to teeth and how they are useful in caries management. Latest advancements of glass ionomer technology will be discussed and the clinical indications for many types of glass ionomer materials will be described.
This CE webinar will do a deep dive into two very important clinical steps critical to successful crown & bridge delivery, impression making and provisionalization. Join and learn about the latest advances in PVS materials and how to develop a bulletproof protocol for predictable impression capture. The latest in provisional materials and delivery techniques will also be covered with many clinical pearls aimed to make daily practice more predictable and enjoyable.
In challenging situations, you may perceive that the team is conveying a positive and helpful demeanor to patients on the phone, but the person the other side of the issue may interpret that behavior completely different. Learn how to eliminate the disconnect between how employees perceive they are handling critical patient calls and the reality patients experience. Learn straightforward and easy steps to significantly improve the practice’s telephone skills.
There are so many tips and techniques being taught today to change the way we perform restorative dentistry but this one will redefine them all. In this CE webinar, join us as we explore the concept with a brand new technology as we utilize a new composite heated in its own delivery gun. Emphasis will be placed on why warming composites can not only streamline the technique bit help to deliver a high quality long term restoration.