Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Infection Control in Dental Practice: A Practical Approach
Free Infection Control Dental CE 
Presenter: Eve Cuny 
Released: 6/5/12
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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This fast-paced CE webinar provides an overview of best practices for infection control in dentistry with an emphasis on how to adapt guidelines and recommendations into every day practice. Building on the basic principles of infection control, the participants are guided through the process of delivering safe care without compromising efficiency. Topics include disinfection and sterilization, personal protective attire, sharps safety, immunizations and other infection prevention strategies.

Over 350 hours of free online dental CE 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Restorative Dentistry for Children
Presenter: Dr. Joel Berg, DDS, MS
Sponsor: SDI
Released: 1/11/12
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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This CE webinar will provide the attendee with the most up-to-date information regarding restorative dentistry technologies in pediatric dentistry. It will review a variety of dental material including glass ionomers, resin-modified glass ionomers, and resin composites, and their specific use in children. Adhesives and their delivery systems and proper utilization will be elucidated from a clinical application perspective. With so many new choices out there, including a variety of new categories of materials, the clinician can find it challenging to differentiate properly between the materials and techniques available.

This course will review newer categories of hybrid composites, and of adhesives. With the trend toward simpler “1-step” or “all-in-one” and “self-etching” adhesives, the clinician needs to know what the constraints and requirements are of these materials. The course will also describe and discuss pulp therapy techniques and will guide the clinician through a step by step approach to pulp therapy for primary teeth.
Toward Better Impressions: Chairside with Incognito™ Appliance System
Presenter: Caryann Schoenfeld
Sponsor: 3M Unitek
Released: 1/12/12
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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In this CE webinar, Caryann Schoenfeld draws on her years of experience as a lingual technique trainer to act as your chairside guide to taking impressions with the the Incognito™ Appliance System. You will learn the key steps for taking accurate, two phase, two step polyvinyl impressions, and how to maximize efficiency while doing so. This webinar also serves as an excellent troubleshooting tool for doctors and staff toward achieving better impressions.
Complete Denture Technique: The Fundamentals
Presenter: Aldo Leopardi, BDS, DDS, MS
Sponsor: Heraeus
Released: 1/18/12
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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Over the last several years, the complete denture technique continues to receive less emphasis in North American undergraduate dental school curriculums. Consequently, in the general dental community, it is fast becoming a lost art form. Considering it is the gateway to dental implant therapy and a key to grasping concepts and principles in aesthetic dentistry, the purpose of this presentation is to improve understanding of complete denture therapy based on proven clinical and documented protocols.

Course Learning Objectives:
1. Review of impression techniques maximizing support and minimizing over-extended, unstable denture bases.
2. To describe effective Maxillomandibular jaw relation record techniques.
3. To develop an improved understanding of aesthetic and functional tooth arrangement concepts.
Chairside Placement of Implant Overdenture Attachments
Presenter: George Priest, D.M.D.
Sponsor: VOCO America
Released: 1/19/12
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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Attachment-retained implant overdentures have proven to be a new standard of treatment for edentulous patients. This CE webinar will demonstrate a step-by-step protocol for precise, efficient, and cost-effective chariside attachment placement, using the mandibular two-implant overdenture and maxillary four-implant overdenture as examples. A novel bis-acryl resin system designed specifically for predictably precise chairside attachment simplifies the process while eliminating the expense of laboratory procedures. The methods demonstrated are effective for fabricating new implant overdentures as well as conversion of existing dentures for implant retention and replacement of worn or malpositioned attachments.
Advances in Composite Restorative Dentistry: A Blend Of Artistry, Materials, And Technique
Presenter: Dr. Bob Lowe
Sponsor: GC America
Released: 1/24/12
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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Today’s composite resins allow the aesthetic dentist limitless creativity in recreating human dentate form. At the core of every aesthetic dental restoration is tooth morphology…… natures’ combination of elevations, depressions, opacities, and translucencies that collectively produce functional and aesthetic beauty.

In this CE webinar, Dr. Lowe will discuss and demonstrate techniques to create morphologically precise anterior and composite restorations. The challenges of placing Class II direct composites (proximal contact and contour) and soft tissue management will also be discussed. What’s new in composite restorative materials? Find out about the latest in materials and techniques, including, self etching bonding systems, dentin replacement, high strength flowable composites, and low stress, aesthetic nano hybrid composite materials.
Improving your Caries Prevention Protocol in High Risk Adults
Presenter: Lillian Caperila, R.D.H., M.Ed.
Sponsor: Premier Dental
Released: 1/24/12
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Self-Study)
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Implementing an effective caries risk assessment tool is only the first but most important step in recognizing and classifying those adults who now carry a high risk in developing dental caries. Since dental caries is no longer a childhood disease, it becomes paramount for dental professionals to identify all factors that contribute to enamel erosion, root caries and conventional enamel lesions. The treatment planning becomes more complex as adults retain their teeth longer and require effective strategies in prevention. New research will be shared that supports the impact of fluoride enhanced with ACP technology.