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Sterilization destroys all microbial forms. Successful steam sterilization provides dental instruments safe for use with patient treatment. This CE webinar will discuss basic principles of use with steam sterilization to ensure efficient and effective process cycles.
When a clinician struggles with the laboratory or the fit of a final restoration, the answer can often be found at the prep appointment. The integrity of our final restoration is often related to the quality of the impression that we make at the preparation appointment. This CE webinar will provide you with some clinical tips that will help you insure that you have quality that is consistent and predictable.
For most general practitioners, direct composite restorations are a large part of everyday dental practice. Many clinicians have a “favorite material” or “favorite technique” that is universally applied to all clinical situations. Given the variety of patients and clinical issues that present, is important that the dentist “be the doctor” and prescribe the restorative material that is best for each clinical situation! This CE webinar will explore different approaches to the restoration of a Class II cavity preparation based on clinical parameters and discuss techniques and materials choices that will help to maximize results and restoration longevity.
Many composites have made the claim that they can be utilized universally, however very few can meet the physical and aesthetic demands required of a truly universal composite. This CE webinar will explore the common failure modalities for composite resins so as to understand the most ideal attributes and varying indications for these common restorations. Several materials will be explored to help participants gain confidence in material choice, leading to more confidence and efficacy in resin placement.
Cementation of fixed restorative restorations requires new bonding techniques to be effective. When dealing with a crown or bridge, many techniques must be mastered to gain ideal strength and longevity. This includes bonding to various substrates in tooth and lab fabricated restorations of varying types and materials. This CE webinar describes and illustrates the steps needed to bond fixed restorative units.
Since the introduction of the first monolithic restoration, fixed dental prostheses have come a long way. In particular, the all-ceramic category has seen a drastic shift to new materials with what seems like a new one entering the market every day. This CE webinar will aim to help you understand and decipher the difference between these materials, introduce you to the next generation of all-ceramics, as well as provide you with an in depth overview about cementation options for these new materials.
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.
This CE webinar will discuss both nerve and bone anatomy and how they can change the efficacy and ease of delivery of a local anesthetic. A review of the maxillary nerve, the mandibular nerve, the mandible and the maxilla will be discussed. Certain injection techniques and local anesthetic products will be reviewed in light of this nerve and bone anatomy.
Every manufacturer makes flowable composites but what distinguishes one from the other? Is it chemistry, polishability, flowability? In this CE webinar, join us as we decipher what makes flowables unique and understand through clinical applications their multitude of uses.
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
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!
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.
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
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
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.