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Patti DiGangi, RDH Cracking the Code
Speaker: Patti DiGangi, RDH
This course explores how current dental terminology (CDT) code gaps have contributed to a delay in therapeutic care of early periodontal disease, recognition of its medical relevance, and the communication between dental and medical professionals.
Cost to View: Free
Cost for Credit: $36
CE Credits: 1.5
Release Date: 09/01/2017
Karen Siebert, BSDH, MA Honing Our Edge: Options for Maintaining Periodontal Hand Instruments
Speaker: Karen Siebert, BSDH, MA
As clinicians, the hand scaling instruments we use become part of our professional persona. Many hygienists refer to loving or hating certain instruments. It is an emotional attachment. More importantly, maintaining the working edge is a challenge, one that’s a constant source of discussion in the dental hygiene profession. However, how to best maintain a consistent edge is a much more complicated matter.
Cost to View: Free
Cost for Credit: $36
CE Credits: 1.5
Release Date: 11/01/2016
by Lorraine Frey, RDH, LDH, BAS Periodontal Probes: An Overview of History, Evolution and Clinical Technique
Speaker: by Lorraine Frey, RDH, LDH, BAS
New technology has transformed the practice of modern dentistry over the past few decades. Digital radiography, lasers, improved materials for enhanced aesthetics, magnification loupes with illumination and computerized systems that now provide for a "paperless" practice are just some of the many examples of how dentistry has evolved.
Cost to View: Free
Cost for Credit: $36
CE Credits: 1.5
Release Date: 07/01/2013
by Debra Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS No Longer Just a Prophy
Speaker: by Debra Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS
A prophylaxis is reserved for healthy patients with no signs of periodontal disease. The need for more than 20 minutes of subgingival instrumentation during a prophylaxis appointment shifts the focus from health to periodontal disease. Periodontal disease might be overlooked during a prophylaxis because of four reasons.
Cost to View: Free
Cost for Credit: $36
CE Credits: 1.5
Release Date: 07/01/2012
William Nordquist, DMD Is Periodontal Disease the Common Denominator in The Spectrum of Chronic Inflammatory Diseases?
Speaker: William Nordquist, DMD
For years clinicians have acknowledged a relationship between periodontal disease and systemic disease. This presentation will detail a convincing mechanism behind this relationship.
Cost to View: $36
Cost for Credit: Included
CE Credits: 2.5
Running Time: 2 hours
Release Date: 06/20/2012
Trisha O'Hehir, RDH, BS Explaining Bugs, Biofilm and Bleeding to Patients
Speaker: Trisha O'Hehir, RDH, BS
This course will cover the introduction of bacteria into the oral cavity and how these bacterial form a dynamic biofilm and how the bacteria communicate with each other to decide to attach to the tooth and root surfaces. It will include information about ways to control the biofilm through chemical, mechanical and new innovative approaches.
Cost to View: $36
Cost for Credit: Included
CE Credits: 1.5
Running Time: 1 hour
Release Date: 09/11/2009
Speaker: Nancy J. Miller RDH, BA
Power scalers have made the transition from use for gross calculus removal to more definitive removal of bioburden in periodontal pockets. The next level for most practitioners is their use on all patients to facilitate more optimal ergonomics for the operator, more patient comfort and time conservation.
Cost to View: $36
Cost for Credit: Included
CE Credits: 1.5
Running Time: 1 hour
Release Date: 09/18/2007
Gene Werner The Missing Pieces of the Periodontal Puzzle
Speaker: Gene Werner
In this course you will learn the missing pieces of presenting periodontal disease to your patients, including but not limited to proper standards, diagnosing, financial arrangements presentation and treatment protocol.
Cost to View: $36
Cost for Credit: Included
CE Credits: 1.5
Running Time: 1 hour
Release Date: 09/02/2006
Karen Davis, RDH, BSDH The Art and Science of Effective Communication for Non-surgical Periodontal Treatment
Speaker: Karen Davis, RDH, BSDH
This course will explore common barriers that hinder enrollment into non-surgical treatment and provide the solutions to these barriers as a pathway to create healthy foundations for all patients.
Cost to View: $36
Cost for Credit: Included
CE Credits: 1.5
Running Time: 1 hour
Release Date: 01/26/2006

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