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Dani Botbyl, RDH Are You Staying Ahead of the Ultrasonic Curve?
Speaker: Dani Botbyl, RDH
This course details how ultrasonic scaling technology can be used for more than the removal of moderate to heavy calculus, and discusses how to implement ultrasonic practices to remove light calculus and to remove and disrupt biofilm.
Cost to View: Free
Cost for Credit: $36
CE Credits: 1.5
Release Date: 11/09/2017
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
Linda M Douglas, RDH, BSc Understanding Survivors of Childhood Abuse
Speaker: Linda M Douglas, RDH, BSc
This course provides insight into the failure of some patients to seek dental treatment or perform adequate self-care, and the relationship to mental health issues caused by childhood abuse.
Cost to View: Free
Cost for Credit: $36
CE Credits: 1.5
Release Date: 06/01/2017
Judy Bendit and Patti DiGangi Silver Diamine Fluoride: Another Arrow in the Quiver to Defeat Decay
Speaker: Judy Bendit and Patti DiGangi
The never-ending war against oral disease comes with one benefit: We’re given new weapons every so often to help make a fighting difference for countless patients. One of the newest weapons that has emerged is silver diamine fluoride (SDF). SDF’s unique composition has proven to be an incredibly useful medicament not only for extreme cases but in day-to-day traditional dentistry as well.
Cost to View: Free
Cost for Credit: $36
CE Credits: 1.5
Release Date: 03/02/2017
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
Judy Bendit and Patti DiGangi Silver Diamine Fluoride: Another Arrow in the Quiver to Defeat Decay
Speaker: Judy Bendit and Patti DiGangi
The never-ending war against oral disease comes with one benefit: We’re given new weapons every so often to help make a fighting difference for countless patients. One of the newest weapons that has emerged is silver diamine fluoride (SDF). SDF’s unique composition has proven to be an incredibly useful medicament not only for extreme cases but in day-to-day traditional dentistry as well.
Cost to View: Free
Cost for Credit: $36
CE Credits: 1.5
Release Date: 11/01/2016
Nadine Russell, RDH, BSc Understanding Exceptional-Needs Patients
Speaker: Nadine Russell, RDH, BSc
Through nonjudgmental and supportive care, dental hygienists can provide evidence-based, patient-specific care that will give patients improved oral health and, in turn, greater overall health. After reading this article, dental hygienists should feel more confident about providing dental care for patients with exceptional needs.
Cost to View: Free
Cost for Credit: $36
CE Credits: 1.5
Release Date: 07/01/2016
Allan Schwartz, DDS, CRNA Three Basic Emergency Medications You Should Know How to Use
Speaker: Allan Schwartz, DDS, CRNA
This article covers a few of the most common emergency medications found in many proprietary dental emergency medication kits. Every dentist should periodically review the uses and be familiar with these medications and share this information with their staff.
Cost to View: Free
Cost for Credit: $36
CE Credits: 1.5
Release Date: 08/01/2014
Fayette Williams, DDS, MD Oral Cancer in the Dental Office
Speaker: Fayette Williams, DDS, MD
Both dentists and hygienists play a critical role in the detection of oral cancer. This course reviews the demographics and risk factors relevant to oral cancer. Common diagnostic tools are discussed with attention to scenarios when these tools might be appropriate. The course also provides an overview of cancer staging.
Cost to View: Free
Cost for Credit: $36
CE Credits: 1.5
Release Date: 07/01/2014
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

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