Course Descriptions

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*ALL courses are evidence/science-based, live/interactive and fulfill individual state requirements for continuing education.  Credits can be used towards license renewal.

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Periodontal Disease:  An Inflammatory Condition 3CEU  

This course is intended for Dental Hygienists and Dentists.  Information presented is based on latest evidenced-based research in biomedical science.  Upon completion, attendees will have an understanding of the following basic principles as they relate to oral health.  Current updates and review of:

  • Oral-Systemic Link
  • Risk Assessment
  • Stages of Gingivitis & Periodontitis
  • Immunology
  • Stages of Inflammation
  • Ecology of the Mouth

Speaker: Elaine Rodriguez, RDH

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Infectious Diseases: A CE Course Goes Viral | 3CEU

This course is intended for all dental professionals.

  • Review the history of infectious diseases
  • Discuss the infectious disease process as it relates to dental health care workers
  • Compare bacterial, viral and fungal infections
  • Describe the immune system
  • Discuss antimicrobial agents
  • Discuss the infection control process during dental treatment

Speaker: Katrina M. Sanders, RDH, BSDH, MEd, RF

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Local Anesthesia:  Trends, Techniques, & Troubleshooting | 3CEU

This course is intended for dental hygienists and dentists.

  • Review indications, relevant anatomy and technique factors of common dental injections
  • Discuss and describe local anesthesia delivery techniques for alternative dental procedures
  • Identify primary reasons for inadequate anesthesia delivery
  • Describe physiological and anatomical considerations in identifying inadequate anesthesia
  • Develop critical thinking skills in the provision of troubleshooting local anesthetic delivery
  • Apply strategies for addressing inadequate local anesthesia during patient care
  • Identify new trends in the delivery and reversal of local anesthesia

Speaker:  Katrina M. Sanders, RDH, BSDH, MEd, RF

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Laser VS Local:  A Comparison of Adjunctive Periodontal Therapies | 3CEU   

This course is intended for Dental Hygienists and Dentists.  Compare and contrast anti-microbial agents used today to treat Periodontal Disease.  Upon completion, course attendees will be able to:

  • Identify indications and contraindications for patient use
  • Review of current medicaments in dental hygiene therapy
  • review of intended uses and treatment planning considerations
  • differentiate between each mechanism of action and delivery system
  • compare efficacy and substantivity of each medicament
  • cost comparison and insurance considerations

Speaker:  Elaine Rodriguez, RDH

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Health & Wellness Workshop | 3CEU   

This course is intended for Dental Hygienists and Dentists.  Promotes overall health and wellness principles that will aid in career longevity and lead to a more positive work-life balance.  Upon completion, course attendees will be able to demonstrate:

  • Ergonomics for the dental professional
  • Introduction to meditation 
  • Yoga and stretching poses that will help relieve to work-related head, neck and back pain
  • Review of diet and nutritional requirements: tips and suggestions for the busy professional

Attendees are encouraged to come in comfortable clothing.  Refreshments and learning materials provided. 

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What’s All The Craze in the Lase? | 2CEU  

An overview of laser regenerative periodontal therapy

  • Overview of biologic & regenerative effects
  • Review of laser mechanism of action
  • Overview of clinical applications and benefits
  • Importance of obtaining laser education and certification for provider
  • Respond to frequently asked questions and open discussion of clinical and production benefits
  • Considerations prior to investing in a diode laser

This course is intended for all inquisitive dental professionals who have a dusty laser or are considering incorporating a diode laser into their dental practice.  Dinner and demo laser units provided.  This course is free and seating is limited.

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Laser-Assisted Hygiene & Dental Therapy Workshop | 5CEU

Learn to maximize your scope of practice.  This course is intended for the entire dental team who wish to learn additional information on integration techniques, treatment planning, and patient management.  This course is intended to improve upon clinical techniques and treatment outcomes.

  • Review of signs, symptoms, and stages of periodontal disease
  • Review of risk assessment and verbiage to aide in patient acceptance
  • Integration of lasers in everyday clinical practice for dental and hygiene procedures
  • Billing codes and insurance considerations
  • Coding, fees, and treatment planning specific for procedures
  • Soft tissue dental hygiene procedures, parameters, and desired tissue-interaction
  • Review of hands-on techniques
  • Laser safety, OSHA standards, regulations & forms
  • Social media and internet marketing strategies

Refreshments and media materials will be provided.  This course is ideal for existing users who have attended one of our laser certification courses and wish to take a team approach to improving standards of care and increase production.   This course can be customized to meet the needs of your practice philosophies.  Please contact us so that we may schedule an in-office session with one of our qualified consultants

*prerequisite of minimum 6-hour basic/standard laser certification for registrants who have not taken our 8-hour course

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The Code Word Is:  Perio | 3CE

This course reviews ADA CDT coding as it relates to the diagnosis and implementation of preventive and periodontal therapies.  Speaker will discuss clinical parameters as they relate to identifying various periodontal classifications as well as the use of CDT verbiage in case decision.  The new d4346 code will be discussed and suggestions of narratives for insurance coverage will be provided.  This Course is appropriate for dentists, dental specialties, dental hygienists and office managers.

  • Review clinical parameters involved in distinguishing periodontal classifications
  • Review the ADA CDT verbiage
  • Discuss the protocol for various periodontal codes
  • Discuss the nonsurgical approach to periodontal therapy
  • Discuss the paradigm shift within nonsurgical periodontal therapy

Speaker: Katrina M. Sanders, RDH, BSDH, MEd, RF

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Head & Neck Cancer: Journey Through Radiation & ChemoTherapy Treatment | 3CEU

  • Risk Factors
  • HPV-P16
  • Journey Through Treatment
  • Dosimetry
  • Candidiasis
  • Mucositis Grades
  • What’s Next

Speaker: Tracy Broering-Welpton, RDH, MA-Oncology Hygiene

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Local Anesthesia, Topicals & Nitrous Update:  Lecture & Hands-On Workshop | 6CEU

This course is designed as an update for current information on local anesthetics, topicals, and nitrous oxide sedation. Course is designed for dentists and dental hygienists.  Attendees will receive information and study materials for Local Anesthesia Certification.  You DO NOT have to be anesthesia certified to attend.  You must show proof of current anesthesia license to perform injections in clinic.

  • Review of topicals & their delivery systems
  • Review onset and duration of each local anesthetic & nitrous oxide
  • Review dose calculations for adults and children
  • Risk & Stress Assessment for the dental patient
  • Contraindications for anesthetic and treatment
  • Identification and management of phobic patient
  • Factors for painless delivery
  • Review Factors for successful anesthesia
  • Technical review of common injections
  • Technical review of alternative injections
  • Steps-by-step instruction for nitrous oxide delivery

Seating is limited. Private events only. Must email for pre-registration options for upcoming courses.