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Course Description

ACDE Live Webinar Series: Elevating Continuing Dental Education Excellence
Embark on a transformative journey with Dalhousie’s Faculty of Dentistry, Professional Dental Education in the offering of the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE) "ACDE Live Webinar Series". It is a collaborative initiative by ACDE Member Schools (AMS) to advance the realm of continuing dental education. ACDE, along with 35 of its member schools, is jointly providing this series of live webinars, showcasing university-based key opinion leaders.

Purpose
The ACDE unites individuals from college- and university-based continuing dental education programs, fostering a collective mission to create leadership opportunities, encourage collaboration, and support the development of university-based continuing dental education professionals. Our overarching purpose is to champion the highest standards of continuing dental education.

Mission
Dedicated to leadership, collaboration, and professional development, ACDE strives to be the beacon for university-based continuing dental education professionals. Our mission is to elevate the quality of continuing dental education, setting the stage for excellence in oral health care.

Vision
ACDE envisions itself as the foremost advocate and the benchmark for high-quality, evidence-based continuing dental education. Our vision encompasses the promotion of excellence in oral health care through innovative, exceptional programming.

Values
Lifelong Learning: Commitment to continuous education for our members and the broader professional communities we serve.

  • Excellence: Ensuring top-notch planning, organization, and presentation of high-quality, innovative educational programs.
  • Professionalism: Fostering a culture of support, networking, mentoring, and respect for diversity in all interactions.
  • Integrity: Upholding honest, cooperative working relationships and evidence-based programming that remains non-commercial.

Join us in this unique webinar series, where ACDE and its 35 member schools unite to bring you live webinars featuring university-based key opinion leaders. Experience the ACDE difference – where excellence in dental education is not just a goal but a shared commitment. Elevate your practice, advance your career, and shape the future of dental education with the ACDE Live Webinar Series.

Notes

Please browse the sections for the full list of ACDE webinars for the second trimester of the year 2024.

Important notice: Webinars are offered live only, they are not recorded and therefore, are not available after the presentation date.

Recommended For

Dentistry professionals interested in furthering their learning at a time that meets their needs.
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Section Title
Improving alveolar ridge preservation & GBR success
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Saturday
Time
12:00PM to 2:00PM
Dates
Apr 13, 2024
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
2.0
Location
  • Online Campus - Atlantic Time
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fees non-credit $99.00
Section Notes

Improving the clinical success of alveolar ridge preservation and guided bone regeneration (GBR): The when, where, and how?

The lecture provided by two certified periodontists and clinician scientists will discuss surgical considerations and techniques, with the proper use of bone graft materials and barrier membranes, to achieve predictable alveolar ridge preservation and develop extraction sites for future implant placement. The Lecture will also focus on surgical techniques used to achieve guided bone regeneration (GBR) to augment the ridge width and height. Also included in the lecture will be an overview of various bone graft biomaterials, membranes, and suture materials and how to use them in combination for alveolar ridge preservation and guided bone regeneration therapy. The speakers will also focus on the various complications that are encountered with these procedures and techniques and how to manage them clinically.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Understand in brief the biology behind bone remodeling and resorption.
  • Identify and classify bone defects in edentulous sites.
  • Recognize different bone graft materials and membranes and their clinical applications.
  • Understand the concept of alveolar ridge preservation and guided bone regeneration for various soft and hard tissue defects.
  • Understand the various suturing techniques that are useful in achieving primary closure for the augmented sites.
  • Recognize the complications and the management of them after alveolar ridge preservation and Guided Bone Regeneration.
Section Title
Regenerative endodontic procedures
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Friday
Time
12:00PM to 2:00PM
Dates
Apr 19, 2024
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
2.0
Location
  • Online Campus - Atlantic Time
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fees non-credit $99.00
Section Notes

Regenerative endodontic procedures

Regenerative Endodontic Procedures (REPs) are the most innovative evolving technologies in endodontics. They are widely discussed in literature, but which is the right clinical protocol? Is it difficult to realize? The webinar will be focused on the discussion of the most recent scientific findings from a clinical point of view. Moreover, the clinical procedures will be presented step by step throughout videos and clinical case reports. The main goal will be to show a simple, fast and reliable clinical protocol based on the modern literature and research.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Learn the clinical protocol for REPs.
  • Understand the biological background for regenerative endodontics.
  • Learn how to select the right clinical case for REPs.L
  • Learn how to avoid procedural errors during the clinical protocol for REPs.
  • Understand the future developments in the field of regenerative endodontics .
Section Title
A "Clinicians Report" dentistry update
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Monday
Time
9:00PM to 11:00PM
Dates
Apr 22, 2024
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
2.0
Location
  • Online Campus - Atlantic Time
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fees non-credit $99.00
Section Notes

A "Clinicians Report" dentistry update, from a university academic and clinician

This is a moment of unprecedented change in the dental market! Dr. Mark Durham, holding the distinguished Gordon and Rella Christensen Presidential Endowed Chair and serving as an Associate Professor at the University of Utah, in collaboration with Gordon and Rella Christensen at the legendary Clinicians Report (a 48-year-old non-profit educational organization that rigorously evaluates nearly every new dental product introduced to the market) hold vital insights into this evolving landscape. In this ACDE webinar, they will explore and update you on the NEW changes emerging to enhance the dynamic context-of-care for your patients.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Learn the relevant product changes occurring throughout the dental industry.
  • Learn how to optimize the broad range of available products to better help their patients.
Section Title
Recovery capital for substance use disorder
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Friday
Time
12:00PM to 2:00PM
Dates
Apr 26, 2024
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
2.0
Location
  • Online Campus - Atlantic Time
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fees non-credit $99.00
Section Notes

Recovery capital for substance use disorder: Assets, not abstinence

What do people need to recover from addiction?
The purpose of this workshop is to describe recovery capital as a predictor of long-term addiction recovery. In part one, we begin by characterizing substance use disorder (SUD) as a chronic condition. In part two, we lean into the complexity of the heterogeneity of SUD and recovery as a process of change. Finally, in part three, we focus on building community recovery capital to promote recovery in our communities.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Define addiction as a chronic disorder.
  • Explain recovery as a process of change.
  • Describe the importance of recovery capital in sustaining recovery.
  • Explain prosocial activity as recovery support.
Section Title
Practical oral pathology
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Thursday
Time
9:00PM to 10:30PM
Dates
May 02, 2024
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
1.5
Location
  • Online Campus - Atlantic Time
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fees non-credit $75.00
Section Notes

Practical oral pathology: 7 tips for the practicing dentist

This course will focus on providing the practicing dentist with the knowledge and skills needed to diagnose and manage common oral diseases. Participants will learn what to look for in identifying common oral lesions, how to develop differential diagnosis for unusual oral lesions, how to communicate with the patient about oral pathology, and how to work with their oral pathology specialist.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Identify and diagnose common oral lesions.
  • Develop a differential diagnosis for unusual oral lesions.
  • Recommend appropriate treatment and management plans for patients with oral lesions.
  • Communicate effectively with patients and other healthcare professionals about oral lesions.
Section Title
Building virtual patients for implant rehabilitation
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Sunday
Time
12:00PM to 1:30PM
Dates
May 05, 2024
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
1.5
Location
  • Online Campus - Atlantic Time
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fees non-credit $75.00
Section Notes

Building virtual patients for predictable outcomes of complex full mouth implant rehabilitation

Full-arch implant-supported fixed prosthesis is one of the most advocated treatment options for patients with failing dentition. This treatment requires coordinating a thorough prosthetic and surgical plan. Esthetic, occlusal, and biological considerations must be integrated into the treatment plan. It is one of the most challenging dental procedures. Luckily, with the newest technology of face scans, virtual patients, virtual articulators, and computer-assisted implant surgery with the stackable guide, a full arch immediate implant placement, and loading case can be planned and executed seamlessly with predictable outcomes. This lecture will cover the key issues related to this full digital workflow.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Identify the equipment and software required for a virtual patient workflow.
  • Understand the virtual patient workflow process.
  • Recognize the components of a stackable guide.
  • Demonstrate how to accurately register CR (Centric Relation) and VDO (Vertical Dimension of Occlusion) in a virtual patient.
Section Title
Biofilm management
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Tuesday
Time
9:00PM to 11:00PM
Dates
May 14, 2024
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
2.0
Location
  • Online Campus - Atlantic Time
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fees non-credit $99.00
Section Notes

Biofilm management; are we at a tipping point with guided biofilm therapy

The underworld of subgingival biofilm can be a challenging environment for clinicians. Traditionally, the battle against biofilm communities thriving subgingivally has been fought with a blend of hand and power-driven instruments. In the last 5 years in North America and for over 20 years in Europe, indications for using air-pressured mechanical biofilm disruption technology with the use of low abrasive-based powders for both supragingival and subgingival biofilm have been developed. This evidence-informed review will explore the air-flow mechanism and its clinical application for biofilm management.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Understand the oral microbiome.
  • Understand the new immunology concept of symbiosis and dysbiosis relationship.
  • Learn to create effective patient care-plans.
  • Integrate air-pressured technology and powders into clinical protocols.
  • Evidence inform decisions with air-pressured technologies.
  • Learn the importance of risk assessments.
  • List and describe mechanical interventions that combat mature biofilms.
Section Title
“Occlusion” to know for your practice
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Saturday
Time
12:00PM to 1:00PM
Dates
May 18, 2024
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
1.0
Location
  • Online Campus - Atlantic Time
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fees non-credit $59.00
Section Notes

“Occlusion” to know for your practice

Occlusion plays a crucial role in achieving long-term success of dental treatments. One of the major clinical challenges is to understand and apply occlusal concepts depending on the planned prosthesis and various functional and esthetic elements. This lecture will present fundamental occlusal concepts in removable, fixed and implant restorations. The lecture will also address the diagnostic analysis, the decision-making process, treatment planning and prosthodontic treatment of the fixed prosthodontic rehabilitation. Finally, useful clinical tips will be shared to overcome common clinical challenges related to occlusion.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Understand foundational occlusal concepts applied in removable, fixed and implant restorations.
  • Learn the clinical guidelines of optimal occlusion and its applications in clinical situations.
  • Understand how to perform occlusal adjustments (ex. occlusal appliance)
Section Title
A guide to removable partial denture design
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Wednesday
Time
9:00PM to 10:00PM
Dates
May 22, 2024
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
1.0
Location
  • Online Campus - Atlantic Time
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fees non-credit $59.00
Section Notes

Removable partial denture design: A comprehensive guide

The course includes the design principles of removable partial denture, specifications for different components, how material selections play a role in design and the digital applications in removable partial prosthetics.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Understand different principles in RPD design and their clinical applications.
  • Understand the specification for components in RPD.
  • Understand different material selections for RPD.
Section Title
Motivations for orthodontic care
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Friday
Time
12:00PM to 1:00PM
Dates
May 24, 2024
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
1.0
Location
  • Online Campus - Atlantic Time
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fees non-credit $59.00
Section Notes

The why behind the smile: Motivations for orthodontic care

This course provides a systematic examination of malocclusion, elucidating its physiological and psychosocial consequences. The core content delves into the primary motivations driving patients towards orthodontic interventions, highlighted through case studies. Key areas covered include functional determinants, aesthetic factors, and spatial challenges.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Acquire an understanding of malocclusion's multifaceted impacts, from functional disorders to societal implications.
  • Understand key aesthetic and functional determinants in orthodontic treatment need, navigating the challenges of tooth spacing and crowding.
  • Understand the critical importance of implementing interceptive strategies during pivotal growth phases.
Section Title
Tips and tricks for successful local anesthesia
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Thursday
Time
9:00PM to 10:30PM
Dates
May 30, 2024
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
1.5
Location
  • Online Campus - Atlantic Time
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fees non-credit $75.00
Section Notes

Tips and tricks for successful local anesthesia

Review, clarify and enhance techniques for the Posterior Superior Alveolar (PSA), Middle Superior Alveolar (MSA), Anterior Superior Alveolar (ASA), Greater Palatine (GP), Nasopalatine (NP), Anterior Middle Superior Alveolar (AMSA), Inferior Alveolar (IA) nerve blocks.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Describe the insertion site, depth, target, and areas anesthetized for the following nerve blocks:
    • Posterior Superior Alveolar (PSA)
    • Middle Superior Alveolar (MSA)
    • Anterior Superior Alveolar (ASA)
    • Greater Palatine (GP)
    • Nasopalatine (NP)
    • Anterior Middle Superior Alveolar (AMSA)
    • Inferior Alveolar (IA)
Section Title
Attachment systems for implant-supported overdentures
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Tuesday
Time
9:00PM to 10:00PM
Dates
Jun 04, 2024
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
1.0
Location
  • Online Campus - Atlantic Time
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fees non-credit $59.00
Section Notes

Attachment systems for implant-supported overdentures

Implant-supported overdentures provide clinicians with a cost-effective means of restoring the edentulous arch. Various attachment systems have been implemented in the fabrication of these prostheses. The key to a predictable restorative outcome is planning ahead for the desired abutment and attachment before dental implants are placed.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Describe various attachment systems used for implant overdentures.
  • Realize the importance of prosthetically-driven implant and abutment planning for overdenture therapy.
  • Understand the impact of implant divergence and restorative space requirements for implant overdentures.
Section Title
Anatomical variations on CBCT
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Friday
Time
12:00PM to 2:00PM
Dates
Jun 07, 2024
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
2.0
Location
  • Online Campus - Atlantic Time
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fees non-credit $99.00
Section Notes

Anatomical variations on CBCT: Can they impact clinical practice?

Cone beam computed tomography is a powerful tool in dentistry and is widely used for diagnosis and treatment planning in various clinical conditions. Over two decades of CBCT use have made us aware of how often patients present anatomical variations not seen on 2D radiographs. Moreover, these anatomical variations may significantly impact treatment planning. This course covers common anatomical variations seen on CBCT and how these findings impact clinical practice.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Recognize dental, osseous, and neurovascular anatomical variations commonly observed in CBCT exams.
  • Discuss the clinical significance of anatomical variation findings and how they may influence treatment planning.
Section Title
Demistfying trigeminal neuropathy
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Thursday
Time
9:00PM to 10:30PM
Dates
Jun 13, 2024
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
1.5
Location
  • Online Campus - Atlantic Time
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fees non-credit $75.00
Section Notes

Demistfying trigeminal neuropathy: A nerve-racking diagnosis

Trigeminal neuropathic pain disorders can be some of the most challenging for both patient and providers. This course aims to provide participants with clues into differentiating between the various trigeminal neuropathies, include various episodic and continuous neuropathic pains. Here, participants will explore the condition’s pathophysiology for deeper understanding of the origin of this complex orofacial pain. It will emphasize the importance of timely symptom recognition, diagnosis and working on a multidisciplinary team for the best outcomes.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Understand basic pathophysiology of neuropathic pains to understand the source of nerve dysfunction within trigeminal neuropathy.
  • Differentiate between various episodic and continuous neuropathic pain disorders.
  • Identify signs and symptoms of neuropathic pain disorders.
  • Identify when and to function on a multidisciplinary team for overall patient management.
  • Identify basic management strategies, including pharmacotherapy, for neuropathic pain disorders
Section Title
2024 dental ethics update
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Thursday
Time
9:00PM to 10:30PM
Dates
Jun 20, 2024
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
1.5
Location
  • Online Campus - Atlantic Time
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fees non-credit $75.00
Section Notes

2024 dental ethics update

A review of ethical principles and current ethical and professional challenges to dentistry.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Comprehend coming changes in dental care delivery.
  • Describe methods of adapting to new delivery models.
  • Discuss the ethical and professional dilemmas in new delivery models.
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