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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 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
Simplifying decision making in hard and soft tissue grafting (for both teeth and implants)
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Sunday
Time
12:00PM to 1:30PM
Dates
Jul 21, 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

Simplifying decision making in hard and soft tissue grafting (for both teeth and implants)

Clinicians are often faced with challenging situations where hard or soft tissue deficiencies exist (either around teeth or around implants). They may be uncertain of the appropriate treatment sequence to follow, or the appropriate grafts to use, or the correct restorative/surgical approach, to ensure long term success. This lecture discusses how the above decisions can be simplified, and guides the clinicians with easy clinically relevant take-home points, which are evidence based. We discuss the evidence based SRA (Sequential Ridge Augmentation) protocol, and the RSC (Restorative Surgical or Combination) protocol , and how it applies to daily clinical decision making. Lastly, the case-specific graft materials (autogenous or otherwise) to be used, will also be elaborated upon. This lecture is appropriate for both new graduates, as well as clinicians with a few years of practice experience.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Make evidence based decisions using the SRA and RSC protocol.
  • Utilize established diagnostic criteria to segregate simple/ complex cases.
  • Clinically apply and decide the appropriate use of soft and hard tissue grafts.
  • Decide the sequence of which correction should come first- hard tissue or soft tissue.
Section Title
Substance use disorders: Part 4
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Wednesday
Time
8:30PM to 10:00PM
Dates
Jul 24, 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

Substance use disorders: Part 4

This course is aimed at providing three hours in total of CE which can be credited towards the DEA-MATE mandated hours for new or renewal application of DEA license. The course is intended to provide fundamental understanding on substance use disorders, and possible referral and management. Reviewing the Principles of sound Pain management: Safe pharmacological management of dental pain; acute and chronic pain. Along with reviewing Substance abuse and addiction: Terminology, definitions; prevalence and incidence; drugs of abuse and addiction; identifying the risk factors; who is prone?

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Understand the “S” in SUD: what substances and drugs?
  • Know the fundamentals of reversal agents, de-addiction and rehabilitation
  • Learn how and when to refer these patients and to who.
Section Title
Comprehensive dentistry touch-ups
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Thursday
Time
9:00PM to 10:30PM
Dates
Jul 25, 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

Comprehensive dentistry touch-ups: Enhancing restorative, pediatric care, and patient communication

Join our comprehensive dentistry touch-ups course designed to refine your skills in restorative dentistry, pediatric patient care, and effective communication. This course is tailored for dental professionals seeking to elevate their daily practice and deliver exceptional patient-centered care.
Key Focus Areas:

  • Restorative Dentistry: Master the art of efficient crown preparations, optimizing tooth reduction techniques, material selection, and troubleshooting common challenges for successful outcomes.
  • Pediatric Patient Management: Learn specialized strategies to manage pediatric patients, ensuring a positive and comfortable dental experience through child-friendly approaches and effective communication.
  • Patient Communication Mastery: Enhance your ability to educate and engage patients, manage their expectations, and effectively communicate the crown procedure, leading to improved patient satisfaction and compliance.

Course Benefits:

  • Gain advanced techniques to streamline crown preparations, enhancing efficiency and accuracy in your practice.
  • Troubleshoot common challenges in crown procedures, providing a seamless patient experience.
  • Elevate your patient care by effectively managing pediatric patients and creating a welcoming, stress-free environment.
  • Enhance patient communication skills to foster trust and understanding, resulting in better treatment compliance and overall satisfaction.
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Master Efficient Crown Preparations: Participants will acquire advanced techniques to streamline and optimize crown preparations, ensuring precision and efficiency in restorative dentistry.
  • Troubleshoot Common Challenges in Crown Procedures: Participants will be equipped to identify and address common challenges encountered in crown procedures, ensuring successful outcomes and patient comfort.
  • Optimize Material Selection for Crowns: Participants will understand the factors influencing material selection for crown procedures, tailoring choices to patient needs and case requirements.
  • Foster a Comprehensive Approach to Dentistry: Participants will integrate restorative dentistry, pediatric patient care, and effective communication into a comprehensive approach for enhanced daily dental practice.
  • Enhance Pediatric Patient Management: Participants will learn effective strategies to manage pediatric patients, creating a comfortable and engaging experience during restorative procedures.
  • Improve Patient Communication and Expectation Management: Participants will develop effective communication skills to educate patients about crown procedures, manage expectations, and enhance patient satisfaction.
  • Promote Continual Professional Development: Participants will be inspired to pursue continuous learning and growth in the fields of restorative dentistry and pediatric care, staying updated with advancements and best practices.
Section Title
Exploring new ways to conserve tooth structure
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Tuesday
Time
9:00PM to 11:00PM
Dates
Aug 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

Exploring new ways to conserve tooth structure

Techniques to save tooth structure in restorative and fixed prosthodontics procedures.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Restore teeth with composite with minimal loss of structure and restore missing teeth without crown preparations on abutment teeth.
Section Title
Oral health care considerations for victims of human trafficking
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Wednesday
Time
9:00PM to 10:00PM
Dates
Aug 14, 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

Oral health care considerations for victims of human trafficking

In this presentation, participants will be able to describe the current situation of human trafficking plaguing the United States and learn practices to help identify potential victims in the dental practice. Additionally, an emphasis on trauma-informed care will be discussed to help equip dental professionals in treating this population.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Describe the crisis of human trafficking in North America.
  • Explain how to establish a working relationship with human trafficking shelters to provide dental care.
  • Educate dental health providers on signs of possible human trafficking and unique ways of caring for this population.
Section Title
Dental sports medicine: Managing your patient “Who is an athlete”
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Tuesday
Time
9:00PM to 10:30PM
Dates
Aug 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

Dental sports medicine: Managing your patient “Who is an athlete”

Athletes participating in various sports experience a complex array of oral health issues. The association between biochemical physiology, oral habits, and related factors and the increase in prevalence of carious lesions will be discussed. These oral health conditions can impact the athlete’s ability to perform well and participate in both training and competitions. Most importantly, many of these athletes have no awareness of their own oral health issues.
Thus, the need for the formal establishment of pre-participation dental screening examinations has been documented. Based on a literature review and many years of usage, a newly designed “Combination Pre-participation Dental Screening and Triaging Form” has come to the forefront. The practical application of its use will be demonstrated.
The program will highlight other areas of concern when managing your patient – “Who is an Athlete”? These topics include smokeless tobacco (ST) use, hazard awareness and a unique approach to a ST cessation, the emergence of E-cigarette usage, mouthguard use and bacterial contamination, and the ideal properties of a mouthguard.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Understand the association between biochemical physiology, oral habits, and related factors and the increase in prevalence of carious lesions.
  • Understand how utilizing the new combination “Pre-participation Dental Screening and Triaging Form”, can identify caries early-on for treatment, thus reducing the potential loss of playing time and minimizing the cost of dental treatment for athletes.
  • Understand the rationale and how to implement a ST hazard awareness and cessation program for athletes.
  • Discuss the bacterial contamination that occurs during dental mouthguard usage.
Section Title
Anterior composite restorations - The perfect recipe
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Saturday
Time
12:00PM to 1:30PM
Dates
Aug 24, 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

Anterior composite restorations - The perfect recipe

Matching the natural color and shape of anterior teeth can be challenging. Over the years, I have perfected a technique to predictably restore more than 90% of the anterior teeth using a few composite resin shades and a secret ingredient. This course is for dentists eager to learn the technique and get to know some tips and tricks for diastema closure.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Describe how to reproduce the natural color of anterior teeth using resin composite.
  • Describe different preparation design for a seamless restoration.
  • Describe clinical tips for diastema closure.
Section Title
Dental pain, how does it happen?
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Tuesday
Time
9:00PM to 11:00PM
Dates
Aug 27, 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

Dental pain, how does it happen?

This webinar will provide an overview of the organization of the brain and spinal cord, cranial nerves, branches, structure and their functions. It will help you trace and understand motor and sensory pathways and integrate this knowledge into clinical situations in dentistry.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Understand dental pain causes and mechanisms of actions.
  • Learn how our brains are perceiving and processing pain.
  • Trace and understand pain pathways.
  • Integrate this knowledge into clinical situations in dentistry.
Section Title
Vital pulp therapy using direct pulp caps in permanent teeth
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Friday
Time
12:00PM to 2:00PM
Dates
Sep 06, 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

Vital pulp therapy using direct pulp caps in permanent teeth: An alternative to root canals?

The dental pulp is connective tissue that lives protected inside the hard tissues of the tooth. When this soft tissue is exposed to trauma, caries, or damage (such as tooth fracture), the tissue is at risk of infection that will eventually proceed to pain and necrosis of the pulp. In permanent teeth, the current standard of care in situations of infected pulp tissue is to proceed directly to root canal treatment. But, remember the best treatment results happen in teeth that preserve the vitality of the pulp. Lately, a potential alternative has gained clinical popularity – vital pulp therapy. Vital pulp therapy (VPT) attempts to treat the infection without the complete removal of the dental pulp tissue. The purpose of this course is to explain the clinical procedures associated with vital pulp therapy, to discuss the specific cases where vital pulp therapy should and should not be used, and to touch on the success rates reported in current research.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Understand the indications and contraindications of VPT.
  • Discuss the clinical materials and procedures for VPT.
  • Review the advances in direct pulp capping materials and the evidence-based findings of prognosis after VPT.
Section Title
The use of artificial intelligence in dentistry
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Monday
Time
9:00PM to 10:00PM
Dates
Sep 09, 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 use of artificial intelligence in dentistry

The field of artificial intelligence (AI) has experienced spectacular development and growth over the past two decades. With recent progress in digitized data acquisition, machine learning and computing infrastructure, AI applications are expanding into areas that were previously thought to be reserved for human experts. When applied to medicine and dentistry, AI has tremendous potential to improve patient care and revolutionize the health care field. In dentistry, AI is being investigated for a variety of purposes, specifically identification of normal and abnormal structures, diagnosis of diseases and prediction of treatment outcomes. This presentation will review some current and future applications of AI in dentistry.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Understand the different types of artificial intelligence.
  • Understand the various application of AI in dentistry.
  • Recognize the advantages and challenges of AI.
  • Evaluate strategies to facilitate the integration of AI.
Section Title
Preparation for dental trauma management
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Friday
Time
12:00PM to 1:00PM
Dates
Sep 13, 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

Preparation for dental trauma management

This lecture will review patient management, patient history work up, office preparation, equipment, instrument, supplies preparation, as it relates to dental trauma. Course will also review four case studies.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Manage dental trauma in an efficient, thorough manner.
  • Properly work up a thorough trauma patient assessment and diagnosis.
  • Learn a proper chair side set up to manage a trauma patient by themselves after hours.
  • Learn of resources available to aid in the management of the diagnosed trauma.
Section Title
Diagnosis and management of athletic-related traumatic dental injuries
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Monday
Time
9:00PM to 11:00PM
Dates
Sep 16, 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

Diagnosis and management of athletic-related traumatic dental injuries

Dental trauma is a common dental emergency, particularly in children and young adults. The ability of the dental team to diagnose and manage dental trauma in the short and long term can make a monumental difference in patient-related outcomes. The course will overview real-life patient-based examples highlighting the different types of athletic-related traumatic dental injuries, their initial and long-term management strategies as well as prevention protocols that are recommended to minimize the effect of such injuries.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Grasp an overview of traumatic Dental injuries with emphasis on athletic-related dental and facial injuries.
  • Review diagnosis and treatment of dental traumatic injuries.
  • Understand guidelines for immediate and long-term management of traumatic dental injuries.
Section Title
Quick and easy update in operative dentistry
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Thursday
Time
9:00PM to 11:00PM
Dates
Sep 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

Quick and easy update in operative dentistry

You will learn about the current status on how to treat and manage caries in this fast paced 2-hour course. We will discuss the new products in the market and how they perform as well as the tips and tricks for creating great restorations.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Know when to intervene and how to manage caries.
  • Know about new products in the market and their effectiveness.
  • Know tips and tricks for producing beautiful and functional restorations.
Section Title
Management of traumatic crown fractures with and without pulpal exposures
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Tuesday
Time
9:00PM to 10:30PM
Dates
Sep 24, 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

Management of traumatic crown fractures with and without pulpal exposures in children and adults

This course provides an overview of the diagnostic procedures, emergency and definitive treatments of crown fractures of the permanent teeth. Additionally the course will provide long-term follow up recommendations and procedures based on the most recent guidelines by the International Association of Dental Traumatology and peer-reviewed literature.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Identify different types of crown fractures.
  • Describe the emergency and definitive treatments for each type of crown fracture.
  • Describe the favorable and non-favorable outcomes of crown fractures.
Section Title
Laser in periodontal pocket treatment
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Saturday
Time
12:00PM to 1:00PM
Dates
Sep 28, 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

Laser in periodontal pocket treatment

Despite of the controversy the use of the laser could maximize successful non-surgical treatment. The gold standard in periodontal pocket treatment is a proper eradication of pathological bacterial strains inside infected pockets through the means of mechanical debridement. However, root architecture and its particular anatomic variations make establishing effective debridement protocol difficult in non-surgical periodontal therapy using traditional tools, such as curettes or ultrasonic scalers. Laser therapy as a quest for alternative treatment has a growing recognition for its antibacterial qualities, safeness and broad spectrum of use. Lasers have been used in non-surgical periodontal treatment as alternatives or adjunct methods to mechanical scaling and root planing (SRP). Erbium family laser is used for decontamination and debridement of periodontal pockets and root surfaces in nonsurgical treatment as it displays strong bactericidal and detoxification effect. Due to antibacterial properties, the neodymium and diode laser may eliminate antibiotics from our treatment protocol. Using evidence-based laser guidelines would enable dentists to provide more efficient non-surgical periodontal care. The lecture will provide based of the state-of-the-art practical procedure periodontal pocket treatment, which are predictable and driven by choosing proper chromophore for each laser.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Know the rules for predictable effect by properly selecting laser for given indications.
  • Understand what factors may influence the choice of the laser type.
  • Understand the procedure and indications when using lasers for the treatment of periodontitis.
Section Title
“Digital” complete removable protheses (Part 1)
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Monday
Time
9:00PM to 10:30PM
Dates
Sep 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

“Digital” complete removable protheses (Part 1)

In this two session series Dr. El Gendy will cover the following involving digital dentistry and removable prothesis.
The conventional way of fabricating Complete Removable Prosthesis has not changed in the past 50 years. The process involves multiple clinical appointments. Each appointment requires considerable amount of time and material used both clinically and in the laboratory. This means, the whole process is subject to human processing errors, inaccuracies, and further increased time and cost. Digitally fabricated Complete Removable Prosthesis will revolutionize the way dentists are treating completely edentulous patients. In the past few years, digitally designed and manufactured Complete Removable Prosthesis have improved significantly due to advancement in scanning, designing, and manufacturing.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Learn how to obtain a proper intraoral and extraoral scan.
  • Understand the difference between printing and milling.
  • Learn about pros and cons of digital complete denture.
  • Gain insight into the various components utilized in CAD/CAM technology for fabricating digital complete removable prostheses.
  • Understand the different clinical workflows for the digital complete dentures.
  • Understand limitation of digital complete denture in a clinical setting
Section Title
Concepts in implant dentistry
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Wednesday
Time
9:00PM to 11:00PM
Dates
Oct 02, 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

Concepts in implant dentistry

An in-depth exploration of the intricate factors influencing the success of implant-supported restorations within the esthetic zone. Delve into the nuances of tissue management, implant positioning, and restoration design, gaining comprehensive insights into optimizing outcomes. Through a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical applications, this course equips practitioners with cutting-edge techniques and materials for crafting seamlessly natural-looking restorations. Whether you're embarking on your journey in implant dentistry or seeking to refine your expertise, this immersive lecture promises to elevate your skills and enhance patient satisfaction.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Understand challenges and strategies for implant-supported restorations in the esthetic zone.
  • Learn the techniques and the use of current materials for natural results.
  • Explore treatment strategies for improving the esthetic outcome of implant-supported restorations.
  • Gain insight into treatment planning and case selection. • Get practical tips and the best approaches for successful dental implant restorations.
Section Title
Latest trends in root canal irrigation
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Monday
Time
9:00PM to 10:30PM
Dates
Oct 07, 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

Latest trends in root canal irrigation

New technology for root canal irrigation is being introduced into the field of endodontics. New technologies as LAI and Multisonication are going to be compared to well established irrigation techniques as: positive, negative pressure and ultrasonic irrigation.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Identify different irrigation techniques.
  • Understand the concepts of laser and multisonication technology.
  • Understand the importance of dentin disinfection.
Section Title
Lingualized occlusion for complete dentures
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Friday
Time
12:00PM to 1:00PM
Dates
Oct 11, 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

Lingualized occlusion for complete dentures

This course will overview concepts in complete denture occlusion, with focus on tooth setup and adjustments for a lingualized occlusion.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Appreciate the differences between denture occlusal schemes.
  • Understand tooth position for a lingualized occlusion.
  • Understand how to adjust denture teeth in a lingualized occlusion.
Section Title
“Digital” complete removable protheses (Part 2)
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Tuesday
Time
9:00PM to 10:30PM
Dates
Oct 15, 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

“Digital” complete removable protheses (Part 2)

In this two session series Dr. El Gendy will cover the following involving digital dentistry and removable prothesis.
The conventional way of fabricating Complete Removable Prosthesis has not changed in the past 50 years. The process involves multiple clinical appointments. Each appointment requires considerable amount of time and material used both clinically and in the laboratory. This means, the whole process is subject to human processing errors, inaccuracies, and further increased time and cost.
Digitally fabricated Complete Removable Prosthesis will revolutionize the way dentists are treating completely edentulous patients. In the past few years, digitally designed and manufactured Complete Removable Prosthesis have improved significantly due to advancement in scanning, designing, and manufacturing.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Identify the diverse clinical workflows involved in this process.
  • Gain insight into the various components utilized in CAD/CAM technology for fabricating digital complete removable prostheses.
  • Learn about scanning technique.
  • Discuss workflow of making a duplicate of a complete removable prosthesis.
  • Discuss work flow of fabricating Immediate Digital Complete Removable Prosthesis.
  • Discuss work flow of fabricating Digital Complete Removable Prosthesis.
  • Discuss different manufacturing techniques employed in this innovative approach.
Section Title
Mastering esthetic implant restorations
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Wednesday
Time
9:00PM to 10:30PM
Dates
Oct 23, 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

Mastering esthetic implant restorations

A journey to master the artistry of esthetic implant restorations with our specialized course. Explore the latest advancements in techniques and materials meticulously tailored to achieve impeccable natural esthetics. Designed for dental professionals at all levels of experience, this program offers invaluable insights and practical strategies for navigating the complexities of implant-supported restorations in the esthetic zone. This brief program will elevate your clinical proficiency, refine your treatment planning skills, and unlock the potential to deliver consistently successful and esthetic outcomes. Whether you're a newcomer to the field or a seasoned practitioner, this course promises to empower you with the expertise needed to excel in esthetic implant dentistry.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Explore innovative approaches for managing soft tissue around implant-supported restorations in the esthetic zone.
  • Understand the role of digital technologies in enhancing the predictability and precision of implant placement and restoration design.
  • Familiarize yourself with the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in achieving optimal esthetic outcomes in implant dentistry.
  • Gain knowledge of advanced techniques for managing peri-implant mucosal health and preventing complications in the esthetic zone.
Section Title
A perspective on efficacy, applications & clinicians perception of clear aligners therapy
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Tuesday
Time
9:00PM to 10:00PM
Dates
Oct 29, 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

An evidence-based perspective on the efficacy, applications, and clinicians’ perception of clear aligners’ therapy

This lecture will summarize the latest evidence related to the efficacy of clear aligners in achieving various types of tooth movements, their utilization, and predictability in treating different malocclusions including orthognathic surgical cases. In addition to giving an overview of the most common protocols and practices, clinicians implement when using clear aligners in treating their patients. And compare the efficacy of achieving the desired tooth movement between various commercially available aligner systems.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Correlate the clinicians’ preferences, practices and protocols related to clear aligner therapy to the current evidence on the efficacy and applications of clear aligners.
  • Highlight the latest evidence in relation to clear aligner therapy.
Section Title
“Fluorescence enhanced theragnosis” A reliable new approach for clinical dentistry
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Friday
Time
12:00PM to 2:00PM
Dates
Nov 01, 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

“Fluorescence enhanced theragnosis” – An evidence-based reliable new approach for clinical dentistry

The seminar will introduce the attendees to the benefits of “Fluorescence Enhanced Theragnosis” in daily clinical practice and elaborate on its application in the different specialties from cariology to periodontology and implantology, from restorative to oral surgery and pathology. Improvement in almost any oral (visual) diagnosis is complemented by visual treatment guidance to visual identification of treatment goal achievement transforming clinics from “guesswork” into reliable, documentable, evidence-based oral healthcare.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Understand the limitations of current visual oral diagnosis and its radical transformation via fluorescence.
  • Learn the practical most relevant applications of fluorescence in daily clinical practice.
  • Learn and understand the addition of fluorescence visualization to support the transformation of any clinical intervention into a reliable, time-saving minimally invasive procedure.
  • Understand the immediate impact of fluorescence on long-term treatment outcomes, patient communication/motivation, and general healthcare.
Section Title
Simplifying adhesive dentistry
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Monday
Time
9:00PM to 10:30PM
Dates
Nov 04, 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

Simplifying adhesive dentistry

Adhesive Dentistry has transformed the treatment planning and procedural steps in modern dentistry. The use of adhesive systems and polymeric materials such as resin composites, coupled with ceramics, enables clinicians to preserve more sound dental structures during restorative procedures while achieving exceptional esthetic results with robust mechanical strength and longevity. However, the high technique sensitivity of these procedures can result in issues like marginal gaps, color alteration, marginal staining, reduced mechanical strength, de-bonding, reduced longevity, post-operative sensitivity, and others. Proper technique and correct material selection are crucial for successful restorative procedures. This course aims to provide evidence-based information to clinicians, explaining how to apply complex concepts to clinical practice in a straightforward manner.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Describe the different types of adhesive techniques and the most recent dental materials (adhesive systems, resin composites, resin cements, and ceramics).
  • Select the appropriate restorative system (ceramic, metal, composite, adhesive system, resin cement) for each substrate and clinical situation.
  • Identify the problems and limitations of current adhesive techniques and materials.
  • Use guidelines to minimize errors and increase the longevity of adhesive restorations.
Section Title
Dental research – Who cares?
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Thursday
Time
9:00PM to 10:30PM
Dates
Nov 07, 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

Dental research – Who cares?

This course explores dental research with direct applicability to everyday dental practice. It emphasizes the significance of clinical translational research and explains why grasping the value of such studies is crucial. Covered research topics include dentin bonding, composite materials, ceramics, digital dentistry, and bioactive materials. Through clinical examples, participants will gain insight into related research projects. Ultimately, attendees will develop an appreciation for how dental research directly influences the day-to-day operations of clinical dentistry.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Explain how dental research relates to dental practice.
  • Understand how research projects may offer solutions to clinical issues.
  • Discover how one research project may lead to additional projects.
  • Learn how collaboration between researchers can benefit clinical practice.
Section Title
Panoramic 2D pathology and CBCT 3D pathology
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Saturday
Time
12:00PM to 2:00PM
Dates
Nov 09, 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

Panoramic 2D pathology and CBCT 3D pathology

This course will employ examples from our radiology clinic to illustrate both normal and pathologic findings seen on Panoramic and Cone-beam Computed Tomography images.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Understand indications for prescribing panoramic and Cone-Beam Computed Tomography imaging.
  • Identify normal 2D and 3D anatomy of the orofacial structures.
  • Describe the radiographic appearance of lesions.
  • Provide a differential diagnosis for common odontogenic and non-odontogenic lesions.
Section Title
Considerations for dental pain management and navigating substance use disorders
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Friday
Time
12:00PM to 1:30PM
Dates
Nov 15, 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

Which medication now? Considerations for dental pain management and navigating substance use disorders

This course is aimed at providing 1.5 hours in total of CE which can be credited towards the DEA-MATE mandated hours for new or renewal application of DEA license. The course is intended to provide review of medication-related considerations for pain management and substance use. The course will discuss updates on dental pain guidelines and review of pharmacotherapy management of dental pain. It will also review most common pharmacotherapy treatments for different substance use disorders and their implications for dental care. Additional review of risk mitigation strategies and how to engage with other healthcare providers (including pharmacies) to discuss controlled substance prescribing patterns will be included.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Discuss updated national pain guidelines for acute dental pain.
  • Discuss pain management considerations for patients with various co-morbidities.
  • Describe risk mitigation strategies that can be applied in dental practice.
  • Describe medications used in treatments for different substance use disorders and their potential implications on dental care
Section Title
Pack the punch: Soft tissue biopsy technique for the general dentist
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Sunday
Time
12:00PM to 1:00PM
Dates
Nov 17, 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

Pack the punch: Soft tissue biopsy technique for the general dentist

This course will focus on providing the practicing dentist with the knowledge and skills needed to perform diagnostic oral soft tissue biopsies. Participants will learn the rationale for histologic examination, indications for different biopsy modalities, selection of biopsy site and biopsy technique, and communication with the oral pathology specialist.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Recognize indications for biopsy.
  • Select the appropriate biopsy site and technique based on clinical presentation.
  • Communicate effectively with patients and other healthcare professionals about oral lesions.
Section Title
Right under (& up) our noses, & evolving before our eyes, emerging & re-emerging diseases
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Tuesday
Time
9:00PM to 11:00PM
Dates
Nov 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

Right under (and up) our noses, and evolving before our eyes, emerging & re-emerging diseases

This seminar explores personal health issues such as new and altered diseases of importance to dental professionals, including bloodborne diseases, and respiratory and contact diseases. Attention is given to resistant pathogens, biofilm diseases, and pathogens with pandemic potential, particularly respiratory diseases, relative to occupational risk, illness prevention, and post-exposure responses. Leave with a plan for managing today’s microbial challenges using Standard and Transmission-based precautions, including building air safety control.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Recognize and assess well-known infectious diseases.
  • Identify and explain current trends in infectious diseases.
  • Be informed of and prepared for safety challenges.
  • Select infection control and safety strategies for usual and unusual disease risks.
Section Title
Updates from the University of Minnesota on dental-dedicated MRI
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Friday
Time
12:00PM to 1:30PM
Dates
Dec 06, 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

Updates from the University of Minnesota on dental-dedicated MRI

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is pleased to announce the establishment of the Orofacial MRI Center (OMRIC) and the installation of the first-ever dental-dedicated MRI unit in the Americas. OMRIC has partnered with Densply Sirona and Siemens Healthineers for the installation of this new MRI unit and funding for a multi-year research timeline to include studies on MRI indications in TMJ imaging, endodontics, and orthodontics. Other OMRIC research initiatives include studies on periodontitis, caries, and dental materials. This course will provide an overview of the current state of technology and research associated with dental MRI, a review of the capabilities of OMRIC’s MAGNETOM Free.Max 0.55T dental-dedicated MRI unit, and a look at the future of MRI imaging in dentistry.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Learn the current state of technology and research associated dental MRI.
  • Understand the imaging capabilities of the OMRIC MAGNETOM Free.Max 0.55T dental-dedicated MRI unit.
  • Grasp the future directions and role of MRI in dentistry.
Section Title
The use of contemporary ceramics in dental implant rehabilitation
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Friday
Time
12:00PM to 1:30PM
Dates
Dec 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

The use of contemporary ceramics in dental implant rehabilitation

Dental ceramics are used extensively in patient treatment. This courses focuses on highlighting recent innovations in ceramic material composition and physical characteristics and how they are applied for treatment of patients using dental implant. Lithium disilicate, zirconia, and process of fabrication will be discussed. Clinical examples will be used to highlight practical applications of material and how to avoid complications.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Understand basic material science of contemporary dental ceramic.
  • Apply knowledge towards practical patient treatment.
  • Understand different workflows for restoring dental implants using ceramics.
  • Develop an understanding of limitations of contemporary materials.
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