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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 first trimester of the year 2024.

Recommended For

Dentistry professionals interested in furthering their learning at a time that meets their needs.
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Section Title
Stop blaming patients; become a better communicator
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Thursday
Time
9:00PM to 10:00PM
Dates
Feb 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

Stop blaming your patients: Lead by example and become a better communicator

In clinical practice, we are constantly met with patients who don’t “get it”, whether their home oral hygiene behaviors never change or they resist accepting treatment. Our automatic reaction may be to blame them. But what about us? In the age of social media, the dental team is constantly faced with dispelling misinformation and false advertising. This combined with dental anxiety and existing mistrust create constant communication barriers between patients and dental providers. Simple and concise patient education tools in the dental setting can combat these factors and potentially improve patient outcomes. Stop blaming the patient, and let’s improve our own techniques. This session will make you rethink how you engage with patients. You will learn how to revitalize patient education by applying simple concepts of readability, plain language, and communication techniques.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Explain readability in the context of patient communication and oral health education.
  • Define plain language and prepare an example of using it for your next written/spoken communication.
  • Identify at least three communication techniques from the American Medical Association that will improve patient understanding.
Section Title
Differential diagnosis of pre-malignant oral lesions
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Friday
Time
3:00PM to 4:30PM
Dates
Mar 01, 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

Differential diagnosis of pre-malignant oral lesions and early detection and prevention of oral squamous cell carcinoma: “Quo Vadis”

Oral cancer is one of the most treatable of the major cancers when discovered and treated early. Yet oral cancer (the sixth most common cancer in the world) is the only major cancer who’s incidence is rising when all other cancers are declining. Dental professionals are uniquely positioned to screen patients and detect oral cancer in its early, treatable stage. The identification of both oral cancer as well as precancerous lesions and how best to examine for and diagnosis them is presented. Although the gold standard for diagnosis is a biopsy and histopathology, new diagnostic adjunctive imaging technologies, as well as developing genetic and proteomic biomarkers hold promise for earlier detection. This lecture provides a review and update of the topic and practical recommendations for the role of screening asymptomatic patients in the dental office; use of adjunctive technologies for disclosing and marking lesions; and recommendations for action when suspicious lesions are found. This lecture provides a brief review of the current state and research on early detection technologies.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Review the epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical presentation of oral cancer as well as pre- cancerous lesions.
  • Present evidences- based clinical techniques for examining and detecting oral cancer as well as pre- cancerous lesions.
  • Familiarize professionals with the latest techniques in oral screening, both aided and unaided.
  • Assist practitioners in communicating the need for oral cancer screening to their patients.
Section Title
Periodontal plastic surgery
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Tuesday
Time
9:00PM to 11:00PM
Dates
Mar 05, 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

Periodontal plastic surgery

The course will focus on the topic of soft tissue augmentation and periodontal plastic surgery. It is a commonly required procedure and over-treatment, or under-treatment is always a concern. The course will discuss diagnosis, indications, expectations and will present different treatment techniques and options with advantages and disadvantages.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Classify different types of recessions and soft tissue conditions.
  • Understand the necessity or not of periodontal plastic surgery and soft tissue grafting.
  • Understand the different treatment options & the associated clinical procedures.
  • Discuss the difference perspective of treatment around teeth and around implants.
  • Understand and be able to communicate to the patient the different treatment expectations.
Section Title
Getting started with digital dentures
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Friday
Time
12:00PM to 2:00PM
Dates
Mar 08, 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

Getting started with digital dentures

This course will cover the what, the how, and the why of digital dentures with a strong focus on the ample scientific evidence and rationale for their use. Various clinical techniques will be discussed, along with material options, fabrication types and how to implement them in your practice to improve efficiency and lead to positive patient outcomes.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Know the firm evidence base for the use of digital dentures.
  • Recognize the expanding possibilities for digital dentures.
  • Identify the benefits and limitations of digital dentures.
  • Recognize the many methods of fabrication of a digital denture along with their benefits and limitations.
  • Know how to incorporate various distinct workflows to deliver high quality digital dentures.
Section Title
Management of Cleft Lip and Palate
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Wednesday
Time
9:00PM to 10:00PM
Dates
Mar 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

Management of Cleft Lip and Palate - What does the dental professional need to know?

This course will overview the assessment and management of patients with cleft lip and/or palate while focusing on the important role the dental professional has in their care.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Review the embryology, etiology, and classification of cleft lip and/or palate.
  • Review the important principles of assessment of patients with cleft lip and/or palate.
  • Review the important principles of cleft care.
Section Title
The grave missteps ignored in 3rd molar extractions
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Wednesday
Time
9:00PM to 11:00PM
Dates
Mar 20, 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

GP beware: The grave missteps you're ignoring in 3rd molar extractions

Dive deep into the specialized realm of 3rd molar surgery course tailored exclusively for General Practitioners (GPs). This training bridges the knowledge gap, emphasizing evidence-based techniques to enhance the practical skills of GPs in 3rd molar surgeries. Participants will learn the techniques to ensure profound local anesthesia for pain control and delve into intricacies of designing the perfect flap for lower 3rd molars. The course also provides insights into the art of sectioning 3rd molars atraumatically ensuring tooth removal with the minimal complications. Additionally, attendees will refine their suturing skills, from selecting the right materials to mastering various stitching techniques. On the administrative side, the course offers guidance on the accurate coding of third molar procedures to ensure seamless billing and minimize potential insurance disputes. By the end of this immersive training, GP's will possess the confidence and knowledge to excel in 3rd molar surgeries, ensuring precision and top tier patient care.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Give profound local anesthesia.
  • Properly lay a flap for a lower 3rd molar.
  • Section 3rd molars atraumatically.
  • Learn how to suture.
  • Properly code/diagnose 3rd molars.
Section Title
Full mouth reconstruction; learning from patients
Type
Webinar - Live
Days
Monday
Time
9:00PM to 11:00PM
Dates
Mar 25, 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

Full mouth reconstruction – What do I learn from my patients?

Dr. Wu has completed numerous full mouth reconstructions in his career by treating patients himself or through guiding the residents. The course is designed to share the fundamental knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment planning for the patients in need of full mouth reconstruction. It also details the procedures of performing full mouth reconstruction with different workflow and applying updated digital technology to achieve optimal outcome. It will give insights on complication and failures and will provide problem solving and Q&A.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Diagnose the etiology of the compromised dentition.
  • Use updated technology to integrate data and form treatment plan.
  • Understand how to complete full mouth reconstruction with optimal esthetic result and function
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