Continuing Education Update by Howard M. Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education

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The Real Access to Care
by Howard M. Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education

We are releasing great new courses every week on Dentaltown. All these new courses can be viewed on your iPad, Android and many other mobile devices. I'm looking forward to seeing you at the 15th annual Townie Meeting this month. Recently released CE courses on Dentaltown …

Mastering Posterior Dentistry
by Dr. John Nosti
This course is designed to increase proficiency in both partial- and full-coverage indirect restorations. It covers in detail topics related to insurance coverage and changing patient appointments from "just a filling" to indirect restorations. Produce more Monday morning!

Guided Surgery, Ridge Splitting and Sinus Lifts for Success in Implant Surgery (Recorded live at the CAD-Ray Symposium)
by Dr. Jay Reznick
Reznick goes into details on how to split the ridge to increase bone for implants, and when and how to use BMP. He also discusses the protocol when a bone graft fails, and provides information and videos about how to perform sinus lifts. Reznick shows how guided surgery makes implant placement more predictable and more efficient as well as how to use guided implant stents.

Next Level Endodontics: Root Canal Filling, Trends and Transitions
by Dr. Martin Trope
New bioceramic sealers show tremendous promise in improving the seal and allowing for a simplified technique of root filling. Traditional methods are not very successful in their aim and rely on the top filling to block microbial challenge. In this course, see how a root canal filling is performed with the top filling to maintain the environment created by the microbial control phase of root canal treatment.

Buying a Dental Practice: There Is More to It Than Price (Recorded live at Townie Meeting 2014)
by Tim Lott
This presentation is designed to educate prospective buyers about how to approach the financial due diligence of buying a dental practice. Participants will learn which information to look at, how to piece it together, how to analyze it to formulate an offer, and other aspects of the purchasing process to be better prepared to locate a practice when it's time to buy.

Tongue and Lip Ties: Assessment, Diagnosis and Evidence for Treatment
by Dr. Richard Baxter
Tongue ties and lip ties are very common and often misunderstood. This course discusses the assessment and diagnosis of tongue and lip ties in babies to adolescents and the problems associated with these conditions, including nursing difficulties, dental complications and speech issues.

PPO Plays
by Bill Rossi
This course goes into detail on what you need to know when deciding whether to sign up for a PPO, how to operate successfully with its participation, and—if the need arises—the best practices on how to leave PPO participation without losing patients. This course is ideal for any dentist thinking about accepting or leaving PPOs.

Introduction to Dental Implants
by Dr. Charles Schlesinger
This course, Part 1 of a 12-part comprehensive series of courses on implants that will be released on, details the world of dental implants. Discussion includes the principles of why dentists need to incorporate this treatment into their practices, and the different types of implants and treatment available. 

Micro-Osteoperforation: Orthodontic Acceleration Becomes Mainstream
by Dr. Bruce McFarlane
The science behind micro-osteoperforation is well-established, and its clinical usefulness has also been well-studied and confirmed. It's now at the "tipping point" of becoming a mainstream, routine procedure for a variety of orthodontic applications. This course reviews the evolution of the system, the biology behind it, the logistics of its use and its clinical applications.

The Standard of Care: What Is It? What Is It Not? Key Information Both Specialists and General Dentists Need to Know
by John Dovgan
This course will educate you on the definition of the “standard of care” and how to meet it, as well as key legal terms you need to know. Guidelines are given for what is looked for in dental board cases and malpractice cases, as well as local anesthetic and sedation mistakes that dentists make. Learn which lines should not be crossed, and typical treatment notes you should incorporate into practice.

Pediatric Dentistry: Anesthesia, Pulp Therapy and Stainless Steel Crowns
by Dr. Josh Wren
With the Affordable Care Act mandating dental coverage for those 19 and younger, more than 3 million pediatric patients will be added to 150,000 dental practices. Treating children may become a necessity for your dental office. Pulp therapy and stainless steel crowns are procedures often considered complex when performed on pediatric patients—this course will alleviate any fear of the unknown that leads to this misconception. Indirect pulp therapy, pulpotomy and pulpectomy are discussed, with emphasis on diagnosis and technique. Stainless steel crowns are also discussed, with procedural steps explained and shown. The course also discusses Wren’s process for using nitrous oxide, appropriate topical anesthesia and local anesthesia to achieve painless injections.

Appropriate Analgesic Prescribing for the General Dentist
by Dr. Mark Donaldson
Wouldn't it be great to be known as the dentist who offers excellent pain-free, postoperative care without the use of narcotics? Wouldn't you like to be more confident in evidence-based, guideline-driven prescription writing?  This is the program to help you be just that.

Fundamentals of Fixed Prosthodontics
by Dr. Lane Ochi
Successfully treating patients with fixed prosthodontics requires a mastery of materials and mechanical concepts, as well as a respect for tooth structure. We need to be aware of the interactions between preparation design, margin configuration, core buildups or posts, and the luting agent. After viewing this course, you’ll be able to identify the causes of failures and prevent them from recurring.


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