Continuing Education Update by Dr. Howard M. Goldstein, DMD, director of Continuing Education, Dentaltown magazine

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

More than 10 years ago, Dentaltown began its continuing education program with the goal of providing outstanding online educational content at an affordable price. Today, you can choose from nearly 300 top-notch courses in the privacy of your own home (or wherever you want!) and earn credit when you’re finished. Take a look at just a few of our courses below and check out the rest at dentaltown.com. The best part? For a limited time, CE is free for students and new graduates.

Associates, Partnerships, Acquisitions, Oh My!
by Jason Wood
This course is for young dentists who are interested in entering an associate agreement; purchasing an interest in a dental practice and forming a partnership; attempting to do a dental practice start-up; or purchasing a dental practice and becoming the sole owner.

Next Level Endodontics: Endodontic Fundamentals
by Dr. Martin Trope
Based on their decades of academic and clinical expertise, Dr. Trope and the Next Level Endodontics faculty have created a curriculum on the fundamentals of predictable clinical success. This series emphasizes the biologic requirements for successful endodontics. Strategies discussed include cutting-edge instrumentation and root-filling technologies that promise excellent results for prevention and treatment of apical periodontitis, as well as for the tooth’s long-term survivability.

Keys to Your Success (Filmed live at Townie Meeting)
by Dr. John Nosti
Dr. Nosti covers a plethora of topics and shares concepts that he’s learned from his practice that have allowed him to continue to perform with a less than a 50 percent overhead. Topics include treatment-planning presentations, from single-unit crowns to full-mouth reconstructions. Learn the one procedure that can increase your production significantly. Increase new patients, increase referrals, decrease overhead, and more.

Caring for Patients With Eating Disorders (Filmed live at Townie Meeting)
by Linda Douglas, RDH
Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric illnesses, and dental professionals are in an ideal position to help improve outcomes for such patients. This course provides an overview of eating disorders and their oral and systemic warning signs, plus insight into the psychological, systemic and oral-health aspects of eating disorders.

Understanding the Mechanics of the MDA Appliance
by Kay Gerety
The multidistalizing arch, or MDA, is a fixed appliance for distalizing molars.  This course shows how the appliance can be used for both the maxilla and mandible as needed, with the nondistalizing arch used for anchorage. It can be used on adolescents or adults, as well as noncompliant patients.

Next Level Endodontics: Endodontic Diagnosis
by Dr. Meetu Kohli
This presentation is a review of pathophysiological changes in the pulp that prompt a patient to seek endodontic treatment. It reviews, sequentially, the various diagnostic tools available to us as clinicians to diagnose whether the pain is of endodontic origin, and our treatment options.

Dental Implant Complications from Bleeding to Integration to Function (Filmed live at the CAD-Ray Symposium)
by Dr. Jay Reznick
Dental implant complications can occur due to bleeding from inside or outside the bone during surgery. This lecture describes how to avoid and treat this complication if it does occur. Also discussed are complications from sinusitis and overheating of the bone during placement. Integration problems are discussed at length, as well as complications after integration due to function and adjacent tooth movement. This course reviews the most common issues that the clinician may encounter.

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.

Busting the Myths of Occlusion: Practical Concepts for Everyday Dentistry
by Dr. Barry Glassman
This two-hour course clarifies many of the common myths of occlusion and provides you with the ability to implement the reality-based concepts to improve your ability to help each and every patient. Basic TMD concepts are reviewed to help end much of the confusion associated with the term “TMD.” This is the occlusion course that gives useful, commonsense advice.

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.

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.

The Power of Solo Dentists with PPO Negotiations
by Sandi Hudson
This course is designed to help solo dentists understand how to successfully negotiate PPO fees, based on the makeup of their individual practices. Tailor your participation to strategically position yourself against increased competition and corporations. Understand the differences between direct contracts and third-party administrators or shared networks to take control of your level of participation.

Buying a Dental Practice: There Is More to It Than Price (Filmed live at Townie Meeting)
by Tim Lott
This presentation is designed to educate prospective buyers about how to approach the financial “due diligence” of buying a dental practice. You’ll learn which information to look at, how to piece it together and how to analyze it to formulate an offer. You’ll also learn other aspects of the purchase process, so you’ll be prepared when you locate a practice you want to buy.

We also have Dr. Howard Farran’s One Day Dental MBA. Dr. Farran shares his proven techniques to increase your productivity, boost your bottom line and build your business. Don’t miss his live and unfiltered insights on dentistry and business, along with an insider’s view of his dental practice. Enjoy learning from the comfort of your home!

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