Continuing Education Update

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

September is time to go back to school, but on Dentaltown, school is anywhere and anytime you want with our ever-expanding roster of quality online CE courses.

Dentaltown is proud to release The Townie Meeting 2018 Lecture Series, which contains 17 courses from the meeting’s excellent speakers, including Drs. Terry Shaw (“dkdocterry” on Dentaltown’s message boards), Chris Griffin, Ryan McCall, Manor Haas, Andonis Terezides (“bifid uvula”), John Nosti and Barry Glassman.

You can also learn from the courses by Tim Lott, Laura Hatch, Sandy Pardue, Judy Kay Mausolf, Jeff Tonner, Tom Limoli and more! Together, these courses provide 30 hours of excellent education in clinical dentistry and practice management. 

Everyone who attended Townie Meeting 2018 can access these courses for free. If you missed the meeting, don’t worry. It’s only $360 for access to these 30 hours of CE.

Real-World Direct Restorations
by Dr. Cory Glenn
This course explores techniques for achieving predictable results in direct restorative procedures. Whether it’s salvaging hopeless teeth or restoring a quadrant of back-to-back composites, this course aims to give insights into the tips, tools and sequencing of how to approach these challenging cases.

Silver Is the New Black: Improving Your Practice with Silver Diamine Fluoride
by Dr. Jeanette MacLean
Silver diamine fluoride is a revolutionary approach to combating caries in an effective and noninvasive manner. Discover the history and science behind this powerful oral medicine that recently received the prestigious FDA "breakthrough therapy" designation, and learn how to successfully incorporate this caries management treatment into your clinical practice today, including restorative options.

The Rubber Dam
by Dr. Rok Stern
This definitive course will show how to achieve rubber dam isolation, beginning with materials and equipment, and then how to properly isolate teeth for a variety of dental procedures. Learn how to easily and predictably achieve isolation in a timely fashion. One will learn the necessary skills to isolate any tooth for an endodontic procedures and for all direct and indirect restorative procedures. 

How to Get Patients to Go Out of Network, Accept Comprehensive Care and Get Paid Upfront (Recorded live at Townie Meeting)
by Dr. Steve Rasner
Many once powerful practices have hit a wall. The reasons are clear: massive decreased third-party payments, the influx of corporate care and a capricious patient population. This course is a no-nonsense approach to reclaiming what might have been lost. This clear, easy, inexpensive and absolutely replicable blueprint will put practices back on track. A must for the entire team.

Composite Full Mouth Rehabilitations the ‘Dkdocterry’ Way
by Dr. Terry Shaw
For the past 25 years, Shaw has done composite full-mouth restorations with excellent success. These are a great solution for patients on a limited budget, seniors, those who are not candidates for porcelain, etc. Shaw is a master of this techniuqe, and this is the course to see on how and when to do this service.

Intro to CBCT Interpretation, Part 1: Oral Cavity, Nasal Fossa, Paranasal Sinuses
by Dr. Tony Mecham
This course focuses on CBCT interpretation and discusses important concepts and suggestions for interpretation. The most common findings in the oral cavity, nasal fossa and paranasal sinuses are all shown and explained, as well as anatomical variations.

Improving Case Acceptance
Dr. Mark Murphy
Helping patients want what we know they need drives the economic and reward engines of our practices. Help patients have better health, do more of the dentistry that fulfills and stimulates you, and be more successful in your practice. This course demonstrates how to improve the educational value of the examination experience and how to overcome the “insurance entitlement” behavior that patients often exhibit.

Holy Moly—What Do We Do With Resorption?
by Dr. Ed Carlson
This course discusses open apices, perforations and resorption, including how to recognize these before treatment is started and how to treatment-plan the work once these are encountered. The prognosis of treatment approaches is also explained.

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.

Dental Implants from Planning to Restoration: Immediate Placement and Loading of Dental Implants
by Dr. Charles Schlesinger
Immediate and early loading of dental implants has become something patients expect, and something every doctor providing implants treatment should understand. This concise segment includes a discussion of the ins and outs of immediate loading implants, along with the rationale behind this type of treatment and its requirements.

Improving Your Confidence and Competence in Office Oral Surgery: Atraumatic Surgical Extractions, Flaps and Splitting Teeth
by Dr. Jay Reznick
This presentation recorded at Townie Meeting will cover important oral surgery topics for the general dentist, including management of patients on anticoagulants, antibiotic prophylaxis, design and use of surgical flaps, handpieces and hand instruments; surgical extractions, splitting teeth, retrieving root tips, and atraumatic extraction techniques

Dermal Fillers in the Dental Office
by Dr. David Kimmel
This course explores the current use of dermal fillers, both FDA approved and common off-label uses. Different techniques utilized in the placement of dermal fillers are explored, as well as the indications for use and possible complications. The facial anatomy is reviewed to explain filler placement.

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.

The Essentials of Endodontic Emergencies: Diagnosis, Safe Access and Infection Management
by Dr. Brett E. Gilbert
This course teaches the essential skills needed to confidently handle endodontic emergencies in a general practice setting. The material presented will help clinicians apply protocols and tips on how to efficiently diagnose, access and locate canals safely. Infection management and postoperative instructions and communication are discussed in detail.

Check it out! Email us your ideas for continuing ed courses
If you’ve got an idea for a CE course you’d like to offer, email Dentaltown’s director of continuing education, Dr. Howard Goldstein, at


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