Continuing Education Update by Dr. Howard Goldstein

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

More than a decade 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/ce. The best part? Students can view all CE courses for free. (To receive CE credits, though, payment is required.)

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.

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.

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.

Noncancerous Oral Diseases That Every Dental Professional Should Know
by Deborah Levin-Goldstein, RDH, MS
This course is intended to provide dentists and dental hygienists with an understanding of common oral diseases that are noncancerous in origin. The etiology, clinical manifestations, histologic appearance and radiographic appearance of a variety of diseases and conditions will be discussed. Treatment options will also be discussed for each disease and condition.

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. 

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

 
Check it out! 300+ more courses online!
Digital workflows. Dermal fillers. Economic trends in dentistry and how they can affect your practice. Interpreting CBCT images. Almost anything you’d like to learn more about, we’ve got CE on. To search your options, visit dentaltown.com/ce.
 
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