Continuing Education Update by Dr. Howard Goldstein

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

The end of the year is getting closer. Get your 2018 CE credits completed now rather than waiting until the last day! (And, yes, Dec. 31 is always the busiest CE day of the year here at Dentaltown.)

We have some great, recently released courses worth checking out even if you don’t need the credits.

Dentaltown is proud to release The Townie Meeting?2018 Lecture Series, which contains 17 courses from the meeting’s 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.

To view the courses featured here, or browse hundreds of others, visit

Opening Our Eyes to CBCT in Endodontics: A View from the Inside
by Dr. Brett E. Gilbert
The use of CBCT technology in endodontics allows us to view dental and oral structures in a more clear and accurate way than ever before so that in all aspects of endodontic care, assurance is provided that the clinical situation is truly understood. This multimedia course is designed to teach the standard clinical protocols for using 3D imaging and to show how CBCT helps to assess, diagnose, treat and evaluate the outcomes of endodontic cases.

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 Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Finding Success with Endodontics in Your Practice
by Dr. Jason Hale
This course describes how the successful, fulfilling and profitable practice of endodontics is based upon proper case selection. Dentists performing endodontic therapy will benefit most by carefully assessing the case difficulty of a proposed treatment and then deciding when to treat or refer based upon their own clinical skill, experience and equipment needed for endodontic success.

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. 

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.

The Pharmacological Management of Dental Caries
by Dr. Geoff Knight
Despite observing the ability of carious dentin to remineralize as arrested caries, dentists continue to treat caries by amputation rather than pharmacologically supporting the remineralization process. This program explores the benefits of pharmacological enhancements to remineralization.

Make It Rain Dentures (Recorded Live at Townie Meeting)
by Dr. Ryan McCall
In this course you will learn how to attract, convert and manage denture patients. In addition, one will learn to use social media to navigate multiple platforms in ways that have patients stampeding to your door. From Facebook to Snapchat to Instagram and more, secrets will be revealed in attracting new patient phone calls and turning them into patient advocates. 

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 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

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.

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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