Continuing Education Update by Dr. Howard Goldstein

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

March is here and spring is a time of renewal for all of us.  So let’s renew our knowledge of dentistry and check out the CE offerings recently released on Dentaltown.

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

Bruxism, Occlusion and Parafunctional Control (Recorded Live at Townie Meeting)
by Dr. Barry Glassman
For many years, dentistry has been dominated by prevailing occlusal concepts that were initially presented in the ’60s with a lack of evidence. Glassman removes the controversy and exposes the myths. Doctor and patient will benefit immediately as the role of function and parafunction and the methods of parafunctional control are thoroughly explored.

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.

Learning to Trust Bulk Filling for Class II Restorations
by Dr. David Clark
Learn to enjoy placing Class II restorations by modernizing your cavity preparations, trusting state-of-the-art bulk-fill composites, and using injection-molding techniques. Move away from layering to build strong, monolithic composites with predictable, anatomically contoured contacts.

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.

Less Is More: Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Treatment Options for Enamel Defects
by Dr. Jeanette MacLean
Another course by the same great author! MI Paste, Icon Resin Infiltration and etch/bleach seal can improve or even completely reverse the appearance of congenital enamel defects and white spot lesions while preserving tooth structure and repairing the patient’s natural enamel. Learn three simple, painless and minimally invasive treatment options that can increase patient satisfaction and attract new patients to your practice.

Disillusioned by Dentistry? How to Avoid the Dreaded Regret of Choosing Dentistry as Your Profession (Recorded Live at Townie Meeting)
by Dr. John Nosti
Join Nosti as he defines the top five ways to enjoy practicing dentistry and avoid burnout. Learn strategies for reducing debt and insurance dependence, as well as implementing simple systems, materials and your lab. This course has a focus of doing more of what you love to do in dentistry. Also included in this course are step-by-step tips for optimal cosmetic dentistry.  

Troubleshooting Dentures
by Dr. Joe Barker
Because dentures have always been frustrating to many dentists and patients, this course was created to help dentists help patients. From the exam through post insertion of the dentures, there are many pitfalls and troublesome areas. This course will help to eliminate these areas and to increase patient satisfaction by covering all areas of denture construction. 

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.

What the General Practitioner Can Do to Help Today’s Orthodontic Problems
by Dr. Attila Z. Nagy
This course covers why we see so much more orthodontic malocclusion and crowding today than in years past. Discover some of the causes of why orthodontic malocclusions develop and learn different ways a general practitioner can help these patients with orthodontic malocclusion and the minimum standard of care for orthodontic records taking.

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.

Tips to Restore Broken-Down Teeth (Anterior and Posterior) with Composite
by Dr. Cory Glenn
This course explores tips for achieving predictable results in restoring broken-down teeth in both the anterior and posterior with composite resin. Techniques gone over in detail include resin stamp techniques, use of a specially curved band and the palatal shelf technique. Glenn goes into detail so that any restorative dentist can use his insightful techniques. 

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 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. 

Hello, Dental Pulp! Accessory Innervation Anesthetic Protocol
by Dr. Daniel Uzbelger
This course describes how accessory innervation anesthetic protocol can be used for profound pulpal anesthesia of the adult posterior mandible. The accessory innervation theory plays a pivotal role in the inferior alveolar nerve block failure rates, as well as different clinical approaches to overcome these obstacles.

Check it out!What CE courses do you want to see? 
Which CE courses are missing from Dentaltown's extensive lineup? Leave your "asks" in the comments section under this article, or email Dr. Howard M. Goldstein at
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