Continuing Education Update by Dr. Howard Goldstein

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

Townie Meeting was awesome! The CE lineup was top-notch once again, and we hope to get their courses online starting in September. Somehow, we found time this past month to release some outstanding online CE courses. Released recently on Dentaltown…

The Townie Meeting 2018 Lecture Series, which contains 17 courses from that 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

Digitally Driven Dentistry: From Technology to Therapy (Recorded Live at Townie Meeting)
by Drs. Andonis Terezides (“bifid uvula”) and Sundeep Rawal
Despite the frequency with which oral health care providers use local anesthetics, misconceptions remain. The goal of this presentation is to discuss several common myths surrounding local anesthesia while incorporating up-to-date literature-supported learning issues. This course will review and update local anesthetic history, techniques, equipment and research. This course will give everyone additional tips and tricks to help make local anesthesia use safer and more effective.

Intro to CBCT Interpretation, Part 2: Skull and Neck

by Dr. Tony Mecham
This course is Part 2 of Mecham’s popular and outstanding introduction of CBCT interpretation. Important concepts and suggestions for interpretation are reviewed. Many common findings and anatomical variations in the skull and neck are demonstrated. Several CBCT cases are shown with interesting findings.

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, 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.

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.

Laid-Back Leadership: The Art of Empowering People (Recorded Live at Townie Meeting)

by Dr. Chris Griffin
Don’t believe the lie that you must work more or become a tyrant to achieve success. You already have everything you need; the challenge is getting rid of the things you don’t. Unlock the potential of a stress-free, laid-back style of leadership that empowers your team and restores balance through a fresh perspective and strategic approach. Take control and enjoy practice again.

Mythbusters! Local Anesthesia Edition
by Dr. Jason Goodchild
The goal of this presentation is to discuss several common myths surrounding local anesthesia while incorporating up-to-date, literature-supported learning issues. This course will review and update local anesthetic history, techniques, equipment and current research. This course will give everyone additional tips and tricks to help make local anesthesia use safer and more effective.

Should I Be Insurance-Free?

by Steve Anderson
Continued drops in dental insurance company reimbursement fees and rule changes make the business of dentistry a constantly changing landscape. Learn how to make sense of this changing reality, its impact, how to reposition your practice in relation to insurance, verbal skills to use with patients and, ultimately, enjoy new professional and financial success.

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.

Comprehensive Dental Examination Basics
by Dr. Mike Racich
This evidence-based presentation will have all dentists performing the comprehensive dental examination clinically and didactically better than ever before. All attendees will immediately be able to apply the presented concepts clinically for patient evaluation optimization.

Everyday Posterior and Anterior Composites
by Dr. John Nosti
Nosti discusses simplified techniques for everyday posterior and anterior composites to provide an aesthetic outcome while at the same time being profitable. Materials, techniques and instrumentation will be reviewed, along with understanding several important factors to reduce failures.

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.

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.

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 procedure and for all direct and indirect restorative procedures.

Risk Management and Record Keeping (Recorded Live at Townie Meeting)
by Jeff Tonner
Dentists can expect three to five legal actions in a career. This course will explore a proactive approach to preventing legal actions. The profile of a typical dental malpractice patient will be discussed as well as the four areas where dental malpractice insurance companies pay out the largest settlements and more. This course is an essential educational tool for any dentist who’s serious about reducing his or her malpractice risk.

Endo for GPs: Better, Faster and Safer Root Canals: Access, Narrow Canals, and More (Recorded Live at Townie Meeting)
by Dr. Manor Haas
In this practical course, you will learn how you can perform root canals better, faster and safer. Many clinical tips and tricks will be demonstrated both for novice and experienced GPs who may want to perform (more) root canals, with less stress. Topics discussed include anesthesia, rubber dam use, access, microscopes, MB2s and management of narrow canals. 

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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