Continuing Education Update by Dr. Howard M. Goldstein

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

Welcome to 2018!

We just finished another great year of CE on Dentaltown and I would like to thank all the amazing educators who have contributed and made Dentaltown the best site to go to for quality online dental continuing education.

The Townie Meeting 2017 series contains 13 courses from the meeting's excellent speakers such as Drs. Cory Glenn, David Hornbrook, Artie Volker, Bruce Baird, Anne Koch, Tarun Agarwal, Mark Murphy, Steve Rasner and Mac Lee. You can also enjoy courses from Vicki McManus, Fred Joyal, Paul Edwards and Joleen Jackson. Combined, these courses provide 25 hours of excellent education in both clinical dentistry and practice management.

All Townie Meeting 2017 attendees have access to these courses for free. Did you miss the meeting? Don't worry, it's only $295 to receive these 25 hours of CE credits—but be sure to sign up for Townie Meeting 2018!  

Dental Implants: Tips and Tricks
by Dr. Cory Glenn
Dental implants are a reliable option for replacement of missing teeth, but at times can seem unnecessarily complex and cost-prohibitive. By utilizing some simple techniques such as model-based guides, and learning basic implant lab work, clinicians can make many cases more predictable and profitable.

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.

Composite Full-Mouth Rehabilitations the "dkdocterry" Way
by Dr. Terry Shaw
For the past 25 years, Shaw has been doing composite bridges with excellent success. Bridges provide a great solution for post-ortho missing anterior teeth until the patient is old enough for an implant, seniors on a limited budget, or a fast solution for someone waiting for bone healing and remodeling before more definitive treatment. 

Modern Composite Techniques for the Anterior
(Recorded Live at Townie Meeting 2017)
by Dr. Art Volker
There are a plethora of composite materials and matrices on the market. This course aims to give the practitioner insight into some of the modern techniques available today to make modern direct composite simple and predictable.

Bone Graft Cements: A New Paradigm in Bone Augmentation
by Dr. Amos Yahav
This course discusses the evolution of bone augmentation materials and explores potential and new opportunities by using cement-based bone grafting materials. The course emphasizes advantages, disadvantages and methods of use, from scientific and clinical points of view.

Real Estate: Real Issues for Starting (and Selling) a Dental Practice
by Charles Feitel
This course navigates the complex landscape of commercial real estate and the dental office, by covering topics such as startup offices, lease renewals, and buying or selling. In addition, this course includes information about financing, restrictive covenants, site selection, lease negotiation, permits, building, and opening the office.

Dental Sleep Medicine: From Getting Started to Billing
(Recorded Live at Townie Meeting 2017)

by Dr. Mark Murphy
It is estimated that 25 percent of the population is at risk for this life-threatening condition, and dentistry is at the front lines. Murphy helps chart a course into the various aspects of this treatment construct. This course will help you determine if treating these patients is right for you and your practice.  

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.

Avoiding Burnout: Use S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Systems to Work Less, Make More and Enjoy Practice Again!
by Dr. Chris Griffin
We all struggle. Burnout is an ever-increasing problem in our industry and it's not going away. Learn to apply Dr. Griffin's S.M.A.R.T.E.R. systems framework to create a practice that makes your own dream practice lifestyle possible and experience the freedom of having options. The system's only goal is to help you work less, make more and enjoy practice again because you deserve it!

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

Dental Duct Tape
by Dr. John Maggio
Glass ionomer materials have come a long way in the past few decades; these bioactive materials are uniquely positioned to help manage dental caries. This course will present indications for these materials, including using them as liners, bases, sealants and restorations for root caries and noncarious cervical lesions. Differences between traditional glass ionomers and resin-modified glass ionomers will be discussed. Many cases will be shown in this fast-paced course.

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.

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.

Check it out! CE on bone graft cements—free for U.S. clinicians!
For a limited time, Dr. Amos Yahav's new 2-credit video CE course, "Bone Graft Cements: A New Paradigm in Bone Augmentation," is available to U.S. clinicians at no charge. To begin, head to
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