Continuing Education Update by Dr. Howard Goldstein

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

Happy holidays, everyone!

Get your 2018 CE credits completed now! We have some great new courses that were recently released, and are worth checking out even if you do not need the credits.

Released recently on Dentaltown:

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 dentaltown.com/ce.

Pediatric Dentistry: Anesthesia, Pulp Therapy  and Stainless Steel Crowns
by Dr. Josh Wren
When the Affordable Care Act mandated dental as an essential health care benefit for those 19 and younger, millions of pediatric patients were added to 150,000 dental practices. Treating children likely became 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.

Opening Our Eyes to CBCT in Endodontics: A View from the Inside
by Dr. Brett 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.

Buying a Dental Practice: Buyins/Buyouts and Mergers
(Recorded Live at Townie Meeting)
by Tim Lott
This course follows Lott’s previous presentation, “Buying a Dental Practice: There Is More to It Than Price.” This presentation goes into detail on issues in buying or merging a practice, and specific A/R issues as well as other ideas and strategies. A must for all those with plans to undertake this big step now or in the future.
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 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.

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.

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.

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 technique, and this is the course to see 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, the palatal shelf technique, and more. Glenn goes into detail so that any restorative dentist can use his insightful techniques.

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 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.

Tongue-Ties and Lip-Ties: Treatment and Case Studies
by Dr. Richard Baxter
Baxter discusses how to treat tongue-tie in infants through adolescents. Topics include laser selection and use, a how-to guide for performing the procedure, aftercare, stretches and a dozen case studies. Many procedure videos and photos are included.

Mastering Posterior Dentistry
by Dr. John Nosti
This course is designed to increase clinical proficiency in both partial- and full-coverage indirect restorations. Insurance coverage, and changing the patient appointment from “just a filling” to an indirect restoration, will be covered in detail! Produce more on Monday morning!

The Single Tooth Implant: The Ultimate Aesthetic Challenge
by Dr. Daniel G. Pompa
Over the past few years, guidelines for the surgical and restorative approach have changed dramatically. This course demonstrates several sequential planning approaches that can result in highly successful outcomes. Discussed are diagnostic work-ups, computer-guided surgery, provisional options and interim prosthesis appliances to attain ideal aesthetic results.

Improving Case Acceptance
by 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 dentistry that fulfills and stimulates you, and be more successful. Demonstrated is how to improve the educational value of the examination experience and overcome the “insurance entitlement” behavior that patients often exhibit.

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

 
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 hogo@farranmedia.com.
 

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