Dental Continuing Education Home Study Courses

Individual courses are $11 for each credit hour.
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Dental Lab Materials and Restorations - 6003 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 4 continuing education credits

NEW This course presents an overview of dental lab materials which include thermoplastics, nylon, acrylics and laminates. The indirect restorations of dental crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays and the implant process will be discussed. The therapeutic devices of athletic mouth guards, retainers and mandibular advancement devices will be reviewed. Also discussed are the different types of dentures used for tooth replacement and potential risks and hazards that can occur in the dental laboratory.

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Ethics and Professional Conduct - 50031 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits

NEW This course is a review of the Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct as set forth by the American Dental Association and the Bylaws and Code of Ethics as set forth by the American Dental Hygienists Association. It does not cover each and every ethical rule contained in either Code, but does discuss the principles of ethics and the Code of Professional Conduct. Readers will also learn the principles of doing no harm, duties of a dental professional to provide dental care, rules for utilizing non-profit and commercial referral services and patients rights and responsibilities. (Meets requirement in AZ and other states not requiring a state specific ethics course.) Indiana residents please select Indiana Ethics, Statutes and Rules for your course requirements. Florida Dental Labs please select Dental Lab/Technician Laws and Rules for your course requirements. Not accepted for New York or Oklahoma ethics requirements.

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OSHA Review - 5073 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits

NEW This course will review some of the more common Federal OSHA regulations which affect the dental professional. Some topics presented are: emergency exit plan, fire protection, bloodborne pathogens standard, laser and ionization radiation, hand protection, eye and face protection and workplace hazard communication.
This OSHA Review course has been written to satisfy OSHA requirements for states and territories which follow Federal OSHA Standards in Dentistry. There are states which have their own state plans based on the Federal OSHA Standards in Dentistry and are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as OSHA’s and may have different or more stringent requirements.
It is the responsibility of the individual to know if their state has a state plan and to verify if this course will satisfy their state’s state plan.
Currently, these states and territories have their own state plans and may not directly follow Federal OSHA Standards in Dentistry: Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming.
Since this list could change at any time, please link to the OSHA website for a current list of OSHA-Approved State Plans - www.osha.gov/dcsp/osp/index.html

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Risk Management Office Procedures - 5066 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits

NEW This course discusses the procedural side of risk management and how effective communication is very important in mitigating risk between a dental office and its patients, other healthcare providers and consultants and facilities which supply ancillary dental services. The importance of maintaining accurate and legible dental records and office procedures to aid in minimizing risk exposure are also reviewed.

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Sedation Dentistry - 5074 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 4 continuing education credits

NEW This course will review guidelines for sedation used in general dentistry. The pharmacological properties of the most common oral medications used for sedation are discussed, the indications and contraindications for nitrous oxide/oxygen inhalation sedation are identified, and the importance of a patient’s medical history and physical evaluation are emphasized. Also discussed is the need for sedation to deal with dental anxiety and phobias.

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Antibiotic Use in Dentistry - 5047 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits

This course will provide an overview of the antibiotic, antiviral, and antifungal formulations most frequently used in the scope of dental treatment for oral and maxillofacial infections which are caused by pathogenic organisms. Also discussed will be the spectrum of microbial activity, drug interactions, common indications for administration and potential side effects.

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CAD/CAM Digital Impressions - 5048 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits

This course discusses the advantages and disadvantages of CAD/CAM technology in the dental office, reviews the types of systems available, explains procedures for scanning and creating high resolution imaging to be used for restorations and discusses how this technology is changing dental restorations for both the dental office and the patient.

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California Dental Practice Act - 5029 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits

This course is a review of the California Dental Practice Act. Topics covered include: the definition of the Practice of Dentistry, Acts violating the Dental Practice Act, License Requirements, Prescriptions and CURES and Duties of Dental Auxiliaries. Each topic in the Act is not covered due to the Act's length, only the sections which are most likely to impact your dental career.

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California Infection Control - 5052 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits

This course is a review of infection control standards for the California dental professional. Topics reviewed include: personal protection equipment, sterilization (including heat sterilization monitors), disinfection, hand hygiene, other potentially infectious materials, sharps and dental laboratories.

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Chemical Dependency - 5045 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits

This course discusses the science of addiction by reviewing how addiction develops and some factors leading to chemical dependency. Strategies for dealing with substance abuse through prevention, as well as some treatment options for substance abusers, along with managing a drug free workplace will be reviewed. (Meets Chemical Dependency requirement in TN and AZ. For additional chemical dependency courses, please see our Substance Abuse courses.)

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Dental Lab Quality Control - 6002 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 4 continuing education credits

This course discusses why a quality control system is needed, the quality control challenges facing the dental laboratory, the certified dental laborarory/technician program, the dental appliance manufacturers audit system and international organization for standardization (ISO). Also reviewed will be FDA audits, OSHA regulations related to medical and dental laboratories, CAD/CAM and digital technology in the dental lab.

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Dental Lab/Technician Laws and Rules - 6001 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits

This course will review the regulations in the Florida Statutes which govern the business of dental laboratory operation and the profession of dental laboratory technology. Areas discussed include: shade verification, infection control, continuing education requirements, advertising and requirements for becoming a certified dental technician. Sample Laboratory Procedure Prescription and Laboratory Case Point of Origin and Material Disclosure Forms are provided. This course was created for the Florida dental professional and is required for Florida dental labs.

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Diabetes - 5005 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits

This course explores the causes, prevalence, and symptoms of Diabetes Mellitus types I and II. The reader will learn how to identify possible cases of diabetes, how to treat diabetic emergencies, and the effect diabetes has on dental health. Additionally, the prevention of diabetes is discussed, along with managing the dental patient, giving dental professionals information they can share with their patients.

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Digital Radiography - 5050 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits

This course will review the components and fundamental concepts of digital radiography (digital imaging). Also discussed will be the advantages and disadvantages, basic infection control for intra-oral digital receptors, common errors associated with digital imaging and the difference between direct and indirect digital imaging.

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Domestic Violence - 5001 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits

This course enables dental professionals to realize the magnitude of domestic violence and gain an understanding of the signs, symptoms, and injuries indicative of possible domestic violence. This course also helps dental professionals realize the reluctance of many victims to reveal the true cause of their injuries and gives them resources to share with their patients. This course is required for Florida dental professionals (not required for Florida dental labs).

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Dry Mouth (Sjogren's Syndrome) - 5012 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits

This course enables dental professionals to understand Sjogren's Syndrome, commonly known as dry mouth, by discussing its prevalence, causes, and symptoms. In addition, the reader will understand how to diagnose dry mouth and talk to patients about the condition. Dental professionals will learn of the available treatments for dry mouth and how to administer them.

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Eating Disorders - 50151 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits

This course discusses the role dental professional plays in nutrition education and extensively covers the major eating disorders. Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating are defined and described including physical signs and symptoms, medical complications, and characteristic behaviors of persons with the disorders. The course also covers cultural, personal, and social factors that lead to eating disorders and available treatments. Of special interest are intervention strategies for the dental professional, proper dental care and hygiene for patients with eating disorders, and the oral manifestations of eating disorders.

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Eating for a Healthy Mouth - 5033 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 4 continuing education credits

This course is intended to provide awareness and a better understanding of the connection between optimal nutrition and its impact on oral health. Topics discussed include: dietary considerations for the dental patient, nutritional counseling in the dental practice and how a diet affects dental caries and periodontal disease. Also, vitamins, minerals, major nutrients and antioxidants are reviewed.

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Emergency Medications - 5013 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits

This course discusses which medications should be included in an emergency kit, the proper uses of emergency kit medications, and which medications to use in different emergency situations. Sections include first-line emergency drugs, second-line emergency drugs, and supplementary drugs. The course provides dental professionals with information they need to make informed decisions in emergency situations

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Ergonomics in Dentistry - 5054 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits

This course will discuss the most common musculoskeletal disorders which result from prolonged static postures and how the pain associated with these disorders can progress over the course of a dental career. Some treatment options will be reviewed, as well as ergonomic adjustments that can be made in the office to help prevent or retard the advancement of chronic pain and make the dental professional and their patients feel more comfortable in the office.

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Forensic Dentistry - 5067 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits

This course is an introduction to forensic dentistry. It will discuss the role forensic dentistry has within forensic science, the methods use by forensic dentists who provide post-mortem identification, the most common areas in which forensic dentists are involved and the legal, medical and social reasons why post-mortem identification of a deceased person is essential.

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Geriatric Oral Health - 5053 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits

This course will discuss the aging process and its affect on oral health. Topics to be reviewed include: oral problems that may be triggered as a side effect of some of the most commonly prescribed medications utilized by geriatric patients; changes to the oral and maxillofacial complex; how common chronic illnesses such as arthritis, osteoporosis, hypertension and cardiovascular disease impact oral health and oral health issues and treating the dementia patient.

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Hepatitis B - 5023 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits

This course offers an overview of Hepatitis B. The reader will learn how Hepatitis B is transmitted and progresses, recognize risk factors and symptoms, and understand vaccination and treatment options. In addition, dental professionals will be given the guidelines they need to successfully implement a postexposure management program within the dental practice.

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Hepatitis C - 5024 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits

This course offers an overview of Hepatitis C. The reader will learn how Hepatitis C is transmitted and progresses, recognize risk factors and symptoms, and understand current treatment options available to people infected with the virus. In addition, dental professionals will be given the guidelines they need to successfully implement a postexposure management program within the dental practice.

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Hepatitis Comprehensive - 5022 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 4 continuing education credits

This course is an overview of Hepatitis strains A through H. The reader will learn how to identify risk factors and symptoms of hepatitis, understand available vaccination and treatment options, and recognize appropriate prevention techniques for each type of hepatitis. In addition, dental professionals will be given the guidelines they need to successfully deal with postexposure management and implement a successful exposure management program within the dental practice.

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HIV and AIDS - 5002 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits

This course explains how HIV develops in the body, its modes of transmission and the means of preventing infection. Also reviewed are: diagnostic testing, managing HIV/AIDS in the workplace through the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard and CDC guidelines, identifying risky behaviors which can lead to higher risks of HIV infection and oral manifestations of HIV infection.

This course is not currently approved for Kentucky.

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Holistic Pain Management - 5060 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits

This course discusses alternatives to traditional pain control and management. Minimally invasive dentistry is reviewed and how these procedures can be incorporated into the dental practice to aid in more effectively managing pain. The behavioral management (distraction) methods of audio/visual and virtual reality, as well as the complementary and alternative medicine modalities of hypnosis, massage, acupuncture and aromatherapy are discussed.

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Human Papilloma Virus and Oral Cancer - 5036 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits

This course is intended to provide awareness and a deeper understanding of the risks associated with the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and Oral Cancer. Dental office screening protocols will be reviewed, as well as, clinical signs and symptoms of oral cancer.

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Indiana Ethics, Statutes and Rules - 5032 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits

This course is a review of the Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct as set forth by the American Dental Association. It does not cover each and every ethical rule contained in the Code, but does discuss the principles of ethics, the Code of Professional Conduct, and principles of patient autonomy. Readers will also learn the principles of doing no harm, and review some more common rules related specifically to the Indiana Code and Statutes and Rules.

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Infection Control - 5008 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 4 continuing education credits

This course will review procedures and practices which can provide effective protection against infection and cross-contamination by discussing standard precautions, sterilization and disinfection, hand hygiene, personal protection equipment, microorganism transmission, dental labs, postexposure management and prophylaxis, extracted teeth, radiographs and dental prostheses. Also, there is an overview of the most common diseases which present the greatest concerns among dental professionals and their patients. Also discussed are various CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health Care Settings, as well as various CDC Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health Care Facilities.

This course is not approved for California, Maryland or New York.

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Infectious Disease and Oral Infection - 5038 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits

This course helps dental professionals to identify patients who are at-risk or highly susceptible to infection, from opportunistic infectious diseases, as a result of dental procedures and/or pre-existing medical conditions. The dental professional will become familiar with oral and systemic infections and how some may result as a side effect of dental procedures and routine oral care. Some of the topics covered include: localized infection, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, bacterial endocarditis, acid reflux, herpes virus, hepatitis B and D and coxsackie virus. Readers will learn to identify appropriate prophylactic and post-procedural antibiotic treatments, and be aware of specific procedures that may create a higher risk of infection.

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Introduction to Implant Dentistry and Osseointegration - 5016 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits

This course explores osseointegration, which is the creation of a stable bone anchorage of an orally implanted metal tooth to bone. It discusses why this approach is better than soft-tissue anchorages and helps the dental professional gain an understanding of the working definition of osseointegration, the important factors for reliable bone anchorage of an oral implant, and the biocompatible materials for osseointegration. Also discussed are how physical implant design and surface characteristics play a role in bone tissue integration and how host bone surgical technique and load consideration affect osseointegration.

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Lasers in Dentistry - 5051 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits

This course discusses the properties and types of lasers used in dentistry, explains clinical applications in which lasers are used for treating hard and soft tissue, discusses safety precautions to protect the patient and staff when working with lasers, discusses some benefits and drawbacks to using lasers in dentistry and defines the basic components of lasers.

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Latex Allergy - 5006 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits

This course introduces dental professionals to the complexities of latex allergies, including the reasons for increased prevalence of latex allergy, latex allergy statistics, and the possible risk factors for latex allergy. It provides information that will allow dental professionals to differentiate between and describe the three types of latex reactions, give examples of latex allergy symptoms, evaluate prevention methods, and uncover inconsistencies in latex glove composition.

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Local Anesthetics Review - 5042 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits

This course will review the most commonly used topical and local anesthetics in dentistry. Also discussed will be the use of vasoconstrictors with local anesthetics to assist in achieving and maintaining anesthesia; how local anesthetics are metabolized and excreted by the body and reversal agents for local anesthetics. Also, the importance of a good patient medical history will be reviewed.

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Maryland Abuse and Neglect - 5058 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits

This course examines the issue of child abuse and neglect, and the abuse and neglect of the elderly and disabled persons in the State of Maryland from a public health and safety perspective. Reviewed is a general understanding of the prevalence of the problem, who’s at risk, how society is affected, and the safety net that is currently in place to help families in need. Also reviewed are Maryland state policies regulating reporting procedures, along with state sponsored programs providing services to the population at risk for abuse and neglect.

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Maryland Infection Control - 5059 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits

This course is a review of infection control standards for the Maryland dental professional based on MOSH, OSHA and CDC guidelines. Topics reviewed include, but not limited to: personal protection equipment, hand hygiene, disinfectants, immunization, other potentially infectious materials, sharps, post-exposure evaluation and equipment decontamination.

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Medical Emergencies - 5027 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 4 continuing education credits

This course assists the dental professional in identifying and attending to the more common medical emergencies encountered in the dental office. The dental professional will learn how to assign a medical risk level to their patients, how to address drug related emergencies and how to attend to an unconscious patient. A sample office emergency protocol form is included, as well as suggested contents for emergency kits.

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Medical Errors - 5025 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits

(formerly titled as Prevention of Medical Errors) This course discusses the identification and prevention of medical errors in dentistry. It allows the dental professional to understand the types and magnitude of medical errors and the factors that contribute to an increased risk of medical errors. The course also reviews the prevention of specific medical errors, latent and active errors, root cause analysis and offers some examples of actual dental malpractice cases. This course is required for the Florida dentist, hygienist and dental lab professional.

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Nitrous Oxide in Dentistry - 5043 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits

This course will review nitrous oxide equipment operations, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using nitrous oxide, review incremental and rapid induction techniques, briefly discuss the respiratory system and summarize ADA guidelines for nitrous oxide. Also, complications of using nitrous oxide will be reviewed.

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Nutrients to Restore Periodontal Health - 5057 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 4 continuing education credits

This course discusses the nutrients important to periodontal tissue growth and repair, and which foods and supplements supply them. This course also will help dental professionals to gain a better understanding of the periodontal tissue structure and the changes it undergoes when it becomes diseased. After studying the course, practitioners will understand the different types and amounts of nutrients and vitamins necessary for periodontal health, and how periodontal health relates to overall health.

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Nutrition and Chronic Disease - 5021 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits

This course explores the relationship between nutrition and chronic disease and the consequences of a poor diet. Discussions include the components of a healthy diet, the relationship between health and diet, and the nature of chronic disease. Also reviewed are the relationships between diet and several major diseases: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and osteoporosis. This course also assists the dental professional in giving their patients sound advice on how to eat a healthy, nutritious diet that promotes both dental health and general wellness, and helps patients avoid chronic disease.

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Nutrition and Dental Health - 5014 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits

This course provides dental professionals with a review of the nutritional components required for good dental health and clarifies their role in providing nutrition education to their patients. Topics discussed include the status of dental health in the United States, the general relationship between nutrition and dental health, and the role of the dental hygienist in providing nutrition education. Readers will also learn current dietary guidelines for the United States, nutrition and dietary factors related to dental caries, and the role of key nutrients in building strong teeth and gums. Upon completing this course, dental professionals will be in a position to advise their patients on how best to eat in order to preserve dental health.

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Nutrition Guidelines for a Healthy Lifestyle - 50201 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 4 continuing education credits

This course explores the link between healthy eating and overall well-being. Topics discussed include: the factors which influence food choices, the influence of diet on health and disease, and essential nutrients and how to obtain them. It also examines the current dietary guidelines recommended by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services and the revised MyPlate food guide, which helps to implement this approach. Once a dental professional has completed this course, they will be able to make basic recommendations to patients concerning healthy eating habits.

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Oral Cancer Detection - 5046 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 4 continuing education credits

This course will discuss the role of the dental professional in oral cancer detection, how biological changes can promote oral cancer and review the stages of oral cancer of the lip and oral cavity. Also reviewed are the examination steps for oral, head and neck cancer and teaching oral self examinations to the patient.

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Oral Manifestations of Systemic Diseases - 5041 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits

This course discusses the oral manifestations of varied disease processes and conditions, the most prevalent oral side effects of medications used to treat systemic diseases and the effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy on the oral cavity. Some diseases reviewed are STD’s such as candidiasis, HIV/AIDS and oral hairy leukoplakia, psychiatric diseases and autoimmune diseases. Pregnancy and menopause are also discussed.

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Oral Surgery Extractions - 5049 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits

This course will review patients who have the common chronic illnesses of hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, hepatic and renal disease and cardiovascular disease, and their influence upon patients having tooth extractions. Also reviewed will be common post surgical complications and options for their treatment.

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Pain Control and Management - 50101 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits

This course discusses pain control and management and how it relates to the practice of dentistry. By adequately controlling and managing pain, dental professionals may clear the way for improved dental health among patients who view dental visits as "too painful" based on their experiences with pain and anxiety. This course reviews pharmacological strategies of local anesthesia, sedation, and analgesics, as well as, special considerations in pain control and management for children, pregnant women, the elderly and the disabled.

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Periodontal Health Maintenance - 5031 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits

This course will discuss oral health maintenance in adults and children and how important it is for the patient to maintain a rigid oral health maintenance program through proper home care and regular dental visits after periodontal treatment. In addition, local and systemic antibiotic therapy, supragingival and subgingival irrigation, home care devices (including oral irrigators and power toothbrushes), dentrifices, mouthrinses and treatment considerations for periodontal health maintenance are discussed.

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Pharmacology in the Office - 5018 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits

This course is a review of the possible adverse drug to drug reactions of some of the more commonly seen and used drugs in the office. This course enlightens dental professionals about drug combinations to avoid and which situations present the most opportunity for adverse drug interactions.

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Sleep Apnea - 5070 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits

This course will review risk factors which contribute to sleep apnea, explain and help understand sleep apnea, discuss the health impacts of sleep apnea and snoring, list and discuss some different types of treatments and the challenges of these treatments along with their advantages and disadvantages.

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Special Needs Patients - 5040 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 4 continuing education credits

This course defines a special needs patient, which includes people with both mental and physical disabilities. Disabilities such as: Alzheimer’s, Cerebral Palsy, Eating Disorders, Heart Conditions, Down Syndrome, Diabetes, ADHD, Autism, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s are reviewed. The reader will understand how to accommodate the requirements of some special needs patients to aid them in maintaining proper oral healthcare when possible. Some dental organizations are identified which can assist the disabled population.

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Sports and Energy Drinks - 5069 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits

This course will discuss the health consequences of consuming sports and energy drinks by the casual and non-athlete. These health consequences include: oral disease, obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. An understanding of the pH scale will be presented to assist in better comparing the pH, caffeine, carbohydrate and caloric content of these drinks to alternative drinks. Also discussed is the importance of food sequencing and its benefits to the oral cavity.

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Stress Management for Healthcare Professionals - 5019 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 4 continuing education credits

This course is designed to assist dental professionals, including students, learn to deal with the uncertainty of modern living and the demands of personal and professional life in order to provide better care for their patients and themselves. Readers will learn to identify major sources of stress and to change perceptions of these stressors when they cannot be avoided, making them better able to focus on the job of providing dental care. Also, the reader will become familiar with the fight or flight response, psychosocial stress factors, symptoms of stress, health consequences of stress and appropriate and effective stress management.

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Substance Abuse Adult - 5004 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits

This course deals with adult substance abuse and its effects on general and dental health. After completing this course, dental professionals will be able to identify a patient with a substance abuse problem, identify symptoms of withdrawal from specific substances and comprehend the negative health effects of alcohol, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, tobacco and OTC and prescription drugs. They will also be able to differentiate between alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse and to understand and distinguish between the terms, substance abuse and chemical dependency. (This course meets the Chemical Dependency requirement in TN and AZ. For additional chemical dependency courses, please see our Chemical Dependency and other Substance Abuse courses.)

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Substance Abuse and Addiction - 5044 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits

This course will review alcoholism, drug addiction, illicit drugs and tobacco, list some of the more commonly abused drugs and discuss drug use and abuse among age groups. Also, identifying and managing an addicted patient will be discussed along with an overview of substance abuse treatment. (Meets Chemical Dependency requirement in TN and AZ. For additional chemical dependency courses, please see our Chemical Dependency course.)

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Substance Abuse Pediatric - 5011 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits

This course discusses facts about substance abuse (chemical dependency) in children. The dental professional will gain a basic knowledge of current substance abuse trends among children and understand what causes a child to be at risk for substance abuse. They will also learn mechanisms for preventing and treating pediatric substance abuse and should feel more comfortable addressing pediatric substance abuse issues. Meets Chemical Dependency requirement in TN and AZ. For additional chemical dependency courses, please see our Chemical Dependency course.)

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Teeth Whitening - 5030 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits

This course provides dental professionals with information about teeth whitening. A brief history of bleaching is discussed, along with intrinsic and extrinsic staining. Internal and external teeth bleaching are discussed along with their adverse reactions. Some external bleaching topics discussed include: tray versus strip delivery, OTC products, dentrifices and general side effects.

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Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) - 5056 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 4 continuing education credits

This course will review the basic anatomy of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) region and associated structures, present extracapsular (muscle) and intracapsular (joint) disorders and their treatments and review diagnostic testing criteria and imaging techniques for the TMJ region. Also discussed is the necessity of completing a comprehensive history, which includes physical and visual examinations, to evaluate a patient for a possible TMJ disorder.

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Tobaccos Oral Health Effects - 50071 - Dynamic Dental Educators designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits

This course examines tobacco use in the United States and the various effects it has on dental health. After completing this course, dental professionals will be able to differentiate among the various types of tobacco uses and the subsequent risk each type imposes, identify the reasons why cigarettes and smokeless tobacco are the prime risk factors for oral cancer, and determine why smokeless tobacco users have a high risk of dental caries. Readers will also be able to explain tobacco's added risk factors for periodontal disease and recognize the possible effects of maternal smoking on pregnancy. Also discussed will be the risks of environmental tobacco smoke on nonsmokers and children and a high level review of tobacco cessation therapy, along with determining a guideline for assessing a tobacco user’s readiness to quit.

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