Courses

New Courses

Dental Caries 2018: New Insights (#227)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

This article reports on years of research by the TRAC Research team that focused on answering basic clinical questions concerning dental caries that have never been fully addressed or answered. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Gingival Recession and the Supraperiosteal Envelope Technique (#220)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

This article presents case reports demonstrating the supraperiosteal envelope autogenous connective tissue free graft for the treatment of gingival recession. In addition, a retrospective data analysis of treated cases using the supraperiosteal envelope technique is presented. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

What is Bioactive Dentistry? A Review (#217)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

This article discusses the definition of bioactive dental materials and analyzes products that claim to possess bioactivity. Three brief case reports using bioactive restorative materials are presented. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

PRF as a Barrier Membrane in Guided Bone Regeneration (#216)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

This article discusses the clinical relevance of using platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) as a barrier membrane and examines the biological and clinical advantages and disadvantages of combining PRF over or under a standard collagen barrier membrane for routine guided bone regeneration procedures. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Infant Upper Lip-Tie Laser Release: Case Reports (#215)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Robert Levine, DDS; Martin Kaplan, DMD; Peter Vitruk, PhD; and Joe Creech, DDS, discuss the clinical use of the CO2 laser in the treatment of a restricted upper lip frenum, or upper lip tie, in infant patients. Three case reports are presented. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Immediate Loading of Short Dental Implants: A Case Report (#212)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Eduardo Anitua, DDS, MD, PhD, discusses the predictability of immediate loading of short implants, and presents a clinical case involving the restoration of a missing tooth with a single-unit short implant with immediate loading and a 9-year follow up. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Single-Unit Cement-Retained Implant Restorations (#210)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Todd R. Schoenbaum, DDS; Richard G. Stevenson, DDS; and Alireza Moshaverinia, DDS, MS, PhD, discuss single-unit cement-retained implant crowns, the evidence justifying their use, and protocols and techniques that minimize complications. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Diabetes and the Dental Patient (#209)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

John H. Hardeman, MD, DDS, discusses the classification of diabetes mellitus, medications used for the control of diabetes, and dental management of patients with diabetes. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Restoration of a Lateral Incisor With Dens Invaginatus (#207)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Plinio Mendes Senna, DDS, PhD; Emmanuel João Nogueira Leal da Silva, DDS, PhD; Ricardo Guimarães de Carvalho, DDS; and Luciano Ribeiro Corrêa Netto, DDS; report a case involving a teenage patient with a maxillary lateral incisor malformed by dens invaginatus. Aesthetic restoration of the tooth was achieved using a gingiva-shaded composite.

Hypertension and the Dental Patient (#205)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

John H. Hardeman, MD, DDS, discusses antihypertensive medications and their mechanisms of action, and management of the hypertensive patient in the dental setting. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) classification and mechanism of action of antihypertensive medications, and (2) management of the hypertensive patient in the dental setting.

The Importance of Vital Signs (#204)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Jason R. Flores, RN, DDS, presents the 4 common vital signs, their accepted normal limits, explanation of the numerical values, and reasons for changing values in the dental setting. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) the 4 common vital signs, their accepted normal limits, and their numerical values, and (2) reasons for changing values of vital signs in the dental setting.

Management of a Nontreatable Mandibular Anterior Tooth (#203)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Ahmad Soolari, DMD, MS, and Amin Soolari, BS, CDRT, describes the management of a severe bony defect following removal of a nontreatable mandibular anterior tooth and placement of a dental implant to re-establish function, aesthetics, and speech. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) interdisciplinary management of a severe bony defect in the anterior mandible, and 2) specific treatment to re-establish function, aesthetics and speech after removal of a nontreatable mandibular anterior tooth.

Management of Peri-Implant Diseases (#202)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Amit Patel, BDS, MSc, presents the basic characteristics of periodontitis, peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis, and discusses diagnostic indicators of peri-implant disease, supportive maintenance of healthy peri-implant tissues, and treatment of peri-implantitis. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) the etiology, signs, and symptoms of peri-implant diseases; and (2) the requirements for the prevention of peri-implant mucositis, and treatment protocols for peri-implantitis.

Chemotherapy Agents and Dentistry (#201)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

John H. Hardeman, MD, DDS, discusses the types of chemotherapy agents used to treat diseases (namely, cancer), the side effects of such agents, and the dental management of patients undergoing chemotherapy. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) the types of chemotherapy agents used to treat diseases, especially cancer, and (2) dental management of patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Multidisciplinary Management of Oligodontia in the Adolescent (#200)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

David Forlano, DDS, and Kristen Forlano discuss the genetic condition of oligodontia and present a clinical case describing the 5-year multidisciplinary treatment of a 12-year-old patient who presented with this condition. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) the definition, prevalence, etiology, and system connection of oligodontia, and (2) a multidisciplinary treatment approach for an adolescent patient with oligodontia.

Tonsillar Squamous Cell Carcinoma: An Additional Consideration for Atypical Glossodynia (#199)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Sonali Rathore, BDS, MS; John Svirsky, DDS, Med; and Bhavik Desai, DMD, PhD; describe a patient presenting with unilateral tongue burning who was previously misdiagnosed with burning mouth syndrome. The final diagnosis was poorly differentiated tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) clinical information on burning mouth syndrome and tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and (2) diagnostic criteria for tonsillar SCC versus burning mouth syndrome.

Rehabilitation of Worn Dentition Using Adhesive and Implant Dentistry (#198)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Abdi Sameni, DDS; Ali Borzabadi-Farahani, DDS, MScD; and Alireza Moshaverinia, DDS, MS, PhD; describe the full-mouth rehabilitation of a patient with a worn dentition caused by nocturnal bruxism, utilizing a combination of adhesive and implant dentistry. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) factors in the clinical management of worn dentition, and (2) a clinical technique for treating worn dentition using adhesive and implant dentistry.

Vital Pulp Therapy in Primary Teeth: An Update (#197)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Lance Kisby, DMD examines the rapidly changing materials, concepts, and techniques in pulp therapy for primary teeth. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) the history of primary teeth pulp management and (2) recent advances in the materials and techniques used in primary teeth pulp management.

Seven Protective Reflexes Every Dentist Should Know (#196)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Jason R. Flores, RN, DDS, discusses 7 protective reflexes that patients may demonstrate when undergoing dental treatment. Reflex mechanisms and preventive/management techniques for complications caused by these reflexes are discussed. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) seven protective reflexes that patients may demonstrate when undergoing dental treatment, and (2) the mechanisms of these reflexes, as well as preventive and management techniques clinicians can use to avoid or address complications caused by these reflexes.

The Single-Stage Implant Procedure: Science or Convenience? (#195)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Dale R. Rosenbach, DMD, MS, addresses the question of whether there is a strong clinical rationale for immediate implant abutment placement. The risks and benefits of delayed implant abutment placement versus immediate abutment placement are reviewed. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) if there is a strong clinical rationale for immediate implant abutment placement (IAP), and (2) the risks and benefits of delayed implant abutment placement versus IAP.

A New Approach for Treating Peri-Implantitis: Reversibility of Osseointegration (#194)

by matt goldfinger 1 Lessons in $40.00

Eduardo Anitua, MD, DDS, PhD, discusses peri-implantitis and presents a new clinical protocol for treating this problem. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) important clinical information about peri-implantitis and (2) an alternative to the conventional algorithms for treating peri-implantitis.

The Relationship Between Periodontics and Cardiovascular Disease (#193)

by matt goldfinger 0 Lessons in $40.00

Alison Glascoe, DDS, MS; Ronald Brown, DDS, MS; and Motshabi Makhene, DDS; discuss the relationship between oral health and systemic health, specifically the relationship between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) what periodontal medicine is and (2) current state of the medical and dental literature regarding the association between periodontal disease and hypertension, atherosclerotic diseases, metabolic syndrome, and obesity.

MAC and ZAC (#177):

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

E. Dwayne Karateew, DDS, discusses 2 clinical protocols that are designed to enhance the predictability of dental implant aesthetics in the anterior aesthetic zone. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: The complications in achieving predictable implant aesthetics in the anterior aesthetic zone. The 2 clinical protocols for enhancing the predictability of dental implant aesthetics in the anterior aesthetic zone.

Extracting Teeth in Preparation for Dental Implants (#178)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

John Cavallaro, DDS; Gary Greenstein, DDS, MS; and Ben Greenstein, DMD; discuss atraumatic tooth removal techniques that employ dental burs as adjunctive aids as well as clinical issues associated with extractions in preparation for implants. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Tooth removal techniques which employ burs as adjunctive aids. Clinical issues associated with tooth extractions in preparation for dental implants.

TMD Rediscovered: A New Paradigm, Part 1 (#179)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Lawrence Gottesman, DDS, describes a supportive literary review presenting arthritis of the TMJ and other joints as an infectious disease. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Evidence-based support for arthritis of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) as an infectious disease. Elements of inflammation as a vascular event that damages blood vessels supporting the TMJ.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Cosmetic Dentistry (#171)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Willie J. Winfree, DDS, MPA; Leo E. Rouse, DDS; and Ronald S. Brown, DDS, MS; discuss the diagnosis of body dysmorphic disorder and how it relates to clinical dentistry. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: The definition and diagnosis of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). Clinical and ethical considerations related to BDD.

The Role of Cements in Dental Implant Success, Part 2 (#162)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Chandur P. K. Wadhwani, BDS, MSD, and Kwok-Hung (Albert) Chung, DDS, MS, PhD, provide an overview of how cement flows within an implant abutment crown system and how this may be altered to reduce the possibility of peri-implant disease. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: The fluid mechanics and flow involved with implant luting cements so that flow can be manipulated and controlled effectively, and How the abutment can be used as a repository for excess cement to reduce the amount extruded out through the restorative margin.

Immediate Dental Implant Placement: Technique, Part 1 (#169)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Gary Greenstein, DDS, MS, and John Cavallaro, DDS, address issues relevant to immediate dental implant placement in Type 1 extraction sockets. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Indications and contraindications for immediate implant placement. Practical suggestions for immediate implant placement.

Immediate Dental Implant Placement: Technique, Part 2 (#170)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

John Cavallaro, DDS, and Gary Greenstein, DDS, MS, provide practical clinical information for positioning immediate implants in different sections of the mouth, with a focus on Type I extraction sockets. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Indications and contraindications for immediate implant placement. Technique variations that are employed when placing immediate implants in different areas of the mouth.

Clinical Oral Implications of Human Papillomavirus (#176)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Herbert Bader, DDS, discusses the clinical presentations of various human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oral lesions and their associated HPV genotypes as well as contemporary adjunctive technologies for oral cancer screening. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: The clinical presentations of various human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oral lesions and their associated HPV genotypes. Contemporary adjunctive technologies for oral cancer screening

Using Microscopes in Fixed Prosthodontics (#172)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

John Mamoun, DMD, and Donato Napoletano, DMD, review the clinical process of adjusting crowns and bridges during try-in and insertion using microscope-level magnification combined with head-mounted coaxial illumination. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: To use microscope-level magnification and headmounted coaxial illumination to obtain optimal seating of crowns and bridges. To use magnification and coaxial illumination to properly adjust the occlusion of crowns and bridges.

The Role of Cements in Dental Implant Success, Part 1 (#160)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Chandur P. K. Wadhwani, BDS, MSD, and E. Ricardo Schwedhelm, DDS, MSD, in the first of a 2-part series, discuss cement selection criteria for implant restorations as well as how to control and prevent residual excess cement that may contribute to implant failure. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

The Relationship Between Periodontics and Cardiovascular Disease (#193)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Alison Glascoe, DDS, MS; Ronald Brown, DDS, MS; and Motshabi Makhene, DDS; discuss the relationship between oral health and systemic health, specifically the relationship between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: What is periodontal medicine. Current state of the medical and dental literature regarding the association between periodontal disease and hypertension, atherosclerotic diseases, metabolic syndrome, and obesity.

Evolution of Comprehensive Care, Part 6

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, and David Ouellet, DDS, in part 6 of a 6-part article series, conclude the discussion on how clinicians are able to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients better than ever before.

TMD Rediscovered: A New Paradigm, Part 2 (#180)

by admin 1 Lessons in $60.00

Dr. Gottesman builds upon the information presented in part one to provide a solid diagnostic investigative clinical protocol for temporomandibular disorders. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: The key elements in the clinical diagnosis of temporomandibular disorder (TMD). A diagnostic investigative clinical protocol for TMD.

Understanding Light Curing, Part 2: (#174)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Howard E. Strassler, DMD, and Richard B. Price, BDS, DDS, MS, PhD, discuss the variables that affect light curing, as well as other important factors for successful light curing. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Key CORE variables that affect the success of light curing restorations. How to monitor and maintain curing lights to ensure optimal light curing.

Understanding Light Curing, Part 1: (#173)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Howard E. Strassler, DMD, and Richard B. Price, BDS, DDS, MS, PhD, discuss the importance of adequate photopolymerization and how to achieve predictable, clinically successful light-cured restorations. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: The importance of adequate photopolymerization of light-cured restorations. How to manage variables to achieve successful, predictable light-cured restorations.

Orthodontic Forced Eruption: (#175)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Ahmad Soolari, DMD, MS; Duane Erickson, DDS; and Amin Soolari, CDRT; discuss the use of orthodontic forced eruption as part of a team approach to aesthetically restoring anterior teeth. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: The literature-supported scientific basis for the clinical use of forced orthodontic eruption. A team approach to treating a difficult periodontal-restorative challenge in the anterior maxilla for a patient with extreme aesthetic concerns.

Cinnamon-Induced Oral Contact Stomatitis (#158)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Jennifer F. Biron; James P. Iovino; John R. Bailey, DDS; and Ronald S. Brown, DDS, MS; review allergic contact stomatitis and present a case of a 25-year-old woman with oral contact stomatitis lesions with a history of using cinnamon-flavored gum. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Isthmus Gifts

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Lisa Germain, DDS, describes why the clinician should pay special attention to the isthmus that connects canals.

A New Day in Dentistry:

by admin 1 Lessons in $20.00

Jerry Hu, DDS, demonstrates the use of new networking capabilities to enhance the collaboration between doctors and dental laboratory team.

Three-Dimensional Instrumentation

by admin 1 Lessons in $20.00

Allen Ali Nasseh, DDS, MMSc, and Dennis Brave, DDS, discuss an instrumentation technique?that combines the use of minimally tapered rotary files with an innovative universal finishing instrument that adapts to the natural root canal anatomy.

Endodontic Triad for Success

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Clifford J. Ruddle, DDS, discusses the endodontic triad for success, focusing on the role of current and future technologically driven methods that will better enable 3-D cleaning and filling root canal systems.

More Than Just a Denture

by admin 1 Lessons in $60.00

John R. Nosti, DMD, discusses the why and where behind different materials for denture teeth, creating natural smiles, occlusal design, and different processing techniques available.

Avoiding Mandibular Nerve Impairment, Part 1

by admin 1 Lessons in $60.00

Carl E. Misch, DDS, MDS, PhD (hc), and Randolph R. Resnik, DMD, MDS, discuss radiographic, anatomical, clinical, and surgical techniques intended to help the clinician avoid neurosensory impairment complications.

Why Do We Do What We Do?

by admin 1 Lessons in $60.00

Allen Ali Nasseh, DDS, MMSc, and Dennis G. Brave, DDS, introduce a new instrumentation and obturation system and talk about its role in increasing efficiency for the clinician.

Learning from Biofilms:

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS, discusses how patients can benefit by a higher level of coordination of care between the dental and medical practice.

Endodontic Canal Preparation:

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Clifford J. Ruddle, DDS; Pierre Machtou, DDS, MS, PhD; and John D. West, DDS, MSD; introduce new technologies for glide path management and for shaping canals.

Avoiding Mandibular Nerve Impairment, Part 3

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Randolph R. Resnik, DMD, MDS, and Carl E. Misch, DDS, MDS, PhD (hc), in the last of a 3-part series, discuss radiographic, anatomical, clinical, and surgical techniques intended to help the clinician to avoid neurosensory impairment complications.

Endodontic Instrumentation

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Allan S. Deutsch, DMD, describes the effects of the handpiece motion on the properties of the endodontic instruments during root canal procedures.

Vitamin B12 and Dentistry (#191)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Iris Morton, DDS, MS, and Ronald S. Brown, DDS, MS, discuss vitamin B12 patient care and the pathophysiology related to the oral manifestations of vitamin B12 serum values. Issues of particular importance to clinical dentistry are addressed. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Dental concerns related to vitamin B12. The pathophysiology related to oral manifestations of vitamin B12 serum values.

Dry Mouth Syndrome and the Emerging Role of Arginine-Based Technologies (#190)

by admin 1 Lessons $40.00

Anne Guignon, RDH, MPH, and Brian Nov?, DDS, discuss dry mouth syndrome and dental professionals? role in diagnosing and managing this condition. The emerging role of arginine-based technologies in the management of dry mouth syndrome is also discussed. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Causes and health complications of dry mouth syndrome and the dental professional?s role in diagnosing and managing this condition. The emerging role of arginine-based technologies in the management of dry mouth syndrome.

A Review of E-Cigarettes and Related Health Issues (#189)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Alison L. Glascoe, DDS, MS, and Ronald S. Brown, DDS, MS, discuss electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), or e-cigarettes, including related regulatory and oral/public health issues. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Cigarette smoking and nicotine exposure is a co-factor for promoting periodontitis. Current status of electronic nicotine delivery systems including regulatory and public health issues.

Oral Effects Associated With Obesity and Bariatric Surgery (#181)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Alison L. Glascoe, DDS; Ronald S. Brown, DDS; Derrick K. Eiland, DDS; and Cheryl E. Fryer, DDS; discusses the general and oral health effects associated with obesity and bariatric surgical techniques used to treat obesity, and dental treatment considerations for obese patients. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: The current state of the medical and dental literature regarding obesity,. The bariatric surgical treatments for obesity and the positive and negative outcomes from bariatric surgical treatment.

A Contemporary Approach to Intraoral Optical Scanning and In-Office 3-D Printing (#192)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Michael D. Scherer, DMD, MS, examines the clinical applications of the latest intraoral optical scanning and in-office 3-D printing technologies and reviews the literature regarding the accuracy of these techniques for replicating the dentition and oral tissues compared to conventional impression techniques. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Clinical applications of current intraoral optical scanning and in-office 3-D printing technologies,. Literature-supported accuracy of these technologies for replicating the dentition and oral tissues compared to conventional techniques..

Uncontrolled Dental Caries in a Young Adult (#187)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Cheryl E. Fryer, DDS, MS, MA; Ronald S. Brown, DDS, MS; and Sandra D. Osborne, RDH, MS; present a case of uncontrolled dental caries in a 24-year-old adult and discuss diagnosis, etiology, and management of the high-risk caries patient. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Factors involved in the etiology and diagnosis of uncontrolled dental caries. How to manage the patient with uncontrolled dental caries.

Regenerative Endodontics: Clinical Review and Case Reports (#183)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Rico Short, DMD, describes regenerative endodontic procedures as a viable treatment option to biologically replace damaged, diseased, or missing structures such as dentin, root structures, and cells of the pulp-dentin complex in immature necrotic permanent teeth without performing conventional endodontic therapy. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Principles of regenerative endodontics in the treatment of immature necrotic permanent teeth. Clinical protocol for treating immature necrotic permanent teeth with regenerative endodontics.

Extraction Socket Preservation Prior to Implant Placement (#184)

by admin 1 Lessons in $80.00

George A. Mandelaris, DDS, MS, and Mei Lu, DDS, MSD, PhD, present case reports demonstrating use of a demineralized bone matrix material in conjunction with a bioresorbable membrane for extraction socket preservation prior to placement of implants. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 4 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Histologic, clinical, radiographic, and histomorphometric assessments regarding the efficacy of a demineralized bone matrix material and a bioresorbable membrane for extraction socket preservation. A clinical technique and materials for socket preservation prior to implant placement.

The Circumferential Splint Reinvented (#185)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Gerald Wank, DDS, and Paul Springs, DMD, discuss the circumferential splint as a long-term treatment for periodontally compromised anterior teeth. The clinical procedure is described, and 2 case reports are presented. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Indications for the circumferential splint as a long-term treatment for periodontally compromised anterior teeth. Clinical procedure for treating periodontally compromised anterior teeth with a circumferential splint.

Management of Mandibular Anterior Teeth With Gingival Recession (#182)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Ahmad Soolari, DMD, MS; Amin Soolari, CRDT; and Randa Alobaidi, CRDT; discuss gingival recession involving the mandibular anterior teeth and present a technique for restoring root coverage, reducing sensitivity, and improving aesthetics. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Clinical options for managing localized gingival recession. A technique for restoring root coverage, reducing sensitivity, and achieving aesthetics in a case of Miller Class II gingival recession.

Correction of Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea With Interdisciplinary Treatment (#188)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Joseph Yousefian, DMD, MS, MA; Kate Weaver, DDS; Douglas Trimble, DMD, MD; Robert William DePaso, MD; and Robert Gottlieb, DDS; discuss obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and describe a comprehensive and interdisciplinary treatment that successfully addressed the patient?s dentofacial aesthetic concerns and other health issues. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Definition and complications of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Interdisciplinary treatment, dentofacial aesthetic concerns, and other health issues involving OSAS.

Zygomatic Implant Options for the Atrophic Maxilla: Case Report (#186)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Germana de Villa Camargos, DDS; C?lio Jesus do Prado, DDS, MSc, PhD; Paulo Abdalla Saad, DDS, MSc, PhD; and Darceny Zanetta-Barbosa, DDS, MSc, PhD; discuss the use of zygomatic implants in treating the atrophic maxilla. A case report is presented in which an atrophic maxilla was treated with a fixed prosthesis supported by a combination of zygomatic and conventional implants, using 2 distinct surgical techniques. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: The outcome of rehabilitation of the atrophic maxilla using zygomatic implants,. Intrasinus and extrasinus surgical techniques for placing zygomatic implants in the atrophic maxilla.

Free Courses

Paid Courses

Dental Caries 2018: New Insights (#227)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

This article reports on years of research by the TRAC Research team that focused on answering basic clinical questions concerning dental caries that have never been fully addressed or answered. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Gingival Recession and the Supraperiosteal Envelope Technique (#220)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

This article presents case reports demonstrating the supraperiosteal envelope autogenous connective tissue free graft for the treatment of gingival recession. In addition, a retrospective data analysis of treated cases using the supraperiosteal envelope technique is presented. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

What is Bioactive Dentistry? A Review (#217)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

This article discusses the definition of bioactive dental materials and analyzes products that claim to possess bioactivity. Three brief case reports using bioactive restorative materials are presented. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

PRF as a Barrier Membrane in Guided Bone Regeneration (#216)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

This article discusses the clinical relevance of using platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) as a barrier membrane and examines the biological and clinical advantages and disadvantages of combining PRF over or under a standard collagen barrier membrane for routine guided bone regeneration procedures. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Infant Upper Lip-Tie Laser Release: Case Reports (#215)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Robert Levine, DDS; Martin Kaplan, DMD; Peter Vitruk, PhD; and Joe Creech, DDS, discuss the clinical use of the CO2 laser in the treatment of a restricted upper lip frenum, or upper lip tie, in infant patients. Three case reports are presented. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Immediate Loading of Short Dental Implants: A Case Report (#212)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Eduardo Anitua, DDS, MD, PhD, discusses the predictability of immediate loading of short implants, and presents a clinical case involving the restoration of a missing tooth with a single-unit short implant with immediate loading and a 9-year follow up. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Single-Unit Cement-Retained Implant Restorations (#210)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Todd R. Schoenbaum, DDS; Richard G. Stevenson, DDS; and Alireza Moshaverinia, DDS, MS, PhD, discuss single-unit cement-retained implant crowns, the evidence justifying their use, and protocols and techniques that minimize complications. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Diabetes and the Dental Patient (#209)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

John H. Hardeman, MD, DDS, discusses the classification of diabetes mellitus, medications used for the control of diabetes, and dental management of patients with diabetes. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Restoration of a Lateral Incisor With Dens Invaginatus (#207)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Plinio Mendes Senna, DDS, PhD; Emmanuel João Nogueira Leal da Silva, DDS, PhD; Ricardo Guimarães de Carvalho, DDS; and Luciano Ribeiro Corrêa Netto, DDS; report a case involving a teenage patient with a maxillary lateral incisor malformed by dens invaginatus. Aesthetic restoration of the tooth was achieved using a gingiva-shaded composite.

Hypertension and the Dental Patient (#205)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

John H. Hardeman, MD, DDS, discusses antihypertensive medications and their mechanisms of action, and management of the hypertensive patient in the dental setting. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) classification and mechanism of action of antihypertensive medications, and (2) management of the hypertensive patient in the dental setting.

The Importance of Vital Signs (#204)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Jason R. Flores, RN, DDS, presents the 4 common vital signs, their accepted normal limits, explanation of the numerical values, and reasons for changing values in the dental setting. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) the 4 common vital signs, their accepted normal limits, and their numerical values, and (2) reasons for changing values of vital signs in the dental setting.

Management of a Nontreatable Mandibular Anterior Tooth (#203)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Ahmad Soolari, DMD, MS, and Amin Soolari, BS, CDRT, describes the management of a severe bony defect following removal of a nontreatable mandibular anterior tooth and placement of a dental implant to re-establish function, aesthetics, and speech. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) interdisciplinary management of a severe bony defect in the anterior mandible, and 2) specific treatment to re-establish function, aesthetics and speech after removal of a nontreatable mandibular anterior tooth.

Management of Peri-Implant Diseases (#202)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Amit Patel, BDS, MSc, presents the basic characteristics of periodontitis, peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis, and discusses diagnostic indicators of peri-implant disease, supportive maintenance of healthy peri-implant tissues, and treatment of peri-implantitis. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) the etiology, signs, and symptoms of peri-implant diseases; and (2) the requirements for the prevention of peri-implant mucositis, and treatment protocols for peri-implantitis.

Chemotherapy Agents and Dentistry (#201)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

John H. Hardeman, MD, DDS, discusses the types of chemotherapy agents used to treat diseases (namely, cancer), the side effects of such agents, and the dental management of patients undergoing chemotherapy. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) the types of chemotherapy agents used to treat diseases, especially cancer, and (2) dental management of patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Multidisciplinary Management of Oligodontia in the Adolescent (#200)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

David Forlano, DDS, and Kristen Forlano discuss the genetic condition of oligodontia and present a clinical case describing the 5-year multidisciplinary treatment of a 12-year-old patient who presented with this condition. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) the definition, prevalence, etiology, and system connection of oligodontia, and (2) a multidisciplinary treatment approach for an adolescent patient with oligodontia.

Tonsillar Squamous Cell Carcinoma: An Additional Consideration for Atypical Glossodynia (#199)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Sonali Rathore, BDS, MS; John Svirsky, DDS, Med; and Bhavik Desai, DMD, PhD; describe a patient presenting with unilateral tongue burning who was previously misdiagnosed with burning mouth syndrome. The final diagnosis was poorly differentiated tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) clinical information on burning mouth syndrome and tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and (2) diagnostic criteria for tonsillar SCC versus burning mouth syndrome.

Rehabilitation of Worn Dentition Using Adhesive and Implant Dentistry (#198)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Abdi Sameni, DDS; Ali Borzabadi-Farahani, DDS, MScD; and Alireza Moshaverinia, DDS, MS, PhD; describe the full-mouth rehabilitation of a patient with a worn dentition caused by nocturnal bruxism, utilizing a combination of adhesive and implant dentistry. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) factors in the clinical management of worn dentition, and (2) a clinical technique for treating worn dentition using adhesive and implant dentistry.

Vital Pulp Therapy in Primary Teeth: An Update (#197)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Lance Kisby, DMD examines the rapidly changing materials, concepts, and techniques in pulp therapy for primary teeth. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) the history of primary teeth pulp management and (2) recent advances in the materials and techniques used in primary teeth pulp management.

Seven Protective Reflexes Every Dentist Should Know (#196)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Jason R. Flores, RN, DDS, discusses 7 protective reflexes that patients may demonstrate when undergoing dental treatment. Reflex mechanisms and preventive/management techniques for complications caused by these reflexes are discussed. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) seven protective reflexes that patients may demonstrate when undergoing dental treatment, and (2) the mechanisms of these reflexes, as well as preventive and management techniques clinicians can use to avoid or address complications caused by these reflexes.

The Single-Stage Implant Procedure: Science or Convenience? (#195)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Dale R. Rosenbach, DMD, MS, addresses the question of whether there is a strong clinical rationale for immediate implant abutment placement. The risks and benefits of delayed implant abutment placement versus immediate abutment placement are reviewed. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) if there is a strong clinical rationale for immediate implant abutment placement (IAP), and (2) the risks and benefits of delayed implant abutment placement versus IAP.

A New Approach for Treating Peri-Implantitis: Reversibility of Osseointegration (#194)

by matt goldfinger 1 Lessons in $40.00

Eduardo Anitua, MD, DDS, PhD, discusses peri-implantitis and presents a new clinical protocol for treating this problem. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) important clinical information about peri-implantitis and (2) an alternative to the conventional algorithms for treating peri-implantitis.

The Relationship Between Periodontics and Cardiovascular Disease (#193)

by matt goldfinger 0 Lessons in $40.00

Alison Glascoe, DDS, MS; Ronald Brown, DDS, MS; and Motshabi Makhene, DDS; discuss the relationship between oral health and systemic health, specifically the relationship between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the individual will learn: (1) what periodontal medicine is and (2) current state of the medical and dental literature regarding the association between periodontal disease and hypertension, atherosclerotic diseases, metabolic syndrome, and obesity.

MAC and ZAC (#177):

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

E. Dwayne Karateew, DDS, discusses 2 clinical protocols that are designed to enhance the predictability of dental implant aesthetics in the anterior aesthetic zone. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: The complications in achieving predictable implant aesthetics in the anterior aesthetic zone. The 2 clinical protocols for enhancing the predictability of dental implant aesthetics in the anterior aesthetic zone.

Extracting Teeth in Preparation for Dental Implants (#178)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

John Cavallaro, DDS; Gary Greenstein, DDS, MS; and Ben Greenstein, DMD; discuss atraumatic tooth removal techniques that employ dental burs as adjunctive aids as well as clinical issues associated with extractions in preparation for implants. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Tooth removal techniques which employ burs as adjunctive aids. Clinical issues associated with tooth extractions in preparation for dental implants.

TMD Rediscovered: A New Paradigm, Part 1 (#179)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Lawrence Gottesman, DDS, describes a supportive literary review presenting arthritis of the TMJ and other joints as an infectious disease. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Evidence-based support for arthritis of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) as an infectious disease. Elements of inflammation as a vascular event that damages blood vessels supporting the TMJ.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Cosmetic Dentistry (#171)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Willie J. Winfree, DDS, MPA; Leo E. Rouse, DDS; and Ronald S. Brown, DDS, MS; discuss the diagnosis of body dysmorphic disorder and how it relates to clinical dentistry. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: The definition and diagnosis of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). Clinical and ethical considerations related to BDD.

The Role of Cements in Dental Implant Success, Part 2 (#162)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Chandur P. K. Wadhwani, BDS, MSD, and Kwok-Hung (Albert) Chung, DDS, MS, PhD, provide an overview of how cement flows within an implant abutment crown system and how this may be altered to reduce the possibility of peri-implant disease. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: The fluid mechanics and flow involved with implant luting cements so that flow can be manipulated and controlled effectively, and How the abutment can be used as a repository for excess cement to reduce the amount extruded out through the restorative margin.

Immediate Dental Implant Placement: Technique, Part 1 (#169)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Gary Greenstein, DDS, MS, and John Cavallaro, DDS, address issues relevant to immediate dental implant placement in Type 1 extraction sockets. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Indications and contraindications for immediate implant placement. Practical suggestions for immediate implant placement.

Immediate Dental Implant Placement: Technique, Part 2 (#170)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

John Cavallaro, DDS, and Gary Greenstein, DDS, MS, provide practical clinical information for positioning immediate implants in different sections of the mouth, with a focus on Type I extraction sockets. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Indications and contraindications for immediate implant placement. Technique variations that are employed when placing immediate implants in different areas of the mouth.

Clinical Oral Implications of Human Papillomavirus (#176)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Herbert Bader, DDS, discusses the clinical presentations of various human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oral lesions and their associated HPV genotypes as well as contemporary adjunctive technologies for oral cancer screening. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: The clinical presentations of various human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oral lesions and their associated HPV genotypes. Contemporary adjunctive technologies for oral cancer screening

Using Microscopes in Fixed Prosthodontics (#172)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

John Mamoun, DMD, and Donato Napoletano, DMD, review the clinical process of adjusting crowns and bridges during try-in and insertion using microscope-level magnification combined with head-mounted coaxial illumination. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: To use microscope-level magnification and headmounted coaxial illumination to obtain optimal seating of crowns and bridges. To use magnification and coaxial illumination to properly adjust the occlusion of crowns and bridges.

The Role of Cements in Dental Implant Success, Part 1 (#160)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Chandur P. K. Wadhwani, BDS, MSD, and E. Ricardo Schwedhelm, DDS, MSD, in the first of a 2-part series, discuss cement selection criteria for implant restorations as well as how to control and prevent residual excess cement that may contribute to implant failure. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

The Relationship Between Periodontics and Cardiovascular Disease (#193)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Alison Glascoe, DDS, MS; Ronald Brown, DDS, MS; and Motshabi Makhene, DDS; discuss the relationship between oral health and systemic health, specifically the relationship between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: What is periodontal medicine. Current state of the medical and dental literature regarding the association between periodontal disease and hypertension, atherosclerotic diseases, metabolic syndrome, and obesity.

Evolution of Comprehensive Care, Part 6

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, and David Ouellet, DDS, in part 6 of a 6-part article series, conclude the discussion on how clinicians are able to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients better than ever before.

TMD Rediscovered: A New Paradigm, Part 2 (#180)

by admin 1 Lessons in $60.00

Dr. Gottesman builds upon the information presented in part one to provide a solid diagnostic investigative clinical protocol for temporomandibular disorders. This article is peer reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: The key elements in the clinical diagnosis of temporomandibular disorder (TMD). A diagnostic investigative clinical protocol for TMD.

Understanding Light Curing, Part 2: (#174)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Howard E. Strassler, DMD, and Richard B. Price, BDS, DDS, MS, PhD, discuss the variables that affect light curing, as well as other important factors for successful light curing. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Key CORE variables that affect the success of light curing restorations. How to monitor and maintain curing lights to ensure optimal light curing.

Understanding Light Curing, Part 1: (#173)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Howard E. Strassler, DMD, and Richard B. Price, BDS, DDS, MS, PhD, discuss the importance of adequate photopolymerization and how to achieve predictable, clinically successful light-cured restorations. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: The importance of adequate photopolymerization of light-cured restorations. How to manage variables to achieve successful, predictable light-cured restorations.

Orthodontic Forced Eruption: (#175)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Ahmad Soolari, DMD, MS; Duane Erickson, DDS; and Amin Soolari, CDRT; discuss the use of orthodontic forced eruption as part of a team approach to aesthetically restoring anterior teeth. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: The literature-supported scientific basis for the clinical use of forced orthodontic eruption. A team approach to treating a difficult periodontal-restorative challenge in the anterior maxilla for a patient with extreme aesthetic concerns.

Cinnamon-Induced Oral Contact Stomatitis (#158)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Jennifer F. Biron; James P. Iovino; John R. Bailey, DDS; and Ronald S. Brown, DDS, MS; review allergic contact stomatitis and present a case of a 25-year-old woman with oral contact stomatitis lesions with a history of using cinnamon-flavored gum. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Isthmus Gifts

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Lisa Germain, DDS, describes why the clinician should pay special attention to the isthmus that connects canals.

A New Day in Dentistry:

by admin 1 Lessons in $20.00

Jerry Hu, DDS, demonstrates the use of new networking capabilities to enhance the collaboration between doctors and dental laboratory team.

Three-Dimensional Instrumentation

by admin 1 Lessons in $20.00

Allen Ali Nasseh, DDS, MMSc, and Dennis Brave, DDS, discuss an instrumentation technique?that combines the use of minimally tapered rotary files with an innovative universal finishing instrument that adapts to the natural root canal anatomy.

Endodontic Triad for Success

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Clifford J. Ruddle, DDS, discusses the endodontic triad for success, focusing on the role of current and future technologically driven methods that will better enable 3-D cleaning and filling root canal systems.

More Than Just a Denture

by admin 1 Lessons in $60.00

John R. Nosti, DMD, discusses the why and where behind different materials for denture teeth, creating natural smiles, occlusal design, and different processing techniques available.

Avoiding Mandibular Nerve Impairment, Part 1

by admin 1 Lessons in $60.00

Carl E. Misch, DDS, MDS, PhD (hc), and Randolph R. Resnik, DMD, MDS, discuss radiographic, anatomical, clinical, and surgical techniques intended to help the clinician avoid neurosensory impairment complications.

Why Do We Do What We Do?

by admin 1 Lessons in $60.00

Allen Ali Nasseh, DDS, MMSc, and Dennis G. Brave, DDS, introduce a new instrumentation and obturation system and talk about its role in increasing efficiency for the clinician.

Learning from Biofilms:

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS, discusses how patients can benefit by a higher level of coordination of care between the dental and medical practice.

Endodontic Canal Preparation:

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Clifford J. Ruddle, DDS; Pierre Machtou, DDS, MS, PhD; and John D. West, DDS, MSD; introduce new technologies for glide path management and for shaping canals.

Avoiding Mandibular Nerve Impairment, Part 3

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Randolph R. Resnik, DMD, MDS, and Carl E. Misch, DDS, MDS, PhD (hc), in the last of a 3-part series, discuss radiographic, anatomical, clinical, and surgical techniques intended to help the clinician to avoid neurosensory impairment complications.

Endodontic Instrumentation

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Allan S. Deutsch, DMD, describes the effects of the handpiece motion on the properties of the endodontic instruments during root canal procedures.

Vitamin B12 and Dentistry (#191)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Iris Morton, DDS, MS, and Ronald S. Brown, DDS, MS, discuss vitamin B12 patient care and the pathophysiology related to the oral manifestations of vitamin B12 serum values. Issues of particular importance to clinical dentistry are addressed. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Dental concerns related to vitamin B12. The pathophysiology related to oral manifestations of vitamin B12 serum values.

Dry Mouth Syndrome and the Emerging Role of Arginine-Based Technologies (#190)

by admin 1 Lessons $40.00

Anne Guignon, RDH, MPH, and Brian Nov?, DDS, discuss dry mouth syndrome and dental professionals? role in diagnosing and managing this condition. The emerging role of arginine-based technologies in the management of dry mouth syndrome is also discussed. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Causes and health complications of dry mouth syndrome and the dental professional?s role in diagnosing and managing this condition. The emerging role of arginine-based technologies in the management of dry mouth syndrome.

A Review of E-Cigarettes and Related Health Issues (#189)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Alison L. Glascoe, DDS, MS, and Ronald S. Brown, DDS, MS, discuss electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), or e-cigarettes, including related regulatory and oral/public health issues. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Cigarette smoking and nicotine exposure is a co-factor for promoting periodontitis. Current status of electronic nicotine delivery systems including regulatory and public health issues.

Oral Effects Associated With Obesity and Bariatric Surgery (#181)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Alison L. Glascoe, DDS; Ronald S. Brown, DDS; Derrick K. Eiland, DDS; and Cheryl E. Fryer, DDS; discusses the general and oral health effects associated with obesity and bariatric surgical techniques used to treat obesity, and dental treatment considerations for obese patients. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: The current state of the medical and dental literature regarding obesity,. The bariatric surgical treatments for obesity and the positive and negative outcomes from bariatric surgical treatment.

A Contemporary Approach to Intraoral Optical Scanning and In-Office 3-D Printing (#192)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Michael D. Scherer, DMD, MS, examines the clinical applications of the latest intraoral optical scanning and in-office 3-D printing technologies and reviews the literature regarding the accuracy of these techniques for replicating the dentition and oral tissues compared to conventional impression techniques. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Clinical applications of current intraoral optical scanning and in-office 3-D printing technologies,. Literature-supported accuracy of these technologies for replicating the dentition and oral tissues compared to conventional techniques..

Uncontrolled Dental Caries in a Young Adult (#187)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Cheryl E. Fryer, DDS, MS, MA; Ronald S. Brown, DDS, MS; and Sandra D. Osborne, RDH, MS; present a case of uncontrolled dental caries in a 24-year-old adult and discuss diagnosis, etiology, and management of the high-risk caries patient. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Factors involved in the etiology and diagnosis of uncontrolled dental caries. How to manage the patient with uncontrolled dental caries.

Regenerative Endodontics: Clinical Review and Case Reports (#183)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Rico Short, DMD, describes regenerative endodontic procedures as a viable treatment option to biologically replace damaged, diseased, or missing structures such as dentin, root structures, and cells of the pulp-dentin complex in immature necrotic permanent teeth without performing conventional endodontic therapy. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Principles of regenerative endodontics in the treatment of immature necrotic permanent teeth. Clinical protocol for treating immature necrotic permanent teeth with regenerative endodontics.

Extraction Socket Preservation Prior to Implant Placement (#184)

by admin 1 Lessons in $80.00

George A. Mandelaris, DDS, MS, and Mei Lu, DDS, MSD, PhD, present case reports demonstrating use of a demineralized bone matrix material in conjunction with a bioresorbable membrane for extraction socket preservation prior to placement of implants. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 4 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Histologic, clinical, radiographic, and histomorphometric assessments regarding the efficacy of a demineralized bone matrix material and a bioresorbable membrane for extraction socket preservation. A clinical technique and materials for socket preservation prior to implant placement.

The Circumferential Splint Reinvented (#185)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Gerald Wank, DDS, and Paul Springs, DMD, discuss the circumferential splint as a long-term treatment for periodontally compromised anterior teeth. The clinical procedure is described, and 2 case reports are presented. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Indications for the circumferential splint as a long-term treatment for periodontally compromised anterior teeth. Clinical procedure for treating periodontally compromised anterior teeth with a circumferential splint.

Management of Mandibular Anterior Teeth With Gingival Recession (#182)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Ahmad Soolari, DMD, MS; Amin Soolari, CRDT; and Randa Alobaidi, CRDT; discuss gingival recession involving the mandibular anterior teeth and present a technique for restoring root coverage, reducing sensitivity, and improving aesthetics. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Clinical options for managing localized gingival recession. A technique for restoring root coverage, reducing sensitivity, and achieving aesthetics in a case of Miller Class II gingival recession.

Correction of Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea With Interdisciplinary Treatment (#188)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Joseph Yousefian, DMD, MS, MA; Kate Weaver, DDS; Douglas Trimble, DMD, MD; Robert William DePaso, MD; and Robert Gottlieb, DDS; discuss obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and describe a comprehensive and interdisciplinary treatment that successfully addressed the patient?s dentofacial aesthetic concerns and other health issues. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: Definition and complications of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Interdisciplinary treatment, dentofacial aesthetic concerns, and other health issues involving OSAS.

Zygomatic Implant Options for the Atrophic Maxilla: Case Report (#186)

by admin 1 Lessons in $40.00

Germana de Villa Camargos, DDS; C?lio Jesus do Prado, DDS, MSc, PhD; Paulo Abdalla Saad, DDS, MSc, PhD; and Darceny Zanetta-Barbosa, DDS, MSc, PhD; discuss the use of zygomatic implants in treating the atrophic maxilla. A case report is presented in which an atrophic maxilla was treated with a fixed prosthesis supported by a combination of zygomatic and conventional implants, using 2 distinct surgical techniques. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit. Learning Objectives: After participating in this CE activity, the individual will learn: The outcome of rehabilitation of the atrophic maxilla using zygomatic implants,. Intrasinus and extrasinus surgical techniques for placing zygomatic implants in the atrophic maxilla.