Online Learning


Welcome to Online Learning with CDE! We are pleased to launch our new online program and hope you enjoy the following course offerings including live webinars and pre-recorded sessions.

Live webinars and/or pre-recorded sessions are listed below.



MARCH


NEW PERSPECTIVES ON TMD: A DIAGNOSTIC CHALLENGE
Dr. Jeffrey P. Okeson

Friday, March 19, 2021 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (Pacific)|  LIVE WEBINAR|

Cost: $99 | CE Hours: 2

Temporomandibular disorders have many concepts associated with them, some of which are supported by sound data and some of which are not. This complexity arises from the many problems that can be arise with masticatory function. In order to effectively manage and treat TMD, the clinician must be able to recognize these disorders from other orofacial pain disorders. Highlighting facts and fantasies related to the etiology of TMD, as well as discussing the diagnostic challenges thereof, will be the focus of this presentation.

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Practical Approaches to Special Care Dentistry
Dr. Mai-Ly Duong

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Pacific)|  LIVE WEBINAR|

Cost: $49 | CE Hours: 1

According to the US Census Bureau, approximately 1 out of 5 Americans have a disability. Providing oral health care to individuals with disabilities may require modifications to the types of treatment rendered and the way it is delivered. This course is targeted toward dental health providers looking to increase their ability to deliver dental care to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (ID/DD), acquired disabilities, and other special healthcare needs.

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APRIL


MULTI-DISCIPLINE ORTHODONTICS
Dr. Jeffrey P. Okeson

Saturday, April 10, 2021 |  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Pacific)|  LIVE WEBINAR|

Cost: $49 | CE Hours: 1

This course will describe and illustrate different ways orthodontic treatment can facilitate and work in conjunction with other dental specialties resulting in a more desirable treatment.

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RADIOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION: BENIGN OR MALIGNANT AND HOW TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE
Dr. Don Tyndall

Friday, April 16, 2021 |  8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (Pacific)|  LIVE WEBINAR|

Cost: $75 | CE Hours: 1.5

With the adoption of cone beam CT technology, the dental practitioner is required to manage significantly more anatomical information and potentially
more knowledge of maxillofacial pathoses than with 2D imaging. A more comprehensive understanding of how to recognize pathoses in CBCT volumes is required to recognize and describe abnormalities. A very significant part of this task is to be able to find and differentiate benign from malignant lesions. This course is designed to prepare the dental practitioner to systematically review a CBCT volume, recognize and categorize signs of abnormalities and how to tell the difference between benign and malignant lesions.

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9300nm CO2 LASER EXPERIENCES IN THE DENTAL SETTING
Drs. Gregory M. Schuster and Robert Yasso

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 |  5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (Pacific)|  LIVE WEBINAR|

Cost: $75 | CE Hours: 1.5

This course will summarize the physical properties and clinical experiences available to dental practitioners using a 9300nm CO2 laser.

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HOW TO CARE FOR THE ORAL HEALTH OF CHILDREN ... WITHOUT A HANDPIECE
A review of minimally invasive procedures in managing dental caries in children
Dr. Kavita Mathu-Muju

Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (Pacific)|  LIVE WEBINAR

Cost: $50 All Dental Professionals | CE Hours: 1

Interestingly, dentists who treat dental caries in children are increasingly understanding that cutting tooth structure with a handpiece is not always an imperative. Only 5% of all procedures performed on children are restorations requiring the use of a handpiece. This course will review several approaches to managing caries in children that do not require the use of a handpiece including: fluoride varnish, silver diamine fluoride, Hall crowns, resin infiltration, and fissure sealants. Subsequent to completing the course, the participant should be equipped to manage caries in children in a manner that minimizes the removal of tooth structure by utilizing a dental handpiece.

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MAY


RESTORATIVE OPTIONS FOR MISSING ANTERIOR TOOTH
Dr. Shankar Iyer

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 |  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Pacific) |  LIVE WEBINAR

Cost: $99 | CE Hours: 2

This presentation will review some evidence-based treatment options for restoring a missing anterior tooth. While there are 3 common options, it is sometimes challenging to pick one option over the other. A matrix will be illustrated to help the clinician come up with restorative solutions in the esthetic zone.

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CANNABIS AND ORAL HEALTH
Dr. Joan M. Davis

Thursday, May 20, 2021 |  5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Pacific) |  LIVE WEBINAR|

Cost: $49 | CE Hours: 1

The use of cannabis and cannabis-based products continue to rise in the United States and Canada. Unfortunately, research is often conflicting or unclear as to the benefits or harm of cannabis to the body or oral tissue. This lecture will provide a succinct overview of the forms of cannabis, how it is used and the health implications for the practicing dentist.

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FOUR KEY STRATEGIES IN MANAGING A PERIODONTAL PATIENT IN A CHANGING PRACTICE ENVIRONMENT
Dr. Samuel B. Low

Sunday, May 23, 2021 |  8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (Pacific) |  LIVE WEBINAR|

Cost: $99 | CE Hours: 2

Being effective in incorporating periodontics into the practice of dentistry can be a challenge in today’s environment. However, adhering to a mission of quality patient care, enhanced mental/physical well-being, with positive financial growth can overcome any respective hurdles. We examine effective strategies to create a workflow that results in positive periodontal case acceptance. Current relationships between periodontal diseases and susceptibility to viral infections is demonstrated. By building on a growth area in periodontics from nonsurgical to surgical procedures especially with the “over 55” population produces net gain with reduced overhead. Being discriminate on technology assets with a selection producing value added revenue results in a unique practice niche that adds new patients and retains existing patients.

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I Found An Ulcer During An Intraoral Exam, Now What?
with Dr. Charles Shuler

Cost: $100 | CE Hours: 2

This course will review the different causes of oral ulcerations and the changes that occur in the oral mucosa. Images from actual clinical cases will be used to present examples and discuss the mechanism of ulceration. Specific diagnoses that are linked to oral ulcerations will be discussed and different clinical features associated with the specific diagnoses presented. The approaches that can be used in questioning the patient’s chief complaint and history of present illness will be presented to assist in the assignment of potential etiologies and generate a differential diagnosis. Specific diagnostic procedures will be presented to achieve a final diagnosis for the ulcer leading to a specific recommendation for treatment. There will be an emphasis on the normal physiology of the tissue and the changes that contribute to the signs and symptoms seen in the patient. The importance of developing a differential diagnosis will be stressed and based on the clinical examination strengths of the oral health professional.

Surgical Pitfalls One May Not See Coming: An Update on Patient Assessment Prior to Dental Surgery
with Dr. Oxana Korj

Cost: $100 | CE Hours: 2

This presentation will focus on pre-operative assessment of a surgical patient aimed at identifying risk factors that may result in potential complications. Real patient cases will be used to illustrate the examples.The objective of the presentation is to increase awareness of risk factors associated with surgical patients and to provide guidelines to decrease the occurrence of complications. The goal is that every registrant will walk away from the lecture with a number of clinical pearls that can be applied to daily practice.

The New Periodontal & Peri-Implant Classification System: What You Need to Know, Periodontal Standards of Care From Diagnosis to Provision
with Dr. Phil Walton

Cost: $150 | CE Hours: 3

This comprehensive lecture will review the major sub-divisions which fall under the overarching specialty of periodontics including management of periodontal disease/the new classification system, regeneration, mucogingival therapy eg augmentative soft tissue grafting and ressective therapy and is geared toward clinical application in today’s practice.

Implant Maintenance the Entire Dental Team Must Know
with Dr. Phil Walton

Cost: $150 | CE Hours: 3

This course for both dentists and dental hygienists is geared towards the prevention of disease and treatment algorithms around implants. Course attendees will be provided with an updated understanding of the concepts required for the maintenance of dental implants vs. natural teeth.

Bugs, Pus and Dysbiosis, Oh My! Understanding the Bidirectional Relationship of Oral and Systemic Health
with Penny Hatzimanolakis

Cost: $100 | CE Hours: 2.5

Chronic low-grade infections in the mouth elevate systemic inflammation and have an impact on all body systems. The mouth is further linked with the rest of the body when considering the impact of numerous conditions like oral airway, sleep apnea, TMD and headaches, dental caries infections, periodontal and oral cancer, to name a few. This program will review the current scientific literature on dental diseases and their association with systemic health. The program will support the participant with screening, approaches and management of oral-systemic connections into clinical practice to achieve comprehensive patient-centred care plans.

The Basic Rules of Occlusion
with Dr. Michael J. Racich

Cost: $150 | CE Hours: 3

The Basic Rules of Occlusion outlines an evidenced-based practical approach to the understanding and implementation of occlusal therapy in everyday practice. Whether a dental generalist, dental specialist (prosthodontist, orthodontist, periodontist, endodontist, oral surgeon, orofacial pain practitioner), denturist or dental technician, The Basic Rules of Occlusion sooner or later will apply clinically as dental practitioners facilitate stomatognathic stability. An understanding of these Basic Rules will enhance all aspects of dental practitioner practice for the benefit of all the stakeholders.

Porcelain A Comprehensive Approach From Design to Cementation
with Dr. Nariman Amiri

Cost: $150 | CE Hours: 3

The focus of this lecture is to provide general dentists with key factors in achieving predictable aesthetic outcomes with porcelain veneers. In this 3 hours lecture, a comprehensive review of prosthodontic treatment planning as well as indications and contraindications for porcelain veneers will be provided. A systematic approach to tooth preparation, impression, temporization and cementation will be discussed.

Ultrasonics and COVID-19: A Strategy for a Strong Comeback
with Dani Botbyl

Cost: $100 | CE Hours: 2

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has brought increased awareness to a topic that was defined decades ago – aerosols in dentistry are a health risk. Fear and abandonment of procedures which have been proven to be beneficial to clients should not be the only strategy moving forward. With the right plan in place, dental health care professionals who choose to selectively implement ultrasonics can do so effectively while controlling aerosols and droplets. This session will help you establish the best practices needed now and beyond the pandemic.

Bulk-Fill Composites: What, When and How, Scientific Evidence for Clinical Application
with Dr. Adriana Manso

Cost: $100 | CE Hours: 2

This webinar will explore the properties, benefits and limitations of state-of-art bulk-fill composites and will address some of the clinical issues linked to these chemical modifications. Using a step-by-step, evidence-based approach, this webinar will educate clinicians about the possible uses of bulk-fill restorative materials, optimizing benefits without jeopardizing quality and durability.

Where There's Smoke, There's Fire! Oral Health Concerns and EVALI (e-cigarette and vape associated lung injury)
with Dr. Mark Donaldson

Cost: $100 | CE Hours: 2

Electronic nicotine delivery systems, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), or vapes are a relatively new product category, which first emerged in 2004. Emerging evidence demonstrates that e-cigarettes are less harmful than conventional cigarettes and with the legalization of e-cigarettes containing nicotine, there is improved access to e-cigarettes for current smokers, therefore allowing adults more choice around alternative methods of nicotine intake and/or tobacco cessation. Today, with the deregulation of cannabis in Canada and a majority of the United States, many smokers are also reaching for marijuana or THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) to be a part of their smoking regime. Is it true that where there is smoke there is fire? This program looks at some of these most challenging patients, their most common negative sequelae due to drug use and the management of these patients with a particular focus on the dental realm. Case studies will augment the delivery of key points. Most importantly, you will learn directly applicable strategies to successfully treat these medically-complex patients.


Red, White or Blue; What Do I Do? Recognition and Management of Oral Lesions Supported by Teledentistry
with Dr. Charles Shuler

Cost: $100 | CE Hours: 2

A critical aspect of every oral examination is the observation of all the oral mucosae. The goal is to identify any differences in the appearance of the tissues from what would normally be expected. When the difference is recognized a process should be initiated to future assess the observation and develop a plan to diagnose and manage the change. In clinical practice alterations in the oral soft and hard tissues rarely resemble the images from either dental school classes or oral pathology textbooks. The objective of this presentation is to guide the participants to develop an approach to recognize and manage oral soft tissue changes that can be incorporated into their daily clinical practice. The potential to support a private practitioner’s patient care through applications of Teledentistry are included.


Saliva: All You Need to Know, From Caries to COVID-19 and So Much More
with Dr. Eli Whitney

Cost: $100 | CE Hours: 2

For dentists, saliva can be both a friend or a foe. It gets in the way during restorative dentistry procedures, but it is essential for the long term health of teeth and oral mucosa. Saliva has many roles beyond lubricating oral tissue. It mediates taste, plays a role in the immune response, and begins the digestive process. Patients often do not think about saliva until there is too little, or in some cases too much. Salivary secretion is a multifactorial process that can be altered in many systemic conditions. Dental professionals also need to be aware of salivary gland pathology from trauma-induced changes to tumours, both benign and malignant. Dental professionals need to apply a systematic approach to patients who present with salivary gland concerns. Finally, in the era of COVID-19 dentists need to be aware of the potential role of saliva in the spread of SARS-CoV-2.


Herbal Interactions with Medications Commonly Used in Dentistry
with Dr. Mark Donaldson

Cost: $50  | CE Hours: 1

Keeping your patients safe and avoiding herbal-drug interactions is becoming a great challenge every day as more and more of our patients seek complementary, alternative and natural therapies versus our traditional pharmaceuticals. Do you know which herbal medications you need to be most concerned about from an oral healthcare perspective?

 


Xerostomia: This Course is Anything but Dry!
with Dr. Mark Donaldson

Cost: $50  | CE Hours: 1

A case-based update on the recognition, diagnosis and an evidence-based, systematic approach to the treatment of xerostomia. With an aging population retaining their dentition and on multiple medications to treat chronic diseases, it is no surprise that this a growing population the prudent oral healthcare practitioner needs the latest knowledge to treat.

 


Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw: Beyond BONJ
with Dr. Mark Donaldson

Cost: $50  | CE Hours: 1

A case-based update on the recognition, diagnosis and an evidence-based, systematic approach to the treatment of medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ). While the bisphosphonates such as Fosamax, Aredia and Reclast gave birth to the term BONJ, some new medications have also been implicated in this difficult to treat disease.

 


Local Anesthesia - Mythbusters Edition!
6 Common Myths Explained to Make Your Local Anesthetic Techniques More Successful
with Dr. Jason Goodchild

Cost: $100 | CE Hours: 2

Achieving profound and effective local anesthesia is essential in clinical practice. It is a limiting step in most procedures; meaning invasive procedures cannot commence until it is successfully achieved.Despite the frequency that oral health providers (ie, dentists and hygienists) use local anesthetics during clinical practice, misconceptions remain. The goal of this presentation is to discuss several common ‘myths’ surrounding local anesthesia while incorporating literature-supported learning issues.


What to Have In Your Medical Emergency Kit and Why
with Dr. Mark Donaldson

Cost: $100 | CE Hours: 2

Medical emergencies are defined as any condition that if left untreated may lead to patient morbidity or mortality. However if your definition of an emergency is any condition of a patient that raises your blood pressure or pulse rate - then you need to take this course. The purpose of the course is to emphasize patient safety, and educate you on the seven essential drugs you must be familiar with to manage any medical emergency. Even though the right answer always includes dialing 9-1-1, you can start the chain of survival in your office.


 

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