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.


Surgical Pitfalls One May Not See Coming: An Update on Patient Assessment Prior to Dental Surgery with Dr. Oxana Korj
NEW DATE Saturday, December 12, 2020 | LIVE WEBINAR | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM  (Pacific Time)

Cost: $100 Dentists | $80 Allied Dental Professionals  | 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 attendee will walk away from the discussion with a number of clinical pearls that can be applied to daily practice. The discussion will be interactive and dynamic; questions are encouraged.

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LIVE: What Needs to Be in Your Medical Emergency Kit and Why
with Dr. Mark DonaldsonFriday, June 5, 2020  (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST)

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

This course will be presented via Zoom (Live Webinar). A Zoom invitation link, and instructions on connecting will be sent to registrants on June 3.


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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.



The Division of Continuing Dental Education at The University of British  Columbia  is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

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