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.



SEPTEMBER

ANKYLOGLOSSIA IN INFANTS: Learn the Diagnosis, Effects and Management for Tongue Tie and Lip Tie in Infants
Dr. James Chen

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 |  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Pacific) |  LIVE WEBINAR

Cost: $100 Dentists $80 Allied Dental Professionals | CE Hours: 2

In the last few years the amount of research in the field of tongue tie and lip tie has increased significantly, resulting in a greater understanding of the concept of tethered oral tissue. Furthermore, discussion of lip and tongue tie has appeared in news articles as well as online forums, making the information and misinformation more available to professionals and the general public alike. More and more tongue tie and lip tie are being diagnosed. Surgical intervention is being done at a much higher frequency. Dentists are the top choices to do such procedures due to dentists’ understanding and familiarity of the oral cavity. This course helps in understanding the concept of tongue tie and the effects of the surgical procedure.

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OCTOBER


HOW TO PRACTICALLY MANAGE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF MANDIBULAR ADVANCEMENT DEVICES IN THE TREATMENT OF OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
Dr. Julia Cohen-Levy

Saturday, October 1,2022 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (Pacific) | LIVE WEBINAR

Cost: $99 | CE Hours: 2

Dentists are now an integral part of the multidisciplinary team responsible for treating sleep breathing disorders, particularly due to the growing contribution of mandibular advancement devices (MADs) to the treatment of adult patients. This interactive Webinar will test your knowledge about MAD therapy, as well as your differential diagnosis and therapeutic approach for their related side effects. It will be organized around clinical cases with very different profiles, as well as different designs of oral appliances.

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RECOGNIZING AND MANAGING CRITICAL ORAL PATHOLOGY
Dr. Sarah Glass

Thursday, October 6,2022 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Pacific) | LIVE WEBINAR

Cost: $59 | CE Hours: 1

Join us to review concerning oral lesions with plenty of pictures and management recommendations. This lecture will start by reviewing the vast differential diagnosis of oral ulceration from benign common entities to oral manifestations of systemic diseases to oral cancer. Next, entities classified as oral potentially malignant disorders will be discussed followed by examples of oral cancer and a review of risk factors. Finally, the importance of head and neck exams and biopsies will be emphasized through an interactive picture session.

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ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE FOR THE DENTAL HEALTHCARE PROVIDE
Dr. Pamela Alberto

Monday, October 17,2022 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Pacific) | LIVE WEBINAR

Cost: $75 | CE Hours: 1.5

This Course will review the most commonly used herbs and natural substances. It will also provide you with information on drug herb interactions and unsafe herbs and natural supplements.

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TOP FIVE PRESCRIBED DRUGS: WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?
Dr. Aviv Ouanounou

Friday, October 21,2022 | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (Pacific) | LIVE WEBINAR

Cost: $75 | CE Hours: 1.5

In this course we will discuss the top five prescribed drugs in North America. We will review the pharmacological actions of these drugs, any reported adverse reactions and drug interactions associated with their use. We will review the effects of these medications on the oral cavity and any needed dental modifications for these patients. Specific emphasis will be given to the effects and interactions of these commonly prescribed drugs with those often given by dentists namely, local anesthetics, analgesics, antibiotics, and antifungals.

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CRACKED TEETH: DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT FROM AN ENDODONTIC PERSPECTIVE
Dr. Feng-Ming Wang

Tuesday, October 25,2022 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Pacific) | LIVE WEBINAR

Cost: $99 | CE Hours: 2

Cracked teeth are commonly seen in daily endodontic practice. This presentation will discuss the clinical diagnosis of cracked teeth and the treatment options. Endodontic treatment has been proved to be effective in saving most cracked teeth.

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NOVEMBER


CARIES MANAGEMENT IN PRACTICE
Dr. John D. B. Featherstone

Monday, November 7,2022 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Pacific) | LIVE WEBINAR

Cost: $99 | CE Hours: 2

The course will provide the latest evidence-based information on caries risk assessment and caries management that will aid the practitioner and his/her team in delivering optimal care for all patients in clinical practice. The course will describe the tools to implement “caries management by risk assessment” in the dental office or in an academic environment. Implementation in dental practice provides patients with genuine hope and success in the management of their oral health. It is a practice builder.

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THE WORN DENTITION: FINDING WAYS TO MEET & TREAT THE CHALLENGES ... FROM PLANNING THROUGH EXECUTION
Dr. Marshall Fagin

Thursday, November 10, 2022 | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (Pacific) | LIVE WEBINAR

Cost: $75 | CE Hours: 1.5

The challenges of the worn dentition leave many mystified with what treatment is possible and affordable. Learn insights to proper assessment and treatment options that can vary greatly and yet still fulfill patient objectives and save teeth.

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BAD TO THE BONE: DENTAL ONCOLOGY FOR THE RESTORATIVE DENTAL TEAM
Dr. Matthew Messina

Tuesday, November 15,2022 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Pacific) | LIVE WEBINAR

Cost: $99 | CE Hours: 2

With increasing frequency, every dental practice will see patients undergoing cancer treatment and who are at risk of the side effects and sequelae of their care. The goal is to minimize the risks of dental care for patients undergoing cancer treatment, provide information and education for patients, their families and healthcare providers, and to enhance the quality of life for cancer patients. This course will provide tools that the attendee can use immediately in the care of their patients. The attendees will receive materials that can become a reference manual for the practice in the assessment and treatment of oncology patients.

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OSA AND DENTISTRY: SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION
Dr. Benjamin Pliska

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 |  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Pacific) |  LIVE WEBINAR

Cost: $100 Dentists $80 Allied Dental Professionals | CE Hours: 2

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a relatively common disease with serious health consequences in both children and adults. This presentation will review the complex pathophysiology of sleep disordered breathing and review current treatment strategies. The relationship between sleep disordered breathing and craniofacial growth and development will be examined, as well as the current evidence related to CBCT imaging and orthodontic treatment effects on obstructive sleep apnea and the airway. For adults, oral appliances have become an accepted first line of treatment for a wide range of patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. This presentation will also discuss the latest evidence regarding the effectiveness of oral appliance treatment of OSA, as well as review the management of the most common side effects.

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MEDICAL EMERGENCIES IN THE DENTAL OFFICE
Dr. David Isen

Saturday, November 26, 2022 |  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific) |  LIVE WEBINAR

Cost: $150 Dentists $125 Allied Dental Professionals | CE Hours: 3

This course will review ways to reduce the likelihood that a medical emergency will occur by teaching medical history evaluation, vital sign assessment and managing the phobic patient. As well, a discussion regarding the most updated protocols for basic life support and using an automated external defibrillator will be presented. A rescue team-approach will be discussed.Then, using emergency drugs will be reviewed, and specific medical emergency algorithms will be presented for example, syncope cardiac arrest,myocardial infarction, anaphylaxis asthma and more.

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THE OPIOID CRISIS: APPROPRIATE POSTOPERATIVE ANALGESIA PRESCRIBING
with Dr. Mark Donaldson

Cost: $100 | CE Hours: 2

Canada is facing a national opioid crisis that has affected every region of the country. Unfortunately, dentists follow primary care physicians as the second-leading prescribers of immediate-release opioids. As such, dentists have been identified as having an important role in opioid abuse prevention efforts. You do not want to be part of this problem – you want to be part of the solution. This course looks at the appropriate prescribing of analgesics with a particular focus on the dental realm. Case studies will augment the delivery of key points.



Biofilm; Are We At A Tipping Point?
with Penny Hatzimanolakis

Cost: $100 | CE Hours: 2

The underworld of subgingival biofilm can be a challenging environment for clinicians and patients. Traditionally, the professional battle against biofilm communities is a combination of hand and power-driven instruments. With the introduction to North America and over 15 years in Europe, using air-pressure technology with low abrasive-based powders has been developed. This evidence-informed session will explore the guided-biofilm therapy, GBT and its clinical application for biofilm management.



I Found a Lump in My Patient's Mouth, What Could It Be?
with Dr. Charles Shuler

Cost: $100 | CE Hours: 2

The course will review the different causes of lumps and bumps in the oral tissues. Images from actual clinical cases will be used to present examples and discuss the mechanism of formation of the lump. Specific diagnoses associated with oral lumps 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 lump/bump leading to a specific recommendation for treatment. There will be an emphasis on the normal physiology of the tissues 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 history and physical examination strengths of the oral health professional.

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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