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.



JANUARY


ADVANCED ALIGNER TIPS, TRICKS AND PEARLS
Dr. Amanda Wilson

Tuesday, January 31,2023 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Pacific) | LIVE WEBINAR

Cost: $99 | CE Hours: 2

This two hour CE webinar is all about making your clear aligners more predictable in your practice. Join Dr. Amanda Wilson, DDS, MDS as she shares her aligner tricks and tips.

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FEBRUARY


UPDATE IN LIGHT-CURING: UNRAVELING THE NEW ERA OF LIGHT-CURED MATERIALS
Dr. Dayane Oliveira

Friday, February 3,2023 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (Pacific) | LIVE WEBINAR

Cost: $59 | CE Hours: 1

In this course, you will learn the basic concepts of light-curing applied to your clinical practice. You will understand the difference between monowave and multiwave curing lights and their clinical implication according to the different light-cured materials in the market. And last, you will understand how to read manufacturers’ labels and instructions and avoid misleading advertising.

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HOW NOT TO KILL YOUR PATIENT: IMPORTANCE OF MEDICAL HISTORY
Dr. Christine Blass

Friday, February 10,2023 | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (Pacific) | LIVE WEBINAR

Cost: $75 | CE Hours: 1.5

This course is set up to be a brief overview of the medical history and to highlight the most common complications in each of the seven physiologic systems. It includes important facts, relevant tests, and other key information when it comes to treating the medically complex patient. It also goes over the importance of medical consults and key things to ask for when completing them to encourage high quality responses.

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INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC ODONTOLOGY
Dr. Allen Samuelson

Friday, February 17,2023 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (Pacific) | LIVE WEBINAR

Cost: $99 | CE Hours: 2

Forensic odontology is the proper handling, examination, and analysis of dental and oral and maxillofacial remains for use in legal proceedings or by investigative agencies. Forensic dentists are asked to assist investigative agencies to identify recovered human remains from natural disasters to terrorist attacks, airplane crashes, earthquakes, fires and other catastrophic events. In addition they are asked to examine bite marks for perpetrator, decedent or victim identification. Forensic dentists may also be asked to assist in determining age, sex, race, occupation, previous dental history and socioeconomic status of unidentified and missing humans. Identification is done by the comparison of antemortem and postmortem dental records including chart notes, radiographs, stone casts, and other information. In this course, we will discuss many of these facets of forensic odontology.

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DIGITAL TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR THE FULLY EDENTULOUS PATIENT
Dr. Mark Ludlow

Tuesday, February 21,2023 | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (Pacific) | LIVE WEBINAR

Cost: $75 | CE Hours: 1.5

In this course, we will explore and simplify the principles that will lead to both surgical and prosthetic success for treating fully edentulous patients with three different prosthetic solutions: digital complete dentures, digital over-dentures, and digital fixed hybrid solutions. The planning concepts, along with their accompanying clinical applications, will be discussed to help facilitate the daily implementation in practice.

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THE NON-ODONTOGENIC TOOTHACHE
Dr. Sowmya Ananthan

Sunday, February 26,2023 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Pacific) | LIVE WEBINAR

Cost: $99 | CE Hours: 2

This presentation is aimed at general dentists as well as specialists. The objective is to give an overview of conditions that mimic a toothache, but are in fact various manifestations of orofacial pain.

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MARCH


A REVIEW OF DENTAL ETHICS AT CHAIRSIDE
Dr. David Hancock

Tuesday, March 7,2023 | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (Pacific) | LIVE WEBINAR

Cost: $75 | CE Hours: 1.5

This course will review the five fundamental principles that form the foundation of the ADA Code: patient autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence, justice, and veracity.

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KEY POINTS TO ACHIEVE NATURAL LOOKING RESTORATIONS USING DENTAL COMPOSITE
Dr. Rodrigo R. Maia

Friday, March 10,2023 | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (Pacific) | LIVE WEBINAR

Cost: $75 | CE Hours: 1.5

The purpose of this course is to present direct esthetic restorative options based on a minimally invasive approach. Principles, materials and clinical techniques will be outlined to help the dentist achieve excellent esthetics, function and affordable solutions while preserving natural tooth structures.

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CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE RISK ASSESSMENT AND TAPERING THE AT-RISK PATIENT
Dr. Ronald J. Kulich

Wednesday, March 22,2023 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Pacific) | LIVE WEBINAR

Cost: $59 | CE Hours: 1

Current data is presented with respect to the presence of controlled substance use among general practice patients, cost effective strategies for conducting a valid assessment, and crisis strategies for management, tapering, and interprofessional collaboration.

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EXPLORING THE LIMITS OF SKELETAL EXPANSION WITH MINI SCREWS
Dr. Sercan Akyalcin

Saturday, March 25,2023 | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (Pacific) | LIVE WEBINAR

Cost: $75 | CE Hours: 1.5

This course will review the five fundamental principles that form the foundation of the ADA Code: patient
autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence, justice, and veracity.

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MEDICAL EMERGENCIES IN THE DENTAL OFFICE
with Dr. David Isen

Cost: $150 | 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.



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

Cost: $100 | 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.



MEDICAL EMERGENCIES IN THE DENTAL OFFICE
with Dr. David Isen

Cost: $150 | 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.



ANKYLOGLOSSIA IN INFANTS: Learn the Diagnosis, effects and management for tongue tie and lip tie in Infants
with Dr. James Chen

Cost: $100 | 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. 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.



BC PHARMANET: What Practicing Oral Healthcare Providers in British Columbia Need to Know
with Dr. Mark Donaldson

Cost: $100 | CE Hours: 2

This interactive webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of the British Columbia PharmaNet program, including step-by-step enrolment, benefits to all oral healthcare professionals and their patients, and case-based reviews to maximize the value of this tool and help seamlessly align the data with contemporary dental practice. Real-life scenarios will augment the delivery of key points and a problem-based learning approach is encouraged so that each participant’s questions are addressed. Prescribe with confidence, protect the safety of your patients



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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