Through AGD/PACE approved provider DC Dental, we are thrilled to bring you live, interactive, ultra high-quality webinars.      DC Clinical courses are hand picked based on our mission to deliver actionable, skill building knowledge that makes your “dental life” more efficient, more productive and ultimately, more rewarding.

After taking an archived course, send an e-mail to clinical@dcdental.com to receive your quiz. Once you receive a 100% on the quiz, you will be e-mailed your self-study CE Certificate.

Date Time Category Faculty Member Webinar Title
02.05.20 8:00 PM ET Dental Hygiene Sherri Lukes, RDH, MS, FAADH From Zero to Hero: Managing Xerostomia for Optimal Patient Outcomes

From Zero to Hero: Managing Xerostomia for Optimal Patient Outcomes

Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
Time: 8:00 PM ET

A plethora of patients present with the complaint of dry mouth, also known as xerostomia. From autoimmune conditions to pharmacologic therapies, a whole host of etiologies exist for this uncomfortable condition, resulting in an increased risk for dental caries. As preventive care specialists, hygienists must be knowledgeable about xerostomia etiologies and preventive strategies, to address increased caries risk. This course will discuss xerostomia as a subjective patient complaint, its various causes, how it affects the oral cavity to increase caries risk and strategies for both professional and at-home prevention.

At the conclusion of the webinar participants will be able to:

  • Explain the subjective complaint of xerostomia as described by dental patients
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of xerostomia from various oral conditions.
  • Describe how xerostomia increases the risk for dental caries
  • List preventive strategies hygienists can implement for professional caries prevention
  • List preventive strategies hygienists can suggest for patient utilization to reduce caries risk.
02.19.20 8:00 PM ET Dental Traumatology Lisa Germain, DDS, MScD Botox for Cosmetics and Therapeutics in Dentistry

Botox for Cosmetics and Therapeutics in Dentistry

Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
Time: 8:00 PM ET

Botox injections can be used to prevent and forestall wrinkling of facial skin by selective relaxation of the muscles of facial expression.  In addition, to its cosmetic efficacy, it is used widely as a therapeutic agent to treat myo-fascial pain.  Many dentists are successfully integrating the use of Botox in their practices. This session will give an overview of the use of Botox for cosmetics and therapeutics in dentistry.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

-Understand the mechanism of action for effective Botox treatment.

-Discover some of the benefits of using Botox injections in the dental practice.

-Learn how Botox can be used in dental therapeutics as a conservative choice for Myo-fascial pain associated with TMD and headaches

03.04.20 8:00 PM ET Endodontics William Nudera, DDS, MS Getting There is the Hardest Part: Tips, Tricks & Techniques Used to Achieve Length

Getting There is the Hardest Part: Tips, Tricks & Techniques Used to Achieve Length

Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
Time: 8:00 PM ET

There is no doubt that initial canal negotiation is one of the most challenging aspects of root canal treatment; but when the file fails to achieve length, both the treatment outcome and clinical expectations fall short. Understanding why this occurs becomes just as important as understanding how to overcome this challenge. This presentation is designed to help the clinician understand a systematic approach to canal negotiation as well as troubleshooting techniques used to achieve patency and establish predictable working lengths.

Upon completion of this presentation the clinician will have a better understanding of:
1) A systematic approach for achieving length.
2) Why files come up short.
3) 3 troubleshooting protocols used during canal negation.
4) Tips to minimize erratic apex locator reading.
5) How to establish and maintain working length.

Root canal treatment is a compounding treatment process. One step builds upon the next. Initial canal negotiation and establishing proper working length is critical for all other aspect of endodontic treatment as well as a predictive value with respect to overall treatment success. Understanding what it takes to get to length will give the clinician the best chance of establishing a favorable long-term outcome.

03.18.20 8:00 PM ET Endodontics Lou Berman, DDS The Endo The Line: Endo Retreatment versus Endo Surgery

The Endo The Line: Endo Retreatment versus Endo Surgery

Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
Time: 8:00 PM ET

Properly done, endodontic treatment has a very high success rate. However, when there are signs or symptoms of non-healing endodontic treatment, you’re left with treatment options: endodontic retreatment, endodontic surgery, or extraction. This course describes the pathways for determining the best treatment plan for managing refractory endodontic treatment.

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