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
07.29.20 8:00 PM ET Dental Hygiene Sherri Lukes, RDH, MS, FAADH The Sky Isn’t Falling! The Profile of HPV Oral Lesions

The Sky Isn’t Falling! The Profile of HPV Oral Lesions

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

The mere mention of HPV can strike fear in the hearts of dental clients. Oral lesions associated with human papilloma virus infection are of great significance to the dental community and their diagnosis prompts many questions and concerns from patients. Responsible for a variety of lesions in the oral cavity, it behooves the dental community to be knowledgeable about those of both low- and high-risk HPV subtypes. This course will present the various oral manifestations of HPV including squamous papilloma, focal epithelial hyperplasia (Heck’s disease), condyloma acuminatum, verruca vulgaris and HPV induced oropharyngeal cancer. Many images presented are from the presenter’s personal collection of lesion images accumulated over a 39-year dental career. Clinical appearance and treatment options will be included for each lesion, with a discussion concerning lesions to include in the differential diagnoses. Engaging patients in dialogue about HPV lesions, especially concerning the link with oropharyngeal cancer will also be discussed.

Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. List the HPV subtypes associated with various HPV oral lesions.
  2. Describe the clinical appearance of various HPV oral lesions.
  3. Discuss treatment options for HPV oral lesions.
  4. List oral lesions included in a differential diagnosis for HPV oral lesions.
  5. Discuss HPV’s role in oropharyngeal cancer.
  6. Describe strategies for communicating information about HPV lesions to patients

 

07.08.20 7:30 PM ET Electives India Chance, BSDH, RDH Learn Today, Prevent Tomorrow! Infection Control for Dental Professionals

Learn Today, Prevent Tomorrow! Infection Control for Dental Professionals

Credits: 2.5
Cost: Free
Time: 7:30 PM ET
The purpose of infection prevention is to protect the healthcare provider and patient from disease transmission and workplace hazards.  According to the CDC, it is the responsibility of the dental care provider to render the “safest dental visit possible”.  This course provides detailed instruction on the CDC recommended infection control practices and certain safety engineering controls for dental practices as required by OSHA. At the completion of this course, the attendee will be able to recognize and comprehend the recommended and required guidelines put forth by the CDC and OSHA.  The attendee will also have the information needed to apply the recommended and required CDC and OSHA guidelines in the dental office setting.
Objectives:

OBJECTIVE #1:    Explain the purpose of the CDC, OSHA, and other legal entities that enforce clinical standards/laws for dental healthcare providers.

OBJECTIVE #2:    Define standard precautions and recognize each infection control practice required to provide the safest dental visit as put forth according to CDC guidelines.

OBJECTIVE #3:    Reproduce and apply each CDC recommended standard precaution in a dental practice setting.

OBJECTIVE #4:    Identify and define the 6 links on the chain of infection and indicate where the CDC recommended infection control practices can be used to interrupt the chain to prevent infection.

OBJECTIVE #5:    Demonstrate knowledge of the Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) standard and identify BBP transmission modes in the healthcare setting.

OBJECTIVE #6:    Apply infection prevention practices and OSHA standards in the healthcare setting to increase patient and healthcare provider safety.

OBJECTIVE #7:   Distinguish between employer and employee responsibilities as defined by the CDC and OSHA.

06.24.20 8:00 PM ET Practice Management and Human Relations Christopher Phelps, DMD The 7 Pillars of External Marketing

The 7 Pillars of External Marketing

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

Ever wonder how to make dental marketing a science, instead of the mystery it still seems to be for you? Join us as Dr. Phelps educates on the 7 key areas you need to understand and focus on to be the CEO of your marketing department. These are the tools Dr. Phelps used to increase his new patient count from 60/month to then averaging over 300/month. All while decreasing his marketing costs by 74%. In this program, you’ll learn:

-How to identify your ideal patient, called your target Market.
-Decide what Messages you should use to grab people’s focus and attention to your ad.
-How to strategically pick the right Medium to give your message the best chance to be seen by your market.
-How much detail should you put in the Content of your ad.
-What call to action Offer you can use to attract a higher quality new patient instead of relying on a $99 special.
-The 5 most important areas you need to Track to make sure you’re getting a return on your investment (ROI).
-Why you need to know your Patient Attrition number before you can calculate your ideal new patient count.

06.17.20 8:00 PM ET Electives Lisa Germain, DDS, MScD Cold Fogging Review, Update, and FAQ’s

Cold Fogging Review, Update, and FAQ’s

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

This presentation is designed around the plethora of questions that were submitted after cold fogging was introduced in my first webinar as a practical way to manage aerosols in the dental office. Please join in if you are still foggy…about fogging. I will discuss:

1. Cold fogging as a low maintenance method to inactivate the viral particles created by dental aerosols.
2. Everything you ever wanted to know about HOCL and its use in cold fogging but didn’t know where to ask
3. Protocol for cold fogging in the dental office
4. FAQ’s

If you have any questions you would like me to address, please go to my website lisagermain.com. In the menu, go to Cold Fog Blog, and ask in the comments section.

06.10.20 8:00 PM ET Practice Management and Human Relations Jeff Santone, M.A., Econ. The Profitability & Overhead Control Module

The Profitability & Overhead Control Module

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

In the Post-Covid 19 world, overhead management and profitability is more essential than ever to fuel practice recovery. We will show you the areas of your overhead that have the most potential waste as well as how to clean them up, save money and maximize profitability!

· How to accurately predict and calculate your overhead.
· Learn how to control your biggest month expense (and it’s not what you think it is).
· Discover the five overhead “sink-holes” for general dentists, why they spiral out of control and how to conquer them!
· Compare your overhead to industry guidelines by category and develop an action plan to handle any areas in which you’re overspending.

06.03.20 8:00 PM ET Dental Hygiene Jeff Santone, M.A., Econ. Building a Profitable Hygiene Department Module

Building a Profitable Hygiene Department Module

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

Objective: Discover the maximum potential of your Hygiene Department, versus current performance. Learn techniques to recover any loss and stimulate growth.

It is essential for practice growth to get patients back in the chair right now – not just those that were canceled during the shutdown, but also patients who are overdue for months or even years! Learn how to accurately assess your Hygiene Department’s potential and what action steps need to be taken to achieve it!

· Assess the potential of your Hygiene Department versus current performance,
· Learn how to organize your Hygiene Department for success!
· Basic policies and protocols for successful recall and reactivation.

05.28.20 6:00 PM ET Periodontics Pamela Ray, DDS Learn How to Decode the Periodontal Code!

Learn How to Decode the Periodontal Code!

Credits: 2
Cost: Free
Time: 6:00 PM ET
Join Dr. Ray as she shares a simplified approach to the complicated new American Academy of Periodontology Classification System. Attend her exclusive seminar and learn how to understand, and integrate the classification system in order to properly diagnose patients. Receive two CE credits for attending her spring seminar, Sponsored by DC Dental.
Dr. Ray is a board certified periodontist in private practice for 27 years and is considered one of the leading female periodontal surgeons for dental implant surgery and dental device development.
Grab Your Wine & Join Dr. Ray Online!
Receive 2 CE Credits by DC Dental
Thursday, May 28 / 6:00pm – 8:00pm
05.27.20 8:00 PM ET Practice Management and Human Relations India Chance, BSDH, RDH Safety, it’s No Accident! OSHA Training for Dental Professionals

Safety, it’s No Accident! OSHA Training for Dental Professionals

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

This course contains the latest information on OSHA standards for the dental practice set forth by Occupational Safety & Health Administration. It is intended to satisfy the annual required OSHA training for dental practices. Administrative team members are encouraged to attend to further strengthen the team approach to safety in the workplace.

Objectives:
-List the OSHA standards that apply to dental practices, interpret the importance of each standard. List real world examples of OSHA violations that have occurred in the United States within the last 5 years. Provide a list of OSHA responsibilities specific to employers and employees.
-Define the Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) standard, identify BBP basic requirements, and discuss the modes of disease transmission most common to a dental office setting.
-Define the Hazard Communication standard. List the standard’s basic requirements, interpret each requirement including successful implementation of engineering controls in a dental office setting.
-Define the Ionizing Radiation standard. List the standard’s basic requirements, interpret each requirement including successful implementation of engineering controls in a dental office setting.
-Define the Ergonomic Hazards & Prevention standard and Exit Routes standard. List the standard’s basic requirements, interpret each requirement including successful implementation of engineering controls in a dental office setting.

05.26.20 8:00 PM ET Electives ProEdge Dental Dental Waterlines: How to Respond to COVID19

Dental Waterlines: How to Respond to COVID19

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

Be 100% In Step with CDC Recommendations

Learning Objectives:

  • Arm you with the knowledge to become an effective & efficient waterline cleaner and safe water advocate
  • Help you know exactly how to prepare your waterlines for routine care after COVID19
  • Let you know how much we appreciate what you do!

 

05.20.20 8:00 PM ET Operative (Restorative) Dentistry Michael DiTolla, DDS, FAGD Crown & Bridge Materials and Cements in a Mid COVID-19 World

Crown & Bridge Materials and Cements in a Mid COVID-19 World

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

COVID-19 has had an immense impact on dentistry, and will most certainly change the way we perform restorative dentistry moving forward. From intraoral isolation to methods to aerosol minimization, many dentists will embrace traditional and new methods to protect themselves, their family, staff and patient population. Digital impressions can provide to eliminate the handling of contaminated impressions in the office and the dental lab. High-strength, esthetic crowns with quicker lab turnaround can be combined with simplified cementation strategies to minimize exposure to aerosols as well.

Learning Objectives:
After attending this webinar, viewers will:
•Learn the difference between relative isolation and complete isolation.
•Understand the advantages and disadvantages of digital impressions.
•Learn faster crown seating turnaround times
•Learn the benefits of high-strength, esthetic crown and bridge materials
•Become familiar with simplified cementation strategies

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