Disciplines:
  • Dentists
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Assistants
Hours: 15 Contact Hours
Item#: LDR15
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Three Drug Classes Every Dental Professional Should Know: Antibiotics, Analgesics, and Anesthetics

Price: $39.95 Hours:4 Contact Hours
Item # L0726  

Release Date: March 16, 2016

Expiration Date: March 15, 2019

Oral healthcare professionals (OHCPs) are routinely involved with the selection and prescription of medications for their patients. This course is designed to help them become better-informed prescribers of the top three drug classes employed in dentistry: antibiotics, analgesics, and local anesthetics. Patient safety is the number one concern. Every OHCP should have a strong baseline knowledge of the pharmacology of each of these drug classes and the latest recommendations on appropriate prescribing practices in order to avoid drug-drug interactions. As a prescriber, every dentist takes a professional oath to “do no harm,” and nowhere is this mandate more relevant than in today’s busy dental practice that serves patients with complex medical histories involving multiple chronic diseases and polypharmacy.

Despite significant growth in prescription drug use over the past 20 years, a 2013 study of pharmacology education in North American dental schools found substantial variation among pharmacology course offerings and no increase in the number of hours of pharmacology training over the past three decades. This leaves dental professionals ever more reliant on continuing education to supplement and expand their pharmacology knowledge. The patients who are presenting to dental offices for treatment today are often medically complex and their treatment may require the use of antibiotics, analgesics, and local anesthetics. Oral healthcare professionals need to be knowledgeable about these drug classes in order to better serve their patients.

This intermediate-level course is specifically designed for all members of the dental healthcare team: dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants. Since the goal of providing medication in dentistry is to ensure selection of the right drug at the right time and at the right dose for the right patient and the right procedure, the information presented in this course should be considered essential knowledge for all OHCPs, both seasoned and newly credentialed.

AGD Subject Code: 344
 
Western Schools designates this activity for 4 continuing education credits.
 
This course is a combined version of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, L0713, L0714, and L0725.

Dental Ethics and the Digital Age - 3-Hour

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # L0724  

Release Date: January 15, 2016

Expiration Date: January 14, 2019

The Hippocratic Oath provides medical practitioners with a framework for the ethical practice of medicine by professing a set of obligations to which physicians are bound. As is evident from the language of the oath, Hippocrates believed that the practice of medicine was both an art and a privilege and that patients had rights of their own.

Dentistry has adopted many of the ideals of the Hippocratic Oath into its current professional codes of ethics as well as the oaths that dental and hygiene students take upon graduation from dental school. The American Dental Association Principles of Ethics and Codes of Professional Conduct (ADA Code) and the Code of Ethics of the American Dental Hygienist Association (ADHA) are living documents and are revised periodically to address new ethical issues that arise within the profession. The practice of dentistry is multifaceted. Not only must dental professionals have the technical skills to treat patients appropriately and safely, they must also practice within a professional ethical framework that is sometimes more challenging than the dental procedures themselves.

This basic-level course helps dental professionals gain a better understanding of dental ethics, professionalism, and current ethical challenges to the profession, with particular emphasis on the impact of the digital age. Dental ethics have deep roots in history and this course takes an in-depth look at the events that forged the basis of modern day ethics and professionalism in dentistry. Our electronic world is expanding exponentially and advancing technology provides both opportunities and challenges. Dental professionals may be eager to incorporate the latest technologies into their practices and into their private lives, but must consider the ethical implications of doing so. This course explores some of the issues in this new frontier, for example, the rise of cyberbullying and the dentist’s obligation in these cases. Using a systematic, case-based approach, this course provides dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants with the tools to recognize and navigate through the complex ethical issues that may arise in today’s practice.

AGD Subject Code: 555

Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

Fulfills Ethics requirement in the following states: Arizona, Hawaii, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Oklahoma.

Chronic Pain Management for the Dental Practitioner: A Psychosocial Perspective

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # L0704  

Release Date: April 22, 2015
Expiration Date: April 21, 2018

Pain is a basic human response and a major trigger to seeking health care. Although all dentists are trained in managing acute pain, far fewer dentists are trained in treating chronic pain conditions. Yet, chronic orofacial pain is quite common and may occur after routine dental procedures. Thus dentists will likely encounter patients who need help to manage, cope with, or adapt to their chronic pain.

This intermediate-level course is intended to address this training deficit by providing dental healthcare professionals with an overview of the nature and scope of chronic pain, as well as basic skills for effective assessment and adjunctive treatments of chronic orofacial pain conditions and related problems. To accomplish these goals, the course first examines the basic physiological principles that underlie pain, describes the distinction between acute and chronic pain, and explains the factors that contribute to acute pain becoming chronic. The prevalence and impact of chronic pain on physical functioning, health, and quality of life are examined. An introduction to the practical assessment of chronic pain provides readers with a description of selected assessment tools and interview procedures.

Dental practitioners may be more familiar with diagnosing and treating pain specific sources of pain such as temporomandibular pain, however, the emphasis of this course is the assessment of chronic pain and comorbid conditions along with a discussion of pharmacologic and biobehavioral treatment modalities. For that reason, this course provides an overview of common medications used to treat chronic orofacial pain and discusses issues surrounding addiction and adherence to a prescribed medication regimen. 

Finally, the course provides basic information on empirically-supported psychosocial treatment strategies that can be useful when working with clients who are experiencing chronic pain. After taking this course, the participant will be able to assess the patient with chronic orofacial pain, identify comorbid disorders, and recommend appropriate treatment or referral options.

AGD Subject Code: 190

Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

Michigan Dentists - Fulfills your pain & pain symptom management requirement.

Aesthetic Indirect Inlays and Onlays, Updated 1st Edition

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # L0711  

Original Release Date: August 1, 2012

Revised Date: July 31, 2015
Expiration Date: July 30, 2018

This basic-level course begins by describing the evolution of aesthetic direct posterior restorative materials and their limitations, then goes on to identify the characteristics, indications, and limitations of aesthetic indirect inlays and onlays. The material options for aesthetic indirect inlays and onlays, the importance of case selection in treatment planning, and the significance of chairside CAD/CAM technology in the field of restorative dentistry are discussed. Through the use of clinical case reports, dental professionals learn the steps needed to properly execute aesthetic indirect inlays and onlays, thereby expanding their clinical armamentarium.

AGD Subject Code: 250

Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

Dental Implants: Complications and Peri-Implant Diseases, Updated 1st Edition

Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # L0706  

Release Date: June 29, 2012
Revised Date: June 26, 2015
Expiration Date: June 25, 2018

Dental implants are an established treatment modality in dentistry with a high rate of success and few complications. However, untoward events do occur despite careful treatment planning and meticulous execution of clinical procedures. Surgical complications that can occur include infection, bleeding, wound dehiscence, primary instability of the implant, neurosensory changes, and tissue emphysema. Once the implant is osseointegrated, other complications may arise, including inflammatory peri-implant lesions. Such situations may be limited to inflammation of the peri-implant mucosa or more significantly involve the supporting bone. All these conditions increase the risk of poor outcomes, including implant loss. This intermediate-level course addresses complications associated with dental implants and reviews selective options for their management.


AGD Subject Code: 690

Western Schools designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.

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