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    Infection Control: A Review and Update, 2nd Edition

    Price: $19.95 
    Item # L0735  

    Release Date:  July 30, 2013

    Review Date: May 16, 2016

    Expiration Date: May 15, 2019


    In the course of the provision of dental care, patients and dental healthcare personnel can be exposed to pathogens through contact with blood, oral and respiratory secretions, and contaminated equipment. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strives to provide recommendations for infection control in the dental office that are clear, practical, and evidence based. Most of today’s practicing dentists work in a private practice setting, in which patients are seen in an outpatient ambulatory care facility. Without the benefit of working with an infection control specialist, it becomes the dentist’s responsibility to monitor and recommend safe practices.

    For the purpose of education, training should be provided to all new employees. Training should also be included with any new procedures that are introduced that may pose a risk. It is important to remember in designing a training program that material and content should be appropriate to the duties of the employee and taught at a level of understanding for every individual involved.

    This basic-level course provides an overview of standard precautions and routine practice for infection control in a dental practice. The concept of the "chain of infection" is explained along with the use of personal protective equipment such as gloves, masks, and eyewear. Proper instrument sterilization techniques are outlined.


    AGD Subject Code: 148
    Western Schools designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.



    Radiation Health, Safety, and Protection, 2nd Edition

    Price: $19.95 
    Item # L0796  

    Release Date: July 31, 2013

    Review Date: November 11, 2016

    Expiration Date: November 10, 2019


    Understanding the forms of radiation and the risks and effects associated with dental radiography is essential to providing the highest quality of care to the dental patient. Appropriate for all dental professionals, this basic-level course outlines radiation risk, the effects of exposure to ionizing radiation, and the measurement and regulation of radiation dose.  The course discusses the ALARA concept, its application in dentistry, and best practices to reduce radiation exposure to the dental patient. The necessity for diagnostic radiographs is essential, and the risk associated with these radiographs is minimal. However, all radiation exposure has the potential to cause biological damage, and radiation damage is cumulative over an individual’s lifetime. Therefore, an informed dental professional who has a broad knowledge of the nature of ionizing radiation and its potential health effects is best able to convey accurate information and a professional attitude that engenders patient confidence. It is important to educate patients with regard to potential risks and how those risks should be expressed and managed as well as how they compare with other normal activities. Dental professionals should encourage patients to be risk informed and to take an active role in managing their own safety and health concerns.



    AGD Subject Code: 165
    Western Schools designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.



    Dental Sealants: Clinical Considerations for Selection and Placement

    Price: $29.95 
    Item # L0777  

    Release Date: August 23, 2016

    Expiration Date: August 22, 2019


    Sealants are seen as a major preventive intervention because of the high prevalence of pit and fissure caries. The teeth most at risk are the newly erupted first molars, because the enamel is in its formative stage of maturation. The ADA and AAPD recognize that, when applied properly, sealants can play an important role in the prevention of tooth decay.

    This basic-level course reviews the latest research and recommendations regarding the use of dental sealants. The course discusses the epidemiology of caries disease and the materials currently used in dental sealants. Research findings on the effectiveness of sealants are presented, as well as the clinical considerations that must factor into any practitioner’s decision to use dental sealants. Techniques for actual placement of dental sealants are outlined along with information on post-placement evaluation and follow-up care. Finally, safety concerns, including systemic toxicity, are discussed.



    AGD Subject Code: 257

    Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.



    Managing the Adult Dental Phobic Patient, 2nd Edition

    Price: $29.95 
    Item # L0737  

    Release Date:  July 31, 2013

    Review Date: May 16, 2016

    Expiration Date: May 15, 2019


    Dental phobia may be a universal barrier to seeking oral health care. Dental phobics are not comfortable seeking regular dental care, even when dental problems arise. The dental team needs to be aware of the concerns of this population in order to reduce fear and anxiety and provide needed oral health care.

    This basic-level course distinguishes between the definitions of fear, anxiety, and phobia. It identifies the most common reactions that accompany phobias and common reasons for avoidance of dental treatment. The course describes the behavioral treatment options for anxious dental patients and techniques for reducing general anxiety in dental patients. This course will provide dental professionals with basic knowledge and information on dental fear and avoidance that will enable them to diagnose and manage patients who experience dental-related anxiety, fear, and phobia. This knowledge will help dental professionals prepare for these patients and their unique needs and help these patients feel more comfortable seeking their care in the future.

    AGD Subject Code: 153; California Course #03-4640-16-737


    Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

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