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    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.

    Application and Removal of Dental Dams, 2nd Edition

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # L0754  

    Release Date: July 31, 2013

    Review Date: July 1, 2016

    Expiration Date: June 30, 2019

    The purpose of the dental dam is to isolate the tooth or teeth undergoing restoration, improving the safety of the procedure and the quality of the restoration for the patient. This basic-level course is designed for dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants interested in becoming more knowledgeable and proficient in the use and application of dental dams. 

    The course outlines the benefits of using dental dams in clinical practice and provides an overview of the types of dental dams currently available in terms of size, color, and thickness. The course outlines the armamentarium used in conjunction with dental dams, including frames, lubricants, punches, and the dental dam forceps and clamps. The steps for stabilizing the dam with clamp ligatures and cord application inversion, and removing the dental dam, placing and removing a quickdam or slit dam, and ligating the dam septum around a bridge are also addressed. 

     

    AGD Subject Code: 250

    Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

    Benign Jaw Lesions

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # L0772  

    Release Date: August 10, 2016

    Expiration Date: August 9, 2019

    Although benign conditions are non-cancerous, some benign conditions of the oral cavity may look like cancer or precancerous conditions. Often, patients have symptoms that include swelling, pain, tenderness, and unexplained tooth mobility; some tumors are discovered on routine dental x-rays, whereas others are found on routine examinations of the oral cavity and teeth. These tumors can impinge on local structures, causing damage to otherwise healthy tissue. Therefore it is important for the dental team to recognize the symptoms and radiographic presentations of lesions in order to treat affected patients or refer them in a timely manner.

    This intermediate-level course is appropriate for dentists, hygienists, and assistants, and familiarizes the dental team with the presentation of benign jaw lesions, which they may encounter in their dental practice. This course outlines the different benign lesions that may present in the hard tissue of the jaws. The subject material is categorized into ondontogenic cysts, nonodontogenic cysts, benign odontogenic tumors, benign nonodontogenic tumors, and other lesions that fall outside of those categories such as giant cell granuloma, ossifying fibroma and lingual salivary gland defects.  The clinical and radiographic, CBCT and MRI presentations of these lesions are discussed.  

     

    AGD Subject Code: 730

     
    Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

    California Dental Practice Act, 4th Edition

    Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
    Item # L0728  

    Release Date: May 30, 2014

    Review Date: April 18, 2016

    Expiration Date: April 17, 2019

    The profession of dentistry in California is regulated by the California Department of Consumer Affairs, the Dental Board of California, and the Dental Hygiene Committee of California. The Dental Practice Act is the set of regulations that governs dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants. The Dental Board of California, the Dental Hygiene Committee of California, and the California Department of Consumer Affairs have the power to amend or revoke these laws as needed, subject to approval by the California Legislature. This course provides an overview of these governmental entities and outlines the content of the Dental Practice Act, its attending regulations, and other statutes relating to dental practice.

    This basic-level course provides dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants with the latest revisions to the California Dental Practice Act. The course identifies the governmental agencies, laws, and regulations that govern dental practice in California, define the scope of practice and licensing requirements of dental professionals, and impose citations, fines, revocations, and suspensions for their violation. The course outlines the prescription privileges of dental professionals and specifies their obligations as mandatory reporters of abuse. Regulations affecting dental advertising and common malpractice claims are also identified.

    AGD Subject Code: 563
     
    Western Schools designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.
     
    This course fulfills your California state dental practice act dental requirements.

    Caries Management by Risk Assessment: CAMBRA in Dental Practice, Updated 1st Edition

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # L0703  

    Release Date: July 5, 2011
    Revised Dates: August 3, 2014; May 26, 2015
    Expiration Date: May 25, 2018

    The surgical model of dentistry is being replaced with a medically-based model called minimally invasive dentistry, which seeks to identify the cause of a disease and treat its symptoms, thereby minimizing hard tissue damage. This course applies the concepts of minimally invasive dentistry to caries management. The multifactorial nature of caries, risk factors, and specific indicators are discussed. Assessing diet, oral hygiene, bacterial load, and susceptibility to infection help create a "road map" for oral health professionals to follow as they treat patients using the medical model. The importance of saliva testing is emphasized and specific treatment protocols are discussed.

    AGD Subject Code: 257

    Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

    Caries-Prone Patients: Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # L0753  

    Release Date: July 5, 2016

    Expiration Date: July 4, 2019

    Dental caries is a preventable disease that affects a majority of the population. Statistics show the increase in caries incidence over time, making it important for dental professionals to develop strategies for determining caries risk and counseling patients to reduce risk and a future of dental caries. This course identifies the factors necessary for caries development including microorganisms and dental plaque, susceptible tooth surfaces, diet, and time/frequency. The American Dental Association's recommendations for oral hygiene are presented.

    The impact of nutrition on the caries process is known in the dental field, but dental professionals need to continue to convey the importance of this relationship to patients. At-risk patients are identified through patient nutritional assessment and appropriate diet changes for caries prone patients are recommended. The course identifies the factors that influence patient diet choices including food availability and convenience, parental influence, habit, cost, and media. Personalized patient care and education to decrease incidence of caries are discussed.

    Working as partners with patients, dental professionals can aid in the prevention of dental caries and help maintain patients’ overall health by offering nutritional counseling and behavior modification techniques. The incidence of caries in the United States could decrease significantly as dental professionals implement the advances available for early caries detection, recommend anti-caries treatments, and offer nutritional analysis and counseling. This basic-level course is intended to equip all members of the dental team with the skills needed to realize this overriding goal.

     

    AGD Subject Code: 258

    Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

    CDC Infection Control Guidelines and the Practice of Dental Hygiene

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # L0216  

    Original Release Date: October 10, 2011
    Review Date: September 5, 2014
    Expiration Date: September 4, 2017


    The responsibilities of the dental hygienist are increasing and ever changing with broadening educational opportunities and advancements in technology. In addition to clinical care responsibilities, hygienists are primarily responsible for the infection control procedures in their operatory because most of their services are provided independently. The majority of a hygienist's clinical hours are spent semi-privately with patients who rely on the dental staff to ensure that proper infection control procedures are followed. Thus it is imperative that the dental hygienist is conscientious competent and current with guidelines and regulations regarding infection control in the dental healthcare setting. The purpose of this course is to familiarize the dental hygienist with the CDC’s most up-to-date Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings. 

    AGD Subject Code: 148

    Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

    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.

    Complications Associated With Oral Surgery, 2nd Edition

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # L0742  

    Release Date: July 31, 2013

    Release Date: June 2, 2016

    Expiration Date: June 1, 2019

    This course addresses common complications associated with oral surgical procedures and outlines the evidence-based methods to prevent, minimize, or manage them. Patient education about what to expect postoperatively helps minimize emergency after-hours phone calls and the need for additional treatment. Proper techniques of postoperative pain or infection control may also facilitate the healing process and reduce both postoperative complications for patients and stress for practitioners.

    This basic-level course for dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants will strengthen the dental team’s ability to identify common complications associated with oral surgery procedures and minimize, manage, and treat postoperative complications.

    AGD Subject Code: 310
     
    Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

    Contemporary Management of Traumatic Dental Injuries, Updated 1st Edition

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # L0715  

    Original Release Date: November 2, 2012 

    Review Date: October 22, 2015
    Expiration Date: October 21, 2018


    Traumatic dental injuries (TDI) are commonly encountered in dental practice. In fact, 25% of school-aged children and 33% of adults have experienced TDI to their permanent dentition. These injuries can result in pain, psychological problems, and significant economic implications. 

    The entire dental staff should understand basic concepts regarding TDI management in order to triage, treat, and provide appropriate follow-up care for these injuries. Providing a structured presentation of the patient’s clinical appearance and identifying issues that require immediate treatment can not only help the dentist but also significantly improve the treatment outcomes.  In order to properly treat patients who have experienced TDI, it is imperative that the dentist be compassionate, be able to control pain, help heal wounds rather than fix teeth, and be available to these patients by being on call during non-office hours. Approaching an emergent situation confidently can help the patient and/or parent feel at ease and thus allow for optimal treatment. 

    The treating dentist must be willing to be a member of a team, which may include specialists such as endodontists, prosthodontists, periodontists, orthodontists, and oral and maxillofacial surgeons. These specialists are often needed for consultation regarding treatment of the acute injury and may also be needed to provide specific services and/or comprehensive long-term care.  

    Topics presented in this course include the epidemiology, prevention, general treatment considerations, and protocols for management of the full array of TDI. The sequelae of injuries to primary and permanent teeth are also addressed. This basic-level course is appropriate for dentists and for dental auxiliaries with some prior exposure to TDI.

    AGD Subject Code: 314

    Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.


    Dental Erosion: Causes and Preventative Practices, 2nd Edition

    Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
    Item # L0781  

    Release Date: July 30, 2013

    Review Date: September 19, 2016

    Expiration Date: September 18, 2019

    Dental erosion is a progressive loss of dental hard tissue caused by chemical processes without involvement of bacteria. This enamel dissolution is an irreversible process not directly associated with mechanical or traumatic factors, which distinguishes it from other types of wear, such as attrition (loss of tooth structure due to clenching or grinding), abrasion (mechanical loss of tooth structure caused by a foreign element), or abfraction (loss of tooth structure at the gumline due to occlusal forces). The clinical features of dental erosion appear as well-defined, wedge-shaped areas facially and cervically. The occurrence of enamel erosion lesions is associated primarily with intrinsic and extrinsic acids.

    The rise in consumption of soft drinks, including sports drinks, has been linked to increases in the rates of dental erosion. The additives to these drinks, not the beverage pH per se, appear to be the causative factors contributing to enamel dissolution. Furthermore, fruit-flavored drinks and unsweetened juices appear to have the same erosive potential as carbonated drinks.

    This basic-level course provides dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants with guidelines for recognizing and diagnosing dental erosion and offers suggestions for preventive interventions, including record-keeping, nutritional counseling, fluoride use, and home-care procedures. The course also discusses recommended restorative treatment options.

     

    AGD Subject Code: 741

     
    Western Schools designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.

    Dental Ethics and the Digital Age

    Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
    Item # L0718  

    Release Date: December 28, 2015

    Expiration Date: December 27, 2018

    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 2 continuing education credits. 

    This course is an extraction of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, Dental Ethics and the Digital Age - 3-Hour (L0724).

    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.

    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.

    Dental Management for Pediatric Patients with Complex Needs, Updated 1st Edition

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # L0702  

    Release Date: May 21, 2012
    Review Date: May 19, 2015
    Expiration Date: May 18, 2018

    Pediatric patients with complex medical and developmental conditions are a unique and growing population. Because these children are especially vulnerable to the oral effects of systemic diseases, it is important that all members of the dental team develop foundational knowledge for the care of this patient population. This course presents information on select morbidities that are typical in these children and adolescents, and aids clinicians in developing rational thought processes for gathering information from these patients and their caregivers. Equipped with this information, the dental team can develop appropriate dental treatment plans and continuing care regimens that best serve their pediatric patients with complex medical needs. 

    AGD Subject Code: 436

    Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

    Dental Radiation Health: Safety and Protection in the Digital Age

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # L0231  

    Release Date: March 31, 2014 
    Expiration Date: March 30, 2017 


    Radiation safety remains a top concern for the general public, and the dental professional needs to stay up to date on the latest research and current thinking on radiation safety and protection. This basic-level course reviews the biologic effects of radiation, the methods used in radiation measurement, and the potential sources of radiation exposure. This course discusses radiation safety and protection measures for both patients and dental healthcare workers. Perhaps most important, this course prepares all dental professionals – including dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants – to accurately respond to patient questions and concerns about radiation safety in dentistry. 

    AGD Subject Code: 165 Digital Radiology

    Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

    Dental Radiation Health: Safety and Protection in the Digital Age - 2 Hours

    Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
    Item # L0199  

    Release Date: June 10, 2014
    Expiration Date: June 9, 2017

    Dental radiographic examinations are valuable tools that aid in the diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases.  A dental patient’s risk of radiation exposure is miniscule but nonetheless real, and dental professionals need to be current on the latest research and theories on radiation safety and protection. This basic-level course reviews the biologic effects of radiation, the terms associated with radiation measurement, and the potential sources of radiation exposure for both patients and dental professionals.  This course prepares dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants to accurately respond to patient questions and concerns regarding radiation safety in dentistry.

    AGD Subject Code: 165 Digital Radiology

    This course is an extraction of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, the 3-hour course of the same title.

    Western Schools designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.

    Dental Radiography: Understanding Radiation Exposure and Safety, 2nd Edition

    Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
    Item # L0788  

    Release Date: July 30, 2013

    Review Date: October 11, 2016

    Expiration Date: October 10, 2019

    It is important for a clinician to take dental radiographs based on patient need, and not simply based on routine. Clinicians who take radiographs based on need are providing total quality of care to their dental patients. The decision to order radiographs should be based on several factors, including the patient’s age, dental health, and diet.

    This basic-level course outlines the risks and effects of radiation, as well as procedures to reduce radiation exposure to the dental patient. The course provides current research to aid dental practitioners in properly educating their patients about the level of radiation received through dental radiographs. Traditional radiographic film is discussed, along with position-indicating devices, types of cones, and the parallel and bisecting angulation techniques. The advantages and disadvantages of direct and indirect digital radiography are presented. The course outlines current radiation procedures and guidelines that the entire dental team can discuss and review to determine where improvements may be made to the radiation safety procedures currently in use in their dental practice.

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

    Dental Radiology: Controlling Infection, Updated 1st Edition

    Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
    Item # L0746  

    Release Date: July 31, 2013

    Review Date: June 1, 2016

    Expiration Date: May 31, 2019

    Although there is no direct evidence indicating that dental radiographic procedures are a major cause of disease transmission, dental professionals cannot ignore infection control practices in dental radiology. Both digital and film-based radiography pose opportunities to cross-contaminate equipment and environmental surfaces with blood or saliva. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Dental Association have addressed specific infection control practices to decrease the potential for cross-contamination in dental radiology and reduce the likelihood of disease transmission.

    This basic-level course describes the CDC and ADA guidelines, recommendations, and procedures necessary to control cross-contamination and infection that is possible with dental radiography. This course provides dental professionals with information regarding the recommended infection control practices that can significantly reduce cross-contamination in dental radiology, thus protecting patients and practitioners alike. The course examines infection control procedures at different stages and in different settings of radiology, including film exposure, film processing, extraoral procedures, and during the use of digital radiography.

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

    Dental Sealants: Clinical Considerations for Selection and Placement

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    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.

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