Disciplines:
  • Dentists
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Assisting
  • Hours: 12 Contact Hours
    Item#: LOS12

    Sign up for the Western Schools 365 Online Membership
    Online Access to all our dental CE courses for a full year!

    Oral Surgery Bundle #1: 12 Hours


    Reg. Prices
    Just $83.95
    Item # LOS12
    When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

    This product includes the following courses:
    Click on the title to see more and read the course

    Third Molar Surgery, 2nd Edition

    Price: $19.95 
    Item # L0791  

    Release Date: July 30, 2013

    Review Date: November 3, 2016

    Expiration Date: November 2, 2019

     

    Treatment philosophy toward extraction of third molars (wisdom teeth) varies in different developed countries. It ranges from observation in many countries in Europe to a prophylactic removal approach in the United States. A more proactive stance on often asymptomatic wisdom teeth extraction takes into consideration chronic inflammation that is related to the impacted wisdom teeth and its influence on the patient’s overall health; age of the patient; relative ease of early extraction (before full root development); difficulty of removal/type of impaction; and proximity to the inferior alveolar nerve, lingual nerve, and maxillary sinus. Such preventive surgical treatment can be done under local anesthesia, oral sedation with or without nitrous oxide inhalation sedation or intravenous sedation, with the level of sedation corresponding to the nature of the surgery and the patient’s level of anxiety about the procedure.

    This basic-level course provides a review of the classification of impactions of third molars and the common surgical instruments and techniques employed for the extraction of impacted wisdom teeth. No surgical technique is without the potential for complications, and the most serious complications resulting from the extraction of wisdom teeth involve trauma to the inferior alveolar or lingual nerves, which can result in temporary or permanent adverse neurosensory changes. Using the empiric information presented in this course about impacted wisdom teeth, the potential difficulty of their extraction, and postsurgical complications, clinicians can determine whether their surgical expertise is at a high enough level for the extraction of an impacted wisdom tooth or if they should refer such patients to an oral surgeon.

     

     

    AGD Subject Code: 310
     
    Western Schools designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.

     

     

    Disclosures
    • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
    • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
    • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
    • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
    • There are no prerequisites for this course.
    Objectives

    Course Objectives

    • Explain the varied clinical presentations of third molars.
    • Cite the classification and surgical management of third molars.
    • List the risks and complications of third molar extractions.
    • Describe the treatment modalities and specific surgical techniques available for third molar surgery.
    • Outline established criteria for third molar removal in the United States.
    • List the benefits of a preventive strategy in relation to third molars.
    Author Bio(s)

     

    Len Tolstunov, DDS, is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, San Francisco, California. He graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry with Honors in 1992 and in 1997 from the University of California San Francisco’s Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Training Program. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. In addition, Dr. Tolstunov is a fellow of the American and California Associations of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists; and a member of local and national dental and oral and maxillofacial surgery associations, including the American Dental Association, American Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and the Academy of Osseointegration. Dr. Tolstunov has published more than 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has lectured nationally and internationally on bone grafting, ridge-split procedure, and other implant dentistry and oral surgery topics. He maintains a private practice in oral and maxillofacial surgery in San Francisco.

     

    Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

    Mark J. Szarejko, DDS, FAGD, received a bachelor’s degree in biology from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York, and a DDS from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1985. He has been a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry since 1994 and a Certified Correctional Healthcare Professional since 2007. Dr. Szarejko has more than 30 years of dental experience in New York and Florida. He is currently staff dentist at the Hillsborough County Jail in Tampa, Florida, and has been an examiner for the State of Florida dental and dental hygiene examinations since 1994. Dr. Szarejko has presented nationally on correctional healthcare and has authored more than 20 continuing education courses.

    Benign Jaw Lesions

    Price: $29.95 
    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.

     

    Disclosures
    • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
    • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
    • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
    • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
    • There are no prerequisites for this course.
    Objectives

    Course Objectives

    • Identify the imaging and clinical presentation of odontogenic cysts.
    • Identify the imaging and clinical presentation of nonodontogenic cysts.
    • Identify the imaging and clinical presentation of benign odontogenic tumors.
    • Identify the imaging and clinical presentation of benign nonodontogenic tumors.
    • Identify the imaging and clinical presentation of cyst-like jaw lesions.
    Author Bio(s)

     

    Veronica Powers, DMD, received a BS degree from Providence College and a DMD degree from the Oregon Health & Science University. After working for four years as a general dentist in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Powers returned to New York City to serve as lead dentist for Phoenix House Foundation in Brooklyn, New York, where she provided comprehensive treatment for the residents of a rehabilitation facility. In this capacity, she performed simple and surgical extractions and root canals and placed crowns, bridges, and removable prosthodontics. Dr. Powers created the protocol for the day-to-day management of the clinic and became especially adept at treating anxious patients. Now in private practice, Dr. Powers is licensed to practice dentistry in the state of New York, maintains registration with the Drug Enforcement Administration, and is CPR-certified. She has provided volunteer dentistry in India and in Chiapas, Mexico, and has worked with the American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile program in the United States.

     

    Content Editor

    Key Systemic and Environmental Risk Factors for Implant Failure

    Price: $19.95 
    Item # L0745  

    Release Date: May 16, 2016

    Expiration Date: May 15, 2019

     

    Dental implants are now an important part of the dental treatment planning process. Many studies have demonstrated the long-term success of dental implants in replacing teeth lost to the caries process or periodontal disease. A significant number of published articles detail the success of implants placed under various conditions, including those placed in bone-augmented sites. Implant failure has long been understood as the complete loss of the dental implant, but it is becoming apparent that an increasing number of implants are associated with inflammatory processes such as perimucositis or periimplantitis and these processes may be more prevalent than previously thought. Published reports indicate that periimplantitis affects approximately 10% of implants and 20% of patients. However, the incidence is higher in some reports, depending on the thresholds used to define the condition. Despite the variability in definitions and the wide array of designs of the studies assessing the success or failure of implants, it is reasonable to assume that we will continue to see an increase in the prevalence of the inflammatory processes that have a negative effect on implants and that may lead to destruction of connective tissue or bone.

    This intermediate-level course reviews the microbiology of periimplantitis, perimucositis, and periodontitis. It also explains both the systemic and environmental risks associated with implant failure including smoking, diabetes, osteoporosis, hormonal disturbances, the use of bisphosphonates and the role of genetics. The impact of combinations of risk factors is also discussed. Armed with this knowledge, all dental professionals including dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants, will be better prepared to help their patients avoid implant failure. 

    AGD Subject Code: 690
     
    Western Schools designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.

     

    Disclosures
    • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
    • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
    • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
    • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
    • There are no prerequisites for this course.
    Objectives

    Course Objectives

    • Differentiate the bacteria associated with peri-implantitis, perimucositis, and periodontal disease.
    • Describe the effects that smoking can have on dental implants.
    • Recognize systemic risk factors that, singularly or in combination, may affect implant success.
    Author Bio(s)

     

    Veronica Powers, DMD, received a BS degree from Providence College and a DMD degree from the Oregon Health & Science University. After working for four years as a general dentist in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Powers returned to New York City to serve as lead dentist for Phoenix House Foundation in Brooklyn, New York, where she provided comprehensive treatment for the residents of a rehabilitation facility. In this capacity, she performed simple and surgical extractions and root canals and placed crowns, bridges, and removable prosthodontics. Dr. Powers created the protocol for the day-to-day management of the clinic and became especially adept at treating anxious patients. Now in private practice, Dr. Powers is licensed to practice dentistry in the state of New York, maintains registration with the Drug Enforcement Administration, and is CPR-certified. She has provided volunteer dentistry in India and in Chiapas, Mexico, and has worked with the American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile program in the United States.

     

    Content Editor

    Recurrent Aphthous Ulceration: Epidemiology, Differential Diagnosis, and Therapy

    Price: $19.95 
    Item # L0740  

    Release Date: July 18, 2016

    Expiration Date: July 17, 2019

     

    Recurrent aphthous ulceration (RAU), also known as recurrent aphthous stomatitis and canker sores, is a common oral ulceration condition. RAU is widely considered to be a chronic inflammatory condition that affects approximately 20% of the population. These lesions tend to be episodic and may repeatedly arise over time in otherwise healthy individuals. RAU is a common lesion that presents to all clinical dentists. It is important for dentists to be knowledgeable concerning this pathologic condition in order to alleviate patients’ concerns and pain.

    This basic-level course is intended to educate dentists and dental hygienists regarding RAU so that they are better equipped to effectively diagnose and treat their patients with this condition. It is important to provide clinicians with necessary information regarding diagnosis (including differential diagnosis) and treatment. The section on etiopathology discusses the immune-relate etiology of RAU as well as the gaps in our understanding of what causes RAU. The course addresses the epidemiology and general characteristics of RAU and differentiates the forms of the condition. Research on the link between celiac disease and RAU is presented and discussed. Finally, the course presents information on the varied treatment modalities for RAU.

     

     

    AGD Subject Code: 734

     
    Western Schools designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.

     

     

    Disclosures
    • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
    • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
    • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
    • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
    Objectives

    Course Objectives

    • Outline the epidemiology of oral recurrent aphthous ulceration (RAU).
    • Differentiate the three forms of RAU.
    • Describe the immune-related etiology for RAU.
    • Discuss differential diagnoses involving RAU.
    • Identify the treatments available for RAU.
    Author Bio(s)

     

    Ronald S. Brown, DDS, MS, Dipl ABOM, FAOM (HON), FACD, FICD, is a professor in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry, Division of Oral Diagnosis, at Howard University College of Dentistry. Dr. Brown attended the University of Maryland and graduated from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1971. After serving in the United States Army Dental Corps, Dr. Brown began in private dental practice in Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. In 1988, he completed postdoctoral education at Georgetown University with an MS in pharmacology and oral medicine. Dr. Brown has held faculty positions at Georgetown University School of Dentistry and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Currently, he is a professor of oral diagnosis at Howard University College of Dentistry (HUCD), a clinical associate professor of otolaryngology at Georgetown University Medical Center, and a volunteer clinical research associate at the Hematology Branch of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. He is also the director of continuing dental education at HUCD. Dr. Brown’s areas of research include oral medicine, drug-induced gingival overgrowth, clinical trials, and oral inflammatory diseases (chronic oral graft-versus-host disease). He is a reviewer for JADA; General Dentistry; Oral Diseases; Journal of Dental Education; Postgraduate Medicine; and Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics. He is on the editorial board of Dentistry Today and Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dentistry. He has more than 100 published peer-reviewed journal articles and more than a dozen combined published books and book chapters and has lectured and presented widely, both nationally and internationally. His mentors include Dr. William K. Bottomley, Dr. William T. Beaver, Dr. Sol Silverman, Jr., and Dr. Samuel Dreizen. For the past several years, Dr. Brown has been continuously listed as one of the top 100 CDE providers by Dentistry Today. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine (ABOM), past-president of the ABOM, and a past-president of the American Academy of Oral Medicine. 

    LaToya Barham, DDS, is an assistant professor and predoctoral program clinical coordinator in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Howard University College of Dentistry (HUCD). Dr. Barham earned a bachelor of science degree in biology from Clark Atlanta University in 2000 and a DDS from HUCD in 2004. She went on to earn a certificate in pediatric dentistry from HUCD in 2006. Dr. Barham is the creator and director of H.O.P.E. Yes!, a 3-week summer enrichment program that exposes underrepresented minority elementary, middle, and high school students to careers in dentistry and allied health sciences. In addition to her academic appointment, Dr. Barham maintains private practices in Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia.

     

    Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

    Raymond K. Martin, DDS, MAGD, graduated in 1979 from Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in microbiology and earned his DDS in 1983 from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He then went on to study at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in the General Practice Residency Program. Dr. Martin began his work in dental risk management after being awarded a Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. He consults with 20 legal firms as an expert witness and lectures extensively on dental risk management and ethics in dentistry. In addition, Dr. Martin teaches CAD/CAM dentistry as a CEREC mentor and has served as a Key Opinion Leader for an international dental implant manufacturer. Dr. Martin has maintained a private practice for more than three decades and is currently president of the Massachusetts Dental Society. He has served the American Dental Association on the Future of Dentistry work group and is currently a member of the Council on Government Affairs.

    Maxillary and Mandibular Exostoses: A Clinical Review

    Price: $29.95 
    Item # L0793  

    Release Date: December 12, 2016

    Expiration Date: December 11, 2019

     

    Exostoses that occur intraorally are benign, asymptomatic osseous anomalies, which most commonly involve the hard palate and the alveolar bone on the lingual aspect of the mandibular arch. Less frequent are the exostoses that involve the buccal alveolar bone of the maxillary and mandibular arches or the alveolar bone of the palatal arch. Dental clinicians should not view these as merely an incidental finding during a comprehensive dental examination but rather must consider the presence of an exostoses as an integral component of the oral anatomy that can impact the patient’s oral health and his or her ability to utilize partial or complete dentures as well as being a potential impediment to the ability to maintain oral hygiene. Exostoses can also be viewed in a positive light as they are an excellent source for an autogenous bone graft that can be used to correct periodontal defects or to provide supplemental bone for the placement of implants.

    This basic-level course highlights the varied clinical presentations of exostoses within the oral cavity, their clinical and radiographic presentations, their pathophysiology, their implications for oral health, and options for treatment. With this knowledge, dental professionals can address such growths if they become or could become a barrier to oral function, interfere with a patient’s ability to maintain proper oral hygiene, or preclude the ability to place partial or complete dentures.

     

     

    AGD Subject Code: 741
     
    Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

     

    Disclosures
    • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
    • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
    • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
    • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
    • There are no prerequisites for this course.
    Objectives

    Course Objectives

    • Outline the classification of exostoses of the oral cavity.
    • Describe the clinical features of exostoses.
    • Describe the radiographic features of exostoses.
    • Identify the pathophysiology of exostoses.
    • Describe the oral health implications of exostoses of the oral cavity.
    • Explain the surgical treatment and prognosis of exostoses.
    Author Bio(s)

     

    Mark J. Szarejko, DDS, FAGD, received a bachelor’s degree in biology from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York, and a DDS from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1985. He has been a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry since 1994 and a Certified Correctional Healthcare Professional since 2007. Dr. Szarejko has more than 30 years of dental experience in New York and Florida. He is currently a staff dentist at the Hillsborough County Jail in Tampa, Florida, and has been an examiner for the State of Florida dental and dental hygiene examinations since 1994. Dr. Szarejko has presented nationally on correctional health care and has authored more than 20 continuing education courses.

     

    Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

    Toni M. Roucka, RN, DDS, MA, is an associate professor of restorative dentistry at Southern Illinois University, School of Dental Medicine, Edwardsville. She maintains an active nursing license and is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and immediate past president of the American Society for Dental Ethics. Dr. Roucka obtained her DDS degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry and a master’s degree in population health – bioethics from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Dr. Roucka is a nationally recognized speaker on the subject of ethics in dentistry and has taught restorative dentistry at both Marquette University and the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. As a volunteer, she has provided dental care to underserved populations in Guatemala, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, and Tanzania.

    Want more choices?
    Want more choices?