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    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.



    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.


    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.


    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.



    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.


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