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    Item#: LOS14

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    Item # LOS14
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    Implant-Related Nerve Injuries

    Price: $29.95 
    Item # L0748  

    Release Date: June 7, 2016

    Expiration Date: June 6, 2019


    According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry there are currently 3 million people in the United States with dental implants, and that number is growing by 500,000 per year. While the success rate of implants has been reported to be 98%, there are still some risks involved. Because of their ability to restore esthetics and function, dental implants have become the preferred option for replacing nonrestorable and missing teeth. Despite high success rates, however, many complications have been encountered with their use.

    One of the most serious complications is the alteration of sensation after implant placement in the posterior mandible. The prevalence of this type of a complication has been reported to be as high as 13%. This sensatory change can occur as a result of injury to the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) or the lingual nerve from traumatic local anesthetic injections or during dental implant osteotomy or placement. This complication is one of the most unpleasant experiences for both the patient and the dentist, so every precaution should be taken to avoid it. Once it happens, the dentist should provide the patient with appropriate care and should know when to refer the patient to a microneurosurgeon. Depending on the degree of nerve injury, alteration in sensation varies from mild paresthesia to complete anesthesia. Injuries sustained may be transient, manageable, or, in certain cases, permanent.

    This intermediate-level course familiarizes dental professionals with different types of nerve injuries related to implant placement and their causes, and the areas within the oral cavity at increased risk for such injuries. The course discusses how the dental professional can properly plan implant placement to avoid nerve injury and how to treat nerve injuries if they do occur.

    AGD Subject Code: 690
    Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.


    Complications Associated With Oral Surgery, 2nd Edition

    Price: $29.95 
    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.



    Developmental Disorders Affecting Jaws

    Price: $49.95 
    Item # L0747  

    Release Date: June 9, 2016

    Expiration Date: June 8, 2019


    Anomalies of tooth development are relatively common and may occur as an isolated condition or in association with other anomalies. Developmental dental anomalies often exhibit patterns that reflect the stage of development during which the malformation occurs. Developmental defects or disorders may affect teeth size, number, or shape; enamel, dentin, and cementum may also be affected.

    Heritable dental developmental anomalies can have profound negative consequences for the affected individual and the family, ranging from esthetic concerns that impact self-esteem to masticatory difficulties, tooth sensitivity, financial burdens, and protracted, complex dental treatment.

    This intermediate-level course familiarizes dental professionals with developmental disorders of the jaws and teeth.  Because some presentations of developmental anomalies are associated with a larger systemic syndrome, it is important for dental practitioners to recognize these disorders early so that the patient may be treated accordingly or referred to an appropriate specialist if surgery is required.  


    AGD Subject Codes: 310
    Western Schools designates this activity for 5 continuing education credits.



    Oral Soft Tissue Lesions: Diagnosis and Treatment, 2nd Edition

    Price: $29.95 
    Item # L0771  

    Release Date: July 31, 2013

    Review Date: August 4, 2016

    Expiration Date: August 3, 2019


    The oral cavity is an ideal place for microorganisms to grow. Many distinct bacterial groups live in the oral cavity, and some of these bacteria are considered to be part of the normal oral flora. Unfortunately, some of these common bacterial species can also be the cause of opportunistic infections (infections by species that are avirulent in healthy individuals but that can be fatal in patients with compromised immunity. It is important to be aware of the causes of common lesions found in the oral cavity so they can be properly diagnosed and treated.

    This basic-level course reviews the soft tissue lesions found in the oral cavity of adults and discusses their diagnosis and treatment. Common problems include inflammatory and infectious processes, degenerative processes, and abnormal growths.



    AGD Subject Code: 739
    Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.



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