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Hours: 12 Contact Hours
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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.

 

 

Pediatric Oral Health: Early Childhood Caries and Chronic Disease Management

Price: $29.95 
Item # L0794  

Release Date: November 11, 2016

Expiration Date: November 10, 2019

 

Dental caries continues to be a chronic, infectious disease that may affect a person throughout his or her lifetime. Early childhood caries, a severe form of dental caries affecting infants and very young children, is the most prevalent disease of childhood. Among the objectives of Healthy People 2020 is the aim to reduce all decay in young children’s primary teeth.

Dental caries is a complex disease process with multifactorial etiology. Evidence-based management of the disease process involves shifting the balance between the protective factors (remineralization) and destructive factors (demineralization) toward remineralization of the enamel surface. Until recently, the standard of care was to provide restorative treatment once carious lesions manifested on or within the tooth. It is now accepted that surgical treatment alone falls short because it fails to address the underlying disease etiology. Dental professionals need to take an active role in the prevention and management of early childhood caries.

The purpose of this basic-level course is to review the epidemiology, etiology, and risk factors of early childhood caries in children. The focus is on prevention and management techniques for early childhood caries and on identifying the roles that dental professionals can play within the context of a chronic disease management model for care of patients with early childhood caries.

 

 

 

AGD Subject Code: 430

 
Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

 

Managing Malocclusions in the Developing Dentition

Price: $29.95 
Item # L0795  

Release Date: November 23, 2016

Expiration date: November 22, 2019

 

The mixed dentition is a time in dental development when many potentially severe malocclusions may be intercepted. It is important that dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants recognize these developmental problems and institute timely treatment, either personally or by referral to an orthodontist, to minimize malformation. Although intervention may modify a developing malocclusion, and at times eliminate it, malocclusion may still develop due to underlying problems that cannot be addressed at the time of treatment and/or future genetic and environmental pressures. Thus, although intervention may prevent a specific aspect of a malocclusion, this intervention is undertaken with the full knowledge that additional problems may occur and that future treatment may be necessary. In addition, some developmental conditions may benefit from intervention, while others may not.

This basic-level course discusses each of the malocclusions listed in the 2014 American Association of Orthodontists publication “Problems to Watch for in Growing Children” and makes suggestions for reliable and realistic therapeutic interventions. Appropriate for all dental professionals, the course discusses the etiology of malocclusions in the developing dentition, including oral and nonnutritive habits, and discusses the management of these malocclusions.

 

 

AGD Subject Code: 430
 
Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

 

 

Contemporary Management of Traumatic Dental Injuries, Updated 1st Edition

Price: $29.95 
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.

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