Disciplines: Dental Hygienists
Hours: 10 Contact Hours
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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.

Diabetes: Dental Management and Links to Periodontal Disease

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # L0785  

Release Date: October 7, 2016

Expiration Date: October 6, 2019

Diabetes mellitus, a chronic disease of metabolism, poses a significant public health challenge in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% of the U.S. population, have diabetes. Of these people, 21 million have been diagnosed with diabetes, while 8.1 million remain undiagnosed. Approximately 1.7 million new cases are diagnosed each year. Appropriate management of the patient with diabetes by the dental team requires an understanding of the patient’s metabolic control, as well as the patient’s potential for and limitations related to response to treatment with current therapy. The dental team plays a vital role in the overall health care of patients with diabetes through recognition and treatment of their oral needs, especially regarding tooth loss and related periodontal conditions.

The purpose of this basic-level course is to equip dental professionals to recognize the classifications and classic signs and symptoms of diabetes mellitus, to grasp the relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes, and to identify periodontal and other oral manifestations associated with diabetes, including attachment loss, alveolar bone loss, gingivitis, xerostomia, and oral candidiasis. Moreover, this course discusses dental treatment considerations for patients with diabetes, adverse interactions between hypoglycemic medications and adjunct dental treatment medications, and emergency management procedures for patients with diabetes.

 

AGD Subject Code: 754
 
Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

Pediatric Oral Health: Early Childhood Caries and Chronic Disease Management

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
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.

Pennsylvania Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting, 2nd Edition

Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # L0882  

Release Date: May 22, 2017

This course offers an overview of the historically evolving role of mandated reporters and a description of child welfare services in Pennsylvania. It provides provides dental professionals with details of the legal requirements imposed on mandated reporters of child abuse. The course defines the statutory (legal) components of child abuse, including what does and does not constitute child abuse. The course outlines the provisions and responsibilities for reporting such abuse by distinguishing between individuals designated as “mandatory reporters” and those deemed to be “permissive reporters.” Clear instructions are provided for navigating the reporting process, and the ways in which reporters are protected under the law are outlined. Lastly, the course details the indicators essential to recognizing abuse. Human trafficking is also addressed, including child labor trafficking and sex trafficking, and the risk factors and warning signs for both. The course provides dental professionals in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with the knowledge and tools they need to fulfill their legal responsibility to report suspected child abuse.

This course fulfills the requirement that all Pennsylvania dental professionals complete 2 hours of Board-approved continuing education in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements as a condition of their license renewal. 


Pennsylvania - Pre-approved by the PA Dept. of Public Welfare and the PA Dept. of Professional & Occupational Affairs to fulfill the 2 hour child abuse recognition and reporting CE requirement.

 
NOTE: In order to submit your course completion record to the Pennsylvania Department of State, the name on your account MUST be an exact match to the name on your license. If the name that appears on your account is different, please call 1-800-953-8731 to have your account updated.

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