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    Dental Implants: Complications and Peri-Implant Diseases, Updated 1st Edition

    Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
    Item # L0706  

    Release Date: June 29, 2012
    Revised Date: June 26, 2015
    Expiration Date: June 25, 2018

    Dental implants are an established treatment modality in dentistry with a high rate of success and few complications. However, untoward events do occur despite careful treatment planning and meticulous execution of clinical procedures. Surgical complications that can occur include infection, bleeding, wound dehiscence, primary instability of the implant, neurosensory changes, and tissue emphysema. Once the implant is osseointegrated, other complications may arise, including inflammatory peri-implant lesions. Such situations may be limited to inflammation of the peri-implant mucosa or more significantly involve the supporting bone. All these conditions increase the risk of poor outcomes, including implant loss. This intermediate-level course addresses complications associated with dental implants and reviews selective options for their management.

    AGD Subject Code: 690

    Western Schools designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.

    Radiologic Assessment of the Periodontal Patient

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # L0744  

    Release Date: May 6, 2016

    Expiration Date: May 5, 2019

    Periodontal diseases are mainly the result of infections and inflammation of the gums and bone that sur-round and support the teeth. The prevalence of periodontitis in the United States is extensive. Forty-seven percent of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease.

    Proper diagnosis is critical to effective periodontal treatment. This intermediate-level course reviews the importance of radiographic evaluation in the diagnosis of periodontal disease and outlines the types of radiographs that are needed as adjuncts to a clinical examination. The course outlines the benefits and limitations of conventional radiographs and discusses cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) as a potential tool to overcome those limitations.

    Because implant placement is now a routine aspect of periodontal practice, radiographic assessment of implant sites is discussed. Dentists and surgeons rely on radiographs to determine appropriate implant sites and to ensure proper implant placement. CBCT is introduced as a necessary tool in implant placement planning, in creating surgical guides, and as an aid in diagnosing periimplantitis. This course is appropriate for dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants.

    AGD Subject Code: 495
    Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits

    Periodontal Disease: Pathophysiology, Risk Factors, and Systemic Links, 2nd Edition

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # L0780  

    Release Date: July 31, 2013

    Review Date: September 9, 2016

    Expiration Date: September 8, 2019

    Periodontal disease is the primary cause of tooth loss in adults. Nearly half of all adults age 30 and older in the United States suffer from periodontal disease; the incidence of periodontal disease increases as people age, with approximately 70% of adults age 65 and older having the disease. The prevalence of periodontal disease varies among ethnic groups and between genders. Increased incidence of periodontal disease has been linked to poverty, lower levels of education, and smoking.

    The symptoms of periodontal disease range from those that are nearly undetectable by the patient to those that are severe and alarming. All too often, periodontitis is a silent destroyer of oral health because pain is absent unless an acute infection occurs.

    This basic-level course reviews the risk factors associated with periodontal disease, and discusses the potential links between periodontal disease and systemic conditions, such as diabetes, obesity, coronary heart disease, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. The course describes the etiology and pathophysiology of periodontal disease, focusing on microbiology, viral causes, the autoimmune and inflammatory response, resident and infiltrating cells of the periodontium, and matrix metalloproteinases. The course prepares dental professionals to recognize periodontal disease and take steps to prevent this condition and to treat patients who already have or are at risk for developing periodontal disease.


    AGD Subject Code: 490

    Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

    The Influence of Periodontal Treatment on Systemic Disease

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # L0783  

    Release Date: September 23, 2016

    Expiration Date: September 22, 2019

    Periodontal disease affects millions of Americans and is associated with a variety of systemic diseases. Although periodontal therapy has been shown to decrease bacterial load and inflammation, it can be difficult to determine if periodontal therapy has a direct effect on overall general health due to the chronic nature of systemic diseases, the multifactorial nature of systemic and periodontal diseases, the variability of host responses, and the subjectivity of defining periodontal disease.  However periodontal treatment can lower levels of oral bacteria, several systemic disease endpoints, and markers of inflammation, and hence does influence systemic diseases.

    Appropriate for dentists, hygienists and assistants, this intermediate-level course reviews recent studies that link periodontal disease to systemic diseases and reviews how periodontal therapy affects these conditions.  The course includes information relating to diabetes, metabolic syndrome, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, respiratory tract diseases, chronic kidney disease, cancer, obesity, and pregnancy. This course provides the dental professional with the most recent information with which to make evidence-based treatment recommendations, as well as information to pass on to their patients who may have these diseases.


    AGD Subject Code: 490
    Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

    Risk Factors in Periodontal Disease, 2nd Edition

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # L0787  

    Release Date: July 31, 2013

    Review Date: October 6, 2016

    Expiration Date: October 5, 2019

    Despite advances in oral health care, nearly half of adults in the United States suffer from some form of periodontal disease, making this disease second in prevalence only to obesity.  Periodontal disease has a significant impact on the health and well-being of those affected and is the most common cause of tooth loss among adults.

    A number of systemic risk factors, such as diabetes mellitus and HIV infection, increase the risk of periodontal disease. Modifiable risk factors include smoking, poor oral hygiene, and poor diet. Nonmodifiable risk factors, such as genetic makeup, may also play a role in the disease but the causes of periodontal disease are complex, and environmental factors appear capable of overriding either genetic resistance or susceptibility to periodontal disease.

    This basic-level course provides an overview of the systemic factors and systemic diseases associated with the development of periodontal disease. The course outlines the ways that various factors can contribute to periodontal disease and can predict the progress of disease. Clinical steps in assessing and diagnosing periodontal disease are also discussed.


    AGD Subject Code: 490
    Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

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