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  • Hours: 10 Contact Hours
    Item#: LRS10

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    Erosion-Related Tooth Wear: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Treatment, 2nd Edition

    Price: $39.95 Hours:4 Contact Hours
    Item # L0757  

    Release Date: July 25, 2010

    Review Date: July 11, 2016

    Expiration Date: July 10, 2019

    Tooth wear is defined as the loss of dental hard tissue by a chemical or mechanical process that does not involve bacteria. The mechanisms of tooth wear include erosion, attrition, abrasion, and abfraction. Dental erosion results from chemical processes and is an important cause of tooth tissue loss in both children and adults. The damage caused by erosion can be accelerated when it occurs in combination with attrition or abrasion.

    Early recognition of tooth wear is essential to successful management and prevention of disease progression. The primary dental care team is in the ideal position to provide this care to patients with dental erosion and other forms of tooth wear. This intermediate-level course provides dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants with an overview of the etiology of tooth wear and explains the pathogenic processes involved in tooth erosion. It describes the necessary protocol for assessing erosion in patients and making a diagnosis. Preventive measures and treatment approaches are included.

     

    AGD Subject Code: 741

     
    Western Schools designates this activity for 4 continuing education credits.

    Aesthetic Indirect Inlays and Onlays, Updated 1st Edition

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # L0711  

    Original Release Date: August 1, 2012

    Revised Date: July 31, 2015
    Expiration Date: July 30, 2018

    This basic-level course begins by describing the evolution of aesthetic direct posterior restorative materials and their limitations, then goes on to identify the characteristics, indications, and limitations of aesthetic indirect inlays and onlays. The material options for aesthetic indirect inlays and onlays, the importance of case selection in treatment planning, and the significance of chairside CAD/CAM technology in the field of restorative dentistry are discussed. Through the use of clinical case reports, dental professionals learn the steps needed to properly execute aesthetic indirect inlays and onlays, thereby expanding their clinical armamentarium.

    AGD Subject Code: 250

    Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

    Update of Concepts in Vital Tooth Whitening, 2nd Edition

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # L0727  

    Release Date: December 3, 2010

    Review Date: June 2, 2016

    Expiration Date: June 1, 2019

    Vital tooth whitening is an aesthetic and conservative treatment for discolored teeth. The popularity of vital tooth whitening has increased dramatically in recent years, as shown by the increased number of products and procedures introduced, ranging from at-home tray whitening and trayless whitening techniques – both dentist prescribed and over the counter (OTC) – to in-office 1-hour whitening systems. Recent years have also seen the rise of nondental options for vital tooth whitening. The increasing number of vital tooth-whitening techniques and materials has created a clinical challenge for dentists and other oral health providers seeking to balance effectiveness and safety. Proper patient selection for vital tooth whitening becomes even more important in this environment.

    Most recently, there has been a push to find ways to accelerate and improve the delivery of the whitening process. These include a number of light sources believed to accelerate the breakdown of peroxide and thus speed up the whitening process. Research in this area is controversial, with the literature describing different conclusions about the benefits of light-activated whitening. The popularity of strip-based peroxide delivery represents a departure from the conventional use of a professionally supervised tray system and raises questions about safety and efficacy.

    Patient demand for tooth whitening remains high, and oral health providers have more options for treatment, so it is important that clinicians evaluate which of these options is best for their patients. This basic-level course reviews concepts in vital tooth whitening, including recommendations in ADA guidelines; describes evolving issues in vital tooth whitening (e.g., measurement of color change, the color rebound effect, and safety issues); and explains the risk and benefits of established and new technologies.

    AGD Subject Code: 781
     
    Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

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