Disciplines:
  • Dentists
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Assisting
  • Hours: 15 Contact Hours
    Item#: LCS15

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    Tobacco Cessation: The Dental Health Professional's Role, Updated 1st Edition

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # L0723  

    Release Date: January 30, 2013

    Revised Date: January 15, 2016

    Expiration Date: January 14, 2019

    The prevalence of smoking in the United States has hovered at approximately 20% of the population for each of the last five years, but there has been an increase in the use of smokeless tobacco products.  Healthcare professionals must redouble their efforts to intervene with all patients who continue to smoke. This basic-level course provides dental professionals with background and guidelines for tobacco interventions in clinical practice.  The course addresses the prevalence of smoking of combustible tobacco and the use of smokeless tobacco products, the health risks of tobacco use and tobacco exposure, the effects of nicotine on human physiology and their implications for nicotine dependency and withdrawal.  Techniques for tobacco intervention and the pharmacotherapy used in tobacco cessation are described for both the smoking of combustible tobacco and the use of smokeless tobacco.

    AGD Subject Code: 158

    Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

    Arizona RDH - Fulfills tobacco cessation elective.

     

    Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Dental Symptoms, Implications, Manifestations, and Management, 2nd Edition

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # L0798  

    Release Date: December 2, 2016

    Expiration Date: December 1, 2019

    Traumatic events have lasting effects on some individuals, causing repeated re-experiences of the events as nightmares or flashbacks, and even coping mechanisms such as avoidance of trauma-related stimuli, numbed responsiveness, and increased alertness to surroundings. These symptoms describe a condition known as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which often follows the experience or witnessing of life-threatening events such as terrorist incidents, military combat, natural disasters, serious accidents, or violent personal assaults. Such experiences are quite common and have been identified throughout recorded human history.

    With the United States’ continued military action around the world and increasing instances globally and domestically of terrorist attacks, mass shootings, and other violent events, dental professionals may see increasing numbers of trauma survivors with PTSD as part of their patient population. Therefore, dental professionals should be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of PTSD and its possible dental implications. This basic-level course provides an overview of PTSD, including its causes, physical and mental symptoms, and oral manifestations. The course discusses the treatment of PTSD and management of its dental consequences. In addition, the occurrence of PTSD in dental personnel (e.g., forensic dentists) who are involved in recovery efforts following a traumatic event is discussed.

     

    AGD Subject Code: 153
     
    Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

    Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Comprehensive Review for Dental Professionals

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # L0776  

    Release Date: August 26, 2016

    Expiration Date: August 25, 2019

    Sleep-disordered breathing is a common disorder, causing a range of harmful clinical, social, and economic sequelae. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common sleep-related breathing disorder. The prevalence of OSA is increasing rapidly. Dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants are well positioned to recognize this disorder, refer patients for appropriate testing, and successfully treat patients with oral appliances. Dental professionals trained in treating sleep-disordered breathing are a vital part of a multidisciplinary team on the forefront of dealing with this serious public health issue.

    This course reviews OSA from a dental perspective. It addresses current findings on the links between overall health and OSA and cites common presenting symptoms likely to be encountered in the dental practice. This intermediate-level course discusses the latest evidence-based diagnostic approaches for OSA and outlines recommended treatment strategies, including oral appliances and surgical intervention, to mitigate the health impact of this common condition. 

     

    AGD Subject Code: 160
     
    Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

    Managing the Adult Dental Phobic Patient, 2nd Edition

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # L0737  

    Release Date:  July 31, 2013

    Review Date: May 16, 2016

    Expiration Date: May 15, 2019

    Dental phobia may be a universal barrier to seeking oral health care. Dental phobics are not comfortable seeking regular dental care, even when dental problems arise. The dental team needs to be aware of the concerns of this population in order to reduce fear and anxiety and provide needed oral health care.

    This basic-level course distinguishes between the definitions of fear, anxiety, and phobia. It identifies the most common reactions that accompany phobias and common reasons for avoidance of dental treatment. The course describes the behavioral treatment options for anxious dental patients and techniques for reducing general anxiety in dental patients. This course will provide dental professionals with basic knowledge and information on dental fear and avoidance that will enable them to diagnose and manage patients who experience dental-related anxiety, fear, and phobia. This knowledge will help dental professionals prepare for these patients and their unique needs and help these patients feel more comfortable seeking their care in the future.

    AGD Subject Code: 153; California Course #03-4640-16-737

    Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

    Caries-Prone Patients: Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # L0753  

    Release Date: July 5, 2016

    Expiration Date: July 4, 2019

    Dental caries is a preventable disease that affects a majority of the population. Statistics show the increase in caries incidence over time, making it important for dental professionals to develop strategies for determining caries risk and counseling patients to reduce risk and a future of dental caries. This course identifies the factors necessary for caries development including microorganisms and dental plaque, susceptible tooth surfaces, diet, and time/frequency. The American Dental Association's recommendations for oral hygiene are presented.

    The impact of nutrition on the caries process is known in the dental field, but dental professionals need to continue to convey the importance of this relationship to patients. At-risk patients are identified through patient nutritional assessment and appropriate diet changes for caries prone patients are recommended. The course identifies the factors that influence patient diet choices including food availability and convenience, parental influence, habit, cost, and media. Personalized patient care and education to decrease incidence of caries are discussed.

    Working as partners with patients, dental professionals can aid in the prevention of dental caries and help maintain patients’ overall health by offering nutritional counseling and behavior modification techniques. The incidence of caries in the United States could decrease significantly as dental professionals implement the advances available for early caries detection, recommend anti-caries treatments, and offer nutritional analysis and counseling. This basic-level course is intended to equip all members of the dental team with the skills needed to realize this overriding goal.

     

    AGD Subject Code: 258

    Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

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