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Our webinar series is a video feature in Continuing Education Units, (CEUs,) for the benefit of our busy dentist members - new professionals, seasoned dentists and student dentists alike.

EDIC is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.

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Webinars can be taken at your convenience throughout the year. All EDIC webinars can earn you 2 CEU's per course.

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Dental Local Anesthesia: Potential Risks and Risk Mitigation A Clinician’s Guide

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 7-9 pm
CEUs: 2
Course Description:
This course is designed to reacquaint the provider with a review of the known risks and complications of dental local anesthesia and the courses of action necessary to mitigate the known risks.

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Caries Risk Assessment and Management in COVID era – Practical Tools

  1. Understand the new paradigm of dental caries and its impact on caries risk assessment and management
  2. Be familiar with the new concepts of caries management including non-operative caries management and selective caries excavation
  3. Understand the role on non-operative caries management to support non-aerosol generating dental care.

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“Pediatric Dentistry for The Dentist and Team” The Standard of Care in Treating Children

In this course, designed for dentists and their staff, Dr. Weiss will share pearls of pediatric dentistry wisdom for working with patients from age one and above and their parents! Participants will receive information on the standard of care for pediatric dental clinical techniques including infant oral health care, prevention, behavior guidance, restorative treatment, and caries control. Innovations in treatment, pulp therapy, and much more will be presented! This presentation will give you and your team valuable tools to effectively treat children of all ages. By the end of the webinar, participants will see how treating children of all ages can be a benefit to their practice! Practitioners are encouraged have their clinical teams attend. Learn how to work together to treat children while minimizing work-related stress to make your practice even greater!

Learning objectives:

  • Know the standard of care for pediatric procedures
  • Create optimal conditions for treating children and teens in your practice
  • Understand behavioral approaches to challenging or anxious patients
  • Add new procedures to the armamentarium of the general dentist

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Achieving Excellence with Direct Posterior Composite Restorations

Clinical success with direct posterior composite restorations is the result of an informed utilization technique, superior adhesive performance, composite resin selection and a light curing protocol. The aim of this course will be to increase awareness of directed techniques to control polymerization shrinkage and associated stress. Curing protocols for posterior direct composite restorations will be discussed. Advantages of using contemporary resins and composite placement techniques will be illustrated. The importance of restoring enamel and dentin separately as two distinct substrates will be analyzed.

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Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Patient

Not all LGBT patients are getting standard care in the dental setting. And YOU could be the cause. Attendees will learn :

  1. Be able to assess the needs of the LGBT community
  2. Learn why this affects you
  3. Learn how to apply this knowledge clinically
  4. Become an awesome provider!

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Case Study: Medicare Fraud

PHYSICIANS, DENTISTS AND LAWYERS AS DEFENDANTS.

Fraud Allegations Against the Health Care Provider: A Personal Experience

Currently, over 100 million individuals have their health insurance provided by Medicare and Medicaid. With the implementation of Obamacare these numbers are on the rise. At the same time, the numbers of audit and fraud investigations being launched against health care providers are soaring.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
This presentation will allow attendees to experience first-hand, exactly what it is like to be indicted on a "B" Felony health care fraud charge.

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Contemporary concepts of adhesion

This presentation will review the state of the art in resin-based adhesion to tooth structure. It will describe the three fundamental steps required for bonding resins to dentin, and the four current strategies for employing these fundamental steps. The advantages, disadvantages, clinical performance, and potential problems of each approach will be discussed. Information will be provided on the latest option for bonding to tooth structure, the universal adhesives.

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Contract Reading
No CEU credit for this course

FOR VIEWING ONLY – NO EARNED CEUs

An EDIC?LIVE Student Webinar Contracts: Can You Read Their Language? What Every New Dentist Needs to Know
This course will provide an overview of employment contracts, their relationship with the employment-at-will doctrine, and important provisions contained therein. For example, we will cover non-compete agreements, employee misclassification, arbitration provisions, termination clauses, and appropriate performance measures. We will also discuss the pitfalls of not carefully reviewing—and negotiating—employment agreements prior to entering into them. This course is designed for dentists opening their first practice, joining another dentist’s practice, or looking to make a career move.

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COVID-19 Impact on Infection Control

At the conclusion of the webinar, attendees should be able to:

  • Comprehend current status of COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 infections
  • Describe application of standard precautions as the foundation of infection prevention
  • Comprehend recommended transmission-based precautions associated with controlling airborne pathogens
  • Understand the most recent CDC and OSHA updates for infection control in dental settings

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Dental Ethics in the Workplace

How practicing with a sound ethical basis can lead to a more satisfying practice as well as limiting your involvement in the judicial process. Attendees will also gain a better understanding of how to better incorporate the five ADA Ethical Principles into their practice.

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Dental Practice Legal Obligations and Liabilities During COVID-19

Get answers or advice to your COVID-19 questions from dental malpractice defense attorney specialists. Attorneys John Bagley, Brian Heermance, and Christopher Martin from Morrison Mahoney will discuss coronavirus-related dentist malpractice, liability, and risk management questions. (Presented 04/13 and 4/20).
Handouts:

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Dentistry's Answer to Medical Longevity: Why it's time for a paradigm shift?

Attendees will learn

  • why dentists need to embrace practicing geriatric dental medicine
  • essential treatment planning considerations
  • and how we can hope to achieve this paradigm shift in clinical practice.

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Diagnosing Orthodontic Problems

Learning Objectives: • Recognition of developing malocclusion • Interceptive treatment for guidance of dental development • Identify and Treatment objectives for malocclusion in the permanent and post permanent dentition

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Endodontics for the GP, What I Wish I Knew as a General Dentist

At the conclusion of the webinar attendees should be able to: • Have knowledge of necessary examination and testing to arrive at a proper pulpal and periapical diagnosis. • Assess the degree of difficulty in treating a tooth and relate that to their current level of expertise. • Use their knowledge of endodontic anatomy to help determine what teeth should be treated versus referred.

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Eye Safety in Dentistry and Associated Liability Issues

The objective of this webinar is to express an experimental-work-supported opinion regarding the inadequacy of the present dental mask and eyewear for protecting dental care practitioners. and to suggest updating OSHA Standards to mandate effective eye protection for dental care practitioners.

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Increasing Access to Oral Health Services for Individuals with Disabilities: If Not You, Who?

To provide the clinician with the knowledge, techniques and confidence to treat this most medically and dentally under-served population.

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Informed Consent and Record Keeping – How They Can Help You Render Better Care to Your Patients and Keep You Safe

Most practitioners believe the worst thing in the world that can happen to them is to be sued for professional malpractice. It is not! It is much worse to be sued for malpractice, render treatment that does not fall below the standard of care, AND STILL LOSE THE SUIT! How can this happen? Actually, there are several ways in which this can occur. One way is by simply failing to give proper informed consent to a patient. Attorneys are using informed consent counts to get patients a verdict in otherwise defensible cases. Even if a defendant dentist is not found to be negligent in the treatment standard of care, he or she can be found negligent on informed consent which gives the jury the opportunity to award a potentially large verdict. A second way in which a dentist can lose a lawsuit while rendering treatment that does not fall below the standard of care is by failing to properly document a patient’s record. If the record can’t show the decision making process a dentist goes through in difficult treatment diagnosis situations, the dentist can’t defend his or her treatment.

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Medical Emergencies in the Dental Offices

While medical emergencies are not common in the dental office, all staff and doctors need to have the perception of possibilities, be prepared, and practice regular drill. While the doctor is the first responder, it is necessary for the entire staff to be involved. Prior delegation is essential. This includes the assignment of responsibilities especially pre-emergency such as knowing the location of the equipment and how to use it, the drugs as to what they are and how they are used, as well as knowledge of their expiration date. The discussion will include the latest medications according to Pennsylvania requirements as to those that are necessary. The following emergencies will be covered: Syncope, Seizure, Hyperventilation, Hypoglycemia, Asthma Attack, Allergy, Drug Overdose, Angina, MA and Cardiac Arrest.

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Mind-Body Professionalism

Professionalism is often conceived as a weaving of cognitive and experiential approaches in a way that seems straightforward

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Nerve Injuries

The most common complication from surgical removal of impacted third molars is injury to the inferior alveolar and lingual nerves. Dr. Fonseca will discuss the anatomy involved, proper surgical procedure, as well as the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of these injuries.

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Oral Pathology Affecting Children and Adolescents

This course will focus on pathologic lesions of the oral soft and hard tissues that occur primarily in the pediatric and adloesscent age group, starting at birth. The format will be both in lecture form and as case presentations. Topics included will include 1) infectious diseases, 2) mucosal diseases including aphthous ulcerations, 3) soft tissue pathology 4) developmental/genetic diseases of teeth and 5) odontogenic and non-odontogenic neoplasms of children. Treatment modalities will be discussed as pertinent.

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Oral-Systemic Interaction: The Opportunities & Barriers for Advancing Healthcare

Monday
This course will educate participants about the current evidence related to how oral and system health interact. We will also discuss the implications for the delivery of care, not just in the future, but today. We will describe the opportunities and barriers for dentists to play a role in systemic healthcare of their patients.

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Periodontal Therapy as It Was...And as It Should Continue Into The Future

Retaining the natural dentition with advanced bone loss: a presentation of treated cases for over 40 years.

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Picture Perfect

Digital photography is an integral component of your practice armamentarium. It is as important in patient intake as well as during the course of treatment. It can facilitate treatment planning, become part of the patient permanent record and showcase your before and afters. Digital photography is also an excellent communication tool with laboratories, specialists and in online marketing. Like any technical skill, it takes practice to master, but having the right tools, both in equipment and knowledge, will put you on the right path to get started.

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Practical Periodontics: A Review of Core Periodontal Concepts

Socket Preservation (Bone grafting methods and reasoning)
A review of various patterns of bone loss: Vertical vs. Horizontal. Gain a better perspective on various bone grafting procedures and a review of materials utilized in grafts.

Osseous Surgery/Crown Lengthening
A review in bone types 1-4, as well as bone morphology and histology. Participants will also receive a review on equipment utilized with different osseous surgeries from implants and extraction to pocket reduction. Basic review on flap design and suture techniques utilized for maximal esthetic consideration.

Periodontal Disease Classification (Reviews current periodontal classification from AAP)
A Review of basic and current classification of periodontal disease and prior treatment modalities as well as current trends in care.

Soft Tissue; CT Graft
A review of different types of connective tissue and basic histology and cellular components.

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Practicing Dentistry in the Time of COVID-19

Participants will learn about the very latest recommendations from local and national regulatory groups and dental organizations, get detailed information on what is needed for current and future practice and the possible future changes that dental practices will need to make in order to practice safely for all.
The recording presented here is the updated May 21st presentation of this topic.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to integrate the following information at the completion of the Webinar;

  1. What should be done currently to maintain the dental office
  2. How to handle current emergent and urgent patients in the office
  3. When and how to use Teledentistry
  4. Tips on Incorporating Teledentistry in future practice
  5. Guidelines on opening the practice for elective procedures
  6. PPE for all procedures and staff
  7. Changes the office will need to make in order to be compliant
  8. How to phase in clinical procedures
  9. What the future possibilities are for a dental practice
  10. What we currently know about testing

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Pre-natal oral health care

Massachusetts Department of Public Health data demonstrates that women are much less likely to obtain oral healthcare during pregnancy than before pregnancy. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists emphasizes that dental treatment is safe and desirable during pregnancy.

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Prosthetic Complications and Dental Implants

A distinction must be made between implant survival and implant success. Achieving long term esthetics and function can only be accomplished by proper communication between the surgical and restorative disciplines.

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Responsible Pain Management in the Opioid Overdose Era

The control of pain and perioperative anxiety have been instrumental to the delivery of most dental procedures since the profession advanced from the ‘bite the bullet’ approach to controlling acute procedural pain. This presentation will review the evidence that supports the PAIN prevention strategy with the use of opioids reserved as the last choice for treating acute dental pain. The presentation will reference several recent publications in the dental literature to support these recommendations and provide examples of drugs, combinations and dosing recommendations for dentists to provide optimal pain management in their practices that lowers the probability of misuse, diversion and introduction to opioid abuse as the gateway to opioid drug dependence and possible overdose due to illicit opioid drugs.

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Silver Diamine Fluoride: What Is Its Place in Oral Health Care?

Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) received FDA clearance in 2014 as a desensitizing agent to be used off label to arrest caries. In October 2016 it was awarded breakthrough therapy designation for caries treatment. This course will look at this recently-available treatment in the management of caries and help dentists incorporate this important technique into everyday practice.

Bio: She is a Professor, Chair and Postdoctoral Program Director in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry in TUSDM. Cheen Loo received her BDS and PhD from the University of Sydney, Australia. She completed her MPH and certificate in Pediatric Dentistry at Boston University and her DMD at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM). She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD). Dr. Loo is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and a member of the College of Diplomats of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the Academy of Dental Education Association. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Examination Subcommittee of the ABPD.

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Smile Design

Smile Design. From veneers, to crowns, to composite...whether you use that term or another, we all have patients who want and need dentistry in the anterior segment. We've also all had patients who's expectations were just a tad too high. Join us and learn how to evaluate, treatment plan and avoid the 7 deadly sins of smile design.

Dr. David Rice graduated in 1994 from The State University of New York at Buffalo's School of Dental Medicine. In 1995, he completed his general practice residency from the Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.

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The Grand Slam Early Years Of Private Practice

Have you ever thought to yourself, “If I had only known then what I know now?” Remember bumps, bruises and fiascoes during those early years?

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Treating with Plastic - the Limitations, Liabilities and Possibilities

Wednesday
This course will highlight the obstacles, pitfalls/liabilities and opportunities all dentists considering treating orthodontic issues with plastic appliances should be aware of.

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Treatment of Periodontal Diseases with Advanced Bone Loss, A 45 Year Evaluation

Dr. Pollack will discuss the many different periodontal therapies available to dentists when confronted with periodontal disease.

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Treatment Planning for Dental Implants: Clinical Factors to Consider for Success

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Trigeminal Neuralgia: An Electrifying Case Study

Craig Fontaine, with the assistance of Julie Dickinson, successfully defended a dental malpractice case in 2014 alleging the onset of trigeminal neuralgia after a root canal treatment. Plaintiff had asked the jury to award $2,900,000.00, and his appeal of the defense verdict was denied.

Atty. Craig Fontaine and Julie Dickinson will address Trigeminal Neuralgia: An Electrifying Case Study.

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Use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) in Implant

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the advantages of the use of CBCT in Implant dentistry
  • Radiographic appearance of the normal anatomy
  • Identify the different anatomical landmarks we need to avoid in Implant dentistry Case presentation
  • Advantages 3D imaging compared to 2D imaging
  • Normal anatomy in 3D imaging
  • Variations of Anatomy/ Pathologies in 3D imaging
  • Implant treatment planning using CBCT
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