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Online Videos of Past Livestream Courses - available when you are!

  • 3D View of The Patient's Anatomy From The Ground Up

  • Anti-Infectives Used in Dentistry: What You Need to Know

  • Approaching Patients with Special Needs

  • ART, Silver Diamine Fluoride & Glass Ionomer for Caries Treatment

  • ART, Silver Diamine Fluoride & Glass Ionomer for Caries Treatment

  • Biteguard Designs-Uses-Abuses

  • Cannabis and Indications in Dentistry

  • Diagnosis of Periodontitis (Pre-requisite for Evaluation of Initial Therapy)

  • Digital Impressions and CAD/CAM Technology

  • Digital Removable Prosthodontics, CAD/ CAM Milling, and 3D Printing Technology

  • Evaluation of Initial Therapy (Diagnosis of Periodontitis is a pre-requisite)

  • Harmonizing Form and Function in Your Dental Clinic

  • Immediate Implant Provisionalization & Immediate Implant Loading Protocols

  • Implant Occlusion & Biomechanics

  • Management of An Anxious Child with Molar Incisor Hypomineralization (MIH)

  • Orofacial Pain Management in the Dental Setting

  • Pain Management & Analgesics for the Emergency Dental Patient

  • Partial Extraction Therapy

  • Periodontal Applications for Enamel Matrix Derivatives

  • Periodontal Plastic Surgery

  • Pre-Surgical Assessment for Periodontics / Medical Consultation in Dentistry

  • Prevention & Management Strategies of the Osteo-Necrosis of the Jaw

  • Saliva: All You Need to Know, From Xerostomia to COVID-19

  • Surgical Pocket Reduction

  • Telemedicine - Oral, Dental and e-Health

  • TMD & Orofacial Pain Series: Module 1 - TMJ Disfunction: Orthopedic-Biologic Perspective

  • TMD & Orofacial Pain Series: Module 2 - Clinical Examination of TMJ & Masticatory Muscles | A Review of the Imaging Anatomy of the TMJ

  • TMD & Orofacial Pain Series: Module 3 - The Conservative Management of TMD Including the Use ofSplints | A Review of Radiographic Changes Associated withAbnormalities of the Temporomandibular Joint

3D View of The Patient's Anatomy From The Ground Up

Course Description:

Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) technology has revolutionized the way we see our patients by providing a three-dimensional (3D) visualization of the oral and maxillofacial region. This presentation will focus on various anatomic structures of the oral and maxillofacial area and their common radiological appearance using CBCT images. Multiplanar reconstructions including axial, coronal and sagittal views will be used to navigate through these important anatomic structures.

 

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Didem Dagdeviren, DDS,MSc, ABOMR, FRCD(c)

Dentists: $99  | 2 hours

ODQ CEU: 2  |  CERP CEU: 2

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diagnosis of periodontitis

Course Description:

Using an active learning approach, this course builds on the participants' understanding of how to do a complete clinical and radiographic periodontal examination by taking the information gained in such an examination and synthesizing it into a diagnosis of inflammatory periodontal disease. The most recently updated classification standards will be presented via a live narrated PowerPoint presentation on Zoom, and then the participants will be placed in smaller groups to work through some cases. Finally, the participants will return to the whole group and present their findings, followed by a live discussion and Q&A period. 

 

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Sam Malkinson, DMD, Cert Perio, Dip ABP, FRCD(c)

Dentists: $125  | 2.5 hours

ODQ CEU: 2.5  |  CERP CEU: 2.5

Sam Malkinson  DMD, Cert Perio, Dip ABP, FRCD(c)
PAIN MANAGEMENT & ANALGESICS FOR THE EMERGENCY DENTAL PATIENT

Course Description:

Almost every dental procedure has the potential to cause some degree of pain. This lecture will introduce an evidence-based approach in the management of acute pain in the dental setting. The common analgesics including acetaminophen, NSAIDs and opioids as well as other advanced and new analgesics used mostly for chronic facial and TMJ pain will be discussed with emphasized on their common adverse drug reactions and drug interactions.

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Firoozeh Samim, DMD, MSc, Dip ABOMP, FRCD(c)

Dentists: $99  | 2 hours

ODQ CEU: 2  |  CERP CEU: 2

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periodontal plastic surgery

Course Description:

This presentation will focus on surgical techniques to correct mucogingival defects around teeth and dental implants. The course will cover root coverage and non-root coverage procedures using free gingival grafts, connective tissue grafts, allodermic grafts, and pediculated grafts.

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Thomas Nguyen, DMD, MSc, Dip ABP, FRCD(c)

Dentists: $99  | 2 hours

ODQ CEU: 2  |  CERP CEU: 2

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anti-infectives used in dentistry - what you need to know

Course Description:

Antibiotics are frequently used in dental practice for management of the odontogenic and non-odontogenic infections as well as prophylaxis in addition to appropriate treatment to aid the host defences in the elimination of remaining invading organisms. Dentists are faced frequently with different types of infections in the oral cavity such as bacterial, fungal and viral infections. Beside the benefits, antimicrobial agents may cause adverse reactions of varying degrees of severity such as oral fungal infections and Clostridium Difficile.


It is crucial for all dental practitioner to understand the rational use of anti-infective agents in dentistry, both in terms of the management of existing infections and for prophylaxis against the development of bacterial endocarditis or other infection post treatment.  In this course, the most common antibiotics, antifungals and antivirals drugs used in the dental management of the odontogenic and non-odontogenic infections would be discussed.  The common adverse Drug reactions and drug Interactions associated with these agents will be explained. Moreover, all situations requiring special caution on the part of the clinician when indicating antibiotic treatment such as Geriatrics, pregnancy, kidney failure and liver disease would be covered.
 

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Firoozeh Samim, DMD, MSc, Dip ABOMP, FRCD(c)

Dentists: $99  | 2 hours

ODQ CEU: 2  |  CERP CEU: 2

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tmd & orofacial pain series: module 1 - tmj disfunction: orthopedic-biologic perspective

Course Description:

MODULE 1 OF 3-MODULE COURSE

This 3-module course will be comprised of lectures on the temporomandibular joint disorders and clinical hands-on experience that will focus on examining, diagnosing and treating patients with TMD and orofacial pain disorders. These courses will provide training commensurate with the evidence-based approach to the management and treatment of TMD patients including JIA.  At the completion of the program, the dentist should be able to diagnose and treat patients who have a temporomandibular joint disorder and be able to recognize other orofacial pain conditions. The non-surgical and surgical management of these patients will be discussed in detail.

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Jonathan Albilia, DMD, MD, MSc, FRCD(c)

Dentists: $149  | 3hours

ODQ CEU: 3  |  CERP CEU: 3

Jonathan Albilia  DMD, MD, MSc, FRCD(c)
tmd & orofacial pain series: Module 2 - clinical examination of tmj & masticatory muscles | a review of the imaging anatomy of the tmj

Course Description:

Module 2 - Clinical Examination of TMJ & Masticatory Muscles  |   A Review of the Imaging Anatomy of the Temporomandibular Joint

This 3-module course will be comprised of lectures on the temporomandibular joint disorders and clinical hands-on experience that will focus on examining, diagnosing and treating patients with TMD and orofacial pain disorders. These courses will provide training commensurate with the evidence-based approach to the management and treatment of TMD patients including JIA.  At the completion of the program, the dentist should be able to diagnose and treat patients who have a temporomandibular joint disorder and be able to recognize other orofacial pain conditions. The non-surgical and surgical management of these patients will be discussed in detail.

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Firoozeh Samim, DMD, MSc, Dip ABOMP, FRCD(c)  |  Catherine Nolet-Levesque, DMD, MSc, DIP ABOMR, FRCD(c)

Dentists: $99  | 2 hours

ODQ CEU: 2  |  CERP CEU: 2

Catherine Nolet-Levesque  DMD, MSc, DIP ABOMR, FRCD(c)
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tmd & orofacial pain series: module 3 - conservative management of tmd including the use of splints | a review of radiographic changes associated with abnormalities of the tmj

Course Description:

Module 3 - The Conservative Management of TMD Including the Use of Splints  |   A Review of Radiographic Changes Associated with Abnormalities of the Temporomandibular Joint

This 3-module course will be comprised of lectures on the temporomandibular joint disorders and clinical hands-on experience that will focus on examining, diagnosing and treating patients with TMD and orofacial pain disorders. These courses will provide training commensurate with the evidence-based approach to the management and treatment of TMD patients including JIA.  At the completion of the program, the dentist should be able to diagnose and treat patients who have a temporomandibular joint disorder and be able to recognize other orofacial pain conditions. The non-surgical and surgical management of these patients will be discussed in detail.

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Firoozeh Samim, DMD, MSc, Dip ABOMP, FRCD(c)  |  Catherine Nolet-Levesque, DMD, MSc, DIP ABOMR, FRCD(c)

Dentists: $125  | 2.5 hours

ODQ CEU: 2.5  |  CERP CEU: 2.5

Catherine Nolet-Levesque  DMD, MSc, DIP ABOMR, FRCD(c)
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TELemedicine - oral, dental and e-health

Course Description:

Telemedicine is a medical practice that is increasingly being integrated into the mainstream practice of medicine. It is becoming more common to be able to consult your doctor remotely. Dentists are, for the moment, withdrawing from this activity, but more and more projects are emerging. The COVID-19 pandemic and confinements have led to the development of this type of practice, but sometimes without respecting the main regulatory principles. It seems obvious that telemedicine will be part of the future of oral medicine. It is essential that the development of oral telemedicine be mastered by oral health professionals and with a public health objective. It is the responsibility of our profession to ensure the proper use and good practice of digital health.
 

The same is true for e-health or digital health. More and more applications are born to meet but sometimes also create a need for the population. Digital technology has greatly changed our daily life, and the practice of our art must now make it possible to improve public health.

 

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Nicolas Giraudeau, DDS (Université  de Montpellier, France)

Dentists: $75  | 1.5 hours

ODQ CEU: 1.5  |  CERP CEU: 1.5

Dr Nicolas Giraudeau
evaluation of initial therapy (diagnosis of periodontis should be taken first)

Course Description:

Returning to an active learning approach, this sequel to the Diagnosis of Periodontitis course now fast-forwards to the moment when one's patient has returned for a re-evaluation following initial phase 1 non-surgical periodontal therapy. At this critical clinical juncture, important decisions need to be made about whether further therapy may be needed to treat residual periodontal disease, and also about a patient's future periodontal maintenance schedule. Once again, a live narrated PowerPoint presentation will be presented via Zoom, and then the participants will return to their smaller groups to work through some cases. After presenting their findings to the whole group, a live discussion and Q&A period will follow.
NOTE THAT "DIAGNOSIS OF PERIODONTITIS" IS A PRE-REQUISITE FOR THIS COURSE. YOU MUST REGISTER TO THE "AM" COURSE IN ORDER TO TAKE THIS ONE.

 

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Sam Malkinson, DMD, Cert Perio, Dip ABP, FRCD(c)

Dentists: $75  | 1.5 hours

ODQ CEU: 1.5  |  CERP CEU: 1.5

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digital impressions and CAD/cam technology

Course Description:

Recently, computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology became popular since the CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) was introduced as the first dental chairside system in the mid-1980s. There has been an increase in the number of available chairside systems in the last couple of years. The main reason for this is that intraoral scanners have become increasingly better, smaller, and faster. In contrast, design software has become more user-friendly. 


Many work steps are now automated, and a vast range of materials is now available for dental chairside applications. These advances have driven the rapid increase in the range of indications for chairside dentistry in the areas of prosthodontics, dental implantology, and orthodontics. They have paved the way for more novel treatment and treatment planning strategies. Literature reported that intraoral scanner-based digital impression techniques are superior to conventional impression techniques in certain respects. Moreover, the quality of fit of digitally designed dental restorations is continuously improving because of advances in milling machine technology.


Due to the sheer number of new possibilities, it is only a matter of time before chairside systems become a standard component of dental practice. This presentation reviews the actual advantages and limitations of the chairside workflow. It provides a summary of all chairside systems available today.

 

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Ahmad Kutkut, DDS, MS, FICOI, DICOI

Dentists: $125  | 2.5 hours

ODQ CEU: 2.5  |  CERP CEU: 2.5

Ahmad Kutkut  DDS, MS, FICOI, DICOI
pre-surgical assessment for periodontics / medical consultation in dentistry

Course Description:

Periodontal surgery is a carefully planned affair. Before a sharp instrument ever touches a patient, there is a significant amount if information which the operator needs in order to make the surgical outcome successful. Both clear indications and potential contraindications need to be identified prior to beginning a procedure, and a patient needs to be informed of the desired benefits of the procedure, as well as the potential risks.


A patient’s medical history may reveal issues which are beyond a dentist’s or dental specialist’s knowledge and scope, but which may also represent contraindications to performing the aforementioned periodontal surgery. When this occurs, the ability to effectively communicate with our medical peers is indispensable.


Using a live narrated PowerPoint presentation via Zoom, and followed by a Q&A period, this course will address how to go about the pre-surgical assessment of patients needing periodontal surgery, and will also focus on how to consult with physicians when the pre-surgical assessment identifies areas of a patient’s health which the dentist him/herself cannot manage.

 

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Sam Malkinson, DMD, Cert Perio, Dip ABP, FRCD(c)

Dentists: $75  | 1.5 hours

ODQ CEU: 1.5  |  CERP CEU: 1.5

Sam Malkinson  DMD, Cert Perio, Dip ABP, FRCD(c)
Prevention & Management Strategies of the Osteo-Necrosis of the Jaw

Course Description:

Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is a relatively uncommon but potentially serious side effect of treatment with Radiation and antiresorptive agents such as intravenous (IV) high potency bisphosphonates and denosumab in patients with head and neck cancer and metastatic bone disease. The increased dose intensity of anti-resorptive therapy typically prescribed for cancer indications places cancer patients at a substantially higher risk for ONJ than are patients who receive them for other conditions such as osteoporosis and Paget's disease. With increasing the survival rate of the cancer patients and advanced technology, the dental practitioner would be facing challenges in the management of the osteonecrosis of the jaw and its preventive strategies.


This topic review will describe the incidence, risk factors, staging, clinical course, prevention strategies, and management of ONJ in patients with cancer who are receiving antiresorptive agents or have history of the radiation to the head and neck area. The incidence, risk factors, and management strategies for MRONJ in patients receiving antiresorptive therapy for osteoporosis and other side effects associated with bisphosphonates and denosumab in patients with cancer would be addressed too.

 

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Firoozeh Samim, DMD, MSc, Dip ABOMP, FRCD(c)

Dentists: $75  | 1.5 hours

ODQ CEU: 1.5  |  CERP CEU: 1.5

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Periodontal Applications for Enamel Matrix Derivatives

Course Description:

The enamel matrix proteins have several clinical applications in periodontal regeneration, treatment of gingival recessions, and the healing of soft tissue. This course will describe the scientific evidence supporting the use of enamel matrix proteins, their mechanisms of action, and their clinical indications.

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Thomas Nguyen, DMD, MSc, Dip ABP, FRCD(c)

Dentists: $75  | 1.5 hours

ODQ CEU: 1.5  |  CERP CEU: 1.5

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Approaching Patients with Special Needs

Course Description:

Welcoming patients with special needs into your dental office does not take extravagant alterations to the way you practice and can make a powerful impact on improving their oral health. Dr. Czerednikow will share many tips and tricks for approaching patients with special needs of all ages. Case presentations and videos will be shown to demonstrate the techniques she uses in private and hospital-based practice.

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Chantal Czerednikow, DMD

Dentists: $75  | 1.5 hours

ODQ CEU: 1.5  |  CERP CEU: 1.5

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Cannabis and Indications in Dentistry

Course Description:

Cannabis use is increasing with recent legislative changes particularly among the young population with significant adverse effects and potential for abuse and dependence. Its therapeutic use for specific medical conditions – including management of the neuropathic pain, and chronic or acute pain in cancer patients and prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. As a result, it is crucial for dentists to increase their knowledge and awareness of the organization of the endocannabinoid system, cannabinoid exposure and implications for systemic and oral health. In this course, I will discuss the organization, mechanism of action and adverse effects of cannabis smoking and alternatives

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Firoozeh Samim, DMD, MSc, Dip ABOMP, FRCD(c)

Dentists: $75  | 1.5 hours

ODQ CEU: 1.5  |  CERP CEU: 1.5

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ART, Silver Diamine Fluoride & Glass Ionomer for Caries Treatment

Course Description:

Dental caries remains one of the most common chronic diseases in most countries. Disparities in oral health continue to exist, with low-income families and individuals without dental insurance often experiencing a higher burden of untreated dental decay. While medical management of dental caries and selective removal of dental caries has been touted as the new norm, change has been slow in dental offices across North America. 

 

More than 30 years ago, Professor Jo Frencken from Nijmegen, the Netherlands, introduced the concept of Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART), which was first applied in East Africa. ART combines selective manual removal of caries along with restoration with high-viscosity glass ionomer cements to achieve minimally invasive restorations that reduce dental tissue ablation and the risk for pulp injury.  Now, a considerable body of evidence underlines its applicability in countries with advanced dental systems and its use should no longer be limited solely to regions with minimal access to water and electricity.   On the North American scene, there has been unprecedented interest in the topical use of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) in dentistry since it has become available. An abundance of scientific literature has shown that it can be very effective at arresting dental caries, which helped it earn the coveted FDA designation of "Breakthrough Therapy".  While many dentists and dental hygienists have considered using SDF, there has been a definite barrier to adoption due to a lack of proper training.   

 

Covering the latest innovations in the use of silver diamine fluoride and glass ionomer cement to treat and manage dental caries, the Symposium on Silver Diamine Fluoride and Atraumatic Restorative Treatment is expected to bring together dentists and dental hygienists from a wide variety of backgrounds.  This Symposium will demonstrate how to successfully incorporate these effective therapies into practice. The different sessions will not only cover the scientific evidence, but participants will also learn the principles of case selection, informed consent, treatment planning, and clinical protocols for SDF and ART.   Less invasive options like SDF and ART have the potential to modify current approaches in pediatric dentistry, geriatric dentistry, dentistry for persons with special health care needs, and public health dentistry. Equally important, in general dental practice, SDF and ART have the potential to offer more effective treatment and improve patient satisfaction.

 

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Jo Frencken, DDS, MSc, PhD    |    Nabil Ouatik, DMD, MSc, FRCD(c)

Dentists: $375  | 7.5 hours (2 separate videos)

ODQ CEU: 7.5  |  CERP CEU: 7.5

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Digital Removable Prosthodontics, CAD/ CAM Milling, and 3D Printing Technology

Course Description:

Computer-Aided Design – Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology has made significant improvements in modern dentistry. CAD/CAM applications in dentistry include fabrication of inlays, onlays, crowns, fixed partial dentures, and implant abutments/prostheses. Recently, computer-aided technology is a new method commercially available for fabricating removable prostheses. This system facilitates impressions, interocclusal records, and tooth selection to be completed in one appointment. The dentures are then fabricated using CAD/CAM technology and placed in the second appointment. Seven commercial manufacturers in the United States are currently fabricating removable prostheses with computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology for clinicians worldwide. These manufacturers have definitive protocols and offer exclusive dental materials, techniques, and laboratory support. CAD/CAM technology allows the clinician to design removable prostheses and create natural-looking superstructures. The CAD⁄CAM technique provides a precise fit, reduces the number of visits and the cost of the procedure, and eliminates dimensional inaccuracies due to conventional processing techniques. 


This presentation aims to describe a simple technique for a removable prosthesis procedure using CAD/CAM technology and to review different systems available on the web.

 

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Ahmad Kutkut, DDS, MS, FICOI, DICOI

Dentists: $149  | 3 hours

ODQ CEU: 3  |  CERP CEU: 3

Ahmad Kutkut  DDS, MS, FICOI, DICOI
Partial Extraction Therapy

Course Description:

This course will review the evidence for the socket shield technique and present a predictable protocol derived from the current understanding of tissue behavior, biology, and surgical techniques related to immediate implant placement in the anterior maxilla.

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Thomas Nguyen, DMD, MSc, Dip ABP, FRCD(c)

Dentists: $75  | 1.5 hours

ODQ CEU: 1.5  |  CERP CEU: 1.5

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Orofacial Pain Management in the Dental Setting

Course Description:

Oro-facial pain patients is associated with a number of conditions. Proper Diagnosis and management of the patients with orofacial pain can be personally rewarding and advantageous for the practice. Most of these patients can be effectively diagnosed and managed with a basic understanding of different types of pain and how to differentiate them. This presentation will focus on the most common non-tooth ache pain conditions presenting to the General practitioner. This course reviews the physiology of pain, and offer a simplified algorithm approach to dealing with the patient with orofacial pain.

 

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Firoozeh Samim, DMD, MSc, Dip ABOMP, FRCD(c)

Dentists: $99  | 2 hours

ODQ CEU: 2  |  CERP CEU: 2

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Management of An Anxious Child with Molar Incisor Hypomineralization (MIH)

Course Description:

Molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH) is a relatively common developmental condition resulting in compromised enamel in first permanent molars and less often permanent incisors.  Hypomineralized molars are highly susceptible to caries and post-eruption breakdown shortly after eruption.  They have porous enamel, which can lead to chronic pulpal inflammation and sensitivity. Management challenges include limited cooperation of a young child, difficulty achieving profound local anesthesia, repeated marginal breakdown of restoration, atypical restorations and poor adhesion.  This presentation will address management challenges, best evidence for restorative materials and clinical decision-making for varying severities of hypomineralized molars. 

 

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Shannon Munsie, DDS, MSD, Cert Pedo, FRCD(c)  |  Mandana Nikoui, DDS, MSC, Dip Pedo, FRCD(c)

Dentists: $99  | 2 hours

ODQ CEU: 2  |  CERP CEU: 2

Shannon Munsie  DDS,MSD, Cert Pedo, FRCD(c)
Mandana Nikoui  DDS, MSc, Dip Pedo, FRCD(c)
Immediate Implant Provisionalization & Immediate Implant Loading Protocols

Course Description:

Traditional guidelines for dental implant treatment suggest the need for complete healing of the alveolar bone before placing an implant. This process usually requires 6 to 9 months. However, it has been reported that during this period of healing time, 2/3rd or more of the alveolar ridge can be resorbed, mostly in the first three months of healing. This will extend the treatment period with the need for removable or fixed prostheses during the healing phase. The results of post-extraction hard and soft tissue loss may compromise esthetics and cause additional challenges for implant placement and restoration. Immediate implant placement in fresh extraction socket and immediate provisionalization may reduce the number of surgical interventions, reduce the treatment time, preserve the bone at the extraction site, facilitate the ideal orientation of the implant, and maintain optimal soft tissue esthetics.
 

This presentation will discuss step-by-step, different techniques for immediate implant placement and provisionalization, along with various loading protocols and the considerations to ensure predictability. Attendees will be able to review various types of immediate placements from an intact socket to complete the absence of facial plate. Long term follow-up of these cases, along with complications, will be illustrated.

 

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Ahmad Kutkut, DDS, MS, FICOI, DICOI

Dentists: $125  | 2.5 hours

ODQ CEU: 2.5  |  CERP CEU: 2.5

Ahmad Kutkut  DDS, MS, FICOI, DICOI
Surgical Pocket Reduction

Course Description:

Sometimes, despite your best efforts, the pockets resulting from a patient's periodontitis don't respond to non-surgical therapy. As residual deep pockets constitute a major risk factor for continued attachment loss, and as shallow pockets are rarely associated with disease progression, it is vital to know what options are available for surgical treatment.


Using a live narrated PowerPoint presentation via Zoom, and followed by a Q&A period, this course will address pocket reduction surgery, from its treatment planning stages up until the long-term evaluation of its success.

 

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Sam Malkinson, DMD, Cert Perio, Dip ABP, FRCD(c)

Dentists: $75  | 1.5 hours

ODQ CEU: 1.5  |  CERP CEU: 15

Sam Malkinson  DMD, Cert Perio, Dip ABP, FRCD(c)
Harmonizing Form and Function in Your Dental Clinic

Course Description:

Designing one’s space is an important first step in creating a successful practice. A well-designed clinic creates a comfortable and efficient setting supportive for growth, while also being tailor made to specific needs, as opposed to those set by a generic standard. From materials to sensory elements, creating an optimized flow, and managing expectations, in this course, participants will learn about the elements and practices that will be key to executing their ideal practice space.

 

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Natasha Thorpe

Dentists: $75  | 1.5 hours

ODQ CEU: 1.5  |  CERP CEU: 1.5

Natasha Thorpe
Saliva: All You Need to Know, From Xerostomia to COVID-19

Course Description:

Xerostomia: An Update of the Causes, complications, and Evidence-Based Management
Xerostomia   is defined as dry mouth resulting from reduced volume or absent saliva flow with up to 50% of the population experiencing this condition. Although Xerostomia is not a disease, it may be a symptom of various medical conditions, a side effect of cancer therapy, or a side effect of a wide variety of medications. Xerostomia does not appear to be related to age itself as much as to the potential for the elderly to be taking medications that cause xerostomia as a side effect.


Symptoms   of xerostomia may range from mild oral discomfort to significant oral disease   that can negatively impact patients’ health, dietary intake, and quality of   life. Unfortunately, no standard treatment guidelines exist so far. Successful treatments are typically individualized for the specific patient and should be targeted at the underlying pathophysiology of the disease. For   these reasons, an accurate diagnosis of xerostomia is paramount so that patients may be offered the best treatment possible, and this treatment often involves a multimodal approach.

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Firoozeh Samim, DMD, MSc, Dip ABOMP, FRCD(c)

Dentists: $99  | 2 hours

ODQ CEU: 2  |  CERP CEU: 2

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implant occlusion and biomechanics

Course Description:

Unlike natural teeth, dental implants react biomechanically in a different fashion to occlusal forces. This is due to the osseointegration phenomenon and a lack of the periodontal ligaments. Dental implants may be more susceptible to occlusal overloading. Overloading is considered one of the potential causes of peri-implant bone loss and failure of the implant or implant prosthesis. Overloading factors that may negatively influence on implant success include long cantilevers, parafunction, improper occlusal designs, and premature contacts. However, it is essential to control implant occlusion within a physiologic limit and thus provide optimal implant load to ensure long-term implant survival. 


The purposes of this presentation are to discuss implant occlusion and to provide clinical guidelines for optimal implant restorations and possible solutions managing complications related to implant occlusion. It must be emphasized that currently, there is no evidence-based, implant-specific concept of occlusion. Future studies in this area are needed to clarify the relationship between occlusion and implant success.

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Ahmad Kutkut, DDS, MS, FICOI, DICOI

Dentists: $175  | 3hours

ODQ CEU: 3  |  CERP CEU: 3

Ahmad Kutkut  DDS, MS, FICOI, DICOI
BITEGUARD DESIGNS-USES-ABUSES

Course Description:

Dentists often prescribe biteguards for patients who present with toothwear and/or jaw issues. This course, designed for dentists and their teams, helps familiarize participants with oral appliances commonly used for bruxism and jaw disorders. The course begins with a basic review of the static and dynamic anatomy of the masticatory system followed by a brief review of common temporomandibular disorders (TMD). Then it presents various oral appliance designs and discusses the risks, benefits and limitations associated with the use of such appliances for various TMD conditions. Finally, it presents other therapeutic modalities that combined with oral appliance therapy increases the success rate in the management of temporomandibular disorder.

 

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Zovinar Der Khatchadourian, DDS

Dentists: $149  | 3hours

ODQ CEU: 3  |  CERP CEU: 3

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