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We offer on-demand streaming of previously recorded continuing education programs from the Florida National Dental Convention.
You can access these programs at any time via the internet (60 days unlimited access from the time of purchase). Watch the program with streaming video and view the course materials onscreen. You can also download and print the available materials for future reference.

 

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Clearing the Fog on Different Types of Bone Grafting and Ridge Augmentation (EL26)

Today, dental practitioners have many materials available to them that are marketed as bone grafts. These include cell products, recombinant proteins, allogeneic bone, xenogeneic bone and synthetics among others. Each may be useful in limited circumstances or in a broader number of indications. Since bone regenerates at different rates and degrees only by osteogenesis, osteoconduction, osteoinduction or a combination of these three; it is prudent to understand the contribution of each of the commonly used graft materials to these three processes. The clinician can then best choose the graft material that will most likely accomplish the desired bone regeneration in a particular defect.

Oral Surgery for the General Practitioner (EL27)

As patients' medical histories and treatments become increasingly complicated, the general dentist is faced with complex decisions regarding patients' dental and surgical care. The management of patients who are on medications such as bisphosphonates and anticoagulants will be reviewed. Also, local anesthetics, anesthetic techniques, contraindications and proper referrals will be emphasized. Lastly, a review of proper preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative surgical care will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on applying standard surgical techniques despite the increasing prevalence of more "modern" surgical tools.

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Collapse Help Your Patients Quit: Tobacco Treatment for the Dental Profession (EL43)

Dentists and dental hygienists are in a unique position to motivate and assist their patients to quit smoking and using smokeless tobacco, and there is ample evidence that they can be effective. Tobacco plays a major role in the development and treatment of many oral diseases, and the repeated nature of dental treatment provides multiple opportunities for information, advice and brief counseling. This session will prepare dentists and dental hygienists to incorporate tobacco cessation skills into routine care.

Formats Available: Streaming
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 1 hour Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Help Your Patients Quit: Tobacco Treatment for the Dental Profession (EL43)
    Collapse The Anterior Single Tooth Implant... Achieving the Optimum Esthetic Outcome (EL55)

    The anterior is the hardest, most demanding site to place a single tooth implant. Find out how to navigate the decision tree from treatment planning to the final restoration and beyond. New research and new methodologies will be discussed including how to choose the right implant system to use. Provisionals and modeling will be emphasized.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 3.00 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER The Anterior Single Tooth Implant... Achieving the Optimum Esthetic Outcome (EL55)
    Collapse The Marriage of Sleep Apnea and Your TMJ Patients (EL49)

    This course explores the relationship between sleep apnea and TMJ, including: necessary polysomnogram analysis per TMJ; consequences of persistent mandibular protrusion; importance of adenosine and epinephrine in apnea and TMJ; criteria for proper selection of sleep apnea appliance with and without TMJ;  drugs for sleep apnea patient with and without TMJ; tooth movement/mobility, or occlusal changes from sleep apnea appliance; home care instruction for sleep apnea patient with TMJ; and, consent forms for the sleep apnea patient with and without TMJ.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 3.00 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER The Marriage of Sleep Apnea and Your TMJ Patients (EL49)
    Collapse Dental Coding: Your Guide to Timely Reimbursement (EL52)

    Accurate and consistent procedure reporting on claim forms or patient records are hallmarks of a successful dental office. Familiarity with the Code on Dental Procedures & Nomenclature (CDT Code) enables you to document dental services, as well as recognize claim adjudication errors. The CDT Code is a component of patient records and dental claims, both paper and electronic, and enables you to receive timely reimbursement for services rendered. This workshop, crafted for dentists and their staff, is an interactive session that features changes in the 2014 CDT Code and coding scenarios arising from clinical situations. Time permitting, the course also will cover information on non-participating dentist issues with third-party carriers, contractual issues, payer cost-containment methods, preventing and resolving errors, and common claim denial.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 2.00 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Dental Coding: Your Guide to Timely Reimbursement (EL52)
    Collapse Contemporary Restorative Trends: Hot Syncing Your Dental Knowledge (EL46)

    Modern dentistry is ever changing with the introduction of new materials and techniques; yet, it is difficult to decide which to implement. No “one size fits all” material exists, so the practitioner must have a broad knowledge of many protocols. With the aging demographics of our population, it is important to use age-appropriate restorative materials. Composites with optimized nano-filler particles and non-bis-GMA resins: decrease wear, polymerization shrinkage stress and optimize optical qualities. Glass Ionomer restorative materials can serve as a therapeutic restorative material, reducing post-operative sensitivity and potential recurrent decay. These subjects and some you may have never heard about will be presented. This course is an excellent way to update your skills using the latest restorative materials.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 3.00 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Contemporary Restorative Trends: Hot Syncing Your Dental Knowledge (EL46)
    Collapse Root Canals Gone Wild: Overcoming Problems in Endodontics (EL44)

    Root canal therapy is a complex procedure with possible complications arising at every step. Participants in this information-packed course will learn how to identify, avoid and manage situations that may occur during endodontic therapy. Clinically relevant techniques and concepts will be presented, supported by the most current peer-reviewed evidence-based literature. The course is geared toward the general practitioner and is appropriate for practitioners of all skill levels.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 3.00 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Root Canals Gone Wild: Overcoming Problems in Endodontics (EL44)
    Collapse Dos and Don

    This course will include lecture material that will emphasize the dos and more importantly the don’ts of porcelain veneers. Topics to be covered include: a review of core principles of esthetics and occlusion along with methods for obtaining correct bite registrations; perio-esthetics; anterior guidance and equilibration; treatment planning, and, case selection for veneers. You will get preparation tips and review clinical cases that demonstrate these topics. The most common problems associated with porcelain veneers and ways of avoiding these mistakes while working as a team will be discussed.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 2.00 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Dos and Don
    Collapse Solving the Most Difficult Cases: A Step-by-Step Process to Achieve Predictable Esthetic Dentistry That Lasts! (EL50)

    Many of our patients desire the creation of a beautiful smile. As dentists it is our responsibility to make beautiful teeth a part of a comprehensive plan that will create a completely healthy mouth. This involves the diagnosis and elimination of any functional or biologic disease process that could cause breakdown of any part of the stomatognathic system. While there are many aspects to this, one key is understanding how the anterior teeth fit into their functional matrix. Changing the size and shape of the anterior teeth has major functional consequences that relate directly to their long term success. Violating key biologic and functional principles will lead to eventual failure. Dr. DuPont will share with you a logical approach that he learned from his partner, Dr. Peter E. Dawson, after joining him in 1979. These concepts can be applied to every patient and simplify even the most difficult problems. He will share with you the keys to what he does day in and day out in his practice to help each patient achieve beautiful optimum Dental Health.

    This systematic thought process will be applied to a range of cases, from simple to very difficult restorative problems. In all these, communication with patients, specialists, and laboratory professionals is critical to a predictable, long lasting outcome. Emphasis will be put on function, esthetics, diagnosis, and treatment planning. Everything it takes to get the restorative work done for predictability and profitability.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 2.00 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Solving the Most Difficult Cases: A Step-by-Step Process to Achieve Predictable Esthetic Dentistry That Lasts! (EL50)
    Collapse Motivate Your Team And Create Systems To Run A Streamlined Office (EL48)

    While the concept of a paperless office sounds great, the thought of converting your currently comfortable methodologies and ways of doing business is a little scary — not to mention, pricey! With the state of the economy now, you need even MORE guidance and assurance that your mega-dollar investment in a technology system and company will show a positive return. Sure, you can buy software and systems and consultants that claim to do everything for you, but how do you know you’re getting your money’s worth? How do you know that your team fully understands how to implement their systems? This course teaches dentists, office managers, and team members how to get the most out of your technology dollars, implement easy-to-use, ready-to-customize, can’t-believe-I-ever-did-it-any-other-way approaches to taking your office paperless.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 3.00 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Motivate Your Team And Create Systems To Run A Streamlined Office (EL48)
    Collapse Streamlined Success- How To Run A Highly Efficient, Highly Profitable Dental Practice (EL47)

    Want to substantially increase your practice production? Improve your lifestyle? Enjoy more time off? Use Dr. Moorhead’s proven Streamlined Success method. Learn how to implement real systems and get your team to use them consistently to drive your practice’s bottom line to new levels. If you are ready to outthink, outserve, and outperform all your previous efforts, all while “wowing” your patients, this course is for you. You will practice dentistry like never before and both your team and your patients will be amazed. Dr. Moorhead’s systems provide laser accuracy with brilliant illumination of the essence of true success, and he leaves nothing out! Every presentation includes meticulous photos of each and every example, with in-depth descriptions of how he applies all systems.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 3.00 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Streamlined Success- How To Run A Highly Efficient, Highly Profitable Dental Practice (EL47)
    Collapse Patient Abandonment (LC02)

    At some time in their practice, all dentists will need to terminate a doctor/patient relationship. This Legal CE explains how  to do so without violating Florida’s patient abandonment law.

    Formats Available: Online Materials
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 2.00 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Patient Abandonment (LC02)
    Collapse What Florida Dentists Need to Know about Prescription, Controlled Substance and Pain Management Laws: An FDA Legal FAQ Guide  (LC01)

    Diagnostic Discussion, a column of Today's FDA, is contributed alternately by  Graham Nicol, Esq. the FDA's Chief Legal Counsel. This course provides an FDA Legal FAQ Guide

    Formats Available: Online Materials
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 2.00 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER What Florida Dentists Need to Know about Prescription, Controlled Substance and Pain Management Laws: An FDA Legal FAQ Guide  (LC01)
    Collapse Whitening That Works! Exploring The Facts, The Fiction And The Evidence (EL45)

    Whitening has become a phenomenon — from mobile whitening to the more sophisticated whitening programs — all driven by consumer demands. As a result of the desire to attain the “perfect smile,” teeth whitening has become a multi-million dollar industry. Recent surveys reflect that virtually everyone believes an attractive smile is an important social asset. Our society wants it now and wants it fast, hence the birth of higher powered in-office whitening systems. Clinical studies have shown that when a light source is added to the whitening process, the results are enhanced. Historically sensitivity has been one of the greatest stumbling blocks to achieving optimal whitening results. With advancements in innovative product design, there are a number of options that deliver fast, comfortable and effective results. The support of strong evidence-based science will be highlighted to provide the dental professional with solid information to guide their decision making. Learn how to educate and empower your dental patient to choose wisely and not be persuaded by marketing rhetoric. Take back the business you are losing to over-the-counter products by the presenting compelling information. Be educated, be informed and deliver the best whitening treatment for your dental patient!

    Formats Available: Streaming
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 3.00 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Whitening That Works! Exploring The Facts, The Fiction And The Evidence (EL45)
    Collapse Protecting Patients and your Practice  HIPAA and e-Communication (EL54)

    To provide education for Dental practices to prevent claims related to HER and electronic communication

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: September 04, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 1 hour Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Protecting Patients and your Practice  HIPAA and e-Communication (EL54)
    Collapse Affordable Care Act (EL42)

    Confused about how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) impacts you?   With the provisions, regulation and deadlines changing almost daily, join us to get the most up-to-date information. Perfect for not only dentists but all the dental team members, we will discuss how the ACA impacts your dental practice and individuals.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 1 hour Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Affordable Care Act (EL42)
    Collapse The Latest Trends In Dentistry: What Patients Are Looking For And How You Can Deliver (EL53)

    Cosmetic dentistry is a common component in most dental office ID systems. While most dentists know how the basics of cosmetic tooth preparation, few offices go beyond the mechanics and really know how to present, deliver and service our cosmetic patients from beginning to end. This course goes beyond the mechanics and refocuses your attention on what really matters; outcome and patient experience.

     

    This course was partially sponsored by DENTSLPY Caulk at the 2014 Florida National Dental Convention. 

    Formats Available: Streaming
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 2.00 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER The Latest Trends In Dentistry: What Patients Are Looking For And How You Can Deliver (EL53)
    Collapse Diagnostic Discussion &  Quiz (Jan/Feb 15) (DD14)

    Diagnostic Discussion, a column of Today's FDA, is contributed alternately by University of Florida College of Dentistry professors Drs. Don Cohen and Indraneel Bhattacharyya and provides insight and feedback on common, important, new and challenging oral diseases. The dental professors operate a large, multi-state biopsy service and the column’s case studies originate from the more than 10,000 specimens the service receives every year from all over the U.S. Dentists taking this online course will be asked to read the column and answer accompanying questions online.

    Formats Available: Online Materials
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 1 hour Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Diagnostic Discussion &  Quiz (Jan/Feb 15) (DD14)
    Collapse Diagnostic Discussion & Quiz ( Aug/Sept 14) (DD11)

    Diagnostic Discussion, a column of Today's FDA, is contributed alternately by University of Florida College of Dentistry professors Drs. Don Cohen and Indraneel Bhattacharyya and provides insight and feedback on common, important, new and challenging oral diseases. The dental professors operate a large, multi-state biopsy service and the column’s case studies originate from the more than 10,000 specimens the service receives every year from all over the U.S. Dentists taking this online course will be asked to read the column and answer accompanying questions online.

    Formats Available: Online Materials
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 1 hour Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Diagnostic Discussion & Quiz ( Aug/Sept 14) (DD11)
    Collapse Diagnostic Discussion & Quiz ( Nov/Dec 14) (DD12)

    Diagnostic Discussion, a column of Today's FDA, is contributed alternately by University of Florida College of Dentistry professors Drs. Don Cohen and Indraneel Bhattacharyya and provides insight and feedback on common, important, new and challenging oral diseases. The dental professors operate a large, multi-state biopsy service and the column’s case studies originate from the more than 10,000 specimens the service receives every year from all over the U.S. Dentists taking this online course will be asked to read the column and answer accompanying questions online.

    Formats Available: Online Materials
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 1 hour Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Diagnostic Discussion & Quiz ( Nov/Dec 14) (DD12)
    Collapse Diagnostic Discussion (July/August

    Diagnostic Discussion, a column of Today's FDA, is contributed alternately by University of Florida College of Dentistry professors Drs. Don Cohen and Indraneel Bhattacharyya and provides insight and feedback on common, important, new and challenging oral diseases. The dental professors operate a large, multi-state biopsy service and the column’s case studies originate from the more than 10,000 specimens the service receives every year from all over the U.S. Dentists taking this online course will be asked to read the column and answer accompanying questions online.

    Formats Available: Online Materials
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 1 hour Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Diagnostic Discussion (July/August
    Collapse Diagnostic Discussion (March/April 15) (DD15)

    Diagnostic Discussion, a column of Today's FDA, is contributed alternately by University of Florida College of Dentistry professors Drs. Don Cohen and Indraneel Bhattacharyya and provides insight and feedback on common, important, new and challenging oral diseases. The dental professors operate a large, multi-state biopsy service and the column’s case studies originate from the more than 10,000 specimens the service receives every year from all over the U.S. Dentists taking this online course will be asked to read the column and answer accompanying questions online.

    Formats Available: Online Materials
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 1 hour Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Diagnostic Discussion (March/April 15) (DD15)
    Collapse Diagnostic Discussion (May/June 15) (DD16)

    Diagnostic Discussion, a column of Today's FDA, is contributed alternately by University of Florida College of Dentistry professors Drs. Don Cohen and Indraneel Bhattacharyya and provides insight and feedback on common, important, new and challenging oral diseases. The dental professors operate a large, multi-state biopsy service and the column’s case studies originate from the more than 10,000 specimens the service receives every year from all over the U.S. Dentists taking this online course will be asked to read the column and answer accompanying questions online.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 1 hour Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Diagnostic Discussion (May/June 15) (DD16)
    Collapse Diagnostic Discussion and Quiz (July/Aug14) (DD10)

    Diagnostic Discussion, a column of Today's FDA, is contributed alternately by University of Florida College of Dentistry professors Drs. Don Cohen and Indraneel Bhattacharyya and provides insight and feedback on common, important, new and challenging oral diseases. The dental professors operate a large, multi-state biopsy service and the column’s case studies originate from the more than 10,000 specimens the service receives every year from all over the U.S. Dentists taking this online course will be asked to read the column and answer accompanying questions online.

    Formats Available: Online Materials
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 1 hour Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Diagnostic Discussion and Quiz (July/Aug14) (DD10)