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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 Biomimetic and Minimally Invasive Dentistry (EL19)

Today's preventative dentistry and the cutting edge of modern restorative dentistry are focused on an ever-increasing exactness in our restorative techniques as well as a deeper understanding of the very nature of dental disease. The microbial biofilm model has dramatically shifted our approach in both prevention and restoration of the human dentition. With the advent of high magnification and non-rotary tooth preparation techniques, the dentition can be restored with minimal intervention thus preserving the strength and integrity of the teeth. This course will fully describe the new understanding of the microbial biofilm. Attendees will learn how to assign risk categories to each patient and how to apply the appropriate protocols for both the prevention of disease and the restoration of the damage. Attendees will be witness to video presentations of patient treatments as well as live demonstrations in the front of the room using the microscope and the air abrasion unit. The course will describe and demonstrate the advantages of inlay and onlay restorations for even the most compromised dentition. This program will also describe the science behind and the protocols on how to render the patient with a 90% resistance to decay.

Formats Available: Online Materials
Original Seminar Date: January 03, 2013
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 3.00 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Biomimetic and Minimally Invasive Dentistry (EL19)
    Collapse Hot Topics in Implant Dentistry (EL31)

    This course focuses on multiple issues that affect the “day to day” implant practice. Practical approaches that maximize outcomes and at the same time, use economically driven methodologies are emphasized. The expectations of the surgical specialist and the general practitioner are outlined.

    The course will further discuss the benefits of stock abutments and why the specialist should provide the restorative dentist the option of a stock or custom abutments. The pitfalls of using the wrong implant design in the wrong part of the mouth will be presented as well as how to choose the correct design based on anatomy. A discussion of when, how and why to use Guided surgery will be part of the program.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: February 04, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 3.00 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Hot Topics in Implant Dentistry (EL31)
    Collapse The Anterior Single Tooth Implant... Acieving the Optimum Esthetic Outcome (EL42)

    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... Acieving the Optimum Esthetic Outcome (EL42)
    Collapse 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.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: January 04, 2013
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 3.00 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Oral Surgery for the General Practitioner (EL27)
    Collapse Autoimmune Diseases of the Oral Cavity (EL34)

    This course is intended to familiarize and reorient participants to the vast array of autoimmune disorders that affect the oral cavity, including common entities such as aphthous ulcers, lichen planus and pemphigoid, etc. and unusual oral manifestations of immune diseases such as lupus, pemphigus, drug ulcers, sarcoidosis, angioedema, etc.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: February 04, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 2.00 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Autoimmune Diseases of the Oral Cavity (EL34)
    Collapse Jewels You Can Use on Monday: Restorative Techniques to Increase Your Productivity (EL30)

    This course is a series of clinical techniques, used by key opinion leaders in dentistry, to streamline and make your practice more productive. It is designed for everyone from the dental student to the veteran practitioner about to retire. There will be a demonstration on how to restore the difficult Class II posterior composite, obtain perfect impressions and simplify the porcelain-fused-to-metal crown repair process. You will learn how to restore the tooth with a large open box or missing cusp back to proper form and function. You will see there are no excuses for a less than perfect impression. Learn how to manage bleeding and saliva. This course will cover all available digital systems as well as troubleshoot the common techniques used for fixed and removable partial dentures. In addition, you also will explore your options for border molding without compound. Upon completion of this course, you will have a better understanding of what techniques and materials you can seamlessly incorporate into your practice. You will learn the systems that allow you to work faster and more efficiently, saving you thousands of dollars per year.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: February 04, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 2.00 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Jewels You Can Use on Monday: Restorative Techniques to Increase Your Productivity (EL30)
    Collapse Sleep Apnea (EL35)

    Fatigue is the number one complaint heard day in and day out by our physician colleagues. What can you, as a dentist, do about this? Anything? Does cleaning a patient’s teeth lessen their fatigue and sleepiness? How about fixing that draining abscess? Perhaps. But helping them to oxygenate better while they sleep … that’s the ticket! Learn what sleep apnea is, what you as a dentist can do to treat it, and the joys of saving someone’s life!

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: February 04, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 2.00 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Sleep Apnea (EL35)
    Collapse The “New” Periodontal Disease: Inflammatory and Risky (EL22)

    Periodontitis has entered into a new frontier as not only a major chronic infection but a disease of inflammation. Recent studies demonstrate that the incidence of periodontitis has been underestimated by 50%. Determining who is at risk and the corresponding therapy/management is a significant component of effective treatment. Studies demonstrate the “perio-systemic link” and patients are asking about the relationship! Move to a new level of understanding of chronic inflammation and develop successful outcomes.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: January 03, 2013
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 3.00 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER The “New” Periodontal Disease: Inflammatory and Risky (EL22)
    Collapse Celiac Disease: A Review of This Emerging Disease and Its Dental Implications (EL32)

    Celiac disease is the most common and most underdiagnosed hereditary autoimmune condition in the United States. One percent of the population (over 3 million people) is affected. Dentists who are knowledgeable about this condition may benefit their patients by understanding their needs and in turn may recognize signs of celiac disease in undiagnosed patients. This presentation will cover: the history leading up to the discovery of the cause of celiac disease; a description of the pathology seen in celiac disease and the mechanism involved in causing this pathology; and, the prevalence of celiac disease and a description of its various clinical presentations. There will be a review of the oral presentation of celiac disease, including its effect on dental enamel and soft tissue, as well as the testing needed in the diagnosis of celiac disease and associated medical conditions found in these patients. You will discover which dental products are safe for celiac patients and be introduced to the labeling of gluten free foods. Video clips with actual cases will be presented.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: February 04, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 2.00 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Celiac Disease: A Review of This Emerging Disease and Its Dental Implications (EL32)
    Collapse Protecting Patients and your Practice  HIPAA and e-Communication (EL42)

    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 (EL42)
    Collapse The Complete Guide to Employment Law (EL38)

    Since human resource management and compliance with the variety of state and federal labor regulations are not taught in the typical dental school curriculum, doctors often find themselves in court regarding employment issues. Such lawsuits can be emotionally draining and financially devastating. Dealing wisely and effectively with complex employment issues can be particularly challenging and personnel issues are a major source of stress for most practitioners. This can come in various forms such as: employee pay, benefits (vacation, sick, medical, retirement, etc.), leave of absence, pregnancy, hiring, and termination, just to name a few.

    Geared for the dentist/owner, this presentation delves deeply into how to easily apply proven, professional personnel management techniques to some of the many common personnel problems to help take the risk out of being an employer and ensure employment law compliance. Each participant will be provided with a presentation handout along with supporting resource material.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: February 04, 2014
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 2.00 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER The Complete Guide to Employment Law (EL38)
    Collapse Oral and Systematic Health of the Periodontal Patient (EL39)

    This presentation will teach the new etiology of periodontal disease and how our patients’ systemic health is a major influencing factor in their susceptibility to acquire periodontal disease. It will show the relationship factors between numerous systemic health conditions and oral health, and vice versa.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 3.00 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Oral and Systematic Health of the Periodontal Patient (EL39)
    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 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
    REGISTERREGISTER Diagnostic Discussion & Quiz ( Nov/Dec 14) (DD12)
    Collapse Diagnostic Discussion & Quiz (Jan/Feb14) (DD07)

    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/Feb14) (DD07)
    Collapse Diagnostic Discussion & Quiz (March/April 14) (DD08)

    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 (March/April 14) (DD08)
    Collapse Diagnostic Discussion & Quiz (May/June14) (DD09)

    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 (May/June14) (DD09)
    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)