Welcome to the Florida Dental Association’s online continuing education portal ---where you can access continuing education 24 hours a day.

We offer on-demand streaming of previously recorded continuing education programs from the Florida 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.

Please use your FDA email address and Password1 as your login information to take online CE. 

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Collapse HPV ans Oral Cancer (EL57)

As smoking prevalence has declined among U.S. adults, an increase incidence in oropharyngeal cancers in younger patients who NEVER smoked has been identified and the proportion of these tumors that carried  the human papillomavirus (HPV) rose. This course will evaluate the decline in other head and neck cancers and review the molecular evidence and cancer biology linking HPV to oropharyngeal  cancers. The course will highlight current trends/studies identifying  those at risk and provide guidance and education to the dental professional to expand awareness and early detection to their patients.

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Seminar Date: January 30, 2016

Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 2.00 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER HPV ans Oral Cancer (EL57)
    Collapse Micronutrient Impact on the Oral Cavity (EL59)

    Dental caries is the most prevalent chronic disease in both children and adults. Today, a BILLION dollar industry for various diet products exists, some of which have been shown to cause health deficiencies and nutritional imbalances. These include energy drinks and dietary sugars that are used to help sustain daily activities whether work or play.  These imbalances often are reflected in the oral cavity. Oral health is related to diet and daily intake of various foods. Dr. Hayes will review the importance of micronutrients to maintain oral health, reduce the potential for various dental diseases and educate the dental profession on current trends on U.S. diets and health (while living in a  sugar and "organic" food culture).

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: January 30, 2016

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 2.00 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Micronutrient Impact on the Oral Cavity (EL59)
    Collapse The Exceptional Dental Team: Gatekeepers for Systematic Inflammation and Total Wellness (EL56)

    The world of medicine is exploding with significant research about what is required to be healthy for a lifetime. The exceptional dental team can play a major role in the lives of thousands of people, enhancing their quality of life and longevity, through science-based counseling and total wellness services. Researchers agree that systemic inflammation is a major source of chronic illness, disease and premature death in the U.S. The exceptional dental team can provide an invaluable service by screening, counseling and treating several major sources of systemic inflammation including: oral pathogens, sleep apnea, pro-inflammatory diets, toxin(smoking), lack of physical activity, and stress. We look forward to inspiring you to envision the unlimited potential you have as a team to change lives — including your own health, by embracing a total wellness strategy, that will make you truly exceptional health professionals!

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: January 30, 2016

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 3.00 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER The Exceptional Dental Team: Gatekeepers for Systematic Inflammation and Total Wellness (EL56)
    Collapse Healing Dental Caries: The Minimal Intervention Approach (EL64)

    Scientific breakthroughs enable dental practitioners to treat and cure diseases more effectively than ever. Better understanding of pathogenic and risk factors for dental caries have produced highly effective evidence-based protocols for risk assessment and management (including many non-invasive measures) of this infectious disease. As a result, the paradigm of caries management has shifted away from a reparative model to one focused on detection, risk assessment and healing of early lesions. This course will provide dentists and hygienists with information and procedures for incorporating this important treatment concept into everyday practice. This course was partially sponsored by DENTSPLY Caulk at the 2015 Florida Dental Convention.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: January 30, 2016

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 2.00 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Healing Dental Caries: The Minimal Intervention Approach (EL64)
    Collapse Keys to Success with Direct Adhesive Restorations (EL65)

    Are you getting everything you can out of today’s adhesive dentistry technology? This course provides an update on the most current evidence about what works and what doesn’t in adhesive dentistry, and translates this knowledge into practical clinical tips that attendees can put to use immediately. This course was partailly sponsored by DENTSPLY Caulk at the 2015 Florida Dental Convention. 

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: January 30, 2016

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 3.00 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Keys to Success with Direct Adhesive Restorations (EL65)
    Collapse Functional Esthetics (EL67)

    Approaching every esthetic case with the confidence to successfully diagnose, treatment plan and execute it is liberating and calming. This course presents a process for making anterior restorative dentistry easier and more fun. Attendees will leave with an understanding of the principles of Facially Generated Treatment Planning and their application. This course was partially sponsored by Heraeus Kulzer at the 2015 Florida Dental Convention. 

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: January 30, 2016

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 3.00 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Functional Esthetics (EL67)
    Collapse Today

    Dentistry is changing at a rapid pace. Being successful and efficient is about staying on top of the newest trends and clinical tips. In this program, Dr. Brady will present the top clinical tips and techniques. Some are old tried-and-true approaches that remain successful, while others introduce brand new materials and approaches. Tips will span the areas of prevention, posterior composites and indirect ceramics. This course was partially sponsored by Heraeus Kulzer at the 2015 Florida Dental Convention. 

     

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: January 30, 2016

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 3.00 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Today
    Collapse Local Anesthetics and Drug Interactions (EL61)

    Local anesthesia is the procedure most frequently associated with adverse events in the dental office. Administration of local anesthesia containing vasoconstrictors can cause serious interactions with several different groups of medications commonly taken by patients. Dr. Sims will explain the reasons for the interactions, describe the potential adverse consequences of the interactions and identify the interacting medications. Furthermore, she will explain strategies to minimize or prevent the interactions.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: January 30, 2016

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 2.00 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Local Anesthetics and Drug Interactions (EL61)
    Collapse Managing Acute Pain in Chronic Pain Patients (EL62)

    Following dental treatment, many patients are managed with analgesics. Pain management can be particularly challenging in patients already suffering from chronic pain disorders. Dentists must understand the pharmacologic management of chronic pain to determine the best strategy for managing acute dental pain in those chronic pain patients. Dr. Sims will review the pharmacologic treatment of chronic pain disorders and identify analgesic choices for managing acute pain in chronic pain patients. This will help the dentist optimize pain management while minimizing the potential for adverse drug events.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: January 30, 2016

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 2.00 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Managing Acute Pain in Chronic Pain Patients (EL62)
    Collapse Dentists Savings Lives by Treating Sleep (EL63)

    Dental sleep medicine is one of fastest growing areas of dentistry. This course will be an overview of snoring, upper airway resistance and obstructive sleep apnea. Why would you, a dentist or a hygienist, want to be involved? Can you really save a patient's life? Join us to find out! Patient screening, terminology, dental device types, success rates and the relationship of apnea to bruxism will be covered. Dr. Drake will provide a fast-paced course packed with information to get your practice started in dental sleep medicine. You will not fall asleep in this course about sleep! This course was partially sponsored by Dynaflex at the 2015 Florida Dental Convention. 

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: January 30, 2016

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 2.00 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Dentists Savings Lives by Treating Sleep (EL63)
    Collapse Endodontic Emergencies I- Toothache (EL58)

    Most dental emergencies are endodontic in nature. When a patient is having a toothache, the dentist is called upon to quickly and efficiently relieve the pain. This course will investigate the diagnostic procedures needed to quickly and accurately determine the source of most toothaches. Conditions mimicking toothaches will also be discussed. Using a simplified classification system, and based on questionnaires of endodontists over the past three decades, Dr. Dorn will describe which treatment modalities should be utilized to handle these emergencies. The anesthetic management and pharmacological management of a patient with a severe toothache will also be discussed. This course was partially sponsored by DENTSPLY Tulsa and the American Association of Endodontists at the 2015 Florida Dental Convention.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: January 30, 2016

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 2.50 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Endodontic Emergencies I- Toothache (EL58)
    Collapse Endodontic Emergencies II- Trauma (EL60)

    Sports injuries are still prevalent even though the use of mouthguards is increasing in organized sports. When a patient is involved in a traumatic incident, whether or not it is sports related, the dentist is called upon to quickly and efficiently relieve the pain and save the teeth. This course will investigate the diagnostic procedures needed to determine which treatment modality should be used, and discuss various techniques to handle these emergencies. An overview of various types of injuries to the teeth that can occur such as luxations, fractures and avulsions will be provided. Diagnosis and treatment of these injuries will be discussed, along with the prevention of these injuries in organized sports.This course was partially sponsored by DENTSPLY Tulsa and the American Association of Endodontists at the 2015 Florida Dental Convention.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: January 30, 2016

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 3.00 hours Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Endodontic Emergencies II- Trauma (EL60)
    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 Diagnostic Discussion  and Quiz (Nov/Dec 15) (DD19)

    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
    Original Seminar Date: December 10, 2015

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 1 hour Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Diagnostic Discussion  and Quiz (Nov/Dec 15) (DD19)
    Collapse Diagnostic Discussion (Sept/Oct 15) (DD18)

    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 (Sept/Oct 15) (DD18)
    Collapse Diagnostic Discussion and Quiz (Jan/Feb 16) (DD20)

    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
    Original Seminar Date: February 04, 2016

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 1 hour Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Diagnostic Discussion and Quiz (Jan/Feb 16) (DD20)
    Collapse Diagnostic Discussion and Quiz (July/Aug 16) (DD23)

    Diagnostic Discussion, a column of Today's FDA, is contributed alternately by University of Florida College of Dentistry professors Drs. Indraneel Bhattacharyya and Nadim Islam 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
    Original Seminar Date: August 11, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 1 hour Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Diagnostic Discussion and Quiz (July/Aug 16) (DD23)
    Collapse Diagnostic Discussion and Quiz: Painful Bump On the Ridge (May/June 16) (DD22)

    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
    Original Seminar Date: May 26, 2016

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 1 hour Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Diagnostic Discussion and Quiz: Painful Bump On the Ridge (May/June 16) (DD22)
    Collapse Diagnostic Discussion and Quiz: Significance of Paresthesia (March/April 16) (DD21)

    Diagnostic Discussion, a column of Today's FDA, is contributed alternately by University of Florida College of Dentistry professors Drs. Don Cohen, Indraneel Bhattacharyya and Nadim Islam 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
    Original Seminar Date: May 02, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FDA: 1 hour Continuing Education

  • REGISTERREGISTER Diagnostic Discussion and Quiz: Significance of Paresthesia (March/April 16) (DD21)