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Courses

This course consists of 7 modules. You’ll earn 9 CE credits upon completion.

Local anesthetics are the most used drugs in dentistry and are considered the most effective for pain management and prevention. However, the “shot” is the most fear-inducing facet of the dental experience for most patients. An estimated 75% of all dental office medical emergencies are stress-related and therefore preventable.
In this course, Dr. Stanley Malamed shares beneficial information on the injection armamentarium and comprehensive patient evaluation, as well as relevant anatomy and all injection techniques. You will learn about the localized and systemic complications that can arise with local anesthesia, and how to prevent and manage them. The course will cover the facts and fiction of local anesthesia and take an in-depth look at the future of pain control in dentistry.

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Do you know where to draw the line between providing oral sedation to your pediatric patients and when to bring in a specialist? In this 90-minute, information-packed course, renowned pediatric dentist, Dr. Roger Sanger, DDS, MS, and Dr. Steve Yun, MD, an anesthesiologist and pediatric specialist, will provide the framework to answer this question.
You will learn about minimal/moderate pediatric oral sedation protocols that dentists may administer in-office, as well as how to determine when to introduce deep sedation – or general anesthesia – with a qualified, permitted anesthesiologist. It is worth 1.5 CE.

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During this information-packed course, Dr. Joseph Massad discusses the latest denture procedures, from meeting your patient to impressioning, taking records to esthetic review, as well as the choice of conventional versus digital processing for fabrication. Emphasis on implant placement in the neutral zone, implant assisted, and fixed dentures are covered. Done correctly, this process yields the optimal placement of dental implants by doing dual scanning of the prosthesis in the implant planning stage. It is worth 1.5 CE.
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While the transmission of pathogenic microorganisms in the oral healthcare setting is rare, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) do present a potential hazard to oral healthcare workers and patients alike. To prevent or minimize HAIs, oral healthcare facilities are mandated to develop a written infection control/exposure control protocol that extends to all aspects of the clinical process. Presented by Dr. Geza Terezhalmy, participants will be introduced to evidence-based information that will facilitate compliance with, and the implementation of, infection control rules and recommendations made by federal, state, and local agencies and professional organizations. This course is worth 4 CE.
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Learn to assess localized versus spreading infection and review current guidelines for antibiotic use in multiple potential dental patient scenarios. Presented by Dr. Leslie Fang, MD, Ph.D., he will review and discuss the most current recommendations by the ADA and other organizations when determining antibiotic prophylaxis for patients with joint replacement, immunocompromised conditions, valvular heart disease, and more. This course is worth 3 CE hours.
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Your state dental board serves a variety of functions, including drafting regulations that govern the practice of dentistry in your state and enforcing those regulations. It is also the body that issues permits required to use sedation in your practice, supervises office inspections, and investigates complaints. So, what do you do if your state dental board comes knocking? Presented by DOCS Education's Regulator Counsel, J. Kathleen Marcus, Esq., this invaluable program discusses items critical to your understanding of the dental board’s capacity and authority. It is worth 1.5 CE hours.
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Adolescents represent a rapidly expanding demographic yet profoundly underserved dental population. Learn to offer sedation care to those aged 13 to 18 with this course, which stresses the unique physiological and psychological needs of teenagers. This course is taught by a leading pediatric dentist who uses a lecture and discussion format.

7 CE hours

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