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Dentists are the third-highest prescribers of antibiotics in all outpatient settings in the United States, and the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs has created new antibiotic guidelines.

The new Guidelines focus on localized infection, with a little time on spreading infections. They were predicated on a multidisciplinary evaluation of the risk-benefit ratio of antibiotics and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on antibiotic use for the urgent management of pulpal- and periapical-related dental pain and intraoral swelling.

In this one hour CE presentation, Dr. Fang helps you understand and put them into practice. This is now included in the Full Ultimate Companion Series course.

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. Small businesses with fewer than 50 employees, like may Dental offices, may qualify for exemption from the requirement if the leave would jeopardize the viability of the business. During this course, Paul Edwards of CEDR HR Solutions discusses the FFCRA and your most pressing HR-related child care concerns. It is worth 1 CE credit.

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Even experienced dentists who administer sedation can feel overwhelmed at times by the patient monitoring process. That’s because of constant changes in technology, guidelines, and best practices. In this 4 module, 4 CE credit hour course, Drs. Fang, Feck, and Silverman distill a library of patient monitoring information into easy-to-understand principles.

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In the pre-coronavirus days, regulatory compliance obligations were generally considered a dentist’s least favorite task on their endless checklist of projects. While understandably relegated to a low priority in busier times, regulatory compliance should be a major focus point when your practice is shuttered.
In this information-packed course, DOCS Regulatory Counsel J. Kathleen Marcus, J.D., will review the areas of regulatory vulnerability that have emerged at the forefront during this crisis. This course is worth 1.5 CE.

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In this presentation, Dr. Leslie Fang expounds on the new guidelines for the use of antibiotics in dentistry. One might think that in treating odontogenic infection, the key question is the potential for microbial resistance, but the treatment goals for the use of adjunctive antibiotics is—first and foremost—to improve debridement results and then, secondly, to prevent spreading infection. This course is worth 1.5 CE.
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This is a three-module video course. You’ll earn one hour of continuing education credit upon completion. High-fear dental patients are delicate. Dental team members not familiar with them can easily misinterpret their mannerisms, behavior, and questions for something else. This confusion makes it hard for dental teams to build trust, the top priority for fearful patients. In this course, April Burus, a team member in Dr. Anthony Feck’s Lexington office, explains the characteristics and nuances of high-fear patients. She shares the tactics and strategies her team uses to guide patients through treatment, starting with their first inquiry. In each module, April answers questions from the audience—a lively mix of office managers, hygienists, and dental assistants.
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While medical emergencies are relatively rare, every dental office will eventually encounter at least one medical emergency. Responding to such emergencies with the appropriate and rational use of medications is therefore an essential skill for every dental provider. It will focus on the proper use and rationale of emergency medications that should be available in every dental office. Presented by Dr. Steve Yun, M.D. It is worth 2 CE.

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