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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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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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Physicians often question why pediatric dentistry does not follow a medical model.  Instead of using nitrous only with multiple visits, why not provide a single visit with nitrous PLUS a safe, no memory, non-opioid drug protocol on manageable children?  As Dr. Roger Sanger explains in this online course, this protocol not only eliminates fear in children, it also reduces parental health care concerns of multiple office visits with the threat of infectious disease transmission.  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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Oral sedation offers hope to the anxious, fearful, and phobic patient. It’s safe for most patients and rewards provider dentists with a host of benefits. But it requires careful, knowledgeable patient care. Join Dr. Anthony Feck, DMD, for an informative course on an important component of your sedation practice: Monitoring Oral Sedation Dentistry Vital Statistics. This course is worth 1 CE.
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