This course fulfills the maximum CE hours allowed to be completed online or by correspondence.
This course reviews current recommended practices in providing dental care for patients diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. It includes a review of blood composition, the anatomy of the heart and circulatory system, and the cardiac conduction system. The course discusses several forms of cardiovascular disease, including their risk factors and treatments, as well as required treatment modifications in the dental setting. It also addresses the prevention and management of cardiovascular emergencies.
This course provides an overview of common prescription and certain over-the-counter medications administered to children for prevalent systemic health conditions and diseases, and the impact these drugs have on a child’s oral health. This course will also discuss medicinal marijuana (although not legal in all states). The goal is to educate the dental team on specific considerations and observations they should make during ongoing care as they relate directly to said medications.
This course includes an overview of sterilization protocols within the dental practice setting, including proper storage, maintenance of instruments, and the equipment used for patient care.
This course offers general knowledge regarding soft tissue grafting techniques used in periodontics. Topics range from a history and rationale of the approach to different techniques and therapeutic advantages thereof. The course discusses the approach to soft tissue grafting as far as evaluation and when to refer. It concludes with expected and unexpected outcomes as they relate to healing, as well as long-term effects of different therapies.