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$ 22
Managing Nonspecific Oral Ulcerations in Infants

(2CEU, Issued June 2022, Course Expires June 30, 2025) This case illustrates a nonspecific ulcer in an infant with a history of aerodigestive tract trauma, and the process of establishing a differential diagnosis. By Eugenia P. Roberts, DDS, and Sabita Rao, DMD

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$ 22
Promoting Healthy Aging in the Dental Setting

(2CEU, Issued June 2022, Course Expires June 30, 2025) Integrating tailored health promotion and preventive interventions, such as risk assessment for falls, with the provision of oral healthcare may facilitate a pathway to active, healthy aging. By Rosemary DeRosa Hays, RDH, MS, and Victoria H. Raveis, PhD

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$ 22
Precisions Dentistry-The Future of Oral Healthcare Delivery

(2CEU, Issued June 2022, Course Expires June 30, 2025) This new approach bodes well for improving healthcare outcomes while also lowering costs. By Diana Macri, RDH, BSDH, MSEd

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$ 22
Clinical Decision Points as Guidelines for Periodontal Therapy

(2CEU, Issued June 2022, Course Expires June 30, 2025) The advanced features of the 2018 American Academy of Periodontology/ European Federation of Periodontology classification system will help oral health professionals formulate effective treatment plans for patients in need of periodontal therapy. By Stephen K. Harrel, DDS; Michael P. Rethman, DDS, MS; Charles M. Cobb, DDS, MS, PhD; Lee N. Sheldon, DMD; and John S. Sottosanti, DDS

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$ 22
Addressing Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and Burning Mouth

(2CEU, Issued May 2022, Course Expires May 31, 2025) Treatment acommodations may be necessary for patients with this complicated syndrome. By Eugenia P. Roberts, DDS; Michelle Stegmann, MPH, DMD; and Khanh Trinh, DMD

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$ 22
The Dental Hygienist's Role in Treating Gingival Recession

(2CEU, Issued May 2022, Course Expires May 31, 2025) Proper prevention, treatment, and maintenance strategies are integral to achieving positive patient outcomes. By Adam E. Saltz, DMD, MS, MPH, and Victoria Sirois, RDH, BSDH

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$ 22
Strategies to Support Dental Prostheses

(2CEU, Issued May 2022, Course Expires May 31, 2025) Proper care will help maintain the longevity and service life of dental prostheses, while also supporting patient health. By Leila H. Liberman, RDH, EdD; Ahmad Majeed-Saidan, BDS; and Carl F. Driscoll, DMD, FACP

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$ 22
Interest in Teledentistry Continues to Grow

(2CEU, Issued May 2022, Course Expires May 31, 2025) The COVID-19 pandemic thrust teledentistry into the spotlight, illuminating its many advantages in increasing access to car. By Anissa Salem Yafai, RDH, MSHCM, and Kristen Moses Thomas, RDH, EPDH, DT(c), MS

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$ 22
Human Papillomavirus-Induced Head and Neck Lesions

(2CEU, Issued April 2022, Course Expires April 30, 2025) Oral health professionals should be well-versed in the mode of transmission, risk factors associated with infection, and treatment modalities. By Ximena Zornosa, DMD

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$ 22
Oral Effects of Eating Disorders

(2CEU, Issued April 2022, Course Expires April 30, 2025) Spotting the signs of these issues and helping to mitigate their impact on the oral cavity are key to supporting both oral and systemic health. By Marleen Azzam, RDH, MS, and Cristina Casa-Levine, RDH, EdD

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$ 22
Addressing Suicide Risk in the Dental Setting

(2CEU, Issued April 2022, Course Expires April 30, 2025) Incorporating screening questionnaires that assess probability for suicide ideation, capability, and attempt into the medical history form may help ensure at-risk patients receive the help they need. By Tracye A. Moore RDH, MS, EdD, and Haylee McElroy, RDH, BSDH, MEd

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$ 22
Importance of Micronutrients in Both Systemic and Oral Health

(2CEU, Issued April 2022, Course Expires April 30, 2025) Remaining up to date on the important role vitamins and minerals play in a functioning immune system as well as how they relate to oral health is part of providing patient-centered care. By Lesley Harbison, RDH, EPDH, MS

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$ 22
Explore the Options in Take-Home Whitening

(2CEU, Issued March 2022, Course Expires March 31, 2025) Professionally dispensed, patient-applied take-home whitening approaches provide a wide array of benefits to patients who want whiter, brighter smiles. By Sibel A. Antonson, DDS, PhD, MBA; Bernardo A. Caldas, BS; and Jaroslaw Cegielski, DDS

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$ 22
Treating Patients with Treacher Collins Syndrome

(2CEU, Issued March 2022, Course Expires March 31, 2025) This patient population experiences a spectrum of craniofacial abnormalities that severely impact oral health. By Ximena Zornosa, DMD

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$ 22
Preventing Caries with Peptide-Based Biogenic Products

(2CEU, Issued March 2022, Course Expires March 31, 2025) This emerging technology may provide a minimally invasive solution to caries prevention and management. By Sereniti Gary, RDH, BSDH; Taylor Price, RDH, BSDH, BSB; Faizan Kabani, PhD, MBA, MHA, RDH, FAADH; Jane C. Cotter, RDH, MS, CTTS; and Leigh Ann Wyatt, RDH, MA, MS

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$ 22
Achieve Success in Esthetic and Functional Crown Lengthening

(2CEU, Issued March 2022, Course Expires March 31, 2025) A clear grasp of the biology of the periodontal/restorative interface improves the outcomes of crown lengthening procedures. By Antonella A. Botto, DDS, and Adam E. Saltz, DMD, MS, MPH

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$ 22
Supporting Oral-Systemic Health

(2CEU, Issued February 2022, Course Expires February 28, 2025) Medical-dental integration is key in the effort to improve patients’ overall health. By Sean G. Boynes, DMD, MS; David M. Krol, MD, MPH, FAAP; and Mark Deutchman, MD

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$ 22
Caring for the Patient with a Spinal Cord Injury

(2CEU, Issued February 2022, Course Expires February 28, 2025) Understanding the clinical implications and the barriers to care faced by patients with this type of disability is key to helping them maintain their oral health. By Camille Biorn, RDH, BS, and Leciel Bono, RDH-ER, MS

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$ 22
Improve the Oral Health of Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder

(2CEU, Issued February 2022, Course Expires February 28, 2025) While the research is mixed on whether this population is at increased risk for dental caries, dental hygienists are well-positioned to help these patients maintain their oral health. By Sefa S. Laurence, MSDH, CDA; Lee Melvin, DMD; and Ann M. Bruhn, RDH, BSDH, MS

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$ 22
Oral Health Effects of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

(2CEU, Issued February 2022, Course Expires February 28, 2025) A greater knowledge of this disorder will help clinicians successfully provide dental care to this vulnerable population. By Audra E. Haynes, RDH, MPH, and Isis Marsh, RDH, BSDH

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$ 22
Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

(2CEU, Issued January 2022, Course Expires January 31, 2025) Oral health professionals can make a difference in decreasing opioid misuse through risk assessment, education, and providing referrals for treatment. By Lisa Bilich, RDH, MS, CHSE

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$ 22
Supporting the Longevity of Dental Implants

(2CEU, Issued January 2022, Course Expires January 31, 2025) Dental hygienists play a critical role in the success of implant therapy. By Renata Budny, CDT, MDT, FNGS, MBA

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$ 22
The Link Between Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

(2CEU, Issued January 2022, Course Expires January 31, 2025)Strategies for recognizing and managing sleep apnea in the dental setting. By Janice Schmitz, CDA, RDH, DHSc

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$ 22
Emergency Medicine Preparedness

(2CEU, Issued January 2022, Course Expires January 31, 2025) The entire dental team needs to be equipped to identify and manage perioperative emergencies during moderate sedation. By Joseph A. Giovannitti Jr., DMD

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$ 22
A Tunneling Treatment Approach to Gingival Recession

(2CEU, Issued December 2021, Course Expires December 31, 2024) A twofold tunneling technique can yield predictable outcomes when treating multiple recession defects. By Celine J. Cornelius Timothius, BDS, MSc, MS, MSD; Twyla Rader, LDH, MEd; and Vanchit John, BDS, MDS, DDS, MSD

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$ 22
Improve Patient Outcomes With Fluoride Therapies

(2CEU, Issued December 2021, Course Expires December 31, 2024) A discussion of the characteristics, benefits, and limitations of fluoride-based therapies in the treatment of caries and dentinal hypersensitivity. By Amber Garza, RDH, BSDH; Julianna Garza, RDH, BSDH; Faizan Kabani, PhD, MBA, MHA, RDH, FAADH; Kathleen B. Muzzin, RDH, MS; and Kayla Reed, RDH, MS-EDHP

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$ 22
A Closer Look at the AHA's Antibiotic Prophylaxis Guidelines

(2CEU, Issued December 2021, Course Expires December 31, 2024) In order to prevent infective endocarditis, oral health professionals need to remain up to date on the American Heart Association guidelines. By Dora-Ann Oddo, RDH, MA

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$ 22
The Role of Vaccines in Combatting Covid-19

(2CEU, Issued December 2021, Course Expires December 31, 2024) The development and implementation of COVID-19 vaccines are key to winning the battle against SARS-CoV-2 and its variants. By John A. Molinari, PhD

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Caring for Patients With Alzheimer Disease

(2CEU, Issued November 2021, Course Expires November 30, 2024) The provision of comprehensive, person-centered care for individuals with this neurodegenerative condition is key to maintaining quality of life. By Abrielle Lamphere, RDH, BSDH and Valerie Nieto, RDH, MS

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$ 22
Effects of Immunosuppressive Medications on Oral Health

(2CEU, Issued November 2021, Course Expires November 30, 2024) Oral health professionals need to be prepared to detect and manage the many oral manifestations of these pharmaceuticals. By Denise Kissell, BSDH, EFDA, MPH

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What You Need to Know About Dermal Fillers

(2CEU, Issued November 2021, Course Expires November 30, 2024) While the utilization of these cosmetic enhancements has become more prevalent in the dental setting, their use is not without risk. By Rania Livada, DDS, MS and Jacob Shiloah, DMD

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Managing Patients Undergoing Cancer Therapy

(2CEU, Issued November 2021, Course Expires November 30, 2024) Dental hygienists must be knowledgeable about cancer therapies and the implications for oral healthcare. By Roxanne Dsouza, MS, RDH and Elizabeth C. Kornegay, CDA, RDH, MS

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$ 22
Oral Health Consequences of Khat Use

(2CEU, Issued October 2021, Course Expires October 31, 2024) Cultural competency training will help oral health professionals provide appropriate care and referrals when treating patients who use khat. By Tamadur Mahmoud Falah, MSDH; Tara L. Newcomb, RDH, MS; Amber W. Hunt, RDH, MS; and Abdullah Al-Taiar, MD, DC, MSc, PhD

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Role of Antimicrobial Peptides in the Fight Against Infection

(2CEU, Issued October 2021, Course Expires October 31, 2024) This class of therapeutics may offer an effective treatment for oral infections, such as dental caries, periodontal diseases, oral mucosal diseases, and oral cancer. By Annette Huynh, RDH, BS; Olga Gnatovych, RDH, MEd; and Dianne L. Sefo, MEd, RDH

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$ 22
Recognize the Manifestations of Autoimmune Diseases

(2CEU, Issued October 2021, Course Expires October 31, 2024) Oral health professionals can play a vital role in ensuring patients demonstrating signs or risk factors for these serious conditions get an appropriate referral. By Denise Kissell, BSDH, EFDA, MPH

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$ 22
Improving Oral Health One Tea at a Time

(2CEU, Issued October 2021, Course Expires October 31, 2024) The extracts contained within green, black, and oolong teas provide significant oral health benefits. By Xinyun A. Zhao, RDH, BSDH; Jana Kay Mannen, RDH, MSDH; and Giang Nguyen, BSDH, RDH

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Detecting and Managing Supernumerary and Ectopic Teeth

(2CEU, Issued September 2021, Course Expires September 31, 2024) Early diagnosis and evaluation for genetic health conditions are key to providing comprehensive, patient-centered care. By Becca Taylor, AS; Leciel Bono RDH-ER, MS; and JoAnn Gurenlian RDH, MS, PhD, AFAAOM

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$ 22
Fluoride Treatment Strategies

(2CEU, Issued September 2021, Course Expires September 31, 2024) Evidence-based guidelines are integral to providing safe and effective recommendations for fluoride use to prevent dental caries. By Meghan A. McGuinness, RDH, BS, MA, EdD

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$ 22
A Preventive Approach to Molar Incisor Hypomineralization

(2CEU, Issued September 2021, Course Expires September 31, 2024) This overview of molar incisor hypomineralization explores the clinical presentation and treatment of this developmental defect. By Savitha Deepthi Yannam, BDS, MDS, MSD, and Dhiraj Mallela, BDS

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$ 22
A Closer Look at Clear Aligner Therapy

(2CEU, Issued September 2021, Course Expires September 31, 2024) Dental hygienists need to be well versed in this popular technique in order to effectively educate and treat patients undergoing treatment for malocclusion. By Stacey McKinney, RDH, MSEd; Kelli D. Whittington, PhD, RN, CNE; and Sandra Collins, MBA, PhD

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The Importance of Effective Scaling and Root Planing

(2CEU, Issued August 2021, Course Expires August 31, 2024) High-quality instrumentation in addition to good self-care, appropriate re-evaluations, and additional treatment are key components of a successful periodontal treatment regimen. By Michael P. Rethman, DDS, MS; Charles M. Cobb, DDS, MS, PhD; John S. Sottosanti, DDS; Lee N. Sheldon, DMD; and Stephen K. Harrel, DDS

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$ 22
Occlusal Trauma and Periodontal Diseases

(2CEU, Issued August 2021, Course Expires August 31, 2024) The implications of occlusal trauma should be part of a comprehensive periodontal examination. By Isis Marsh, RDH, BSDH; Rosalie Forrester, RDH, MS; and Allison Fody, RDH, MPH

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$ 22
Strategies to Address Periodontally Involved Furcations

(2CEU, Issued August 2021, Course Expires August 31, 2024) While treating periodontally involved furcations is fraught with challenges, several approaches are available to achieve the best possible patient outcomes. By Andrew Brodsky, DMD, MSD, and Paul A. Fugazzotto, DDS, PC

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$ 22
Ensure Infection Control Compliance With Chemical and Biological Indicators

(2CEU, Issued August 2021, Course Expires August 31, 2024) Proper sterilization monitoring processes include a combination of mechanical, chemical, and biological indicators. By Kandis V. Garland, RDH, MS

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Addressing Xerostomia in Patients Undergoing Treatment For Head and Neck Cancer

(2CEU, Issued July 2021, Course Expires July 31, 2024) Educating patients on protective oral measures can help this patient population maintain their oral health and reduce the negative effects of cancer therapy. By Sarah B. Hoerler, RDH, MS, and Olivia M. Muller, DDS, FACP

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Strategies for Treating Tongue Tie

(2CEU, Issued July 2021, Course Expires July 31, 2024) A multidisciplinary approach to treating ankyloglossia may potentially improve function and quality of life for affected patients. By Randy Q. Ligh, DDS, MA, FAAPD, CLEC; Autumn R. Henning, MS, CCC-SLP, COM, IBCLC; and Zachary T. Henning, PhD

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Noting the Oral Signs of Tuberculosis

(2CEU, Issued July 2021, Course Expires July 31, 2024) In light of expanding globalization and drug resistance, the resurgence of tuberculosis in some regions increases the possibility of infected individuals presenting for dental care—thus the need to recognize the disease’s oral manifestations. By Diana Macri, RDH, BSDH, MSEd; Sandra Castellanos, AAS, RDH, MA, CHES; and Elvir Dincer, DDS

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$ 22
Oral Health Considerations for Geographic Tongue

(2CEU, Issued July 2021, Course Expires July 31, 2024) Dental professionals should be aware of the clinical features, etiology and pathogenesis, treatment, and oral health considerations for this unique pathosis. By Cassandra Penning, RDH, BS; JoAnn Gurenlian, RDH, MS, PhD, AFAAOM; and Leciel Bono, RDH-ER, MS

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Oral Health Effects of Breast Cancer Therapy

(2CEU, Issued June 2021, Course Expires June 30, 2024) Remaining up to date on breast cancer treatments and their implications is integral to advising this population on maintaining their oral health. By Rebecca Schmidt, RDH, BSDH; Ewa Posorski, RDH, BS, MS; and Iwonka Eagle, RDH, MS

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Caring for Patients With Down Syndrome

(2CEU, Issued June 2021, Course Expires June 30, 2024) Individuals with Down syndrome, or trisomy 21, have specific oral health considerations that clinicians should be prepared to address. By Pankaja Priya Kanagaraj, BDS, RDH, and JoAnn R. Gurenlian, RDH, MS, PhD, AFAAOM

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$ 22
Human Proteome Mapping in Dentistry

(2CEU, Issued June 2021, Course Expires June 30, 2024) Proteomics May soon be used to predict, diagnose, and monitor a number of oral and systemic diseases. By Windy Rothmund, RDH, MSDH

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$ 22
Managing Dental Anxiety

(2CEU, Issued June 2021, Course Expires June 30, 2024) Dental hygienists play a key role in identifying patients with dental anxiety and implementing effective treatment strategies. By Sarah B. Hoerler, RDH, MS, and Sydney G. Hunter, RDH, BS

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$ 22
An Update on Cardiovascular Disease

(2CEU, Issued May 2021, Course Expires May 31, 2024) Educating patients on their risk for heart disease and strategies for prevention can help them maintain both their oral and overall health. By Susan H. Davide, RDH, MS, MSEd, and Audra E. Haynes, RDH, MPH

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Oral Health Complications of X-Linked Hypophosphatemia

(2CEU, Issued May 2021, Course Expires May 31, 2024) While rare, this genetic disorder impacts multiple organs and systems, including oral health. By Sarah Gianetti, RDH, BS, and JoAnn Gurenlian, RDH, MS, PhD, AFAAOM

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Gingival Crevicular Fluid and Periodontal Risk Assessment

(2CEU, Issued May 2021, Course Expires May 31, 2024) Gingival crevicular fluid may be used as a biomarker for assessing the risk and stages of periodontal disease, as well as other oral and systemic conditions. By Margarita Rivera, RDH, MSDH, Shelsy Apolinar, and Madeleine Smith

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Detecting Trigeminal Neuralgia in the Dental Setting

(2CEU, Issued May 2021, Course Expires May 31, 2024) Dental hygienists should be able to recognize the symptoms of this neuropathic pain condition and adapt the provision of care to avoid triggering pain in this patient population. By Stacey McKinney, RDH, MSEd; Kelli D. Whittington, PhD, RN, CNE; and Sandra K. Collins, MBA, PhD

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What Every Oral Health Professional Needs to Know About the AAP Classification System

(2CEU, Issued April 2021, Course Expires April 30, 2024) The American Academy of Periodontology’s 2017 classification system presents a step forward in the quest for more accurate and timely periodontal assessment, care, and referral. By Allie R. Brown, RDH, BSDH; Faizan Kabani, PhD, MBA, MHA, RDH, FAADH; and Jane C. Cotter, RDH, MS, CTTS

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Oral Health Strategies for Patients Who Use Medical Cannabis

(2CEU, Issued April 2021, Course Expires April 30, 2024) With cannabis use increasing across the United States, oral health professionals need to be prepared to address the dental needs of this population. By Maggie Pillars, RDH, BSDH, and Jennifer Cullen, RDH, BSDH, MPH

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Using Silver Diamine Fluoride to Improve the Oral Health of Older Adults

(2CEU, Issued April 2021, Course Expires April 30, 2024) Adult populations at increased caries risk can greatly benefit from SDF application. By Lori Hendrick, CDA, CDT, RDH, MSDH/GH, PhD(c); Jessica Suedbeck, RDH, MSDH; and Denise M. Claiborne, RDH, PhD

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The Role of Oral-Fluid Biomarkers in Diagnosing Oral Diseases

(2CEU, Issued April 2021, Course Expires April 30, 2024) Dental hygienists are uniquely positioned to screen patients for systemic and oral diseases using salivary diagnostics. By Nancy Kyser, RDH, BSDH; Denise Guadiana, RDH, MSDH; and Janet Kinney, RDH, MS

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Understanding Fragile X Syndrome

(2CEU, Issued March 2021, Course Expires March 31, 2024) Strategies for the safe and effective treatment of patients with this type of inherited intellectual disability. By Amy DeStaffany, RDH, BS

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Disclosing Infectious Disease Status

(2CEU, Issued March 2021, Course Expires March 31, 2024) Although the risk of transmission is low in dental settings, oral health professionals should be knowledgeable of any regulations requiring disclosure of an infectious disease. By Melanie E. Patterson, RDH, BSDH; Abbigale D. White, RDH, BS, BSDH; Kimberlynn N. Patzold, RDH, BSDH; Tracy King, RDH, MS; Faizan Kabani, PhD, MBA, MHA, RDH, FAADH; and Leigh Ann Wyatt, RDH, MA, MS

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Considering Combined Orthodontic-Periodontic Treatment

(2CEU, Issued March 2021, Course Expires March 31, 2024) Research suggests a multidisciplinary approach involving orthodontics and periodontal therapy helps support positive patient outcomes. By Apoorv Goel, BDS, MS, MSD; Kameila S. Nedd, BS; Aierress C. Hanna, MHS; Justin J. Villanueva, DMD, MSD, DHL; and Ankur Gupta, BDS, MDS

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Treating Patients With Gastroparesis

(2CEU, Issued March 2021, Course Expires March 31, 2024) Oral health professionals should be prepared to help patients with this disorder address the oral signs and symptoms. By Valerie Nieto, RDH, MS; Kristin Peltz, RDH, BSDH; and Danielle Rulli, RDH, MS, DHSc

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Supporting Oral Health Among Breastfed Infants

(2CEU, Issued February 2021, Course Expires February 28, 2024) Exclusively breastfed Babies may be at increased risk for vitamin d deficiency, which Can affect enamel development and caries risk. By Lindsey Bieligk, RDH, MS; Denise M. Claiborne, RDH, PhD; and Diana Cartagena, PhD, RN, CPNP

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Guide to Treating Adolescent Patients with Major Depressive Disorder

(2CEU, Issued February 2021, Course Expires February 28, 2024) Oral health professionals can play a key role in serving this patient population. By Olivia Morzenti, RDH, BS, CDHC, and JoAnn Gurenlian, RDH, MS, PhD, AFAAOM

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$ 22
Oral Health Effects of Contraceptive Use

(2CEU, Issued February 2021, Course Expires February 28, 2024) Research suggests some birth control methods may increase periodontitis risk. By Karla Lugo, RDH, BSDH; Isabella Trinh, RDH, BSDH; Giavonni Gonzales, RDH, BSDH; Faizan Kabani, PhD, MBA, MHA, RDH, FAADH; Lisa Mallonee, MPH, RDH, RD, LD; and Maureen Brown, RDH, MS-HIED

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$ 22
A Dental Hygiene Approach Toward COVID-19

(2CEU, Issued February 2021, Course Expires February 28, 2024) The medical history provides an opportunity for clinicians to discuss COVID-19 and how patients can best protect themselves from severe illness. By Sandra Castellanos, AAS, RDH, BS, MA, CHES

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The Use of Miswak to Improve Oral Health Outcomes

(2CEU, Issued January 2021, Course Expires January 31, 2024) Commonly used in many cultures, miswak is a potential alternative oral hygiene method. By Maria Mirakhmedov, RDH, BSDH; Sarah Laredo, RDH, BSDH; Anh Nguyen, RDH, BSDH; Faizan Kabani, PhD, MBA, MHA, RDH, FAADH; Lisa Mallonee, RDH, MPH, RD, LD; and Maureen Brown, RDH, MS-HIED

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$ 22
Monoclonal Antibodies and Their Impact on Oral Healthcare

(2CEU, Issued January 2021, Course Expires January 31, 2024) As more patients begin taking biologics and their generic counterparts, oral health professionals need to be knowledgeable about their indications, adverse reactions, and risk of interactions with other medications in order to provide safe and effective care. By Anna Matthews, RDH, MS

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$ 22
Reaching Beyond the Operatory

(2CEU, Issued January 2021, Course Expires January 31, 2024) Dental hygienists are well-equipped to advocate for improving access to care for the nation’s most vulnerable populations. By Olivia Morzenti, RDH, BS, CDHC, and Leciel Bono, RDH-ER, MS

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$ 22
What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccines

(2CEU, Issued January 2021, Course Expires January 31, 2024) This overview of COVID-19 vaccine developments explores the implications for oral health professionals and patients. By Michelle Wood, RDH, MS, and JoAnn Gurenlian, RDH, MS, PhD, AFAAOM

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$ 22
Achieving an Accurate Diagnosis for Facial Paralysis

(2CEU, Issued December 2020, Course Expires December 31, 2023) The following case report illustrates the diagnosis and management of facial paralysis caused by Ramsay Hunt syndrome. By Gregory Griffin, DMD; Courtney S. Babb, DMD; and Kim L. Capehart, DDS, PhD, MBA

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$ 22
Caries Risk of E-Cigarette Use

(2CEU, Issued December 2020, Course Expires December 31, 2023) While evidence is limited, vaping may contribute to increased caries experience and other negative health effects. By Camille M. Biorn, RDH, BS

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The Role of Dental Hygienists in Addressing Sleep Breathing Disorders

(2CEU, Issued December 2020, Course Expires December 31, 2023) These clinicians are uniquely positioned to provide screening, compliance support, and education on treating these common health problems. By Valerie Cuzella, RDH, BAS, and Mary-Catherine Dean, RDH, MS

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$ 22
Oral Implications of Gastroesophageal and Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Diseases

(2CEU, Issued December 2020, Course Expires December 31, 2023) Understanding the signs and symptoms of these common health problems can help clinicians educate patients on the best approach to prevent serious oral health issues. By Jennifer E. Fehrenbacher, LDH, MEd, CDA, and Amanda R. Reddington, LDH, MHA, CDA, EFDA

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$ 22
Detecting Premalignant and Malignant White Lesions

(2CEU, Issued November 2020, Course Expires November 30, 2023) Differentiating between malignant/ premalignant oral mucosal lesions and benign white lesions is key to ensuring positive health outcomes. By Kitrina G. Cordell, DDS, MS, and Molly S. Rosebush, DDS, MS

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$ 22
Effects of a Plant-Based Diet on Oral Health

(2CEU, Issued November 2020, Course Expires November 30, 2023) As the association between periodontal health, systemic disease, and nutrition becomes more clear, dental hygienists need to expand their knowledge of the effects of diet on immune response. By Raymond Di Martino and Diana Macri, RDH, BSDH, MSEd

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$ 22
Promoting Dental Health For Pets

(2CEU, Issued November 2020, Course Expires November 30, 2023) Excellent oral healthcare will help pets live longer, healthier lives. By Beatriz Madrid Hicks, MA, RDH

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$ 22
Digital Dentistry and the Quest to Improve Oral Health

(2CEU, Issued November 2020, Course Expires November 30, 2023) Integrating digital technologies with traditional techniques will help achieve optimal outcomes. By Paul Feuerstein, DMD

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$ 22
Improving Dental Appointments with Hypnotherapy

(2CEU, Issued October 2020, Course Expires October 31, 2023) This alternative modality can be used to enhance overall patient comfort while reducing fear and anxiety in the dental setting. By Toby J. Cheramie, DDS, and Heather B. Allen, RDH, BSDH, MSHCM

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$ 22
Oral Health Considerations for Older Adults During the Pandemic

(2CEU, Issued October 2020, Course Expires October 31, 2023) Acknowledging the impact of COVID-19 on general and mental health among vulnerable populations is key to providing effective oral healthcare. By Sandra Stramoski, RDH, MSDH, and Anna Matthews, RDH, MS

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$ 22
Preventing the Spread of Herpes Simplex Type 1

(2CEU, Issued October 2020, Course Expires October 31, 2023) The dental team should be knowledgeable about the clinical presentations, distinguishing features, and treatment protocols of this virus to reduce the risk of transmission. By Selvi M. Das Purkayastha, BDS, RDH, and JoAnn R. Gurenlian, RDH, MS, PhD, AFAAOM

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$ 22
Diagnostic Tips for Benign White Oral Mucosal Lesions

(2CEU, Issued October 2020, Course Expires October 31, 2023) Differentiating between benign and malignant white mucosal lesions is challenging. By Kitrina G. Cordell, DDS, MS, and Molly S. Rosebush, DDS, MS

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$ 22
Addressing the Opioid Crisis

(2CEU, Issued September 2020, Course Expires September 30, 2023) By supporting the prescription drug monitoring program, promoting the proper disposal of opioids, and encouraging opioid stewardship, dental hygienists can make a difference in this public health issue. By Heather B. Allen, RDH, BSDH, MSHCM; Tricia S. Barker, RDH, BSDH, MEd; and Tina Patel Gunaldo, PhD, DPT, MHS

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$ 22
Managing Desquamative Gingivitis

(2CEU, Issued September 2020, Course Expires September 30, 2023) Proper diagnosis of erythematous, erosive, and ulcerated appearance of the gingiva is key to effective care. By Scott M. Peters, DDS

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$ 22
Supporting the Transgender Community

(2CEU, Issued September 2020, Course Expires September 30, 2023) By reducing healthcare disparities, providing nonjudgmental care, and addressing areas of high risk, oral health professionals can play a unique role in encouring oral and systemic health in this patient population. By Anna N. Vo, RDH, BS; Michelle C. Arnett, RDH, BS, MS; 
Miranda Drake, RDH, MSDH; and Yvette Reibel, RDH, BA, BSDH, MSDH

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$ 22
The Increasing Utilization of Teledentistry

(2CEU, Issued September 2020, Course Expires September 30, 2023) Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many oral health professionals have embraced teledentistry as an effective means of delivering care. By Tracye A. Moore, RDH, MS, EdD

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$ 22
Reduce Oral Disease With Interdental Biofilm Control

(2CEU, Issued August 2020, Course Expires August 31, 2023) Providing individualized, patient-specific recommendations for effective interdental cleaning is key to oral health promotion. By Terry Tillis, RDH, PhD

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$ 22
Strategies for Safe and Effective Treatment of Patients With Alzheimer Disease

(2CEU, Issued August 2020, Course Expires August 31, 2023) Oral health professionals need to be prepared to treat individuals with varying stages of this neurodegenerative disorder. By Jafar Alabdullah, BS, MS, and Ahmed Almuntashiri, RDH, MSc

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$ 22
Tips to Identify Social Isolation in Older Adults

(2CEU, Issued August 2020, Course Expires August 31, 2023) Dental hygienists are well positioned to address this important issue facing community-dwelling seniors. By Lisa LaSpina, RDH, MS, DHSc, and Ellen Birchander, BA, MSW, MS

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$ 22
Treating Patients With Bleeding Disorders

(2CEU, Issued August 2020, Course Expires August 31, 2023) Careful planning and consultation with the healthcare team are required to ensure safe and appropriate treatment for this patient population. By Stefanie VanDuine, RDH, BSDH, MSDH

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$ 22
Supporting Implant Health and Managing Peri-Implant Diseases

(2CEU, Issued June 2020, Course Expires June 30, 2023) Routine maintenance is critical to preventing implant failure. By Thomas G. Wilson JR., DDS

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$ 22
Reduce Your Panoramic Imaging Errors

(2CEU, Issued June 2020, Course Expires June 30, 2023) Panoramic radiography offers many benefits but appropriate technique is key. By Jessica R. Kiser, EdD, MS, RDH

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$ 22
Preventing the Spread of Mumps

(2CEU, Issued June 2020, Course Expires June 30, 2023) Oral health professionals have an important role to play in reducing the prevalence of this virus. By Michelle Wood, RDH, MS, and JoAnn R. Gurenlian, RDH, MS, PhD, AFAAOM

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$ 22
Dentinal Hypersensitivity Diagnosis

(2CEU, Issued June 2020, Course Expires June 30, 2023) With careful consideration of myriad factors—from self-report to clinical exam—oral health professionals can effectively diagnosis and treat this common condition. By Elizabeth C. Kornegay, CDA, RDH, MS

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$ 22
Genetic Disorders and Oral Health

(2CEU, Issued May 2020, Course Expires May 31, 2023) Research continues to provide insight into the possible association between genetic disorders and periodontal diseases. By Rebecca Maginot, MS; Vanchit John, BDS, MDS, DDS, MSD; Christopher Dvorak, MS, LCGC; and Daniel Shin, DDS, MSD

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$ 22
Caring for Patients with Schizophrenia

(2CEU, Issued May 2020, Course Expires May 31, 2023) Dental teams well versed in schizophrenia are best positioned to manage the oral health complications of this disorder. By Selvi M. Das Purkayastha, BDS, RDH, and JoAnn Gurenlian, RDH, MS, PhD

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$ 22
Examining the Oral-Systemic Link

(2CEU, Issued May 2020, Course Expires May 31, 2023) Inflammation plays a key role in the association between periodontal and systemic diseases. By Thomas E. Van Dyke, DDS, PhD

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$ 22
Lung Disease and E-Cigarettes

(2CEU, Issued May 2020, Course Expires May 31, 2023) While often touted as less harmful than traditional smoking, electronic cigarette use is not without risks. By Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, RDH, PhD, FSCDH; Armita Hezarkhani, DMD, MPH; and Marc Shlossman, DDS, MS

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$ 22
Treating Herpetic Lesions With Laser Therapy

(2CEU, Issued April 2020, Course Expires April 30, 2023) Healing time and pain can be reduced when herpetic lesions are treated with laser therapy. By Leila H. Liberman, RDH, EdD; Trina Hutto, RDH, MS; and Angela Dudley, RDH, MA, CHES

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$ 22
Successful Management of Adult Patients With Cerebral Palsy

(2CEU, Issued April 2020, Course Expires April 30, 2023) Personalized education and treatment are critical to effective dental hygiene care. By Kelly N. Koerber, RDH, BS, BSDH; Yvette G. Reibel, BA, BSDH, MSDH; Miranda Drake, RDH, MSDH; and Michelle C. Arnett, RDH, BS, MS

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$ 22
Impact of Diet on Oral Health

(2CEU, Issued April 2020, Course Expires April 30, 2023) Providing nutritional counseling is an important part of dental hygiene care to improve both oral and systemic health. By Karen Sue Williams, RDH, MS

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$ 22
Coronavirus Overview for Dental Professionals

(2CEU, Issued April 2020, Course Expires April 30, 2023) Oral health professionals should remain up-to-date on COVID-19 to prevent its transmission in the dental practice. By Susan H. Davide, RDH, MS,MSEd; Anty Lam, RDH, MPH; and Christine Macarelli, RDH, MS

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$ 22
The Varicella Zoster Virus

(2CEU, Issued March 2020, Course Expires March 28, 2023) Oral health professionals should be prepared to note the signs and symptoms of shingles as it has implications for the provision of care. By Diane P. Kandray, RDH, EdD, and Joan O’Connell Spalla, MSEd, MT(ASCP)

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$ 22
Host Modulation and the Inflammatory Response

(2CEU, Issued March 2020, Course Expires March 28, 2023) Host modulation therapy may be effective in controlling the immune response responsible for periodontal diseases. By Carleigh Fraley, BA, RDH; Jennifer Knox-Rodriguez, BS, RDH; and Diana Macri, RDH, BSDH, MSEd

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$ 22
The Rise of Eco-Dentistry

(2CEU, Issued March 2020, Course Expires March 28, 2023) The implementation of green dentistry can help protect practitioners, patients, and the planet. By Susan Vogell, EdD, RDH, and Marleen Azzam, RDH, MS

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$ 22
Assessing the Risk of Drug Interactions

(2CEU, Issued March 2020, Course Expires March 28, 2023) Oral health professionals need to carefully evaluate the possibility of adverse drug interactions in order to provide safe care. By Anna Matthews, RDH, MS; Sandra Stramoski, RDH, MSDH; and Christopher W. Bowers, DMD, MS

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$ 22
The Manifestations of Lyme Disease

(2CEU, Issued February 2020, Course Expires February 28, 2023) This often misdiagnosed tick-borne disease produces oral signs and symptoms detectable in the dental setting. By Olga Gnatovych, RDH, BA, and Victoria Benvenuto, RDH, EdM

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$ 22
Caring for Children with Sensory Processing Disorders

(2CEU, Issued February 2020, Course Expires February 28, 2023) Understanding these neurodevelopmental disorders will help oral health professionals provide safe and effective care. By Deborah Dotson, RDH, PhD; Michelle Johnson, PhD, RDN, LDN; and Christy Isbell, PhD, OTR/L

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$ 22
Behavioral Management in Pediatric Patients

(2CEU, Issued February 2020, Course Expires February 28, 2023) Effectively managing our youngest patients and assessing their caries risk get children on the path toward lifelong oral health. By Beau D. Meyer, DDS, MPH

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$ 22
Treating Kids with Trisomy 21

(2CEU, Issued February 2020, Course Expires February 28, 2023) Following are strategies for supporting oral health and ensuring positive dental experiences in this patient population. By Jeanette MacLean, DDS, DABPD, FAAPD

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$ 22
A Practical Guide to Silver Diamine Fluoride

(2CEU, Issued January 2020, Course Expires January 31, 2023) The use of SDF provides a nonsurgical approach to arresting and managing caries, particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. By Jeanette MacLean, DDS, DABPD, FAAPD

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$ 22
The Oral Impact of Celiac Disease

(2CEU, Issued January 2020, Course Expires January 31, 2023) Patients with this genetic, autoimmune disorder experience significant oral health effects. By Jennifer S. Sherry, RDH, MSEd; Danna Cotner, DDS; and Joel Hamilton, RD, LDN

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$ 22
Caring for the Transgender Patient

(2CEU, Issued January 2020, Course Expires January 31, 2023) Oral health professionals should be prepared to provide equitable care to this often stigmatized population. By Lisa MacKinlay-Byrne, RDH, MS

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$ 22
Estrogen and Temporomandibular Disorders

(2CEU, Issued January 2020, Course Expires January 31, 2023) Hormonal fluctuations may be a contributing risk factor for TMD-related pain. By Tran M. Luu, RDH, BSDH; Faizan Kabani, RDH, MHA, MBA, PhD; and Kathleen B. Muzzin, RDH, MS

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$ 22
Determining Recare Intervals for Periodontal Maintenance

(2CEU, Issued January 2020, Course Expires January 31, 2023) Dental hygienists are well positioned to implement risk-based recare intervals in order to improve patient compliance and outcomes. By Courtney P. Rudick, RDH-EA, MS, CHES; Melissa S. Lang, DDS, MS; and Takanari Miyamoto, DDS, MSD, PhD, MBA

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$ 22
Tips For Treating Patients With Sleep Apnea

(2CEU, Issued December 2019, Course Expires December 31, 2022) Supporting patient compliance with treatment and addressing oral health implications are key to improving the health of patients with this common disorder. By Kimberli A. Harward; and Lorie Speer, RDH, MSDH

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$ 22
Preventing HPV-Related Infections

(2CEU, Issued December 2019, Course Expires December 31, 2022) Oral health professionals must be knowledgeable about the human papillomavirus and its vaccine to effectively educate their patients. By Cynthia L. Stull, BSDH, MDH; and Elise Sarvas, DDS, MSD, MPH

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$ 22
Ensuring Medication Safety in the Dental Setting

(2CEU, Issued December 2019, Course Expires December 31, 2022) Dental teams can use these strategies to encourage medication adherence among patients and avoid possible adverse drug interactions. By Sandra Stramoski, RDH, MSDH; Anna Matthews, RDH, MS; and Christopher W. Bowers, DMD, MS

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$ 22
The Importance of Maternal-Infant Oral Health

(2CEU, Issued December 2019, Course Expires December 31, 2022) As the link between maternal and infant oral health becomes more clear, dental hygiene practice must also evolve to reflect this new knowledge. By Sarah Kay Youny Lee, DDS, MS, FACP; and Sarah B. Hoerler, RDH, MS

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$ 22
Treating Youth Traumatic Dental Injuries

(2CEU, Issued November 2019, Course Expires November 30, 2022) Understanding the risk for TDIs and performing trauma first aid when they occur can encourage positive oral health outcomes. By Lydia Anna Rosado, LDH, MSDH, MPH, CHES, and Lori Rainchuso, RDH, MS, DHSc

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$ 22
Addressing Drug-Related SCARs

(2CEU, Issued November 2019, Course Expires November 30, 2022) While rare, severe cutaneous adverse reactions to certain medications are potentially life-threatening and thus require immediate attention. By Archontia Palaiologou, DDS, MS; Phillip Crum, DDS; and Jessica Owens, DMD

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$ 22
Strategies for Managing Erosive Tooth Wear

(2CEU, Issued November 2019, Course Expires November 30, 2022) Erosive tooth wear can be effectively addressed with minimally invasive dentistry if diagnosed in its early stages. By Alex J. Delgado, DDS, MS, and Vilhelm G. Ólafsson, DDS, MS

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$ 22
The Oral and Systemic Health Benefits of Arginine

(2CEU, Issued November 2019, Course Expires November 30, 2022) Research demonstrates the effects of arginine in destabilizing biofilm, decreasing enamel demineralization and dentinal hypersensitivity, and supporting remineralization. By Nancy Van, RDH, BSDH; Joellen Carr, RDH, BSDH; Lauren Derrick, RDH, BSDH; Faizan Kabani, RDH, MHA, MBA, PhD; and Lisa Mallonee, RDH, MPH, RD, LD

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$ 22
Delivering Risk-Stratified Care

(2CEU, Issued October 2019, Course Expires October 31, 2022) Effective risk assessment is key to changing patient behavior and understanding patients. By Sean G. Boynes, DMD, MS; Brian B. Nový, DDS; and Carrie Peltier, MS, MPH

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$ 22
Decreasing the Impact of Bias

(2CEU, Issued October 2019, Course Expires October 31, 2022) Explicit (conscious) and implicit (unconscious) biases affect providers’ understanding, actions, communication, and treatment decisions. By Emily Ludwig, RDH, MSDH; Jessica Suedbeck, RDH, MSDH; and Susan Lynn Tolle, BSDH, MS

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$ 22
Implant Care in Patients with Diabetes

(2CEU, Issued October 2019, Course Expires October 31, 2022) While implant therapy is a feasible option in patients with this metabolic disorder, oral health professionals need to consider a variety of factors before moving forward. By Bethany Palesh, RDH, MS; Suncica Travan, DDS, MS; and Danielle Furgeson, RDH, MS, DHSc

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$ 22
Advancing In-Office Whitening Techniques

(2CEU, Issued October 2019, Course Expires October 31, 2022) As patients continue to demand whiter teeth, new in-office bleaching techniques help make positive outcomes easier than ever. By Sibel A. Antonson, DDS, PhD, MBA, and Ahmed J. Abuzinadah, DDS

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$ 22
The Safe and Effective Use of Conebeam Computed Tomography

(2CEU, Issued September 2019, Course Expires September 30, 2022) This three-dimensional technology offers many advantages but oral health professionals need to be well versed in its indications and technique to use it safely. By Brigette R. Cooper RDH, MS; and Trisha Krenikmatejcek, RDH, MS

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$ 22
Identifying and Addressing Ankyloglossi

(2CEU, Issued September 2019, Course Expires September 30, 2022) A Dental hygienists should be prepared to recognize tongue-tie and provide education and referrals to improve oral function. By Stacey McKinney, RDH, MSEd; and Sherri M. Lukes, RDH, MS, FAADH

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$ 22
Effects of Mastication on Cognitive Health

(2CEU, Issued September 2019, Course Expires September 30, 2022) Research demonstrates that masticatory disfunction may also be a risk factor for dementia. By Kandice Swarthout, MS, RDH, LPC; Julie Holly, BA, RDH; and Stepheni Newton, BSN, RDH

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$ 22
Achieving pH Neutralization

(2CEU, Issued September 2019, Course Expires September 30, 2022) Optimal pH levels help support remineralization and maintain homeostasis in the oral microbiome. By Martha McComas, RDH, MS

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$ 22
Improving the Nonsurgical Treatment Of Periodontitis

(2CEU, Issued August 2019, Course Expires August 31, 2022) Modifying risk factors, facilitating decisions about the use of antibiotics, and recommending appropriate oral hygiene measures are the keys to successful treatment. By Bharathi Devi Myneni, BDS; and Charles M. Cobb, DDS, MS, PhD

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$ 22
The Etiology of Xerostomia

(2CEU, Issued July/August 2019, Course Expires August 31, 2022) By understanding the causes of dry mouth, oral health professionals will be prepared to offer management strategies. By Kaitlin Stier, RDH, MPH, and Lisa B. Stefanou, RDH, MPH

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$ 22
Supporting the Success of Instrument Reprocessing

(2CEU, Issued July/August 2019, Course Expires August 31, 2022) Errors and breaches in instrument reprocessing may be avoided by implementing recommended policies and procedures, regardless of the method of sterilization and disinfection used. By Eve J. Cuny, BA, MS

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$ 22
Providing Care to Patients With Special Needs

(2CEU, Issued July/August 2019, Course Expires August 31, 2022) As more adults with special needs seek oral heath care in the private practice setting, clinicians need to be prepared to offer safe and effective treatment. By Nita Singh, DDS

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$ 22
Preventing HPV-Related Cancers Through Immunization

(2CEU, Issued July/August 2019, Course Expires August 31, 2022) Dental hygienists play an important role in creating a pro-HPV vaccine practice. By By Alice M. Horowitz, RDH, MA, PhD, and Cheryl A. Vamos, PhD, MPH

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$ 22
Hypersensitivity Management with Fluoride

Fluoride varnish and silver diamine fluoride are both viable treatment options in efforts to relieve the pain of dentinal hypersensitivity, particularly among older adults.

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$ 22
Addressing Childhood Obesity in the Dental Setting

Oral health professionals are in a unique position to provide screening and education based on individual risk factors to manage this public health issue.

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$ 22
Oral Health Implications of Menopause

Dental hygienists play an integral role in educating patients about the oral and systemic effects of menopause.

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$ 22
An Integrative Approach to Periodontal Health

P4 medicine, which encompasses participation, prediction, prevention, and personalization, offers new avenues to manage the various stages of periodontal diseases.

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$ 22
Treating Patients with Anorexia Nervosa

Dental hygienists should be prepared to recognize the disorder, provide prompt referral for medical care, and educate patients on protecting their oral health.

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$ 22
Strategies for Addressing Sialorrhea

This salivary gland dysfunction presents a multidimensional challenge to oral health professionals who must be well versed in sialorrhea’s causes and progression in order to effectively treatment plan.

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$ 22
The Importance of the Intraoral Scanner

As technology advances, dental hygienists need to be well versed on the practical benefits of intraoral scanner use.

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$ 22
The Rise of Measles

With the recent rise in incidence, oral health professionals should be able to recognize measles and understand the related oral health considerations.

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$ 11
Supporting Ergonomic Health

A variety of interventions are available to help dental hygienists reduce their risk of work-related injury.

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$ 22
Strategies For Managing Burning Mouth Syndrome

While its etiology is unclear, the symptoms of burning mouth syndrome can be effectively addressed with a personalized patient treatment plan.

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$ 22
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Therapy and Oral Health

Addressing the oral complications caused by hematopoietic stem cell transplants is integral to maintaining health in this patient population.

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$ 22
Preparing For Medical Emergencies

With effective preparation, practice, and review of patients’ medical histories and vital signs, oral health professionals will be able to appropriately respond to medical emergencies.

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$ 22
Smokeless Doesn’t Equal Safe

Oral health professionals need to be well versed in the adverse effects of e-cigarettes so they can effectively educate their patients.

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$ 22
Maintaining the Oral Microbiome

As one of the most colonized areas of the body, clinicians need to understand how best to promote health and prevent dysbiosis in the oral microbiome.

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$ 11
Ensuring Sealant Efficacy

Supporting successful sealant placement – through material choice, tooth preparation, and technique – is key to positive patient outcomes.

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$ 22
Air Polishing as an Adjunctive Therapy

Subgingival air polishing can serve as an adjunctive method for biofilm removal in periodontal maintenance therapy.

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$ 22
What Do Lab Values Mean?

Understanding a patient’s lab values—which can impact dental treatment—is key to providing comprehensive care.

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$ 22
Easing Anxiety with Therapy Dogs

While animal-assisted interventions may reduce distress for anxious patients, dental professionals need to adhere to appropriate guidelines to ensure their proper introduction into dental practice.

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$ 22
Caries Management with Silver Diamine Fluoride

A new chemotherapeutic option for caries management, SDF is a safe and effective caries-preventive agent.

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$ 22
Quit The Dip

This discussion of trends in smokeless tobacco use and strategies for cessation are designed to help oral health professionals adequately address this public health epidemic.

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$ 22
The Role of Genetics in Caries Risk and Resistance

Improved understanding of relevant genetic factors will help increase the precision of caries risk assessment and, ultimately, enable more targeted, personalized interventions that will effectively prevent and manage dental caries.

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$ 22
Effects of Asthma On Oral Health

Supporting the oral and systemic health of pediatric patients with asthma is key to successful outcomes.

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$ 22
Esthetic Options for Tooth Movement

Clear aligners and lingually positioned appliances present esthetic alternatives to orthodontic treatment with traditional braces.

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$ 22
Addressing Xerostomia

Here is how you can detect and treat this common problem to help patients improve their quality of life and prevent oral disease.

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$ 22
Incorporating HIV Testing in the Dental Office

HIV testing in the dental setting can help patients get connected with the care they need to improve their long-term health outcomes.

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$ 22
Ergonomics Reinvigorated

Strategies for using the Core Four to help prevent musculoskeletal disorders.

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$ 22
Update on Dental Restorative Materials

How to safely and effectively care for dental restorations.

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$ 22
Therapeutic Use of Botulinum Neurotoxin Injections

As the popularity of these therapeutic injections increases, oral health professionals should be familiar with their mechanism of action, indications, adverse effects, and evidence for safe and effective use.

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$ 22
The Oral Use of Transmucosal Drug Delivery

Transmucosal drug delivery provides an alternative to traditional enteral, intravenous, or intramuscular routes of medication administration.

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$ 22
Protocol for Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the Dental Setting

Proper training enables oral health professionals to quickly respond to sudden cardiac arrest in dental patients.

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$ 22
Dental Hygiene Diagnosis

The full scope of dental hygiene practice requires a link between the assessment data and the dental hygiene care plan.

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$ 22
How to Screen for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Oral health professionals are well-positioned to facilitate obstructive sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment in the dental setting.

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$ 22
The Oral Health Professional’s Role In Forensic Dentistry

Properly trained clinicians can use forensic dentistry to help identify individuals who may otherwise remain unidentified.

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$ 22
7 Steps to the Nonsurgical Treatment of Periodontitis

This protocol focuses on modifying risk factors, facilitating decisions about the use of antibiotics, and recommending appropriate oral hygiene measures.

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$ 22
Aloe Vera and Oral Health

Aloe vera’s anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties may provide dental health benefits.

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$ 22
Addressing Multiple Supernumerary Teeth

The unexpected discovery of multiple supernumerary teeth requires a unique approach to treatment planning and oral hygiene.

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$ 22
Oral Effects of Cancer Treatment

Creating an individualized treatment plan can help to minimize the adverse oral health effects of cancer treatment.

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$ 22
Managing Dentin Hypersensitivity

A close-up look at the predisposing factors, differential diagnosis, and therapies for dentin hypersensitivity.

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$ 22
Air Polishing for Today’s Dental Hygienist

A new addition to the biofilm management armamentarium, air polishing offers significant benefits to both patients and clinicians.

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$ 22
An In-Depth Look at the New Peri-Implant and Periodontal Disease Classification System

The first classifications for peri-implant conditions are included in this newly released periodontal disease classification system.

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$ 22
What Oral Health Professionals Need to Know About Syphilis

Detecting syphilis early is integral to its successful treatment.

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$ 22
Preventing Peri-Implantitis

How to develop an evidence-based plan for implant success.

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$ 22
Note the Signs of Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Children

Oral health professionals can support a child’s optimal growth and development by screening for sleep-related breathing disorders.

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$ 22
Expanding the Caries Prevention Armamentarium

Effectively reducing tooth decay depends on moving beyond traditional interventions to include adjunctive therapies, behavior modification approaches, and legislative advocacy.

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$ 11
Choosing the Right Sealant Material

Selecting the most appropriate selant material depends on several factors, including patient needs.

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$ 33
Creating an Individualized Approach to Caries Prevention

This bundle contains Choosing the Right Sealant Material & Expanding the Caries Prevention Armamentarium

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$ 22
The Importance of Interpersonal Communication Skills

Patient care and team building are supported by highly effective interpersonal communication skills.

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$ 22
Oral Health Effects of Antiresorptive Medications

Oral health professionals need to be familiar with bisphosphonates and other antiresorptive medications due to their impact on dental health.

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$ 22
Technology-Related Infection Control Challenges

Understanding how to manage technology in the dental setting requires knowledge and application of infection control guidelines.

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$ 22
Strategies for Treating Seniors

Identifying common oral health problems, chronic conditions, and physical/ motor disorders is key to ensuring successful dental appointments for mature patients.

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$ 22
Risks to Oral Health Posed by Swimming

Teeth stain, dental pain, calculus buildup, and dental erosion can be side effects of exposure to pool chlorine.

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$ 22
Periodontal Disease Management

Understanding the biology behind periodontal disease phenotypes will help oral health professionals create individualized periodontal treatment plans.

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$ 22
A Guide to Water Fluoridation

Examining fluoride intake at an individual patient level is necessary to develop effective caries management plans.

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$ 22
Vaccination Recommendations

Dental hygienists need to be familiar with vaccination recommendations in order to protect themselves from exposure to infectious diseases and educate patients about the importance of immunizations.

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$ 22
Treating Dry Mouth

Dry mouth/xerostomia are common conditions that need a multifaceted approach to mitigate symptoms.

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$ 22
Maximize the Caries-Prevention Benefits of Sealants

This bundle contains Sealant Success & Strategies to Improve sealant Retention

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$ 22
Addressing Prescription Opioid Misuse

Improving communication between providers, increasing use of alternative pain control mechanisms, and creating evidence-based prescribing guidelines will reduce the unintended distribution of prescription opioids.

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$ 22
Note the Signs of Elder Abuse

Dental hygienists are well positioned to recognize the symptoms of elder abuse.

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$ 11
Sealant Success

Dental sealants remain an integral part of the caries prevention armamentarium.

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$ 11
Strategies to Improve Sealant Retention

Supporting the long-term viability of sealants in key to their success in caries prevention.

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$ 22
Joining the Emergency Preparedness Team

Oral health professionals have unique skills that can be invaluable to emergency preparedness teams.

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$ 22
Ensure Proper Fit

Implementing well-fitting loupes into clinical practice can improve both ergonomics and the quality of patient care.

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$ 22
Pediatric Use of Dental Lasers

With applications ranging from soft tissue surgery to sealant and caries preparations, dental lasers represent a viable treatment modality for this patient population.

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$ 22
Understanding the New Blood Pressure Guidelines

Oral health professionals who are well versed in the new guidelines will be best prepared to handle the implications on patient care.

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$ 22
Improving Oral Health With Polyphenols

These antioxidants provide anti-inflammatory, anticariogenic, and anticarcinogenic effects.

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$ 22
The Relationship Between Obesity and Periodontal Diseases

Identifying and addressing oral complications are essential to successful management of this chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease.

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$ 22
Oral Health Effects of Head and Neck Radiation

A collaborative treatment plan is necessary for patients undergoing radiotherapy for head and neck cancer, as they are susceptible to side effects that manifest in various tissues of the oral cavity.

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$ 22
Treating Patients with Anxiety Disorders

Proper preparation will help clinicians effectively care for this population, improving the likelihood that patients will return for regular oral health care.

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$ 22
Maintaining the Oral Health of Patients With Sjögren’s Syndrome

Identifying and addressing oral complications are essential to successful management of this chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease.

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$ 22
Caring for Patients With Diabetes

Oral health professionals can play a role in supporting both the oral and systemic health of patients with diabetes.

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$ 22
Endodontic Diagnosis for the Dental Hygienist

Endodontic diagnosis and diagnostic techniques may not be familiar to dental hygienists but their use can improve patient flow, efficiency, and outcomes.

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The Ethics of Off-Label Drug Use

With a continued rise in the use of off-label drug therapies, oral health professionals need to be aware of related legal and ethical considerations.

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$ 22
Extreme Body Modifications

Providing effective care and recommendations to this patient population is key to supporting oral health.

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$ 22
Caring for Patients Who Consume Cannabis

As more states legalize some form of marijuana use, oral health professionals need to be knowledgeable about cannabis use, the various forms available, and its effects on oral and systemic health.

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$ 22
Improve Patient Communication

From using professional interpretation services to addressing low health literacy, ensuring effective communication between patients and providers is Integral to positive outcomes.

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$ 11
A Profession At Risk

Oral health professionals need to develop a prevention plan to reduce their risk of musculoskeletal disorders.

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$ 22
Advantages of Teledentistry Technologies

Implementing telehealth practices can enhance oral health care delivery and improve access to care.

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$ 22
The Role of Oral Health Professionals in the Opioid Epidemic

Clinicians need to understand the signs and symptoms of opioid abuse and engage in efforts to curtail it.

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$ 22
Treating Patients With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Following are strategies to help improve treatment outcomes in this patient population.

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$ 22
Maintaining Oral Health in Patients With Special Needs

Periodontal health is intricately tied to oral and systemic health in patients with special needs.

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$ 22
Dietary Influence on Inflammation

Consuming a Middle Eastern diet could reduce systemic and periodontal inflammation compared with a Western diet.

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$ 22
Cultivating Cultural Competency in the Dental Setting

With an increasingly diverse population, oral health professionals need to be able to communicate effectively with all types of patients.

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$ 22
Managing Orofacial Pain

Oral health professionals should be prepared to address chronic idiopathic or dysfunctional orofacial pain conditions.

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$ 22
Treating the Transgender Patient

Following are strategies to support oral health professionals in their efforts to meet the needs of this patient population and to identify barriers to care.

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$ 22
Early Detection of Type 2 Diabetes In Children and Adolescents

Following are assessment techniques that are easily implemented into routine dental hygiene practice.

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$ 22
Detecting Gingival Cancer

Oral health professionals play a crucial role in the early detection and post-therapy management of this disease.

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$ 22
Adverse Effects of Medication Use

As complications of medication use negatively impact oral comfort, function, and quality of life, Clinicians should assess patients’ drug regimens to determine oral health risks.

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$ 22
Update on Methods for Oral Biofilm Disruption

Regular personal and professional biofilm removal is key to preventing and treating oral infections.

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$ 22
The Treatment of Cleft Lip and/or Palate

With the advent of presurgical infant orthopedics, the role of oral health professionals in caring for this population continues to grow.

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$ 22
The Leukocyte Platelet Rich Fibrin Technique

Created with patients’ own donor tissue, the placement of L-PRF encourages healing following a variety of dental procedures.

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$ 22
The Therapeutic Use of Botox

Oral health professionals are charged with encouraging open communication with patients, and understanding their perception of health and disease, as influenced by traditional beliefs.

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$ 22
Providing Ethical, Culturally Competent Care

Oral health professionals are charged with encouraging open communication with patients, and understanding their perception of health and disease, as influenced by traditional beliefs.

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$ 22
Use of Fluoride Varnish in Caries Prevention

As this effective preventive tool is widely used, oral health professionals need to remain up-to-date regarding product innovations and the most current evidence-based approaches.

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$ 22
HIV Testing in the Dental Setting

Oral health professionals are well positioned to identify the early stages of human immunodeficiency virus infection.

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$ 22
Managing Patients With Critical Cardiac Conditions

As this effective preventive tool is widely used, oral health professionals need to remain up-to-date regarding product innovations and the most current evidence-based approaches.

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$ 22
Successful Strategies for Periodontal Debridement

The majority of periodontal patients can retain their dentition with appropriate treatment, effective plaque control, and regular maintenance.

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$ 11
Control the Aerosol Risk

Precautions must be taken to ensure both clinician and patient safety during ultrasonic instrumentation.

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$ 22
Changing the Trajectories of Diabetes and Periodontitis

Oral health professionals who understand the interrelationship of the inflammatory burden shared by these two chronic diseases will be best prepared to provide customized treatment.

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$ 22
Digital Technology Integration

The following Strategies can help oral health professionals implement new technologies into daily clinical practice.

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$ 22
Breaking the Genetic Code

Genetic testing may provide oral health professionals with a new avenue to customize patient care and improve preventive treatments and outcomes.

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$ 22
Adverse Birth Outcomes and Oral Health

This literature review investigates the evidence surrounding the association between periodontal disease and preterm births and low birth weight.

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$ 22
Strategies for Meeting Infection Control Protocols

In order to protect the health of patients and Oral health professionals, compliance with infection control guidelines and requirements must be a top priority.

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$ 22
The Role of Homeopathy in Oral Health Care

As the number of patients interested in complementary and alternative medicine grows, clinicians should be aware of this modality.

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Addressing Ulcerations of the Oral Cavity

Oral health professionals need to be able to recognize the sometimes subtle signs of victimization in order to effectively assist this vulnerable population.

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Identifying Victims of Human Trafficking

Oral health professionals need to be able to recognize the sometimes subtle signs of victimization in order to effectively assist this vulnerable population.

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A Closer Look at Gingival Recession

Course Units: 2Issue Date: July 1, 2017Expiration Date: July 31, 2020Authors: Keerthana Satheesh, DDS, MS

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Effects of Aging on Periodontal Health

Course Units: 2Issue Date: July 1, 2017Expiration Date: July 31, 2020Authors: Sivaraman Prakasam, BDS, MSD, PhD

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Tattoos in the Dental Setting

Course Units: 2Issue Date: July 1, 2017Expiration Date: July 31, 2020Authors: Susan Lynn Tolle, BSDH, MS, Kathryn R. Search, RDH, BSDH, MS and Amanda B. Verissimo, RDH, MS

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$ 22
Effects of Synthetic Cannabinoid Use

Course Units: 2Issue Date: July 1, 2017Expiration Date: July 31, 2020Authors: Susan Davide, RDH, MS, MSEd

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$ 22
Supporting Implant Health

Course Units: 2Issue Date: June 1, 2017Expiration Date: June 30, 2020Authors: Timothy J. Hempton, DDS and Evangelos Papathanasiou DMD, MS, PhD

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$ 22
Caries Risk Assessment in Children With Special Needs

Course Units: 2Issue Date: June 1, 2017Expiration Date: June 30, 2020Authors: Elise Sarvas, DDS, MSD, MPH

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Identifying Patients at Risk for Inflammatory Driven Conditions

Course Units: 2Issue Date: June 1, 2017Expiration Date: June 30, 2020Authors: Casey Hein, BSDH, MBA and Eraldo L. Batista Jr, DDS, MSC, DSC

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Bridging the HPV Knowledge Gap

Course Units: 2Issue Date: June 1, 2017Expiration Date: June 30, 2020Authors: Christina A. Demopoulos, DDS, MPH, Tanis Stewart, MPA, MBA, PhD and Marcia M. Ditmyer, PhD, MCHES

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$ 22
Strategies for Dentinal Hypersensitivity Management

Course Units: 2Issue Date: May 1, 2017Expiration Date: May 31, 2020Authors: Mia L. Geisinger, DDS, MS

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Motivational Interviewing for Dental Hygienists

Course Units: 2Issue Date: May 1, 2017Expiration Date: May 31, 2020Authors: Michelle Arnett, RDH, BS, MS and Anne E. Gwozdek, RDH, BA, MA

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Ethical Decision Making in Dental Hygiene

Course Units: 2Issue Date: May 1, 2017Expiration Date: May 31, 2020Authors: Michele Carr, RDH, MA

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$ 22
The Therapeutic Potential of Medical Marijuana

Course Units: 2Issue Date: May 1, 2017Expiration Date: May 31, 2020Authors: Anna Matthews, RDH, MS and Sandra Stramoski, RDH, MSDH

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$ 22
Caring for Children With Diabetes

Oral health professionals are well positioned to provide the extensive preventive and therapeutic care required to maintain the oral health of this patient population.

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$ 22
A Comprehensive Approach to Dental Caries Management

Risk assessment, therapeutic and restorative therapies, establishment of a dental home, and interprofessional care are key to mitigating the negative effects of tooth decay.

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$ 22
The Opioid Crisis

Clinicians should be knowledgeable about the signs and symptoms of opioid use disorder in order to provide the most appropriate care to these patients.

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Signs and Symptoms of Hypophosphatasia

As premature tooth loss is one of the first signs of this debilitating disease, oral health professionals need to be prepared to recognize it in its earliest stages. By Julio Sotillo, DDS, PhD and Kyriakie Sarafoglou, MD

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Ensure the Safety of Dental Treatment Water

Appropriate methods to control biofilm formation and monitor water quality must be implemented to safeguard patients.

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$ 22
Advancing Patient Care With Digital Technology

The use of digital impressioning and computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing may help improve treatment outcomes.

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$ 22
Health Literacy for the Dental Professional

Assessing and addressing low oral health literacy can help improve patient adherence to recommendations and outcomes.

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$ 22
Caring for Patients Undergoing Immunotherapy

Understanding immune response is key to effectively detecting and managing the oral side effects of this treatment.

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The Use Of Lasers in Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy

The efficacy of this technology as an adjunctive treatment for periodontitis and peri-implant diseases remains controversial.

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Supporting Oral Health in Pregnancy

Providing dental care to pregnant patients is both safe and necessary to ensure the health of both mothers and infants.

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Diabetes and Periodontal Diseases

Inflammation is the link that binds these two common maladies.

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Tobacco Trends

While tobacco use continues to decline in adults, its prevalence is growing among young people, emphasizing the need for effective prevention and intervention strategies.

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$ 22
Treating Patients on Antiplatelet Therapy

In order to safely and effectively manage this patient population, oral health professionals should be able to recognize the medical indications for which antiplatelets are prescribed and understand their adverse effects.

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$ 22
Caring For Patients With Spina Bifida

This complex neural tube defect causes a variety of impairments that can impact the delivery of dental treatment.

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Addressing Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Oral health professionals play important roles in detecting and treating obstructive sleep apnea.

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$ 22
Current Concepts in Caries Risk Assessment

Staying abreast of the changing landscape of caries risk assessment, management, and prevention will help oral health professionals provide the highest quality patient care.

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$ 22
Improving the Oral Health of Older Adults

As the ranks of older adults continue to grow, oral health professionals must adapt their clinical approaches to meet the needs of this patient population.

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The Complexity Of Multiple Sclerosis

Patients with this neurodegenerative disorder need a customized dental care plan to maintain both oral and overall health.

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$ 22
Caring For Patients with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Dental hygienists are well positioned to identify, treat, and refer patients who present with suspected or confirmed EDS signs and symptoms.

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Strategies to Maintain Complex Implant Restorations

Understanding prosthetic design is essential to tailoring effective maintenance regimens for the prevention and treatment of peri-implant diseases.

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Improve the View

The dental videoscope provides direct visualization of nearly undetectable subgingival calculus deposits.

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The Blended Approach to Instrumentation

The best patient outcomes are achieved through the tandem use of ultrasonic and hand instrumentation.

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The Role of Occlusion In the Progression of Periodontal Diseases

Current data suggest that occlusal discrepancies and certain types of occlusal contacts negatively impact periodontal health.

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Caring for Patients Who Abuse Methamphetamine

The nonmedical use of this drug significantly impacts oral health.

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Considering the Two-Stage Injection Technique

While many oral health professionals prefer this technique, the evidence supporting its efficacy in reducing pain response is limited.

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Modifying Behavior to Improve Outcomes

An individualized approach to behavior modification may be the most successful in improving compliance with treatment and self-care regimens.

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$ 22
Infection Control Update

Oral health professionals need to be familiar with The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recently published summary of infection prevention practices in dental settings.

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$ 22
The New Generation of Blood Thinners

Special considerations are needed when providing dental care to patients taking novel oral anticoagulants.

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$ 22
Maintenance Considerations for Prosthodontic Patients

Without the development of, and compliance with, a structured maintenance program, the long-term success of restorative care is at risk.

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Caring for Patients With Huntington’s Disease

This genetic disease has severe consequences for oral and overall health.

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Communicating About Sensitive Topics

While addressing issues like sexually transmitted infections, obesity, and tobacco use is not easy, oral health professionals are obligated to educate patients on key factors related to oral and systemic health.

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Complications in Tooth Development

Early diagnosis of dental anomalies—such as variations in tooth number, size, and shape—enables optimal patient management and treatment planning.

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Oral Health Risks in Athletes

While athletes are in prime physical condition, they may be at increased risk for bruxism, dental erosion, and xerostomia.

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Caring for the LGBT Community

Providing culturally appropriate treatment is key to improving access to care and health outcomes in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender patients.

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Treating Patients With Fibromyalgia

Implementing patient management strategies and oral self-care modifications will help this population maintain their oral health.

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$ 22
Oral Cancer Detection

Dental hygienists play a unique role in early oral cancer detection by routinely providing examinations and educating patients about self-examination and risk factors.

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Arresting Caries

The use of silver diamine fluoride offers many benefits in arresting caries lesions, especially among underserved and low-income populations.

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Improving Periodontal Health

Nonsurgical periodontal therapy—both traditional practices and recent innovations—remains key to improving oral health outcomes.

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3D Printing in Dentistry

This promising technology has many uses in the delivery of oral health care services—from restorative care to implant dentistry. By Joseph W. Evans, DDS and Parth S. Desai, BDS, MPH

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Caring For Patients With Hearing Impairment

Clinicians need to be prepared to provide effective oral health services to this patient population.

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$ 22
Improving Oral Health With School-Based Sealant Programs

Such programs can reduce the risk of dental caries, while improving school attendance and decreasing Medicaid costs.

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Reduce the Prevalence of Early Childhood Caries

While the expansion of Medicaid and The Children’s Health Insurance Program has improved utilization of dental care, state disparities remain.

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Minimize Amalgam Waste

Dental practices must follow best management practices to ensure the safe handling and disposal of amalgam waste.

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Preparing for the Zika Virus

Oral health professionals need to remain up to date on this viral epidemic so they can best protect themselves and their patients.

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Managing Deep Caries

Vital pulp therapy can be a useful option for treating severe caries in primary molars.

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The Role of Sugar Alcohols in Caries Prevention

This literature review examines the evidence regarding the effectiveness of sugar alcohols in preventing tooth decay.

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Trends in the Prevention of Peri-Implant Diseases

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Supporting Oral Health in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis

Understanding the specific risk factors that affect these patients will help clinicians effectively manage their caries risk.

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Laser Basics

Although the research is mixed, the use of laser technology in periodontics and implantology continues to grow.

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Screening for Suicide May Save a Life

Oral health professionals are well positioned to screen for this preventable cause of death during the dental hygiene process of care.

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The Impact of Diet and Nutrition On Oral Health

Dental hygienists can help patients improve their oral health by identifying dietary contributors to oral disease, assessing patients for nutrition-related risks, and providing dietary counseling.

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Alternative Injection Techniques

The use of the infraorbital, anterior middle superior alveolar, and maxillary nerve blocks provide safety and efficiency benefits during the administration of local anesthesia.

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$ 22
Caring for Patients With Special Needs

Clinicians need to be prepared to provide safe and effective oral health care services to this population.

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Improve Oral Health During Pregnancy

Receiving professional dental care during pregnancy is critical to maintaining oral health.

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Sedation of the Pediatric Patient

The use of sedation and general anesthesia may make the treatment of children who cannot tolerate dental care possible.

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Recognizing the Signs Of Crohn’s Disease

Oral health professionals should be aware of the oral manifestations of this gastrointestinal condition in order to facilitate early diagnosis.

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Effective Pain Management for Kids

Preventing and controlling pain are integral to ensuring successful dental appointments among this patient population.

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Localized Aggressive Periodontitis

Early diagnosis, effective treatment, and patient compliance are integral to successfully managing this rapidly advancing disease.

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Treating Patients With CREST Syndrome

Dental hygienists are well prepared to help those with this autoimmune disorder maintain their oral health.

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Sleep Disorder Detection in Children

Knowledgeable oral health professionals are uniquely positioned to identify patients early in the disease process.

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Caring for Older Adults Residing in Institutions

This vulnerable population is at increased risk for a variety of oral diseases, including caries, periodontal diseases, and fungal infections.

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Prevent Infective Endocarditis

The debate over whether antibiotic prophylaxis is necessary to prevent this life-threatening infection remains ongoing.

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Assessing Chronic Periodontitis

Periodontal probing and dental radiography are important components of evaluating the location and severity of this common oral disease.

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Promoting Oral Health Among the Visually Impaired

Dental professionals need to be prepared to safely and effectively treat patients with age-related macular degeneration.

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Screening for Oral Cancer

Early detection is key to reducing the mortality and morbidity associated with this serious disease.

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Understanding Cerebral Palsy

Children with this neurological disorder experience a variety of signs and symptoms, some of which impact the delivery of dental care.

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Beyond Bacteria

Bacteria may not be the only culprits behind periodontitis. New research suggests a viral component may also play a role in specific cases.

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Preventing Caries Through Diet

Clinicians need to understand the prenatal and post-natal dietary factors associated with early childhood caries.

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The Importance of Health Literacy

The Importance of Health Literacy Patients with low health literacy need targeted interventions to support successful treatment outcomes.

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Understanding the Correlation

Understanding the Correlation While the relationship is not causal, the presence of periodontal inflammation may impact the cognitive degeneration associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Tips for Administering the Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block

Providing sufficient pain control to patients is critical to dental hygiene care.

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Supporting Oral Health in Patients with Breast Cancer

Supporting Oral Health in Patients with Breast Cancer Dental hygienists play a vital role in helping these patients maintain their oral health.

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Caring for Stroke Survivors

Maintaining the oral health of patients who have experienced stroke is critical to supporting their systemic health.

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The Truth About Gluten

Clinicians who are knowledgeable about gluten-mediated reactions will be prepared to treat patients with these types of allergies.

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Strategies for Treating Children With Autism

A variety of strategies enable dental professionals to successfully provide much needed oral health care to this patient population.

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Support Long-Term Success

Dental hygienists are key to ensuring positive outcomes following periodontal implant therapies.

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Alternative Anesthesia Techniques

When administering anesthesia to patients with anatomical variations, the Gow-Gates and Vazirani-Akinosi mandibular blocks may provide the best opportunity for successful pain control.

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The Danger Is Real

While hookah smoking is often seen as a safe alternative to other forms of tobacco use, the research says otherwise.

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Stop the Cycle of Missed Appointments

Addressing the barriers many patients face when accessing dental care may help reduce the number of broken appointments.

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Implementing Dental Hygiene Diagnosis into Practice

This essential part of oral health care ensures that patients receive an effective evaluation and personalized treatment plan.

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Addressing White Spot Lesions

Determining the cause of these lesions is essential to successful treatment and esthetic improvement.

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Improve Outcomes with Interprofessional Collaboration

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Detect Developmental Tooth Anomalies

Early diagnosis of these morphological variations may help improve esthetic and functional treatment outcomes.

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Tackling the Vaccine Controversy

Oral health professionals who remain up-to date on immunization recommendations and disease etiology and pathogenesis will be well prepared to educate patients on this critical component of public health.

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The Meaning of Tooth Migration

While the presence of space between teeth is common among children, pathologic tooth migration in adults may be indicative of oral disease.

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Treating Patients With Von Willebrand Disease

Maintaining oral health is paramount for individuals with this blood clotting disorder.

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Dealing With Dementia

A patient-centered approach will help dental professionals improve both oral and systemic health outcomes for patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Periodontal Care for Older Adults

Treating periodontally involved teeth and maintaining existing dentition are cost-effective approaches to periodontal care among older adults.

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All Sugars Are Not Created Equal

While it is well known that consuming too much sugar has negative consequences, emerging research is demonstrating that high-fructose corn syrup may exert specific, unique effects on both systemic and oral health.

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Unscrambling the Periodontitis-Diabetes Connection

A large body of evidence demonstrates that diabetes mellitus and periodontitis are closely linked but the association remains complex.

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The Influence of Sex on Health

Understanding the connections between sex, gender, and well-being may improve health outcomes.

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Improve the Quality of Pain Control

Computer-controlled local anesthetic delivery offers a multitude of benefits for both patients and clinicians.

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Create a Safety Culture

The use of an implant safety checklist can help reduce the risk of error and improve outcomes.

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Addressing Elder Abuse

Dental hygienists are well positioned to note the signs and symptoms of this increasingly common form of mistreatment among older adults.

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Exploring Prevalence And Prevention

What the research shows on the prevalence of chronic periodontitis and the efficacy of traditional prevention interventions.

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Treatment Considerations For Heart Patients

Remaining up-to-date on the root causes and characteristics of cardiac arrhythmia and infective endocarditis helps to ensure the safe provision of dental care.

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Diabetes in the Dental Office

Oral health professionals should have a basic understanding of glycemic monitoring and management to best serve patients with this common chronic disease.

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Evidence-Based Decision Making

When investigating ergonomic interventions, oral health professionals should incorporate this important process to increase the likelihood of success.

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Dental Care for Patients With Heart Disease

Current approaches to ensure the safe provision of oral health services to individuals with hypertension and heart failure.

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The Oral Microbiome and the Risk of Lung Infection

Aspirating oral pathogens to the lower airway may cause serious health implications for vulnerable patients.

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Reducing Stroke Risk

Improving periodontal health may also help prevent stroke.

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Skip the Sugary Drinks

Consuming sugar-sweetened beverages causes a multitude of oral and systemic health problems.

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See the Signs

Oral health professionals need to be aware of the symptoms of domestic violence and understand how to effectively assist victims.

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Strategies for the Safe Treatment of Cardiovascular Patients

As the prevalence of heart disease grows, dental hygienists must be aware of its implications for dental care.

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The Evolution of Air Polishing

This dynamic technique is a helpful addition to the dental hygiene armamentarium.

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The Heart and Mouth Connection

While the evidence shows that periodontitis and atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases are linked, the reasons behind this association are still being investigated.

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The Dangers of Tickborne Diseases

Lyme disease and other tickborne diseases can have devastating health effects, making early diagnosis critical

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A Whole New World

Guided tissue regeneration offers new treatment possibilities in the field of periodontal therapeutics.

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Reduce the Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

Preventive therapies and oral hygiene education before conception and during early pregnancy may help reduce the severity of periodontal diseases and the negative effects of inflammation on pregnancy.

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Deliver Culturally Competent Care

Clinicians can improve their quality of care by learning how cultural perceptions impact patient health.

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Simple Solutions for Breath Malodor

A thorough understanding of the pathogenesis of breath malodor, as well as strategies for its assessment and management arm clinicians with the tools needed to address this common problem.

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Managing Medical Emergencies

Dental team members need to be prepared to handle a variety of emergencies during the provision of routine dental care.

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Oral Health Goes High Tech

Social media can aid clinical efforts by helping patients comply with treatment regimens.

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