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Management of the Oral Infection: Part 1
This two-part course will review the management of the acute oral infection. Part one focuses on the essentials that must be considered when treating the dental infection including microbiology, triage, anatomy, and laboratory testing. It includes the surgical, antibiotic, and palliative actions needed in the treatment of the acute dental abscess. Part two will emphasize the treatment of oral infections due to fungal, viral, and bacterial organisms.
Fluoride and Other Preventive Therapies: Maintaining Oral Health at Each Stage of Life
Fluoride and other preventive therapies have been used worldwide to combat caries and aid in plaque reduction. Dental professionals should employ current evidence-based research and clinical guidelines when choosing the appropriate method for using medicaments for intraoral disease prevention. When choosing an appropriate regimen, it is important to consider the patient’s risk level, dental status, compliance, and preferences.
Dental Handpiece Maintenance and Repair
Dental handpieces have evolved greatly over the years, and they remain a vital part of dentistry today. The care and maintenance of these instruments are essential to preserving not only the lifespan of these instruments but their proper function as well. While traditional air-driven handpieces are still a mainstay in dentistry, electric handpieces are now being more widely used. The newest technology takes components from both electric and air-driven handpieces. Understanding how to clean and maintain handpieces and their components properly will help the clinician achieve optimal results. Knowing when to replace or rebuild handpiece turbines and who to send the handpiece to for repairs, is essential for handpiece performance and turnaround times.
E Cigarettes, Vaping and Chairside Education
The use of nicotine vaporizers (vaping) and e-cigarettes or is one of the newest trends in the adult population. Besides causing harm to the lungs, vaping can have adverse effects on the oral cavity. Despite its negative consequences, the use of these devices is on the rise. Many health care practices are noting an increase in the practice of vaping; however, some professionals may not feel comfortable broaching the subject of its negative effects with their patients. Understanding this issue and having the ability to discuss these issues with patients and their medical care professionals will assist in better health practices.
Achieving Successful Proximal Contacts with Direct Composite
When planning a direct composite restoration in a tooth where the contact must be restored, the practitioner must decide on the best method to achieve an excellent proximal contact with proper morphology. In these instances, the correct composite resin must be selected, along with an appropriate matrix system. This course will demonstrate various clinical scenarios and the steps needed to restore common cavity preparations using direct composite resin and different matrix systems.
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