Kansas Dentist Package - 60 Hours

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Alzheimer's Disease: Challenges, Interventions, and Approaches to Care - L0976
The growth of the older adult population is expected to rise dramatically with the aging of the baby boomer generation, the first member...

The growth of the older adult population is expected to rise dramatically with the aging of the baby boomer generation, the first members having turned 70 in 2016. Because age is a significant risk factor for developing Alzheimer's disease (AD), the incidence of this devastating disease is also expected to rise in the United States. This course focuses on the key components of assessment and interventions specific to patients experiencing dementia. The knowledge gained from completion of the course provides healthcare providers with the information and tools to recognize the complexity of issues surrounding a progressive diagnosis of AD.

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Caries Management by Risk Assessment: CAMBRA in Dental Practice, 2nd Edition - L0889
This basic-level course provides a comprehensive overview of the evolution of caries management and applies the concepts of CAMBRA. This...

This basic-level course provides a comprehensive overview of the evolution of caries management and applies the concepts of CAMBRA. This course will help dental practitioners become better equipped to halt the progression of caries with as little hard tissue damage as possible, thereby benefiting their patients. And the learner will be introduced to different protocols in order to treat caries using the medical model.

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Dental Ethics and the Digital Age: 3 Hour, Updated 1st Edition - L0948
The practice of dentistry is multifaceted. Not only must dental professionals have the technical skills to treat patients appropriately ...

The practice of dentistry is multifaceted. Not only must dental professionals have the technical skills to treat patients appropriately and safely, they must also practice within a professional ethical framework that is sometimes more challenging than the dental procedures themselves. This basic-level course helps dental professionals gain a better understanding of dental ethics, professionalism, and current ethical challenges to the profession, with particular emphasis on the impact of the digital age. Dental professionals may be eager to incorporate the latest technologies into their practices and into their private lives, but must consider the ethical implications of doing so.

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Emergency drugs for the Dental Office - L0879
Medical emergencies in the dental office are an unavoidable part of the profession. Even though precautions to prevent such events are u...

Medical emergencies in the dental office are an unavoidable part of the profession. Even though precautions to prevent such events are undertaken, these events are inevitable and the dental practitioner must be prepared. Emergencies can range from relatively benign conditions to life-threatening situations. Although uncommon, major emergencies, including cardiac, pulmonary, and neurologic events, can occur. The dentist must be able to manage such situations until emergency medical responders arrive to the clinic. Medications administered can also cause adverse reactions intraoperatively or even postoperatively. This course will provide the dental practitioner with an overview of emergency adjuncts and medications.

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Human Trafficking: Overview for Healthcare Professionals - L0909
This intermediate level course for healthcare professionals is an introduction into the complex crime of human trafficking, with a focus...

This intermediate level course for healthcare professionals is an introduction into the complex crime of human trafficking, with a focus on sex and labor trafficking and the common symptoms and conditions that occur in trafficked persons. The course provides insights into the facts surrounding human trafficking and relevant health risks for the trafficked person.

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Humor in Dentistry - L0980
This course will discuss ways in which healthcare providers can incorporate humor into care of individuals and their families. To suppor...

This course will discuss ways in which healthcare providers can incorporate humor into care of individuals and their families. To support the suggestions regarding humor in practice, this text offers discussion of various studies pointing out the efficacy of humor in health care. The target population for this basic-level course is any dental professional who works with patients, as well as any healthcare provider who wants to improve his or her knowledge of therapeutic humor.

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Hypnosis in Dentistry: Implications and Risks, 2nd Edition - L0829
A solid understanding of the theory, application, and effects of hypnosis can help dental practitioners navigate patient fear of, or int...

A solid understanding of the theory, application, and effects of hypnosis can help dental practitioners navigate patient fear of, or interest in, its use. The course describes the measures individual dental practitioners can take to influence patient acceptance of hypnotism. It also provides advice on how dental practitioners might find appropriate training in hypnosis and incorporate aspects of hypnotism into their practices.

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Infection Control, Cross Contamination, and Instrument Sterilization, 2nd Ed. - L0926
Infection control is vital to the safe, effective treatment of patients in the dental office. This basic-level course is a refresher for...

Infection control is vital to the safe, effective treatment of patients in the dental office. This basic-level course is a refresher for dental healthcare professionals on infection control, cross contamination, and instrument sterilization techniques. Areas addressed include infection control guidelines; understanding standard versus universal precautions; sterilization and disinfection of patient care items; goals for ensuring disease containment through proper instrument recirculation techniques; handling of contaminated instruments from the treatment room through precleaning, cleaning, and preparation for sterilization; the most commonly used (and accepted) methods of dental instrument sterilization; environmental infection control; dental unit waterlines, biofilm, and water quality; and other infection control considerations.

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Light Curing in Dentistry - L0907
The ability to light cure dental resins "on demand" in the mouth has revolutionized modern dentistry. Consequently the dental light curi...

The ability to light cure dental resins "on demand" in the mouth has revolutionized modern dentistry. Consequently the dental light curing unit (LCU) has become an indispensable piece of equipment in almost every dental office. Despite its routine use, the curing light and how it should be used is not well understood by most operators. This intermediate-level course discusses the current knowledge of dental curing lights and their use in dentistry.

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Oral Health Care During Pregnancy: Clinical Guidelines and Management, 2nd Edition - L0892
A variety of physiologic, anatomic, and hormonal changes accompany pregnancy and affect how oral health care is provided. Unfortunately,...

A variety of physiologic, anatomic, and hormonal changes accompany pregnancy and affect how oral health care is provided. Unfortunately, dentists, physicians, and patients often misunderstand and avoid oral health care issues during and after pregnancy. This basic-level course will address current concepts regarding oral health in pregnant women and the impact of their oral health on pregnancy outcomes and early childhood health. It will also discuss strategies to optimize oral health during pregnancy.

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Oral Mucosal Infections - L0903
Oral mucosal infections are on the rise due to many factors, including an aging population, systemic disease, the use of immunosuppressi...

Oral mucosal infections are on the rise due to many factors, including an aging population, systemic disease, the use of immunosuppressive drugs and with that the rise of opportunistic infections. This intermediate-level course appropriate for dental professionals, reviews oral bacterial infections that are not commonly seen in dental practices, as well as specimen collection and transportation, and medication management of these diseases.

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Pediatric Dental-Focused Interprofessional Interventions - L0906
The American Dental Association recognizes that early childhood caries is a significant public health problem in selected populations an...

The American Dental Association recognizes that early childhood caries is a significant public health problem in selected populations and is also found throughout the general population.

This basic level course, appropriate for dentists, hygienist and assistants reviews conventional early childhood caries management and discusses the need for unconventional providers and community workers as effective partners in the prevention and management of this disease.

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Periodontal Disease: Pathophysiology, Risk Factors and Systemic Links, 2nd Edition - L0780
This basic-level course reviews the risk factors associated with periodontal disease, and discusses the potential links between periodon...

This basic-level course reviews the risk factors associated with periodontal disease, and discusses the potential links between periodontal disease and systemic conditions, such as diabetes, obesity, coronary heart disease, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. The course describes the etiology and pathophysiology of periodontal disease, focusing on microbiology, viral causes, the autoimmune and inflammatory response, resident and infiltrating cells of the periodontium, and matrix metalloproteinases. The course prepares dental professionals to recognize periodontal disease and take steps to prevent this condition and to treat patients who already have or are at risk for developing periodontal disease.

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Protecting Patient Safety in the Dental Office: Preventing Errors, Updated 1st Ed. - L0876
This basic-level course discusses the current state of medical/dental errors and patient safety. Along with highlighting the different t...

This basic-level course discusses the current state of medical/dental errors and patient safety. Along with highlighting the different types and causes of medical/dental errors, strategies to prevent or control medical/dental errors are presented, and methods of identifying, analyzing, and reporting medical/dental errors are discussed. The course is intended for all dental professionals, including general dentists and dental specialists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants. This course is not designed to give legal advice. Rather, its purpose is to provide dental professionals with information on current issues in medical/dental errors and patient safety.

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Social Determinants of Pediatric Oral Health - L0904
This intermediate-level course will provide an overview of the significant effect of the social determinants of oral health on children,...

This intermediate-level course will provide an overview of the significant effect of the social determinants of oral health on children, including socioeconomic status (SES), family structure, social environment, culture and healthcare delivery systems. The course will also examine the significant oral health inequalities that exist among children and the importance of social environment on oral health outcomes.

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Three Drug Classes Every Dental Professional Should Know, 2nd Ed. - L0943
Oral healthcare professionals (OHCPs) are routinely involved with the selection and prescription of medications for their patients. This...

Oral healthcare professionals (OHCPs) are routinely involved with the selection and prescription of medications for their patients. This course is designed to help them become better-informed prescribers of the top three drug classes employed in dentistry: antibiotics, analgesics, and local anesthetics. This intermediate-level course is specifically designed for all members of the dental healthcare team: dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants. Since the goal of providing medication in dentistry is to ensure selection of the right drug at the right time and at the right dose for the right patient and the right procedure, the information presented in this course should be considered essential knowledge for all OHCPs, both seasoned and newly credentialed.

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Working with Fearful and Anxious Dental Patients - L0880
The purpose of this intermediate-level course is to familiarize the dentist and every member of the dental team with nonpharmacological ...

The purpose of this intermediate-level course is to familiarize the dentist and every member of the dental team with nonpharmacological techniques and strategies for guiding and supporting fearful dental patients. The course will address the nature and prevalence of dental fear and how to identify and guide the fearful patient. The learner will be made aware of the ways in which his or her own behavior, demeanor, and appearance, as well as the ambiance of the dental office, may contribute to dental fear.