Hygiene C.E. Magazine – 1/2013

Elvir Dincer DDS , Shirley Branam RDH, MBA , Salim Rayman RDH, MPA , Reneé C. Graham RDH, MEd , Gerhard Mora CDT, BS , Gail Y. Malone RDH, BS

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PART I

Title: Air Polishing

Authors: Salim Rayman, RDH, MPA, and Elvir Dincer, DDS

Learning objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to:
  1. Discuss the indications for use of air polishing
  2. Review the science of air polishing including advantages and benefits of using air polishing
  3. Implement appropriate air polishing technique
  4. Understand maintenance of air polishing systems

 

PART II

Title: Should Caries Management be a Mystery?

Author: Reneé C. Graham, RDH, MEd

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental practice will be able to:

  1. Understand the traditional and adjunctive methods used to assess tooth structure
  2. Discuss the protective and pathological factors included in the caries balance model
  3. Recognize the key factors in caries management by risk assessment (CAMBRA)
  4. Compare and contrast various adjunctive technologies used for caries detection

 

PART III

Title: A Continuous Care Strategy for the Management of Dentinal Hypersensitivity

Author: Gail Y. Malone, RDH, BS

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this course, clinician will be able to:

  1. Understand the etiology of dentin hypersensitivity and its prevalence
  2. Describe key criteria to be included when assessing patients for dentin hypersensitivity
  3. Discuss strategies to prevent dentin hypersensitivity from occurring
  4. Recommend continuous care treatment options to manage dentin hypersensitivity

 

PART IV

Title: How implant prosthesis design influences implant maintenance access

Authors: Shirley Branam, RDH, MBA, and Gerhard Mora, CDT, BS

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this course, clinician will be able to:

  1. Understand two types of implant restoration designs commonly used in single tooth replacement.
  2. Recognize the importance of emergence profiles and how they relate to esthetics and access into the implant sulcus area
  3. Describe the benefits of incorporating ultrasonic instrumentation into the implant maintenance protocol.


Release date: 07 June 2013
Expiration date: 07 June 2017

Author(s)

Elvir Dincer DDS

Shirley Branam RDH, MBA

Salim Rayman RDH, MPA

Reneé C. Graham RDH, MEd

Gerhard Mora CDT, BS

Gail Y. Malone RDH, BS

Gail Malone, RDH, BS, is a clinical educator for DENTSPLY Professional, serving the northeast region of the United States. She received her dental hygiene degree from Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pa., and received a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, where she also served as adjunct faculty. Malone’s more than 20 years of experience in the field of dentistry includes experience in clinical practice, dental hygiene education, dental practice management and dental distribution. She has lectured internationally, nationally and at the state and local level on ultrasonics, local anesthesia and a variety of other topics. Her aim is to provide dental professionals with current scientific research and information to assist them in implementing effective and efficient evidence-based treatment protocols in their clinical practices.

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