Education Passport

AAPD 2018 Continuing Education Package

AAPD is offering CE for those courses at Annual Session you could not attend. Here, you have the opportunity to purchase and earn CE hours. Purchase the entire Annual Session package or just a few sessions, the choice is yours!

  • Who Caries?

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Let’s face it, sitting through a lecture about dental caries doesn’t sound appealing (in fact, it sounds downright boring). However, the science of clinical cariology is beginning to have an impact on restorative techniques and technology. Handpieces and burs will remove compromised tooth structure, but comprehensive patient care involves addressing the chronic disease that leads to cavitation. Combining the disease management with evidence-based dental materials can take the practice of dentistry to new heights—and give Streptococcus mutans more to fear than stronger fluoride.

    Let’s face it, sitting through a lecture about dental caries doesn’t sound appealing (in fact, it sounds downright boring). However, the science of clinical cariology is beginning to have an impact on restorative techniques and technology. Handpieces and burs will remove compromised tooth structure, but comprehensive patient care involves addressing the chronic disease that leads to cavitation. Combining the disease management with evidence-based dental materials can take the practice of dentistry to new heights—and give Streptococcus mutans more to fear than stronger fluoride.

  • Update on the Spectrum

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is one of the most common developmental disorders diagnosed worldwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in 68 American children have been diagnosed with ASD. This high prevalence means that every pediatric dentist will encounter children with autism in their practice. Presenters in this session will discuss practical, patient-centered treatment approaches for this population. Bernier will review the medical and behavioral aspects of ASD, and Nelson will cover dental implications and treatment strategies for care of this patient population.

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is one of the most common developmental disorders diagnosed worldwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in 68 American children have been diagnosed with ASD. This high prevalence means that every pediatric dentist will encounter children with autism in their practice. Presenters in this session will discuss practical, patient-centered treatment approaches for this population. Bernier will review the medical and behavioral aspects of ASD, and Nelson will cover dental implications and treatment strategies for care of this patient population.

  • Treatment of Vital and Necrotic Pulps on Immature Permanent Teeth

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Pulp therapy aims to preserve and protect the inflamed pulp tissue from additional injury and facilitate its healing and repair while maintaining the health status of the tooth. With the advent of new biomaterials, the outcome of vital pulp therapy increased significantly with a high level of predictability. Contrarily, necrotic pulps with apical periodontitis present a clinical challenge, particularly in immature roots with short undeveloped root structures, thin dentinal walls, wide-open foramens and unpredictable disinfection, all of which will affect the long-term treatment outcome. MTA apexification remains a great treatment option for immature necrotic teeth, particularly for cases with advanced root development. Pulp revascularization exploits the full potential for tissue ingrowth toward dentin-like tissue deposition and stronger roots able to withstand fracture, mainly on teeth with poor maturation. This presentation will review the current evidence-based research for vital and non-vital therapy for the young permanent dentition and illustrate the importance of case selection to obtain positive outcome.

    Pulp therapy aims to preserve and protect the inflamed pulp tissue from additional injury and facilitate its healing and repair while maintaining the health status of the tooth. With the advent of new biomaterials, the outcome of vital pulp therapy increased significantly with a high level of predictability. Contrarily, necrotic pulps with apical periodontitis present a clinical challenge, particularly in immature roots with short undeveloped root structures, thin dentinal walls, wide-open foramens and unpredictable disinfection, all of which will affect the long-term treatment outcome. MTA apexification remains a great treatment option for immature necrotic teeth, particularly for cases with advanced root development. Pulp revascularization exploits the full potential for tissue ingrowth toward dentin-like tissue deposition and stronger roots able to withstand fracture, mainly on teeth with poor maturation. This presentation will review the current evidence-based research for vital and non-vital therapy for the young permanent dentition and illustrate the importance of case selection to obtain positive outcome.

  • String of Pearls 2018

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Listen to 12 different speakers present for 15 minutes each on the topic of their choice.

    Listen to 12 different speakers present for 15 minutes each on the topic of their choice.

  • Sedation for the Young Patient—Part 2

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Sedation Disasters: Are You Ready? With the popularity of oral and IV sedation, pediatric dentists providing these services need to be aware of the disasters that can and have happened. Prepare your office by learning from cases that have occurred. Equip yourself with the knowledge and equipment necessary to provide safe sedation to your patients.

    Sedation Disasters: Are You Ready? With the popularity of oral and IV sedation, pediatric dentists providing these services need to be aware of the disasters that can and have happened. Prepare your office by learning from cases that have occurred. Equip yourself with the knowledge and equipment necessary to provide safe sedation to your patients.

  • Sedation for the Young Patient—Part 1

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Sedation, anesthesia, neurodegeneration, neuroprotection—what does this all mean for our young patients? Sedating the young child is not without risk. This talk will be a discussion on minimizing those risks especially when it comes to protecting the young child's developing brain, including the current research on the effects of sedative medications and general anesthesia on the developing brain.

    Sedation, anesthesia, neurodegeneration, neuroprotection—what does this all mean for our young patients? Sedating the young child is not without risk. This talk will be a discussion on minimizing those risks especially when it comes to protecting the young child's developing brain, including the current research on the effects of sedative medications and general anesthesia on the developing brain.

  • Revisiting Behavior Management—The Basics Still Work

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    As times change, so do children and parents. New techniques for dealing with both in the pediatric dental setting are crucial to the success of any practice. Much emphasis has been placed on sedation, but there remain many "tried and true" techniques that can propel a practitioner to greater success and satisfaction. Typically considered the greatest challenge, parents will be emphasized in this course to develop means to not only make them "not the problem," but actually have them become your best means marketing as well as your entertainment. This is a "must" course for new practitioners and a happy reminder to those with more experience.

    As times change, so do children and parents. New techniques for dealing with both in the pediatric dental setting are crucial to the success of any practice. Much emphasis has been placed on sedation, but there remain many "tried and true" techniques that can propel a practitioner to greater success and satisfaction. Typically considered the greatest challenge, parents will be emphasized in this course to develop means to not only make them "not the problem," but actually have them become your best means marketing as well as your entertainment. This is a "must" course for new practitioners and a happy reminder to those with more experience.

  • Oral Diagnosis in Pediatric Dentistry: Back to Basics

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This lecture will provide a detailed review of the fascinating field of oral diagnosis in the pediatric and adolescent patient. Back to Basics is a seminar based on case-presentation format, that will cover in detail the most important issues in oral diagnosis that a pediatric dentist see in a busy practice. Radiation safety, principles of radiographic interpretation, common radiographic lesions, common soft tissue lesions, implications of systemic conditions in the practice of pediatric dentist, laboratory medicine in the pediatric patient, and the use of CBCT in pediatric dentist, are some examples of the topics that will be covered in the lecture. The lecture will follow a systematic approach based on the specific necessities of the cases that will be present. The lecture is for the interest of the entire dental team including pediatric dentists, dental hygienist, dental assistants, residents and dental students. Come and learn in a fun format. More than 15 patients with a variety of conditions, and never presented before, are waiting to be reviewed!

    This lecture will provide a detailed review of the fascinating field of oral diagnosis in the pediatric and adolescent patient. Back to Basics is a seminar based on case-presentation format, that will cover in detail the most important issues in oral diagnosis that a pediatric dentist see in a busy practice. Radiation safety, principles of radiographic interpretation, common radiographic lesions, common soft tissue lesions, implications of systemic conditions in the practice of pediatric dentist, laboratory medicine in the pediatric patient, and the use of CBCT in pediatric dentist, are some examples of the topics that will be covered in the lecture. The lecture will follow a systematic approach based on the specific necessities of the cases that will be present. The lecture is for the interest of the entire dental team including pediatric dentists, dental hygienist, dental assistants, residents and dental students. Come and learn in a fun format. More than 15 patients with a variety of conditions, and never presented before, are waiting to be reviewed!

  • MIniClinics II 2018

    Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Listen to 4 speakers present on a topic of their choosing for 45 minutes each: - Incisor Trauma and Early Orthodontic Treatment with Lorne Koroluk - Monitoring for the Sedation Patient—Our SIM Model with Christopher Heard - Innovative Infant Oral Care Community-based Intervention with Francisco Ramos Gomez - Top Google Search Results in Your City: 10 Tips for Localizing your Website Content with Scott Childress

    Listen to 4 speakers present on a topic of their choosing for 45 minutes each:

    - Incisor Trauma and Early Orthodontic Treatment with Lorne Koroluk
    - Monitoring for the Sedation Patient—Our SIM Model with Christopher Heard
    - Innovative Infant Oral Care Community-based Intervention with Francisco Ramos Gomez
    - Top Google Search Results in Your City: 10 Tips for Localizing your Website Content with Scott Childress

  • MiniClinics I 2018

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Listen to a variety of speakers present on a topic of their choosing for 45 minutes each: - The Diagnostic Challenge in Pediatric Dentistry Part IV with Juan Yepes - Odontogenic Infections and Antibiotic Use with Keri Discepolo - New Guidelines on SDF with Timothy Wright

    Listen to a variety of speakers present on a topic of their choosing for 45 minutes each:

    - The Diagnostic Challenge in Pediatric Dentistry Part IV with Juan Yepes
    - Odontogenic Infections and Antibiotic Use with Keri Discepolo
    - New Guidelines on SDF with Timothy Wright