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Continuing Education in the Office

Earning continuing education credit has never been easier (or sweeter). In this closed group experience, we’ll provide an in-office or virtual CE course exclusively for your team. As a bonus, we’ll even bring in something sweet for everyone to enjoy! Choose from several courses to best fit your team’s CE needs.

COST: Free

Dental professionals experiencing in-office CE with Young Innovations

Instrumentation Re-Imagined (1 CEU)

Instrumentation can play an integral role in patient comfort, quality of care and career longevity. With current CDC recommendations still calling for limited use of ultrasonic devices, learn about instruments that do not let hand scaling slow you down! Rediscover the similarities of ultrasonic tip and hand instrument design all while exposing the myths behind sharpen-free instruments. Yes, they really do exist!

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain confidence in the basics of hand instrumentation and ergonomic principles needed to deliver quality patient care
  • Review the advantages of Sharpen-Free Instruments and the benefits of a modified instrumentation technique.
  • Introduce unique sharpen-free instrument patterns
  • Recognize optimal instrument maintenance and sterilization recommended by the CDC and OSHA

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Fluoride Best Practices: What Might Surprise You (1 CEU)

Despite the common myth that fluoride is just for children, the ADA Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines include recommendations for both children and adults. Many adults can benefit from professionally applied fluoride, while some children may not need it. Using current codes is required whether filing for benefits or basic record keeping. Dental benefits are moving toward payment based on best practices/clinical guidelines, but remember, coding and coverage are not the same.

Learning Objectives:

  • Translate evidence-based science into practical day-to-day decision making
  • Use risk-based strategies to determine care
  • Classify steps to accurate coding using case histories
  • Gain confidence in fluoride application across the patient lifespan

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How to take the NO out of Fluoride Varnish Recommendations (1 CEU)

Knowing all about the science and technology of a fluoride varnish helps you connect the dots as a practitioner, but it rarely helps you explain the benefits to the patient in a way that helps them accept the recommendation you are making for their oral health. Together we will take the dental terminology and turn it into phrases that help patients connect the dots about the benefits a varnish can give them, especially in a day and age when people are
more resistant than ever to “upselling,” or hearing things online that make them question fluoride and its benefits vs. risks.

Learning Objectives:

  • The four reasons patients say “no”
  • Introduction of value
  • Empowerment vs. education and features vs. benefits
  • Risk assessment discussion
  • Overcoming communication challenges and working through patient resistance
  • How to handle objections and other specific skills to overcome obstacles

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AAP Guidelines: Help Us Find Answers (1 CEU)

Periodontal disease starts with a biofilm-based infection that creates a wound that, in turn, induces the inflammatory cascade. This wound must be taken seriously and treated at the earliest possible stages. We tend to think of our diagnoses as dental diagnoses; but there is no such thing as a dental diagnosis. The updated AAP classification system created in 2017 represents a multi-dimensional staging and grading framework for periodontitis and implant health and disease status. A hallmark feature of the updated system brings opportunities for more case specific patient care. Accurate coding for dental, medical and for electronic health records keeping requires a documented medical necessity including a medical diagnosis. Diagnosing, treatment planning, and executing appropriate and necessary periodontal therapies will be reviewed utilizing case presentation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the new staging/grading system for periodontal disease and how it will benefit patient care and management
  • Create treatment modalities that are evidence-based protcols for specific types of periodontal diseases according to
    the new classification system.
  • Develop individualized homecare regimens utilizing staging and grading to motivate and encourage patients to improve their oral health.
  • Learn a simple equation to help with documentation

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Book your Sweet CE today!

Let us know which courses you’re interested in, and our clinical educator will reach out to schedule a presentation at a time that works best for you and your team.