Courses and Exhibit Hall Accessible through December 31, 2020

Join Us At The 2020 ODA Virtual Annual Session!

The 154th ODA Annual Session is going virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our members and all attendees is a high priority to the ODA. We are excited to provide an affordable, convenient way for you and your team to get up to 28 hours of CE through 13 courses at your own pace on your own schedule.

Purchase individual CE sessions or purchase a meeting package to maximize your savings. Join us in the Virtual Exhibit Hall and learn more about your favorite dental products and services. Play our virtual games and connect with your friends and colleagues!

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  • Watch 13 courses on your time, at your pace through December 31st.
  • Receive up to 28 CE hours for a minimal fee.
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  • Accumulate points and win prizes by browsing the Exhibit Hall, completing your profile, and performing other tasks around the site.

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Featured Course

Opioid Prescribing for Dental Teams

A Dental Team Guide to Recognizing and Understanding Addiction and Supporting Responsible Prescribing Practices

This course meets the new OSDB requirement for mandatory opioid CE for dental hygienist license renewal (2 hours per biennium).

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10 Positive Elements of Change after Shutdown
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Presented By:

Linda Marek, RDH

Course Code: V209

CE Credit: 2

CE Format: Supervised Self-Instruction (OSDB A-2c)

CE Category: Non-Clinical Dental Practice Related – 6 hours per biennium (OSDB B-3)

AGD Code: 550 Practice Management and Human Relations

Keeping your practice goals on track during this highly unusual and unprecedented time may seem impossible, but believe it or not, there are positive lessons to be learned. From stepping up strict protocols for sterilization to increased use of technology and improving the safety and security of both patients and team members, we will review many “new normals” that can improve your dental practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover how to bring the business protocol to dentistry
  • Learn how to protect your hygiene schedule
  • See how to keep your operatories full and patients accepting treatment

Individual Course Fee:

  • ODA/ADA Member: $65
  • Non-Member Dentists: $125
  • Staff: $35

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A Dentist's Guide to Human Resources Best Practices
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Presented By:

Adrienne Twigg

Course Code: V202

CE Credit: 2

CE Format: Supervised Self-Instruction (OSDB A-2c)

CE Category: Non-Clinical Dental Practice Related – 6 hours per biennium (OSDB B-3)

AGD: 550 Practice Management and Human Relations

Support Provided by Henry Schein, Inc.

Since human resource management and compliance with the variety of state and federal labor regulations are not taught in the typical dental school curriculum, doctors often find themselves in court regarding employment issues. Such lawsuits can be emotionally draining and financially devastating. Dealing wisely and effectively with complex employment issues can be particularly challenging and personnel issues are a major source of stress for most practitioners. This can come in various forms such as: employee pay, benefits (vacation, sick, medical, retirement, etc.), sexual harassment issues, leave of absence, pregnancy, hiring, and termination, just to name a few. Managing employees in a post-pandemic environment is also challenging. This presentation delves deeply into how to easily apply proven, professional personnel management techniques to some of the many common personnel problems to help take the risk out of being an employer/manager and ensure employment law compliance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine your degree of potential exposure and liability
  • Ensure compliance with State and Federal employment regulations
  • Define the rights and responsibilities of employer and employees

Individual Course Fee:

  • ODA/ADA Member: $65
  • Non-Member Dentists: $125
  • Staff: $35

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A Dental Team Guide to Recognizing and Understanding Addiction and Supporting Responsible Prescribing Practices
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Presented By:

Nelson Heise, MA, MS, PC-S, LICDC-LS
Sharon Parsons, DDS
Kumar Subramanian, DDS, MSD
Mark Wenzel, DDS

Course Code: V201

CE Hours: 2

CE Format: Supervised Self-Instruction (OSDB A-2c)

OSDB Category: Mandatory Opioid Prescribing Education – 2 hours per biennium, no limit (OSDB B-2)

AGD Code: 340 Anesthesia and Pain Management

Support provided by the ODA Subcouncil on Dentists Concerned for Dentists

Through this presentation, dental team members will be better informed about the disease of addiction, how to access help for themselves, their peers, or their patients, and the post-treatment recovery plan that helps sustain wellness. New governmental regulations on narcotic prescriptions and pain management will be reviewed. The dentist’s role in prescribing medications and the hygienist’s support of the process will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand an evidence-based approach to pain management
  • Discover the types of treatment, effectiveness, relapse and additional support for addiction
  • Understand the etiology of addiction disorders

Note: This program meets the Ohio State Dental Board (OSDB) requirement of continuing education in opioid prescribing and addiction awareness.

Individual Course Fee:

  • ODA/ADA Member: $65
  • Non-Member Dentists: $125
  • Staff: $35

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Antibiotic Prophylaxis, Appropriate Antibiotic Use for Dental Infections and Antibiotic Stewardship
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Presented By:

Thomas M. Paumier, DDS

Course Code: V206

CE Credit: 2

CE Format: Supervised Self-Instruction (OSDB A-2c)

CE Category: Dental Education and Scientific Courses – no limit (OSDB B-1)

AGD Code: 010 Operative (Restorative) Dentistry

Are you confused about when it is necessary to use antibiotic prophylaxis for patients with prosthetic joints, cardiac valve replacements, kidney dialysis, AV shunts, transplant patients and other medical conditions? This course will make you confident you are treating these patients appropriately. The use of antibiotic prophylaxis and how it affects bacteremia and distant site infections will be discussed. The biology and physiology of prosthetic joint infections and infective endocarditis as well as the related Clinical Practice Guidelines will be reviewed. The risks and benefits of antibiotic prophylaxis will be demonstrated.

Antibiotics have improved health outcomes since the discovery of penicillin. However, their overuse and misuse has now threatened their effectiveness and led to superbug infections that are untreatable. This course will provide antibiotic stewardship guidance. It will also review the latest ADA Clinical Practice Guidelines related to when antibiotics are appropriate for patients with odontogenic infections as well as prescribing recommendations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the biology and physiology of prosthetic joint infections and infective endocarditis
  • Discover the risks and benefits of antibiotic prophylaxis
  • Apply the latest ADA Clinical Practice Guidelines

Individual Course Fee:

  • ODA/ADA Member: $65
  • Non-Member Dentists: $125
  • Staff: $35

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Best Practices for Digital Intra-Oral, Panoramic and CBCT Imaging
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Presented By:

Anita Gohel, BDS, PhD

Anita Gohel DDS, PhD

Course Code: V2013

CE Credit: 2

CE Format: OSDB A-2c Supervised Self-Instruction

CE Category: OSDB B-1 Dental Education and Scientific Course – no limit

AGD Code: 730 Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology

Intraoral periapical and bitewings along with panoramic radiographs are the most common imaging modalities in a dental practice. Participants will learn steps to obtain the ideal intra-oral and panoramic images. Using a case-based approach, placement and exposure errors will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn effective sensor placement and patient management
  • Understand the steps for an optimal panoramic radiograph
  • Self-assess radiographic errors and steps to correct them

Note: This course meets the two-hour radiography review required by the OSDB for dental assistant radiographers

Individual Course Fee:

  • ODA/ADA Member: $65
  • Non-Member Dentists: $125
  • Staff: $35

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Breathing-Smiling-Chewing: Restorative Dentistry in the 21st Century
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Presented By:

Gary M. DeWood, DDS, MS

Course Code: V2010

CE Credit: 2

CE Format: Supervised Self-Instruction (OSDB A-2c)

CE Category: Dental Education and Scientific Courses – no limit (OSDB B-1)

AGD Code: 250 Operative (Restorative) Dentistry

Today’s restorative dentist must be a diagnostician not only of the masticatory system but also of the systems that impact it. As our knowledge of systemic involvements broadens, the connection between airway, breathing, bruxism, and reflux is becoming clearer. Whether or not the dentist chooses to be involved in the treatment of airway and breathing issues, parafunctional issues, gastrointestinal issues, or temporomandibular disorders, he or she must recognize the effect of these on restorative dentistry being recommended and completed on a daily basis. We used to be able to limit our activity, and our understanding, to the interaction of the teeth against each other, the occlusion. Those days are departing us quickly. This is not to imply that occlusion is not important, it is very important. The impact of our ability to manage the occlusion can be a primary driver of the stability created by the interdisciplinary treatment. This program will help the clinician evaluate the involvement of occlusion in the etiology of the problems presented by the patient and decide when it is something that should be changed. We will also consider how best to plan for and try out those changes.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the importance of the airway in development, sleep, TMD, and bruxism.
  • Learn simple evaluation techniques for airway every dentist should add to his or her examination process.
  • Analyze and plan an occlusion for healthy, predictable, long-term function.

Individual Course Fee:

  • ODA/ADA Member: $65
  • Non-Member Dentists: $125
  • Staff: $35

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Case Acceptance: The Dilemma of Restorative Dentistry
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Presented By:

Gary M. DeWood, DDS, MS

Course Code: V2011

CE Credit: 2

CE Format: Supervised Self-Instruction (OSDB A-2c)

CE Category: Non-Clinical Dental Practice Related – 6 hours per biennium (OSDB B-3)

AGD Code: 550 Practice Management and Human Relations

It doesn’t matter how good your dentistry is if no one asks you to do it. Today’s consumer is a customer, a patient, and a client all rolled into one experience and demanding that you be the right dentist for them at that moment and in that situation. Dentists have been trained to tell people what’s wrong with them and then give them a list of the things he or she will accomplish to “fix” them. For many patients, this makes it difficult to say “yes,” since the recommendation is to fix things they aren’t sure were “broken”. Changing my paradigm changed the culture of our practice and made it possible for patients to ask for my best stuff. Doing your best stuff with customers, patients, and clients who appreciate it, that is a great day for a restorative dentist.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the three stages of case acceptance.
  • Learn why “I only want what the insurance will cover” is usually not what your patient means when they say it to you.
  • How to make financial arrangements an “arrangement” rather than a “value” discussion.

Individual Course Fee:

  • ODA/ADA Member: $65
  • Non-Member Dentists: $125
  • Staff: $35

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Conservative Dentistry Using Direct Composites
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Presented By:

Thomas M. Paumier, DDS

Course Code: V204

CE Credit: 2

CE Format: Supervised Self-Instruction (OSDB A-2c)

OSDB Category: Dental Education & Scientific Courses – no limit (OSDB B-1)

AGD Code: 250 Operative (Restorative) Dentistry

When faced with fractured or broken down teeth or dentition, often the choices are limited to crowns or extraction and replacement with implants, fixed bridges or removable partial dentures. Limited finances, an aging population and the improvement of direct esthetic bonded composite expand treatment options. During this course, you will learn how to do routine Class 2 posterior composites, direct composite veneers, post and cores with the core serving as a direct interim crown, direct bonded bridges, and salvaging severely fractured teeth with composite. Complex onlays can often replace crowns when a patient fractures one or more cusps. These techniques will help you solve challenges which you will encounter on a daily basis in your private practice. Clinical cases will demonstrate the versatility of well-done composite restorations, giving the esthetics and durability of porcelain with the advantage of simple repair and lower cost. In addition to the clinical considerations of assisting patients with limited finances, available practice management resources such as in-office dental plans and dental credit services will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to save fractured teeth with composite
  • Determine how improvements of direct esthetic bonded composite expand treatment options in your practice
  • Discover how to solve challenges compacted by limited available finances

Individual Course Fee:

  • ODA/ADA Member: $65
  • Non-Member Dentists: $125
  • Staff: $35

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Dental Practice Marketing During, After and Beyond COVID-19
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Presented By:

Sean White
Kristi Simone

Course Code: V2012

CE Credit: 2

CE Format: Supervised Self-Instruction (OSDB A-2c)

CE Category: Non-Clinical Dental Practice Related – 6 hours per biennium (OSDB B-3)

AGD Code: 550 Practice Management and Human Relations

COVID-19 has changed the way people search for a dentist and how dentists communicate with their current patients. During this presentation, we will review how practice marketing has evolved over the last several months and identify the strategies to help you attract and retain patients beyond the pandemic. We will focus on new features to add to your practice website, the importance of asking patients for reviews, and engaging with patients on social media. Additionally, our discussion will include a deep overview of Google My Business and why it is so important to your online presence.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to use Google My Business to improve your local presence when patients search for a dentist near you
  • Identify important changes to your website to help attract and retain patients
  • Learn how to use social media to build your practice brand within your community

Individual Course Fee:

  • ODA/ADA Member: $65
  • Non-Member Dentists: $125
  • Staff: $35

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Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office
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Presented By:

Deepak Krishnan, DDS, FACS

Course Code: V207

CE Credit: 4

CE Format: Supervised Self-Instruction (OSDB A-2c)

CE Category: Dental Education and Scientific Courses – no limit (OSDB B-1)

AGD Code: 142 Electives / Medical Emergency Training

As health professionals, we must be increasingly aware that we are treating an aging and pharmacologically drug dependent and ambulatory population, and we must be prepared to manage common emergencies in the dental office. Practical equipment adjuncts, a few good drugs, red flags of predisposing medical conditions, vasoconstrictor interactions, and local anesthetic overdoses will be assessed. The team approach is emphasized.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify common emergencies
  • Create an emergency action plan in the office
  • Learn to engage in emergency drills in the office

Note: This course meets the Ohio State Dental Board’s criteria for dental hygienists, expanded function dental auxiliaries, and dental assistants to practice under general supervision.

Individual Course Fee:

  • ODA/ADA Member: $85
  • Non-Member Dentists: $145
  • Staff: $55

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Practical Regulatory Compliance for the Ohio Dental Office
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Presented By:

Christopher A. Moore, MA

Course Code: V203

CE Credit: 2

CE Format: Supervised Self-Instruction (OSDB A-2c)

CE Category: Dental Education and Scientific Courses – no limit (OSDB B-1)

AGD Code: 148 Electives / Infection Control

This seminar will help team members understand and comply with the latest state and federal regulations affecting the practice of dentistry especially in the era of COVID-19, avoid common areas of non-compliance, and to better respond to government inspections or audits. The information-packed session will focus on educating attendees on practical, realistic steps to take to keep your practice compliant.

Learning Objectives

  • Meet OSHA’s annual exposure control training requirement
  • Understand current regulatory issues impacting Ohio dental practices
  • Prepare for an inspection or audit by a government entity or regulator

Note: This program fulfills the annual exposure control training requirement mandated by the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.

Individual Course Fee:

  • ODA/ADA Member: $65
  • Non-Member Dentists: $125
  • Staff: $35

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The 5 Key Steps to Get Your Dental Practice Thriving Again in the COVID Environment
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Presented By:

Kirk Behrendt

Course Code: V208

CE Credit: 2

CE Format: Supervised Self-Instruction (OSDB A-2c)

CE Category: Non-Clinical Dental Practice Related – 6 hours per biennium (OSDB B-3)

AGD Code: 550 Practice Management and Human Relations

Join us during this valuable presentation so that you and your team can see the steps you will have to take to get your dental practice thriving again in the COVID 19 environment. Core “best practices” in the following areas will be reviewed: productive scheduling, patient financial arrangements, and phone skills for confidential communication.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the key steps behind a highly productive practice in the COVID environment
  • Discover how to reshape your schedule with regard to current regulations and guidelines
  • See how to provide various financial options to patients

Individual Course Fee:

  • ODA/ADA Member: $65
  • Non-Member Dentists: $125
  • Staff: $35

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The Oral Health Systemic Health Connection: What’s the Evidence?
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Presented By:

Thomas M. Paumier, DDS

Course Code: V205

CE Credit: 2

CE Format: Supervised Self-Instruction (OSDB A-2c)

OSDB Category: Dental Education & Scientific Courses – no limit (OSDB B-1)

AGD Code: 010 Basic Science

Nearly every week the mainstream media has articles that discuss the connection between oral health and overall health. Patients and dentists alike are confused about what is fact and what is speculation. A review of evidence-based methodology and how to critically evaluate the literature will be discussed. This course will present the latest evidence supported by credible scientific studies to help dentists understand how oral health impacts general health and how systemic medical conditions impact oral health. An overview of the interrelationship between periodontal disease and diabetes, cardiovascular health, stroke, cancer, pregnancy, respiratory diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, and kidney disease will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the latest scientific evidence on how oral health impacts general health
  • Understand the interrelationship between periodontal disease and many systemic diseases
  • Understand how to distinguish credible scientific data from poorly done studies with questionable conclusions

Individual Course Fee:

  • ODA/ADA Member: $65
  • Non-Member Dentists: $125
  • Staff: $35

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28 CE Credits. 13 Courses. 14 Speakers. Exhibitor Connections. Social Opportunities. Unlimited viewing whenever you want for one low, affordable fee.