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Oral Health Care during Pregnancy and Early Childhood - 2 Lecture Credits
Dr. Juan E. Lopez-Rosario

This course (2 MCE Lecture Credits) will provide the practitioner with an introduction to how improving oral health in
women prevents dental disease during pregnancy. In turn the course will explore how improved oral health can significantly
reduce early childhood caries and may reduce and even prevent low-birth-weight deliveries.
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Ethics & Jurisprudence for the Dental Practitioner
Dr. Frederick More; Carla Hogan, JD; Lance Plunkett, JD, LLM

This course on ethics and jurisprudence (3 MCE Lecture Credits)  is designed for the experienced practitioner. The focus
will be to apply the principles of ethics and elements of jurisprudence in a way that is highly applied to the practitioner.
The course will also act as a reinforcement for structure that supports the practice of dentistry and protection for the
welfare of the public. Those taking the Foundation's ethics course will also receive access to 5 free MCE lecture credits of
ethics case studies.
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A Guide for Risk Assessment & Antimicrobial for Dental Diseases
Dr. Frank Carberry

This course (3 MCE Lecture Credits) provides additional treatment strategies and the complex microbiological aspects of
the mouth and defense system that protects oral tissue, understand the role microbes play in the disease process,review
antimicrobial products used to control microbes.
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Dental Benefits: Understanding Your Patients' Dental Benefits - 2 Lecture Credits
Dr. Ian Lerner

This course (2 MCE Lecture Credits) gives a detailed explanation of dental benefits, plan provisions and the various types
of plans your patients may participate in. Proper claim submissions are discussed as well as the possible results of fraud
and abuse.
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Infection Control and Hazard Communication - 4 Lecture Credits
Dr. Betsy Riccio

If you are a dentist or dental hygienist practicing in New York State you are required to complete the mandated training in
infection control once every (4) years for licensure. This course (4 MCE Lecture Credits) fulfills that New York State
requirement. This course has been updated to include the CDC’s newest guidelines and recommendations not previously
addressed for dentistry. This course may also be used to augment OSHA training in your office.
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In-Office Mouthguard - 2 Lecture Credits
Dr. Elvir Dincer and Salim Rayman, RDH, MPA

This course (2 MCE Lecture Credits) will explore a variety of topics related to the development of an in-office mouthguard.
The dental professional will become familiar special considerations when creating a mouthguard. In addition the course will
involved in the fabrication, trimming and delivery of a mouthguard will be covered.
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Pediatric Dentistry for the General Dentist - 3 Lecture Credits
Dr. Juan E. Lopez-Rosario

More and more, oral health experts are agreeing that children should see the dentist when their first teeth erupt.
Unfortunately, there are few pediatric dentists throughout New York State, and many general dentists are leery of
treating the very young in their dental office. This course (3 MCE Lecture Credits) will demystify the various issues and
concerns surrounding treating very young children. It will present the salient issues affecting promotion of oral health and
establishment of a dental home for the very young child.
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Stem Cells: Emerging Medical and Dental Therapies and the Dental Professional - 4 Lecture Cr.
Dr. Gregory Chotkowski

Dr. Gregory Chotkowski, DMD will present on the recently discovered and valuable source of stem cells found in the pulp
of healthy teeth.  His discussion will include basic stem cell science, the current research and the future they hold for both
Dentistry and Medicine.
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Risk Management - 4 Lecture Credits
Sponsored by the New York State Dental Association

This course (4 MCE lecture credits) was developed according to New York State laws and regulations by dentists and
attorneys whose experience extends to the fields of malpractice insurance and risk management in the dental environment.
(Dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants would all benefit from the information in this course).
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Pediatric Behavior Management Techniques - 4 Lecture Credits
Dr. Doron Kochman

This course will review basic principles of pediatric dental behavior management. Specific behavior
management techniques, such as vocabulary, positioning techniques, special approaches and equipment will be presented.
As well, the roles of the dentist, office staff, and parents will be discussed. Common pit falls and errors will be identified
and solutions presented. Upon completion of this course the clinician should have a general understanding of how to deal
with most pediatric dental patients.
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DISCLAIMER: NYSDF’s sponsorship of continuing education courses does not constitute any endorsement or warranty of the
products, techniques, procedures, or methods used or taught in such courses.
Oral Cancer: Prevention and Early Detection - 4 Lecture Credits (New York State Mandated Course)
Dr. Alexander Ross Kerr

This course is 4 MCE lecture credits and fulfills the New York State mandate for oral cancer and smoking cessation. This
course reflects some of the most current research and findings regarding oral cancer. This course will equip oral health care
providers with the knowledge to help reduce the morbidity and mortality of oral cancer through preventive activities such as
early detection and risk factor modification.
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Common Psychoactive Drugs: Implications for Oral Health - 1 Lecture Credits
Sharon Stancliff, M.D.

This course (1 MCE Lecture Credits) will discuss implications of the drugs for oral health, as well as the role of the oral
health provider in promoting drug users health. In order to screen for drug use it is important for oral health providers to be
knowledgeable about the substance and drug treatment. Common drugs will be described with attention to reason for use,
common adverse consequences, and the treatment of dependence. Screening and detection techniques will be discussed.
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Xerostomia: Diagnosis and Management in Dental Practice- 2 Lecture Credits
Elvir Dincer D.D.S., Salim Rayman, R.D.H.,M.P.A., Khalid Almas, B.D.S., M.Sc.

Xerostomia is a sensation of oral dryness. It is caused by many factors, among them, hypo/hyper salivation. This course
discussed the etiology, local and systemic factors related to dryness of the mouth, its diagnosis, and management of the
syndrome. This course will help health care providers to respond to patients afflicted with xerostomia.
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Oral Cancer: Detecting & Managing Oral Precancer and Cancer - 2 Lecture Credits
Dr. Alexander Ross Kerr and Brian Schmidt, DDS, MD. PhD, FACS

Since all oral cancers start out as oral precancer or dysplasia, the dental health professional can improve patient outcome
by appropriately managing oral dysplasia in their practice. Early diagnosis of oral cancer significantly impacts on both
treatment and survival. This course covers the current epidemiology of oral cancer (including information related to HPV+
oropharyngeal cancers), the clinical features that are suggestive of oral cancer and potentially malignant oral lesions, the
indications for emerging adjunctive diagnostic techniques (imaging, tissue autofluorescence, toluidine blue staining,
cytopathologic techniques, and HPV testing), and provide the participants with an update on the management of patients
diagnosed with epithelial dysplasia and oral cancer. Clinical cases are used in this course to highlight topic.