Independent Study/Web Course

Continuing Education: Last Chance

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we moved our Iowa Dental Reviews (Last Chance) CE course up in order to help dental professionals who were not working. The previously scheduled in-person Iowa Dental Reviews (Last Chance) CE course scheduled for Friday, June 12 was held online on Friday, April 24. We recorded the course and are now offering it as a self-study course. There will be no live, in-person course held at the College on June 12. We adjusted the fees down from $185/dentist and $115/hygienist or dental assistant to $5 for EVERYONE. This course will ONLY be available for a limited time so be sure to register and take the course BY JULY 31, 2020. It will be removed then. Refunds will NOT be processed for anyone unable to take the course prior to July 31, 2020.

Course Descriptions

This course qualifies the enrollee for 6.5 CEU credit hours and the cost is $5 for everyone.
To register:  https://www.dentistry.uiowa.edu/CERegistration/.

Course issued: 4/2020; expires 4/2022

Repair instead of replace! Current evidence and clinical technique for intraoral repair of restorations

Presentation: Dr. Aditi Jain

Course Description:​

Despite compelling evidence supporting the success of repair, 58% of direct restorations globally were reported to be replacements in 2018. The minimally-invasive approach of restoration repair prolongs the longevity of natural tooth structure and is more time and cost effective for the patients. However, there is still a tendency towards replacing restorations with stained or defective margins in suspicion of secondary caries. The purpose of the course is to provide current evidence related to intraoral repair of restorations. Clinical technique to ensure long-term success of restoration repair will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify the current evidence related to intraoral repair of restorations;
  2. Discuss indications, contraindications and advantages of intraoral repair of restorations; and
  3. Discuss the clinical technique and armamentarium for intraoral repair of direct and indirect restorations.

Instructors:

Dr. Aditi Jain completed her MS in oral science and certificate in operative dentistry in 2016. She is now a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Operative Dentistry. Dr. Jain teaches in the freshman Operative Dentistry simulation clinic. She also participates in the sophomore and junior clinical operative clerkships. Dr. Jain is a member of the Academy of Operative Dentistry and the American Association for Dental Research.

Managing the diabetic patient in the dental office: practical considerations

Presentation: Dr. Sukirth Ganesan

Course Description:​​

Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a growing epidemic in the US, affecting nearly 30 million Americans. With an alarming rise in the number of diabetic and pre-diabetic patients in the state of Iowa and the established association that exists between diabetes and oral health (periodontal disease in specific), it is essential for oral health professionals to understand management considerations for this population. This course will discuss the fundamental links between diabetes and periodontal disease, manifestations in the oral cavity, potential complications, and practical treatment considerations for treating this cohort.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Recognize the oral manifestations and complications of Type 2 diabetes;
  2. Describe the mechanism behind oral complications in diabetic patients​;
  3. Determine and modify treatment options based on the diabetic control and severity of the oral complications;  and
  4. Recognize and manage emergencies related to DM in the dental office.

Instructor:

Dr. Ganesan joined the Department of Periodontics as an assistant professor in June 2019. Prior to his move to the University of Iowa, Dr. Ganesan completed his Ph.D. and certificate in periodontics at the Ohio State University in 2018 and a dental clinical research/post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research/ National Institutes of Health (NIDCR/NIH) in 2019. Dr. Ganesan is a credentialed medical staff at the Clinical Center at the NIH, Bethesda, MD and is a guest researcher at the Oral Immunobiology Unit, NIDCR, NIH. He is also a member of the Fraternal order of Eagle’s Diabetes Research Center and Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.

TMD: risk-based assessment and management

Presentation: Dr. Hong Chen

Course Description:​​

Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) affect 5% to 10% of adult population. However, individuals possess different vulnerability for developing acute and chronic TMD. This course will discuss risk-based assessment and management for TMD relates to general dentistry practice. The following topics will be discussed:

  1. Overview of risk factors for TMD
  2. Chair-side risk assessment
  3. Risk-based TMD management in general dentistry

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the prevalence of TMD and related comorbidities in adult population;
  2. Screen for risks of acute and chronic TMD​;
  3. Develop TMD-related treatment plan based on risk stratification; ;  and
  4. Manage common acute TMD.

Instructor:

Dr. Chen is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP), and the Chair of the Ad Hoc AAOP Committee for TMD Predoctoral Education. Her main interests include chair-side risk assessment for TMD, TMD and systemic health, and stress dysregulation in autonomic system in TMD.

Full mouth rehabilitation workflow enhanced by digital dentistry

Presentation: Dr. Salahaldeen Abuhammoud

Course Description:​​

The Lecture presents two clinical cases for patients who needed full mouth reconstruction. The treatment includes both conventional and digital components in the treatment workflow for predictable clinical outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the potential of integrating digital dental technology at high levels of complexities to enhance treatment outcomes;

  2. Explain the treatment sequence of severely worn dentition; and

  3. Demonstrate the technique that allows the clinician to obtain the required restorative space for severely worn dentition.

Instructor:

Dr. Abuhammoud received his D.D.S. degree from University of Jordan in 2011. He was a clinical and research teaching assistant at the University of Jordan from 2013-2015. In 2018, he received a certificate in prosthodontics from University of Iowa and a Master's Degree in Oral Science.

Caries infiltration; a conservative treatment approach

Presentation: Dr. Amira Elgreatly

Course Description:​​

This lecture will review the diagnosis and the conservative management of white spot lesions and initial caries lesions. Non-invasive and minimally invasive management approaches for those lesions will be discussed. Resin infiltration concept will be explained and how it could halt the initial caries lesion progression and also mask the caries lesion opacity to improve esthetics. Step by step and clinical procedures for caries resin infiltration will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Explain the diagnosis and conservative management approaches of white spot lesions;
  2. Describe and demonstrate the caries lesion resin infiltration principle and technique; and
  3. Discuss the clinical management of white spot lesions with different conservative approaches.

Instructor:

Dr. Elgreatly completed her MS in oral science and certificate in operative dentistry in 2017. She is now a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Operative Dentistry. Dr. Elgreatly teaches in the freshman Operative Dentistry simulation clinic. She also participates in the sophomore and junior clinical operative clerkships. Dr. Elgreatly is a member of the Academy of Operative Dentistry and Academy of General Dentistry.

Rehabilitating the edentulous patient with predictable complete denture therapy

Presentation: Dr. Ahmed Mahrous

Course Description:​​

This course aims to provide an overview of 3D printers. Attendees will be able to learn about the basics of 3D printers, the applications of 3D printers in dentistry and the steps involved in basic printing. 

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss the basics of 3D printing;
  2. Distinguish the difference between different 3D printers;  and
  3. Discuss the factors involved in including a 3D printer in one’s clinic practice.

Instructor:

Dr. Mahrous received his B.D.S. from Pharos University College of Dentistry (Egypt) in 2011. In 2016, he received his M.S. in prosthodontics from Iowa and also became an assistant professor in the Department of Prosthodontics. In 2018 and 2019, dental students awarded Dr. Mahrous D2 Faculty of the Year and D3 Faculty of the Year. In 2019, he was also recognized as "Faculty of All Four Years.” Dr. Mahrous is the director for the Removable Partial Denture (RPD) course for D2 and graduate students. He is also a clinical instructor and lecturer for the D3 clerkship as well as all pre-clinical (D1) prosthodontics classes Dr. Mahrous' primary activities in the College of Dentistry faculty practice include the diagnosis and interdisciplinary treatment of patients requiring fixed, removable and/or implant-supported prostheses. Dr. Mahrous' research is focused on implementation of digital dentistry in education and clinical practice.