Important COVID-19 resources
Support and key resources to manage COVID-19 cases, exposure in the dental office.
CDA is offering online courses and live webinars to help dentists and their teams obtain required C.E. credits. The increase in course offerings follows the change in plans for CDA’s biannual education convention CDA Presents, which was scheduled to take place in May in Anaheim but was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the webinar topics were previously scheduled for CDA Presents.
CDA is offering online courses and live webinars to help dentists and their teams obtain required C.E. credits. The increase in course offerings follows the change in plans for CDA’s biannual education convention CDA Presents, which was scheduled to take place in May in Anaheim but was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some of the webinar topics were previously scheduled for CDA Presents, while others focus on the current health crisis and offer guidance to dentists on managing stress, modifying emergency treatment protocols and maintaining patient relationships.
Lineup for CDA Presents Webinar Week
Monday, May 11
This course will help attendees implement a strategic plan for getting back to practice with tips for involving the entire dental team in the process. Attendees will learn how to create new patient service systems to maximize efficiency and effectiveness and how to address their patients’ questions and concerns.
Gerard Kugel, DMD, MS, PhD, will cover the basics of 3D printing up to advanced-level methods of using intraoral and optical scanning techniques. Emphasis will be placed on relatively inexpensive desktop-grade 3D printers and fabricating dental models.
Tuesday, May 12
This interactive online seminar presented by Samson Ng, BSc(Pharm), will review conventional and advanced radiographic findings that dental clinicians commonly encounter in a community practice. Topics include common benign oral and maxillofacial bony lesions and radiographic findings identifiable from panoramic and CBCT imaging in pediatric, adult and elderly populations.
Get up to date with the myriad regulatory compliance topics from prescriptions to radiation inspections to infection control and learn about requirements for N95 respirator fit testing and a respiratory protection program. This lecture is presented by CDA Practice Support Regulatory Compliance Analyst Teresa Pichay.
Esthetic dentistry is changing at a rapid pace. In this program, Lee Ann Brady, DMD, will present the top clinical tips and techniques she is teaching in the area of esthetics. Some are tried and true approaches that remain successful, while others introduce new materials and approaches.
Wednesday, May 13
With so many different dental benefit plans on the market, how does a dentist select the right ones? This lecture by CDA Practice Support Dental Benefits Analyst Cindy Hartwell will focus on the pros and cons of contracting with dental benefit plans.
This seminar will provide the latest information on the fascinating and emerging field of oral pathology in pediatric dentistry. Presenter Juan Yepes, DDS, MD, will use case presentation as the learning and discussion format and will cover the entire spectrum of the most common oral soft tissue lesions in infants, children and adolescents.
Changes are imminent as dentists reset their practices and adjust to team members’ and patients’ concerns about everything from infection control to managing today’s systemic- susceptible patients. This course by Samuel Low, DDS, will examine integration of workflow adjustments and technology to deliver effective care to managing periodontal inflammation.
Thursday, May 14
In this session, dentists and staff will verify that they have the essential components for HIPAA compliance. CDA Practice Support Regulatory Compliance Analyst Teresa Pichay will review common scenarios to test attendees’ understanding of federal and state privacy and security laws.
In spite of and because of COVID-19, communicating host immune challenges and the periodontal link to our patients will be more important than ever. This webinar by Kim Miller, RDH, BSDH, will explore strategies to build a robust hygiene schedule that feeds the dentist’s restorative diagnosis and focuses on periodontal care.
Troy Schmedding, DDS, will discuss the most recent information on silica-based and nonsilica- based ceramics in the marketplace. He’ll also cover in depth the proper protocol for cementation and delivery of those materials.
Friday, May 15
Presented by Art Curley, JD, and sponsored by The Dentists Insurance Company, this course will discuss obtaining patient consent for treatment with the risk of COVID- 19 transmission. Curley will review the new legal standards for infection control and patient management. He’ll also explore the law of consent, informed consent and the legal potential for the assumption of risk by patients. Attendees will receive direction and tips for documenting consent and reducing the risk of claims should a patient or staff member contract COVID-19.
Access all courses and additional C.E. in CDA’s online learning center
All CDA Presents Webinar Week courses and live webinars are available through the online learning center, which also offers audio recordings from prior CDA Presents. To support members and their dental teams in obtaining C.E., all online and audio learning courses are available at no cost through June 16.
Additionally, dental professionals whose licensure expires between March 30 and June 30, 2020, now have until Sept. 30 to satisfy any waived C.E. requirements, as a result of CDA’s advocacy efforts in March.
Enroll in CDA Presents Webinar Week courses and find additional details, including start times.