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Showing posts with label E-learning. Show all posts
Showing posts with label E-learning. Show all posts

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Free e-learning resources on glass ionomers is a popular e-learning resource featuring lots of webinars on various dental topics. All webinars are free and CE credited! All webinars premier as live presentations and then are accessible on demand.

The Wonderful World of Glass Ionomer in Clinical Dentistry
Presentedby Dr Jeff Brucia

LIVE ON (click here to register and reserve seat)
Thursday June 6, 2011 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT
Friday June 7, 2011 0:00 AM UTC (former GMT)
CE Credits: 1

From "A comprehensive discussion of the ever-changing world of Glass Ionomers will address the following questions. Do they still cause sensitivity? Are they any more aesthetic? Are they strong enough? How and where should they be used? Do they adhere to tooth structure? This presentation is a must for any practitioner that is considering an operative procedure in a less than ideal clinical situation."

Modern Glass Ionomers Used as Liners in the Composite Resin Sandwich Technique
Presented by Greg Gillespie DDS, Lou Graham DDS and Mark A. Latta DMD, MS
CE Credits: 1
On Demand (click here to register and access class)

This presentation was released on January 7, 2011. It is now in the form of a downloadable PDF file. The authors give a short history of glass ionomers, explain the concept of the "sandwich" technique and provide several cases to illustrate this clinical procedure.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Free webinar on posterior composites

Posterior Composites: Improving Esthetics and Increasing Simplicity 
Presenter: Dr. Greg Gillespie

(CE credits 1)

Date Wednesday 27 April 2001
Time 7:00 pm ET / 6:00 pm CT / 4:00 pm PT / 11 pm UTC (former GMT)

This webinar is sponsored by GC America.
From the official website: "In this webinar, Dr. Gillespie will review adhesive protocols that will help eliminate post-operative sensitivity and increase bond strengths. Dr. Gillespie will also highlight the latest advancements in composite resins regarding shrinkage and esthetics with one shade placement."

It is necessary to register and reserve a seat. If you miss the live webinar, it will soon be among On demand webinars. They are all free and may be accessed at any time.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Current status of visible light activation units and the curing of light-activated resin-based composite materials - review by professor Ario Santini in Dental Update

Light activation units are standard items of equipment in dental practice. It is essential to understand the many factors which affect the polymerization of light-activated resin composite materials and the choice of a light curing unit. In this respect, the development of high-intensity halogen and light-emitting diode (LED) light curing units (LCUs), many with multiple curing modes, has revolutionized light curing techniques. This article reviews visible light activation unit design and development. Factors influencing the effective use of LCUs and polymerization of resin-based composite materials are discussed, as are the steps which should be taken to maintain the efficiency of units in clinical use.
CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Many LCUs produce lower output intensities than stated by the manufacturer. Newer high power LEDs may present as much of a heat problem as high power quartz tungsten halogen lamps (QTHs). The manufacturer's data should be followed to ensure that the emission spectra of the unit are compatible with the photo-initiator in the resin-based composite material.

Professor Ario Santini is the Director for Biomaterials Research at the Edinburgh Postgraduate Dental Institute, Chair Research at Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK), Professor at Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Sassari (Italy), Visiting Professor at the University of Belgrade (Serbia) and Fellow of the Academy of Dental Materials. Professor Santini's research interests are dental material sciences, dental resin-based composites and adhesives, Raman spectroscopy, high performance liquid chromatography, pulp biology and research methodology. He has published numerous articles in international, peer-reviewed journals indexed in Thomson's Science Citation Index. Browse for more articles by professor Santini at

Dental Update is the leading dental journal of continuing professional development (CPD) in the United Kingdom. By reading the appropriate peer reviewed articles and then answering the questions in each issue of the journal, one can earn up to 40 hours of verifiable CPD per year.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Free live dental webcast/webinar @ Pentron

A Science-based Protocol for Direct and Indirect Restorations that will End Post-Operative Sensitivity In Your Practice for Good!
Presenter Dr. Jeffrey Blank, D.M.D.
Thursday 27 May 2010 at 7 pm ET (midnight GMT 28 May 2010)
This webinar is CE accredited (1 CE point)|

It is essential to create a free account at  to register a seat. There are about 126 seats left at this moment.

From Pentron and J. Blank:  "
Reliably bonding direct and indirect restorations to both enamel and dentin is the single most important scientific discipline in modern dentistry. Over the past 18 years, adhesion has increased in effectiveness and predictability, but in turn has become complex and confusing. This CE presentation will address proper product selection, proper use of products and the variables that control the post-operative outcome."

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Free live dental webinar @ GC Learning

Glass Ionomers: A Therapeutic Alternative to Direct Composite Restorations
Presenter: Dr Daniel Ward, D.D.S.
Time: 23-March-2010. 7:00 pm ET (midnight, 12 am GMT, 24-March-2010)

This webinar is credited with 1 CE credit.
Prior to entering the class, you have to create an account for free.


Thursday, 4 February 2010

Free live dental webcast/webinar @ 3M ESPE Espertise

Stress Free Predictable Restorations
Presenter: Dr. George Warga, D.D.S.

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
Time: 8:00 ET (1 am GMT on Feb. 18)
CE Credits: 1

About 180 seats still available.

From 3M ESPE Espertise (
"Dr. Warga will introduce the product, the unique technology behind the Lava™ Chairside Oral Scanner C.O.S. and how it has benefitted his practice. He will discuss the advantages for the “single crown” dentist and will then proceed to discuss the use of the Lava C.O.S. on multiple prep restorations. Dr. Warga will share clinical case photos, and how he integrates the Lava C.O.S. into his other processes to produce consistently accurate and sophisticated restorations."

You have to create an account on 3M ESPE Espertise Interactive Learning site in order to claim a seat.

If you're unable to join live due to the time difference in your part of the world, this webcast will be available as one of On-Demand Classes. Unfortunately, there will be no possibility to interact with the presenter and ask questions.

Also, there are two more free webcasts on caries risk assessment. Click here for more information.


Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Free live dental webcast/webinar @ GC America Online Learning

GC I.Q.One Body Concept: The Fusion of Esthetics and Production
Presenter: Mr. Rick Sonntag, RDT

19-Jan-2010 7 pm ET (12 pm GMT)
About 150 seats available

Rick Sonntag RDT will show how production laboratories can reach their esthetic potential and how boutique labs can maximize their production potential. Viewers will also see the flexibility of the system that can be adapted to conventional layering techniques, micro-layering techniques, or internal stain techniques, on metal and zirconia.

Prior to claiming a seat for this webinar, you must create a free account at GC America Online Learning HERE.

Also, check out other free webcasts @ Pentron and Kerr

Monday, 11 January 2010

Free live dental webcast/webinar @ Pentron Clinical Technologies

How, When and Why of Restorative Posts Cores
Presenter: Dr. Gregori Kurtzman, D.D.S.
Thursday 14 - Jan - 2010 at 6:00 pm ET (11 pm GMT)
About 150 seats left.Prior to claiming a seat, you must create a free account at Pentron Clinical Technologies HERE. This course is CE approved (1 CE credit). Instructions how to enter this virtual class are on the Pentron website.


Saturday, 9 January 2010

Free live dental webcasts/webinars @ Kerr Learning Source

Register for upcoming live webcasts at Kerr Learning Source

(1) Simplifying the Placement of Exquisite Direct Resin Restorations
Presenter: Dr. Bob Lowe

Wed 13-Jan-2010 at 7 pm ET (14-Jan-2010 midnight GMT)
About 20 seats left !!!

(2) Simplifying Restorative Dentistry Using Self Adhesive Flowable Composites
Presenter: Dr. Martin Jablow

Wed 10-Feb-2010 at 7 pm ET (11-Feb-2010 midnight GMT)
About 170 seats left.


Prior to claiming a seat, it is essential to create an account for free at Kerr Learning Source HERE.

Both webcasts are CE accredited (1 CE credit). All instructions on how to enter the virtual classroom and attend these live course are given on the Kerr Learning Source website.

Both webcasts are supported by Kerr Dental.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Dental materials - online learning resources

Dental materials lectures by professors Stephen C. Bayne and Jeffrey Y. Thompson for UNC and Michigan DDS students. Other users need special permission but the files can be accessed and viewed free of charge. The lectures cover topics from operative dentistry (pulpal capping, adhesives, composites, amalgam, glass-ionomer cements), fixed prosthodontics (impression materials, waxes, alloys, ceramics) and removable prosthodontics (alloys, bases and teeth). The files are in the form of PDF and PPT handouts, self-study modules and audio files and include study and discussion questions.

University of Berkley webcasts - Structural Aspects of Biomaterials , Instructor Lisa Pruitt. Tooth and bone tissues are addressed in a basic manner necessary to understand the interaction with materials. Dental materials (filling materials, implants) are discussed in terms of mechanical and structural aspects. Mechanical design for longevity includes topics of fatigue, wear, and fracture. Very well explained and understandable to dentists without almost any previous engineering knowledge. This webcast is free to view but cannot be downloaded.

Dental materials webinars by various speakers at There are 13 webinars covering topics such as contemporary adhesives, dentine bonding , anterior and posterior composite restorations, sealants and glass ionomers, zirconia, impression materials, CEREC restorations. Among the speakers are renowned lecturers Dr David Pashley and Dr Jorge Perdigao who address the advances in adhesive dentistry and explore the science of dentine bonding. The cost of webinars by Drs Pashley and Perdigao is USD$35 whereas most other webinars direct you to Kerr Learning source where they can be viewed but registration (free) is required. There are even more free webinars at Kerr Learning. All these webinars are CE approved.

Dental ED live lectures and online courses - cost from USD$50 to USD$260. Online courses include composite restorations, endodontic obturation, dental implants, porcelain building techniques, shade selection, direct laminate veneers, zirconica restorations. Upcoming live lectures can be viewed at Dental ED website. Basically, all lectures and courses are audio-visual presentations with more or less theoretical background but with excellent clinical cases.