LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education is the brand name of LSU’s overall continuing dental education program; it represents the long-standing affiliation and working relationship between LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry and The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. for the purpose of developing and marketing continuing education courses.
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Course Description



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Bench Test Preparatory Course
  This course is ideal for International Dentists preparing for the admissions
    process at U.S. or Canadian dental schools, as well as for clinicians who
   want practice for the Commission on Dental Competency Assessments

Live-Stream Video Conference - Attend from Anywhere!

Friday-Sunday, August 20-22, 2021

20 clinical hours (lecture) | AGD #250 | Course #20-21-Video*
  Sign-In (each day): 8:00-8:30 am (CST)
| Course Starts (each day): 8:30 am (CST)

* LSUCDE video courses are live-streamed via BlueJeans. CE administrators perform roll call and random check-ins via the chat 
        window in BlueJeans. If you miss one or more check-ins it could affect your credits. Before the course you will receive three links:  
        a link to the meeting, a link to a short test, and a link to a course evaluation. You must submit the test and evaluation in order to 
        receive credit. The Louisiana State Board of Dentistry counts CE hours earned through LSUCDE live video conference as in-person 
        hours.

Registration
  Fees

Early Bird
(BY 12:00 pm / noon CST 7/9/21)

Regular
(BY 12:00 pm / noon CST 8/13/21)
Late
(AFTER 12:00 pm / noon CST 8/13/21)

Dentist

$2,845

$2,995

$3,145

IMPORTANT:The email address used to register will be the email address to which all course materials will be sent. Once you are
   registered in the course, you will receive an email confirmation from CDE@LSUHSC.EDU.
IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE AN EMAIL
   CONFIRMATION FROM CDE@LSUHSC.EDU
within ten (10) business days, please call our office 504.941.8193.

   CDE@LSUHSC.EDU is never used for marketing purposes, to ensure delivery of course information please add this email address into
   your contacts and/or mark as a "safe-sender".

REGISTER BY PHONE OR ONLINE TODAY!

Phone: (504) 941-8193  |Online: Click here

Overview

This in-depth course will help attendees prepare for most standard bench testing exams. Bench testing exams are required at many dental schools as part of their advance standing admissions. This course will also assist those taking the CDCA Manikin exam (prosthodontics and restorative portion of the exam). The 3-day structured course provides an extensive review of fixed and operative skills, consistent with admissions processes and licensing exams. The course will include brief didactic reviews, followed by live-streamed practice sessions. The participants will be working with faculty from the Prosthodontic Department on preclinical exercises with typodonts.

Please note: this course is not a prerequisite for, and does not guarantee admission into, any dental school program.

Course Topics

  • Full coverage gold crowns and preparation design
  • Full coverage porcelain fused to metal crowns and preparation design
  • Full coverage all ceramic crowns and preparation design
  • Different margin preparations for crown restorations
  • Amalgam preparations on posterior teeth
  • Composite preparations on posterior teeth
  • Fabrication of provisionals for
    full-coverage crowns


Learning Objectives

After attending this course, participants should be better able to:

  • Know the materials and protocols taught in the U.S.
  • Understand Bench test protocol.
  • Perform a variety of amalgam and composite preparations and restorations on mannequin simulators utilizing basic principles of sound operative dentistry.
  • Performing preparations on a posterior tooth for a full cast metal crown and a porcelain fused to metal full crown.
  • Perform preparations on an anterior tooth for a full ceramic crown.
  • Perform provisional restorations for all ceramic, full gold crowns and porcelain-fused to metal crowns.


About the Presenter

This program is led by Adriana Cordero Wilson, DDS, MSd, an associate professor of clinical prosthodontics and director of the International Educated Dentist Program at LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry. Dr. Wilson earned her DDS degree from the Universidad Latina de Costa Rica. She completed a Prosthodontic Preceptorship at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio. In 2011 she started her Postgraduate training in Prosthodontics at LSU School of Dentistry. She is a Fellow of the Academy for Academic Leadership, Institute for Teaching and Learning.

Video Conference

LSUCDE video courses are live-streamed via BlueJeans. CE administrators perform role call and random check-ins via the chat window in BlueJeans. If you miss one or more check-ins it could affect your credits. Before the course you will receive three links: 

  • a link to the meeting,
  • a link to a short test,
  • and a link to a course evaluation.

If you are new to video conferencing and/or if you have not participated in a video conference course with LSUCDE and/or it has been awhile since your last video conference WE STRONGLY ADVISE that you review all troubleshooting/test links that will be sent to you in your "course logisitics" email and attend the "tech help" session prior to the course. You must submit the test and evaluation in order to receive credit. The Louisiana State Board of Dentistry counts CE hours earned through LSUCDE live video conference as in-person hours. For details on how LSU CDE video conferencing works, FAQs, and troubleshooting tips and tricks click here.

 

 

 

LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry/The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at www.ada.org/CERP.

Cancellation & Refund Policy: The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) reserves the right to cancel any course should circumstances warrant such action. If a course is canceled, the Academy will refund the full tuition. If you cancel your registration, the Academy will refund the tuition you paid (minus an administrative cancellation fee). We must receive your written cancellation request no later than 
August 6, 2021 by mail, fax at (504) 941-8403, or email at CDE@lsuhsc.edu. If LSU Health New Orleans CDE receives notification of your cancellation after the specified deadline, this will result in forfeiture of your entire tuition.

Health & Wellness (Physical Attendance) Policy: By registering for an in-person course, you affirm that you will comply with the safety requirements of the course facility/location with regards to wearing face masks, getting temperature taken, etc. You also affirm that you will NOT attend the course if you have a fever, respiratory/flu-like symptoms and/or if you believe that you have been exposed to COVID-19. If you are ill and/or feel that you should self-quarantine and will not be able to attend the course (in-person), contact our office (504.941.8193 or CDE@lsuhsc.edu). It is your responsibility to (i) ensure you are healthy enough to attend a course in person, (ii) abide by safety requirements of the course facility/location, and (iii) contact LSUCDE office (504.941.8193 or CDE@lsuhsc.edu) if you will be unable to attend a course due to illness. LSUCDE must be contacted PRIOR to the start date/time of the course. LSUCDE monitors updates from the CDC, as well as, local, state, and federal guidelines. If additional safety precautions become necessary, LSUCDE will inform registered attendees.

Nonrefundable Airline Ticket, Flight Change, or Hotel Reservation: LACDE (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) cannot be held responsible for the cost of a nonrefundable airline ticket, flight change, or hotel room reservation in the event a course is canceled or rescheduled. Please: No recording devices in lecture room or lab, and turn mobile phones off. New Knowledge Related to Dental Practice: You are cautioned about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating techniques and procedures into your practice, especially when the course has not provided you with supervised clinical experience to ensure you have attained competence.

New Knowledge Related to Dental Practice: Dental educational institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Participants are cautioned about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating techniques and procedures into their practices, especially when the course has not provided them with supervised clinical experience in the technique or procedure to ensure that they have attained competence. Providership or partial providership of a continuing education course by LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure or product.

Equality of Educational Opportunity: The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc., LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education, and LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry are committed to equality and do not discriminate against applicants, students or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability.

Continuing Education Credit: CE credit awarded for participation in a course or activity may not apply toward license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his or her state licensing board.

Photography Release: By attending this course/session, attendees agree to allow their names, likenesses and images either in audio, photographic or video format recorded on site to be used by The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) for educational and promotional purposes.

Please: No recording devices in lecture rooms or lab, and turn mobile phones off.

  

1100 Florida Avenue  •  Box 142-B  •  Clinic Building  •  Room 4319  •  New Orleans  •  Louisiana 70119-2799
Phone: 504.941.8193  •  Fax 504.941.8403  • Info@LSUCDE.org