Continuing Dental Education Courses

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA) Training – Lafayette

Friday, May 20, 2022 - Sunday, May 22, 2022

This is the next step for assistants who want to expand their capabilities in dental practice. This course is designed to provide dental assistants with the knowledge and skills they need to perform expanded duty dental assisting functions as specified by Louisiana law. Hands-on exercises will be performed in the laboratory to reinforce the material presented in the lectures.

Livestreamed video conferencing is available for this course.

2022-23 Orofacial Pain Continuum

Starts June 10, 2022 and ends January 21, 2023

This 5-weekend continuum is for anyone who wants to better understand TMD and Orofacial Pain, more adeptly diagnose and manage their patients suffering with TMD and Orofacial Pain, and/or discover a successful practice model for treating TMD and Orofacial Pain in general dentistry.

Livestreamed video conferencing is available for this course.

Clinical Application of Head, Neck, and Airway Anatomy with Dissection

Friday, June 10, 2022 - Saturday, June 11, 2022

Attendees will participate in an in-depth dissection of the head, neck, and airway over a two-day period. Working in two-member teams, each participant will dissect half of a cadaver head. The head, neck, and airway will be dissected to demonstrate the relationship of structures to orofacial pain conditions including TMD and sleep breathing disorders.

Livestreamed video conferencing is available for this course.

The LSU Nitrous Oxide Competency Course for Dentists & Hygienists

Friday-Saturday, June 17-18, 2022

This competency course follows ADA guidelines and complies with the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry’s regulations specifying the education and training required for either a dentist or a hygienist to obtain a permit to administer nitrous oxide inhalation analgesia for dental procedures.

Livestreamed video conferencing is available for this course.

Better Preps, Durable Provisionals, Small Diameter Implants & MORE!

Friday, June 24, 2022

This course will help our team become more efficient in prepping teeth, making impressions, and fabricating provisional restorations. Participants will also learn practical solutions utilizing advanced materials and techniques and have a comprehensive overview of the scientific aspects and clinical applications of small diameter implants (SDI).

Livestreamed video conferencing is available for this course.

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA) Training - New Orleans

Friday, June 24, 2022 - Sunday, June 26, 2022

This is the “next step” for assistants who want to expand their capabilities in dental practice. This course is designed to provide dental assistants with the knowledge and skills they need to perform expanded duty dental assisting functions as specified by Louisiana law.

Livestreamed video conferencing is available for this course.

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA) Training - Gonzales

Friday, July 15, 2022 - Sunday, July 17, 2022

This is the “next step” for assistants who want to expand their capabilities in dental practice. This course is designed to provide dental assistants with the knowledge and skills they need to perform expanded duty dental assisting functions as specified by Louisiana law.

Livestreamed video conferencing is available for this course.

Moderate Sedation Review Course (Pediatric Patients Only)

Friday, July 15, 2022 - Saturday, July 16, 2022

This course serves as an update and review of requirements for the purpose of administering moderate oral sedation and/or IV sedation to pediatric patients. The Louisiana State Board of Dentistry requires that dentists with a permit to administer moderate sedation to pediatric patients attend a live, in-person review course once every four years.

Livestreamed video conferencing is available for this course.

Digital and Conventional Radiology (RAD) for the Dental Assistant

Saturday, July 23, 2022

This course will provide training for auxiliary personnel in the technique of accurate intraoral dental radiography. Practical experience will be provided in radiographic technique, darkroom procedures, and mounting intraoral x-rays. The long cone paralleling technique will be emphasized. The bisecting the angle technique will be presented in theory and in practice.

Livestreamed video conferencing is available for this course.

Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD): An Evidence-Based Approach To Diagnosis and Management

Friday-Sunday, August 5-7, 2022

This course focuses on the evaluation, diagnosis and clinical implications of joint and muscle disorders, and a discussion on occlusion and its relationship to TMD. Other topics include: the use of imaging in TMD diagnosis, the neurophysiology of pain, oral appliance therapy, the role of physical therapy in TMD management, pharmacology for TMD, and Botulinum Toxin therapy.

Livestreamed video conferencing is available for this course.

Problem Solving Essentials in Endodontics - Hands-On Workshop

Friday, August 12, 2022

Do you want to provide excellent endodontic care for your patients? This one day hands-on course is designed for general dentists and endodontists to gain expertise and confidence with completing the highest quality endodontics on both vital and necrotic teeth.

Livestreamed video conferencing is available for this course.

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA) Training - Lafayette

Friday, August 12, 2022 - Sunday, August 14, 2022

This is the “next step” for assistants who want to expand their capabilities in dental practice. This course is designed to provide dental assistants with the knowledge and skills they need to perform expanded duty dental assisting functions as specified by Louisiana law.

Livestreamed video conferencing is available for this course.

Super Generalist: The Pathway to Independence and Fulfillment

Friday, August 19, 2022

This lecture will explore the avenues available to expand your dental training beyond the limits you may feel that you, as a general dentist, are restricted to. Through presentations of various cases from simple to complex, utilizing technologies and techniques learned through experience and continuing education, participants will learn how they can help more of their patients and keep many procedures within the confines of their practices.

Livestreamed video conferencing is available for this course.

What’s So Interesting About Cariology … Come and See?

Friday, August 26, 2022

The mouth is a remarkable environment that cariologiests are finally beginning to understand, and so can you. Come learn everything you didn't know about plaque and the amazing organisms that make the mouth a wonderful place to work. If you're still telling patients to, "Brush, floss, and use fluoride toothpaste" you're going to be surprised by the myriad of treatment option available today.

Livestreamed video conferencing is available for this course.

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA) Training - New Orleans

Friday, September 16, 2022 - Sunday, September 18, 2022

This is the “next step” for assistants who want to expand their capabilities in dental practice. This course is designed to provide dental assistants with the knowledge and skills they need to perform expanded duty dental assisting functions as specified by Louisiana law.

Livestreamed video conferencing is available for this course.

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA) Training - Gonzales

Friday, October 21, 2022 - Sunday, October 23, 2022

This is the “next step” for assistants who want to expand their capabilities in dental practice. This course is designed to provide dental assistants with the knowledge and skills they need to perform expanded duty dental assisting functions as specified by Louisiana law. Hands-on exercises will be performed in the laboratory to reinforce the material presented in the lectures.

Livestreamed video conferencing is available for this course.

The Digital Flow In Implant Dentistry

Friday, October 28, 2022

Technology in dentistry today accelerates the ease in which Implant Dentistry, along with general accuracy and efficiency can be accomplished within dental practices. This course allows the doctor to see how digital storage and transfer of information can streamline the practice of any general dentist doing implants.

Livestreamed video conferencing is available for this course.

Dentistry’s Role In the Diagnosis & Management Of Sleep Disorders

Friday-Saturday, November 4-5, 2022

Day one will focus on Sleep Disordered Breathing with lectures from the medical perspective and from the dental perspective. Day two will consist of a clinical session on oral appliance therapy as it applies to obstructive sleep apnea and lectures focusing on sleep bruxism, the relationship of sleep to temporomandibular disorders (TMDs), and sleep bruxism and the relationship between sleep and pain.

Livestreamed video conferencing is available for this course.

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA) Training - Lafayette

Friday, November 18, 2022 - Sunday, November 20, 2022

This is the “next step” for assistants who want to expand their capabilities in dental practice. This course is designed to provide dental assistants with the knowledge and skills they need to perform expanded duty dental assisting functions as specified by Louisiana law.

Livestreamed video conferencing is available for this course.

The Many Faces of Orofacial Pain: Beyond TMD

Friday-Saturday, December 2-3, 2022

This course focuses on the advanced diagnosis and management of orofacial pain, current theory and diagnostic aids used in the differential diagnosis of craniofacial pain, and how differential diagnosis is an extremely challenging aspect of dental practice. This course also includes a discussion on cranial nerve pathology, vascular pain otalgia, salivary gland pathofunction, neuropathic pain, headaches, burning mouth syndrome, and movement disorders.

Livestreamed video conferencing is available for this course.

Last Chance - Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA) Training - New Orleans

Friday, December 9, 2022 - Sunday, December 11, 2022

This is the “next step” for assistants who want to expand their capabilities in dental practice. This course is designed to provide dental assistants with the knowledge and skills they need to perform expanded duty dental assisting functions as specified by Louisiana law.

Livestreamed video conferencing is available for this course.