2022 ODA Annual Session Online Course Schedule

Choose from the courses below featuring top-notch speakers!

The in-person 2022 ODA Annual Session is now complete, but you still have the opportunity to view the online courses through December 31!

See the online schedule below.

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Oral Health Access Supervision Program
DentistsHygienistsCommunity Setting

Oral Health Access Supervision Program

CE Hours: 8           
OSDB Format: A-2c, Category B-1

Course Codes:   O75; O76; O77: O78

Recommended Audience:   Dentists, Hygienists

The completion of Course Codes O75, O76, O77 and O78 qualifies the dental hygienist to comply with provisions of the Oral Health Access Supervision Program (OHASP). The legislation provides the opportunity for dental hygienists to participate in certain oral health community-based preventive programs in relationship with a dentist and the ability to work without the dentist being present, as specified by the law.

Dr. Paul Casamassimo introduces a panel of experts presenting the eight-hour program including Dr. Homa Amini, Dr. Steve Beetstra, Dr. Janice Townsend, Eric Richmond, Esq., Beth Noel, RDH; Dr. Erin Gross and Dr. Kimberly Hammersmith.

OHASP Course Objectives:

This course covers the elements of the OHASP educational requirement which ensures attendees will:

  1. Understand the purpose and parameters of the statute and its implications for access to care.
  2. Know the characteristics and health issues for persons with special health care needs including geriatric patients, patients with special health care needs, patients with developmental disabilities, and children with medical problems.
  3. Be familiar with common oral conditions including those of hard and soft tissues.
  4. Understand techniques to guide behavior in these settings.
  5. Recognize significant medical issues and changes in a medical and dental history and in physical findings, including child abuse.
  6. Have a working knowledge of procedures, record keeping and reporting characteristics for community based programs, including photography, progress notes, and history-taking.
  7. Be aware of ethical and legal considerations.
  8. Measure blood pressure and pulse, and other vital signs effectively.
  9. Demonstrate knowledge of fluoride application, oral hygiene procedures, topical anesthetic application, and application of desensitizing agents.
  10. Provide adequate infection control in a community setting.
  11. Position patients, provide basic life support activities, and other services for patient safety in a community setting.

Note:  The completion of the four individual course segments meets the Ohio State Dental Board’s educational requirement for dental hygienists to participate in the Oral Health Access Supervision Program (OHASP).  These courses were first available at the 2021 ODA Virtual Annual Session

O75: Preparing for a Safe Program and Review of Basic Community-Based Procedures
DentistsAssistantsEFDAsHygienistsCommunity Setting

Presented By:

Dr. Homa Amini

Preparing for a Safe Program and Review of Basic Community-Based Procedures

Dr. Homa Amini and Beth Noel, RDH

CE Hours: 2                           
OSDB Format: A-2c, Category B-1
Course Code:   O75

Recommended Audience:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants

The first segment of the Oral Health Access Supervision Program (OHASP) course covers fluoride application, oral hygiene procedures, topical anesthetic application, Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF), and application of desensitizing agents. Infection control, basic life support and other series for patient safety in a community setting will be reviewed.

OHASP Course Objectives: i); j); k)

  • Demonstrate knowledge of fluoride application and oral hygiene procedures in OHASP populations.
  • Ability to set up appropriate screening centers in typically non-health care settings, including logistic and safety considerations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of proper infection control practices consistent with CDC ongoing and special COVID-19 related procedures and protocols.

Note:  The completion of this course, along with O76, O77 and O78 meets the Ohio State Dental Board’s educational requirement for dental hygienists to participate in the Oral Health Access Supervision Program (OHASP).  This course was first available at the 2021 ODA Virtual Annual Session.

O76: Special Populations in Community Settings
DentistsAssistantsEFDAsFront Office StaffHygienistsOffice ManagersCommunity Setting

Presented By:

Dr. Steve Beetstra

Special Populations in Community Settings

CE Hours: 2
OSDB Format: A-2c, Category B-1

Course Code: O76

Recommended Audience:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk

The second segment of the Oral Health Access Supervision Program (OHASP) program covers the characteristics and health issues for persons with special health care needs, including geriatric patients, patients with special health care needs, patients with developmental disabilities, and children of all ages with medical problems. Information about how to guide behavior, provide restraint, and communicate with caregivers for behavior guidance will be addressed. Record keeping, reporting for community-based programs, photography, progress notes and history-taking will be discussed.

OHASP Course Objectives:  b); d); e); h)

  • Recognize the characteristics and health issues for persons with special health care needs from developmental and functional perspectives as related to provision of care.
  • Understand the importance of thorough record keeping and progress notes relative to these populations, including communication with staff and family according to current professional and regulatory standards.
  • Ability to monitor vital signs for patient safety throughout a procedure.

Note:  The completion of this course, along with O75, O77 and O78 meets the Ohio State Dental Board’s educational requirement for dental hygienists to participate in the Oral Health Access Supervision Program (OHASP).  This course was first available at the 2021 ODA Virtual Annual Session.

O77: Health Considerations in a Community Setting
DentistsAssistantsEFDAsFront Office StaffHygienistsOffice ManagersCommunity Setting

Presented By:

Dr. Janice Townsend

Health Considerations in a Community Setting

Dr. Kimberly Hammersmith, Dr. Erin Gross and Dr. Janice Townsend

CE Hours: 2                           
OSDB Format: A-2c, Category B-1

Course Code:  O77

Recommended Audience:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk

The third segment of the Oral Health Access Supervision Program (OHASP) course covers how to recognize significant medical issues and changes in a medical and dental history and in physical findings, including child abuse. How to interpret medical history to identify diagnosis will be explained.  Record keeping, reporting for community-based programs, photography, progress notes and history-taking will be discussed.  Common oral conditions including those involving hard and soft tissues will be discussed. Normal and abnormal oral lesions will be reviewed.

OHASP Course Objectives:  c); e); f)

  • Ability to recognize changes in medical and dental history in children, adolescents, and adults in OHASP
  • Recognize common oral conditions including those of hard and soft tissues and their management in special settings.
  • Understand the importance of thorough record keeping and progress notes relative to current federal, state, and professional guidance.

Note:  The completion of this course, along with O75, O76 and O78 meets the Ohio State Dental Board’s educational requirement for dental hygienists to participate in the Oral Health Access Supervision Program (OHASP).  This course was first available at the 2021 ODA Virtual Annual Session.

O78: The Law and Additional Considerations
DentistsAssistantsEFDAsFront Office StaffHygienistsOffice ManagersMarketing/Business Strategy/LifestyleCommunity Setting

Presented By:

Eric Richmond
Eric Richmond, Esq.
Paul Casamassimo, DDS, MS

The Law and Additional Considerations

CE Hours: 2
OSDB Format: A-2c, Category B-1

Course Code: O78

Recommended Audience:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk

The fourth segment of the Oral Health Access Supervision Program (OHASP) course covers infection control, basic life support and other series for patient safety in a community setting.  Ethical and legal considerations for providing services under the Oral Health Access Supervision Program, telehealth, and mobile care will be reviewed.

OHASP Course Objectives:  a); g); k); f)

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the new Ohio Telehealth Bill.
  • Understand ethical and legal issues under OHASP.
  • Comply with other requirements of OHASP such as medical emergencies education and BLS certification.
  • Be familiar with newer regulations regarding safety and care in residential facilities.
  • Understand new rules on record availability to families.

Note:  The completion of this course, along with O75, O76 and O77 meets the Ohio State Dental Board’s educational requirement for dental hygienists to participate in the Oral Health Access Supervision Program (OHASP).  This course was first available at the 2021 ODA Virtual Annual Session.

O79: Fluoride is NOT Just for Kids: How Fluoride is Changing the Delivery of Care for Caries Patients
DentistsAssistantsEFDAsFront Office StaffHygienistsOffice ManagersDental MedicineCommunity Setting

Presented By:

Bendit
Judy Bendit, RDH BS

Fluoride is NOT Just for Kids:  How Fluoride is Changing the Delivery of Care for Caries Patients

CE Hours: 2
OSDB Format: A-2c, Category B-1

Course Code: O79

Recommended Audience:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk

This program focuses on the innovations and advancements in remineralization products and technologies that will influence and change the delivery of care we provide to our patients, starting today. We will specifically focus on all types of Fluoride. For years we only gave in-office fluoride for kids up to 16 or 18 years of age. Why? Because that’s when insurance stopped paying.  Let’s look at all the different products and figure out when and why to use all of them.

Learning Objectives:

  • Differentiate the stages of an active carious lesion and identify when remineralization therapy or surgical restorative treatment is indicated.
  • Review the importance of fluoride, options and rational.
  • Compare the latest products engineered to deliver “calcium and phosphate” and how they interact to improve fluoride uptake.
O80: Managing Regulatory Compliance, OSHA and Staying out of Trouble
DentistsAssistantsEFDAsFront Office StaffHygienistsOffice ManagersMarketing/Business Strategy/Lifestyle

Presented By:

Moore 2
Christopher A. Moore, MA 

Managing Regulatory Compliance, OSHA and Staying out of Trouble

CE Hours: 2                           
OSDB Format: A-2c, Category B-1

Course Code: O80

Recommended Audience:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Desk

This seminar will help team members understand and comply with the latest state and federal regulations affecting the practice of dentistry, avoid common areas of non-compliance, and better respond to direct interaction with government officials.  The information-filled session will focus on educating attendees on practical, realistic steps to take to keep your practice compliant.

Learning Objectives:

  • Meet OSHA’s annual exposure control training requirement.
  • Understand current regulatory issues impacting Ohio dental practices.
  • Prepare for an inspection or audit by a government entity or regulator.

Note:  This program fulfills the annual exposure control training requirement mandated by the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.

O81: Mastering Composite Restorations
DentistsAssistantsEFDAsFront Office StaffHygienistsOffice ManagersClinical Dentistry

Presented By:

Thomas M. Paumier, DDS
Thomas M. Paumier, DDS

Mastering Composite Restorations

CE Hours: 2
OSDB Format:  A-2c, Category B-1

Course Code O81

Recommended Audience:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Office Staff

When faced with fractured or broken-down teeth or dentition, often the choices are limited to crowns or extraction and replacement with implants, fixed bridges, or removable partial dentures.  Limited finances, an aging population and the improvement of direct esthetic bonded composite expand treatment options. During this course, you will learn how to do routine Class 2 posterior composites, direct composite veneers, post and cores with the core serving as a direct interim crown, direct bonded bridges, and salvage severely fractured teeth with composite. Complex onlays can often replace crowns when a patient fractures one or more cusps. These techniques will help you solve challenges you will encounter on a daily basis in your private practice. Clinical cases will demonstrate the versatility of well-done composite restorations, giving the esthetics and durability of porcelain with the advantage of simple repair and lower cost.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to save fractured teeth with composite.
  • Discover how to solve challenges compacted by limited available finances or an aging population.
  • Determine how improvements of direct esthetic bonded composite expand treatment options in your practice.
O83: Where Do Post, Cores, and Full Coverage Crowns Fit in Today’s Age of Adhesive Dentistry and the ETT?
DentistsAssistantsEFDAsHygienistsClinical Dentistry

Presented By:

Resnick
J.C. Resnick, DDS

Where Do Post, Cores, and Full Coverage Crowns Fit in Today’s Age of Adhesive Dentistry and the ETT?

CE Hours:  2
OSDB Format:  A-2c, Category B-1
Course Code:  O83

Recommended Audience:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants

The advances in dental adhesive technology have impacted the methods used in restoring the endodontically treated tooth (ETT).  For decades, clinicians have relied on the conventional plan of placing a core, retained by pins and/or posts, to serve for the preparation and placement of a full coverage crown.  Research has proven that the loss of dentin is the major factor contributing to the failure of the ETT.  If a tooth can be restored without the necessity of using posts, cores, and crowns, wouldn’t that influence how we would proceed with treatment?  Today, with modern adhesive techniques, we have the ability of restoring ETT without sacrificing dentin to create post spaces nor requiring removal of healthy enamel and dentin for a full coverage restoration.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the advances of adhesive technology.
  • Discover new techniques to restore the ETT.
  • Review research on the topic of endodontically treated teeth.
O84: Dental Nachos Presents: The Life Changing Impact of Dental Implants
DentistsAssistantsEFDAsFront Office StaffHygienistsOffice ManagersClinical Dentistry

Presented By:

Dr. Paul Goodman
Paul Goodman, DMD

Dental Nachos Presents:  The Life Changing Impact of Dental Implants

CE Hours: 1
OSDB Format:  A-2c, Category B-1

Course Code O84

Recommended Audience:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Office Staff

Restorative practices see at least one patient with a missing tooth every day. Implant dentistry provides an opportunity to offer patients increased self-esteem, enhanced chewing capabilities and optimal treatment while boosting practice revenue. Help patients see the value in implants and say “Yes!” to reach your practice’s full implant potential. During this presentation the viewers will learn how to present and place full arch implant cases.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn effective consultation techniques that can increase case acceptance.
  • Identify restorative techniques to decrease dentist stress and improve patient outcomes.
  • Review the major differences between fixed and removable implant cases.
O85: All About Huddles, Where Practice Management Leads to a Happy Team!
DentistsAssistantsEFDAsFront Office StaffHygienistsOffice ManagersMarketing/Business Strategy/Lifestyle

Presented By:

Safavian
Mehrdad Safavian, DDS

All About Huddles, Where Practice Management Leads to a Happy Team!

CE Hours: 1
OSDB Format:  A-2c, Category B-3

Course Code O85

Recommended Audience:  Dentists, Hygienists, EFDAs, Assistants, Office Managers, Front Office Staff

In this course, we bring it all together at where it starts and ends, huddles. Dr. Safavian will introduce skills to introduce to team members to support a flourishing, happy and efficient practice. We will leave you with resources to better lead your team starting with your next huddle.  This 1-hour course discusses and elaborates on the most important practice management skills that “we did not learn in school” and how they are manifested in team huddles. Great teamwork starts with a great huddle and ends with a great huddle. Each dentist and dental team member must be able to work in harmony and efficiently along with others in a team, and an efficient huddle can glue it all together.  New dentists, owner dentists, hygienists and dental team members are introduced to what works the best and what to avoid in huddles, how to set it up, run it and monitor it for the best results. A great huddle can not only be a coordination time for the team but also a great time for learning, self-improvement and avoiding unnecessary conflicts, leading to a happy team that great team members want to be part of. Nowadays, with a shortage in workforce human resources, an effective huddle is arguably the simplest and yet the most effective step one can take that, when done right, leads to increased organization, team happiness and team retention.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what an effective huddle is and how to achieve it.
  • Understand current practice management issues affecting routines at the dental office such as insurance, staffing, conflict resolution, customer service, leadership, personalities, and communication.
  • Discover solutions other dentists adopted post-COVID to overcome issues by being creative and knowledgeable.

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