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Continuing Education

The following courses are offered through the Rhode Island Dental Association during ​2017.

If handouts are needed, they will be available for download prior to the course. Please check back.

Registration starts at 8:15 am. Please arrive early in order to be seated before the course starts. 



noonan-vikki1Dental Ethics

with Dr. Robert Iovino

May 17, 2017 ​9am-12pm (3 CEUs)

Crowne Plaza Warwick

The goal of this half day program is to better prepare attendees (dentists, hygienists, assistants and staff) to avoid, ameliorate, or resolve potentially challenging moral dilemmas. Challenging ethical issues discussed will range from dilemmas encountered chair-side in clinical dental practice, to those concerning the dental profession and its expanding role within our society. 

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noonan-vikki1How to Eat Candy

with Dr. Brian Nový

September 15, 2017 ​9am-4pm (6 CEUs)

​Quidnessett Country Club

Depriving cariogenic bacteria of sugar is the cornerstone of traditional caries management, yet the science of CAMBRA (Caries Management by Risk Assessment) takes cariology to a whole new level. If you're still telling patients to "brush, floss, and use fluoride toothpaste" you're going to be surprised by the myriad of treatment options available today. Streptococcus mutans has more to fear than stronger fluoride and more of it, as dentistry embraces oral healthcare. 

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noonan-vikki1Sedation in Dentistry: "Clinical Concepts and Current Controversies"

with Dr. Mel Hawkins

November 8, 2017 ​9am-4pm (6 CEUs)

​Quidnessett Country Club

Sedation is the practice builder of modern dentistry. Learn sedation pharmacology and how to apply it. Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics are reviewed. "Is oral drug administration safer?" "Is any one sedative agent a panacea?" "Is any particular benzodiazepine better than any other?" How to incorporate/improve a sedation protocol into becoming a smooth team patient approach is discussed. Case reports, mistakes and solutions from 30+ years of oral sedation in general practice are shared. State Dental Board regulations will be compared, contrasted and critiqued. 

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