OraVital’s® Complete KOL Access Webinar Series
is Now Available on Demand!
The KOL Access Webinar Series was developed by OraVital® in collaboration with some of the dental industry’s most respected thought leaders.
Our common goal: To provide dental professionals with the information and insight they need for elevating their standard of patient care and building a profitable oral medicine-focused practice – This is the future of dentistry!
Here is our list of free CE accredited webinars to date in alphabetical order. Enjoy!
The Perio-Cardio Connection
Dr. Bradley Bale & Dr. Amy Doneen
Long time advocates of the critical role that dental clinicians play in the prevention of heart attacks and strokes, Drs. Bale and Doneen recently co-authored an article that was published in the prestigious British Medical Journal (BMJ) that clearly stated that high risk periodontal pathogens cause heart attacks.
This is the strongest validation of the mouth-body connection to date!
Periodontal disease is now a medical condition dental professionals treat and not just a cleaning therapy. Because of the complexity of this topic and because atherosclerosis is the largest cause of death and disability in North America, Drs. Bale and Doneen presented their findings in an exclusive, two-part Free CE webinar.
Part I: “High-Risk Periodontal Pathogens Contribute to the Pathogenesis of Atherosclerosis.” – Presented by Bradley Bale, M.D. / 1 free CEU – Click to View
Part II: “Integrating the Science of Oral-Systemic Health into Clinical Practice.”- Presented by Amy Doneen, DNP, ARNP / 1 free CEU – Click to View
Teach Your Patients Well
John C. Comisi, DDS, MAGD
& Karen L. Comisi, CDA, RDA, FADAA
Are your patients frustrated because they are told they are not “brushing and flossing” well enough?
Maybe that’s because they are being told to do it rather than being shown how to do it!
Our job as dental professionals is to provide the needed tools and instructions on how to use them so that they can succeed in the removal of the biofilm that creates oral and systemic disease.
This free CE webinar discusses the various tools and techniques for helping patients manage their oral health. Our esteemed guest presenters also share the “trials and tribulations” they experienced over the years of caring for countless patients.
The New Gingivitis Code: It’s All About Inflammation
Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS
If you practice dentistry in the United States, the new D4346 insurance code represents a major milestone. Imagine a scenario where your patient presents with the following:
- Inflamed, hemorrhagic gingiva
- Light to moderate subgingival calculus
- Light supragingival calculus on the mandibular lingual anteriors
- Generalized pseudo-pocketing
Throughout the history of Current Dental Terminology (CDT) coding, there have been no accurate codes that could be used for the treatment that this patient needs.
Fortunately, this changed in 2017 with the introduction of CDT D4346. Now United States dental teams can do the following:
- Close the loop between diagnosis and treatment
- Elevate our standard of care.
- Bridge the gap between oral and systemic health
- Ensure earlier intervention and disease prevention
- Boost the bottom line of the practice
Upon completion of Patti’s evidence-based clinical course, the participant will be able to:
- Recognize and treat inflammation early
- Improve patient outcomes
- Protect against insurance fraud
- Learn why the entire practice must use accurate insurance codes
- Discover opportunities that the new code provides
- Strengthen the case for the medical necessity of periodontal treatment
- Connect the dots between new and old insurance codes
Dying From Dirty Teeth: The Need for Geriatric Oral Care
Angie Stone, RDH
Angie Stone, RDH is the author of the Amazon Best Seller “Dying From Dirty Teeth” and the founder of HyLife, LLC, a compassionate network of dental hygienists who provide oral care to dependent elders.
As our population continues to age and more and more people become dependent on nursing home care, the problem of poor oral health is growing quickly. And it turns out that teaching care providers to brush and floss their clients’ teeth is not really the best answer.
This FREE CE course will get you and your entire team energized about caring for this growing and underserved population.
Diabetes, Dentistry and Pharmacology:
What You Need to Know
Presented by Thomas Viola, RPh, CCP
This trifecta of information will help you elevate the standard of care for your diabetic patients!
- It is estimated that 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, have diabetes.
- Of the 29.1 million, 21.0 million are diagnosed, and 8.1 million remain undiagnosed.
- Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States.
- 83% of diabetics die of cardiovascular disease.
- Periodontal disease has a bi-directional relationship with diabetes and is also an independent cause of heart attacks and strokes.
During this webinar, specific emphasis will be placed on recommended dental treatment modifications and patient management techniques necessary for dental patients living with diabetes. Upon successful completion of this program, participants will be able to:
• Identify the epidemiology and types of diabetes.
• Describe the pathophysiology of diabetes and its management and treatment options.
• Recognize the complex interplay of diabetes, systemic inflammation and periodontal disease.
• Explain the impact of diabetes and its treatment on dental therapy.
Inspiring Community Dental-Medical Collaboration
Charles Whitney, MD
Webinar Description: Enlightened dental professionals who recognize the impact that oral disease has on systemic disease must be invited to the integrated model of medicine. They must collaborate with their fellow health professionals including physicians in order to truly elevate our society’s standard of healthcare.
Unfortunately, the efforts of dental professionals to engage with physicians on behalf of their common patients are often met with respectful inaction and resistance. How can this be changed?
This webinar will provide members with the entire dental team with a practicing physician’s insight into the medical mind set and valuable tips on how to successfully break down the walls between medicine and dentistry. The end result: co-management of patients to prevent disease, improve existing medical conditions achieve a higher level of overall health and enjoy longer “health spans”.
The Oral Cancer Continuum: Prevention, Detection
& Oral Care for the Cancer Patient
Debbie Zafiropoulis, RDH
Debbie Z is on a mission to educate the masses on the prevention, screening and early detection of oral cancer in order to reduce mortality rates.
During this accelerated session, Debbie will review the need for comprehensive oral screenings for all patients, and how the definition of patients “at risk” for oral cancer has changed in recent years.
Debbie will also help the entire dental team overcome the fear of discussing oral abnormalities with their patients by explaining proven communications principles.
What’s more, you’ll learn the benefits of integrating a variety of adjunctive technologies for screening every patient for oral abnormalities preventively vs. finding late stage oral cancer.
In the case of patients who have been diagnosed with oral cancer and undergone surgery, Debbie will share her systems of integrating oral care protocols and products that can promote healing, prevent infection and improve quality of life.