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Better Habits, Better Health - Streaming Video only

Describes how personality types, core beliefs, and behavioral habits affect chronic illness. Discusses the most common chronic illnesses and the key factors in prevention and management. Explains how stress, anxiety, and depression influence chronic illnesses. Describes practical behavioral habits for coping with disabling chronic conditions like pain, cancer, arthritis, and other diseases. Lists ways to help patients develop healthier habits in terms of nutrition, activity, preventive medical and dental care, and emotional well-being. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, and other health professions.
$69.00

Brain Health - Streaming Video only

The course “Brain Health: Mood, Metabolism and Cognition” provides an overview of key factors that can improve mental health, as well as to ensure cognitive health. This course includes a discussion of: (1) the importance of stress management, (2) physical activity, (3) weight management, (4) early diagnosis and proper management of diabetes and pre-diabetes, (5) key dietary factors to “defend the castle”, including the concept of “nutritional psychiatry”, (6) ways to improve gut health so as to improve brain health, (7) proper sleep hygiene, (8) the importance of oral health, and, finally, (9) how to incorporate some of the characteristics of our ancestors’ lifestyle (i.e., address our modern “Paleo-Deficit disorder). Health professionals who complete this course will gain a much fuller understanding of the factors that impact brain health, as well as a range of techniques to help themselves, and their patients/clients, improve/preserve cognitive function and ensure positive emotional and mental health.
$69.00

CDT Dental Coding & Reimbursement - Streaming Video only

Discusses strategies to protect your practice from litigation and malpractice. Determines the best practices in documentation. Evaluates the new CDT codes to prevent billing fraud and to maximize profit. Identifies what you need to be aware of to maximize billing. Examines the intricacies of the dental insurance world. Discusses how your office is being watched and how to avoid billing fraud.
$149.00

Clinical Update on Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias - Streaming Video Only

Describes the differences between normal and abnormal brain aging. Lists measures to preserve brain function and reduce the risk for cognitive decline. Defines dementia and describe common dementia syndromes. Describes the major characteristics of and treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. Lists medications and common clinical conditions that can cause dementia-like symptoms. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes for this course, the implications for nursing, dentistry, mental health, and other health care professions.
$69.00

Cognition, Diet, & Longevity - Streaming Video only

Explains how personality types, habits, and beliefs inuences behavior and the risk for disease. Discusses how mental disorders such as anxiety and depression aect physical health. Describes how addiction to sweet, fatty, and salty foods promotes obesity. Lists the diets shown to enhance longevity and prevent disease. Lists the causes of improved life expectancy in the United States. Explains how patients can delay or survive the top ten causes of morbidity and mortality. Describes, how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, nursing, and other health-care professions.
$69.00

Coping with Chronic Pain - Streaming Video only

Explains the current state of pain management in the United States. Describes the multidisciplinary approach to pain management. Reviews the 23 different pain management modalities currently available. Describes steps to create a comprehensive pain management plan. Lists the five key coping skills for helping chronic pain patients. Discusses treatment options for chronic dental and facial pain. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes the implications for dentistry, mental health, and other health professions.
$69.00

COVID-19 & Dentistry - Streaming Video only

Defines and explain dental aerosols.Outlines the pathogens that live in dental aerosols and explain how far they travel and survive. Describes the COVID-19 Virus, and how it infects human cells. Outlines the different co-morbidities that make acquiring COVID-19 more probable and dangerous. Explains what options are available for a “transmission-based precaution” program in the dental office. Explains the concepts of a “respiratory protection program” and an “airborne infection isolation” room in a dental office. Lists and defines the different technologies that can be utilized in a dental environment to achieve “transmission-based precaution” solutions in a dental office. Summarizes essential lifestyle changes dentists and staff can make to improve their immune system in a post-COVID-19 environment.
$49.00

COVID-19 & Influenza - Streaming Video only

Identifies key aspects of the transmission, diagnosis, treatment, containment, and prevention of coronaviruses. Describes the patterns of illness and treatment guidelines for 2020 seasonal influenza A & B. Outlines the principles of prevention, choices of personal protective equipment and hygiene measures necessary to control the current epidemic. Lists strategies to recognize and protect the most vulnerable, high-risk patients from coronaviruses and influenza.
$49.00

Dental Pharmacology Update - Streaming Video (w/home-study exam)

Describes the difference among (a) Acetaminophen, (b) Naproxen, (c) Ibuprofen, and (d) Aspirin. Explains the different dosages, precautions, interactions, and contraindications for each NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug). Describes how opioid analgesics differ from NSAIDS and explain opioid receptors and opioid metabolism. Describes the risks and abuse and addiction associated with opioid medication and identify patients at risk for substance-use disorders. Discusses the medical and pharmacological similarities and differences among Codeine, Hydrocodone (Vicodin), and Oxycodone (Percocet). Explains each of the above opioids’ dosages, precautions, interactions, and contraindications. Counsels patients concerning the side effects, addictive nature, proper storage, and disposal of opioid medications. Defines pain-management principles with NSAIDS, opioids, and combined NSAID/opioid medications. Describes opioid antagonists and overdose-prevention treatments. Practices effective pain management. Defines and describes the signs and symptoms of opioid-use disorders. Defines and describes anxiolytics used in dentistry, such as Ambien, Ativan, Halcion, Valium, Xanax - along with pharmacological effects, adverse reactions, and contraindications. Defines and describe muscle relaxants used in dentistry such as Flexeril and Klonopin - along with pharmacological effects, adverse reactions, and contraindications. Explains the modern issues of multi-drug resistant infections in dentistry and describe new thinking in antibiotic regimens to combat these resistant pathogens.
$199.00

Dental Pharmacology Update - Streaming Video only

Describes the difference among (a) Acetaminophen, (b) Naproxen, (c) Ibuprofen, and (d) Aspirin. Explains the different dosages, precautions, interactions, and contraindications for each NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug). Describes how opioid analgesics differ from NSAIDS and explain opioid receptors and opioid metabolism. Describes the risks and abuse and addiction associated with opioid medication and identify patients at risk for substance-use disorders. Discusses the medical and pharmacological similarities and differences among Codeine, Hydrocodone (Vicodin), and Oxycodone (Percocet). Explains each of the above opioids’ dosages, precautions, interactions, and contraindications. Counsels patients concerning the side effects, addictive nature, proper storage, and disposal of opioid medications. Defines pain-management principles with NSAIDS, opioids, and combined NSAID/opioid medications. Describes opioid antagonists and overdose-prevention treatments. Practices effective pain management. Defines and describes the signs and symptoms of opioid-use disorders. Defines and describes anxiolytics used in dentistry, such as Ambien, Ativan, Halcion, Valium, Xanax - along with pharmacological effects, adverse reactions, and contraindications. Defines and describe muscle relaxants used in dentistry such as Flexeril and Klonopin - along with pharmacological effects, adverse reactions, and contraindications. Explains the modern issues of multi-drug resistant infections in dentistry and describe new thinking in antibiotic regimens to combat these resistant pathogens.
$149.00

Hospice & Palliative Care - streaming video only

Reviews the recent Medicare law regarding end-of-life discussions with patients and define options for patient and provider consideration. Discusses the psycho-social implications of death and dying among varied cultures and religions and how this effects healthcare delivery. Identifies the concerns most expressed by the dying. Identifies patient rights to live with dignity and as much independence as possible until the end. Cites the philosophy, history and tradition of death and dying over time and how current beliefs developed. Discusses heroic measures verses natural death and discuss caregiver support. Describes the stages of death, the timeline of what happens to the physical remains after death, and care of the body after death. Identifies necessary legal documents regarding death, disposition of the body, family and patient rights, and how these important statutes assist the poor and the marginalized.
$39.00

Inflammation, Chronic Illness, & the Brain - Streaming Video only

Identifies clinical signs & symptoms of inflammation. Describes the connections between inflammatory processes and chronic illness. Describes the role of inflammation in specific illnesses such as heart disease, COPD, diabetes, arthritis, and dementia. Lists practical strategies to reduce levels of inflammation in clinical practice. Explains the rationale for good dental prophylaxis and skin care in patients with chronic illness. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, and other health professions.
$69.00

Memory, Forgetfulness, & the Brain - Streaming Video only

Describes the essential components of forming, storing, and retrieving memories. Lists practical ways that perception, time, emotions, stress, and sleep affect memory. Discusses the differences between normal forgetting, age-related memory decline & amnesia syndromes. Lists the common lifestyle factors, medical conditions and medications that can compromise memory. Describes useful strategies to preserve memory & help patients and caregivers cope. Describes how information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, and other health professions.
$69.00

Mindful Stress Reduction Practices - Streaming Video

The video presents various mindful stress reduction techniques such as breathing exercises, meditation practices, stretching techniques, and meditative movement routines, all designed to lower stress levels, reduce built up muscle tension, and help elicit the relaxation response.
$39.00

Mindful Stress Reduction Volume II - Streaming Video

In this video, wellness coach and master teacher Kent Howard introduces breathing exercises, mindfulness-based meditations, and meditative movement routines designed to promote relaxation, enhance physical well-being, improve emotional balance, and optimize wellness.
$39.00

Mindfulness & Stress Reduction - Streaming Video Only

Cites various effects of stress on the nervous system, including sympathetic arousal and the adrenal response. Describes the role of chronic stress in physical and psychological illnesses. Outlines mind-body therapies suitable for integrative health practices. Demonstrates the practical techniques related to mindful relaxation. Discusses the role of meditation and breathing techniques in stress reduction programs. Demonstrates simple exercises for use in alleviating stress symptoms. Describes how the Relaxation Response engages the parasympathetic nervous system. Describes strategies for integrating mindful stress-reduction methods into nursing, mental health, dentistry and other clinical practices.
$69.00

Obesity, Diet, & Behavior - Streaming Video only

Explains the complex nature of body fat and why both too much and too little are deleterious to health. Describes how genes, eating behavior, macronutrients, physiology, microorganisms, and the environment interact to produce obesity. Outlines how the food industry’s production of hyperpalatable foods fuels sweet, fat, and salt addiction and the obesity epidemic. Identifies the most effective diets that could produce long-lasting results in weight loss. Explains strategies for maintaining successful weight loss, managing food cravings, and treating emotional overeating. Identifies the relative effectiveness of diet, exercise, medications, and surgery in maintaining weight loss. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, nursing, and other healthcare professions.
$69.00

Opioids & Marijuana - Streaming Video only

Outlines the neurologic, genetic, and social mechanisms of opioid abuse, especially in relation to the nationwide, opioid health emergency. Lists diagnostic signs and psychological “red flags” common in opioid abuse and opioid overdose. Reviews the current guidelines for the use of opioids in patients with acute and chronic pain. Lists the parameters of opioid use and abuse to be documented in all clinical, dental, and health care settings. Explains opioid replacement therapy (e.g., methadone, buprenorphine) and the use of opioid antagonists in acute overdose. Describes the risks and toxicities (inclusive of accidental overdose in first responders and healthcare professionals) of fentanyl and derivatives, as well as over-the-counter abusable drugs. Describes the short-term and long-term neurologic, psychosocial, and metabolic effects of cannabis (marijuana) use and outline these effects in relation to opioid abuse, pain inhibition, and the modulation of neurotransmitters. Lists the subterfuges aimed to prevent the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)-mandated detection of drugs of abuse and the methods for reduction of false positives and false negatives. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, nursing, and other healthcare professions.
$69.00

Probiotics, Food, & the Immune System - streaming video only

Identifies the human microbiota, including beneficial bacteria (probiotics). Describes the effects of probiotics with regard to the digestive, nervous, and immune systems. Lists the pro- and anti-inflammatory influences, including those influences related to such substances as essential lipids and amino acids. Compares and contrast approaches used to reduce inflammation. Recognizes ways to prevent disease and disability in the aging population. Identifies developments in dental health, including the use of probiotics to suppress S. mutans. Discusses the role of immune system modulators with regards to cariogenic bacteria and regeneration of dentin. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes.
$69.00

PTSD, Trauma, & Anxiety Disorders - Streaming Video only

Describes the structure and function of neurons, glia, neurotransmitters, and brain regions. Explains how the brain produces and is a ected by anxiety, trauma disorders, and depression. Describes how stress is the foundation for anxiety, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), trauma, and many depressions. Describes the new criteria for the diagnosis of PTSD, trauma disorders, and anxiety disorders. Outlines the symptoms and treatment of the major anxiety disorders, including dental anxiety. Lists the difference in symptoms and treatment of trauma disorders, including PTSD. Explains the nature and course of depression as a co-factor in PTSD, trauma, and anxiety disorders. Describes, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, nursing, and other healthcare professions.
$69.00

Stress, Resilience, & Happiness - Streaming Video only

Describes how perception, thinking, emotions, and memory combine to produce cognitive appraisals and behavior. Outlines the causes, components, and management of psychological stress. Defines resilience and explain the factors that compose the ability to “bounce back” from stressful events. Lists the major components of the positive-psychology approach to increasing life satisfaction. Identifies the elements of happiness and optimism and how to apply them to increase well-being. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, nursing, and other healthcare professions.
$69.00

Suicide Assessment - Streaming Video only

Describes the essential components of forming, storing, and retrieving memories. Lists practical ways that perception, time, emotions, stress, and sleep affect memory. Discusses the differences between normal forgetting, age-related memory decline & amnesia syndromes. Lists the common lifestyle factors, medical conditions and medications that can compromise memory. Describes useful strategies to preserve memory & help patients and caregivers cope. Describes how information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, and other health professions.
$69.00

The Gut-Brain Connection - Streaming Video only

Explains the concept of the gut-brain axis, and its implications for health and disease. Describes how microbes and their metabolites communicate with the body and the brain. Explains how the microbiome-gut-brain axis influences the development of neurodegenerative, neuropsychiatric, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Describes how microbial metabolites regulate immune and metabolic pathways in the body, and how this may impact risk of allergies, autoimmune diseases, obesity and diabetes. Explains how the ecology of the oral microbiome impacts both gut and systemic health; discusses implications for modern-day oral healthcare. Lists potential microbial and gut health disruptors, as well as therapeutic strategies to improve gut and brain health (to become “ecosystem engineers”). Describes ways in which the highly complex gut-brain scientific research has been oversold and misinterpreted by the lay press. Identifies red flags of “pseudoscience” to become a healthy skeptic. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes.
$69.00

The Science of Fat & Sugar - Streaming Video only

Identifies metabolism and physiology of lipids and carbohydrates in health and disease as well as in the aged individual. Lists the approaches to a patient suffering from metabolic disease from the nursing, pharmacological, psychological, and physical therapy standpoints. Compares and contrast appetite suppressants and other medications that induce weight loss. Discusses the recent discoveries in neurochemistry and neuroscience of the link between behavioral pathology and metabolic disease. Compares and contrast the healthy and the potentially dangerous weight loss strategies and long-term effects of fad diets. Describes the oral health implications of metabolic disease as well as eating disorders. Describes the empiric developments in bariatric treatments, their implications for nursing practice, and behavioral therapies. Lists sources of benecial lipids and carbohydrates and methods of improvement of palatability of the healthier foods. Identifies the role of the oral microbiome, periodontal disease, and S. mutans in appetite pathology, binge eating and obesity.
$69.00

The Sleep-Loss Epidemic - Streaming Video only

Describes the stages, cycling, and circadian rhythms of sleep. Cites evidence connecting sleep deprivation and sleep disorders to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and dementia. Lists the major sleep medications with their uses and adverse effects. Describes the connection between dental pain and sleep disruption. Cites the diagnostic criteria, symptoms, course, and treatment for the major sleep disorders. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, nursing, and other healthcare professions.
$69.00

Understanding Addictions - Streaming Video only

Describes the main brain functions that contribute to addictive behavior. Explains the major ways that addiction changes the brains of addicts. Describes how drugs mimic and alter neurotransmitters which provoke the psychological effects of addiction. Explains the difference between drug dependence, tolerance, and addiction. Describes the clinical consequences of addiction to food, opioids, street drugs, and alcohol. Lists and compare the major treatment options for legal and illegal drug addictions. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, and other health professions.
$69.00

Understanding Aging & Longevity - Streaming Video only

Describes how the biopsychosocial model of health and how disease impacts aging, health, life span, and longevity. Explains the dfferences between normal aging and age-related disease and their effects on life span and longevity, including periodontal disease. Describes the effects of genetics, epigenetics, and the environment on aging. Describes how the body and brain age at the cellular, tissue, organ, and organ system levels. Explains the causes of recent increases in life expectancy in the world and the United States. Describes the “super-ager” centenarians who have the longest and healthiest lives among all people. Lists the ten bio-psycho-social behavioral choices that everyone can do to extend health and life spans. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, nursing, and other healthcare professions.
$69.00

Understanding Diabetes - Streaming Video only

Compares and contrasts the different forms of diabetes. Explains why the number of cases of Type 2 diabetes is expanding worldwide. Describes how gut health impacts metabolic health and diabetes risk. Outlines potential complications of diabetes as well as appropriate interventions. Recognizes how insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes are linked to other conditions such as cognitive decline, depression, cancer sleep disorders, and periodontal disease. States the rationale for individualized blood sugar targets. Outlines the specific strategies to prevent, manage, and potentially reverse Type-2 diabetes, including lifestyle, surgical, and pharmacologic interventions. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, and other health professions.
$69.00

Understanding Mental Disorders - Streaming Video only

Describes how the brain produces behavior and how learned patterns of behavior become a personality. Lists the personality disorders and explain how they disrupt relationships. Discusses how to diagnose and treat the major anxiety disorders, including dental anxiety, and outline the effects of early life stress, medical disorders, and medications on anxiety. Describes the characteristics of posttraumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder and explains why they are no longer grouped with anxiety disorders. Outlines the diagnostic criteria, course, and many treatment options for major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes for this course, the implications for nursing, dentistry, mental health, and other health professions.
$69.00

Understanding Pain - Streaming Video only

Lists the neurologic processes causing pain and suffering and the principles of pain assessment. Discusses treatment modalities for primary and secondary headaches, including migraine and rare cephalagias. Lists the “red flags” of medication abuse and approaches to reduce opioid addiction. Describes the differential diagnosis of dental vs. cervical and cervicogenic pain and the appropriate intervention for both. Lists steps involved in the diagnosis and management of spinal pain, including physical and occupation therapy. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes for this course, the implications for nursing, dentistry, mental health, and other health professions.
$69.00

Viruses & Germs - Streaming Video only

This course, “Viruses & Germs” is designed to help clinicians update their knowledge of basic immune system function and recognize serious neurologic and psychological complications of severe infections. Health professionals are in an excellent situation to help educate patients, stem the hysteria, and save lives. Those working with adolescents, adults, and elderly patients will undoubtedly gain insights into the myriad ways infections can and do affect behavior. Some topics of particular interest to clinicians include 1) How psychological stress can impact immune system function, 2) How sleep deprivation contributes to lowered resistance to infection, 3) Why positive emotional states can enhance resistance to infection and even facilitate recovery, 4) How influenza epidemics develop and ways to protect staff and patients in office and hospital settings, 5) An update on recommended vaccines; the link between vaccines and autism, and 6) Cognitive loss, weakness, fatigue, motor deficits, and pain in the chronic phase of Lyme disease and West Nile infection.
$69.00

Marijuana, THC, & CBD - Streaming Video only

Describes the pharmacologic differences among cannabis (marijuana), THC and cannabinoids. Discusses the major legal issues surrounding THC at the Federal and State levels. Lists the physiologic and pathologic effects of marijuana (THC) including effects of long term use and potential harm to the adolescent brain. Describes FDA-approved uses for medical marijuana and possible clinical uses for cannabis in chronic pain patients. Explains the known dangers of vaping marijuana and development of EVALI (Lung Injury Due to E-Cigarettes and Vaping). Recognizes the signs and symptoms of acute marijuana intoxication. Discusses the myths and realities surrounding the explosion of CBD products across the country. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, nursing, and other healthcare professions.
$69.00

Stress Relief Strategies Healthcare Providers on the Frontlines of COVID-19 - Streaming Video only

Healthcare professionals on the COVID-19 frontlines are overwhelmed, traumatized, and exhausted. You’re putting your lives on the line, many of you are quarantined from your family, some have insufficient PPE, and insufficient resources for patients such that you are faced with lose-lose decisions. Many of you are having to see an unprecedented number of people suffer and die; sometimes even colleagues, friends and relatives. Time is short, so this brief webinar is jam packed with strategies to manage your anxiety, fatigue, and grief through the COVID-19 crisis. Dr. Jennifer L. Abel, anxiety and worry expert, will teach you at least six effective coping strategies that you can utilize without stopping your work flow. Some of these strategies will also help to conserve energy to manage fatigue. While you are very strong, you are human. Understand the research supporting the importance of releasing your healthy emotions with advice on safely expressing it. You are fabulous at taking care of others, but most of you aren’t nearly as good at taking care of yourself. This is the time for you to learn to ask for help and to take care of yourself both during and after your shifts. Dr. Abel will help you to get the help you desperately deserve.
$25.00

Marijuana & Cannabinoids - Streaming Video only

Outlines and describe the difference between Marijuana, Synthetic Marijuana, Hemp and various marijuana alternatives. Identifies the difference between CBD, THC and Synthetic Cannabinoids. Reviews the current “Legal Status” of Cannabis and Synthetic Cannabinoids in America. Describes the troublesome new statistics concerning addiction and the increase in “Youth Vaping” of THC and CBD. Explains human Opioid Receptors, Opioid analgesia and compare this to the Human Endocannabinoid system. Reviews the real evidence (or lack thereof) for pain control and analgesia with THC, CBD, and marijuana alternatives. Lists the difference between THC Oil, Marijuana Oil, Cannabis Oil, Hash Oil, CBD Oil, and Hemp Oil. Reviews the critical Adverse Drug Reactions that occur with THC and CBD. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, nursing, and other healthcare professions.
$69.00