DentaQuest Special Topics Series

DentaQuest Special Topics Series

This learning series consists of individual modules designed to increase your knowledge of special topics around improving oral health. Some modules may provide information that is new to you. Others may shed new light on the familiar. In either case, the intention of each module is to enhance both your understanding and your practice and to improve the satisfaction and oral health outcomes of your patients.

ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP) credits are available for these modules.

ECC Management for the General Dentist = 1 CE Credit​
Interprofessional Practice = 1 CE Credit
Oral Health Value-based Care = 1 CE Credit​
Payment Reform in Oral Health Care = 1 CE Credit
Potty Mouth = 1 CE Credit​

Please check back with us periodically to see what new special topics modules have become available.

NOTE: Please view this important Course Information including instructions for obtaining and printing your CE certificates.

ECC Management for the General Dentist

This module will take a look at your vital role as a general dentist in preventing Early Childhood Caries, or ECC. You’ll learn about the benefits of including young children in your dental practice and how to empower parents and caregivers to manage ECC at home. You’ll also better understand the benefits of xylitol, not just for your youngest patients, but for their families as well. By the end of the module, you’ll feel comfortable performing a young child’s first oral health exam and understand how to create a child-friendly dental practice.

Interprofessional Practice

"Interprofessional Practice” is a comprehensive treatment plan through which professionals in all areas of healthcare work together for the good of the patient, providing integrated care. In this online learning module, you’ll learn about oral health’s role in integrated care, the current methodology for implementing integrated care in your own practice, and how interprofessionalism can not only improve quality of care but also create financial sustainability.

Oral Health Value-based Care

Oral Health Value-based Care (OHVBC) strives to address the Quadruple Aim of improved patient experience, better health through improved outcomes, managed or reduced costs, and improved provider satisfaction. You’ll begin to consider whether your organization is ready to transition to OHVBC by looking at your proficiency in five key domains. By the end of this module, you’ll understand that it is possible to transform your practice based on a new system of care and reimbursement if you follow a strategic approach.

Payment Reform in Oral Health Care

The U.S. health care system is in the process of reforming its payment structure to incentivize quality, health outcomes, and value of care over volume of care. In this module, you’ll take a look at what has been happening in medicine and how it can be applied to dentistry. You’ll learn about payment reform priorities in both medicine and oral health care and the opportunities and barriers to implementing them.

Potty Mouth

Sometimes it seems as though our patients don’t grasp the basic concept of home care. Other times our patients with impeccable hygiene develop rampant decay, and we feel helpless because we can’t figure out what’s going on. The mouth is a remarkable environment that cariologists 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.

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