Dental: New Mexico Dental CE Requirement 30-Hour Package
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State requirements for Dentists

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Courses included in this package. Click on a course to learn more.

  • Dental Public Health Practice, Infrastructure, and Workforce in the United States 3
    Course Release Date: 1/2/2019

    About the Course:

    Dental Public Health (DPH) is that part of dentistry providing leadership and expertise in population-based dentistry, oral health surveillance, policy development, community-based disease prevention and health promotion, and the maintenance of the dental safety net. DPH and the private practice model of care delivery together bear the responsibility of assuring optimal oral health for all Americans - individuals and populations.

    One of the greatest barriers to oral health care is a lack of dental services. This can be called the greatest unmet oral health need in the United States. Many people living in the United States have poor oral health due to lack of access to care, because oral health is not universally integrated into primary or behavioral health-care services. As a result, dental care is usually set apart from other types of health care. Poor appearance resulting from dental problems can contribute to social isolation, lower wages, and loss of self-esteem. Furthermore, poor oral health is associated with increased bacterial systemic exposure and increased inflammatory factors that can lead to adverse health outcomes, such as uncontrolled diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory disease. Facilities and programs are available under the public health framework to educate and treat vulnerable populations and improve oral and overall health.

    This basic level course, appropriate for all dental professionals, outlines dental public health, its focus, infrastructure, and how the dental public health workforce strives to improve populations oral health.
  • Dental Sealants: Clinical Considerations for Selection and Placement 2
    Release Date: 1/1/2020

    About the Course:
    This basic-level course is designed for dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants who wish to review the latest research and recommendations regarding the use of dental sealants. The course discusses the epidemiology of caries disease and the materials currently used in dental sealants.
  • Denture Cleansing 2
    About the Course
    Most denture patients, as well as patients with removable orthodontic appliances, tend to be haphazard in practice when it comes to cleansing their dental appliances. Dental professionals and patients alike appreciate that cleansing of removable partial dentures (RPDs), complete dentures (CDs), and orthodontic appliances is essential to remove particulate matter as well as stains arising from food, beverages, and tobacco products. Ideally, cleansing ensures a fresh and odor-free mouth.

    Effective denture cleansing is imperative to maintaining oral health and possibly preventing systemic diseases by removing dental plaque and microorganisms from the denture and other oral appliances (de Lucena-Ferreira, Ricomini-Filho, da Silva, Cury, & Del Bel Cury, 2014; Mojarad, Khalili, & Aalaei, 2017; Neppelenbroek, 2015; Salles et al., 2015; Sharma, Garg, & Kalra, 2017). In fact, there is a strong positive correlation between denture cleanliness and lower bacterial colonization of dentures, as quantified by both the total anaerobic count and total aerobic count (Øilo & Bakken, 2015).
       
  • HPV and Oral Cancer: Exploring the Link 4
    Course release date: 5/1/2020

    About the Course:

    This intermediate-level course provides dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants with general information about HPV, evidence of the association between oral HPV and oral cancer, and effective ways to further communicate this information to patients. This course provides dental professionals with information that will enable them to effectively meet the challenges they face as the link between HPV and oral health continues to emerge. 
  • Infection Control and Prevention in the Dental Office 3
    Course release date: 2/15/2020

    About the Course:

    This basic-level course reviews the published guidelines and principles of infection control that are essential to prevent the spread of infectious disease in the dental office. Its content is relevant to all dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants. The course focuses on six core elements of infection control and describes each element in the context of the practice of dentistry. 
  • Medicinal Marijuana Review 4
    Course release date: 1/1/2020

    About the Course:

    Designed for dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants, this intermediate-level course will review the pharmacology and current state of medicinal marijuana as it relates to oral health care. The information presented in this course should be considered essential knowledge for all OHCPs, both seasoned and newly credentialed. 
  • Prescription Drug Abuse Among Dental Patients: Scope, Prevention, and Management Considerations 5
    Course release date: 12/31/2020

    About the Course:

    The purpose of this basic-level course is to provide dental practitioners with an appreciation of the scope of the problem of prescription drug abuse and a realization that the misuse and abuse of these drugs likely take place among the patient populations they serve. By becoming familiar with the pharmacology of the most commonly abused drugs, the risk factors for developing addictive behaviors, and the manner in which these medications are commonly acquired, dental providers will be positioned to curb prescribing practices that contribute to this growing problem and will be better able to serve their patients and their communities as informed prevention advocates. 
  • Protecting Patient Safety in the Dental Office: Preventing Medical/Dental Errors 4
    Course Release Date: 1/1/2021

    About the Course:
    This basic-level course discusses the current state of medical/dental errors and patient safety. Along with highlighting the different types and causes of medical/dental errors, strategies to prevent or control medical/dental errors are presented, and methods of identifying, analyzing, and reporting medical/dental errors are discussed. 
  • Role of Dentists in Prescribing Opioid Analgesics & Antibiotics 3
    Release date: November 9, 2018

    About this course:
    This intermediate-level course, appropriate for all dental professionals, reviews opioid analgesic and antibiotic prescribing practices in dentistry, the impact of opioid analgesic overdose, and prevention strategies to reduce over-prescribing of these agents. 
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New Mexico Dental CE Requirement 30-Hour Package

180.00
State requirements for Dentists

Included Courses

Courses included in this package. Click on a course to learn more.

  • Dental Public Health Practice, Infrastructure, and Workforce in the United States 3
    Course Release Date: 1/2/2019

    About the Course:

    Dental Public Health (DPH) is that part of dentistry providing leadership and expertise in population-based dentistry, oral health surveillance, policy development, community-based disease prevention and health promotion, and the maintenance of the dental safety net. DPH and the private practice model of care delivery together bear the responsibility of assuring optimal oral health for all Americans - individuals and populations.

    One of the greatest barriers to oral health care is a lack of dental services. This can be called the greatest unmet oral health need in the United States. Many people living in the United States have poor oral health due to lack of access to care, because oral health is not universally integrated into primary or behavioral health-care services. As a result, dental care is usually set apart from other types of health care. Poor appearance resulting from dental problems can contribute to social isolation, lower wages, and loss of self-esteem. Furthermore, poor oral health is associated with increased bacterial systemic exposure and increased inflammatory factors that can lead to adverse health outcomes, such as uncontrolled diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory disease. Facilities and programs are available under the public health framework to educate and treat vulnerable populations and improve oral and overall health.

    This basic level course, appropriate for all dental professionals, outlines dental public health, its focus, infrastructure, and how the dental public health workforce strives to improve populations oral health.
  • Dental Sealants: Clinical Considerations for Selection and Placement 2
    Release Date: 1/1/2020

    About the Course:
    This basic-level course is designed for dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants who wish to review the latest research and recommendations regarding the use of dental sealants. The course discusses the epidemiology of caries disease and the materials currently used in dental sealants.
  • Denture Cleansing 2
    About the Course
    Most denture patients, as well as patients with removable orthodontic appliances, tend to be haphazard in practice when it comes to cleansing their dental appliances. Dental professionals and patients alike appreciate that cleansing of removable partial dentures (RPDs), complete dentures (CDs), and orthodontic appliances is essential to remove particulate matter as well as stains arising from food, beverages, and tobacco products. Ideally, cleansing ensures a fresh and odor-free mouth.

    Effective denture cleansing is imperative to maintaining oral health and possibly preventing systemic diseases by removing dental plaque and microorganisms from the denture and other oral appliances (de Lucena-Ferreira, Ricomini-Filho, da Silva, Cury, & Del Bel Cury, 2014; Mojarad, Khalili, & Aalaei, 2017; Neppelenbroek, 2015; Salles et al., 2015; Sharma, Garg, & Kalra, 2017). In fact, there is a strong positive correlation between denture cleanliness and lower bacterial colonization of dentures, as quantified by both the total anaerobic count and total aerobic count (Øilo & Bakken, 2015).
       
  • HPV and Oral Cancer: Exploring the Link 4
    Course release date: 5/1/2020

    About the Course:

    This intermediate-level course provides dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants with general information about HPV, evidence of the association between oral HPV and oral cancer, and effective ways to further communicate this information to patients. This course provides dental professionals with information that will enable them to effectively meet the challenges they face as the link between HPV and oral health continues to emerge. 
  • Infection Control and Prevention in the Dental Office 3
    Course release date: 2/15/2020

    About the Course:

    This basic-level course reviews the published guidelines and principles of infection control that are essential to prevent the spread of infectious disease in the dental office. Its content is relevant to all dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants. The course focuses on six core elements of infection control and describes each element in the context of the practice of dentistry. 
  • Medicinal Marijuana Review 4
    Course release date: 1/1/2020

    About the Course:

    Designed for dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants, this intermediate-level course will review the pharmacology and current state of medicinal marijuana as it relates to oral health care. The information presented in this course should be considered essential knowledge for all OHCPs, both seasoned and newly credentialed. 
  • Prescription Drug Abuse Among Dental Patients: Scope, Prevention, and Management Considerations 5
    Course release date: 12/31/2020

    About the Course:

    The purpose of this basic-level course is to provide dental practitioners with an appreciation of the scope of the problem of prescription drug abuse and a realization that the misuse and abuse of these drugs likely take place among the patient populations they serve. By becoming familiar with the pharmacology of the most commonly abused drugs, the risk factors for developing addictive behaviors, and the manner in which these medications are commonly acquired, dental providers will be positioned to curb prescribing practices that contribute to this growing problem and will be better able to serve their patients and their communities as informed prevention advocates. 
  • Protecting Patient Safety in the Dental Office: Preventing Medical/Dental Errors 4
    Course Release Date: 1/1/2021

    About the Course:
    This basic-level course discusses the current state of medical/dental errors and patient safety. Along with highlighting the different types and causes of medical/dental errors, strategies to prevent or control medical/dental errors are presented, and methods of identifying, analyzing, and reporting medical/dental errors are discussed. 
  • Role of Dentists in Prescribing Opioid Analgesics & Antibiotics 3
    Release date: November 9, 2018

    About this course:
    This intermediate-level course, appropriate for all dental professionals, reviews opioid analgesic and antibiotic prescribing practices in dentistry, the impact of opioid analgesic overdose, and prevention strategies to reduce over-prescribing of these agents.