The American Dental Associations’ CE Live returns from a pandemic hiatus with a course on the use of Botox and fillers for dental use.

The course, Botulinum Toxins, Dermal Fillers, and Frontline TMJ/Orofacial Pain Trigger Point Therapy for Every Dental Practice, is scheduled for August 19-20 at ADA Headquarters in Chicago.

The course is presented by the ADA and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics.

Other in-person CE Live events at ADA Headquarters include:

  • Back to Basics — An ADA Children’s Airway Event: Integrating Science into Action, September 23–24. Registration opens soon. The event will also be live streamed.
  • ADA Dental Coding Certificate, November 5. Registration opens in the fall.
  • Botulinum Toxins and Dermal Fillers, November 12. Registration opens in the fall.

The ADA and American Academy of Facial Esthetics have also scheduled out-of-state Botulinum Toxins, Dermal Fillers, and Frontline TMJ courses in Jacksonville from September 23-24 and in San Francisco from November 11-12, following summer events in St. Louis and Memphis.

The ADA is also offering CE courses online starting with a two-part Resilience webinar Series that is available to stream.

Presented by Sheela Raja, PhD, author, associate professor at the University of Illinois Chicago, and director of the UIC College of Dentistry Resilience Center, the series gives learners evidence-based resilience strategies to support their mental health and wellness.

The strategies can be used in all practice environments and educational settings, especially in times of uncertainty and prolonged stress.

“Many people are struggling with anxiety and depression right now,” said Raja. “There have been so many prolonged stressors in recent years that we must find ways to support the well-being of our health care workforce — including dentists.”

ArNelle Wright, DMD, New Dentist Committee representative on the ADA Council on Dental Practice, moderates both parts.

Wright said that this series is of value because although individuals can learn about resilience through team sports and team-based extracurricular activities, not everyone has experienced these settings in their lives.

“We’ve now moved to a place in society where mental health and wellness topics are no longer discussed quietly, leaving people to suffer in silence, and I’m so grateful for that,” said Wright.

The first session, recorded on April 19, is titled How Can Dentists Develop Emotional Resilience in a World Full of Stress?: Practical Strategies from Psychology, Public Health, and Neuroscience.

The second session, recorded on May 18, is titled Developing Your Own Emotional Resilience and Wellness Plan: Professional and Personal Strategies to Survive and Thrive.

Both sessions are free to ADA members and worth one hour of continuing education credit.

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