Subjects or topics related to dentistry but not found within a specified dental discipline.  Specific subject codes should be used to ensure tracking toward specific licensing board requirements. 

Topics may include:

  • 135 Laser therapy/electrosurgery
    The use of electrical energy to be used as a cutting instrument or healing modality.  Lasers, water lasers, LANAP procedures.  Can be used to cut hard or soft tissues.
  • 138 Dental photography
    Intra/extra oral photography and the manipulation and management of those photos.
  • 142 Medical emergency training and CPR
    Training to ensure appropriate action in the event of an unexpected injury or illness occurring during dental treatment or within the dental office. Training topics may include medical emergency prevention; development of an action plan, recognition of patient distress and emergency drugs and equipment.
  • 144 Table clinics
    Attendance at one or more education displays or demonstrations on a topic.  Usually presented to a small number of observers during a dental meeting outside of a traditional classroom setting.
  • 145 Forensic dentistry/odontology
    Education regarding the proper handling, examination and evaluation of dental evidence, Evidence that may be derived from teeth is the age (in children) and identification of the person to whom the teeth belong.
  • 148 Infection control
    The study of controlling infection spread in the dental office.
  • 149 Multi-disciplinary topics
    To be used when more than one discipline is presented in the course and there is NO primary discipline.
  • 150 Health medicine and nutrition
    The study of general health and disease both systemic and musculoskeletal dysfunction. Understanding of the diagnostic process and treatment of disease and musculoskeletal dysfunction. 
  • 154 Sports dentistry
    Prevention and treatment of dental injuries and related oral diseases associated with sport and exercise; i.e. athletic mouth guards.
  • 153 Psychosocial anxiety & fear in dentistry
    Understanding dental fear and strategies for relieving in the dental office.
  • 155 Child abuse identification and reporting
    State required courses to prevent abuse and neglect through dental awareness (PANDA training).
  • 156 Domestic violence
    Education related to the recognition, reporting and assisting with domestic violence cases.
  • 157 Substance abuse
    Education regarding the excessive use of a drug without medical justification.  Topics may include legal and illegal drugs i.e. alcohol, narcotics, cocaine, opioid abuse.
  • 158 Tobacco cessation
    Information regarding treatments and therapies intended to educate patients about the harm of tobacco and strategies to overcome the addiction. 
  • 159 Prevention of medical errors
    Education related to records and systems management used to prevent medical errors
  • 161 Dentinal hypersensitivity & treatment
    Diagnosis and treatment of dental pain which is us share and of short duration, arising from exposed dentin surfaces and not related to any other dental disease. May also be referred to as dentin sensitivity, sensitive dentin, DH or DHS.
  • 166 Human trafficking
    Education about the trade of humans, most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labor, or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others. This may encompass providing a spouse in the context of forced marriage or the extraction of organs or tissues, including for surrogacy and ova removal.  Human trafficking can occur within a country or trans-nationally. Human trafficking is a crime against the person because of the violation of the victim's rights of movement through coercion and because of their commercial exploitation. Human trafficking is the trade in people, and does not necessarily involve the movement of the person from one place to another.
  • Emerging concepts, techniques, therapies and technology
    Emerging Therapies related to dentistry that do not fit into other categories or dental disciplines; i.e.  Ozone therapy.
  • Product/technology training
    Training on proper use of specific products/instruments developed to aid dentists in areas not found in any specific dental discipline. Product training courses should be directed to current users or a product and focus on proper/safe use.  Courses cannot contain any marketing information intended to encourage participants to purchase the product.