Spear has released three new materials this week, each covering a different subject to help doctors advance their clinical and practice management expertise.

new dental continuing education online courses

In his latest Spear Online pathway, "Airway Screening Tools and the Seattle Protocol," Dr. Jeff Rouse discusses methods for improving a patient's breathing before presenting a dental treatment plan in order to enhance their overall well-being while also improving case acceptance. Viewers will learn Spear's "Seattle Protocol" for customizing appliance and nasal breathing therapy, using and interpreting data from cardiopulmonary coupling devices and much more.

After viewing this pathway, viewers will be able to:

  • Develop an airway screening protocol
  • Analyze patterns of cardiopulmonary coupling data
  • Understand three different high-resolution pulse oximeter models and their reports
  • Read and analyze high-resolution pulse oximeter reports and communicate results to patients
  • Understand of each of the six steps of the Seattle Protocol
  • Know how to evaluate the proper control and resolution strategy for each step of the Seattle Protocol

Our second release this week is "Optimizing the Schedule For Practice Growth," a course led by Imtiaz Manji that explains how to create a scheduling template that keeps the focus on the right things to drive professional fulfilment and practice growth.

After viewing all five lessons in this course, viewers will be able to:

  • The key drivers of success that lay the groundwork for your scheduling strategy
  • How to create a scheduling template that prioritizes the right appointments
  • The answers to the most commonly asked questions about block scheduling

Lastly (but certainly not least), a new Study Club module led by Dr. Ricardo Mitrani has been released. In "Fred- Treating the Terminal Dentition with Bi-Maxillary Implant Supported Fixed Solutions," Dr. Mitrani discusses the interdisciplinary management of a terminal dentition leading to a fixed implant-supported solution for both the mandibular and maxillary arches. Study Club members will review how to diagnose the etiology, perform a clinical assessment, put forward treatment options and determine an ideal sequence of therapy.

After completing this module, Study Club members will be able to:

  • Understand the prevalence and significance of terminal dentition.
  • Understand how esthetics function, structure, biology is used for treatment planning and for patient and team communication.
  • Understand how the LTR classification assists in diagnosing and in recommending the best prosthetic options for the patient.
  • Know a possible sequence of therapy.