College of Dental Medicine Continuing Education

Western University of Health Sciences
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Dental caries is the most common and chronic childhood disease in the United States. WesternU in collaboration with UCLA will host a 4-hour online and 4-hour in-person (total of 8-hours) CE course that focuses on the knowledge and clinical applicability of pediatric caries prevention and disease management. In addition, practice management such as Denti-Cal billing for newly implemented codes for Los Angeles County as part of the Dental Transformation Initiative will be addressed.

Course Instructions:To obtain the full 8-CEUs, please complete the following online modules no later than Monday, April 1, 2019, 4:30 PST. The modules to complete are:

  • Module 1: Caries Risk Assessment Tool
  • Module 2: Clinical Oral Health Assessment
  • Module 3: Patient Education
  • Module 4: Caries Management Modalities: Fluoride Mechanism and Application
    • Chapter 1 – Fluoride Overview
    • Chapter 2 – Fluoride Alternatives
    • Chapter 3&4  – Sealants and Preventive Resin Restorations

You will complete the final assessment after you have completed all modules listed above. You must pass the final assessment with a grade of 80% or higher in order to receive course credit. Multiple attempts of this assessment can be made.


Author(s): Marisa Watanabe, DDS, MS | Jamie Parado, DDS, MS | Yawen Peng, DMD, MA | Daniela Silva, DDS, MS | Krystle Rapisura, DMD, MS;

CE Units: 8 (Both online and in-person components must be met to receive credit)

If you have any course-related questions please contact virtualu@westernu.edu. Your questions will be forwarded to the appropriate content expert and you will receive a response within 48 hours.

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