Lights, Camera, Action!

The Importance of Your Curing Light in Achieving Excellent Patient Outcomes
CE Quiz available after the Program Evaluation is completed
  • General Dentists

    Audience
  • Free

    Cost
  • 1 CE Credit

    Credits
  • Self-Instructional

    Method
  • Oct 8, 2019

    Released
  • Oct 8, 2022

    Expires
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Course Description

Dental curing lights play a huge role in patient treatment in our offices every day. Fifty percent of all income in our practices is derived from the successful use of light-cured materials. Yet, LED curing lights can be one of the most underappreciated assets we utilize in our goal of successful patient outcomes. Improper or insufficient light curing of composite resins can lead to a host of negative consequences including lower bond strengths, additional water sorption, poor physical properties, micro-leakage, sensitivity, and recurrent decay just to name a few. In this 1-hour video, Dr. Doug Lambert will discuss new technology, and the many steps each dentist should take to ensure a quality cure and positive results for our patients.

Learning Objectives

  • Enhance your knowledge base of the clinical importance of proper light curing
  • Evaluate the key components to establish an efficient curing technique with LED curing lights for you and your staff
  • Learn about new technology to accurately determine and monitor how your light interacts with the composites you use in your office every day

Course Details

  • Course Fee: Free
  • Credits: Catapult Education designates this continuing education activity for 1 credit
  • Method: Self-Instructional
  • Audience: General Dentists
  • AGD Subject Code: 250

Course contents

Meet the instructor

Douglas Lambert, DDS

Dr. Doug Lambert is an accomplished and highly recognized educator and author. He emphasizes in his programs what he practices; cosmetic, comprehensive and sports dentistry.

Douglas L. Lambert graduated from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management in 1980 and the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1984. He is a Fellow in the American College of Dentists, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the Academy for Sports Dentistry, the American Society for Dental Aesthetics, and a Diplomat of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry.
Dr. Lambert has held many societal positions in organized dentistry including Past President of the Minneapolis District Dental Society, six years as a Trustee to the Minnesota Dental Association, and a delegate to the ADA. He has been honored as a Top Dentist by both Minneapolis/St. Paul and Minnesota Monthly magazines each year in the past decade. Dr. Lambert has authored several articles on cosmetic and aesthetic topics, and has presented numerous lectures and hands-on seminars nationally and internationally for dental organizations, universities, and study clubs, and is part of the education team for the Post-Graduate Course in Esthetic Dentistry at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and Catapult Education.
He also serves as an independent consultant and clinical researcher for many dental manufacturers, and as the team dentist for the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA. Dr. Lambert is senior partner in an aesthetic-based practice in Edina, Minnesota emphasizing cosmetic, comprehensive, and sports dentistry. In his spare time, he enjoys relaxing with his family at their cabin in Wisconsin, and playing a little golf.
Patrick Jones - Course author

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Disclaimer/Disclosures

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Catapult Education, LLC is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
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Approved PACE Program Provider. FAGD/MAGD Credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. 6/1/16 to 5/31/20. Provider ID 306446.