Course Descriptions

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A Dental Injury: What is Pre-existing versus Related

Often times claim handlers receive dental treatment plans and question if and why certain procedures that seem unrelated are necessary to treat the injured area. This course takes claim handlers through a dental claim from a dentist perspective and describes scenarios where unlikely treatment is requested that does not seem related to the injury. 

Dental Implants: What you Need to Know

Teeth replacements have evolved in the past 15 years providing options that last longer then earlier restoration options. Through this course claims handlers will learn the criteria utilized to determine candidates for certain restorations such as implants, bridges, dentures, etc.

COVID-19: How Dentistry is Affected

This course is designed to inform Workers’ Comp claims handlers how COVID-19 has changed the workflow of dental offices and what the dentists are doing to keep their patients safe. In this course, the presenter will also present affects on the workers' mouth and teeth from wearing masks long-term.

Oral Anatomy | What You Need to Know

This course was designed to aid claim handlers to understand dental claim documentation, treatment plans and understanding the areas where a dental injury occurred as well as areas where treatment is necessary. It will outline the oral cavity including soft tissue, hard tissue, blood supply and nerve supply. The goal of this course it to make the oral cavity less complicated.

Dental Trauma & Facial Injuries

This course has been created to increase the awareness of latest advances in treatment of facial wounds and dental trauma. The instructor will cover the background and history and incidence of facial injuries and dental trauma in healthcare, workers’ compensation, and industry. Participants of this course will receive information on existing resources to help them manage their cases. The instructor will also review current-lost time costs, while reviewing cost-containment strategies (RTW) through the use of latest advances in surgical treatment and prevention equipment.

Oral Anatomy & Dental Specialties

This course was designed to aid claim handlers to understand dental claim documentation, treatment plans and understanding the areas where a dental injury occurred as well as areas where treatment is necessary. It will also outline the different dental specialties and the role of the general dentist.

Periodontal Disease and Workers' Comp

This course will provide work comp claim handlers with an in-depth understanding of periodontal disease. Learn how healthcare providers determine work relatedness, diagnose treat periodontal diseases.

Prescription Medication | Effects on Mental and Oral Health Part I

This course is designed to inform Workers’ Comp claims handlers about commonly prescribed medications and how it affects the injured worker’s oral and mental health. This course also includes contributing factors specifically to chronic pain, common treatments, and solutions

Prescription Medication | Effects on Mental and Oral Health Part II

This course is a continuation of part 1 and takes claim handlers deeper into how medications that injured workers are prescribed for chronic pain and other symptoms affect teeth, oral and mental health.

Tooth Replacement After Injury

This course is designed to increase claim handler awareness of their options to restore their injured worker back to pre-injury status. The presenter will discuss how teeth are affected during a work related injury and how dentists determine the best treatment and restoration to restore the injured worker to pre-injury status. In this course, treatment and restoration options will be reviewed that are appropriate for the specific injury and why certain options are not appropriate for all injured workers.

Understanding Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ & TMD)

This course will provide work comp claim handlers with an in-depth understanding of temporomandibular anatomy, biomechanics, and temporomandibular dysfunctions and how they create pain. Learn how healthcare providers determine work relatedness, diagnose treat TMJ.