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StatPearls works in collaboration with AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare (AKH). AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare 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. These continuing education activities are linked to practice questions which are based on the ADA CERP content outlines. 189 authors and 7 editors have contributed to the development of dentistry content, which is continuously refined and updated to improve your learning experience.

Clinical Dentistry Activities

Title Description Hours Questions
Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG) is a rapidly destructive, non-communicable microbial disease of the gingiva in the context of an impair ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Ameloblastoma Ameloblastomas are rare, odontogenic tumors derived from odontogenic ectoderm. Ameloblastomas represent about 1% of all jaw tumors, but they are the s ... Read the Article 1 6 Activity Info
Angular Chelitis Angular cheilitis describes an inflammatory skin process of variable etiology occurring at the labial commissure, the angle of the mouth. It is usuall ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Ankyloglossia Ankyloglossia, also known as tongue-tie, is a short lingual frenum that interferes with normal tongue movement. It is an uncommon congenital oral anom ... Read the Article 1.25 10 Activity Info
Avulsed Tooth Dentoalveolar trauma injuries are caused by an external impact on the teeth, palate, mandible, maxilla, and gingiva. These injuries can result in anyt ... Read the Article 1.5 16 Activity Info
Bacterial Infections Of The Oral Mucosa Bacterial lesions of the oral mucosa can originate anywhere in the oral cavity and are usually the first sign of the condition. In the initial phase, ... Read the Article 1.25 11 Activity Info
Benign Chronic White Lesions Of The Oral Mucosa White lesions discovered upon routine oral examination can range from benign processes to invasive malignancies. It is prudent for the clinician to co ... Read the Article 1 6 Activity Info
Bisphosphonate Related Jaw Osteonecrosis Bisphosphonates are synthetic pyrophosphate analogs used to treat hypercalcemia secondary to bone resorption conditions such as malignancy, osteoporos ... Read the Article 1.25 8 Activity Info
Bruxism Management Bruxism can be defined as the involuntary, unconscious, and excessive grinding of teeth. Bruxism may occur while awake, and it is then called wakeful ... Read the Article 1 7 Activity Info
Burning Mouth Syndrome Burning mouth syndrome is a condition characterized by extremely painful burning sensation of the tongue and mucosal tissue of the mouth, lips, and/or ... Read the Article 1 4 Activity Info
Cheilitis Cheilitis is an inflammation of the lips. It may be acute or chronic, involving the vermilion and/or surrounding skin of one or both lips. It is a fre ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Cheilitis Granulomatosa Cheilitis granulomatosa (CG) is a rare granulomatous disorder characterized by a recurrent firm swelling of one or both lips. This is called the cheil ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Cicatricial Pemphigoid Cicatricial pemphigoid is a rare, chronic autoimmune blistering disorder which can produce scarring. It can affect the skin, the mucous membranes, or ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Cleft Lip Cleft lip deformity is one of the most common congenital deformities, and management requires an interprofessional approach to address the physical cl ... Read the Article 1.25 9 Activity Info
Deep Neck Infections Deep neck infections are a serious but treatable group of infections affecting the deep cervical space and characterized by rapid progression and life ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Dental Abscess Dental infections, while relatively straightforward regarding diagnosis and access, can be challenging to manage acutely. Dental abscesses or periapic ... Read the Article 1 4 Activity Info
Dental Caries Dental caries is a common chronic infectious, transmissible disease resulting from tooth-adherent specific bacteria, primarily Streptococcus Mutans th ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Dental Caries Diagnostic Testing To provide the most accurate and efficient treatment, dental practitioners utilize various diagnostic tests. A visual-tactile examination allows for a ... Read the Article 1 7 Activity Info
Dental Impression Materials Impression materials are used to copy the teeth and surrounding oral structures by creating a dental impression poured with dental plaster to fabricat ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Dental Infections Dental infections originate in the tooth or its supporting structures and can spread to the surrounding tissue. Dental infections were, historically, ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Developmental Disturbances Of The Teeth, Anomalies Of Number Developmental disturbances in teeth can result in various clinical presentations, one of them being a change in the number of teeth present in the pri ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Developmental Disturbances Of The Teeth, Anomalies Of Shape And Size Disturbances during the normal development of the dentition can result in a variety of clinical presentations, namely changes in the size and shape of ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Developmental Disturbances Of The Teeth, Anomalies Of Structure Developmental disturbances in teeth can result in different clinical presentations, one being a change in the structure of teeth which may present in ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Diet and Nutrition To Prevent Dental Problems Dental caries is a dynamic process that involves susceptible tooth surfaces, cariogenic bacteria like Streptococcus mutans or Lactobacillus and a ferm ... Read the Article 1 7 Activity Info
Drug Induced Gingival Overgrowth Drug-induced gingival overgrowth (DIGO), also referred to as drug-induced gingival enlargement, and previously known as drug-induced gingival hyperpla ... Read the Article 1.25 9 Activity Info
EBV Positive Mucocutaneous Ulcer Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) positive B-cell lymphoproliferative disorders (LPDs) are a spectrum of diseases that range from self-limiting, localized cond ... Read the Article 1 7 Activity Info
Epstein Pearls Epstein pearls are small, benign, self-resolving nodules commonly found in the oral cavities of newborns. This activity describes the evaluation and m ... Read the Article 1.25 10 Activity Info
Excessive Gingival Display Modern society emphasizes attractiveness. A well-balanced smile plays a crucial role in self-esteem and social integration. Excessive gingival display ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Geographic Tongue Geographic tongue is a benign chronic relapsing recurring inflammatory condition of the oral cavity of unknown etiology. This activity reviews the eva ... Read the Article 1 7 Activity Info
Gingivitis Gingivitis is an inflammatory condition of the gingival tissue most commonly caused by bacterial infection. Unlike periodontitis, there is no attachme ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Glossectomy Glossectomy is a term used to describe a variety of procedures resulting in the surgical extirpation of part, or all, of the tongue. Glossectomy is mo ... Read the Article 1.25 6 Activity Info
Glossitis Glossitis refers to inflammation of the tongue and has numerous potential etiologies. While most causes are benign or idiopathic, glossitis can be the ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Halitosis Halitosis is a term coined from the merger of the Latin halitus (breath) and Greek osis (pathological process) to describe a condition that meant an u ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Hemifacial Spasm Hemifacial spasm (HFS) is a disorder characterized by paroxysmal, involuntary twitching of facial muscles of one side of the face innervated by the ip ... Read the Article 1 4 Activity Info
Infraorbital Nerve Block Nerve blocks are useful for providing anesthesia to a specific area of the body. Regional nerve blocks offer many advantages over local tissue infiltr ... Read the Article 1 4 Activity Info
Lichen Planus Erosive Form Erosive lichen planus (ELP) is a variant of lichen planus which involves chronic and painful ulceration of the skin and mucosal surfaces. ELP is thoug ... Read the Article 1.25 9 Activity Info
Lidocaine Lidocaine is a local anesthetic agent that is commonly used for local and topic anesthesia, but which also has antiarrhythmic and analgesic uses and c ... Read the Article 1.25 12 Activity Info
Ludwig Angina Ludwig's angina is life-threatening cellulitis of the soft tissue involving the floor of the mouth and neck. It involves three compartments of the flo ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Mandible Body Fracture The fracture of the body of the mandible accounts for almost 11% to 36% of all the mandibular fractures. This activity describes the evaluation and ma ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Mandible Dislocation Temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) dislocation, or mandibular dislocation, can present as bilateral or unilateral displacement of the mandibular condyle ... Read the Article 1 6 Activity Info
Mandible Fracture Mandible is one of the most commonly fractured facial bone and is frequently seen in the emergency department. This activity reviews the anatomy of th ... Read the Article 1 7 Activity Info
Mandible Osteoradionecrosis Osteoradionecrosis (ORN) of the mandible is a severe iatrogenic disease of devitalized bone caused by radiation therapy of oral and oropharyngeal canc ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Maxillary Sinus Fracture Maxillary sinus fractures (MSFs) are most commonly caused by blunt force trauma to the face. Depending on the magnitude and location of the direct inj ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Mental Nerve Block The mental nerve supplies sensation to the lower lip, buccal mucosa, and skin of the chin ventral to the mental foramen. Mental nerve blocks allow for ... Read the Article 1 4 Activity Info
Mucocele And Ranula Mucoceles and ranulas result when there is a disruption of the flow of secretions of the salivary glands mostly due to trauma and present as asymptoma ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Necrotizing Periodontitis Necrotizing periodontitis is a rapidly progressing disease process that results in the destruction of the periodontium. It is a condition commonly fou ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Odontogenic Cysts Odontogenic cysts are frequently identified on routine examinations with head and neck imaging such as orthopantomograms and computed tomography (CT). ... Read the Article 1 6 Activity Info
Oral Candidiasis This activity illustrates the evaluation and treatment of oral candidiasis. It highlights the role of the interprofessional team in evaluating and tre ... Read the Article 1.5 15 Activity Info
Oral Cutaneous Fistula Oral cutaneous fistula (OCF) is an infrequent condition in which there is a pathologic communication between the oral cavity and the skin. Chronic den ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Oral Hemangiomas Oral hemangiomas are benign tumors that develop in and around the oral cavity due to endothelial cell proliferation. The majority of oral hemangiomas ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Oral Leukoplakia Oral leukoplakia is a white patch or plaque that develops in the oral cavity. The condition is potentially malignant and is strongly associated with t ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Oral Melanoacanthoma Oral melanoacanthoma is a rare, benign, and clinically suspicious appearing lesion that may perplex the unsuspecting clinician. It varies in clinical ... Read the Article 1.25 9 Activity Info
Oral Melanoma Melanocytes arise from neural crest cells and are usually found in the skin. However, melanocytes are also found in mucosal membranes. Melanocytes in ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Oral Mucosa Cancer Oral mucosal cancer is cancer that arises from the lining (mucosa) of the oral cavity. The main risk factors are smoking and alcohol consumption. The ... Read the Article 1.25 9 Activity Info
Oral Mucositis Oral mucositis is a debilitating condition, and it presents as erythema, edema, and ulceration of the oral mucosa with subsequent pain and restriction ... Read the Article 1.25 9 Activity Info
Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, commonly known as throat cancer or tonsil cancer, is a type of head and neck cancer that refers to the cancer o ... Read the Article 1.25 9 Activity Info
Osteoradionecrosis Treatment of malignancies with ionizing radiation has saved countless lives in the past 50 years. However, a small percentage of patients treated with ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Pamidronate Pamidronate is a medication used in the management and treatment of moderate or severe hypercalcemia of malignancy, moderate to severe Paget disease o ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Parotid Cancer Salivary gland tumors are characterized by diverse histological appearances and variable biological behavior. The distinction between tumor types can ... Read the Article 1.25 9 Activity Info
Parotidectomy Parotidectomy is a common procedure in head and neck surgery. An appropriate incision and identification of multiple anatomical landmarks are necessar ... Read the Article 1.25 8 Activity Info
Pathologic Manifestations Of Smokeless Tobacco Smokeless tobacco use can result in a variety of different pathological processes manifesting within the oral cavity. These lesions are discussed thro ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Pediatric Facial Trauma Pediatric facial trauma includes blunt and penetrating trauma to the structures of the face in patients ages less than 18 years. This article primaril ... Read the Article 1.25 8 Activity Info
Pemphigus Vulgaris Pemphigus vulgaris is a rare disease that causes blisters. It is the most common type of pemphigus. The mean age of onset is 50 to 60 years of age, an ... Read the Article 1.25 13 Activity Info
Periodontal Abscess Periodontal abscesses are a common and painful dental emergency resulting from bacterial accumulation or foreign body impaction in periodontal pockets ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Phenytoin Phenytoin is a medication used in the management and treatment of epilepsy, generalized tonic-clonic seizures, complex partial seizures, and status ep ... Read the Article 1.75 21 Activity Info
Physical And Chemical Lesions Of The Oral Mucosa Physical and chemical lesions of the oral cavity are oftentimes discovered during routine examination and are a common finding as the oral cavity is c ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Pierre Robin Syndrome Pierre Robin sequence is a constellation of micrognathia, glossoptosis, and upper airway obstruction. It is a clinical diagnosis that can range in sev ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Pilocarpine Pilocarpine is a medication used in the management and treatment of xerostomia and glaucoma. It is a muscarinic receptor agonist. This activity descri ... Read the Article 1.25 11 Activity Info
Pleomorphic Adenoma Pleomorphic adenoma, the most common salivary gland tumor, is also known as benign mixed tumors (BMT's), because of its dual origin from epithelial an ... Read the Article 1.25 9 Activity Info
Pyogenic Granuloma Pyogenic granuloma, sometimes known as granuloma pyogenicum, refers to a common, acquired, benign, vascular tumor that arises in tissues such as the s ... Read the Article 1.25 7 Activity Info
Remineralization Of Initial Carious Lesions Dental caries is the most prevalent chronic disease worldwide. The condition courses its early stages silently. The first clinical sign is a white spo ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Retrognathia Retrognathia is a term used to describe a mandible that is posterior to and behind where it should be when viewed from a lateral vantage point. Retrog ... Read the Article 1 4 Activity Info
Sialolithiasis Sialolithiasis is the most frequent cause of salivary gland swelling, affecting the major salivary glands: parotid, submandibular, and sublingual glan ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Sjogren Syndrome Primary Sjogren syndrome is a systemic autoimmune disorder commonly presenting with dryness involving the eyes and mouth due to inflammation and resul ... Read the Article 1.75 23 Activity Info
Stability In Mandibular Denture In an individual's life, teeth play an indispensable role as their loss may affect not only the function but also the aesthetics. The success of the m ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Stainless Steel Crowns In Primary Dentition It has been documented that full coronal coverage improves the structural integrity of the tooth and the longevity of the restoration in primary teeth ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis Prophylaxis Infective endocarditis (IE) is an infection of the endocardial surfaces of the heart, which includes one or more heart valves. The incidence of infect ... Read the Article 1.25 13 Activity Info
Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome Temporomandibular joint syndrome is also known as temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a common type of musculoskeletal disorder in the orofacial regio ... Read the Article 1.25 9 Activity Info
Tongue Cancer Tongue cancer is one of the most common sites of head and neck malignancy. Smoking, drinking alcohol, and, more recently, human papilloma virus infect ... Read the Article 1.5 16 Activity Info
Tongue Laceration The tongue is a muscular organ that plays a central role in a person’s ability to communicate and to experience food via taste, chewing and swallowing ... Read the Article 1 4 Activity Info
Tooth Fracture Tooth fracture usually occurs due to traumatic injuries to the teeth and oral structures. The predominant clinical features are sensitivity and pain i ... Read the Article 1.25 9 Activity Info
Trismus Trismus is commonly referred to as lockjaw and is usually due to sustained tetanic spasm of the muscles of mastication. Although it was initially desc ... Read the Article 1 5 Activity Info
Von Willebrand Disease Von Willebrand disease is a bleeding disorder caused by the qualitative or quantitative deficiency of the pro-von Willebrand factor. Affected people m ... Read the Article 1.25 9 Activity Info

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