Special Topics Series

The Special Topics series consists of individual modules designed to increase your knowledge of special topics around improving oral health. Some modules may provide information that is new to you. Others may shed new light on the familiar. In either case, the intention of each module is to enhance both your understanding and your practice and to improve the satisfaction and oral health outcomes of your patients.


ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP) credits are available for these modules
Barriers to Dental Access for Special Needs Patients = 1 CE Credit​
ECC Management for the General Dentist = 1 CE Credit​
Potty Mouth = 1 CE Credit
Interprofessional Practice = 1 CE Credit​

Please check back with us periodically to see what new special topics modules have become available.

NOTE: Please view this important Course Information including instructions for obtaining and printing your CE certificates.

CareQuest Institute for Oral Health 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. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.


Barriers to Dental Access for Special Needs Patients

Accessing dental care can be extremely difficult for individuals with disabilities. This module will educate the dental professional and address the barriers and challenges facing the patient with special needs.

ECC Management for the General Dentist

This module will take a look at your vital role as a general dentist in preventing Early Childhood Caries, or ECC. You’ll learn about the benefits of including young children in your dental practice and how to empower parents and caregivers to manage ECC at home. You’ll also better understand the benefits of xylitol, not just for your youngest patients, but for their families as well. By the end of the module, you’ll feel comfortable performing a young child’s first oral health exam and understand how to create a child-friendly dental practice.

Potty Mouth

Sometimes it seems as though our patients don’t grasp the basic concept of home care. Other times our patients with impeccable hygiene develop rampant decay, and we feel helpless because we can’t figure out what’s going on. The mouth is a remarkable environment that cariologists are finally beginning to understand, and so can you. Come learn everything you didn’t know about plaque and the amazing organisms that make the mouth a wonderful place to work.

Interprofessional Practice

"Interprofessional Practice” is a comprehensive treatment plan through which professionals in all areas of health care work together for the good of the patient, providing integrated care. In this online learning module, you’ll learn about oral health’s role in integrated care, the current methodology for implementing integrated care in your own practice, and how interprofessionalism can not only improve quality of care but also create financial sustainability.