Academy of Continuing Education

Academy of Continuing Education“Affordable, Convenient, State Board Approved, Relevant, Entertaining, and Useful the Next Day in Practice Continuing Education.”
That is how dentists have described the IDA/IUSD Academy of Continuing Education.

Join Academy or Renew Your Membership Today!

This unique partnership between the Indiana Dental Association and the IU School of Dentistry allows us to tap into the members and dental educators to find the best speakers for you. IDA/IUSD Academy of Continuing Education fulfills state licensing requirements and will develop you professionally with 12 CE hours in two sessions by nationally recognized speakers for less than $21 per credit hour. You are invited to join or renew your membership for the 2018 calendar year.

Pay one $250 fee for these two full-day sessions:

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COURSE 2 – Fall


8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Charles Goodacre, DDS
Tooth Retention vs Tooth Replacement and
Factors in Restoring Endodontically Treated Teeth

The Willows on Westfield – Indianapolis, IN

Morning Session Description

Tooth Retention Through Root Canal and/or Periodontal Treatments Versus Tooth Replacement Using Dental Implants or Fixed Partial Dentures: Which Treatment Is Best? This presentation will discuss the scientific and clinical factors used to determine whether a tooth should be replaced through root canal treatment or be extracted and replaced with a dental implant or a conventional fixed partial denture.

Morning Session Learning Objectives

  • Identify the factors that should be considered when determining whether to perform root canal treatment and/or periodontal treatment rather than extract a tooth and place an implant or fixed partial denture
  • Discuss the clinical survival rates of each treatment modality
  • Compare root canal treatment and dental implants based on biologic factors, associated procedures required, cost and cost-effectiveness, esthetics, and psychosocial factors

Morning Session Presentation Resource Guide

Caution: This presentation is not intended to be your handout. It is recommended to be used digitally as a resource only, not as a printed document.

Afternoon Session Description

Afternoon Course: The Most Critical Factors Related To The Restoration Of Endodontically Treated Teeth. This presentation will provide answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding the restoration of endodontically treated teeth in light of the contemporary evidence and clinical practice.

Afternoon Session Learning Objectives

  • Determine which endodontically treated teeth need crowns
  • Describe the effect of post and cores upon endodontically treated teeth
  • Identify the design characteristics and clinical procedures that create optimal success when restoring root canal treated teeth with posts and cores

Afternoon Session Presentation Resource Guide

Caution: This presentation is not intended to be your handout. It is recommended to be used digitally as a resource only, not as a printed document.

Dr Charles GoodacreSpeaker Profile

Dr. Charles Goodacre received his DDS degree from Loma Linda University and an MSD degree in Prosthodontics and Dental Materials from Indiana University. He served as Chair of Prosthodontics at Indiana University and Dean of the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He is a Diplomate and Past-President of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Past-President of the American College of Prosthodontists, and Past President of the Academy of Prosthodontics. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation (FOR) and Chairs their Education Council. He has over 220 published articles, abstracts, textbooks, and textbook chapters. In addition, he has developed or helped develop 17 online CE courses, 11 electronic education programs, and 3 eBooks. He currently holds the title of Distinguished Professor and teaches in the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics at Loma Linda University and maintains a prosthodontic practice.


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Previous Course:

COURSE 1 – Spring


8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Peter Jacobsen, PhD, DDS
Drugs, Bugs and Dental Products; What to Prescribe! and
Live Long and Prosper; Lifestyle Medicine in Dentistry
The Willows on Westfield – Indianapolis, IN

Course Description

Morning Course: With all the talk of abuse, addiction and overdoses this session is incredibly timely. It is a review of the oral medicine of dentistry, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal drugs, pain medication, the management of aphthous ulcers and fever blisters, and the oral medicine and prophylactic protocols that center around drugs. Essentially, the presentation will focus on decision making relative to dental pharmacology and oral medicine. The information is pertinent and a practical update for all practitioners. It is also of interest to dental hygienists, since they often see and understand the various oral problems that occur, but they are never provided a good perspective on the drug choices available and the elements of the decision making process, relative to drug selection. Each Attendee will receive a Little Dental Drug Booklet by Dr. Jacobson

Afternoon Course: The afternoon is lighter, more philosophical and more personal, as well as professional and interesting. It focuses on the many dimensions of personal health that we all need to be concerned about for ourselves and our patients. It includes nutrition and exercise, a listing of lab tests that are appropriate for all of us at various stages in life. It includes the concepts of genetic testing and genomics and its impact on medicine and dentistry. It will also include the concept of longevity drugs and how happiness and social connections impact human longevity.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Review of current information on oral medicine, pharmacology, pain management
  • Develop a decision making relative to dental pharmacology and oral medicine
  • Understanding of healthy lifestyle throughout all the stages of life and connections with both medicine and dentistry
  • Learn concepts and impacts of genetic testing, genomics on medical and dental relationships of patients


Speaker Profile

Dr. Peter Jacobsen lectures extensively in Dental Pharmacology as well as Over-the-Counter Dental Drugs and Products. He also presents on the topic of the Dental Management of Medically Complex patients. His information is practical and clinically relevant for dentists as well as dental hygienists. Dr. Jacobsen has a national reputation for being very entertaining, making his presentations lively and enjoyable.

Dr. Jacobsen’s Ph.D. is in Comparative Pharmacology and Toxicology and he directed the Oral Medicine Clinic at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry for over 25 years. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine and past Chairperson of the Council on Dental Therapeutics of the ADA. Eight years in a row he has been named as one of the, Leaders in Continuing Education, by Dentistry Today magazine. He also received the 1999 Gordon J. Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award. He writes the Dental Drug Booklet, a succinct handout and reference on commonly prescribed dental medications.




Become part of the Academy, save money on your continuing education, and grow professionally, by REGISTERING NOW. Membership registration closes January 31, 2018. After January 31, each class doubles in price. Act now, and save money on this outstanding member benefit!

2018 Tuition

$250.00 – IDA Member (Membership fee for BOTH classes until January 31, 2018) The best deal, at $20.83 per credit hour!

$550.00 – Out-of-State ADA Member

$750.00 – Non ADA member

After January 31, each class costs $250 for IDA members, space permitting!



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