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Clinical Information

Clinical information including ADA guidance, online learning opportunities, precautionary measures, and more. (Updated 4/15/2020)


Leadership Library and message from Dr. Rydell

Message from Dr. Rydell:


04/10:  Leadership Learning Library


Topics in the library include:

Treatment of dental emergencies during COVID-19

4/09:  Managing the Emergency Dental Patient During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Pain, Infection and Trauma


Excellent presentation that includes:


Presented by:

Joseph Best, D.D.S., Ph.D
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Surgical Sciences
Marquee University School of Dentistry


NOTE: There is no audio.

Spring Live CE Webinar Series & On Demand CE Courses

4/15:  Live CE Webinar Series & On Demand CE Courses presented by Philips Oral Healthcare Continuing Education. Available throughout April and May.


Instructions: Each webinar is set up with a link for registration (where it says Registration is limited so please reserve now by clicking here). Registration is required (to help track attendees for CE purposes), and the link is embedded in the PDF below.


After the webinar is completed, before Q&A, a link will be provided for an evaluation (through Survey Monkey). Once you complete the evaluation and provide your email address, a Verification of Attendance form will be emailed to you within a week of the webinar.


PDF class list: 2020-Philips-Spring-Live-CE-Webinars



4/09:  OraPharma is offering convenient, live webinars on a wide range of topics.


More: View and register for live seminars


Web based learning for clinicians

3/30:  Below is a PDF of the programs, videos and online courses that have been offered to our doctors by our vendor partners for their use during this very trying time for all of us. Please review the titles and if interested in viewing the program, click on the title for more. This will redirect you to the linked program. Some of these programs do award CE credits, some do not.


Thank you for your on going commitment to patient care. Please feel free to contact me via email at or on my cell at (815) 222-7228 if you have questions about accessing these programs. -Dr. Mohamed Harunani


More: PDF list of online courses

online cpr resources

3/19:  The following are resources for online CPR training and information:


American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare

American Red Cross BLS for Healthcare Providers

National Safety Council First Aid/CPR/AED

Locking Treatment Notes

3/20:  In the event that emergency care is provided to a patient, please be diligent in completing and locking the treatment note for each patient before leaving the practice. We recognize there may be some notes that remain open from recent days, and we don’t expect anyone other than the provider of care to complete open notes. Additional information will be provided in the future related to any notes that were not completed before practice operations were discontinued.

Additional Precautionary Measure

3/20:  Clinicians who are treating multiple emergency patients a day, please consider changing your gown more frequently to prevent cross contamination.

Emergency, Urgent and Elective Care

The ADA has released information to define emergency, urgent and elective care.


3/19:  ADA: What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?


Per the ADA, this guidance may change as the COVID-19 pandemic progresses. Dentists should use their professional judgment in determining a patient’s need for urgent or emergency care.

Emergency contact information

3/17:  Please make sure your after hours on-call message to patients includes the phone number for the on-call doctor in case of emergency.


This is critical at this time with emergency rooms seeing an influx of patients.


We need to do our part to not unnecessarily tax the system. Do not direct patients to seek out care at the emergency room or similar.