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Transformative Dentistry: Harnessing the Power of Effective Psychotherapies in the Dental Profession

A Free  Dental CE Webinar  hosted by Dental CE Academy

Scroll below for course description and instructions


COURSE FEE:  Complimentary Access

CREDITS: This continuing education activity is designated for 1 credit

DURATION: 1 hour

AGD PACE SUBJECT CODE:  153 Psychosocial, Anxiety and Fear in Dentistry

CE SUPPORTER: Aerosol Assist | Pivatool LLC

MODE: Electronically Mediated | On Demand Webinar | Recorded 9.6.2023 Review 12.31.2024

SPEAKER: Dr. Vigarny A. Arguello Jr. (Bio below)

AUDIENCE: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants

TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED:  Mobile device, laptop or desktop with internet connection | Google Chrome Browser

NSTRUCTIONS: *Please disregard banner at top of video.

  1. Watch the above recorded lecture. Do not fast forward, you may pause and resume at your own pace.

  2. Download the handout here 

  3. Complete the quiz here     

  4. Request assistance with CE credit

  5. CE credit verification will be sent to you from Dental CE Academy within 1 minute of quiz completion. Verify the email you entered is correct. Be sure to check spam/junk/promotions folders. 

DESCRIPTION: The intent of this course is to provide dental practitioners with a solid foundation of functional psychotherapies to use within the dental workplace. Participants will learn the fundamental concepts and techniques from the framework of Internal Family Systems therapy in order to apply them in the dental setting and beyond. This evidence-based framework will equip you with new tools that can identify, troubleshoot, and manage dental anxiety, fears, patient compliance, staff management, and burn-out.


  • Describe neural networks and physiological effects of trauma

  • Examine the health implications of malfunctional neural networks

  • Cite the history and development of the Internal Family Systems Model of therapy (IFS)

  • List classifications and attributes of core components of the IFS model

  • Assess existing psychotherapies used to treat dental anxiety

  • Examine common patterns and solutions associated with dental fears, traumas and anxiety

  • Give examples of the IFS model in the clinical setting

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Dr. Vigarny A. Arguello Jr. DMD: Dentist, Inventor, Entrepreneur

Dr. Vigarny A. Arguello Jr. is a dentist, inventor and entrepreneur. Coming from a family with strong roots in medicine, Dr. Arguello naturally gravitated towards this industry. He graduated from Florida International University majoring in chemistry and then Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He is the co-founder of Pivatool and inventor of the patented Aerosol Assist, an innovative aerosol reduction and intra-oral fluid removal device. His ultimate goal is to revolutionize dentistry by giving practitioners and patients the skills to eradicate dental anxiety, fears, trauma and any other negative habit that limits the human condition. Dr. Arguello currently practices in one of his practices in South Florida and enjoys multiple aspects ranging from treating patients, photography, psychotherapies, and product development.

DISCLOSURE OF SPEAKER AND FACULTY COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS:  According to Dental CE Academy's Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Policy, faculty and speakers for any course are expected to disclose any economic support, personal interests, or potential bias that may be perceived as creating a conflict related to the material being presented. Disclosure statements are printed in each course description and announced by moderators or individual speakers at the beginning of each presentation. This policy is intended to alert the audience to any potential bias or conflict so that participants may form their own judgments about the material being presented.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: This course is supported by Aerosol Assist, Pivatool LLC.

The speaker, Dr. Vigarny Arguello declares a financial interest in Aerosol Assist, Pivatool LLC .  For written documentation contact


DENTAL CE ACADEMY DISCLOSURE: The views expressed and opinions and materials presented during these live and recorded presentations represent the personal views and opinions of the individual speaker and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Dental CE Academy.  Dental CE Academy assumes no responsibility for the content of the presentations made by the individual speakers. Any suggested protocols for treatment, materials, or services may be based up on the speakers' own clinican experience and should not be construed as Dental CE Academy recommended or endorsed. Selected presentations may include exploratory research or experimental procedures and are intended for informational purposes that may lead to new interest and scientific breakthroughs in the fields of dentistry.  Dental CE Academy appreciates its educators who share their knowledge and expertise. This level of dedication to dentistry allows our profession to expand and thrive and provokes necessary discussion and understanding. 

Dr. V. Argello
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