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Lecture and participation courses are indexed in chronological order. Each course has its own information page which can be accessed by clicking on the course title.  

August

August 1-26, 2016

Immunization Delivery for Dentists
Provide an all-new service to your patients – learn to safely deliver influenza vaccine in a dental setting under Minnesota’s new state statute.

August 12-13, 2016

51st Annual Dental Assistants’ Seminar
Fulfill your professional development requirements in just two days and obtain up-to-date information relevant to dental assistants.

August 20-21, 2016

16th Annual Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Review
Obtain a convenient and intensive review of the most current oral and maxillofacial literature and practice.

September

September 9, 2016

Fall Dental Hygiene Seminar
Refresh your clinical dental hygiene practice with this annual, multi-speaker program designed with your professional needs in mind.

September 9-11, October 7-9, November 4-6, and December 2-4, 2016

Restorative Expanded Functions: An 80-hour Training Program
Receive the clinical training required of licensed dental assistants and dental hygienists to perform restorative expanded functions in the State of Minnesota.

September 16, 2016

10th Annual Robert J. Feigal Symposium: New Horizons in Children’s Dental Care
Receive expert clinical advice on contemporary treatment protocols for your pediatric patients.

September 16-18, 2016

Occlusion & Function: Evaluation and Restoration of the Worn Dentition
Build your knowledge and skill with occlusion and function that will in turn increase your long-term restorative success.

September 17, 2016

Mastering Digital Full-Mouth & Panoramic Radiographic Technique: A Hands-on Program
Improve your digital radiographic images with this practical hands-on technique course.

September 23-25, 2016

Miniresidency in Pediatric Dentistry
Gain hands-on experience with a wide range of services for your pediatric patients.

September 24-October 1, 2016

Destination French Riviera: Study in Cannes
Join your colleagues and friends for professional development and a fun-filled adventure to the sunny south of France, where you'll experience stunning scenery, magnificent art and classic French cuisine.

September 30, 2016

The Adhesive Restoration: Best Materials & Techniques 2016
Obtain an update on contemporary restorative materials and techniques and learn how to achieve clinical success with different composites, adhesives, ceramic materials and cements.

October

October 1, 2016

Gingival Displacement & Soft Tissue Management: A Training Program
Obtain the training required of Minnesota licensed dental assistants and dental hygienists to perform gingival displacement procedures on patients.

October 3-5, 2016

TMD and Orofacial Pain Miniresidency
Come away with patient experience and new confidence in the diagnosis and treatment planning of temporomandibular disorders that can be applied immediately to your practice.

October 6, 2016

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Osteoporosis, Medications & Oral Health
Build confidence in evaluating and developing a treatment plan for patients with osteoporosis and related bone diseases.

October 7, 2016

22nd Annual Practice Management Symposium: Key Strategies to Improve Your Practice in Today’s Economy
Discover how to take your practice to the next level through contemporary and effective practice management strategies.

October 8, 2016

Exposure Control, Infection Control & Health Safety in Dental Practice: A 2016 Update
Update your practice’s compliance with current infection control guidelines and OSHA standards by attending this comprehensive, one-day program.

October 12-15, 2016

Miniresidency in Nursing Home and Long-term Care for the Dental Team
Obtain the specialized knowledge and systems needed to care for patients in long-term care settings.

October 14-16, 2016

Contemporary Removable Partial Dentures: A Lecture & Hands-on Program
Refresh your knowledge and skills in working with partial dentures and gain tips on esthetic clasping and other contemporary techniques.

October 21-22, 2016

Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Inhalation Sedation: A Training Program
Earn certification and build your confidence and skill in the administration of nitrous oxide.

October 24-25, 2016

Office Oral Surgery: A Guided Experience for the General Dentist
Develop your oral surgical skills during closely supervised patient treatment.

October 27, 2016

Fall Recordkeeping Workshop for the Dental Team
Determine whether your dental recordkeeping system satisfies the Minnesota Board of Dentistry requirements.

October 28, 2016

Oral Pathology Update 2016
Refine your clinical skills in the assessment and management of oral lesions with the help of U of M faculty experts.

October 29, 2016

Achieving Endodontic Success—Simplicity Through Efficiency: A Lecture & Hands-on Workshop
Take your endodontic practice to the next level by learning to utilize the latest and most efficient endodontic techniques.

November

November 3, 2016

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Orthodontics
Develop your understanding of the contemporary treatment options available for early (Phase I) and other orthodontic patients.

November 4, 2016

Fall Core Competency Day for the Dental Team
Complete core competency requirements for your professional license while earning credits in: 1) infection control, 2) diagnosis and treatment planning, 3) recordkeeping, and 4) patient communication.

November 5, 2016

Winter Dental Assistants’ Seminar
Benefit from six practical updates focused on interests that are unique to dental assistants.

November 11-13, 2016; January 13-15, 2017; February 10-12, 2017; April 7-9, 2017; and May 5-7, 2017

Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry: Level I - Lecture/Laboratory Series
Build the restorative, esthetic and implant side of your practice through pointers from world-renowned speakers and hands-on workshops using contemporary materials and techniques.

November 11-13, 2016; January 13-15, 2017; January 26-28, 2017; February 10-12, 2017; and April 7-9, 2017

Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry: Level II—The Patient Series
Take your restorative and esthetic dentistry to the next level through mentored patient experiences with direct and indirect esthetic restorations plus surgical placement and restoration of implants.

November 18, 2016

Optimizing Implant Treatment Planning Through Cone Beam CT Imaging
Learn how cone beam CT technology can enhance dental implant treatment planning to maximize your clinical outcomes.

December

December 1, 2016

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Minimally Invasive Restorative Dentistry
Discover treatment planning solutions for your dental patients that involve restorative and esthetic concerns.

January

January 13-15, 2017

Advanced Composite Restorations: A Hands-on Course 

Build your confidence and skill with contour strip isolation and all of the steps from cavity preparation to finishing of complex anterior and posterior composite restorations.

January 20-21, 2017

Research Design—Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III
Discover how to conduct computer searches, evaluate the dental literature and develop a research project.

January 26-28, 2017

Simulated Implant Surgical and Prosthetic Treatment: Carlsbad, California
Obtain integrated surgical and prosthetic implant experience utilizing state-of-the-art patient simulation.

January 26-28 and May 5-7, 2017

Dental Implants & Esthetic Dentistry—Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III
Develop your knowledge and skills in treatment planning, placing and restoring contemporary dental implants.

April

April 20-22, 2017

Advanced Occlusion & TMD—Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III 
Enhance your knowledge and skill in treating complex restorative and esthetic cases that involve TMD and occlusal concerns.

 

Courses by subject

Anxiety and Pain Control

Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Inhalation Sedation: A Training Program
Earn certification and build your confidence and skill in the administration of nitrous oxide.

Opiates: Preventing Addiction and Managing Pain: An Online Course
Improve your ability to manage patients' pain with prescription medications without enabling abuse.

Dental Assisting

51st Annual Dental Assistants’ Seminar
Fulfill your professional development requirements in just two days and obtain up-to-date information relevant to dental assistants.

Gingival Displacement & Soft Tissue Management: A Training Program
Obtain the training required of Minnesota licensed dental assistants and dental hygienists to perform gingival displacement procedures on patients.

Mastering Digital Full-Mouth & Panoramic Radiographic Technique: A Hands-on Program
Improve your digital radiographic images with this practical hands-on technique course.

Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Inhalation Sedation: A Training Program
Earn certification and build your confidence and skill in the administration of nitrous oxide.

Removal of Bond Material with Rotary Instrumentation: A Hands-On Program
Learn how to efficiently remove bond material from orthodontically bonded teeth while protecting the enamel and tissue.

Restorative Expanded Functions: An 80-Hour Training Program
Receive the clinical training required of licensed dental assistants and dental hygienists to perform restorative expanded functions in the State of Minnesota.

Winter Dental Assistants’ Seminar
Benefit from six practical updates focused on interests that are unique to dental assistants.

Dental Equipment Maintenance

Dental Equipment Maintenance, Repair & Safety: A Hands-on Workshop for the Dental Team
Avoid costly breakdowns by learning to maintain and troubleshoot the most common dental office equipment problems through this practical workshop.

Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene Refresher: An Online & Hands-on Clinical Program
Review all the clinically relevant information you need to know for traditional dental hygiene practice and refresh your clinical skills through mentored hands-on practice with real patients.

Fall Dental Hygiene Seminar
Refresh your clinical dental hygiene practice with this annual, multi-speaker program designed with your professional needs in mind.

Gingival Displacement & Soft Tissue Management: A Training Program
Obtain the training required of Minnesota licensed dental assistants and dental hygienists to perform gingival displacement procedures on patients.

In-office Non-surgical Periodontal Therapy Implementation & Calibration: A Customized Program
Calibrate your office’s periodontal practitioners through this customized best practices approach to non-surgical periodontal patient management.

Mastering Digital Full-Mouth & Panoramic Radiographic Technique: A Hands-on Program
Improve your digital radiographic images with this practical hands-on technique course.

Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Inhalation Sedation: A Training Program
Earn certification and build your confidence and skill in the administration of nitrous oxide.

Removal of Bond Material with Rotary Instrumentation: A Hands-On Program
Learn how to efficiently remove bond material from orthodontically bonded teeth while protecting the enamel and tissue.

Restorative Expanded Functions: An 80-Hour Training Program
Receive the clinical training required of licensed dental assistants and dental hygienists to perform restorative expanded functions in the State of Minnesota.

Dental Implants

Dental Implants & Esthetic Dentistry—Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III
Develop your knowledge and skills in treatment planning, placing and restoring contemporary dental implants.

Implant Supported Prosthesis Utilizing the All-on-4™ Treatment Concept: A Hands-on Program
Expand your knowledge of the implant supported prosthesis utilizing the All-on-4™ treatment concept and gain hands-on experience with the procedural steps for denture conversion and the final prosthesis.

Optimizing Implant Treatment Planning Through Cone Beam CT Imaging
Learn how cone beam CT technology can enhance dental implant treatment planning to maximize your clinical outcomes.

Simulated Implant Surgical and Prosthetic Treatment: Carlsbad, California
Obtain integrated surgical and prosthetic implant experience utilizing state-of-the-art patient simulation.

Dental Recordkeeping

Fall Recordkeeping Workshop for the Dental Team
Determine whether your dental recordkeeping system satisfies the Minnesota Board of Dentistry requirements.

Dental Research

Research Design–Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III
Discover how to conduct computer searches, evaluate the dental literature and develop a research project.

Endodontics

Achieving Endodontic Success—Simplicity Through Efficiency: A Lecture & Hands-on Workshop
Take your endodontic practice to the next level by learning to utilize the latest and most efficient endodontic techniques.

Esthetics

Advanced Composite Restorations: A Hands-on Course 

Build your confidence and skill with contour strip isolation and all of the steps from cavity preparation to finishing of complex anterior and posterior composite restorations.

Advanced Occlusion & TMD—Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III
Enhance your knowledge and skill in treating complex restorative and esthetic cases that involve TMD and occlusal concerns.

Contemporary Removable Partial Dentures: A Lecture & Hands-on Program—Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III
Refresh your knowledge and skills in working with partial dentures and gain tips on esthetic clasping and other contemporary techniques.

Dental Implants & Esthetic Dentistry—Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III
Develop your knowledge and skills in treatment planning, placing and restoring contemporary dental implants.

Occlusion & Function: Evaluation and Restoration of the Worn Dentition—Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III
Build your knowledge and skill with occlusion and function that will in turn increase your long-term restorative success.

Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry: Level I - Lecture/Laboratory Series
Build the restorative, esthetic and implant side of your practice through pointers from world-renowned speakers and hands-on workshops using contemporary materials and techniques.

Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry: Level II—The Patient Series
Take your restorative and esthetic dentistry to the next level through mentored patient experiences with direct and indirect esthetic restorations and surgical placement and restoration of implants.

Research Design–Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III
Discover how to conduct computer searches, evaluate the dental literature and develop a research project.

General Dentistry

Fall Core Competency Day for the Dental Team
Complete core competency requirements for your professional license while earning credits in: 1) infection control, 2) diagnosis and treatment planning, 3) recordkeeping, and 4) patient communication.

Geriatric Dentistry

Clinical Practicum in Geriatrics & Long-Term Care
Benefit from individualized clinical rotations in geriatric care.

Miniresidency in Nursing Home and Long-term Care for the Dental Team
Obtain the specialized knowledge and systems needed to care for patients in long-term care settings.

Hospital Dentistry

Individualized Instruction in Hospital Dentistry
Gain one-on-one instruction and practical experience in delivering dental services in a hospital setting.

Immunization

Immunization Delivery for Dentists
Provide an all-new service to your patients – learn to safely deliver influenza vaccine in a dental setting under Minnesota’s new state statute.

Infection Control

Exposure Control, Infection Control & Health Safety in Dental Practice: A 2016 Update
Update your practice’s compliance with current infection control guidelines and OSHA standards by attending this comprehensive, one-day program.

Nutrition

Diet & Oral Health: An Online Course
Receive timely updates on the link between diet and oral health from caries expert, Dr. Gary Hildebrandt.

Occlusion

Advanced Occlusion & TMD—Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III
Enhance your knowledge and skill in treating complex restorative and esthetic cases that involve TMD and occlusal concerns.

Occlusion & Function: Evaluation and Restoration of the Worn Dentition—Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III
Build your knowledge and skill with occlusion and function that will in turn increase your long-term restorative success.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

16th Annual Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Review
Obtain a convenient and intensive review of the most current oral and maxillofacial literature and practice.

Office Oral Surgery: A Guided Experience for the General Dentist
Develop your oral surgical skills during closely supervised patient treatment.

Oral Diagnosis

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team
Earn core competency credit and gain insights on your difficult treatment planning decisions.

Oral Medicine

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Osteoporosis, Medications & Oral Health
Build confidence in evaluating and developing a treatment plan for patients with osteoporosis and related bone diseases.

Oral Pathology

Oral Pathology Update 2016
Refine your clinical skills in the assessment and management of oral lesions with the help of U of M faculty experts.

Oral Radiography

Interpreting Cone Beam CT Images: An Interactive Workshop
Gain hands-on training in cone beam image interpretation from two highly qualified oral and maxillofacial radiologists.

Mastering Digital Full-Mouth & Panoramic Radiographic Technique: A Hands-on Program
Improve your digital radiographic images with this practical hands-on technique course.

Optimizing Implant Treatment Planning Through Cone Beam CT Imaging
Learn how cone beam CT technology can enhance dental implant treatment planning to maximize your clinical outcomes.

Orthodontics

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Orthodontics
Develop your understanding of the contemporary treatment options available for early (Phase I) and other orthodontic patients.

Removal of Bond Material with Rotary Instrumentation: A Hands-On Program
Learn how to efficiently remove bond material from orthodontically bonded teeth while protecting the enamel and tissue.

Pediatric Dentistry

Miniresidency in Pediatric Dentistry
Gain hands-on experience with a wide range of services for your pediatric patients.

10th Annual Robert J. Feigal Symposium: New Horizons in Children’s Dental Care
Receive expert clinical advice on contemporary treatment protocols for your pediatric patients.

Periodontology

In-office Non-surgical Periodontal Therapy Implementation & Calibration: A Customized Program
Calibrate your office’s periodontal practitioners through this customized best practices approach to non-surgical periodontal patient management.

Pharmacology

Opiates: Preventing Addiction and Managing Pain—An Online Course
Discover strategies to decrease the risk of opioid addiction when treating patients with pain along with ways to treat acute pain in patients with opioid addition.

Practice Management

22nd Annual Practice Management Symposium: Key Strategies to Improve Your Practice in Today’s Economy
Discover how to take your practice to the next level through contemporary and effective practice management strategies.

Prosthodontics

Contemporary Removable Partial Dentures: A Lecture & Hands-on Program—Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III
Refresh your knowledge and skills in working with partial dentures and gain tips on esthetic clasping and other contemporary techniques.

Implant Supported Prosthesis Utilizing the All-on-4™ Treatment Concept: A Hands-on Program
Expand your knowledge of the implant supported prosthesis utilizing the All-on-4™ treatment concept and gain hands-on experience with the procedural steps for denture conversion and the final prosthesis.

Simulated Implant Surgical and Prosthetic Treatment: Carlsbad, California—Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III
Obtain integrated surgical and prosthetic implant experience utilizing state-of-the-art patient simulation.

Restorative Dentistry

Advanced Composite Restorations: Course Two—Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry: Level II 

Build your confidence and skill with contour strip isolation and all of the steps from cavity preparation to finishing of complex anterior and posterior composite restorations.

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Minimally Invasive Restorative Dentistry
Discover treatment planning solutions for your dental patients that involve restorative and esthetic concerns.

Gingival Displacement & Soft Tissue Management: A Training Program
Obtain the training required of Minnesota licensed dental assistants and dental hygienists to perform gingival displacement procedures on patients.

Occlusion & Function: Evaluation and Restoration of the Worn Dentition—Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III
Build your knowledge and skill with occlusion and function that will in turn increase your long-term restorative success.

Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry: Level I - Lecture/Laboratory Series
Build the restorative, esthetic and implant side of your practice through pointers from world-renowned speakers and hands-on workshops using contemporary materials and techniques.

Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry: Level II - The Patient Series
Take your restorative and esthetic dentistry to the next level through mentored patient experiences with direct and indirect esthetic restorations and surgical placement and restoration of implants.

Restorative Expanded Functions: An 80-Hour Training Program
Receive the clinical training required of licensed dental assistants and dental hygienists to perform restorative expanded functions in the State of Minnesota.

The Adhesive Restoration: Best Materials & Techniques 2016
Obtain an update on contemporary restorative materials and techniques and learn how to achieve clinical success with different composites, adhesives, ceramic materials and cements.

TM Disorders

Advanced Occlusion & TMD—Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III
Enhance your knowledge and skill in treating complex restorative and esthetic cases that involve TMD and occlusal concerns.

TMD and Orofacial Pain Miniresidency
Come away with patient experience and new confidence in the diagnosis and treatment planning of temporomandibular disorders that can be applied immediately to your practice.

Travel Program

Destination French Riviera: Study in Cannes
Join your colleagues and friends for professional development and a fun-filled adventure to the sunny south of France, where you'll experience stunning scenery, magnificent art and classic French cuisine.

Preview of upcoming courses

January 20, 2017
What’s New in Dentistry

January 21, 2017
Two-implant Retained Mandibular Overdentures: A Hands-on Workshop

January 27, 2017
Managing Dental Trauma: A Clinical Guide to Success

January 28, 2017
Dental Equipment Maintenance Repair & Safety: A Hands-on Workshop for the Dental Team

February 2, 2017
Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team

February 9-11, 2017
22nd Annual Ski & Learn: Steamboat Springs, Colorado

February 23, 2017
Removal of Bond Material with Rotary Instrumentation: A Hands-on Program

February 24, 2017
Winter Dental Hygiene Seminar

March 2, 2017
Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team

March 3, 2017
Dental Coding Seminar

March 3-4, 2017
Everyday Endodontics: A Hands-on Program for the General Dentist

March 10, 2017
Dental Research Updates from the U of M

March 11, 2017
Restorative Expanded Functions Refresher: A Lecture & Hands-on Workshop

March 17, 2017
How to Avoid Regulatory Implosion: 2017

March 18, 2017
Social Media Marketing

March 31, 2017
Nutrition, Lifestyle & Periodontal Disease

April 1, 2017
Crown Lengthening: A Hands-on Workshop for the General Dentist

April 6, 2017
Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team

May 12, 2017
Spring Core Competency Day

September 8, 2017
Fall Dental Hygiene Seminar

September 15, 2017
11th Annual Robert J. Feigal Symposium

September 22, 2017
Everything You Need to Know About Tooth Whitening

October 5, 2017
Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team

October 6, 2017
23rd Annual Practice Management Symposium

October 7, 2017
Infection Control Update 2017

November 2, 2017
Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team

December 7, 2017
Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team