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Calendar of courses

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.  

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, 2017

What’s New in Dentistry
Enjoy a fast-paced course while gaining new clinically relevant information on a variety of topics.

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 21, 2017

Prosthetic Management of the Edentulous Mandible with a Two-implant Overdenture: A Hands-on Program 
Expand your knowledge of implant-supported overdentures and gain hands-on experience with both surgical and prosthetic aspects of treatment. 

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.

January 27, 2017

Dental Trauma Management & Pulp Revascularization
Learn about contemporary management strategies for dental traumatic injuries that will help you avoid complications and save smiles.

January 28, 2017

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.

February

February 2, 2017

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Clinical Oral Pathology
Build confidence in diagnosing and treating common oral lesions. 

February 2-4, 2017

22nd Annual Ski & Learn: Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Receive useful information for everyday practice while enjoying a world-class ski vacation.

February 3, 2017

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.

February 17, 2017

Opioid Abuse & Pain Management in Dentistry
Discover how you can help reduce opioid abuse by incorporating safe and effective prescribing practices. 

February 23, 2017

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.

March

March 2, 2017

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Management of Medically Compromised Patients
Increase your confidence in developing treatment plans for medically compromised patients.

March 3, 2017

Stay Out of Jail: Avoid Coding Errors and Excel in Insurance Administration
Receive advice from dentistry’s coding expert on how to dramatically decrease coding errors and boost legitimate reimbursement.

March 3-4, 2017

Everyday Endodontics: A Hands-on Program for the General Dentist
Build your knowledge, confidence and skill with endodontic diagnosis and treatment planning, rotary instrumentation and obturation.

March 10, 2017

13th Annual Dental Research Updates from the U of M
Learn how emerging research from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is shaping the future of dental practice.

March 11, 2017

Restorative Functions Refresher: A Hands-on Program
Increase your confidence and skill with RF delegated procedures and receive clinical tips on working with complex Class II restorations and stainless steel crowns. 

March 24-26, 2017

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

March 31, 2017

Nutrition, Lifestyle & Perio: Real-world Strategies to Reduce Inflammation
Learn about inflammation reduction strategies through nutrition, lifestyle and other host-modulation therapies to help your periodontal patients and you.

April

April 1, 2017

Improving Restorative Results with Crown Lengthening: A Lecture & Hands-on Program
Gain confidence and skill in periodontal crown lengthening procedures. 

April 6, 2017

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Endodontics
Enhance your knowledge in diagnosing and treating endodontic conditions.

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

April 10-May 5, 2017 (Online Learning Component) & May 8-11, 2017 (Hands-on Clinical Component)

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.

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.

May

May 1-3, 2017

Local Anesthesia: A Hands-On Training Program
Increase productivity and decrease workday stress for both you and your patients by receiving comprehensive training in local anesthesia delivery for the dental hygienist.

May 8-11, 2017 (Hands-on Clinical Component)

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.

May 12, 2017

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

May 19, 2017

Protocols in Panoramic Radiographic Interpretation
Build your diagnostic skills for dental implants, oral surgery, TMD and other dental head and neck disorders through understanding protocols in panoramic interpretation.

 

 

Courses by subject

Anxiety and Pain Control

Local Anesthesia: A Hands-On Training Program
Increase productivity and decrease workday stress for both you and your patients by receiving comprehensive training in local anesthesia delivery for the dental hygienist.

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

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.

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.

Restorative Functions Refresher: A Hands-on Program
Increase your confidence and skill with RF delegated procedures and receive clinical tips on working with complex Class II restorations and stainless steel crowns. 

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.

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.

Local Anesthesia: A Hands-On Training Program
Increase productivity and decrease workday stress for both you and your patients by receiving comprehensive training in local anesthesia delivery for the dental hygienist.

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. 

Restorative Functions Refresher: A Hands-on Program
Increase your confidence and skill with RF delegated procedures and receive clinical tips on working with complex Class II restorations and stainless steel crowns. 

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.'

Prosthetic Management of the Edentulous Mandible with a Two-implant Overdenture: A Hands-on Program 
Expand your knowledge of implant-supported overdentures and gain hands-on experience with both surgical and prosthetic aspects of treatment. 

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

Dental Recordkeeping

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

Dental Research

13th Annual Dental Research Updates from the U of M
Learn how emerging research from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is shaping the future of dental practice.

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.

Dental Trauma

Dental Trauma Management & Pulp Revascularization
Learn about contemporary management strategies for dental traumatic injuries that will help you avoid complications and save smiles.

Dentistry for the Medically Compromised

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Management of Medically Compromised Patients
Increase your confidence in developing treatment plans for medically compromised patients.

Endodontics

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Endodontics
Enhance your knowledge in diagnosing and treating endodontic conditions.

Everyday Endodontics: A Hands-on Program for the General Dentist
Build your knowledge, confidence and skill with endodontic diagnosis and treatment planning, rotary instrumentation and obturation.

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

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 

22nd Annual Ski & Learn: Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Receive useful information for everyday practice while enjoying a world-class ski vacation.

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

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.

Nutrition

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

Nutrition, Lifestyle & Perio: Real-world Strategies to Reduce Inflammation
Learn about inflammation reduction strategies through nutrition, lifestyle and other host-modulation therapies to help your periodontal patients and you.

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.

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.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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 Pathology

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Clinical Oral Pathology
Build confidence in diagnosing and treating common oral lesions. 

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.

Protocols in Panoramic Radiographic Interpretation
Build your diagnostic skills for dental implants, oral surgery, TMD and other dental head and neck disorders through understanding protocols in panoramic interpretation.

Orthodontics

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.

Periodontology

Improving Restorative Results with Crown Lengthening: A Lecture & Hands-on Program
Gain confidence and skill in periodontal crown lengthening procedures. 

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.

Nutrition, Lifestyle & Perio: Real-world Strategies to Reduce Inflammation
Learn about inflammation reduction strategies through nutrition, lifestyle and other host-modulation therapies to help your periodontal patients and you.

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.

Opioid Abuse & Pain Management in Dentistry
Discover how you can help reduce opioid abuse by incorporating safe and effective prescribing practices.

Practice Management

Stay Out of Jail: Avoid Coding Errors and Excel in Insurance Administration
Receive advice from dentistry’s coding expert on how to dramatically decrease coding errors and boost legitimate reimbursement.

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.

Prosthetic Management of the Edentulous Mandible with a Two-implant Overdenture: A Hands-on Program 
Expand your knowledge of implant-supported overdentures and gain hands-on experience with both surgical and prosthetic aspects of treatment. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Restorative Functions Refresher: A Hands-on Program
Increase your confidence and skill with RF delegated procedures and receive clinical tips on working with complex Class II restorations and stainless steel crowns. 

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

22nd Annual Ski & Learn: Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Receive useful information for everyday practice while enjoying a world-class ski vacation.

 

Preview of upcoming courses

July 15-16, 2017
Study in Duluth, Minnesota

August 11-12, 2017
52nd Annual Dental Assistants’ Seminar

August 19-20, 2017
17th Annual Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Review

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

October 11-14. 2017
Miniresidency in Nursing Home Care for the Dental Team

October 27, 2017
Diagnostic Imaging of Common Incidental Findings and Red Flags of the Maxillofacial Region

November 2, 2017
Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team

November 4, 2017
Winter Dental Assistants’ Seminar

November 17, 2017
Fall Core Competency Day for the Dental Team

December 7, 2017
Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team