School of Dentistry

Continuing Dental Education

Providing timely and practical continuing education for dental professionals

Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level II

Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level II--Patient Series

November 14-16, 2014; January 9-11, 2015; February 13-15, 2015; and April 10-12, 2015

Call (612) 625-1418 or (800) 685-1418, or email for 2015/2016 series dates.

Would you like to use contemporary restorative esthetic materials and techniques on actual patients? Would you like to learn from the masters?

Level II—The Patient Series—will give you over-the-shoulder mentoring during patient treatment from several of the top clinicians in esthetic dentistry today. You will benefit from a practical approach to selecting the best materials and techniques for each patient and from a balanced perspective that is free of corporate bias. All materials and equipment are provided and come from over 20 different companies. You will take away from this patient series the tools to treat complex restorative cases with a variety of advanced esthetic techniques. Open to general dentists and specialists worldwide.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level I - Lecture/Laboratory Series and Occlusion & Function: Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry - Level III

This continuing dental education program is funded in part by an unrestricted educational grant from 3M ESPE.

Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level II--The Patient Series

COURSE ONE: Advanced Diagnosis, Treatment Planning & Photography
November 14-16, 2014
25 credit hours

COURSE TWO: Advanced Composite Restorations
January 9-11, 2015
25 credit hours

COURSE THREE: Advanced Patient Treatment—Direct & Indirect Restorations
February 13-15, 2015
April 10-12, 2015
50 credit hours

Course Award

Course participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance from the Continuing Dental Education Program after successful completion of the entire Level II program.

These practical courses are useful in helping to prepare accreditation candidates for achieving the accreditation credentials in cosmetic dentistry. However, successful completion of these courses does not guarantee accreditation.


"The postgraduate program in esthetic dentistry provided my practice with another level of excellence. It approaches dentistry from all aspects and provides knowledge, technical skill and most of all fellowship." (Kenneth Hamin, D.D.S., Winnipeg, Manitoba)

"The Level II postgraduate esthetic dental course was the best continuing dental education hands-on course that I have ever experienced. Interaction between faculty and students was provided with maximal learning in a warm and supportive environment. The faculty/student ratio was ideal." (Michael Spencer, D.D.S., St. Louis Park, Minnesota)

"The clinical experience was extremely beneficial to me. I was able to use new materials and pick the mentors' brains for techniques. I also had the luxury of time to devote to the procedure. It forces me out of my comfort zone and that is how I learn. I look forward to taking more courses in the future. Thank you."

"All of the instructors were very approachable and helpful as well as knowledgeable in the techniques they taught. The fellowship was an added bonus, as was being present while great minds 'discussed'."

"A great experience overall and very educational. Thanks to all the instructors and staff."

"I'm extremely happy that I took this program. Very well spent time and investment."

"Learning dentistry from presentations, mistakes and successes was priceless! Thanks for everything! I learned so much! I'm already excited for Level III." (Anna Kramer Miller, D.D.S., Dubuque, Iowa)

Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is pleased to offer a Postgraduate "Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry." Dentists may earn a university certificate in contemporary restorative and esthetic dentistry in addition to mastership credit for the Academy of General Dentistry and continuing education credit for relicensure requirements. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level I

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