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Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry: Level II

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


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

Would you like to use contemporary restorative esthetic materials and techniques on actual patients? Would you like supervised patient experience with the surgical placement of implants? 

Level II—The Patient Series—will give you over-the-shoulder mentoring during patient treatment from several of the top clinicians in esthetic and implant 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.


  1. Must be licensed to practice dentistry and actively engaged in clinical practice.
  2. Successful completion of the Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry: Level I—Lecture/Laboratory Series and
  3. Completion of Occlusion & Function: Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry—Level III.

This continuing dental education program is funded in part by unrestricted educational grants from 3M ESPE, Ivoclar Vivadent and Ultradent.

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

COURSE ONE: Advanced Diagnosis, Treatment Planning & Photography
November 11-13, 2016
25 credit hours

COURSE TWO: Advanced Composite Restorations
January 13-15, 2017
25 credit hours

COURSE THREE: Simulated Implant Surgical and Prosthetic Treatment—Carlsbad, California
January 26-28, 2017
25 credit hours

COURSE FOUR: Advanced Patient Treatment—Direct & Indirect Restorations and Implant Placement and Restoration
February 10-12, 2017
April 7-9, 2017
50 credit hours (25 each weekend)

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 best CE I have ever taken! There is no other course with the amount of material and knowledgeable instructors available!" Hilary Stevens, D.D.S., Saskatoon, SK

"Great bang for your buck. The instructors are great and it is great that you continue to build on what you learn." James Dessouki, D.D.S., Saskatoon, SK

"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."

"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 & Implant Dentistry: Level I

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