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Continuing Dental Education

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Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry

Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry 

A postgraduate program for general dentists worldwide 

 The University of Minnesota is pleased to announce offer a Postgraduate "Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry" designed for general dentists worldwide. 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. Application and admission to the certificate program is possible after successful completion of the Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level I. Dentists may earn a postgraduate Certificate in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry after successfully completing:

  1. Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level I - Lecture/Laboratory Series: 100 Continuing Education Credits
  2. Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level II - Clinical Series: 100 CE credits
  3. Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III - Modular Series (A total of 8 modules.) - 300 CE credits
  4. Presentation of 8 patients from practice*, and
  5. One of three essential requirements for graduation:
  •     presentation of 5 articles from refereed journals pertaining to esthetic dentistry.
  •     accreditation in American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
  •     mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)

Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic  Dentistry: Level III includes the completion of the following:

Core Modules

  1. Occlusion and Function - 25 CE credits
  2. Orthodontic and Periodontal Esthetics - 32 CE credits
  3. Dental Implants and Esthetic Dentistry - 56 CE credits
  4. Esthetic Removable Partial Dentures - 24 CE credits
  5. Endoesthetics - 16 CE credits
  6. Research Design - 16 CE credits
  7. Research Paper  110 CE credits

Elective Modules**

  1. Diagnostic Box - 28 CE credits
  2. New Materials, Technologies and Laser Training - 24 CE credits
  3. Advanced Contemporary Dentistry Study Club - 22 CE credits
  4. Advanced Occlusion and TMD - 24 CE credits

*A total of eight patient presentations from your private practice are required. Your patient documentation will be presented to Level II course participants and/or mentors. The eight patients should represent the variety of patient types treated in Levels II and III.

**In Level III, you need to complete all seven Core Modules and at least one elective module.

Admission

Dentists may apply for admission to the Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry after successful completion of the Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level I. Applicants must have received a D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree from an accredited U.S. institution. Internationally trained dentists with comparable degrees from recognized colleges may also apply for admission. Applications can be submitted and will be reviewed throughout the year. Dentists may enter the program in any semester. For more information call Continuing Dental Education at (800) 685-1418 or (612) 625-1418.

Payment Options

If you register for one module, a $595 deposit is due at the time of registration with the balance due before the program begins. If you register for two or more modules concurrently, the combined tuition is reduced based on the following schedule:

  • 2 modules $150 discount
  • 3 modules $250 discount
  • 4 modules $375 discount

A customized installment plan may be set up for you at the time of registration. The amount and intervals of the installments will be determined by the combination of modules that you have selected.

Discover the potential impact on your practice – learn about Dr. Ted Murray’s experience as he completed the Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry.

 

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