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Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry

Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry (2015/2016)

A postgraduate program for general dentists worldwide 

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is pleased to 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. It is a part-time program held primarily on weekends requiring minimal time taken away from practice. The Certificate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry includes completion of the following:

  1. Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry: Level I - Lecture/Laboratory Series: 125 Continuing Education Credits
  2. Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry: Level II - Patient Series: 125 CE credits
  3. Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III - Modular Series (A total of 7 modules.) - 247 CE credits
  4. Presentation of 8 patients from practice* following AACD or University of Minnesota guidelines - 3 CE credits, 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. Esthetic Removable Partial Dentures - 24 CE credits
  4. Endoesthetics - 16 CE credits
  5. Research Design - 16 CE credits
  6. Research Paper  110 CE credits

Elective Modules**

  1. New Materials, Technologies and Laser Training - 24 CE credits
  2. 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 will need to complete all six 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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