School of Dentistry

Continuing Dental Education

Providing timely and practical continuing education for dental professionals



Congratulations to Dr. Gregory Hammers

Dr. Hammers is the most recent graduate of the Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry at the University of Minnesota

Dr. Gregory HammersHere’s what Dr. Hammers had to say about his experience with the program:

“Using the most current technologies, materials and knowledge to achieve quality restorative and esthetic dentistry is only limited by education and training, not by zip code. As a rural practitioner, I wanted to provide predictable comprehensive restorative treatment for my patients with confidence. The University of Minnesota’s Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry gave me a non-biased, ‘under one roof’ exposure to a wide variety of materials and techniques. This experience has enabled me to perform restorative procedures with greater ease and with expectations of superior results. Treating patients with instructors and mentors looking over my shoulder was initially daunting, but turned out to be a positive experience that validated my clinical skills and increased my confidence. The world-class speakers brought in to instruct and demonstrate the cutting edge of modern dentistry helped bring to life the information I obtain from journals and elsewhere. The certificate program has given me a framework that I can build upon and has allowed me to modify the way I practice dentistry towards more comprehensive full mouth reconstruction. An added bonus was the friendships made with colleagues that should last a lifetime.”

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