School of Dentistry

Continuing Dental Education

Providing timely and practical continuing education for dental professionals

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team

First Thursday evening of April, October, November & December 2016

Would you like treatment planning solutions for your patients with complex medical and dental problems?

University of Minnesota faculty and guest speakers can help you with your challenging treatment planning decisions. Participation in this case-based series will give you insights into a variety of dental disciplines that can improve your clinical results and also avoid patient complaints. Conveniently scheduled in the evening, you will enjoy short programs, dinner, and interaction with colleagues, faculty, staff and students. You will want to take advantage of this low-cost/high-value continuing dental education opportunity created especially for you and your dental team.

Programs/Course Details

This program is offered in partnership with the School of Dentistry Alumni Society.


You will enhance your knowledge in the assessment and treatment of:

  • implant supported prosthesis for the edentulous arch. (April 7, 2016 – Dr. Ranier Adarve)
  • patients with osteoporosis and degenerative oral bone disease. (October 6, 2016 – Dr. Leon Assael)
  • early (phase I) and other orthodontic patients through the use of light forces and minimally invasive techniques. (November 3, 2016 – Dr. James Miller)
  • restorative patients utilizing minimally invasive treatment principles. (December 1, 2016 – Dr. Mark Malterud)
Course Outline

6:00 PM - Registration and dinner
6:30 PM - Clinical cases presented
7:45 PM - Question and answer session
8:00 PM - Adjourn

Who Should Attend

Dentists, dental therapists, dental hygienists and dental assistants interested in keeping up to date with important, evolving practices in all areas of clinical dentistry.

Educational Methods

Illustrated presentation of clinical cases, discussion


Ranier M. Adarve, D.M.D., M.S., M.H.P.E., Prosthodontist, Associate Professor, Division of Prosthodontics, Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Adarve maintains a part-time private practice in Apple Valley, Minnesota.

Leon A. Assael, D.M.D., C.M.M., Dean and Professor, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Mark Malterud, D.D.S., M.A.G.D., maintains a full-time general and family dentistry practice in St. Paul, Minnesota with a minimally invasive treatment philosophy. Dr. Malterud consults with various dental manufacturers on product development and testing and is a member of the Catapult Lecture Group.

James R. Miller, D.D.S., M.S., Board Certified Orthodontist in private practice at Advances in Orthodontics, P.A. in Golden Valley, MN; Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Orthodontics, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.


Here's what your colleagues have liked about previous Clinical Grand Rounds sessions:  

“Utilization of cases, information presented was easily applicable.” 

“Case examples were very interesting and brought the information to life.”

“Informative and convenient, varied courses with up to date topics.”

“Problem-based cases to give us good ideas of different situations.”

“Real cases, current topics relating to today’s dentistry.”

“Respected lecturers and relevant/current information.”

“Very informative and relatable to daily practice.” 

Previously Recorded Webcasts

A link to the recorded webcast presentations will be posted on our website Clinical Grand Rounds Recorded Sessions within a week of each session. When you view only this recorded version of a session, you may earn 1.5 hours of “elective” credit per session for Minnesota relicensure requirements. However, you will need to keep track of the date and time of your completion in case of a Board of Dentistry audit of your continuing dental education records.

PLEASE NOTE: When you attend a "live" presentation of Clinical Grand Rounds or a "live" webcast, you earn core continuing dental education credit in diagnosis and treatment planning and receive a certificate of attendance.

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