School of Dentistry

Continuing Dental Education

Providing timely and practical continuing education for dental professionals

Practical Updates in Pediatric Dentistry: Duluth, Minnesota

Practical Updates in Pediatric Dentistry: Duluth, Minnesota

 Saturday-Sunday, July 19-20, 2014

Are you looking for a fun weekend get-away this summer? Come explore the scenic port city of Duluth and earn valuable CE credits along the way.

Take a weekend reprieve along the beautiful shores of Lake Superior and discover Duluth’s unique treasures—the storied Glensheen Mansion, popular Lakewalk, specialty shops and restaurants of Canal Park, sightseeing cruises and many other lakeside attractions. Held annually at historic Fitger’s Inn, the 2014 Duluth summer program will feature highly regarded pediatric dentist and educator, Dr. Richard Baylon. You will receive timely updates from Dr. Baylon on: 1) evaluation of the infant patient, 2) caries risk assessment, 3) minimally invasive restorations, 4) esthetic pediatric restorations, 5) stainless steel crowns, 6) behavior management strategies, and 7) interceptive orthodontics.


You will come away from this continuing dental education course better able to:

  • conduct an infant oral exam.
  • integrate caries risk assessment into recordkeeping and patient care.
  • identify minimally invasive restorative solutions for your pediatric patients.
  • select the most appropriate restorative treatment for both anterior and posterior teeth.
  • manage behavior in your pediatric patients.
  • determine the most appropriate treatment approach for patients with ectopic tooth eruption.
  • integrate age appropriate orthodontic treatment and space maintenance into your pediatric patients’ care plans.
Who Should Attend

Dentists and dental team members who would like to receive useful and easily implemented clinical tips while taking in Duluth’s Canal Park and Lake Superior’s beautiful North Shore.

Educational Method

Illustrated lectures and discussion.


Richard J. Baylon, D.D.S., Adjunct Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota. Dr. Baylon maintains a four-clinic private practice limited to pediatric dentistry, with three partners. He is a member of St. Paul Children’s Hospital Staff, and also serves as a consulting pediatric dentist for 3M ESPE dental products.

Hotel Accommodations

For your convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved at Fitger’s Inn until July 3, 2014. Register early – our room block routinely sells out for this course. Hotel reservations should be made directly with Fitger’s Inn, 600 East Superior Street, Duluth, Minnesota 55802 by calling (218) 722-8826 or (800) 726-2982. Standard and Deluxe rooms will range in price from $144 - $225 plus tax; Luxury rooms and Whirlpool Suites range from $225 to $333 plus tax.

About the Area


Why Duluth?

  • experience the unhurried pace and become relaxed and refreshed.

  • discover Duluth’s 23 parks and enjoy the natural environment at the aquarium and zoo.

  • tour the historic Railroad Depot and Gleensheen Mansion.

  • take advantage of the harbor cruise and see the ships pass under the aerial lift bridge at Canal Park.

  • explore the North Shore including Split Rock Lighthouse, Tettegouche State Park, the famous waterfalls at Gooseberry State Park, and the Alpine Slide at Lutsen.

  • hike the many trails including Spirit Mountain, Palisade Valley and the Superior Hiking Trail.

  • enjoy fishing, golfing, boating, rock climbing and road trips along the Scenic North Shore.

  • take a railroad excursion along Lake Superior to encounter incredible scenery and wildlife and to learn about the history of Duluth and Two Harbors.

  • try your luck at Fond-du-Luth gambling casino.

A few of our favorite things:

  • walking the lake walk from Fitger’s to Canal Park.

  • watching the ships pass under the aerial lift bridge and visiting the lighthouse and marine museum at Canal Park.

  • shopping, browsing and dining at the outdoor cafes at Canal Park.

  • touring the rose gardens on London Road.

  • driving along the Skyline Drive and Seven Bridges Road.

  • hiking and bird watching at Hawk Ridge.

  • picnicking and skipping rocks at Brighton Beach.

  • climbing the Enger Park Tower and touring their Japanese Gardens.

  • golfing at Enger and Lester Park Golf Courses.

  • taking a guided tour of Gleensheen mansion—the historic Congdon estate—a 39-room Jacobean revival mansion that is Minnesota’s premier historic house museum. Completed in 1908, with mostly original furnishings and original design, it gives a fascinating look at life in an affluent family at the turn of the last century—listed in the National Registrar of Historic Places.

A few of our favorite restaurants:

  • Bellisio’s Italian Restaurant—Canal Park

  • Grandma’s Original Restaurant, cantina & grill—Canal Park

  • Pickwick Restaurant, steak and seafood—Next to Fitger’s Hotel

  • Nokomis Restaurant & Bar, gourmet dining—North Shore Drive

  • New Scenic Café, “fresh food with a flair”—North Shore Drive

  • Betty’s Pies—Two Harbors

 Why Fitgers?

  • A Historic Lakefront Hotel that is Duluth’s only luxury 4-star hotel.

  • Listed on the National Registrar of Historic Places—constructed as a brewery in 1885, reopened as a hotel in 1984 to include luxury suites and access to the beautiful lake walk.

  • Rennovated in 2008, today Fitger’s is a full-service hotel with 62 unique rooms, 4 restaurants, two night clubs and many unique shops. A museum and a self-guided tour of Fitger’s Brewery Complex are available on-site.

  • Complimentary services include parking, shuttle service and wireless internet access.

  • Conveniences include discounted salon and spa services as well as a 24-hour fitness center.

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