School of Dentistry

Continuing Dental Education

Providing timely and practical continuing education for dental professionals

Fall Core Competency Day for the Dental Team

Fall Core Competency Day for the Dental Team

Friday, November 21, 2014

Would you like to fulfill your MN core competency relicensure requirements in just one day? Would you like to obtain clinically focused and practical information to take back to your office and apply immediately?

Then make plans to attend this timely course, showing you and your dental team how to deliver best practices in: 1) culturally competent patient communication, 2) infection control and dental unit waterline safety, 3) assessment and management of neuropathic pain, and 4) medical emergency management. Four skilled educators will add variety to the day and give you current and unbiased information that is pertinent to your daily practice.

Benefits/Objectives

You will benefit from learning how to:

  • implement culturally competent communication strategies.
  • apply infection control practices and procedures that comply with current guidelines.
  • describe neurodegenerative disorders associated with dental and facial pain.
  • recognize and address patient risk related to potential medical emergencies.
Who Should Attend

Dentists, dental therapists, hygienists and assistants who would like to fulfill their core competency requirements for Minnesota relicensure and obtain concise and practical updates.

Educational Methods

Illustrated lectures and discussion.

Speakers

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.

Priscilla M. Flynn, R.D.H., M.P.H., Dr. P.H., Assistant Professor, Division of Dental Hygiene, Department of Primary Dental Care, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; Certified Health Education Specialist and Certified Wellness Practitioner.

Kevin N. Nakagaki, D.D.S., full-time practitioner with HealthPartners in St. Paul, Minnesota; formerly served for ten years as Director of the Hospital Dental Clinic, University of Minnesota.

R. Bruce Templeton, D.M.D., Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Clinical Professor, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Testimonials

What others have liked about this continuing dental education program:

“All in one course for the entire team.”

“Great presenters with a good variety of styles and information.”

“Question and answer time, handouts provided.”

“Range of topics.” Dr. Bill Mattison, Rogers, MN

“Efficient, multiple, important topics.”

“Location, parking, variety of topics, all core credits!”
 

 

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