School of Dentistry

Continuing Dental Education

Providing timely and practical continuing education for dental professionals

Removal of Bond Material with Rotary Instrumentation: A Hands-on Program

Removal of Bond Material with Rotary Instrumentation: A Hands-on Program

Offered annually in February 

Call (612) 625-1418 or (800) 685-1418, or email to be added to our priority notification list for the next course offering.

DENTAL HYGIENISTS & LICENSED DENTAL ASSISTANTS: Are you looking for more patient responsibilities? Would you like to master an orthodontic expanded duty?

DENTISTS: Would you like to delegate more orthodontic duties to your staff?

Whether developing or refining your skills, this practical course will give you the capacity to remove bond material with rotary instrumentation confidently in practice. You will experience individualized hands-on instruction from knowledgeable and helpful faculty, the same faculty who train the orthodontic residents. You will benefit from the professional level of training since this is the only dental school-based training program in Minnesota for this expanded function. This training course is recognized by the Minnesota Board of Dentistry.


You will learn how to:

    • explain enamel properties relative to bonding and debonding.
    • protect enamel and hyperplastic tissue during the removal of bond material.
    • remove composite after debonding brackets and removing clear orthodontic aligner attachments.
    • develop an efficient routine.
    • incorporate removal of bond material with rotary instrumentation into your practice.
Who Should Attend

Dental hygienists or licensed dental assistants who want to fulfill the educational training required by the Minnesota Board of Dentistry in order to utilize rotary instruments for the removal of bond material.

Educational Methods

Illustrated lectures, discussion, videotape demonstration, clinical demonstration, laboratory exercises, clinical simulation.


“Very relaxed.” Rosemarie Sibra, Edina, Minnesota 

“Small class size, perfect with hands on.” Elizabeth Rogholt, Fergus Falls, Minnesota

“The speaker was great.” Bridget Combs, Blaine, Minnesota

“Learning how to control the slow speed.” Ely Yang, Mounds View, Minnesota

“They taught very well and helped with hands on.” Cheyenne Bayer, Rice Lake, Wisconsin 


This course is under the direction of John P. Beyer, D.D.S., Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Orthodontics, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota; part-time orthodontic practice, University of Minnesota Orthodontic Faculty Practice Clinic.





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