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Research Design

Research Design--Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III

Friday-Saturday, January 23-24, 2015

Imagine a filter that will block misleading information and screen products and materials by clinical dependability.

This evidence-based continuing dental education course will help you to filter out unsupported claims and to screen for the most reliable dental materials and products for your patients. You will benefit from a team of university-based scholar/clinicians who will show you how to critique information and develop a research proposal based on your strengths and interests. You do not have to be a scholar or a graduate student to conduct a research project and write a research report. University faculty will mentor you through the process.

Benefits/Objectives

You will learn how to:

  • determine levels of evidence and clinical implications.
  • evaluate information from the scientific community and the dental industry.
  • identify a research topic based on your unique perspective.
  • conduct a computer search focused on your research topic.
  • develop a research proposal—moving beyond the mystique of “dental research”.
  • write a research paper—stretching through the “writers block” phase.
Testimonials

What others have liked about this program:

“Like all seminars at the U of M, this was very organized and encouraging to go further and excel in dentistry. Thank you very much.” Dr. Martin Salazar, Indianapolis, IN

“The course allowed me to understand the literature better.”

“Opened my eyes on how to research topics and what goes on with dental research.”

“Opened my mind on the capacity to develop research with support for topics of interest.”

“It was exciting, stimulating and fun to think of all the new discoveries in dentistry’s future.”

Who Should Attend

Any dentist who wants to develop a research project, or who wants to complete the Postgraduate Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry. This continuing dental education course is a core module in the Certificate Program.

Educational Methods

Illustrated lectures, discussion, computer searches.

Course Instructors

Gary C. Anderson, D.D.S., M.S., Associate Professor, Division of TMD and Orofacial Pain, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences; Director, Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Clinics, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry.

Bryan Michalowicz, D.D.S., M.S., Professor and Erwin Schaffer Chair in Periodontal Research, Division of Periodontology, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences; Director, Oral Health Clinical Research Program, University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry.

Donald R. Nixdorf, D.D.S., M.S., Associate Professor and Director of Advanced Education Program in Orofacial Pain, Division of TMD and Orofacial Pain, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry.

Paul Olin, D.D.S., M.S., Director, Dental Implant Program; Associate Professor, Division of Prosthodontics, Department of Restorative Sciences, University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry. Dr. Olin is the Director of the Postgraduate Programs in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Levels I–III at the University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry.

Joel Rudney, Ph.D., Professor and Assistant Dean of Research, Department of Oral Sciences, University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry.

Nicole R. Theis-Mahon, MLIS, Liasion to the School of Dentistry, Health Sciences Libraries Collections Coordinator, Bio-Medical Library, University of Minnesota.

Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry

The University of Minnesota Continuing Dental Education Program is pleased to offer a unique Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry. Dentists may earn a university certificate in contemporary restorative and esthetic dentistry, in addition to mastership credit for the Academy of General Dentistry and continuing education credit for relicensure requirements.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level I

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