School of Dentistry

Continuing Dental Education

Providing timely and practical continuing education for dental professionals

Spring Core Competency Day for the Dental Team

Spring Core Competency Day for the Dental Team

Friday, May 9, 2014

Note: The May 9, 2014, program is full. However, you may request a place on the cancellation list for the May session by contacting the Office of Continuing Dental Education at 800-685-1418 or 612-625-1418. You may also register for the November 21, 2014, Fall Core Competency Day for the Dental Team.

You can fulfill your core competency requirement for Minnesota relicensure by attending this convenient course.

This popular continuing dental education course gives every member of the dental team an efficient way to obtain all needed core competency credits in one day. You will receive timely information from several experts that will keep you up to date with current standards and help prevent medical, legal and ethical problems. The Spring 2014 program will focus on the following core competency areas: 1) diagnosis and treatment planning, 2) recordkeeping, 3) management of medical emergencies, and 4) ethics.


You will gain practical tips on how to:

  • utilize caries detection technology based on the latest evidence.
  • determine when to watch, remineralize or restore carious lesions.
  • reduce your malpractice liability risk through informed consent.
  • identify predisposing factors for medical emergencies in the pediatric patient.
  • recognize and manage pediatric medical emergencies in the dental setting.
  • select an ethical course of action for issues faced daily in dental practice.
Who Should Attend

Dentists, dental therapists, hygienists and assistants who would like to receive clinically focused updates and meet their core competency requirements for Minnesota relicensure in one day.

Educational Methods

Illustrated lectures and discussion.


Patrick J. Foy, D.D.S., practices general dentistry in the Minneapolis area as owner of Riverside Dental and Creekside Dental in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Dr. Foy has served on the ADA’s Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs and the Taskforce on Evidence-Based Dentistry.

Gary H. Hildebrandt, D.D.S., M.S., Associate Clinical Dental Specialist and Director, Division of Operative Dentistry, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; part-time practice in Princeton and Savage, Minnesota.

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.

Jeffrey M. Karp, D.M.D., M.S., Clinical Associate Professor and Director, Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry, Division of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Karp is the Director of the University of Minnesota Pediatric Dental Clinic, Made Possible by Delta Dental of Minnesota.


Here’s what others have liked about past Core Competency Day programs:

“I can always count on having interesting speakers and topics while staying current with my CE’s. This is a very well run program.”

“The variety of topics. Very useful information that you can bring back to your office.”

“Pertinent information. Great speakers and a good pace.”

“Very comprehensive—wide span of important topics.”

“Very relevant to everyday practice.”

“Excellent speakers. Interesting useful topics.”


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