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 8, 2015

Would you like to “strengthen your core?” Build your skills and knowledge base while fulfilling your core competency relicensure requirements, all in one day.

This fast paced, multi-speaker continuing dental education course will give you succinct updates in four of the key areas needed to satisfy your core competency requirements. You will receive unbiased and timely information to help keep your practice up to date in the areas of: 1) infection control, 2) ethics, 3) management of medical emergencies, and 4) patient communication. Additionally, these topical experts will be happy to answer any questions you may have.


All members of the dental team will benefit from learning how to:

  • identify the most frequently cited OSHA standards violations among dental providers and the steps needed to bring your office into compliance.
  • assess the decision-making capacity and consent process for patients with cognitive impairments.
  • recognize and address areas of risk related to potential medical emergencies.
  • develop communication strategies to improve patient compliance.
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.


Peter Kuzj, Industrial Hygienist, Workplace Safety Consultation, Minnesota Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Peter has also served as Director of OSHA’s Workplace Safety Consultation Special Programs and as an Indoor Air Quality Consultant with the Minnesota Department of Health.

Leesa Morrow, Ph.D., J.D., L.P., Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of TMD and Orofacial Pain, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Stephen K. Shuman, D.D.S., M.S., Associate Professor and Director, Oral Health Services for Older Adults Program, Department of Primary Care, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; Dental Director, Walker Dental Clinic, Walker Methodist Health Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Harold K. Tu, M.D., D.M.D., Associate Professor and Director, 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.


What others have liked about this popular continuing dental education program:

“All-in-one course for the entire team.”

“Everything! Great facility, staff, speakers, food, fellowship.” Patti Peterson, Long Prairie, MN

“Variety of topics.” Da Thao Vu, Woodbury, MN

“Very informative.” Lisa Koziol, Eden Prairie, MN

“Question and answer time, handouts provided.”

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

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