School of Dentistry

Continuing Dental Education

Providing timely and practical continuing education for dental professionals

Spring Recordkeeping Workshop for the Dental Team

Spring Recordkeeping Workshop for the Dental Team

Thursday afternoon, April 14, 2016

Do you know if your dental recordkeeping system satisfies the Minnesota Board of Dentistry’s recordkeeping requirements? Would you like to lower your malpractice risk?

When a patient complaint is made to the Board of Dentistry, the patient record becomes an important document that is used in addressing the complaint. You can avoid problems through a solid understanding of the minimum recordkeeping rules and by practicing to today’s standards. This concise and realistic workshop will help you assess your current dental record system and will give you the tools to ensure that your dental records meet the standards required by Minnesota law. Course materials will include samples of forms, letters, progress notes, and charting systems that you can use to enhance your current dental recordkeeping system.


Upon completion of this continuing dental education workshop you will be able to: 

    • identify the essential components of the dental patient record in the state of Minnesota.
    • document and communicate treatment options with your patient.
    • develop a well-written progress note.
    • document informed consent in your dental record.
    • evaluate the recordkeeping system you currently use.
    • apply current recordkeeping standards in your practice.

Who Should Attend

Dentists and dental team members who would like a review and update on the essential components of the dental record and/or meet their professional development core competency requirement in recordkeeping.

Educational Methods

Illustrated lectures and discussion.


Richard D. Nadeau, D.D.S., M.P.H., Director, Division of Comprehensive Care; Clinical Professor, Department of Primary Dental Care; Director, Clinical Treatment Planning, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Nadeau also served as the Director of the Emergency Clinic at the School of Dentistry from 1994 to 2001. He was in private practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota until joining the School of Dentistry faculty in 1993.


Here is what past attendees have liked about this program:

“Informative and inspiring to do better.”

“The examples given—eye opening!”


“Well organized, covered all areas of recordkeeping.”

“Referring to real patient cases, excellent visual presentation.”

“Excellent speaker, interesting examples and slides.”

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