School of Dentistry

Continuing Dental Education

Providing timely and practical continuing education for dental professionals

What's New in Dentistry

What's New in Dentistry

Friday, January 23, 2015

You can keep current with the latest trends in dentistry through this popular annual course.

You will benefit from the volume and variety of information relevant to your daily practice. The rapid pace of this program will hold your attention and enable coverage of many new ideas in dentistry today. Eight knowledgeable speakers will share current information and answer your specific questions related to: 1) dental radiography guidelines, 2) cone beam CT technology in orthodontics, 3) oral health products, 4) opioid prescribing protocols, 5) managing peri-implantitis, 6) new composite-based materials, 7) treatment of bacterial biofilm infections, and 8) endodontic instruments and techniques.


Join us and discover how to:

  • interpret the latest NCRP guidelines on dental radiography and apply them in practice.
  • recognize applications of cone beam CT technology in contemporary orthodontics.
  • evaluate oral health care products based on the latest evidence.
  • describe the latest recommendations for safe prescribing of opioid medications.
  • prevent and manage peri-implantitis to increase the success rate of dental implants.
  • recognize applications, advantages and limitations of new composite-based materials.
  • identify novel approaches under development to prevent and treat infections caused by bacterial biofilm.
  • incorporate innovative endodontic therapies and products into practice.
Who Should Attend

Dentists and dental team members who want to keep up to date with the latest science, regulations, materials and technologies impacting clinical dental practice.

Educational Methods

Illustrated lectures and panel discussions.


Mansur Ahmad, B.D.S., Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Division of Oral Medicine, Diagnosis and Radiology, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; Diplomate and Past President, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.

Gary R. Jernberg, D.D.S., M.S.D., full-time periodontal practice in Mankato, MN. Dr. Jernberg is an inventor and the holder of numerous U.S. patents for a variety of applications in dentistry, medicine and chemistry. Arestin, an FDA approved local delivery antibiotic for the treatment of periodontal disease, was developed by Dr. Jernberg and OraPharma.

Georgios A. Kotsakis, D.D.S., Dental Fellow, Advanced Education Program in Periodontology, Division of Periodontology, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Richard D. Nadeau, D.D.S., M.P.H., Interim Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs; Clinical Dental Specialist, Division of Comprehensive Care; Director, Clinical Treatment Planning, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Jorge Perdigão, D.M.D., M.S., Ph.D., Professor, Division of Operative Dentistry, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Jennifer J. Post, M.D.H., Adjunct Assistant Professor, Division of Dental Hygiene, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Brent D. Rundquist, D.D.S., M.S., full-time endodontic practice with The Dental Specialists in Lake Elmo and Woodbury, Minnesota.

Stanley P. Williamson, D.D.S., Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Orthodontics, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; board certified in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics.


Here’s what past participants liked about this continuing dental education program:

“New, up to date material and information.” Dr. John Betz, Rio Rico, AZ

“The multitude of topics, the technological advances in dentistry.” Dr. Annette Dunford, Roseville, MN

“I really like the diversity and topics presented.” Dr. Alexandra Nguyen, Minnetonka, MN

“All the topics were relevant.” Dr. Carolina Rodriguez-Figueroa, Shoreview, MN

“I always come to this course, yes I like most everything about it.”

“I like being in the ‘loop’ on new information to make better decisions.”

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