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 22, 2016

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 presented that relates directly 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) oral appliance therapy for sleep disordered breathing, 2) contemporary orthodontic treatment, 3) treatment of oral mucosal conditions, 4) removing vs. retaining third molars, 5) computer-guided implant treatment, 6) all ceramic restorations 7) pediatric zirconia crowns, and 8) silver diamine fluoride.


Join us and discover how to:

  • describe current clinical practice guidelines for the use of oral appliances in the treatment of sleep apnea and snoring.
  • recognize applications, advantages and limitations of contemporary orthodontic technology and techniques.
  • identify strategies for managing commonly encountered oral mucosal disorders.
  • determine when to remove or retain third molars.
  • recognize the value of computer-guided technologies in implant dentistry for a successful treatment outcome.
  • identify treatment planning considerations for minimally invasive preparations for all ceramic restorations.
  • recognize applications, indications and contraindications for the placement of pediatric zirconia crowns.
  • assess the techniques and effectiveness of using silver diamine fluoride in arresting caries.
Who Should Attend

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

Educational Methods

Illustrated lectures and panel discussions.


Ranier M. Adarve, D.M.D., M.S., M.H.P.E., Associate Professor, Division of Prosthodontics, Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Adarve maintains a part-time private prosthodontic practice in Apple Valley, Minnesota.

Leon A. Assael, D.M.D., C.M.M., Dean and Professor, 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.

Fouad Badr, D.M.D., Dental Fellow and Chief Resident in Graduate Prosthodontics at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Richard J. Baylon, D.D.S., Adjunct Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Baylon maintains a four clinic private practice limited to pediatric dentistry with three partners.

Robert S. Jones, D.D.S., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

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.

Jonathan A. Parker, D.D.S., full-time private practice focusing on dental sleep medicine in Edina, Minnesota; Diplomate, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and American Board of Orofacial Pain.

Stephanie Wetzel, D.D.S., Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the Oral Pathology Clinic, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.


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

“As always, information was pertinent and useful, speakers were excellent!” 

“Pace, clarity, current info and interesting presenters.”

“The course schedule with question sessions and variety covering all specialties.”

“Everything was ‘bullet point’ and practical, good variety.”

“Info was relevant and current, speakers kept their subjects moving along nicely.” Katelyn Brewer, Shakopee, MN

“The lecturers—very dynamic and easy to listen to.”

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