School of Dentistry

Continuing Dental Education

Providing timely and practical continuing education for dental professionals

Winter Dental Assistants' Seminar

Winter Dental Assistants' Seminar

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Are you looking for a course that is focused on the professional development needs of the dental assistant?

In just one day you will obtain six continuing education credits, fulfill your core competency requirements for Minnesota relicensure, and receive useful information that can be applied to your practice setting. You will enjoy and benefit from six informative and engaging speakers as they bring you up to date and answer your questions related to: 1) patient communication/ relationship building, 2) vulnerable adult issues, 3) innovations in dentistry, 4) fiber-reinforced composite bridges, 5) forensic dentistry, and 6) hazardous waste compliance.


During this continuing education program, you will receive timely tips on how to:

  • communicate effectively to develop a stronger level of trust with your patients.
  • manage suspected cases of abuse or neglect of vulnerable adult patients.
  • evaluate the scientific claims of new dental products and their applications.
  • describe the process used to restore missing teeth with fiber-reinforced direct composite bridges.
  • recognize components of the dental record that are utilized for forensic identification.
  • determine if your office is in compliance with hazardous waste regulations.
Who Should Attend

Dental assistants who want to meet their professional development requirements and receive helpful tips for everyday practice.

Educational Methods

Illustrated lectures and panel discussions.


Paul C. Belvedere, D.D.S., Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Belvedere is an internationally renowned teacher, lecturer, author, inventor and innovator in composite dentistry. He maintained a full-time general and cosmetic dental practice in Edina, Minnesota for 56 years.

Kimberly A. Harms, D.D.S., practiced clinical dentistry for 30 years in a variety of capacities. She served in the National Health Service Corps as Dental Director of a small rural clinic, taught operative dentistry at Loyola University Dental School in Chicago, started a pilot project for the State of Minnesota for the treatment of developmentally disabled patients in Faribault and maintained a private practice with her husband in Farmington, Minnesota.

Barb Lutterman, D.H., B.S., Quality Assurance, Park Dental. Ms. Lutterman is responsible for quality assurance, regulatory compliance, all documentation and county and state inspections for 35 Park Dental locations.

Maureen A. Ohland, D.D.S., M.S., M.L.S., practiced clinical dentistry in a rural community for 15 years before returning to the Twin Cities where she has been a dental educator in numerous dental assisting and dental hygiene programs.

Thomas P. Rumreich, D.D.S., M.A. (Psych), Dr. Rumreich has been the Forensic Odontologist for Ramsey County Medical Examiner for 14 years and has done over 70 dental identifications. He was in private practice in Forest Lake, Minnesota for 30 years.

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


Here’s what some of last year’s participants liked about the seminar:

“Speakers were awesome! I recommend this seminar every year to friends/coworkers.”

“Very organized, fast moving, lots of information. I’ve never been disappointed with coming here.”

“Variety pertaining to dental assisting! Helpful information.” Jill Ollig, Eagan, MN

“All was very good—topics, speakers, and fantastic information to take back to our practices.” Sharon Elven, Wyoming, MN

“I love that it covers a wide variety of topics and is always interesting.”

“The ability to obtain 6 credits in one day.”

 “Extremely well organized! Great speakers! Peg Broker-Relph, St. Cloud, MN

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