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 21, 2015

Are you looking for a course that is focused on your professional development needs and interests as a dental assistant?

In just one day you will obtain six continuing dental 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) dental radiography for children, 2) clinical photography, 3) ergonomics for the dental assistant, 4) implant dentistry, 5) dental recordkeeping, and 6) medical emergency management.


You will receive timely tips on how to:

  • obtain diagnostic quality radiographs on your young patients.
  • capture high-quality extraoral and intraoral photographs.
  • apply ergonomic principles while assisting chairside.
  • describe new dental implant treatment modalities to your patients.
  • identify elements of the dental record that are required in Minnesota.
  • manage common medical emergencies associated with dental treatment.
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.

Course Instructors

Vladimir Leon-Salazar, D.D.S., M.S.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics.

Stephen P.R. MacLeod, B.D.S., M.B.Ch.B., F.D.S.R.C.S. (Ed.&Eng.), F.R.C.S. (Ed.), F.A.C.S., Professor and Program Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago; Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Karen Mann, CDA, LDA, B.S., Manager, Dental Specialty Operations, HealthPartners Dental, Bloomington, Minnesota.

Richard D. Nadeau, D.D.S., M.P.H., Director, Division of Comprehensive Care, Department of Primary Dental Care; Director, Clinical Treatment Planning, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Joseph P. Trowbridge, D.D.S., practices comprehensive dentistry, from cosmetic and implant dentistry to advanced restorative dentistry, in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Jasmine Yesil, B.D.S., M.S., Associate Clinical Specialist, Division of Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; part-time private pediatric dentistry practice, Golden Valley and Elk River, MN.


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

“I was able to take 6 CE’s in one day – works well with my busy life and driving distance.” Dixie Johnson, New London, MN

“Variety of content—enjoyable and informative.” Meghan LaBossiere, Lino Lakes, MN

“Always current and interesting.” Delana Risser, Owatonna, MN

“Speakers were great! Loved the sense of humor and personal touches within lectures; well done!”

“Love, love, love coming to this course!”

  • ©2014 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved.
  • The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer
  • Last modified on February 16, 2015