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 5, 2016 

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 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) caring for patients with dementia, 2) snoring and sleep apnea, 3) digital impressions, 4) radiation safety, 5) infection control practices, and 6) professional boundaries in dental practice. 


You will receive timely tips on how to:

  • develop strategies for managing dental patients with dementia.
  • educate patients about the health effects of snoring and sleep apnea.
  • recognize the clinical applications of digital impression technology.
  • apply MN dental radiation rules/regulations to everyday practice.
  • evaluate your practice’s infection control program.
  • maintain appropriate professional boundaries with patients and co-workers.
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.


Deborah A. Endly, R.D.H., Compliance Officer, Minnesota Board of Dentistry; Registered EMT; Bloodborne Pathogen Trainer, Three Rivers District; BLS Instructor, American Heart Association.

John H. Hung, Ph.D., L.P., Occupational Clinical Psychologist specializing in fitness-for-duty evaluations and coaching consultation to health care professionals on professional boundaries and workplace interactions.

Teresa E. Johnson, D.D.S., M.S., M.P.H., Education and Quality Assurance Director for Apple Tree Dental.

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

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

Kelly L. Stein, R.D.H., M.D.H., Clinical Training Specialist in Digital with 3M Oral Care. Ms. Stein has worked as a dental hygienist in Plymouth, MN, has served as a clinical faculty member in the University of Minnesota’s Dental Hygiene Program and has taught biomaterials at Argosy University.


Here’s what some of last year’s participants liked about this continuing dental education seminar:

“Speakers were awesome! Topics current and relevant - lectures detailed yet succinct. I can use the material on Monday!” Shelly Wakefield, Apple Valley, MN

“Great refresher course to stay up to date. Information was pertinent to my office.”

“All speakers had great information that will be helpful in treating patients.”

“Great speakers. I liked that I was able to get 6 credits in one day.”

“Great speakers and good information that I can use every day in our office.” Jenni Wayne, River Falls, WI

“Most of the information was directed to dental assistants.”

“Venue, core credits and interesting multidisciplinary topics.”

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