School of Dentistry

Continuing Dental Education

Providing timely and practical continuing education for dental professionals

Courses Eligible for Core Competency Credit

Core Competency Credit

Core competency credits are earned in the following areas:

  • record keeping,
  • ethics,
  • patient communication,
  • infection control,
  • management of medical emergencies, and
  • diagnosis and treatment planning (optional for DH and DA).

Two core competencies are required each biennial cycle. Core competency credit is also considered fundamental credit since it is an activity directly related to provision of clinical dental services.

Please note: "Fundamental credit" is earned for virtually all continuing education courses sponsored by the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. In the rare circumstance where "elective credit" is offered, it will be indicated on the individual course description.

The following courses meet the Minnesota professional development core competency requirements:

Management of Medical Emergencies

Medical History Evaluation and Management of Medical Emergencies 

Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Inhalation Sedation: A Training Program

Miniresidency in Nursing Home and Long-term Care for the Dental Team

Fall Core Competency Day for the Dental Team

Ethics

Miniresidency in Nursing Home and Long-term Care for the Dental Team

Recordkeeping

Risk Management Through Recordkeeping: Applying Minnesota's Minimum Recordkeeping Standards 

Miniresidency in Nursing Home and Long-term Care for the Dental Team

Fall Recordkeeping Workshop for the Dental Team

Patient Communication

Miniresidency in Nursing Home and Long-term Care for the Dental Team

Winter Dental Assistants' Seminar

Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level I - Lecture/Laboratory Series

Fall Core Competency Day for the Dental Team

Infection Control

Emerging Infectious Diseases, Infection Control & OSHA: An Update for the Dental Team

Miniresidency in Nursing Home and Long-term Care for the Dental Team

Winter Dental Assistants' Seminar

Fall Core Competency Day for the Dental Team

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

Esthetic Removable Partial Dentures - Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III

Destination Croatia: Study in Dubrovnik

TMD and Orofacial Pain Miniresidency

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Orthodontics

Occlusion & Function - Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III

Miniresidency in Nursing Home and Long-term Care for the Dental Team

Hot Topics in Oral Medicine

Office Oral Surgery: A Guided Experience for the General Dentist

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: TMD & Orofacial Pain

Differential Diagnosis of Oral Lesions: An Interactive Lecture Program

Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level I - Lecture/Laboratory Series

Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level II - The Patient Series

Fall Core Competency Day for the Dental Team

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Pediatric Dentistry

Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level II, Course Two: Advanced Composite Restorations

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