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 

15th Annual Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Review

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

Winter Dental Assistants' Seminar

Ethics

50th Annual Dental Assistants' Seminar

Fall Dental Hygiene Seminar

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

Fall Core Competency Day for the Dental Team

Recordkeeping

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

Fall Dental Hygiene Seminar

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

Fall Recordkeeping Workshop for the Dental Team

Winter Dental Assistants' Seminar

Patient Communication

Helping Patients Succeed: Understanding and Influencing Compliance with Treatment - An Online Course

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

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

Infection Control

50th Annual Dental Assistants' Seminar

Health, Safety & Infection Control in Dentistry: A 2015 Update

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

Fall Core Competency Day for the Dental Team

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

Contemporary Periodontal Management Protocols & Soft Tissue Diode Laser Certification for the Dental Hygienist

7th Annual Oral Pathology Institute for Educators

Contemporary Topics in Oral Surgery for Everyday Practice: Duluth, Minnesota

15th Annual Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Review

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

TMD and Orofacial Pain Miniresidency

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Esthetic Dentistry

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

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

Occlusion: Current Concepts & Practical Solutions

Office Oral Surgery: A Guided Experience for the General Dentist

Oral Pathology: A Practical Review & Update

New Materials, Technologies & Laser Training - Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

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

Fall Core Competency Day for the Dental Team

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Periodontics

Advanced Composite Restorations - Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry: Level II -The Patient Series, COURSE TWO

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