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 

Spring Core Competency Day for the Dental Team

Local Anesthesia: A Hands-on Training Program

Ethics

Spring Core Competency Day for the Dental Team

Recordkeeping

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

How to Avoid Regulatory Implosion: 2015

Spring Recordkeeping Workshop for the Dental Team

Dental Hygiene Refresher: A Hands-on Program

Patient Communication

Advanced Occlusion/TMD - Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III

Spring Core Competency Day for the Dental Team

Infection Control

Dental Equipment Maintenance, Repair & Safety: A Hands-on Workshop for the Dental Team

How to Avoid Regulatory Implosion: 2015

Dental Hygiene Refresher: A Hands-on Program

Spring Core Competency Day for the Dental Team

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

Advanced Composite Restorations

Protocols in Panoramic Radiographic Interpretation

Current Concepts in the Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth: A Lecture & Hands-on Workshop

TMD and Orofacial Pain Miniresidency

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Sleep Apnea

Interpreting Cone Beam CT Images: An Interactive Workshop

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Teram: Medically Compromised Patients

Successfully Treating Older Adults: Techniques for the Dental Team

Everyday Endodontics: A Hands-on Program for the General Dentist

Miniresidency in Pediatric Dentistry

The Connection Between Periodontal Health and Systemic Well-Being

Endoesthetics - Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Dental Trauma

Implant Supported Prosthesis Utilizing the All-on-4™ Treatment Concept: A Hands-on Program

Advanced Occlusion/TMD - Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III

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

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

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

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