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:

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

In-office Non-surgical Periodontal Therapy Implementation & Calibration: A Customized Program

Orthodontic & Periodontal Esthetics—Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III

Spring Core Competency Day for the Dental Team

Problem Solving Endodontic Treatment Challenges: Duluth, Minnesota

16th Annual Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Review

10th Annual Robert J. Feigal Symposium: New Horizons in Children's Dental Care

Occlusion & Function: Evaluation and Restoration of the Worn Dentition

Miniresidency in Pediatric Dentistry

Destination French Riviera: Study in Cannes

TMD and Orofacial Pain Miniresidency

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Osteoporosis, Medications & Oral Health

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Orthodontics

Fall Core Competency Day for the Dental Team

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Minimally Invasive Restorative Dentistry

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

Contemporary Removable Partial Dentures: A Lecture & Hands-on Program

Office Oral Surgery: A Guided Experience for the General Dentist

Oral Pathology Update 2016

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

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

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

Simulated Implant Surgical and Prosthetic Treatment: Carlsbad, California - Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry: Level II (Course Three)

Optimizing Implant Treatment Planning Through Cone Beam CT Imaging

Ethics

Spring Core Competency Day for the Dental Team

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

Winter Dental Assistants' Seminar

Infection Control

Spring Core Competency Day for the Dental Team

51st Annual Dental Assistants' Seminar

Fall Dental Hygiene Seminar

Exposure Control, Infection Control & Health Safety in Dental Practice: A 2016 Update

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

Fall Core Competency Day for the Dental Team

Winter Dental Assistants' Seminar

Management of Medical Emergencies

Medical History Evaluation and Management of Medical Emergencies 

Immunization Delivery for Dentists: An Online & Hands-on Training Program

51st Annual Dental Assistants' Seminar

16th Annual Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Review

Restorative Expanded Functions: An 80-hour Training Program

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

Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Inhalation Sedation: A Training Program

Patient Communication

Spring Core Competency Day for the Dental Team

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

Fall Core Competency Day for the Dental Team

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

Recordkeeping

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

Fall Dental Hygiene Seminar

Fall Recordkeeping Workshop for the Dental Team

Fall Core Competency Day for the Dental Team

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