School of Dentistry

Continuing Dental Education

Providing timely and practical continuing education for dental professionals

Applying Minnesota's Minimum Recordkeeping Standards

Risk Management Through Recordkeeping: Applying Minnesota's Minimum Recordkeeping Standards (Core Competency Credit)

This independent study course will help you lower your malpractice risk by showing you how to create a dental record that includes an accurate representation of patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. This course will focus on Minnesota's legislative Rule 3100.9600 on recordkeeping, which clearly defines the minimum necessary content of the dental patient record in Minnesota. Included in the course are examples of recordkeeping systems that are organized in a way to satisfy the minimum recordkeeping requirements.  

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • explain the rationale for Minnesota's minimum dental recordkeeping standard found in Minnesota's legislative Rule 3100.9600.
  • recognize the minimum necessary content required of the dental patient record in the state of Minnesota.
  • identify the purpose of the dental record.
  • explain the concept of informed consent.
  • list the components of a well written progress note.
  • evaluate the recordkeeping system you currently use.

Original release date: 2003. Date last reviewed: 2014. Expiration date: December 2017.


Registration information

Mail in your registration form along with your check or credit card information.

Call us at 612-625-1418 or 800-685-1418 and use your credit card to register.

Fax your registration form and credit card information to 612-624-8159.

Register online via our secure website.

Tuition and Fees



2 hours

Minnesota credits - 2 core (recordkeeping)

Materials provided
  • 1 pre-test
  • 1 manual
  • 1 post-test

The course manual is yours to keep for future reference.

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