School of Dentistry

Continuing Dental Education

Providing timely and practical continuing education for dental professionals

Register Online

To register online

Registration information is separated into three different sections:

  • Lecture Courses
  • Participation Courses
  • Independent Study Courses

Registration can be done online or by printing and mailing in a registration form.

Lecture and Participation Courses -- General & Registration Information
  • Continuing Education Credits

    Credit for each course will be based on hourly attendance (1 hour = 1 credit).

  • Eligibility

    Dentists holding degrees from accredited schools are eligible to attend these courses, as are laboratory technicians, dental hygienists, dental assistants and other dental professionals, where indicated.

  • Registration Fees

    All registration fees include tuition, course materials, refreshments, luncheon (when applicable), and if requested, parking. Dentists and laboratory technicians must pay the full tuition as indicated by each course description.

    Senior citizen dentists may attend lecture programs at a reduced rate. See individual course descriptions for the senior citizen tuition fees. Any dentist who is 65 or older may register as a senior citizen dentist. Dental hygienists, dental assistants, and dental business staff must pay the individual dental team member tuition as indicated by each course description.

    The following applies for multiple registrations at designated lecture programs: all dentists and laboratory technicians - pay full fee; first dental hygienist, dental assistant or dental business staff - pays full dental hygienist, dental assistant, or dental business staff fee; second and each additional dental hygienist, dental assistant or dental business staff - pays reduced fee.

    School of Dentistry Alumni Society members may receive a 10% discount for "lecture only" continuing education courses. (This discount applies to School of Dentistry Alumni Society members only and not their employees.)

  • Refund Policy

    Lecture Programs
    A full refund will be made if you cancel at least one week (five working days) prior to the program. If you cancel less than one week prior to the program, a $25 processing fee will be deducted from your refund. For registrations charged to your credit card, the refund will be credited to your account. No cash refunds will be issued on charged registrations.

    Participation Programs
    A full refund will be issued if you cancel at least one month (30 total days) before the first program session. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the program an amount equivalent to the deposit will be deducted from your refund. For registrations charged to your credit card, the refund will be credited to your account. No cash refunds will be issued on charged registrations.
     

  • Open Enrollment Policy

    Qualified individuals with disabilities shall not be excluded from participating or be denied the benefits of any program, service or activity offered by the University of Minnesota Continuing Dental Education program. Please contact our office at least 2 weeks prior to the course date at (800)685-1418 or (612)625-1418 if you require special needs to participate in a continuing education program.

    The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

  • Registration by Mail, Phone, FAX or through the Internet

    You may choose any of the following methods to register for courses:

    • Mail in your registration form along with your check or credit card information (VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover)
    • 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 us at (612) 624-8159
    • Register online via our secure website.

    Applications for registration will be processed in the order received, and the Office of Continuing Dental Education & Alumni Relations reserves the right to end registration when the enrollment limit has been reached. The registration fee must accompany the application. Please make your check(s) payable to the UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA. One check may cover several registrations.

Independent Study Courses -- General & Registration Information
  • Eligibility and credit

    These independent study courses are offered to dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants. They have been approved by the Minnesota Board of Dentistry to fulfill continuing dental education requirements. The number of continuing education credits you will receive for completing a course is listed in each course description.

  • Course Rental

    Courses that include audio-visual materials (x-ray packet, microfiche, CD-ROM, etc.) are rented for a three-week period. Please note that CD-ROMS are available for rental only to complete course requirements. Tuition does not include the purchase of the CD-ROM. CD-ROMS must be returned within three weeks of the date your receive the course materials. To avoid being billed for a late fee or the replacement cost of the audio-visual materials, you must return the audio-visual materials to our office no later than three weeks from the date you receive the course materials. Individual course descriptions indicate what portion of the package is yours to keep and also list the fee for course rental. Please allow two weeks for processing independent study courses.

  • Refund Policy

    A full refund of the fee(s) minus a $25 processing fee will be made if the course materials are returned, unused, within three weeks of the date the package is shipped. No cash refunds will be issued on charged registrations; refunds will be credited to your charge account. Please allow 4-6 weeks for the processing of all refunds.

  • Credit Deadlines

    If you need to complete credits for relicensure in less than 30 days, please read this section carefully. The following courses are generally available for immediate use: 1) Medical History Evaluation and Management—12 credits; and 2) Risk Management Through Recordkeeping—2 credits. Other independent study packages have a limited supply of materials but may also be available for immediate use depending on demand. Please call before registering, (800) 685-1418 or (612) 625-1418.

    WE CANNOT GUARANTEE COURSE COMPLETION IF YOU ARE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF YOUR CREDIT DEADLINE. All independent study courses may be completed entirely through the mail up to 4 weeks before a credit deadline. However, if you are within 2-4 weeks of your credit deadline, please be mindful that a post-test will be mailed to you after you have completed a course, and that credits will be submitted after we have received your completed post-test.

    If you have 2 weeks or less to complete your credits for relicensure, you may need to: 1) register over the phone, using a credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover); 2) make arrangements to pick up course materials at the Office of Continuing Dental Education; and 3) bring back the completed materials to our office. It is not possible to rely on mail services when deadlines are imminent. EXPRESS MAIL SERVICES ARE NOT AVAILABLE.
     

  • Registration by Mail, Phone, FAX or through the Internet

    You may choose any of the following methods to register for courses:

    • Mail in your registration form along with your check or credit card information (VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover)
    • 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 us at (612) 624-8159
    • Register online.

    Applications for registration will be processed in the order received. The registration fee must accompany the application. Please make your check(s) payable to the UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA. One check may cover several registrations.

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  • Last modified on March 13, 2013