School of Dentistry

Continuing Dental Education

Providing timely and practical continuing education for dental professionals

Courses by Subject

Courses by Subject

Anxiety and Pain Control

Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Inhalation Sedation: A Training Program
Earn certification and build your confidence and skill in the administration of nitrous oxide.

Opiates: Preventing Addiction and Managing Pain: An Online Course
Improve your ability to manage patients' pain with prescription medications without enabling abuse.

Dental Assisting

Gingival Displacement & Soft Tissue Management: A Training Program
Obtain the training required of Minnesota licensed dental assistants and dental hygienists to perform gingival displacement procedures on patients.

Mastering Digital Full-Mouth & Panoramic Radiographic Technique: A Hands-on Program
Improve your digital radiographic images with this practical hands-on technique course.

Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Inhalation Sedation: A Training Program
Earn certification and build your confidence and skill in the administration of nitrous oxide. 

Removal of Bond Material with Rotary Instrumentation: A Hands-On Program

Learn how to efficiently remove bond material from orthodontically bonded teeth while protecting the enamel and tissue.

Restorative Expanded Functions: An 80-Hour Training Program
Receive the clinical training required of licensed dental assistants and dental hygienists to perform restorative expanded functions in the State of Minnesota.

Dental Equipment Maintenance

Dental Equipment Maintenance, Repair & Safety: A Hands-on Workshop for the Dental Team
Avoid costly breakdowns by learning to maintain and troubleshoot the most common dental office equipment problems through this practical workshop.

Dental Hygiene

Contemporary Periodontal Management Protocols & Soft Tissue Diode Laser Certification for the Dental Hygienist
Receive the most contemporary protocols in periodontal patient management and complete the Academy of Laser Dentistry’s training for soft tissue diode laser certification for the dental hygienist.

Dental Hygiene Refresher: An Online & Hands-on Clinical Program
Review all the clinically relevant information you need to know for traditional dental hygiene practice and refresh your clinical skills through mentored hands-on practice with real patients.

Fall Dental Hygiene Seminar
Refresh your clinical dental hygiene practice with this annual, multi-speaker program designed with your professional needs in mind.

Gingival Displacement & Soft Tissue Management: A Training Program
Obtain the training required of Minnesota licensed dental assistants and dental hygienists to perform gingival displacement procedures on patients.

In-office Non-surgical Periodontal Therapy Implementation & Calibration: A Customized Program
Calibrate your office’s periodontal practitioners through this customized best practices approach to non-surgical periodontal patient management.

Mastering Digital Full-Mouth & Panoramic Radiographic Technique: A Hands-on Program
Improve your digital radiographic images with this practical hands-on technique course.

Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Inhalation Sedation: A Training Program
Earn certification and build your confidence and skill in the administration of nitrous oxide.

Removal of Bond Material with Rotary Instrumentation: A Hands-On Program

Learn how to efficiently remove bond material from orthodontically bonded teeth while protecting the enamel and tissue.

Restorative Expanded Functions: An 80-Hour Training Program
Receive the clinical training required of licensed dental assistants and dental hygienists to perform restorative expanded functions in the State of Minnesota.

Winter Dental Hygiene Seminar: Chairside Caries Management
Enhance your skills in assessing patients’ caries risk and discover the latest evidence-based approaches for caries prevention and management at this year’s Winter Dental Hygiene Seminar.

Dental Implants

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Dental Implants
Discover treatment planning solutions for your patients with complex medical and dental problems that involve dental implants.

Implant Supported Prosthesis Utilizing the All-on-4™ Treatment Concept: A Hands-on Program
Expand your knowledge of the implant supported prosthesis utilizing the All-on-4™ treatment concept and gain hands-on experience with the procedural steps for denture conversion and the final prosthesis.

Simulated Implant Surgical and Prosthetic Treatment: Carlsbad, California
Obtain integrated surgical and prosthetic implant experience utilizing state-of-the-art patient simulation.

Dental Recordkeeping

Fall Recordkeeping Workshop for the Dental Team

Determine whether your dental recordkeeping system satisfies the Minnesota Board of Dentistry requirements.

Spring Recordkeeping Workshop for the Dental Team

Determine whether your dental recordkeeping system satisfies the Minnesota Board of Dentistry requirements.

Dental Research

12th Annual Dental Research Updates from the U of M
Learn how emerging research from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is shaping the future of dental practice.

Dental Sleep Medicine

Updates in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Diagnosis & Management
Adopt the latest practice parameters for the assessment and management of dental patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

Endodontics

Problem Solving Endodontic Treatment Challenges: Duluth, Minnesota
Collect valuable tips on endodontic patient management while also enjoying the scenic port city of Duluth with family and friends!

Equipment Maintenance

Dental Equipment Maintenance, Repair & Safety: A Hands-on Workshop for the Dental Team
Avoid costly breakdowns by learning to maintain and troubleshoot the most common dental office equipment problems through this practical workshop.

Esthetics

Advanced Diagnosis, Treatment Planning & Photography: Course One - Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry: Level II
Refine your skills with digital photography and occlusal records and advance your clinical judgment in the diagnosis and treatment planning of complex restorative, esthetic and implant patient cases.

Advanced Occlusion & TMD—Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III
Enhance your knowledge and skill in treating complex restorative and esthetic cases that involve TMD and occlusal concerns.

Advanced Patient Treatment - Direct & Indirect Restorations and Implant Placement & Restoration: Course Four - Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry: Level II
Advance your clinical skills while providing restorative, esthetic and implant treatment on patients under the guidance of skillful clinicians/teachers.

Contemporary Removable Partial Dentures: A Lecture & Hands-on Program
Refresh your knowledge and skills in working with partial dentures and gain tips on esthetic clasping and other contemporary techniques.

Occlusion & Function: Evaluation and Restoration of the Worn Dentition
Build your knowledge and skill with occlusion and function that will in turn increase your long-term restorative success.

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

Learn how to provide more periodontal and orthodontic services in your practice that support your restorative and esthetic dentistry.

Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry: Level I - Lecture/Laboratory Series
Build the restorative, esthetic and implant side of your practice through pointers from world-renowned speakers and hands-on workshops using contemporary materials and techniques.

Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry: Level II—The Patient Series
Take your restorative and esthetic dentistry to the next level through mentored patient experiences with direct and indirect esthetic restorations and surgical placement and restoration of implants.

General Dentistry

Spring Core Competency Day for the Dental Team
Satisfy your core competency requirement for re-licensure while receiving timely and practical updates for your practice.

Geriatric Dentistry

Clinical Practicum in Geriatrics & Long-Term Care
Benefit from individualized clinical rotations in geriatric care.

Miniresidency in Nursing Home and Long-term Care for the Dental Team
Obtain the specialized knowledge and systems needed to care for patients in long-term care settings.

Hospital Dentistry

Individualized Instruction in Hospital Dentistry
Gain one-on-one instruction and practical experience in delivering dental services in a hospital setting.

Immunization

Immunization Delivery for Dentists
Provide an all-new service to your patients – learn to safely deliver influenza vaccine in a dental setting under Minnesota’s new state statute.

Medical Emergency Management

Medical Emergency Management: A Dental Team Approach
Build your dental team’s confidence and skill in recognizing and managing medical emergencies.

Nutrition

Diet & Oral Health: An Online Course
Receive timely updates on the link between diet and oral health from caries expert, Dr. Gary Hildebrandt.

Occlusion

Advanced Occlusion & TMD—Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III
Enhance your knowledge and skill in treating complex restorative and esthetic cases that involve TMD and occlusal concerns.

Occlusion & Function: Evaluation and Restoration of the Worn Dentition
Build your knowledge and skill with occlusion and function that will in turn increase your long-term restorative success.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

16th Annual Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Review
Obtain a convenient and intensive review of the most current oral and maxillofacial literature and practice.

Office Oral Surgery: A Guided Experience for the General Dentist
Develop your oral surgical skills during closely supervised patient treatment.

Oral Diagnosis

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team
Earn core competency credit and gain insights on your difficult treatment planning decisions.

Oral Radiography

Interpreting Cone Beam CT Images: An Interactive Workshop

Gain hands-on training in cone beam image interpretation from two highly qualified oral and maxillofacial radiologists.

Mastering Digital Full-Mouth & Panoramic Radiographic Technique: A Hands-on Program
Improve your digital radiographic images with this practical hands-on technique course.

Orthodontics

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

Learn how to provide more periodontal and orthodontic services in your practice that support your restorative and esthetic dentistry.

Removal of Bond Material with Rotary Instrumentation: A Hands-On Program

Learn how to efficiently remove bond material from orthodontically bonded teeth while protecting the enamel and tissue.

Pediatric Dentistry

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Cleft Lip and Palate
Develop your understanding of the evaluation and treatment process for patients with cleft lip and palate.

Miniresidency in Pediatric Dentistry
Gain hands-on experience with a wide range of services for your pediatric patients.

Periodontology

Contemporary Concepts in Non-surgical Periodontal Disease Management
Obtain the most current assessment and management approaches for periodontal disease with the help of nationally recognized periodontist and educator, Dr. Herbert Bader.

Contemporary Periodontal Management Protocols & Soft Tissue Diode Laser Certification for the Dental Hygienist
Receive the most contemporary protocols in periodontal patient management and complete the Academy of Laser Dentistry’s training for soft tissue diode laser certification for the dental hygienist.

In-office Non-surgical Periodontal Therapy Implementation & Calibration: A Customized Program
Calibrate your office’s periodontal practitioners through this customized best practices approach to non-surgical periodontal patient management.

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

Learn how to provide more periodontal and orthodontic services in your practice that support your restorative and esthetic dentistry.

Pharmacology

Opiates: Preventing Addiction and Managing Pain—An Online Course
Discover strategies to decrease the risk of opioid addiction when treating patients with pain along with ways to treat acute pain in patients with opioid addition.

Pharmacology Update for the Dental Team
Receive an update on the most frequently prescribed medications and their implications to dental treatment.

Prosthodontics

Contemporary Removable Partial Dentures: A Lecture & Hands-on Program
Refresh your knowledge and skills in working with partial dentures and gain tips on esthetic clasping and other contemporary techniques.

Implant Supported Prosthesis Utilizing the All-on-4™ Treatment Concept: A Hands-on Program
Expand your knowledge of the implant supported prosthesis utilizing the All-on-4™ treatment concept and gain hands-on experience with the procedural steps for denture conversion and the final prosthesis.

Simulated Implant Surgical and Prosthetic Treatment: Carlsbad, California
Obtain integrated surgical and prosthetic implant experience utilizing state-of-the-art patient simulation.

Restorative Dentistry

Advanced Diagnosis, Treatment Planning & Photography: Course One - Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry: Level II
Refine your skills with digital photography and occlusal records and advance your clinical judgment in the diagnosis and treatment planning of complex restorative, esthetic and implant patient cases.

Advanced Patient Treatment - Direct & Indirect Restorations and Implant Placement & Restoration: Course Four - Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry: Level II
Advance your clinical skills while providing restorative, esthetic and implant treatment on patients under the guidance of skillful clinicians/teachers.

Gingival Displacement & Soft Tissue Management: A Training Program
Obtain the training required of Minnesota licensed dental assistants and dental hygienists to perform gingival displacement procedures on patients.

Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry: Level I - Lecture/Laboratory Series
Build the restorative, esthetic and implant side of your practice through pointers from world-renowned speakers and hands-on workshops using contemporary materials and techniques.

Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry: Level II - The Patient Series
Take your restorative and esthetic dentistry to the next level through mentored patient experiences with direct and indirect esthetic restorations and surgical placement and restoration of implants.

Restorative Expanded Functions: An 80-Hour Training Program
Receive the clinical training required of licensed dental assistants and dental hygienists to perform restorative expanded functions in the State of Minnesota.

Simulated Implant Surgical and Prosthetic Treatment: Course Three - Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry: Level II
Obtain integrated surgical and prosthetic implant experience utilizing state-of-the-art patient simulation.

TM Disorders

TMD and Orofacial Pain Miniresidency
Come away with patient experience and new confidence in the diagnosis and treatment planning of temporomandibular disorders that can be applied immediately to your practice.

Travel Program

Destination French Riviera: Study in Cannes
Join your colleagues and friends for professional development and a fun-filled adventure to the sunny south of France, where you'll experience stunning scenery, magnificent art and classic French cuisine.

Problem Solving Endodontic Treatment Challenges: Duluth, Minnesota
Collect valuable tips on endodontic patient management while also enjoying the scenic port city of Duluth with family and friends!

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