School of Dentistry

Continuing Dental Education

Providing timely and practical continuing education for dental professionals

Courses by Subject

Courses by Subject

Build your knowledge and skill with occlusion and function that will in turn increase your long-term restorative success.>

Anxiety and Pain Control

Local Anesthesia: A Hands-on Training Program
Increase productivity and decrease workday stress for both you and your patients by receiving comprehensive training in local anesthesia delivery for the dental hygienist.

Local Anesthesia Refresher: A Hands-on Review
Master your most challenging injections with one-on-one clinical guidance in this targeted course.

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

Preventing Chronic Pain—A Human Systems Approach: A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
Learn from an interprofessional team of experts how to apply a human systems approach to the prevention and management of chronic pain.

Dental Assisting

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 latest recommended protocols for periodontal patient management and complete the training needed for soft tissue diode laser certification for the dental hygienist.

Dental Hygiene Refresher: A Hands-on Program
Learn all of the clinically relevant information that you need to know for traditional dental hygiene practice and refresh your clinical skills on real patients.

Local Anesthesia: A Hands-on Training Program
Increase productivity and decrease workday stress for both you and your patients by receiving comprehensive training in local anesthesia delivery for the dental hygienist.

Local Anesthesia Refresher: A Hands-on Review
Master your most challenging injections with one-on-one clinical guidance in this targeted course.

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. 

Updates in Ultrasonic & Hand Instrumentation: A Workshop for the Dental Hygienist
Learn about the latest ultrasonic and hand instruments and give them a try in this practical hands-on workshop for the dental hygienist.

Winter Dental Hygiene Seminar: Contemporary Caries Assessment and Managment & Over-the-Counter Products Review
Learn to design patient-specific remineralization strategies while updating your knowledge of the latest over-the-counter oral health products.

Dental Implants

Implant Site Preparation Utilizing Osseodensification & Single Tooth Immediate Temporization: A Hands-on Workshop
Discover how a paradigm shift in dental implant placement can enhance your practice.

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.

Dental Lasers

New Materials, Technologies & Laser Training
Learn how to get the most from contemporary restorative materials and technologies and also obtain certification in the use of dental lasers.

Dental Recordkeeping

Spring Recordkeeping Workshop for the Dental Team
Determine whether your dental recordkeeping system satisfies the Minnesota Board of Dentistry requirements.

Dental Research

11th 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.

Research Design–Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III
Discover how to conduct computer searches, evaluate the dental literature and develop a research project.

Dental Sleep Medicine

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Sleep Apnea
Build confidence in evaluating and developing treatment plans for patients affected by snoring and sleep apnea.

Dental Technology

New Materials, Technologies & Laser Training
Learn how to get the most from contemporary restorative materials and technologies and also obtain certification in the use of dental lasers.

Dental Trauma

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Dental Trauma
Build confidence in developing treatment plans for patients who present with traumatic dental injuries.

Endodontics 

Current Concepts in the Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth: A Lecture and Hands-on Workshop
Build your confidence and skill in restoring endodontically treated teeth using fiber-reinforced resin posts and bonded composite cores.

Endoesthetics—Postgraduate Program in Contemporary Restorative Dentistry: Level III
Receive clinical updates on contemporary endodontic procedures and obtain practical experience with the esthetic restoration of endodontically treated teeth.

Everyday Endodontics: A Hands-On Program for the General Dentist
Build your knowledge, confidence and skill with endodontic diagnosis and treatment planning, rotary instrumentation and obturation.

Successful Endodontics: Foundations and New Treatment Avenues
Learn how to make your endodontic procedures more predictable by incorporating the latest evidence-based protocols and endodontic technologies into your practice.

Esthetics

Advanced Composite Restorations: Course Two - Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level II
Build your confidence and skill with contour strip isolation and all of the steps from cavity preparation to finishing of complex anterior and posterior composite restorations.

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.

Endoesthetics—Postgraduate Program in Contemporary Restorative Dentistry: Level III
Receive clinical updates on contemporary endodontic procedures and obtain practical experience with the esthetic restoration of endodontically treated teeth.

New Materials, Technologies & Laser Training
Learn how to get the most from contemporary restorative materials and technologies and also obtain certification in the use of dental lasers.

Occlusion & Function—Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III
Build your knowledge and skill with occlusion and function that will in turn increase your long-term restorative success.

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

Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic 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.

Research Design–Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III
Discover how to conduct computer searches, evaluate the dental literature and develop a research project.

General Dentistry

Spring Core Competency Day for the Dental Team
Complete your core competency requirements for re-licensure receiving valuable information on: 1) infection control/OSHA, 2) ethics, 3) management of medical emergencies, and 4) patient communication.

What's New in Dentistry
Enjoy a fast-paced course while gaining new clinically relevant information on a variety of topics.

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.

Successfully Treating Older Adults: Techniques for the Dental Team
Learn from aging and oral heath expert Dr. Randy Huffines how to improve your dental team’s efficiency and effectiveness in the care of older adult patients.

Hospital Dentistry

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

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—Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III
Build your knowledge and skill with occlusion and function that will in turn increase your long-term restorative success.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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 Medicine

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Medically Compromised Patients
Discover treatment planning solutions for your patients with medical and dental problems associated with oral cancer and bacterial endocarditis.

Oral Radiography

Interpreting Cone Beam CT Images: An Interactive Workshop
Gain hands-on training in cone beam image interpretation from a board certified oral and maxillofacial radiologist.

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

New Materials, Technologies & Laser Training
Learn how to get the most from contemporary restorative materials and technologies and also obtain certification in the use of dental lasers.

Protocols in Panoramic Radiographic Interpretation
Build your diagnostic skills for dental implants, oral surgery, TMD and other dental head and neck disorders through understanding protocols in panoramic interpretation.

Orthodontics

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

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

Periodontology

Contemporary Periodontal Management Protocols & Soft Tissue Diode Laser Certification for the Dental Hygienist
Receive the latest recommended protocols for periodontal patient management and complete the training needed for soft tissue diode laser certification for the dental hygienist.

The Connection Between Periodontal Health & Systemic Well-Being
Affirm your understanding of the relationship between oral health and systemic well-being with highly regarded speaker and periodontist, Dr. Brian L. Mealey.

Prosthodontics

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.

Regulatory Compliance

How to Avoid Regulatory Implosion: 2015
Get the latest updates and safeguard your practice with easily applied strategies to achieve regulatory compliance.

Restorative Dentistry

Advanced Composite Restorations: Course Two - Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level II
Build your confidence and skill with contour strip isolation and all of the steps from cavity preparation to finishing of complex anterior and posterior composite restorations.

Current Concepts in the Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth: A Lecture & Hands-on Workshop
Build your confidence and skill in restoring endodontically treated teeth using fiber-reinforced resin posts and bonded composite cores.

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

Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic 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.

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.

TM Disorders

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.

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

20th Annual Ski & Learn: Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Receive useful information for everyday practice while enjoying a world-class ski vacation.

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