School of Dentistry

Continuing Dental Education

Providing timely and practical continuing education for dental professionals

Courses by Subject

Courses by Subject

Courses By Subject

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.

Dental Assisting

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 Assistants’ Seminar
Benefit from six practical updates focused on interests that are unique to dental assistants.

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

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.

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 Recordkeeping

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

Dental Research

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.

Endodontics 

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

Current Strategies for Successful Endodontics: A Lecture & Hands-on Workshop
Obtain hands-on experience with cutting edge endodontic technology and techniques.

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

Adhesive & Esthetic Dentistry: A 2014 Update
Obtain evidence-based updates and clinical tips on new materials and techniques in adhesive 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.

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.

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

Fall Core Competency Day for the Dental Team
Complete your core competency requirements for re-licensure while earning credits in: 1) patient communication, 2) infection control, 3) diagnosis & treatment planning, and 4) management of medical emergencies.

Geriatric Dentistry

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

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.

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.

Differential Diagnosis of Oral Lesions: An Interactive Lecture Program
Obtain a review of oral pathology and develop your capacity to successfully formulate a differential diagnosis.

Oral Medicine

Hot Topics in Oral Medicine
Hear from the experts how to assess and manage your medically complex patients.

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.

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

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Pediatric Dentistry
Build confidence in treatment planning your medically compromised pediatric patients.

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

Restorative Dentistry

Adhesive & Esthetic Dentistry: A 2014 Update
Obtain evidence-based updates and clinical tips on new materials and techniques in adhesive 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.

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 & 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.

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: TMD and Orofacial Pain
Discover treatment planning solutions for your TMD and orofacial pain patients using a multidisiplinary approach.

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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