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

6th Annual Oral Pathology Institute for Educators
Enhance your ability to recognize and manage oral pathologic lesions and learn how to most effectively convey this knowledge to your students.

49th Annual Dental Assistants’ Seminar
Fulfill your professional development requirements in just two days and obtain up-to-date information relevant to dental assistants.

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 Hygiene

6th Annual Oral Pathology Institute for Educators
Enhance your ability to recognize and manage oral pathologic lesions and learn how to most effectively convey this knowledge to your students.

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.

Fall Dental Hygiene Seminar
Meet your core competency requirements while obtaining practical clinical updates for your dental hygiene practice.

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.

Practical Periodontics: A Hands-on Nonsurgical Program
Gain clinical experience with challenging periodontal patients using a variety of new instruments and techniques.

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.

Endodontics

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

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.

Esthetic Removable Partial Dentures - Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III
Refresh your knowledge and skills in working with partial dentures and gain tips on esthetic clasping and other contemporary techniques.

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.

General Dentistry

Destination Croatia: Study in Dubrovnik
Join your colleagues and friends for professional development and a fun-filled adventure to Croatia, a sunny Adriatic paradise known for its unique history and stunning beauty.

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.

Infection Control

Emerging Infectious Diseases, Infection Control & OSHA: An Update for the Dental Team
Obtain current updates on infection control guidelines, OSHA and emerging infectious diseases from renowned and gifted presenter, Dr. John Molinari.

Occlusion

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

14th 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.

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 Pathology

6th Annual Oral Pathology Institute for Educators
Enhance your ability to recognize and manage oral pathologic lesions and learn how to most effectively convey this knowledge to your students.

Oral Radiography

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

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

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Orthodontics
Discover treatment planning solutions for your orthodontic patients using a team approach.

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

8th Annual Robert J. Feigal Symposium: Advances in Pediatric Restorative Dentistry
Receive expert advice on restoring the primary dentition based on the latest evidence and current pediatric dentistry standards of care.

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.

Practical Updates in Pediatric Dentistry: Duluth, Minnesota
Enjoy the charming port city of Duluth and receive clinically focused updates in pediatric dentistry.

Periodontics

Extraction Site & Ridge Preservation: A Hands-on Workshop for the General Dentist
Improve prosthetic and esthetic results for your patients by learning to mange post-extraction defects in this practical ridge preservation workshop. 

Practical Periodontics: A Hands-on Nonsurgical Program
Gain clinical experience with challenging periodontal patients using a variety of new instruments and techniques.

Practice Management

20th Annual Practice Management Symposium: Top Ten Management Tools for Practice Success
Obtain key practice management tools from an established leader in dental consulting, Ms. Lois Banta.

Removable Prosthodontics

Esthetic Removable Partial Dentures - Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III
Refresh your knowledge and skills in working with partial dentures and gain tips on esthetic clasping and other contemporary techniques.

Providing Quality Affordable Dentures: A Patient Participation Course
Increase your speed and skill with fabricating dentures and decrease your frustration with denture 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

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.

Intra-oral Appliance Therapy for TM Disorders: A Hands-on Program
Learn to provide intra-oral appliance therapy for your patients with TM disorders in this practical hands-on workshop.

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.

Destination Croatia: Study in Dubrovnik
Join your colleagues and friends for professional development and a fun-filled adventure to Croatia, a sunny Adriatic paradise known for its unique history and stunning beauty.

Practical Updates in Pediatric Dentistry: Duluth, Minnesota
Enjoy the charming port city of Duluth and receive clinically focused updates in pediatric dentistry.

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