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.

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

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.

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.

Fall Dental Hygiene Seminar
Reunite with colleagues and friends as you benefit from six succinct updates specifically targeted to the dental hygiene practitioner.

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.

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 Implants

Dental Implants & Esthetic Dentistry—Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III
Develop your knowledge and skills in treatment planning, placing and restoring contemporary dental implants.

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.

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

Fall Recordkeeping Workshop for the Dental Team

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

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.

Esthetics

Advanced Composite Restorations: Course Two - Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic & Implant 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 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.

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Navigating the Esthetic Zone
Build confidence in evaluating and developing treatment plans for patients requiring prosthetics in the esthetic zone.

Dental Implants & Esthetic Dentistry—Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III
Develop your knowledge and skills in treatment planning, placing and restoring contemporary dental implants.

Integration of Esthetic Dentistry and Prosthodontics
Discover how to achieve predictable results and long-term success with ceramic restorations.

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: Current Concepts & Practical Solutions
Develop your understanding of occlusion and discover practical approaches to managing occlusal concerns faced in daily practice.

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.

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.

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.

General Dentistry

Fall Core Competency Day for the Dental Team
Satisfy your core competency requirement for Minnesota re-licensure while receiving timely updates that are immediately applicable to your clinical 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.

Infection Control

Health, Safety & Infection Control in Dentistry: A 2015 Update
Ensure your practice is in compliance with today’s infection control guidelines and OSHA standards by attending this information-packed, single day course.

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

Occlusion: Current Concepts & Practical Solutions
Develop your understanding of occlusion and discover practical approaches to managing occlusal concerns faced in daily practice.

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: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Discover treatment planning solutions for your patients with medical and dental problems associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Oral Pathology

Oral Pathology: A Practical Review & Update
Develop your capacity to diagnose and manage oral pathological lesions with the help of highly regarded pathologist, Dr. John Kalmar.

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.

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.

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

9th Annual Robert J. Feigal Symposium: Pediatric Dentistry & Medicine—A Dynamic Synergy
Receive expert advice on the oral health management of children with special health care needs.

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

Periodontology

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Periodontics
Build confidence in developing treatment plans for periodontally involved patients.

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

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.

Practice Management

21st Annual Practice Management Symposium: Love Dentistry, Wow Your Patients, and Watch Your Practice Grow
Recharge your love of dentistry and gain priceless practice management tips from the most dynamic dentist duo on the national stage, The Madow Brothers.

Prosthodontics

Integration of Esthetic Dentistry and Prosthodontics
Discover how to achieve predictable results and long-term success with ceramic restorations.

Providing Quality Affordable Dentures: A Patient Participation Program

Increase your speed and skill with fabricating dentures and decrease your frustration with denture patients.

Restorative Dentistry

Advanced Composite Restorations: Course Two - Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic & Implant 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 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.

Integration of Esthetic Dentistry and Prosthodontics
Discover how to achieve predictable results and long-term success with ceramic restorations.

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

21st Annual Ski & Learn: Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Receive useful information for everyday practice while enjoying a world-class ski vacation.

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.

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