Courses Eligible for Core Competency Credit

Core competency credits are earned in the following areas:

  • record keeping,
  • ethics,
  • patient communication,
  • infection control,
  • management of medical emergencies, and
  • diagnosis and treatment planning (optional for DH and DA).

Two core competencies are required each biennial cycle. Core competency credit is also considered fundamental credit since it is an activity directly related to provision of clinical dental services.

Please note: “Fundamental credit” is earned for virtually all continuing education courses sponsored by the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. In the rare circumstance where “elective credit” is offered, it will be indicated on the individual course description.

The following courses meet the Minnesota professional development core competency requirements:

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

Diet & Oral Health—An Online Course

In-office Non-surgical Periodontal Therapy Implementation & Calibration: A Customized Program

Opiates: Preventing Addiction and Managing Pain—An Online Course

Practical Oral Surgery for the General Dentist

Taking Dentistry Beyond Sleep Apnea and Appliances Seminar

Sleep Apnea Evaluation and Bite Registration Hands-on Workshop

Anterior Esthetic Techniques & Materials Seminar

Anterior Esthetic Techniques & Materials Workshop

Treatment Planning for Medically Complex Patients Living in the “Second Fifty”

Implant Supported Prosthesis Utilizing the All-on-4TM Treatment Concept: A Hands-on Program

Mandatory & Core Training for the Dental Team

Ethics

Mandatory & Core Training for the Dental Team

Infection Control

Mandatory & Core Training for the Dental Team

Management of Medical Emergencies

Medical History Evaluation and Management of Medical Emergencies

Practical Oral Surgery for the General Dentist

Local Anesthesia: A Hands-on Training Program

Patient Communication

Promoting Healthy Behavior with Motivational Interviewing

Mandatory & Core Training for the Dental Team

Recordkeeping

Risk Management Through Recordkeeping: Applying Minnesota’s Minimum Recordkeeping Standards – An Online Course

Risk Management Through Recordkeeping: Applying Minnesota’s Minimum Recordkeeping Standards – A Text-based Course

Streamlined, Systematic Recordkeeping for the Dental Team

Treatment Planning for Medically Complex Patients Living in the “Second Fifty”