Courses Eligible for Mandatory and Core Competency Credit

Mandatory and core competency credits are required each biennial cycle for Minnesota licensees. Mandatory and core competency credit are also considered fundamental credit since these are activities directly relate to the provision of clinical dental services.

For additional information, view this document from the Minnesota Board of Dentistry.

Mandatory credits are earned in infection control.

Core competency credits are earned in the following areas:

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

The following courses meet the Minnesota professional development mandatory and 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

Miniresidency in Prosthodontics: Advances and Innovations in Restorative and Implant Dentistry

18th Annual Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Review

Three-appointment Dentures: A Hands-on Workshop

12th Annual Robert J. Feigal Symposium: New Horizons in Children’s Dental Care

Oral Cancer: Detection, Treatment and Post-therapeutic Management

Contemporary Removable Partial Dentures: A Lecture & Hands-on Program

Miniresidency in Pediatric Dentistry

Miniresidency in Geriatrics and Long-term Care for the Dental Team

Orthodontic & Periodontal Esthetics – Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III

Next Generation Smile Esthetics for the Dental Team

Office Oral Surgery: A Guided Experience for the General Dentist

Ethics

53rd Annual Dental Assistants’ Seminar: Creating Your Purpose-driven Career & Life

Fall Mandatory & Core Training for the Entire Dental Team

Miniresidency in Geriatrics and Long-term Care for the Dental Team

Next Generation Smile Esthetics for the Dental Team

Winter Mandatory & Core Training for the Entire Dental Team

Infection Control

Dental Hygiene Refresher: An Online & Hands-on Clinical Program

53rd Annual Dental Assistants’ Seminar: Creating Your Purpose-driven Career & Life

Fall Mandatory & Core Training for the Entire Dental Team

Your Team’s Complete 3-ring Binder for OSHA, Safety & Infection Control

Miniresidency in Geriatrics and Long-term Care for the Dental Team

Winter Dental Assistants’ Seminar: Today’s Dental Assistant – Leader, Doer, Trendsetter

Winter Mandatory & Core Training for the Entire Dental Team

Management of Medical Emergencies

Medical History Evaluation and Management of Medical Emergencies

18th Annual Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Review

Miniresidency in Geriatrics and Long-term Care for the Dental Team

Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Inhalation Sedation: A Training Program

Patient Communication

53rd Annual Dental Assistants’ Seminar: Creating Your Purpose-driven Career & Life

Fall Dental Hygiene Seminar: A Road Map to RDH Life/work Balance

12th Annual Robert J. Feigal Symposium: New Horizons in Children’s Dental Care

Oral Cancer: Detection, Treatment and Post-therapeutic Management

Fall Mandatory & Core Training for the Entire Dental Team

Miniresidency in Geriatrics and Long-term Care for the Dental Team

Winter Dental Assistants’ Seminar: Today’s Dental Assistant – Leader, Doer, Trendsetter

Winter Mandatory & Core Training for the Entire 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

Dental Hygiene Refresher: An Online & Hands-on Clinical Program

53rd Annual Dental Assistants’ Seminar: Creating Your Purpose-driven Career & Life

Fall Mandatory & Core Training for the Entire Dental Team

Miniresidency in Geriatrics and Long-term Care for the Dental Team