Courses

Calendar of courses

Check out our exciting offerings held each month. Click on the course titles for additional information and registration.  

April

April 26-28, 2019

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.

April 27-28, 2019

Laser Training and Certification for Dentists
Learn how to incorporate laser technologies into your practice and obtain certification in the use of dental lasers.

April 29-May 1, 2019

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.

May

May 3, 2019

Building a Dental Home Network for Children with Special Health Care Needs
This one-day conference for oral, medical and allied health professionals will help you obtain the knowledge and techniques to manage the dental, medical and behavioral needs of children with special health care needs.

May 4, 2019

Lasers in Pediatric Dentistry: Hard and Soft Tissue Applications
Discover the many applications of lasers in pediatric dentistry and how to implement their use in your practice.

May 5, 2019

Lasers in Pediatric Dentistry: Hard and Soft Tissue Applications
Discover the many applications of lasers in pediatric dentistry and how to implement their use in your practice.

May 13-14, 2019

Office Oral Surgery: A Guided Experience for the General Dentist
Develop your oral surgical skills during closely supervised patient treatment.

May 17, 2019

Spring Mandatory & Core Training for the Entire Dental Team
Complete mandatory and core competency requirements for your professional license while benefiting timely information that will boost communications, ensure compliance and amplify practice profitability.

May 18, 2019

Successful Medical Billing by Dental Practices: A Step-by-step Guide
Dental offices can bill medical insurance for medically necessary care. Take one day to consider the financial impact of a dental-medical billing crossover, with a dynamic presenter who has “been there and done that” with his dental team.

May 27-July 11, 2019

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

May 31-June 1, 2019

2nd Erwin Michael Schaffer Symposium in Periodontology
Learn about current trends in periodontal treatment and the impact on multi-disciplinary treatment.

June

June 8, 2019

Advanced Periodontal Instrumentation: A Hands-on Review
Learn new tips to help improve your efficiency, productivity and periodontal outcomes using advanced instrumentation skills.

June 24-25, 2019

Botox and Dermal Fillers: Live-patient Training
Take your esthetic practice to the next level with this innovative Botox® and dermal fillers two-day course. 

July

July 8-11, 2019

Dental Hygiene Refresher:  A Hands-on Clinical 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.

July 15-16, 2019

Office Oral Surgery: A Guided Experience for the General Dentist
Develop your oral surgical skills during closely supervised patient treatment.

July 20-21, 2019

Duluth 2019: Innovative Periodontics & Effective Solutions for the Boomer Generation
Enjoy a weekend on the shores of Lake Superior and obtain clinically relevant information for your practice. 

August

August 8-11, 2019

Miniresidency in Prosthodontics: Advances and Innovations in Restorative and Implant Dentistry
Discover the current information and treatment modalities in the restoration of patients needing crowns, veneers, dentures, and implants, using technology-driven treatment protocols.

August 9-10, 2019

54th Annual Dental Assistants’ Seminar: It Starts with Us!
Fulfill your professional development requirements in just two days and obtain up-to-date information relevant to dental assistants.

August 16-17, 2019

Preparatory Course in Restorative Dentistry for Internationally-trained Dentists
Specifically for internationally trained dentists who wish to prepare for admission to US dental schools, this highly structured, hands-on program features clinical instruction, discussion and hands-on training in fixed prosthodontics and operative dentistry.

August 23, 2019

Local Anesthesia Refresher: A Hands-on Review
Master your most challenging injections with one-on-one clinical guidance in this targeted course.

September

September 6-7, 2019

Three-appointment Dentures: A Hands-on Workshop
Increase your skill and efficiency while decreasing your frustration with denture fabrication.

September 13, 2019

Fall Mandatory & Core Training for the Entire Dental Team – Live Session
Bring your team! Complete mandatory and core credit requirements during this fast-moving course focused on infection control and real-world strategies to prevent and manage medical emergencies.

Fall Mandatory & Core Training for the Entire Dental Team – Live, Online Zoom Webinar
Complete mandatory and core credit requirements—without leaving town. Update your infection control practices and develop innovative strategies for preventing and managing medical emergencies.

September 20-21, 2019

Direct Composite Restorations: Live-patient Training
Work with the course instructors to treatment plan and restore your esthetic patient, gaining practical experience you can immediately apply in practice.

September 20, 2019

13th Annual Robert J. Feigal Symposium: Out-of-the-box Thinking in Pediatric Dentistry
Discover new strategies to advance pediatric anxiety pain management, HPV-related cancer vaccination, pediatric obstructive sleep apnea and practitioner mental and physical wellbeing.

September 21, 2019

Be SMART: Improve Your Practice with Silver Diamine Fluoride and Glass Ionomer Cement—A Seminar and Hands-on Workshop
Learn how to restore cavities quickly, effectively and painlessly—attracting new patients and improving patient satisfaction in your practice.

Mastering Digital Full-mouth & Panoramic Radiographic Technique: A Hands-on Program
Improve your digital radiographic images with this newly designed, innovative course.

October

October 9-12, 2019

Miniresidency in Geriatrics and Long-term Care for the Dental Team
Obtain the specialized knowledge and systems needed to care for patients in long-term care settings.

October 11, 2019

Get it Done Day 2019
Experience a fun, quick-moving day featuring essential training in regulatory standards and social media innovations and marketing opportunities.

Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Inhalation Sedation: A Training Program
Earn certification and build your confidence and skill in the administration of nitrous oxide.

October 18, 2019

Dental Hygiene and the Transforming Healthcare Environment
Discover new, innovative ways to meet healthcare challenges and provide extraordinary care.

October 18-20, 2019

Dental Implants: From Site Preparation to Complications
Expand treatment options for your patients through practical, extensive training using dental implants in the esthetic zone.

November

November 1, 2019

Sleep Apnea and Bruxism...Are They Related? 
Join us for a hands-on workshop and learn to screen, evaluate and manage obstructive sleep apnea in your patients.

November 2, 2019

Evaluate, Diagnose and Treat the Most Common TMJ Problems: A Hands-on Workshop
Increase your understanding of the TM patients in your practice, allowing you to provide exceptional patient care.

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

November 8-9, 2019

Miniresidency in Cone Beam CT Imaging
Receive unbiased hands-on training on CBCT software, helping you evaluate how these tools can advance your clinical and diagnostic skills.

November 8-10, 2019

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

November 10-16, 2019

Cuba: Travel & Learn
This trip will fill quickly; don’t delay! We’ll knock out continuing education credits by noon, then mambo ‘til midnight.

November 15, 2019

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.

Winter Mandatory & Core Training for the Entire Dental Team
During this quick-moving, one-day program, you will receive core and mandatory credits needed to maintain your professional license. 

December

December 7, 2019

Peri-implant Conditions & Diseases: Assess, Manage, Treat & Refer
Increase your ability to assess, manage, treat and refer patients with peri-implant conditions and disease during our hands-on workshop.  

December 16-17, 2019

Office Oral Surgery: A Guided Experience for the General Dentist
Develop your oral surgical skills during closely supervised patient treatment.

January

January 23-25, 2020

Dental Implants: From Site Preparation to Complications (Zimmer Biomet Institute Weekend)
Expand treatment options for your patients through practical, extensive training using dental implants in the esthetic zone.

February

February 5-9, 2020

25th Annual Ski & Learn: Park City, Utah - Your 5-day Ski Getaway
Hit the slopes in beautiful Park City, Utah, while advancing your dental practice! 

February 6, 2020

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.

February 28-29, 2020

Miniresidency in Cone Beam CT Imaging
Receive unbiased hands-on training on CBCT software, helping you evaluate how these tools can advance your clinical and diagnostic skills.

March

March 6, 2020

16th Annual Dental Research Updates from the U of M
Learn how emerging research from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is shaping the future of dental practice.

March 13, 2020

Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Inhalation Sedation: A Training Program
Earn certification and build your confidence and skill in the administration of nitrous oxide.

March 14, 2020

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.

March 20-22, April 17-19, May 1-3, and May 15-17, 2020

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.

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

54th Annual Dental Assistants’ Seminar: It Starts with Us!
Fulfill your professional development requirements in just two days and obtain up-to-date information relevant to dental assistants.

Mastering Digital Full-mouth & Panoramic Radiographic Technique: A Hands-on Program
Improve your digital radiographic images with this newly designed, innovative 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.

Winter Dental Assistants’ Seminar
Benefit from 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

Advanced Periodontal Instrumentation: A Hands-on Review
Learn new tips to help improve your efficiency, productivity and periodontal outcomes using advanced instrumentation skills.

Dental Hygiene and the Transforming Healthcare Environment
Discover new, innovative ways to meet healthcare challenges and provide extraordinary care.

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

Mastering Digital Full-mouth & Panoramic Radiographic Technique: A Hands-on Program
Improve your digital radiographic images with this newly designed, innovative 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 Implants

Dental Implants: From Site Preparation to Complications
Expand treatment options for your patients through practical, extensive training using dental implants in the esthetic zone.

Peri-implant Conditions & Diseases: Assess, Manage, Treat & Refer
Increase your ability to assess, manage, treat and refer patients with peri-implant conditions and disease during our hands-on workshop.  

Dental Recordkeeping

Risk Management Through Recordkeeping: Applying Minnesota’s Minimum Recordkeeping Standards - An Online Course
This online course will help you lower your malpractice risk by showing you how to create a dental record that meets Minnesota’s minimum standards recordkeeping.

Risk Management Through Recordkeeping: Applying Minnesota’s Minimum Recordkeeping Standards – A Text-based Course
Ensure that your recordkeeping practices meet the minimum standards set by the Minnesota Board of Dentistry by completing this text-based self-study course.

Dental Research

16th Annual Dental Research Updates from the U of M
Learn how emerging research from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is shaping the future of dental practice.

Esthetic Dentistry

Direct Composite Restorations: Live-patient Training
Work with the course instructors to treatment plan and restore your esthetic patient, gaining practical experience you can immediately apply in practice.

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.

Facial Esthetics

Botox and Dermal Fillers: Live-patient Training
Take your esthetic practice to the next level with this innovative Botox® and dermal fillers two-day course. 

General Dentistry 

Fall Mandatory & Core Training for the Entire Dental Team – Live Session
Bring your team! Complete mandatory and core credit requirements during this fast-moving course focused on infection control and real-world strategies to prevent and manage medical emergencies.

Fall Mandatory & Core Training for the Entire Dental Team – Live, Online Zoom Webinar
Complete mandatory and core credit requirements—without leaving town. Update your infection control practices and develop innovative strategies for preventing and managing medical emergencies.

Spring Mandatory & Core Training for the Entire Dental Team
Complete mandatory and core competency requirements for your professional license while benefiting timely information that will boost communications, ensure compliance and amplify practice profitability.

Winter Mandatory & Core Training for the Entire Dental Team
During this quick-moving, one-day program, you will receive core and mandatory credits needed to maintain your professional license. 

Geriatric Dentistry

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

Miniresidency in Geriatrics 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
Receive expert guidance on delivering dental services in a hospital setting.

Insurance & Medical Coding

Successful Medical Billing by Dental Practices: A Step-by-step Guide
Dental offices can bill medical insurance for medically necessary care. Take one day to consider the financial impact of a dental-medical billing crossover, with a dynamic presenter who has “been there and done that” with his dental team.

Lasers in Dentistry

Lasers in Pediatric Dentistry: Hard and Soft Tissue Applications
Discover the many applications of lasers in pediatric dentistry and how to implement their use in your practice.

Laser Training and Certification for Dentists
Learn how to incorporate laser technologies into your practice and obtain certification in the use of 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.

Nutrition

Diet & Oral Health: An Online Course
Receive timely updates on the link between diet and oral health from caries expert, Dr. Gary Hildebrandt.

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 Cancer

Oral Cancer: Detection, Treatment and Post-therapeutic Management
Join our experts for a review of oral cancer and receive practical recommendations for screening patients in the general practice setting.

Oral Medicine

Oral Cancer: Detection, Treatment and Post-therapeutic Management
Join our experts for a review of oral cancer and receive practical recommendations for screening patients in the general practice setting.

Oral Pathology

Oral Cancer: Detection, Treatment and Post-therapeutic Management
Join our experts for a review of oral cancer and receive practical recommendations for screening patients in the general practice setting.

Oral Radiology

Mastering Digital Full-mouth & Panoramic Radiographic Technique: A Hands-on Program
Improve your digital radiographic images with this newly designed, innovative course.

Miniresidency in Cone Beam CT Imaging
Receive unbiased hands-on training on CBCT software, helping you evaluate how these tools can advance your clinical and diagnostic skills.

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

Be SMART: Improve Your Practice with Silver Diamine Fluoride and Glass Ionomer Cement—A Seminar and Hands-on Workshop
Learn how to restore cavities quickly, effectively and painlessly—attracting new patients and improving patient satisfaction in your practice.

Building a Dental Home Network for Children with Special Health Care Needs
This one-day conference for oral, medical and allied health professionals will help you obtain the knowledge and techniques to manage the dental, medical and behavioral needs of children with special health care needs.

Lasers in Pediatric Dentistry: Hard and Soft Tissue Applications
Discover the many applications of lasers in pediatric dentistry and how to implement their use in your practice.

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

13th Annual Robert J. Feigal Symposium: Out-of-the-box Thinking in Pediatric Dentistry
Discover new strategies to advance pediatric anxiety pain management, HPV-related cancer vaccination, pediatric obstructive sleep apnea and practitioner mental and physical wellbeing.

Periodontology

Advanced Periodontal Instrumentation: A Hands-on Review
Learn new tips to help improve your efficiency, productivity and periodontal outcomes using advanced instrumentation skills.

Duluth 2019: Innovative Periodontics & Effective Solutions for the Boomer Generation
Enjoy a weekend on the shores of Lake Superior and obtain clinically relevant information for your practice. 

Peri-implant Conditions & Diseases: Assess, Manage, Treat & Refer
Increase your ability to assess, manage, treat and refer patients with peri-implant conditions and disease during our hands-on workshop.  

2nd Erwin Michael Schaffer Symposium in Periodontology
Learn about current trends in periodontal treatment and the impact on multi-disciplinary treatment.

Practice Management

Successful Medical Billing by Dental Practices: Bigger Profits. Better Care.
Dental offices can bill medical insurance for medically necessary care. Take one day to consider the financial impact of a dental-medical billing crossover, with a dynamic presenter who has “been there and done that” with his dental team. 

Prosthodontics

Miniresidency in Prosthodontics: Advances and Innovations in Restorative and Implant Dentistry
Discover the current information and treatment modalities in the restoration of patients needing crowns, veneers, dentures, and implants, using technology-driven treatment protocols.

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.

Preparatory Course in Restorative Dentistry for Internationally-trained Dentists
Specifically for internationally trained dentists who wish to prepare for admission to US dental schools, this highly structured, hands-on program features clinical instruction, discussion and hands-on training in fixed prosthodontics and operative dentistry.

Three-appointment Dentures: A Hands-on Workshop
Increase your skill and efficiency while decreasing your frustration with denture fabrication.

Regulatory Compliance

Get it Done Day 2019
Experience a fun, quick-moving day featuring essential training in regulatory standards and social media innovations and marketing opportunities.

Restorative Dentistry

Comprehensive Surgical and Restorative Training in Dental Implants: A Four-weekend, Hands-on Certificate Program
Learn surgical and prosthodontic implant dentistry from two of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry’s leading innovators. 

Direct Composite Restorations: Live-patient Training
Work with the course instructors to treatment plan and restore your esthetic patient, gaining practical experience you can immediately apply in practice.

Preparatory Course in Restorative Dentistry for Internationally-trained Dentists
Specifically for internationally trained dentists who wish to prepare for admission to US dental schools, this highly structured, hands-on program features clinical instruction, discussion and hands-on training in fixed prosthodontics and operative dentistry.

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.

Sleep Apnea & Dentistry

Sleep Apnea and Bruxism...Are They Related? 
Join us for a hands-on workshop and learn to screen, evaluate and manage obstructive sleep apnea in your patients.

TM Disorders

Evaluate, Diagnose and Treat the Most Common TMJ Problems: A Hands-on Workshop
Increase your understanding of the TM patients in your practice, allowing you to provide exceptional patient care.

Sleep Apnea and Bruxism...Are They Related? 
Join us for a hands-on workshop and learn to screen, evaluate and manage obstructive sleep apnea in your patients.

Travel Program

25th Annual Ski & Learn: Park City, Utah - Your 5-day Ski Getaway
Hit the slopes in beautiful Park City, Utah, while advancing your dental practice! 

Cuba: Travel & Learn
This trip will fill quickly; don’t delay! We’ll knock out continuing education credits by noon, then mambo ‘til midnight.

Duluth 2019: Innovative Periodontics & Effective Solutions for the Boomer Generation
Enjoy a weekend on the shores of Lake Superior and obtain clinically relevant information for your practice.