Courses

Calendar of courses

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

February

February 22, 2018

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 23-25, March 23-25, April 20-22, and May 18-20, 2018

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.

March

March 2, 2018

14th 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.

Practical Oral Surgery for the General Dentist
Expand your practice while becoming more efficient and confident with everyday office dental surgery.

March 3, 2018

Exodontia Techniques Workshop
This unique, small group size, hands-on workshop is designed to enhance your exodontia techniques and help you perform surgical procedures with greater efficiency and predictability. 

March 9, 2018

Taking Sleep Apnea Beyond Oral Appliances: Seminar
Spend the day with our team learning OSA screening, diagnosis and treatments. Improved understanding of OSA and its management will help you achieve quality treatment outcomes and ensure better overall health of your patients.

March 10, 2018

Sleep Apnea Evaluation and Bite Registration Hands-on Workshop
Obtain necessary knowledge and clinical skills to excel in all the steps of management of OSA in the dental office, through small group discussions and hands-on practice.

March 23, 2018

Anterior Esthetics Techniques & Materials Seminar
Dr. Lee Ann Brady will help you analyze and select from the many choices of esthetic restorative materials in the marketplace today.

March 24, 2018

Anterior Esthetics Techniques & Materials Workshop
Leave this workshop well prepared to select and utilize the right materials for your next esthetic case.

April

April 5, 2018

Streamlined, Systematic Recordkeeping for the Dental Team
Determine whether your dental recordkeeping system satisfies the Minnesota Board of Dentistry requirements.

April 6, 2018

Treatment Planning for Medically Complex Patients Living in the “Second Fifty”
Learn how the relationship between oral health and general health impacts your patients, especially those dealing with complex medical conditions.

April 14-15, 2018

Implant Supported Prosthesis Utilizing the All-on-4™ Treatment Concept: A Hands-on Program
Expand your knowledge of the implant supported prosthesis utilizing the All-on-4™ treatment concept and gain hands-on experience with the procedural steps for denture conversion and the final prosthesis.

April 30-May 2, 2018

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 4, 2018

Promoting Healthy Behavior with Motivational Interviewing
Learn to implement a new set of strategies to move your patients towards health decisions and long-standing oral and overall health.

May 4-5, 2018

Research Design—Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III
Discover how to conduct computer searches, evaluate the dental literature and develop a research project.

May 11, 2018

Mandatory & Core Training for the Dental Team
Fulfill your mandatory and core competency requirements for Minnesota re-licensure by attending this convenient course.  

July

July 16-August 17, 2018 

Dental Hygiene Refresher:  A Hands-on Program
 (Online Learning Component)
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 21-22, 2018

Duluth 2018: Insights in Today’s Orthodontic & Pediatric Practice
Enjoy a weekend on the shores of Lake Superior and obtain clinically relevant information for your practice. 

August

August 9-12, 2018

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 10-11, 2018

53rd Annual Dental Assistants’ Seminar
Fulfill your professional development requirements in just two days and obtain up-to-date information relevant to dental assistants.

August 20-23, 2018

Dental Hygiene Refresher:  A Hands-on Program
 (Hands-on Clinical Component)
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.

August 24, 2018

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

September

September 7, 2018

Fall Dental Hygiene Seminar: A Road Map to RDH Life/work Balance
Discover how to create value both in communication and services that will raise the bar and attain loyalty from your patients, leaving you with energy to enjoy both your clinical and your personal lives.

September 7-8, 2018

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

September 14, 2018

12th Annual Robert J. Feigal Symposium: Clinical Updates in Children’s Dental Care
Receive advanced knowledge on the state of stem cells in oral health, advancements in dental pulp tissue engineering, ethical decision making in diagnosis and treatment planning, and up-to-the-minute information on anesthesia in children.

September 21, 2018

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.

September 21-23, 2018

Contemporary Removable Partial Dentures: A Lecture & Hands-on Program
Refresh your knowledge and skills in working with partial dentures and gain tips on esthetic clasping and other contemporary techniques.

September 25-October 2, 2018

Travel & Learn: Lisbon, Portugal
Advance your dental practice while taking pleasure in the diverse, historic beauty of Portugal.  

September 28, 2018

Mandatory & Core Training for the Entire Dental Team
Fulfill your core professional development requirements in one day and obtain up-to-date information relevant to your dental practice.

October

October 5, 2018

Your Team’s Complete 3-ring Binder for OSHA, Safety & Infection Control
A one-day course that will ensure your practice’s safety and infection control measures are both effective and up-to-date.

October 6, 2018

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.

October 12-13, 2018

Digital Workflow: Concepts, Equipment, Materials, Skills and Economic Considerations
Learn to assess various digital innovations—thinking through the types of materials utilized, needed skills, and economic considerations—benefiting your patients and practice over the next decade and well beyond.

October 12-14, 2018

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

October 17-20, 2018

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 17-20, 2018

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.

October 19, 2018

Next Generation Smile Esthetics for the Dental Team
Discover advanced technologies in orthodontics, bone and tooth movement and what is possible concerning esthetic enhancement, taking a visual journey through hundreds of observations from many treated orthodontic cases and esthetic outcomes.

October 19-20, 2018

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

November

November 9, 2018

Winter Dental Assistants’ Seminar: Today’s Dental Assistant—Leader, Doer, Trendsetter
Join our energetic and knowledgeable presenter, Tija Hunter, as she shares some new tricks of the trade during a unique event focused on you and your career.

 

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.

Opiates: Preventing Addiction & Managing Pain: An Online Course
Improve your ability to manage patients' pain with prescription medications without enabling abuse.

Dental Anatomy

Head & Neck Anatomy: The Skeletal Structures
Obtain a review of the skeletal structures of the head and neck through this self-study course designed for all dental professionals. 

Dental Assisting

53rd Annual Dental Assistants’ Seminar
Fulfill your professional development requirements in just two days and obtain up-to-date information relevant to dental assistants.

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: Today’s Dental Assistant—Leader, Doer, Trendsetter
Join our energetic and knowledgeable presenter, Tija Hunter, as she shares some new tricks of the trade during a unique event focused on you and your career.

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: A Road Map to RDH Life/work Balance
Discover how to create value both in communication and services that will raise the bar and attain loyalty from your patients, leaving you with energy to enjoy both your clinical and your personal lives.

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.

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.

Promoting Healthy Behavior with Motivational Interviewing
Learn to implement a new set of strategies to move your patients towards health decisions and long-standing oral and overall health.

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. 

Implant Supported Prosthesis Utilizing the All-on-4™ Treatment Concept: A Hands-on Program
Expand your knowledge of the implant supported prosthesis utilizing the All-on-4™ treatment concept and gain hands-on experience with the procedural steps for denture conversion and the final prosthesis.

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.

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.

Streamlined, Systematic Recordkeeping for the Dental Team
Determine whether your dental recordkeeping system satisfies the Minnesota Board of Dentistry requirements.

Dental Research

14th 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.

Research Design—Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III
Discover how to conduct computer searches, evaluate the dental literature and develop a research project.

Esthetic Dentistry

Anterior Esthetics Techniques & Materials Seminar
Dr. Lee Ann Brady will help you analyze and select from the many choices of esthetic restorative materials in the marketplace today.

Anterior Esthetics Techniques & Materials Workshop
Leave this workshop well prepared to select and utilize the right materials for your next esthetic case.

Contemporary Removable Partial Dentures: A Lecture & Hands-on Program
Refresh your knowledge and skills in working with partial dentures and gain tips on esthetic clasping and other contemporary techniques.

Next Generation Smile Esthetics for the Dental Team
Discover advanced technologies in orthodontics, bone and tooth movement and what is possible concerning esthetic enhancement, taking a visual journey through hundreds of observations from many treated orthodontic cases and esthetic outcomes.

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.

Research Design—Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III
Discover how to conduct computer searches, evaluate the dental literature and develop a research project.

General Dentistry 

Mandatory & Core Training for the Dental Team (Spring 2018)
During the May 2018 course, fulfill your mandatory and core competency requirements for Minnesota re-licensure by attending this convenient course.  

Mandatory & Core Training for the Entire Dental Team (Fall 2018)
During the September 2018 course, fulfill your core professional development requirements in one day and obtain up-to-date information relevant to your dental practice.

Promoting Healthy Behavior with Motivational Interviewing
Learn to implement a new set of strategies to move your patients towards health decisions and long-standing oral and overall health.

Sleep Apnea Evaluation and Bite Registration Hands-on Workshop
Obtain necessary knowledge and clinical skills to excel in all the steps of management of OSA in the dental office, through small group discussions and hands-on practice.

Taking Sleep Apnea Beyond Oral Appliances: Seminar
Spend the day with our team learning OSA screening, diagnosis and treatments. Improved understanding of OSA and its management will help you achieve quality treatment outcomes and ensure better overall health of your patients.

Treatment Planning for Medically Complex Patients Living in the “Second Fifty”
Learn how the relationship between oral health and general health impacts your patients, especially those dealing with complex medical conditions.

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.

Immunization Delivery

Comprehensive Immunization Delivery for Dentists: An Online Course
Receive the training required by Minnesota licensed dentists in order to administer influenza vaccinations to patients 19 years of age or older.

Basic Immunization Delivery for Dentists: An Online Course
Receive the training required by Minnesota licensed dentists in order to administer influenza vaccinations to patients 19 years of age or older.

Infection Contol

Your Team’s Complete 3-ring Binder for OSHA, Safety & Infection Control
A one-day course that will ensure your practice’s safety and infection control measures are both effective and up-to-date.

Medical Emergency Management

Medical History Evaluation & Management of Medical Emergencies
Receive a general review and evaluation of medical conditions and medical emergencies you may encounter during the delivery of dental care.

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

Exodontia Techniques Workshop
This unique, small group size, hands-on workshop is designed to enhance your exodontia techniques and help you perform surgical procedures with greater efficiency and predictability. ]

Practical Oral Surgery for the General Dentist
Expand your practice while becoming more efficient and confident with everyday office dental surgery.

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.

Sleep Apnea Evaluation and Bite Registration Hands-on Workshop
Obtain necessary knowledge and clinical skills to excel in all the steps of management of OSA in the dental office, through small group discussions and hands-on practice.

Taking Sleep Apnea Beyond Oral Appliances: Seminar
Spend the day with our team learning OSA screening, diagnosis and treatments. Improved understanding of OSA and its management will help you achieve quality treatment outcomes and ensure better overall health of your patients.

Orthodontics

Duluth 2018: Insights in Today’s Orthodontic & Pediatric Practice
Enjoy a weekend on the shores of Lake Superior and obtain clinically relevant information for your practice. 

Next Generation Smile Esthetics for the Dental Team
Discover advanced technologies in orthodontics, bone and tooth movement and what is possible concerning esthetic enhancement, taking a visual journey through hundreds of observations from many treated orthodontic cases and esthetic outcomes.

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.

Patient Communication

Promoting Healthy Behavior with Motivational Interviewing
Learn to implement a new set of strategies to move your patients towards health decisions and long-standing oral and overall health.

Pediatric Dentistry

12th Annual Robert J. Feigal Symposium: Clinical Updates in Children’s Dental Care
Receive advanced knowledge on the state of stem cells in oral health, advancements in dental pulp tissue engineering, ethical decision making in diagnosis and treatment planning, and up-to-the-minute information on anesthesia in children.

Duluth 2018: Insights in Today’s Orthodontic & Pediatric Practice
Enjoy a weekend on the shores of Lake Superior and obtain clinically relevant information for your practice. 

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

Periodontology

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.

Pharmacology

Opiates: Preventing Addiction & Managing Pain—An Online Course
Discover strategies to decrease the risk of opioid addiction when treating patients with pain along with ways to treat acute pain in patients with opioid addition.

Prosthodontics

Contemporary Removable Partial Dentures: A Lecture & Hands-on Program
Refresh your knowledge and skills in working with partial dentures and gain tips on esthetic clasping and other contemporary techniques.

Implant Supported Prosthesis Utilizing the All-on-4™ Treatment Concept: A Hands-on Program
Expand your knowledge of the implant supported prosthesis utilizing the All-on-4™ treatment concept and gain hands-on experience with the procedural steps for denture conversion and the final prosthesis.

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.

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

Restorative Dentistry

Digital Workflow: Concepts, Equipment, Materials, Skills and Economic Considerations
Learn to assess various digital innovations—thinking through the types of materials utilized, needed skills, and economic considerations—benefiting your patients and practice over the next decade and well beyond.

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.

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.

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

Sleep Apnea Evaluation and Bite Registration Hands-on Workshop
Obtain necessary knowledge and clinical skills to excel in all the steps of management of OSA in the dental office, through small group discussions and hands-on practice.

Taking Sleep Apnea Beyond Oral Appliances: Seminar
Spend the day with our team learning OSA screening, diagnosis and treatments. Improved understanding of OSA and its management will help you achieve quality treatment outcomes and ensure better overall health of your patients.

TM Disorders

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.

Treatment Planning

Treatment Planning for Medically Complex Patients Living in the “Second Fifty”
Learn how the relationship between oral health and general health impacts your patients, especially those dealing with complex medical conditions.

Travel Program

Duluth 2018: Insights in Today’s Orthodontic & Pediatric Practice
Enjoy a weekend on the shores of Lake Superior and obtain clinically relevant information for your practice. 

Travel & Learn: Lisbon, Portugal
Advance your dental practice while taking pleasure in the diverse, historic beauty of Portugal.