Courses

Calendar of courses

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

January

January 11-13, 2019

Advanced Composite Restorations: A Hands-on Program
Build your confidence and skill with contour strip isolation and all the steps involved—from cavity preparation to finishing of complex anterior and posterior composite restorations.

January 19-20, 2019

Performing Minimal Adult Oral Sedation and Anxiolysis: The Complete 16-hour Training Program
This 16-hour workshop will provide the recommended training required to enhance your skills in the management of adult anxiolysis and sedation.

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. 

January 25, 2019

What’s New in 2019: Game Changers & Profit Drivers
Enjoy a fast-paced course while five dynamic speakers kick off the new year with insights that are designed to save you angst, time, and money.

January 25-26, 2019

Endoesthetics & Contemporary Endodontics: Current Theories of the Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth
Learn clinical solutions to endoesthetic problems and gain hands-on experience with the restoration of endodontically treated teeth.

February

February 7, 2019

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 7-9, 2019

24th Annual Ski & Learn: Aspen Snowmass
Receive useful information for everyday practice while enjoying a world-class ski vacation.

February 8, 2019

Innovations in Dental Hygiene 2019 Study Club: Advances in Obstructive Sleep Apnea 
Join your colleagues for the kick-off event, featuring an in-depth review of Yvette Reibel’s research on obstructive sleep apnea.

February 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.

Soft Tissue Diode Laser Certification for the Dental Hygienist
Expand your knowledge of the innovative use of lasers, safety and patient management, the clinical guidelines for laser use in dentistry and complete the Academy of Laser Dentistry’s training for soft tissue diode laser certification.

February 16-17, 2019

Periodontal Surgery Workshop: Pocket Reduction and Crown Lengthening
Join our experts for an opportunity to practice periodontal surgical procedures—expanding your knowledge and improving your technique when treating moderate periodontitis and increasing crown length.

February 22-24, 2019

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

February 25-26, 2019

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

March

March 1, 2019

15th 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 1-2, 2019

Anatomically Driven Biologic Endodontics
Join our guest speaker, Dr. Martin Trope, during this hands-on workshop emphasizing the biologic essentials of successful long-term endodontics.

March 6, 2019

U of M Study Club: Game Changers & Profit Drivers - The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Dentistry
Discover how dentists and innovators are using artificial intelligence to expand our profession in new and exciting ways.

March 7-9, 2019

Advanced Occlusion & TMD
Enhance your knowledge and skill in treating complex restorative and esthetic cases that involve TMD and occlusal concerns.

March 15, 2019

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

March 16, 2019

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 22-24, April 12-14, May 3-5, and May 17-19, 2019

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.

April

April 6-7, June 1-2, September 14-15, and October 26-27, 2019

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. 

April 10, 2019

Innovations in Dental Hygiene 2019 Study Club: Providing Optimal Care to Children with Special Health Care Needs
Discuss new strategies for caring for children with special health care needs in your dental practice.

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 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: 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.

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.

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 18, 2019

Innovations in Dental Hygiene 2019 Study Club: Implant Care and Maintenance 
Discover new, research-based standards of implant care and maintenance.

September 21, 2019

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

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

November

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.

December

December 16-17, 2019

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

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.

Performing Minimal Adult Oral Sedation and Anxiolysis: The Complete 16-hour Training Program
This 16-hour workshop will provide the recommended training required to enhance your skills in the management of adult anxiolysis and sedation.

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.

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 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.

Innovations in Dental Hygiene 2019 Study Club 
Become part of a dynamic new network. Join dental hygiene thought leaders to discuss the future of oral health. 

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.

Soft Tissue Diode Laser Certification for the Dental Hygienist
Expand your knowledge of the innovative use of lasers, safety and patient management, the clinical guidelines for laser use in dentistry and complete the Academy of Laser Dentistry’s training for soft tissue diode laser certification.

Dental Implants

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. 

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

15th 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.

Dental Technology

U of M Study Club: Game Changers & Profit Drivers - The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Dentistry
Discover how dentists and innovators are using artificial intelligence to expand our profession in new and exciting ways.

Endodontics

Anatomically Driven Biologic Endodontics
Join our guest speaker, Dr. Martin Trope, during this hands-on workshop emphasizing the biologic essentials of successful long-term endodontics.

Endoesthetics & Contemporary Endodontics: Current Theories of the Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth
Learn clinical solutions to endoesthetic problems and gain hands-on experience with the restoration of endodontically treated teeth.

Esthetic Dentistry

Advanced Composite Restorations: A Hands-on Program
Build your confidence and skill with contour strip isolation and all the steps involved—from cavity preparation to finishing of complex anterior and posterior composite restorations.

Advanced Occlusion & TMD
Enhance your knowledge and skill in treating complex restorative and esthetic cases that involve TMD and occlusal concerns.

Endoesthetics & Contemporary Endodontics: Current Theories of the Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth
Learn clinical solutions to endoesthetic problems and gain hands-on experience with the restoration of endodontically treated teeth.

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.

What’s New in 2019: Game Changers & Profit Drivers
Enjoy a fast-paced course while five dynamic speakers kick off the new year with insights that are designed to save you angst, time, and money.

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.

Insurance & Medical Coding

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.

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.

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.

Occlusion

Advanced Occlusion & TMD
Enhance your knowledge and skill in treating complex restorative and esthetic cases that involve TMD and occlusal concerns.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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. 

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

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.

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. 

Periodontal Surgery Workshop: Pocket Reduction and Crown Lengthening
Join our experts for an opportunity to practice periodontal surgical procedures—expanding your knowledge and improving your technique when treating moderate periodontitis and increasing crown length.

Soft Tissue Diode Laser Certification for the Dental Hygienist
Expand your knowledge of the innovative use of lasers, safety and patient management, the clinical guidelines for laser use in dentistry and complete the Academy of Laser Dentistry’s training for soft tissue diode laser certification.

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.

Restorative Dentistry

Advanced Composite Restorations: A Hands-on Program
Build your confidence and skill with contour strip isolation and all the steps involved—from cavity preparation to finishing of complex anterior and posterior composite restorations.

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. 

Endoesthetics & Contemporary Endodontics: Current Theories of the Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth
Learn clinical solutions to endoesthetic problems and gain hands-on experience with the restoration of endodontically treated teeth.

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.

TM Disorders

Advanced Occlusion & TMD
Enhance your knowledge and skill in treating complex restorative and esthetic cases that involve TMD and occlusal concerns.

Travel Program

24th Annual Ski & Learn: Aspen Snowmass
Receive useful information for everyday practice while enjoying a world-class ski vacation.

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.