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Calendar of courses

Lecture and participation courses are indexed in chronological order. Each course has its own information page which can be accessed by clicking on the course title.  

February

February 23, 2017

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.

March

March 2, 2017

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Management of Medically Compromised Patients
Increase your confidence in developing treatment plans for medically compromised patients.

March 3, 2017

Stay Out of Jail: Avoid Coding Errors and Excel in Insurance Administration
Receive advice from dentistry’s coding expert on how to dramatically decrease coding errors and boost legitimate reimbursement.

March 3-4, 2017

Everyday Endodontics: A Hands-on Program for the General Dentist
Build your knowledge, confidence and skill with endodontic diagnosis and treatment planning, rotary instrumentation and obturation.

March 10, 2017

13th 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 11, 2017

Restorative Functions Refresher: A Hands-on Program
Increase your confidence and skill with RF delegated procedures and receive clinical tips on working with complex Class II restorations and stainless steel crowns. 

March 24-26, 2017

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

March 31, 2017

Nutrition, Lifestyle & Perio: Real-world Strategies to Reduce Inflammation
Learn about inflammation reduction strategies through nutrition, lifestyle and other host-modulation therapies to help your periodontal patients and you.

April

April 1, 2017

Improving Restorative Results with Crown Lengthening: A Lecture & Hands-on Program
Gain confidence and skill in periodontal crown lengthening procedures. 

April 6, 2017

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Endodontics
Enhance your knowledge in diagnosing and treating endodontic conditions.

Spring Recordkeeping Workshop for the Dental Team 
Determine whether your dental recordkeeping system satisfies the Minnesota Board of Dentistry requirements.

April 10-May 5, 2017 (Online Learning Component) & May 8-11, 2017 (Hands-on Clinical Component)

Dental Hygiene Refresher: An Online & Hands-on Clinical Program
Review all the clinically relevant information you need to know for traditional dental hygiene practice and refresh your clinical skills through mentored hands-on practice with real patients.

April 20-22, 2017

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.

May

May 1-3, 2017

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 8-11, 2017 (Hands-on Clinical Component)

Dental Hygiene Refresher: An Online & Hands-on Clinical Program
Review all the clinically relevant information you need to know for traditional dental hygiene practice and refresh your clinical skills through mentored hands-on practice with real patients.

May 12, 2017

Spring Core Competency Day for the Dental Team
Complete core competency requirements for your professional license while earning credits in: 1) infection control, 2) patient communication, 3) recordkeeping, and 4) diagnosis and treatment planning.

May 19, 2017

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.

July

July 15-16, 2017

Clinical Pharmacology in Dentistry: A 2017 Update - Duluth, Minnesota
Enjoy a weekend on the shores of Lake Superior and obtain clinically relevant information for your practice. 

August

August 11-12, 2017

52nd Annual Dental Assistants’ Seminar
Fulfill your professional development requirements in just two days and obtain up-to-date information relevant to dental assistants.

August 19-20, 2017

17th Annual Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Review
Obtain a convenient and intensive review of the most current oral and maxillofacial literature and practice.

September

September 16, 2017

Mastering Digital Full-mouth & Panoramic Radiographic Technique: A Hands-on Program
Improve your digital radiographic images with this practical hands-on technique course.

September 23, 2017

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.

September 23-25, 2017

Occlusion & Function: Evaluation and Restoration of the Worn Dentition
Build your knowledge and skill with occlusion and function that will in turn increase your long-term restorative success.

September 29, 2017

Interpreting Cone Beam CT Images: An Interactive Workshop 
Gain hands-on training in cone beam image interpretation from two highly qualified oral and maxillofacial radiologists.

October

October 6-8, 2017

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

October 11-14, 2017

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 20-21, 2017

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

October 23-24, 2017

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

November

November 10-12, 2017; January 12-14, February 16-18, and April 6-8, 2018

Postgraduate Program in Contemporary and Esthetic Dentistry: Level II—The Patient Series
Take your restorative and esthetic dentistry to the next level through mentored patient experiences with direct and indirect esthetic restorations.

January

January 12-14, 2018

Advanced Composite Restorations: Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry: Level II (Course Two) 

Build your confidence and skill with contour strip isolation and all of the steps from cavity preparation to finishing of complex anterior and posterior composite restorations.

 

 

 

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.

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

Dental Assisting

52nd 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.

Restorative Functions Refresher: A Hands-on Program
Increase your confidence and skill with RF delegated procedures and receive clinical tips on working with complex Class II restorations and stainless steel crowns. 

Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene Refresher: An Online & Hands-on Clinical Program
Review all the clinically relevant information you need to know for traditional dental hygiene practice and refresh your clinical skills through mentored hands-on practice with real patients.

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.

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. 

Restorative Functions Refresher: A Hands-on Program
Increase your confidence and skill with RF delegated procedures and receive clinical tips on working with complex Class II restorations and stainless steel crowns. 

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. 

Dental Recordkeeping

Spring Recordkeeping Workshop for the Dental Team 
Determine whether your dental recordkeeping system satisfies the Minnesota Board of Dentistry requirements.

Dental Research

13th 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.

Dentistry for the Medically Compromised

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Management of Medically Compromised Patients
Increase your confidence in developing treatment plans for medically compromised patients.

Endodontics

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team: Endodontics
Enhance your knowledge in diagnosing and treating endodontic conditions.

Everyday Endodontics: A Hands-on Program for the General Dentist
Build your knowledge, confidence and skill with endodontic diagnosis and treatment planning, rotary instrumentation and obturation.

Esthetics

Advanced Composite Restorations: Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry: Level II (Course Two) 

Build your confidence and skill with contour strip isolation and all of the steps from cavity preparation to finishing of complex anterior and posterior composite restorations.

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.

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

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

Occlusion & Function: Evaluation and Restoration of the Worn Dentition
Build your knowledge and skill with occlusion and function that will in turn increase your long-term restorative success.

Postgraduate Program in Contemporary and Esthetic Dentistry: Level II—The Patient Series
Take your restorative and esthetic dentistry to the next level through mentored patient experiences with direct and indirect esthetic restorations.

General Dentistry 

Spring Core Competency Day for the Dental Team
Complete core competency requirements for your professional license while earning credits in: 1) infection control, 2) patient communication, 3) recordkeeping, and 4) diagnosis and treatment planning.

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.

Nutrition

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

Nutrition, Lifestyle & Perio: Real-world Strategies to Reduce Inflammation
Learn about inflammation reduction strategies through nutrition, lifestyle and other host-modulation therapies to help your periodontal patients and you.

Occlusion

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.

Occlusion & Function: Evaluation and Restoration of the Worn Dentition
Build your knowledge and skill with occlusion and function that will in turn increase your long-term restorative success.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

17th Annual Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Review
Obtain a convenient and intensive review of the most current oral and maxillofacial literature and practice.

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

Oral Diagnosis

Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team
Earn core competency credit and gain insights on your difficult treatment planning decisions.

Oral Radiography

Interpreting Cone Beam CT Images: An Interactive Workshop (Fall 2017)
Gain hands-on training in cone beam image interpretation from two highly qualified oral and maxillofacial radiologists.

Mastering Digital Full-mouth & Panoramic Radiographic Technique: A Hands-on Program
Improve your digital radiographic images with this practical hands-on technique course.

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

Miniresidency in Pediatric Dentistry (Spring 2017)
Miniresidency in Pediatric Dentistry (Fall 2017)
Gain hands-on experience with a wide range of services for your pediatric patients.

Periodontology

Improving Restorative Results with Crown Lengthening: A Lecture & Hands-on Program
Gain confidence and skill in periodontal crown lengthening procedures. 

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.

Nutrition, Lifestyle & Perio: Real-world Strategies to Reduce Inflammation
Learn about inflammation reduction strategies through nutrition, lifestyle and other host-modulation therapies to help your periodontal patients and you.

Pharmacology

Clinical Pharmacology in Dentistry: A 2017 Update - Duluth, Minnesota
Enjoy a weekend on the shores of Lake Superior and obtain clinically relevant information for your practice. 

Opiates: Preventing Addiction and 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.

Practice Management

Stay Out of Jail: Avoid Coding Errors and Excel in Insurance Administration
Receive advice from dentistry’s coding expert on how to dramatically decrease coding errors and boost legitimate reimbursement.

Prosthodontics

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

Prosthetic Management of the Edentulous Mandible with a Two-implant Overdenture: A Hands-on Program 
Expand your knowledge of implant-supported overdentures and gain hands-on experience with both surgical and prosthetic aspects of treatment. 

Restorative Dentistry

Advanced Composite Restorations: Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry: Level II (Course Two) 

Build your confidence and skill with contour strip isolation and all of the steps from cavity preparation to finishing of complex anterior and posterior composite restorations.

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.

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.

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.

Occlusion & Function: Evaluation and Restoration of the Worn Dentition
Build your knowledge and skill with occlusion and function that will in turn increase your long-term restorative success.

Postgraduate Program in Contemporary and Esthetic Dentistry: Level II—The Patient Series
Take your restorative and esthetic dentistry to the next level through mentored patient experiences with direct and indirect esthetic restorations.

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.

Restorative Functions Refresher: A Hands-on Program
Increase your confidence and skill with RF delegated procedures and receive clinical tips on working with complex Class II restorations and stainless steel crowns. 

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.

TMD and Orofacial Pain Miniresidency
Come away with patient experience and new confidence in the diagnosis and treatment planning of temporomandibular disorders that can be applied immediately to your practice.

Travel Program

Clinical Pharmacology in Dentistry: A 2017 Update - Duluth, Minnesota
Enjoy a weekend on the shores of Lake Superior and obtain clinically relevant information for your practice. 

 

Preview of upcoming courses

August 11-12, 2017
52nd Annual Dental Assistants’ Seminar

September 8, 2017
Fall Dental Hygiene Seminar

September 15, 2017
11th Annual Robert J. Feigal Symposium

September 22, 2017
Everything You Need to Know About Tooth Whitening

October 5, 2017
Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team

October 6, 2017
23rd Annual Practice Management Symposium

October 7, 2017
Infection Control Update 2017

October 27, 2017
Diagnostic Imaging of Common Incidental Findings and Red Flags of the Maxillofacial Region

November 2, 2017
Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team

November 4, 2017
Winter Dental Assistants’ Seminar

November 17, 2017
Fall Core Competency Day for the Dental Team

December 7, 2017
Clinical Grand Rounds for the Dental Team