Courses

Calendar of courses

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

September

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 15, 2019

Building a Case Selection and Referral Algorithm for Children with Special Health Care Needs: Considerations for Today’s Dental Therapists – Live Session
Join us during the Minnesota Dental Therapy Association meeting for a unique program focused on building your skills when caring for children with special health care needs. 

Building a Case Selection and Referral Algorithm for Children with Special Health Care Needs: Considerations for Today’s Dental Therapists - Zoom Teleconference
Join us for a unique teleconference focused on building your skills when caring for children with special health care needs.

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.

Feigal Evening of Pediatric Oral Health Innovation & Networking
Join our experts and expand your knowledge on building a case selection and referral algorithm for children with special health care needs.

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

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 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 10-12, 2020

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 17-18, 2020

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.

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.

January 24, 2020

Pediatric Caries Prevention and Management for the Dental Team
Gain hands-on experience in preventive, restorative, and behavior guidance techniques—helping advance oral health care and prevention of early childhood caries.

January 25, 2020

Nitrous Oxide-based Sedation Training: Pediatric & Adult Patients with Special Health Care Needs
Increase expertise in patient care and prepare for medical emergencies or unique situations that may arise when treating pediatric patients and patients with special health care needs. 

February

February 1-2, 2020

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.

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 7-9, 2020

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

February 21, 2020

Your Healthier Mind, Body & Spirit: A Day for Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists
Spend an energetic day focusing on your health and wellbeing.

February 22, 2020

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.

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 2-3, 2020

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

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.

Essential Endodontics for the General Dentist: A Workshop
Expand your level of endodontic expertise through this one-day, small-group training program.

March 6-7, 2020

Two-day Dental MBA: Essentials for Your Business and Financial Wellbeing
Become your own dental business guru with this business-focused two-day program.

March 7, 2020

Essential Endodontics for the General Dentist: A Workshop
Expand your level of endodontic expertise through this one-day, small-group training program.

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.

April

April 3-4, 2020

Orthodontic Procedures Certificate for the Dental Hygienist
Complete the training required to become certified, adding orthodontic procedures to your patient care skills.

April 4-5, 2020

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. 

April 27-29, 2020

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 8, 2020

Spring Mandatory & Core Training for the Entire Dental Team
Complete mandatory and core competency requirements for your professional license while benefiting from timely information that will boost patient care, ensure compliance and tap new patient opportunities through engagement with the LGBTQIA+ community.

May 8-9, 2020

Atraumatic Extraction and Bone Grafting: A Hands-on Workshop
Learn advanced techniques to preserve existing bone during tooth removal and gain skills in today's innovative bone grafting procedures.

September

September 23-October 3, 2020

Travel and Learn 2020: Prague and Vienna
Innovative, practical continuing dental education and world-class travel. Romantic, medieval cities full of history and culture. A beautiful combination.

October

October 31-November 1, 2020

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. 

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-based Sedation Training: Pediatric & Adult Patients with Special Health Care Needs
Increase expertise in patient care and prepare for medical emergencies or unique situations that may arise when treating pediatric patients and patients with special health care needs. 

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

Business Management and Administration

Two-day Dental MBA: Essentials for Your Business and Financial Wellbeing
Become your own dental business guru with this business-focused two-day program.

Dental Assisting

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.

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

Nitrous Oxide-based Sedation Training: Pediatric & Adult Patients with Special Health Care Needs
Increase expertise in patient care and prepare for medical emergencies or unique situations that may arise when treating pediatric patients and patients with special health care needs. 

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

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

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.

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-based Sedation Training: Pediatric & Adult Patients with Special Health Care Needs
Increase expertise in patient care and prepare for medical emergencies or unique situations that may arise when treating pediatric patients and patients with special health care needs. 

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

Orthodontic Procedures Certificate for the Dental Hygienist
Complete the training required to become certified, adding orthodontic procedures to your patient care skills.

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.  

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.

Your Healthier Mind, Body & Spirit: A Day for Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists
Spend an energetic day focusing on your health and wellbeing.

Dental Implants

Atraumatic Extraction and Bone Grafting: A Hands-on Workshop
Learn advanced techniques to preserve existing bone during tooth removal and gain skills in today's innovative bone grafting procedures.

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

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.

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.

Dental Therapy

Building a Case Selection and Referral Algorithm for Children with Special Health Care Needs: Considerations for Today’s Dental Therapists – Live Session
Join us during the Minnesota Dental Therapy Association meeting for a unique program focused on building your skills when caring for children with special health care needs. 

Building a Case Selection and Referral Algorithm for Children with Special Health Care Needs: Considerations for Today’s Dental Therapists - Zoom Teleconference
Join us for a unique teleconference focused on building your skills when caring for children with special health care needs.

Dental Therapy Refresher: An Online and Interactive Program
Expand your existing knowledge base and patient treatment skills in order to gain the confidence to work as an advanced dental therapist.

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-based Sedation Training: Pediatric & Adult Patients with Special Health Care Needs
Increase expertise in patient care and prepare for medical emergencies or unique situations that may arise when treating pediatric patients and patients with special health care needs. 

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

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.  

Your Healthier Mind, Body & Spirit: A Day for Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists
Spend an energetic day focusing on your health and wellbeing.
 

Endodontics

Essential Endodontics for the General Dentist: A Workshop
Expand your level of endodontic expertise through this one-day, small-group training program.

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.

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 from timely information that will boost patient care, ensure compliance and tap new patient opportunities through engagement with the LGBTQIA+ community.

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.

Health and Wellness

Your Healthier Mind, Body & Spirit: A Day for Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists
Spend an energetic day focusing on your health and wellbeing.

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.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Atraumatic Extraction and Bone Grafting: A Hands-on Workshop
Learn advanced techniques to preserve existing bone during tooth removal and gain skills in today's innovative bone grafting procedures.

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

Orthodontic Procedures Certificate for the Dental Hygienist
Complete the training required to become certified, adding orthodontic procedures to your patient care skills.

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

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.

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 Case Selection and Referral Algorithm for Children with Special Health Care Needs: Considerations for Today’s Dental Therapists – Live Session
Join us during the Minnesota Dental Therapy Association meeting for a unique program focused on building your skills when caring for children with special health care needs. 

Building a Case Selection and Referral Algorithm for Children with Special Health Care Needs: Considerations for Today’s Dental Therapists - Zoom Teleconference
Join us for a unique teleconference focused on building your skills when caring for children with special health care needs.

Feigal Evening of Pediatric Oral Health Innovation & Networking
Join our experts and expand your knowledge on building a case selection and referral algorithm for children with special health care needs.

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

Pediatric Caries Prevention and Management for the Dental Team
Gain hands-on experience in preventive, restorative, and behavior guidance techniques—helping advance oral health care and prevention of early childhood caries.

Periodontology

Atraumatic Extraction and Bone Grafting: A Hands-on Workshop
Learn advanced techniques to preserve existing bone during tooth removal and gain skills in today's innovative bone grafting procedures.

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.

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.

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. 

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! 

Travel and Learn 2020: Prague and Vienna
Innovative, practical continuing dental education and world-class travel. Romantic, medieval cities full of history and culture. A beautiful combination.