Postgraduate Program in Contemporary and Esthetic Dentistry: Level II, Patient Series

Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry

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

2017-2018 will be the final offering of the Level II Patient Series

Would you like to use contemporary restorative esthetic materials and techniques on actual patients? Would you like to learn from the masters?

Level II—The Patient Series—will give you over-the-shoulder mentoring during patient treatment from several of the top clinicians in esthetic dentistry today. You will benefit from a practical approach to selecting the best materials and techniques for each patient and from a balanced perspective that is free of corporate bias. All materials and equipment are provided and come from over 20 different companies. You will take away from this patient series the tools to treat complex restorative cases with a variety of advanced esthetic techniques. Open to general dentists and specialists worldwide.

This program is supported by 3M Oral Care.


  1. Must be licensed to practice dentistry and actively engaged in clinical practice.
  2. Successful completion of the Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry: Level I—Lecture/Laboratory Series and
  3. Completion of Occlusion & Function: Evaluation and Restoration of the Worn Dentition - Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry—Level III.

Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry: Level II--The Patient Series

Course One

Advanced Diagnosis, Treatment Planning & Photography
November 10-12, 2017
25 credit hours

Course Two

Advanced Composite Restorations
January 12-14, 2018
25 credit hours

Course Three

Advanced Patient Treatment—Direct & Indirect Restorations
February 16-18, 2018
April 6-8, 2018
50 credit hours (25 each weekend)

Course Award

Course participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance from the Continuing Dental Education Program after successful completion of the entire Level II program.

These practical courses are useful in helping to prepare accreditation candidates for achieving the accreditation credentials in cosmetic dentistry. However, successful completion of these courses does not guarantee accreditation.


"The best CE I have ever taken! There is no other course with the amount of material and knowledgeable instructors available!" Hilary Stevens, D.D.S., Saskatoon, SK

"Great bang for your buck. The instructors are great and it is great that you continue to build on what you learn." James Dessouki, D.D.S., Saskatoon, SK

"The postgraduate program in esthetic dentistry provided my practice with another level of excellence. It approaches dentistry from all aspects and provides knowledge, technical skill and most of all fellowship." Kenneth Hamin, D.D.S., Winnipeg, Manitoba

"The Level II postgraduate esthetic dental course was the best continuing dental education hands-on course that I have ever experienced. Interaction between faculty and students was provided with maximal learning in a warm and supportive environment. The faculty/student ratio was ideal." Michael Spencer, D.D.S., St. Louis Park, Minnesota

"The clinical experience was extremely beneficial to me. I was able to use new materials and pick the mentors' brains for techniques. I also had the luxury of time to devote to the procedure. It forces me out of my comfort zone and that is how I learn. I look forward to taking more courses in the future. Thank you."

"I'm extremely happy that I took this program. Very well spent time and investment."

"Learning dentistry from presentations, mistakes and successes was priceless! Thanks for everything! I learned so much! I'm already excited for Level III." Anna Kramer Miller, D.D.S., Dubuque, Iowa

Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is pleased to offer a Postgraduate "Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry." Dentists may earn a university certificate in contemporary restorative and esthetic dentistry in addition to mastership credit for the Academy of General Dentistry and continuing education credit for relicensure requirements. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Postgraduate Program in Contemporary, Esthetic & Implant Dentistry: Level I. (The final offering of the Level I series was held in 2016/2017.)

If you participate in the 2017/2018 Level II Patient Series, you will have the opportunity to complete all requirements for the 500-hour, University-based Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry. The Level III modules will be offered through 2019.


  • Final registration will begin at 12:00 PM Friday, November 10.
  • Light refreshments will be available during registration.
  • The program will run from 12:30 PM to 8:45 PM on Friday; from 8:00 AM to 5:15 PM on Saturday; and from 8:00 AM to 12:15 PM on Sunday.
  • There will be 15-minute refreshment breaks midmorning and midafternoon.
  • Dinner will be at 4:30 PM on Friday. Lunch will be from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM on Saturday. The luncheon and dinner are included with your registration.

If you have special dietary needs or are disabled and have special needs, please contact us at least two weeks prior to the program date.

Course details

Special instructions

Please note that on weekends, you must enter Moos Tower from the second floor (the Washington Avenue entrance located below street level) or use the tunnel from the Washington Avenue parking ramp to access Moos Tower.


Because credit is earned on an hour-per-hour basis, your credit will reflect the hours that you attend the program. However, if you are taking this module in order to complete the "Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry" you will need to complete all of the hours listed. If you miss part of the program, you will need to make up the credits. Please keep in mind, especially when making your travel arrangements, that the last Level II program will be offered during 2017-2018.

What to wear

We suggest that you bring a jacket or sweater to help you adjust to the seemingly inevitable changes in meeting room temperature.

Refund policy

A full refund will be made if you cancel at least one month (30 total days) before the November 10-12, 2017, session. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the November program, $595 will be deducted from your refund. For registrations charged to your credit card, the refund will be credited to your account. No cash refunds will be issued on charged registrations.

Directions, parking & hotel


Get directions to Moos Tower and the Washington Avenue Parking Ramp.


Parking is available in the Washington Avenue Ramp. The Washington Avenue Ramp is located at 501 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

You will need to push the button on the stationary box in order to receive a parking slip and activate the gate. Detailed instructions for exiting the ramp will be provided during the program. Parking charges will be billed to Continuing Dental Education.

If the ramp is full or EVENT PARKING is in place, please inform the attendant that you are attending a Continuing Dental Education conference in the School of Dentistry.

PLEASE NOTE: If you park anywhere besides the Washington Ave. Ramp, you will be responsible for the parking fees.

The Commons Hotel Guests Only: If you are staying at the Commons Hotel, we encourage that you make parking reservations directly with the hotel. We cannot validate parking for overnight stays. Validated parking is only available during course hours.


Hotel accommodations are available at the Commons Hotel, located directly across the street from the Dental School. To reserve your room at the special Continuing Dental Education rate:

  • Call the Commons Hotel at 612-379-8888 and ask for in-house reservations. Tell the reservationist the dates of your stay and that you want a room under the reservation for “Continuing Dental Education.” Ask the reservationist to enter your name for one of the rooms at the special Continuing Dental Education rate.
  • If you are outside the United States or do not wish to call, please email with the dates you intend to stay and ask to have your name entered for one of the reservations under “Continuing Dental Education.”

Link to a list of hotels near campus.

Enrollment is limited to 16.


$7,595 (includes all 4 weekends)

A $595 deposit is due at the time of registration. The balance of the tuition is due on or before October 13, 2017. Or, six additional monthly payments of $1,185 due on or before:

1. October 15, 2017
2. November 15, 2017
3. December 15, 2017
4. January 15, 2018
5. February 15, 2018
6. March 15, 2018

Tuition includes food, parking, materials and supplies.


100 hours
(25 per weekend session)

Minnesota Credits
67.75 fundamental
32.25 core (Diagnosis & Treatment Planning)

Eligible for AGD Mastership credit in esthetics, occlusion, operative dentistry, fixed prosthodontics, radiology & oral diagnosis, and special patient care.

Course Number


Program - November