Fall Core Competency Day for the Dental Team



Friday, November 4, 2016

Note: The November 4, 2016, course is full. However, you may register for the Spring Core Competency Day for the Dental Team, to be held on May 12, 2017. Or, you may request a place on the cancellation list for the October 2016 course and receive priority notification for a future course offering by contacting the Office of Continuing Dental Education at (612) 625-1418 or (800) 685-1418, or email cdeumn@umn.edu to be added to the priority notification list.

Would you like to satisfy your core competency requirements for Minnesota relicensure in just one day?

This in-demand continuing dental education course offers you the ability to obtain your required core competency credits in just one day. You will appreciate the variety of subjects and new speakers as well as the opportunity to gain unbiased information from experts in their respective disciplines.

The 2016 fall program will feature updates on: 1) HIV and hepatitis, 2) AAP's periodontal disease classification system, 3) recordkeeping for the pediatric patient, and 4) communicating with patients contending with significant health challenges.


All members of the dental team will benefit from learning how to:

  • identify and manage the most common oral opportunistic infections associated with HIV disease.
  • determine the extent and severity of chronic periodontitis in patients.
  • recognize the most frequent omissions when documenting a pediatric patient visit.
  • apply effective communication approaches with patients experiencing serious health problems.

Who Should Attend

Dentists, dental therapists, hygienists and assistants who would like to fulfill their core competency requirements for Minnesota relicensure and obtain concise and practical updates.

Educational Methods

Illustrated lectures and discussion.


Grishondra Branch-Mays, D.D.S., M.S., Associate Professor, Division of Periodontology; Director of Interprofessional Education, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; Diplomate and Board Examiner, American Board of Periodontology.

Teresa L. Fong, D.D.S., Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; Fellow, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry; Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Fong has been in full-time practice with Metropolitan Pediatric Dental Associates since 1988.

David A. Reznik, D.D.S., Chief of Dental Services and director and founder, Oral Health Center, Infectious Disease Program, Grady Health System, Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Reznik has been providing oral health services to people living with HIV disease in the Atlanta area for nearly 30 years and is founder of the HIV Dental Alliance.

Drew A. Rosielle, M.D., Medical Director, Palliative Care Program and Program Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program, University of Minnesota Medical Center – Fairview, Minneapolis, Minnesota.


What past attendees have liked about the program:

"Lots of new information I have not heard before."

"I love the friendly atmosphere here – so welcoming, useful and worth my time." Brittany Bjostad, Lakeville, MN

"Relative, informative courses to my role as a DH."

"Great facility for learning – nice to have numerous speakers for variety."

"Great way to get core requirements."


  • Final registration will begin at 8:30 AM.
  • Continental breakfast will be available during registration.
  • The program will run from 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM.
  • There will be 15-minute refreshment breaks mid-morning and mid-afternoon.
  • Lunch is included and will be served between 12:15 to 1:00 PM.

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

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 issued if you cancel at least one week (five working days) before the program. If you cancel less than one week prior to the program, a $50 processing fee 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

Directions & Map

Continuing Education & Conference Center
1890 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108-6092 

The Continuing Education & Conference Center is located on the University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus, just east of the intersection of Gortner and Buford.

Get direction to the Continuing Education & Conference Center


Reserved parking has been secured in Lot 104 (overflow parking in Lot 108), adjacent to the Continuing Education and Conference Center, between the hours of 7 AM and 10 AM. As you pull up to the gate, let the attendant know the name of the continuing dental education program you are attending. Attendees who arrive after 10 AM will have to pay for parking ($6) upon entering the lot. Cash and credit cards accepted.

Please note that if you park anywhere besides Lot 104 or Lot 108, you will be responsible for the parking fees.


List of hotels near campus.

Please register by October 21, 2016


$285 dentist

$165 senior citizen dentist, dental therapist, dental hygienist, dental assistant

$145 second and each additional dental therapist, hygienist or assistant


6 hours

Minnesota Credits
6  core
Infection Control - 1.5
Diagnosis & Treatment Planning - 1.5
Recordkeeping - 1.5
Patient Communication - 1.5

Special Course Benefit
You will complete your core competency requirements for Minnesota relicensure since this continuing education course includes core credit in four subject areas.

Date & Time

Friday, November 4, 2016

9:00 AM to 4:15 PM


Continuing Education & Conference Center
St. Paul Campus

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