Gingival Displacement & Soft Tissue Management: A Training Program

Minnesota licensed dental assistants and dental hygienists may place nonsurgical retraction material for gingival displacement under direct supervision, after successfully completing an accredited course. This practical hands-on course will give you (or your clinical staff) the knowledge and skills to confidently perform gingival retraction procedures in practice.
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Register for Upcoming Sessions

October 9, 2021


Lynda J. Young Conference Room
6-410 Moos HS Tower
Minneapolis Campus

Course Number: CF2760

Enrollment is limited to 20


Learn How To

  • Define gingival displacement and hemostasis
  • Identify the use of gingival displacement in different clinical situations
  • Describe the different methods and techniques of gingival displacement
  • Recognize the role of gingival displacement in successful treatment outcomes
  • Recognize the limitations and clinical contraindications of gingival displacement
  • Identify materials and instruments needed in gingival retraction procedures
  • Perform gingival retraction using single cord, double cord and contemporary mechanicochemical techniques.

Training Methods

Illustrated lectures, discussion, demonstrations, exercises and clinical simulation on typodonts.

Credits and Fees


$295 licensed dental assistant

$295 dental hygienist


4 hours

Minnesota Credits

4 Fundamental Credit Hours



8:00 AM to 12:15 PM

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Luis F. Delima, DDS, prosthodontist; Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Prosthodontics, Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Delima was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in Caracas, Venezuela where he followed he obtained his his dental degree at the Universidad Central de Venezuela Facultad de Odontologia (DDS Equivalent). Since the beginning of his dental career, he has been involved in multiple voluntary dental & medical missions in Venezuela and in the United States of America. He obtained a certificate from the Oral Heath Services for Older Adults Program (2006-2009) and Prosthodontics (2009-2012) at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He began his career in academics joining the Division of Prosthodontics as an Adjunct Faculty in 2012 and later became Assistant Professor in January 2013. His contributions to charity include volunteering in Operation Smile, Grupo Kumi, Special Olympics, Give Kids a Smile and Minnesota Mission of Mercy. He is the director of the Occlusion course for the D2 students. Dr. Delima serves the public as an Associate in Prosthodontics Associates in Roseville, MN.

Already Registered


  • Final registration will begin at 7:30 AM.
  • Continental breakfast will be available during registration.
  • The program will run from 8:00 AM to 12:15 PM.
  • There will be a 15-minute refreshment break mid-morning.

What to Wear

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

Directions & Map

Moos Health Sciences Tower
515 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Link to a map of the East Bank Campus 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.

Link to a map of the East Bank Campus and the Washington Avenue Parking Ramp.

Push the button on the stationary box to receive a parking slip and activate the gate. Detailed instructions for exiting the ramp will be provided during the program. You MUST bring your parking slip with you to registration. Continuing Dental Education will validate the parking slip to allow parking charges to be billed to Continuing Dental Education.

If the ramp is FULL or if 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 Graduate Minneapolis hotel guests only: If you are staying at the Graduate Minneapolis, 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

Link to a list of hotels near campus


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