Spring Mandatory and Core Training for the Entire Dental Team

Complete your mandatory and core CE credit requirements with our full-day, fast-moving Zoom webinar. This $95 course, the last of our COVID reduced-fee webinar series, is an extraordinary opportunity to hear four energetic, informative presenters. You and your entire dental team will update infection control practices, consider the ethical issues and technological advancements in implants, and improve your oral cancer detection strategies and record keeping. The day will close with a unique opportunity to assess the scientific study of happiness and realistic strategies to improve your work and life satisfaction.
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Implants: New Digital Technology to Ethical Considerations

Learn How To
  • Discuss new trends in digital and implant technology
  • Analyze the pitfalls and benefits of new digital and implant technology integrations
  • Weigh the financial and ethical issues that arise when integrating new technology into your practice

Oral Cancer Detection Strategies from a Pathology Pro

Learn How To
  • Analyze the spectrum of oral precancer lesions and the potential progression to cancer
  • Discuss the significance of screening and early detection
  • Use non-invasive diagnotic and screening tools

Infection Control – What Happens Now?

Learn How To
  • Identify up-to-date CDC and OSHA requirements & recommendations
  • Discuss infection control best practices since COVID began and why they should stay in practice long-term
  • Analyze recent unnecessary and ineffective infection control trends

Happiness 101: Science-based, Real-world Ways to Feel A Little Bit Happier Every Day

Learn How To
  • Develop a resilient mindset during times of adversity and significant challenges
  • Understand the science of happiness and how it impacts daily life
  • Identify creative, often counterintuitive, ways to lead a happier work and personal life 

Training Methods

Lecture, discussion and case studies

Credits and Fees



You must register for this course by 12 PM Central Time on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, to receive Zoom webinar information & continuing dental education credits.


6 hours

Minnesota Credits

6 Fundamental Credit Hours

Includes CORE Subject Areas:

  • Ethics
  • Patient Communication
  • Record Keeping

Includes MANDATORY Subject Area:

  • Infection Control



8:30 AM to 3:45 PM

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Timothy J. Bono, PhD,  received his BA and PhD in psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, where he is currently an Assistant Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences and Lecturer in the Department of Psychology. Tim's teaching and research focus on positive psychology and college student development. He is the recipient of the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence at Washington University and received the Outstanding Research Award from the Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education. His research and ideas have been featured in several media outlets, including Fast Company and CNN.

Karen K. Daw, MBA, CECM, graduated from and worked at the Ohio State University as the Assistant Director for the Sterilization Monitoring Service and then as the Clinic Health and Safety Director for the College of Dentistry. She continued her education by earning an MBA with a focus on Management and Healthcare Administration. Karen offers regulatory compliance solutions for healthcare practices. She is committed to helping people rethink compliance—not as a mandatory activity but as a culture of safety. As a result of her work, healthcare professionals can more confidently meet regulatory standards, implement leaner processes, and create a safer work environment while decreasing costs.

Raj Gopalakrishnan, BDS, PhD, is Professor and Director of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.  In addition to participating in the University Oral Pathology Laboratory, he has an active research lab investigating the role of bone morphogenetic proteins and twisted gastrulation in bone remodeling. Dr. Gopalakrishnan's other research interests include bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw and the molecular basis of oral carcinogenesis.

Arpit Nirkhiwale, BDS, MS, CAGS, FICOI, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Prosthodontics, Department of Restorative Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Nirkhiwale completed his prosthodontic residency at the University of Florida, College of Dentistry, in Gainesville, Florida. He also advanced his training with a one-year internship/fellowship program at the Department of Graduate Prosthodontics, University of Florida School of Advanced Dental Sciences. Dr. Nirkhiwale was awarded the Fellowship of the International Congress for Oral Implantologists and specializes in full mouth rehabilitation, implant prosthodontics, digital dentistry, and dental photography.

Already Registered

Prepare for Your Zoom Webinar

  • Create your free Zoom account at www.zoom.us.
  • Download the Zoom application to your computer, if prompted.
  • If needed, test Zoom before the course or watch YouTube videos for tips on how to join a meeting.

30 Minutes Before Your Webinar Starts 

  1. Look for the Zoom Meeting ID and Password in your email in-box.

    IMPORTANT: The Zoom Meeting ID and Password will be sent to the email address used to register you for this webinar. Please check all of your known email in-boxes—work and personal—for this information.

  2. Go to www.Zoom.us
  3. Choose Join a Meeting in the upper right corner.
  4. If prompted, download Zoom information or click Yes to run Zoom.
  5. Type in your first name and last initial, if prompted. Provide your email, if requested.
  6. You will see a welcome screen and should hear music. If you do not hear music, check your volume and adjust as needed. Throughout the event, you will be on mute, and your video will not be on.
  7. Say hello in the chat box.
  8. Locate the Q and A folder. If you have questions during the webinar, type your questions here. Our presenters respond to questions at the end of their allotted presentation time.

Having Difficulty? Email jopete@umn.edu

Certificates of Completion

Our goal is to provide a personalized Certificate of Completion within 48 hours of the completion of the program.

IMPORTANT: Your Certificate of Course Completion will be sent to the email address used to register you for this webinar. Please check all of your known email in-boxes—work and personal—for this information.

If you do not receive your certificate within 5 days of the program, email cdeumn@umn.edu. 

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