Spring Mandatory & Core Training for the Entire Dental Team

Your entire team deserves time away to celebrate a beautiful spring day together. Even better, your time away will advance your professionalism while allowing you to complete all required mandatory and core CE credits in one fast-moving day. Be inspired by the keynote address by Mathew Weed, PhD, and his insights on providing patient-centered care to persons with disabilities. The remainder of this impactful day features tips on conducting an infection control inspection, building a community around patients impacted by dementia, and marketing your dental practice.

Register for Upcoming Sessions

May 6, 2022


Live Session or Zoom Webinar

MacMillian Auditorium
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, Minnesota 55318

Course Number: CF2973


Learn How To

Inspired, Patient-centered Care for Persons with Disabilities
  • Discuss the barriers that persons with disabilities face when accessing health and dental care
  • Consider the accessibility of your dental office and approach to ethical care
  • Renew your commitment to caring for persons with disabilities within your practice
Let's Run a Mock Infection Control Inspection
  • Discuss updated guidelines from the CDC
  • Assign infection control adherence tasks to every member of your team
  • Integrate daily infection control best practices into your daily work
Creating Dementia-friendly Dental Practices and Communities: A Panel Discussion
  • Discuss dementia concerns with patients and their care partners
  • Analyze the financial, social, & ethical impacts of dementia within our communities
  • Consider the benefits of creating a dementia-friendly community and team-based practice
Inspired Patient Communication Strategies
  • Apply actionable data and analytics strategies to your patient communications plan
  • Identify key performance metrics that help your communications become more effective
  • Consider commonly used communications tools that help small businesses, including dental practices

Credits and Fees

$315 dentist

$185 senior citizen dentist, dental therapist, dental hygienist, dental assistant

Please note that admission to the Arboretum is included in your tuition fee, if you attend the onsite session.


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

View the course program


Matthew Weed, PhD, graduated from Yale, Princeton, and Harvard with degrees in political science, public policy, and genetics. A blind and brittle diabetic world traveler, rollerblading marathoner, skier, and kayaker, he was the first Associate Director for the $150 million Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. He is currently a motivational speaker, a speaker and consultant on "how patients experience disease," and a college/health professions educational search consultant. Dr. Weed advocates for compassionate, patient-centered healthcare. He has mentored hundreds of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. 

Michelle Barclay, MA, is the President and Co-Founder of The Barclay Group, LLC, which provides aging and dementia-related program planning, training, and independent consulting to organizations, individuals, and families. She received her Master’s degree in Lifespan Developmental Psychology with a specialization in Gerontology from Louisiana State University and has over 25 years of experience working with people with dementia and their care partners as a researcher, consultant, educator, and program planner. Her areas of expertise include timely detection, early intervention, and improving health care quality for people with dementia. For nearly 20 years, Michelle developed and directed programs at the Alzheimer’s Association California Southland and Minnesota-North Dakota chapters. In 2015-16, she served as the Executive Co-Lead of ACT on Alzheimer's, an award-winning, volunteer-driven statewide collaborative preparing Minnesota for the impacts of Alzheimer’s disease. Michelle is the recipient of the Atlantic Philanthropies and Hartford Foundation Practice Change Leaders Award for Aging and Health.

Terry Barclay, PhD, is the Clinical Director of Neuropsychology with HealthPartners and Regions Hospital and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Neurology with the University of Minnesota. A fellowship-trained neuropsychologist with research and clinical expertise in aging and dementia, he received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Michigan State University. Dr. Barlcay completed his residency training in geropsychology at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center and the NIMH postdoctoral program in neuropsychology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Focusing his research on the cognitive, behavioral, and psychological changes associated with normal aging, Alzheimer's disease, and other dementias, he specializes in neurodegenerative disease and timely detection of cognitive impairment in the geriatric population. Dr. Barclay has served as the Clinical Director of Minnesota's statewide program for dementia caregivers called Family Memory Care. He is past Chair of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Council for the Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota, was Co-chair of the Quality Healthcare and Detection Leadership Group of Minnesota's ACT on Alzheimer's, and is a dementia consultant for the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Leanne M Mathieu Kramer, LDA, CDA, CDPMA, is a Licensed Dental Assistant, Certified Dental Assistant, and Certified Dental Practice Management Administrator through the Dental Assistant National Board with 30 years of experience in dentistry. The Department of Labor authorizes Leanne as an OSHA Outreach Trainer in General Industry; she has completed the OSAP-DALE Foundation Dental Infection Prevention and Control Certification Program. Leanne is an active member of the Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures, American Dental Assistants Association, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, and Northern Dental Alliance.

Jasmine Rukim, MBA, is the Co-Founder and CEO of Monicatdata. She completed her undergraduate work in psychology at Purdue University and holds an MBA from the Kelley School of Business Marketing in Indiana. Jasmine is a writer and strategist working to elevate business processes, communications, and strategy. She has twelve years of strategic and creative expertise within research and development, prospective client communications implementation, digital analytics, and technology design. Her work has advanced consumer products, publication companies, art institutions, entertainment, and non-profit organizations. She's previously a presenter at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and an active board member of the Minneapolis Parks Foundation.

Stephen K. Shuman, DDS, MS, is Professor and Director of the Oral Health Services for Older Adults Program in the Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He also serves as Dental Director for the Walker Methodist Dental Clinic in Minneapolis, where he teaches geriatrics, conducts research, and maintains his clinical practice. Dr. Shuman received his dental degree from Temple University and completed his Geriatric Dental Fellowship and MS-Dentistry degree at the University of Minnesota. He is a past president of the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry. Currently, he serves as Chair of the Oral Health Workgroup for the Gerontological Society of America and Chair of the Minnesota Dental Association’s Barriers to Care Committee. His teaching and clinical programs have been recognized with the American Dental Association’s Geriatric Oral Health Award and the 2016 Innovation Award from LeadingAge, the national association of over 6,000 non-profit organizations representing the entire field of aging services. He was the School of Dentistry’s 2016 Century Club Professor of the Year. In 2018 was inducted as a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of professionals in the field of aging.

Dawn Simonson, MPA, is President and CEO of Trellis (formerly the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging). Trellis provides services, connections, and innovations to help people thrive as they age—through partnerships with community-based organizations, healthcare organizations, and others to deliver services where they are needed most.  She has more than 20 years of experience in the field of aging, healthcare, and advocacy. Recognized for her leadership as an innovator and collaborator, she is the current chair of the Minnesota Leadership Council on Aging. Dawn is past president of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, currently serving on their Mission Forward Committee. Dawn has a Master of Public Affairs degree from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. She was named one of the 100 most influential healthcare leaders in 2020 by Minnesota Physician magazine.

Already Registered

If you are joining us via Zoom:
  • If you do not have a Zoom account, please create one prior to the webinar.
  • Not familiar with Zoom? Please watch this helpful video.
  • Having difficulty during the webinar? Email jopete@umn.edu
  • Our goal is to send you a personalized Certificate of Completion within 48 hours of the completion of the program.
If you’re joining us for the Live Session:
  • Final registration will begin at 8:00 AM.
  • Continental breakfast will be available during registration.
  • The program will run from 8:30 AM to 3:45 PM.
  • There will be 15-minute refreshment breaks mid-morning and mid-afternoon.
  • Lunch is included. 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.

Directions, Map & Parking

MacMillian Auditorium
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, Minnesota 55318

Please inform the gate attendant that you are attending a Continuing Dental Education conference. You will be directed to the nearest parking area. Admission to the Arboretum is included in your course tuition.


We suggest the following accommodations if you wish to stay close to the Arboretum:

Country Inn & Suites, Chanhassen

AmericInn Hotel & Suites, Chanhassen

Refund Policy

Directions & Parking