Mandatory & Core Training for the Dental Team

Mandatory & Core Training for the Dental Team

Friday, May 11, 2018

Fulfill your mandatory and core competency requirements for Minnesota re-licensure by attending this convenient course.  This popular program gives every member of the dental team an efficient way to obtain all needed core and new mandatory competency credits in one day. 

Learn How To

  • Review the three elements of the ethical standards of consent 
  • Approach special cases of “therapeutic privilege”, “offering truth”, and “waivers”
  • Identify and mitigate areas of risk within your practice  
  • Analyze patient perceptions. Are they a blessing or a curse?
  • Discuss new patients and create excellent value overall
  • Manage uncooperative patients. Recognize the beauty and the beast.
  • Conduct a behavioral audit of your practice
  • Prevent cross contamination
  • Identify differences between environmental surfaces versus non-environmental surfaces
  • Process operatory and sterilization areas
  • Analyze when and where to collect clinical information
  • Diagnose common soft and hard tissue conditions 
  • Determine how age affects treatment plan options
  • Understand limitations in treatment plan options

Training Methods

Lecture, discussion

Meet Our Experts

Tim Emmer is the Director of Client Relations and Practice Analytics for Accelerated Practice Concepts, Inc. Tim earned a Bachelor’s degree in English and Communications from Marquette University. His dental career began in 1999 in the Oral Restorative Division of Lifecore Biomedical where he managed sales, marketing and education for dental implants and prosthetics in the upper Midwest. Since 2011, Tim has been a trusted advisor and practice analyst for APC where he evaluates and coaches on leadership, systems, accountability, and moving practices toward greater success in getting their patients comprehensively healthy. Tim is a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Association, and affiliated with several organizations helping adults recover from addiction.

Robert S. Jones, DDS, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Jones received his DDS and PhD after completing the Dental Scientist Training Program at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He completed his Pediatric Dental Residency at UCSF in 2009 and has done research in examining biological factors in Early Childhood Caries. Dr. Jones is a 2010 recipient of the Faculty Development Award from the 3M Foundation.

Leanne Mathieu Kramer, LDA, CDA, is a Certified Dental Practice Management Administrator through the Dental Assistant National Board with 28 years of experience in dentistry.  Leanne is authorized by the Department of Labor as an OSHA Outreach Trainer in General Industry.  Her memberships include the Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures, American Dental Assistants Association, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, and Northern Dental Alliance. She currently serves as an Independent Compliance Consultant with Statements Plus Compliance Solutions, Inc.

David Satin, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Medicine. Dr. Satin directs courses in Ethics, Law, and Policy within the Medical School. He also serves as his department’s risk management officer and compliance leader. He researches, speaks, and publishes on ethical issues in informed consent and shared decision making. Dr. Satin completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Bioethics following his residency at the University’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, medical school at the University of Western Ontario (Canada), a Robert Jones Scholarship in Philosophy to the University of St. Andrews (Scotland), a philosophy degree from the University of Western Ontario, and a health sciences degree from Marianopolis College in his home town of Montreal, Canada. 


  • 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.

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.


$305 dentist

$175 senior citizen dentist, dental therapist, dental hygienist, dental assistant, office team member

$155 second and each additional dental therapist, hygienist, assistant or office team member


6 hours

Minnesota Credits
1.5 core (Infection Control)
1.5 core (Ethics)
1.5 core (Patient Communication)
1.5 core (Diagnosis & Treatment Planning)


8:30 AM to 3:45 PM


Continuing Education & Conference Center
Room 135
St. Paul Campus

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