The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
Registrations will be processed in the order received. For seminars and workshops, the Office of Continuing Dental Education reserves the right to cap registration when the enrollment limit has been reached. Your registration fee must accompany registration Credit card payments are preferred. If you send a check to our office, make it payable to the UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA. One check may cover multiple registrations. See refund policy.
Continuing Education Credits
Credit for each course is on hourly attendance (1 hour = 1 credit).
Dentists, laboratory technicians, dental therapists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and other dental professionals are eligible to attend courses where indicated.
Registration fees include tuition, course materials, meals, refreshments and parking when applicable. See details on all courses.
Dentists and dental laboratory technicians must pay the full tuition as indicated by each course description. Senior citizen dentists, ages 65 and older, may attend lecture programs at a reduced rate. See individual course descriptions for the senior citizen tuition fees. Dental therapists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and office team members must pay the individual dental team member tuition as indicated by each course description.
The following applies for multiple registrations at designated lecture programs:
- All dentists and dental laboratory technicians—pay full fee.
- The first dental therapist, dental hygienist, dental assistant or business staff—pays full dental therapist, dental hygienist, dental assistant, or business staff fee.
- The second and each additional dental therapist, hygienist, assistant or business staff—pays a reduced fee.
School of Dentistry Alumni Society members may receive a 10% discount for seminar continuing education courses. (This discount applies to School of Dentistry Alumni Society members only and not their employees.) Visit the University of Minnesota Alumni Association website to become a member
Seminars: A full refund will be issued if you cancel at least one week (five working days) prior to 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.
Workshops & Participation Programs: A full refund will be issued if you cancel at least one month (30 total days) before the first program session. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the program an amount equivalent to the deposit 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.
Open Enrollment Policy
Qualified individuals with disabilities are not excluded from participating or benefitting from our courses. Please contact our office at least two weeks before the course date at (800) 685-1418 or (612 )625-1418 to discuss how we may provide excellent customer service to you.
Oral health professionals shall have equal access to our programs, facilities, and employment, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
Self-paced courses have been approved by the Minnesota Board of Dentistry to fulfill continuing dental education requirements. The number of continuing education credits you will receive for completing a course is located in the course description.
Courses that include audio-visual materials (i.e., x-ray packet) are available for a three-week period. To avoid being billed for a late fee or a replacement cost, return the materials at least three weeks from the date you received the materials. Course descriptions indicate what portion of the package is yours to keep. Please allow two weeks for our team to process independent study courses.
If you need to complete credits for relicensure in less than 30 days, please read this section carefully.
The following courses are available for immediate use:
- Medical History Evaluation and Management—12 credits
- Risk Management Through Recordkeeping—2 credits
Other independent study packages have a limited supply of materials, but may also be available for immediate use.
We cannot guarantee course completion if you are within 30 days of your required Minnesota Board credit deadline.
All self-paced courses may be completed up to four weeks before a credit deadline. If you are within two to four weeks of your credit deadline, please be mindful that several courses include a post-test that must be completed. Course credits will be uploaded to our system after we receive your completed post-test.
If you have two weeks or less to complete your credits for relicensure, you may need to:
- Register over the phone, using a credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover);
- Make arrangements to pick up course materials at the Office of Continuing Dental Education
- Bring back the completed materials to our office.