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.
All registration fees include tuition, course materials, refreshments, luncheon (when applicable), and if requested, parking.
Dentists and laboratory technicians must pay the full tuition as indicated by each course description.
Senior citizen dentists, ages 65 and older, may attend seminars at a reduced rate. See individual course descriptions for rates.
Dental hygienists, dental assistants, and dental business staff must pay the individual dental team member tuition as indicated by each course description.
For multiple registrations within the same dental office:
All dentists and laboratory technicians pay the full fee.
First dental hygienist, dental assistant or dental business staff - pay full dental hygienist, dental assistant, or office staff fee;
Second and each additional dental hygienist, dental assistant or office staff pay 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.)
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:
1) Medical History Evaluation and Management—12 credits
2) 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:
1) Register over the phone, using a credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover);
2) Make arrangements to pick up course materials at the Office of Continuing Dental Education
3) Bring back the completed materials to our office.