Special Needs Dentistry

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is pleased to offer the "Speaker's Bureau Guide" as an annual resource. It is designed to help you identify subjects and speakers for continuing education programs. This guide was developed because several of you as leaders in the dental community requested help with planning continuing education programs.

You may wish to review the subjects and speakers with your planning committee or contact the speakers directly. All of the individuals in this guide have identified interest in presenting continuing education programs throughout the region. However, since speaker availability and your program needs vary, please contact the speaker several months before your course date to set up all the arrangements.

All course and financial arrangements are made directly with the speaker.

  • Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office - Two-hour lecture
  • Dental Management of Head and Neck Cancer - Two- to three-hour lecture
  • Dental Management of Patients with Special Needs - One-hour lecture
  • Antibiotic Use in Dentistry - One- to two-hour lecture
  • Pain Management in Dentistry - One-hour lecture
  • Coagulation - Two-hour lecture
  • Hepatitis and HIV - Two- to three-hour lectures
  • Bisphosphonates and Osteonecrosis of the Jaws - One-hour lecture
  • Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient - One- to two-hour lectures
  • Xerostomia, Meth Mouth, and Root Caries: Who's Your Daddy? - One- to two-hour lectures
  • Infection Control/Waterlines (Core Requirement) - One-hour lecture

Dr. Nakagaki's lectures can be adapted to specific needs and time allowances, including all-day programs and would be of interest to all members of the dental team.

  • Riding the Age Wave: Changes and Challenges for Dental Professionals - One- to two-hour lectures
  • Recognizing and Managing Medical Risk in Older Adults - One- to two-hour lectures
  • Common Medical-Dental Management Issues for Older Adults - One- to two-hour lectures
  • Alzheimer's Disease & Dental Care: Things to Remember When Patients Forget - One- to two-hour lectures
  • Drugs and the Elderly: Better Living Through Chemistry? - One- to two-hour lectures
  • New Tips for Managing Older Patients - One- to two-hour lectures
  • Roots of All Evil: Caries Management in Older Adults - One- to two-hour lectures
  • Treatment Planning for Older Adults - One- to two-hour lectures
  • Clinical Impact of Biological Aging - One- to two-hour lectures
  • Osteoporosis and Oral Health - One- to two-hour lectures
  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Special Patient Care - One- to two-hour lectures
  • The Medical-Dental Connection in Geriatric Oral Health - One- to two-hour lectures
  • Honor Thy Father and Mother: Recognizing & Responding to Elder Abuse - One- to two-hour lectures
  • Being There: Dental Team Roles in Palliative and Hospice Care - One- to two-hour lectures
  • A Guide to Safe Patient Handling for the Dental Team - One- to three-hour lectures
  • Nursing Home & Long-Term Care Dentistry - Multiple topics.

Dr. Shuman's lectures on Nursing Home & Long-Term Care Dentistry can be combined for p