Continuing Dental Education (CDE)

Please Be Advised: ALL Continuing Education (CE) Courses offered by the University of Michigan School of Dentistry are listed on this page, and all academic programs are listed on our admissions website.

WELCOME

The Office of Continuing Dental Education is proud to be part of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry’s 140 year commitment to providing outstanding education in the dental field. We offer a wide range of innovative educational programs to assist you in growing your practice or in meeting your state licensure requirements. Our courses are open to all dental professionals.

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THE DONALD KERR SYMPOSIUM: ORAL MICROBIOME
Jun 13 - Jun 14, 2019

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Course Number: P707-19
Credits: 8
Location: School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Registration Time: 4:30pm (Thursday); 8:00am (Friday)
Course Time: Thursday 4:30pm - 6:30pm; Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Fee: DDS: $295; $270 (by 4/12/19); AUX: $125; $100 (by 4/12/19)
Course Speakers: Richard Darveau; Betsy Foxman; Eleni Gagari; Yu "Leo" Lei; Gabriel Nuñez; and more
Course Overview: The event opens Thursday afternoon, June 13, with a poster presentation and reception as well as a CE course entitled: Simple Biopsy Techniques for Daily Practice using hands-on surgical activities. A full day of ground-breaking presentations from renowned clinicians and scientists is planned for Friday, June 14. The symposium awards 8 continuing education credits for both the School of Dentistry and the Medical School. Early registration ends on April 12.

22ND ANNUAL GOLF CE: OPIOID AWARENESS TRAINING
June 21, 2019

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Course Number: A535-19
Credits: 2
Location: Washtenaw Golf Club
Registration Time: 8:00am
Course Time: 8:30am – 10:30am
Fee: DDS: $100; AUX: $50
Course Speaker: Wayne Olsen, DDS
Course Overview: This course will fulfill the Opioid awareness training required by the State Board of Dentistry. The course will cover a variety of Opioid awareness topics including use of Opioids and other controlled substances, alternatives in pain management, and integration of treatments. Attendees will also learn to counsel patients on effects and risks and a review of pediatric usage and risks, as well as an overview of state and federal laws and security issues for prescription writing and control. The course will close with a review of the most current statistics/data and summarize guidelines moving forward in our practices.

DENTAL HYGIENE SYMPOSIUM: ADVANCES IN THE NON-SURGICAL TREATMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF PERI-IMPLANT DISEASES
August 1-2, 2019

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Course Number: P844-19
Credits: 6
Location: Palmer Commons, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Registration Time: 8:00am
Course Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm, Friday; Poster Session and Complimentary Wine & Cheese Reception 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Thursday
Fee: DDS: $350; AUX: $200
Course Speakers: Various
Course Overview: Discuss the 2017 AAP World Workshop new classification system for implants, explain the parameters for peri-implant health as compared to the natural dentition. Differentiate the risk factors, characteristics, presentation, and progression of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis. Identify non-surgical strategies for the treatment of peri-implant diseases including the use of the endoscope, sub-gingival air- polishing. Understand what lasers can do in the hands of a dental clinician and identify basic steps of laser mechanisms.

SYNERGY COURSE FOR FOREIGN TRAINED DENTISTS
September 21-23, 2019

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Course Number: C791-19A
Credits: 6
Location: School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Registration Time: 7:30am (Saturday)
Course Times: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Fee: Foreign DDS: $1300; price before 08/20/19, $1200
Course Speakers: Various
Course Overview: Participants' enhanced understanding of the US healthcare system and the US dental profession will strengthen their application and interview performance for International Dentist programs, and better inform them of alternate pathways to licensure across the United States. Participants will learn from one-on-one meetings with US faculty to improve interview skills and refine their personal statement and CV's.

FALL CE
September 27, 2019

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Course Number: A300-19
Credits: 6
Location: Wyndham Garden, 2900 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, MI
Registration Time: 8:00am
Course Times: 8:30am – 3:30pm
Fee: DDS: $175; Aux: $90
Course Speakers: Sreenivas Koka, DDS, Keith Mays, DDS
Course Overview:
Part 1 - Sreenivas Koka: Dental Implant Therapy in the Aging and Super-Aging Populations
Part 2 - Keith Mays: Shifting Paradigms in the Healthcare System that are Reshaping the Oral Health Professions
Part 3 - Sreenivas Koka: Common Leadership and Practice Management Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Course Objectives:

  • Understand current and recently established policies, legislation, and organizational calls to action that influence the healthcare system.
  • Understand how oral health could interact within the healthcare system to influence overall health for the population.
  • Identify key elements in successful hiring and staff retention policies, staff incentive systems, and personal review methods.
  • Identify common reasons for peri-implantitis.
  • Identify new innovative ways to dramatically reduce the risk of peri-implantitis.

A GROWING DEMAND FOR DENTAL CARE FOR PATIENTS OVER 60 YEARS OF AGE: SESSION 2
October 11, 2019

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Course Number: P842-19
Credits: 6
Location: Wyndham Garden, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Registration Time: 8:00am
Course Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: DDS: $235; AUX: $130 (Lunch Provided)
Course Speakers: Various
Course Overview: Session 2 will cover topics, including: How gender differences in systemic and oral health affect patients’ treatment needs. Treatment aspects, namely (a) caries risk: prevention and management, (b) implants and peri-implantitis, and (c) orthodontic treatment for adults over 60 years of age. The session will commence on addressing communication issues with aging patients such as (a) communication with patients with mild, moderate or severe dementia and/or (b) communication with patients who are terminally ill or are grieving for the loss of their loved ones.

CURRENT TRENDS IN PERIODONTAL SURGERY: A HANDS-ON TRAINING COURSE
October 18-19, 2019

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Course Number: P749-19
Credits: 14
Location: Room G508, School of Dentistry
Registration Time: 8:30am
Course Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Fee: DDS: $1700
Course Speakers: TJ Oh, DDS, MS, Albert Chan, DDS, MS, Jeff Wang, DDS, DMSc. And Suni Travan, DDS, MS
Course Overview: This two-day course is designed to help dentists incorporate basic periodontal surgeries into their daily practices, such as Crown Lengthening, Pocket Reduction, Distal Wedge, and Simple Regeneration Surgery. The program comprises classroom lectures and hands-on laboratory exercises covering a broad range of periodontal surgical topics and techniques.

CE Land Tour to Portugal
October 25 - November 2, 2019

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Credits: 12
Location: Portugal
Course Speaker: Denis Lynch, DDS
Overview: The tour features the following lectures:
ORAL CANCER and RELATED PREMALIGNANCY: BIG TOBACCO’S DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS ABOUT “SAFE” ALTERNATIVES TO CIGARETTES
DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF RECURRENT ORAL ULCERS or IF I KNEW I WAS GOING TO SEE THIS STUFF, I WOULD HAVE STUDIED IT HARDER IN SCHOOL
INFECTIOUS HAZARDS IN DENTISTRY or WHAT YOU NEVER THOUGHT YOU’D HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT AFTER YOU PASSED NATIONAL BOARDS
SPIT HAPPENS (and sometimes it doesn’t): THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF SALIVARY GLAND DISEASE


OFFICE INFORMATION

University of Michigan School of Dentistry Continuing Dental Education
1011 N University Ave, Room G508
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1078
Phone: (734) 763-5070 or (734) 763-5171
cde.umich@umich.edu



University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Continuing Dental Education 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.