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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BIENNIAL EASLICK SYMPOSIUM: POTENTIAL FUTURE OF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
September 19-20, 2019

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Course Number: OP4030-19
Credits: 6
Location: Palmer Commons, Forum Hall, 100 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Registration Time: 1:30pm (Thursday); 8:00am (Friday)
Course Times: 1:45pm-4:45pm (Thursday); 8:30am-4:45pm (Friday)
Fee: DDS: $325; Aux: $100
Course Speakers: James Boyton, DDS, MS; Peter Polverini, DDS, DMSc; Jacques Nor, DDS, MS, PhD; Brandon Shoukri, DDS, MS; Allison Scully, DDS, MS; and Steven Davenport, DDS, MS
Course Overview:
The 32nd Biennial Easlick Symposium is a 9-hour continuing education course designed to update attendees on contemporary issues and innovative research in the oral health care of infants, children, and adolescents. The focus of the course is the Potential Future of Pediatric Dentistry.

Annual Fall Lecture: Dental Implants In the Aging, Shifting Paradigms In Healthcare & Leadership Mistakes And How to Avoid Them
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.

Ann Arbor VA GPR Reunion Symposium
September 27, 2019

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Course Number: P867-19
Credits: 3
Location: Room G508, School of Dentistry
Registration Time: 8:00am
Course Times: 8:30am – 12pm
Fee: DDS: $120; Aux: $65
Course Speakers: Dr. Deb DesRosiers, Dr. Romesh Nalliah, Dr. Michael Leonard, Dr. Phil Richards, Dr. John Zarb and Dr. Steve Stefanac
Course Overview:
Over 150 dentists have completed the General Practice Residency Program at the Veterans Administration in Ann Arbor, Michigan since the program began in the mid-1950’s. A group of alumni of this program have organized this half day program as an opportunity to reconnect with colleagues, share diverse career path experiences and provide information on current salient topics in dentistry This course features presentations by some of the VAMC alumni as well as faculty at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Topics include implant dentistry, periodontics, sedation techniques, opioid use and abuse, and information for dentists considering a position in dental education.

PRESERVING TOOTH STRUCTURE WHILE MANAGING CARIES LESIONS
October 4, 2019

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Course Number: A157-19
Credits: 6
Location: Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel, Novi, MI
Registration Time: 7:30am
Course Time: 8:00am – 3:00pm
Fee: DDS: $85; AUX: $85 (This course is non-refundable)
Course Speakers: Margherita Fontana, DDS, PhD
Course Overview: The objective of this presentation is to provide an overview of currently accepted, evidence-based and/or expert opinion recommendations for the management of dental caries lesions, with a focus on non-restorative management strategies for caries lesion arrest. Discussions will be centered on current concepts for caries lesion detection and diagnosis; including thresholds for non-surgical and surgical interventions, caries tissue removal, with a focus on non-restorative strategies for caries lesion control. A discussion of current evidence on preventive interventions for caries will also be included.

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, 2900 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, MI
Registration Time: 8:00am
Course Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: DDS: $235; AUX: $130 (Lunch Provided)
Course Speakers: Dr. Kyriaki Marti, Dr. Marita R. Inglehart, Dr. Laurie McNamara McClatchey, Dr. Tae-Ju Oh, and Dr. Domenica Sweier
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: School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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

THE ANNUAL KENNETH J. RYAN MEMORIAL SEMINAR
January 8, 2020

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Course Number: A302-20
Credits: 6
Location: Rackham Graduate School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Registration Time: 8:30am
Course Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Fee: DDS: $95; AUX: $95 (This course is non-refundable)
Course Speakers: Anthony DiAngelis, DDS, MPH
Course Overview: Traumatic dental injuries occur at the least convenient time and require of the practitioner a broad range of diagnostic and clinical skills. Learn about rapid diagnosis of traumatic injuries; assessing prognosis and timing of future treatment; emergency splinting techniques; pulpal, periodontal, and restorative considerations. Contemporary management of luxation injuries; avulsions and root fractures will be presented. The lecture is amply illustrated with numerous case presentations.

ASSISTING AND MONITORING NITROUS-OXIDE FOR REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANTS
April 27, 2020

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Course Number: P5048-20
Credits: 5
Location: Room G508, School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, MI
Registration Time: 7:30am
Course Time: 8:00am – 2:30pm
Fee: DDS: $265; AUX: $160
Course Speakers: Janet Kinney, RDH, MS & Martha McComas, RDH, MS
Course Overview: This course is designed to prepare the registered dental assistant to safely and effectively assist and monitor nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation as a pain control strategy in dental practice. This course meets the educational requirements specified by the law in Michigan. To register for the course you must be a licensed registered dental assistant (RDA).

NITROUS-OXIDE/OXYGEN SEDATION FOR REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENISTS
April 27, 2020

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Course Number: P5045-20
Credits: 8
Location: Room G508, School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, MI
Registration Time: 7:30am
Course Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Fee: DDS: $450; AUX: $300
Course Speakers: Janet Kinney, RDH, MS & Martha McComas, RDH, MS
Course Overview: This course is designed to prepare the dental hygienist to safely and effectively administer nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation as a pain control strategy in dental hygiene practice. The course includes classroom and clinical experiences. It also meets the educational requirements specified by Michigan law.

LOCAL ANESTHESIA FOR REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENISTS
April 28 - April 30, 2020

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Course Number: P5017-20
Credits: 29
Location: Room G508, School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, MI
Registration Time: 7:30am
Course Time: 8:00am - 6:00pm (Tuesday & Thursday); 8:00am - 8:45pm (Wednesday)
Fee: DDS: $1000; AUX: $730
Course Speakers: Danielle Furgeson, RDH, MS, DHSc; Iwonka Eagle, RDH, MS; Martha McComas, RDH, MS
Course Overview: This course provides the registered dental hygienist with essential skills and knowledge necessary to safely and effectively administer local anesthesia. This course fulfills the educational requirements for local anesthesia credentialing in Michigan.

Embrace New Technology: Implant Digital Workflow and Periodontal/Implant Microsurgery (Hands-on Workshops)
August 10-14, 2020

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Course Number: P855-20
Credits: 20 - 40 credits
Location: Wyndham Garden, 2900 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, MI
Fee: DDS: Module 1 $2500; Module 2 $2500; Module 1 & 2 $3750
Course Speakers: Hsun-Liang (Albert) Chan, DDS, MS, Clinical Associate Professor; Diego Velasquez, DDS, MS, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor; Gustavo Mendonça, DDS, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor
Course Overview: New technology continues to drive how we practice dentistry. The most current waves are (1) implant digital workflow and (2) periodontal and implant microsurgery. The University of Michigan School of Dentistry proudly presents you a course with two hands-on modules, Implant Digital Workflow (Module 1) and Periodontal and Implant Microsurgery (Module 2). You may attend just one or both of the modules.

SYNERGY COURSE FOR FOREIGN TRAINED DENTISTS
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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
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.


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.