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. The CDE Office offers a wide range of innovative educational programs to assist you in growing your practice or in meeting your state licensure requirements. The courses are open to all dental professionals. The University of Michigan School of Dentistry Continuing Dental Education Department is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

Please visit Directions and Parking for travel suggestions and hotel information. Visitor parking for the school of dentistry is located in the Palmer Drive structure which is located behind the dental school. The Fletcher parking structure is used for patient parking only.

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Course Number: OL-B965-20
Credits: 3
Location: Zoom Webinar
Zoom Check-in Time: 1:45pm
Course Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Fees: $95
Course Director: Gustavo Mendonça DDS, MSc, PhD
Course Overview: In this course we will present and discuss the most common problems that occur with implant-supported restorations. We will discuss the available treatment options and solutions for totally and partially edentulous, and single-tooth cases. The most common complications are loosening or fracture of the gold screw, loosening of the abutment screw, porcelain fracture, problems with prosthesis misfit, non-passive fit, peri-implantitis and aesthetic related issues. In most cases, these failures and complications are easy to resolve and demand a well-defined occlusion and replacement of the prosthesis. On the other hand, in a few cases, it takes longer to manage the problem and may require placing new implants and modifying prosthesis designs.

July 29, 2020

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Course Number: OL-A969-20
Credits: 2
Location: Zoom Webinar
Zoom Check-in Time: 4:45pm
Course Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Fees: $65
Course Director: Danielle Kalil, JD
Course Overview: Human trafficking, often referred to as modern-day slavery, involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some form of labor or commercial sex act. While there are a number of victims of human trafficking around the world, there are more and more cases of human trafficking being reported in the State of Michigan and our own communities. Traffickers themselves often use threats, intimidation, and violence in order to force victims to do things so the traffickers themselves may benefit. This course will seek to spread awareness of the issue of human trafficking while educating and equipping participants to address this injustice in their own communities, neighborhoods, and throughout the State of Michigan. The course fulfills the State of Michigan licensure requirement for Human Trafficking.

May 28, 2021

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Course Number: OP155-21
Credits: 6
Location: School of Dentistry, 1011 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, Michigan
Registration Time: 8:30am
Course Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Fee: DDS: $235 (early bird $200); AUX: $130 (early bird $100)
Course Speaker: Won Moon, DMD, MS
Course Overview: The Moon Principles by Won: Comprehensive Seminar in Micro-Implants Supported Midfacial Skeletal Expander (MSE) with Retrospective Overview, the Latest Developments, and Prospective Advanced Applications. The application of Micro-Implants (MI) in orthodontics can be extremely versatile. Creative use of MI can provide many treatment modalities which were not possible with the traditional orthodontic approach. The MSE has evolved since 2004, and its application has been steadily growing globally. With a proliferation of MSE related publications by multiple investigators, there is clear evidence to support its impact.

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The University of Michigan School of Dentistry has been closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 over the last several months. Although we were hopeful that conditions would change by June 2020, Scientific Chairs Dr. William Giannobile and Dr. Hom-Lay Wang, have made the difficult, but necessary decision to reschedule this year’s 2020 Ramfjord Symposium and the Basic Foundation for Optimal Periodontal Regeneration special event to 2021.
Ramfjord Symposium and Optimal Periodontal Regeneration - Rescheduled to June 9-12, 2021

June 9-12, 2021

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Course Number: P5047-20
Credits: 13
Location: The Michigan League & Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Registration Times: 12:30 pm (Thursday); 7:30 am (Friday)
Course Times: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Thursday); 8:00am - 5:00pm (Friday); 8:30 am – 12:00 pm (Saturday)
Fee: DDS: $495 (Early Bird $415); AUX: $275 (Early Bird $195)
Course Overview: This year, symposium Scientific Chairs, Dr. William Giannobile and Dr. Hom-Lay Wang, will preside over lectures and a poster session on the topic of Twilight between Soft and Hard Tissue Grafts for Periodontal and Implant Reconstruction. Hard tissue augmentation without soft tissue coverage and soft tissue graft without proper hard tissue support will not resulted in a predictable treatment outcome. Hence, soft and hard tissue management around natural dentition and dental implant are keys for dental/implant overall treatment success. To create ideal periodontal and implant soft and hard tissue conditions enable clinicians to achieve required esthetic outcome as well as to maintain treatment long-term stability. This symposium invites international well-known expertise in this field to resolve these twilight challenges. Recent research findings and newly developed clinical skills and tips will be shared with all participants. The pros and cons of techniques used to treat soft and hard tissue grafting complications will also be discussed.

July 20-24, 2021

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Course Number: P485-21
Credits: 29
Location: Room G508, School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Registration Time: 7:30am
Course Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Fees: $5,000
Course Director: Hom-Lay Wang, DDS, MSD, PhD
Course Overview: This course is designed to help dentists incorporate hard and soft tissue graft as well as advanced implant surgeries into their daily practices. This CE course combines didactic lectures and hands-on workshop with fresh cadaver specimens to cover a broad range of advanced periodontal/implant surgical techniques.

July 26-30, 2021

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Course Number: P855-21
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.


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Course Number: C791-19A
Credits: 6
Location: School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Registration Time: 7:30am
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.


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

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.