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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.

Have questions? Check out the Continuing Dental Education Frequently Asked Questions


LIVE WEBINAR COURSES IN-PERSON COURSES ONLINE COURSES

LIVE WEBINAR COURSES

ACDE WEBINAR SERIES
March 16 – December 14, 2021

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Course Number: A991-21
Credits: Varies – Several Sessions available
Course Time: Varies – Several Sessions available
Fee: Varies – Several Sessions available
Course Overview: The University of Michigan, School of Dentistry, in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 30 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series.” This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional’s schedule and interests.

Here is a sample of upcoming sessions:

  • September 23, 2021: Session X - Diagnosis of Common Nodules and Masses of the Oral Cavity
  • September 26, 2021: Session Y - The 2017 Periodontal Classification
  • September 30, 2021: Session Z - A Review of Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines for Non-Restorative Management of Caries

LOCAL ANESTHESIA FOR DENTAL HYGIENISTS: A REFRESHER AND UPDATE
October 8, 2021

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Course Number: P765-21
Credits: 5
Zoom Webinar
Course Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Fee: $175
Course Director: Martha McComas, RDH, MS
Course Overview: This course will review pain control theory, anatomy and physiology, local anesthetic agents, managing medical emergencies, both maxillary and mandibular injection technique and refresh dental hygienists on the skills, knowledge and technique for the safe, effective administration of local anesthesia in dental hygiene practice. This course includes troubleshooting common errors in block and infiltration anesthesia, as well as pain management strategies amidst the opioid crisis. This course fulfills the State of Michigan licensure requirement for Pain Management.


IN-PERSON COURSES

MULTI – LEVEL LEARNING IN IMPLANT DIGITAL WORKFLOW AND PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS (Hands-on/Session 6)
October 29 – 31, 2021

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Course Number: B968-20
Credits: 20
Location: Palmer Commons 6th Floor, 100 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Registration Time: 7:30am (Friday & Saturday); 11:00 am (Sunday)
Course Times: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm (Friday & Saturday); 11:00 am – 4:00 pm (Sunday)
Fee: $2,500
Course Directors: Hsun-Liang (Albert) Chan, DDS, MS, and Gustavo Mendonça, DDS, MSc, PhD
Course Overview: Post-COVID era is full of challenges as well as opportunities in dentistry. It is critical to position and prepare ourselves with digital workflow in mind so to catch the next wave of dental digital revolution. Digital technology is becoming more affordable in everyday dentistry. Combination of computed tomography and 3D scanning allows more advanced and predictable planning for treatment for implant cases. These advanced tools have great applications in clinical practice. This course is designed to discuss each step of digital workflow for implant treatment and practical considerations in selecting CBCT machines, intraoral scanners, software, the guide systems and 3d printers.

ANNUAL FALL LECTURE: IMPLICIT BIASES IN DENTISTRY
November 5, 2021

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Course Number: A300-21
Credits: 3
Location: School of Dentistry, 1011 N. University Ave. Ann Arbor, Michigan
Course Times: 1:00pm - 4pm EDT
Fee: $95
Course Director: Marita R. Inglehart, Dipl. Psych., Dr. phil., Dr. phil. habil
Course Overview: At the end of this CE course, the participants will be able to:

  1. Define the term implicit bias and how its existence can be demonstrated
  2. Identify how implicit biases matter in personal and dentistry-related settings
  3. Describe the role of personal and educational experiences in shaping implicit biases, and the strategies individuals can utilize to change them

The State of Michigan issued a requirement for all healthcare providers to attend continuing education courses addressing the topic of "Implicit biases." This course responds to this requirement.

Note: This course is limited to 150 participants.

MOYERS SYMPOSIUM
March 4-6, 2022

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ASSISTING AND MONITORING NITROUS-OXIDE FOR REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANTS
April 25, 2022

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Course Number: P5048-22
Credits: 5
Location: Room G508, School of Dentistry
Registration Time: 7:30am
Course Time: 8:00am - 2:30pm
Fee: DDS: $275; AUX: $175
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 25, 2022

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Course Number: P5045-22
Credits: 8
Location: Room G508, School of Dentistry
Registration Time: 7:30am
Course Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Fee: DDS: $475; AUX: $325
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 26 - 28, 2022

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Course Number: P5017-22
Credits: 29
Location: Room G508, School of Dentistry
Registration Time: 7:30am
Course Time: 8:00am-6:00pm (Tuesday & Thursday); 8:00am-8:45pm (Wednesday)
Fee: DDS: $1000; AUX: $750
Course Speakers: Danielle Rulli, 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.

RAMFJORD SYMPOSIUM
June 2-4, 2022

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Course Number: P5047-22
Credits: 13
Location: Rackham Graduate School 4th Floor
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's Scientific Chair, 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.

ADVANCED PERIODONTAL SURGERY: A PRACTICAL TRAINING COURSE
July 25-30, 2022

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Course Number: P485-22
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.

EMBRACE NEW TECHNOLOGY: IMPLANT DIGITAL WORKFLOW AND PERIODONTAL/IMPLANT MICROSURGERY (Hands-on Workshops)
September 12-16, 2022

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Course Number: P855-22
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.


ONLINE COURSES

OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA BASIC PRINCIPLES
(available until October 31, 2021)

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Course Number: PR-B970-20
Credits: 3
Pre-Recorded Zoom Webinar
Fees: $95
Course Directors: Daniela Mendonça, DDS, MSc, PhD, D.ABDSM and Geoffrey Gerstner, DDS, MS, PhD, D.ABDSM
Course Overview: This webinar is intended for general dentists, specialists, as well as other health professionals, with interest in obstructive sleep apnea. It is an introductory course, and we will discuss the basics of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), its pathophysiology, demographics and associated risk factors. A step by step OSA screening/diagnosis will be discussed as well as the importance of a multidisciplinary team approach. The various treatment options will be described, with emphasis on the various types of oral appliances available.

PROVIDING PATIENT-CENTERED CARE FOR LGBTQ+ PATIENTS (SERVING DIVERSE POPULATIONS)
(available until December 31, 2021)

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Course Number: P991-21
Credits: 3
Online Interactive Learning
Fees: $95
Course Directors: Marita Inglehart, Dr. phil. habil; Scott Schwartz, DDS, MPH; and Diego Garcia, D3 Student
Course Overview: According to Gallup and the Williams Institute, approximately 14.65 million US adults identified as LGBT, 2017. This includes about 1.4 million people who identify as transgender, in 2016. This online course will identify the ways to create a welcoming and supportive environment for these patients and their families; and understand what barriers arise when servicing this population in a healthcare setting.
This course fulfills 3 credit hours towards the new state licensure requirement (effective 06/01/2021) of implicit bias training for healthcare professionals.

SLEEP BRUXISM - EVIDENCE: BASED CONSENSUS AND BEST PRACTICES
(available until February 28, 2022)

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Course Number: PR-B978-21
Credits: 3
Pre-Recorded Zoom Webinar
Fees: $95
Course Director: Geoffrey Gerstner, DDS, MS, PhD, D.ABDSM
Course Overview: This pre-recorded Zoom webinar is intended for the general dentist, dental specialist, and other health professionals, with an interest in sleep bruxism. We will present current knowledge of the sleep physiology, demographics, co-morbidities and risk factors of sleep bruxism. We will also discuss evidence-based consensus on diagnosing and treatment management and review evidence for and against current and popular management practices including various oral appliances, medications, injections.


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.

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.

Have questions? Check out the Continuing Dental Education Frequently Asked Questions