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Continuing Education

The University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry is committed to offering a variety of innovative Continuing Education courses designed to meet the ever-changing needs of the diverse groups of oral health professionals throughout the state of Oklahoma and surrounding areas. Information regarding Continuing Education opportunities offered through the College are updated regularly on this web page. 

Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Office of Continuing Education by calling (405) 271-4050 or via  email.  

If you would like to be notified about upcoming CE courses via email, please click here


 

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Upcoming CE Courses

The Forgotten Orifice: Dentistry's Impact on Brain Resilience

Date: Friday, March 1, 2019

Credits: 3 Lecture Hours
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Course Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: OU College of Dentistry, Room 104
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Presented By: Debbie Ozment, D.D.S.
Cost: Dentists: $150
Hygienists/Staff: $100
 
Course Overview:
Scientific research worldwide has revealed the impact of oral inflammation on the entire body. As chronic inflammatory diseases increase globally, the treatment of early moderate, and late-stage Periodontal Disease is truly medicine from the inside out. Dental professionals have a unique position on the health care team. Saving teeth is a worth and courageous undertaking but our value as health care providers is much broader.

It is well accepted that chronic inflammation plays a pivotal role in cognitive decline. Join us as we explore the science and be inspired by your influence on helping your patients better protect their brain health and enjoy a richer, more vibrant healthspan.
 
For more information, or to register, click here.

 

Ethics, CPR, OSHA and Infection Control Refresher

Four Courses, Five CE Credits, One Day!

Date: Friday, April 5, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (lunch provided)
Location: OU College of Dentistry
1201 N. Stonewall Avenue, Room 161
Oklahoma City, OK 73117

  • 8:30 a.m. Registration
  • 9:00 a.m. CPR, CPR for Life
  • 10:45 a.m. Ethics, Carolyn Hinckle, R.D.H., M.ED.
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunch
  • 12:30 p.m. OSHA and Infection Control, Kim Graziano, R.D.H., MPH

    Course Overview:
    This course combination will provide you with one hour of ethics, taught by Carolyn Hinckle, two hours of OSHA and infection control, taught by Kim Graziano, and a two-year CPR re-certification card. The CPR re-certification card will be provided upon completion of the course.

For more information, or to register, click here.

Digital Dentistry Study Club

4 Study Club Sessions!

Dates: Saturday, March 30; Saturday, June 8; Saturday, Sept. 14; Saturday, Dec. 7 
Credits: 3 hours each session, 12 hours total
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Course Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: OU College of Dentistry, Room 161
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Course Overview: 

Digital Dentistry Study Club provides an opportunity to engage with digital dentistry technology, collaborate with peers and network with experts.

Attend the study club to learn about Digital workflows and find out what hardware and software is needed for the best implementation of digital dentistry in your office.

Group discussions will consist of dentists and dental lab technicians.

For more information, or to register, click here.

Clinical Oral Pathology - A Review and Update

Date: Friday, April 12, 2019

Presented By: David M. Lewis, D.D.S., M.S. and Stephen K. Young, D.D.S., M.S.
Credit Hours: 6
Registration: 8:30 AM
Time: 9 AM - 4 PM (Lunch provided)
Location:
OU College of Dentistry, Room 104
1201 N Stonewall Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Dentists: $300
Hygienists & Staff: $200

Course Overview:
This course is designed to review the more common oral mucosal, osseous and precancerous/cancerous lesions observed in general practice. These conditions will be organized by common clinical manifestations (red, white, pigmented, ulcers, radiolucent, radiopaque, etc.) This organizational structure will faciliate the general practitioner in developing a differential diagnosis, final diagnosis and management of these clinical conditions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Be able to recognize and describe a vary of oral diseases and lesions.
  • Develop a differential diagnosis.
  • Arrive at a final diagnosis.
  • Treat and manage these conditions.

For more information, or to register, click here.

Developments in Direct Restorative Materials and Light-Curing Units

Date: Friday, May 3, 2019

Presented By: Sharukh S. Khajotia, B.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Credit Hours: 6
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Lunch provided)
Location:
OU College of Dentistry, Room 104
1201 N Stonewall Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Dentists: $300
Hygienists & Staff: $200

Course Overview:
Resin composites, CAD/CAM and 3-D printed resin materials for digital dentistry, and light-curing units are constantly evolving areas of restorative dentistry. In addition, the category of bioactive materials is rapidly evolving. Dentists are faced with a vast array of restorative dental biomaterials, and are expected to separate advertising from reality. In this presentation, Dr. Khajotia will differentiate among the various categories of resin composites, bioactive materials and light-curing units from the perspective of critical Biomaterials Science considerations and clinical use, without personal bias or commercial interests. He will also discuss CAD/CAM and resin-based 3-D printed materials for digital dentistry from that perspective.

During this presentation, Dr. Khajotia will review the composition, manipulation and properties of various types of resin composites including nano-hybrid, nano-filled, flowable and bulk-filled categories. Innovations in polymer chemistry will also be examined. In addition, recent developments in light-curing units and bioactive materials will be reviewed. Overall, this presentation will provide participants with the tools needed to review and select suitable resin composites, bioactive materials, materials for digital dentistry and light-curing units with confidence.

Learning Objectives:
1. Composition, manipulation and properties of resin composites
2. Benefits, limitations and clinical suggestions for resin composites
3. Innovations in polymer chemistry
4. Composition, manipulation and properties of bioactive materials
5. Benefits, limitations and clinical suggestions for bioactive materials
6. Composition, manipulation and properties of CAD/CAM and 3-D printed resin materials for digital dentistry
7. Benefits, limitations and clinical suggestions for CAD/CAM and 3-D printed resin materials for digital dentistry
8. Benefits, limitations and clinical suggestions for dental light-curing units
9. Tools for the review and selection of dental biomaterials
10. Concepts that dentists need to know about dental biomaterials

For more information, or to register, click here.

Digital Dentistry

Digital Dentistry

Limited Seats and Small Group Learning!

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Credits: 6 Hands-On Credits
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Course Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Lunch provided)
Location: 3D Solutions @ OU Dentistry
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Course Overview: 
This exciting course covers everything you, your assistants and your laboratory needs to know about digital implant planning. It will answer all of your digital questions, as well as address your digital concerns in regards to scanning, printing and manipulating a digital file.

3D Solutions @ OU Dentistry, a digital lab on the forefront of innovative technology, opened its doors at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry on the Health Sciences Center campus in early August.

For more information, or to register, click here

Wowing Your Patients and Team for Practice Success: A “How To” Workshop for the Team

Date: Friday, June 14, 2019
Credits: 6 Lecture Credits
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Course Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Lunch provided)
Location: OU College of Dentistry, Room 104
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Presented By: Jeff D. Baggett, D.D.S.
Michael C. Fling, D.D.S.
Fees: Dentists: $300
Hygienists/Staff: $200

Course Overview:
Drs. Baggett and Fling will share with you and your team information and techniques for elevating your practice to new levels.

For more information, or to register, click here.

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Online CE

Please check back for online CE courses. 

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Residency in Implant Dentistry

The college is pleased to offer a Residency in Implant Dentistry. This hands-on, comprehensive, year-long course will provide course attendees with the knowledge, understanding and skill sets to immediately incorporate implant dentistry into their practice. 

For more information on this course, click here

 

Contact

Deanna M. Foster
Manager of Continuing Education
(405) 271-4050
Deanna-Foster@ouhsc.edu


All courses, unless otherwise noted, will take place at the OU College of Dentistry, located at 1201 N. Stonewall Ave. in Oklahoma City.

For courses held at the college, complimentary parking is available on the first level of the Stonewall Parking Garage (P4). Please bring your parking ticket with you to the course for validation. Click here to view a campus map. 

Course registration begins 30 minutes prior to the scheduled course time. No refunds will be issued if you miss a course. In the event you are unexpectedly unable to attend a course, please give 48-hours  notice, and credit may be extended to another course.

The College reserves the right to cancel courses, should the need arises.

 

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The University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry is a 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. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp.


Oklahoma Dental Foundation

The OU College of Dentistry provides classroom and clinical space for several of the Oklahoma Dental Foundation's continuing education courses for dental auxiliaries. The College does not participate in the administration of these courses. For more information, please contact the Oklahoma Dental Foundation directly at (405) 421-1299, or visit their website