https://dentistry.ouhsc.edu/Alumni-and-Friends Parent Page: Alumni and Friends id: 14784 Active Page: Continuing Educationid:14982

CEImplant01 copy


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


Upcoming CE Courses

Basics of Cone Beam Computed Tomography for General Dental Practice

Presented By: Farah Masood BDS, DDS, MS
Date: Friday, October 13, 2023
Credit Hours: 4
Check-in: 12:45 PM
Time: 1 PM - 4 PM 
Location: OU College of Dentistry, Room 108 
                 1201 N Stonewall Ave
                 Oklahoma City, OK 73117

Participant Cost

Dentists - $149
Clinical/Administration Team - $99

Course Overview

This course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive introduction to the principles, applications, and practical skills necessary to effectively utilize CBCT imaging in general dentistry. This basic course is ideal for beginners seeking a foundation in CBCT imaging or for professionals looking to refresh their knowledge.

Course Objectives

  • Basic principles of CBCT imaging
  • Technique and clinically relevant technical factors
  • Applications of CBCT imaging in dental practice
  • Advantages of CBCT vs. Intraoral and Panoramic Imaging
  • Common errors and artifacts
  • CBCT selection criteria
  • Radiation safety and doses
  • Exporting CBCT Data
  • Quality assurance
  • Demonstration of CBCT viewing software with an overview of basic anatomy

For more information or to register click here

Alumni Weekend 2023


Date: October 20, 2023
Credit Hours: 3 hours each, 6 hours total
OU College of Dentistry, Room 104
1201 N Stonewall Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73117

Participant Cost

In-Person Cost:
Dentists Morning or Afternoon Session (in-person): $150
Clinical/Administration Team Morning or Afternoon Session (in-person): $75
Dentists Full Day (in-person): $275 
Clinical/Administration Team Full Day (in-person): $125

Webinar Cost:
Dentists Full Day (webinar): $250
Clinical/Administration Team Full Day (webinar): $100

Morning Session

Dental Local Anesthesia: Potential Risks and Risk Mitigation: A Clinician's Guide 
Presented By: 
Patricia L. Blanton, DDS, MS, PhD
Credit Hours: 3 hours
Registration: 8:45 a.m.
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Afternoon Session

Emerging Trends in the Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Orofacial Pain
Presented By:
 Theresa S. Gonzales, DMD, MS, MSS
Credit Hours: 3 hours
Registration: 12:45 a.m.
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

For more information or to register click here

Denture, Overdentures, and The Newest Fixed Denture Prosthesis Without Verification Jigs

Course Details

Presented By: David Little, DDS and Joseph Massad, DDS
Date: October 27 - 28, 2023
Credit Hours: 6 hours each day, 12 hours total
Check-in: 8:45 AM
Time: 9 AM - 4 PM each day
Location: OU College of Dentistry, Room 108
                 1201 N Stonewall Ave
                 Oklahoma City, OK 73117

Participant Cost

Early Registration Cost (Register before October 1):
Dentists - $3,200

Cost after October 1
Dentists - $3,450

Course Overview

Join renowned dental experts Joseph Massad, DDS, and David Little, DDS, for an immersive two-day event that will reshape your understanding of fixed denture prosthesis. Explore the dynamic shift from analog to digital techniques, uncovering the endless possibilities for achieving exceptional outcomes in implant-supported full-mouth restorations. Discover the art of seamlessly integrating traditional approaches with cutting-edge digital advancements and unlock the potential of screwless fixed denture prostheses through captivating live patient demonstrations.

Course Objectives

  • Master advanced assessment and examination protocols to ensure comprehensive treatment planning and successful outcomes.
  • Gain mastery in the art of capturing precise and accurate impressions for various restorative scenarios, including edentulous and overdenture patients. Stay updated on the latest advancements in impression techniques.
  • Evaluate the strengths and limitations of digital impressions, enabling you to make informed decisions for optimal patient care.
  • Streamline the process of recording esthetics and function, revolutionizing the way you achieve impeccable results in fixed denture prosthesis.
  • Experience the seamless conversion of a prosthetic on the day of implant placement, witnessing firsthand the power of efficient treatment protocols.
  • Be captivated by an exclusive unveiling of the newest screwless fixed denture prosthesis, pushing the boundaries of innovation in dental implantology. Explore its advantages, clinical applications, and potential to transform patient experiences.

For more information or to register click here.

Crown Lengthening: Evidence, Techniques, and Complications (In-Person and Webinar)

Presented By: Jaewon Kim, DDS, MS, PhD
Date: Friday, November 3, 2023
Credit Hours: 4
Check-in: 8:45 AM
Time: 9 AM - 1 PM (Coffee and pastries provided)
OU College of Dentistry, Room 108
1201 N Stonewall Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
or Live Webinar Zoom

Participant Cost

In-Person Cost:
Dentists - lecture only - $140
Clinical/Administration Team - lecture only - $79
Dentists - lecture and hands-on (max 10 people) - $340

Webinar Cost:
Dentists Webinar - lecture only - $99
Clinical/Administration Team Webinar - lecture only - $79

Course Overview

Crown lengthening is a surgery that is commonly required in private dental practices and serves both esthetic and functional purposes. It involves the precise removal of tissue, requiring accurate predictions of tissue relapse. Unfortunately, there are instances where the results are not as favorable, and the author shares his personal experience in such cases. This led him to delve deeper into the field of crown lengthening, acquiring knowledge and evidence to share with others. The goal is to educate participants effectively, enabling them to incorporate this procedure into their daily practice routine. Furthermore, Dr. Kim believes in providing a hands-on experience for the participants, going beyond traditional lectures. Recently, Dr. Kim published an idea regarding 3D-printed crown lengthening guides and would like to share this innovative concept with the audience. 

Course Objectives

  • Learn about the evidence and basic concepts of crown lengthening.
  • Acquire the necessary skills to successfully perform crown lengthening surgery.
  • Understand the factors that can contribute to less favorable outcomes in crown lengthening procedures. 

For more information or to register click here

Level ONE Botulinum Toxin & Dermal Fillers - Introduction and Implementation into your Dental Practice

Presented By: Tracy Blessing, DMD
Date: November 17 & 18, 2023
Credit Hours: 6 each day, 12 total
Registration: 7:50 a.m.
Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Lunch provided)
OU College of Dentistry, Room 104
1201 N Stonewall Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73117

Participant Cost

Dentist Botulinum Toxin & Dermal Fillers: $3,500
Dentist Botulinum (Day 1 only): $2,190
Dentist Dermal Fillers (Day 2 only): $2,190

Course Overview

This course will provide an introduction to botulinum toxin type A and dermal fillers, focusing on both the cosmetic and therapeutic uses to provide comprehensive patient care and "Total Facial Aesthetics" in your dental practice.

Day 1 will include a review of pertinent facial anatomy and muscle physiology and botulinum toxin’s mechanism of action. The following areas will be explained and demonstrated with botulinum toxin: frown lines (glabella), forehead lines (frontalis), crow’s feet (orbicularis oculi), brow lift, gummy smile, masseters and temporalis for clenching/grinding, migraines and facial pain.

Day 2 will include a review of pertinent facial and soft tissue anatomy, current dermal fillers on the market, and their indications for use. The following areas will be explained and demonstrated with dermal fillers: peri-oral rejuvenation, nasolabial folds, smile lines, lip augmentation, marionette lines, oral commissures, mentolabial sulcus, and interdental black triangles. The integration of botulinum toxin and dermal fillers in a dental environment will be discussed, from the patient consultation to the evaluation and diagnosis and finally to the treatment with before and after case presentations.

Detailed information will be provided concerning the safety and risk concerns when using botulinum toxin and dermal fillers, along with the management and treatment of complications, dilution protocols, anesthetic options, sterile injection techniques, and proper placement for desired outcomes.

During the course, you will gain valuable insight and pearls on the “how to” of incorporating botulinum toxin and dermal fillers into your dental practice. The potential for practice growth and profitability will be explored, as well as implementation with staff training and incorporation into treatment plans. In the afternoon hands-on workshop each day, you will have the opportunity to diagnose, map and treat a model patient with one-on-one mentored instruction. Upon completion of the two-day program, you will have the confidence and skills to begin implementing botulinum toxin and dermal filler treatments into your dental practice.

For more information or to register click here

Practical Techniques for Direct Composite in the Anterior

Course Details

Presented By: Carolyn Kittell, DDS
Date: Friday, December 1, 2023
Credit Hours: 6
Check-in: 8:45 AM
Time: 9 AM - 4 PM (coffee, pastries and lunch provided)
Location: OU College of Dentistry, Room 108
                 1201 N Stonewall Ave
                 Oklahoma City, OK 73117

Participant Cost

Dentists - $799
Clinical/Administration Team Member - $399

Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to provide a guide for dentists on how to achieve successful and ideal cosmetic results when restoring with direct composite in the anterior.

Course Objectives

Review the indications and practical application of cosmetic bonding.                                   

  • Develop an understanding of the resin systems used for direct composite in the anterior.
  • A brief review of morphology and ideal cosmetic outcomes
  • Tissue management
  • Achieving a "cosmetic eye"
  • A brief review of material indications, selection, and color sciences
  • Review of application and finishing protocols

For more information or to register click here.

Additional CE Courses

DO NO HARM Dental, Putting Safer Pain Management into Practice

The University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, in association with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health, is pleased to announce a new continuing education program titled “DO NO HARM: Putting Safer Pain Management into Practice.” This program was created specifically to satisfy the educational requirements for Oklahoma dental licensure. The two-hour CE was derived from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Oklahoma Primary Healthcare Improvement Cooperative’s program created to provide CME credits to clinicians.

An introduction to the program is provided by Dr. Edmund Braly, director of pre-doctoral and clinical education for the division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the OU College of Dentistry. He then turns the narration of the four-module course to Dr. Steven Crawford, senior associate dean for the OU College of Medicine. The modules include: Module 1: Overview; Module 2: Epidemic; Module 3: Pain; and Module 4: Analgesia. 

 Registration InstructionsRegister

 *If you have any problems getting connected, contact TrainingInstitute@odmhsas.org.



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

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.



ADA CERP Logo_color--high res(2)

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