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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

Bioactive Restorative Materials - WEBINAR

Presented By: Sharukh S. Khajotia, B.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020
Credit Hours: 1
Check-In: 4:45 p.m.
Course Time: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Online Live Interactive Webinar
Cost: $30

Course Overview:
Bioactive materials for restorative dentistry applications continue to evolve rapidly. Dentists are faced with several choices and are expected to separate advertising from reality. In this presentation, Dr. Khajotia will differentiate among the various types of bioactive restorative materials from the perspective of critical Biomaterials Science considerations and clinical use, without personal bias or commercial interests. He will review the classification, composition, manipulation and properties of bioactive restorative materials, along with recent developments in that materials category. Endodontic applications of bioactive materials will not be reviewed. This presentation will end by providing participants with the tools needed compare and select suitable bioactive materials with confidence.

Learning Objectives:
1. Classification, composition and properties of bioactive restorative materials
2. Benefits, limitations and clinical suggestions for bioactive restorative materials
3. Recent developments in bioactive restorative materials
4. Concepts that dentists need to know about dental biomaterials
5. Tools for the review and selection of dental biomaterials

For more information on this course, click here

Prosthetic Considerations for Full Arch Implant Supported Prosthesis - Optimizing Workflow, Occlusal Considerations and Material Selection - WEBINAR

Presented By: Niranjan Joshi, B.D.S., M.D.S., M.S.
Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Credit Hours: 1
Check-In: 4:45 p.m.
Course Time: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Online Live Interactive Webinar
Cost: $30

Course Overview:
Prosthetic complications remain a cause of concern with full arch implant reconstructions. They have been reported throughout the life of the prosthesis and can range from minor chipping to catastrophic failures. They add to the treatment costs, chair time, along with the added patient and operator frustration. There has been a plethora of methods for restoring such cases and there is a lack of consensus as to what approach is most predictable. This course would discuss the challenges faced in restoring full arch fixed implant restorations in terms of optimizing workflow, material selection and occlusal considerations. It aims to promote critical thinking needed to identify key areas in designing such prostheses.

Learning Objectives:
1. Realize how these prostheses are different from conventional fixed or removable prosthodontics.
2. Learn prosthetic concepts critical for biotechnical longevity.
3. Occlusal considerations and their role in selecting materials.
4. Understand the different designs, materials and techniques available to restore these cases.

For more information on this course, click here

Opioid Use and Abuse: Rethinking Acute Dental Pain Management - WEBINAR

Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Credits: 1 Lecture Hour
Check-In: 4:45 p.m.
Course Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Location: Online Live Interactive Webinar
Presented By: Mary Hamburg, D.D.S., M.S.
Cost: $30

Course Overview:
Prescription opioid drugs are the most common drug class associated with drug overdose in Oklahoma. More than all other illicit drugs combined. Due to their high addiction rate, prescription opioids can lead to an unintentional addiction habit for patients or serve as a gateway to illegal drug use and abuse. Up to 23% of prescription opioids are used non-medically and dentists account for 12% of prescribed opioids in the United States. How dentists respond to the crisis is paramount. This course will review alternative options for managing acute dental pain. It will explore the trends in opioid drug use and abuse and discuss resources for patients struggling with addiction.

 

For more information on this course, click here

Digital Dentistry Study Club Sessions - WEBINAR

2 Study Club Sessions via live Zoom webinar!

Dates: November 21, December 5
Credits: 3 hours each session, 6 hours total
Registration: 8:45 a.m.
Course Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: Live Zoom Webinar
Presented By: Yacoub Al Sakka, D.D.S.
Fees: Dentists: $150, Dental Lab Technicians: $100

Course Overview:
The 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.

All sessions will be live webinars via Zoom. You will be able to interact with the speaker and ask questions using the chatroom. You will receive the Zoom link prior to the day of the course.

Each session will have a different topic and speaker. Group discussions will consist of dentists and dental lab technicians.

For more information on this course, click here

Mastering Bonding Agents and Cements

Presented By: Sharukh S. Khajotia, B.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Date: April 23, 2021
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
Fees: Dentists: $300
Hygienists & Staff: $200

Course Overview:
Dental bonding agents and resin luting cements are constantly evolving areas of restorative dentistry. In addition, new products have been introduced in the glass ionomers and resin-modified glass ionomers categories. Dentists are faced with a large range of restorative dental materials and are expected to separate advertising from reality. In this presentation, Dr. Khajotia will differentiate among the various categories of adhesive systems and resin cements from the perspective of critical Biomaterials Science considerations and clinical use, without personal bias or commercial interests. He will also discuss glass ionomers and resin-modified glass ionomers from that perspective. During this presentation, Dr. Khajotia will review the composition, manipulation and properties of bonding agents, resin luting cements, glass ionomers and resin-modified glass ionomers, with an emphasis on the latest generation of bonding agents. Dr. Khajotia will then provide attendees with a unique insight into current research in his laboratory on the development of an antibacterial bonding agent, and on interactions between oral biofilms and dental biomaterials. Overall, this presentation will provide participants with the tools needed to review and select suitable bonding agents, glass ionomers and resin cements with confidence.
 

For more information on this course, click here

Helping Both Patient and Clinician Understand the Nitty Gritty of Periodontal Diseases

Date: April 30, 2021
Credits: 6 Lecture Hours
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Course Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: OU College of Dentistry, Room 104
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Presented By: Mary Hamburg, D.D.S., M.S.and Shelly Short, R.D.H, M.S. Ph.D.
Dentists: $300
Hygienists & Staff: $200

Course Overview:
This course is designed for all dental practitioners to provide an update on the new periodontal classification system and expand their knowledge base for patient education and case acceptance. Dr. Mary Hamburg will discuss the changes in the classification system and how the latest research on periodontal diseases impacts treatment options and recommendations for patients. Shelly Short will demonstrate how to incorporate the new classification system into your practice as well as discuss the “why and because” aspects of periodontal diseases, plus how it impacts overall systemic health. Updates on maintaining and treatment of dental implants will also be addressed with the current recommendations for probing, cleaning and intervention procedures for addressing failing implants in the dental practice.

Learning Objective:
This course is designed to provide an update to the current AAP Classification System of Periodontal Diseases and Implants as well as provide the necessary knowledge and language to inform patients about the systemic links between oral health and overall health for improve case acceptance and successful treatment outcomes.

For more information on this course, click here

Basic Digital Overview (Emphasis on Scanning) - POSTPONED

Limited Seats and Small Group Learning!

Date: Postponed to Spring 2021
Credits: 6 Hands-On Hours
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Course Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: 3D Solutions @ OU Dentistry
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Presented By: Yacoub Al Sakka, D.D.S.
Sharukh Khajotia, B.D.S, M.S., Ph.D.
Fees: Dentists: $600
Non-Dentists: $400

Course Overview:
This exciting course will give you an overview of digital dental workflow, a description of fabrication techniques with emphasis on 3D printing and a description of scanning technologies. You will also get hands-on training with the intraoral scanner.

Check back for updated registration link and date. 

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Online CE

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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