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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

Digital Dentistry Study Club Sessions - WEBINAR

4 Study Club Sessions via live Zoom webinar!

Dates: February 20, April 24, June 26, November 6
Credits: 3 hours
Check-In: 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: $225, Dental Lab Technicians: $175

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 - WEBINAR

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.

Location:
Online Live Interactive Webinar
Fees: Dentists: $250
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

Bioactive Restorative Materials - WEBINAR

Presented By: Sharukh S. Khajotia, B.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Credit Hours: 1
Check-In: 3:45 p.m.
Course Time: 4 p.m. to 5 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

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

Date: April 30, 2021
Credits: 3 Lecture Hours
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Course Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Online Live Interactive Webinar
Presented By: Mary Hamburg, D.D.S., M.S.and Shelly Short, R.D.H, M.S. Ph.D.
Dentists: $150
Hygienists & Staff: $75

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

Ethics, CPR, OSHA and Infection Control Refresher - IN-PERSON EVENT

Four Courses, Five CE Credits, One Day! 

In-Person, Interactive Course

Date: Friday, May 7, 2021
Time: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (lunch provided)
Location: OU College of Dentistry
1201 N. Stonewall Avenue, Room 104
Oklahoma City, OK 73117

In-Person Cost:
$200
 

Schedule:

  • 8:30 a.m. Registration (coffee & pastries provided)
  • 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.
 
Important Webinar Details:
Webinar will begin at 10:45 a.m. You will receive an email with a link to the course on the week of event. Check the email address you provided us when registering. Also, check your email’s junk/trash folder.
 
For more information on this course, click here

Review of Panoramic and Cone Beam CT Technique and Interpretation - WEBINAR

Presented By: Farah Masood, D.D.S.
Date: Friday, June 4, 2021
Credit Hours: 3
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Time: 9 a.m. - noon
Location: Online Live Interactive Webinar

Webinar Cost:
Dentists: $150
Hygienists: $75
 

Course Overview:
Panoramic imaging is widely utilized in dental practices for evaluation of dentition and the surrounding maxillofacial region. Cone Beam Computed Tomograpgy is also being used more and more for diagnostic purposes. It is very important to acquire diagnostic quality radiographic images for accurate interpretation.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this review course, the participants will be able to:
1. Describe the proper technique for taking a diagnostic panoramic image with minimal errors
2. Identify normal anatomy, common errors and artifacts on panoramic images
3. Discuss normal anatomy, common pathology and incidental findings on CBCT scans

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: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
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

Oral Systemic Medicine: The Care Patients Crave - WEBINAR

Date:Friday, June 18, 2021
Credits: 3 Lecture Hours
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Course Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: Online Interactive Webinar
Presented By: Debbie Ozment, D.D.S.


Webinar Cost: Dentists: $150
Hygienists/Staff: $75

Course Overview:
Get the latest updates on how your care impacts the long term health and vitality of your patient family. This course will investigate current research and real-life case studies related to oral pathogens and systemic disease. Take your team to the next levels and give patients the care they crave.
 

For more information on this course, 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.

 

Accreditation

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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