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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


 

Upcoming CE Courses

During a Topsy-Turvy Economic Environment Effective Dental Practice Management is Critical for Sustainable Dental Practice Success Study Club Sessions (In-Person and Webinar)

Presented By: Shelly Short, R.D.H., M.S.
Dates:
Session I: Thursday, February 16, 2023
Session II: Thursday, April 13, 2023
Check-In: 4:45 PM
Time: 5 PM - 7 PM
Location:
OU College of Dentistry, Room 104
1201 N Stonewall Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Credit Hours: 4

Cost:
In-Person Dentists: $199
In-Person Clinical/Administrative Team: $149
Webinar Dentists: $149
Webinar Clinical/Administrative Team: $99

Course Overview:
Simple Practice Management Solutions based on effective communication, leadership, and proven processes that enhance the patient’s dental experience, reduce team stress, and improve dental practice productivity. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify necessary metrics (Key Performance Indicators) for tracking the financial health of the dental practice
  • Identify strategies for lowering overhead, improving revenue streams, and improving profitability for dental practice success
  • Describe the economic importance of growing the hygiene department 
  • Apply appropriate ADA codes for preventive care and therapeutic care procedures in the hygiene department
  • Identify how to schedule productively, improve time management, and reduce team stress 
  • Describe how scheduling effectively provides for work-life balance 

For more information or to register click here

Oral Surgery and Sedation in the General Dentistry Office

Presented By: Edmund Braly, DDS, FACS, FAACS
Date: Friday, December 9, 2022
Credit Hours: 6
Check-in: 8:45 - 9:00 AM
Time: 9 AM - 4 PM (Lunch provided)
Location:
Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library, Library Auditorium (LIB 299)
1105 N Stonewall Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73117 (in-person only)
Dentists: $299
Clinical/Administrative Team$199

Course Overview:
This course is to serve as a review of the major concepts in office oral surgery. Specifically, those concepts will include:
1. Safe and effective sedation in the dental office
2. Common OMS procedures including extractions, pre-prosthetic surgery and biopsies
3. Patient selection and patient safety
4. Implant treatment planning and placement

The last hour of the course will be devoted to a Q & A session for any pertinent questions raised by attendees. The material will be presented in a manor that makes it valuable to the entire dental team.

For more information or to register click here

Guided Bone Regeneration and Mucogingival Surgery (In-Person and Webinar)

Presented By: Jaewon Kim, DDS
Date: Friday, February 10, 2023
Credit Hours: 4
Check-in: 8:15 - 8:30 AM
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Coffee and pastries provided)
Location:OU College of Dentistry, Room 108
1201 N Stonewall Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
or Live Webinar Zoom
Dentists: $199
Clinical/Administrative Team$139
Dentists Webinar: $149
Clinical/Administrative Team Webinar: $89


Course Overview:
Dr. Kim will speak on two topics during this course.

1. Guided Bone Regeneration: Evidence, Techniques and Complications
Recently, there has been significant advancement in the field of bone grafting. Diverse research has been done, including animal/ human studies, and development of different techniques. Material-wise, we have numerous selection of particulates, membranes and biologic agents of choice. In this era, it is important to know the principle and rationale behind this technique, to achieve predictable outcome, ultimately increasing the patient’s well-being with implant placement. Moreover, meticulous tissue handling and flap management is another crucial factor for success. Unfortunately, complications can occur, and dealing with it can be troublesome. Accurate perception of patient’s anatomy has been made possible by recent advancement of 3D printing technology, with convenient method to fabricate model with free softwares and affordable 3D printers, even with multicolor. Dr. Kim has recently published this idea in JADA, and would like to share this idea.

2. Mucogingival Surgery: Evidence, Techniques and Complications
It is estimated that about 22.5% of the American population above the age of 29 have at least one tooth with recession of 3mm. By the age of 60, approximately 90% of Americans present with recession. Recently, there has been significant advancement in the field of mucogingival surgery to cope with recession. Many research shows that this is a very predictable and safe surgery, with long-term results. Dr. Kim would like to go over his experience in this field, with his cases, and he will share his knowledge without bias.

For more information or to register click here

CBCT Interpretation Seminar: Case Based Learning - POSTPONED

Presented By: Farah Masood, D.D.S.
Date: Postponed (Previously scheduled for Friday, October 21, 2022)
Please check back for rescheduled date. 
Credit Hours: 3 Lecture hours
Registration: 9:45 a.m.
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location:
OU College of Dentistry, Room 161
1201 N Stonewall Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73117 (in-person only)
Cost: Dentists: $150
Hygienists: $100

Course Overview:
Course will be presented using different cases and will focus on:
- Use of a CBCT software
- Review of normal anatomy of maxilla and mandible with respect to implant treatment planning
- Common incidental findings and pathology in the alveolar ridges that may influence implant treatment planning

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