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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

What’s new in Oral Pathology? - June 14 (In-Person and Webinar)

Presented By: Kathleen Higgins, D.D.S., MS
Date: June 14, 2024
Credit Hours: 4
Registration: 12:50 p.m.
Time: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
OU College of Dentistry, Room 104
1201 N Stonewall Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
and Live Zoom Webinar

Participant Cost

In-Person Cost:
Dentists: $199
Clinical/Administrative Team: $129

Webinar Cost:
Dentists: $149
Clinical/Administrative Team: $79

Course Description:
This course will update dental providers on new entities and emerging trends in the field of oral pathology. For all entities discussed, a differential diagnosis will be used to aid in the clinical critical thinking and management of patients. Effective and appropriate treatment and recommendations will be reviewed. Diagnostic capabilities and clinical management of patients with oral findings will be strengthened.

Learning Objectives:
Identify intraoral lesions and develop a differential diagnosis based on clinical presentation. Review new and trending diagnoses and diseases that affect the oral cavity. Discuss clinical treatment and recommendations for each diagnosis.

For more information or to register click here


Standard Proficiency Laser Course for Dental Hygienists - June 21 (Hands-On)

Presented By: Angie Wallace, RDH
Date: Friday, June 21, 2024
Credit Hours: 8
Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Coffee, pastries, and lunch are provided.)
OU College of Dentistry, Room 104
1201 N Stonewall Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73117

Participant Cost

In-Person Cost:
Dental Hygienist: $600

Course Overview:
This laser class is for the beginner or the advanced laser user. This fast-paced laser course will help attendees gain knowledge and guidance for how and when to use the laser, as well as how to use it safely.

This course will provide what a laser can do in the hands of dental hygienists, as well as show case studies and new technology of what to expect in the future with lasers.

There will be ample time allowed for questions and answers, creating excitement about getting lasers into your office and how to start using them on Monday morning.

Learning Objectives:
The participants will:

  • discuss the fundamentals of lasers, including their characteristics, delivery systems, and emission modes of lasers
  • understand the effects of lasers on tissue
  • identify device characteristics and clinical applications
  • relate the role of a laser safety officer to laser safety standards and regulatory requirements
  • identify how to operate laser instrumentation with a hands-on portion

For more information or to register click here

Level ONE Botulinum Toxin & Dermal Fillers - Introduction and Implementation into your Dental Practice - June 28 & 29 (Hands-On)

Presented By: Tracy Blessing, DMD
Date: June 28 & 29, 2024
Credit Hours: 6 each day, 12 total
Registration: 7:50 a.m.
Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Coffee, pastries, and lunch are 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


Elevate Your Anterior Composite Cases by Utilizing Smile Design Principles and 3DFreeform Technique - July 26 (Hands-On)

Course Details

This course is a combination of an online lecture (4 CE hours) that is completed and required prior to attending the 1-day hands-on (7 CE hrs) course.

Presented By: Carolyn Kittell, DDS
Date: Friday, July 26, 2024
Credit Hours: 11
Check-in: 8:45 AM
Time: 9 AM to 5 PM (coffee, pastries and lunch provided)
Location: OU College of Dentistry, Room 104
                 1201 N Stonewall Ave
                 Oklahoma City, OK 73117

Participant Cost

Register before June 15 to take advantage of early bird pricing. 

$1,350 - Early Bird (Before June 15) 
$1,500 - After June 15

Course Overview

This course is a combination of an online lecture (4 CE hours) that is completed and required prior to attending the 1-day hands-on (7 CE hrs) course. This comprehensive course is designed for participants to gain experience with 3DFreeForm, a digitally assisted approach for direct anterior composite restorations. This technique combines cutting-edge digital 3D-printing technology and free-hand composite techniques to achieve predictable and aesthetically pleasing anterior restorations. 3DFreeForm cuts your chair time in half by creating digitally designed restorations that have established proximal contacts and incisal edge position. The goal of the course is for you to leave with practical skills that you can take back to your practice.

Course Objectives

  • Setting your case up for success – gaining comfort with the principles of smile design and photography needed for digital smile design
  • Reviewing principles of tooth design as it relates to an aesthetic smile
  • Have a thorough understanding of the indications for 3DFreeForm and usage of the technique
  • Gaining skills to utilize an in-house 3D printer or laboratory to design and fabricate restorations/matrices
  • Develop an understanding of resin systems used for direct composite in the anterior
  • Gain confidence in achieving predictable and beautiful anterior composite restorations

For more information or to register click here


Opioid, Ethics, CPR, OSHA and Infection Control Refresher - Sept. 6, 2024 (In-Person and Webinar)

Five courses, seven CE credits, one day!

Course Details

Presented By: CPR for Life, Kim Graziano, RDH, MPH, and Jeff Puckett
Date: Friday, September 6, 2024 
Credit Hours: 
Time: 9 AM - 5 PM 
Location: College of Dentistry, Room 104 and Live Zoom Webinar 

Participant Cost

In-Person Cost:
Dentist In-Person - $299
Clinical/Administration Team In-Person - $199

Webinar Cost:
Dentist Webinar (No CPR) - $249
Clinical/Administration Team Webinar (No CPR) - $149

Course Schedule

8:45 a.m. – Check-in (coffee and pastries provided)
9:00 a.m. – CPR, Christy Johnson with CPR for Life (in-person only)
10:45 a.m. – Ethics, Jeff Puckett
11:45 a.m. – Lunch (lunch provided)
12:45 p.m. – Opioid Refresher, Jeff Puckett
 3:00 p.m. – OSHA and Infection Control, Kim Graziano, RDH, MPH

Course Overview

This course combination will provide you with one hour of ethics taught by Jeff Puckett, two hours of OSHA and infection taught by Jeff Puckett, and a two-year CPR re-certification card. The CPR re-certification card will be provided by email upon completion of the course.

For more information or to register click here


Social Media for Dental Professionals - October 25 (In-Person and Webinar)

Presented By: Isabel Rambob, DDS, FICD
Date: Friday, October 25, 2024
Credit Hours: 3
Time: 9 AM to 12 PM
OU College of Dentistry, Room 104
1201 N Stonewall Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
and Live Zoom Webinar

Participant Cost

In-Person Cost:

Dentists: $225
Clinical/Administrative Team: $149

Webinar Cost:

Dentists: $175
Clinical/Administrative Team: $99

Course Description

With 2.9B users on Facebook and 2.5B on Instagram, you can’t afford to be invisible online. Most likely patients are checking you and/or practice on social media before making a decision to schedule an appointment with you. Learning how to effectively navigate the social media world is a must-have skill of the digital age. In this session, we will present how to simplify the process of managing your social media presence.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

·       Understand the basic principles of branding

·       Identify the 5 stages of customer/patient awareness

·       Establish a content creation strategy

·       Analyze content performance

For more information or to register click here


Extraction and Socket Preservation for Future Implant Placement (In-Person and Webinar)

Presented By: Jaewon Kim, DDS, MS, PhD
Date: Postponed (Previously scheduled for Friday, May 17, 2024)
Credit Hours: 4
Time: 9 AM - 1 PM (Coffee and pastries are provided.)
OU College of Dentistry, Room 108
1201 N Stonewall Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
or Live Zoom Webinar

Participant Cost

In-Person Cost:
Dentists - Lecture and Hands-On (max 10 people) - $340
Dentist - Lecture Only - $199
Clinical/Administration Team - Lecture Only -  $79

Webinar Cost:
Dentists - $99
Clinical/Administration Team Member - $49

Course Overview

Through research, extraction emerges as one of the most commonly performed procedures in private practice. It ranges from the simplicity of extracting a grade 3 mobility tooth to the complexity of dealing with a stubborn root canal-treated tooth with elongated roots, requiring several hours of effort. With the advancements in implant therapy, we now understand that implants can be placed during the healing phase of fresh sockets. Additionally, we can preserve bone volume for future implant placement when the patient is ready. The development of materials, such as resorbable and non-resorbable membranes and bone grafts, has significantly enhanced the effectiveness and efficiency of this procedure. This course provides a comprehensive review of the aforementioned technologies, sharing the speaker's valuable experiences.

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.



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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