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Continuing Education

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Upcoming Courses

Date Course Brochure Course Registration


Live Distance Courses

January 15, 2016 (8:00am - noon)

Pediatric Dentistry: What’s in it for Me? Drs. Kecia Leary and Arwa Owais

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March 4, 2016 (8:00am - noon) Everything You Want to Know About Tobacco, E-cigarettes and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction...and How to Be Rid of Them Forever
Dr. Christopher Squier and Ms. Nancy Slach

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April 22, 2016 (8:00am - noon) The New Geriatric Patient: Medical and Clinical Considerations Drs. Howard Cowen and Jennifer Hartshorn

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Lecture Course

October 30, 2015 (8:30am - 4:30pm)

Forensic Pathology with Radiographic Workshop for the Dental Team
CE Credit: 7 hours Fees: Dentist $295; Assistant/Hygienist/Technician $185



November 13, 2015
(8:30am - 4:30pm)

Advances in Dental Pharmacotherapy
CE Credit:  7 hours  Fees:  Dentist $295; Assistant/Hygienist/Technician $185



November 20, 2015
(8:30am - 4:30pm)
Contemporary Strategies for Achieving Endodontic Success
CE Credit:  7 hours  Fees:  Dentist $295; Assistant/Hygienist/Technician $185



January 6, 2016
(8:00am - 4:30pm)
Contemporary Dental Materials
CE Credit:  7 hours  Fees:  Free


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Pregame Courses

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Travel Courses

January 25 - February 2, 2016

Australia Pre-Cruise Land Tour
Great Barrier Reef, Ayers Rock and Sydney

February 2 - 14, 2016 New Zealand and Australia Cruise  


Independent-Study / Web Courses

  Pediatric Dentistry:  A Fresh Take for the General Dentist and The Dental Team. This course qualifies the enrollee for 3.5 CE credit hours and the cost is $75.
  Geriatrics and the Special Needs Patient
This course qualifies the enrollee for 3.5 CE credit hours and the cost is $110.
  Child and Elder Mandatory Reporting Course
This courses qualifies the enrollee for 2 CE credit hours and the cost is $75.
  Current Topics in Infection Control and Office Safety
This course qualifies the enrollee for 2 CE credit hours and the cost of the course is $75.

Program description and objectives can be found in individual course brochures.


Housed in the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, the Continuing Dental Education (CDE) Office offers 23-25 courses annually for approximately 1,300 dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and dental laboratory technicians. Guest clinicians and local faculty present lecture, demonstration and participation programs in all the clinical disciplines.

The goal of CDE is to creative opportunities for leadership, collaboration, and professional development for university-based continuing dental education professionals to provide the highest quality of CDE.

Dental and dental hygiene students are encouraged to participate in selected courses during their fourth year. Residents and students can attend CDE courses free of charge if the course has not sold out.

If you have questions or need assistance registering for a program, please contact:

Penni Ryan
Director, Continuing Dental Education
The University of Iowa
346 Dental Science N.
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1010
Telephone 319-335-7166

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