The College of Dentistry is proud to offer continuing education courses for dental professionals. Please see below for a listing of current courses; click on each course for more information.
The University of Illinois College of Dentistry is a recognized ADA CERP 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.
The Department of Endodontics offers a three week course in endodontic technique and is offered during the month of August. The course includes seminar and technique lab and covers many cleansing and shaping techniques, filling techniques, perforation repair techniques, and instrument retrieval techniques as well as familiarization with the dental operating microscope. ALL accepted participants are expected to read and be familiar with the literature assigned as well as collecting a set of suitable natural human teeth for spending time working independently in the lab to perfect the various techniques covered in the seminar sessions. Continuing Education (CE) credit equivalent to 30 lecture hours and 60 participation hours will be awarded.
Learn more about Continuing Education in Endodontics
Individualized continuing education programs in orthodontics are available for those clinicians who have a serious interest in developing additional knowledge and skills in this field. The duration of the programs is flexible and determined upon reviewing the applicant's background and objectives.
Learn more about Continuing Education in Orthodontics
Daytime CE at the College
All sessions 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. at the College, 801 S. Paulina St. For more information, contact Dr. Susan Rowan, firstname.lastname@example.org. One CE Credit will be provided.
Free Seminar on Practical Approaches to Identification and Management of Oral Infections and Diseases in the HIV+ Patient
A free seminar is scheduled on Practical Approaches to Identification and Management of Oral Infections and Diseases in the HIV+ Patient. Continuing Education Credits are available for Dentists, dental assistants, and dental hygienists, as well as case managers, nurses, and nurse practitioners, provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Division of Oral Health. This program is approved for 3.25 CEU hours. One CE hour from IDPH is equal to one 60-minute clock hour. The Illinois Department of Public Health is an approved continuing education (CE) sponsor for dentists and dental hygienists according to the Illinois Dental Practice Act. There is no charge for dental CE certificates.
The seminar will be held Friday, May 4, 2018, from noon to 4:30 p.m. at the UIC College of Nursing, noon to 4:30 p.m., 845 S. Damen Ave., Room 139, Chicago, IL 60612. To register, click here.
There is no charge to attend this program. However, UIC and the IDPH need your cooperation. No-shows (absent without cancelling) puts a strain on UIC and IDPH resources. They ask that you please notify them should you need to cancel. For questions, contact Estela Balderas at (312) 996-1484 or email@example.com.
Agenda: Lunch and sign-in, noon to 1 p.m.(boxed lunch will be provided). Session I, 1 to 2:45 p.m. Break, 2:45 to 3 p.m. Session II, 3 to 4:15 p.m. Q and A, 4:15 to 4:30 p.m.
Practical Approaches to Identification and Management of Oral Infections and Diseases in the HIV+ Patient
- Identify and manage clinical presentation of com- mon oral soft tissue pathologies
- Understand the medical and dental considerations of treating patients living with HIV/AIDS.
- Recognize the common early signs and symptoms of oral cancer
- Cite the key principles in the management of estab- lished models of comprehensive care for PLWHA
HIV Transmission in the Context of Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) & Treatment as Prevention (TASP)
- To be announced
Kishore Shetty DDS, BDS, MSc, MPA
Director of Oral Health Services, Heartland Health Outreach & Clinical Faculty, Division of Prevention and Public Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.
John Schneider, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine & Director, Global Health Programs, University of Chicago Medicine.
ISDS Courses for Dental Assistants and Hygienists
Several Continuing Education courses, held under the auspices of the Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS), are scheduled to be held at the UIC College of Dentistry, 801 S. Paulina St., Chicago, IL 60612. The ISDS is an approved provider of Continuing Education. For more information or to register, or for refund and cancelation information, email Gloria Pitchford at firstname.lastname@example.org, log on to www.isds.org, or call (800) 475-4737.
Course objectives: This four-day course will satisfy the State of Illinois expanded function training requirements to allow registered dental hygienists to administer local anesthesia under the general supervision of a licensed dentist. Course content provides a review of knowledge on the uses and potential complications of administering local anesthesia. There will be a pre-course reading assignment from Dr. Stanley F. Malamed’s Handbook of Local Anesthesia.
Topics include the local anesthesia armamentarium, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, pharmacology of vasoconstrictors, mandibular and maxillary anatomy, the trigeminal nerve, possible complications, post-treatment instructions, and accurate record keeping.
There will be lab practice sessions and injection instructions. Participants must agree to receive as well as administer injections in the clinic.
Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.
Credit: 32 credit hours.
Dates: Sept. 19 and 20, and Sept. 26 and 27, 2018.
Instructors: Dr. William G. Flick, ’74, Clinical Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Dr. Michael Miloro, Head, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; and Dr. Thomas Skiba, ’68, MS OFMS ’77, Clinical Assistant Professor, OMFS.
Fee: $1,045 ISDS member dentist staff, or ISDS hygiene member; $1,100 non-member
Coronal Polishing and Pit/Fissure Sealants Course
Course objectives: This course will provide dental assistants with the proper educational requirements as stated in Illinois law for application of pit and fissure sealants and coronal polishing, which includes didactic study in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and dental emergencies followed by a written exam. This course also will include two hours of clinical experience on pit and fissure sealants and two hours on coronal polishing. The clinical instruction on coronal polishing will include work performed on a human subject. At the completion of this course and prior to being permitted to perform these expanded functions in Illinois, the dental assistant must meet the following requirements:
Be 18 years of age and working as a dental assistant for at least 1,000 hours. The supervising dentist must personally observe the successful placement of six sealants on a patient or patients by the dental assistant. The successful participant will receive a certificate of completion.
Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.
Credit: Ten credit hours.
Dates: Nov. 11, 2018.
Instructors: Jennifer Bereckis, RDH; Dr. Brian Caraba, '95, Dr. Marta Demski, '13
Fee: $495 ISDS member dentist staff; $850 non-member dentist staff.
Prerequisite: Must be at least age 18, and a dental assistant for at least 1,000 hours.
Nitrous Oxide Monitoring and Administration Course
Course objectives and content: This course for monitoring and administration of nitrous oxide by dental assistants and dental hygienists is designed to meet the certification requirements of the State of Illinois for expanded functions. This course will include both didactic and clinical components in the monitoring and administration of nitrous oxide and advanced airway management. It will provide instruction in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and dental emergencies as they relate to the use of nitrous oxide in the dental office. After successful completion of this course the dental assistant can return to the private office and provide expanded function for the dental team and the monitoring of nitrous oxide, while the dental hygienists will be able to start and stop the flow of gas.
Credit: Six credit hours.
Dates: May 9, Oct. 10, and Nov. 14, 2018
Instructor: Dr. Evelina Kratunova, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry.
Fee: $295 ISDS member dentist staff; $525 non-member dentist staff.
Prerequisite: Must be currently certified in CPR/BLS for healthcare providers, or its equivalent. A copy of your current BLS card must accompany registration form. This course is open to all qualified dental assistants for monitoring and dental hygienists for administering.
Anesthesia/Sedation Assistant Monitoring Clinical Certification Course
This course is offered as a Continuing Education experience for dental assistants and hygienists who work in dental or oral surgery offices in the State of Illinois where sedation or general anesthesia is administered. The course is designed to meet the requirements of the Illinois Dental Practice Act and the rules administering the Dental Practice Act. The course includes both lecture and clinical exposure.
Course objectives and competencies: The assistant will: Become familiar with the anatomy and physiology involved with monitoring and airway maintenance in the sedated dental patient. Obtain a basic understanding of the physiology of the respiratory, cardiovascular, and neurological systems as they related to anesthesia and sedation. Become familiar with the health questionnaire and its application for the evaluation of the patient undergoing anesthesia/sedation and be able to link this information to the ASA classification. Develop an understanding of the levels of sedation/anesthesia and be able to recognize these levels in the patient under dental sedation. Acquire the skills required for monitoring the sedated patient, including monitoring of blood pressure, pulse, perspiration temperature, and level of consciousness. Learn to operate automated monitoring devices including the EKG and pulse-oximeter. Learn to complete the anesthesia record and make appropriate monitoring entries during the procedure and during recovery. Learn basic management protocols for anesthesia-related emergencies and become more competent in assisting the dentist in their management.
Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.
Credit: 12 credit hours.
Dates: Oct. 17 and 18, 2018. Course times to be announced.
Instructor: Dr. William Flick, ’74, Clinical Associate Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Fee: $550 ISDS member dentist staff; $875 non-member dentist staff.
Prerequisite: Current BLS certificate.
For more information, log on to the ISDS website at www.isds.org.