The Office of Continuing Dental Education is proud to be part of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry’s 140 year commitment to providing outstanding education in the dental field. The CDE Office offers a wide range of innovative educational programs to assist you in growing your practice or in meeting your state licensure requirements. The courses are open to all dental professionals. The University of Michigan School of Dentistry Continuing Dental Education Department is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

Please visit Directions and Parking for travel suggestions and hotel information. Visitor parking for the school of dentistry is located in the Palmer Drive structure which is located behind the dental school. The Fletcher parking structure is used for patient parking only.

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Course Number: OL-B968-20
Credits: All 6 sessions 32.5 CDE credits
Location: 5 Zoom Webinars, 1 Lab Wyndahm Hotel, Ann Arbor
Fees: This course is taught in six different sessions, the first five are online and the last session is a three day lab. You can sign up for just one or all six of the sessions!
Course Speakers: Gustavo Mendonça DDS, MSc, PhD; Hsun-Liang (Albert) Chan, DDS, MS

Session Date Time Cost Description
Session 1 Aug 14, 2020 2:00pm - 4:30pm ET $100 Online course.
Introduction to digital workflow in implant treatment planning with Gustavo Mendonça.
Ideal implant positioning and indications for hard/soft tissue grafting with Albert Chan.
Session 2 Sep 18, 2020 2:00pm - 4:30pm ET $100 Online course.
Use software to superimpose CBCT and intraoral scanner images, virtual wax-up and implant placement with Gustavo Mendonça.
Intraoral scanner and 3d printer selection / materials for 3d printing with Gustavo Mendonça.
Session 3 Oct 9, 2020 2:00pm - 4:30pm ET $100 Online course.
Guide design, export and printing with Gustavo Mendonça.
Surgical considerations with computer-generated guides in partially edentulous cases with Albert Chan.
Session 4 Nov 13, 2020 2:00pm - 4:30pm ET $100 Online course.
Full-mouth rehabilitation with digital workflow with Gustavo Mendonça.
Surgical considerations when planning full-mouth rehabilitation with Albert Chan.
Session 5 Jan 15, 2021 2:00pm - 4:30pm ET $100 Online course.
Interim restoration design, export and printing with Gustavo Mendonça.
Invest in digital workflow: advantages and challenges with Gustavo Mendonça.
Session 6 Jul 26-28, 2021 TBD $2,500 In person lab.
This in-person hands-on module will supply time and opportunity to apply learnt knowledge and skills from Series 1-5.
Participants will design implant surgical guides, familiariz themselves with 3D printing and immediate temporalization.
Key points for selection of current products/devices for digital workflow will also be discussed. Taught by Gustavo Mendonça & Albert Chan.

Discounts with multiple registrations: Sessions 1-5 $400, Sessions 1-6 $2700

Course Overview: Post-COIVD era is full of challenges as well as opportunities in dentistry. It is critical to position and prepare ourselves with digital workflow in mind so to catch the next wave of dental digital revolution. Digital technology is becoming more affordable in everyday dentistry. Combination of computed tomography and 3d scanning allows more advanced and predictable planning for treatment for implant cases. These advanced tools have great applications in clinical practice. This course is designed to discuss each steps of digital workflow for implant treatment and practical considerations in selecting CBCT machines, intraoral scanners, software, the guide systems and 3d printers.

This course combines didactic lectures and demonstration with typodonts and implant planning software to cover a broad range of advanced implant techniques.

The course objectives are to familiarize participants with:

  • Digital workflow in implant treatment planning
  • Ideal implant positioning and indications for hard/soft tissue grafting
  • Digital wax-up
  • Working with 3D files (.STL) for planning advanced techniques to restore implants
  • Digital design and 3d printing of models, surgical guides and interim restorations
  • Utilization of CAD/CAM (3d software), scanners and 3d printers for fabrication of interim restorations and surgical guides
  • Surgical considerations with the computer-generated guides

September 4, 2020

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Course Number: OL-B970-20
Credits: 3
Location: Zoom Webinar
Zoom Check-in Time: 1:45pm
Course Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Fees: $95
Course Director: Daniela Mendonça, DDS, MSc, PhD, D.ABDSM and Geoffrey Gerstner, DDS, MS, PhD, D.ABDSM
Course Overview: This Online Zoom webinar is intended for general dentists, specialists, as well as other health professionals, with interest in obstructive sleep apnea. It is an introductory course, and we will discuss the basics of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), its pathophysiology, demographics and associated risk factors. A step by step OSA screening/diagnosis will be discussed as well as the importance of a multidisciplinary team approach. The various treatment options will be described, with emphasis on the various types of oral appliances available.

May 28, 2021

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Course Number: OP155-21
Credits: 6
Location: School of Dentistry, 1011 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, Michigan
Registration Time: 8:30am
Course Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Fee: DDS: $235 (early bird $200); AUX: $130 (early bird $100)
Course Speaker: Won Moon, DMD, MS
Course Overview: The Moon Principles by Won: Comprehensive Seminar in Micro-Implants Supported Midfacial Skeletal Expander (MSE) with Retrospective Overview, the Latest Developments, and Prospective Advanced Applications. The application of Micro-Implants (MI) in orthodontics can be extremely versatile. Creative use of MI can provide many treatment modalities which were not possible with the traditional orthodontic approach. The MSE has evolved since 2004, and its application has been steadily growing globally. With a proliferation of MSE related publications by multiple investigators, there is clear evidence to support its impact.

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The University of Michigan School of Dentistry has been closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 over the last several months. Although we were hopeful that conditions would change by June 2020, Scientific Chairs Dr. William Giannobile and Dr. Hom-Lay Wang, have made the difficult, but necessary decision to reschedule this year’s 2020 Ramfjord Symposium and the Basic Foundation for Optimal Periodontal Regeneration special event to 2021.
Ramfjord Symposium and Optimal Periodontal Regeneration - Rescheduled to June 9-12, 2021

June 9-12, 2021

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Course Number: P5047-20
Credits: 13
Location: The Michigan League & Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Registration Times: 12:30 pm (Thursday); 7:30 am (Friday)
Course Times: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Thursday); 8:00am - 5:00pm (Friday); 8:30 am – 12:00 pm (Saturday)
Fee: DDS: $495 (Early Bird $415); AUX: $275 (Early Bird $195)
Course Overview: This year, symposium Scientific Chairs, Dr. William Giannobile and Dr. Hom-Lay Wang, will preside over lectures and a poster session on the topic of Twilight between Soft and Hard Tissue Grafts for Periodontal and Implant Reconstruction. Hard tissue augmentation without soft tissue coverage and soft tissue graft without proper hard tissue support will not resulted in a predictable treatment outcome. Hence, soft and hard tissue management around natural dentition and dental implant are keys for dental/implant overall treatment success. To create ideal periodontal and implant soft and hard tissue conditions enable clinicians to achieve required esthetic outcome as well as to maintain treatment long-term stability. This symposium invites international well-known expertise in this field to resolve these twilight challenges. Recent research findings and newly developed clinical skills and tips will be shared with all participants. The pros and cons of techniques used to treat soft and hard tissue grafting complications will also be discussed.

July 20-24, 2021

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Course Number: P485-21
Credits: 29
Location: Room G508, School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Registration Time: 7:30am
Course Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Fees: $5,000
Course Director: Hom-Lay Wang, DDS, MSD, PhD
Course Overview: This course is designed to help dentists incorporate hard and soft tissue graft as well as advanced implant surgeries into their daily practices. This CE course combines didactic lectures and hands-on workshop with fresh cadaver specimens to cover a broad range of advanced periodontal/implant surgical techniques.

July 26-30, 2021

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Course Number: P855-21
Credits: 20 - 40 credits
Location: Wyndham Garden, 2900 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, MI
Fee: DDS: Module 1 $2500; Module 2 $2500; Module 1 & 2 $3750
Course Speakers: Hsun-Liang (Albert) Chan, DDS, MS, Clinical Associate Professor; Diego Velasquez, DDS, MS, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor; Gustavo Mendonça, DDS, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor
Course Overview: New technology continues to drive how we practice dentistry. The most current waves are (1) implant digital workflow and (2) periodontal and implant microsurgery. The University of Michigan School of Dentistry proudly presents you a course with two hands-on modules, Implant Digital Workflow (Module 1) and Periodontal and Implant Microsurgery (Module 2). You may attend just one or both of the modules.


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Course Number: PR-B965-20
Credits: 3
Location: Online only
Course Time: 24/7
Fees: $95
Course Director: Gustavo Mendonça DDS, MSc, PhD
Course Overview: In this course we will present and discuss the most common problems that occur with implant-supported restorations. We will discuss the available treatment options and solutions for totally and partially edentulous, and single-tooth cases. The most common complications are loosening or fracture of the gold screw, loosening of the abutment screw, porcelain fracture, problems with prosthesis misfit, non-passive fit, peri-implantitis and aesthetic related issues. In most cases, these failures and complications are easy to resolve and demand a well-defined occlusion and replacement of the prosthesis. On the other hand, in a few cases, it takes longer to manage the problem and may require placing new implants and modifying prosthesis designs.


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Course Number: PR-A969-20
Credits: 2
Location: Online only
Course Time: 24/7
Fees: $65
Course Director: Danielle Kalil, JD
Course Overview: Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some form of labor or commercial sex act. While the scope of human trafficking is uncertain, there are more and more cases of human trafficking being reported in the State of Michigan. This course will seek to spread awareness of the issue of human trafficking while educating and equipping participants to address this injustice in their own communities.


University of Michigan School of Dentistry Continuing Dental Education
1011 N University Ave, Room G508
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1078
Phone: (734) 763-5070 or (734) 763-5171

University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Continuing Dental Education is an ADA 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.