Continuing Education Course Listing

christensen_webThe UMSOD Office of Continuing Education offers nearly 400 hours of continuing dental education courses each year. We are dedicated to lifelong learning and want to help you achieve your goals. Check this site often, as more courses are added frequently.

Have a question? Email or call 410-706-2282. We hope to see you at an upcoming course.

2022 Courses

Online Course - Proper Pharmacologic Prescribing and Disposal for Dental Practitioners

In partnership with the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners, the University of Maryland School of Dentistry is offering the continuing education course "Proper Pharmacologic Prescribing and Disposal for the Dental Practitioner", online. This is a two (2) continuing education hour course.

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation by email, within 24 to 48 hours, with further instructions.

Once you have registered, and are sent a confirmation, there will be no refund.

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Implantology Continuum Course

This two-year program is designed to impart to participants the knowledge; skill set and confidence needed to deliver one of the most highly sought services in dentistry today. Dental implants offer not just cosmetic appeal for patients but a more solid foundation for a longer-term investment in their oral health. Dental implants have become the gold standard when it comes to restoring partially and completely edentulous patients. The main purpose of this course is to help dentists and their patients benefit from everything that dental implants have to offer. By integrating comprehensive implant dentistry into their practices, participants can elevate their practices to a higher level.

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  • Adhesive Materials and Techniques
    This fast-paced webinar will include a comprehensive discussion of the ever-changing world of dentinal adhesives and light curing instruments.
  • Static Computer-Assisted Implant Surgery
    In the past 25-years, imaging and surgical techniques have developed both in accuracy and methodology. While these developments seem to be promising, a more comprehensive understanding is required for proper preparation and execution of computer assisted implant surgery.
  • Variants of Normal Anatomy that May Simulate Disease on Conventional and Advanced Images
    This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of the normal variations of the oral and maxillofacial region that may be misinterpreted as pathology. A variety of imaging modalities including two-dimensional conventional radiographs and three-dimensional advanced images will be used to illustrate different views of these normal variants.


  • The dark side of the screw: Complication Management in Implant Prosthodontics
    This presentation will provide an overview of the most commonly observed restorative complications of fixed and removable implant prostheses. Risk factors, prevention and diagnosis as well as management options based on current evidence will be discussed. Specific focus will be given in providing clinical tips for diagnosing and managing the most commonly encountered prosthesis-related complications in implant dentistry.
  • Systemic Factors Affecting Pain Experience 
    The experience of pain anywhere in the body is influenced significantly by systemic factors including, but not limited to, genetics, nutritional status, metabolic diseases, psychological factors, immunological conditions, endocrine disorders, sleep disorders, and more recently, COVID-19 infection. This 2 hour presentation is meant to enumerate the salient features of systemic diseases affecting pain experience.
  • Current Concepts in Dental Sleep Medicine 
    This lecture provides an overview of the current concepts on dental sleep medicine. Participants will learn about the pathophysiology of obstructive sleep apnea, and the role that a dentist can play in the management of obstructive sleep apnea as part of a multidisciplinary team approach.
  • Implicit Bias in Dentistry: What we don't think we think 
    This webinar will explore implicit bias and research studies showing the prevalence and potential impact of implicit bias on students' clinical and learning environments. Evidence-based strategies and skills will be discussed to mitigate our own biases and provide a safe and unbiased clinical environment for the patients.
  • Advanced Multi-Disciplinary Uses of CBCT Technology 
    Dental Cone Beam CT (CBCT) has been commercially available for more than twenty years. In this course, we will review several emerging multi-disciplinary uses for CBCT beyond its original primary use in dental implant planning.


  • Common Lesions of the Oral Cavity: Diagnosis to Management 
    This course will provide a brief overview of those lesions that are common to the oral cavity with a discussion on etiologic factors, clinical presentation, and relevant demographic information that can aid in establishing an accurate provisional clinical diagnosis.
  • Trigeminal Nerve Injuries in Dentistry 
    Injuries to the trigeminal nerve branches are a known and accepted risk in dentistry. It is important for practitioners to explain these risks to patients as part of the informed consent process and to recognize and document the presence of nerve injuries. Patients should be treated in a timely fashion or referred to practitioners skilled in microsurgical techniques for optimal sensory improvement.
  • Laser Applications for the Dental Hygienist 
    This course will discuss laser applications performed by a dental hygienist in a general practice setting. The use of various diode lasers (Sirona SIROlaser, Gemini, and Picasso) will be discussed including the proper dosage parameters for clinical applications. NOTE: this is NOT a laser safety course.
  • The Oral-Systemic Connection – an update
    This course will provide a summary of present knowledge about the connections between oral diseases, such as periodontitis, and a variety of systemic diseases and conditions such as atherosclerosis, respiratory infections, diabetes, and cognitive impairment.  
  • Minimally Invasive Dentistry Based on Evidence 
    This course will cover current evidence and evidence-based solutions regarding the main pillars of Minimally Invasive Dentistry: Prevention of carious lesions, minimal destruction of tooth structure, repair of defective restorations, and partial removal of caries tissue.




  • The Art and Science of Endodontic Diagnosis 
    This seminar will review how to acquire a comprehensive history from the patient and methodically and systematically conduct clinical and radiographic tests in order to arrive at an accurate diagnosis.
  • Class II Restorative Complications and Solutions 

    The go-to material of choice for posterior Class II restorations is resin composite. Despite our best efforts, complications with the direct placement of composite happen—sensitivity, marginal overhangs, chipping, and de-bonding just to name a few. Dr. Brock combines over twenty years of clinical experience in private practice with original research by his team at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry to provide practical solutions to these far too common complications.

  • Busting Biofilm: Classic to New Age Solutions 
    Biofilm management is a principal goal of preventive and nonsurgical periodontal therapy.  As part of maintaining optimal oral health, biofilm management requires daily patient self-care in combination with routine professional care for biofilm removal.  As oral health care professionals we must also stay up to date with biofilm removal products that best meet each patient’s needs.
  • Diagnostic Tests in Periodontics: Concepts and Applications 

    This course aims at presenting a review of periodontal disease progression concepts and the rationale behind some of the markers and biological fluids used in periodontal diagnostic tests. Additionally, basic principles of the biotechnological tools used to detect and quantify these markers are to be presented, along with their relative advantages, limitations, and potential pitfalls.

  • Surgical Microscope Enhancing Periodontal and Implant Treatment Outcomes 

    This course will focus on the principles and rationale of using the surgical microscope for periodontal and guided bone regeneration, supplemented by case demonstrations.