Continuing Education

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The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston offers numerous courses for dental professionals. Courses are available for all disciplines of dentistry, including general dentists, specialists, dental hygienists and dental assistants. Our world-renowned instructors, as well as guest lecturers and clinicians, offer cutting-edge, hands-on sessions.

The UTSD Continuing Dental Education Program is an important component of the institution and essential to UTSD’s ability to carry out its mission. The School of Dentistry strives to instill an attitude of lifelong learning in its graduates. Through its commitment to continuing education, the school provides an avenue for its students, faculty, staff, graduates and other members of the profession to add to their dental scholarship.

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Featured Events

Continuing Education

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    CDE Course for Dental Hygienists and Assistants


    A Bonus for You!
    Join your fellow dental hygienists and assistants as we set sail from New Orleans to Cozumel, Mexico for four fun-filled days aboard the Carnival Elation.
    Oct. 8-12, 2015

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    4th Annual Generations
    Dental Conference &
    UTSD Alumni Roundup

    Session includes Restorative Materials Update 2015, Autoimmune Diseases: Systemic and Oral Health, & Pharmacologic Treatment Considerations, and Exploring the Emerging Science.
    Sept. 18, 2015

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    Combination Inhalation-Exteral (Oral) Minimal Sedation
    (Level 1) Permit

    An Interactive Web Course

    Taught By
    David M. Grogan, DDS, MS
    Arthur H. Jeske, DMD, PhD
    Ernest B. Luce, DDS
    Ernest E. Valdez, DDS

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    Renewal Course for Minimal Sedation (Level 1) Permit


    An Interactive Web Course

    Taught by
    Arthur H. Jeske, DMD, PhD
    Ernest B. Luce, DDS

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The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston Office of 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.

Online Courses

Predictable Local Anesthesia


This course is designed to update the dentist and dental hygienists (as applicable to state board rules and regulations) on current, evidence-based local anesthetic techniques and agents, with an emphasis on managing failures of local anesthesia and selecting safe and effective supplemental methods to obtain profound local anesthesia of the adult dentition.

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AdibiRays Radiolucent Lesions Module 1


This module presents radiologic interest lesions present to practitioners that require identification of these common lesions of interest, necessitates creation of a differential diagnoses and develop a management plan. The presentation is compiled of case studies and provides information in X-rays and is shown step by step including diagnosis, treatment planning, and final outcome.

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AdibiRays Radiopaque Lesions Module 2


This module presents radiologic interest lesions present to practitioners that require identification of these common lesions of interest, necessitates creation of a differential diagnoses and develop a management plan. The presentation is compiled of case studies and provides information in X-rays and is shown step by step including diagnosis, treatment planning, and final outcome.

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Preceptor Programs

Graduates from non-ADA accredited schools are required to complete this school's preceptorship program to apply for graduate programs in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD), General Practice Residency (GPR), Endodontics, Oral Pathology, Pediatrics, Periodontics and Prosthodontics. National Boards Part I may be required in order to apply to the Preceptorship Programs.

The Preceptor Programs do not award academic credit; upon completion of a program, the individual will receive a letter of completion. The programs involve didactic instruction and clinical training. Students in the Preceptor Programs attend seminars and courses with the graduate students and may be assigned to the graduate clinics to develop clinical expertise and treatment-planning skill in the program area.

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