The University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics provides high quality continuing education courses for the dental workforce in Iowa. 

Whether a dental assistant or a dentist who wants to keep up to date on the latest advances in dentistry, our world-renown faculty experts and guest lecturers are a resource for Iowa. 

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Lecture Courses

The University of Iowa College of Dentistry Continuing Education lecture courses address the latest advances in dentistry and dental specialties.

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Live Distance Courses

The University of Iowa College of Dentistry Live Distance courses allow you to take cutting-edge continuing education courses from the comfort of your own home or office during a cold Iowa Winter.

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Expanded Functions Level 2

Our Expanded Functions Level 2 course trains dental assistants to perform more functions in their dental clinic.

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Pregame Courses

The University of Iowa College of Dentistry Pregame Continuing Education courses allow you to conveniently get CE credit on game-day weekends.

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Vail Travel Course

Enjoy the slopes of Vail while completing continuing education courses in restorative dentistry or surgical orthodontia. 

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Independent Studies

Independent Studies courses can be taken at your convenience on cutting-edge continuing education topics.

2022-2023 Schedule of Continuing Education Courses

Continuing Education Courses

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Denver, Colorado Dental Alumni Reception

Friday, January 20, 2023 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Maggiano's
Iowa Dental alumni and friends….join us in Denver! All dentists, dental hygienists, spouses, guests, and staff are cordially invited. Even if you are NOT attending this convention, we hope you will save the date and plan to join us for this great reception where you will have the opportunity to meet new Dean Clark Stanford!  Event Details Friday, Jan. 20, 2023 5:00-7:00 PM Maggiano's  500 16th Street Suite 150 Denver, Colorado  Register today at https://bit.ly/denver-alumni-2023!
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Vail Ski and Dental CE

Monday, January 23 to Friday, January 27, 2023 (all day)
The Lodge at Vail
Ski, Relax and Learn at These Continuing Education Opportunities! Vail, Colorado Jan. 23-27, 2023 Register today!  *Course registration fee does NOT include hotel room. To learn more about this event, please visit click here.
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Basic Life Support (BLS) Recertification

Thursday, January 26, 2023 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Dental Science Building
Live Demonstration Course: Basic Life Support (BLS) Recertification This course qualifies the enrollee a certification by the American Heart Association for Basic Life Support (BLS), upon successful demonstration and exam and the cost is $70 (College of Dentistry staff) or $80 (general public). Course Registration (classes will be limited to 10 participants; once a class reaches the 10 participant max, registration for that class will then close. Please select another class if you find that...

Live Distance Course: Dealing with Interesting Pediatric Patients

Friday, February 10, 2023 8:30am to 12:15pm
Virtual
February 10, 2023 Cost: $79 Hours: 3.5 Title: Dealing with Interesting Pediatric Patients Instructors: Dr. Kecia Leary and Dr. Heidi Steinkamp Unique times call for unique measures. It is important to recognize that changing family dynamics plus the pandemic have had a toll on our families and this has impacted our pediatric patients and their behavior at the dentist. This session will provide guidance to oral health providers on how to help navigate the changing behaviors of pediatric...
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Chicago, Illinois Dental Alumni Reception

Friday, February 24, 2023 5:30pm to 7:30pm
The Blackstone Hotel
The College of Dentistry is thrilled to host a dental alumni reception in conjunction with the Chicago Mid-Winter Meeting. All dentists, dental hygienists, spouses, guests and staff are cordially invited.  Event Details: Friday, Feb. 24, 2023 5:30–7:30 p.m. The Blackstone Hotel 636 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois  Historic Art Hall & English Room

Live Distance Course: Digital Smile Planning: Veneer preps, computer design, and material’s indication

Friday, March 10, 2023 8:30am to 12:15pm
Virtual
March 10, 2023 Cost: $79 Hours: 3.5 Title: Digital Smile Planning: Veneer preps, computer design, and material’s indication Instructor: Dr. Thiago Porto The course intent is to give a general idea on how to initiate treatment planning with digital smile software (keynote or power point) and list several software programs that are available in the market. We will address the importance on esthetic cases on veneer preps and how they can be best performed for computer design. We will also...

Live Distance Course: Thinking Game for Maxillary Full Arch Implant Restorations

Friday, April 14, 2023 8:30am to 12:15pm
Virtual
April 14, 2023 Cost: $79 Hours: 3.5 Title: Thinking Game for Maxillary Full Arch Implant Restorations Instructor: Dr. Aaron Cho This course will be about how to approach the maxillary fill arch implant restorations. Now, full-arch implant restoration treatment is very important and popular because of CAD CAM technology and new strong material development. The lecture will provide the idea of how to make a treatment plan for maxillary edentulous patients and include clinical steps for this...
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Basic Life Support (BLS) Recertification

Thursday, April 20, 2023 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Dental Science Building
Live Demonstration Course: Basic Life Support (BLS) Recertification This course qualifies the enrollee a certification by the American Heart Association for Basic Life Support (BLS), upon successful demonstration and exam and the cost is $70 (College of Dentistry staff) or $80 (general public). Course Registration (classes will be limited to 10 participants; once a class reaches the 10 participant max, registration for that class will then close. Please select another class if you find that...
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2023 Osbon Memorial Lecture

Saturday, April 22, 2023 8:00am to 7:00pm
Dental Science Building
The 2023 Donald B. Osbon Memorial Lecture will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023, in the Galagan Auditorium at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. This event qualifies for 6 CE credits and is free to participants who pre-register. The keynote speaker will be Daniel Buser, professor and chair of the Department of Oral Surgery at the University of Bern in Switzerland and a part-time lecturer on restorative dentistry and biomaterials science at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
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Basic Life Support (BLS) Recertification

Thursday, August 17, 2023 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Dental Science Building
Live Demonstration Course: Basic Life Support (BLS) Recertification This course qualifies the enrollee a certification by the American Heart Association for Basic Life Support (BLS), upon successful demonstration and exam and the cost is $70 (College of Dentistry staff) or $80 (general public). Course Registration (classes will be limited to 10 participants; once a class reaches the 10 participant max, registration for that class will then close. Please select another class if you find that...
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Continuing Education Staff

Amanda Shoemaker

Amanda Shoemaker

Director of Alumni Relations and Continuing Education
The University of Iowa
348 Dental Science Building N.
Iowa City, IA 52242-1010
319-335-7166
​amanda-shoemaker@uiowa.edu

Barb Colbert

Barb Colbert

Secretary
The University of Iowa
346 Dental Science Building N
Iowa City, IA 52242-1010
319-335-7159
barbara-colbert@uiowa.edu