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.

Continuing Education Courses

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Basic Life Support (BLS) Recertification

Thursday, January 20, 2022 5:00pm to 7:00pm
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 $65 (College of Dentistry staff) or $75 (general public).   Course Registration (classes will be limited to 9 participants; once a class reaches the 9 participant max, registration for that class will then close. Please select another class if you find that…
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Decision Making for Digital Dentistry and Clinical Assessment

Friday, February 11, 2022 8:30am to 12:15pm
Virtual
Expert clinicians use highly structured—and often intuitive—thought processes to manage decision-making in patient care. They internalize reflective questions to help guide treatment options and provide the best care for individuals. Students and practitioners must acquire these same critical-thinking skills through practice. During the first part of this course, we will overview the importance of critical thinking in dental practice. Relevant critical-thinking skills for treatment planning,…
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Local Anesthesia - Pathways for More Effective and Timely Pain Management

Friday, March 11, 2022 8:30am to 12:15pm
Virtual
Sound local anesthesia practices can serve as a backbone for timely practice efficiency and positive patient feedback. Routine local anesthesia injection practices of nerve blocks and infiltration techniques provide a high degree of success although in many cases of acute pain or unique 'tough to numb' patients these will often fail to provide profound anesthesia leading to poor procedural and patient satisfaction outcomes. Intraosseous anesthesia techniques have an ability to provide fast…
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Evidence-Based Dentistry and Treatment Planning for the Practicing Dentist

Friday, April 8, 2022 8:30am to 12:15pm
Virtual
This CE course will describe what is evidence-based dentistry (EBD), why it is important, and what are the five steps for implementing EBD in clinical practice. The course will then focus on how EBD can be used for effective dental treatment planning. Course Details Cost:  $75 Hours:  3.5 Title: Evidence-Based Dentistry and Treatment Planning for the Practicing Dentist Instructors: Dr. Leonardo MarchiniRegistration Objectives Participants should be able to: Search for the relevant…
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Basic Life Support (BLS) Recertification

Thursday, April 21, 2022 5:00pm to 7:00pm
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 $65 (College of Dentistry staff) or $75 (general public).   Course Registration (classes will be limited to 9 participants; once a class reaches the 9 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
344 Dental Science Building N
Iowa City, IA 52242-1010
319-335-7159
barbara-colbert@uiowa.edu