Continuing Dental Education

Working to meet dental professionals' needs

Our Office of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) provides outstanding educational opportunities for dental professionals. We work closely with faculty and dental and dental hygiene societies and professionals in private practice to design programs to meet the dental community's needs.

Each year, we offer programs by local and international experts. The programs are both lecture and participation format and are designed to maximize attendees' learning opportunities.

If you're interested in seeing a particular topic or presenter at the Faculty of Dentistry, we welcome your suggestions. Please contact us at 902. 494.1674 or

Winter 2021 Program

Thursday, November 25 to 28, 2021| 16 CE lecture hours & 13 CE hands-on hours | online and in-person for clinic hours

Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist CERTIFICATION COURSE
Drs. James Brady and Jean-Charles Doucet
* Register here | DH $1350
To hold a space in this course, you can register and pay a $100 non-refundable deposit. All remaining fees will be due by Spetember 1, 2021.

POSTPONED TO FALL 2021 - Date TBD| 7:00 to 9:00 pm | 2 CE lecture hours| Online
Implant dentistry: Keys to success
Dr. Mohamed Gebril
* Register here | DDS $99 CDN; DH/DA/ADHP $89 CDN* Note: for participants interested in the LA course who live outside the Atlantic region should contact the CPE office.

Dental Hygiene Refresher Course CERTIFICATION COURSE
Register here | * will be open shortly
Registration closes: December 15, 2021

Continue to watch for more CE courses as they are added.

ACDE Webinar Series

Beginning in March 2021, Continuing Dental Education office began offering a new series of online webinars through the Association of Continuing Dental Education (ACDE). The ACDE brings together individuals who represent college-and university-based continuing dental education programs associated with accredited dental schools in Canada and the United States. This year, the ACDE and 31 of its member schools are jointly providing a series of live webinars featuring university-based key opinion leaders. The program has been successful and will continue into 2022.

Follow this link for the full list of ACDE courses being offered.

July 2021 ACDE Webinars

Saturday, July 10, 2021 | 12:00 to 1:00 PM (Atlantic Time) | 1.0 CE lecture hour | webinar
Dental sleep medicine and temporomandibular disorder (TMD) and why it's important to your practice
Dr. Leopoldo Correa
Register here * | $49 CDN

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 | 9:00 to 11:00 PM (Atlantic Time) |2.0 CE lecture hours | webinar
The double-edged sword of sedation: Understanding the power that you wield
Dr. Bryant Cornelius
Register here * | $99 CDN

Thursday, July 29, 2021 | 9:00 to 11:00 PM (Atlantic Time) | 2.0 CE lecture hours | webinar
Panoramic Re-primer
Dr. Ernest Lam
Register here * | $99 CDN

New online registration system - Live!

You can now convieniently register for all your CE courses through our new online registration system. As courses are loaded into the registration system, links will added to the course listings below.

The new registration system will allow you to create an individual profile where you can manage your personal information and your registration for CE courses. When you are setting up your profile, under the student category please select one of the following: DDS/Alumnus; DDS/Non-Alumnus; ADHP/Alumnus; or ADHP/Non-Alumnus

On your individual profile page, we will add your CE documents and course certificates for any courses you have completed since September 1, 2020. Once they are attached to your profile, our staff can easily access the documents and send you copies, if you need them.

The registration system has a shopping cart feature that allows you to register for multiple courses at one time.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact CPE at

COVID‑19: Protocols for treating patients

For information about the new Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia protocol that restricts the treatment of dental emergencies to a limited number of locations as result of the COVID-19 outbreak, follow this link to the Faculty of Dentistry news page. 

No refund will be issued for withdrawals within 21 days leading up to the course or after the early bird date, whichever comes first.