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

Fall 2021 CE Program: In-person and virtual events

Saturday, November 6, 2021 | 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM | 6 CE lecture hours
Sunday, November 7, 2021 | 8:30 AM to 11:30 | 3 CE hands-on hours
Dr. Alan Atlas

Lecture: Focusing on the details! Achieving precision restorative dentistry with evidenced-based protocols
Register here (lecture)
DDS $425, ADHP $225 early bird, before October 7, 2021; DDS$500,  ADHP $275, after October 7, 2021
  Topic 1: Impresss with success! prep, impress, and cement using evidenced-based techniques for ceramics
  Topic 2: Good to GREAT! Evidenced-based protocols for mastering adesion and posterior composites
Hands-on: Good to GREAT! Evidence-based protocols for mastering adhesion and posterior composites (note *)
Register here (hands-on)
DDS $325 early bird, before October 7, 2021; DDS $400, after October 7, 2021

Note *: To participate on this hands-on course, it is required that you complete the lecture course on Saturday, November 6, 2021.


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 September 1, 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.

October 2021 ACDE Webinars

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 | 9:00 to 10:00 PM (Atlantic Time) | 1.0 CE lecture hour | webinar
The new (and old) tobacco products: Health effect and helping patients
Dr. Benjamin Chaffee
Register here | $49 CDN

Saturday, October 16, 2021 | 12:00 to 1:30 PM (Atlantic Time) | 1.5 CE lecture hours | webinar
Digital dentures: Where are we now?
Dr. Wendy AuClair Clark
Register here | $75 CDN 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 | 9:00 to 11:00 PM (Atlantic Time) | 2.0 CE lecture hours | webinar
CBCT for endodontics
Dr. Tenzin Dadul
Register here | $99 CDN 

Friday, October 29, 2021 | 12:00 to 2:00 PM (Atlantic Time) | 2.0 CE lecture hours | webinar
Substance use disorder
Dr. A. Omar Abubaker
Register here | $99 CDN

Dental Hygiene Refresher Course CERTIFICATION COURSE

This course is designed as a refresher course for dental hygiene graduates who have been licensed to practice in Canada. This course will consist of an on-line pre-study component and a clinical component.

The Dental Hygiene Refresher Course is offered by the Department of Continuing Education in the Faculty of Dentistry. Both a 5-day and a 10-Day clinical course are offered. The 5-day course is designed for dental hygiene graduates who have been out of practice for less than 5 years and are wishing to re-enter the dental hygiene workforce, or who are currently in the workforce and seeking to upgrade their competence. The 10-day course is designed for dental hygiene graduates who have been out of the workforce for more than 5 years. All applicants must have held a license to practice dental hygiene in Canada. Applications will be reviewed to determine eligibility for either the 5-day or 10-day clinic refresher.

Register here | Section 01: 1 week (<5 years) or Section 02: 2 weeks (>5 years)
Registration closes: December 15, 2021

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 guidelines for in-person courses

Dalhousie University is following NS health guidelines with respect to COVID protocols.

  • Participants attending any CE event who are guests to the university, will be asked to provide proof of vaccine before being allowed to enter the building
  • People will be required to maintain a safe distance
  • It is mandatory to wear face masks
  • Room capacity has been reduced to 50%. 
  • To attend any in-person events, you must pre-register. There are no walk-in registrations permitted.