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 2022 In-person CE Courses

Friday, April 22, 2022 | 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM | 6 CE lecture hours
Saturday, April 23, 2022 | 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 April 1, 2022; DDS$500,  ADHP $275, after April 1, 2022
  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 April 1, 2022; DDS $400, after April 1, 2022

Note *: To participate on this hands-on course, it is required that you complete the lecture course on Friday, April 22, 2022.



Other in-person courses being offered in 2022

  • Digital Dentistry, hands-on | January 2022
  • CBCT certification course | March 2022
  • Medical Emergency certifcation in-person, with hands-on component | April 2022
  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation certication course | April 2022

If you are interested in any of the above listed courses and would like to be added to the waitlist so you are notified when registration open, please email the CPE office.

Medical Emergeny Certification Course

The CPE office will be offerering a online, virtual Medical Emergency Certification course for dentists and dental assistants. This course may also be of interest to the dental hygiene community. The course will also meet the Medical Emergency Certificaion new requirements of the Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia (PDBNS).

More details will be available shortly and registration will be open in December. 

ACDE Webinar Series

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

January 2022 ACDE Webinars

Friday, January 14, 2022 | 12:00 to 1:00 PM (Atlantic Time) | 1.0 CE lecture hour | webinar
Adhesive materials and techniques
Dr. Jeff Brucia
Register here | $60 CDN 

Monday, January 24, 2022 | 9:00 to 10:30 PM (Atlantic Time) | 1.5 CE lecture hours | webinar
Static computer-assisted implant surgery
Dr. Seung Jun Song
Register here | $75 CDN 

Saturday, January 29, 2022 | 12:00 to 2:00 PM (Atlantic Time) | 2.0 CE lecture hours | webinar
Variants of normal anatomy that may simulate disease on conventional and advanced images
Dr. Didem Dagdeviren
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.