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

In-person CE courses (lecture and hands-on activities)

Date/Time Course Instructor Registration Link
June 16, 2023
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Biomaterials Society Annual Meeting - PUBLIC SESSIONS [poster]


  • Oral regenerative medicine using innovative scaffolding technologies
  • Dental Applications
  • Bone tissue engineering: Regenerative biomaterials

Participants will:

  • Learn oral regenerative medicine using innovative scaffolding technologies.
  • Understand regenerative biomaterials for bone tissue engineering.
  • Understand biomaterials for dental applications.
Dr. William Giannobile, Harvard School of Dental Medicince and many others

Register here

4.0 CE lecture hours

June 17, 2023
8:30 to 11:30 AM

DNTL-DENT0146-001 [Poster]
Cracked teeth have become a more common problem for patients over the last several decades. Yet the lack of evidence-based information about this clinical occurrence leaves clinicians with no reliable preventive or treatment options. This presentation highlights the nature and possible origins of cracked teeth to help the clinician decide whether or not there may be a developing public oral health problem that rivals caries and periodontal disease in its destructive effects on the teeth.

Dr. Robert Roda

Register here

3.0 CE lecture hours

June 17, 2023
12:30 to 3:30 pm 


DNTL-DENT0147-001 [Poster]
This session will provide updates on topics that are relevant to the daily practice of dental hygiene professionals.

A portion of this course is being sponsored by Straumann Group

Dr. Elrado Batista
Dr. Aditya Patel

Register here

3.0 CE credit lecture hours

Sept 16, 2023 DNTL-DENT124-002
Part 2: Ridge augmentation (guided bone regeneration and onlay bone grafting) with hands-on component
Dr. Haider Al-Waeli
Dr. Eraldo Batista
Dr. Zeeshan Sheikh
Dr. Sayed Mirbod

Register here

4.0 CE credits hours total
2.0 Lecture &
2.0 Hands-on

Note: Part 1 was a pre-requisite for part 2. To register for part 2, you must have taken Part 1 that was offered in March 2023

A portion of this course is being sponsored by Dentsply Sirona

Certification Courses (i.e., Medical Emergencies, Nitrous Oxide Sedation, Local Anesthesia)


Date/Time Course Instructor Registration Link
November 4 & 5, 2023

Local anesthetic course for the dental hygienst

(pre-reading lecture material will be available a month prior to the course)

Dr. James Brady
Dr. JC Doucet

Register here

16 lecture and 13 hands-on CE hours | Asychronous and in-person

Dates - TBD DNTL-DENT0013-004
Small field of view cone-beam computed tomography for dentistry (CBCT): Application and interpretation
Dr. Curtis Gregoire

Registration will open shortly
Limited enrollment

Contact the CPE Office to be added to the waitlist. This will ensure you will be notified when the registration opens.

To be added to a list of certification course that interest you, contact to let us know which course you are interested in. If you are on interested list, you will be notified by email when the course registration opens.

2023-2024 Certification Courses (dates not confirmed)

  • Medical Emergencies for the Dental Office (lecture only)
  • Medical Emergencies for the Dental Office (lecture and hands-on)
  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation (Certification) for the Dentist
  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation - Refresher for the dentist
  • Local Anesthetic Refresher for the Dental Hygienist
  • CBCT Application and Interpretation (Certification)
* meets PDBNS requirements

** pre-requisite for Nitrious Oxide Sedation - Certification course. This course is available only to those taking the NO2 course due to limited enrollment. If you want to be added to the website in case some non-NO2 spaces open, please email the CPE office.

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

ACDE Webinars - June 2023

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

Date Course Title Instructor     Registration link

Thursday, June 1, 2023

9:00 to 10:00 PM


Reducing post-operatory sensitivity through adequate bonding procedures

Dr. Grace de Souza

Register here

$59 CDN

2.0 CE hours


Monday, June 5, 2023

9:00 to 10:00 PM


Advances and challenges of digital dentistry for dental implant surgeries

Dr. Chia-Yu Chen

Register here

$59 CDN

1.0 CE hours


Wednesday, June 14, 2023

9:00 to 11:00 PM


Why are your patients angry and fearful and what can you do about it?

Dr. Dave Carsten

Register here

$99 CDN

2.0 CE hours


Thursday, June 22, 2023

9:00 to 11:00 PM


Medicl history taking in dental patients

Dr. Sanjay Chand

Register here

$99 CDN

2.0 CE hours



New Registration System - OpenDal (formally Destiny)

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

Bike and Learn Adventure - Spring 2023!

The 2023 Dalhousie Bike and Learn conference was held in Portugal from April 23-30. Expert lectures covered oral surgery, orthodontics, maxillofacial pathology, and surgical management of obstructive sleep apnea. Thomson Bike Tours provided an exhilarating cycling experience with a scenic route encompassing historic villages and traffic-free roads. The journey spanned 7 days, averaging 108 km per day and a total elevation gain of 15,600 m.

Thank you for joining us at the 2023 Dalhousie Bike and Learn in Portugal.

If you are interested in joining future bike and learn, please contact



COVID Guidelines


COVID guidelines for in-person courses Dalhousie University is follows NS health guidelines with respect to COVID protocols and the university directives from the president's office.