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 cde.dentistry@dal.ca.

Upcoming In-person CE Courses

Bone grafting demystified (Part 1): Ridge preservation (when, where, and how) with a hands-on component
March 4, 2023 (Saturday) | 2.0 lecture hours & 2.0 hands-on | in-person 
Drs. Haider Al-Waeli, Eraldo Batista, Zeeshan Sheikh, Sayed Mirbod
Registration will open soon | Limited enrollment

Improving the outcome of single implant restoration through prosthodontics driven treatment planning and surgical site preparation
April 22, 2023 (Saturday) | 3.0 lecture hours & 3.0 hands-on | in-person
Drs. Pierre-Luc Michaud and Zeeshan Sheikh
Registration will open soon | Limited enrollment

What should I use in my practice? Rotary or reciprocation?
April 28, 2023 (Friday) | 1.5 lecture hours & 2.0 hands-on | in-person 
Dr. Isabel Mello
Registration will open soon | Limited enrollment

Certification Courses - Coming Soon 

Medical emergencies for the dental office - Certification course *
April 14, 2023 (Friday) | 3.5 lecture hours | in-person 
Dr. Chris Lee and Dr. Laural Murphy
Registration will open soon | Limited enrollment

Medical emergencies for the dental office - Certification course **
April 14, 2023 (Friday) | 3.5 lecture and 2.5 hands-on hours | In-person
Dr. Chris Lee, Dr. Laural Murphy, and Darryl Chickness
Registration will open soon | Limited enrollment

Nitrous oxide sedation - Certification course *
April 15 & 16, 2023 (Saturday & Sunday) | In-person
Dr. Chris Lee and Dr. Shannon Fitzpatrick
Registration will open soon | Limited enrollment

Local anesthetic course for the dental hygienst - Certification course
TBD | 16 lecture and 13 hands-on CE hours | Asychronous and in-person
(pre-reading lecture material will be available TBD)
Dr. James Brady and Dr. JC Doucet
Registration will open soon | Limilited enrollment

Small field of view cone-beam computed tomography for dentistry (CBCT): Application and interpretation *
Dr. Curtis Gregoire
More details will be coming shortly
Registration will open soon

* 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 Webinar Series

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

Monday, January 23, 2023 |9:00 to 11:00 PM (Atlantic Time) |2.0 CE lecture hours | webinar
Management of gummy smile: Esthetic crown lengthening and lip repositioning
Dr. Bassam M. Kinaia
Register here | $99 CDN

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 |9:00 to 11:00 PM (Atlantic Time) |2.0 CE lecture hours | webinar
Advanced aligner tips, tricks, and pearls
Dr. Amanda Wilson
Register here | $99 CDN

Friday, February 3, 2023 |12:00 to 1:00 PM (Atlantic Time) |1.0 CE lecture hours | webinar
Updates in light-curing: Unravelling the new era of light-cured materials
Dr. Dayane Oliveira
Register here | $59 CDN

Friday, February 10, 2023 |12:00 to 1:30 PM (Atlantic Time) |1.5 CE lecture hours | webinar
How not to kill your patient: Importance of the medical history
Dr. Christine Blass
Register here | $75 CDN

Friday, February 17, 2023 |12:00 to 2:00 PM (Atlantic Time) |2.0 CE lecture hours | webinar
Introduction to forensic odontology
Dr. Allen Samuelson
Register here | $99 CDN

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 |9:00 to 10:30 PM (Atlantic Time) |1.5 CE lecture hours | webinar
Digital treatment options for the fully edentulous patient
Dr. Mark Ludlow
Register here | $75 CDN

Sunday, February 26, 2023 |3:00 to 5:00 PM (Atlantic Time) |2.0 CE lecture hours | webinar
The non-odontogenic toothache
Dr. Sowmya Ananthan
Register here | $99 CDN

New Online Registration System

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 cde.dentistry@dal.ca.

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.