Continuing Dental Education

Working to meet dental professionals' needs

Dalhousie University's Faculty of Dentistry takes pride in its Office of Continuing Professional Education (CPE), providing exceptional educational opportunities for dental professionals. Collaborating with esteemed faculty, dental societies, and private practitioners, the CPE designs programs to meet the evolving needs of the dental community.

The CPE organizes continuing education programs featuring local and international experts, combining lectures and participation formats to maximize learning opportunities. Through workshops, seminars, webinars, and interactive sessions, attendees actively engage, exchange ideas, and refine their skills.

With a commitment to staying current, the CPE focuses on emerging trends, cutting-edge techniques, and innovative research in dentistry. This ensures that the programs remain relevant and impactful. The collaborative nature of the CPE fosters a community of lifelong learners passionate about their profession.

Engaging with the CPE allows dental professionals to access a wealth of knowledge and expertise, benefiting their patients and practices. By participating, professionals expand their clinical skills, enhance their network, and stay at the forefront of the evolving dental landscape.

In summary, Dalhousie University's Faculty of Dentistry's Office of Continuing Professional Education empowers dental professionals to excel in their careers and deliver high-quality patient care.

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 Courses

Date/Time Course Instructor Registration Link
Saturday, October 28, 2023

CE Day - Halifax
DENTDays 2023


Register here

Early bird registration fee ends October 6 2023

Esthetic YET time efficient composite veneers
(Lecture & hands-on)
Dr. Augusto Robles

1st - 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
2nd - 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

3 CE Credits

Ergonomics, wellness, and the dental professional: The importance of self-care while providing care
Nadine Hassanain

8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

3 CE Credits

Oral care for persons with intellectual disabilities: Barriers to accessing care and practical advice for oral health professionals
Dr. Heather Carr
Dr. Tracy Doyle
Dr. Evan Shaw

12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

3 CE Credits

Friday, November 3 & Saturday 4, 2023

2024 Digital Symposium: Where technology meets patient care


Dr. Amarjit Rihal
Dragan Lipovac
Dr. Vishal Sharm
Sally Bassam
Dr. Andre Pellerin
Registration opening - October 5, 2023

14 CE credits

Saturday, November 18, 2023


NL CE Day 2023



Register here

Early bird registration fee ends
October 28, 2023

Managing endodontic complications following dental trauma
Dr. Isabel Mello

8:30 AM TO 11:30 AM

3 CE Credits

Ridge preservation: Evidence-based approach, rationale, and expected outcomes
Dr. Haider Al-Waeli

12:30 PM TO 3:30 PM

3 CE Credits

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Deciphering the new classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions
(Lecture & hands-on)


Note: You have the option to register for the in-person (001) session or the live webinar (002). 

Dr. Kevin MacDonald
Dr. Zeeshan Sheikh
Dr. Haider Al-Waeli

Register here

4 CE Credits

Early bird registration fee ends
November 4, 2023

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


Date/Time Course Instructor Registration Link

August 28, 2023 -
Asynchronous component opens

September 26, 2023 - Final day and course quiz

Small field of view cone-beam computed tomography for dentists (CBCT): Application and interpretation - Certificate course
Dr. Curtis Gregorie

Register here

18.0 lecture and 7.0 hands-on CE hours | Online asynchronous and Live webinar


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

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
* meets PDBNS requirements

** pre-requisite for Nitrious Oxide Sedation - Certification course. This course is available only to those taking the N2O course due to limited enrollment. If you want to be added to the website in case some non-N2O 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 - September 2023


Date/Time Course Instructor Registration Link
Sunday, September 10, 2023
3:00 to 5:00 PM (AT)
Temporo-mandibular joint disorders

Dr. Sowmya Ananthan

Register here
$75 CDN

1.5 CE lecture hours

Wednesday, September 13, 2023
9:00 to 10:30 PM (AT)
CBCT systematic intrepretation of anatomy, benign, and malignant pathology of mazillary sinuses

Dr. Vijay Parashar

Register here
$75 CDN

1.5 CE lecture hours
Friday, September 15, 2023
12:00 to 1:30 PM (AT)
Management of endodontic complications following dental trauma

Dr. Isabel Mello

Register here
$75 CDN

1.5 CE lecture hours
Saturday, September 16, 2023
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (AT)

Substance use disorder - Part 2


Dr. Davis Thomas

Register here
$99 CDN

2.0 CE lecture hours

Friday, September 22, 2023

12:00 to 2:00 PM

Vital pulp therapy using direct pulp caps in permanent teeth: An alternative to root canals?


Dr. Sierra Nunn

Register here
$99 CDN

2.0 CE lecture hours

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
9:00 to 10:00 PM (AT)
Treatment planning and material selection for full month rehabilitation

Dr. Yun-Chu (Judy) Chen

Register here
$59 CDN

1.0 CE lecture hours

Saturday, September 30, 2023
12:00 to 1:30 PM (AT)


Removable partial denture design: Putting the pieces together

Dr. Selma Saadaldin

Register here
$75 CDN

1.5 CE lecture 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



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