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

Watch for new 2024 courses added soon

Date/Time Course Instructor Registration Link

May 25, 2024

9:00AM to 12:00PM

Mastering immediate dental implant placement: Practical tips for success


online live webinar

Dr. Sayed Mirbod and
Dr. Haider Al-Waeli
Register here
Note: no recording will be made available after the CE event.

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


Date/Time Course Instructor Registration Link
May 3, 2024 Medical Emergencies for the dental office - certification course Dr. Chris Lee and
Dr. Laurel Murphy

Register here for the desired sessions

Hands-on PM Session is full. If you want to be added to the waitlist, please continue with registration and follow instructions to be added to the waitlist.

8:30AM to 12:00PM

1/2 day in-person lecture - morning


8:30AM to 12:00PM

1/2 day live webinar online - morning


1:00PM to 3:30PM

1/2 day hands-on session - afternoon


1) There will be no recording available after the live sessions.
2) If considering the nitrous sedication course, you must take both the medical emergencies for the dental lecture and hands-on courses.

May 4 and 5, 2024

8:00AM to 4:00PM Day 1

8:00 to 5:00PM Day 2

Nitrous oxide sedation for dentists


Dr. Chris Lee and
Dr. Shannon Fitzpatrick

Register here Course is full.

If you want to be added to the waitlist, please continue with registration and follow instructions to be added to the waitlist.

October 1, 2024
on-line material

November 2 to 3, 2024
in-person clinical sessions

Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienst

Dr. James Brady and

Dr. Jean-Charles Doucet

Registration will open shortly

Next offering 2025



Dental Hygiene Refresher Course

One week program for those out of practice <5 years

Two week program for those out of practive >5 years

Prof. Andrea Hare

To be added to the course waitlist, follow this link.

We offer a payment plan. If you require one, please contact our office.

Watch for more courses added shortly.



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.

2025 Certification Courses (dates not confirmed)

  • Medical Emergencies for the Dental Office (lecture only) * /**
  • Medical Emergencies for the Dental Office (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 Live Webinar Series | April 2024

Elevating Continuing Dental Education Excellence
Embark on a transformative journey with Dalhousie’s Faculty of Dentistry, Professional Dental Education in the offering of the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE) "ACDE Live Webinar Series". It is a collaborative initiative by ACDE Member Schools (AMS) to advance the realm of continuing dental education. ACDE, along with 35 of its member schools, is jointly providing this series of live webinars, showcasing university-based key opinion leaders.

To register for any of the following webinars, follow the registration link.


Date/Time Course Instructor Registration Link

Friday, April 5, 2024

12:00PM to 1:00PM (AT)

Extraction in post-irradiated oral cancer patients


Dr. Adepitan A. Owosho

$69 CDN

1.0 CE lecture hour

Sunday, April 7, 2024

4:00PM to 6:00PM (AT)

Digital dentures - Are we there yet?


Dr. Taha Akhtar

$99 CDN

2.0 CE lecture hours

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

9:00PM to 10:30PM (AT)

Factors affecting guided implant surgery accuracy


Dr. Arndt Guentsch

$75 CDN

1.5 CE lecture hours

Saturday, April 13, 2024

12:00PM to 2:00PM (AT)

Improving the clinical success of alveolar ridge preservation and guided bone regeneration (GBR): The when, where, and how?


Dr. Haider Al-Waeli and
Dr. Zeeshan Sheikh

$99 CDN

2.0 CE lecture hours

Friday, April 19, 2024

12:00PM to 2:00PM (AT)

Regenerative endodontic procedures


Dr. Mario Alovisi

$99 CDN

2.0 CE lecture hours

Monday, April 22, 2024

9:00PM to 11:00PM (AT)

A "Clinicians Report" dentistry update, from a university academic and clinician


Dr. Mark Durham

$99 CDN

2.0 CE lecture hours

Friday, April 26, 2024

12:00PM to 2:00PM (AT)

Recovery capital for substance use disorder: Assets, not abstinence. What do people need to recover from addiction?


Dr. Alex Elswick

$99 CDN

2.0 CE lecture hours

Group Registrations

If you are planning to register of more than five members from your office, we offer discounts.

10% discount with 5 to 10 participants from the same office

15% discount for > than 10 participants from the same office 

Each person must first create a profile on the registration system, then contact our office at, and provide a list of participant names.

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 2024!

Details of the Spring 2024 adventure will be available soon.

If you are interested in joining the bike and learn adventures, 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.