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

Introducing the new Table Clinics:
Research in Oral Health Student Presentations Showcase

RIOH brochure

Table Clinics have a new name and a new virtual format this year. Now known as Research in Oral Health Student Presentations Showcase, the new name reflects a renewed focus on evidence-based oral health research for both dentistry and dental hygiene students.

To watch videos of the student presentations following this link to the RIOH page.

Winter 2021 Program

POSTPONED TO FALL 2021 - Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 7:00 to 9:00 pm | 2 CE lecture hours| Online
Implant dentistry: Keys to success
Dr. Mohamed Gebril
* Register here | DDS $99 CDN; DH/DA/ADHP $89 CDN

Saturday, April 17, 2021 (changed from Saturday, Febuary 27, 2021) | 8:00 to 11:00 am | 3 CE lecture hours| Online
Improving the outcomes of implant-retained restorations, from planification to occlusal adjustments 
Dr. Pierre-Luc Michaud
Register here | DDS $149 CDN; DH/DA/ADHP $139 CDN

Thursday, November 25 to 28, 2021| 16 CE lecture hours & 13 CE hands-on hours | online and in-person for clinic hours
Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist CERTIFICATION COURSE
Drs. James Brady and Jean-Charles Doucet
* Register here | DH $1350
* Note: for participants interested in the LA course who live outside the Atlantic region should contact the CPE office.

Continue to watch for more CE courses as they are added.

*NEW - ACDE Webinar Series

Beginning in March 2021, Continuing Dental Education is making available a new series of online webinars through the Association of Continuing Dental Education (ACDE). The ACDE brings together individuals who represent college-and university-based continuing dental education programs associated with accredited dental schools in Canada and the United States. This year, the ACDE and 31 of its member schools are jointly providing a series of live webinars featuring university-based key opinion leaders.

Follow this link for the full list of ACDE courses being offered from March to June 2021.

April 2021 ACDE Webinars

Friday, April 16, 2021 | 12:00 to 1:30 PM (Atlantic Time) | 1.5 CE lecture hours | webinar
Radiographic interpretation: Benign or malignant and how to tell the difference
Dr. Don Tyndal
Register here | $75 CDN

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 9:00 to 10:30 PM (Atlantic Time) | 1.5 CE lecture hours | webinar
9300nm CO2 Laser experiences in the dental setting
Drs. Gregory Schuster & Robert Yasso
Register here | $75 CDN

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‑19: Protocols for treating patients

For information about the new Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia protocol that restricts the treatment of dental emergencies to a limited number of locations as result of the COVID-19 outbreak, follow this link to the Faculty of Dentistry news page. 

No refund will be issued for withdrawals within 21 days leading up to the course or after the early bird date, whichever comes first.