Continuing Dental Education

UMKC Continuing Education

















2014-2015 Course Offerings


Daniel H. Ward, DDS
LOCATION: UMKC School of Dentistry
DATE: Friday, November 14, 2014
TIME: Registration: 8:45 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
TUITION: $195 Dentists
CREDITS: 6 ADA-Recognized Hours

This course is an excellent way to update your skills using the latest restorative materials. Dentistry is constantly introducing new materials and techniques, yet it is difficult to decide which to implement. No “one-size-fits-all” material exists, so the practitioner must have a broad knowledge of many protocols. With the aging demographics of our population it is important to use age-appropriate restorative materials. Composites with optimized nano-filler particles and non-bis-GMA resins decrease wear, polymerization shrinkage stress and optimized optical qualities. Sonic activated composites have increased depth of cure, simplifying placement. Glass ionomer restorative materials can serve as a therapeutic restorative material, reducing post-operative sensitivity and potential recurrent decay. Predictable Class II restorations require specific skills and techniques to achieve reliable success.
Selecting and implementing the latest all-ceramic crowns requires appropriate decision-making processes. Where do you use lithium disilicate or zirconia? Should they be monolithic, and do you need to bond? Learn how new improved temporary and final cements can significantly reduce sensitivity. A number of new products that you probably have never heard about will be discussed. Digital dental photography is invaluable to communicate with patients, labs and specialists. New innovative smile design concepts help to predictably produce esthetic smile outcomes.

Participants will be introduced to:

  • How to select and use the latest bonding agents and composites
  • How and when to use today’s bioactive glass ionomer materials
  • New pulp capping protocols
  • Several effective patient communication methods
  • See several adjunctive crown and bridge materials that simplify treatment
  • How to make restorative treatment planning decisions based on a thorough knowledge of available products.

Dr. Daniel H. Ward has been in private practice in Columbus, Ohio, for 32 years and served as an assistant clinical professor at the Ohio State University for 13 years. He has lectured and served as chief examiner of the Post-Graduate Program in Esthetic Dentistry at the University of Minnesota, SUNY Buffalo, UMKC and the University of Florida. He is a fellow in the American College of Dentists, the American Society for Dental Aesthetics, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and the Academy of General Dentistry.


Richard Mounce, DDS
LOCATION: UMKC School of Dentistry
DATE: Saturday, November 15, 2014
TIME: Registration: 8:45 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
TUITION: $195 Dentists
CREDITS: 6 ADA-Recognized Hours
Hands-on course. Class size is limited.

The multimedia lecture portion of this course is designed to help general practitioners improve their daily endodontic skills. Areas covered will include the latest concepts in diagnosis, case selection, and cleansing, shaping and packing the root canal system in three dimensions with warm obturation techniques. The course also will include an introduction to the surgical operating microscope, cone beam technology, and local anesthesia delivery for endodontic treatment. Dr. Mounce will discuss the importance of coronal seal and the role endodontics in treatment planning versus extraction and implants.
The hands-on portion of this course will review instrumentation and obturation to achieve the biologic objectives of root canal therapy. Techniques discussed in the lecture will be demonstrated with plastic blocks and extracted teeth. Participants will have ample time to practice instrumentation and obturation of canals utilizing the methods and equipment demonstrated.

Dr. Richard Mounce maintains a full-time endodontic practice in Rapid City, S.D., and has lectured and written globally on endodontics. He also owns MounceEndo, LLC, an endodontic supply company.


Cindy Amyot, RDH, EdD and Carrie Hanson, RDH, MA
Online Course - Limited Enrollment
Location:  UMKC School of Dentistry
Dates:  Fall Semester - September – December 2014
Tuition:  $500
Credits:  30 ADA-Recognized Hours, or 3.0 College Credits (UMKC Fees per credit hour apply)
Deadline to enroll:  August 15, 2014  

This online course is designed to give the practicing dental hygienist a core understanding of how to enter and work in the dental hygiene safety net. The course will also increase the participant knowledge in the area of public health dentistry, including; health promotion, disease prevention, current legislation, evidenced-based treatment, school-based and portable dentistry, coalitions, treating geriatric and disabled populations, as well as how to write and secure grant monies. The course will give participants the background information needed to apply for the ECP I and II. The Kansas State Dental Board requires an educational component for the ECP II certification

COURSE Basics:

  • Online access to 12 Topic modules 21/7
  • Discussion Board and Blog posting with other participants
  • Full semester to complete all 12 modules

COURSE Needs:         

  • Computer with High Speed Internet Access
  • Microsoft WORD & Power Point programs
  • Textbook: “ Concepts in Dental Public Health” by Jill Mason, RDH, MPH, which can be purchased on Amazon .com
Dr. Cindy Amyot, serves as a professor and the associate dean for Distance Education and Faculty Development at the UMKC School of Dentistry. She provides institutional and technological support for the ECP III course.
Carrie Hanson Serves as clinical assistant professor in the Division of Dental Hygiene as the director of the Admissions Enhancement Program at the UMKC School of Dentistry.

Bonnie Branson, RDH, PhD; Cindy Amyot, BSDH, EdD; Carrie Hanson, RDH, BS, MA; Kim Bray, RDH, MS; Becky Smith, DDS
Registration opens January 22, 2015
On-Line Portion opens February 17, 2015
Practical Lab and Competency Exam May 2015
Tuition and Credit: Course fees are based on the format of the course. Students may opt to take this course for either continuing education credit or for college credit.
Continuing education credit (18 CEUs): $625.00
College credit available upon request (2 college credit hours-cost based on tuition rates)*

This course was specifically designed to fulfill the Kansas State Dental Board requirement to for dental hygienists who apply for the ECP III Dental Hygiene Permit. Dental Hygienists with the ECP III certificate can practice under the sponsorship of a dentist in a variety of public health settings including, schools and long term care facilities in Kansas. The course material will prepare the student to:

  • Describe the requirements of ECP III legislation
  • Assess for recognition and subsequent referral for further dental care
  • Remove decayed tooth structure using hand instruments
  • Place various types of temporary restoration
  • Adjust dentures to relieve sore spots
  • Place temporary soft re-liners on dentures
  • Smooth rough tooth surfaces using a slow speed hand piece
  • Extract primary teeth with Class IV mobility
  • Manage dental emergencies
  • Understand various pharmacological agents such as antibiotics and antifungals.

Course Basics:

  • Online access to 8 topic modules 24/7
  • Cost Includes the Onsite Hands-On Lab Day Experience on a specified Saturday.
  • Discussion Board posting with other participants
  • Full semester to complete all 8 modules

Course Needs:

  • Computer with High Speed Internet Access
  • Microsoft WORD & Power Point programs

*Interested participants are encouraged to contact:
Karen Wilson, Continuing Education Coordinator UMKC School of Dentistry at or 816-235-2142 or Carrie Hanson at or 816-235-2061.

Call UMKC Continuing Dental Education:
(816) 235-2142 or 1-800-643-9671. Ask for Karen Wilson.

Policies and Procedures

CE Credits
Credit for each course will be based on hourly attendance (1 hour = 1 credit)


Dentists holding degrees from accredited schools are eligible to attend these course, as are laboratory technicians, dental hygienists, dental assistants and other team member where indicated.

The UMKC School of Dentistry is not responsible for providing liability or malpractice insurance in workshop courses. Participants enrolled in course which requires patient will be asked to provide proof of such insurance coverage

Dentists holding degrees from accredited schools are eligible to attend these course, as are laboratory technicians, dental hygienists, dental assistants and other team member where indicated.

The UMKC School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing denal education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by board of dentistry.

The current term of approval extends from May 2010 to June 2014

The UMKC School of Dentistry is an AGD PACE Recognized Provider. AGD PACE is a service of the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing dental education pro-grams of this program provider are accepted by the AGD Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from May 2012 to June 2015

Accommodating People with Disabilities
If you are a person with a disability and desire special accommodations, please advise us at the time of registration. Requests will be kept confidential. People with speech or hearing impairment can contact the University by using Relay Missouri, (800) 735-2966) (TT) or (800) 735-2466 (Voice)

Your registration confirmation will be mailed from the continuing education office two weeks prior to the course. You will also receive a listing of nearby hotels at this time, a map of the area and parking information.

Course Changes/Cancellation
The office of Continuing Dental Education reserves the right to limit registration, to change the location, time course content of faculty of any course and to cancel any course no less than one week prior to the course should circumstances make this necessary. Person registered in a canceled course will be notified by telephone, using the number listed on the registration form The office of Continuing Dental Education cannot be held responsible for the cost of a non-refundable airline tickets in the event of a course cancellation.

Refund Policy
For all regular lecture programs:  To receive a full refund you must notify the Division of Continuing Dental Education 48 hours prior to a program; if less than 48 hours prior to the start of program, a $30 administration fee will be deducted from your refund. No refund is available for cancellations on the day of a program.

For all limited enrollment programs:  To receive a full refund you must notify the Division of Continuing Dental Education at least six business days prior to the day of a program. One-half of the enrollment fee will be refunded for withdrawal to five days prior to a program. If you are unable to attend a program for any reason please call our office to notify us immediately so that we may promptly process you refund. The telephone for the Office of Continuing Dental Education accepts messages 24 hours a day. (800) 643-9671 or 235-2142. Please allow from two to six weeks for all refunds. People with speech or hearing impairments can call (800) 735-2966 (TT) or (800) 735-2466 (voice).

Policy Concerning Course Content
The University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Dentistry offers continuing education courses on all aspects of dentistry. In doing so, some presentations may include controversial material or commercial reference. Our sponsorship of such course should not be considered an endorsement or approval of the particular philosophy, product or procedure.

The UMKC School of Dentistry has an obligation to disseminate new knowledge in the dental field. Some new knowledge or techniques may be considered controversial. Sponsorship of a program by the UMKC School f Dentistry does not necessarily imply product or techniques endorsement.

UMKC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution.