Continuing Dental Education

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2016 Course Offerings

Course 1620
Extended Care Permit III – Online & Lab Course (18 CEUs)
- An ONLINE course through the UMKC School of Dentistry
Cindy Amyot, RDH, EdD
Kylie Austin, RDH, MSDH

Dates: Spring Semester: January  – May 2016
Credits and Tuition: Participants may enroll for CE Credit or College Credit
• CE - 18 ADA-Recognized Hours - Tuition: $625
• College Credit – available on request (UMKC fees per credit hours apply)
Deadline to Enroll: January 25, 2016

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.

COURSE Basics:
• 24/7 online access to 12 topic modules
• Discussion Board and Blog posting with other participants
• Full semester to complete all 12 modules

The course material will prepare the student to:
(1) Describe the requirements of ECP III legislation; (2) Assess for recognition and subsequent referral for further dental care; (3) Remove decayed tooth structure using hand instruments; (4) Place various types of temporary restoration; (5) Adjust dentures to relieve sore spots; (6) Place temporary soft re-liners on dentures; (7) Smooth rough tooth surfaces using a slow speed hand piece; (8) Extract primary teeth with Class IV mobility; (9) Manage dental emergencies; and (10) Understand various pharmacological agents such as antibiotics and antifungals.

Course Basics:
Cost is $625 for 18 CEU’s. *College Course credit available upon request
• Online access to 8 topic modules 24/7
• Cost Includes the Onsite Hands-On Lab Day Experience
• 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

Dr. Cindy Amyot, serves as a professor and the associate dean for Instructional Technology and Faculty Development at the UMKC School of Dentistry. She provides institutional and technological support for this safety net course.

Kylie Austin,serves as a consultant for the UMKC School of Dentistry.  She currently directs this safety net course as well as the ECP-III course.

Course 1626
Zero Sensitivity Composite Procedures
Register before July 1, 2016, and receive a $25 discount.
Sam Halabo, DMD

Location: UMKC School of Dentistry
Date: Friday, August 5, 2016
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $250
Credits: 8.0 ADA-Recognized Hours (AGD Code #250)
Audience: Dentists

Composite procedures and materials have been around for many years now, yet post-op sensitivity is often a dilemma. Materials are introduced into the marketplace at such speeds that many practitioners are struggling to know which materials will work best for them, and will last and cause zero sensitivity. Dr. Halabo will present simple and predictable tips and materials for achieving great results without sensitivity. With esthetics driving more treatment than ever before, practitioners will be able to take home methods to instantly improve their techniques and expand their services. Your patients will leave your practice with beautiful restorations that have no sensitivity.

Learning Objectives
• Comparison of composite systems and ratings
• Comparison of bonding systems and ratings
• Complete procedures from A-Z
• A discussion of para-functional habits
• Deciding when to do direct versus indirect

Dr. Sam Halabo has been in private practice in San Diego, Calif., since 1997. His dental office has grown yearly while performing every facet of dentistry from the daily “bread and butter” restorative and preventative care to full-mouth rehabilitations and implants. He evaluates products for both the Catapult Group and Clinical Research (CR). He was the director of dental care at the UCSD Homeless clinic in Pacific Beach. He is an adjunct faculty member at the University of California at San Diego. He has lectured nationally and internationally and has had numerous articles published in professional journals and websites. Additionally, Dr. Halabo has been featured in several television news segments. He has been involved in product evaluations for many years and is extremely proud and honored to share his knowledge and experience with those seeking to provide excellent dental care for their patients.

Course 1627
Cindy Amyot, RDH, EdD
Kylie Austin, RDH MSDH

Fall Semester September – December 2016
30 ADA-Recognized Hour Tuition: $500 –or-
3.0 College Credits (UMKC Fees per credit hours apply)
Deadline: August 28, 2016

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 and utilize the ECP I and II permits. The Kansas State Dental Board currently requires an educational component to obtain ECP II certification and this course fulfills that requirement.

Course Basics

  • Online access to 12 topic modules 24/7
  • 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
Dr. Cindy Amyot serves as a professor and the associate dean for Instructional Technology Faculty Development at the UMKC School of Dentistry. She provides institutional and technological support for this safety net course.
Kylie Austin serves as a consultant for the UMKC School of Dentistry. She currently directs this safety net course as well as the ECP-III course.

Course 1628
The Dental Professional’s Role in Managing the Patient with Diabetes
Sponsored by Colgate
Janette Delinger, RDH, MSDH

Location: UMKC School of Dentistry
Date: Thursday, September 8, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuition: $30
Credits: 2.0 ADA-Recognized Hours (AGD Code #070)
Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and Dental Assistants, Others

As the prevalence of diabetes continues to increase in the United States so too will the number of dental patients affected by the disease. This program addresses the relationship between oral health complications and diabetes. It is designed to provide the practitioner with management considerations for the patient with diabetes. An overview of diabetes will be discussed as well as its oral manifestations, consequences, and treatment recommendations.

Learning Objectives:
• Define diabetes and differentiate between each type.
• Describe the signs and symptoms of uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.
• Identify the risk factors and systemic complications of diabetes.
• Discuss the oral complications and management considerations for the dental patient with diabetes.

Janette Delinger works for Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, managing a 6-state region in the Midwest and lecturing on a variety of topics throughout the United States. Previous to working at Colgate, she was a professional education manager for Philips Sonicare for 5+ years. She also has over 24 years of experience in private practice. She received her undergraduate degree from Wichita State University and her master of science degree in Dental Hygiene Education from the UMKC School of Dentistry. Since 1998, she has been active in the Kansas Dental Hygienists’ Association where she has served in many roles, including president, delegate and legislative chair. She completed a 2-year term as ADHA District VIII Trustee in June 2014. She has volunteered at the annual Kansas Mission of Mercy events that donate dental services to those in need of oral health care.

Course 1629
Taking Control of the New Endodontics
A clinical day that will make your rotary endodontics safe, smart, and NOW.
John West, DDS, MSD
Location:  UMKC School of Dentistry
Date:  Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time:  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuition:  $300
Credits:  6.5 ADA-Recognized Hours (AGD Code #070)
Audience:  Dentists
If you treat endodontic patients in your practice, here are three reasons this course has you in mind:
1. Learn the secret of “finding” all the canals;
2. Master the clinical skill of “following” all canals to their termini;
3. “Finish” all canals by becoming competent, consistent, and confident about how to shape, clean, conefit, and easily 3D obturate canals. 
Visionary ProTaper technology co-inventor Dr. John West is considered one of the premier clinical endodontic educators in the world today. You will hear him, then you will see him, then you will do it, and together you will measure your collective results by projecting the finished images onto a large screen. You will know that you have learned the skills of finding, following, and finishing endodontic canals that produce a treatment visit that you truly control. And then endodontics will be fun!
Learning Objectives
• Unravel the “toothache” headache and successfully treat an emergency during a full patent schedule
• Learn why you need a Glidepath for safe rotary and how to prepare one
• Safely, efficiently, and simply shape and clean canals for easy and predictable 3D obturation
• Immediately implement your new skills into your own endodontics; your patient results will be measurable and sustainable.

Dr. John West, as the founder and director of the Center for Endodontics, continues to be recognized as one of the premier educators in clinical and interdisciplinary endodontics. Dr. West received his DDS degree in 1971 from the University of Washington, where he is an affiliate associate professor. He earned his MSD in endodontics in 1975 at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, where he is a clinical instructor and has been awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. West has presented more than 500 days of continuing education in North America, South America, and Europe while maintaining a private practice in Tacoma, Wash. He is a 2010 consultant for the ADA’s prestigious ADA Board of Trustees where he serves as a consultant to the ADA Council on Dental Practice. He is a Thought Leader for Kodak Digital Dental Systems and serves on the editorial advisory boards for The Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry, and The Journal of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry.

Course 1630
Nitrous Oxide for the Dentist, Dental Hygienist, and Dental Assistant
Hands-on course. Class size is limited.
Narayanan Sreenivasan, BDS, MDS
Amit Kumar, DDS, MS

Location: UMKC School of Dentistry
Date: Friday & Saturday, October 28-29, 2016
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $500
Credit: 16.0 ADA-Recognized Hours (AGD Code #132)
Audience: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants

This course will provide dentists with an update in sedation dentistry, hygienists with the necessary training and experience to provide nitrous oxide and dental assistants with experience and training to monitor in the dental office. This course is extended in length to satisfy both the Kansas and Missouri Dental Boards training requirements.
You will learn:
• Considerations, indications and contra-indications for using nitrous oxide
• How to take, record and monitor vital signs (pulse, respiration and blood pressure)
• Appropriate steps in the effective administration of nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia
Participants must:
– Submit copy of current CPR Healthcare Provider certification

Dr. Narayanan Sreenivasan is currently the Director of Pre-doctoral Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) program and an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the UMKC School of Dentistry, Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Narayanan’s field of interest is in the area of Simulation Training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) and Video based training aids for teaching clinical aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery to both dental students and OMS residents.

Dr. Amit Kumar is a full-time clinical assistant professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the UMKC School of Dentistry. Dr. Kumar is actively involved with the clinical education of graduate students and is one of the instructors who teaches nitrous oxide conscious sedation. Dr. Kumar earned an MDS degree in oral and maxillofacial surgery in India, a DDS degree from UMKC and an MS in informatics from UNC Chapel Hill. In addition to teaching DDS students, he has a keen interest in dental implants and is actively involved with resident training of dental implantology. Prior to his appointment at UMKC, Dr. Kumar was involved in oral surgery private practice in the Middle East and India. He is an active member of the MDA and Greater Kansas City Dental Society.

Course 1631
CEREC - Hands-on course.  Class size is limited to 20 participants
Cynthia Petrie, DDS, MS, FACP
Moid Karwaa, DDS, MS
Lance Godley, DMD
Location: UMKC School of Dentistry
Date: Friday, November 4, 2016
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00pm
Tuition: $350
Credit: 8.0 ADA-Recognized Hours
Audience: Dentists

Course Description:
This didactic and hands-on introduction to current concepts in ceramic restorations, tooth preparation design, CAD/CAM material selection, and integrating the digital workflow into the dental office will allow the dental healthcare professional the ability to evaluate this technology for use.
Through instruction and hands-on use of the popular CAD/CAM systems CEREC Omnicam, practitioners will have the opportunity to understand the principles and manipulate the technology behind CAD/CAM restorations. Attendees will take the initial steps in scanning, designing, and milling an all ceramic restoration.
Learning Objectives:
After completion of this course the participant will be better able to:

1. Employ successful preparation designs for CAD/CAM ceramic restorations
2. Assess preparation design and corrective modification for success
3. Use appropriate adhesive cements in the placement of CDA/CAM restorations
4. Operate the CEREC Omnicam
5. Practice CAD/CAM designs prior to milling procedures
6. Evaluate the ease of use of the CEREC CAD/CAM system

Dr. Cynthia Petrie is the Chair of the department of Restorative Clinical Sciences at UMKC School of Dentistry and holds the title of Dr. George Tanaka Hawaii Professor of Restorative Dentistry.  Dr. Petrie has earned doctor of dental surgery degrees from the University of Athens, School of Dentistry and UMKC School of Dentistry. In 2000, she completed a residency in Graduate Prosthodontics at UMKC School of Dentistry and received a Certificate in Prosthodontics and a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology. Dr. Petrie has completed more than 1,000 hours of continuing education and has 32 published articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed dental journals.  As a UMKC faculty member, Dr. Petrie earned tenure in the Department of Restorative Dentistry in 2006 and has been teaching dental students the principles of prosthodontics in clinic and didactic courses since 2000. Dr. Petrie has maintained a faculty practice limited to prosthodontics since 2001. She is the Missouri president for the American College of Prosthodontists and a past president of the OKU Rho Chapter.  She serves on the Test Construction Committee for the American Dental Association National Dental Board Examination. Dr. Petrie is a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Prosthodontics and Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Dr. Petrie is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists.

Dr. Lance W. Godley is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, School of Dentistry.  He graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry in Gainesville, FL where he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree.  Before coming to Missouri to teach dentistry, he was in private practice in Naples, FL for 18 years.  He has always been interested in new technologies, dental materials, and methods of delivery that improve his dentistry for his patients.  Dr. Godley used both the Omnicam and Bluecam CEREC machines in his practice for about 8 years and continues to keep up with the latest advances in this technology.  He was also an in-office trainer for Patterson Supply Company for new owners of CEREC, as well as a CEREC Mentor at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry in Scottsdale Arizona.

Dr. Moid Karwaa is a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor at UMKC School of Dentistry. He is the director of the Dental Occlusion course and co-director of the Advanced Prosthodontics course. Dr. Karwaa graduated from Tripoli University School of Dentistry, Tripoli, Libya in 2005. He then completed a 12-month GPR at Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt. He completed dual residencies in Aesthetic Dentistry and Prosthodontics at New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Karwaa additionally completed his Master of Science in Biomaterials with an emphasis on All-Ceramic and Zirconia Dental Restorations from New York University College of Dentistry. He has also completed several CEREC training courses under the supervision of Dr. Richard Fox, certified CEREC trainer.



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 2016 to June 2019.

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 June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2019.

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.