Continuing Dental Education

UMKC Continuing Education

















2015 Course Offerings

Course 1525

The Dental Wear Patient:  Diagnosis and Treatment
Paul A. Hansen, DDS
Location:  UMKC School of Dentistry
Date:  Friday, August 28, 2015
Time:  8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuition:  $185
Credits:  6.5 ADA-Recognized Hours (AGD Code #610)
Audience:  Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants

Initial examination of a new patient occasionally reveals a severely worn dentition characterized by extensive wear and loss of tooth structure. Function and esthetics are compromised, and the prognosis for one or several teeth may be jeopardized if the problem is not corrected. The complex nature of this condition, and its multifactorial etiology, often overwhelms the restorative dentist in treating such widespread tooth destruction. Loss of tooth structure may be a result of mechanical wear (attrition, abrasion) or chemical attack (erosion). Dr. Hansen’s presentation will include reviews of:  the various etiologies and the risks associated with each when we try to reconstruct the patient; dental occlusion as a point of orientation; the new materials on the market for restoring these patients; and the use of zirconia or lithium disilicate.

Learning Objectives
• Describe the etiologies for the worn dentition
• Identify the types of tooth wear
• Describe how to perform an accurate diagnostic mounting to evaluate wear
• Explain the use of the diagnostic mounting in diagnosis and treatment planning
• Understand the proper sequence for restoring extensive wear cases
• Understand the various new materials used to restore difficult cases

Dr. Hansen serves as an associate professor and the director of Prosthodontics and Dental Implants at the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry. After earning his DDS degree at the University of Nebraska in 1975, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served until 1995 when he retired with the rank of colonel. While in the Air Force he received one year oral surgical training and three years of prosthodontics training at the University of Texas-San Antonio and Wilford Hall Medical Center. He served as the director of the UMKC Graduate Program in Prosthodontics from 1995 to 2001 and maintained a private practice in Kansas City, Kan., from 2001to 2007. In 2007 he became director of Prosthodontics at the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry in Lincoln, where he also maintains a private practice.

Course 1526

Temporomandibular Disorders:  The New Concepts in Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatment

Joseph Z. Yousefian, DMD, MS, MA, PS
Location:  UMKC School of Dentistry
Date:  Saturday, September 19, 2015
Time:  8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuition:  $200
Credits:  7.0 ADA-Recognized Hours (AGD Code #182)
Audience:  Dentists

Dr. Yousefian has designed his presentation for dentists who are just getting started in the diagnosis and management of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and for experienced dental practitioners who are looking to increase their knowledge of TMD, sleep disordered breathing (SDB), clinical applications, and practice management. The course material will focus on the new concepts in medical/dental interdisciplinary approach in imaging and diagnosis, with an emphasis on management and treatment of TMD and SDB.

Learning Objectives
• Review of head and neck anatomy specifically related to TMD, craniofacial pain disorders, and the airway
• Normal masticatory function, TM disorders, and orofacial pain
• How and when to screen, evaluate, examine, treat or refer TMD patients and SDB patients
• Myofascial pain dysfunction and referred pain in the orofacial structures
• The etiology of temporomandibular disorders
• The relationship of occlusion to intracapsular and muscle disorders
• In-depth information regarding masticatory muscle and intracapsular disorders
• The interrelationship between TMD and SDB, the significance of this relationship, sleep bruxism in children and adults, and how to manage the potential TMD and SDB related problems
• An overview of stabilization appliances for management and treatment of intracapsular and masticatory muscle disorders and their interactions with SDB
• New concepts in etiology, management, and treatment of complex intracapsular problems

Dr. Yousefian practices orthodontics in Bellevue, Wash. He obtained his dental degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., in 1987 and completed three years of post-graduate training in orthodontics and biology at The Ohio State University. He has also earned the unique degree of Master of Science in physical anthropology. This added knowledge enables Dr. Yousefian to customize treatment results according to the patient’s ethnic background. An expert in his field, Dr. Yousefian possesses 23+ years of experience providing cutting-edge diagnosis, prevention, and comprehensive treatment to health conscious individuals with complex issues, including TMJ-related jaw pain and headaches, snoring and sleep apnea, premature orofacial aging, and deformities.

Course 1528

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 12, 2015
Time:  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuition:  $300
Credits:  6.0 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.

Participants are asked to bring loupes and 3 extracted teeth that have been accessed.

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 1579
Practicing in the Dental Hygiene Public Health Safety
- An ONLINE course through the UMKC School of Dentistry
Cindy Amyot, RDH, EdD
Kylie Austin, RDH, MSDH

Dates: Fall Semester: August – December 2015
Credits and Tuition: Participants may enroll for CE Credit or College Credit
• CE - 30 ADA-Recognized Hours Tuition: $500
• College Credit – 3 credit hours (UMKC fees per credit hours apply)
Deadline to Enroll: August 28, 2015

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

• 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 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.

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 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.