Continuing Dental Education

UMKC Continuing Education

















2014-2015 Course Offerings


Paul C. Belvedere, DDS
LOCATION: UMKC School of Dentistry
DATE: Friday & Saturday, September 19 & 20, 2014
TIME: Registration: 8:45 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
TUITION: $285 All Registrants
CREDITS: 10 ADA-Recognized Hours
Register three weeks prior to a course and receive a $20 discount.
Hands-on course. Class size is limited.

Day 1 Lecture
Dr. Belvedere’s course, which includes a one-day lecture followed by a half-day workshop (Direct Composite Restorations for “WET-FINGERED DENTISTS”), will teach proven techniques that general dentists and their teams can incorporate when using direct resin-based composite restorations in all regions of the mouth.

Participants will learn to:

  • Control shrinkage through “Selective Polymerization”
  • Use direct composite and flowables for geriatric problem solving
  • Use the contour strip (the best anterior matrix)
  • Restore extensively damaged and traumatically fractured teeth
  • Create perfect gingival margins in all direct restorations, anterior or posterior.
  • Use multiple posterior matrix systems that result in tight contacts

Day 2 Hands-On Workshop
Anterior Restoration Activities:

  • Direct veneers; direct full crown on a peg lateral
  • Use of the Margin Perfect Matrix, the finest most efficient anterior matrix
  • Periodontally sound margins on all Class Vs
  • Fractured teeth and Class IVs that stay in
  • Fiber-reinforced splints and bridges.
  • Posterior Restoration Activities:
  • Direct posterior composites creating tight contacts
  • Restoring the type of preparations that may be found every day in the majority of dental practices in the world
  • Geriatric situations that demand a more conservative approach are discussed and demonstrated.

Dr. Paul C. Belvedere maintains an active general and cosmetic practice in Edina, Minn., and is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and co-creator and co-director of its Postgraduate Program in Esthetics and Contemporary Dentistry. He is also an associate professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Course 1482
John West, DDS, MSD
DATE: Saturday, September 27, 2014
TIME: Registration: 8:45 a.m.
PROGRAM: 9:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
TUITION: Lecture: $175.00 – if you register before July 18, 2014: $150.00
Workshop: $175.00 - if you register before July 18, 2014: $150.00
DDS recent grads from the classes of 2013, 2012, 2011: $125.00 (for either the Lecture or Workshop)
Limited enrollment

If you treat endodontic patients in your practice, there are three reasons that this course was designed with you in mind: 1) You will learn the secret of “Finding” all the canals, 2) Master the clinical skill of “Following” all canals to their termini, and 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 we will measure your collective results by projecting the finish 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!

Course Objectives

  • Unravel the “toothache” headache and successfully treat the 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 is the founder and director of the Center for Endodontics, and is recognized as one of the premier educators in clinical and interdisciplinary endodontics. John West received his DDS from the University of Washington in 1971 where he is an Affiliate Associate Professor.  He then received his MSD in endodontics at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 1975 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, Washington as well as active author and editor.


Sascha Schubert, DMD, MD
LOCATION: UMKC School of Dentistry
DATE: Friday & Saturday, October 17 & 18, 2014
TIME: Registration: 7:45 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
TUITION: $500 All Registrants
CREDITS: 16 ADA-Recognized Hours
Register three weeks prior to a course and receive a $20 discount.
Hands-on course. Class size is limited.

The 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.

Participants Will Learn:

  • The considerations, indications and contra-indications for using nitrous oxide
  • To take, record and monitor vital signs (pulse, respiration and blood pressure)
  • The appropriate steps in the effective administration of nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia
Dr. Sascha Schubert is a full-time clinical professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the UMKC School of Dentistry. Dr. Schubert received his DMD degree from the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 1996. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at Saba University in the Netherlands Antilles in 2002. He then completed his residencies in family practice and oral surgery. Dr. Schubert is a member of the American Association of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery and currently teaches several professional programs at the UMKC School of Dentistry.


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
Register three weeks prior to a course and receive a $20 discount.

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

Register three weeks prior to a course and receive a $20 discount.
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.

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.