Continuing Dental Education


Date Course

September 4, 2021

Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) Continuing Education Program (Hands-On)
Saturdays: September 4, 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and November 6, 2021

February 25, 2022

Bicon® Hands-On Practical Course (Lecture and Hands-On)

Additional Courses (Virtual)

If you are MWU faculty and would like to use faculty development funds to pay for the following courses, please contact Ms. Martha Clements at 623-572-3870 or Do NOT go to the Registration Link.

Speaker/Host Institute Title (Click on title to see Course Description) Start Time Length Click on Cost to Register
September 2021 Speaker/Host Institute Topic or Title Start Time Length Cost
Thursday, September 23 Nagamani Narayana, D.D.S., M.S., U Nebraska Diagnosis of Common nodules and masses of the oral cavity 7PM CST | 8PM EST | 5PM PST | 5PM AZ 1 hour $39
Sunday, September 26 Deborah Foyle, D.D.S., M.S., M.S.C., Texas A & M The 2017 Periodontal Classification 10AM CST | 11AM EST | 8AM PST | 8AM AZ 2 hours $69
Thursday, September 30 Margherita Fontana, D.D.S., Ph.D., U Michigan A review of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for non-restorative management of caries lesions in primary and permanent teeth 7PM CST | 8PM EST | 5PM PST | 5PM AZ 1 hour $39
October 2021 Speaker/Host Institute Title/Course Description Start Time Length Cost
Tuesday, October 5 Benjamin Chaffee, D.D.S., M.P.H., Ph.D., UCSF New (and old) tobacco products: health effects and helping patients 7PM CST | 8PM EST | 5PM PST | 5PM AZ 1 hour $39
Saturday, October 16 Wendy Clark, D.D.S., M.S., UNC Digital Dentures: Where are we now? 10AM CST | 11AM EST | 8AM PST | 8AM AZ 1.5 hours $59
Wednesday, October 20 Tenzin Dadul, M.D.S., D.D.S., M.S.., F.I.C.D., Detroit Mercy CBCT for Endodontics 7PM CST | 8PM EST | 5PM PST | 5PM AZ 2 hours $69
Friday, October 29 A Omar Abubaker, D.M.D., Ph.D., VCU Substance Abuse Disorder 10AM CST | 11AM EST | 8AM PST | 8AM AZ 2 hours $69
November 2021 Speaker/Host Institute Title/Course Description Start Time Length Cost
Thursday, November 4 M. Lynne Morgan, RDH, Detroit Mercy Review Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation and a Review of Local Anesthesia 7PM CST | 8PM EST | 5PM PST | 5PM AZ 2 hours $69
Saturday/Sunday November 7, 2021 Daylight Savings Time Ends Daylight Savings Time Ends Daylight Savings Time Ends Daylight Savings Time Ends Daylight Savings Time Ends
Tuesday, November 9 Mary MacDougall, B.A., Ph.D., U British Columbia Genetics in Dental Practice, Are you ready? 7PM CST | 8PM EST | 5PM PST | 6PM MT 2 hours $69
Friday, November 12 Sam Malkinson, D.M.D., M.S., McGill Tertiary Implant Stability 10AM CST | 11AM EST | 8AM PST | 9AM MT 2 hours $69
Wednesday, November 17 Bethany Valachi, PT, DPT, MS, CEAS, U Washington 5 STEPS To a Practicing Dentistry Pain-Free: Evidence-based Strategies for a Long & Healthy Career 7PM CST | 8PM EST | 5PM PST | 6PM MT 1 hour $39
Thursday, November 18 Amal Noureldin, BDS, MSD, MS, PhD, Texas A & M Silver Diamine Fluoride is the New Black in Medical Management of Caries: What, Why, When, How? 7PM CST | 8PM EST | 5PM PST | 6PM MT 2 hours $69
December 2021 Speaker/Host Institute Title/Course Description Start Time Length Cost
Wednesday, December 1 Nader Hamdan, BDS, MSc, Mdent, FRCD, Dalhousie Partial Root Extraction Therapy (PET): A tactic to rescue the buccal plate 7PM CST | 8PM EST | 5PM PST | 6PM MT 2 hours $69
Sunday, December 5 Poonam Jain, DBS, M.S., M.P.H., AT Stills Missouri Educating the Dental Team on Nutritional Counseling for the Patient: From Birth through the Life Cycle 2:30PM CST | 3:30PM EST | 12:30PM PST | 12:30PM MT 2 hours $69
Thursday, December 9 Augusto Robles, D.D.S., M.S., D.M.D. & Nathaniel Lawson, D.M.D., U Alabama Treating Anterior Discolorations: Microabrasions, Resin Infiltration, and Bleaching 7PM CST | 8PM EST | 5PM PST | 6PM MT 2 hours $69
Tuesday, December 14 Scott Peters, D.D.S., Columbia Oral Cancer and Premalignancy: Guide to Diagnosis and Management 7PM CST | 8PM EST | 5PM PST | 6PM MT 1.5 hours $59


Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine Arizona 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 dental education.

ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Registration Information

There are two ways to register for our continuing education programs

  1. Online
  2. By mail: Make checks payable to Midwestern University, complete and print the form

Please call 623-572-3870 or email Ms. Martha Clements, Education Specialist, if you have any questions about course content, directions, registration, etc.

Payment Methods

The College of Dental Medicine accepts checks, American Express, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard and Visa.

Cancellations & Refunds

The Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona Continuing Dental Education (MWUCDM-AZ CDE) office reserves the right to end registration when the enrollment limit is reached and to cancel, modify or alter content, faculty or location for any course if circumstances indicate such a change is advisable.  If the MWUCDM-AZ CDE finds it necessary to cancel a course, a full refund will be issued.

No travel expenses will be refunded to the registrant in the event of course cancellation or cancellation of any registration.  Full tuition refunds are issued if the participant cancels in writing two weeks prior to a course.  Cancellations processed during the two weeks prior to course date will be refunded tuition minus a late cancellation fee of $75.  No refunds will be issued for cancellations received three days prior to the day of the course or in the event of a no-show.  Select courses may have individually specific cancellation fees and polices.

A $50 fee will be assessed for all returned payments.  Returned payments include returned checks and dishonored credit or debit card payments.

**Please note that the EFDA Program has specific cancellation and refund policies.

Verification of Participation

Upon arrival, course attendees of MWU CDMA continuing education programs sign-in at the Conference Registration Desk located outside the conference room.

Based on the Attendance Sheet signatures, Verification of Participation forms will be issued at the conclusion of the program.  In accordance with AGD PACE and ADA CERP guidelines, the form will have the following information:

  1. Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine - Arizona approved provider status and ID number (AGD PACE);
  2. The date(s), location, and duration of the activity;
  3. The title of the activity and specific AGD subject codes;
  4. Educational methods used (e.g., lecture, clinical participation, self-instruction);
  5. Number of credit hours awarded (excluding breaks and meals);
  6. A course completion code for each educational activity;
  7. The name of the participant;
  8. Notice of opportunity to file complaints.

Participants pick up their own Verification of Participation Forms.  The CE program cannot release any Verification of Participation to anyone but the participant.

NOTE: What is the difference between a certificate and an Attendance Verification/Participation form (AVP)?  A certificate attests that the attendee has acquired a specific skill, specialty, or advanced educational status.  An attendance verification/participation (AVP) is a record of attendance or participation at a continuing education course/event.  Currently, MWU CDMA does not offer any courses that would result in a certificate. 

Course Location, Time and Meals

Course Check-in time and location will be listed on each registrant's course confirmation.  Your confirmation will also state if a meal is being served.  If you have a dietary restriction, please call or email us at least one week prior to the course.

For courses held on the Midwestern University Arizona campus, you can view a map here.

Recordings & Photographs

Course participants are not allowed to record audio/video or photograph any time during a presentation without the express permission of the Office of Continuing Dental Education.

Notice to Participants

Midwestern University reserves the right to photograph or videotape participants during our continuing education courses.  By participating in or registering for a course, each participant agrees that we may, for no compensation;

  1. Photograph or videotape each course registrant
  2. Reproduce, distribute, display, use or publish such photographs or video images and likeness, with or without such participant's name, by any method for any lawful purpose, including for example, such purposes as education programs, publicity, illustration, recruitment, fundraising, advertising, and web content.   Such photographs and video images shall be the exclusive property of Midwestern University.

Conflict of Interest

Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine - Arizona, Office of Continuing Dental Education (MWUCDM-AZ CDE) provides a range of education programs for the dental professional. When Continuing Education Credits are offered, the program is to be strictly educational and by definition, non-promotional. The following guideline contains the procedures under which MWUCDM-AZ CDE will engage in educational activities:

  • Continuing education programs are educational and non-promotional.
  • Continuing education programs are created and implemented independent from the promotional influences of the commercial entities.
  • Generic names will be used for any discussion of a specific product, when possible, and there will be a balanced presentation of competing therapies and any limitations on the data.
  • Instructors will adhere to the ADA's Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Instructors will present using Evidence Based Dentistry.
  • Instructors will disclose any potential Conflicts of Interest in the start of continuing education program.
  • Conflict of Interest can include stock ownership, current or past employment, paid consultant services, paid speaking engagements, membership on advisory boards or funded research activities.
  • MWUCDM-AZ CDE will separate commercial entities product displays from the learning environment and disclose to all the participants any unrestricted grants or sponsorship received for the continuing education programming.
  • There will be opportunity for debate in panel discussions and small group discussions within all continuing education programs.

BODEX Remediation Information

Midwestern University's College of Dental Medicine - Arizona (CDMA) Continuing Education Office offers one-on-one custom designed courses to fulfill mandated requirements for remediation as ordered by the Board of Dental Examiners in Arizona and other states.

All courses are taught by College of Dental Medicine faculty instructors during the week and on weekends.   Our office will provide the required documentation to the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners both before and after the course is completed, as well as provide documentation for your records.   Additional information will be provided upon your inquiry.

We have provided courses in areas such as:

  • Fundamentals of Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • Radiographic Diagnosis and Interpretation
  • Recordkeeping and Risk Management
  • Endodontics
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontal Diagnosis & Treatment Planning
  • Pharmacology & Prescription Writing
  • Proper Dental Accounting, Coding & Billing Practices 

If you have any questions regarding your specific requirements, please contact:

Ms. Martha Clements by e-mail at
or by telephone at 623-572-3870.

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