2018 MWU College of Dental Medicine Arizona Alumni CE Weekend - January 12-13, 2018

Event Date(s): Friday, January 12, 2018: Oral Medicine and Pathology Update 2018
Saturday, January 18, 2018: Creating Endodontic Excellence
Event Time(s):

Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - Noon

Total CE Hours: 12
Course Fee: $99 (For Both Classes)
Audience: MWU CDMA Graduates
Course Speakers:

Friday: Denis Lynch, DDS, PhD - Oral Medicine and Pathology Update 2018
Saturday: Clifford J. Ruddle, DDS - Creating Endodontic Excellence

Location: Friday: Glendale Hall
Saturday: Glendale Hall
Glendale Campus, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ

Friday, January 12, 2018: Oral Medicine and Pathology Update 2018

This course presents the important general features of oral cancer, its causes and clinical presentation, and how the disease is managed. This course reflects some of the most current research and findings regarding oral cancer. This course will equip oral health care providers with the knowledge to help reduce the morbidity and mortality of oral cancer through preventive activities such as early detection and risk factor modification.

At the end of this course the participant will be better able to:

  1. Decide on appropriate screening and diagnostic techniques for oral cancer
  2. Recognize and treat common oral infections
  3. Diagnose and manage oral manifestations of muccocutaneous diseases

Saturday, January 13, 2018: Creating Endodontic Excellence

Predictable successful endodontics is dependent on shaping canals, 3D cleaning, and filling root canal systems. Evidence-driven techniques will be presented to demonstrate the procedural steps that comprise start-to-finish endodontics. Specifically, this lecture will focus on those factors that influence success, including endodontic anatomy, pulpal breakdown, access cavities, glide path management, shaping canals, and 3D disinfection. Dr. Ruddle will teach the most recent advancements and proven techniques that serve to guide each endodontic case toward a predictably successful conclusion.

At the end of this course the participant will be better able to:

  1. Describe the role endodontic anatomy plays in treatment success,
  2. Discuss how a mechanical strategy influences negotiating and shaping canals, and
  3. Identify the most proven, cost effective, methods to 3D clean root canal systems.

Course Schedule:

Friday, January 12, 2018

8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Opening remarks from Dean Smith
Dr Lynch's Presentation Begins
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Presentation
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Presentation Resumes
2:30 pm Break
2:45 pm Presentation
5:00 pm End of presentation with question and answers
5:15 pm Reception

Saturday, January 13, 2018 ** Note Earlier Start Time

7:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Opening Remarks from Dean Smith
Dr Ruddle's Presentation Begins
10:00 am Midmorning Break
Noon End of Presentations and Alumni Weekend
Complete Evaluations & Pickup Verification of Attendance

Contact Person: Martha C Clements, MEd, Continuing Dental Education
                               623-572-3870 (Office)   623-572-3830 (Fax)

Presenter Biography:

About Dr. Denis Lynch:

Dr. Lynch received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California at San Francisco in 1976.  He subsequently completed a residency in oral and maxillofacial pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, as well as a Ph.D. in Experimental Pathology.  Dr. Lynch joined the faculty of the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston in 1981, eventually serving as Executive Associate Dean.  In 1993 he went to the University of Tennessee Memphis as Executive Associate Dean of the College of Dentistry and served as both Professor of Dentistry and Professor of Medicine until 2002.  Dr. Lynch is currently Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and, from 2002 until 2015, was the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee.  He is also Professor of Dermatology and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin.  Dr. Lynch is the author of numerous scientific articles and book chapters, as well as the co-author of The Mouth: Diagnosis and Treatment.  In 2009 Dr. Lynch was the 72nd recipient of the UCSF Dental Alumni Association Medal of Honor, the highest honor bestowed by the association on one of its members.  In 2012 Dr. Lynch was awarded a University Doctorate, honoris causa, from the Victor Babeş University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Timişoara, Romania.  Dr. Lynch was also inducted into the Irish 100, comprised of the 100 most influential educators in the United States with Irish heritage.  Since 2013, Dr. Lynch has been an examiner for the Faculty of Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

About Dr. Clifford J. Ruddle

Dr. Ruddle received his dental degree from University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, San Francisco, California, in 1974. In 1976, he completed his postgraduate work in endodontics at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts.   Dr. Ruddle is internationally recognized as a leading expert in all aspects of clinical endodontics and known for providing superb endodontic education through his teachings, clinical articles, training manuals and multimedia products. He is the founder and director of Advanced Endodontics®, an international educational source in Santa Barbara, California. Dr. Ruddle created the world's first private microendodontic simulation training center in 1989 and has trained several thousand dentists microscope-assisted endodontic techniques. He is well-known for his ability to empower colleagues and motivate clinicians towards their full potential. Additionally, Dr. Ruddle maintains a private practice limited to endodontics in Santa Barbara.   Professional Affiliations Dr. Ruddle is a fellow in both the American and International Colleges of Dentistry. He is also an Assistant Professor of Graduate Endodontics at Loma Linda University and University of California, Los Angeles, is an Associate Clinical  Professor at University of California, San Francisco, and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Endodontics at University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry. Dr. Ruddle also serves as a consultant to Long Beach V.A. Medical Center in Long Beach, California, and is an Endodontic Fellow of Harvard University. He has been a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon society since 1971 and the Pierre Fauchard Academy since 1987. Dr. Ruddle serves on the Dental Advisory Board for Endodontic Practice and Dentistry Today, and the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry.

Registration Information:

Course Fee $99

There are three ways to register for our continuing education programs:

  1. Online click here:  submit completed online registration form and payment process per directions
  2. By mail:   if you want to pay by check, make it out to Midwestern University, fill out the online form, print it out and send it along with your payment to:

Dr James Pashayan, College of Dental Medicine-AZ
Office of Continuing Dental Education
Midwestern University
19555 North 59th Avenue
Glendale, AZ  85308

3.  By email:  scan completed registration form and email to azdentalce@midwestern.edu, providing payment information.

Please call 623-572-3870 if you have any questions about course content, directions, registration, etc
Payment Methods: We accept checks, American Express, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard and Visa.
All checks should be made payable to:  Midwestern University.


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.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider, Dr. James Pashayan (jpasha@midwestern.edu) or to ADA CERP at  www.ada.org/cerp.

Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona designates this activity for 12 continuing education credits.


Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine- Arizona is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry.

The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for 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 April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2019. Provider ID Number 342319.