Now Enrolling: Dugoni School Continuing Dental Education Programs for Dental Professionals

The Continuing Dental Education division at University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is rolling out another great set of courses for the start of 2022. Offerings include informative webinars, in-person lecture programs and hands-on workshops. The programs are open to dental professionals at all stages of their careers.

Dues-paying members of the Alumni Association receive 15% off regular tuition for most CDE-sponsored programs; recent graduates of Dugoni School of Dentistry (Class of 2016-2021) receive a 20% discount off regular tuition. These offers cannot be combined with other CDE discounts. To obtain your alumni discount code, please email

This is Not a Drill: Real Life Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office — February 26, 2022 

This lecture course will cover the most encountered medical emergencies in the dental office, including real-life medical emergency cases. Participants will be guided into recognizing and correctly determining a proper course of action. Specialists, generalists and allied dental professionals will find these scenarios helpful to their practice and should be ready to implement these protocols after active discussion.

3rd International Bone Symposium in Implant Dentistry — March 19 – 20, 2022 

This bone grafting symposium will offer oral surgeons, periodontists, prosthodontists and general dental practitioners the unique opportunity to expand their knowledge base and comfort level with surgical implant dentistry through informative lecture presentations. You will learn from the field’s top international authorities who will provide the most current and clinically relevant information on ridge preservation, bone grafting, horizontal and vertical alveolar bone augmentation and modern bone regeneration techniques. 

Live Webinar: In Plain Sight: Confronting the Human Trafficking Crisis in the Dental Setting — March 26, 2022 

Human trafficking is a significant public health and safety issue in the United States. It is reported that up to 80% of victims are seen by a healthcare provider while captive. Often, victims will not identify themselves or their situation due to the fear of being further abused by their captor. Oral healthcare providers are perfectly positioned to identify the signs and report suspected human trafficking. This course will define types of trafficking, differentiate between sex trafficking and sex work, identify at-risk populations, describe how to identify and report trafficked patients and discuss trauma-informed care. The State of California mandates reporting so this course is essential for understanding what that entails for each practitioner.

Sedating and Managing the Pediatric Patient: A Recertification Course for Advanced Practitioners — April 30, 2022

This lecture will review the current practice of pediatric minimal and moderate sedation beginning with the basics in physiology and pharmacology and progressing through monitoring, drug selection and office protocols. This course is structured to meet many states' requirements for renewal of oral conscious sedation permits. 

A-Z Endodontics — May 21, 2022 

This comprehensive, full-day lecture will examine the importance of a systematic approach to determining a diagnosis of pulpal pain. With a focus on clinical settings, practitioners will acquire strategies to help navigate the pitfalls of accessing teeth and locating canals in extracted teeth. The course will also cover new biologic disinfection protocols, how to shape canals with a proven safe system of using rotary instruments and how to hermetically seal the root canal system with the latest materials and techniques available. 

To learn more or register, visit CDE office can be contacted at or 415.929.6486.

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