University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine Continuing Education Programs

Courses offered are coordinated through the Pitt School of Dental Medicine and held at various locations.  Registration is done online through their Continuing Education website. Session details and a direct link to the online registration site are below, or you can go directly to the main registration page here and select "Greensburg" in the drop-down box.

Location of all Greensburg sessions: 

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

Village Hall 118

150 Lynch Drive

Greensburg, PA 15601

 

Time: 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Site Coordinator: Dr. William Tylavsky; 724-327-2868

Tuition: 

Dentists: $300 (single course) or $800 (series of 4)

Auxiliary: $150 (single course) or $400 (series of 4)

For more information and to register online, visit dental.pitt.edu/ce or you can contact the department by phone at 412-648-8370.


Restoration of the Destroyed Dentition from Simple to Complex: Prosthodontic Techniques for the General Dentist

Date: Friday, January 19, 2018

Time: 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Credit Hours: 6

Course #:  34718L

Overview:

This course will focus on evaluation and diagnosis of complex restorative and prosthodontic situations including those both limited in scope as well as extensive. Gathering of appropriate diagnostic data beyond the routine will be emphasized including evaluation of restorability, vertical dimension and occlusal plane. A high emphasis will be placed on esthetics and the vital role of the maxillary anterior teeth.

While the vital role of implants will obviously be discussed, this course will intentionally refocus on not only the natural dentition but on prosthodontics principles applicable and vital to all modes of restoration. The role of all ceramic modalities as well as CAD CAM technology will also be included. In addition to prosthodontic theory, specific techniques including preparation, impression taking and provisionalization will be described.

 

Instructor:

Arthur M Rodriguez, BS, DMD, MS

Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Staff Prosthodontist and Assistant Program Director, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA


Comprehensive Update in Periodontics

Date: Friday, February 9, 2018

Time: 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Credit Hours: 6

Course #:  34518L

Overview:

This course is designed to update the oral health care professional on common topics in Periodontics with contemporary and clinically applicable information. The course aims to address fundamental issues around periodontal care of all patients with topics including understanding risk factors, risk assessment, prognostication, and practical treatment options. The goal of the course is to help clinicians understand the importance of individualized treatment options for personalized oral health care given the variable, dynamic and complex nature of periodontal risk factors, systemic health, microbial and other etiologies, disease progression patterns, patient response to treatment, variable patient self-care of natural teeth and dental implants, among others.

 

Instructor:

Satish Kumar, DDS, MDSC, MS

Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics & Preventive Dentistry

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine


Improving Clinical Outcomes with Straight Talk Pharmacology

Date: Friday, March 16, 2018

Time: 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Credit Hours: 6

Course #:  34618L

Overview:

This high energy, informative and interactive presentation is designed for Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and Dental Assistants. Topics to be covered include: (i) effective use of analgesics and antibiotics to improve treatment outcomes; (ii) dental management of the diabetic patient, (iii) managing patients who are taking anti-coagulant or anti-platelet agents, (iv) clinically significant drug interactions related to the use of epinephrine will be reviewed, and (v) how the top 25 drugs prescribed in medicine affect oral health.

 

Instructor:

James L. Rutkowski, DMD, PhD

General Dentist in Clarion, PA.; Dr. Rutkowski is a Pharmacist, Dentist, and has earned a PhD. in Pharmacology


Cancer Patients: Ready or Not Here They Come!

Date: Friday, April 13, 2018

Time: 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Credit Hours: 6

Course #:  34718L

Overview:

Oral side effects are the number one reason cancer patients cannot complete their treatment protocols. These side effects can significantly compromise the patent's morbidity and their quality of life. This course will enable the dental professional to identify the most common treatment options related to oral side effects due to chemo therapy and head and neck radiation.

The afternoon portion will focus on the oral management of patients compromised by local and systemic cancer therapies. A thorough presentation on bisphosphonate related osteochemonecrosis will be included. Caring for the oral needs of cancer patients requires confidence, knowledge and compassion. This course will give you all three!

 

Instructor:

Susan Calderbank, DMD

Adjunct Assistant Professor in Diagnostic Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

Practicing dentist, Greenville, PA