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: Series of four: $800/dentist, $400/auxiliary

Single course: $300/dentist, $150/auxiliary

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


Complications in Oral Implantology

Date: Friday, January 13, 2017

Course Credit: 6 hours

Course #: 26717L

Overview:  Surgical and prosthetic complications can have a devastating effect on the success of dental implant therapy. A comprehensive summary of the most common complications, including treatment planning, radiologic evaluation, surgical phase, prosthetic phase, and periodontal/recall evaluation, will be discussed. The etiology, treatment, and prevention of each complication will be reviewed.

Instructor: Randolph R. Resnik, DMD, MDS; Private Practice;  Pittsburgh, PA; Dr. Resnik is a leading educator, clinician, and researcher in the field of Prosthodontics and Oral Implantology.


Medical History Myth Busters: Yes, You Can Treat the Medically Complex Patient

Date: Friday, February 17, 2017

Course Credit: 6 hours

Course #: 26817L

Overview: America’s population is aging; older dental patients are more likely to have multiple chronic systemic diseases for which they take multiple medications. Oral health care providers should be prepared to care for both older and younger patients with multiple comorbidities. Such patients also may be more likely to have a medical emergency during a dental visit. The modern dentist must possess a basic medical knowledge to be able to understand potential medical and dental interactions, as well as a core competency in diagnosing and managing medical emergencies. This course will help attendees to understand medical treatments for common diseases as well as how these conditions can affect treatment options.

Instructor: Timothy J. Halligan, DDS; Director of Post-Doctoral Education, LECOM School of Dental Medicine; Bradenton, Florida


Infection Control and Oral Diagnosis

Date: Friday, March 17, 2017

Course Credit: 6 hours

Course #: 26917L

Overview: The morning session will provide a thorough review of new 2016 CDC Guidelines, as well as other current CDC/OSHA infection control recommendations. Emphasis will be placed on compliance issues pertaining to the new CDC Guidelines, and how a practical, cost effective “safe workplace” can be achieved into the next millennium. The afternoon session will illustrate how to perform a comprehensive oral examination and will focus on detection, risk factors and pathological presentation of oral lesions and oral cancer. Management of patients taking bisphosphonates and risks of osteonecrosis will be reviewed.

Instructor: Louis G. DePaola, DDS, MS; Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs and Professor, Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Maryland;  Baltimore, MD


Why Partials Fail and What To Do About It

Date: Friday, April 28, 2017

Course Credit: 6 hours

Course #: 27017L

Overview: The design and fabrication process for RPDs has changed little, despite dramatic advancements in both risk management and fabrication techniques. Logical treatment planning principles based upon disease management and functional issues will be presented. Topics such as interim RPDs and abutment selection are highlighted. Modern design is shown with clinical examples for the three key RPD components of rests, guiding planes, and major connectors. A brief discussion of fit management will expose traditional shortcomings and modern revelations with high quality metal frameworks. It is hoped that a more universal change to modern design philosophy will improve RPD therapy for the increasing numbers of patients who currently receive it.

Instructor: Michael P. Waliszewski, DDS, MsD; Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics at Marquette University; Full-time private practice, Prosthodontic Solutions, Brookfield, WI