As of September 2020, there are 12 ADA recognized dental specializations, we have faculty representation from all of the dental specializations. The majority of our full-time faculty are Board certified and experts in their field. Our CE department has access to this amazing faculty
The ADA recognized dental specialties:
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
Dental Public Health
What We Do
Provide continuing education activities to both internal and external clients
Provide course verifications to external clients
Provide Board of Dentistry remediation education
Provide Event Management services when needed
Provide answers to inquiries related to CE courses and requirements
Maintain records per ADA CERP and Virginia Board of Dentistry guidelines
Per ADA CERP: Activities must be considered continuing dental education in order to be eligible for CE credit.
Educational activities designed to review existing concepts and techniques, to convey information beyond the basic dental education and to update knowledge on advances in scientific, clinical, and non-clinical practice related subject matter, including evidence-based dentistry.
The objective is to improve the knowledge, skills, and ability of the individual to provide the highest quality of service to the public and the profession.
Should incorporate new knowledge into the practice of dentistry as it becomes available.
Who We Are
The mission of the Office of Continuing Education is to provide a curriculum that actively engages the learner in acquiring new information and skills, respond proactively to changing, advancing technology in dentistry by offering education programs which provide the skills needed to maintain and enhance clinical competency and serve the public interest by providing educational opportunities for dental healthcare professionals which meet remediation requirements set by the Virginia Board of Dentistry.
What Our Participants Say
The Opioid Epidemic: An Update and Review of the Role of Dentistry
“Dr. Omar Abubaker is an extraordinary brilliant and genius OMFS. I have the highest respect for him and have thoroughly enjoyed his outstanding presentation today. I was brought to tears at many times and literally prayed during the lecture for all people who are victims of this epidemic and for the repose of the souls … well I could go on from a religious standpoint. However, academically, this was the greatest presentation I have ever heard on the subject of Opiates - The Epidemic and a hopeful future….and all of the discussions and topics covered were gratefully received. We all play a part in resolving this crisis.
Outstanding from every measure of a great lecture - continuing education course.
Thank you for allowing this incredible opportunity to attend. I am also so overjoyed to hear of the scholarships which Dr. Abubaker has developed.”
“Dr. Abubaker had real life experience with the impact of opioids on our society through the loss of his son. His story and statistics just seemed more genuine than it otherwise could have been. ”
“Good up to date information. It is good to challenge the Medical/Dental community to ensure that we are recommending and delivering best possible care. ”
“The overall passion behind the course subject”
“The connection to real life experiences. Valuable guide from VCU department”
Local Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide
“Everyone was very assuring and friendly. Patrice was very welcoming and made sure we were taken care of. After speaking to Patrice via phone I knew this was the school I wanted to go to for my LA certification. Very accommodating. Thank you Patrice, you are amazing!!”
“Dr. Strauss is an awesome lecturer and very captivating with his style of teaching.”
“Dr. DeLuke and Dr. Renapurkar were very precise in teaching this course. The materials covered during the didactic portion was thorough and efficiently presented. The instructions given during the practical portion was just what I needed to effectively administer LA.”
“My colleague and I were very glad to have Dr. Renapurkar coaching us through the practical portion. His experience, advice and guidance gave us confidence, and in turn made the practical exercise better than expected. Thank you.”
“Dr. Carter was very thorough in going over each section of the handout. She even implemented some humor here and there which I appreciated.”
“She's clearly very knowledgeable in her field and made it simple for everyone to understand what we were going over.”
“I liked how the information was formally organized and structured, providing the perfect information for Dental Radiology.”