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Continuing Education for Dental Health Professionals

The Annual Kenneth J. Ryan Memorial Seminar: The Joy of Treating Special Healthcare Needs Population

The Delta Dental Foundation, Delta Dental and the University of Michigan School of Dentistry’s Office of Continuing Education cosponsor annual continuing educational programs designed specifically for dentists and/or dental office staff. On January 12, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the University of Michigan School of Dentistry is offering their annual Kenneth J. Ryan Memorial seminar: "The Joy of Treating the Special Healthcare Needs Population." This day-long event will cover:

  • The disparities of care for those with developmental disabilities.
  • Myths about special needs dentistry
  • Current non-invasive ways to treat and improve equitable health practices to all patients.
  • The caries risk assessment for patients at risk.
  • Incorporating patients with special healthcare needs into a practice.

Registration is $95, and attendees will qualify for six continuing education credits. To learn more and to register, visit the event page

Center for Persons with Disabilities Presentation Series

With the goal of helping to improve access to dental care for individuals with disabilities, Penn Dental Medicine has established a FREE new continuing education series through the support of the Delta Dental Foundation. The series, Center for Persons with Disabilities Presentation Series, is aimed at building awareness of the barriers to equitable oral health for individuals with disabilities, and developing competency to provide oral health care to this vulnerable population.

  • Live webinars and on-demand courses
  • Open to any U.S. licensed dentist and their support personnel at no charge.
  • Dentists completing 18 or more of the courses within a three-year period will receive a certificate of completion from Penn Dental Medicine, an ADA CERP Provider, as a Disabilities Dentistry Clinician Expert.

Register for a free course at

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