Continuing Dental Education


Online Continuing Education Calendar

The mission of the Continuing Dental Education Program at Wake Forest School of Medicine was originally established in 1972 with the Northwest Area Health Education Center.  The program has always been guided by long-range planning which has been demonstrated through the adaptation of changing community needs.   The program provides education and training to meet dental healthcare workforce needs through education and service sectors. 

Goals & Objectives:


  • To provide continuing dental education programs with particular focus on clinical dentistry applications for Dentists and Staff.
  • To provide customized continuing dental education programs based on needs assessments.
  • To ensure that programming is in direct response to regulatory and technological changes in dentistry.
  • To ensure continuing education is accessible for rural dental professionals in North Carolina as part of the mission of the Northwest Area Health Education Center.
  • To ensure that all continuing education/continuing training meets or exceeds requirements mandated by the North Carolina Dental Practice Act.
  • To target educational activities toward the improved supply, recruitment, retention, geographic distribution, generalist-specialist balance and quality of health care professionals and support personnel, with attention to the need for improved minority representation in North Carolina.
  • To ensure that all continuing dental education activities developed are in compliance with the ADA CERP recommendations of “sound scientific basis in order to adequately protect the public”.

The Continuing Dental Education Program at Wake Forest School of Medicine provides a variety of post-graduate continuing education for dentists and other dental professionals on a local and national level:

  • Rotations and training for dental students
  • Clinical training of dental residents
  • 30+ continuing dental education programs for dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and other dental staff (250+ hours annually)
  • Clinical/hands-on training programs
  • In-service training for clinical staff/faculty

Wake Forest School of Medicine, Department of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.  ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.  ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

  ** Concerns or complaints may be addressed to: Pamela O. Hunt, RDH, BS, Director, Continuing Dental Education at or to the ADA CERP at www/  **


   Department of Dentistry:   DISCLAIMER

"Institutions providing dental education have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice.  In doing so, some information or presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references.  The Department of Dentistry acknowledges that there is potential risk to participants using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures into their practices, especially when the continuing education program has not provided them with supervised clinical experience in the techniques or procedures to ensure that they have attained competence.   Sponsorship of continuing education courses by the Department of Dentistry of Wake Forest School of Medicine does not imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, product or procedure by this institution."


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