Each month, the Composite CE team selects the most intriguing and appealing live courses scheduled throughout the world that are designed to help dental professionals hone their skills (and collect their required continuing education credits). These nine educational courses cover everything from periodontics to bone grafting and take you from our Townie Meeting in Orlando to a dental renaissance in Germany. Costs listed may vary based on applicable discounts and don’t include accommodations or any additional activities.
Townie Meeting 2018
Pack up the whole family and head down to sunny Orlando, Florida, to hear from some of the best in the industry. During your downtime hit up Disney World and Universal Studios or just lie by the pool and relax with fellow Townies.
When: April 11–14
Where: Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Orlando
Hands-On Bone Grafting
This grafting course is a fantastic reason to plan a trip out to Denver. Participate in one or both days of this course and allow some extra time to head out to one of the neighboring ski resorts—Winter Park, Keystone or Vail.
Organizer: Metro Denver Dental Society
When: March 3–4
Where: Mountain West Dental Institute
Oral Medicine, TMD, Oral Pain–Diagnosis & Meds
Dental CEs in Turks & Caicos don't come around too often. Relax at the all-inclusive Beaches resort while you learn the latest research and management of oral and facial pain.
Organizer: Kennedy Seminars
When: March 9–16
Where: Beaches Turks & Caicos
Cost: $875 CAD
Dental Implants for Medically Compromised Patients
Kick off the spring season in New York City at this Columbia University implant course. Looking for even more CE while you're in the Big Apple? NYU is also hosting its International Aesthetics Week this week.
Organizer: Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
When: March 21
Where: Columbia University
2018 Star of the North Meeting
April may not be the high season in Minnesota, but the lineup of speakers at this well-known Midwestern conference will make the trip worth it.
Organizer: Minnesota Dental Association
When: April 26–28
Where: Saint Paul RiverCentre, St. Paul
Green Dentistry: Marijuana,
Opioids and the Effects on Oral Health
The spread of the legalization of marijuana, along with the rise of the opioid crisis, has changed the way health professionals treat and manage patients. This Seattle-based course focuses on oral pathology, caries risk and periodontal disease as it relates to drug use.
Organizer: Seattle King Dental Society
When: May 18
Where: Marriott–Seattle Airport
Northern Europe Cruise
Learn the latest research and approaches with respect to the management of periodontal and peri-implant disease as you cruise from Ireland to Iceland and Scotland during the University of Toronto's 22nd annual Seminar at Sea.
Organizer: University of Toronto
When: May 10–20
Where: Celebrity Eclipse, departing Dublin
Cost: $2,499–$2,699 (includes accommodations)
Practice on Fire Live
This high-energy seminar offers strategies and techniques for dentists looking to take their performances to the next level. The best part? Practice on Fire is donating 100 percent of profits from this event to relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
Organizer: Practice on Fire
When: March 16–17
Where: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, La Jolla, California
2018 New Zealand Dental Association Conference
If you've always dreamed of going to New Zealand, here's your chance. Attend courses at the National Dental Association's annual conference and use your free time to explore and view the country's spectacular landscapes.
Organizer: New Zealand Dental Association
When: Aug. 15–18
Where: Skycity Conference Center, Auckland
Cost: $150–$395 per course/lecture