Dean’s Message

Welcome to the 2017-2018 edition of our annual course guide

I’m proud to present this year’s Continuing Dental Education Course Guide. The course guide shares details of 140 courses, symposiums and programs designed to help you and your staff provide superior oral health care and run a successful practice. Topics range from the latest innovative techniques to practice management, from fundamental certifications to groundbreaking scientific advancements.


As the dental profession evolves, UF-CDE continues to develop courses that are current and relevant to the needs of your practice and the needs of your patients. This year we are offering several exciting new and significantly updated courses:


In our most recent online survey 98 percent of the respondents rated UF-CDE as excellent or good. However we aim to improve these scores by continuing to expand offerings and delivery options, enhancing course content, and finding the most dynamic and engaging speakers.

In UF-CDE, we always work to enhance our educational options by continually updating standard courses and creating new courses to reflect advances in oral health treatment and developments in the practice of dentistry. To succeed, we rely on input from our course participants and leading practitioners, so please let us know how we can better serve the educational needs of you and your dental team.

As you look through this 2017-2018 Course Guide, you will find courses to help sharpen your skills, build your practice, or simply expand your professional horizons. Whatever your goals, I hope to see you during the upcoming year, as we work together to show the world why it’s great to be a Gator Dentist.

With kind regards,

Dean Isabel Garcia
Isabel Garcia, D.D.S., M.P.H.
Dr. HaddixJames E. Haddix, D.M.D.
Assistant Dean for Continuing Dental Education
UF College of Dentistry