Continuing Education Courses

The College of Dental Medicine offers continuing education courses designed to provide practicing dentists with opportunities to continue their education. Courses are designed to provide both didactic and clinical instruction in new methods and techniques.

The College of Dental Medicine does not have a central continuing education (CE) office, so please reach out to the program contacts named below with any questions.

The Carlos F. Salinas Dental Program 

The Carlos F. Salinas Dental Program for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Individuals with Special Health Care Needs is a continuing education opportunity open to all dental and oral health providers, academics, staff and students. This event is worth seven hours of CE credit. 

Register here. Registration is required. 

March 10, 2023
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Marriott North Charleston
4770 Goer Dr.
North Charleston, SC 29406 


Maureen Perry, D.D.S., MPA, MAEd
"Dental Management of Patients with Epilepsy: An Overview of Dental Management of Patients with Seizure Disorders Along with Recommended Treatment of Associated Oral Issues"

Ann Spolarich, RDH, Ph.D., FSDH
"Preventative Health Considerations for Patients with Disabilities"

Howell Lewis, D.M.D.
"Special Needs Orthodontics from a Private Practice Perspective"

Riley Conklin, MT-BC
"Music Therapy with a Young Adult with an Intellectual Disability: Joy Goes to the Dentist"

Alicia Risner-Bauman, D.D.S.
"Evaluating and Managing the Special Needs of the Special Needs Dental Patient"


Nitrous Oxide Monitoring

Do you need a SC Nitrous Oxide Certification? This is an approved course that will prepare you for the South Carolina State Board Nitrous Oxide Examination. We will review basic physiology and anatomy within the use of nitrous oxide analgesia. The Nitrous Oxide Monitoring (PDF) course will be taught by Dr. Gabriel Ross, Affiliate Professor of College of Dental Medicine, Department of Pediatric Dentistry. The course is open to dental assistants and dental hygienists working across all dental specialties. Please visit the South Carolina Board of Dentistry webpage for complete information on the application process.

The course will be offered on Saturday, June 4th, September 10th, and November 19th, 2022 from 9am to 3pm. Online course registration is $200 and includes a box lunch.  Please download this information sheet (PDF) for additional details.

For more information regarding this course, please contact Mary Elizabeth Shue: or 843-792-3916.