The Continuing Education Program at the College of Dental Medicine offers a variety of courses each semester as well as ongoing courses throughout the year. 

For questions about the CE course schedule please contact:
(212) 305-7124

Course Schedule

Fall 2016


Sept. 17-18

Comprehensive Implantology Continuum, Part I 

Course Directors Dr. Dennis Tarnow and Dr. James B. Fine lead this continuum designed to enable general practitioners and specialists to integrate basic implantology into private practice.

  • Option 1: six weekends (Sept. 17-18 thru March 11-12)
  • Option 2: two week-long sessions (Sept. 17-22, 2016 & March 7-12, 2017)
  • 84 CE credits, plus 8 CE credits for CU/ICOI Symposium attendance
  • Registration currently open

Sept. 21

Columbia Study Club Meeting: Interdisciplinary Approach for Treating the Esthetically Compromised Patient

The treatment planning of complex cases requires the highest level of knowledge and skill of the treating team. Practitioners must envision the final case before starting in order to know where the goal of treatment will be directed. The orchestration of procedures, including proper sequencing and timing, makes all the difference.

  • Sept. 21, 2016, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (lecture starts at 6:30 p.m.; reception to follow)
  • 1.5 CE credits

Nov. 2

Implant Study Club

With Dr. James B. Fine and guest speakers. Case reviews and interactive discussions.

  • Nov. 2, 2016, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 2 CE credits

Nov. 26

Diabetes Teamwork: Collaboration, Coordination and Control

Moderated by Hazel Harper, DDS, MPH. Speakers include: Daniel Knecht, MD, MBA; Michelle Odlum, EDD, MPH; Ira Lamster, DDS, MMSc.; Evanthia Lalla, DDS, MS; Michael Bolden DDS

  • Sat. Nov. 26, 2016, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, NYC
  • 7 CE Credits
  • Presented by the National Dental Association at the Greater New York Dental Meeting. Supported by an educational grant from the Aetna Foundation.

Nov. 30

Columbia University Symposium at the GNY Dental Meeting: Integrating Oral Care into the Greater Healthcare System

Speakers and panelists will include Dr. Christian S. Stohler, Dr. Panos Papapanou, Dr. Joseph Errante, Dr. John Grbic, Dr. James Fine, Dr. Evanthia Lalla and Dr. Denis F. Kinane.

  • Nov. 30, 2016, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, NYC
  • 3 CE Credits


Dec. 10

7th Annual Columbia University/ICOI Dental Implant Symposium: Practical Techniques and Emerging Trends in Implantology

With Scientific Chairman Dr. Dennis Tarnow and distinguished dental implant experts: Dr. Edward P. Allen, Dr. Stephen Chu, Dr. Abdelsalam Elaskary, Dr. Gary Greenstein, Dr. John Kois, Dr. Carlos Aparicio Magallón, Dr. Alessandro Pozzi and Dr. Hom-Lay Wang. Includes an exhibit hall featuring the latest innovations in implant technology. 

  • Dec. 10, 2016, 8:05 am - 6:00 pm
  • 8 CE credits

Jan. 27

Infection Prevention in the Dental Setting

This course will provide you with an overview of infectious diseases encountered in the dental environment.

  • Jan. 27, 2017, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • 3 CE credits

Jan. 27

CPR Re-certification

This course will provide re-certification for those previously certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support through the American Heart Association.

  • Jan. 27, 2017, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 3 CE credits




Comprehensive Implantology Continuum, Part II

Upon successful completion of Part I of the Continuum, participants will have the option of observing implant procedures in the CDM clinic and placing up to two implants on their patient.

  • Participants may opt for observations only
  • Customized, based on participants' schedules during clinic hours (Mon-Fri).
  • CE credits awarded for all hours of participation.