Continuing Education

The Marquette University School of Dentistry offers year-round courses for dental professionals in almost all phases of dentistry.

Continuing education courses vary in length and content and are designed to accommodate the general practitioner and specialist. 

Course schedules are mailed regularly to all Wisconsin dentists and other interested parties. In addition, regular course announcements are sent to our email list. To add yourself to either list, please contact us.

Registration Options

In an effort to make registration as easy as possible for you, we accept registrations by mail, by phone and by fax and online.

By mail

Send in the completed registration form with a check payable to Marquette University School of Dentistry or your Visa/MasterCard number to:

Marquette University School of Dentistry
c/o Continuing Education Registrations 
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881

By phone

Call us at (414) 288-3093 and register using your Visa/MasterCard


register online now


Information on the Controlled Substance Education Requirement for DEA Registration

Sec. 1263 of the spending bill Congress passed in December 2022 requires controlled substance prescribers to complete 8 hours of one-time training on safe controlled substance prescribing as a condition of receiving or renewing a DEA registration. The statutory language was taken from a separate bill, titled the Medication Access and Training Expansion Act (or MATE Act).

The American Dental Association has prepared FAQs

To qualify, coursework must meet three criteria:


  1. The course must be an approved topic.
    • The course must cover some aspect of the safe pharmacological management of dental pain and screening, brief intervention, and referral for appropriate treatment of patients with or at risk of developing opioid and other substance use disorders. The subject matter is broadly defined.
  2. The course must be conducted through an approved medium.
    • The training may take the form of classroom situations, seminars at professional society meetings, electronic communications, or otherwise.
  3. The course must be delivered by a designated training provider.
    • ADA CERP providers (including Marquette School of Dentistry), the ADA and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) are designated training providers. A full listing can be found here.
  • Current and upcoming courses
    • Marquette School of Dentistry is offering courses that cover the required topics. On November 8th, there will be a 2-hour program “Pain Control in Dentistry: Alternatives to Opiate Pain Medication”. We are also offering the program "Comprehensive Approach to Dental Pain Management in the Evolving Substance Use Disorder Epidemic". This is a free online opioid course in conjunction with the WI Dept. of Health Services (meets the WI requirement for Oct 1, 2023 through Sep 30, 2025).  Cost and registration information is available on the Marquette CE calendar.
    • The ADA offers a number of 1-hour webinars. These courses are free for ADA members; some are free for non-members as well.
    • The American Medical Association also has a number of free webinars on the subject.
  • Credit for dental school classes
    • If you graduated from dental school in the last five years, qualified coursework is also eligible. Depending upon your school and curriculum, it may not be a full 8 hours, but your school can provide a document for hours they can verify. If you graduated from Marquette Dental School, contact to receive your verification.

Please read through the ADA FAQs for more information. For additional questions, please contact MUSoD Director of Continuing Education & Alumni Relations Carol Trecek at 414-288-3093 or or WDA Executive Director Mark Paget at 414-755-4100 or

Limited Knowledge Statement

In accordance with ADA CERP guidelines, we would like to caution you about the potential risk of using limited knowledge when integrating new techniques in your practice.

Seminar Fees/Discount Policy

Seminar fees & discounts vary upon the course. Only one discount may be applied per registration. Please consult the Continuing Education Calendar for more information.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

A full refund will be issued with notification at least two weeks before the beginning date of the course. Cancellations received within two weeks before the start date will receive a full refund less a $25 cancellation fee.

No refunds will be issued once a course has begun.

The School of Dentistry reserves the right to cancel a course because of low enrollment or unforeseen emergencies. In the event of a cancellation, all registrants will be notified as quickly as possible.


The Marquette University School of Dentistry is a recognized provider by the Continuing Education Recognition Program conducted under the auspices of the American Dental Association.


Marquette University School 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 activities or instructors, nor does it imply acceptace of credit hours by boards of dentistry. 

Marquette University School of Dentistry’s Continuing Education is also approved for AGD credit.

AGD - Accepted Program Provider


05/01/2023 to 06/30/2027

Provider ID# 214182

Conflict of Interest

Unless otherwise stated on the course pages, the continuing education speakers and members of the CE committee have no conflict of interest to disclose.


For evening courses held at the School of Dentistry, free parking is usually available in the lot behind the School. For courses held during the day, parking is available in the structure on 16th Street.

Please note: There is a parking charge on campus. To receive free parking, you must obtain a voucher when you check in for the course.

Other Resources


Carol Trecek 
Director, Continuing Education 
Marquette University School of Dentistry 
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-3093
Fax: (414) 288-8354