UNMC College of Dentistry offers free seminar to dentists and dental hygienists

Faculty from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry will go to Grand Island, North Platte and Scottsbluff next month to provide training to dental health professionals on managing patients who have severe inflammation caused by periodontal disease.

The annual UNMC College of Dentistry Dental Education Caravan will feature presentations by Richard Reinhardt, D.D.S., and Amy Killeen, D.D.S. Those who attend receive 3.5 hours of free continuing dental education credit.

In addition, John Reinhardt, D.D.S., dean of the UNMC College of Dentistry, will present a brief update on education, research, patient care and outreach activities at the college. Dr. Reinhardt is available for media interviews following the presentations.

The programs will run from 1 to 5 p.m. at each of the following locations:

May 7 – North Platte, Quality Inn & Suites

May 8 – Scottsbluff, Harms Advanced Technology Center at Western Nebraska Community College

May 9 – Grand Island, Interstate Holiday Inn

The agenda at each location is as follows:

1 p.m. – Greeting and introduction by Merlyn Vogt, D.D.S., assistant professor in the department of surgical specialties.

1:10 p.m. – UNMC College of Dentistry update by Dean John Reinhardt, D.D.S.

1:30 p.m. –“Periodontal Inflammation Management – Part 1” – Dr. Richard Reinhardt

3:15 p.m. – “Periodontal Inflammation Management – Part 2” – Dr. Amy Killeen

Through world-class research and patient care, UNMC generates breakthroughs that make life better for people throughout Nebraska and beyond. Its education programs train more health professionals than any other institution in the state. Learn more at unmc.edu.


Lisa Spellman
UNMC Public Relations
(402) 559-4353