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  • Record-Keeping and Documentation in the Dental OfficeMar 21, 20209:00 am - 4:00 pm


UM Bannatyne: Basic Medical Sciences Building: Room-Frederic Gaspard Theatre

University of Manitoba, 745 Bannatyne Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3E 0J9

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Course Description

Proper record-keeping provides documented evidence of all aspects of treatment for the dental patient. Issues with the detail and quality of dental record-keeping and office documentation are common problems. The information that is necessary, as well as recommended, for dental records and the impact of dental records as personal health information will be discussed. Current legal requirements will be used to identify underlying principles that can be applied in developing office documents for the specific dental practice.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this event participants should be able to:

  • Understand the reasons for dental record-keeping
  • Review legal standards and best practices in dental record-keeping
  • Apply the legal standards and best practices for record-keeping in the clinical setting
  • Review current legal requirements for office documentation
  • Identify the principles applicable to specific office documents

Course Brochure

Record Keeping Brochure


Marcel Van Woensel, B.Sc., DMD,  LLB
Instructor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry; Private practice

Dr. Van Woensel completed his undergraduate dental training and obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Manitoba in 1994. Though originally from Swan Lake, Manitoba, he has maintained a private practice in the nearby town of Somerset for over 25 years.

Dr. Van Woensel has an appointment with the Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry at the University of Manitoba and teaches on dental jurisprudence in the undergraduate dental program. A keen interest in law spurred him to pursue further studies at the University of Manitoba where he obtained his degree in Bachelor of Laws in 2002.

Dr. Van Woensel’s dedication to dentistry continued with his service on the Board of Directors of the Manitoba Dental Association where he served as its President in 2007-2008. Subsequently, he served as the Registrar of the Manitoba Dental Association from 2008 to 2017.  In his time as Registrar, Dr. Van Woensel had made significant contributions to the dental profession with his involvement as a member of the Canadian Dental Regulatory Authorities Federation and the Dental Assisting Regulatory Authorities of Canada.

Dr. Van Woensel’s dedicated service to the dental profession is well praised and recognized by his peers. He is a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the International College of Dentists (ICD).  He currently serves on the Bylaws Committee for ICD. In 2010, Dr. Van Woensel received the Manitoba Dental Association’s highest honor, the President’s Award of Merit.


Dentist: $395
Dental hygienist $175
Dental assistant/ Other $110

Registration Deadline

March 13, 2020

Study Credits

This course is designed for 6 hours of Continuing Dental Education (CDE) Credits.


Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from July 1, 2018 to  June 30, 2022. Provider ID# 214210 AGD Code 149| AGD Subject Code RECORDS2020


Refund Policy

Registrants can receive a refund provided they give written notice no later than fourteen (14) days prior to the event. An administration fee will be retained to cover staff costs of processing refunds and other costs associated with cancellations.

The University of Manitoba reserves the right to cancel or postpone any educational program due to an insufficient number of registrations. The decision to cancel will normally be made at least fourteen (14) days prior to the program date. Each registrant will be notified by email and provided with a full refund of all registration costs. The University of Manitoba is not liable for any loss, damages or other expenses that such cancellations may cause, including, but not limited to, non-refundable airline fares, hotel penalties or lost income.

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