Risk Management Through Record Keeping: Applying Minnesota’s Minimum Record Keeping Standards

This course will help you lower your malpractice risk by showing you how to create a dental record that includes an accurate representation of patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up.

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Register for Upcoming Sessions

July 1, 2022 12:00 am - June 30, 2026 11:45 pm

All times for all events are in local Central Time.

How to complete this course

  1. Complete the Pre-test.
    Note: No grades or corrected answers are provided. You will find the answers to the pre-test in the course manual.
  2. Download and read the manual.
  3. Complete the Post-test.
    After you complete the online post-test, the answers will be automatically provided. You must have 15 correct responses to pass the post-test. To achieve a score of 15 out of 19 questions, you may take the test multiple times, if needed.
How to receive CE credit
  1. Register for the course. 
  2. Complete the course evaluation.
  3. Receive a Certificate of Completion via email.


This course will focus on Minnesota's legislative Rule 3100.9600 on recordkeeping, which clearly defines the minimum necessary content of the dental patient record in Minnesota. Included in the course are examples of record keeping systems that are organized in a way to satisfy the minimum recordkeeping requirements.

Learn How To

  • Understand the rationale for Minnesota’s minimum dental record keeping standard found in Minnesota’s legislative Rule 3100.9600
  • Recognize the minimum essential requirements for a dental patient record
  • Assess common record keeping errors
  • Identify the purpose of the dental record
  • Understand the concept of informed consent
  • Recognize the components of a well written progress note
  • Evaluate your record keeping system and conduct a record keeping self audit 

Training Methods

Electronically mediated: illustrated lectures, case studies

Additional Resources

Minnesota Administrative Rule 3100.9600 Record Keeping