Alaska Inside Passage Cruise (2022)

Product Details

Summer 2022

If you would like to be notified once registration is open for this course, please call 888-334-3200 or email and ask to be put on the contact list for the Alaska Cruise.

CR Dentistry Update & Office Manager Course

"I have been attending Dr. Gordon's updates since 1986 and have thoroughly enjoyed including my four children. They look forward to joining me since they know their summer vacation will always be in a fun-filled place for them. Thank you for all your wisdom, knowledge, and priceless memories for my children." (Dr. T. C.)

*Participation in the course requires reserving your cabin with our travel department

Course Topics

Dentistry Update with Gordon J. Christensen

The most trusted, fast paced, comprehensive dental continuing education course available!

This Dentistry Update course features all new course material for 2021 with the most important, useful, and potentially influential advancements available in all areas of dentistry. 20–25 topics will be covered. Example topics include:

  • How do you best diagnose and treat a cracked tooth?
  • Which PPE concepts will remain after COVID-19?
  • Which is the best brand of single-color composite?
  • Which type of crown is best and how to cement it?
  • Should edentulous patients be treated with fixed or removable prostheses?
  • What are major reasons for implant failure and how to avoid them?
  • What is the most adequate antibiotic for most oral uses and what dosage?
  • Are phosphor plate radiographic sensors better than CMOS sensors?
  • When is endo better than pulp capping? What materials work best?
  • Are resin cements better than resin-modified glass ionomer?
  • What are the advantages and best uses for lasers?
  • Which cone beam type is best for your office?
  • Which bone grafting material should be used and when?
  • Have glass ionomer materials improved? Which one should you use?
  • Which type of cariostatic restorative material is best, and how and when do you use it?
  • Should you be using pulse oximeters more?
  • Are bulk-filling composites working well? Which brands?
  • Are aerosols really dangerous? How do you avoid them?
  • Plus other highly relevant topics!

Earn 14 CE credits. At the completion of this course, attendees should be able to identify the best new materials and techniques for 2021; determine which products and techniques presented in the course meet individual practice needs; and integrate the new concepts into practice.

The CR “Dentistry Update” course includes at least 25 diverse topics each year. The cutting edge information presented makes this course an annual “must attend” event!



CR Foundation 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 courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. CR Foundation designates this activity for 14 CE credits.




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Cruise 2022-2

Venue Information


Join Gordon for a 7-Night Alaska Inside Passage Cruise (14 CEs):

2022 Dates to be Announced

Because of the travel restrictions in Canada, Holland America has had to cancel the cruise originally scheduled for July 11–18, 2021. 

If you would like to be notified once registration is open for this course, please call 888-334-3200 or email and ask to be put on the contact list for the Alaska Cruise.

Round-trip from Seattle, Washington
Onboard Holland America Line's Oosterdam

Holland America: Travel Well

To serve our dentists better during this recovery time, we have lowered the tuition of this Dentistry Update course by 15%. Dentist $898, NOW $763! Staff $498, NOW $423!

Alaska Cruise 2020

* CRUISE ITINERARY: Departs from Seattle, WA, with port stops in Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, and Victoria BC with scenic cruising at Hubbard Glacier. (Subject to change without notice.)

Day Date Port Arrive Depart
1 Sun., July 11 Seattle, WA 4:00 PM
2 Mon., July 12 At Sea
3 Tues., July 13 Juneau, AK 1:00 PM 9:00 PM
4 Wed., July 14 Hubbard Glacier 2:00 PM 6:00 PM
5 Thurs., July 15 Sitka, AK 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
6 Fri., July 16 Ketchikan, AK 7:00 AM 1:00 PM
7 Sat., July 17 Victoria, BC 6:00 PM 11:30 PM
8 Sun., July 18 Seattle, WA 7:00 AM

For more information and cabin pricing, see

* COURSE SCHEDULE: Dentistry Update and Office Manager sessions are held in the mornings while the ship is "at sea" allowing attendees to participate in shore excursions and enjoy the ports of call.

Date Meeting Time
Sun., July 11 Meet & Greet, 5:00 p.m.
Mon., July 12 7:15–10:15 a.m.
Tues., July 13 7:15–10:15 a.m.
Wed., July 14 7:15–10:15 a.m.
Sat., July 17 7:15–10:15 a.m.

Two steps required to participate: 

1. CRUISE RESERVATION: Contact CR Cruise Department at 800-267-0041. See for cabin and cruise details.

2. DENTISTRY UPDATE REGISTRATION: Contact CR at 888-334-3200 or register on the online form above.

Please note: Registration for the cruise and the course are two separate transactions.


Presenter: Dr. Gordon J. Christensen

We are continually told that just one day with Gordon will make your entire year more rewarding! Don't miss this opportunity to learn what is faster, easier, better, and more profitable in dentistry!

Many things have changed in Dentistry! Are you part of the mini-implant explosion? Are you up to date on the Zirconia-Crown revolution? These and an additional 25 topics will be provided in a "learn today, use tomorrow" course presented by Dr. Gordon Christensen.

Your entire team will benefit from this informative and entertaining course! The team will learn the latest trends, proven techniques, materials, devices, and new concepts.

Staff may attend the "Dentistry Update" or the concurrent Office Manager course


CR is pleased to announce our guest presenter: Katherine Eitel-Belt

Katherine Eitel-Belt

Katherine Eitel-Belt is an international speaker and communication coach. She is best known for her innovative approach to creating extraordinary non-scripted communication skills for leaders, managers, and teams. 

Katherine is founder of Lioness Learning, a revolutionary training company providing customized in-house training for team cohesiveness, client service, and goal achievement. With over 25 years experience as a chairside assistant, treatment coordinator, marketing director, and practice management coach, her revolutionary communications training programs have helped hundreds of practices and small businesses throw out their old tired scripts and access instinctive greatness improving marketing results, organizational systems, client service, and verbal skills.

Katherine's presentations empower individuals to lead instinctively from wherever they are. Using humor, tenderness, and poignant examples, these workshops will touch the hearts, minds, and souls of attendees and leave them roaring for more.

Join Katherine as she discusses:

  • Courageous Conversations (Part 1): Developing and Speaking from a Leadership Mindset
  • Courageous Conversations (Part 2): A 4-Step Framework for Mastering the Conversations You’ve Been Avoiding
  • Leaders of the Pride: A Roadmap for Actualizing Vision, Building a Positive Culture, and Achieving Massive Results
  • Have Them at Hello: Unscripted Telephone Skills for the Exceptional Practice

*The listed presenters are committed to attending the event; however, we cannot guarantee that illness, emergencies, or other unforeseen conflicts will not interfere with this schedule.*