About Us

Academy of General Dentistry

Practical Clinical Courses is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship, Mastership, and membership maintenance credit.  Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.  The current term of approval extends from 6/1/21 - 5/31/2024. Provider ID # 208521

American Dental Association

Practical Clinical Courses is also 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.

Gordon J. Christensen - Practical Clinical Courses (PCC), the producer of these programs and provider of these hands-on courses, was established in 1981 by Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD, ScD.  PCC is a continuing dental education organization for dental professionals of all types including, dentists, specialists, dental hygienists, assistants, technicians, business personnel, manufacturers, retailers, inventors, or other interested parties.  


Hands-on Continuing Education courses that offer 15 continuing education credits.  Our courses are in many areas of dentistry, including:

    • Fixed prosthodontics
    • Esthetic restorative dentistry
    • Endodontics
    • Occlusion
    • Oral surgery
    • Periodontics
    • Implant surgery
    • Rehabilitative dentistry
    • Other subjects as requested

Outreach courses and invited lectures – PCC provides many excellent educational dental courses and lectures around the world on most of the areas of dentistry, as requested and arranged by dental societies, dental schools, study clubs, lay groups, and other organizations.

Video presentations -  Practical Clinical Courses has a wide range of video presentations covering the many areas of dentistry.  We maintain a vast video library on a variety of topics at any one time.  Our CE videos offer continuing education credits for all members of the dental team.  We also offer great dental educational videos for patient education.  Patients are able to view these short videos and knowledgeably discuss their treatment options with their dental practitioner.   PCC is constantly releasing new educational titles on the most current topics of interest in dentistry, and older videos are retired as new versions are made, or as the topic becomes obsolete.  Each presentation offers the viewer the opportunity to receive CE credit for their various educational obligations.

Books and articles - PCC keeps an archive of the various books and articles written by Dr. Christensen.  Reprints of any article written by Dr. Christensen can be obtained as well as some of his most popular books and manuals, such as:  The Dental Documents Booklet – an excellent tool for thorough patient education.

Dr. Gordon Christensen's background and the proven reliability of his dentistry presentations have made him one of the most admired speakers in dentistry for several decades. He has helped initiate two new dental schools, delivered over 50,000 hours of continuing education, co-founded the most well-known private dental research institute in the world CLINICIANS REPORT (formerly Clinical Research Associates), produced hundreds of multimedia dental presentations, and has written hundreds of articles and several books.