Accreditation & Conflict of Interest

ADA

Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. Approval Date 11/11–12/15.

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 house by boards of dentistry.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at ADA.org/goto/cerp.

More information about the American Dental Association can be found at www.ada.org

Conflict of Interest and Full Disclosure Policy

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Division of Continuing Education (TUSDM DCE) provides a range of education programs for the dental profession. When Continuing Education Credits are offered, the program is to be strictly educational and by definition, non-promotional. The following guideline contains the procedures under which TUSDM DCE will engage in educational activities.

  • Continuing education programs are educational and non-promotional.
  • Continuing education programs are created and implemented independent from the promotional influences of the commercial entities.
  • Generic names will be used for any discussion of a specific product, when possible, and there will be a balanced presentation of competing therapies and any limitations on the data.
  • Instructors will adhere to the ADA’s Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Instructors will base lectures on sound scientific basis and proven clinical efficacy.
  • Instructors will disclose any potential Conflicts of Interest in the start of continuing education program.
  • Conflict of Interest can include stock ownership, current or past employment, paid consultant services, paid speaking engagements, membership on advisory boards or funded research activities.
  • TUSDM DCE will separate commercial entities product displays from the learning environment and disclose to all the participants any unrestricted grants or sponsorship received for the continuing education programming.
  • There will be opportunity for debate in panel discussions and small group discussions within all continuing education programs.