Mission Statement

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Division of Continuing Education is dedicated to providing patient-centered and clinical-based education for the lifelong learning needs of dental professionals. We strive to develop educational programs that address different patient populations, dental specialties, advancing technologies, and varied practice settings. We create and coordinate programs that incorporate all types of educational methodologies, quality training, and the highest standards of oral health care by utilizing a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach.


  • To promote and encourage continual and lifelong education of the dental professional beyond graduation and/or certification by presenting outstanding programs by recognized clinicians and educators who have demonstrated expertise in their respective fields of endeavor
  • To disseminate new information and information on advancing technology for practical application by the dental professional
  • To encourage and assist the dental professional to achieve higher levels of skills, knowledge, and competence
  • To provide continuing education programs that enable participants to continually provide an improved level of care to their patients and their community