Continuing Education/Lifelong Learning and Distance Education

We invite you to stay up to date with the ever-changing world of dentistry at our state-of-the-art continuing education facility in downtown Boston. Register today for the next dental education course that will elevate your practice or career.

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Short Courses

Come for hands-on and lecture courses, utilizing the state-of-the-art facilities of TUSDM and explore Boston at the same time!

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Mini & Maxi-Residency Programs

A perfect combination of in-person, hands-on, lecture, virtual, and self-study over a 5-7 month period to bring your career to the next level!

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This program is designed for dentists interested in furthering their knowledge of dentistry and to expose participants to clinical care, cutting-edge research, and best practices.



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TUSDM Executive Academy

Spring courses are up! Register for TUSDM Executive Academy courses, designed to support you in all aspects of growth focusing on leadership, business and strategy.

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DEI and Faculty Development Series

TUSDM CE stays committed to foster the cultural competence and attitudes to support and sustain healthy and productive interactions within and beyond our diverse community for all cultures, religions, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

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Conference Services and Room Rentals

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine offers a state-of-the art and professional setting for your business meetings, seminars, conferences, and product demonstrations in a convenient location in downtown Boston.

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Symposiums and Summits

Join the best and brightest individuals from around the world, to discuss the future of dentistry and how to grow practices, while operating efficiently!

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TUSDM Webinar Course Hub (2023-2024)

Check out a variety of ACDE webinar courses available for viewing upon registration throughout the year. Explore TUSDM CE Zoom session that include various topics to choose from!

  • Applications for registration will be processed in the order received and must be accompanied by full tuition at least two weeks in advance of the course (some exceptions may apply*). If a program develops a waitlist, participants will be required to pay their full tuition to save their seat in the course; the Office of Continuing Education to contact you if this occurs. Maximum and minimum enrollments apply. Early registration is recommended. 

    • Register Online – Please note that you will be directed to our secure online payment gateway where you will process your payment.
    • Register by phone – Call 617-636-6629 to register and pay using your credit card.

    Written confirmation of your registration will be e-mailed or mailed upon receipt of payment. If confirmation is not received, please contact our office before attending the course.

    *Mini-Residency programs require full tuition (or the first payment in your payment plan) one month in advance of each module.

    • Course attendees are required to wear protective eyewear and clinical attire during hands-on activities. TUSDM CE will provide each attendee with a blue disposable gown, masks, and protective eyewear. Participants are invited to bring their own lab coats and loupes to the course.
    • In the event that the course includes the use/handling of human tissue, it is TUSDM’s understanding that all participants are current with Hepatitis B vaccinations.
    • All course participants must wear long pants (to the ankle).
    • If the course includes drilling or grinding, protective eyewear and face masks are required and must be worn during the duration of that specific activity.
    • Gloves must not be worn when using the model trimmers or dental lathes.
    • Medium to long hair must be pinned or tied back for safety reasons.
    • Dangling jewelry should be removed prior to performing any hands-on activity.
    • No hats, shorts or open-toed shoes are allowed in the Simulation Learning Center or any clinical or research area during the course.
    • We request that cell phones be turned to silent or vibrate during the course, as to not distract others in the learning environment.
  • The hotels listed below are within walking distance of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and may offer a Tufts rate to program participants. Because rates vary depending on availability, please book your room early.

  • If a CE course obtains enough registrations where a wait list is established, the CE office will notify individuals with unpaid registration balances and ask them to pay their balance to secure their place in the course. If payment is not made to secure their place, the CE office has the right to offer that place to a paying individual on the wait list.

  • The Office of Continuing Education reserves the right to close registration when an enrollment limit is reached and to cancel, modify, or alter content or faculty for any course if circumstances indicate the need for such a change. If the school finds it necessary to cancel a course, a full refund will be granted. All attempts to contact registrants will be made as soon as possible in the event of a course cancellation. The school will not be held responsible for any losses due to travel arrangements made by the registrant.

    In the event of inclement weather (such as a snow emergency) or other extenuating circumstances, the Office of Continuing Education may be forced to cancel or postpone a course. If a course has been canceled, we will contact participants by the phone number and/or email address provided. You may call or email our office on the day of the course if you are uncertain of a course’s status.

  • Refund Policy for All CE Programs: Full tuition refund or credit will be given for cancellations received at least one month prior to the course start date. Refunds or tuition credit will not be given after that time or to no-shows.

  • Participants are not allowed to record or photograph any materials without the express permission of the Office of Continuing Education.

  • 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 guidelines 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 OCE 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.
  • We reserve the right to photograph or videotape participants and registrants during our continuing education courses. By participating in or registering for this course, each participant/registrant agrees that we may, for no compensation, (I) photograph or videotape such participant/registrant; and (ii) reproduce, distribute, display, use or publish such photographs or video images and likeness, with or without such participant/registrant’s name, by any method for any lawful purpose, including for example, such purposes as educational programs, publicity, illustration, recruitment, fundraising, advertising and Web content. Such photographs or video images shall be the exclusive property of the University.

  • Parking is available at the Tufts Medical Center parking facility located on Tremont Street. If you get your parking ticket validated with the Continuing Education Office at the check-in table the day of your event, you are eligible for the Patient and Visitor Rate.

  • For in-person courses, course check-in begins 30 minutes prior to listed course start time. Unless otherwise noted in the confirmation email, check-in takes place on the 14th floor of 1 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA 02111 near the elevators. 

    For virtual/live-streamed courses, the CE program uses Zoom and the virtual space will open at the start time of the program. Zoom links are generally sent a few days to a week in advance of the program.  If you do not have your Zoom link by the day before the program, please contact 617-636-6629 and/or

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  • Lunch is provided for all full-day courses unless noted on the course description. If you have dietary restrictions, please indicate this on your registration form and we will try to accommodate.

  • 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 lifelong education for 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 on advancing technology and procedures, 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 provide an improved level of care to their patients and their community
  • ADA CERP logo

    Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine 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 house by boards of dentistry.

    Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at

    More information about the American Dental Association can be found at


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