CE Registration and Office Information

Dr. Ekaterini Antonellou demonstrates a technique during a hands-on course

Thank you for enrolling in a continuing education course with Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Below you will find information regarding our polices, nearby lodging, information regarding hands-on courses, how to contact our office, and more. 

Registration Information 

Enrollment and Cancellation Policy

The Division of Continuing Education reserves the right to end 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 Division of Continuing Education may be forced to cancel 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.

Refunds

Full tuition refund or credit will be given for cancellations received at least two weeks prior to course date. Refunds or tuition credit will not be issued for participant no-shows.

Location and Time

Course check-in begins 30 minutes prior to listed course start time. Room locations will be specified in each registrant’s course confirmation.

Course Meals

A continental breakfast is provided for all courses except evening courses. Lunch is provided for all full-day courses unless noted on course description. If you have dietary restrictions, please call or email us at least one week prior to the course date.

Accommodations

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.

Courtyard by Marriott
Boston Tremont
275 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
Reservations: 800-321-2211
Phone: 617-426-1400
Fax: 617-482-6730
Courtyard Marriott Website

The DoubleTree Hotel
821 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-956-7900
Fax: 617-956-7901
DoubleTree Website

The W Hotel Boston
100 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-261-8700
Fax: 617-310-6730
W Boston Website

The Revere Hotel
200 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-482-1800
Fax: 617-451-2750
Revere Hotel Website

Parking

Parking is available at the Tufts Medical Center parking facility located on Tremont Street. Parking is $20.00 per day with validation.

Tape Recordings and Photographs

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

Credit

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. Approval Date 11/15-12/19. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP.

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine designates the activities included in this catalog for the number of continuing education credits indicated on each course description.

Notice to Participants

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.

Tuition Specials

SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT

Doctors 65 years of age or older may receive $65 off one eligible course per calendar year.

DISCOUNT CODE: SENIOR

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SPECIAL

Current members of the TUSDM Alumni Association may receive $75 off one eligible course per calendar year. Alumni who graduated in the past two years may automatically be members. To find out more about your status, or to become an Alumni Association member, please call 617-636-6773.

DISCOUNT CODE: ALUM

* Please note that to be eligible for this discount participants must be up to date with their annual Alumni Association dues.

Participation (Hands-On) Course Guidelines:

  • 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 and safety glasses. 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).
  • Face masks, face shields, and gloves will always be available for courses, and must be used as required.
  • 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.

Office Information 

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.

Goals
  • 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

Accreditation

Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. Approval Date 11/15-12/19.

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.

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 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 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.

Individualized and Remedial Courses

The TUSDM Office of Continuing Education is available to coordinate 1:1 instruction on specific topics, including remedial coursework to fulfill the directives of state dental boards. These services are contingent on our ability to recruit suitable faculty members to provide the specific type and duration of instruction requested. For more information about fees and instructor availability, please contact us at dentalce@tufts.edu.

Request to Create a CE Course with TUSDM

Are you interested in requesting CE credit for a pre-planned continuing dental education event?

Click here to fill out our CE credit request information, and to find out if TUSDM can support your project. We will reply to request submissions within 7 business days.