Policies & General Information

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Course Credit

The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, Continuing Education Program is designated as a recognized provider by the Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP) conducted by the American Dental Association. University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, Continuing Dental Education, designates activities for a specific number of credit hours – continuing education credits, as noted in each course description. One hour of credit is awarded for one hour of instruction. All participants are provided an official document of attendance at the time of the course.

ADA CERP Recognized Provider

The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. Our current term of recognition is May 2019 through December 2023.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of 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. 

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

Continuing Education Advisory Committee

  • Wesley Coffman, DMD (Director of Continuing Education)
  • Jeffrey Okeson, DMD (Advisor)
  • Ted Raybould, DMD
  • Ahmad Kutkut, DDS, MS
  • Mohanad Al-Sabbagh, DDS, MS
  • Lorie Snow, RDH
  • Cheryl Pearson, DMD
  • Sarah Slone, DMD
  • Debbie Mattox 

Documentation of Course Credit Hours

All participants are provided an official verification of attendance.   

Conflict of Interest

As required by the ADA, all employees of the Office of Continuing Dental Education and the Continuing Education Advisory Committee members have indicated that neither they nor any member of their family has a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or unrestricted educational grants for these continuing education courses.  

Our speaker(s) has no proprietary, financial or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service and/or company that will be discussed or considered during their presentation. If they do, this will be disclosed in the handouts and promotional material.  

Registration and Confirmation

  • Advance registration is required for all courses and participants are requested to register and pay online with a credit card.
  • The participant will receive a confirmation and payment receipt via email. If a confirmation email is not received, contact the UKCD Office of Continuing Education at 859-323-8187.
  • Maximum and minimum enrollments apply. Early registration is recommended, especially for hands-on courses. 
  • All registration fees include tuition and course materials.
  • Continental breakfast and lunch may be offered for some meetings. Check the course listing for details.
  • Course handbooks/study packets (when applicable) will be e-mailed two weeks in advance to registrants.

Course Cancellation 

UK College of Dentistry reserves the right to cancel a course when circumstances warrant, including insufficient enrollment. Dates, faculty or course content will be changed only when unavoidable. If a course has been cancelled, participants will be notified and a refund will be issued. Continuing Dental Education cannot be responsible for non-refundable airfare or other expenses in the event of a course cancellation.  

General Refund Policy

Requests for refunds must be submitted via email prior to the course. For specific refund policy details, please refer to the course webpage.  

Refunds cannot be given for cancellations on or after the course starting date. Please note that a request must be received via email before a refund may be processed. For virtual classes, registrants may choose to receive a full tuition credit toward another course taken within the academic year.

Disclaimer – New Knowledge Related to Dental Practice

Dental education institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references.  Participants are cautioned about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating techniques and procedures into their practices, especially when the course has not provided them with supervised clinical experience in the technique or procedure to ensure that they have attained competence.

Continuing education courses do not necessarily reflect the philosophies of the predoctoral or postdoctoral training programs. Sponsorship of a continuing education course by the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry does not imply subject matter, philosophy, product, or technique endorsement. Courses may include subject matter of an experimental and/or controversial nature. This material is offered to the profession for educational and information purposes.  

Concerns, Complaints and Suggestions

To assure an optimal educational experience, the Office of Continuing Education and the College of Dentistry’s Committee on Continuing Dental Education encourage course participants, faculty, and staff to register their suggestions, concerns, or complaints for formal review and action. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp.

Location/Time 

  • Course location, parking, and times will vary depending on the course. Refer to individual course webpage for specific details.
  • Course times listed are Eastern Time
  • In-person course check-in begins 30 minutes prior to the listed course start time.
  • Zoom course check-in begins online 15 minutes prior to the listed course start time.

Handouts and Meals

A PDF of the presenter’s handout (if available) will be emailed to the pre-registrant prior to the presentation. Printed handouts will not be available on-site.

Continental breakfast and lunch may be offered for some meetings. Check the course listing for specific meal details. If you have special dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten-free, etc., please use the drop-down list on the online registration link to let us know.

Hotel Information

Participants are responsible for making their own lodging reservations. For in-person meetings, a listing of local hotels near campus will be available on the course webpage. 

Parking

Parking information varies with each course. Detailed parking information, including a parking map, will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the course. 

Contact Us

University of Kentucky College of Dentistry Continuing Education 
D-103 Dental Science Bldg.
770 Rose Street
Lexington, KY  40536-0297
Pam Calvert, Program Coordinator: Email pam.calvert@uky.edu / Phone (859) 323-8187
Meagan Castro, Staff Assistant: Email meagan.castro@uky.edu / Phone (859) 323-8155

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