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

  • Dr. Wesley Coffman
  • Dr. Jeffrey Okeson
  • Dr. Ted Raybould
  • Dr. Ahmad Kutkut
  • Dr. Mohanad Al Sabbagh
  • Dr. Cheryl Pearson
  • Dr. Sarah Slone
  • Dr. Rick Windhorn
  • Lori Snow
  • Linda Epling

Documentation of Course Credit Hours

A $10.00 administrative processing fee will be charged for requests of documentation of continuing dental education course credit hours. A written request must be submitted with payment.  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 has been disclosed in the handouts and promotional material.  

Pre-Registration and Confirmation

Preregistration for all courses is necessary. All registration fees include tuition, course materials and breaks when applicable. Tuition must be paid in full at the time of registration. Advance registration is required for all courses and participants are requested to pre-register at least three weeks prior to the program date. Applications for registration will be processed in the order received and must be accompanied by tuition payment at least ten days before the program date. Maximum and minimum enrollments apply. Early registration is recommended.  Registration confirmations will be mailed or e-mailed one week before the program date. Course handbooks/study packets will be mailed two weeks in advance to registrants. If confirmation is not received, contact our office before attending the course. 

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

If you must cancel your registration, please notify the Office of Dental Education as soon as you determine you are unable to attend. Select courses may have individually specific cancellation fees and policies. These policies will be listed in the print materials (brochure, flyers, etc) and on the individual Web page.  

For our standard all day lecture courses, a refund, less a $50 processing fee, will be issued for all cancellations submitted in writing and postmarked two weeks prior to the course date. A 50% refund less a $50 processing fee will be given for cancellations received in writing one week prior to the course date, with no refund thereafter. Cancellations received the day of the course are not eligible for a refund. Registrants may choose to apply the entire tuition to a future 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. Sponsorship or partial sponsorship of a continuing education course by the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure, or product.

Continuing education courses do not necessarily reflect the philosophies of the postdoctoral or postdoctoral training programs. Sponsorship of a continuing education course by the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry does not imply subject matter, 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 and time varies. Course check-in begins 30 minutes prior to the listed course start time. Refer to individual programs. Parking information varies with each course.  

Handouts and Meals

A PDF of the presenter’s handout (if available) will be emailed to the pre-registrant two (2) days prior to the presentation.
Continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments during breaks are included with all full-day courses unless otherwise indicated. 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 reservations. Along with your confirmation letter you will receive a list of area hotels.


Parking on the University of Kentucky campus is available in the Hospital Parking Garage located on the corner of Limestone Street and Transcript Avenue. Parking information varies with each course; specifics will be mailed to registrants with course information including a map.

Contact Us

University of Kentucky College of Dentistry Continuing Education 
D-530 Dental Science Bldg.
800 Rose Street
Lexington, KY  40536-0297
Phone (859) 323-8187 
Fax: (859) 257-0486
Email: pam.calvert@uky.edu  

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