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Continuing Education at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry

We are pleased to provide you with a variety of outstanding programs to assist you in updating your knowledge and skills with the latest scientific and practical information.

Lecture and participation courses are presented by our faculty as well as visiting nationally known lecturers and clinicians.  Our mission is to offer quality lifelong learning educational opportunities for dentists, dental hygienists and dental auxiliaries in order to enhance their knowledge and clinical skills, thereby providing exemplary care to patients.  Because we are committed to life-long learning, please let us know how we can best meet your educational needs.

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The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry 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 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.adaorg/gotocerp.

Course Credit

The UKCD is authorized to award continuing education credits by the Kentucky Board of Dentistry to meet re-licensure requirements.  One hour of credit is awarded for each hour of instruction. 

All programs are approved for Fellowship and Mastership credit by the Academy of General Dentistry.

Disclaimer – New Knowledge Related to Dental Practice

Dental education institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In doing so, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Sponsorship of such a continuing education course by the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry does not necessarily imply endorsement of a philosophy, procedure, or product by this institution.

Course 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.  Registrations will be acknowledged in writing if time permits or electronically by e-mail.   If confirmation is not received, contact the UKCD Office of Continuing Education before attending the course.

Registration Options

  • Mail your registration form and check payable to UKCD CE to: 

University of Kentucky College of Dentistry Continuing Education
MN-316 Dental Science Bldg.
Lexington, KY 40536

  • Fax the completed registration form with credit card information to (859) 257-1901.

Handouts and Meals
Handout materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments during breaks are included with all full-day courses unless otherwise indicated. If you have special dietary needs vegetarian, gluten-free, etc), please call (859) 323-8155 at least 10 business days before the start of the course to inform us of your dietary requirements.

Course Cancellation Policy
UK College of Dentistry reserves the right to cancel any course, limit enrollment, modify the advertised course content, or change the location, time, date and faculty of any course as may be deemed necessary. In such a case, a full refund will be issued. Also, please note that UK College of Dentistry/CDE is not responsible for participant reimbursement of airline tickets, hotel reservations and any other incurred expense in the event that a course is cancelled or rescheduled.

Refund Policy
A refund, less a $25 processing fee, will be issued for all cancellations submitted in writing two weeks prior to the course date. A 50% refund less a $25 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 receive a credit toward another course.

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

Location and Time
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; specifics will be mailed to registrants with course confirmation including a map.

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.