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Continuing Dental Education

​Keep current on advances in the field

​Education doesn't end with commencement. Our courses help you remain a lifelong learner.


Office of Continuing Dental Education
UCSF School of Dentistry
707 Parnassus Ave, D-4010
San Francisco, CA 94143-0430


March 10, 2020 - Following guidance from UCSF and the San Francisco Department of Public Health to practice social distancing and limit non-essential group gatherings, we are postponing the courses scheduled on Saturday, March 14 & Saturday, March 28.

March 18, 2020 - Response to the COVID-19 outbreak has necessitated many changes in our educational, clinical and administrative routines, both within the School of Dentistry and across the University. The health and safety of our Continuing Dental Education participants, students, faculty and staff are of the utmost importance. We will continue to update our website with updates. Should you have any questions, please feel free to email us at or call and leave a message at 415-514-0778.

Continuing Dental Education provides learning opportunities for dental professionals at all career stages. Courses range from single-day lectures to weeklong symposia to preceptorship programs spanning months. Study in a classroom, online or in an exotic locale.


UCSF 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 hours by boards of dentistry.


There are three ways to register for CDE courses:

  • Online: Choose one or more courses and click "Register Now"
  • Mail: Send the copy of your registration form along with your payment to:

    Continuing Dental Education
    UCSF/Box 0430
    San Francisco, CA 94143-0430

  • Phone: 415.514.0778

We process registrations in the order payments are received. Participation courses and study groups have limited seating, so early registration is encouraged.

A course confirmation will be emailed to you within 3-4 business days after receiving your registration. If you do not receive a confirmation, please call our office. Please note that holiday office closures may delay the registration process by a few days.

We accept cash; checks made payable to UC Regents; and Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

Cancellation process

Lecture Courses: Tuition refund, less a $50 cancellation fee, will be issued for cancellations received in writing or by telephone at least three (3) business days prior to the start date of the course. No refunds will be issued for late cancellations or no-shows. We reserve the right to cancel any course due to circumstances beyond our control; in those rare instances we will refund all course fee payments. UCSF School of Dentistry CDE is not responsible for reimbursement of any travel expenses in the event that a course is cancelled.

Participation Courses: Refunds for participation/workshop courses, minus the non-refundable deposit, will be granted if requested at least 10 days prior to the start of the course. No refund given with less than 10 days before the course start.

Destination Programs, Special Sponsored Courses and Events: Full tuition refund, less $100 cancellation fee, for other courses (co-sponsored with dental companies or other dental schools and departments, held off-campus at hotels, etc.) will be given for cancellations received 10 days prior to the course start date. After this time, cancellations will be subject to an additional $100 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received the day of the course, or no-shows.

Travel Courses: Each course varies. Please call our office, or refer to specific travel brochures for details.