General Information and Policies

Course Credit

All participants are provided an official letter of attendance which will be mailed or emailed after the course. This document is acceptable by the Alabama Board of Dental Examiners as proof of attendance to the course. Continuing Education credits awarded for participation in the CE activity may not apply toward license renewal. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his/her state licensure board(s).

The University of Alabama at Birmingham School 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 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.



The formal continuing education programs of the UAB School of Dentistry are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership credit.

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

 

Registration

Pre-Registration

Preregistration for all courses is necessary. The Office of Continuing Dental Education reserves the right to end registration when the enrollment limit has been reached or to cancel a course due to lack of enrollment.

Registration Fees

All registration fees include tuition, course materials, and coffee breaks (when applicable). See individual course descriptions for the tuition fees. Tuition must be paid in full at the time of registration unless otherwise noted. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and checks.

Tax Deduction

The IRS allows an income tax deduction for continuing education course expenses when course content is designed to maintain or improve skills required for an individual's business. Deduction expenses include registration fees, cost of travel, meals, and lodging. Please contact your accountant for detailed information.

Handouts, Breaks and Meals

The price of your course includes tuition, handout materials (when offered), and coffee breaks (when applicable). Lunch is on your own unless otherwise noted. If lunch is offered and you have special dietary needs, please call 205.934.3753 at least five business days before the start of the course to inform us of your dietary requirements.

Confirmations

Confirmations are sent via email if a valid email address is provided. If you would prefer your confirmation faxed, please indicate on the registration form.

On-Site Check-In

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the course to check in and pick up handouts. Signs in the UAB School of Dentistry first floor lobby will list room numbers for the courses. Same day walk-in enrollments will be accommodated on a space-available basis.

Course Location

Unless otherwise indicated, all courses are held at UAB School of Dentistry, 1919 7th Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama. Program confirmation emails will include building and room information. If directions or maps are needed, please visit the Directions, Hotels, and Attractions section of our website.

Comfort zone

Although every effort is made to have a comfortable temperature in the meeting room, we realize everyone’s comfort zone is different. Please bring a jacket or light wrap in case the room is too cool for your comfort.

Clinic Patients

For courses involving clinical participation, patients are provided by UAB School of Dentistry unless specified otherwise within the course description. However, all patients accepted for treatment must be registered and will be charged a clinic fee for treatment.

New Knowledge and Requests for Topics/Speakers

New Knowledge Related to Dental Practice

Dental educational institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials of 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 UAB School 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 UAB School 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 informational purposes in a spirit of academic freedom.

Requests for Topics or Speakers

If there are topics of interest which have not previously been addressed by the UAB Continuing Dental Education program, please contact Ann Marie Karaki, Director, at amkaraki@uab.edu or by phone at 205-996-6494.

Refunds and Cancellations

Refund Policy

If you must cancel your registration, please notify the Continuing Dental Education Department as soon as you determine you are unable to attend. Full refunds of tuition less a 10% processing fee will be provided for cancellations up to 7 business days prior to a lecture course and 21 business days prior to a participation or limited attendance course. For cancellations made after that time, the attendee may choose to apply the entire tuition to a future course. Tuition for no-shows will be forfeited. Select courses may have individually specific cancellation fees and policies. These policies will be listed in the print materials (brochures, flyers, etc.) and on the individual course Web page.

UAB CDE will assess a $50 fee for all returned payments. Returned payments include returned checks and dishonored credit or debit card payments.

Presentation and Cancellation of Courses

UAB Continuing Dental Education reserves the right to cancel any course, limit enrollment, modify the announced course content, or change the location, time, date, and faculty of any course as may be deemed necessary or advisable. We encourage you to register early. This will enable us to protect course enrollment and avoid an unnecessary cancellation of a course. In the event that the School of Dentistry feels it is necessary to cancel a program, a full refund of the tuition will be granted. Attempts to contact all registrants will be made at the time cancellation is determined. UAB Continuing Dental Education Programs cannot be responsible for the refund of any part of the tuition, costs of travel, or lodging as a result of unforeseen circumstances or events beyond its control.

Weather Emergencies

Occasionally the Birmingham area experiences bad weather with snow and ice on the roads making it difficult for employees and participants to get to UAB. Please check your email for an update and/or call the CE office at 205-934-3753 for a prerecorded message regarding the scheduled course. You may also call 205-934-2165 and select option 2 for a prerecorded message about the University’s status. If UAB is closed, all CDE courses scheduled on campus will be canceled and rescheduled. Please call the CE office to confirm the schedule of any off campus offering.

 

Special Needs and Considerations

The UAB School of Dentistry Continuing Dental Education Department complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

If you require special services, facilities or dietary considerations (vegetarian or otherwise) to support your participation in a continuing education program, contact the conference coordinator at (205) 934-3753.

Policy of Non-Discrimination

UAB Dentistry administers its educational programs and activities, including admission, without regard to race, color, religion,sex, age, national origin, handicap, or Vietnam era or disabled veteran status.(Title IX of the Education Amendments of1972 specifically prohibits discrimination onthe basis of sex.) Direct inquiries to the UAB Affirmative Action Officer, UAB Station, Birmingham, AL 35294.