About the Continuing Education Program

The Continuing Education Program at the College of Dental Medicine offers a variety of courses each semester as well as on-going courses throughout the year to help dental professionals expand their knowledge, hone their skills, improve patient satisfaction, and increase their bottom line. 

Course Location

Due to COVID-19 restrictions at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC), the majority of continuing dental education courses are being held as live virtual sessions. However, we do offer some courses as in-person or hybrid options. For those attending in-person at CUIMC, we abide by protocols currently in place which require participants have completed their COVID innocuations at least two weeks prior to arriving on site. Courses are held at CUIMC located at West 168th Street and Broadway. Course location details and directions are provided at registration.

Course Credit

For all CE activities, 0.25 credit hours will be awarded for each 15 minutes of activity time, not including breaks, meals, registration periods and general business. Full attendance and course completion is required to obtain credit. Participants receive a statement of attendance at the end of each course upon completion and return of the course feedback survey.

Please contact your local licensing authority for CE credit hour guidelines and regulations.

Columbia University CDM does not send CE credit information to state boards or licensing/regulatory agencies. Meeting attendees are responsible for ensuring that their CE credits are current and on file.

Columbia University CDM cautions participants, for each CE session, about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures in their practice.

Cancellations and Refunds

Please notify the Continuing Education Office of a cancellation at least 3 business days prior to the start of the course in order to receive a refund or credit. Allow at least 14 business days for refunds to be processed once approved.

Cancellations for continuum courses must be received at least three weeks prior to start of course to be eligible for a refund of the deposit and will result in a $500 processing fee.

Columbia University cannot assume responsibility for losses due to emergencies, unforeseen circumstances, or participants' travel arrangements. Course fees for no-shows will be forfeited.

Occasionally, courses are cancelled due to lack of enrollment or inclement weather, in which case a full refund is granted.

Future Courses

We welcome your feedback on courses taken or topics or speakers you would like us to research for future CE classes. To give us feedback or for more information about our courses or to add your name to our email list, please contact us.

Tax Deduction

The IRS may allow 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. Deductible expenses may include registration fees, cost of travel, meals, and lodging. Please consult your tax professional/accountant for specific information.

Enrollment Policy

Upon registering in any Continuing Education activity, the participant agrees that Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and their affiliates, and all personnel associated with the program, are not responsible or liable for any injuries or other damages sustained by the attendee in connection with the scheduled activity, and the participant hereby releases each of them from any claims against them arising directly or indirectly from any such injury or damage.

The registered participant grants permission to the Office of Continuing Education to utilize the participant's image, likeness, actions and/or statements in any live or recorded audio, video, or photographic display or other transmission, exhibition, publication or reproduction made of, about or at the activity without further authorization or compensation. Participants may not use video or audio recording devices during the course or scheduled event.

Registering for any Continuing Education activity constitutes acceptance of these terms.

Sponsorship Policy

Sponsorship of a Continuing Education course by the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine 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 informational purposes only.

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP recognized provider 5/1/2022-6/30/2026. 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. Please contact your local licensing authority for CE credit hour guidelines and regulations.

AGD - Accepted Program Provider
FAGD/MAGD Credit 11/2017 - 12/2022
Provider ID#214174

Columbia University CDM is a member of the Association of Continuing Dental Education (ACDE) - the organization of Continuing Education providers associated with dental schools in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico.

Americans with Disabilities Policy

Columbia University CDM recognizes the need to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please indicate any special requests or needs you may have on the registration form so that a member of the CE Team may contact you.

Dietary Requests

For those CE courses where lunch or food items may be provided we aim to accomodate all dietary requests, although catering for groups does have limitations. Vegetarian requests are accommodated and the menu options generally allow for low-carb selections. Participants with further dietary needs may consider bringing breakfast, lunch or snacks. Please contact the CE office.

Dress Code and Temperature

Attendees are encouraged to wear business casual attire, and for weekend sessions may prefer casual wear. Please dress in layers as the classroom temperatures may fluctuate during winter and summer.


For further information please contact us.