CDE Policies & General Information

Insurance Coverage

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is not responsible for providing liability or malpractice insurance in hands-on, patient treatment courses. Participants enrolled in courses that require patients may be asked to provide proof of such insurance coverage and a copy of their dental license.

Course Credit

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is authorized to award continuing education credits by Dental Board of California. These courses meet the Dental Board of California's requirements for issuance of units of continuing education. One unit of credit is awarded for each hour of instruction. All courses are accepted by the Academy of General Dentistry for fellowship/mastership credit. The University is also a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE).

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni 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 education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry designates its activities for a specified number of continuing education credits. One unit of credit is awarded for each hour of instruction. Please refer to the individual course descriptions for credit designation. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at

Enrollment and Cancellation Policy

The Division of Continuing Education reserves the right to end registration when an enrollment limit is reached and to cancel, modify or alter content or faculty for any course if circumstances indicate the need for such a change. If the school finds it necessary to cancel a course, a full tuition refund will be granted. All attempts to contact registrants will be made as soon as possible in the event of a course cancellation. Other than tuition, the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is under no financial obligation to reimburse participants for airline tickets, hotel reservations or any other costs incurred should the need to cancel or reschedule a program arise.

For participant cancellations received at least two weeks prior to course date, a refund or credit will be issued towards a future Division of Continuing Education course. Refunds or tuition credit will not be issued for participant no-shows or cancellations less than two weeks prior to course date.


Unless otherwise specified, all courses are held at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 155 Fifth Street, San Francisco, California. Signs will be posted to direct you to the assigned registration area and classroom within the school.

Parking and Public Transportation

The dental school is easily reachable by public transportation. If you choose to drive, allow yourself plenty of time to park. Public parking garages are available at your own expense nearby. For directions to the school, please see our map/directions.


Photographing, recording or videotaping any Dugoni School of Dentistry continuing education program is not allowed without advance written permission from the Artthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. From time to time, a photographer may be present and taking photographs of various courses, instructors and attendees for marketing and advertising purposes. Participants not wishing to be photographed should inform the course director, photographer or the Division of Continuing Dental Education.


Participants are responsible for their own meals unless otherwise specified.


If you need further information, please contact the Division of Continuing Dental Education at 415.929.6486 or