Continuing Education | School of Dental Medicine

We invite you to stay up to date with the ever-changing world of dentistry at our state-of-the-art continuing education facility in downtown Boston. Register today for the next dental education course that will elevate your practice or career.

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Short Courses

Tufts Dental Mini-Residency Programs

Tufts Dental Continuing Education Office is proud to announce our upcoming Mini-Residency Programs:


This 40-day (8-week) program is designed for dentists interested in furthering their knowledge of dentistry in a specific field of interest. The objective of the program is to expose participants to clinical care, cutting-edge research, and best practices.  

This will be achieved through participation in post-doctoral didactic courses and observation of the dental care provided in Tufts University School of Dental Medicine specialty clinics. The knowledge learned during the Preceptorship will provide the information and skills needed for the participants to further their education and continue their lifelong journey of learning.

Requirements for Application:  

  • This program is open to dentists with domestic or international dental degrees.
  • Applications are approved on a rolling basis throughout the year.  
  • The 40 days (8 weeks) can be taken at once or broken up over a 12-month period of time.

To apply for this program please fill out the Preceptorship Application and submit it to the Office of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning.

Global/International Courses

  • Comprehensive Course – Dental Sleep Medicine [International Course in Mexico and Boston, USA]

Executive Education Courses

Interprofessional Pain and Headache Rounds [Virtual]

The Interprofessional Pain and Headache Rounds is a free year-long lecture series focusing on facial pain and headaches, for a wide variety of professionals.  Lectures are Wednesday mornings from 8am-9am (1 CE hour), presented by the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Craniofacial Pain Center in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. CE credit is jointly provided by Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and Tufts University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Education.

Preregistration is required for each session to gain access to the zoom webinar link unique to each week; please click on the links below to register and please be sure to check your confirmation email for the secondary Zoom registration link as well.

Sample of a Rounds presentation: "Surgical Approaches: Trigeminal Neuralgia" (Trigeminal Neuralgia Sub-Series) with Jeffrey Schweitzer, MD, PhD., Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School, George A. Lopez Endowed Chair in Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital

Case Studies in Orofacial Pain and Headache Series [Virtual]

Join us for an ongoing series of continuing education on orofacial pain, headache, and related pain topics focusing on case studies. It will consist of a half-day program (4 hours) in collaboration with 9 orofacial pain programs. Each case presentation will be presented by a Post-Graduate Resident, overseen by a faculty member, from the respective training programs. Esteemed guest discussants will be invited to participate based on the topics of the presentations.

  • 10/16/21 – "Temporomandibular Disorders"
  • 1/22/22 – "Headache Disorders and Orofacial Pain Resembling Headache Disorders"
  • 3/19/22 – "Pathology/Red Flags"

  • *CHANGE* 5/21/22 – "Idiopathic Neuropathic Pain Disorders"

  • *CHANGE* 7/16/22 – "Dental and Oral Pain Disorders"

  • *CHANGE* 9/24/22 – "Psychological Issues"

  • *CHANGE* 11/19/22 – "Trigeminal Neuralgia and Orofacial Pain Due to Disease of Cranial Nerves“

Controlled Risk Mitigation Education Modules

The following free, self-study sessions focus on Controlled Substance Risk Mitigation in the dental practice. Each session is eligible for .75 CE hours and are part of a research study conducted by Principal Investigator Dr. Ronald Kulich. The aim of this study is to deliver the first controlled substance risk mitigation training modules to Massachusetts practicing dentists, dental hygienists, and oral surgeons. Outcomes will address knowledge, attitudes, as well as self-report of behavior change within clinical practice. This information will help us encourage dental clinicians and dental hygienists to apply comprehensive and consistent risk-mitigation steps into routine practice.

Conference Services and Room Rentals

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Tufts University School of Dental Medicine offers a state-of-the art and professional setting for your business meetings, seminars, conferences, and product demonstrations. We offer a unique, multi-purpose venue with beautiful views of the city, and a convenient location in downtown Boston.

  • Convenient location
  • Competitive rates
  • On-site meeting and event support
  • State-of-the-art audio visual equipment
  • Various-sized conference rooms accommodating 10-90 guests
  • Catering to the needs of groups both large and small
  • Ample parking and close proximately to public transportation, local area hotels, and restaurants

Combining superior customer services, advanced technology, and on-premise catering, we promise to make your event an enjoyable experience for you and your participants! Contact us at 617-636-6629 or email to begin planning your next event now!

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