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General Information & Guidelines

Unless otherwise indicated, all courses are held at the University of Southern California University Park Campus and Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, 925 West 34th Street, Los Angeles, California. Room assignment and information will be indicated at the time of registration. The only entrance of the dental school open to the public is the main entrance located on 34th street.

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All registrations are processed in the order in which they are received and on a space available basis. We suggest early registration for limited attendance courses and hands-on workshops. In order to secure a place in a course, a completed registration form accompanied by a check made payable to 'USC School of Dentistry' must be received for each participant. Visa and MasterCard are also acceptable but we cannot accept cash. No reservations may be made without full tuition payment. Please complete separate registration forms and make separate payments for each course registration. For your convenience, you can use one of the following options:

ONLINE registration at
CALL our office (213) 821-2127 
FAX your registration form to (213) 740-3973.

MAIL your completed registration form and payment to:

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
Continuing Professional Education
925 W. 34th Street, Room 201J
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0641

Registrations will be acknowledged by mail (if time permits), fax or electronically through e-mail. If you mail your registration, please allow sufficient time for your check to reach us to qualify for early registration. It is necessary to allow three extra days due to the fact that all mail must first go through the University mail system prior to reaching our office.

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On the day of the course our Registration and Hospitality Desk will open one hour prior to the course start time. When courses are held at Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, the Registration & Hospitality Desk will be located in the East Lobby of the first floor (click for location). Please arrive at least half an hour before the start of each course to sign in and pick up course materials. You will then be directed to the appropriate clinic or lecture room. At-the-door registration is permissible for courses where space is available. We advise contacting the Office of Continuing Education 48 hours prior to the course to ensure space availability.

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The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry (Norris Dental Science Center) is located at 925 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089 (intersection of Jefferson Blvd and McClintock Ave). Parking permit on campus can be purchased at the gate at the daily rate of $12.

  • Parking Structure D: Entrance is through Gate 4 on Jefferson Blvd/Royal Street. Entrance 5 on Jefferson/McClintock Ave will be open during weekend

There are limited Metered Parking space on 34th Street in front of the dental school and at the west side of the dental door (near Gate 5). Individuals with handicap placards will still need to purchase a parking permit to use campus meters. Please mention "Dental School" at the entrance gate and ask the attendant to direct you to the closet parking spot. Please place parking permit on your dashboard and ensure that it is visible from outside at all times to avoid being ticketed.

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The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC is an ADA CERP, CDA and AGD accepted provider. Courses receive credit units according to guidelines of the California State Board Dental Examiners on an hour-for-hour basis. Please refer to each course listing for the number of credit units awarded for a particular category. Certified dental assistants should contact the Dental Assisting National Board regarding their continuing education credit guidelines and course requirements. Upon completion of each course, participants will receive a verification of attendance, indicating the credit hours awarded. Continuing education credits awarded may not apply toward license renewal in all states. Course participants are responsible for maintaining their own records for license renewal and forwarding their course credit information to the appropriate licensure board(s).

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Refunds are granted only if a written notification is received at least 14 business days prior to lecture courses and 21 days before hands-on and limited attendance courses. 50% of the tuition minus processing fee will be refunded if cancellation occurs 7 business days prior to a lecture course and 14 business days prior to hands-on or limited-attendance courses. No refund is granted afterwards. A $75 fee is withheld for processing all refunds. If insufficient enrollment necessitates cancellation of a course, all tuition fees will be refunded.

The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC cannot be responsible for the refund of any part of the tuition as a result of emergencies, unforeseen circumstances, or events beyond its control. Also, the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC 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 programs arise.

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All qualified individuals shall have equal access to participate in the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC Continuing Education programs and facilities regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status or veteran status.

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Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC students are allowed to attend most continuing education courses that are not hands-on or limited-attendance courses. Students are required to complete an application form for each course and submit it to the Office of Continuing Education. Attendance is based on space availability and a nominal fee will be charged.

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The IRS allows an income tax deduction for continuing education course expenses when course content is designated to maintain or improve skills required for an individual's business. Deductible expenses may include, among others, registration fees, cost of travel, meals and lodging. Please consult with your tax advisor or accountant. 

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Continuing education courses do not necessarily reflect the philosophies of the pre-doctoral or postdoctoral training programs of the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. Sponsorship of a continuing education course does not imply subject matter, product, procedure or technique endorsement. Courses may include subject matter of an experimental and/or controversial nature and commercial references. This material is offered to the dental profession for educational and informational purposes in a spirit of academic freedom. In addition, advertisement in this catalog does not equate to an endorsement or preference for any product or procedure. Participants are also advised that potential
risks to patients may exist when using limited knowledge while integrating new techniques into their practice.

All speakers must disclose to the audience any proprietary, financial or other personal interest of any nature or kind, in any product, service, source and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith that will be discussed or considered during their presentation. The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC does not view the existence of these interests or uses as implying bias or decreasing the value to participants. The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, along with ADA CERP, feels that this disclosure is important for the participants to form their own judgment about each presentation.

The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC 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. Should a significant change occur every effort will be made to notify registered participants in advance.

The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC is not responsible for providing liability or malpractice insurance
in workshop courses involving patients. Participants enrolled in courses which involve patients are required to provide proof of active dental license, CPR certification and insurance coverage. Registration in any continuing education program implies permission for photographs to be taken and used in future publications.

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