Office of Continuing Education Refund Policy
Tuition must be paid in full at the time of registration unless otherwise noted. We accept Visa or MasterCard. Tuition for no-shows will be forfeited, no exceptions.
Tuition is completely refundable if a course is canceled by the Continuing Dental Education department, or if the registrant cancels more than 30 days prior to the course. For cancellations made less than one month prior to the course, the registrant may apply the entire fee to another course or receive a 50% refund. No refund will be given for cancellations made less than 7 days prior to a lecture course or less than 14 days for a hands-on course; tuition may be applied toward a future course. “No shows” will forfeit the full tuition. The University requires proof that checks cleared the bank before refunding tuition paid by check. Tuition paid by credit card will be refunded to the card charged for the tuition. Refunds made to charge cards will incur a 5% surcharge.
Course cancellations must be made in writing. A written request is required to process any refund or transfer of fees. “No Shows” will not qualify for a refund or transfer of fees. It is the responsibility of the participant to contact the Containing Education office to confirm receipt of cancellation request. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of tuition. Proof of request may be required.
Presentation and Cancellation of Courses
UTHSC 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.
UTHSC 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.
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 or 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 UTHSC 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 UTHSC 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.
On rare occasions, inclement weather will necessitate cancellation of programs for that day only. If the University is closed, it will be announced on metropolitan area radio stations as well as the University's web page.