General Information About the Continuing Education Program of the Second District Dental Society

The Second District Dental Society has been designated as a recognized sponsor of post-secondary continuing dental education by the NYS Education Department, and as a designated provider by the Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP) conducted under the auspices of the American Dental Association. Second District programs are also accepted by the Academy of General Dentistry for Fellowship and Mastership credit.

The views expressed by program clinicians do not represent the views or reflect an endorsement or approval by the Second District Dental Society.

Many of our courses have limited enrollment. Pre-registration, which includes payment of tuition, is required for all courses and must be done at least one week prior to the course date. Same-day registrations, which can only be accepted if space permits, will be subject to an additional tuition charge of five dollars ($5.00) over and above regular tuition charges. Dentists may not register for any SDDS presentation as "staff."

Continuing education credit can and will only be issued to registrants who attend the entire presentation and submit attendance verification to the chairperson at the conclusion of the program. Registrants must check in prior to the start of course for credit to be issued. A record of your attendance is maintained at Second District Headquarters. Attendance for members of SDDS and NYSDA is also tracked by the NYSDA Continuing Education Registry. Evidence of your attendance for other organizations can also be provided upon request.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

All requests for refunds or credits must be made in writing or by phone and received at least two weeks prior to the course date. A full refund, less a ten dollar ($10.00) administrative charge, or if requested and available, credit for a similarly priced course will be issued. Refunds or credits requested after this date will not be granted, including requests made based on absence due to illness, late arrival for courses and/or weather conditions. In the event that a course is cancelled by Second District, paid tuition will be fully refunded.


Registration for all CE events must be done online unless you are an SDDS Hospital Resident member, an SDDS Associate member, an SDDS Life member or registering members of your dental team. To register for a course, visit our ADA meetings page (login required), where you may register and pay online for all available courses and membership meetings. Note: All membership meetings are open to SDDS members only. If you are not an SDDS member and you sign up for a membership meeting (SDDS or RCDS), your registration will be cancelled.

SDDS Hospital Resident members, Associate members and Life members: Complete a course registration form and fax or mail to SDDS.

Dental hygienists, dental assistants and other staff members: Complete a course registration form and fax or mail to SDDS.