Location & Parking

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.

The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC is located at 925 West 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089 (Norris Dental Science Center).

  • From the North: US-101 South to I-110 South. Exit Exposition Blvd. Turn right on Figueroa. Turn left on Jefferson Blvd.
  • From the South: I-5 North to I-10 West, exit Vermont Ave South. Turn left on Jefferson Blvd.
  • From the East: I-10 West, exit Vermont Ave South. Turn left on Jefferson Blvd.
  • From the West: I-10 East, exit Vermont Ave South. Turn left on Jefferson Blvd.

Closest parking area are USC: Shrine Parking Structure and Classic Parking Lot at Jefferson Blvd and Royal Street. Open 24 hours Monday – Sunday, unless specified ($12)

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Registration & Refunds

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: 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.

What is the cancellation policy for On-Campus/Live Streaming Webinar courses?

Registrant(s) can cancel class enrollment 4 weeks prior to start of the course without cancellation fees. Afterwards, the following cancellation fees will be applied:

  • 75% refund for cancellation 3 weeks prior to start date
  • 50% refund for cancellation 2 weeks prior to start date
  • 25% refund for cancellation 1 week prior to start date
  • No refund for cancellation less than 7 days prior to start date

Registrant(s) can save and use the cancellation fees as credit to transfer to another course(s). No monetary refunds are available in lieu of cancellation fees. Cancellation fees may vary for Parenteral Moderate Sedation and Travel and Learn courses. Please contact the Office of Continuing Education via email to cedental@usc.edu or fax to 1-213-740-3973 for final approval.

What is the cancellation policy for Online Courses?





There is no refund after course registration except for course exchange under certain circumstance (approval required). Course registrant can contact the Office of Continuing Education via email to cedental@usc.edu or fax to 1-213-740-3973 for final approval.

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. 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

Check-in & Credit

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. 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.

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).

Participation & Student Enrollment

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. 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.

Tax Deduction

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.

Disclaimer

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.