Dental Professionals

SMS Continuing Education

FREE Self-Study Courses

SMS is pleased to offer our paying subscribers the opportunity to earn 8 hours of free self-study continuing education credits per year.* 

Our self-study CE courses are offered up to four times per year. Each course has a deadline. To participate at no charge, you must submit your answer form by the deadline.  Detailed self-study instructions.

CE Course #4 - "Oral Ulcerations"

2016 CE Course #4 is now OPEN! Click HERE to access the course PDF. Once you have reviewed the course materials, please continue on to complete the actual quiz to earn your certificate. Please click HERE to access the quiz. Due to the course not being released on the original date. The free submission period for CE course #4 will be extended to December 6, 2016.

CE Course #3 - "Panoramic Techniques and Technique Errors"

2016 CE Course #3: If you missed the deadline for CE Course #3 “Panoramic Techniques and Technique Errors” you can purchase the course from the Continuing Education office by visiting

How to Earn FREE CE Credits

Dental professionals in your office may earn free CE credits. Each person must read the self-study course materials and then complete an answer form online. Credit hours are issued in the form of a certificate for the successful completion of each self-study course. A total of 6/8 questions must be answered correctly to receive CE credit.

After the Deadline. . .

Once the deadline has passed, SMS subscribers may still participate and earn 2 CE credits for a $25 processing fee. Please contact the SMS office for more details.

For those not subscribed to the SMS service, courses may be purchased for $50 each, paid in advance.

Courses available for purchase.

The Ohio State University College of Dentistry is an American Dental Society (ADA) Continuing Education Recognized Provider (CERP) and an Ohio State Dental Board permanent sponsor of continuing education courses.