Continuing education courses (or CE courses) are your best friends as a dentist. Many times, you can use CE courses to supplement your education and to learn new concepts to be able to put into your practice in order to increase your productivity, case acceptance, and just to be able to offer more services to your patients. As a dental student, you have access to many forms of free CE that you should be running to take advantage of. As a dentist, you also have the ability to find online CE courses for a low price. During these times when online learning is so prevalent, these CE courses are convenient to watch and learn from. Here are some resources to help you get starting in finding CE courses that interest you:
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- Dentaltown https://www.dentaltown.com/onlinece
- As a student, you have access to hundreds of hours of CE at no cost to you. Simply sign up for an account and watch away. In order to claim CE credit you do have to pay a fee for certain courses
- Even if you are not a student anymore, there is a special tab “Free-to-View” where you can watch CE courses for free with the option to pay to claim the CE credits
- Viva Learning https://www.vivalearning.com/member/dental-webinars-podcasts.asp
- Make a free account and get access to hundreds of hours of on-demand CE to watch and learn from.
- Dental Nachos https://dentalnachos.com/on-demand-courses/
- The On-Demand page offers multiple online CE courses for a low cost ranging in topics from Practice Management to Clinical to Photography courses.
- American Dental Association https://ebusiness.ada.org/education/default.aspx
- The ADA has several CE online courses available to its members free of cost. Check out their selection at the link above.
- American Academy of General Dentists https://www.agd.org/continuing-education-events/take-courses/free-ce
- The AGD also offers a selection of free online CE courses for its members. Members can select up to 6 on-demand courses to watch for free. Student membership is much less costly than a dentist membership, so take advantage of the courses if you are a current dental student. Memberships for new dentists are also more affordable to start.
There are many more CE resources available if you do your research. We hope these few links get you started on the right path to being the dentist that you want to be!
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