It’s a common practice for members of orthodontic teams to attend dental conferences. Attending dental conferences help them take much-needed CE while paying enormous dividends for the productivity of your whole practice. From finding new productivity tools to building new and deeper relationships, attending the best dental conferences in 2020 and beyond is an investment that can pay dividends for years to come.
As dental professionals, we constantly are in need of continuing education. It’s not just a requirement for a certain number of hours of CE that your state requires as a dental professional. It’s not just some mandatory class; CE is what makes us as sharp as we can be to provide the best dental treatment we can provide.
You can find the required CE credits for licensure, state by state, here. But for this week’s blog post, we’d like to tell you about the two types of CE credits that can make your dental practice go from “good” to great. You shouldn’t stop your CE after getting the minimum amount of CE credits needed in order to keep your licensure to practice as a dentist.
As a dental professional, you are constantly put in positions where you have to choose between doing what a patient wants or doing what they need. For example, a patient comes in and they are a hot mess. Calculus coming out of every crevice imaginable, bone loss and mobility galore.
As a DSO, things might seem a bit hectic right now with all of your dental practices not operating at full capacity thanks to quarantining and social distancing. But the pandemic actually presents quite a few opportunities for you to focus on behind the scenes to better your practices and plan for things that can happen after things go back to normal.
Getting continuing education on a consistent basis is really helpful for your dental practice. When your team members know more, they become more effective, efficient, and productive. That makes changing patient lives and growing your dental practice easier.But, like any aspect of dentistry, continuing education is constantly changing.
Many years ago as I was graduating from Dental Hygiene school, I kept hearing the words “burn out”. It was concerning to me because I wanted my chosen career to last a long time, and I didn’t want to feel “stuck” in a job because I “needed the money”. At the time, I was excited to start working with patients and couldn’t fathom the idea of ever hating it.
With 50 different state dental boards and 50 different sets of requirements for dentist continuing education, it's hard to keep track of what is required and where. The following list sourced from the American Dental Association provides a simple, easy-to-navigate snapshot of dentist CE requirements by state, in alphabetical order.
Do you love to travel? Do you love to keep your professional license up to date? How about both together? Conveniently, there are dozens of top dental continuing education conferences that allow you to do just that! In case it's not already a no-brainer for you, here are 4 reasons why that’s an amazing idea!