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!
Almost every industry has embraced the benefits of having an army of influencers, and the oral care world is no exception all thanks to BURST Oral Care. So how do you get over 20,000 well educated dental professionals to notice you, love you and then sing your praises?
Do you have a pulse on the health of your practice? How about days that are more popular for hygiene appointments, or holidays that may still warrant a half-day of being open? The best way to know how your practice is doing is simple. As the saying goes, the proof is in the pudding--and when it comes to your practice, the performance is measured in numbers, aka, analytics.