Continuing Dental Education: Seminars Beat Internet

Internet continuing dental education catching up to dentist seminarsFour out of five dentists go to seminars for their dental continuing education. but half use Internet continuing education.

“I’m attending less and less far-away or vacation destination seminars and saving lots of money doing so,” said one prosthodontist. “I’m finding that there a lot of excellent seminars within 50 miles of my practice. Why waste money on extensive and expensive travel for CE?

Indeed, local CE seminars are a lot more popular than far-away ones — even those held at lush resorts.

  • 81% of dentists go to state or local dental CE seminars
  • 47% of dentists use online continuing dental education
  • 47% of dentists go to far-away seminars
  • 47% of dentists enjoy vacation destination dental seminars
  • 23% of dentists use print media such as magazines

“So many current CE offerings are merely promotions of products sponsored by manufacturers. Where is the balanced, science-based, peer-reviewed education?” asked one dentist.

“I go wherever I think that I can get good information,” said a Tennessee dentist.

“There need to be more online, interactive classes that count the same as attending live classes,” said a Texas dentist.

Read more: Dentists’ Top Continuing Education Resources


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