Posted September 18, 2018
Dentistry is a rapidly evolving profession, and new techniques and technologies are introduced into the industry daily. If you want to stay current in the dentistry, your education can’t stop with your degree.
So how can you keep ahead of the changes? The answer is simple: take some dental continuing education courses. These courses, offered online and offline, are crucial to your success as a modern dental professional. Plus, they’re required to renew your dental hygienist license!
Beyond the skills you’ll learn through CE courses, CE courses are necessary training in your state. Some states also require extra CE courses should you decide to work beyond normal job functions or if you choose to specialize in a particular area. The next step in your career could hinge on a CE course — so if you want to maintain a longterm career in dentistry, CE courses are something you absolutely can’t skip.
CE classes may also be the catalyst for landing a new job. Dentistry has never been more competitive; with a steady influx of new dental professionals, more public forums on healthcare, and the benefits of working in dentistry becoming more well known, the job market is booming. CE classes will help you stand out from other candidates, and show your potential employer that you’re ready to perform.
CE courses are available in a variety of places and cover a variety of topics. Like most extended learning, some courses may require a fee and some may not. If you’ve already got an account on DentalPost, you can jump right into CE courses here at DentalPost!
From dental coding to effective hand hygiene mastery, every course is focused on bettering a certain skill applicable to dentistry or to ensure you’re up-to-date on new techniques. Before you take a course, be sure to take a look at your state’s specific CE requirements and choose the courses most relevant to your licensure.
As mentioned above, CE courses are required to renew your license. You should pay attention to the cycle length and the dates of your renewal as noted by your state. These are important to staying on track and keeping your license in compliance, and can easily be checked on the ADA.org website.
You should also make sure you meet the hours requirements; it often isn’t enough to just take one course per cycle! A great way to ensure you meet all of the requirements in time is to pre-scheduling classes in advance; just be sure to look at the start times of your classes if applicable.
While jumping back into classes may feel daunting at first, CE is an important (and required) part of dentistry, so you should learn to work it into your career. Don’t wait to take required CE courses that could help you reach your professional goals or keep you from keeping your license!
Posted June 21, 2019
Spend more time with family. Have more time to pursue hobbies, go back to college, or write a book. Earn extra income to supplement your current job. Why do you want to temp as a dental assistant or hygienist? Temping in a dental office can be a super-convenient way to earn while maintaining a flexible […]
Posted May 24, 2019
So you’ve decided to find a new job—only to discover that the market is scarce. Job markets (like any market) ebb and flow. Some months, like September and October, are better than others because a lot of companies want to hire before the frenzy of the holidays. Other months, like June and July, aren’t so […]
Posted May 10, 2019
Every working professional runs into a problematic coworker eventually. It’s simply the odds of working with other people. Not everyone you work with will mesh or vibe with your personality or work style. While you can solve a lot of these situations by just ignoring the person, bad coworkers can become a serious issue if […]