In this edition of Leaders in Dentistry, we had the chance to interview with our friend and DentalPost education partner, Leslie Canham, RDA. Leslie has been busy traveling around the country, visiting dental conferences and educating the dental industry. Here’s what she shared with us:
I will be staying busy the rest of the year! I’ll be traveling to multiple study clubs, associations and societies throughout California teaching Infection Control, OSHA Compliance, HIPPA training, and the Dental Practice Act. I’ll also be attending the Virginia Dental Association Annual Meeting in September.
2. We are so glad to have you as one of our education partners! Do you see any trends in continuing education for the dental industry?
Dental professionals want continuing education to be convenient. Attending live courses at dental meetings or doing home study by mail order used to be the only way you could get continuing education. Today if you have a computer, smart phone or iPad/tablet and internet access you can access and download courses anytime, 24-7, 365! In addition to convenience, there is considerable savings when you take into account lost production, travels expenses incurred driving to a seminar, parking, meals, etc. If continuing education needs can be met online via home study, webinars, or podcasts, it saves both time and money.
3. What changes do you think will come to the dental office in 2017? Do you see any new trends in the dental industry for 2017?
2017 is the year of “Awareness”. I’ve noticed that dentists realize just how vulnerable they are to business disruption. It’s mind boggling how easily a dentist can be the victim of a cyber attack, embezzlement, or retaliatory actions by disgruntled patients or employees. Dentists are paying more attention to Dental Board, OSHA, and HIPAA regulations and taking stock of how their practices measure up to the various rules and regulations governing dentistry.
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