What To Consider When Choosing The Right CE Course For Your Dental Practice

What To Consider When Choosing The Right CE Course For Your Dental Practice

As a dentist, you need to complete CE (Continuing Education) courses to maintain your dental license, stay fresh in the field, and expand your skill set. Whether you’re interested in enhancing your skills or learning new areas of dentistry, there are a few questions to ask before deciding what course is best for you. In this blog from The Pathway, we’ll run through the top things you should consider when choosing CE. 

1. Does The CE Course Align With Your Professional And Practice Goals?

Yes, CE credits are mandatory. However, this doesn’t mean that you should choose a few simple courses, get your credits, and get back to work. Continuing education is a fantastic way to expand your skill set, broaden your practice offerings, and bring more patients to your practice while referring less out. When choosing a CE provider, make sure they provide courses that align with your professional and practice goals.

2. Will You Get A Good Mixture Of Didactic And Hands-On Training?

Ideally, you should choose a CE partner that not only lectures, but also provides hands-on training. Theory is great, but hands-on experience is invaluable.

That’s why, at The Pathway, we provide live patient training for all our courses. In our CEREC CE courses, dental implant CE courses, and dental sedation CE courses, you’ll get a mixture of online lectures, in-person courses, and hands-on treatment with real patients. This ensures you gain the knowledge and skills needed to confidently bring what you've learned in the classroom back to your practice.

3. Do The Instructors Have The Necessary Expertise In Their Field?

When picking a CE course partner for your practice, it’s always important to look at the credentials of your instructors. Lecturers and teachers with deep expertise in their field are more easily able to answer questions, discuss common pitfalls, and provide valuable insights about dental surgeries, technology, and other topics.

At The Pathway, our faculty is made up of dentists with decades of combined experience in restorative dentistry, cosmetic care, implant dentistry, and so much more. You can learn more about our team here, and see the qualifications of each of our faculty members.

Make The Right Choice – Come To The Pathway For Continuing Education

If you’re looking for continuing education opportunities, The Pathway is here for you. With our advanced CE programs, expert instructors, and dedication to both theoretical and hands-on training, we make it easy for dentists throughout the nation to get the CE credits they need to maintain their licenses and continue growing their practices. Take a look at our full course catalog now to learn more about what we have to offer, or feel free to contact us online or give The Pathway a call at (888) 309-2423 if you have questions or need any more information.

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