Becoming a dentist means seeking to be a lifelong learner. This is not only because of the ever-changing nature of dentistry, but every state dental board has continuing education requirements to maintain your license each renewal period.
Continuing education is a great way to learn new skills, keep up with technology, and connect with other dentists. So, if you’re just getting started with a dental cone beam (CBCT) system, hearing how other professionals have been successful with advanced 3D imaging in their practices can be a huge head start.
Today, we’re sharing the top 5 websites to find hundreds of free resources and CE courses frequently covering CBCT and dental imaging topics:
- Viva Learning
- Dentsply Sirona USA
- Renew Digital
The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is the only professional association that is exclusive to general dentists. The AGD’s mission is to “advance general dentistry and oral health through quality continuing education and advocacy.” The AGD does several webinars each month on a variety of topics, and at least a couple of them are free regardless of whether or not you are a member of the AGD.
You can check them out here and click on Live Webinars. Also, if you are a member of the AGD, they have a free CE program where you can receive free webinars valued at $900+ and 14+ credit hours.
AGD continuing education is AGD PACE approved. Here’s how to get started: Find an ADA Dental CE Course
DentalTown is an online community designed specifically for dentists. Featuring a monthly magazine, open message boards, CE courses, podcasts, and classified ads, DentalTown is intended to be “where the dental community lives.”
DentalTown has a variety of free online resources for dentists just getting started with CBCT, as well as those looking to expand their service offerings with dental cone beam systems. We recommend checking out these two dental cone beam-specific forums, which include educational materials as well as an online message board with live conversations from similar practitioners.
- DentalTown Online Dental Education – CBCT & Imaging
- DentalTown CBCT Message Board
Viva Learning is an industry-wide dental continuing education platform that delivers free online accredited CE. On their online dental CE site, you can earn live, interactive, and self-study dental continuing education. Viva learning is an ADA CERP-recognized provider of CE and is PACE approved for the AGD.
There is an abundance of other information on this website, including product training, product reviews, clinical tips, and podcasts. You can also sign up for a free e-newsletter where you can learn about upcoming free live CE webinars and reserve your seat.
On the topic of dental cone beam, Viva learning has over 60 on-demand webinars, 25 podcasts, 8 tutorials, and 20 clinical tips – so you’ll have no shortage of support to educate yourself on a variety of experiences with 3D imaging. Click the link below to start exploring:
- Viva Learning – Dental Imaging Webinars
Dentsply Sirona is a dental equipment and supplies company. Their website features over 100 live and on-demand continuing education courses which are ADA CERP and AGD PACE approved. They offer dental CE in endodontics, implants, preventive and restorative dentistry, and have grown to add continuing education on anesthesia, digital dentistry, and practice management as well.
One interesting feature on the website is the ability to choose the CE course based on your role in the office or profession, such as dentist, assistant, hygienist, office manager, student, and technician.
Because Dentsply Sirona is a worldwide manufacturer of extraoral imaging equipment, its content supports the use of 3D imaging in practices. Below is their link to get started with education on dental cone beam through free CE courses:
- Dentsply Sirona USA – Dental CE
For over 10 years, Renew Digital has been the leader in certified pre-owned dental imaging equipment. They have a wide range of CBCT systems, as well as 2D pan & ceph X-ray machines, and intraoral scanners, all from the leading brands dentists trust – including Carestream, Planmeca, Sirona, i-CAT/DEXIS, Vatech, and many more.
Renew Digital helps match dentists and dental specialists with high-quality certified pre-owned dental imaging equipment, saving them 30% to 50% off new list prices in the process. Their unique brand-neutral, consultative approach means they can find the best fit for your practice, regardless of equipment model.
The experts at Renew Digital have worked with thousands of dental professionals, giving them deep expertise in what systems work best for which procedures. They’ve applied these learnings from the doctors they’ve worked with to compile a comprehensive learning hub, full of articles and videos to help dental practitioners just getting started with dental cone beam systems as well as those who want to learn more.
- Renew Digital Learning Hub
Still researching CBCT before you buy? Their sales representatives are experts across all leading brands. Their brand-neutral approach helps dental professionals match the right equipment to their needs while not limiting them to only a particular manufacturer. Here’s how to get started.
Reach a dedicated sales rep by calling Renew Digital at (888) 246-5611 or completing an online form. Your rep will work with you to determine the equipment that fits your clinical needs, where it will be placed, and match you to the brands and models most likely to work within your configuration (including considerations like network and electrical systems). From purchase through installation, they’ll provide you with 5-star-rated customer service for which they’ve been known since their start.