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Substantial Continuing education?

Discussion in 'Dental' started by joooj86, May 31, 2008.

  1. joooj86

    joooj86 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Nov 20, 2003
    I have heard from people that there are CE programs that go beyond a couple of days to something like a 6 month program teaching implants. Are there such programs if you really want to deliver high quality care for patients in specific areas and be able to treat most cases, either endo/ortho/do implants.? Wouldnt it be a better idea to spend a year in these programs rather than do something like a GPR? Where are they offered?

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  3. armorshell

    armorshell One Man Freak Show Dentist Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Apr 12, 2006
    Do a google search for "Dental Implant Continuum." If you're interested in becoming an implant master, you'd probably be best served by doing a specialty residency first though, or possibly something like LLU's 3 year long implant residency.
  4. DentalBoardsDDS

    DentalBoardsDDS 2+ Year Member

    Jun 7, 2008
    The only programs that I know of that go on for a year or more are in aesthetics and implants. Both fields in dentistry which are extremelly lucrative. Even though these programs go on for a year or so they are usually only once or twice a week, many times for only half a day. They are very expensive and can cost upwards of $30,000 a year. Whether you want to take them in addition or instead of residency is your choice. But one does not preclude you from doing the other.

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