How DDSOnline™ Works

We are updating and restructuring all online course offerings to coincide with new web technology. Availability will be posted here soon. Please click here to be notified via email.

Q: Why take the online course as opposed to the comprehensive workshop?

A: Online courses and comprehensive workshops are two formats, each with their own unique benefits. The online courses offer you the luxury of learning at your own office or home, at your convenience, and at your own pace. In addition, your whole staff, laboratory technicians and specialists can also participate in the learning experience. The comprehensive workshop, on the other hand, is designed to bring you face-to-face with the instructor(s), to engage in dialogue with them, to have the opportunity to meet new colleagues, and most importantly, to simulate an actual clinical experience, where you receive hands-on training, using the recommended equipment, getting the "feel" of the procedure and having the benefit of being guided by our learning facilitators. Next to working on a live patient, nothing beats a "hands-on" seminar.

Q: Should I take both online course and the hands on workshop?

A: Absolutely. The online course imparts the concepts, the didactic material and gives you and your staff an appreciation for the procedure(s) being discussed. The “hands-on” seminars give you a “feel” for the instruments and the clinical techniques. Remember, we all have a license to “Practice” dentistry, and the more practice we engage in, the better dentists we become.

Q: How many Continuing Ed credits will I get for each online course?

A: This will vary but the amount of Continuing Ed Credits awarded will be posted for both online and workshop courses.

Q: Do I need to be a dentist to take the online or workshop courses?

A: No. All dental professionals, including chairside assistants, hygienists, office managers who engage in case presentations and laboratory technicians are welcome. In addition any specialists the dentist works with is cordially invited.

Q: If I want to ask the speaker of an online course a question pertaining to the given subject, how do I do that?

A: At the end of each course, participants will be able to e-mail their questions to the course presenters. In time, we also hope to have "live chat".

Q: Why are there only a couple of courses to choose from at a time?

A: The simple answer is quantity vs. quality. Every online session is a professional event, and that takes a lot of resources pertaining to time, money, the availability of presenters, and the quality of post-production finalization. Since we are using the latest in software and online production technology, our efforts and resources are being carefully prioritized. As the program grows, so will our menu of offerings and schedule of events.

Q: Once I have completed the program, how long do I have to take the test for continuing education credit?

A: You will have complete access to the course to view as many times as you like. You will have access to the test for thirty days. Once you have completed and passed the test, you will receive your “Certificate for Accreditation.” After this has occurred, you will be able to review the course as much as you like, but will no longer be able to repeat the test.

Q: What if I fail the test?

A: During the 30-day period, you can take the test as many times as you like. Quite often one or two questions are misread or misunderstood, and can be quite easily rectified.