4 Best Courses for Dental New Grads
But, let’s be real, you didn’t just spend all those years in dental school to stop learning now, did you? That’s why we’ve put together this article on Best Courses for Dental New Grads.
1. General Practice Residency (GPR) or Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Program
2. Finding a Mentor in Private Practice
Now that you have a solid foundation, what are the Best Courses for Dental New Grads?
Taking courses are an excellent way to expand your knowledge, learn new techniques, and meet some fellow dentists. And let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to spend a weekend learning how to place dental implants while munching on some free snacks and coffee? Not to mention, many courses offer a new grad discount that you should definitely take advantage of.
Some factors to keep in mind:
1. What do you need to learn or practice more?
Are you uncomfortable doing molar endos? Or perhaps class II restorations.
2. What can you implement into practice right away?
Taking a course on digital dentistry is exciting but will have no use to you if you do not have the equipment. Rule of thumb: If you are unable to implement what you learn at a course the following week you will lose the skills. you just learnt.
3. What level are you?
Taking a wisdom tooth extraction course when you are not comfortable taking out a perio involved central may not be the best idea. Master the basics first.
4. What’s your budget?
When if comes to CE, prices can range from free to $20,000. Those commas in your student loan are no joke.
Cheaper courses can be great if they have a quality instructor and are not simply sales pitches for a product (the same can be said about all courses). Be mindful of this, there is no free lunch.
Many programs provide a new grad discount so be sure to take advantage of that while you can.
We also have many CE deals available.
5. What is the real cost of this course?
Do not fall into the trap of taking 3 mediocre courses and then finally paying for the course you really wanted to take.
Your time is valuable. The better CE you take, the more successful you will be to implement your new skills.
Be mindful of your budget but do not sacrifice quality. You can use our CE search engine to find ratings and reviews to help you decide.
Areas we recommend focusing on:
1. Treatment planning and occlusion
Spear Education provides advanced training and continuing education courses for dental professionals, founded by Dr. Frank Spear in 2007. The company offers courses and resources to enhance clinical skills and knowledge in restorative and implant dentistry, occlusion, treatment planning, and practice management.
The Kois Center is a dental education and research institution founded by Dr. John Kois, which offers a comprehensive curriculum for dentists seeking to enhance their clinical skills and knowledge. Its courses cover topics such as restorative dentistry, implant dentistry, occlusion, and treatment planning based on scientific evidence.
For 40 years, Dr. Peter E. Dawson, D.D.S., has taught us timeless principles of occlusion and restorative dentistry, which has laid the foundation for The Dawson Academy’s success and the success of tens of thousands of dentists worldwide.
The Pankey Institute is a non-profit dental education and research organization founded by Dr. L.D. Pankey, which offers comprehensive courses, workshops, and programs to dental professionals to enhance their clinical skills, improve patient outcomes, and promote lifelong learning with a focus on individualized treatment planning, occlusion, and restorative dentistry.
2. Restorative Dentistry (direct and indirect)
This is your bread and butter. 🍞
im P.R.E.S. dental courses taught by Dr. Amanda Seay and Dr. Adamo Notarantonio in restorative and esthetic dentistry. The courses cover adhesive dentistry, bonding protocols, techniques, esthetic dentistry, digital dentistry and photography.
The Nejad Institute provides comprehensive Dental CE courses, training, and mentoring in biomimetic & esthetic dentistry. The training combines education of research-backed science with proven techniques and hands-on application. Every course is updated regularly to include new literature, materials, and techniques.
Dental Online Training is a continuing education platform for dentists, dental students, and dental assistants that specializes in hands-on education without travel expenses.
The BAARD Institute offers online and in-person courses in Biomimetic & Advanced Adhesive Restorative Dentistry.
These Courses are designed to be workshops with evidenced based didactic learning coupled with case presentation, protocols, & ample demos of techniques.
Learn online LIVE with the world’s best instructors without leaving your office!
This 2-day course consists of a combination of lecture and laboratory work (about 50% lecture and 50% hands-on working with extracted teeth).
Access Endo Impact Academy is a comprehensive online continuing education program with live coaching and mentorship and a multitude of CE opportunities for doctors. Access Endo Impact Academy is focused on the two areas where dentists struggle the most – Endodontics and Personal Growth and Wellness.
4. Oral Surgery
Online Exodontia.com is home to the O.S. Accelerator Course™ which conveys everything you will ever need to know to extract teeth safely and confidently in your office. Members of my course will have direct access to Dr. Jason Hoium at all times to help guide/mentor you to overcome whatever obstacles you may be facing to ensure you achieve your goals and are actually able to implement the information you’re exposed to in the course.
AMP1: Achieving Atraumatic Extractions & Simple Socket Preservation is a live patient course where you (the attendee) will perform all your own surgeries. We typically see 65+ patients per class and always have around 20 doctors attending. Most patients need multiple extractions, including full arch extractions.
Been wanting to learn about Extractions? Implant Ninja Ninja EXT has got your back. We’ll be going over all the tools of the trade you’ll need to be successful with extractions, case selection, treatment planning tips, and surgical videos to review EXT techniques!
This course is designed for general practitioners who wish to perform more of their own surgeries. It is a step-by-step presentation of numerous minor surgical procedures that the dentist can and WILL confidently perform in the office. Participants will perform a large number of hands-on procedures utilizing anatomical specimens.