How to Keep Learning While Staying On a Budget
Your practice is closed or limited to emergencies only. Your CE has been cancelled. You still have bills to pay, mouths to feed and now you have a lot of time on your hands. It may not be the time drop 5 grand on a course. Nor is it time to leave home for continuing education.
We get it.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected us all and could use some distraction while sticking to our budget. That’s why we created this list of the best free online CE. If you are looking for paid online CE, view our other post, Best Online Dental CE.
Don’t forget to check our Webinar Calendar as well for free CE. Due to the pandemic, many world class instructors and institutes are hosting free webinars. There are so many webinars available we created a calendar so that you can plan your day and make sure you do not miss out on this amazing free content.
What made the list?
We searched through many dental Facebook groups, forums and Course Karma to see what online CE was being recommended. If a course had multiple reviews or recommendations we added it to our list. We did not include paid courses that had a free trial. If you think we missed something, please comment below and include your review of the program.
These are in no particular order but we have organized them based on topic.
General Dentistry/ Multiple disciplines
- DC clinical
- Don’t miss their archived courses, they have had some great instructors in the past
- Colgate Oral Health Network
- Dentalcare.com by Crest
- Viva Learning
- Dentsply Sirona
- Inside Dentistry
- Dr. Bicuspid
- ACT Dental COVID-19 Dental Conference
- Weekly online conference top-tier instructors
- Pankey Institute Webinars
Occlusion and Treatment Planning
Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry
- Implant Compare
- Innovative app with on demand and live CE
- Dalhousie University
- Great resource with videos, manuals
There are also many dental forums (Dental Town), Facebook groups and Instagram accounts that you can learn from.
You can find Facebook groups for every topic, here are a few of the popular ones:
- Dental Clinical Pearls
- Dental Hacks
- Dental Nachos
- Canadian Implant Network
- BITES Global Implant Network (BGIN)
- Dentists Against Coronavirus
There are some amazing dental instagram accounts. Here are a some that we find are educational as well. Many live stream procedures on their Instagram stories however we will have to wait till their clinic is open again for that.
I hope these free CE sources will keep you distracted while social distancing. And remember, we will get through this.
Dr. Aly Bhatia, DDS
Course Karma Cofounder