Upward Trend in Participation for Clinical Education Programmes as Dentsply Sirona Launches New On-Demand Curricula


  Posted by: Dental Design      14th July 2023

Dentsply Sirona’s clinical education programs reached almost half a million dental professionals who participated in a broad range of courses around the globe throughout 2022. This is a five percent increase in pre-pandemic participation levels. Some of the increase in participation comes from the development of a broad portfolio of online and on-demand clinical education programs. Restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic led to a dramatic increase in online education participation. As these restrictions eased throughout 2022, dental professionals were eager to join in-person trainings and get back in the classroom, but online education remains popular once again.

The Company understands the importance of hands-on and in-person education for dental professionals. That’s why Dentsply Sirona has 55 education centers in 33 countries through which professionals can access training on the latest techniques and digital workflows. The Company also continues to expand its flagship DS World clinical education events to new countries and regions.

At the same time, dental professionals with busy work schedules value the convenience of online education. To meet this need, Dentsply Sirona is expanding its library of online clinical education available through Dentsply Sirona Academy. These evidence-based comprehensive courses are self-paced and interactive, developed and taught by leading experts in their respective areas of dentistry, and are designed to expand skillsets and increase confidence. This is particularly helpful as advances in new technology and techniques rapidly impact.

New On-Demand Workflow Curricula

Building on the successful rollout of the Dental Implants Curriculum available on-demand through the Dentsply Sirona Academy, Dentsply Sirona launched a new Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Curriculum and an Endodontics Curriculum which is focused on the entire workflow. The curriculum is grouped into three learning tracks – Foundational, Procedure-Based, and Mastery to address each clinician on their individual learning journey and help advance them to the next level in clinical, technical and practice excellence. The courses are created by a diverse group of globally renowned KOLs and instructional design experts to ensure an engaging experience for participants. Initial feedback is very positive. Dr. Mark A. Latta, DMD, MS, Professor of General Dentistry at Creighton University, Omaha, USA, commented that, “The rapid advances in technology across all the disciplines of dental health care have made it even more essential for clinicians to be committed to life-long learning. Driven by a cadre of global experts, the Dentsply Sirona curriculum provides outstanding opportunities for engaging courses that will provide each learner immediate benefits for the care of their patients.”

First Sustainability Educational Curriculum for Dental Professionals

Additionally, Dentsply Sirona developed and launched the first Sustainability Educational Curriculum for Dentistry through the Dentsply Sirona Academy. The curriculum responds to an international study1 conducted by Dentsply Sirona in 2022 which revealed that three-quarters of all dentists say that there is a knowledge gap on sustainability and want to learn more about this topic. The curriculum addresses this knowledge gap on sustainable dentistry focusing on building deeper understanding of the industry’s environmental and social challenges and how to take action for more sustainable practices in their offices or labs.

To learn more about the on-demand curricula available through the Dentsply Sirona Academy, click here.

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