Press Release: DentaQuest Partnership Offers Free Continuing Education Courses To Support Dentists’ Return To Work
The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement is offering free online continuing education credit courses for dentists, hygienists, dental assistants and other dental care team members, including a COVID-19 Education Series designed to help educate in the areas of infection control and other best practices for the re-opening of dental clinics.
“We are committed to creating an effective and equitable healthcare system that results in improved oral health and well-being for everyone,” said Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, President and Chief Executive Officer of the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement and Catalyst Institute, Inc. “Through our continuing education work, we’re bringing together the nation’s leading oral health care experts and health system innovators to develop meaningful and pragmatic courses focused on oral health transformation."
The DentaQuest Partnership’s online learning center offers engaging resources – free of charge – for dentists and other healthcare providers looking to implement practice improvement initiatives and prevention-focused care. All courses are designed and delivered by expert faculty members, including clinicians, academics, data scientists, government and nonprofit leaders and oral health educators.
Recognized by the American Dental Association’s continuing education recognition program, the DentaQuest Partnership’s online courses are accepted by all U.S. professional licensing jurisdictions with continuing education requirements related to oral health care.
“With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we quickly recognized the growing need for practical tools to address new safety standards as well as more innovative care delivery modalities,” said Dr. Sean Boynes, Vice President of Health Care Improvement for the DentaQuest Partnership.
“We launched the COVID-19 Education Series to supplement our existing resources and offer credited continuing education courseware designed to help dental practices adapt and redesign care.” The COVID-19 Education Series currently includes the following courses:
- Infection Control and Preventive Care During a National Health Care Crisis
- Teledentistry: Providing Alternative Care During a Public Health Crisis
- Infection Control: Questions & Answers About COVID-19
- Saliva and COVID-19 Testing in Clinical Dental Practice
- Best Practices for Infection Control in Dental Clinics
In addition to the COVID-19 courses, the online learning center includes 24 unique courses designed by expert faculty and DentaQuest Partnership leaders to educate clinicians on key practice improvement concepts including value-based oral health care, payment reform, social determinants of health, oral health disease management, interprofessional practice, silver diamine fluoride, opioids and dentistry, strategic scheduling and managing broken appointments, remineralization modalities and more.
Those interested in oral health continuing education can register and create a personalized catalog of on-demand courses through the online learning center portal or register to join upcoming courses live. Oral health learners can also sign-up to receive the DentaQuest Partnership’s monthly eNewsletter, which includes information about new webinars and courses. Resources can be accessed from home, the office, or anywhere on the go, and completed continuing education credits are easily tracked. To learn more visit, www.dentaquestpartnership.org/learn.
About the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement
The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement is a nonprofit organization working to transform the broken health care system and enable better health through oral health. Through strategic grantmaking, research and care improvement initiatives, we drive meaningful change at the local, state and national levels. The DentaQuest Partnership is affiliated with DentaQuest, a leading U.S. oral health enterprise with a mission to improve the oral health of all. Find out more at www.dentaquestpartnership.org.
DentaQuest is a purpose-driven oral health care company dedicated to improving the oral health of all. We do this through Preventistry® – our all-in approach to better care, expanded access, value-based financing, and innovative solutions. We manage dental and vision benefits for 27+ million Americans and provide direct patient care through our network of more than 80 oral health centers in 6 states. We provide outcomes-based, cost-effective dental solutions for Medicaid and CHIP, Medicare Advantage, small and large businesses, and individuals nationwide. And, we've invested more than $200 million in grants and programs to achieve measurably healthier communities across the country. By advancing prevention-focused oral health, we will achieve better overall health for everyone. Learn more at www.DentaQuest.com and follow us on Twitter @DentaQuest, Facebook www.facebook.com/DentaQuest, Instagram @Inside_DentaQuest, and LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/DentaQuest.