Top 5 Online Dental CE Providers

Technology is a blessing during these times. Being home doesn't mean you need to stop furthering your career. In fact, there are many courses that you can take for free or a reduced price! Many educational websites are promoting people to grow and expand their skill sets during this time. Instead of thinking of quarantine as “time wasted,” think of it as “time invested” in yourself. If you have always wanted to learn more about the current trends in the dental field, now is the perfect time, more than ever, to go ahead and do it! Here are the top 5 websites that offer courses to enhance your dental knowledge and impress your employer:


Colgate Oral Network

There's not just toothpaste on this website. Take a look and see if any of their upcoming courses or webinars would be helpful to you. They have over 250 free CE units after you sign up to become a member! You can register for webinars from topics ranging from managing infectious diseases in the dental office all the way to protecting patients from unnecessary antibiotic use. Along with that, these webinars provide an opportunity to hear and learn from experienced dental professionals.


Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

How many dimensions can there be?! This is another great option if you're looking for virtual CE programs. It is a monthly released peer-reviewed journal connecting practicing hygienists to the top educators in the dental field. This website offers many 2 unit CE courses at an affordable price with cool topics ranging from eco-dentistry to assessing the risk of drug interactions. You can also sign up for their newsletter to be introduced to new courses right at your email inbox.


Viva Learning

Viva [vīvə] verb: to subject (someone) to an oral examination. A fitting name, eh? Viva learning provides accredited dental CE with the convenience of being completely online. On-demand webinars include interesting topics like global dental health trends and warning signs of imbalance in the oral cavity. This website also includes clinical tips, product training, and product reviews if you want to learn or enhance a specific technique or product.


P&G University

A great site that is traditionally underutilized. In specific, there are many featured CE courses you can take for free. Some of the courses such as an introduction to substance use disorders and fundamentals of dentifrice are expiring soon, so give it a look now! What’s better than free and online courses? 3 CE units! 


Class Central

Last but not least! Class Central partners with Coursera, an educational platform that partners with top universities and organizations to provide educational materials! With a Coursera subscription, you can sign up for countless courses offered at different domestic and international universities. On this website, you can explore dental topics and course offerings from around the world right at your fingertips! Besides enhancing your dental skills, if you want to learn more about COVID-19, this website is currently offering select free courses that you can attend to learn more about the pandemic and its implications. 


There's an online CE provider for everyone. The above resources contain vast information on dental topics that you couldn’t even imagine! Why not dig deeper and explore them? You may just happen to discover a new passion for a specific topic in the dental industry! Along with that, when you get back to work, you can show off all that you’ve learned!


Have one you'd like for us to add to this list? Leave a comment below!

More To Explore