Continuing Education for Dentists

Continuing Education for Dentists
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FOR ODA MEMBER DENTISTS

How many CE points can I earn at the ASM?

You can earn 6 continuing education (CE) points per day at the ASM, to a maximum of 18 CE points over the three days. There may be an opportunity to earn bonus points by attending certain clinical hands-on workshops (as indicated in the program). For example, if a dentist attends a half-day lecture in the morning session (3 CE points) and a half-day workshop (3 CE points) with 1 bonus point in the afternoon session, it would total 7 CE points for that day.

Dentists can earn 3 CE points for attending a half-day session and 6 CE points for a full-day session. Please note that continuous full-day sessions must be attended in their entirety (morning and afternoon); partial credits will not be allocated for attending only a portion of a full-day continuous session. In order to receive the 6 CE points for a full-day continuous session attendees must scan in in the morning and again in the afternoon.

The CE points earned at the ASM (6 points per day or 3 points per half-day) may be attributed to one of the following QA categories as per the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) Quality Assurance Program:

• Category 1: core courses (includes assessment)
• Category 2: clinical courses
• Category 3: practice management or general attendance at the exhibit floor

For example, if you attend a Category 1 (Core) course in the morning and visit the exhibit floor in the afternoon, you can claim 3 CE points in Category 1 for the morning session and 3 CE points in Category 3 for the afternoon session.


How is my attendance verified at the ASM?

Scanning is used to verify attendance at the ASM. In order to ensure that attendance records are accurate, we ask dentists to scan in to every session they attend. If you do not scan in and/or scan out of session, there is no other method of verifying your attendance at a session.

For Category 1 (Core) courses, ODA Dentists are required to do the following:

1. Scan in.
2. Complete an independent assessment (quiz), print name and ODA membership number.
3. Hand in the assessment to the session monitor and then scan out of the session.

Category 2 and 3 courses

Dentists are only required to scan into the sessions. For Category 2 and 3 sessions that are full-day continuous, you are required to scan in in the morning and again in the afternoon in order to receive 6 CE points per day. Partial credits will not be allocated for attending only a portion of a full-day continuous session.

Exhibits Floor

To obtain credit for visiting the Exhibits Floor for the morning (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.) and afternoon (12:01 to 5:30 p.m.), dentists must scan in at the CE scanning stations located at the back of the Exhibits Floor.


How can I obtain a copy of my attendance record?

Your CE Certificate of Attendance record will be emailed to you after the conference. It is the responsibility of each member dentist to maintain his or her own continuing education records and report their CE activity to the RCDSO.

 


CE FOR OUT OF PROVINCE DENTISTS

Out-of-province dentists are asked to verify their CE requirements with their respective provincial regulatory authority and to submit their own attendance report to their provincial authority.

Your CE Certificate of Attendance record will be emailed to you after the conference. In order to ensure your attendance is captured, please scan your badge into every session you attend, as well as at the CE scanning stations located at the back of the Exhibits Floor.

ACADEMY OF GENERAL DENTISTRY

The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) for Fellowship/Mastership credit. The current term of acceptance extends from 05/01/2015 through 06/30/2018. Provider ID# 214575. The attendance verification for the course can be sent to membership@agd.org by the AGD member to get the points from AGD.

AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION

Ontario Dental Association is an American Dental Association (ADA) CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the Ontario Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or the ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp