All professionals need to keep learning and growing.
Every year I attend - and I encourage all my office team members to attend - dental continuing education courses in a variety of subjects to keep current, learn new techniques, hone skills and be aware of the latest information in oral health care.
I'm spending May 6 and 7, 2010, at the 145th Charter Oak Dental Meeting, the annual meeting of the Connecticut State Dental Association.
Among other classes, I'll be learning about the latest in:
- Infection control techniques
- Domestic Violence and the Dental Professional (how to recognize and intervene)
- The Problem: Disparities in Access to Dental Care (a huge number of Connecticut residents have no access to dental care)
Erika, our dental assistant, is taking a course on "Radiation Health and Safety."
We'll report on our learning when we get back.
Our mission statement says it all: "Our practice is firmly rooted in the art and science of dentistry with a visionary eye towards the future."
Off to school!