The Indian Dental Association (IDA) in partnership with Mumbai based DocMode has introduced online dental continuing education (CE) courses for dentists across India.
The CE will provide practising dentists and dental students’ access to a series of live courses on the evolving clinical advances coupled with recent scientific and technological progress in dentistry.
The IDA-DocMode association would deliver cutting-edge and innovative online education to the dental professionals, having direct impact in the patient treatment outcome, besides improving medical practice.
“We’re committed to improving public oral health by promoting advanced, science-based dentistry besides education, research and development of high standards for dental care in India,” said Dr. Ashok D. Dhoble, Secretary General, Indian Dental Association.
“With this vision, our aim is to further boost the most advanced continuing education courses for all practising dentists and dental students, enhancing their knowledge, skills and capabilities for highest standard of healthcare and patients outcome,” Dr. Dhoble, further added.
The comprehensive online learning courses will be a 45 to 50-minute session, which will continue for a period of one year. Participants will receive a certificate from IDA upon course completion.
“Continuing education and specialized development are crucial for dentists, due to advances in medical science and the need to integrate new knowledge and techniques to best manage oral health in present times,” said Hans Lewis, Founder and CEO, DocMode.
“We’re offering a wide range of courses that addresses widely prevalent practices today in the oral heath segment. The courses will be excellent and informative for all dentists,” said Paulson Paul, Founder and COO, DocMode.
Practising dentists and students from different parts of the country are expected to participate in the series of live lectures on different specialties of dentistry.
India has 180,000 registered dental graduates, out of whom only about 80,000 active practitioners. Practising dentists, however, are mostly concentrated in the urban while rural India continues to suffer from inadequate dental services.