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These very popular, two-day sessions offer insights into the latest training that dental professionals receive in dental school with an emphasis on providing learning experiences so you can gain better insight into the needs of your customers. Both the East and West programs provide a broad level of learning from the language of dentistry to understanding the specialty practices to actually experiencing hands-on training that is the same as dental students receive in dental school. In addition, there will be a hands-on class focused on oral hygiene examination and cleaning techniques.
Recently, 16 DTA members representing eight member companies got the chance to see the world from the dentist’s and dental team’s perspective at the Mini-Dental School® West held in April at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine.
“This was a very interesting and useful overview of dentistry and the dental industry,” said an attendee. “It was very informative to learn not only about dental procedures, but also the business of dentistry and dental school education.”
This text will be replaced with the slideshowTwenty-two DTA members spent August 1-2 at the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry in Baltimore for the 2016 Mini-Dental School East session.
“Wow, what an experience! I absolutely loved the Mini-Dental School in Baltimore. Thank you again for putting this together,” said Midmark Dental Marketing Communications Account Manager, Kelsey Schmiesing.
Participants gained an appreciation of the training and skills that their dental professional customers receive. The two-day, intensive session covered a range of topics including:
The history of dentistry
The expanding practice choices and alternatives available to graduating dentists
This text will be replaced with the slideshow Recently, 21 employees from nine member companies gathered at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine for the 14th Annual Mini-Dental School West. In addition to learning about the language and specialties of dentistry, the attendees were treated to significant time in the teaching lab where they practiced decay removal with hand pieces, applying acrylic fillings, conducting intra-oral digital scans, and learning endodontic root canal procedures.
“I’m new to dental and need to get up to speed as quickly as possible,” said Amy Ross, director of private brands at Benco Dental. “Several colleagues recommended Mini-Dental School and it did not disappoint. The most helpful parts for me were the lectures that covered specific areas of dentistry like implants, radiography and endo followed by actual hands on exercises. A great way to learn.”