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The Importance of Your Dentist’s Continuing Education

When you are considering your options for a dentist in the Detroit area, it’s important to take into account that dentist’s continuing education.

Dentistry is an extremely complex and evolving field. Dentists learn a great deal of information in dental school, and prove their knowledge as part of their initial licensing board exams. However, it’s important for dentists to make sure they are retaining their knowledge and keeping up-to-date with the new developments in dentistry. That’s why all dentists are required to take a certain amount of continuing education, but many dentists distinguish themselves through the amount and character of their continuing education.
 

Dr. Tironi attending a Spear Education course

Treading Water or Sailing to New Horizons?

When considering a dentist, it’s important to know whether your dentist is just treading water when it comes to continuing education. Their attitude is that they are already dentists, and that they just want to stay dentists, so that’s why they’re taking continuing education. They take about the minimum amount of continuing education, largely refreshers in fields that they already know and utilize regularly. Continuing education helps these dentists maintain the quality of their care.

Other dentists see continuing education as a way to explore new horizons in dentistry with the goal of improving and expanding the quality of care they can provide. These dentists tend to take more continuing education credits than the minimum requirement. The continuing education courses they seek out help them learn new approaches, ideas, and technologies. These dentists are constantly adding more services to their practice, and improving the way they perform the procedures that are already a part of their practice.

Overall, the practice itself is dynamic, evolving as dentistry evolves. You won’t get a sense that you stepped into a dentist’s office that has been lost to time since the dentist passed his board exam. You will always have a sense that your dentist is contemporary.

Dr. Tironi’s Spear Education Experience

An example of how we approach continuing education at Rochester Advanced Dentistry is Dr. Marco Tironi’s recent course with Spear Education. He traveled to Scottsdale, Arizona to get a personal education experience working directly with some of the top presenters in dentistry.The course was on the use of sophisticated decision trees to help assess and plan complex dental cases. The use of these decision trees helps us diagnose your case more precisely, identify which are the best treatment options for you, and explain these options to you so you can decide which is the right approach to you.

Dr. Tironi’s goal was to learn how to streamline the diagnostic and case planning process so that you could be presented with your options faster, and understand your options clearly to make informed decisions. The result is a better experience for you, and higher satisfaction with your results because you know you made the right decision.

Continuing Education Expands Our Practice

All of our doctors and team are committed to constantly educating ourselves so that we can offer the highest quality care to all our patients. For example, Dr. Kurt Doolin has learned about dental implantology at the Misch Implant Institute, as well as studying cosmetic dentistry and neuromuscular dentistry at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.

Dr. Jeffrey Haddad has achieved Fellowship status at the Las Vegas Institute for the comprehensive nature of his continued education. He has trained in the treatment of sleep apnea as well as TMJ. In addition, he serves as a clinical consultant for The Dental Advisor, testing the latest dental products and materials, which helps him remain at the forefront of dental practice.

If you are looking for a dental practice in the Detroit area that is constantly striving to reach the greatest horizons of dentistry, Rochester Advanced Dentistry in Rochester, MI is right for you. Please call (248) 656-2020 for an appointment.

By |June 16th, 2016|Office Update|