Dentsply Sirona expanded its online curricula through the Dentsply Sirona Academy to meet increased demand from dental professionals.
Dentsply Sirona’s clinical education programs reached almost half a million dental professionals who participated in a broad range of courses around the globe throughout 2022. This is a 5% increase in pre-pandemic participation levels.
Some of the increase in participation comes from the development of a broad portfolio of online and on-demand clinical education programs. Restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic led to a dramatic increase in online education participation. As these restrictions eased throughout 2022, dental professionals were eager to join in-person training and get back in the classroom, but online education remains popular.
Dentsply Sirona has 55 education centers in 33 countries through which professionals can access training on the latest techniques and digital workflows. The company also continues to expand its flagship DS World clinical education events to new countries and regions.
At the same time, dental professionals with busy work schedules value the convenience of online education. To meet this need, Dentsply Sirona is expanding its library of online clinical education available through Dentsply Sirona Academy.
These evidence-based comprehensive courses are self-paced and interactive, developed and taught by leading experts in their respective areas of dentistry, and are designed to expand skillsets and increase confidence. This is particularly helpful as advances in new technology and techniques rapidly impact.
Building on the successful rollout of the Dental Implants Curriculum available on-demand through the Dentsply Sirona Academy, Dentsply Sirona launched a new Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Curriculum and an Endodontics Curriculum which is focused on the entire workflow. The curriculum is grouped into three learning tracks – Foundational, Procedure-Based, and Mastery to address each clinician on their individual learning journey and help advance them to the next level.
The courses are created by a diverse group of globally renowned KOLs and instructional design experts to ensure an engaging experience for participants. Initial feedback is very positive, according to the company.
Additionally, Dentsply Sirona developed and launched the first Sustainability Educational Curriculum for Dentistry through the Dentsply Sirona Academy. The curriculum responds to an international study conducted by Dentsply Sirona in 2022 which revealed that three-quarters of all dentists say that there is a knowledge gap on sustainability and want to learn more about this topic. The curriculum addresses this knowledge gap on sustainable dentistry focusing on building a deeper understanding of the industry’s environmental and social challenges and how to take action for more sustainable practices in their offices or labs.