Is continuing education an obligation to maintain license(s), privileges and board certification or a way to continue to grow professionally and stay excited about pediatric dentistry? Likely both! Despite new clinical techniques, materials and practice management tools developing as this is read, it is easy to get into the habit of practicing the same way every day, especially when your systems are working well for you. As members of the AAPD there are virtually unlimited resources at our disposal at AAPD.org including but not limited to: publications, Oral Health Policies and Recommendations, a catalog of Education Meetings, and Podcasts.
Board certified pediatric dentists engaged in the Renewal of Certification Process (ROC-P) also have additional resources to assist in continuing education organization and enhancement. Your ROC-P Dashboard can function to organize all the CE you input, not just the minimum for maintaining board certification. Continuous Quality Improvement Modules (CQIs) are available at ABPD.org via your log-in and ROC-P Dashboard. Only two CQIs are required for your ROC-P; however, you may do as many as you like or all of them for more CE!
E. LaRee Johnson, DDS, MS, FAAPD
Secretary & OCE Liaison, ABPD
Diplomate since 2001