As a practice, we put a strong emphasis on continuing education. Our patients reap the rewards of our entire team staying on top of their game. Continuing education also means that your Yuma, AZ, dentist, Dr. Sam Carroll, keeps his skills honed to a fine edge.
Let’s take a look at the reasons continuing education is so vital to our dental practice.
Staying Abreast of the Latest Developments in the Dental Field
The dental industry is continually changing as new technology introduced and science is improved. The way specific procedures handled can also be enhanced. Without attending classes, listening to lectures, or practicing new skills, dentists would find it difficult to stay current with significant changes in the field.
Keeping Up with Licensing Requirements
Dentists go through a lot of schooling to become doctors, and when they finish, they are licensed to practice. Part of maintaining that license is meeting specified requirements each year.
Every state has its board and its own set of stipulations for dentists and dental professionals to keep their licenses current. One of those requirements is to have a specific number of continuing education hours each year. The Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners stipulates that dentists have 72 hours of continuing education each year.
Dental hygienists are also required to have continuing education each year. In Arizona, that number is 54 hours.
Providing Our Yuma AZ Patients with Top-Quality Dental Care
Our patients are an essential part of why we believe so much in continuing education. We want to ensure they receive the best care possible, and keeping up to date with the latest in dentistry is one way we can provide that.