CE Live courses are back.
The COVID-19 pandemic halted the in-person ADA CE Live program in 2020, but the first one, Botulinum Toxins, Dermal Fillers, and Frontline TMJ/Orofacial Pain Trigger Point Therapy for Every Dental Practice, is scheduled for Aug. 19-20 at ADA Headquarters in Chicago. The course is presented by the ADA and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics.
Other in-person CE Live events at ADA Headquarters include:
The ADA and American Academy of Facial Esthetics have also scheduled out-of-state Botulinum Toxins, Dermal Fillers, and Frontline TMJ courses in Jacksonville Sept. 23-24 and San Francisco Nov. 11-12, following summer events in St. Louis and Memphis.
For more information on the out-of-state AAFE courses, visit facialesthetics.org/courses-events/.
As for new online CE courses on the ADA's website, the two-part Resilience Webinar Series is available to stream.
Presented by Sheela Raja, Ph.D., author, associate professor at University of Illinois Chicago and director of the UIC College of Dentistry Resilience Center, the series gives learners evidence-based resilience strategies to support their mental health and wellness, which can be used in all practice environments and educational settings, especially in times of uncertainty and prolonged stress.
"Many people are struggling with anxiety and depression right now," Dr. Raja said. "There have been so many prolonged stressors in recent years that we must find ways to support the well-being of our health care workforce - including dentists."
ArNelle Wright, D.M.D., New Dentist Committee representative on the ADA Council on Dental Practice, moderates both parts.
Dr. Wright said that this series is of value because although individuals can learn about resilience through team sports and team-based extracurricular activities, not everyone has experience in said involvement throughout their lives.
"We've now moved to a place in society where mental health and wellness topics are no longer discussed quietly, leaving people to suffer in silence, and I'm so grateful for that," she said.
The first session, recorded on April 19, is titled How Can Dentists Develop Emotional Resilience in a World Full of Stress?: Practical Strategies from Psychology, Public Health, and Neuroscience.
The second session, recorded on May 18, is titled Developing Your Own Emotional Resilience and Wellness Plan: Professional and Personal Strategies to Survive and Thrive.
Both sessions are free to ADA members and worth one hour of continuing education credit.