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Laser Interest Varies Throughout Dentistry

June 29, 2018
by Oral Health

There’s no arguing it: lasers are making a splash in dentistry. With a growing interest and respect for the new tool, continuing education courses on lasers are popping up all over the place. While 22.6 per cent of Canadian dentists* are studying up, there is a drastic difference in who is in attendance.

Let’s look at a breakdown of laser CE course attendees by revenue practice size:

Dentists working at a practice earning less than $500,000/year: 9.5 per cent have taken a laser CE course

Dentists working at a practice that earns between $500,000 and $1.5 million/year: 24.0 per cent have taken a laser CE course

Dentists working at a practice that earns more than $1.5 million/year: 35.0 per cent have taken a laser CE course

Is this about following trends, staying ahead of the latest technology or a matter of time dedicated to courses in general? As one of the biggest jumps in CE course interests, maybe it’s time to consider a laser course. Find upcoming opportunities in our CE Course Calendar.

Let us know: Do you plan on learning about more lasers?


*Between February and March 2018, RKI, a third party independent research house, conducted a 10-minute online survey of active, practicing non-hospital affiliated dentists and dental specialists on behalf of Oral Health. Using Oral Health’s subscription list, a total of 398 dentists participated in the study (with 219 completing the survey to the end). Assuming a total of 20,000 dentists in Canada (and 398 total completes) the margin of error for the survey is +/- 4.86, 95% CI.

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