November 11, 2011
Vident has announced the launch of a new online continuing education program which features prominent dental advocates on a range of technical topics, including denture setups, porcelain layering and FDA guidelines.
Current course offerings include: denture setup techniques for full arch, single arch and lingualized occlusion featuring Dennis Purinton, CDT, porcelain building techniques with Dr. Ed McLaren and “Basics of the FDA for the Dental Lab” led by Gary Morgan of Safelink Consulting.
“Our goal is to provide high quality, reasonably priced, distance-based education,” said Andy Klein, laboratory marketing manager at Vident, “In the current economic environment, it’s important to provide educational opportunities in a variety of low-cost formats. Our goal is to build a library of educational videos that the market can rely on, so all our online courses are open to both customers and non-customers alike. Klein went on to state that the new online approach is a supplement to the company’s already robust educational program and that Vident continues to have a strong roster of live, in-person courses available.
Each video features a two-minute trailer that can be previewed prior to purchase. The price for each video is currently set at $39.95 and includes 1 hour of CE credit after successful quiz completion. A 15-minute video on denture mould selection can be viewed free of charge.
Future topics to be added to the library include tips and techniques for getting the most out of lab furnaces, precise shade measurement and additional porcelain technique videos.
Vident has been a provider of innovative dental products since 1985 and is the North American subsidiary of VITA, manufacturer of the internationally recognized Classical Shade Guide, 3D-Master Shade System, VITA Easyshade Compact digital shade-taking device and quality VITA restorative materials. To learn more about Vident’s online continuing education videos, visit www.vident.com or call 800-828-3839.