VITA North America has announced the launch of an online continuing education program that features prominent dental advocates on a range of technical topics, including denture setups, porcelain layering and FDA guidelines.
Course offerings currently include denture setup techniques for full arch, single arch and lingualized occlusion featuring Dennis Purinton, CDT. Dr. Ed McLaren is featured in a video on porcelain building techniques, and Gary Morgan of Safelink Consulting is featured in a video titled “Basics of the FDA for the Dental Lab.”
“Our goal is to provide high quality, reasonably priced distance-based education,” said Andy Klein, laboratory marketing manager at VITA North America, “In the current economic environment, it is important to provide educational opportunities in a variety of low-cost formats. And it doesn’t matter if the person attending an online course is a customer or not, we just want to build a library of educational videos the market can rely on.” Klein went on to state that they continue to have a strong roster of live, in-person courses and that the new online approach is a supplement.
Each video features a 2-minute trailer that can be previewed prior to purchase and comes with 1 hour of CE credit after quiz completion. The price for each video is $39.95. A 15-minute video on denture mould selection can be viewed free of charge.
Future additions 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.
|Still images from VITA North America’s online videos: Denture Tooth Selection with Dennis Purinton, CDT (left); Porcelain Building Techniques with Dr. Ed McLaren (right)