The healthcare industry never stands still. Changes in government regulations, infection control, patient care and technology demand that healthcare professionals continually update their knowledge and skills.
Continuing education is important to Ontario dental assistants as it demonstrates pride in your work and a commitment to your career. Continuing education also helps you maintain your ODAA certification. Certification is the only way to ensure that dental assistants in Ontario have received a formal education and are current in thought and practice.
The ODAA offers many ways in which dental assistants can continue to stay current in your field:
- Home study courses
- Online courses
- Annual “Sharing our Pride. Shaping our Future.” Conference
- Journal quizzes
- Educational resources
If you’re wondering whether an educational course or participation in a program or conference will earn credits towards your certification, contact the ODAA office.
As a healthcare professional, you can’t afford not to be current in thought and practice. Your career depends on it as well as the health and well being of your patients.