Find flexible course options with the AOS Virtual Track.
Research shows that nearly 70% of dentists pursue continuing education (CE) to meet their personal learning needs. In addition, around 67% take courses to meet their career goals.
Professional development opportunities can help you expand your service offerings and appeal to a greater number of patients. In addition, they can also connect you to other experts in your space who can help you grow your practice and fulfill your dreams.
If you don’t have the availability for in-person courses, then you may be wondering if there are any online resources available. Enter the AOS Virtual Track. These virtual dental classes are informative, engaging, and ideal for busy professionals. Today, we’re sharing 5 incredible benefits of attending!
Why take AOS courses?
At the American Orthodontic Society (AOS), we understand the life-changing and career-altering power of education. That’s why we’re proud to offer a range of orthodontic courses designed for the future-focused dental professional.
You can learn more about our available courses online, all of which are designed to help you grow in your profession. Whether you’re a dental student or you’re already at the helm of your own practice, these courses can help you refine and expand your skill set.
A few of benefits of enrolling include:
- Expanding your technical and clinical knowledge.
- Transforming your patient treatment approach.
- Keeping 70% to 80% of current or prospective orthodontic cases.
- Building trust with your current patients.
- Earning up to 200 CE credits from one course alone.
Did you know that it costs five times as much to acquire a new patient as it does to keep an existing one? Expanding your skill set with an AOS course boosts your retention levels and appeals to new patients looking for a dental home.
From our Basic Comprehensive Straight Wire Orthodontics Course to a more advanced course like our Orthodontic Training and Hands-On Workshop, we offer many different options to help you and your team grow.
Reasons to Consider the AOS Virtual Track
You know that AOS offers in-person courses, but have you ever considered our virtual options? With these, you’ll have direct access to the same expert education, but at a pace that’s designed around your schedule and needs. Let’s take a look at 5 reasons why it’s time to sign up!
1. Ideal For Busy Professionals
As a dentist, it’s easy to feel stretched thin. You pour everything into your practice, and even though you prioritize CE, you may wonder how you’ll add one more thing to your plate.
Our AOS Virtual Track courses are held at times that take your busy schedule into account. You get all of the convenience of an online course, with the same quality of in-person instruction. Once you log in, you can experience the live stream classes like you’re really there. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions, receive answers, and get a realistic, hands-on experience.
One study found that around 86% of dentists experience moderate to severe stress in their professions. An AOS virtual course is an easy and effective way to alleviate some of that pressure and do something for you.
2. Participate in Your Own Space
Do you learn best in a peaceful, quiet environment? Most of us do! With our online dental courses, you can create the ideal study environment, right at home.
Whether you sink into your favorite armchair or cozy up in your home office, you can rest assured that there won’t be any distractions keeping you from achieving full focus. You may even find that you’re more productive and attentive, which can help you absorb and retain the course material.
3. Limit High Contact
If you have a suppressed immune system or any type of unique medical concern, then you’ve always known the importance of monitoring who you’re around and the number of people that you expose yourself to. For nearly two years, this has become more of a universal concern as we all learn how to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our AOS Virtual Track allows you to learn and grow, without the usual risks associated with close classroom exposure. Our virtual dental classes are also ideal for anyone who has a health condition that requires at-home care. This way, you can expand your education without sacrificing your health, schedule, or critical routine.
4. Work Around Schedule Conflicts
There are some major life events that simply make everyday events a little more difficult.
Take a new baby, for instance! When you have a little one who requires around-the-clock care, you can’t exactly sneak away to attend an in-person course. The same holds true for anyone caring for a loved one, moving houses, or undergoing any sort of transition.
We have families too, and we get it. That’s why we offer online courses that are flexible enough to work around any schedule. Our Virtual Track is also perfect for anyone who requires special accommodations due to a particular diet or wellness needs. You don’t have to rearrange your schedule to achieve the education you deserve.
5. Attend From Anywhere, Even in Person
Student diversity is what helps us offer some of the best CE online courses around! With the AOS Virtual Track, you can log in from anywhere in the world.
This means you aren’t limited by geographic region when you browse course availability. You’re also free to travel or take vacations without worrying how it will affect your class participation. You can log in from home, the office, or halfway around the world, and you’ll receive the same premium experience.
Of course, you’re always welcome to join us live if your schedule allows! For instance, you may choose to attend all but one class online, and instead join your colleagues for a grand, in-person finale. Or, take your first classes virtually while you arrange travel and accommodations, and meet us in class for the rest. We’d love to see you any time you can make it!
Learn More About the AOS Virtual Track
The AOS Virtual Track is an excellent way to earn CE credits, grow your skills, and expand your career—all from the comforts of home. From the busy professional to the new mom or dad, our classes are designed to fit your needs. Led by some of the brightest dental minds in the world, these courses cover a wide range of topics and can help you learn basic, intermediate, and advanced techniques. If you’d like to learn more about our program and the services we offer, then we encourage you to become a member today!
To learn more about our popular orthodontics courses for pediatric and general dentists, check out one of the upcoming events below.