Member benefits in action: Academy’s live webinar series sets records during pandemic

Posted on July 17, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic was putting dentists and staff in the unprecedented situation of not being able to practice in their offices, the Academy of Osseointegration (AO) just as quickly pivoted its focus, resulting in a significant increase in its online educational programming.

Beginning in mid-April, the Academy began offering its most extensive schedule of live webinars. Over the ensuing three months, 21 webinars were held, generating an aggregate total of 4,413 registrations.

Highlights of the Academy’s online programming included several of the more than 100 dental implant dentistry experts who were scheduled to present at its cancelled 2020 Annual Meeting. A four-part series on COVID-19 by Robert R. Lemke, as well as presentations by several other Academy board members were also on the schedule.

To date, the Academy has already offered nearly twice as many webinars in the first six months of 2020 than it normally does all year. Going forward, the Academy is planning another comprehensive schedule of live webinars to take place over the next three months, which will specifically feature 2020 Annual Meeting presenters.

“I call this new reality ‘Zoomdontics,’” said AO President Dr. Clark M. Stanford. “It could be considered another definition of ‘digital dentistry,’ too. Regardless, staff has been wonderful in seeing through to support the excellence of your Academy, which is doing very well!”

As a valued and complementary benefit of membership, the Academy’s live webinars are an essential portal that provide cutting-edge, evidence-based insights in implant dentistry, and are certified for 1.0 ADA-CERP credit hour. To check out all of the Academy’s recent and upcoming live webinars and presentations, as well as its comprehensive video library of archived recordings, please go to: https://osseo.org/online-learning-center/.

All live and archived webinar presentations are complimentary as a member benefit to active AO members. For non-members, there is a $50 fee for all live webinars up to 90 days following the live broadcast. The video library is not available to non-members. Each webinar is recorded, with ADA CERP credit available for 90 days following each session.

For questions regarding the Academy’s online educational programming, please contact Kim Scroggs, the Academy’s Director of Education at kimscroggs@osseo.org.

About Academy of Osseointegration

With approximately 4,500 members in more than 70 countries, AO is recognized as the premier international association for scientists and professionals interested in osseointegration and implant dentistry. AO serves as a nexus where specialists, generalists and scientists can come together to evaluate emerging research, technology, and techniques; share best practices; and define optimal patient care using timely science and evidence-based methods. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @AcademyOsseo; @AcademyofOsseointegration on Linkedin; and subscribe to us on YouTube. 

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