Townie® Poll

Would you prefer to take a Continuing Education (CE) course?

Poll conducted from 11/16/2004 To 12/6/2004

Would you prefer to take a Continuing Education (CE) course?
676 total votes
66%
In person in a classroom
34%
Online on your own PC
Do you prefer your Continuing Education courses?
423 total votes
5%
1-2 Hours evenings after work
12%
2-4 Hours on a Friday
7%
2-4 Hours on a Saturday
22%
6-8 Hours on a Friday
6%
6-8 Hours on a Saturday
10%
2-3 Days out of town anywhere
21%
2-3 Days at a fun travel destination
9%
Online continuing education 1 hour long
7%
Online continuing education 2 hour long
If you wanted to learn about a particular topic and there were various ways for you to learn it, which learning module would you prefer?
418 total votes
65%
Three-day course at a resort destination
35%
Series of online CE modules you could do on your own time at home
What kind of CE are you most interested in?
421 total votes
84%
Clinical
16%
Business / Practice management
What area of dentistry would be your first choice on a CE module?
418 total votes
2%
Anesthesiology
0%
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
0%
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
3%
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4%
Orthodontics
2%
Pediatric Dentistry
4%
Periodontics
7%
Practice Management
9%
Prosthodontics
0%
Public Health Dentistry
4%
Technology
29%
Cosmetic Dentistry
2%
TMJ
0%
Dental Assisting
0%
Dental Lab
2%
Dental Front Office
13%
Endodontics
12%
Implantology
1%
Hygiene
5%
Laser Dentistry
What area of dentistry would be your second choice on a CE module?
418 total votes
2%
Anesthesiology
2%
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
0%
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
2%
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
5%
Orthodontics
2%
Pediatric Dentistry
6%
Periodontics
10%
Practice Management
8%
Prosthodontics
0%
Public Health Dentistry
1%
Technology
21%
Cosmetic Dentistry
6%
TMJ
0%
Dental Assisting
1%
Dental Lab
2%
Dental Front Office
14%
Endodontics
13%
Implantology
1%
Hygiene
4%
Laser Dentistry
What area of dentistry would be your third choice on a CE module?
416 total votes
4%
Anesthesiology
1%
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
1%
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
3%
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
5%
Orthodontics
3%
Pediatric Dentistry
7%
Periodontics
11%
Practice Management
9%
Prosthodontics
0%
Public Health Dentistry
4%
Technology
14%
Cosmetic Dentistry
4%
TMJ
1%
Dental Assisting
1%
Dental Lab
3%
Dental Front Office
15%
Endodontics
9%
Implantology
0%
Hygiene
4%
Laser Dentistry
What is the first most important to you when you are selecting CE?
415 total votes
26%
Held locally in my area with no air travel required
19%
Hands-on participation course
13%
Has no commercial bias
18%
Big name, well-known, highly qualified speaker
5%
Low cost
13%
Two to three days intensive training at one time
1%
One day at a time
2%
Course is PACE approved
2%
Course is CERP approved
What is the second most important to you when you are selecting CE?
416 total votes
14%
Held locally in my area with no air travel required
15%
Hands-on participation course
19%
Has no commercial bias
14%
Big name, well-known, highly qualified speaker
14%
Low cost
11%
Two to three days intensive training at one time
7%
One day at a time
2%
Course is PACE approved
3%
Course is CERP approved
What is the third most important to you when you are selecting CE?
412 total votes
13%
Held locally in my area with no air travel required
15%
Hands-on participation course
16%
Has no commercial bias
14%
Big name, well-known, highly qualified speaker
18%
Low cost
11%
Two to three days intensive training at one time
6%
One day at a time
5%
Course is PACE approved
3%
Course is CERP approved
Does it matter to you if the continuing education course is CERP approved by the ADA? (CERP - Continuing Education Recognition Program / ADA - American Dental Association).
411 total votes
56%
Yes
44%
No
Does it matter to you if the continuing education course is PACE approved by the AGD? (PACE - Program Approval for Continuing Education / AGD - Academy of General Dentistry).
419 total votes
58%
Yes
42%
No
Where do you currently earn most of your CE?
420 total votes
24%
ADA National, State, or Local Component Society
10%
AGD National, State, or Local Component Society
23%
Other Dental Societies & Organizations
4%
Dental Journals
7%
Dental School University
4%
Dental Manufacturers
24%
Private Institutes like LVI, Pankey, FACE, and etcetera
5%
Online / Internet
What is your preferred method of learning about a product?
415 total votes
46%
Course/lecture
7%
Trade show
6%
Your sales rep such as Patterson, Schein, Benco, JB Dental, etcetera
3%
Promotional material received in the mail
12%
Magazine articles
1%
Manufacturer Internet sites such as www.Dentsply.com
26%
Private Internet sites such as www.DentalTown.com
What is the most important to you when deciding to take a Continuing Education course?
414 total votes
85%
Subject matter
9%
Speaker
3%
CE credits
3%
Travel / Fun
When taking CE how often do you claim your CE credits?
416 total votes
7%
Never
22%
Sometimes
71%
Always
If you take a continuing education during a regularly scheduled workday what is your estimated cost from missing a day of production in your practice?
413 total votes
11%
$0 to $1,000
19%
$1,001 to $2,000
23%
$2,001 to $3,000
23%
$3,001 to $4,000
13%
$4,001 to $5,000
7%
$5,001 to $ 7000
2%
$7,001 or more
When you travel out of state, what are your average travel expenses such as airplane, hotel, food, etcetera, per person?
401 total votes
31%
$500 - $1,000
38%
$1,001 - $1,500
22%
$1,501 - $2,000
6%
$2,001 - $3,000
2%
$3,001 and more
On average what fee do you pay for a one day CE course?
411 total votes
5%
$1 - $100
18%
$101 - $200
31%
$201 – $300
21%
$301 – $400
11%
$401 to $500
6%
$501 - $600
9%
$601 and more
If offered a free CE course without leaving your practice, losing production time and incurring travel expenses, would you be inclined to take it?
415 total votes
94%
Yes
6%
No

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