The American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) has approved CIGNA (NYSE:CI) as a recognized provider of continuing dental education courses. The program, which evaluates and recognizes organizations that provide continuing dental education, helps ADA members and the dental community select quality courses that promote continuous improvement.
CIGNA offers continuing education courses to network dentists through its secure dental professional website – http://www.cignaforhcp.com. These online courses offer busy dental professionals the opportunity to stay current in their practice and obtain required continuing education credits.
“Investing in continuing dental education is one important way that we help dental professionals stay current on the latest clinical and administrative developments,” said Dr. Michael Hahn, national dental director for CIGNA.
Featured courses include:
Dental Insurance 101 (developed with assistance from CIGNA Dental Clinical Advisory Panel* member Marjorie K. Jeffcoat, D.M.D., Professor and Dean Emeritus of the School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania)
- This course reviews common dental insurance concepts, industry trends, and practice management processes. In addition, it examines the connection between oral health and overall health, as well as the importance of preventive care.
Practical Oral Pathology (developed by CIGNA Dental lab equipment Clinical Advisory Panel member Michael A. Kahn, D.D.S., Chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine)
- This course covers the description, differential diagnosis, guidelines for observing or referring, and appropriate treatment of common oral soft tissue lesions.
In addition to online continuing education courses, CIGNA offers time and money saving tools exclusive to CIGNA network DHMO or DPPO dentists, including discounts on products and services through the CIGNA Network Rewards Program®.
*About the CIGNA Dental Clinical Advisory Panel
The CIGNA Dental Clinical Advisory panel helps to create innovative approaches to new technologies, medical/dental integration and evidence-based strategies. Organized by CIGNA, this independent panel consists of leaders in the dental profession; many of whom are published and have served in leadership roles within their specialty or the American Dental Association. Several panel members have current academic appointments in major schools of dentistry, including the University of Pennsylvania, Tufts University, State University of New York, and University of California at Los Angeles.