Colgate Oral Health Network celebrates a decade of service to dental professionals
NEW YORK, U.S.: Launched in 2011 and sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive, Colgate Oral Health Network (COHN) is the dental team’s one-stop resource for free dental continuing education (CE). The site offers over 200 CE units at any one time, and members can choose from a range of dental topics offered by internationally recognized experts in a variety of formats, including live and recorded webinars, articles, and most recently, CE podcasts.
“We are very proud of the Colgate Oral Health Network and the support it provides to the dental profession,” said Dr. Barbara Shearer, Colgate director of scientific affairs and founder of the Colgate Oral Health Network. “Colgate is a caring, innovative growth company that’s re-imagining a healthier future for all people, including dental professionals and their patients. Our team works tirelessly to ensure the quality of the courses we offer to make sure we are meeting the needs of our members. We are particularly proud of the engagement of our members, which is evident in both the record-breaking live attendance at our webinars and the number of CE credits awarded.”
In a recent survey, nine out of ten COHN members said they are very likely to recommend the site to other dental professionals. One survey respondent reported: “Colgate Oral Health Network has always provided high quality, up-to-date and relevant continuing educational information. I look forward to the ease and convenience of the webinars and articles Colgate offers. It is a great way to obtain our much-needed continuing education requirements.”
Through the years, COHN has evolved to provide excellence in the user experience by investing in both content and website enhancements, including a personalized member dashboard with customized course recommendations, a CE redemption center, and “add to calendar” and “refer a friend” features. Most recently, the site created a COVID-19 Resource Center featuring experts in the topics having an impact on dentistry practice during the pandemic.
The CE site is hosted by Tribune Group, an ADA CERP recognized provider and an approved PACE program provider for fellowship, mastership, and membership maintenance credit.