With the COVID-19 pandemic, the shutdown of face-to-face meetings, including in-person instructor-led training (ILT) sessions, has sparked an immediate need for an alternative.

Web and video conferencing and webinars represent one of the easiest transition strategies, and many organizations have stepped up their use. Some are taking steps to make those webinars even more valuable.

The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement quickly launched a series of live webinars for dentists and oral health providers on critically timely subjects like “Infection Control & Preventive Care During a National Health Crisis” and “Teledentistry: Providing Alternative Care During a Public Health Crisis.”

DentaQuest asked Illumina to rapidly convert them to packaged eLearning modules with a number of enhancements, including adding LMS tracking and assessments for Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit.

Since the initial success in early May, DentaQuest and Illumina have collaborated and launched similar recorded webinars on “Saliva & COVID-19”, “Bringing Teledentistry into Practice”, “Best Practices for Reopening Dental Clinics”, and “Barriers to Dental Access for Special Needs Patients”.