3M ESPE, TEREC co-host first educational Webcast program

July 17, 2001
Pilot program shows another way Internet can benefit dental professionals.

3M ESPE and the TEREC lab consortium recently co-hosted their first educational Webcast program. The program, "Sensitivity in Indirect Restorative Procedures," served as a pilot program and illustrates another way that the Internet may serve as an educational medium for future continuing education courses. Following the program on sensitivity, 3M ESPE offered participants an exclusive presentation on its new RelyX Veneer Cement to dentists interested in field-testing the new product.

"3M ESPE and TEREC together are looking at ways to bring dentists education in an innovative, more convenient fashion," said Dan Krueger, 3M ESPE Scientific Affairs Manager and facilitator of the program. "This was a test to see if dentists like to participate in Web-based programs and also an opportunity to analyze the most effective way to conduct them."

"Web-based Deminars are exciting because they enable us to bring people from all over the world together in one learning forum," said David Lampert, TEREC president.

More than 50 dentists and 10 TEREC dental laboratories across the nation participated in the program. Together 3M ESPE and TEREC will continue to explore mutual opportunities, such as education, to improve dental technology and outcomes that will benefit dentists, dental laboratories and the dental profession as a whole.