Staying Current with Dental Magazines
Staying up to date with the most recent research is essential for any professional. This goes double for those in the medical and dental professions as procedures, research, and technology are changing every day. Though there are many ways to stay abreast of current news in the professional world, dental magazines are one of the best for those in the dental profession. Despite efforts to attend seminars, attend networking evens, and meet with vendors, professional development can often slip between the cracks. Time that must be devoted to the care of patients and the management of an office makes it difficult to remain current in the field.
Usually released on a monthly or bimonthly basis, dental magazines contain valuable information about new developments, advertisements and informational articles about products, and interviews with the best dentists in the business. Many also have online components, allowing readers to interact with other professionals as they comment on articles, participate in polls, and even participate in online courses.
Articles in dental magazines are often written by high quality, well known dentists in all areas of practice. Readers are likely to find useful information about everything from changes in private practice to the development of an online presence. The average dental magazine is staffed by editors with experience in the dental field and accepts contributions only from highly qualified, well respected dentists.
Dentist magazines, like other magazines, rely heavily on their online components for content and user experience, often to great effect. Some dental magazines have websites that go far beyond articles. An online dental magazine may boast technique videos, product demonstrations, and even continuing education courses. A subscription to a dental magazine is useful, despite the availability of free online components. Many magazines contain certain content that is unavailable online, and subscriptions also include access to members only areas of the website.
Since the perusal of a print or online magazine often proves more relaxing than a weekend spent at a professional development seminar, its easy to understand why many dentists choose to subscribe to at least one dental magazine. Much of the profession’s discourse can be followed through this medium, and participation is much simpler with the addition of online components to many dental magazines.