Are You Renewal Ready?

As a Florida Dental Association (FDA) member, you have access to exclusive benefits to help you through the license renewal process for the upcoming 2016-2018 biennium. Membership has its perks, and we want to make your renewal process as seamless as possible! Below are some of the benefits the FDA offers to assist you in the renewal process.

CE Broker
The Florida Department of Health (DOH) now automatically reviews your continuing education (CE) records in the DOH’s electronic tracking system — powered by CE Broker — at the time of license renewal. It is mandatory for all Florida-licensed dentists to renew their license through CE Broker for the 2016-2018 biennium by midnight on Feb. 28, 2018.

The FDA provides an exclusive members-only discount for CE Broker accounts.

  • Basic Account: FREE
  • Professional Account: $24 (non-members $29)
  • Concierge Account: $90 (non-members $99)

Click here to learn more about your account options. Contact the FDA office at fda@floridadental.org or 850.681.3629 for the discount code. Did you know you can update your CE credits on the go? Click here to download the FREE iPhone CE Broker app today.

NEW! Mandatory Survey
You must complete the mandatory Telehealth Survey when renewing your license. No license will be issued without this mandatory survey being completed!

Renewal by Mail
Your license should be renewed online through CE Broker. However, certain situations require you to renew by mail:

  • You need to change the status of your license.
  • You do NOT have a credit card or debit card to complete the transaction online and need to pay using a cashier’s check or money order.
  • Your license is in an Active Military status.
  • Your license is in a Volunteer status.
  • You need to request a name change.

To renew by mail, you must properly log into www.FLHealthsource.gov and print your renewal notice by selecting the Renew License link, then click on the Renew by Mail option.

Online CE
The FDA offers bimonthly “Diagnostic Discussion” articles from Today’s FDA and two Legal CE Guides that members can read and take an accompanying quiz for to earn CE credit. To access these articles, you will need to log into the member-only section of the FDA website. CE credit for these articles will be reported to CE Broker on your behalf.

Click here to directly access the “Diagnostic Discussions” and Legal CE Guides available to FDA-member dentists.

FDA CE Courses
All CE-eligible courses taken at FDC2016 and FDC2017 have been automatically reported to CE Broker on your behalf. FDA “Diagnostic Discussion” and Legal CE Guide credit is reported to CE broker the first Friday of each month.

CE@RENEWAL
The Florida DOH is a great source for renewal information! Click here to access a helpful 30-minute webinar to learn more about how to report your CE credits through CE Broker as well as other useful information. Don’t have time to join the webinar? Click here to learn more about the renewal process, how to report CE credits, the benefits CE Broker has to offer and much more!

Questions?
For the FDA CE Broker discount code, information on the biennium, the renewal process, CE Broker or your FDA-earned CE credits, contact the FDA office at fda@floridadental.org or 850.681.3629.

Pictures are Worth a Thousand Words

In this video, Dr. Mark Kleive shares the value of taking a hands-on photography course for every dental practice.

 

Dr. Mark Kleive will be speaking at FDC2017 and presenting three courses. On Thursday, June 22, his course, “The Fun Way to Proficiency with Digital Photography (Workshop)” will be at 9 a.m., and “A Picture is Worth Two Words: Case Acceptance” will be at 2 p.m. On Friday, June 23, “Successful Hiring, Team Development and Retention” will be at 9:30 a.m. To register, please go to www.floridadentalconvention.com.

Course Codes, CE Verification, CE Reporting … OH MY!

By Brooke Martin, FDC Meeting Coordinator

COURSE CODES

What do all the different codes for the Florida Dental Convention (FDC) mean? For FDC2016, we added a few more course codes to help you better understand the continuing education (CE) category of the courses you are registering for. So, here is how it all breaks down:

C: Clinical lecture, CE approved
W: Hands-on Workshop, CE approved
NC:
Non-clinical, Non-credit course
EX:
Exhibit Hall course, CE approved
EN:
Exhibit Hall course, Non-credit course
PM:
Practice Management, CE approved

All CE-approved courses taken at FDC2016 will be automatically reported to CE Broker for Florida-licensed attendees by July 16, 2016. EN and NC course topics are not eligible for CE credit for license renewal in Florida. However, these courses are offered to provide tools and knowledge to help with your professional success.

Only the courses that fall under Florida statutes of practice management are coded as PM. The statute specifies that approved practice management courses include “principles of ethical practice management, provides substance abuse, effective communication with patients, time management and burnout prevention instruction.” This criteria is set forth in paragraph (C) of subsection 466.0135 F.S.

CE VERIFICATION AND REPORTING

So, now on to the really important stuff — CE verification and reporting. You must follow the steps below at FDC2016 to receive CE credit for your courses:

  • Scan your badge upon entering and exiting the course.
  • Be present in a course a minimum of 50 of the 60 minutes of the course to receive 1 hour of CE credit.

The system will calculate the amount of time you are in the course and award the credit appropriately. Then, all eligible credit for Florida-licensed dentists and hygienists will be automatically reported to CE Broker by July 16, 2016. But remember, EN and NC courses will not be reported. ​

CE CERTIFICATES

Your CE certificate will be automatically emailed to you on June 20, 2016. If you need to obtain your CE certificate onsite, you are able to print your CE certificate any time after the end of the course at the CE stations. The stations are located in the Exhibit Hall and on the classroom level though Saturday at 2 p.m. You also can print your certificate for FREE only at www.floridadentalconvention.com after the convention.


Questions? Contact Brooke Martin at 800.877.9922 or bmartin@floridadental.org.