Joseph P. Fiorellini, DMD, DMSc, Academy of Osseointegration (AO) Board Member and Professor of Department of Periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, has been elected as Chair of the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition (CCEPR), an agency of the American Dental Association (ADA).
AO Board Member Joseph Fiorellini elected Chair of ADA CEPR Commission
The CCEPR is charged with authority to formulate and adopt requirements, guidelines, and procedures for the recognition of continuing dental education providers, and to approve providers that meet rigorous standards for quality. With its core values of: Improvement of Oral Health, Excellence, Integrity, Science/Evidence-Based, and Life-long learning, CCEPR serves to promote excellence in continuing dental education to support professional competence and continuous improvement of patient care.
“As Chair, I look forward to maintaining the ‘gold standard’ of high quality continuing education, so that providers have the best education for dentists in the field,” said Dr. Fiorellini, entering his fourth year on the Commission.
Established by the ADA in 2014, CCEPR oversees the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP). Through the ADA CERP National Recognition Program or the Extended Approval Process, approximately 500 providers of continuing dental education, including AO, have been approved. Annually, CERP recognized providers offer a combined total of more than 28,000 unique continuing dental education activities.
As an ADA CERP recognized provider, AO generally offers more than 30 hours of ADA CERP credit to registered Annual Meeting attendees, and has awarded more than 300 hours of CE credit to over 150 participants of its comprehensive webinar program since January 2016. AO’s E-Learning Center Video Library currently has over 78 archived video presentations from webinars and previous AO Annual Meetings, complementary to members only. CE credit is available for 90 days once a video is posted. Following the 90-day period, the video is then placed into the video library, where it is still accessible to members but not available for credit.