This ADA action would affect a lot of Dental Manufacturers and Marketers, and will make CE credits less available to Dentists.

The ADA Council on Dental Education and Licensure has proposed that “commercial entities”—defined by the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program as companies that produce, market, re-sell or distribute health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients—should no longer be eligible to apply to become ADA CERP approved providers of continuing dental education.

The proposed change would only apply to companies that manufacture, distribute or market health care products or services. It would not apply to dental organizations or schools, education companies, or providers of patient care such as hospitals and group practices.

Read the full report from ADA News 2 January 2012:  http://www.ada.org/news/6645.aspx

All interested parties are invited to submit written comments on the proposed revisions by Feb. 1. Comments may be forwarded by email, fax or mail to cerp@ada.org, fax: 1-312-440-2915, or ADA CERP, 211 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611.