MAHWAH, N.J., Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Media Group, a pioneer in online dental education, today announced the 2017 launch of DSODentist.com, the first digital services platform dedicated to the dental support organization (DSO) sector. Through DSODentist.com and the DSODentist mobile app, the growing segment of dental professionals interested in group practice can unite as a community and access objective information, training, and peer-to-peer interaction intended to enhance their professional development.
The DSODentist platform responds to the increasing fluency of today's practitioners with web-based training as a way to build clinical competency. It also provides a unique mobile environment for establishing the connectivity of dental professionals currently engaged with a DSO-supported practice—as well as those considering this option.
"Access to accurate information is essential," said Stephen E. Sweeney, Chairman of Next Media Group. "The DSODentist platform will elevate the dialogue in an expanding segment of dentistry at this critical time, shape the market's understanding of the DSO practice, and support its users' continued professional development."
In DSODentist.com, Next Media Group will bring to market new online services designed to help dental professionals accomplish the following:
- Understand the value proposition, classification, and characteristics of a large group dental practice;
- Share dedicated tools and member services that encourage learning and inspire leadership in the DSO-supported practice; and
- Leverage social connectivity to share and engage with like-minded professionals, peers, and/or mentors.
Breaking new ground in the field, the DSODentist.com platform will serve as a destination for industry news, practical insights, and objective resources. Additionally, it will provide a fully mobilized experience and establish an integrated gateway to assist new practitioners from the inception of their careers and throughout their professional lifecycles. Key features of the platform include a live and archived training continuum, a suite of employment tools for those seeking and posting jobs, and automated technologies to manage licensure and compliance requirements.
"Establishing access to innovation, credible information, and connectivity amongst this community through a platform such as DSODentist.com is essential for industry, educators, and dental professionals," said Mr. Tom Olsen, President and General Manager, Nobel Biocare – North America.
In 2011, Next Media Group launched the first online community dedicated to the dental student—THE NEXTDDS. This resource for peer exchange and professional development has been embraced by over 15,000 dental students and recent graduates, which will serve as a gateway to this new audience. The NJ-based company attributes the launch of the new DSO platform to the profession's growing focus on the large group practice model. Approximately 8,000 dentists—nearly 25% of new graduates—are now employed in DSO-supported practices.[i] As this practice model becomes increasingly relevant to the future of dentistry and expanding patient access to care, DSODentist.com is positioned for widespread adoption from dentists and professional stakeholders throughout the industry.
About Next Media Group
Founded in 2010, Next Media Group, Inc., has emerged as a leader in digital education by connecting healthcare professionals through intelligent digital, social and mobile solutions. The sophisticated platforms of Next Media Group transform learning and ignite community development. Next Media Group continues its pioneering work in eLearning through THE NEXTDDS web portal, a unique educational resource serving as an adjunct to the university training of more than 15,000 dental students. For additional information, please visit www.thenextdds.com.
iAmerican College of Prosthodontists. Corporate dentistry position statement. Chicago, IL: 2015. Available at https://www.prosthodontics.org/assets/1/7/Corporate_Dentistry_Position_Statement.pdf Accessed December 30, 2105.
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SOURCE Next Media Group