Approval Process

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In order for Straumann to maintain it's status as an approved Continuing Dental Education provider by the Academy of General Dentistry and American Dental Association, we must have a standardized protocol for the approval of all speakers for continuing education activities.

The following materials are required from all speakers in order to obtain approval:

  • Online Application
    (to include lecture topics, image usage agreement, etc.)
  • Current Bio (in .doc format)
    (not to exceed 7 sentences)
  • High Resolution Speaker Photo
  • Current CV (in .doc or .pdf format)
  • W9 (US Speakers) or W-8 (Canadian or International Speakers) 

Straumann may ask you to record up to a 30-minute presentation on your preferred dental topic.  The purpose of this video is to help provide exposure to your presentation topics and style when Straumann or third party partners are looking for a speaker.  Access to this presentation will only be granted if you accept our usage terms in the registration process.

Changes to your information can be made at any time after you become an approved speaker by clicking on the "Already Registered?" link on the website. 

Please note, all approved speakers must update their speaker information every two years.

Straumann as a CDE Provider

As a CDE provider, Straumann assumes responsibility for all lecture content delivered by the speaker and must ensure that the following guidelines are met by all speakers, lecturing on behalf of Straumann:

  • Straumann must ensure that instructors chosen to teach courses consist of qualified dentists and other professionals in related disciplines who have demonstrated ability, training and experience in the relevant fields to provide instruction in the given subject matter
  • The Straumann Education Department assumes responsibility for communicating specific course objectives and design to instructors
  • Instructors must support clinical recommendations with references from scientific literature whenever possible and references must have a sound scientific basis