Newsroom and Expand Online Education with Streaming Media Technology

Thursday, October 12, 2000

IRVINE, Calif.--(BW HealthWire)--Oct. 12, 2000--, the leading provider of Internet-based tools and e-commerce solutions for the dental community, has partnered with, an online dental education network, to expand the availability of "virtual lectures", or webcasts, given by dentistry's most sought-after educators.

Through the agreement, selected webcasts will be included in's extensive continuing education library available at

With its stringent quality standards and proprietary streaming media technology, has been able to attract more than 40 leading lecturers across major dental specialties.

The prestigious group includes Dr. E. Pat Allen (periodontics), Dr. Stephen Buchanan (endodontics), Dr. Van Haywood and Dr. Gerard Kugel (porcelain laminate veneers and bleaching), Dr. Harald Heymann (esthetics/operative), Dr. John Kanca (dental adhesion), Dr. John Kois (perio-prosthodontics), Dr. Karl Leinfelder (materials), Dr. Carl Misch (implants), Dr. John Molinari (infection control) and Jill Rethman, RDH (dental hygiene).

``'s goal is to create a virtual lecture hall where dental professionals around the world can hear the voices and see the images of the world's best dental educators through the convenience of the Internet,'' said Philip Klein, DMD, president and founder of ``Virtual lectures enable practitioners to log on and literally attend a world-class seminar in between patients.''

``We chose to align ourselves with because they share our vision of using the Internet to make evidenced-based, clinically relevant course material available to a worldwide audience,'' said Richard Lee, senior vice president and co-founder of

``Their approach dovetails perfectly with our ongoing strategy to partner with leading dental schools to deliver high-quality dental education over the Internet.''

The peer-reviewed webcasts are delivered via live and on-demand webcasting. During the live webcasts, viewers can ask questions just like in a traditional classroom setting. Courses cost an average of $49.95 and are worth one CE credit per credit hour. manages and delivers scholarly and practical dental information from the elite of the world's dental educators to a global audience. The company is an approved national sponsor of continuing dental education through the Academy of General Dentistry.

It is a subsidiary of Learn HealthSci Inc., a San Diego-based company specializing in the production, management and delivery of peer-reviewed online dental and veterinary continuing education using streaming media technology. is the leading provider of Internet-based tools and e-commerce solutions for the $60 billion dental industry. The company brings together dentists, manufacturers, suppliers, dental professionals and patients to educate, evaluate and integrate the dental community and its resources.

The Web site is the most trafficked commercial dental site on the Internet with more than 14,000 registered dentists, 2.5 million monthly hits and 130,000 monthly user sessions. For more information, visit the Web site at

Tell us about your e-learning objectives.

Our company is interested in knowing more about:

Dental Professional Training & Marketing

  • Company-branded CE website
  • Online CE webinars
  • Viva Academy (Online Certification Program)
  • Online Lunch & Learn Program
  • Online product videos
  • Targeted email marketing

Distributor Sales Rep Training

  • Participation in the VivaRep Network (15 dental distributor training sites)
  • Online product videos

Manufacturer Sales Rep Training

  • Company-branded, e-learning website with learning management system

Your name:

Your email:

Please enter your comments below:

Please answer =