We Asked Lou Graham, Founder of Catapult Education:

“What makes Catapult Education different than other dental continuing education providers?” Here’s what he said,

“Dentistry has changed. And today, it’s difficult for doctors and team members to justify spending their valuable time on CE just for the sake of getting credit hours. What they’re learning MUST have context and application for the practice, and it must translate into personal and/or practice growth.”

“If CE doesn’t help something grow, it’s wasting time. At Catapult Education, we take a contrarian approach to CE. We’re zigging while everyone else is zagging. Research shows that only 15% of a thriving practice’s success is dependent on the dentist’s clinical expertise. Yet, the majority of CE today continues to be clinical. At Catapult Education we’re listening to the dental community and we’re expanding that focus—not by reducing clinical CE or diminishing its importance, but by increasing the scope and depth of non-clinical CE as well. Thriving practices today effectively combine 1) clinical expertise, 2) management effectiveness, and 3) growth strategies into plans that succeed. We are the only dental CE provider taking this comprehensive approach to learning.”

“Both our reviewers and our Speakers Bureau members focus as much on practical application as they do on education and theory. How many times have you gone through a CE course, gotten all pumped up and educated, returned to your practice, and NEVER used what you learned! Yes, I know! I’ve been there!”

“It’s such an amazing time to be in this profession. The opportunities are remarkable. And Catapult Education’s mantra is to help practices thrive in this dynamic environment.”

Catapult Education’s Learning Categories

  1. Clinical Expertise
  2. Management Effectiveness
  3. Growth Strategies

Peter Drucker was a practical business visionary who changed business discourse way back in 1973. He said that a business (e.g. a dental practice) has only one valid purpose: to create a customer (i.e. a patient).

In addition, Drucker said, if the purpose of a business is to create a customer, then that business only has two functions—innovation and marketing. Innovation produces the products, and marketing tells the stories that sell those products. These are the ONLY two activities that drive real results, and all others are costs.

Catapult Education’s 3 Learning Categories align with this powerful business principle. Categories 1 and 2 (Clinical Expertise and Management Effectiveness) drive product innovation (the dentistry you provide) and Category 3 (Growth Strategies) drives marketing.

Finally… A dental CE provider that aligns solid business principles with ongoing education!

Thriving Practices Are “Shaped” Through Effective CE

The word “shaping” is defined as the deliberate process of coming to a very specific form—to evolve or develop something, especially favorably.

Thriving practices are deliberately shaped. Relevant, actionable, pragmatic CE can become the foundation upon which this is accomplished. It all starts with CE.

Shape Your Thriving Practice. We Show You How.™

Are You a Hygienist or Dental Assistant?

You’ve come to the right place for CE. Why? Because most of the CE you’ve participated in before has only had one purpose… To get it over with, and get the credits! But CE for the sake of credits isn’t enough. Yes, of course… You’ll get the credits you want and need in the easiest and most convenient formats. That’s a given. But beyond that, we want to help you become more—personally. Perhaps you’ve never thought about CE this way! Great CE can be part of a comprehensive, career-growth plan that helps you be your very best and achieve your occupational objectives.

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Are You a Practice Manager
or Practice Marketer?

While we understand there are no “regulatory” CE requirements you’re concerned about filling, one thing is certain—we can all use more great ideas that help our practices thrive. Many of our non-clinical CE courses have direct application to the challenges you face each day. Take advantage of these free resources and learn from the best of the best. Become invaluable to your practice through relevant, actionable learning.