Education on the go

Can podcasts be useful learning tools? We take a look at the benefits of listening and identify dentistry-specific series aimed to educate and inform.



With editorial assistance from Sylvia Tan

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” Nelson Mandela once said.


For previous generations, education simply consisted of going to school. People flocked to formal educational institutions for learning, as this was where hard-copy resources were collected. However, thanks to today’s technology, you can now get alternative forms of education pretty much anywhere—even in your car! And what better way to make efficient use of your commuting time than learning from experts?


Enter podcasts: audio education. Thanks to podcasts, we can get a crash course on a specific topic while working on another task or driving somewhere. For dental professionals, podcasts may just be the key to upgrading and expanding crucial skills amidst time constraints and busy lives. To kickstart your learning journey, here are some important topics to explore, a few strategies to help you retain what you hear, and examples of how podcasts apply to real-life dental situations.


What can you learn from podcasts?