Casey Hein & Associates, LLC provides opportunities to support our mission to the dental and medical industry in two ways. The first way is by providing opportunities for industry to fund online continuing education courses on www.oralhealthed.com through unrestricted educational grants. The second way is through www.caseyhein.com hosting of sponsor-supported content. Visitors of both of these web sites should understand the difference between these types of commercial support.
Unrestricted Educational Grants from Industry
When industry awards Casey Hein & Associates, LLC an unrestricted educational grant to provide an online continuing education course (for either dentistry or medicine), we want to reassure web site visitors that course content for continuing dental education (CDE) will strictly comply with the standards of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and course content for continuing medical education (CME) will strictly comply with the updated 2004 Standards for Commercial Support described by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). This compliance includes ensuring that educational programming is for scientific and educational purposes only, that content is clinically valid and scientifically supported, and it will not promote any specific proprietary business interest or commercial interest. Casey Hein & Associates, LLC ensures that CE activities from unrestricted educational grants are independent, free of commercial bias and beyond the control of persons or organizations with an economic interest in influencing the content of CE. Strict compliance to these standards will ensure that healthcare providers have opportunities to engage in life-long learning which is vibrant and free of commercial bias. Online continuing education courses that receive funding from unrestricted grants will be identified as follows: “This course was funded by an unrestricted educational grant from [Company name]”.
Casey Hein & Associates, LLC provides opportunities for sponsors to bring their marketing message and information about their products and services to people who visit either of our web sites by publishing their information or links within our web sites. Content under this heading is from or created on behalf of the named sponsor. Although Casey Hein & Associates, LLC benefits from this commercial support, it is also true that visitors of these web sites benefit from sponsors’ information about products and services that improve patient outcomes. Casey Hein & Associates, LLC does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Visitors to our web sites will be informed of content that is sponsor-supported before they click to access it. This will allow visitors the chance to make an informed decision on whether to view the content. Within sponsored content, there may be links to a sponsor’s web site. The sponsored content carries the copyright of the named sponsor or the rightful copyright owner. Sponsors on our web sites must comply with guidelines from regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).