Sustainability in dentistry and healthcare – 28 February 2022

Friday 28 February 2022, 7pm, live webinar

To register for this event, please visit: https://www.prodentalcpd.com/webinars/-p123-sustainability-in-dentistry-and-healthcare-

This webinar will examine how we can promote sustainability in dentistry and healthcare, addressing issues such as disposable single use items and the efficacy of decontamination and reuse on site. The current disposal of items across healthcare is not sustainable and we need to change our practices to ensure that reuse and reduce are the principles to reduce waste. Yet, there are other considerations including infection control, the ongoing risk to patients as well procurement and transport to and from our places of work.

This webinar sets out to investigate the effect of healthcare on climate change and how nurses can adopt more sustainable nursing practices. We will examine how improving sustainability through reusable PPE can reduce the pressure and costs on the NHS and improve the planet, and we’ll consider how embedding sustainability within a dental practice can support and advocate change in dentistry.

Speakers:

  • John Prendergast, Senior Decontamination Engineer at NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership/Specialist Estates Services
  • Ian Mills FCGDent, former Dean FGDP(UK) and a Trustee of CGDent
  • Abhi Pal FCGDent, President of CGDent
  • Rose Gallagher MBE, Professional Lead Infection Prevention and Control at Royal College of Nursing
  • Alexis Percival, Environmental and Sustainability Manager, Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
  • Brett Duane, Associate Professor in Dental Public Health, Trinity College, Dublin
  • Dr Jimmy Walker, Independent Microbiological and Decontamination Consultant

This webinar is part of the partnership between the College of General Dentistry (CGDent) and ProDental CPD.

It will be free to view live for all members of the dental professions. CGDent members and ProDental subscribers can claim CPD hours for free and have access to the recording after the event.  A £20 fee will apply for non-members/non-subscribers who wish to claim CPD.

Membership of the College of General Dentistry is open to all registered dental professionals. Membership for dentists is available from £94, and for other registered dental professionals from £33. The full list of CGDent membership rates is at https://cgdent.uk/membership-fees/

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Guidance notes for dental practitioners on the safe use of x-ray equipment – 17 February 2022

Thursday 17 February 2022, 7pm, live webinar

To register for this event, please visit: https://www.prodentalcpd.com/webinars/-p124-talking-standards-guidance-notes-for-dental-practitioners-on-the-safe-use-of-x-ray-equipment-

This webinar is part of our ‘Talking Standards’ series which sets out to examine areas covered by our evidence-based standards and guidance. The webinar explores the content of the Guidance Notes for Dental Practitioners on the Safe Use of X-ray Equipment – 2nd Edition (published October 2020) and will draw attention to areas where the guidance differs from that in the first edition, or where new guidance has been introduced.

The first edition of the Guidance Notes for Dental Practitioners on the Safe Use of X-ray Equipment (the Dental GNs) was published in June 2001 following the establishment of a working party by the National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB) and copies of the guidance were distributed to every dental practice in the UK by the Department of Health.

In the 20-plus years since then there have been significant changes requiring further guidance to be developed. These include:

  • a move from film-based dental radiography towards digital imaging techniques,
  • the appearance of dental cone-beam CT and hand-held dental X-ray equipment in general dental practice,
  • revised radiation protection legislation.

Good practice guidelines for the dental profession have also moved with the times, with, for instance, evidence-based selection criteria and national diagnostic reference levels now available for all imaging modalities. A substantial amount of experience has also been accrued by those organisations and individuals providing radiation protection advice and services to dental practices.

The webinar aims to refresh and update viewers on:

  • the means of restricting the exposure of staff and patients as far as is reasonably practicable,
  • the principal requirements of relevant legislation, namely –   The Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017,  The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017and the associated guidance: Guidance Notes for Dental Practitioners on the Safe Use of X-Ray Equipment – 2nd Edition.
  • how to apply the basic principles of practical radiation protection in a dental practice.

Speaker:

  • Andrew Gulson, Specialist Radiation Protection Scientist and Certificated Radiation Protection Adviser

This webinar is part of the new partnership between the College of General Dentistry (CGDent) and ProDental CPD.

It will be free to view live for all members of the dental professions. CGDent members and ProDental subscribers can claim CPD hours for free and have access to the recording after the event.  A £20 fee will apply for non-members/non-subscribers who wish to claim CPD.

Membership of the College of General Dentistry is open to all registered dental professionals. Membership for dentists is available from £94, and for other registered dental professionals from £33. The full list of CGDent membership rates is at https://cgdent.uk/membership-fees/

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Vaccination: your questions answered – 27 January 2022

Thursday 27 January 2022, 7pm, live webinar

To register for this event, please visit: https://www.prodentalcpd.com/webinars/-p152-vaccination—your-questions-answered-

With the forthcoming deadlines for mandatory vaccination of health and care workers in both clinical and non-clinical roles in England, this webinar will deliver a deeper understanding of the impact of vaccination, helping to retain a protected and thriving workforce and promote patient safety.

As much as we are able, we aim to allay and address the fears of those who are concerned about getting vaccinated, and set out to provide the information needed for an informed choice.

Speakers: 

  • Prof Jason Leitch, Senior Clinical Advisor to the Scottish Government and a member of the Health and Social Care Management Board
  • Sarah Buxton, HR and Employment Solicitor, legal advisor for ADAM (Associate of Dental Administrators and Managers), the BDSHT (British Dental Society of Hygienists and Therapists) 
  • Further speakers to be confirmed

This webinar is part of the partnership between the College of General Dentistry (CGDent) and ProDental CPD.

It will be free to view live for all members of the dental professions. CGDent members and ProDental subscribers can claim CPD hours for free and have access to the recording after the event.  A £20 fee will apply for non-members/non-subscribers who wish to claim CPD.

Membership of the College of General Dentistry is open to all registered dental professionals. Membership for dentists is available from £94, and for other registered dental professionals from £33. The full list of CGDent membership rates is at https://cgdent.uk/membership-fees/

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Developing a dental photography workflow with your practice team – 26 January 2022

Wednesday 26 January 2022, 7pm, live webinar

To register for this free webinar, please email your interest to: CGDentNorthThames@gmail.com

Registration closes Monday 24 January 2022.

This informative, CPD webinar, open to all dental professionals, explores the many uses of dental clinical photography and sets out how the dental team can work together in a clinical setting, to produce effective dental photographs.

The presentation will include an introduction to the equipment required, and how to maintain it. We will discuss the importance of an efficient workflow between operator and assistant to ensure positive outcomes and explore how to critically appraise clinical photos effectively. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the talk.

Speaker:

Dr Frank Clough MCGDent

One CPD hour available.

GDC Development Outcomes: B and C

A recording of this webinar will not be available.

Practice ownership: an introduction – 20 January 2022

Thursday 20 January 2022, 7pm, live webinar

Organised in collaboration with The British Dental Students’ Association (BDSA), this webinar is for any dental professional, including students, who wishes to understand what owning a practice entails, the joys of “being your own boss”, how to prepare for practice ownership, and the pitfalls.

Owning a practice provides huge opportunities for working independently, building up an enterprise, and practising in a way that suits the individual. However it comes with significant responsibilities.

The topics we will explore include how practice ownership fits into a GDP career pathway, different models of practice ownership and we’ll suggest preparations you can make before embarking on this route.

Chair:

Dr Abhi Pal, President CGDent

Speaker:

Dr Raj Rattan MBE, Director, Dental Protection

To register for this event, please visit: https://www.prodentalcpd.com/webinars/p119-practice-ownership—an-introduction

This webinar is part of the partnership between the College of General Dentistry (CGDent) and ProDental CPD.

It will be free to view live for all members of the dental professions. CGDent members and ProDental subscribers can claim CPD hours for free and have access to the recording after the event.  A £20 fee will apply for non-members/non-subscribers who wish to claim CPD.

Membership of the College of General Dentistry is open to all registered dental professionals. Membership for dentists is available from £94, and for other registered dental professionals from £33. The full list of CGDent membership rates is at https://cgdent.uk/membership-fees/

You may be interested in our recent webinar How to get the best from your career in dentistry, which explored a range of career pathways open to dental professionals and discussed how the College’s Career Pathways can support your career.

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