Dementia-friendly dentistry

Recorded webinarThursday 19 May 2022

Part of our ‘Talking Standards’ series, which sets out to examine areas covered by our evidence-based standards and guidance, this webinar explores Dementia-Friendly Dentistry: Good Practice Guidelines 

The recorded webinar is free to view for CGDent members and ProDental subscribers who can also can claim CPD hours for free.  A £20 fee will apply for non-members/non-subscribers.

We examine the evolving epidemiology of dementia and the changing demography within the UK population and the issues these raise for care provision. We explore how the dental team can ensure that it best meets the likely care needs of this segment of the population.

Speakers (TBC):

  • Paul Batchelor, Editor, Dementia-Friendly Dentistry: Good Practice Guidelines 
  • Dr James P Wise, Dentist, Special interest in the care of the elderly and medically compromised patient

This webinar is powered by our CPD delivery partner, ProDental 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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British Dental Conference & Dentistry Show, Birmingham

British Dental Conference & Dentistry Show

13-14 May 2022, NEC Birmingham, Hall 5

The College was delighted to be the Education Partner and headline supporter for the Core CPD Theatre at the 2022 British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show, and welcomed members and non-members alike to Stand P56, and to its CPD seminars on GDC-recommended subjects.

The Core CPD Theatre featured 11 seminars over the two day conference, with experts in their fields sharing their extensive knowledge, and offering practical advice, on an array of essential, GDC-recommended, CPD subjects. The College itself hosted four of these:

Medical emergencies

Friday 13 May, 9.15am – 10am, Core CPD Theatre

Dr Kaushik Paul, Specialty Dentist, Oral Surgery and Sedation

GDC development outcomes: C

Leadership in infection prevention and control

Friday 13 May, 10.15am – 11am, Core CPD Theatre

Fiona Ellwood BEM FFGDP(UK)(Hon.), Subject Expert, Bangor University, All Wales Faculty for Dental Care Professionals

This session provided an overview of the principles of leadership and the various leadership styles in the context of infection prevention and control. The presentation was important to those who lead in IPC or who are looking to become a decontamination lead. It considered legislation and policy and the impact of non-compliance at all levels. It gave support to existing leads and looked at enhancing skills and consider lessons learned so far because of the pandemic.

GDC development outcomes: A, B, C, D

Information sharing in the digital age

Saturday 14 May, 9.15am – 10am, Core CPD Theatre

Tashfeen Kholasi, Vice President, College of General Dentistry

This session provided an overview of information sharing for patient care, and covered GDPR, the Caldecott Principles, the role of digital technology in information sharing, and how to share information safely and securely in practice.

GDC development outcomes: A, D

Complaints handling: A step-by-step approach to resolving a dental complaint

Saturday 14 May, 3.15pm-4pm, Core CPD Theatre

George Wright, Deputy Dental Director, Dental Protection

Aimed at all members of the dental team, this session highlighted key stages of the complaint-handling process with real examples of patient complaints. Covering a number of scenarios including verbal and written complaints, delegates gained an insight into how complaints can be effectively handled to facilitate early resolution. 

GDC development outcomes: A

Conference registration was free, and delegates had access to over 250 seminars and workshop sessions in all, tailored to the whole dental team, across 14 lecture theatres.

The conference is co-sited with the Dental Technology Showcase, a major exhibition giving visitors the opportunity to discover the latest dental innovations and equipment from over 400 suppliers. And, of course, the Dentistry Show provides a great opportunity to network with thousands of dentists, practice managers, hygienists and therapists, dental nurses, technicians and laboratory owners.

See the full conference programme here

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NHS Infection prevention and control conference 2022

Infection Prevention and ControlLearning from Covid-19 & AMR

26 & 27 April 2022, National Conference Centre, Birmingham

This year, the NHS Infection Prevention and Control Conference takes place over two days and explored the lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic and the important issues of antimicrobial resistance and Gram-Negative bloodstream infections.

Topics examined during the conference included outbreak management, improving hand hygiene (and auditing procedures), and decontamination/cleaning protocols. Speakers discussed the theme of infection prevention, review current control standards and celebrate best practice.

The accompanying exhibition will showcase the latest innovation and technology available globally.

For further details of the programme, visit https://www.infectionpreventioncontrol.net/conference-programme/

For a full list of invited speakers, go to https://www.infectionpreventioncontrol.net/speakers/

Aimed at all healthcare professionals, delegates can choose to attend either or both days.

Healthcare professionals working for the NHS, can register for a fully funded conference place here: https://www.infectionpreventioncontrol.net/tickets/

Fully funded places for CGDent members

CGDent members also qualified for access to a limited number of fully funded places, whether working in NHS or private practice.

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Managing traumatic dental injuries

Recorded webinar. Thursday 24 March 2022

This webinar is part of our ‘PDJ Live’ series, which examines topics covered in contemporary issues of the Primary Dental Journal, the College of General Dentistry’s quarterly peer-reviewed member journal for the whole dental team. It brings together the authors of the research article ‘IADT 2020 Guidelines: What should the dental professional know?‘ from the December 2021 issue on Paediatric Dentistry, who explore the latest guidance on managing traumatic dental injuries.  

The recorded webinar is free to view for CGDent members and ProDental subscribers who can also can claim CPD hours for free.  A £20 fee will apply for non-members/non-subscribers.

The International Association of Dental Traumatology (IADT) released updated guidelines for the management of traumatic dental injuries in 2020. All dentists must be able to diagnose and appropriately manage traumatic dental injuries. This webinar aims to highlight the main changes brought about by these evidence-based guidelines to ensure that dentists are able to assess, treat and review these injuries effectively, maximising the short and long-term outcomes for our patients.

Speakers discuss:

  • The main changes to the management of dental trauma brought about by the 2020 International Association of Dental Traumatology guidelines
  • The methods for assessing and treating traumatic dental injuries in both the primary and permanent dentition
  • Appropriate follow-up protocols for patients with dental trauma

Speakers:

  • Reuben Bennett, DCT2 working in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Oral Medicine 
  • Yi Loo, Registrar in Paediatric Dentistry at King’s College Hospital, London
  • Nabeel Ilyas, Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry, Registrar in Birmingham Community NHS trust and Birmingham Children’s Hospital

This webinar is part of the partnership between the College of General Dentistry (CGDent) and ProDental 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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Sustainability in dentistry and healthcare

Recorded webinar, Monday 28 February 2022, 7pm.

CGDent members and ProDental subscribers have free access to the recorded webinar and can claim CPD hours for free.  A £20 fee will apply for non-members/non-subscribers who wish to claim CPD.

In conjunction with the Central Sterilising Club, this webinar examines 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 examine how improving sustainability through reusable PPE can reduce the pressure and costs on the NHS and improve the planet, and 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.

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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How to shine inside & outside of dentistry

Hosted by CGDent North Thames Region
Wednesday 23 February 2022, 7pm.

with Dr James Martin BDS, podcast host of Dentists who Invest

James discussed his journey in Dentistry including the path to entrepreneurship and how he is empowering the profession to self develop, encourage leadership, professional development and awareness.

The Aims

1. Teaching dental professionals how they can use methods in the digital age to excel in their career.

2. Educating dental professionals on the importance of finance management.

3. Helping dental professionals understand social media professional development.

4. Allowing dental professionals to overcome the psychological barriers that may be holding them back.

Presentation followed by Q & A.

Delegates were invited to email questions in advance of the webinar .

Please email : [email protected]

Safe use of x-ray equipment

Recorded webinar. Thursday 17 February 2022, 7pm

CGDent members and ProDental subscribers have free access to the recorded webinar and can claim CPD hours for free.  A £20 fee will apply for non-members/non-subscribers who wish to claim CPD.

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.

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

Recorded webinar, Thursday 27 January 2022, 7pm.

CGDent members and ProDental subscribers have free access to the recorded webinar and can claim CPD hours for free.  A £20 fee will apply for non-members/non-subscribers who wish to claim CPD.

With the possibility of mandatory vaccination of health and care workers in both clinical and non-clinical roles in England, this webinar delivers 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, member of the Health and Social Care Management Board and CGDent Ambassador
  • 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) 
  • Diane Rochford, BSDHT President (2020-2022)
  • Tashfeen Kholasi MCGDent, Vice President CGDent
  • Heidi Cresswell, Finance Officer, Society of British Dental Nurses
  • Dr Stefan Serban, Honorary Clinical Lecturer and Specialist Registrar in Dental Public Health
  • Prof Stephen Reicher FBA FRSE, Professor of Psychology at University of St. Andrews, School of Psychology and Neuroscience

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

Wednesday 26 January 2022, 7pm

This informative, CPD webinar, open to all dental professionals, explored 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 included an introduction to the equipment required, and how to maintain it. We discussed the importance of an efficient workflow between operator and assistant to ensure positive outcomes and explored how to critically appraise clinical photos effectively, closing with a Q&A session.

Speaker:

Dr Frank Clough MCGDent

One CPD hour available.

GDC Development Outcomes: B and C