ESSENTIAL CORE CPD FOR THE WHOLE DENTAL TEAM-8 hours
Registered dental professionals and other members of the dental team have a duty to keep up to date with their skills and knowledge in order to give patients the safest and best possible treatment and care. For the purposes of revalidation and continuing education, dentists and dental teams are now required to complete training in core subject areas in each 5 year period. The GDC CPD Cycle deadline for DCP 's is 31-7-15. Jersey dental events will be bringing two prominent UK speakers to full these requirements. We hope you all enjoy.
It’s important to know the rules
Keeping skills and knowledge up-to-date throughout your career is at the heart of what it means to be a dental professional. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) can support dentists and dental care professionals in maintaining and updating their skills, knowledge and behaviour throughout their working life. It may also contribute to the delivery of good quality care and service provision, that patients and the public trust is safe and the best it can be.
As a registered dental professional you have a duty to maintain, develop and work within your professional knowledge, skills and make sure your personal behaviour maintains patients’ confidence in both you and the dental profession, so you can provide the best possible treatment and care.
Standards for the Dental Team contain these nine principles:
To comply with GDC requirements, the CPD you do should support you in meeting these nine principles and the underlying standards.
• Put patients’ interests first.
• Communicate effectively with patients.
• Obtain valid consent.
• Maintain and protect patients’ information.
• Have a clear and effective complaints procedure.
• Work with colleagues in a way that is in patients’ best interests.
• Maintain, develop and work within your professional knowledge and skills.
• Raise concerns if patients are at risk.
• Make sure your personal behaviour maintains patients’ confidence in you and the dental profession.
As a registered dental professional, you have a duty to keep up to date with your skills and knowledge in order to give patients the best possible treatment and care. For the purposes of revalidation and continuing education, dentists and dental teams are now required to complete training in core subject areas in each 5 year period.
BDS MFGDP FFGDP Dip.MDE FICD
Raj is a general dental practitioner and maintains his commitment to clinical dentistry at his practice in Oxford. Until very recently, he operated two other practices one of which was part of the NHS Pilot programme for the new dental contract.
He combines this with his role of Strategic Associate Dean in the London Deanery. He is also a senior dento-legal consultant at Dental Protection Ltd. with over 20 years in the dento-legal field.
He has authored /co-authored several text books and published numerous articles and contributed to a number of e-learning initiatives.
He is a former Policy Adviser to the Department of Health, and continues to provide professional advice to NHS and private sector organisations on a consultancy basis. He has been an adviser to Denplan for many years and is now Head of Clinical Policy. He is a sought after speaker on the lecture circuit and has lectured extensively in the UK and overseas. In 2008, he was appointed MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for services to dentistry.
Outside dentistry, his interests include creative writing, motor sport and magic. He is an award winning member of the Magic Circle and performs on a regular basis.
Raj Majithia M.Clin.Dent,
FFGDP, BDS, LDSRCS, MJDF (UK), DPDS.
Raj Majithia M.Clin.Dent, FFGDP, BDS, LDSRCS, MJDF (UK), DPDS.
Raj is in General Dental Practice in London. His other current posts are Associate Dental Dean at London Dental Education and Training. Raj has been the Crisis Management in Medical Emergencies Tutor and Postgraduate Dental Tutor at Northwick Park Dental Education Centre and West Middlesex Hospital.
Raj is also currently a DF1 Trainer and an examiner for BDS Finals, MSc Aesthetics and MSc AGDP at Kings College London, Overseas Registration Examination at Eastman Dental Institute, MJDF Examination at the FGDP (UK), LDS RCS Examiner at the Royal College of Surgeons. He has also examined in India and Hong Kong as well as being a regular lecturer at the Croydon and Whipps Cross VT Schemes.
Raj has been appointed as Professional advisor to the CQC and is a Quality Assurance inspector of Dental Schools for the GDC.
In the past Raj has been a Clinical Teacher and Admissions Tutor at Kings College Dental Institute.
He has also been a Trustee of the Board of EFFORT at Eastman Dental Institute and a Board member of the FGDP (UK).
Previously Raj was Dental Advisor to Brent and Harrow PCT and Islington PCT.
Raj has been awarded the Kings Commendation for patient care at Kings College Dental Institute
The Essential Core Subjects
08.00 - Registration starts - (please bring your ticket with you)
Legal and Ethical Issues - 1 Hour
The aim is to update participants on best practice in legal and ethical issues in line with CQC Compliance.
• Issues relating to Consent
• Issues relating to Confidentiality
Medical Emergencies 1 & 2- 2 Hours - (will have a break between 10.30-10.50)
The aim is to update delegates on current guidelines in the management of medical emergencies in general dental practice with an emphasis on CQC Compliance.
• Risk management in medical emergencies
• Basic Life Support including CPR
• Management of common medical emergencies
• The role and use of Automated External Defibrillators
• Emergency equipment and Drug requirements
Radiology - 1 Hour
The aim is to update participants on best practice in dental radiology and for CQC Compliance.
• Risk management in dental radiography
• Legislation applicable to radiology
• Selection Criteria
• Quality assurance
12.50pm - LUNCH (will be provided)
Handling Complaints - 1 Hour
The aim is to update participants on best practice in handling complaints as required for CQC Compliance.
• Risk management
• Legislative requirements in complaints management
Oral Cancer- Prevention and Detection of Oral Cancer for the dental team-1 hour
The aim of this lecture is to update participants on the preventive aspects and detection of oral cancer.
Session outcomes. By the end of the course, participants will have a better understanding of;-
• Risk factors including smoking, alcohol and dietary factors
• Preventive advice
• Oral cancer screening
15.40 Tea Break
Decontamination - 1 Hour
The aim is to update delegates on current requirements in Infection Control including HTM 01-05 with a particular emphasis on CQC Compliance.
• Risk Management in decontamination
• Universal precautions• Documentation required
• Essential Quality Requirements and Best Practice
• Hand washing protocols
• Periodic checks
Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults
Members of the whole dental team are in a position where they may observe the signs of child abuse or hear something that causes them concern about a child. The General Dental Council (GDC) states that the dental team have an ethical responsibility to be aware of local procedures for child protection and vulnerable adults.
Aim: This course aims to update participants on issues relating to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.
By the end of the course participants will have a better understanding of
•Incidence and types of abuse
•Signs of abuse
We look forward to seeing you there and hope you enjoy your day!
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Jersey Dental Events will be holding continuing professional development courses for the whole dental team throughout the year on a regular basis. The dental events will be inspirational, motivational and aiming to provide great education for the whole team. Our courses and speakers content are constantly reviewed to ensure that they cover all of the latest changes and developments in dental practice and dentistry. We hope you enjoy and benefit greatly with what's organized :)
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