Core CPD Update Day 2 Room 2

Course Details

25th January 2020

Olympia London

9:30am - 5:15pm

£29.00 per attendee

CPD Hours: 6

Course Code: DLO2001D

The Core CPD Update conference is for the whole dental team. It covers the 6 core areas recommended by the GDC.

DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES: A B C D

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09:30 - 10:30

Medical Emergencies presented by Phil Jevon

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10:30 - 10:35

Opening Address presented by Arvind Sarna, F2 Medical Supplies

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10:35 - 10:50

Exhibition & Networking

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10:50 - 11:50

Medical Emergencies presented by Phil Jevon

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11:50 - 12:10

Exhibition & Networking

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12:10 - 13:10

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults - Mental health and well-being in Dentistry presented by Roz McMullan, BDA

This session satisfies Level 3 requirements

The first part of the lecture talks about understanding stress, burnout and common mental health disorders. It starts with the definition, signs and symptoms of stress and burnout. The presentation covers the prevalence of self-reported levels of stress in dentistry looking at recent research along with epidemiological studies for the population as well as other occupations. Part one concludes the psychological effect of adverse life events and introduces modern concepts of how a normal response can develop life skills of coping in adversity and building resilience.

Part 1: Understanding stress, burnout and common mental health disorders

  1. Aetiology, signs and symptoms of stress and burnout
  2. Prevalence of stress in dentistry
  3. Knowledge of some other common mental health problems in dentistry
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13:10 - 13:40

Exhibition & Networking

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13:40 - 14:40

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults - Mental health and well-being in Dentistry presented by Roz McMullan, BDA

In part two, the session elaborates on the resources available to dentists who are feeling overwhelmed, who provides them and how to access these resources. It also offers training available to dentists who find themselves supporting dentists in difficulty and the evidence base of effectiveness of that training. Lastly, it talks about the prevention of stress and burn out, and how best this can be achieved within the dental context.

Part 2: Recognising and signposting for those in distress

  1. Be aware of signposting for people experiencing stress and burnout and organisations available
  2. Training available for dentists interested in helping others experiencing stress and burnout
  3. Methods of preventing stress
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14:40 - 15:15

Exhibition & Networking

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15:15 - 16:15

Radiography: radiology and radiation protection: Maintaining clarity and promoting safety in dental radiography presented by Edward Walker

This lecture aims to recap the fundamental principles for acquiring images of diagnostic quality, with practical take-home messages for the dental practitioner. Key anatomy relevant to dental radiography and fundamental radiological review areas will be discussed. Essential steps for maintaining staff and patient safety during radiological investigations will be considered through the application of radiation protection legislation and individual justification of x-ray exposures.

Learning objectives:

- Revisit practical elements of the common radiographic techniques used in dentistry
- Review common positioning errors and their implication on image interpretation
- Recap key dentoalveolar anatomy relevant to image interpretation
- Consider the principles of radiation protection legislation and radiographic selection criteria

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16:15 - 17:15

Legal and Ethics: Managing the Dento-Legal Risks of Periodontal Disease presented by Len D'Cruz, BDA

Aim:

This talk will outline why periodontal disease is the source of many claims against dentists and how dentists and the team can protect themselves from these challenges and provide the best possible care they can for their patients.

Learning objectives:
- Review the reasons why periodontal disease clinical negligence claims are so common against dentists
- Understand the ways in which these risks can be mitigated
- Reflecting on record-keeping for patients with periodontal disease
- Establishing a protocol in practice to manage patients with periodontal disease
- Understanding the dento-legal issues around referrals to hygienists and specialists