Course Title Scope of Practice for Dental Care Professionals Subject area Dental Division Care Course summary This course is designed to address the additional duties registered Dental Care Professionals (DCP’s) can now undertake as outlined within the General Dental Councils (GDC) Scope of Practice Standards Guidance documentation. It will develop the knowledge, skills and experience DCP’s require to support the clinician within the dental environment and it will also ensure that they practice safely to ensure high quality care for patients. (www.gdg-uk.org) General Dental Council Standards and Guidance). What does the course involve? This is a 3 day course totaling 18 hours of taught learning; Day one Impression taking This will develop learner knowledge associated with impression taking and clinical skills development. Day two Placing rubber dam and applying topical anaesthetic Learners will participate in the placement of rubber dam using phantom heads with further skills being developed to ensure the effective application of topical anaesthetic. Day three Intra-oral photography, shade taking and suture removal Participants will develop skills which will enable them to develop intra-oral photography techniques and shade taking with simulated suture removal taking place within the Schools clinical skills room What do I need to start? You need to be registered with the GDC as a DCP and you will also need the support from your dental practitioner to further develop your skills and comply with a clinical skills competency record of experience.
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