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August 2009 to December 2009

 Addresses for General Practice
 The Dental Vocational Training Scheme of Yorkshire
 Dental Vocational Training Scheme – Dewsbury Group Information
 Requirements for Completion of Vocational Training & Ground Rules
 Faculty of General Dental Practitioners UK Royal College of Surgeons
  of England Yorkshire Division – Prize for Vocational Trainees
 Advice on Case Selection & Log Diaries
 Travel Expense and Subsistence Allowances
 The Annual Joint Trainer/VDP Table Clinic Day
 Evaluation of the Day Release Course Sessions
 Problem Solving & Journal Club
 Dewsbury Medical Library Information and Rules Sheet
 Day Release Programme – from August 2009 to December 2009
 Maps
                          DENTAL VOCATIONAL TRAINING
                               Dewsbury Group
                                 2009 – 2010

Trainer                     Phone Number        VDP

Mr M Silvester                                  Mr Mark Boyd
Wesley Dental Care
68 Bank Street

Mr A Qayyum                                     Ms Tunisha Patel
High Ash Dental Surgery
88 High Ash Drive
LS17 8RE

Mr H Roberts                                    Ms Stacey Clough
58 Brunenell Road

Mr Phil Shaw                                    Mr Richard Shaw
73 Market Street

Miss Rebecca Jenkinson                          Ms Laura Robinson
Beech House Dental Care
2 North Road
                                          DENTAL VOCATIONAL TRAINING
                                                       Dewsbury Group
                                                         2009 – 2010
Trainer                                            Phone Number                    VDP

Mr Tejaswi Mellachervu                                                             Mr Alex Al-Shaikh
Parkside Road Dental Care
West Bowling

Mr Charles Hammond                                                                 Mr Andrew Fox
Coombs Dental Practice
58 Stainbeck Road

Dr Jagtar Deu                                                                      Ms Rebecca Togneri
Headingley Dental Practice                                                         Ms Heather Samuels
10 Otley Road

Mr Baljinder Dhesi                                                                 Ms Sumeara Salim
Meltham Dental care
7-9 Station Road

Mr Aman Bharti                                                                     Mr Sabiq Hafiz
57 Dental Care
57 Bradford Road
BD19 3LE

Mr David Blaen                                                                     Mr Neel Shah
Westbourne Dental
50 Heaton Road

                                      GENERAL DENTAL PRACTICE

       Postgraduate Dental Dean                            P A Cook LDSRCS (Eng), BChD, FDSRCPS (Glasg),
                                                           MDSc, DOrthRCS (Eng), MOrthRCS (Eng), FDSRCS

       Associate Dental Dean for Foundation Training       Mr Simon Bowen BChD, MFGDP (UK)
        and Postgraduate General Dental                Yorkshire & the Humber Deanery Headquarters
        Practice Education                             Willow Terrace Road
                                                       University of Leeds
                                                       Leeds LS2 9JT
                                                       Tel:     0113 3431529             Office

Course Director for Dental Foundation Training (Year   Jason Atkinson, BChD
1) [West Yorkshire (Bradford) Group]                   70 the Village
                                                       York YO32 2HX

                                                       Tel:    01904 763458               Practice
                                                               01904 796695               Home
                                                               01274 364860               DFT Centre

Course Director for Dental Foundation Training (Year   J N Butterfield, BDS, MFGDP (UK)
1) [North Yorkshire (York) Group]                      28 New Lane
                                                       North Yorkshire
                                                       YO8 4QB

                                                       Tel:    01757 703128               Practice
                                                               01904 471091               Home
                                                               01904 725625               DFT Centre

Course Director for Dental Foundation Training (Year   A J Kilcoyne,
1) [West Yorkshire (Dewsbury) Group]                   BDS, LDS, MGDSRCS, M.Med.Sci, FFGDP(UK)
                                                       Smile Specialist Centre, 9/13 Station Road
                                                       HAWORTH, Keighley BD22 8NL

                                                       Tel:     01535 644005              Practice
                                                                07828 301226              Mobile
                                                                01924 816066              DFT Centre
                                                       Email – tonykilcoyne@gmail.com
Course Director for Dental Foundation Training (Year   S Bowen, BChD, MFGDP(UK)
1) [West Yorkshire (Wakefield) Group]                  Medical Education Centre
                                                       Pinderfields Hospital
                                                       WF1 4DG

                                                       Tel.    01924 213520               DFT Centre

Course Director for Dental Foundation Training (Year   D Hartoch, BDS, MFGDP(UK)
1) [Humberside Group]                                  Kordel House
                                                       6B High Street
                                                       Horncastle LN9 5BL

                                                       Tel:   01507 523286                Practice
                                                              01507 523345                Home
                                                              01482 604326                DFT Centre

Dental Foundation Training Administrator               Mrs Alison Cook
Yorkshire Deanery (Expenses, Joint days etc. )         Yorkshire and the Humber Deanery Headquarters
                                                       Tel:    0113 343 1525
                                                       Email - a.cook@yorkshiredeanery.com
                                YORKSHIRE REGION

                                DEWSBURY GROUP

                        VT Course August 2009 to July 2010

Course Organiser: Dr A J Kilcoyne BDS, LDSRCS (Eng), MDGSRCS (Eng)
M.MED. Sci. (Univ. Sheffield) Fellowship FGDP (UK)

Contact No:          Practice      - 01535 644005
                     Home          - 01535 647807
                     e-mail        - tonykilcoyne@gmail.com

Unless otherwise stated, all meetings commence PROMPTLY at 9.30 am at the Oakwell
Centre, Dewsbury & District Hospital, Halifax Road, Dewsbury, WF13 4HS, phone
01924 816212 or email sarah.lane@midyorks.nhs.uk

For ROUTINE INFORMATION regarding the dental vocational training day release
course which is not contained in your detailed programme, please contact Sarah Lane-
Dental VT Secretary at the Oakwell Centre (telephone number above).

For DETAILED INFORMATION regarding the vocational training course, problems or
worries you wish to discuss, contact Tony Kilcoyne at the above number or at the
Oakwell Centre.

For INFORMATION ABOUT TRAVEL, expenses, joint study days, etc. contact

Alison Cook - Dental VT Secretary
Postgraduate Dental Office
The Department for NHS Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education
University of Leeds
Willow Terrace Road
Telephone 0113 343 1527
Email v.jones@yorkshiredeanery.com

Do give calls from ourselves to your practices PRIORITY where possible, and we will do
likewise for yours. It is important that receptionists know this also, so that problems are

PLEASE NOTE – All trainers are most welcome to attend any of these VDP courses too.
Please contact:   Tony Kilcoyne, Dental VT Adviser
                  Oakwell Centre
                  Dewsbury & District Hospital
                  Halifax Road
                  WF13 4HS
                  Tel: 01924 816212            for further details.
                Requirements for Completion of Dental Foundation Training (Year 1)
                                      Some Ground Rules

 Foundation Dentists should familiarise themselves with the contract into which they have entered
  and jointly signed with their Dental Foundation Trainer.

 Foundation Dentists are required to work (on average) 35 hours each week when not on leave.

 The educational study day is deemed to be for a period of 7 hours. This means that on a week
  when there is a study day, the time in practice will be 28 hours.

 Attendance at study days is mandatory. There are approximately 30 study days spread over
  the year.

 Annual leave must not be taken when there is a study day.

 Absence, due to illness.
  Absence from the practice must be self-certificated if for a few days. Longer absences must be
  supported by a doctor‟s certificate. The Dental Foundation Training Administrator at Willow
  Terrace   must      be   informed     in   writing      of    absences  from    the   practice.

    Absence, due to illness, from the study days should be reported to the postgraduate centre
    administrator before the start of the module.

 Punctuality and dress
  It is important to arrive in good time for the study days. Lateness is discourteous to the speaker
  who may well have travelled a considerable distance to be there.

   Colleagues are representatives of their profession and it is expected that we will be dressed

 Completion of the Foundation Training Portfolio
  Used correctly this is a useful learning tool. It should be kept up to date by yourself and your
  Dental Foundation Trainer and brought along to the study days.

 Submission of a Case Report (Monday 14th June 2010) is required before a certificate of
  completion of foundation training will be issued. The requirements are the same as those required
  for the prize offered by the Yorkshire Division of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners. See
  separate sheet for regulations and advice.
                         Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (UK)
                            Royal College of Surgeons of England
                                    The Yorkshire Division

                        PRIZE FOR FOUNDATION DENTISTS (YEAR 1)

This prize competition is open to all Foundation Dentists in the Yorkshire region. The 1 st prize of
£150 plus trophy and 2nd prizes of £100 are awarded annually.

Candidates are invited to submit a case report of not more than 2,000 words, typed on A4 paper with
up to six photographs, which might include before and after shots. Study models and duplicate
radiographs may be included if appropriate. Ideally cases should illustrate several aspects of dental
practice. The report will show an ability to:

               Take a good history
               Arrive at a diagnosis
               Formulate a treatment plan, showing care and meeting patient‟s needs
               Account for your treatment and any changes to the treatment plan
               Support treatment choices and substantiate completion with radiographs, photographs
                and models where appropriate
               Discuss treatment prognosis and future management of the patient‟s care

The application should contain a declaration that this is the candidate‟s own work undertaken
during the foundation training year (Year 1). Supervision and advice may however have
been sought of the Dental Foundation Trainer and Course Director where appropriate.

      14 JUNE 2010

The Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (UK) was established in 1990 and is regarded as
the academic home of practitioners in general practice. One of the aims of the Faculty is to
encourage and maintain high standards of patient care in the primary dental setting through
continuing education of dental practitioners.
                                 ADVICE ON CASE SELECTION
                                     AND LOG DIARIES


1.     Choose patients where your clinical judgement and breadth of experience match the technical
       requirements of the case.

2.     Choose a patient where you have done most of the work on the patient‟s mouth yourself.

3.     Choose forms of treatment you do regularly.

4.     Do not be reluctant to present routine treatment, but make sure it is done well.


The aim is to describe clearly the management of the case and demonstrate the logic of your approach.
Keep it concise!

The diary should be typed on one side of A4 paper, and securely mounted in a ring binder or inserted
into the pages of a display book. Avoid spring binders.

1.     Introduction should include the patient‟s reason for attendance, aspirations and expectations.

2.     Examination should include:

       i)     Patient‟s appearance
       ii)    Personal and family details. Refer to the patient by a code letter or initials
       iii)   Medical History
       iv)    Past dental experience

3.     Dental Examination

       i)     Extra Oral
       ii)    Intra-oral including periodontal assessment
       iii)   Oral hygiene
       iv)    Special investigations – radiographs, vitality tests, study models, photographs, etc.

4.     Draw your conclusions and establish a diagnosis.

5.     Form a treatment plan encompassing immediate and long-term requirements.
Details of patient history, initial examination and assessment and also of the stages of treatment
provided are best reported in past tense.

Patient details should be anonymised – initials of first name and surname could suffice – and this
should apply to all chartings, medical history forms, radiographs and study models included as part of
the report.

Radiographs should be included, with appropriate comment findings. Bitewing and periapical
radiographs should be mounted or scanned and printed, rather than presented loose or in packets.

Radiographs need to be justified – e.g. if an orthopantomograph has been recorded a reason should be
given for taking further periapical bitewing views.

Full mouth chartings to demonstrate existing restorations and caries should be routine as should a
description of the occlusal relationship.

Periodontal chartings should be provided routinely. Minimum should be BPE and this should be
supplemented by Plaque Scores, Pocket Depth, Bleeding Indices and assessment of mobility when

Printing of clinical photographs, particularly mirror views, can cause confusion and if necessary these
should be annotated to clarify right and left.

For all cases where bridges, multiple crowns or veneers or partial dentures were provided as part of
treatment, study models should be included with the report.

Word processing packages do not handle the quadrant signs for the Palmer notation of tooth charting
very well. It is better to identify teeth as UR6 or LL5 or alternatively use the FDI notation (16 or 35).

Abbreviations should be used with caution unless you are confident that they are readily
understandable and in regular use.

Plural nouns do not require apostrophes („s), possessives do.
                                      Age / Sex

HISTORY        Medical History
               Social History
               Dental History

EXAMINATION    Extra-Oral    General – height,weight,demeanor
                             Face - features,profiles,lips,vertical dimension
                             Mandibular movements
                             Lymph nodes

               Intra-Oral    Soft tissue check
                             Periodontal (attachment loss, gingival bleeding)
                             Oral hygiene (plaque score)
                             Study casts (articulate, facebow, survey)


               Radiographs (report)
               Vitality tests



               Aims and objectives
               Options – reasons why particular option was chosen
                       - evidence (evidence based dentistry)
               Treatment plan


               Use proper names for materials (rather than trade names)


               Maintenance regime

During your VT year you will be required to attend study day events that may necessitate overnight
stay in hotels and travel to and from these events. The Deanery is able to offer some subsistence
towards these costs though I‟m sure you will appreciate, that with the rising price of hotel
accommodation, it may not cover the whole amount. Where the cost of hotel accommodation is more
than the night subsistence allowance the meals allowance, payable in a 24 hour period, will also be
taken into account:

Night Allowance: London and elsewhere                                     £55.00
NB: only the receipted cost of bed and breakfast may
Be reimbursed and receipts must be submitted with the
Expenses form. This only applies where individuals have
Settled their own accommodation upon departure.

Night Allowance: Non-commercial accommodation i.e friends                          £25.00
Or relatives

Meals Allowance: per 24 hour period                                                £20.00

Day Meals: subsistence allowance/lunch                                    £5.00
NB: Applicable when more than five hours away from office/surgery
Including the lunchtime between 12.00 and 14.00 hours

Evening Meal Allowance: Applicable when more than 10 hours away           £15.00
From the office/surgery after 19.00 hours

Mileage Allowance: for absence from home or practice
As a driver per mile                                                      24p
Same driver‟s passenger allowance per mile                                5p

All subsistence claims must be submitted on the appropriate Expenses form available to download
form the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery website: www.yorkshiredeanery.com

Please ensure that all receipts for Hotel accommodation (where individual has settled own account on
departure), Car parking and meals etc are attached (not stapled) to your claim. Failure to do so will
mean your claim is not processed. Please ensure that you specify how you wish your expenses to be
paid by indicating as appropriate on the form.

If you have any questions regarding this, please contact Alison Cook, Vocational Training
Administrator at the Deanery address below:

University of Leeds
Willow Terrace
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds LS2 9JT
                               FRIDAY 14TH MAY 2010

The annual Table Clinic has become a highlight of the Dental Foundation Programme (Year 1) in
Yorkshire and the Humber and is highly regarded by Dental Foundation Training Schemes in other
parts of the country. Over the years Dental Foundation Trainers and Foundation Dentists have
collaborated to produce demonstrations on a very wide range of topics. Some of these have been
included in the publication “Project Yorkshire”. Dental Foundation Trainers and Foundation Dentists
will have received a copy of Project Yorkshire which will give an idea of what has been done in the
past and may stimulate ideas for your own project.


 The display should present the results of Research Projects or Clinical Audit, carried out by the
  joint efforts of the Dental Foundation Trainer / Foundation Dentist team.

 The method of presentation should be such that the material can be clearly read from about two
  feet away, and on card sheets which can be wall mounted on display boards. A table will be
  provided for those who also have three-dimensional material.

 The subject may be anything concerned with general dental practice – Managerial, Administrative,
  Financial, Marketing, Clinical Matters, Audit, etc.

 Remember to let us know if you require any additional items for the day e.g. power supply.

 Do not underestimate the time it takes to actually prepare the display once you have collected the
                                 EVALUATION OF THE DAY RELEASE COURSE SESSIONS

The Day Release Course Programme has developed over several years and has to cover an essential curriculum. However,
we are very conscious that this course should be as useful and interesting as possible. The first training period from August
to October has to be arranged in advance of the Foundation Dental group being appointed so is rather a “set menu”. The
programme for the remainder of the year, while still having to cover certain subjects, should be organised in discussion
with the foundation dentists themselves.

To assist the Course Director in planning future modules each module is evaluated immediately after it is completed. A
sample form is reproduced below. These forms are completed anonymously so we get true feelings, but is also essential
they you give the subject due consideration rather than rushing through it so you can get away home!

                                       FOR GENERAL DENTAL PRACTICE

                                       DAY RELEASE COURSE ASSESSMENT
         Venue     ………………………………………..                                             Subject …………………………………….

         Speaker ……………………………………….                                    Date        …………………………………….

1.   Was the subject relevant?                          Hardly       1           2       3        4    5      Very

2.   Have you learned any new                           None         1           2       3        4    5      Many
     facts or skills?

3.   Have you learned any new                           None         1           2       3        4    5      Many

4.   Was sufficient time devoted?                       Too little   …………………………………………                         Too much
     (Mark with X on scale)

5.   Was the method of presentation                     Hardly       1           2       3        4    5      Very

6.   Overall how do you rate                            Useless      1           2       3        4    5      Very useful

7.   How do you think the module
     could be improved?

8.   Should the module be included in future course programmes?                  YES / NO

     If YES, at what point in the training year?                                 Early / Late Summer
                                                                                 Autumn / Spring

9.   If you particularly wish to discuss this module with the Course Organiser
     print your name here:


Criticism is welcomed, but constructive criticism please! We need to know how it can be improved, was the problem the
speaker, the subject, the mode of presentation, the time devoted to it, or the timing of the course. Remember that it is very
difficult to make such subjects as Health and Safety Legislation stimulating and exciting! However, it is absolutely
essential that GDPs are aware of their mandatory obligations.
                                    PROBLEM SOLVING

“Problem Solving” is one of the most valuable aspects of Dental Foundation Training (Year 1) for
General Dental Practice. The term is perhaps a misnomer – what it really means is an exchange of
experiences, problems and solutions within the peer group.

Some sessions are set aside in the Day Release Programme specifically for “Problem Solving” but
mini sessions will usually be held each day where any pause occurs in the programme and usually at
the beginning of the day.

To be of real value these sessions need an openness and willingness to discuss triumphs and disasters
within the peer group. The experiences of one member may help others to avoid a similar pitfall or
give cause to examine one‟s clinical or managerial procedures. Radiographs, study casts, written
records or documents may all help to illustrate occurrences but “Problem Solving” is essentially
interactive discussion.

If real problems arise then the Foundation Dentist should contact their Dental Foundation Trainer at
once to seek assistance. If the Dental Foundation Trainer is not available, or the Foundation Dentist
does not wish to discuss the matter with him/her, then they should contact the Course Organiser, or
Course Director, at his practice or at home.

                       A Golden Rule – NEVER TAKE A PROBLEM HOME!

                          CORE SKILL COMPLETION DATES

                  Cross Infection                      19th December 2009

                  Medical Emergencies                    26th February 2010

                  Radiography                                 2nd July 2010

                                  TICK                COMMENT

 Selection criteria for taking

Compliance with legislation /
health & safety implications

    Practice protocols for

 Quality Assurance system

     Staff training / CPD

Example of radiographs with

                                         MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

                                  TICK                COMMENT

    CPR cert. In last 9/12

 List of drugs/equip. & their
       use and storage

Staff training / timed exercise

  Management of medical
  emergencies (protocol)

                                          INFECTION CONTROL
                                        TICK   COMMENT

Show how infection control is

Evidence of staff training

Discussion of surgery design

Show how aerosols are dealt with

Water-line management

Instrument decontamination
sterilisation and storage

Hard surface disinfection

What disposables are used?

Clinical waste management

Immunisation of staff

Inoculation injury management and

Laboratory work disinfection

Infection control policy

Protocols (eg, 3 types of procedure,
surgery set up, between patients, end
of day)
Reflective writing; are guidelines
followed, if not why not, what
improvements could be made.

Dental Practitioners are bombarded with information in journals, promotional literature and
other sources, such as Trade Shows and Conferences. Journals come in all styles from the
esoteric to the popular press and many meetings in Dentistry now have a growing number of
Sponsored Lectures and Sponsored stands, making various claims for their equipment and
It is essential that young practitioners develop the skills to sort out the “wheat from the chaff”
and are able to critically evaluate the information to which they are exposed. You will have
looked at scientific papers and Statistics at Undergraduate level, but in VT we want to help
you develop your Critical Thinking and Evaluation skills so that you can apply them in your
work too, including when “claims” are mixed-in with Conference Lectures and Trade Shows
demonstrating new developments in Dentistry. You will therefore be set Projects and tasks at
various stages within VT, including at Conferences and Tradeshows, to help you improve
such critical Faculties, which are essential skills for the Practitioner of the future.

You can also make use of our Medical Library facilities to do research, look up papers and
work on various VT projects and assignments too.
Your ID badges are needed to join the library and this opportunity is normally arranged for
the VT group within the first month of the Scheme.

Dewsbury & District Hospital
NHS Staff Library – Oakwell Centre

Library staff:                  Dianne Llewellyn – Senior Librarian

                                Opening Times:
                                Monday     8.30 – 4.30
                                Tuesday    8.30 – 4.30
                                Wednesday 8.30 – 4.30
                                Thursday   8.30 – 6.00
                                Friday     8.30 – 4.30

Library Objectives:             To provide an efficient library and information service that is
                                committed to providing all library members with accurate, timely
                                and relevant information.

Introduction:                   The Trust library service has over 13,000 books and 200 journals
                                titles in stock covering all aspects of medicine, dentistry, nursing,
                                psychology and professions allied to medicine. It also has a good
                                selection of audio-visual and multi-media material.

Registration:                   A valid Trust ID card is required for registration, all users must
                                complete a registration form which can be printed via the Library
                                website at www.midyorks.nhs.uk/library

Borrowing:                      Members are allowed to borrow unlimited items for a period of
                                three weeks.

Loan Renewals:                  All books may be renewed up to three times by
                                telephone, in person, online via the library
                                website or by email.

Fines:                          A fine of 10p per day is charged on all overdue items. A reminder
                                is sent out as soon as an item becomes overdue.

Photocopying:                   Personal copies are charged at 5p per A4 and 10p per A3.

Inter-Library Loans:            Copies of articles or books not available from library stock may be
                                requested. All requests must be made on an inter-library loans
                                form which is available in the library. A charge may be made for
                                this service.

Online Catalogue:               A computerised online library catalogue of our stock can be
                                accessed via the Library website. Users are able to access the
                                system and search for items by author, title and keyword
                                searching and can reserve items on loan.

Library Enquiries:              01924 816073 – Direct Line or Ext: 83463

                        Introduction to the VT Day Release Programme

Like any educational process, the more you put into it, the more you will benefit. These days
are designed to be relevant and enjoyable! Please do read the page on ground rules for our
VT scheme, which includes details of dress code, attendance etc. Each of the day release
course days is approved for 5.5 hours CPD, and there are normally at least 30 of these. You
are required to attend ALL 30 days in this programme in order to complete VT.


If through illness or other unavoidable reasons you miss any of these days, you will need to
„compensate‟ educationally for this. Your adviser, regional adviser and Post Graduate Dean
will have to „Approve‟ any alternative courses as „equivalent‟ to the VT course you missed. It
is not just the subject matter, but also the „interactive‟ and „educational value‟ that will be
assessed so that it compliments (rather than duplicates) the rest of your VT programme.
Normally this will be compensated for by additional attendance at another VT
Scheme’s day and in the Yorkshire Region, Schemes now run on WEDNESDAYs,

In your program, there will be some sessions led by VT trainers, who have many years of
clinical experience to share with you, to help you greatly in your early days of practice. You,
as a VDP, will also be given the opportunity to do a presentation to the VT Trainers too!

During VT, you will be expected to do a number of MJDF modules as a Project (Medical
Emergencies, Cross-Infection Control, Radiography), an example of a Clinical Case done in
your VT Year, as well as a joint Table Clinic Project done with your Practice Trainer. We will
also be travelling to some „away‟ venues, such as the BDTA Dental Showcase, to expand
your professional experiences outside of VT too, at which you will be given a task/subject to
reaserch and present back to VT Trainers.

In the interests of feedback and continual improvement, you will be expected to complete
evaluations for each training day.
You will also be given the opportunity to influence or choose some topics and/or speakers,
towards the later half of the program to meet you own educational needs (and stay within
budget please) and have input into what should stay/change for future VDP study days too.

The aims of these day release courses are to cover your VT educational needs as defined by
COPDEND centrally.

The objectives are to make these days relevant and interesting and to make you into
„thinking‟ dentists capable of individual practice.

The educational outcomes are to help you learn a variety of new techniques, systems and
administration in an understandable way that you can use effectively and competently in the
4 main domains, Clinical, Communications, Management/Leadership and Professionalism.

Whilst these study days count as verifiable CPD hours, please remember they are SO
MUCH MORE than a vCPD course, due to the interactions and peer involvement of what you

contribute as well as learn from others, in and around the educational subject matter

Last but not least, you will get more out of your VT year the more you put into it, as well as
enjoying it as one of the highlights in your Career!

                               VOCATIONAL TRAINING SCHEME
                             WEST YORKSHIRE (DEWSBURY) GROUP

                             VDPs INDUCTION RESIDENTIAL COURSE
                             THURSDAY 13 & FRIDAY 14 AUGUST 2009

                                       GOMERSAL PARK HOTEL

Presenters;             Dr Tony Kilcoyne Dental VT Advisor

THURSDAY                Welcome and Group Discussions

                9.15    Arrival and Coffee

                9.30    Welcome and introduction to the course

                        Ground rules and confidentiality
                        Overview of Vocational Training Year
                        Practice Requirements and Experience
                        Day-Release Course Structure and Input
                        Problem Solving Sessions

                10.45 Coffee

                11.15 What makes a good trainer?
                      What makes a good VDP?
                      What is the role of the advisor?
                      Examination of your initial training
                      Agreement and Action Plan
                      Questions and Summary

                12.30 Lunch

                Introduction to record keeping

                2.00    Introduction plus aims and objectives outlined

                3.15    Coffee

                3.45    a)       Introduction into NHS dental patient record cards and
                                  record keeping.

                        b)       Problem solving session.

                5.00    Final Questions and Close

                7.00    Meet in the bar

                7.30    Trainer/VDP Dinner in the Restaurant

                               VOCATIONAL TRAINING SCHEME
                             WEST YORKSHIRE (DEWSBURY) GROUP

                            VDPs INDUCTION RESIDENTIAL COURSE
                            THURSDAY 13 & FRIDAY 14 AUGUST 2009

                                       GOMERSAL PARK HOTEL

Presenters;             Dr Tony Kilcoyne Dental VT Advisor
                        Dr Jag Deu       Dental VT Trainer
                        Dr Satinder Gill GDP

FRIDAY                  Overview of the NHS system

                9.15    Coffee

                9.30    Introduction plus aims and objectives outlined

                        BSA PCTs etc

                10.30 Coffee

                11.15 NHS Forms versus computerised systems

                11.45 Final Questions and Close

                12.30 Lunch

                Dental Charges & UDA’s

                Speaker          Dr Jag Deu & Dr Satinder Gill


                To understand the system of charges and payments relating to treatment
                carried out in the NHS.

                2.00    Introduction to dental charges

                3.15    Coffee

                3.45    UDA‟s and Patient charges
                        Referrals and SP17DR

                4.30    Questions and answers

Friday 21st August

Record Keeping in Detail

Speaker: Dr. Bal Dehsi VT Trainer

Facilitator: Dr.Tony Kilcoyne

Aims: To explore essential and desirable record keeping guidance in a busy practice

Objectives and Educational Outcomes: To be able to compose and write records that
are accurate, contemporaneous and logical to enhance patient care in a Teamworking


9.30am What should Records contain
      Paper records vs Computerised
      What else legally count as “Records”?

10.45am Coffee

11.15am Faculty guidelines in record Keeping
       Common Defence Society advice for record keeping
       Record Keeping exercises to fine-tune skills
       Accuracy vs Conciseness


This course counts for 3 hours verifiable CPD

Friday 21st August


Review of VT so far, problem-solving and Hospital ID, Library tour/registration

Speaker: Dr.Tony Kilcoyne VT Adviser

Facilitator: Dr.Bal Dhesi

To encourage open discussion of early challenges and possible solutions as a
Photo ID + registration of Hospital Educational facilities, Library etc.

Objectives and Educational Outcomes:
To recognise there is a great change in circumstances and workload from a Teaching
Setting, improving self and group awareness of how to problem-solve. Also accessing
Education Centre facilities using Photo ID, Library for learning, research,audit,
projects etc.

How was your week so far – Successes and challenges?
Individual and VT Group discussion
Peer review and sharing of ideas and solutions

3.15pm Coffee

Registration with Hospital ID photocards
Library Tour of facilities, Internet and Reference Search tools
Joining Library to borrow books, photocopy Journal references etc.

This course counts for 3 hours verifiable CPD

Friday 28th August

Health and Safety in Dental Practice

Speaker:                Dr Aman Bharti VT Trainer

Facilitator:            Dr Tej Mellachervu VT Trainer


To introduce the VDPs to health and safety including legislation, cross infection and
radiation protection.

Objectives and Educational Outcomes:

To understand legislation applicable to Health and Safety and apply practical measures.


9.30am          Introduction plus aims and objectives outlined

                Legislation applicable to health and safety in GDP
                Health and safety with regards to cross infection
                Health and safety with regards to radiation protection

10.45am         Coffee

11.15am         Work on case scenarios
                Quiz Re:- Health and safety

12.30 pm        Final questions and close

This course counts for 3 hours verifiable CPD

Friday 28th August


“When it all goes pear shaped” - Medical Emergencies in Dental Practice

Speaker:                Tejaswi Mellachervu VT Trainer

Facilitator:            Aman Bharti VT Trainer


To provide an overview of the team approach in dealing with medical emergencies

Objectives and Educational Outcomes:

To implement practice systems and protocols to effectively manage medical
emergencies by all members of the dental team.

2pm Common Medical Emergencies explored

3.15pm Coffee

3.45pm Hands on Practical managing several medical incidents

Final Quiz and prizes

5pm Close

This course counts for 3 hours verifiable CPD

Friday 4th September 2009

Common Clinical Errors to avoid in VT

Speaker:        Dr.David Blean VT Trainer

Facilitator: Dr.Stephen Ross VT Trainer

To be aware of common Clinical errors that can occur early in one‟s Dental Career

Objectives and Educational Outcomes:
By being aware to prevent the incidence of such common errors and know how best to
deal with these should they occur in our patients

9.30am Review of experiences/challenges so far in VT
      Common Complications in the early Years
      Endo, Prosthetics and Emergency treatments

10.45am Coffee

11.15am Cases reported Defence Organisations, GDC etc. involving younger
         Working within your limits and saying “No” when needed.
         Lots of little errors building-up into a big problem – Prevention action points.

Final Q&A
12.30pm Close

This course counts for 3 hours verifiable CPD

Friday 4th September 2009


Treatment Planning Issues for VDPs

Speaker: Dr. Stephen Ross VT Trainer

Facilitator: Dr. David Blean VT Trainer

To be knowledgeable about which Treatment Planning issues affect VDPs the most in

Objectives and Educational Outcomes:
Increasing awareness and giving some strategies so Treatment Planning can be done
Optimally for VDPs


This course counts for 3 hours verifiable CPD

Friday 11th September

Introduction to Veneers, Crowns and Bridges in VT

Speakers: Dr. Huw Roberts & Dr. Munaf Qayyum VT Trainers

Facilitator: Dr. Rebecca Quarmby Vt Trainer

Aims: To be aware of more advanced Restorative Lab-based options

Objectives and Educational Outcomes:
To better understand when & how it is appropriate to provide Veneers, Crowns and


9.30am Overview of Veneers, Crowns and Bridges usage in the NHS
      Which ones you prescribe for different Clinical problems
      Cosmetics vs Function – how to assess which is the primary benefit

10.45am Coffee

11.15am Small group exercises – Cases and Quiz
       Laboratory challenges for single and multiple units
       Longevity and Maintenance facts and tips

This course counts for 3 hours verifiable CPD

Friday 11th September

Dealing With Dental Trauma Effectively.

Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Quarmby VT Trainer

Facilitators: Dr. Huw Roberts & Dr. Munaf Qayyum VT Trainers

Aims: To update knowledge and Treatments for presenting acute Dental Trauma

Objectives and Educational Outcomes:
Recognise different options, success rates and be aware of latest treatment techniques

2pm – Acute Dental Trauma Classification
      Different presentations of Injuries
      Non-Accidental Injury

3.15pm Coffee

345pm Treatments for Enamel/Dentine/Pulpal injuries
      Other injuries associated with acute facial Trauma
      Small Group work on different clinical cases – what would you do now?

5.30pm Close

This course counts for 3 hours verifiable CPD

Friday 18th September

Full Day

Open and Shut Case

Speaker:                Dr.Bryan Harvey – Senior Dental Adviser DDU

Facilitator:            Tony Kilcoyne – VT Adviser


To explore risk management and various preventative measures appropriate to practice.

Objectives and Educational Outcomes:

Learn to communicate with patients and respond to complaints.
To be more aware of clinical and none clinical risks and an awareness of how to reduce
these, using various strategies, in practice.


9.30 am         Introduction plus aims and objectives outlined

                Open and Shut Case

                This is a drama/documentary style programme which highlights how
                failure to communicate with patients and respond to complaints can leave
                dentists exposed to litigation and in danger of losing a hard earned
                professional reputation. The presentation helps VDPs anticipate and avoid
                situations that could lead to patient complaints as well as providing
                guidance on how to sensitively handle complaints that do arise.

10.45 am        Coffee

11.15 am        Practical Role Play – Feedback and lessons learned

12.30 pm        Lunch

2.00 pm         Risk Management

                Starting with a clinical scenario, VDPs should be made aware of risks in
                general dental practice and ways in which to minimise them.

3.15 am         Coffee

3.45 pm         Good clinical Practice – what does this mean in your every day work ?
                10 top pointers to keep you out of trouble.

5.00 pm         Final Questions and Close

Friday 25th September


Computer Aid Design / Computer Aided Manufacture

Speaker:                Charles Hammond

Facilitator:           Phil Shaw


Introduce CAD/CAM technology and their appropriate role in dental practice, plus look
Intra-Oral Cameras in patient communication.

Objectives and Educational Outcomes:

    1)      To be able to manage the current software
    2)      To be able to construct a CAD/CAM programme on a hard drive
    3)      Discuss the use and have a Hands-On session with IO Cameras
    4)      Understand the limits of this technology


9.30 am                 Introduction plus aims and objectives outlined

                       Overview of the software and Hardware
                       Direct Crown, Veneer and Inlay manufacture

10.45 am                Coffee

11.15 am               Image design from CAD/CAM impression camera
                      Using an Intra-Oral Camera effectively in Dentistry
                      Hands-on session for the group


1pm             Lunch

3 Hours Verifiable CPD

Friday 25th September


Speaker: Dr Phil Shaw – Dental VT Trainer

Facilitator: Dr.Charles Hammond – Dental VT Trainer

To appreciate the role of Audit in the Quality Assurance process

Objectives and Educational Outcomes:
Understand Peer Review, Audit and Clinical Governance in Practice and be able to set
up and organise an Audit in Practice.


2pm – What is Audit?
      Peer Review, Audit and Clinical Governance – a Quality initiative.
      How to plan an Audit in VT

3.15pm – Coffee

3.45pm – Practical Exercise involving VDPs creating an Audit
         Practice Questionnaires and using patient feedback
         Projects in VT where Audit is essential

Final Questions and Close.


This course counts for 3 hours verifiable CPD

Friday 2nd October

FGDP Study Day – Organised by the Deanery

                                      Friday 2nd October 2009
                                            Cedar Court Hotel

                                         Tel. No: 0845 4090418
                                         (location map attached)


In this Masterclass Dr Philip Newsome will be covering, at length, the changing face of
restorative dentistry showing you real examples of simple procedures through to complex
reconstruction, cosmetic dentistry and implants. With a solid business background, he will
also show you how to get the most out of your practice covering marketing, teambuilding,
ethical selling and much much more.


9.00 am         The Business Environment
                 Demographic trends in UK society
                 Dental practice in the 21st century
                 The dental patient/consumer
                 Legislative considerations

11.00 am        The changing face of restorative dentistry I
                 Aesthetic dentistry : a personal view
                 Materials update
                 Tooth whitening
                 All porcelain restorations – clinical considerations

2.00 pm         The changing face of restorative dentistry II
                 Intracoronal restorations : amalgam vs composite vs gold
                 The “RCT vs Implant” debate
                 Restoration of root-filled teeth
                 Periodontal considerations

3.45 pm         Recession-proofing your practice
                 Money matters
                 Creating a top-class service
                 Team building
                 Marketing dental practice
                 Selling dentistry ethically


5.00 pm         CLOSE

More details/map should be sent to you by the Deanery

This course counts for 6 hours verifiable

Friday 9th October

Oral Cancer & The Team – Organised by the Deanery

Friday 9th October 2009
Thorpe Park Hotel

(location map attached)


9.00 am – 5.00 pm

The conference presents Oral Cancer from the patient‟s point of view and discusses ways in
which the patient can be supported by the Dental Team. Different aspects of the disease
from epidemiology, aetiology and screening to early diagnosis and referral as well as pre-
and post-treatment support will be presented. The topics will be covered by specialists in this
field on what will be an informative and enjoyable day.
Aims & Objectives - This course will enable the dental team members to understand a
patient’s journey through treatment for oral cancer and highlight ways of screening and
providing support at various stages in the patient’s management.

Educational outcomes – by the end of the session delegates will be able to:
   The aetiology of oral cancer and the importance of screening and health promotion

       What treatment options may be offered to their patients

       How to support their patients during and after oral cancer treatment

       The method of referring their patients in a timely and appropriate way for urgent

More details/map should be sent to you by the Deanery

This course counts for 6 hours verifiable

Friday 16th October


The Business of Dentistry
Finance Part 1

Speaker:                Mrs Sarah Parrott, Morris & Co, Chartered Accountants

Facilitator: Dr. Tony Kilcoyne – Dental VT Adviser

Aims, Objectives and Educational Outcomes:

To explore personal and professional financial issues so VDPs improve inFinancial


9.30 am         Introduction plus aims and objectives outlined

1.       What does an accountant do for you (and what doesn‟t he do!)
2.       What sorts of tax apply to you
3.       Calculating your annual tax bill
4.       PAYE in practice
5.       An introduction to financial services products
6.       Student loans
7.       Sorting out expenses
8.       Finding out more about Business Finance and Healthcare Budgeting

Break for coffee when convenient

Please bring along all of the payslips you have received from your trainer thus far
this year.

Expected Learning Outcomes

By the end of this lecture participants will:-

        Be aware of the impact of different sorts of taxation on them.
        Know the basics of the calculation of their annual tax bill.
        Be able to describe the key characteristics of the Pay As You Earn scheme.
        Be better placed to deal with their Student Loans.
        Appreciate how Financial instability can impact upon Patient Care

12.30 pm        Lunch

This course counts for 3 hours verifiable CPD

Friday 16th October


Speaker:        Dr.Mark Sylvester VT Trainer

Facilitator: Dr.Tony Kilcoyne VT Adviser
To look at Prosthetics in Practice and restoring lost tissues!

Objectives and Educational Outcomes:
To be aware of the indications, challenges and limitations of removable Prosthetic
2.00 pm        Introduction plus aims and objectives outlined
              Do Dentures replace teeth, gums, bone, lost esteem etc?
3.15pm         Coffee

3.45pm         Planned usage of partial, transitional and immediate Dentures
               Common problems and complications
               Managing the Person as well as the Anatomy.

5.30pm Questions and Close

This course counts for 3 hours verifiable CPD

THURSDAY 22nd October

Team Infection Control – Organised by the Deanery


Course Date: Thursday 22nd October 2009

Course Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Speaker (s)             Mrs Julia Armstrong, DCP Tutor (West Yorkshire)

                        Mrs Geraldine Birks, DCP Tutor (NEYNL)

                        Mr Jason Atkinson, Associate Advisor in General Dental Practice West Yorkshire
                        Scheme (Bradford)

Infection Control is a vitally important aspect of clinical dentistry. This course is designed to update and
facilitate the dental team‟s knowledge in this important area, through a series of presentations and team based
workshops. Delegates will hopefully leave feeling confident in current concepts of infection control.

Aims and Objectives

       To update and refresh the dental teams‟ knowledge of current infection control guidelines
       To give practical advice on the application of current infection control regulations
       Updates on infections relevant to dentistry and how they are transmitted
       Guidance on legal aspects of infection control
       Advice on appropriate practice policies in relation to infection control
       Best practice for the use of personal protection
       Update on the decontamination process in detail (central or local)
       Guidance on water line maintenance
       Current advice on waste management
       Guidance on sharps injuries/blood spillage
       Advice on audit, validation and traceability in relation to infection control

    Educational Outcomes

     Through a series of presentations and workshops delegates will have an updated knowledge
      of current best practice in infection control in dentistry
     Delegates will be able to implement any new techniques/advice practically in their dental

More details/map should be sent to you by the Deanery

This course counts for 6 hours verifiable

Friday 30th October


Review of Scheme so far, DEPs, Video assessments, future requests and Key Skills

Speaker: Dr. Tony Kilcoyne – Dental VT Adviser

Aims: To provide group feedback, progress, problem-solving and VDP input into rest of
Training Year.

Objectives and Educational Outcomes:
Recognise different opinions & approaches to solving common problems and have
input into future assessments, planning and delivery of the VDP’s Training Scheme.

9.30am – What has been good/could have been better in the Scheme so far?
         Feedback on the “Joint” away day courses – would you change anything?
        Outline programme to July 2010 – any other requests for educational needs?

10.45am – Coffee

11.15am – Dental Evaluation of Procedures – making the best of these
         Video of a new patient examination – Group to do a DEP on this
         Group discussion – did the scores vary? Is there a consensus?

12.30pm - Lunch

2pm Further Videos of VDPs and group assessments of various treatments
    Calibration and Feedback – hints and tips on consistency
    Hawk/Dove/Centralist/Halo tendencies and self-awareness of bias!

3.15 pm – Coffee

3.45pm – Key Skills requirements in Yorkshire VT
        Cross-Infection Control / Medical Emergencies / Radiography
         HTM01-05 and implications for Dental Practices.

5.30pm Close

This course counts for 3 hours verifiable CPD

Friday 6th November


Treatment Planning and Dental Photography

Speaker:        Steve Wilson GDP

Aims:           Facilitate VDPs skills in:

    1.   Clinical decision making and communication of therapeutic options to patients
    2.   Planning and prioritising treatment
    3.   Carrying out risk assessments and keeping treatment records
    4.   Basic dental photography


    1. VDPs describe how to formulate treatment plans and undertake risk assessments
    2. VDPs describe the importance of offering treatment options to patients
    3. VDPs give an account of how to plan / prioritise treatment and list the essentials
       of record keeping
    4. VDPs demonstrate basic photography skills


9.30 am                 Introduction plus aims and objectives outlined
                        Treatment planning
                        Presenter‟s cases / Management of failure

10.45 am                Coffee

11.15 am                Prioritizing care / Referrals / Children
                        Communication / Photography with VT Scheme Camera

12.30pm                 Lunch

2.00 pm                 Review photography / Radiograph exercise
                        VDPs own cases

3.15 pm                 Coffee

3.45 pm                 Finance exercise / Risk assessment

5.00 pm                 Final Questions and Close

This course counts for 6 hours verifiable CPD points

Thursday 12th November, 13th November and Sat. 14th November 2009

VDPs will travel on the Wednesday evening where accommodation for the Dewsbury
group is Wed/Thur/Fri. Nights.
You will be staying at the Jury‟s Inn, central Birmingham – details of arrangements to be sent by
Alison Cook, Yorkshire Deanery, Leeds University.

Travel instructions and details of the hotel are at the back of the programme.

To explore many new ideas, materials and techniques in dentistry, which may be useful
for patient care or the dental team.
Objectives and Educational Outcomes:
To separate marketing hype „from evidence‟ with the ability to question exhibitors
directly, and contrast systems or techniques.
To research and evaluate specific subjects individually (as listed below) and update
knowledge generally on alternatives to currently taught materials and techniques.
These findings will be the subject of presentations later to your peers.
Thursday 12th November
All meet at registration desk at 9.30 am.
Friday 13th November
All meet at the GDC stand at 10am

Saturday 14th November

All meet at the 4everlearning.com stand at 10am

To research individual topics (as listed below), over the three day conference –
allocation to individuals to be decided:

 Loops, Saddle Seats and Posture
 Dentine Sensitivity treatments
 What‟s new in dental implants

 Cosmetic dentistry advances

 New Glues&Cements in Dentistry
 Washer-Disinfectors compared

 Intra-oral cameras and imaging

 Different Choices and Examples
 for vCPD Team Education
 Tooth Bleaching systems
 What‟s New in Radiology
 Four Interesting Gadgets to make
 Dentistry Easier/Better
 Minimally Invasive, no drills

 What‟s new in Endo

 Cheap and good value “Here are a
 few of my favourite things”

 Toothbrush & Mouthwash hype

Please remember that you will be presenting these topics thoroughly to your peers
– so as well as direct research, try to obtain information or samples or pictures to
demonstrate your talk, lasting 15 minutes with another 5mins for Questions!

This course counts for 15 hours verifiable CPD

Friday 20th November

Children’s Dentistry in General Practice.

Speaker: Dr.Helen Clark VT Trainer

Aims: To explore the unique challenges of treating Children

Objectives: Be able to Prevent and Treat Dental Diseases in Children

9.30am The main differences between treating Children and Adults
       Prevention and inequalities of Dental Health
      Techniques that get Children‟s co-operation

10.45am Coffee

11.15am Materials and Techniques
       The Hall Technique compared to S/S Crowns
       Child Protection, abuse and Social Services

12.30pm Lunch


The MJDF qualification and it’s relevance to you.

Speaker:        Dr.Richard Frost GDP and Faculty Tutor

Aims: To outline the MJDF and how VT is compatible

Objectives and Educational Outcomes:
To understand the MJDF requirements and be able to implement these as part of one‟s
own Professional development.

2pm – The Faculty of General Dental Practice and the MJDF
      Career options in Practice and Hospital with the MJDF
      Key Skills – Core and Additional topics

3.15pm – Coffee

3.45pm – Other requirements including Case Presentations
        Mock Exam Questions for group participation

5.30pm Close.

This course counts for 6 hours verifiable CPD points

Friday 27th November

No Course Today – Working day in Practice !

Friday 4th December 2009

Joint VT VDP and Trainers day for the Dewsbury group
Venue = Hinsley Hall, Headingley, Leeds (map in appendix)


Speaker: Each of the VDPs will give a 15 minute presentation (with another 5 mins to
answer questions) on one of the topics below, that was researched at the recent Dental
Showcase at the NEC, Birmingham.

Aims: To give the VDPs experience of information collection, presentation skills and
evaluation/feedback from their Peers

Objectives: Each VDP will experience giving a presentation and sharing the latest
knowledge/developments to their Peers, that will be evaluated.

Timetable: 9.30am to 5 pm

Subjects presented from the following list:
 Loops, Saddle Seats and Posture
 Dentine Sensitivity treatments
 What‟s new in dental implants
 Cosmetic dentistry advances

 New Glues&Cements in Dentistry
 Washer-Disinfectors compared

 Intra-oral cameras and imaging systems

 Different Choices and Examples for vCPD Team Education

 Tooth Bleaching systems

 What‟s New in Radiology

 Four Interesting Gadgets to make Dentistry Easier/Better
 Minimally Invasive, no drills Dentistry.

 What‟s new in Endo

 Cheap and good value “Here are a few of my favourite things”

 Toothbrush & Mouthwash hype

6pm – Joint VDP and Trainer’s Christmas Meal, Leeds. Details to follow.

                                           PLEASE NOTE

The next education meeting will be held on Friday 15th January 2010 at
the Board Room, Bronte Entrance (next to the Oakwell Centre), DDH.
This will be a Hands-On day in Endodontics. Details in next Year’s

Each Friday until then should be spent in your Practice, if not agreed
holiday time!


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