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									    VOCATIONAL TRAINING

IN GENERAL DENTAL PRACTICE

    NORTHERN DEANERY


    WEARSIDE SCHEME


           AUTUMN

  STUDY DAY PROGRAMME


2 August 2007 – 6 December 2007
        There is something I don‟t know
          that I am supposed to know,
      I don‟t know what it is I don‟t know,
        and yet I am supposed to know,
               and I feel I look stupid
           If I seem both not to know it
     and not know what it is I don‟t know.
         Therefore I pretend I know it.
            This is nerve-racking since
I don‟t know what it is I must pretend to know.
   Therefore I pretend to know everything.

I feel you know what I am supposed to know
       but you can not tell me what it is
  because you don‟t know that I don‟t know
                  what it is.

  You may know what I don‟t know, but not
   that I don‟t know it, and I can‟t tell you.
   So you will have to tell me everything.




                 From Knots
                By R. D. Laing
                  STUDY DAY PROGRAMME FOR THE TYNESIDE GROUP

                   OF THE NORTHERN REGION VOCATIONAL TRAINING

                         SCHEME IN GENERAL DENTAL PRACTICE




Study days are mainly based at:
Education Centre,
Sunderland Royal Hospital
Kayll Road
Sunderland
SR4 7TP


Vocational Training Advisor and Course Organiser

Mrs Valerie Silver
VT Advisor Wearside
Ramshaw & Silver Dental Practice
50 John Street
Sunderland
SR1 1QH

Tel:          (0191) 567 2604 / 548 3822
Mobile:       07768 992762
Email:         valeriesilver@aol.com



VT Course Coordinator


Postgraduate Department
Education Centre
Sunderland Royal Hospital
Kayll Road
Sunderland
SR4 7TP

Tel:          (0191) 569 9776
Fax:          (0191) 569 9635
Email:
                     AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF VOCATIONAL TRAINING
                          FOR THE GENERAL DENTAL SERVICES



Aims

The aims of vocational training for the General Dental Services (GDS) are to meet the needs of
unsupervised general dental practice by developing the clinical skills learned as an undergraduate
and teaching administrative and practice management skills to promote high ethical standards and
quality care for patients.

The aims are achieved by:

   Introducing the VDP to general dental practice;
   Identifying personal strengths and weaknesses, and balancing them through a planned
    programme of training;
   Enabling the trainee to practise and improve skills free from undue financial pressure;
   Promoting the implementation of peer-and self-review;
   Establishing the need for professional education, training and audit as a continuing process.

Objectives

The objective of vocational training is that the VDP should be eligible to practise unsupervised as a
principal within the GDS. By the end of the training period the VDP should be able to:

   Demonstrate the clinical skills, knowledge and values relevant to the work of a GDS principal;
   Demonstrate the necessary knowledge and skills for the organisation and management of
    successful practice;
   Manage the psychological aspects of patient care;
   Work successfully as a member of the practice team:
   Make competent and confident professional decisions with an awareness of personal strengths
    and weaknesses, including the need to refer when appropriate;
   Demonstrate that he or she is working within the relevant guidelines regarding ethics and
    confidentiality of general dental practice;
   Implement regulations and guidelines for the delivery of safe practice;
   Know how to draw on the wide range of advice and support available to general dental
    practitioners;
   Demonstrate that he or she understands that continuing professional development should be a
    lifelong commitment.

Assessments

VDPs will be expected to undertake the following assessments during the course of their training
contract

   40 DOPS (Direct Observation of Procedural Skills), 16 to be done by November, 13 to be done
    during December - February and 11 to be done during March – May
   2 rounds of PSQ (Patient Satisfaction Questionnaires) in October and March, 20 successfully
    completed PSQs will be required in each round
   7 Key Skills Portfolio and either a Clinical Audit or Case Report all to MFGDP standard
                                              GUIDELINES I

Professional Development Portfolio
This must be kept up to date at all times.

Problem Solving
An essential component of a vocational dental practitioner‟s practice life should be the opportunity to
discuss any problems with their Trainer or Vocational Training Advisor. During the year there will be
formal sessions of problem solving as indicated in the programme.

All study day sessions at the Education Centre will commence at 9.00 am with 30 minutes devoted to
problem solving.

Problems of a confidential nature can be discussed with the Vocational Training Advisor in her office
on these study days, or by telephone if the problem is of an urgent nature.

Dress
It is not always possible to offer advice covering every occasion, except to say that style of dress
should be appropriate for a professional person and the setting. Informality is generally welcome, but
jeans, tee-shirt and trainers are rarely appropriate dress for the course.

Punctuality
All study days start at 9.00 am unless otherwise stated. Allow plenty of time for parking. Afternoon
sessions usually start at 1.30 pm.

Certification
Please note the attendance on study days is mandatory for Vocational Dental Practitioners. Medical
certificates are required for absence through illness. The VT Advisor should be notified as soon as
possible of absence through illness or other problem.

Trainers
Trainers are most welcome to attend the study day course at any time, and in addition should attend
the following sessions of Vocational Training Activity throughout the year. End of term assessment
sessions are mandatory. In addition trainers should attend one Trainer meeting each term. Please
liaise with the VT Advisor if you wish to attend hands-on courses, which may be of limited capacity.

It is expected that trainers attend the Low Wood Conference and one session of each end of term
study days.

Active participation in the study days and the wider scheme is encouraged. Trainers may be invited to
teach or facilitate at study day sessions, and a 'buddy system' is in place so that VDPs can access
advice from a named trainer when their own trainer may be unavailable e.g. during holidays.


Evaluation
Throughout the course trainers and VDPs will be asked to evaluate the training by completion of
questionnaires. This is an important component, which ensures that the course is appropriate to your
needs, and we value your co-operation with this process. The summarised evaluations are
considered by the VT Advisors in curriculum planning, and are sent to the tutor/lecturer concerned so
they are aware of how their course was received.
                                         GUIDELINES II

Finance
This programme is approved by the regional Vocational Training Committee, so that Trainers are able to
claim appropriate expenses and subsistence on form FP84. Vocational Dental Practitioners will be given
a Travel and Subsistence allowance each term in addition to their salaries.

Schedule of Mileage and Subsistence Allowances from January 1st 1994

Mileage Allowance (at public transport rate) - 23p per mile. Please share transport wherever
possible
Rail Travel - travel standard rate and attach tickets or receipts to claim form.

Subsistence Allowance
A. Night allowance: London and elsewhere                         maximum of £55.00
   N.B. only the actual receipted cost of bed and breakfast may be reimbursed and receipts (not
   photocopies) must be submitted with form FP84.

B. Meals allowance - per 24 hour period                                          £20.00

C. Day meals subsistence allowance:
   Lunch allowance                                                              £ 5.00
   N.B. applicable when more than five hours away from office/surgery, including the lunchtime
   between 1200 - 1400 hours

   Evening meal allowance                                                       £15.00
   N.B. applicable when more than 10 hours away from the office/surgery, after 1900 hours.

D. Night allowance in non-commercial accommodation                               £25.00
   (Friends or relative's accommodation):

   N.B. In the same way that receipts should be attached to form FP84, the dentist should attach
   a note giving the name and address of the friend or relative with whom he/she stayed
   overnight, and state that a claim for the night allowance in non-commercial accommodation is
   being made. The flat rate includes an allowance for meals. No receipts will be required.

E. Incidental expenses allowance, per 24 hour period                             £ 4.20

   N.B. This allowance is payable where accommodation and meals are provided without charge,
   e.g. on a residential training course. All payments of this allowance are subject to the
   deduction of appropriate tax and NI contributions.

   With regard to the day meals subsistence, the lunch and evening meal allowances are normally
   mutually exclusive. A GDP claiming a lunch meal allowance would be expected to be away
   from his/her base for a period of more than five hours to include the normal lunch time
   period of 12.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m. To claim an evenings meal allowance, a GDP would
   normally be expected to be away from base for more than ten hours and unable to return to
   base or home before 7.00 p.m. and a result of the late return is required to have an evening
   meal. GDPs may qualify for both lunch and evening meals in some circumstances. N.B.
   There will be occasions where, due to the time of departure, there will be the necessity to take
   a meal but the conditions relating to the time absent from the base are not met, this and any
   other exception to the rules may be met at the discretion of the HA/CSA. The scope and level
   of any other payments will be determined by the HA /CSA according to local needs on a
   vouched basis. Day meals subsistence allowances are not paid where meals are provided
   free.
                 Wearside Vocational Training Scheme

                        Autumn 2007 Study Days


Day 1         Thursday 2 August       Northern Deanery Induction Day

Day 2         Thursday 9 August       Introduction to the Wearside Scheme (AM)
                                      Dentistry in 2007 (PM)
                                      Sunderland

Day 3         Thursday 23 August      The Dentist and the Back
                                      Sunderland

Day 4,5 & 6   Thursday 6 September    Vocational Training Conference
              Friday 7 September      All Trainers must attend
              Saturday 8 September    Low Wood Hotel, Windermere

Day 7         Thursday 13 September   Financial Planning 1 (am)
                                      Key Skills (pm)
                                      Sunderland

Day 8         Thursday 20 September   Laboratory Visit (David Bird)
                                      Bedlington


Day 9         Thursday 27 September   ECDL (am)
                                      Bede House, Newcastle
                                      Introduction to Sedation (pm)
                                      Sunderland

Day 10        Thursday 4 October      Endodontics
                                      Sunderland

Day 11        Thursday 11 October     Stress Management (am)
                                      Dealing with Difficult People (pm)
                                      Sunderland

Day 12        Saturday 3 November     Annual Symposium

Day 13        Thursday 8 November     Orthodontic Practice Visit
                                      Wearside Orthodontic Centre


Day 14 & 15   Tuesday 20 November     Risk Assessment (am)/FGDP (pm)
              Wednesday 21 November   BDA (am)/GDC (pm)
                                      London

Day 16        Thursday 6 December     End of Term Study Day/KS Review
                                      All Trainers must attend
                                      Sunderland
DAY: 1              SESSION:      1 day                     DATE: Thursday 2 August

VENUE:              TBC

TITLE:              Northern Deanery Induction Day

SPEAKER:            VT Advisors

AIMS:

         -

ESSENTIAL CONTENT:
     -

TEACHING/LEARNING METHOD:

         -

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

         -

PROGRAMME:




CPD HOURS: 6


NB – The morning session includes an introduction to the Library
NB: Map below
DAY: 2                  SESSION:      1/2 day am                    DATE: Thursday 9 August

VENUE:                  Education Centre, Sunderland Royal Hospital

TITLE:                  Introduction to Wearside Scheme

SPEAKER:                Mrs Valerie Silver, Wearside VT Advisor.

AIMS:

         -    To become familiar with the organisation of the Wearside VT Scheme and its
              relationship to other schemes in the region
         -    To know what is required to successfully complete the VT year
         -    To be aware of available educational resources and how to access them

ESSENTIAL CONTENT:

         -    The structure of, and personalities involved in VT in „the Great North‟
         -    The ePDP, VT project, 7 Key Skills, tutorials, assessment, study programme

TEACHING/LEARNING METHOD:

         -    Interactive seminar

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

VDPs will be able to:

         -    Give an account of the value of their own group as resource in training and CPD
         -    Determine their own learning needs for a short course and an extended programme
              of learning
         -    Have the necessary skills to find the information needed to set about achieving
              successful completion of the VT year
         -    Describe each of the main elements of the support network available to them
         -    Carry out an immediate reflection on a short course and know this might be used to
              direct their future learning needs
         -    Describe their obligations to complete the PDP, project and 7 Key Skills

PROGRAMME:

9.00am        Registration
9.15am        Introduction, establishing norms, personalities
10.00am       The structure of VT, the study days
10.30am       Coffee
10.45am       Tutorials, VT Project, the PDP, 7 Key Skills
11.30am       Library facilities (Librarian – Catherine Fisher) and Occupational Health visit
12.30pm       Lunch

NB – The morning session includes an introduction to the Library

CPD HOURS: 3

NB: Map below
DAY: 2                  SESSION:      1/2 day pm                    DATE: Thursday 9 August

VENUE:                  Education Centre, Sunderland Royal Hospital

TITLE:                  “Where do I fit in the great scheme?” and “Negotiating the GDS fee scale”

SPEAKER:                Mr Paul Ridgway GDP
                        Mrs Valerie Silver, Wearside VT Advisor
AIMS:

         -    To describe the functions of the various bodies and organisations which impact on
              the practising life of dentists, and to understand their relationship to each other
         -    To provide an early opportunity for problem based learning
         -    To describe the GDS fee scale and PDS contracts
         -    To give an overview of Assessment in the Northern Deanery

TEACHING/LEARNING METHOD:

         -    Illustrated interactive seminar
         -    Problem–based learning
         -    Discussion

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

VDPs will be able to:

         -    Give an overview of the political structure of the dental profession
         -    Describe how their interests are represented at local and national level
         -    Describe the routes by which GDS is funded
         -    List some of the key features of the GDS fee scale and the PDS contract
         -    Understand what methods of assessment will be used in their VT Year

PROGRAMME:

1.30pm        Start
4.30pm        Finish

CPD HOURS: 3


ePDP: INITIAL TRAINING AGREEMENT MUST BE COMPLETED
DAY: 3                  SESSION: 1 day                             DATE: Thursday 23 August

VENUE:                  Education Centre, Sunderland Royal Hospital

TITLE:                  The Dentist and the Back “Are you the weakest link?”

SPEAKER:                Dr Richard Pilkington GDP

DEMONSTRATORS: Lynne Cavanagh (Pilates Demonstrator)
               Dawn Johnson – Dental Nurse




AIMS:
         -    To inform the VDPs how to self manage their backs, should they suffer with back
              pain currently or in the future.
         -    To give an overview of the epidemiology of back pain, the anatomy of the spine and
              surrounding structures and the history and theories of how to treat back pain.
         -    To discuss medical evaluation of back pain (triage, CSAG guidelines)
         -    To describe the psychological impact and illness behaviour of back pain and give a
              personal account of back pain and rehabilitation.
         -    To give an overview of the scientific evidence used to treat back pain and
              rehabilitation using ergonomics and Pilates.
         -    To demonstrate the major competency of communicating with the clinical
              team and peers

TEACHING/LEARNING METHOD:
     -     Lecture, discussion, back exercises, phantom head ergonomics
     -     NEED TO ATTEND IN LOOSE COMFORTABLE CLOTHES

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

VDPs will be able to:

         -    Give an overview of the epidemiology of musculoskeletal problems in dentistry.
         -    Describe the anatomy relevant to self-management of the back and posture.
         -    Describe why back care has been badly managed in the past and accounts for such
              a high recurrence rate.
         -    Outline techniques they might use to self-manage their back to make dentistry less
              physically stressful.

PROGRAMME:

9.00am       Registration & Coffee - Individual Problem Solving
9.30am       Start of a full day‟s programme
4.30pm       Finish

CPD HOURS: 6
DAY: 4, 5 & 6         SESSION: 5 Sessions            DATE: Thursday 6 to Saturday 8 September

VENUE:                Low Wood Hotel, Windermere, Cumbria

TITLE:                Northern Region Introductory Conference

SPEAKER:              Various

AIMS:

The Conference aims to foster team spirit at all levels in Vocational Training and allow participants
to develop their goals for the year ahead. Participants will have plenty of opportunity to interact
with colleagues in VT, will participate in activity where teamwork is paramount, and discuss issues
of direct relevance to their practicing lives. The Conference will:

               -      Allow networking with colleagues in VT across the region.
               -      Engender a common sense of potential achievement for the coming year.
               -      Give the opportunity to develop relationships within training practices and
                      schemes.
               -      To demonstrate the major competency of communication with clinical
                      team and peers and other professionals and also the competencies of
                      ethics and professionalism

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the end of the Conference VDPs will be able to:

               -      Formulate action plans for the term ahead
               -      Update their Personal Development Plan to take account of learning needs
                      that have been identified during the Conference
               -      Describe the importance and value of teamwork in the successful completion
                      of vocational training
               -      Start to develop their own support network

TEACHING/LEARNING METHOD:

               -      Small workshop teaching, lecture, outdoor teambuilding activity, social
                      events.

A full programme and briefing for this event will be sent separately. The Conference starts on
Thursday 10.00am and will conclude on Saturday Lunchtime
Attendance by all Trainers and Vocational Dental Practitioners is obligatory.
The hotel is of a high standard and in a beautiful setting overlooking the lake. There is a sports
complex and swimming pool, and some limited time will be made available for recreation.
Part of the programme is outdoors. The climate in Cumbria in September can be variable, and
you must come prepared with warm, waterproof clothing, and in particular, boots. A small
rucksack and a thermos flask are also advisable.
Tel No: Low Wood Hotel 015394 33338
The Hotel is very easy to find, on the road from Windermere to Ambleside (A591).

CPD HOURS: 12
DAY: 7                    SESSION: 1/2 day am                        DATE: Thursday 13 September

VENUE:                    Education Centre, Sunderland Royal Hospital

TITLE:                    Financial Planning 1

SPEAKER:                  Mr Ian Mellors, Independent Financial Advisor

AIMS:

         -     To make VDPs aware of the need for financial planning
         -     To make them aware of the products and services available and what to avoid
         -     To demonstrate the major competency of finance in the management and
               leadership domain

ESSENTIAL CONTENT:

         -     Income protection
         -     Accountancy – Taxation and NI
         -     Short and medium term financial planning

TEACHING/LEARNING METHOD:

         -     Seminar/workshop/Group Discussions
         -     Worked Examples

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

VDPs will be able to: -

         -     Describe the basics of loan payment
         -     Describe income protection insurance
         -     Give an account of the NHS Pension Scheme
         -     Be able to choose the correct financial services for their individual needs

PROGRAMME:

9.00am         Registration & Coffee - Individual Problem Solving
9.30am         Personal & Professional Finance for VDP‟s
               Presentation, overview of financial issues, both personal and professional. The
               topics will be tailored to the needs of the group but can include the following:

               a) Mortgages
               b) Car Finance
               c) Superannuation
               d) NHS and private pensions
               e) Income Protection
               f) Sickness Insurance
               g) Practice Finance
12.15pm        Plenary & Close

NB:            Please bring a Calculator, paper & pen and your first pay slip to this session

CPD HOURS: 3
DAY: 7                  SESSION:      1/2 day pm                 DATE: Thursday 13 September

VENUE:                  Education Centre Sunderland Royal Hospital

TITLE:                  Seven Key Skills

SPEAKER:                Mr Paul Cowie GDP

AIMS:

         -    To ensure VDPs and Trainers are able to complete the Key Skills portfolio
         -    To demonstrate the following major competencies, medical and dental
              emergencies, patients examination and diagnosis, communication with the
              clinical team and peers and other professionals, professionalism with regard
              to ethics, patients, self and the clinical team and peers, personal and practice
              organisation, legislation, leadership and management

ESSENTIAL CONTENT:

         -    The 7 Key Skills Portfolio
         -    Assessment

TEACHING/LEARNING METHOD:

         -    Presentations
         -    Discussion
         -    Small group activity

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

VDPs will be able to:

         -    Give an account of the relevance of formative assessment as a measure of their
              progress and personal development
         -    Describe what evidence will be needed in support of the portfolio
         -    Draw up an action place to complete the 7 Key Skills during the VT Year

PROGRAMME:

1.30pm        Registration
4.30pm        Finish

CPD HOURS: 3
DAY: 8                  SESSION:       1 day                        DATE: Thursday 20 September

VENUE:                  1ST Dental David Bird Dental Laboratory
                        Units 8/9 Stephenson Court, Barrington Industrial Estate
                        Bedlington, Northumberland NE22 7DQ

TITLE:                  Laboratory Visit

SPEAKER:                Mr John Thompson, Dental Technician
                        Mr Michael Adair, Dental Technician

AIMS:

         -    To visit a leading accredited dental laboratory and observe clinical work in progress
              through different departments.
         -    To consider problems with impressions and related clinical issues.
         -    To learn how to work closely with the technician to achieve higher standards
         -    To learn the appropriate clinical use of ceramic and other materials
         -    To learn an advanced shade taking technique
         -    To demonstrate competency in the clinical domains of restoration and
              replacement of teeth and communication with other professionals

TEACHING/LEARNING METHOD:

         -    Presentation, interactive seminar / group work and discussion and practical work

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

VDPs will be able to:

         -    List the features of good and bad impressions for crown and bridgework.
         -    Formulate good achievable treatment plans
         -    Demonstrate how to take an accurate shade
         -    Communicate with the technician, prescribe effectively & use materials
              appropriately.
         -    Identify clinical problems relating to poor impression techniques & records

PROGRAMME:

9.00am        Registrations & Coffee
9.30am        A full day‟s programme which will include some or all of:

         -    Tour of Laboratory
         -    Impressions – good and bad – the technician‟s viewpoint
         -    Shade taking – demonstration and practical exercise for VDPs
         -    Demonstrations of crown build ups and shading
         -    Modern advances in crowns and bridges and inlays
         -    Occlusal records – practical exercise with Denar Articulator
         -    Trouble shooting crowns, bridges and inlays, common faults and solutions to
              problems. Striving for Quality – NHS or Private?
16.30pm       Plenary & Close

CPD HOURS: 6
Directions

1st Dental
David Bird Dental Laboratory
Unit 8 & 9
Stephenson Court
Barrington Industrial Estate
Bedlington
Northumberland
Tel: 01670 530036

From A1 North

      Take Ashington/Tynemouth slip road onto bridge over the A1. Stay in left hand land until
       your reach roundabout
      Take second exit off roundabout, heading to bedlington on A1068
      At next roundabout take first exit
      At next roundabout take second exit (actually straight over)
      Follow road down bank past Plessey Woods, road bears right after the bridge over the
       River Blyth. Stay on this road into Bedlington
      At large roundabout you will see the Red Lion pub on your left. Take second exit from
       roundabout, heading for Guidepost/Choppington
      Next (mini) roundabout – go straight over
      Look out for railway crossing with the Swan pub on the left after the crossing. Turn right
       immediately after the crossing
      Barrington Industrial Estate is about a mile down this road on your left. Take left turn into
       the estate, then right and right again

From Tyne Tunnel

      After tunnel head take the A19 North for about 5 miles then take the A189 North
      After you cross the River Blyth at the Kitty Brewster Bridge you will see a sign for
       Bedlington Station (road number b1331). Take this exit and when the road forks bear left
       (onto the A1147, although this is not well signposted) – keep on the A1147 over the traffic
       lights and follow signs for Barrington Industrial Estate.
      About a mile after the lights there is a turn off to the left just after passing under a railway
       bridge
      Follow road around bend and take the next right hand turn. You will come to a mini
       roundabout where you take the right hand exit. About one mile along this road is the
       entrance to Barrington Industrial Estate on your right.
      Turn right into the estate, then right and right again
DAY: 9                  SESSION:      1/2 day am                    DATE: Thursday 27 September

VENUE:                  Netskills Suite, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

TITLE:                  ECDL – getting started

SPEAKER:                Ms Belinda Luke, E Tutor Trainer

AIMS:
         -    To introduce VDPs to the ECDL and the on-line training available to them
         -    To support the early stage of that on-line training

ESSENTIAL CONTENT:

         -    ECDL and one or more of its modules

TEACHING/LEARNING METHOD:

         -    Demonstration and supervised e-learning


EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

VDPs will be able to:

         -    Describe the ECDL and its priority in the NHS
         -    Access their own learning account via the NHS portal
         -    Use the pre-assessment questionnaires
         -    Follow the lessons and undertake the self assessment tests


PROGRAMME:

9.00am       Registration and Coffee
12.00pm      Finish

CPD HOURS: 3




ePDP: 9 WEEK ASSESSMENT MUST BE COMPLETED
DAY: 9                  SESSION:      ½ day pm                     DATE: Thursday 27 September

VENUE:                  Education Centre, Sunderland Royal Hospital

TITLE:                  Introduction to Sedation

SPEAKER:                Mrs Valerie Silver, VT Advisor and Mrs Jackie Doran, VT Trainer

AIMS:

         -    To build on theoretical knowledge gained as undergraduates
         -    To revise the indications and contraindications for sedation
         -    To instruct participants in the use of „Venflons‟ for venous access
         -    To practice monitoring of vital signs
         -    To demonstrate the clinical domain of treatment planning and patient
              management, anaesthesia, sedation, pain and anxiety control

ESSENTIAL CONTENT:

         -    Practical approach to sedation
         -    Monitoring
         -    Complications
         -    Patient assessment

TEACHING/LEARNING METHOD:

         -    Lecture and interactive discussion
         -    Practical
         -    Group work

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

VDPs will be able to:

         -    Demonstrate some of the skills used in sedation in dentistry
         -    Outline how they could plan their future learning needs for training in sedation
         -    Demonstrate how to secure venous access
         -    Demonstrate how to measure vital signs
         -    Describe what can be achieved using sedation techniques, and who and when to
              refer
         -    Prepare a drug for intravenous or intramuscular injection


PROGRAMME:

Available from Mrs Valerie Silver and Mrs Jackie Doran on the day.

2.00pm        Registration and coffee

Please revise undergraduate teaching in sedation in advance of today’s session

CDP HOURS: 3
DAY: 10                 SESSION:      1 day                            DATE: Thursday 4 October

VENUE:                  Education Centre, Sunderland Royal Hospital

TITLE:                  Endodontics

SPEAKER:                Mr Mark Haigh, GDP

AIMS:
              -         To be familiar with modern techniques in canal preparation
              -         To have practised these techniques on extracted/phantom head teeth
              -         To be aware of current teaching protocols in endodontics
              -         To demonstrate the clinical domain of restoration of teeth

ESSENTIAL CONTENT:

              -         Pre endodontic assessment
              -         Instrumentation using NI-TI instruments
              -         „Profile‟ and „GT‟ systems – hand and rotary
              -         Canal preparation techniques
              -         Medico-legal aspects

TEACHING/LEARNING METHODS

              -         Interactive seminar
              -         Practical work with endo blocks and extracted teeth
              -         Group discussion

N.B. Please bring along a couple of posterior teeth with access cavities already prepared

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

VDPs will be able to:

              -         describe the key elements of current protocols in endodontics
              -         prepare canals using Ni-Ti rotary instruments
              -         describe two or more obturation techniques
              -         give an account of common pitfalls in endodontic treatment and how they
                        may be avoided

PROGRAMME:

9.00am      Registration and Coffee, Individual Problem Solving
9.30am      Start
4.30pm      Finish

CPD HOURS: 6
DAY: 11                SESSION:       1 day                           DATE: Thursday 11 October

VENUE:                 Education Centre, Sunderland Royal Hospital

TITLE:                 Stress Management & Dealing with Difficult People

SPEAKER:               Mr Simon Raybold, Aware UK

AIMS:                  To demonstrate the major domain of communication with the patient
                       and family and the domain of ethics in professionalism

ESSENTIAL CONTENT:

Stress is now one of the most talked about experiences in life. We are all faced with demands on a
day-to-day basis that can leave us feeling stressed.

At work, demands include satisfying the requirements of best practice and legal requirements,
adapting to ongoing changes, working in teams and managing difficult and sometimes obstructive
patients who may find a visit to the surgery very stressful.

At home, demands include maintaining a reasonable work/life balance, coping with the needs of
partners or parents and completing all the domestic chores that are part and parcel of life. Even the
eagerly awaited holiday break brings fresh demands if flights are delayed, accommodation is less
than expected and the financial burden of getting away from it all carries over into ensuing months.

Not all the demands that we have to cope with are imposed upon us from outside. On the contrary,
many of us put additional pressures and demands upon ourselves as a matter of routine. Our
beliefs, standards and values can at times be ruthless taskmasters and even our personality and
outlook on life may leave us tired or anxious.

As a dentist and an employer, you have a responsibility under the Duty of Care provision of the
Health and Safety Act to protect the mental health of employees. Staff, however, also has a
responsibility to protect themselves, consider the welfare of others around them and to bring to
your attention matters or issues that could be raising stress levels.

Most Dentists can be confronted by a variety of difficult people or situations which can leave them
feeling uncomfortable, put on, anxious or even angry. A common outcome is the feeling of
resentment or frustration after complying with or placating others against your better judgement.

A few people are difficult all of the time or are systematically difficult because they perceive it as
giving them an upper hand. Understanding difficult people or what makes people difficult not only
makes them less frustrating, but also provides the basis for dealing with them and the related
situations satisfactorily.

This single day workshop has been divided into two parts: the first part will provide an introduction
to stress awareness and management, so that you can take whatever appropriate action is
necessary to manage pressure and minimise stress; the second part is designed to provide
insights into how difficult people can be dealt with effectively.
TEACHING/LEARNING METHOD:

       -       Lecture/s

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

VDPs will be able to:

           -   Give a working definition of stress, its symptoms and effects.
           -   List the possible causes of stress.
           -   Describe how they may contribute to their own stress as well as that of others.
           -   Implement proven stress management strategies.
           -   Describe „difficult‟ behaviour and what makes people difficult.
           -   Outline the benefits and drawbacks of their „default modes‟
           -   List techniques to stay calm and in control when confronted by a difficult person
           -   Describe different situations where „pull‟ and „push‟ skills are appropriate in
               influencing others.

PROGRAMME:

09.00am        Registration and Coffee, Individual Problem Solving
09.30am        Stress Management
12.30pm        Lunch
13.30pm        Dealing with difficult people
16.40pm        Finish


CPD HOURS: 6


ePDP: COMPLETE LAST WEEKLY LOG, START MONTHLY LOGS
DAY: 12                SESSION: All day    Date: Saturday 3 November

VENUE:

TITLE:                 Annual Symposium,

SPEAKER:

Programme to follow.

Flyer available from the PIMD



Notes:

        Please see map below:




CPD HOURS: 6
DAY: 13               SESSION: Full day                           DATE: Thursday 8 November

VENUE:                Meet at Wearside Orthodontic Centre
                      49 Frederick St, Sunderland

TITLE:                Orthodontics – Practice Visit

SPEAKER:              Mr Callum Rushforth, Specialist Orthodontist

AIMS & OBJECTIVES:

         -    To understand the requirements of running a practice limited to orthodontics.
         -    To describe how to become an orthodontic assistant.
         -    To improve understanding of orthodontics in a general practice setting
         -    To become familiar with GDS claims for orthodontics
         -    To understand the IOTN method for referring patients for specialist orthodontic
              treatment
         -    To demonstrate the clinical domain of management of the developing
              dentition, and in the communication domain, communicating with other
              professionals

ESSENTIAL CONTENT:

         -    Shadowing an orthodontic specialist and hygienist
         -    Treatment Coordination
         -    Working with NHS orthodontic forms
         -    Orthodontic paperwork and claims in GDS
         -    The scope and limitations of GDS orthodontic treatment
         -    Orthodontic „casualties‟

TEACHING/LEARNING METHOD:

         -    Interactive discussion
         -    Shadowing
         -    Exercises in the completion of orthodontic claims
         -    Practical lessons will be drawn out about the day to day handling of orthodontic
              cases in practice

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

VDPs will be able to:
      -       Recognise the various roles of the staff of an orthodontic practice
      -       Describe how to enroll as an orthodontic assistant
      -       Make appropriate referrals
      -       Give an overview of the scope of orthodontic treatment carried out in practice
      -       Describe how orthodontic treatment is currently commissioned and funded in
              general dental practice
      -       Describe how they would handle simple orthodontic „casualties‟ in their practice

PROGRAMME:
09.00 Registration and start at Wearside Orthodontic Centre, 49 Frederick St, Sunderland
16.30 Plenary and close.

CPD HOURS: 6
DAY: 14                 SESSION:     ½ day am             DATE: Tuesday 20 November

VENUE:                  Dental Protection, 33 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0PS

TITLE:                  Risk Assessment

SPEAKER:                Various

AIMS:
         -    To describe the roles of a professional defence organisation and the work of a
              dento-legal Advisor.
         -    To be aware of consent to treatment
         -    To describe practical aspects of confidentiality in practice
         -    To stress the importance of clinical records in dento-legal matters.
         -    To demonstrate the professionalism domain with regards to ethics, patients,
              self and clinical team and peers

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

VDPs will be able to:

         -    Give an account of the work of dento-legal Advisors and the roles of a professional
              defence organisation
         -    Give an overview of consent to treatment
         -    Describe practical aspects of confidentiality in practice
         -    Account for the importance of clinical records in dento-legal matters

PROGRAMME:

9.00am       Registration
9.30am       Start
12.30pm      Finish

Lunch will be provided by Dental Protection.

More detailed programme to follow.

The PIMD will arrange hotel accommodation but VDPs will need to arrange their own transport.


CPD HOURS: 3
DAY: 14                   SESSION:     ½ day pm                    DATE: Tuesday 20 November

VENUE:                    The Royal College of Surgeons of England
                          35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3PE

TITLE:                    FGDP

SPEAKER:                  Various

AIMS:

        To introduce the VDP to the career pathways made possible by the faculty exams of the
         FGDP.
        To demonstrate the use of the Standards in Dentistry manual.
        To demonstrate the major domain of leadership and training


EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

VDPs will be able to: -

        Describe the career pathway of the FGDP
        Understand the faculty exams available and how to enrol in the FGDP
        Outline the use of the on line Standards in Dentistry training manual
        To describe some of the exhibits of the Hunterian Museum

PROGRAMME:

         Subject                                              Speaker            Location

2.00     Welcome to Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK)   Mr Ruby Austin     Moynihan Room

2.15     Faculty Exams                                        Mr Ruby Austin     Moynihan Room

2.45     The Career Pathway                                   Mr Ruby Austin     Moynihan Room

3.15     Refreshments                                         Mr Ruby Austin     Moynihan Room

3.30     Standards in Dentistry                               Group Work         Moynihan Room

4.00     The College Museums                                  Ms Sarah Pearson   The Hunterian
                                                                                 Museum

The PIMD will arrange hotel accommodation but VDP‟s will need to arrange their own transport.

Holiday Inn                            Tel: 44-870-4009222
LONDON-BLOOMSBURY                      Fax: 44-20-78375374
CORAM STREET
LONDON, WC1N 1HT

CPD HOURS: 3
Map below:

Directions to The Royal College of Surgeons of England


Directions from Holborn station: Head to your left out of Holborn Tube station, walk down Kingsway
and turn left (past the Shakespeare’s Head Pub) turn in to the laneway by the pub or next left
(Remnant Street). At the end of the Street you’ll see the square, you are now in Lincoln’s Inn Fields.
We are on the far side of the square (over to your right) as you are standing at the end of Remnant
Street. (For further information, see map below)
DAY: 15                SESSION:      ½ day am            DATE: Wednesday 21 November

VENUE:                 GDC/BDA Wimpole St, London

TITLE:                 GDC/BDA Visits

SPEAKER:               Various

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

VDPs will be able to

         -    Describe the GDC disciplinary process and possible outcomes
         -    Give an account of a hearing of a PCC panel
         -    Give an account of the various roles of the BDA
         -    List the essential requirements of dentists wishing to work abroad
         -    List the important components of an Associate Agreement
         -    Demonstrate the major domain of personal and practice organisation

PROGRAMME:

The morning session will be at the BDA, 64, Wimpole St, London

9.00am       Registration
9.30am       Start
12.30pm      Finish & Lunch at BDA

Then at the GDC, 37 Wimpole St, London

1.00pm       Registration
1.30pm       Start Lectures and viewing GDC hearing
4.30pm       Finish

More detailed programme to follow.

The PIMD will arrange hotel accommodation but VDPs will need to arrange their own transport.

CPD HOURS: 6
DAY: 16                SESSION:       All day                       DATE: Thursday 6 December

VENUE:                 Education Centre, Sunderland Royal Hospital

TITLE:                 End of Term Study Day

SPEAKER:               Mrs Valerie Silver, Wearside VT Advisor
                       Scheme VDPs and Trainers

AIMS:

         -     To discuss the progress made during the first term
         -     To discuss topics identified by VDPs as a learning need
         -     To finalise planning of projects
         -     To practice public presentation skills


TEACHING/LEARNING METHOD:

         -     Presentations

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

VDPs/trainers will be able to:

         -     Summarise their progress and future learning and training needs
         -     Devise solutions for problems that may have arisen during training
         -     Demonstrate some skills needed in public presentation
         -     Outline an action plan to complete their key skills portfolios and audits or case
               reports

PROGRAMME:

09.00          VDP Presentations & review of course work
12.30          Christmas Lunch venue to be advised.
14.00          Trainers arrive for key skills review & course work review

CPD HOURS: 6


ePDP: COMPLETE DECEMBER ASSESSMENT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

COMPLETE PASTORAL VISIT PREP FORM BEFORE 1/1/08

								
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