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About Dental Training Ltd

21st September 2020 | Dental News

Hi I thought I would write a blog about us - Dental Training Ltd. Both Aimee and I are registered dental nurses.  So we know what its like to want to further your career but not be able to do so because of money!  That is why we like to offer interest free payment plans on all of our NEBDN post graduate courses!  You pay the deposit of £195.00.  The balance is paid monthly until just before your exams.  You can even chose a monthly amount and then work out when you can sit the exam...

Dental CPD – Continuing Professional Development

8th September 2020 | Training

The General Dental Council require members to maintain a level of professionalism by completing "Continuing Professional Development (CPD)" annually.  CPD is mandatory for all dental professionals in the UK. It requires dental staff to lock in hours of verifiable CPD training. CPD is about keeping your knowledge and skills as a dental professional up to date ensuring a professional service is given to all dental patients.  CPD for dental professionals is defined as lectures, seminars,...

Dental Implant Courses for Nurses

25th August 2020 | Training

Implant dentistry is a highly specialised dental skill that combines surgical skills with restorative expertise.  A dental implant is the surgical component that allows the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor.  Cases require meticulous planning and exacting standards to ensure an optimum result for each patient. Therefore, high quality training is essential for a nurse to assist the dentist in a professional manner.  A dental...

Dental Exam Revision

11th August 2020 | Training

Well its nearly time for the post graduate exams to take place, if your anything like me you hate doing revision but it is so important so that’s why I have put together this little blog of ideas and ways to help prepare for the big day The NEBDN have provided a reading list for your course.  Please ensure that you have read at least one of the recommended reading books.  Some  of the books you can download for free and some will be available on Amazon or other booksellers.  There...

Preparation for dental exams

16th July 2020 | Dental News, Training

We know how difficult it is to revise and the preparation for dental exams is vital.  This is made harder during the COVID-19 pandemic.  There are so many distractions when forced to be housebound .  Even putting the washing on becomes an event! Practise exams are recognised as being an excellent method of revision.  It tests your knowledge on the subject without the stress of an exam environment. Dental exam revision To help people going though dental qualification, we have set up...

The Gift of the Gab

26th May 2020 | Student Blogs

SKILL DEVELOPMENT FOR DENTAL NURSES: A SERIES By Rosie Connell LESSON 2: ‘THE GIFT OF THE GAB’   The worst feedback I ever got from a dentist in my first year, was ‘Rosie, you don’t talk enough’ The best feedback I ever received from a dentist, was 3 years later; ‘Rosie, you have the best patient communication skills I’ve come across, you can really talk about anything!’ This example is a testament to self reflection, continuing professional development and...

SOFTLY, SOFTLY…Oral Health ADVICE

20th May 2020 | Student Blogs

SKILL DEVELOPMENT FOR DENTAL NURSES: A SERIES By Rosie Connell LESSON 1 SOFTLY, SOFTLY…Oral Health ADVICE   If you’ve ever given one of your dentists’ patients oral health advice, congrats, you know now how a stand up comedian feels. You’re whipping out your best material, ripe with accurate information (whilst working within your professional boundaries). But sometimes, what you are telling the patient can easily end up being a bit of a flop. They bought the ticket, but...

Do one thing everyday & do it well!

21st April 2020 | Student Blogs

Do one thing everyday & do it well! Great advice came from a caring friend last year, at a time I was snowed under with work issues, children problems & family illness - I couldn’t cope! I didn’t listen, I want to get an endless list of jobs ticked off, causing self-induced pressure to mount. In the end, I did nothing thoroughly!  I just wanted to get off the "single mum treadmill" for a little time for me. I am currently furloughed, and so now finally working through that...

Enhanced CPD

30th March 2020 | Dental News, Training

Are we moaning or worrying about Enhanced CPD? Sometimes I can’t tell. Yes, the GDC has caused some confusion,  some annoyance. And we now have even more paper work to complete. But what exactly is enhanced CPD??? Does this mean we are doing more CPD?? Does it mean CPD is only relevant to our field of practice? CPD is defined as ‘learning, training or other developmental activities undertaken by a dental professional. I asked my dentist what he thought about enhanced CPD. He told me...

Apprentice to Head Dental Nurse – My Journey

24th March 2020 | Student Blogs

Apprentice to Head Dental Nurse? Yes it sounds so surreal to me too!  Here is my story by Emily Grace Birkin.    How it started? I started off as a young 18 year old apprentice not knowing what career path to take after my A-Levels. I remember browsing the internet looking for careers, and what path to take as I approached the end of my final year of A-levels.  When I applied for a social work course at university,  my application was unfortunately declined.  I was left...