Core Beam Computed Tomograpghy (CBCT) in Dentistry

Core Beam Computed Tomograpghy (CBCT) in Dentistry

Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a medical imaging technique where multiple X-ray images are taken and then combined to form a 3D representation of the target. CBCT has become increasingly important in the treatment, planning and diagnosis especially in implant dentistry. During dental/orthodontic imaging, the CBCT scanner rotates around the patient’s head, obtaining up to 600 distinct images.  The scanning software collects the data and reconstructs it, producing something that can then be manipulated and visualized with specialized software. It is not used routinely, because the radiation exposure from this scanner is significantly more than regular dental x-rays. CBCT …

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IR(ME)R – Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations

IR(ME)R – Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations

Dentistry has used X-Rays for over 100 years to assist with diagnosis and treatment planning.  Radiation is extremely dangerous in large doses.  But when used in small doses, such as dental x-rays, the benefits far out way the risks.  Patients are often concerned about having an x-ray taken.  Therefore, reassurance may need to be provided stating that the low level of radiation, used for a fraction of a second, make x-rays an essential diagnostic tool. How X-rays work X-rays pass through the different structures of the tooth undetected.  The energy from the x-ray is absorbed at different rates depending on …

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About Dental Training Ltd

About Dental Training Ltd

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 depending on your finances. …

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Dental CPD – Continuing Professional Development

Dental CPD – Continuing Professional Development

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, courses, individual study and other activities.  You must gain a certificate with your name, GDC number and the GDC Outcome on each certificate for it …

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Dental Implant Courses for Nurses

Dental Implant Courses for Nurses

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 implant nurse will have the role of surgical and restorative assistance throughout the implant treatment. Dental Training Ltd provide 2 courses for implants, an introduction course and a …

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Dental Exam Revision

Dental Exam Revision

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 may even be a copy already in your dental …

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Preparation for dental exams

Preparation for dental exams

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 some test papers, which are as close to real exam questions as possible.  They are based on previous …

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The Gift of the Gab

The Gift of the Gab

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 good practice. So, there was a gap in my skill set, and this just would not do! I considered why this …

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The Gift of the Gab

SOFTLY, SOFTLY…Oral Health ADVICE

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 clearly didn’t enjoy the show! Often this comes down to the patient and their general attitude towards dental visits and oral health. …

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Do one thing everyday & do it well!

Do one thing everyday & do it well!

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 endless treadmill of the job list. Slowly, I am ticking off …

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