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Workshop FAQs

  • Q
    Do I get a reduced subscription rate if I participate in Dental Protection education?
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    11 May 2015

    No, not at present. Dental Protection sets its subscription rates to reflect the risks of various groups of doctors who share similar characteristics – for example specialty groupings. Therefore, the rate you pay is set to reflect the level of potential risk. 

    At the present time the main benefits to the individual practitioner of engaging with our educational programs are:

    • Enhanced risk management skills
    • Improved patient outcomes
    • Reduced likelihood of involvement with claims or complaints and the associated stress, worry and inconvenience they bring.

     

  • Q
    Can I just turn up to attend a workshop on the day?
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    30 July 2015
    No, places are limited and it is not possible for the workshop presenters to cater for members who do not book a place in advance.
  • Q
    Can you make the course materials available online?
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    30 July 2015
    The course materials are only an addition to the workshop and not a replacement for it. They do not contain the videos, the exercises or the speaker’s notes that are vital parts of the workshop. Therefore, the workshop material is not available online. 

    We know that it can be difficult for some members to attend workshops. This is why ​Dental Protection has launched Prism, an online e-learning resource for members. You can access it by clicking here.
  • Q
    I can't attend any of the workshops - can you send me the course materials instead?
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    30 July 2015
    The course materials are only an addition to the workshop and not a replacement for it. They do not contain the videos, the exercises or the speaker’s notes that are vital parts of the workshop. Therefore, we do not provide workshop material to people who do not attend.
  • Q
    I can't get to the venue until after the workshop has started. Can I still have my CPD/CEU/CME points?
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    30 July 2015
    If you believe you are going to be late, we would recommend that you register on another date. The introduction to the workshop is important for the messages later. Most ​regulators require proof from us that you have attended the complete workshop and may take into consideration any discrepancies between attendance-register records and time claimed.
  • Q
    I have attended a workshop and think this would be valuable for colleagues, can I use the materials provided to pass on what I learnt?
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    30 July 2015
    Sorry, no. We copyright our materials as we believe that intensive training is required to be able to fully explain the concepts contained within. Faculties undergo a four-day residential training session to get to that point. However, we would be delighted to run the workshop within your organisation. 

    To speak to a member of the educational services team about arranging an in-house workshop, please email us and put "Register my interest" in the subject line. A member of the educational services team will be in contact with you shortly. Alternatively, phone 7 3511 5055.
  • Q
    I have only just opened my letter; why are the workshops so full already?
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    30 July 2015
    Your letter may have been delayed in the post. There are limited spaces available for each workshop and because the workshops are well received they can fill within a very short time. Most people go online to make bookings and, especially over weekends, this often means that they take the spaces first.
  • Q
    If I attend a workshop more than once, can I have CPD/CEU/CME points again?
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    30 July 2015
    Not if you attend within the past 2 years. We consider an update every 3 years to be more acceptable but that would be between you and your governing body.
  • Q
    Is there a charge for car parking when attending a workshop?
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    30 July 2015
    Dental Protection does not pay for car parking. However, the venue where the workshop is being held may charge a car parking fee to use their car park (if available). This is at the discretion of the venue so we advise you to check with the venue dirctly before you travel.
  • Q
    Will you reimburse my travel expenses?
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    30 July 2015
    No. While we believe education to be an appropriate use of (a small part of) members’ subscriptions, we do not believe that the majority of members would ​view reimbursement of other members’ travel expenses as a good use ​of members funds.