More than 580 members across the Asia Pacific attended Dental Protection’s new Dental Records for Dental Practitioners workshop launched earlier this year.
The majority of participants strongly agreed the workshop was relevant to them, rating an average 6.64 score on a 7 point scale. Almost all participants agreed they would change the way they practise as a result of what they had learnt (score average: 6.56).1
One member said: “This workshop was very good and relevant to all forms of practice.”
The Dental Records workshop provides information on the importance of keeping dental records (paper and electronic) to enable the dental team to provide the best possible patient care and dental legal protection.
Dental Protection’s general manager for Asia Pacific Educational Services, Matthew O’Brien, said: “Complete, contemporaneous and well organised records are essential for good dental practice and continuity of care. They are necessary for your defence against a claim or complaint and can be seen to reflect the quality of care provided.
“The workshop helps members reduce their risk of patient complaint by covering the legal, regulatory and contractual requirements of record keeping in general practice.”
A member said: “Examples of well‐written records were very useful. I was unaware until now that this is the standard we are expected to abide by.”
As another benefit of the workshop, participants receive a best practice clinical entries checklist. The checklist is a useful tool to ensure records contain sufficient enough information for a seamless handover of care if required.
The new Dental Records workshop is one of several in Dental Protection’s Risk Management series. Mr O’Brien said the workshops were highly valued by members, who find the case studies, clinical examples and personal experiences relevant to their day-to-day practice.
“It was great to have case studies and personal experiences to learn from both presenter and each other,” said another member.
The workshops were very popular, with most workshops oversubscribed across the region. Based on demand, the Dental Records workshops will continue to run for the rest of 2018 and into 2019.
To view more information and book on, visit the workshop page
1 Dental Records for Dental Practitioners Evaluation Summary statistics for Asia Pacific