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15/04/2015

Dental Care for the Young Patient with Special Requirements

Dental Care for the Young Patient with Special Requirements

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Jon Benton is a 4th Year dental student at Manchester. 'My article is designed to give advice and some helpful tips for the first time a young dentist begins treating their new paediatric patients with special requirements, based on my own experience. The purpose of this article is to share my knowledge by giving a helping hand on how to deal with patients with autism, ADHD and other mental health disorders.'

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12/03/2015

General Dental Council fails to reassure over Fitness to Practise pro...

General Dental Council fails to reassure over Fitness to Practise process

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The Health Select Committee put Dental Protection’s concerns directly to the GDC at the accountability hearing yesterday. The GDC’s Chief Executive Evlynne Gilvarry and Chair Bill Moyes were asked to address our questions about the fairness of the GDC’s Fitness to Practise procedures.

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12/03/2015

Different Generation - Different Techniques

Different Generation - Different Techniques

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Rosie studied at the University of Sheffield and qualified in 2011. "Having been qualified for over three years, I've worked in five different practices, along with many older dentists. I'm always interested to see how other dentists work, and what works for them. I have written this article to share the different techniques and approaches used by dentists trained at different times."

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24/02/2015

How to be a Stress Free Foundation Trainee

How to be a Stress Free Foundation Trainee

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Jennifer studied in Dundee and graduated June 2014. Jennifer says "I wanted to write this article for anyone who felt as nervous and scared as I did before starting my foundation training position, hopefully by writing this - some fears will be put to rest!"

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30/01/2015

Treatment of your first patient

Treatment of your first patient

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Treatment of your first patient is, without doubt, one of the biggest hurdles in the dental career pathway. Kalpesh Prajapat a fourth year Dental Student, shares his experience on the invasive treatment of his first paediatric patient; highlighting the fundamentals to success.

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30/09/2014

Depression & the Dental Student

Depression & the Dental Student

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Laura writes about an account of her own experiences with depression during her dentistry degree, and how best to help someone suffering from depression. 

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Articles and features 19/09/2014

GDC standards Q&A - Principle 9 - Make sure your personal behaviour m...

GDC standards Q&A - Principle 9 - Make sure your personal behaviour maintains patients’ confidence in you and the dental profession

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Standard 9.1.2 says that I must not make disparaging remarks about another member of the dental team. What is meant by this?

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07/09/2014

Developing a relationship with a new dental team

Developing a relationship with a new dental team

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Dating websites have been increasing in quantity and popularity. Magazines post articles on every second page about making first impressions, how to dress, how to speak. This all points to one fact: its hard work meeting new people. Its an important occasion meeting potential partners you might live with for the rest of your life.

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31/08/2014

Office Etiquette

Office Etiquette

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A young dentist discusses office etiquette, the challenges she faced and how to handle oneself in a working environment.

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31/08/2014

Missed appointments and how to minimise no-shows

Missed appointments and how to minimise no-shows

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Theesan Vedan studied at the University of The Western Cape in January 2013. He has since taken up a position as a Military Dentist for the South African Defence.

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31/08/2014

Good Dentists Don't Drill

Good Dentists Don't Drill

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Alexandra Lyne (Lexy) qualified from Manchester University and is currently doing a DF1 year in London.

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31/08/2014

Stress. How you can overcome it

Stress. How you can overcome it

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Tim Newton was a speaker at the 2012 YDC conference. The Adult Dental Health Survey provides information on the common reasons for members of the public avoiding dental treatment...

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31/08/2014

Learning from mistakes

Learning from mistakes

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Susan Willatt argues that everyone can make mistakes but the important thing is to learn from them.

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31/08/2014

A case study highlighting your professional responsibilities as a stu...

A case study highlighting your professional responsibilities as a student

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The week before the spring break was one not to be forgotten for the five dental students who shared a flat in a rough but economic part of town. Although the week had started perfectly normally things started to go downhill on Monday night

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31/08/2014

Professional behaviour as a dental student

Professional behaviour as a dental student

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Recent guidance from the GDC has focused attention on to the professional behaviour that is expected from Dental students both in and out of dental school. You may not yet be qualified however your behaviour will be measured against standards that apply to the profession

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31/08/2014

Getting through the VT minefield

Getting through the VT minefield

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General Dental Practice is an area of work that demands a complex set of skills and knowledge. Vocational Training (VT) in Scotland or Foundation Training (FT) in England and Wales is the established means of developing these skills in newly qualified dentists.

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31/08/2014

Tempted to change the records?

Tempted to change the records?

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John Tiernan, Director of Educational Services at Dental Protection explains the importance of the original patient record when your clinical skills face a legal challenge and emphasises the consequences if a dental professional changes a clinical record in an attempt to cover up a mistake.

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31/08/2014

Breaking point

Breaking point

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Moments arise in all of our lives when reactions occur or decisions are made in an instant but which will have repercussions for months or years to come.

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