(B) BTBDN (Be The Better Dental Nurse) Study Evening: Dental Charting – 26/10/18
Early Bird Discount: £20
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New GDC 2018 Development Outcome Coding: B
Dental charting is the fundamental method of documenting the condition of existing teeth.
Practitioners are aware of the value of this information can be , which makes it particularly important that is done accurately.
This skill is an essential element of the role of the Dental Nurse. It is also acknowledge that there are a number of systems and soft wares that can be used to record charting.
Therefore, LonDEC and Software of Excellence have come together to provide the dental team the skills to accurately detail the relevant information of present and past treatment via the use of the ‘Exact’ software.
‘Fourteen dentists at different practices in the UK assessed the dental charts of 1128 patients who were new to the dentist but not new to the practice; 44% of the dental charts were found to be inaccurate. Inaccuracy of the individual practice-based charts ranged between 16% for the best performing practices to 83% for the worst: 5% of dental charts had too many teeth charted and 5% had too few teeth charted; 13% of charts had missed amalgam restorations and 18% had missed tooth-coloured restorations; 5% of charts had amalgam restorations recorded but with the surfaces incorrect (eg an MO restoration charted but a DO restoration actually present); 9% of charts had tooth-coloured restoration surfaces incorrectly recorded. For 7.5% of charts, amalgams were charted but not actually present. Other inaccuracies were also noted. The authors reinforce the requirements of the GDC, the advice of defence organizations, and the forensic importance of accurate dental charts.’ Brown et al 2017
Dental charting is an essential element of the role of the Dental Nurse. NEBDN acknowledges that there are several systems and software choices used to record charting. It also recognises that there are local and regional differences in registering patient details.
The aim of the learning and teaching materials in this module is to allow learners to develop their professional knowledge, understanding and competence in dental charting, in line with their identified personal learning requirements.
Registration is at 05:45pm and the course will commence at 6:30pm and finish at 9pm
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To provide the learner with opportunities to practice dental charting.
The learner will:
• become familiar with many of the conventions used in charting.
• be able to name and chart restorations according to the surfaces they cover.
• be able to make charts of real clinical situations through having practised charting of virtual patients.
• Through achieving these outcomes, provide an improved level of service to their patients.
The instructor will introduce the course and the concepts of charting in dentistry.
Followed by how it meets the GDC principles and the underlying standards; Principle 6 and 7.
There will be a small element of theory outlining the purpose of charting and the various methods that are used in dentistry.
The practical element of the course will support learners to standardise the method with which a tooth is charted. Various methods will be explored.
The price of this course is £70 includes comprehensive course notes, a certificate of completion from LonDEC/Kings College London, 2.5 hours verifiable CPD and refreshments.
Early Bird Discount: £20
Please use the product discount code btbdnearlybird1 at checkout – This coupon is valid for bookings made before 28th September 2018
Miss Kemi Bakare
Dental CPD Educator – LonDEC
Kemi has been responsible for the delivery of our training programs for over 4 years. These courses include Oral Health Updates, Safeguarding, Basic Life support, Medical Emergencies, Infection Control and First Aid training.
RDN (Registered Dental Nurse), OHE (Post qualification in Oral Health Education), PTLLs (Preparing to Teach in Lifelong Learning), Qualified First aid Instructor.
In addition to this list, Kemi is also heavily involved in the creation and delivery of some of the tailored made courses that either target a specific Practices or Dental Care Professionals.
Dates Available – Friday 26th October 2018 (06:30 – 09:00pm)
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