The Course

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Module 1
Induction Course GDC Requirements
  • Introduction to GDC requirements for trainees
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Lesson 1 The Role of A Dental Nurse and GDC Standards
  • Standards and Regulation for Dental Professionals
  • Qualities and Duties of a Dental Nurse
  • The Dental Team and Providing Dental Services

 

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Lesson 2 Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • The Brain
  • The Circulatory System and Blood
  • The Respiratory System
  • The Digestive System

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Lesson 3 Medical Emergencies, Drugs and Equipment
  • Common Medical Emergencies
  • First Aid
  • Basic Life Support
  • Emergency Drugs and Equipment

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Lesson 4 Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
  • Microbes
  • Disease Transmission
  • Personal Protection
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Lesson 5 Infection Control
  • Policies & Procedures
  • Hand Care & Personal Protective Equipment
  • Preparing & Maintaining the Clinical Environment
  • Blood Spillage & Inoculation Injury
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Lesson 6 Decontamination
  • Sterilisation
  • Disinfection
  • Storage
  • Equipment Performance Testing
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Lesson 7 Health & Safety at Work
  • Risk Assessment
  • Fire Precautions
  • First Aid
  • COSHH
  • RIDDOR
  • Environmental Protection
  • Waste Management
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Module 2
Lesson 1 Anatomy of the Head and Jaws
  • The Skull Mandible & Maxilla
  • Muscles, Nerves & Blood Supply
  • The Oral Cavity Soft Tissues
  • Salivary Glands
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Lesson 2 Anatomy of Teeth and Supporting Structures
  • The Dentition
  • Functions of Teeth
  • Teeth Components
  • Anatomy of the Surrounding Bone and Periodontium
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Lesson 3 Growth and Development of the Dentition
  • The Deciduous & Permanent Dentition
  • Normal & Abnormal Development
  • Characteristics of Deciduous & Permanent Teeth
  • Eruption Dates
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Lesson 4 Oral Health and Disease
  • The Healthy Mouth
  • Signs & Symptoms of Disease
  • Aetiology of Oral Diseases
  • Common Oral Diseases
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Lesson 5 Dental Caries, Erosion, Abrasion and Attrition
  • Aetiology of Caries
  • Progression of Caries
  • Other Tooth Surface Loss
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Lesson 6 Periodontal Diseases
  • Healthy Periodontal Tissues
  • Chronic Periodontitis
  • The Role of Bacterial Plaque
  • Acute Periodontal Diseases
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Lesson 7 Prevention of Dental Diseases
  • Public Health Measures
  • Plaque Control
  • Diet & Fluorides
  • Fissure Sealants
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Module 3
Lesson 1 Dental Charting
  • Teeth & Tooth Surface Identification
  • The Dental Chart
  • Palmer, FDI and Computer Notations
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Lesson 2 Periodontal charting
  • Instruments for Charting
  • The Basic Periodontal Examination (BPE)
  • Advanced Periodontal Charting
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Lesson 3 Legal and Ethical
  • Freedom of Information
  • Data Protection
  • Record Keeping
  • Principles of Consent, Confidentiality & Raising Concerns
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Lesson 4 Patient Care and Management
  • Patient Centred Care
  • Children and Child Protection
  • The Elderly
  • Special Needs Patients
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Lesson 5 Special Care
  • Anxiety & Phobia
  • Sedation
  • Emergency Dental Care
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Lesson 6 Communication
  • Effective Communication
  • Giving Advice or Instructions
  • Booking Appointments
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Lesson 7 Complaints
  • Principles of Handling Complaints
  • Nurse‚Äôs Role in Complaint Management
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Lesson 8 Radiography part 1
  • Ionising Radiation Regulations (IRR)
  • Hazards & Safety Measures
  • Imaging & Processing
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Lesson 9 Radiography part 2
  • Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations [IRMER]
  • Limiting Patient Dose & Quality Assurance
  • Diagnostic Use in Dentistry
  • Radiographic Faults
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Module 4
Lesson 1 Chairside support
  • Patient Support
  • Clinician Support
  • Moisture Control
  • Preparation & Presentation of Instruments
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Lesson 2 Cavities and Restorations
  • Classification of Cavities
  • Preparation of Cavities
  • Restorative Materials
  • Retention of Restorations
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Lesson 3 Endodontics
  • Pulp Treatments
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Instruments for RCT
  • Materials for RCT
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Lesson 4 Fixed Prostheses
  • Inlays, Crowns, Bridges & Implants
  • Materials Used
  • Procedures
  • Provisional Restorations
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Lesson 5 Removable Prostheses
  • Partial & Full Dentures
  • Materials for Dentures
  • Surgery & Laboratory Procedures
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Lesson 6 Dental Materials part 1
  • Commonly Used Dental Bio-materials
  • Preparing, Mixing & Handling Materials
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Lesson 7 Dental Materials part 2
  • Commonly Used Dental Bio-materials
  • Preparing, Mixing & Handling Materials
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Lesson 8 Dental Equipment part 1
  • The Dental Unit
  • Handpieces
  • Rotary Cutting and Polishing
  • Moisture Control and Mixing
  • Decontamination
  • Radiography
  • Emergency Equipment
  • Hand Instruments
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Lesson 9 Dental Equipment part 2
  • The Dental Unit
  • Handpieces
  • Rotary Cutting and Polishing
  • Moisture Control and Mixing
  • Decontamination
  • Radiography
  • Emergency Equipment
  • Hand Instruments
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Module 5
Lesson 1 Extractions and Minor Oral Surgery
  • Justification
  • Complications
  • Equipment
  • Post Operative Care
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Lesson 2 Pain Control in Dentistry
  • Anaesthetics
  • Equipment and Constituents of LA Cartridges
  • Methods of Administering LA
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Lesson 3 Drugs in dentistry
  • Pain Control
  • Anti-microbials
  • Emergency Drugs
  • Safe Use, Storage & Disposal of Drugs
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Lesson 4 Periodontal Surgery
  • Surgical Techniques
  • Equipment
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Lesson 5 Orthodontics
  • Occlusion
  • Orthodontic Appliances
  • Equipment & Materials
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Lesson 6 Oral Cancer
  • Changes in Oral Mucosa
  • Aetiology of Malignant Changes
  • Treatment & Prevention
  • Smoking Risks
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PebblePad Help
Lesson 1 Introduction to the ROE
  • Who provides the ROE
  • Understanding and navigating your ROE
  • How to use the PebblePad platform

 

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Lesson 2 Creating a Witness Statement
  • Two ways a witness can create a witness statement
  • Using a computer
  • Using a phone
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Lesson 3 Completing a PER
  • Adding a witness statement
  • Completing a PER

 

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