In my role as Business Development Manager at dentisan, along with my colleague Anne, we visit many dental practices across the UK to help them in the area of decontamination and cross-infection control. It’s not just a case of telling people about dentisan’s products, rather our aim is to give all dental professionals a much wider education about CPD requirements and the compliance needed within dental surgeries.
Our commitment to education is at the heart of what we do. As part of our Dentilearn programme, we publish CPD articles on our website and offer a City & Guilds accredited one-day decontamination course as well as contributing to evening decontamination seminars run in association with Henry Schein Dental.
We appreciate that the problem in any busy practice is finding the time to allow key members of staff to go out for essential training, so we’ve turned this problem on its head and introduced Dentilearn CPD In-Practice. In other words, we bring the training to you.
The advantage is that we can come into your practice whenever it’s convenient – whether that’s lunchtime, after-hours or on a specific date. No one needs to take time out of the practice. You get to save on travel costs and the team remains in the comfort of their own surroundings.
Dentilearn In-Practice offers a choice of one- or two-hour CPD sessions covering a variety of topics, which can be selected in advance to provide the specific training that best meets the needs of the individual team. The one-hour lunch sessions are very popular as they fit in well for everyone concerned. This also applies to the two-hour sessions for after-hours training.
There’s no maximum number of participants, so these sessions offer real value for money. I recently held a two-hour session for a team of ninety, then went on to do a one-hour session of just six. It simply depends on the number of staff in a practice or group of practices. The sessions are not product driven in any way; they are purely about staff gaining verifiable CPD and ensuring everything relates back to local guidelines, whether that’s in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.
My aim is not just to visit a practice, provide the training and leave; I can carry out free water quality tests of dental unit water lines and offer advice should remedial action be required. I also walk through the practice and look at the decontamination and cross-infection protocols and answer any questions the team may have. It’s all part of the service.
Read more at dentisan.co.uk/education/inpracticetraining.
Jonty Bayliss, Business Development Manager at Dentisan