Broaden the horizons of your dental team

A new dentistry education guide is out now – a crucial tool in keeping dental professionals up-to-date with all their education needs.

The latest edition of Dentistry Education Guide has new sections, including education guide news and Diary Dates, designed to provide you with information on courses to look forward to.

Education applies to all members of the dental team and this has become even more apparent with the introduction of CPD for dental care professionals.

With the GDC widening CPD rules from 1 August 2008 to take in other dental care professionals as well as dentists, Dentistry Education Guide managing editor Heather Podbury is keen to stress the importance of the magazine:

‘Continuing professional development has a great many benefits and should be embraced rather than considered a chore,’ she said.

‘The GDC guidelines are in place to help protect patients from negligence, by ensuring all dental professional keep up to date with the latest techniques.

This also has significant benefits for the dental team, learning new exciting things can keeps the individual focused on their career and prevents it becoming mundane.’

She added: ‘Keeping abreast of new things allows the individual to prove their worth and give themselves the edge over others.’

This is an attribute that can be brought into the practice to help it stay ahead of the tough competition.

Another advantage of the broadening of CPD is that it can be used as a fantastic team-building exercise.

The core subjects for dentists and dental care professionals are the same, meaning that learning can be carried out together.

This makes it more fun while creating a strong working bond within the team.

To see the online version of the guide, go to

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