Direct Access was introduced in UK Dentistry in 2012 to improve access for our patient, pave the way for the progressive model in dentistry. Following this, patients can see DHT without seeing the dentist first. However, the guidelines from GDC is not very clear. And we are still confused on how to manage those patients in general dental practice, what are the legal and the ethical issues surrounding this when seeing these patients the appropriate steps to follow, what should I have in place when seeing these patients, how my practice can support me, what my team member should know if I am going to practice “Direct Access” and what my patient should know before and after they see me?
The main aim for the day is to answer these questions step by step!
To simplify and streamline direct access process for DHT.
The speaker will:
- Discuss the history of Direct Access and its current implications for DHT as well as dental practices.
- Discuss current guidelines and recommendations from various bodies regarding Direct Access.
- Outline steps on how to manage Direct Access patents
- Clarify when and how to offer referrals when needed.
- Discuss how to avoid litigation challenges when seeing patient under Direct Access.
Anticipated Learning Outcomes:
Following the session, the delegates will be able to:
- Understand DA and its implications
- Discuss GDC Guidelines and recommendations from other stalk holders in dentistry.
- Appreciate the limitations of DA and ways to overcome them (where possible)
- Establish DA protocol in their practice
- Implement steps to avoid litigation when seeing patient under DA
- Train their team on how to work under DA
GDC Higher Learning Outcomes: A, B, C & D
CPD – 3.5 hours Enhanced CPD
Date – 4th July 2020
Time – 2:00 to 5:30 pm (online registration will open at 1:45)
Cost – £62.5 + VAT, includes reading materials
Speaker – Mr Deepak Simkhada
Who is the course aimed at: Qualified Hygienist, Therapist and Dentists
PS we will share consent forms and record-keeping template for DA following the course.
Mr Deepak Simkhada
BSc Oral Health (UK), MSc Advance Periodontal Practice (UK)
Dental Hygienist/Therapist (UK)
Visiting Lecturer – Kantipur Dental College/Hospital, Nepal
CEO & Founder; Perio With Deepak Courses
CEO & Founder; Oral Care for Developing Countries
Deepak qualified from the University of Dundee (2007) with a BSc in Oral Health and later completed MSc in Advanced Periodontal Practice from the University of Essex (2018). He has a special interest in managing advance periodontal problems in primary care settings through non- surgical periodontal treatments.
Treating and managing periodontal patients in general dental practices has its own unique challenges. Deepak understands this from his own experience working from dental hospital to corporate and independent (both national health service and private) practices. He incorporates this into his teaching methods and explains how to manage patients better and yield successful outcome using non-surgical approach. Deepak’s lectures are very comprehensive, hands on, evidence-based and he ensures he creates open-style, fun and interactive learning environment for his delegates. He has been described as “motivational and engaging speaker”.
He frequently writes for dental journals and lectures at dental events on these topics nationally and internationally. Annually he organises volunteering trip to Nepal to promote oral and general health and to provide pain relief as well as general dental treatments.
Currently Deepak practices as dental hygienist therapist two days per week in general dental practice and runs courses on various aspects of periodontology within the UK (www.periowithdeepak.com) . He is also studying for Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from University of Greenwich and enjoys traveling.
Deepak is our main speaker for Masterclass On Periodontal Disease, Simplifying Hand Instrumentation, Direct Access Step by Step and co-speaker on Peri-Implant Disease and Its Management, Perio Medico Litigation and how to avoid them.