Back to Practice - Route to becoming A Star Dental Hygienist!
A star is born!
Back to Practice – Route to becoming A Star Dental Hygienist!
Been out of the game for far too long? Or not sure why you are not getting that A* feeling? Or feel like you do not know enough about UK Dental Hygiene Work? If yes, this course could be just the thing you are looking for!
If you have been out of work or not familiar with how dental hygienists work in modern dental team settings, this is the course for you! This 6 week-long programmes covers a wide range of topics from clinical aptitude, diagnosis and referral pathways to GDC Standards and professionalism. Yes, you heard this right, it’s not just about scale, polish and Perio, it is the full package with a cherry on top! In this course, we aim to put all pieces of the hygiene world together and show you ways on how you can make it work for you! There are modules on looking for a job, writing effective CVs, creating your clinical portfolio and digital footprint to comprehensive hands-on practical elements during residential week.
This course will have 3 distinct phases. Phase one will be self-directed learning to understand the basic science and evidence of the complex disease process and its management in clinical settings. There will also be a significant non-clinical aspect which is imperative to understand how UK dentistry operates, how to work as a part of the team and appreciate each team members’ scope of practice. During second phase, you will work on various online content to bring you up to date with current clinical practice as well as other topics such as cross-infection control, radiology, data protection, working with vulnerable groups etc. Finally, the third phase of the course will be a week-long residential section where you will be assessed on everything you have learnt so far. There will be mixture of workshops, group working, task based learning and hands-on practical sessions to learn and master the skills required to practice as a star hygienist!
By the time you finish this course, you will be familiar with and understand the relevance of UK rules and regulations that impacts you as a working dental hygienist, clinical guidelines that cover your SOP as dental hygienist ( assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning), how to practice safe, profitable yet ethical dentistry. We will also assist you to create your PDP, identifying your strengths and weaknesses, help you with writing CVs, creating your clinical portfolio and working on a digital footprint to help you find that dream job and how to prepare for the interview! We will also delve into the differences of being employed, self-employed or having a limited company and what that means to your financial situation.
Your course will be led by team of star dental hygienist therapists as well as non-clinical subject matter experts on their field.
Summary about Back to Practice – Route to becoming A Star Dental Hygienist!
CPD – 200 hours Enhanced CPD
Time – Residential Week, Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm (west london)
- Online/Offline work to be carried out in your own time, there will be some online lessons/webinars, timetable of which will be shared with you during registration
Cost – £1250+ VAT (includes reading materials, unlimited after course on-line support)
Speaker – Mr Deepak Simkhada and team (please check our speakers section)
Who is course aimed at: Qualified Hygienist, Therapist and Dentists, specially suitable for someone who has been “out of work” for a long period of time or has not got any exposure to UK dentistry in the past (overseas qualified clinicians).
All of our courses are fully independent and unbiased. However, courses are supported by various dental companies and supplies. It will enable us to bring better courses in reasonable cost. There might be representatives from various company on our course day so you get opportunity to try and discuss products you might like.
Our current sponsors are NSK UK, Swallow Dental (PDT Hand Instruments), On-Point Financial ,Vision Perio Brushes & Boutique Whitening. There might be additional sponsors for certain courses which will be updated on relevant course booking page.
Currently we are not booking anyone on this course however please join the waiting list by clicking the link below and we will get in touch with you to discuss this further.
Questionnaires for course can be accessed before and after 3 days of the course