Top Tips for Dental Registrars

Top Tips for Dental Registrars

12 March 2021


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  • Following the successes of our Top Tips courses for VDPs and for GDPs, we now offer a new course for Dental Registrars.

    This one-day digital conference will provide dental specialty registrars working in secondary care with useful hints and tips for developing key skills for success within registrar training and exit examinations.

    The day will feature interactive presentations and panel discussions. A wide range of topics will be covered and will be applicable to all specialities. These will include: critical appraisal, management, complaints and ISFE examination techniques. A wide variety of speakers will provide valuable information on topics essential to the development of the modern dental specialty registrar, delivering concise, effective take home messages for delegates.

    It is not the intention to provide in depth, clinically based advice, but rather for the speakers, sharing their extensive experience of secondary care, to focus on important non-technical skills, which registrars can utilise and adapt to their everyday care for patients.

    For ease and convenience, the programme can be accessed live or on-demand for up to three weeks after the event, and will offer up to 5 CPDA credits.


    The aim of this conference is to give delegates an overview of key information relevant to the holistic development of the modern dental speciality registrar, with particular focus on topics relevant to speciality fellowship examinations.


    Have a clear idea of the structure of the ISFE examination, including examination technique and the standards expected of candidates

    • Understand the NHS complaints process, management techniques for dealing with patient complaints and have knowledge of examples of patient complaints
    • Be able to discuss the importance of good record keeping and appreciate the gold standard of record keeping
    • Have an understanding of the roles and structure of NHS management and how these relate to clinical work
    • Recognise contemporary issues within the NHS and its management and have fundamental knowledge of NHS budgets
    • Have knowledge of the planning process for developing an NHS Service with an understanding of the role of the consultant in this service and the challenges of maintaining a service
    • Be aware of basic critical appraisal skills and critical appraisal frameworks, good practice in common study designs and methods of comparing study samples
    • Have an overview of potential avenues of career development following exit examination


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    Welcome and Introduction

    Michael Paterson
    Specialty Registrar in Restorative Dentistry
    Glasgow Dental Hospital

    12 March

    Passing exams - Tips for Performing Well in Exit Examinations

    Dr Aileen Bell
    Clinical Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Oral Surgery
    Director of Dental Education, Oral Surgery Teaching Lead
    Glasgow Dental Hospital

    12 March

    Managing patient complaints - the NHS complaints process

    Aubrey Craig
    Head of Dental Division

    12 March

    Record keeping - important aspects to Registrars

    Aubrey Craig
    Head of Dental Division

    12 March


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    NHS Management Structure and Roles

    Jackie Wilson
    Clinical Service Manager, Acute Oral Health
    Glasgow Dental Hospital

    12 March


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    Developing and maintaining a Service - The Role of the NHS Consultant

    Beth Burns
    Consultant & Lead Clinician Restorative Dentistry
    Glasgow Dental Hospital and School

    12 March

    Critical appraisal

    Narinder Kaur Gosall
    The Critical Appraisal Company

    12 March

    Career development and post qualification options

    Adrian Pace-Balzan
    Consultant & Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry
    Edinburgh Dental Institute

    12 March

    Questions and Close
  • Category Product Amount
    Trainee - RCPSG Member Registrations £72
    Trainee - Non-Member Registrations £84
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Closing date: 13 March 2021


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+44 (0) 141 240 6210

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