B: Effective management of self and effective management of others or effective work with others in the dental team, in the interests of patients; providing constructive leadership where appropriate., C: Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice.,
Over the last twenty or so years the advance of digital technologies has had significant impact across dentistry and there are no signs of abatement. This presentation looks at some key benefits offered and challenges posed, and how these can help prepare for the huge changes that are just around the corner.
Topics covered include:
digital processes and workflows;
evolution of digital imaging, from intraoral cameras to digital CBCT imaging to milling or printing of crowns, bridges, dentures, surgical stents and orthodontic appliances;
investment in time and money in respect of limited lifespan;
limitations and incompatibilities;
risks of design decisions being made by non-dentally trained operatives; and
the changing role of the skilled dental technician.
On completion you will have reviewed how digital technologies have shaped your practice, what is on the horizon, and how they can be best employed.
General Dental Practitioner, Lecturer and postgraduate tutor, FGDP Examiner
BDS LDS RCS, MFGDP, MGDS RCS, FFGDP RCS
General Dental Practitioner, Lecturer and postgraduate tutor, FGDP Examiner Wise Dentistry (head office) James qualified from Guys in 1981 and spent 6 months as House Surgeon before going into private practice.
In 1986 he set up his own practice and being of enquiring mind worked his way through the portfolio of postgraduate study offered by the Royal College of Surgeons and the Faculty of General Dental Practice gaining the ultimate, the Fellowship in 2004. He has a major interest in education and lectures widely, from VT right through to Fellowship Mentoring and has been part of the Mentoring Development Group. He is a Fellowship Assessor and a Course Director (Manchester) for the FGDP(UK) Diploma/MSc in Restorative Dentistry. He has been a Board member and also a Course Tutor for the IQE examination. James runs several hands-on courses with his well-known humorous style. He gained the Certificate in Practice Appraisal in 2005 and so is well aware of the real issues faced by General Practitioners.
Having been a keen Meccano builder as a child, James performs all his own prosthodontic laboratory work and is happiest hand-tinting acrylic for natural looking dentures or setting up teeth at the chairside with input from the patient.