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Cross-cultural Safety and Sensitivity


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Free course - no card required

This in-depth course is designed for dental professionals aiming to enhance their skills in cross-cultural safety and sensitivity. It focuses on the application of cultural competence in dental practice, ensuring effective and respectful care for patients from diverse backgrounds.

Explore the nuances of cultural barriers in dental care, learn effective communication strategies, and understand how to tailor dental assessments to diverse cultural needs. Enhance your approach to recognising and mitigating personal biases and commit to ongoing cultural competence development.

Gain vital insights into cross-cultural safety and sensitivity in dental practice. Elevate your dental care standards with our expert-led course.

This free course is relevant to dentists, dental nurses, hygienists, therapists, receptionists and other dental care professionals.

CPD Time: 1 hours (1 CPD Credits)

Customer feedback on this course

  • Exceptionally insightful, broadened my perspective on cultural diversity in dentistry.
  • Practical and relevant, especially the real-world scenarios.
  • Enhanced my communication skills with patients from diverse backgrounds.
  • Important insights into managing cultural barriers effectively.
  • Very helpful for fostering sensitivity and inclusivity in dental practice.

Assessment: 12 MCQs. Pass mark 75%. more…

On passing the assessment you will immediately receive a GDC-recognised Enhanced CPD Certificate.

To enhance the understanding and application of cultural competence in dental practice, enabling dental professionals to provide effective and respectful care to patients from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Course objective:
• Equip dental professionals to address cross-cultural challenges effectively.
• Foster continuous cultural learning and sensitivity in dental settings.

Anticipated learning outcomes:
The learner will:
• Identify cultural barriers in dental care.
• Utilise effective, culturally-sensitive communication strategies.
• Tailor dental assessments to diverse cultural needs.
• Recognise and mitigate personal biases.
• Commit to ongoing cultural competence development.

GDC Development Outcomes:
A, B, D

Learning content:
Cultural Competence Overview, Effective Communication, Tailoring Assessments, Recognising Biases, Continuous Learning, Case Studies, Course Completion

Show suggested PDP entry

You can copy and adapt this example PDP entry for your own needs and circumstances. The format complies with GDC guidance on PDP structure.

PDP Learning or Maintenance need
Enhancing Cultural Competence in Dental Practice
How does this relate to my field of practice?
Very important for providing respectful and effective care to diverse patient populations.
Which development outcome(s) does it link to?
What benefit will this have to my work?
Improved patient communication, enhanced sensitivity to cultural needs, and better patient outcomes.
How will I meet this learning or maintenance need?
Take the Verified Learning course "Cross-cultural Safety and Sensitivity in Dental Practice".
When will I complete this by?

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