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Dementia-friendly dentistry


About this course

Free course - no card required

Welcome to the Dementia-friendly Dentistry course, tailored for UK dental professionals to align with the CQC's guidelines and standards on dementia care. As dedicated dental practitioners, our role is not confined merely to treating dental conditions; we are entrusted with the well-being and comfort of every patient who walks through our doors.

This course is designed to deepen your comprehension of dementia and its nuances, empowering you with the expertise and compassion to provide unparalleled dental care to individuals living with dementia. This will ensure that each patient receives personalised attention, feels valued, and experiences comfort during their dental visits.

This free course is a CQC recommended topic.

This course is relevant to the whole dental team.

CPD Time: 1 hour 30 minutes (1.5 CPD Credits)

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

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

To empower dental professionals with a comprehensive understanding of dementia, fostering a compassionate and efficient approach to dental care for patients living with dementia.

Course objective:
• Participants will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to provide individualised and effective dental care to patients with dementia, ensuring their safety, comfort, and well-being.

Anticipated learning outcomes:
The learner will:
• Recognise the various stages and types of dementia, understanding the unique challenges and needs associated with each.
• Be able to employ specific dental care techniques tailored for dementia patients, including communication methods, preventive measures, and tailored treatment plans.
• Be able to establish productive relationships with caregivers and other healthcare professionals, recognising their critical role in the care continuum of dementia patients.
• Respond effectively and empathetically to potential behavioural challenges, ensuring the safety and comfort of both the patient and dental staff.

GDC Development Outcomes:

Learning content:
Types of Dementia | Recognising Dementia | Adapting the Dental Environment | Communication Strategies | Comprehensive Dental Care | Preventive Dentistry | Managing Anxiety | Collaborative Care | Ethical and Legal Aspects

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
Understanding Dementia, and its impact on dental care.
How does this relate to my field of practice?
My job is patient facing.
Which development outcome(s) does it link to?
What benefit will this have to my work?
Perform tasks that are required for my normal role/duties.
How will I meet this learning or maintenance need?
Take the Verified Learning course on Demenia-Friendly Dentistry
When will I complete this by?

Note: After copying and adapting the suggested PDP entry, remember to reflect, plan, act, and evaluate for every CPD activity you undertake.