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Patient Recalls - Record Keeping


About this course

This free course focuses on the essentials of patient recall appointments in dentistry. Based on the NICE and FGDP (CGDent) guidelines, it is tailored to enhance the understanding and skills of dental professionals, including dentists, dental care professionals, receptionists, and practice managers, in managing effective recall visits for various patient categories.

Patient Recall Appointments

Through this course, you will gain a deeper understanding of recall visits, their purpose, and how to determine appropriate recall intervals based on individual patient needs. The course covers detailed considerations for adults, children, and patients with special needs, emphasising the importance of tailored recall strategies.

Key topics include clinical examination consistency, comprehensive diagnosis, and personalised treatment planning. This course equips you with the tools and knowledge necessary for optimal patient management through effective recall appointments.

Master the art of patient recall appointments to ensure optimal oral health maintenance and patient satisfaction. Discover how to personalise recall intervals and treatment plans for diverse patient groups.

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

CPD Time: 1 hour (1 CPD Credit)

Customer feedback on this course

  • Extremely informative and detailed, especially regarding individualised recall strategies.
  • Comprehensive examination of recall intervals for different patient groups was enlightening.
  • Helpful insights into personalising patient care in recall appointments.
  • Very effective in improving our approach to patient recall intervals and treatment planning.

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

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

To enhance dental professionals' understanding and application of optimal recall visit strategies.

Course objective:
• Provide a comprehensive overview of recall visits.
• Outline strategies for effective clinical examination, diagnosis, and treatment planning.

Anticipated learning outcomes:
The learner will:
• Define recall visits and understand their significance.
• Identify appropriate recall intervals for various patient groups.
• Conduct thorough clinical examinations with consistent record-keeping.
• Develop comprehensive diagnoses and individualised treatment plans.
• Adjust future recall intervals based on structured risk assessments.

GDC Development Outcomes:
A, D

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
Optimising Patient Recall Appointments
How does this relate to my field of practice?
Very important for maintaining patient oral health and improving practice efficiency.
Which development outcome(s) does it link to?
A, D
What benefit will this have to my work?
Enhanced understanding of recall intervals, improved patient management, and treatment outcomes.
How will I meet this learning or maintenance need?
Enrol in the course "Patient Recall Appointments: Strategies for Effective Management".
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.