Enhanced CPD Pro

Navigating Technological Change: Adapting to New Dental Technologies

September 5, 2023 | by dental.cpdpro.org.uk


About This Course

This course teaches dental professionals about resilience, adaptability, leadership, and risk preparation in dental practices. It includes case studies and explores the role of technology and leadership in managing changes.

Why Take This Course?

The course addresses common challenges that dental professionals face such as stressors, technological changes, leadership adaptation, and risk preparation. By providing comprehensive knowledge and techniques on resilience, adaptability, and risk management, it equips professionals with the necessary skills to manage these challenges effectively. Additionally, the course emphasizes the importance of leadership in driving changes and preparing for emergencies, providing strategies for developing adaptable leadership. Overall, the course provides valuable insights for dental professionals to enhance their resilience, adaptability, and leadership skills in managing dental practices effectively.

The course on resilience, adaptability, leadership, and risk preparation in dental practices is beneficial because it provides comprehensive understanding and practical techniques for building resilience, adapting to new technologies, developing adaptable leadership, and preparing for emergencies in dental practices. It also includes case studies and scenario analyses to apply these concepts in practice.

How This Course Supports GDC Enhanced Dental CPD

logo of the General Dental Council“Dental professionals have a duty to keep their knowledge and skills up to date. A primary qualification is only the first step in their education and development which should last throughout their professional life”
General Dental Council
Learning ObjectivesAnticipated Outcomes
1: By the end of this course, learners will be able to understand and apply resilience techniques developed specifically for dental practices to manage workplace stress more effectively.#REF!
2: Upon completion, learners will demonstrate the capacity to adapt to and implement new technologies within their practices to enhance work efficiency and overall patient care.
3: Participants will have the ability to incorporate adaptable leadership techniques to inspire their teams and effectively manage shifting dynamics within their practice.
4: By the final session, learners will have mastered the skills and strategies necessary for preparing and adapting to potential risks or emergencies that could arise in the dental field.
5: At the course’s conclusion, attendees will have developed the competency to summarize and implement the principles of adaptability into their practices, preparing for the future in an ever-changing profession.

Regulatory Standards

✅ A – Effective Communication
✅ B – Effective Management
✅ C – Maintenance in Field of Practice
✅ D – Maintenance in Patient Confidence
✅ Caring
✅ Effective
✅ Leadership
✅ Responsive
✅ Safe

🕐 90 minutes of Enhanced Dental CPD

Course Description

The course focuses on the concept of resilience, adaptability, leadership, and risk preparation in dental practices. In the first part, it provides a comprehensive understanding of the importance of resilience in a dental practice, covering various stressors, and techniques for building resilience. It also includes a case study analysis of resilience application in real-world dental practices. The second part of the course delves into the role of technology in dental practices, the impact it has, and how to adapt to new technologies. It discusses methods to overcome barriers to technological adaptation and includes a thought experiment to envision a technologically advanced dental practice. The third part of the course explores the challenges of leadership in dental practices and the role of leadership in managing changes. It also discusses strategies for developing adaptable leadership and includes a case study on successful leadership adaptation in dental practices. The fourth part of the course provides an understanding of risk factors in dental practices, preparing for emergencies, implementing risk mitigation plans, and developing an emergency response strategy. It includes a scenario analysis to apply risk adaptation in practice. The final part of the course recaps the principles of adaptability, emphasizing its importance in dental practices. It enumerates key learnings for dental professionals and the future of adaptability in dental practices. A recap and reflection of the adaptability concepts covered throughout the course are also included.

Course Outline

Section 1

Section 1 of the course covers the concept of resilience in dental practices, the role of resilience in dental practice, stressors and their impact on dental practice, techniques to build resilience, and an analysis of resilience in real-world dental practices.

Section 2

Section 2 of the course covers the concept of resilience in dental practices, the impact of technology on dental practice, leadership challenges in dental practices, understanding risks in dental practices, and the principles of adaptability, their importance in dental practices, and key learnings for dental professionals.

Section 3

Section 3 of the course covers topics related to adaptability in dental practices, including the concept of resilience and its role in dental practice, adapting to new technologies, leadership challenges and strategies for managing change, preparing for emergencies, and summarizing the principles of adaptability. Through case studies, thought experiments, and scenario analyses, dental professionals can learn techniques to build resilient practices and adapt to new challenges in the ever-changing field of dentistry.

Section 4

Section 4 of the course focuses on Risk Preparation and Adaptation in dental practices. It covers topics such as understanding risks, preparing for emergencies, implementing risk mitigation plans, developing an emergency response strategy, and applying risk adaptation in practice through scenario analysis. The section emphasizes the importance of preparing for unexpected situations and developing plans to mitigate risks in dental practices.

Section 5

Section 5 of the course covers the principles of adaptability in dental practices, emphasizing on the importance of adapting to change and the impact it has on the success of the practice. The section provides a comprehensive review of the principles of adaptability, the importance of adaptability in dental practices, key learnings for dental professionals, and a reflection on adaptability concepts covered.

Course Reviews

This course really opened my eyes to the importance of adaptability in dental practices. The case studies were especially helpful in seeing real-world examples of how to implement resilience and leadership strategies.

✅ Met Course Objectives✅ Met Course Outcomes✅ Would Recommend ✅ Had Positive Impact

I was impressed with the depth of knowledge on technology in this course. The thought experiment was a great way to envision a technologically advanced dental practice and the strategies for overcoming barriers to adaptation were very practical.

✅ Met Course Objectives✅ Met Course Outcomes✅ Would Recommend ✅ Had Positive Impact

I found the risk management section of the course to be particularly valuable. The scenario analysis was a great way to apply risk adaptation in practice and the emergency response strategy was very well thought out.

✅ Met Course Objectives✅ Met Course Outcomes✅ Would Recommend ✅ Had Positive Impact

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