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Staying Ahead in Dental Regulations: Time-blocking for CPD and Compliance

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


About This Course

Learn how to implement Time-Blocking in your dental practice with this course. Discover its benefits, manage CPD requirements, and refine your techniques.

Why Take This Course?

This course addresses the common problem of time management that UK dental professionals face. With the help of Time-Blocking techniques, dental professionals can effectively plan and organize their day-to-day activities, manage their CPD requirements, and comply with regulatory needs. By implementing Time-Blocking, dental professionals can improve their productivity, reduce stress, and enhance patient care. The course provides practical exercises, case studies, and scenario analyses to help dental professionals understand and apply Time-Blocking techniques in their practice. Overall, this course is a valuable resource for UK dental professionals looking to optimize their time and improve their practice.

This course on Time-Blocking provides an introduction to the benefits of Time-Blocking and how to implement it in a dental practice. It also covers managing CPD requirements and compliance/regulatory needs. Exercises, case studies, and scenario analyses are included throughout the course, along with key takeaways.

How This Course Supports GDC Enhanced Dental CPD

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Learning ObjectivesAnticipated Outcomes
1: By the end of this course, learners will be able to understand and define the concept of time-blocking as well as identify its benefits.1: Upon completion of the course, participants are expected to apply time-blocking principles to improve productivity in dental practices.
2: Upon completion, learners will have the capacity to understand the significant role of time-blocking in managing dental laboratory tasks and its impact on productivity and work quality.2: As a result of this course, learners will likely increase the efficiency in dental laboratories, leading to shorter waiting times and higher patient satisfaction.
3: Participants will demonstrate their ability to identify the key principles of time-blocking including understanding the importance of monotasking, scheduling in breaks, and maintaining flexibility.3: The course should lead to a better understanding and application of time-blocking strategies in dental practices.
4: By the final session, learners will have mastered the ability to recognise potential challenges in implementing time-blocking in a dental laboratory and manage them effectively.4: In the wider context, the course aims to contribute to overall improvement in time management in the field of dental healthcare.
5: At the course’s conclusion, attendees will possess the competency to understand real-world applications of time-blocking in a dental laboratory using a case study.5: Following the course, the expectation is that attendees will successfully implement and maintain a time-blocking schedule tailored to their dental practice needs.

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

This course covers an introduction to Time-Blocking and its benefits, the steps to implement Time-Blocking in a dental practice, managing CPD requirements and compliance/regulatory needs with Time-Blocking, and reflecting on and refining Time-Blocking techniques. Exercises, case studies, and scenario analyses are included throughout the course. Key takeaways are also provided.

Course Outline

Section 1

Section 1 of this course provides an introduction to time-blocking and its benefits, comparing it to traditional scheduling methods. It also includes exercises for reflecting on your current system. Additionally, it covers implementing time-blocking in a dental practice, managing CPD requirements, complying with regulatory needs, and refining time-blocking techniques for ongoing improvements.

Section 2

Section 2 of the course covers implementing Time-Blocking in a Dental Practice, managing CPD requirements with Time-Blocking, using Time-Blocking for compliance and regulatory needs, and reflecting on and refining Time-Blocking techniques. Topics include steps to implement Time-Blocking, role of digital tools, prioritizing and scheduling CPD courses, preparing for audits and inspections, and ongoing improvements of Time-Blocking methods.

Section 3

Section 3 of the course covers the application of time-blocking in various aspects of dental practice, including managing CPD requirements, compliance and regulatory needs. The section also emphasizes the importance of technology and provides exercises and case studies to assist in successful implementation and ongoing improvement of time-blocking techniques.

Section 4

Section 4 of the course covers the importance of Time-Blocking for Compliance and Regulatory Needs. It includes topics such as preparing for audits and inspections with time-blocking, managing patient records and documentation, adjusting and optimizing time-blocks for regulations, and scenario analysis: time-blocking during a compliance audit.

Section 5

Key learnings from the course on Time-blocking include an understanding of its benefits and impact on productivity, as well as the differences between Time-blocking and traditional scheduling methods. The course covers implementing Time-blocking in a dental practice, managing CPD requirements, and complying with regulations using Time-blocking techniques. Participants will also learn about ongoing improvements, reassessment, and adaptation of Time-blocking plans to changing needs and unforeseen challenges.

Course Reviews

I found this course to be incredibly useful in helping me manage my time more effectively in my dental practice. The step-by-step approach to implementing Time-Blocking was easy to follow and has already made a big difference in my daily routine.

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

As a dental professional with years of experience, I found this course to be a refreshing take on time management. The exercises and case studies provided practical applications for the Time-Blocking method, and I came away with new insights that will undoubtedly help me be more efficient in my practice.

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

I was initially skeptical of Time-Blocking, but this course changed my mind. The focus on CPD requirements and regulatory compliance was especially helpful, and I now feel much more confident in my ability to manage my time effectively while still meeting all necessary obligations.

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

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