Tackling Stress

Learn about the causes of stress and burnout

This course will help you identify the triggers of work-related stress, how it can manifest physically and psychologically, and effective ways you can overcome it.

Free to all GDC-registered dental professionals

Course Summary

This course covers two key topics:

1. Stress Awareness is designed to give you an overview of stress awareness at work. We'll explain why stress occurs and how it can manifest itself physically and psychologically, and offer practical hints and tips on how to cope with the ever-increasing demands of the modern workplace.
2. Managing Stress and Conflict looks in detail at how these two subjects are interlinked. We'll explore the obligations of the organisation in minimising stress levels and, most importantly, examine the role that managers have in controlling stress and conflict within their teams.


Objectives

The course covers the following topic areas:

  • Stress in the workplace
  • Risk factors for work-related stress
  • Dealing with stress


Outcomes

By the end of the course, you will:
  • Understand the causes of stress in dental working environments
  • Understand how to cope with stress and burnout
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Essential Decontamination

Be confident that you know this key topic with our easy to use e-learning course.


5 Hours verifiable CPD

As a dental professional, you have a clear responsibility to understand and implement effective decontamination procedures within your practice to ensure a safe environment for all patients and staff. This short course will cover all the essential information you need to know to enable you to do this.

This course is designed to provide a thorough grounding in all aspects of dental decontamination, and is also broad enough to act as a comprehensive refresher course for those who already have some experience in this field.

The course covers the following topic areas:

1. Introduction

2. Infectious Conditions

3. Hand Hygiene

4. Personal Protective Equipment

5. Preparation of Environment

6. Introduction to dental equipment

7. Cleaning Methods

8. Sterilisation

 

By the end of the course, participants will have an understanding of the principles behind decontamination, the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out common decontamination tasks, and an awareness of the regulations for their UK nation.

Assessment

You will be required to complete quizzes on each topic to test your knowledge. The pass mark for each quiz is 100%, but don't worry – you will have three attempts at each quiz. When you have viewed each topic and passed all quizzes, you will be awarded a certificate.

Recommended reading

The course will provide you with all of the recommended reading, including the regulations and guidelines for decontamination that are in force in your area. All resources will be available to download upon booking.

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British Dental Journal CPD 2017

Earn up to 48 hours of verifiable CPD per year with the BDJ (in partnership with UCL Eastman Dental Institute).

BDJ In Practice CPD 2017

12 hours of verifiable CPD every year, covering everything dentists in practice need to know.

BDJ Team CPD 2017

Earn up to 10 hours of FREE verifiable CPD each year by reading articles in BDJ Team, our dedicated magazine for DCPs.

Child Protection and the Dental Team CPD

Developed in partnership with Dr Jenny Harris and COPDEND to complement Child Protection and the Dental Team.

CPD category: Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults
Availability: all users
3hrs verifiable CPD

BDA-CRUK Oral Cancer Recognition Toolkit CPD

Developed in partnership with Cancer Research UK to complement the Oral Cancer Recognition Toolkit.

CPD category: Oral cancer early detection
Availability: all users
3hrs verifiable CPD

Dental Radiography for DCPs - January 2018

January 2018 course

Exam date: 15 September 2018

Learn how to take dental x-rays with our highly-successful and user-friendly course.


Achieving the BDA Education Certificate in Dental Radiography will qualify you to take radiographs unsupervised.


Course summary


The course consists of 8-weeks of online theory, which will teach you the essential skills needed to use X-rays safely and take common dental radiographs. Once this initial part of the course has been completed, students will be required to complete a Portfolio of practical work consisting of 40 radiographs, and then sit a final exam.

The course and exam are held entirely online, meaning you will not need to take any time out of work to study.

The qualification is approved by the BSDMFR and the Society and College of Radiographers.

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Dental Radiography for DCPs - February 2018

February 2018 course

Exam date: 15 September 2018

Learn how to take dental x-rays with our highly-successful and user-friendly course.


Achieving the BDA Education Certificate in Dental Radiography will qualify you to take radiographs unsupervised.


Course summary


The course consists of 8-weeks of online theory, which will teach you the essential skills needed to use X-rays safely and take common dental radiographs. Once this initial part of the course has been completed, students will be required to complete a Portfolio of practical work consisting of 40 radiographs, and then sit a final exam.

The course and exam are held entirely online, meaning you will not need to take any time out of work to study.

The qualification is approved by the BSDMFR and the Society and College of Radiographers.

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Dental Radiography for DCPs - March 2018

March 2018 course

Exam date: 15 September 2018

Learn how to take dental x-rays with our highly-successful and user-friendly course.


Achieving the BDA Education Certificate in Dental Radiography will qualify you to take radiographs unsupervised.


Course summary


The course consists of 8-weeks of online theory, which will teach you the essential skills needed to use X-rays safely and take common dental radiographs. Once this initial part of the course has been completed, students will be required to complete a Portfolio of practical work consisting of 40 radiographs, and then sit a final exam.

The course and exam are held entirely online, meaning you will not need to take any time out of work to study.

The qualification is approved by the BSDMFR and the Society and College of Radiographers.

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Oral Health Education for DCPs - January 2018

January 2018 course

Exam date: 15th September 2018

Inspire your patients! Are you a dental nurse, love your job but want to do more?


Achieving the BDA Education Certificate in Oral Health Education will qualify you to work as an Oral Health Educator within your practice.


Course summary


The BDA online course in OHE teaches all the theory needed to pass the BDA certificate in Oral Health Education, including how to plan and carry out oral health sessions. As part of the course students will need to complete a practical portfolio and an online exam.

The course and exam are conducted completely online so there is no need to attend a training venue at any point. Viewing the course modules is entirely flexible giving students 24 hour access for study; we recommend at least 4 hours a week.

The theory is taught through 27 online modules in the first 8 weeks of the course, at the end of which students will be ready to begin their practical work.

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Oral Health Education for DCPs - February 2018

February 2018 course

Exam date: 15th September 2018

Inspire your patients! Are you a dental nurse, love your job but want to do more?


Achieving the BDA Education Certificate in Oral Health Education will qualify you to work as an Oral Health Educator within your practice.


Course summary


The BDA online course in OHE teaches all the theory needed to pass the BDA certificate in Oral Health Education, including how to plan and carry out oral health sessions. As part of the course students will need to complete a practical portfolio and an online exam.

The course and exam are conducted completely online so there is no need to attend a training venue at any point. Viewing the course modules is entirely flexible giving students 24 hour access for study; we recommend at least 4 hours a week.

The theory is taught through 27 online modules in the first 8 weeks of the course, at the end of which students will be ready to begin their practical work.

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