Introducing dental non-technical skills to dental nurses

Speaker: Julia Armstrong, Geraldine Birks and Sarah Manton

Date: April 24, 2020

Time: 15:00‐16:00

Room: Speaker room 1

Session aims

This session is relevant to dental nurses and DCPs working in any dental environment. The aims are to introduce dental nurses to the concept of non-technical skills, to explain their importance for patient safety and to show why good non-technical skills are essential for optimal team-working.

Session objectives

  1. To demonstrate the relevance of good non-technical skills for dental nurses.
  2. To describe the development of a new system for assessing the non-technical skills of dental nurses.
  3. To show how non-technical skills for nurses is complementary to the assessment of non-technical skills for dentists (DeNTS).

Learning outcomes

  1. Understand when to use a DeNTS assessment system to support learning and development for dental nurses and DCPs.
  2. Describe the relevance of non-technical skills for patient safety and discuss the practical application of DeNTS in clinical situations.
  3. Appreciate the importance of non-technical skills for good team-working.

eCPD development outcomes

  • A – Effective communication with patients, the dental team and others across dentistry, including when obtaining consent, dealing with complaints, and raising concerns when patients are at risk.
  • B – Effective management of self and effective management of others or effective work with others in the dental team, in the interests of patients, providing constructive leadership where appropriate.
  • D – Maintenance of skills, behaviours and attitudes which maintain patient confidence in you and the dental profession and put patients’ interests first.

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In light of the latest advice from the UK and Scottish Governments, we have taken the decision to postpone this year’s Scottish Dental Show.