The comfortable dental injection technique (CDIT)

Speaker: Barry Oulton

Date: April 24, 2020

Time: 09:30‐10:30

Room: Speaker room 2

The comfortable dental injection technique (CDIT) – how to wow your patients, grow your practice, confidence and profit.

Session aims

The aim of the session is to explain the effective management of pain in terms of psychology as well as physiology, with practical hints and tips aimed at improving the patient’s experience of dentistry.

Session objectives

The session will explain:

  • How the current theory of pain can be used to the dentist’s and patient’s advantage, ‘closing the gate’ to pain by stimulate the faster signal of touch, vibration or pressure sensation
  • The use of communication and language skills on the effectiveness of injection techniques
  • How words can make patients feel uncomfortable and / or anxious and how to overcome that so they feel completely comfortable
  • How to implement The Comfortable Dental Injection Technique into everyday practice in 8 easy steps.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify the psychology and physiology of pain
  • Discuss the physical technique of the comfortable dental injection technique  
  • Understand the impact of language

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.

C – Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice.

D – Maintenance of skills, behaviours and attitudes which maintain patient confidence in you and the dental profession and put patients’ interests first.

Our new booking system includes lecture sessions to allow you to create a personalised Scottish Dental Show timetable, however lecture session entry (speaker rooms 1-4) is on a first-come-first-served basis and cannot be guaranteed.

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