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Clinical Record Keeping and Selection Criteria for Dental Radiography

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Clinical Record Keeping and Selection Criteria for Dental Radiography

Clinical records are the primary source of evidence used for providing effective care to patients and also help to account for any actions and decisions.

The old adage says, “if it isn’t recorded, it didn’t happen” and this can be true with regard to clinical records. The dentist’s recollection of an appointment will most likely constitute a vague idea of what happened, whereas the patient’s perception of dental treatment may include more detail, as it is a personal experience. It may, however, be charged with pain and emotional distress. This means that the only evidence we can actually rely on is on what it is written down in the patient’s records. 

Question Yellow Why do I need to do this course?

Clinical Record Keeping is in the top 3 non-compliances listed by the GDC. Therefore, it is vital to understand how to keep accurate records when caring for your patients.

This course is run in a small, interactive group where you will learn about best practice in record keeping, how to undertake an audit of your records, when it is appropriate to take a radiograph and how to interpret them.

This course is for all members of the dental team and we advise that a dentist attends with their nurse, if they are involved and support the record keeping in practice.

Information Yellow Course aims and objectives

  • To describe why accurate record keeping is vitally important
  • To lst the constituent part of a 'record'
  • To describe how to undertake a record card audit
  • To describe when taking radiographs is appropriate in dental practice
  • To recognise what requirements are needed for record keeping in dental radiography
  • To demonstrate skills in reporting and interpreting dental radiographs
  • To describe the quality assurance process in dental radiography

Clock Yellow How long is this course? 

The course provides 6 hours of CPD, held over 7 hours (includes lunch).

Person Yellow Who delivers this course? 

The course is delivered by Susy Madrugo, a dentist who has dedicated her career to supporting the profession by undertaking advisory roles within regulatory and dental-legal aspects of dentistry. Her extensive knowledge and experience comes from observing a number of inspections with various regulators, including CQC and HIW, analysis and support with patient complaints, Area Team and Health Board investigations and Fitness to Practice cases in her roles of Clinical Support Manager and Clinical Director for {my}dentist.

Mapuk Where are the courses held?

TBC - contact the Sales Team to register your interest

Pound Yellow1 How much does this course cost?

£150 plus VAT for members.
£199 plus VAT for non-members.
The price includes refreshments and lunch

Places are limited. Call 0800 028 1697 to reserve your place.