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  • Great meeting with the General Dental Council yesterday afternoon.

    Great meeting with the General Dental Council yesterday afternoon. Enhanced CPD 5 years on. Why evualute the scheme? Dental care professionals are still not understanding their #personaldevelopmentplan. How can we help make this more clear? Dental Training Ltd offer a FREE online course that details why a PDP is important, how to create a PDP and what needs to be included in a PDP. Confusion on the ‘recommended’ topics set by the GDC are being reviewed. What will make these guidelines more clear? My answer - Separate the dental roles, and make certain ‘recommended’ topics manadatory. Medical emergencies and safeguarding, for example, should not be a recommendation! Dental education and career progression is important for both patient safety and your own future. #dentalnurse#dentaleducation

  • Unlock Your Potential Today with Our 0% Interest Payment Plans for Online Courses!

    Are you eager to embark on a transformative online learning journey but worried about the financial burden? Worry no more! We are thrilled to announce our 0% Interest Payment Plans that allow you to start your desired online course right away, without having to wait or compromise on your dreams. At DTL, we firmly believe that education should be accessible to everyone, and financial constraints should never stand in the way of personal growth and development. That's why we've introduced these flexible payment options to make learning more affordable and convenient for our valued students. What are 0% Interest Payment Plans? Our 0% Interest Payment Plans are designed to ease the financial burden on students while providing an exceptional learning experience. With this plan, you can enrol in your desired online course and spread the cost over a manageable timeframe. Unlike traditional loans or credit cards, we do not charge any interest on the instalment amounts, ensuring that you only pay the exact cost of the course. Why Choose Our 0% Interest Payment Plans? Instant Access to Courses: With our payment plans, there's no need to wait! As soon as you enroll, you can start your online course journey immediately, unlocking a world of knowledge and possibilities. Zero Interest, Zero Worries: We understand that interest rates can make education seem unaffordable. With 0% interest, you won't be bogged down by additional costs, making your learning experience stress-free and budget-friendly. Flexibility and Convenience: Our payment plans are flexible, catering to your financial situation. You can choose the installment option that suits your budget, ensuring that pursuing education remains within your means. No Credit Checks: Unlike traditional financing options, our 0% Interest Payment Plans do not require credit checks. We believe in empowering every individual with the opportunity to learn, regardless of their credit history. Dedicated Support: Our friendly and knowledgeable support team is always here to assist you throughout your learning journey. If you have any questions or concerns about the payment plans, feel free to reach out to us! Our 0% Interest Payment Plans are just one way we aim to make quality education accessible to everyone. Don't let financial concerns hold you back from unlocking your true potential. Happy learning!

  • Time is ticking!

    ⏰ Time is running out! ⚡️ Only 4 weeks left to register for the 2024 March Exams for Post-Graduates 🦷📚 Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your career and expand your dental nursing expertise. Secure your spot today! #dentalnursetraining#professionaldevelopment

  • Why should you chose us for your NEBDN courses ?

    Professionalism: We have our own office (ok so it might not be as tidy as your surgery but its work in process), you can be assured that your work and information is safely locked away every evening, not carried around on a laptop. There are no additional Fees: Please remember to look at the additional fees you may be charged with other course providers, we at DTL do not charge for extra tutor assistance, zoom calls or late marking. Duration: Our courses are the same price no matter how long it takes you to complete them - all we charge are the NEBDN fees and a very small admin fee if you need to defer. Reliability: We are a trustworthy course provider: We have been running the NEBDN courses for many years and we are very pleased to say that we are the largest post graduate course provider in the U.K. Support: We have your best interests at heart and are available 24/7. We only work for DTL so there is no conflict of interest. In summary, it is important to consider factors beyond just the price when you are purchasing a course as this could cost you more in the long run. #NEBDN #dentalnurse #dentaltraining

  • 10 Fun and Interesting Dentistry Facts That Will Make You Smile

    When it comes to dentistry, most people think of routine check-ups, cleanings, and maybe the occasional filling or two. However, dentistry is a fascinating field with a rich history and a multitude of interesting facts. In this blog post, we'll explore 10 fun and intriguing dentistry facts that will not only educate you but also bring a smile to your face. So, sit back, relax, and let's dive into the captivating world of dentistry! Ancient Dental Fillings: Did you know that dental fillings have been around for thousands of years? In ancient times, people used various materials to fill cavities, including beeswax, resin, and even gold. Archaeologists have discovered evidence of crude fillings dating back as far as 7,500 B.C. Imagine the evolution from beeswax to the modern tooth-colored composite fillings we use today! Toothbrush Evolution: Toothbrushes have come a long way from the ancient civilizations that used frayed twigs or rough cloths to clean their teeth. The first mass-produced toothbrush was created in England in the late 18th century, featuring a bone handle and boar bristles. Thankfully, modern toothbrushes are much more comfortable and effective, with softer bristles and ergonomic designs. The Tooth Fairy's Worth: The Tooth Fairy is a beloved figure who visits children when they lose a tooth and leaves a small gift or money in exchange. Did you ever wonder how much a tooth is worth? According to a survey by Delta Dental, the average value of a tooth left by the Tooth Fairy in the United States in 2021 was $4.70. However, the amount can vary depending on factors such as location and the tooth's condition. The Birth of Dental Floss: Dental floss is a vital tool for maintaining good oral hygiene, but its invention is credited to an American dentist named Levi Spear Parmly in the early 19th century. He recommended using thin silk thread to clean between teeth. Today, dental floss comes in various flavors and materials, making it easier and more enjoyable to keep our pearly whites in top shape. The World's Largest Tooth Collection: Dr. Valery Pavlovich Maksimov holds the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of teeth. As of 2019, his collection consisted of over 30,000 teeth, which he has been amassing for over four decades. Dr. Maksimov's unique collection showcases the incredible diversity of dental anatomy. The Dental Power of Snails: Believe it or not, snails have an interesting dental fact associated with them. The teeth of a garden snail are stronger than concrete relative to its size. These microscopic yet mighty teeth can grind through leaves and other tough materials. So, next time you spot a snail, appreciate its dental prowess! The Chewing Gum Connection: Chewing sugarless gum after meals is known to promote saliva production, which helps neutralize acids and prevent tooth decay. However, did you know that the modern concept of chewing gum can be traced back to ancient civilizations? The Greeks, Mayans, and Native Americans all had their versions of gum, made from tree sap, resin, or sweetened substances. Tooth Enamel: The Hardest Substance in the Body: Tooth enamel, the outer layer of your teeth, is the hardest substance in the human body. Composed of hydroxyapatite, a crystalline calcium phosphate, tooth enamel protects your teeth from decay and withstands the pressures of biting and chewing. It's essential to take care of your enamel to maintain strong and healthy teeth. Dentistry in Space: Even astronauts need dental care! NASA has implemented dentistry into their space programs, including providing training for astronauts to perform basic dental procedures in case of emergencies during long-duration space missions. Oral health is a vital component of overall well-being, even beyond the boundaries of Earth. Smile Power: Did you know that smiling can positively impact your overall well-being? Smiling releases endorphins, the feel-good hormones, which can reduce stress, boost your mood, and even lower your blood pressure. So, remember to smile often, as it's not just good for your oral health but for your overall happiness as well. Dentistry is a fascinating field that goes beyond the routine check-ups and cleanings we associate it with. From ancient dental practices to modern innovations, dentistry is full of fun and intriguing facts. The more we explore the world of dentistry, the more we appreciate the importance of oral health and its impact on our overall well-being. So, keep these fascinating dentistry facts in mind, and let them bring a smile to your face as you continue to care for your teeth and share the joy of a healthy smile with others.

  • Why should I do further studies?

    Career Advancement: Further studies often help you in the long run with your career prospects. Expertise and Specialization: Learning allows you to delve deeper into a specific field and become experts in your chosen area. This can make you highly sought after by employers and provide them with a competitive edge if you wish to apply for hygiene or therapy. Personal Development: Further studying can foster personal growth and development. It challenges you to expand your knowledge, think critically, and develop problem-solving skills. It can also boost your self-confidence and provide a sense of accomplishment. Stay Up-to-Date: As we know the world of dentistry is constantly evolving by taking further courses you will stay updated with the latest research, advancements, and best practices in your field. This knowledge ensures you remain relevant and adaptable in a rapidly changing world. Personal Fulfilment: Acquiring knowledge can be deeply fulfilling. It broadens your understanding of the world, encourages critical thinking, and fosters a lifelong love of learning. Why not look at the courses we have available on our website to see how we can help you?

  • What do we do if a patient refuses to have an X-ray?

    (Wilhelm Conrad Röentgen - (1845–1923), the discovery of x rays and perinatal diagnosis) · Have an open and honest conversation with them to understand their concerns and reasons for refusing the X-ray. Listen to their perspective and address any misconceptions or fears they may have. Assure them that X-rays are a standard part of dental care and are essential for accurate diagnosis and treatment planning. · Explain the importance of X-rays in dental care. Ensure they are aware of how X-rays help detect dental problems that may not be visible to the naked eye, such as decay between teeth, infections, bone loss, impacted teeth. Advise them of the role an X-ray plays in early detection and prevention of more serious dental issues. · Discuss the safety measures in place to minimize radiation exposure during dental X-rays. Explain that modern dental X-ray equipment uses low levels of radiation. · If they remain adamant about not having an X-ray, discuss alternative options that may provide some diagnostic information. While these alternatives may not be as comprehensive as X-rays, they can still offer valuable insights. For example, visual examination, palpation, and other non-X-ray diagnostic techniques may be used, but it is important to make it clear that they have limitations. · In cases where they still refuse an X-ray, you must document the refusal in their dental records. This documentation should include the reasons for refusal, the discussion that took place, and any alternative measures taken. This ensures comprehensive record-keeping and protects you in case of any future complications or legal issues. #radiography#radiationsafety#dentist

  • Breathe... It will be ok!

    The September NEBDN Exams are closing in... BUT you still have plenty of time! Following our recent visit to the NEBDN, we've been putting together the very best revision strategy for our students so they're all extra prepared for exam day. On the 1st August, we'll be launching our brand new, updated NEBDN revision packs & mock exams for our students to use. Within the revision, you'll also find useful hints & tips on how to approach your exam questions correctly. We found that students with lower marks were simply misunderstanding questions and answering them incorrectly. REMEMBER... You've got plenty of time to re-visit modules that you've already completed for revision purposes and you can always reach out to your tutor to ask any further questions you may have. When our updated revision & mock exams go live, we'll be here to support you every step of the way, we'll work together to achieve the best result from your exam. In the meantime, if you need any further help regarding your course, please contact your tutor or the team by clicking here. Good luck and keep up the great work!

  • A brief history of dental implants

    The history of dental implants dates back thousands of years. Ancient Times: Archaeological evidence suggests that early civilizations, such as the ancient Egyptians and Mayans, used shells and stones to replace missing teeth. 19th Century: In the 1800s, various materials like gold, platinum, and porcelain were experimented with for tooth replacements. However, these attempts often failed due to a lack of understanding of osseointegration, the process by which an implant fuses with the jawbone. 20th Century: The breakthrough in dental implant technology came in the 1950s when a Swedish orthopedic surgeon named Dr. Per-Ingvar Brånemark discovered osseointegration while studying bone healing. He placed titanium fixtures into rabbit bone and observed their integration. In the 1960s, he successfully placed the first titanium dental implant in a human patient. Advancements: Over the following decades, dental implant techniques and materials continued to evolve. Implants became more predictable and successful, and new innovations like implant designs, surface modifications, and digital technologies improved the accuracy and efficiency of the implant placement process. Today, dental implants are a widely accepted and reliable solution for replacing missing teeth. Modern Techniques: Present-day dental implant procedures involve careful planning, often aided by computer-guided imaging technology, to ensure precise placement of the implant into the jawbone. The implants are typically made of biocompatible materials, most commonly titanium, which provide excellent stability and integration with the surrounding bone.

  • You made it!

    It's nearly the end of what's been a very long May... We've enjoyed three bank holidays and a rollercoaster of weather! Mid-May we had the pleasure of meeting you at the Dentistry Show in Birmingham where we launched our £100 discount to use on our NEBDN Courses until the end of the month. Following this, we received a lot of messages asking us to extend this discount until after payday so you can make better use of it. So, you can now use the code: 𝗦𝗛𝗢𝗪𝟭𝟬𝟬 until the 14th June. This will give you £100 off any of our NEBDN Courses.

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