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Communication And Treatment Planning course for Dental Practice

Speciality Classification
Oral Health
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Faculty of Dental Surgery

This session describes the importance of effective communication skills when drawing up a written treatment plan and highlights the consequences of errors.

Learning objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • explain the importance of clear communication about clinical findings
  • communicate treatment choices and second opinions in written form
  • produce a written treatment plan and estimate
  • outline the risks associated with poor communication about treatment plans

This session will stress the importance of ensuring effective communication between the patient and clinician. This is even more important when a second opinion is sought by the patient who has expressed concerns about recent treatment or advice.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should have completed:

  • Module 1 Patient assessment/Good practice/An introduction to consent (141-0005)
  • Module 1 Patient assessment/Assessment methods and techniques/Principles of good treatment planning (141-0032)
  • Module 4 Periodontal disease and management/Periodontal treatment pptions/Phased treatment planning (141-0177)
  • Module 9 Replacement of teeth/Bridgework/Treatment planning for bridges (141-0393)
Instructors / Speakers
Stephen Henderson BDS LLM,
Dento-legal Advisor, Module Editor for e-Den Modules 10 and 11

Stephen is a full time dento-legal adviser for Dental Protection Ltd. He is also a Specialist in Oral Surgery. He qualified in 1984 and worked in fulltime hospital practice until 1989. Between 1989 and 2000, he worked part-time in the Oral and Maxillofacial Unit in Oxford. He had his own practice which he started in 1991, which was a mixture of general and referral practice. He obtained a Masters degree in Medical Law in 2005.

Stephen is also part of the Module Editorial Team at e-Den, and is the Module Editor for Module 10 Communication, and Module 11 Professionalism.

Communication And Treatment Planning course for Dental Practice
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Dental, -- DENTAL --
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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