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Principles of prevention course for Dental Practitioners

Speciality Classification
Oral Health
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Faculty of Dental Surgery, elfh, NHS

This session provides a framework that underpins the approach to preventative measures. It outlines the issues that need to be considered when determining how best to provide effective and efficient care.

Learning objectives

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

  • list the factors to consider prior to the implementation of a preventative strategy
  • state the questions to consider when formulating an approach to preventative measures
  • explain the importance of the natural history of the disease
  • describe the relationship between prevention and treatment

'Prevention can be better than cure' is an age old saying that resonates with common sense. If this could be applied to the prevention of disease, one might assume that we would have a far healthier population.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should:

  • be familiar with the patterns of disease material
  • have completed the Use of fluorides session
  • have completed the Fissure sealing – when and where session
Instructors / Speakers
Paul Batchelor,
Consultant in Dental Public Health. Co-Module Editor for e-Den Modules 1 and 12

Paul qualified in 1980 from Liverpool University and worked within both the CDS and GDS for several years, during which time he obtained an MCDH from Birmingham and his DDPH. He then moved to London and worked in various academic posts at the Royal London, where he completed his PhD, King’s College London, and UCL. During this time he was awarded an FFGDP. He also holds an FDS and FPHM.

Paul has worked in various capacities for a number of organisations within dentistry including the BDA, the Department of Health, the DPB, the FGDP, the Scottish NHS Executive, and the WHO, as well as several national governments. He has also assisted a number of other bodies on dental matters including the Consumers Association, the Office of Fair Trading and the National Audit Office, and acted as the Advisor to the Health Select Committee on NHS dentistry. He was appointed President of the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry in April 2004 and currently is the course director of the leadership and management programme in dentistry as well as national research co-ordinator for the Faculty.

Paul is also part of the Module Editorial Team at e-Den, and is co-Module Editor for Module 1 Patient Assessment, and Module 12 Management and Leadership.

Principles of prevention course for Dental Practitioners
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Dental, -- DENTAL --
Provider Type
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