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The Difference Between Leadership And Management course for Dental Practice

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

This session provides an introduction to leadership and management and how this links to everyday dental practice.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the background to theories of management and leadership
  • Define the terms management and leadership
  • Distinguish between management and leadership
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the relationship between management and leadership
  • Identify areas for your own development

Classical theories of management are usually acknowledged to begin with the writings of Frederick Taylor, an American industrialist. The term 'Taylorism' emanates from studies which focused on analysing working practices in order to eliminate 'waste' within the working process, and to find an ever illusive 'best model' for working.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should be familiar with:

  • NHS Institution for Innovation and Improvement (2005) Leadership Qualities Framework
Instructors / Speakers
Debbie Reed,
Director of Learning and Teaching, University of Kent’s Centre for Professional Practice

Debbie Reed is the academic lead for dentistry in the University Of Kent’s Division Of Dentistry and is Director of Learning and Teaching for the University of Kent’s Centre for Professional Practice. Since 2007 Debbie was responsible for the FGDP (UK) MSc in Primary Dental Care Teamwork Module and for the design, development and programme management of the UK’s first bachelor’s degree in Primary Dental Care for professionally qualified Dental Care Professionals (DCPs). She is currently involved in the design and development of HE activity for Foundation Dentists and postgraduate HE pathways for the dental team.

Debbie graduated from the University of Southampton with a BA (Hons) in Post Compulsory Education and gained a MSc in Human Resource Development from the University of Portsmouth. Debbie has a number of post-compulsory teaching qualifications, including a Post-Graduate Teaching Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) from the University of Kent. She is a registered dental care professional and holds a number of additional professional and vocational qualifications and awards including leadership and management. Debbie was a member of the FGDP (UK) career pathway working group and, more recently, a member of the General Dental Council’s Dental Teams Outcome Project. Having lectured on dental teamwork professional practice, in the UK and Europe, Debbie writes regularly for various journals.

Debbie’s research interest is related to the function of dental professional communities of practice and dental professional practice, education and development.

The Difference Between Leadership And Management course for Dental Practice
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Dental, -- DENTAL --
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
20 minutes
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