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The importance of good record keeping course for Dental Practitioners

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

This session introduces the importance of keeping good patient records. The reasons why full, accurate, contemporaneous records are essential are discussed and ‘good practice’ levels of record keeping that comply with existing guidelines are explored. The impact of the General Dental Council (GDC) on standards in patient record keeping is identified.

Learning objectives

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

  • describe why it is essential to keep good patient records that are full, accurate and contemporaneous
  • list the essential components of ‘good practice’ in record keeping
  • evaluate the pitfalls of poor records
  • identify the guidelines that govern patient record keeping

Making and keeping good patient records is of paramount importance for a number of reasons.


Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should be familiar with:

  • the Faculty of General Dental Practice’s guidance on record keeping
  • the General Dental Council’s guidance on standards in relation to patient records
Instructors / Speakers
Patricia Langley,
Clinical Director Oasis Healthcare Ltd. Course Director – Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP) Certificate in Appraisal of Dental Practices

After qualifying Pat combined general practice with part time oral surgery teaching posts at Manchester and Guys.

She was a founder member and Deputy Chief Dental Officer of Denplan, combining this with part time general practice. Pat was instrumental in the development and implementation of Denplan’s much admired quality and training programmes.

Pat is currently Clinical Director at Oasis Healthcare and the Course Director of the FGDP Certificate in Appraisal of Dental Practices.

She has had a life long interest in helping dentists keep good clinical records and is the author of the record keeping section of the FGDP Key Skills modules.

The importance of good record keeping course for Dental Practitioners
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Dental, -- DENTAL --
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