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Dental department

Dental department

MDECSAND DENTISTRY

Opportunities and challenges

June 2010


Mdecs and dentistry

More people access dental services more than any other healthcare service. Oral health must be considered as a key component to general health care


Dentistry in london

Dentistry in London

  • 28% of the national output of dentists are from London UG schools

  • London deanery is the only deanery to train for all 13 dental specialties

  • We provide and commission continuing professional development (CPD) for the whole dental team

  • London trains 250 Dental Foundation trainees per year


Education to support service delivery

Education to support service delivery


Where are we now

Where are we now?

  • DF2 bundle out for tender. Lead Providers have been signed on to the framework

  • The hope and anticipation is that LPs have engaged with existing LEPs

  • The SoR and draft ITT have addressed quality issues, training in more than one setting, mapping and delivery of the DF curriculum


  • Benefits of the commissioner provider separation df2

    Benefits of the Commissioner /Provider separation – DF2

    • Raising the profile of dentistry within the Lead providers

    • Innovative programmes that will ensure training in more than one setting

    • An engagement with providers to raise standards

    • The possibility of combined DF1 and DF2 programmes in

    • the future


    Benefits challenges of the c p separation df1

    Benefits & Challenges of the C/P separation – DF1

    • DF1 training within the primary care setting raises contractual challenges

    • There are no natural LPs for DF1 and therefore development of the market will be key

    • An opportunity perhaps to pilot the C/P separation within

    • primary care in both GDS and GP using consortia.

    • For dentistry an opportunity for new ways of delivering DF1 training with clear water between commissioner and provider


    What are the challenges for dental education df1

    What are the challenges for dental education? DF1


    Benefits and challenges of the c p separation cpd

    Benefits and challenges of the C/P separation - CPD

    • The dental part of the deanery, provides courses and CPD to the whole

    • dental team. Cf medicine

    • This is done via dental tutors, and DCP (dental care professional )

    • tutors who are linked to the sectors of London

    • Poor performance and referral from GDC, PCTs etc is managed by the

    • deanery. Will this be commissioned with Dental CPD?

    • e-Wisdom is a valuable resource for revalidation. PDP setting to inform the need for CPD is essential


    Thank you

    Thank you


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