Teachers' Branch Study Day

Tuesday 19th September

0900 - 0930 Registration
0930 Welcome to the BSPD Teachers' Branch Study Day
Laura Gartshore, Chair of BSPD Teachers' Branch

Social Media in Dental Education, Dentistry & Across Healthcare

0945 Using the Power of social media to improve health care
Caroline Kenyon, Director of Communications and Engagement, Innovation Agency, Academic Health Science Network North West Coast
  1. How to use social media to improve and share knowledge
2. How to build a professional profile and become a key 'influencer'
3. How to engage patients and staff through social media
1030 The use of a mobile app to motivate evidence-based oral hygiene behaviour
Ben Underwood, GDP and Brush DJ app developer
  1. Describe the use of apps in healthcare
2. Discuss the use of digital media by children and parents
3. Identify the barriers and enablers to innovation in dentistry
1100 - 1115 Break
1115 Dental professionalism in the digital age
Dr Patricia Neville, Lecturer in Social Sciences, University of Bristol
  1. To define professionalism and e-professionalism
2. To compare the incidence of e-professionalism among dental students, dentistry & different healthcare professional groups
3. To determine the challenges, obstacles and barriers that online activities pose to professionalism, as well as an appreciation for how online activities can also add to professionalism
4. To identify potential barriers/obstacles/facilitators in the teaching of professionalism from the perspective of educators and patients
1200 The ups and downs of running an online dental blog: a 'how to' guide
Professor Kevin O'Brien, Professor of Orthodontics, University of Manchester and developer of kevinobrienorthoblog.com
  1. Potential pitfalls of running a blog, and how to avoid them
2. Managing your professional identity online
3. 'How to' blog
1225 - 1330 Lunch

Innovations in Dental Education

1330 Keeping up with the times
Professor Callum Youngson, Head of School of Dentistry & Institute of Clinical Sciences, University of Liverpool and Chair of the Dental Schools Council
  1. How are clinical academics feeling?
2. Sharing best practice in dental education
3. Dental education: what does the future hold?
1345 The Peninsula Model & Experience of Dental Education
Dr Cathy Coelho, Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Dental Education, Peninsula Dental School
  1. How and why we deliver the Peninsula dental curriculum the way we do
2. Student engagement in their learning
3. Supporting struggling students at Peninsula
1415 Developing and establishing appropriate clinical capability in the dental team: thoughts over curricular design
Professor Luke Dawson, Professor of Dental Education, University of Liverpool
  1. Explore the barriers that assessment for learning approaches present to modern students, and the need to consider development alternatives
2. Understanding the meaning of clinical capability, why it should be established, the challenges, and how its measurement may be achieved
3. Explore thoughts around the requirements and design of a curriculum that aims to develop nurses, therapists and dentists through collaborative working while at the same time enable each discipline to expand their scope of practice
1500 Break

Mind the (Soft) Gaps

1515 Introduction to the final session: Do You Mind the Gap?
Colette Balmer, Consultant, Honorary Senior Lecturer & Associate Postgraduate Dental Dean, University of Liverpool
1530 Non-Technical Skills in Undergraduate Dental Education: Results of an RCT Conducted at the University of Liverpool
Sarah McKernon, Clinical Lecturer & Honorary StR in Oral Surgery, University of Liverpool
  1. What are non-technical surgical skills in dentistry and why do they matter?
2. What do you know already about 'soft skills'?
3. Results of a randomised controlled trial: can simulation improve the non-surgical technical skills of undergraduate dental students?
1540 Generational Theory: Patient preferences and the impact on professional relationships in an undergraduate setting
Ayisha Davies-House, Specialty Dentist in Oral Surgery, University of Liverpool
  1. Introduce the principles of Generational Theory: how does this help us understand our relationships with students?
2. Discuss how generational theory might influence patient preferences for greetings in a healthcare setting & impact on the student-patient relationship
3. Report the findings of a pilot study assessing patient preferences for initial greetings in a healthcare setting
1550 Concluding Comments: Why does the gap matter?  Turning undergraduates into postgraduates
Colette Balmer, Consultant, Honorary Senior Lecturer & Associate Postgraduate Dental Dean, University of Liverpool
1600 The GDC and the Student Body: Regulations and Professionalism
Matthew Hill, Executive Director, General Dental Council
  1. Student professionalism and the GDC
2. Standards for Education 2015 and Preparing for Practice 2015
3. GDC QA processes in dental education; examples of best practice for undergraduate and postgraduate education
1630 Close of Study Day

Annual General Meeting of BSPD Teachers' Branch