Dental Specialty Training
The innovative trainer revalidation scheme in Dentistry is now well underway with a number of consultants and specialist trainers having been officially affirmed as trainers by the directorate. These individuals have demonstrated their effectiveness as trainers and have presented evidence of appropriate trainer-training course attendance, engagement with the activities of their relevant STC and satisfactory feedback from trainees. The aim is for all consultants/trainers within the dental specialties to be validated by the end of March 2012.
The Quality Management of the individual dental specialties continues with reviews of training in Paediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics and Restorative Dentistry now completed. The outcomes of the reviews were uniformly positive and action plans to further develop excellence in training within these specialties will form the basis of ongoing monitoring processes.