Your patients expect you to be competent to diagnose, plan treatment and carry out procedures efficiently and safely whilst behaving in a caring and ethical manner. There has been a rapid evolution of training and assessment methods used in medical/dental education – and implant dentistry is assessed by clinical competence.
This is supported by the GDC/FGDP’s ‘Training Standards in Implant Dentistry 2016’, which stipulates that the skills and knowledge necessary for competence should be developed through a training course with a suitably trained clinician acting as a mentor.
Mentoring offers clinicians a structured and proven pathway to expand skills, overcome obstacles and build on strengths to make positive choices and develop both practical and business skills.
You’re more likely to find patients, improve your clinical skills and achieve practice profitability with the support of mentoring. Joining the School of Implant Dentistry at ICE gives you the support and confidence to engage confidently with an increasing number of patients each year whilst growing your implant and restoration business faster.
Mentoring is available as part of the MSc in Dental Implantology programme. Students will receive hands-on, supervised treatment experience on patients (min. 4 cases) provided by the ICE Postgraduate Dental Institute & Hospital within a structured learning environment that meets the training requirements of mentored clinical skills development, as expected by the GDC.
At the ICE Postgraduate Dental Institute & Hospital we make it our duty to partner you with an experienced mentor who can give you useful tips and advice throughout your training. Your mentor will be available to discuss cases, provide feedback and guide you through those all-important first cases to help you achieve your full potential with implants.
ICE is committed to developing its research to complement its clinical and educational profile. We have launched a new research strategy in collaboration with the University of Salford that builds on our existing work in Implant Dentistry and Human Factors which is supported by the General Dental Council.
Our main research streams are:
- Reporting and learning from adverse events and near miss in health care.
- Applying Human Factors Research to improve clinical standards and patient safety.
- Forming Policy and Strategies to prevent human error.
To support these streams, we will apply novel research methodologies and develop digital applications for the tracking and analysis of practice performance.
ICE will deliver valuable insight into Human Factors in dentistry by developing and evaluating new protocols; influencing national policy and providing a digital platform to enable
our work to be accessed widely.