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Teaching and learning. Part 1: Learning from textbooks

This series of articles is designed to help you explore teaching and learning. It examines your own personal learning and explores how you as a dental nurse may be called upon to teach others. The first article in this series discusses how you can learn from textbooks.

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Working as a DCP tutor

Is becoming a DCP tutor the career path for you? To help you decide, Corinne Tapsell outlines her role at the London Deanery

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The dental nurse's role and responsibilities: A case study

This article is the first in a series of case studies illustrating the role and responsibilities of the registered dental nurse. The articles in this series will also describe the guidance available, and the steps necessary, to avoid the legal and ethical problems that will be discussed

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Continuing professional development essentials

Next year, it will be five years since dental nurses first had to register with the General Dental Council, which means that they may have to demonstrate they have completed continuing professional development. Diane Bell sets out what this involves

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Demystifying research: Turning a research idea into a project

Are you thinking about undertaking research? Do you require some basic information on what it involves and how to get started? If you do, this article is for you. Hayley Lawrence explores the process of undertaking research, from the initial idea to completing the project

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Understanding the principles of career development

Career development is the lifelong process of managing progression in learning and work. The quality of this process significantly determines the nature and quality of individuals’ lives. In this article, Janet Goodwin provides a simple tool for identifying future career development needs

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Writing for publication. Part 1: Motivation and topics

This series of articles is designed to help you, the dental nurse, think seriously about writing for professional publication. It will explore what skills you require and how to structure different types of articles. At the end of the series you should feel confident to start writing your first arti

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Treatment coordinator and implant coordinator roles

Employing a treatment coordinator and implant coordinator can add value to your practice; both positions can be filled by nurses. Laura Horton describes the new patient's journey for implant treatment and how the treatment coordinator and implant coordinator roles work