President's Blog - February 2019
Hello and welcome to the February blog.
The February issue is another bumper edition of our ever-popular publication – The Technologist. Now 40 pages, this edition features the following articles:
- Dry mouth case study
- Cyber awareness
- Medical emergencies
- Good complaints handling
- Crown and bridge
Plus regular features - HR, business management, Derek Pearson's column, DTA news and the 'getting to know you' column featuring Rebecca Ciriaco, our new Operations Co-ordinator.
A total of 5.75 hours of verified CPD are available in this edition.
If you have any ideas for articles or can suggest any authors please get in touch with Rebecca @ email@example.com or 01242 461931. We'd love to hear from you.
A survey questionnaire was included in the February issue of The Technologist, along with a return envelope. We would really like to hear your views, so please spend a few minutes and complete the survey.
If you prefer to respond online, you can do so @ https://www.dta-uk.org/member_survey_2019.php
If you provide your name and membership number your details will be entered into a free prize draw to win a case of wine!
Thank you to everyone who has paid their 2019 renewal during December or January – we appreciate your continued support.
If you haven't yet paid for 2019 you can do so @ www.dta-uk.org by clicking on the 'renew online' tab – a mustard coloured button on the homepage. Don't forget, the February issue is now out and I'd hate you to miss that.
Vacancy for Treasurer
- Would you like to get more involved in running your professional Association?
- Would you like to grow the organisation?
Tony Griffin, our current Treasurer, is stepping down from the role in March 2019 and a successor is required to ensure the smooth running of the organisation.
If you are interested in this exciting and voluntary role within DTA, please contact Rebecca to find out what the job entails via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you thought about joining the DTA team? Why not apply for a position on the DTA Council?
DTA Members can visit our website for more information and to download a nomination form.
Closing date for nominations: 1st May 2019
Guidance on advertising
The GDC have recently issued information relating to how their Guidance on Advertising applies in practice. The Guidance restricts the use of the term 'specialist' so that the public are not misled about the qualifications of those that treat them. More information can be found on their website @ https://www.gdc-uk.org/newsarticle?id=1453
GDC Moving Upstream conference
On Wednesday 30 January the GDC hosted its first event following the move of many of its staff to Birmingham. The Moving Upstream Conference, held at the Birmingham Conference and Events Centre, was attended by 150 delegates, including John Stacey and Adrian Rollings from the DTA. Topics covered in the programme of panel sessions included Preparedness for Practice, The Dental Team, Future Opportunities and Challenges in Dentistry. To read the full report visit the GDC website @https://www.gdc-uk.org/about/what-we-do/shifting-the-balance/moving-upstream
Registration for The Dental Technology Showcase is now open
DTS 2019 promises to be yet another unmissable event for UK dental lab owners and technicians - with a major exhibition, exciting CPD, world-renowned speakers including Tom Behaeghel, Sean wilkinson, Jameel Gardee, Jennifer Alexander and more. Special features you'll find at DTS include:
- DTS Lecture Theatre, programmed in partnership with the Dental Technicians Guild (DTG)
- Digital Innovation Theatre, showcasing the latest technologies & developments for the modern dental laboratory
- Orthodontic seminars, in association with Orthodontic Technicians Association (OTA)
- CDT Conference, in association with the British Association of Clinical Dental Technicians (BACDT)
- On stand education on our major exhibition floor
- Launchpad UK Guide- for the latest products, technology and materials available to the UK market
Visit the DTS website to find out more and register for free @ https://www.the-dts.co.uk/
2019 diary dates
2 March: Dental Care Professionals Conference, Edinburgh. www.rcsed.ac.uk/events-courses/event-entry?diaryId=2305
17 & 18 May: DTS, NEC. http://www.thedentistryshow.co.uk/
7 June: FEPPD European Dental Technician Day. www.european-dental-technicians-day.eu
21 & 22 June: DenTeam, Exeter. www.denteamcpd.com