Seven Orthodontic Toasts #3 Ourselves
The Third Orthodontic Toast: Ourselves
In various navies, the classic third toast of the week is “Ourselves”.
This is traditionally met with the response “for no one else will concern themselves with our well-being” in the Royal Navy in the UK. Two centuries on from when the movie “Master and Commander” is set, Russell Crowe’s toasts to his officers still have some clout to teach us. For this toast, I think of "ourselves" as the profession of dentistry in general. Dentistry is a strange profession, a unique vocation or calling. I always reckoned you could have made a surreal comedy show like Father Ted using dentists instead of priests. It’s a...
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New Continuing Professional Development Rules for Irish Dentists
This evening's Blog is mainly aimed at my colleagues. We're running Dental Photography Bootcamp again in Portmarnock and once again, we went about getting Verifiable Continuing Professional Development (vCPD) approval from the Dental Council of Ireland.
We were informed that the Dental Council is updating its processes for CPD, and although at time of writing its website still uses terms like "verifiable CPD" it will now be differentiating between "STRUCTURED" and "SELF DIRECTED" CPD.
I can't officially speak on behalf of the Dental Council, but I presume the instructions will be going out to Irish Dentists soon, and meantime, here's what I understand about the new instructions for dentists:
you'll need to do...
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