This course aims to ensure that Trainees have the skills necessary to enter specialist practice in either the private or public sector. Trainees must develop an intimate understanding of the medico-legal aspects of paediatric dentistry, ethics and the maintenance of professional relationships with colleagues, the role of the specialist in the community and the availability of community services for children and families. Trainees must be proficient to write a referral to another health professional, a letter of reply to a referring clinician, write a medico-legal report and give an oral presentation to an audience. They should have knowledge of the specialist as an expert witness, paediatric forensic dentistry, design of a dental surgery and equipment needs, statutory regulations in relation to practice, financial aspects of Hospital or private practice, employment and staff management and information technology and computer usage.
clinical prac 24hr/wk, 4x3 hr tut
clinical prac (25%), tutorials (25%), 1x3 hr written exam (25%), 1x viva voce (25%)
Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry, Cameron and Widmer, 4th Edition