Across the UK, dental placement coordinators are opening wide and saying “argh”

Top of the list of PSRBs’ worries is placements. DfE may have opened up campuses for some students, but across professions many urgently need practical experience in the workplace. Some professional environments are difficult to make Covid-secure while maintaining learning outcomes. Dental clinics, with their close contact and air-flow infrastructure, are one example. Across theContinue reading “Across the UK, dental placement coordinators are opening wide and saying “argh””

BPP shuts dental course as regulator raises safety concerns – Laurie Taylor’s take.

Students on course forced to find alternative programmes, as government plans to open English sector further to new providers. First, the truth: BPP University has shut a dentistry course after it failed to meet General Dental Council standards, leaving new students unable to start and existing undergraduates facing an uncertain future. Events at BPP, whichContinue reading “BPP shuts dental course as regulator raises safety concerns – Laurie Taylor’s take.”

Word of the day – Mediocracy & a video to match….

MEANING: noun: Rule by the mediocre. ETYMOLOGY: A blend of mediocre + -ocracy (rule). Earliest documented use: 1845. USAGE: “Why are gifted individuals always forced out by the mediocracy?” Christopher Fowler; The Victoria Vanishes; Bantam; 2008. IDEAS:  (I notice that comments are now disabled for the video, a shame because I would like to see if there was anybodyContinue reading “Word of the day – Mediocracy & a video to match….”

The new reformation or just a course adjustment?

The university must be the site of the next Reformation – here’s why. “Nevertheless, both students and their potential employers are led to believe that academic credentials confer on students that what they have learned at university constitutes knowledge that is more durable than it really is. And all of this is made possible simply becauseContinue reading “The new reformation or just a course adjustment?”

Education, education, education or have I missed the point?

From The Times via BDA, the words of another one of those Johnson boys. Universities urged to make more money from research Universities are to be measured on how well they work with business, collaborate on research and development and sell their intellectual property. Jo Johnson, the universities minister, will say today that a “knowledgeContinue reading “Education, education, education or have I missed the point?”

Dental Sedation Adult and Paediatric Immediate Life Support course

Lynn Fox has asked me to promote her course on Dental Sedation Adult and Paediatric Immediate Life Support. As someone who practiced sedation I believe that on going training and updates on sedation techniques and particularly Life Support are essential. Details: For clinical dental staff who wish to provide / assist with conscious Inhalation SedationContinue reading “Dental Sedation Adult and Paediatric Immediate Life Support course”