Enhanced Verifiable CPD from the
University of Birmingham

Learning Disabilities Awareness

Welcome to "Learning Disabilities Awareness" – a comprehensive online CPD course designed specifically for UK dental professionals.

As mandated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), this course is designed to equip dental practitioners with the knowledge and skills necessary for providing high-quality, inclusive care to patients with learning disabilities.

This course provides an in-depth understanding of what learning disabilities are, including their signs and the reasonable adjustments required in dental practices. It looks at the structure of UK dental services and the specific oral health needs and risk factors associated with patients with learning disabilities.

Very important aspects like recognising and responding to pain, overcoming barriers to access, and understanding individual characteristics are covered. The course also looks into the impact of oral health problems, staff attitudes and skills, and the importance of transitioning and addressing cultural issues in dental care.

Strategies for care and treatment, including fissure sealing, appropriate orthodontics, and techniques for reducing anxiety and building strong patient relationships, are discussed. Additionally, the course includes advice that dental teams can give to carers, ensuring a comprehensive approach to LDA in dental settings.

By enhancing your understanding of diverse needs and promoting effective communication strategies, this course will enable you to create a more accessible and empathetic dental practice, fostering positive experiences and outcomes for all patients.

If you're not yet a member of Dentaljuce, we highly recommend you to join and gain access to our comprehensive course on Learning Disabilities Awareness.

This course, along with over 100 other CPD courses, is available for a single membership payment.

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<p><strong>Aim</strong><br />
To enhance dental professionals' understanding of learning disabilities and their implications on oral health, while providing practical strategies for delivering inclusive, high-quality dental care to patients with learning disabilities.</p>
<p><strong>Course objective</strong></p>
<li>To develop a comprehensive understanding of learning disabilities, their signs and symptoms, and how they may impact patients' oral health.</li>
<li>To explore the barriers that patients with learning disabilities face in accessing dental care and develop tailored strategies to overcome these challenges.</li>
<p><strong>Anticipated learning outcomes</strong>:</p>
The learner will, with respect to the components that he or she has elected to study as listed below:
<li>Gain knowledge of the potential effects of learning disabilities on patients' oral health.</li>
<li>Understand the importance of reasonable adjustments in dental practice to accommodate the unique needs of patients with learning disabilities.</li>
<li>Identify the structural and individual barriers that hinder access to dental care for patients with learning disabilities.</li>
<li>Recognize the role of staff attitudes, skills, and cultural awareness in providing high-quality dental care to patients with learning disabilities.</li>
<li>Develop a range of care and treatment strategies to improve oral health and reduce anxiety for patients with learning disabilities, including fissure sealing, orthodontics, and tailored communication techniques.</li>
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<strong>GDC Development Outcomes</strong><br />
This CPD will support the learner in meeting the following GDC Development Outcome(s): <b>A, B, D</b>.</p>

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