Safe Guarding for the Dental Team

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Speaker: Dr Chet Trivedy
CPD Time: 1.5 hours
Duration: 1 hour


All members of the dental team have a responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all their patients. The GDC make it clear that all members of the dental team should have an understanding of the role and responsibilities to safeguarding. Every member should be aware and mindful for signs of potential abuse and raise concerns through appropriate channels. The training is dived into four sections, which takes the trainee through the key areas around safeguarding in dental practice.

Section 1: Why we need safeguarding training

Section 2: Safeguarding children

Section 3: Safeguarding vulnerable adults

Section 4: Domestic violence

The training module also contains a number of realistic case scenarios, which they can work through and use as case based discussion with other members of the dental team. There is a short best of four-answer assessment at the end the training module.

Learning objectives

On completion of this video you should be able to

  • Appreciating the importance of safeguarding
  • Understanding roles and responsibilities (regulation and legislation)
  • Developing a team approach to safeguarding children, vulnerable adults dealing with domestic violence
  • How to identify and classify abuse
  • How to vocalise and rationalise your concerns through effective communication
  • Knowing who, when and how to contact for support
  • Putting policies into practice
  • Avoiding medico legal pitfalls

This talk satisfies the GDC’s learning outcomes:

  • A – Effective communication with patients, the dental team, and others across dentistry, including when obtaining consent, dealing with complaints, and raising concerns when patients are at risk
  • C – Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice
  • D – Maintenance of skills, behaviours and attitudes which maintain patient confidence in you and the dental profession and put patients’ interests first



Dr Chet Trivedy qualified as a dentist in 1993 and after working in general dental practice and oral and maxillofacial surgery he completed he obtained his fellowship in dental surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons (FDS RCS Eng). He has a PhD in head and neck oncology from King’s College London. He completed his medical training and since then he has been working as a front line emergency physician and a lecturer in emergency medicine at Warwick Medical School. He has published widely with over 20 peer-reviewed publications and is a co-author of two-core textbooks on emergency medicine. He has over 15 years of experience in teaching doctors and dentists across the globe both at an undergraduate and postgraduate level. He is a member of the Royal College of emergency medicine. He is passionate about cricket and is the lead clinician at the Kia Oval cricket ground.

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