The world’s largest and oldest surgical college champion dental trainers who are making a difference in Scottish dentistry, as nominations open for Dental Trainer of the Year 2019 at the seventh annual award ceremony of The Scottish Dental Awards. This category is open to all members of the dental team involved with training.
The award ceremony, which is now the biggest of its kind in the country, celebrates the best of dental practice and patient care in Scotland. The awards feature 16 prestigious categories, including Trainer of the Year supported jointly by the Scottish Dental Magazine and The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd). RCSEd’s Faculty of Dental Surgery launched its Faculty of Dental Trainers (FTD) in 2016 promotes the role of the dental trainer, recognises achievement and excellence in training and ultimately patient safety.
On supporting the award, Director of the Faculty of Dental Trainers of RCSEd, Sarah Manton said:
"Aligning with Scottish Dental as partners to support the Trainer of the Year award at the Scottish Dental Show demonstrates our mutual commitment to encouraging, recognising and rewarding the highest standards of training.
FDT works to this aim by rewarding interest, engagement and achievement in dental training, providing support and guidance for career development in dental training, and promoting standards in training."
RCSEd commitment begins at the earliest stage of the dental career; the College has been instrumental in setting up a groundbreaking Dental Clinical Skills Competition, offering dental students the chance to showcase their clinical skills by a series of challenges not often seen in their usual environment. Welcoming young students to the college at this stage, empowers the next generation of Dentists and supports them as they prepare to commence and undertake their training.
Sarah Allen, Editor of Scottish Dental added:
"Scottish Dental is delighted to partner with the Faculty of Dental Trainers for the Trainer of the Year at this year's Scottish Dental Awards.
In common with FDT's core aims and principles, the award recognises the trainers who promote the highest standards of dental training, safeguard patient care and safety, and go the extra mile for their trainees: those individuals who create a positive learning environment for their trainees, whatever their discipline or career stage.
All the Awards celebrate the best of dental practice and patient care in Scotland and look for individuals and teams who place their patients at the heart of everything they do and continuously inspire, innovate and lead to deliver excellent patient care, to develop and enhance the dental profession and, ultimately, to improve oral health in Scotland."
The Scottish Dental Awards Ceremony and Dinner will take place on 26 April 2019 at Glasgow Hilton Hotel, hosted by broadcaster and comedian Fred MacAulay.