The Faculty of Dental Trainers

Conference 2017

The Faculty of Dental Trainers First Annual Conference

In conjunction with the Faculty of Surgical Trainers

Time to Train

4 October 2017

The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham

6 CPD Points open to all dentists and DCPs with an interest in training and education!

We had the pleasure of inviting those with an interest in dental training to attend the first annual conference of the Faculty of Dental Trainers. At this conference, delegates joined their surgical colleagues for the morning speakers who addressed training issues common to both professions and in particular getting the time to train.

Presentations (0900-1100)

The speakers addressed the question 'how do we ensure time for training?'

  • Professor Wendy Reid, Director of Education and Quality at HEE;
  • Ms Stella Vig, Consultant Vascular Surgeon and Chair of the Core Surgical Training Committee
  • Ms Helen Mohan, Association of Surgeon in Training (ASiT) President

After the presentations, a dedicated session for FDT delegates included workshops and a discussion session on the FDT’s role in developing dental training.

Workshops included:

  • Standards for trainers in dentistry
  • Non-technical skills for dentists & DCPs
  • Improving dental training through the FDT

Contact the Education department for more information on the conference at or 0131 527 1600.