The Faculty of Dental Trainers

Meeting 2018

Non-Technical Skills for Dentists – What Should They Be?

Edinburgh, 20 September 20186 CPD Points 

Open to all dentists and DCPs with an interest in training and education

This year’s meeting will present the progress that the Faculty has made in developing DeNTS, a means of assessing non-technical skills (decision making, leadership, communication, team working) for dentists, with the intention that this tool be used in the workplace to help trainees develop their skills, rate their performances and receive feedback on their progress during training.

Delegates will learn about the process and become part of the next stage of development by helping to decide, in focus groups, which elements and categories are appropriate for dentists. This will be a highly interactive meeting, presenting new material of interest to all those involved with teaching and training.


  • Dr Sarah Manton - Faculty of Dental Trainers developments
  • Mr Alistair Geraghty - Development of a dental non-technical skills taxonomy (DeNTS): good and bad behaviours, elements and categories - what should be the working draft framework for DeNTS?

Focus Groups

  • Situation awareness
  • Decision making
  • Communication and team working
Book online via the RCSEd website.