Continual Professional Development: it isn’t just one of those mandatory requirements that you need to get out of the way. CPD in the dental industry is important for everyone, including hygienists, therapists, specialists and prosthetists.
Staying ahead of competitor practices in the dental industry can be challenging, especially in cities where patients can afford to be picky, which is just one of the many reasons why organising continual professional development for your staff is paramount. The more skills your employees acquire, the better the services they can provide. It’s common sense. But there are so many other advantages to upskilling your staff with ongoing dental training, and we’re going to outline a few in this article.
Maintain efficiency and competency
There’s no point in investing in state-of-the-art equipment if no one in your practice can operate it! You may have purchased a super efficient autoclave that can sterilise your instruments in record time, but it won’t do you much good if your staff don’t even know how to turn it on. When you fork out a large sum of money for a high-quality machine, you want to get the most out of it. And that requires a little time and training. To maintain efficiency within your practice, ensure that you organise training sessions for all staff when purchasing new equipment. Remember, you want it to enhance your dental practice, not slow it down. Also, correct training when using new equipment is vital to creating a safe workplace and prolonging the lifespan of your machines and instruments.
Gain a reputation as an early adopter
Dentistry is continually advancing! From high-tech equipment to groundbreaking procedures, there’s always something new to learn, even if you’ve been in the industry for decades. To stay one step ahead of your competition, you need to prove to your patients that your practice is forward thinking and proactive. This can be done by offering services that have not been adopted elsewhere. Arranging continual professional development for your staff so that they can learn how to conduct new procedures, operate the latest technology and provide better patient experiences will enhance your reputation as an innovative and competent clinic.
Retain staff by providing incentives
Nobody wants a high turnover of staff. It isn’t conducive to a positive working environment and doesn’t give patients a sense of security. Continual professional development is just one of the ways that you can retain your staff. Organising training seminars will show employees that you are invested in their careers and serious about assisting them to achieve their professional goals. Training days are also great for team building! By offering training in new treatment methods and equipment operation, you are giving your staff an incentive to stay with your practice. Help your employees enhance their skills and progress their careers so that they can assist your practice to thrive!
Low cost, high-quality training for your staff
Convinced that dental training seminars are worth every penny? We have some good news for you. They don’t have to cost you the earth. Dental Depot organises affordable, practical and enjoyable training sessions for dental professionals. And sometimes these seminars are even absolutely FREE! In the past, we have held training sessions on cleaning, sterilisation and tracking, as well as x-ray technology and the importance of digital imaging systems in dental practice. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the latest, most efficient instrument processing machines on the market and gain two CPD points!