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Welcome to Dental Mentors UK. Thank you for choosing to be part of our profile directory. We are looking forward to supporting you as a mentor for dental professionals. You can now begin to access the resources that are only available to members of the directory.

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You have been provided with log in details and you should use these to access the resources and members forum, please use the log in form.

Resources

Many of the resources are free for you to use and download. Some are fact sheets that you can use when mentoring, others are to help you in your business as a mentor.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Dental Mentors UK provides a range of CPD. This includes 1:1 tutorial support; group tele-classes and webinars; and online learning. Some of the CPD is provided by ourselves, some by our partner organisations, Forton or Dental Coaching Academy. You will be provided with certificates for this verifiable learning. Most  CPD is offered free of charge to members. There may be a charge required for external CPD provided but we will offer these at discounted rates.

Human Factors and Unintended Error

Thursday 20th August 2020 18.30 - 19.30 Tutor: Fiona Ellwood BEM

Dentistry is delivered through a challenging and diverse healthcare environment where multiple system factors (people, technology, procedure, culture) interact through various processes aiming to deliver high quality of care while maintaining patient and staff safety. When interactions between these systems fail, both patient and team safety is compromised resulting in undesired outcomes with a commonly held action being one of ‘blame’. (National Advisory Board for Human Factors in Dentistry NAHFB)

 The aim of the session is to provide an insight into the work of the National Advisory Board for Human Factors in Dentistry (NAHFB) and a broad understanding of Human Factors in dentistry and how these can underpin mentoring. To consider the value of embracing a non blame culture.

During the session we will appraise the concept of Human Factors in the broader sense, construct the position of Human Factors in mentoring, restate the need to rid dentistry of the current blame culture and examine the opportunity to embrace Human Factors within mentoring.

By the end of the session, mentors will have a better understanding of the concept of Human Factors and how to apply this understanding with their mentees

This session is verifiable (1 hour) and after completion we will e-mail you  a certificate.

GDC development outcomes: A,B, D

A maximum of 12 delegates . Free to DMUK members

Listening for Emotion

Thursday 10th September 2020 18.30 - 19.30 Tutor: Dr Janine Brooks MBE

The client's emotions are always present and available in a mentoring interaction and the mentor will ask about the clients feelings listen for emotion and reflect emotions back to the client, which helps the client to recognise and work with their emotions.The session aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to use emotionally intelligent mentoring.During the session we will gain a better understanding of what is emotional regulation and understand how emotions influence effectiveness for both mentor and mentee.At the end of the session participants will be more able to analyse what is emotion and be more able to support mentees by using emotion constructively.

GDC outcomes A, B, C, and D

A maximum of 10 delegates . Free to DMUK members

 

Second Virtual Away Day 

Saturday 12th September 10.30 - 13.00 

This is the second of two virtual away half days on  Saturday 12th September via Zoom for members to determine the way forward for DMUK, particularly in providing opportunities for group peer support, raising the profile of mentoring, and increasing referrals.

In the member survey undertaken in December 2019, over 90% of respondents said that they joined DMUK to be part of a community of like minded individuals and we hope this time away from work will help to realise your aspirations. 

The aim of the session is to determine the way forward for DMUK with DMUK members
During the session participants will:
explore further what our members expect from a community of mentors and what they are willing to contribute to this. 
explore ways of raising the profile of mentoring with the members and to identify actions that we could take to improve awareness and increase referrals. 
discuss how to increase the numbers of DCP mentors to support DCPs. 
explore ways to better promote mentoring within the dental profession and how members can market their services. 
determine DMUK priorities and how much time should be invested in developing new resources for the website.

At the end of the session, participants will have had the opportunity to contribute to the development strategy of DMUK for raising awareness of mentoring in dentistry and increasing referrals

This session is verifiable (2.5 hours) and after completion we will e-mail you  a certificate.
GDC development outcomes: A,B,C D

A maximum of 10 delegates . Free to DMUK members

 

Autism, ADHD and their impact on coaching

Thursday 26th November 2020 18.30 - 19.30 Tutpr Dr Janine Brooks MBE

Some of our clients may have some difficulties such as Autism or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The atypical behaviour and communication can result in referrals for performance and communication issues. A diagnosis may already have been made or it could manifest in difficulties in communicating with the rest of the team or with patients and it is useful for us as coach - mentors to be able to notice these so that we support our clients in the best possible way. It is common for individuals to struggle generally with relationships, including general communication, inattention, extreme focus and repetitive behaviours.

The aim of the session is to raise awareness of how Autism and ADHS can impact on the individual dental professional. During thh session participants will gain a better understanding of what Autism and ADHD are and how they each present, reflect on how these conditions affect adults and review the terms Autism and ADHD and how they can present in adults. By the end of the session participants will be more aware of how Autism and ADHD can impact when mentoring

GDC outcomes A,B,C and D

A maximum of 10 delegagtes. Free to DMUK members

Previous sessions

Virtual Away Day

Saturday 1st August 10.30 - 1pm 

Aim: To provide some mentoring CPD and determine the way forward for DMUK providing peer support sessions for members.

Objectives:
CPD session - Positive Coaching for Personal Growth
Group Peer support session - To test out methods of supervision suggested in the DMUK member survey and to further determine requirements for virtual supervision sessions. 
To discuss the best way of providing one to one supervision sessions in the future. 

At the end of the sessions participants will have had some training in Positive Coaching for Personal Growth, experienced some group peer support and discussed the future of mentoring supervision for DMUK members.

 

This session is verifiable (2.5 hours) and after completion we will e-mail you  a certificate.
GDC development outcomes: A,B,C D

 

Radical Candour 

Wednesday 17th June 2020 18.30 - 19.30 Tutor: Dr Janine Brooks MBE

The radical candor website describes radical candour as a new management philosophy with a strapline of Caring Personally while Challending Directly. The Radical Candour model explores the ways we can most effectively provide feedback to individuals and this includes our mentees. https://www.radicalcandor.com

The session aims to explore the concept of radical candour and how this can be utilised within the mentoring relationship.
During the session we will review the concept of radical candour, grow awareness of pitfalls for mentors and understand how to use the model constructively. At the end of the session participants will be more able to support mentees deepen their self-awareness using the model of radical candour.

GDC outcomes A, B,C, and D

A maximum of 10 delegates. Free for DMUK members

 

Use of metaphors

Monday 10th February 2020 18.30- 19.30 Tutor: Dr Janine Brooks MBE

We all use metaphors as part of our everyday language and it reflects how we view the world and ourselves in it. Everyone has a unique take on life and situations and the metaphors we use can help us to increase our own self awareness and that of our mentees - we use them subconsciously. By listening to your coaching/mentoring clients and exploring the metaphors they use can really help us as coaches to explore their world.

This session aims to provide an opportunity to explore the use of metaphor when mentoring.
During the session we will examine what metaphors are, analyse how metaphor can foster understanding and reflect on the use of metaphor within mentoring.
At the end of the session participants will have an understanding of how metaphor impacts on mentoring practice and be more aware of how metaphor can uncover complex experiences for mentees

GDC outcomes A, B, C and D

Maximum 10 delegates. Free to DMUK members

 

Motivational interiewing

Thursday April 23rd 2020 18.30 - 19.30 Tutor: Alasdair Miller

Motivational Interviewing was first developed in 1983 as a technique by Rollnick and Miller in the mental health field. Its use has spread into health care, criminal justice, education and most recently into sport. This technique is particularly useful when looking at instigating and implementing behaviour changes.
This session aims to discuss how Motivational Intervewing (MI) can assist in mentoring.
During the session we will explore how MI can help in mentoring and gain commitment, rasie awareness of MI OARS - interactive techniques and skills, and how these can be used in mentoring and coaching, and raise awareness of the value of rolling with resistance in mentoring and coaching.
At the end of the session participants will be aware of OARS and how it assists in engaging mentees in getting to an agreed result.
GDC outcomes A, C, and D
A maximum of 10 delegates. Free to DMUK members

360 Appraisal

Friday 12th April 2019 18.30 – 19.30 Tutor: Dr. Janine Brooks MBE 
This tutorial aims to explore the use of multi-source (MSF) feedback to grow insight. During the session we will review the use of MSF andlearn how to use MSF appropriately. By the end of the session, participants will:Be more confident in using MSF and be able to give constructive feedback and interpretation of this tool.

GDC outcomes A,B,C and D

A maximum of 10 delegates. Free for DMUK Members

Honey and Mumford - learning styles

Monday 10th June 2019 18.30 - 19.30 Tutor:  Dr. Janine Brooks MBE
Peter Honey and Alan Mumford developed a model using four different learning styles or ways of learning – Activist, Reflector, Theorist and Pragmatist.
This tutorial aims to explore how learning styles of mentors and mentees can affect the mentoring relationship. Participants will be able to discuss how they can recognise the influence their own learning styles have on rapport with their mentees and techniques for developing their less preferred learning styles to deepen rapport and enhance communication.

At the end of the session participants will be more aware of their own learning styles and be more confident in providing developmental feedback to their mentees to move their thinking forward.
A maximum of 10 delegates. Free for DMUK Members 

Monday August 12th 2019 18.30 - 19.30    Boundaries in Mentoring

Tuesday October 8th 2019 18.30 - 19.30    Tools for self awareness - Knowing me, Knowing you

Tuesday  December 3rd 2019 18.30 - 19.30  Mentoring for Resilience

Members Forum

This is for directory members only and you can use it to ask questions or raise queries. Discussions with other mentors are an important part of support.

Training

Many mentors have already trained in mentoring skills. For those who have no formal qualification and would like to undertake one, Dental Mentors UK provides discounted access to a Level 7 Postgraduate Certificate in Mentoring and Coaching Leadership. The qualification is awarded by the Chartered Institute of Management and provided by the Dental Coaching Academy. Please click here to learn more. (link to DCA brochure)

Supervision

In our view this is an essential part of being a mentor. Supervision allows you to ‘download’ some of the issues that have arisen from the mentoring you provide to your mentees. It is a safe, confidential way to share and discuss strengths and areas you would like to improve upon. We offer group supervision several times  a year.

Who We Are:

Dental Mentors UK is run by two experienced dental mentors.
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We believe that all dental professionals would benefit from regularly working with a mentor from a personal as well as a professional point of view. Mentors are experienced dental professionals who can guide and support you throughout your career.

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