Using skill mix to adapt to new world dentistry


  Posted by: Dental Design      1st December 2020

Michaela O’Neill – a highly experienced dental hygienist and Past President of the BSDHT – will be speaking as part of the Team Programme at the ADI Team Congress 2021. She will be joining the debate about whether skill mix is safe and how practice teams can best utilise the benefits available.

She says:

“I believe skill mix can be utilised differently today compared to how we approached it pre-pandemic. There is a huge push on prevention right now, which is definitely one of the strengths of a dental hygienist/therapist. The fact that oral health education can be delivered virtually provides a new way for dental hygienists/therapists to utilise their skills. I think DCPs need to have more confidence in their abilities and speak up.”

Encouraging dental hygienists and dental therapists to attend the ADI Team Congress, Michaela adds:

“Dental implants are commonplace now in every practice. Over the past few years, the importance of optimal oral hygiene to maintain these has been a constant drum beat within the profession. It is imperative to attend an event like this to develop and update our skills. I also believe the best way to stay motivated in practice is to learn more and mix with enthusiastic colleagues. It renews your passion and keeps you at the top of your game.”


ADI Team Congress 2021

“The Great Debate”

6-8 May 2021, Manchester Central


ADI members will be able to attend the ADI Team Congress for discounted rates. Join today.

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