There are many on-line tools for continuing education in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
- The e-Face project was set up in conjunction with the NHS e-Learning for Healthcare project. It contains a range of modules from those covering generic skills through to those dedicated to speciality-specific topics such as radiology for maxillofacial trauma. Further information can be found on the e-Face page.
- The AO Foundation have a range of information freely available through their site, ranging from smartphone applications through to procedure videos.
- The Facebook School of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is designed to provide regular up-dates to surgical news, evidence-based practice and links to courses, meetings and lectures. The emphasis is to ensure an efficient portal for continued medical education.
6 February 2019: Children’s Oral Health e-learning programme now live
Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with the Faculty of Dentistry, the Royal College of Surgeons and UCL Eastman Dental Institute and Hospital to develop a new Children’s Oral Health e-learning programme.
This free e-learning programme provides information and advice about children’s oral health. It is aimed at parents, expectant mothers, early years healthcare workers, teachers, nurses, GPs and the public.
Children’s Oral Health Advice programme aims to help learners support children to maintain good oral health. It covers the main causes of tooth decay and simple actions that can be taken to prevent the problem. It also explains when a child’s primary (baby) and adult (permanent) teeth start to appear, and what you should do if a tooth is knocked out. By the end of the session users will have developed their knowledge of oral health and be more confident in providing children’s oral health advice.
The programme consists of one e-learning session that will take about 20 minutes to complete with a number of self-assessment questions throughout the learning which enable understanding of the key points to be checked.
Further e-learning sessions are planned for 2019 to support the understanding of children’s oral health advice for the health and care workforce.
The e-learning assessment is available on the e-LfH Hub and via AICC links.