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The Dental Foundation Interview Guide. With Situational Judgement Tests. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 3641132
  • Book
  • May 2016
  • 184 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

The Dental Foundation Interview Guide: with Situational Judgement Tests offers an indispensable step-by-step guide to the dental foundation training application process.

  • Explains the application and recruitment process and includes essential interview tips 
  • Offers a wealth of practice questions with detailed answers to ensure familiarity with the process 
  • Highlights the importance of professionalism, leadership and management within the dental practice
  • Written by recent graduates who understand the pressures of the application process
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Preface vii

Acknowledgements ix

1 What is dental foundation training? 1

2 The application process 3

DF1 recruitment process 3

How to apply 4

Key dates 5

DF1 schemes – where to work 5

DF1 interview – format 9

Scotland applications 11

3 The SJT exam 13

What is an SJT? 13

Format of the exam 13

Marking format of the exam 14

4 Definitions and legalities 15

Definitions 15

Legislation for the dental team 17

Clinical governance 19

5 Important notes for revision 25

Standards for the dental team 25

Consent 26

Confidentiality 29

Complaints 31

Scope of practice 32

Continued professional development (CPD) 33

Raising concerns 34

Child protection and vulnerable adults 35

A checklist of sources to consult during revision 37

6 Practice scenarios 39

Introduction 39

Professionalism leadership and management scenarios 40

Patient communication scenarios 54

7 Situational judgement test practice questions 57

Introduction 57

Ranking-based SJTs: Questions 58

Ranking-based SJTs: Answers 86

‘Best of three’ SJTs: Questions 111

‘Best-of-three’ SJTs: Answers 144

8 How to write a dental CV 165

Introduction 165

Format 166

Some dos and don’ts 168

The meet and greet 168

Some useful questions to ask 168

Index 171

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Zahid Siddique Dental practitioner, UK.

Shivana Anand Dental practitioner, UK.

Helena Lewis-Greene King's College London Dental Institute, UK.
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