Win a place on Smile Revolution’s five-week course with Philips

Dental therapist and the Smile Revolution's creator, Victoria Wilson, is launching a five-week course which starts on Monday 21st September

Dental therapist and creator of the Smile Revolution podcast series, Victoria Wilson, is launching a five-week course which starts on Monday 21st September. 

The course is designed to help dental professionals plan the launch of an oral health promotion venture. And Philips Oral Healthcare is offering one dental professional the chance to win a place on the course – worth £1,000 – as a way of reinforcing its ongoing support to dental professionals.

Philips already understand that oral health promotion can take many forms. Some clinicians wish to vary their working life outside of surgery. As a result, it is delighted to be supporting Smile Revolution’s oral health promotion course. In recognition of the way it will form a new and exciting part of a dental professional’s development.

Philips see this as a huge opportunity for dentists, hygienists and therapists to increase their skills, with the ultimate aim of improving the public’s oral health, by developing innovative outreach projects. Additionally, by becoming more versatile, the clinician has the potential of making an impact beyond the traditional clinical setting.

‘Philips has already supported us on numerous occasions. From the very beginning, the company has been so invested in dental professionals’ education. It is reassuring that decades later, the company is still providing an amazing level of support,’ said Victoria Wilson commented.

‘I am so grateful that the company believes in my vision and can see the potential impact of this course for dental professionals.

‘It is hugely encouraging. Members of the Philips education team recently appeared on a podcast on Smile Revolution. It highlighted the need to develop transferrable skills and how important it is to seize as many opportunities as possible. This also gives you the flexibility of a different career pathway.

‘They spoke of the trials and errors they may have to go through. And also about confidence to get to the stage they have now reached. This message is exactly what I am trying to convey in this course.’

What will I learn as a part of this course?

Over a five-week period, delegates will be set specific tasks to work towards. They will be asked to put together a viable sustainable business module drawing on the elements which they will have discussed throughout the course.

At the end of the five weeks, they will have learnt how to create a business proposal and will be ready to launch their project.

Delegates’ projects could be anything they wish it to be. There may be an opportunity to develop a project under the umbrella of the dental practice. Additionally, the dentist and practice owner can collaborate if they want to come onboard. Similarly, it could be a scheme within their community using the clinic at the hub. It could also be a totally separate venture outside the clinical setting.

Competition and prize

Anyone wishing to go on this course can enter this competition. They stand a chance of winning a sponsored place worth £1,000, courtesy of Philips. Entrants will be asked to email Victoria Wilson at [email protected]. In addition, they should state why they would like to win a place on the course, and where they would like to see this course taking them.

A draw will be organised end of the week (18th September 2020) and the winner will be announced on the same day.

For more information about the course and competition entry criteria, please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/launch-an-oral-health-promotion-project-business-5-week-course-tickets-107758117430

The winning entrant has also been offered the opportunity to chart their progress on the course and write a series of posts and articles to appear in an FMC publication.

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