GDPR for Dental Practices

GDPR means General Data Protection Regulation. GDPR came into force on 25 May 2018. It is essential for you to understand the GDPR in accordance with your business model.

This course is completely FREE!

General Data Protection Regulations

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25 May 2018. This regulation  replaces the existing data protection framework under EU Data Protection Directive.

The current data protection framework still forms the majority of the GDPR regulations however the GDPR introduces some new elements.

This course is ideal for those with a responsibility for achieving compliance within the practice such as the practice owner, principal dentist, practice manager etc.

We offer another course aimed at those with a responsibility for processing personal data within the dental practice and is ideal for team members such as dental nursesreceptionistsdental hygienists and therapists who are employed by the practice.  

The EU General Data Protection Regulation took effect on 25 May 2018 and dental practices need to be prepared for the new regulations.

The aims of this course are to help you understand:

  • Your legal obligations under the GDPR 
  • How to implement the changes you need to make to become compliant
  • What this means for your day to day work.
  • On completion of this course you will understand:

    • Who is accountable for what under the GDPR
    • GDPR principles & common terminology
    • The ICO’s recommended 12 steps
    • Your legal basis for processing data
    • Changes to consent, privacy rights & access rights
    • Data protection breaches
    • Data Protection Impact Assessments
    • Data Protection by Design & Default
    • The role of the Data Protection Officer or Data Protection Lead
    • Privacy Notices – what you need to communicate and to whom
    • What you need to do now to prepare for the GDPR.

The learner should be able to:

  • Interpret the GDPR terminology
  • Understand who is responsible for data protection
  • Apply GDPR principles to the work setting
  • Demonstrate and determine the legal basis for processing personal data
  • Compare and modify changes in the data protection law
  • Plan and implement new practice procedures for data protection
  • Mitigate risks using data protection impact assessments & design by default methods
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Course Curriculum

  • Introduction to GDPR
    5 minutes
  • What is Data Protection? Preview
    5 minutes
  • Modern Technology Preview
    5 minutes
  • Dangers Associated With Technology Preview
    5 minutes
  • Building on Existing Principles Preview
    5 minutes
  • The GDPR Principles Preview
    5 minutes
  • Data Controller & Data Processor Preview
    10 minutes
  • GDPR Terminology Preview
    15 minutes
  • The 12 Steps Preview
    5 minutes
  • Become Aware Preview
    15 minutes
  • Practice Security Preview
    5 minutes
  • CCTV
    5 minutes
  • IT Security
    5 minutes
  • Email Security
    5 minutes
  • Practice Website
    5 minutes
  • The Information You Hold
    5 minutes
  • Patient Data Preview
    5 minutes
  • Reflective Question
    5 minutes
  • Team Members Preview
    5 minutes
  • Reflective Question
    5 minutes
  • Recruitment & Team Members
    5 minutes
  • Disclosures & Retention
    5 minutes
  • Referrals to other providers
    5 minutes
  • Protecting personal data during referral
    10 minutes
  • Your Legal Basis Preview
    10 minutes
  • The Inventory – Compliance Exercise
    5 minutes
  • Step 3: Communicating with Team Members and Patients
    5 minutes
  • Step 4: Personal Privacy Rights
    10 minutes
  • Step 5: Access Rights
    5 minutes
  • Step 7: Consent
    10 minutes
  • Step 8: Children’s Data
    5 minutes
  • Step 9: Reporting Data Breaches
    5 minutes
  • Step 10: Impact Assessments Preview
    5 minutes
  • Step 11: Data Protection Officers (DPO)
    10 minutes
  • Step 12: International Organisations
    5 minutes
  • GDPR Summary Preview
    10 minutes
  • Pre-Quiz Advice Preview
    1 minutes
  • GDPR for Dental Practices
    12 questions
  • Reflective Learning
    5 minutes

Your GDPR Course includes

Up-to-date information

Our course material is both current and relevant; verified by leaders in the dental industry.

Various media

We use a combination of text, imagery, videos and presentations to help you get the most out of this course.

Course downloads

This course features documents for you to download and use in your dental practice.

Post-course feedback

Upon completion of the course you are required to complete a short feedback survey.

Frequently asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course begins when you are ready. Although the course duration is 2.5 hours, you can work at your own pace, and your progress is saved automatically.

How long do I have access to the course?

After registering for the course, you have 365 days to access the course.

Does the course have a test?

Yes. The GDPR for Dental Professionals course features a short quiz at the end of the lessons.

Does the course offer a certificate upon completion?

Yes. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be issued a personalised certificate. This is saved to your personal dashboard. You can download and print this certificate when you require it.

In addition, you are also credited with a digital badge that will feature in your personal dashboard.

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