NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is to fund additional educational resources to dental training practices aimed at further supporting the learning needs of the entire dental team.
The range of new materials will include an interactive programme on oral cancer and a suite of modules on communications skills.
David Felix, Postgraduate Dental Dean, NES said: "NHS Education for Scotland greatly appreciates the commitment trainers make to supporting new graduates at the start of their careers. These additional learning resources will allow all members of the practice - dentists, dental care professionals (DCPs), practice managers, receptionists as well as the new graduates - to undertake verifiable continuing professional development (CPD) at a time and location of their choosing.
"We estimate each individual within the training practice could undertake between 15 and 20 hours of CPD, over a fifteen month period. The intention is to give training practices appointed for the August 2014 to July 2015 training year priority access to these educational resources which will be free of charge."
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