Philips offers the chance to win a sponsored place on next Smile Revolution courseNews
Posted by: The Probe 20th January 2021
Victoria Wilson, Dental Therapist and creator of the Smile Revolution podcast series, is once again set to run her highly acclaimed 5-week programme entitled ‘Launch your own oral health promotional project/business’, starting on Monday 25th January.
In addition, 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. To enter the competition, visit https://form.jotform.com/210077355323045.
“Staying true to my interests and aspirations as a dental professional is something that I can honestly say I have stuck to through and through,” Victoria comments. “At times it has not been easy, as I have carved an atypical career pathway, yet I continue to be true to everything that underpins me personally. In the 5 week course I deliver entitled ‘How to launch and oral health promotional project / business’, I share everything that has supported me as a professional in building my existing career pathway, for others to build additional career pathways in oral health promotion to. Philips are kindly fully funding a place on the next 5-week course starting on the 25th January.”
Some of the delegates from Victoria’s previous courses have shared their feedback to encourage their peers to sign up:
- “Victoria seems to have this ability to unlock the door to personal and professional excellence. The course is well delivered and very interactive – she is a great mentor! I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience too.”
- “I always look forward to the online sessions, and it is not just a matter of learning and absorbing information; I am excited to learn about the other delegates’ projects and enjoyed seeing their progress as well!”
- “It was brilliant. Victoria makes me want to go out and achieve so much”.
- “Informative, interactive, engaging”.
The winner of the Philips sponsored place when the course ran late last year was dental nurse Jo Dawson. Her story can be found here.
The course is designed to help dental professionals plan the launch of an oral health promotion venture.
Philips already understands that oral health promotion can take many forms and some clinicians wish to vary their working life outside of surgery. The company is therefore keen 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. By becoming more versatile, and exploring and uncovering other opportunities the clinician has the potential of making an impact beyond the traditional clinical setting.
Victoria Wilson commented: “Philips has already supported us on numerous occasions. From the very beginning, the company has been so invested in dental professionals’ education and it is reassuring that decades later, the company is still providing an amazing level of support. 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 highlighting the need to develop transferrable skills and how important it is to seize as many opportunities as possible to be able to give yourself the flexibility of a different career pathway. They spoke of the trials and errors they may have to go through, and about confidence to get to the stage they have now reached, and 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 5-week period, delegates will be set specific tasks to work towards, and 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. A mentoring element will also be added at the end of the 5 weeks, again as part of the Philips sponsorship package.
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, with the dentist and practice owner collaborating, if they want to come on board. Alternatively, it could be a scheme within their community using the clinic at the hub. Or it could be a totally separate venture outside the clinical setting. The sky is the limit as to the number of opportunities to uncover, and maybe it is about unleashing the potential of delegates who may not have the confidence to take that leap of faith. The Smile Revolution course is designed to empower individuals and help them find new solutions to excel in existing areas and new ones.
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