Thanks to the success of her first course, Victoria Wilson is launching a second five-week programme entitled ‘Launch your own oral health promotional project/business’.
Some of the delegates from the first five-week course, which has just concluded, have shared their feedback:
- ‘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; now 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.’
Your chance to win
The course will help dental professionals plan the launch of an oral health promotion venture.
Philips Oral Healthcare is offering one dental professional the chance to win a place on the course – worth £1,000. This is a way of reinforcing its ongoing support to dental professionals.
Philips already understands that oral health promotion can take many forms. Some clinicians wish to vary their working life outside of surgery.
The company is therefore keen to support 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 sees 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 therefore has the potential of making an impact beyond the traditional clinical setting.
Victoria Wilson says: ‘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.
‘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. The podcast consequently highlighted the need to develop transferrable skills and how important it is to seize as many opportunities as possible to give yourself the flexibility of a different career pathway. They also spoke of the trials and errors they may have to go through. And 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 have specific tasks to work towards. They will consequently put together a viable sustainable business module, drawing on the elements they will have discussed throughout the course.
At the end of the five weeks, they will then have learnt how to create a business proposal and ready to launch their project.
The Philips sponsorship package will also add a mentoring element at the end of the five weeks.
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, a scheme within their community using the clinic at the hub. Or a totally separate venture outside the clinical setting.
The sky is the limit as to the number of opportunities to uncover. 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 also help them find new solutions to excel in existing areas and new ones.
Competition and prize
Anyone wishing to go on this course can enter this competition. Entrants therefore stand a chance of winning a sponsored place worth £1,000, courtesy of Philips.
Entrants should email [email protected], stating why they would like to win a place on the course, and also where they would like to see this course taking them.
Alternatively complete the form here: form.jotform.com/203063413664045.
Philips will then organise a draw at the end of the week and announce the winner on the same day.
For more information about the course and competition entry criteria, please visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/launch-an-oral-health-promotion-project-business-5-week-course-tickets-107758117430.