If you’ve never taken an additional skills course before then it is normal to feel some worry.
You may be wondering, is it worth it? Will I be able to do this new skill in my dental practice? Will I be good at it? How do I even approach a patient? When will I have time to learn all this?
In truth, we have all been there and we’ve all had those thoughts. Remember the first time you picked up the suction and placed it in someone’s mouth? Yep. So do I!
Learning new skills is always worth it. It builds your confidence, it adds to the skills you can do and therefore makes your day more interesting, it means you add more value to the practice you work in, it may be a what makes the difference when applying for a new job, it helps you become more engaged with patients and allows you to build better rapport with them.
Put simply, it makes your day more varied and therefore more fun!