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P127 Creating a Positive Patient Safety Culture in Dentistry

Speaker: Jason Wong MBE

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Webinar Details

In collaboration with the College of General Dentistry.

There is a culture of fear and anxiety that affects many clinicians in dental settings. This can lead to defensive dentistry and a significant level of cognitive dissonance that can affect all members of the dental team.

Project Sphere is a project led by Jason Wong (Deputy Chief Dental Officer for England) and run by Jyoti Sumel (Dental therapist and health education england dental clinical leadership fellow) involving a group of key stakeholders including regulators of dentistry.

This webinar will explore and discuss the work of this group which aims to initiate steps to move away from the current blame culture, to a positive, fair, and learning culture within dental settings.

Learning Outcomes


  • Review the current recording mechanism to create an appropriately supported infrastructure for recording Patient Safety Events in Dentistry and what templates have been produced to enhance learning from patient safety events
  • Learn about how to encourage recording as well as improving practitioner support
  • Learn how project Sphere have engaged with indemnity providers
  • Learn how project sphere proposes to improve sharing of safety events and promoting a duty of candour


On completion of this webinar you will understand Project Sphere and how it aims to create a positive patient safety culture in dentistry.

The Speakers

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Jason Wong MBE

Deputy Chief Dental Officer for England

Jason Wong MBE is a General Dental practitioner who qualified from University of Birmingham in 1995. He is a partner at the 12 surgery Maltings Dental practice in Grantham, Lincolnshire.

Jason is currently Deputy Chief Dental officer for England. He was a Local Dental Network Chair for NHS England & NHS Improvement in the Midlands covering Leicestershire Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire. He has held a range of positions including chairing the Local Dental Network for Hertfordshire and South Midlands and the West Midlands as well as secretary of Lincolnshire Local Dental committee for 16 years.

Jason has clinical interests in the treatment of anxious patients, Oral surgery and Implant Dentistry. He also has an interest in prevention and oral health promotion and was part of several Oral health alliance and boards across the region. He is a well known speaker nationally on clinical and non clinical topics. He was awarded a MBE for services to Dentistry and Oral health in the new year honours list 2020