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An Introduction to Human Factors How Aviation has implemented human factor training to optimise human performance and improve customer safety How can we apply human factors in Dentistry to do the same?

Learning outcomes

An Introduction to Human Factors How Aviation has implemented human factor training to optimise human performance and improve customer safety How can we apply human factors in Dentistry to do the same?

Speakers

Dr Nick Fahey

Nick graduated from Otago Dental School New Zealand in 1994 and spent 3 years in private practice before travelling to the UK. Nick’s first 15 years in practice in the UK were spent in London’s West End. During that time, he completed an MClinDent in Prosthodontics at The Eastman Dental School. He then completed further qualifications - MFDS RCS, MRD RCS, and FRACDS which allowed him to become a GDC Registered Specialist in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics. Nick established Woodborough House Dental Practice with his wife in 2005. Nick oversees a team of 14 clinicians of Specialists, GDPs and dental therapists and hygienists, who share his passion for delivering comprehensive, multidisciplinary dentistry. Together, the Woodborough team have won multiple dental awards in the UK. Nick is most recognized for his pioneering work in digital dentistry, using cutting-edge technologies such as CBCT, intra-oral scanning and virtual implant planning software to revolutionize computer-guided surgery techniques. He has delved into "real-time" guided surgical navigation and is now utilising recent innovations such as 3D facial scanning and Modjaw jaw analysis to provide facially driven dental rehabilitation. Nick is a fellow of the ITI, where he serves as a study club director and mentor, fostering professional development within the dental community. Nick is passionate about education and lectures internationally, sharing insights on computer-guided surgery and virtual implant planning. Nick recently completed his book ‘Guided Surgery – Making Implant Placement Simpler', a seminal work that underscores his lifelong dedication to advancing dental techniques and methodologies. Nick is the co-founder of the Fitz Fahey Academy, which boasts an international faculty of clinicians, dedicated to empowering dental professionals through mentorship and interdisciplinary teaching. Nick’s career is marked by innovation, education, and unwavering dedication to patient care. His vision is “to change lives through smiles” and he continues to be passionate about shaping the future of dentistry on a global scale.

Dr Sarah Fitzharris

Sarah graduated in1991 from Otago University Dental School, New Zealand. She spent 3 years in private practice in Auckland before leaving for the UK. After working for 10 years in London and Bucks, she purchased an existing 3 surgery practice from a retiring kiwi in Berkshire in 2005 with her husband Nick Fahey. Since then, Sarah has built the team from 7 to over 40 people and has expanded the practice from 3 to 8 surgeries. Woodborough House Dental Practice is a multiaward winning General and Specialist Referral practice, that delivers world class dentistry with customer service to match. Sarah’s passion is people. “Treating people not just their teeth” has been a lifelong mantra. She regularly speaks about this at local schools and networking events. After 30 years in clinical practice, Sarah now spends her time managing Woodborough House Dental Practice and has established a dental education company, FitzFahey Academy, with her husband Nick Fahey. Sarah is CEO of Black Box Human Factors, a company that uses lessons learnt from the aviation industry to maximise human performance in Dentistry and many other industries.

NZDA Conference 2024 - Team Day

Human Factors


Speakers:

Dr Nick Fahey

Dr Sarah Fitzharris

Saturday 24th Aug 2024
8:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre
188 Oxford Terrace
Christchurch Central City
Region: Canterbury
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