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BSDH Spring Conference 2017


What's new in clinical dentistry


Thursday 4 - Friday 5 May 2017, Liverpool




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Sondos qualified from Jordan University of Science and Technology in 1997, moving to the UK in 1998. She completed her PhD at Queens University Belfast before completing her specialists training in Paediatric Dentistry in Manchester. In 2008 she moved to Liverpool to complete her consultant training. Her research interest lies in investigating attitudes and behaviours in prevention and disease management, dental traumatology and endodontics in young people. She has an active role in the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry and is also a member of the tri-collegiate membership of paediatric dentistry examination board.  

Colette Balmer

Colette qualified in microbiology and then dentistry. She followed a career in oral surgery and is an Associate Postgraduate Dental Dean for HEE North West. Her recent national roles have included British Association of Oral surgeons Council; Advisory Board for Foundation Training in Dentistry; Advisory Board for Specialty Training; The oral surgery pathways development group; The oral surgery pathways implementation group and the commissioning guides production group. She sits on the SAB in Edinburgh; The Irish advisory Board and is currently the Chair of the Oral surgery SAC.

Kathryn Bebb
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Suzanne qualified from Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1999, followed by positions in general practice and the Community Dental Service, SHO posts in CDS/Dental Public Health and at Liverpool Dental Hospital. The following seven years were spent in CDS in Liverpool then North Wales, in a variety of roles: clinic based, domiciliary, secure units and adult GA service, before returning to Liverpool as a trainee in Special Care Dentistry in 2013, having completed MDPH at the University of Manchester as part of her training programme.

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Chris graduated from Edinburgh University in 1984. He later moved to the University of Dundee where he worked at the Scottish Executive's DHSRU and the Children's Dentistry Department. He became a Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry at Edinburgh Dental Institute in 2001 and took up a Chair in Paediatric Dentistry at University of Sheffield in 2006.  He was appointed Dean of the School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield in 2015. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. His research interests are preventive dentistry, cariology, evidence based dentistry, research in primary care and child focused research. 

Norah Flannigan
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Fadi graduated from Jordan University of Science and Technology in 1997 and completed his PhD at Queens University Belfast. He joined the University of Liverpool in 2003, he was appointed as a senior lecturer and honorary consultant in restorative dentistry in 2012 and is the joint restorative academic lead for the UG programme. Fadi is the programme director of Doctorate in Dental Science at the University of Liverpool and the lead for the endodontics specialty pathway. Fadi's research is focused on endodontic management strategies which benefit patients.  He is a member of the restorative specialty advisory board of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.

Andrew Kwasnicki

Since qualifying in Leeds in 2000 Andrew has worked across primary care practice, hospital dentistry and the community dental service. In 2011 Andrew gained entry on to the specialist least for special care dentistry and limited his practice in 2012. Andrew has interests across special care dentistry including the management of cancer patients and treatment under sedation.

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Bijay Rajlawat

Bijaya is a consultant and clinical lead in Oral Medicine at the Liverpool University Dental Hospital. He has been in post since 2009 having completed his oral medicine training within the Liverpool and Manchester Oral Medicine units. He undertook undergraduate dental and medical training at the Leeds and Liverpool universities respectively. He enjoys all aspects of oral medicine.

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Phil Smith

Phil qualified in 1984 from Newcastle University and has been a consultant in restorative dentistry since 1998. He is Lead Clinician for Restorative Cleft Care and will be President of The British Society of Prosthodontics in 2017. He is actively involved in teaching, clinical service and research. He has published widely including authoring/co-author of three textbooks and over 70 peer reviewed publications. He is a reviewer for a number of dental journals and Assistant editor of The European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry.  

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Kathryn Taylor

Kathryn qualified from the University of Sheffield. She trained in oral and maxillofacial surgery on the AACOMS Academic Oral and Maxillofacial training pathway and was 2nd on call for oral and maxillofacial surgery for more than 10 years. Her research interests previously have been in basic cell science. She is now focussing her interests into educational research. She is teaching lead for oral diseases at the Liverpool Dental School and organises regular CPD sessions for medical emergencies, sedation and oral surgery.

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After graduation, Shelagh developed her role within Special Care Dentistry (SCD) being appointed Professor in SCD, Louis Cohen Chair in Oral Diseases, School of Dentistry, University of Liverpool and Honorary Consultant in SCD at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Trust. She is the current chair of International Association of Disability and Oral Health Education Committee and past chair of British Society of Disability and Oral Health (BSDH) Teachers Group. She is the Editor of Journal of Disability and Oral Health and international representative for the International Association of Disability and Oral Health. She is Past President of BSDH.

Charlotte Wilson-Dewhurst
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Callum Youngson

Callum qualified from Dundee in 1982 and took a house officer post in restorative dentistry at Leeds. Moved through Lecturer posts to Senior Lecturer/Hon Consultant in Leeds 1997. He was appointed as Professor/Head of Unit of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Liverpool in 2004, then Head of School in 2008 until present. He is currently also Head of Institute of Clinical Sciences (Dentistry, Health Sciences & Medicine). He has sat on several national committees in restorative dentistry and currently Chairs Dental Schools Council. Clinical interests are mainly fixed prosthodontics and diagnosis of complex pain and managing toothwear.