Achieving high standards in Infection Control

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Event Name
Achieving high standards in Infection Control
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Event Subject
Topic Groups(Education & Personal Developme, General Dental Practice, Health and Safety, Infection control, Practice Management)

10:00 - 16:30


British Dental Association

64 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 8YS, England
CPD Hours
Booking Fee(s)

Dental Care Professional: £95.00
BDA member: £150.00
Non member: £195.00

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Achieving high standards in infection control

Friday 8 September 2017

British Dental Association
64 Wimpole Street
London W1G 8YS


Implement safe and realistic infection control procedures.

The dental profession has experienced a period of rapid change in infection control requirements following the introduction in England of HTM 01-05 and the Code of Practice on preventing and controlling infections. Learn from industry experts on how these requirements affect your practice and how to ensure compliance. This one-​day course will demonstrate both essential and best practice in managing infection control.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the origins of infection control dento-legal problems and how they can be prevented 
  • Be familiar with standard practice precautions and measures of personal protection for all members of the dental team 
  • Know how to maintain high standards of decontamination and comply with HTM 01-05 and CQC requirements 
  • Gain tips to improve the safe management of healthcare waste in your practice.



This training course meets the educational criteria set by the GDC for 5 hours of core verifiable CPD and is certified by the British Dental Association.


 About the speakers

Caroline Pankhurst,  Senior Specialist Clinical Teacher, King's College London Dental Institute

Caroline is a dentist and is actively involved in postgraduate dental education and training at King's College London Dental Institute. She is a freelance infection control consultant to Southwark, Lambeth and Lewisham PCTs and Southern Health Board, Northern Ireland. She is a member of Decontamination in Primary Care committee at the Department of Health.

Edward Sinclair - resized for website.jpgEdward Sinclair, Practice Management Consultant (Health and Safety), BDA

Edward Sinclair is a dually qualified dentist and microbiologist. His final year dissertation was on Hepatitis B, a dentally relevant topic. Utilising his experience of working in NHS and private practice Dr Sinclair is currently engaged as a specialist advisor in the BDA Health and Safety Team. Edward advises members on all aspects of health and safety law, infection control and decontamination requirements. He has a particular interest in the issues facing young dentists in terms of employment and is also studying for a Masters in Public Health.

Brian Westbury (resized for website).jpgBrian Westbury, Senior Dento-legal Adviser, Dental Protection Ltd

Brian Westbury was an experienced general dental practitioner who has worked in both the health service and private sectors. He has served on most of the important national and local dental committees. Brian is currently a trustee of the Dentists' Health Support Trust. He has worked for the last few years as a senior-dentolegal advisor at Dental Protection Ltd dealing with UK and international cases. He lectures to students, practitioners and Health Authorities on dento-legal and risk management subjects. He has a wide knowledge of the regulations both of the NHS and the GDC. Brian has degrees in dentistry, psychology, and law.

Christine Whitworth - photo.jpg 



Chris Whitworth, Infection Prevention and Control Advisor to FGDP (UK) and Director, Palm Street Limited

Chris Whitworth qualified BDS at Liverpool in 1985 and completed DGDP (UK) in 1997. She worked for thirty years as a GDP in mainly NHS practices around Liverpool and was a DFT trainer.  Chris became involved in research as a part-time undergraduate lecturer at the University of Liverpool and was awarded an MPhil in 2004, on the subject of instrument decontamination.

Chris was Source Materials Adviser for the Infection Control module of FGDP (UK) / SmileOn Key Skills in Primary Dental Care e-learning package in 2005 and was a member of the Department of Health Risk Assessment group for variant Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease and dentistry in 2007. She continues to provide advice on infection control in dentistry for FGDP(UK).

Chris developed a dedicated infection control lead course for DCPs for Mersey postgraduate deanery in 2009. She lectures nationally to MSc groups, postgraduates, undergraduates and dental teams on infection prevention and control in the dental setting. 


Cancellation policy

All cancellations must be received in writing either by email to, or by post to The Events team, BDA, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS. This must then be followed by a telephone call to confirm receipt. Cancellations received 29 days or more prior to the event will be entitled to a 100% credit voucher or refund. Cancellations received between 15 days and 28 days (inclusive) prior to the event will receive a 100% credit voucher to attend a future BDA event or a 75% refund. For late cancellations received between 1 day and 14 days (inclusive) prior to the event, no credit voucher or refund will be given. Failure to attend the event on the day will constitute late cancellation and no credit voucher or refund will be given. Substitutions are welcome at any time.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the programme may change and the BDA reserves the right to cancel the event or alter the venue and/or speakers.

Further information

For further information on the programme and to book your place on this course please contact: BDA Events, British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS Tel: 020 7563 4590, Email: