Oral cancer - identify, refer, prevent

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Event Name
Oral cancer - identify, refer, prevent
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Event Subject
Topic Groups(General Dental Practice, Oral Health)

10:00 - 16:00


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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 Oral cancer - Identify, refer and prevent

Friday 3 November 2017

British Dental Association
64 Wimpole Street
London W1G 8YS


Understand current treatments and how you can improve management of patients who've been previously treated.

The number of cases of oral cancer across the UK continues to increase with latest figures showing that more than 7,500 new cases were diagnosed last year *. Early detection is key and can improve chances of survival. A growing number of patients are accusing their dentist of missing the signs and taking legal action. This one-day course helps define the dental team's duty of care, offering information and advice on how to manage oral cancer effectively and sensitively.

*Data from British Dental Health Foundation 2016


Learning objectives

  • Improve your knowledge of the prevention and detection of oral cancer, including what to look out for, and when, and how to respond
  • Adopt an approach to oral cancer detection that is consistent with current medico-legal advice
  • Be able to carry out a thorough examination with knowledge of the signs and symptoms
  • Know the criteria for referral following NICE guidelines
  • Understand the current treatments
  • See how the whole dental team can successfully implement a management strategy for oral cancer
  • Gain advice on the management of patients who have been previously treated for oral cancer.


​This training course meets the educational criteria set by the GDC for 4 ½ hours of core verifiable CPD and is certified by the British Dental Association.


​Zaid Sadiq, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial/Head and Neck Surgeon, University College London Hospital and Honorary Lecturer, University College London

Zaid Sadiq is qualified in both dentistry and medicine. He completed higher surgical training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in London and gained surgical oncology experience at University Hospital Network, Toronto. He completed a Head and Neck Oncology fellowship in Edinburgh and is accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Glasgow. Zaid is an educational supervisor and is an honorary lecturer at University College London (UCL).

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Arpan Tahim, Registrar in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Arpan is an oral and maxillofacial surgery trainee based at University College London Hospital. He studied medicine at Imperial College London and dentistry at King's College London. He has a keen interest in academic surgical education and has recently authored a book highlighting key OMFS presentations for general practitioners in the UK.

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​Sarah Orr, Lead Lead Macmillan Head & Neck C N S, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sarah Orr is the Lead Macmillan Head and Neck Clinical Nurse Specialist working across both surgery and oncology. She has worked in head and neck cancer since 2006 with a two year break to establish a service providing cancer nursing to patients in the community in Suffolk.


Cancellation policy

All cancellations must be received in writing either by email to events@bda.org, 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: events@bda.org