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Highly recommended CPD topics for the dental team

Event Type
Event Subject
Development Outcomes (A, C, D)
Topic Groups (Education & Development, Ethics and Regulation, Oral Cancer, Record Keeping, Complaints Handling)
Thursday 21 November 2019
09:15 - 16:50
British Dental Association
64 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 8YS, England
Booking Fees
  • Dental Care Professional: £95.00
  • Essential Member: £95.00
  • Expert Member: £95.00
  • Extra Member: £95.00
  • Senior member: £95.00
  • Non member: £150.00
  • Student member: £95.00

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Highly recommended CPD topics for the dental team  

Thursday 21 November 2019 | London



 Learning objectives

A varied programme will be presented to help attendees renew, revise and refresh their knowledge on the GDC's 'highly recommended' CPD topics. The agenda includes lectures on the following areas: 

  • Dental radiography and radiation protection
  • Oral cancer
  • Medical emergencies
  • Safeguarding children and young people
  • Handling complaints
  • Record keeping best practice




​Registration and refreshments


A modern look at CBCT

  • Appraise the radiation dose of CBCT vs 2D dental imaging
  • Discover how to integrate CBCT to improve your clinical practic
  • Develop a reporting template

Simon Harvey, Consultant in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology and Honorary Lecturer, King's College London


Improving prospects for oral cancer patients  

  • Understanding the importance of early detection – key signs and symptoms
  • Changing the way head and neck cancers are treated in the UK and around the world
  • Case presentations

Russell Banner, Consultant Clinical Oncologist


Mid-morning refreshments 


The importance of team work and planning for medical emergencies  

  • Consider team work and emergency planning
  • Recognise situations in which cardio-pulmonary resuscitation is required
  • Describe how to perform CPR to the latest Resuscitation Council (UK) standards
  • Describe the importance of debriefing after emergencies
  • List the contents of the emergency drug box and minimal levels of equipment required

Representative from AtoE Training & Solutions Ltd




'Was not brought': a team approach to managing children's missed dental appointments  

  • Understanding why children's missed dental appointments may be a safeguarding concern 
  • Describe a new 'Was Not Brought' pathway for managing children's missed appointments and how this could be implemented into practice 
  • Understanding the benefits to both the dental team and patients when using a standardised approach in managing missed dental appointments.  

Jen Kirby, Senior Speciality Registrar in Paediatric Dentistry, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and a Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry 



Record keeping: let’s stop worrying about this 

  • The importance of producing appropriate clinical records
  • Reflecting on the standards required for record keeping for different clinical disciplines
  • Practically apply a system to produce consistent, accurate and defendable records 

Len D’Cruz, Senior Dento-Legal Adviser, BDA  and GDP, London

15:30​Afternoon refreshment break

Complaints: learning from them and loving them

  • An overview of the complaints system and what triggers them in general practice
  • Consider a framework to manage and respond to complaints
  • Understand how human factors and communication skills control complaints

Len D’Cruz, Senior Dento-Legal Adviser, BDA and GDP, London   


​Closing remarks


Russell Banner re-sized for web.jpgRussell Banner, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales

Russell's undergraduate training was at Christ's College, Cambridge and then at Guy's, Kings and St Thomas' Medical School in London, qualifying in 2002. He trained as a junior doctor in London and became convinced of a career in Clinical Oncology after working for six months in the Royal Marsden Hospital. Russell gained Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists in 2010 and Advanced Radiotherapy Clinical Research Fellowship at Velindre Cancer Centre in 2011. He completed his MSc with the Institute of Cancer Research in London in 2013 researching Human Papilloma Virus specific T-cell immune responses before and after chemoradiotherapy for oropharyngeal cancer.

Russell took up his post as a Consultant Clinical Oncologist in the South West Wales Cancer Centre in 2013 where his specialist tumour sites are head & neck and gynaecological cancers. He is trained in the use of Proton Beam Therapy and looks forward to developing the evidence base for the benefit of this treatment in these tumour sites.

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Len D’CruzSenior Dento-Legal Adviser, BDA  and GDP, London

Len is a general dental practitioner, running a seven surgery mixed NHS and private practice in North East London. He is an experienced vocational trainer for the London Deanery, a dento-legal advisor for the BDA and a Dental tutor for Health Education East of England. Len is also lead lecturer for the MA in Dental Law and Ethics at the University of Bedfordshire. He has published "Legal aspects of general dental practice" and co-authored “Understanding NHS dentistry”, he writes and presents regularly about legal and ethical issues as well as NHS contractual issues particularly in relation to the NHS contract prototypes. Len is also an ORE examiner.

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Simon Harvey,Consultant in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology, Honorary Lecturer, King's College London Dental Institute

Simon works at Guy's Hospital, London and Queen Victoria Hospital, Sussex. His clinical practice and research interests are dentoalveolar CBCT and salivary gland interventional radiology.

He has an interest in medicolegal disputes and he is published in several peer review journals and books. He is a passionate educator to undergraduates at KCL and post-graduate audiences around the world in person and online.

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Jen Kirby, Senior Speciality Registrar in Paediatric Dentistry, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry   

Jen qualified form the University of Glasgow in 2010 and continued her professional development in general dental practice, community and hospital settings. In 2014 she commenced her specialty training in Paediatric Dentistry in Sheffield, completed a Masters in Paediatric Dentistry with distinction in 2016 and a PG Cert in Medical Leadership with merit in 2017. Jen is now in her final year of specialty training. 

In 2016 she took a secondment from training to commence a Leadership Fellowship, developing pathways focused upon improving the management of missed dental appointments and earlier information sharing with other professionals. Working with the British Dental Association the developed 'Was Not Brought' pathway is now freely available.


​BDA Member: ​£95
​Non member ​£150
​DCP ​£95


The fee includes refreshments, lunch and all course documentation.

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6 hours CPD

The training course meets the educational criteria set by the GDC for Verifiable CPD and is certified by the British Dental Association.


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