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Tooth Wear: Where we are with diagnostics for general practitioners

Thursday 19 October 2023
Branch / Section

Northern Ireland Branch

LocationThe Malone Hotel, 60 Eglantine Avenue, Malone Road, Belfast BT9 6DY

18:45 Registration and exhibition

19:00 Hot Topic - Two ends of the Spectrum, Childrens and Elderly Persons Working Groups - Caroline Lappin

19.30 Refreshments and exhibition

19:45  Lecture -Tooth Wear: Where we are with diagnostics for general practitioners - Saoirse O’Toole

21:30 Close


​BDA members - Free

Non-member dentists - £45

DCPs - £45

CPD​2 hours and 15 minutes
​​AimsHot topic 
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To provide a comprehensive overview, using all the latest technology, to ensure  you have your diagnostic base covered to maximise clinical success.

Learning objectivesHot topic
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  • Use the latest technology for monitoring tooth wear with intraoral scans
  • Recognise the cases to take on in general practice and when to consider referring
  • Understand novel diagnostic tools to help recognise co-morbidities in general practice.
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This lecture will cover everything a GDP needs to be able to diagnose tooth wear effectively, recognise medical risk factors, monitor it accurately in practice and be confident in knowing which cases to treat and which cases require more complex treatment planning. It aims to provide a comprehensive overview, using all the latest technology, to ensure you have your diagnostic base covered to maximise clinical success.

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Saoirse O’Toole

After qualifying in 2009 she spent 5 years in general dental practice until she started her clinical PhD in erosive tooth wear at King’s College London. She then undertook clinical training in Prosthodontics while continuing her research. She is particularly interested in severe tooth wear, temporomandibular dysfunction and obstructive sleep apnoea. Her research focuses on the clinical diagnosis of tooth wear and identification of underlying medical conditions. She has published two book chapters, over 40 peer reviewed papers, has a patented device for detecting gastric acids intraorally, a software for detecting intraoral changes with 3D scanners and lectures internationally.

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Call the Events team on 020 7563 4590 to book over the phone (open Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00).

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COVID-19 and staying safe

The BDA recommends the below measures to continue to keep attendees safe during this event: 

  • We encourage you to take a lateral flow test the evening before you are due to arrive - should your test result be positive, we ask you not to attend

  • We encourage the use of face coverings whilst attending the event

  • Please sanitise your hands on arrival and continue to sanitise/wash your hands regularly throughout the event

  • We encourage social distancing, where possible, whilst moving around the venue

  • We offer flexibility to transfer to a future event should you find yourself prevented from attending due to self-isolation or the onset of COVID-related symptoms.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (a new, persistent cough; a high temperature; or loss/changes to your sense of taste or smell) we kindly request you do not attend the event, although it is not now a legal obligation to do so.


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