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East Lancashire and East Cheshire Branch

Event Type
Event Subject
Development Outcomes (A, C, D)
Topic Groups (Endodontics, Periodontics, Restorative Dentistry, Consent and Compliance, Occlusion, Indemnity, Risk)
Saturday 9 November 2019
08:45 - 17:30
Mottram Hall Hotel
Wilmslow Road, MOTTRAM, Cheshire, SK10 4QT, England
Riaz Yar, Len D'Cruz
Booking Fees
  • Dental care professional: £30.00
  • Essential member: £40.00
  • Expert member: £40.00
  • Extra member: £40.00
  • Senior member: £40.00
  • Non member: £60.00
  • Student member: £30.00

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Educational Day and Branch AGM

* If booking for two or more people, please use the booking form (PDF version) or booking form (word version) to make your booking, or call us on 020 7563 4590.

Date ​Saturday 9 November 2019
​​VenueMottram Hall Hotel, Wilmslow Road, Mottram, Cheshire SK10 4QT

08:45 Registration

09:15 Welcome - Veenu Singla

09:30 NHS rules and regulations - Len D'Cruz

10:30 Pulp Fiction - Len D'Cruz

11:15 Morning break

11:45 Managing the dento-legal risks of perio diseases in practice - Len D'Cruz

12:30 Lunch

13:15 Occlusion - it's an emergency HELP!!! - Riaz Yar

14:45 Afternoon break

15:15 Complete dentures - please don't DROP! - Riaz Yar

16:45: Branch AGM - All BDA members welcome. You do not need to attend the educational day to go. If you wish to just attend the AGM please email

17:30 Finish 

Branch / SectionEast Lancashire and East Cheshire Branch

BDA members - £40

Non-members: £60

Dental care professionals - £30

Undergraduate students*: £30

*Please note, if you are an undergraduate student please use the booking form (PDF version) or booking form (Word version) or call us on 0207 563 4590 to make your booking, as you cannot book online.

​​​CPD5 hours 30 minutes

Occlusion - it's an emergency HELP!!!

  • Understand occlusal morphology
  • To be able to use articulating paper correctly
  • To be able to carry out a detailed occlusal examination.

Complete dentures - please don't DROP!

  • How to take excellent impressions and to understand the importance of accurate impressions
  • To provide a basis for troubleshooting and to know what to do and when.
Learning objectives

NHS rules and regulations

  • Provide an overview of the important clauses in the NHS Contract and how they should be interpreted
  • Consider how GDC guidance impacts on the NHS contract
  • Review how the NHS contract may change in the future

Pulp Fiction

  • Review the stages in endodontic treatment that give rise to claims
  • Provide risk management guidance in controlling the specific issues that arise from the delivery of endodontic care
  • Provide systems and processes to help with consent and communication

Managing the dento-legal risks of perio diseases in practice

  • Review the areas where there are increased dento-legal risks
  • Provide risk management guidance in controlling the specific issues that arise in managing patients with periodontal disease
  • Discuss the delivery of preventive care working with DCPs

Occlusion - it's an emergency HELP!!!

  • Advocate assessing the occlusion prior to treatment
  • Modify current practice in relation to best clinical guidelines.

Complete dentures - please don't DROP!

  • Correctly manage complete denture patients and their expectations
  • Advocate assessing complete denture patients in a structured protocol
  • Modify current practice in relation to best clinical guidelines
  • Identify factors which cause problems and how to solve them.
Learning content

A day of lectures with the opportunity to ask questions to the speakers.

Development outcomes A, C and D

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Dr Len D'Cruz, GDP, London and Senior Dento-legal Advisor, BDA

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. He is a dento-legal advisor for the BDA and a dental tutor for Health Education East of England. He has published "Legal aspects of general dental practice" and writes and presents regularly about legal and ethical issues as well as NHS contractual issues particularly in relation to the NHS contract prototypes. He is also an ORE examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons exam and is lead lecturer for the MA in Dental law and Ethics at the University of Bedfordshire. 

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Dr Riaz Yar

BDS, MFDS RCS (Edin), MPhil (Restorative), DPDS, Dip Implant Dent RCS (Edin), MPros Dent RCS (Edin)

One of The Square's Directors Dr Riaz Yar graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1999. After spending some time in general practice, Riaz set up his own practice in 2003 before gaining MFDS from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in 2005.

Following this in 2008, Riaz completed an MPhil in the complex field of restorative dentistry and in 2011 completed a four year long Specialty training in Prosthodontics at the University of Manchester where he is also an Honorary Clinical Teaching fellow in Prosthodontics.

He is also an internal examiner for the Membership of Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons England and an internal examiner for the ORE and License in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Riaz has undertaken a Diploma in Postgraduate Dental Studies with the University of Bristol and a Diploma in Implant Dentistry with the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. Riaz lectures nationally and internationally and is a keen advocate of postgraduate teaching.

Riaz accepts referrals for Implants, removable and fixed prosthodontics and complex aesthetic cases including management of tooth wear.

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