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Joint event BDA Essex Branch, NHS HEE and  Essex LDC

Core study day 


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Wednesday 15 July 2020 
(previously Wednesday 20 May 2020)
​​Venue Writtle College
Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 3RR

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08:30 Registration

09:00 Black box thinking – Jim Scott

10:30 Refreshment break

11:00 Mental health awareness – Sue Sullivan

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Infection control – Jason Stokes

15:00 Refreshment break

15:30 Medical emergencies – Vyomesh Bhatt

17:00 Close

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​Joint event BDA Essex Branch, NHS HEE and Essex LDC


BDA member dentist – Free 

LDC member dentist – Free (please provide performer number)

Non-member dentist - £110

DCP (with BDA or LDC member) – two free places

DCP (with BDA or LDC member) - additional - £25

DCP (with Non-member dentist) - £50

​​​CPD6 hours 

Black box thinking - Jim Scott

The aim of the presentation is to improve the confidence of listeners in reviewing actions and working practices using a HFA methodology.

Mental health awareness - Sue Sullivan 

Understand the meaning and importance of 'Mental health'.

Infection control – Jason Stokes

This session will explore current dental cross infection control issues – from the perspective of the whole team. The session will explore the dangers we all face and the guidance we should follow to reduce the risk and ensure our continuing professional compliance. This session aims to keep you safe from harm and the CQC.

Medical emergencies – Vyomesh Bhatt

Understand the need to use the ABCDE approach to identify acutely sick patients.

Learning objectives

Black box thinking - Jim Scott

  • Suggest appropriate times to apply HFA 
  • Understand the importance of error analysis
  • Developed error analysis strategies.

Mental health awareness - Sue Sullivan

  • What do we mean by ‘Mental health’?
  • Why do we need to know about it?
  • How do we recognise if our mental health is not as good as it might be.?
  • What help is there?
  • How do we keep mentally well?
Infection control – Jason Stokes

Following this session delegates will be able to:

  • Identify the cross infection hazards in general dental practice
  • Describe the individuals at risk and techniques to reduce the risk to these individuals
  • Demonstrate the use of HTM 01-05 in their general dental practice.

Medical emergencies – Vyomesh Bhatt

  • Consider team work and emergency planning
  • Recognise situations in which cardio-pulmonary resuscitation is require
  • Describe how to perform CPR to the latest Resuscitation Council (UK) standards
  • Describe the importance of debriefing after emergencies
  • Explain the need for and the importance of history taking, in order to determine those patients who are at risk, and when to take measure to reduce that risk.
  • Explain the need for updating medical and drug histories
  • List the contents of the emergency drug box and minimal levels of equipment required.
​​Learning content
Black box thinking - Jim Scott

Delegates will be invited to discuss the material of the lecture as it progresses. A question and answer session will be incorporated at the end of session and evaluation undertaken.  

At the end of this session delegates will:

  • Understand the principles of Human Factors Analysis
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to best apply this to the primary care setting
  • Have begun the process of how to apply this to their current work setting.

Infection control – Jason Stokes

The speaker will:

  • Describe the latest recommendations for dental practice cross infection control
  • Identify the infectious diseases we most commonly encounter in general dental practice
  • Demonstrate the successful application of HTM 01-05 in our everyday professional activities.

Medical emergencies – Vyomesh Bhatt

  • Correctly recognise a medical emergency situation
  • Prioritise treatments of casualties
  • Carry out the above emergency measures as required by the situation.
Development outcomes

A, B, C and D


Jim Scott

Jim graduate from Sheffield University in 2007 completing his VT year in Germany with the British Army. Still a serving officer, he has been posted across the globe completing a wide variety roles both dental and otherwise. A passion for teaching he has worked teaching undergraduates through Universities both in the UK and abroad, demonstrates clinical dentistry for HEE and continues to work as an Educational Supervisor for the Military Foundation Dental Team. Interested in research he is a named author on several papers and is currently applying to return to University to follow a career into academia through a restorative pathway. In his private life he enjoys his young family, rugby and anything involving mountain activities.

Sue Sullivan

Adult Social Inclusion Manager at Mid and North East Essex Mind

Jason Stokes

Jason qualified from Birmingham Dental School in 1992. After a brief stint in Birmingham he moved to Norfolk. Since 2007, he has been the co-owner of the Cathedral Street Dental Practice in Norwich.
In addition, he undertakes a range of other roles including:

Dental Tutor (Ipswich Hospital)
Dental Foundation Training Programme Director (Ipswich Scheme) - since 2000
Fitness to Practise Panel Member at the GDC (2004-2013) and former member of the Council of the GDC.

He has been involved in local dental politics for many years – he has previously served as Assistant Secretary and Chairman of the Norfolk LDC.

Vyomesh Bhatt 

Vyomesh Bhatt qualified as a dentist from the internationally renowned College of Dental Surgery in Manipal, India in 1992. He went on to teach oral and maxillofacial surgery as Assistant Professor at the College of Dental Surgery in Mangalore, India, before moving to the UK to pursue further training. He has presented at various national and international meetings and published widely in indexed journals. He is a very active Advanced Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life support and European Trauma Course Instructor. He also organises and teaches on maxillofacial courses in the UK and abroad.

How to book / enquiries

*Online booking is not available for this event, please use the booking form or call the BDA events team on 020 7563 4590.

By booking form - email

Please complete the booking form (PDF version) or booking form (word version) to make your booking and return it to us via:

Email - or Post -  Branch and Section Support Team, British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS

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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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