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Kingston and District Section - Optimal management of peri-surgical acute pain - Webinar

Please note that online bookings for this webinar have now closed. If you still wish to attend or have a query relating to the webinar please email branchsectionevents@bda.org  

This webinar will be taking place on GoToWebinar.

Tuesday 6 December 2022


19:30 Start

21:00 Finish


​Online - Go To Webinars

Branch / Section

Kingston and District Section


BDA members and BDA Student members - Free

DCPs - Free

Non-member dentists - £15

Non-member students - Free *

* If you are a Non-member student you cannot book online, please use the booking form to secure the free place.

CPD1 hour and 30 minutes


This presentation aims to update the attendee with novel developments in the;

  • Understanding of pain, based on recent developments
  • Intra operative methods to minimise pain and morbidity
  • Post-operative pain management
  • Surgical methods
  • Pain research driving developments in this field.
Learning objectives
  • ​Tips for minimising morbidity in relation to LA techniques whilst maximising intra-operative pain relief
  • Strategies to optimise post-operative pain relief
  • Surgical tips that will reduce intra-operative and post-operative pain in your patients
  • Current research in this field and where the future developments are emerging which will assist the clinician in preventing and managing operative pain.
Learning content

Managing operative pain under local anaesthesia requires expertise, empathy and patience. Pain is complex and particularly in the dental environment, where fear, phobia and poor expectations compound the patient's pain experience, dentists require an armamentarium of psychological, communication, medical and technical skills rarely required in other branches of clinical medicine.

Development outcomeC

Tara Renton - photo.jpg

Tara Renton

Tara Renton (Specialist in Oral Surgery) is a dentist with a particular interest in trigeminal nerve injuries and pain. She completed her dentistry at Guys (1984), Oral and Maxillofacial surgical training in Melbourne (1991), undertook a PhD in Trigeminal Nerve injury at KCL (1999-2003) and senior lectureship at QMUL (2003-6). Over the past 10 years at KCL Tara has developed;

Education programmes

  • UG teaching of dental students modernising the Oral Surgical teaching with minimal access approach and modern LA techniques
  • Academic oral surgery training programme
  • The first orofacial pain Masters programme starting October 2017
  • Supervised eight PhDs.


In collaboration with Imperial College, UCL, Oxford University, Centre neuroscience imaging centre IOPPN, Wolfson Institute Tara has established an international leading programme of trigeminal nerve injury and orofacial pain research publishing over 150 peer reviewed articles and grants from MRC, Grunenthal, Pfizer, Brit Pain Society.


Tara leads the Kings Health Partners Orofacial Pain Service seeing over 2K OFP patients a year involving oral surgery and medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, ENT, pain management, clinical psychology and liaison psychiatry. Tara has set up two patient facing websites first a patient lead initiative resulted in the development of the https://trigeminalnerve.org.uk/ a website advising both patients and clinicians in preventing and managing iatrogenic nerve injury in relation to dentistry and a website for patients with chronic trigeminal pain (https://orofacialpain.org.uk/). 


  • Tara lead patient safety for dentistry
  • Clinical advisor to dental ombudsman and NICE
  • Chair M3M parameter of care guidance for FDS RCS.

Tara is on the Dental Update Editorial Board, she has co-edited the BDA clinical manuals for Oral Surgery Books I and II, and editor of BDJ book on pain management for dental teams. Tara is a past elected member of the RCS England FDS Board, member of the Oral Surgery SAC and Dental Senate. She represents dentistry on the National Surgical Safety Board, she is London South CLRN lead and she is Past President of the British Association Oral Surgery.

How to book / enquiries

Online bookings

Please note that group bookings cannot be made online.

Login to the BDA website first.

Then use the pink 'Register' button at the top right of this page.

Please note: If you have a GDC number you can use the online system. You do not need to be a BDA member.

If you do not already have a BDA website username and password, fill in the form and we'll set you up with a username and temporary password.

By booking form - email only

Please complete the booking form (PDF version) or booking form (word version) to make your booking and return it to us by email - branchsectionevents@bda.org

By telephone

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

For registration queries email us at branchsectionevents@bda.org.

Full terms and conditions (including cancellation policy)

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