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Northern Ireland Branch

Event Type
Event Subject
Development Outcomes (A, C, D)
Topic Groups (Endodontics)
Friday 9 October 2020
10:00 - 16:30
Hilton Belfast Templepatrick
10 Paradise Walk Castle Upton Estate Templepatrick, BALLYCLARE, County Antrim, BT39 0DD, Northern Ireland
Alyn Morgan, Dermot Canavan, Robert Philpott, Gillian Smith
Booking Fees
  • Dental Care Professional: £95.00
  • Essential member: £25.00
  • Expert member: £25.00
  • Extra member: £25.00
  • Senior member: £25.00
  • Non-member: £95.00
  • Student member: £25.00

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The long and short of it: taking the stress out of endodontics in general practice


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Friday 9 October 2020

VenueHilton Belfast Templepatrick Golf & Country Club, 10 Paradise Walk, Castle Upton Estate, Templepatrick, Ballyclare, County Antrim BT39 0DD Northern Ireland

10:00 Registration and refreshments

10:15 Start of lecture

13:00 Lunch

13:45 Afternoon lecture

15:15 Refreshments

16:15 Q&A

16:30 End

Branch / Section

Northern Ireland Branch


BDA members - £25

Non-members - £95

Dental Care Professionals - £95

​​​​CPD​5 hours

Dermot Canavan

This lecture will focus on simple strategies for improving a clinicians ability to identify and correctly diagnose orofacial pain complaints.

Alyn Morgan and Bob Philpott

The long and the short of it: Taking the stress out of endodontics in general practice

During this session, Alyn and Bob will highlight the relationship between the theoretical aspects of modern endodontics and how this can be applied to your everyday clinical work in general practice. Throughout the day, clinical cases will be used to identify the most relevant and efficient techniques to use in order to achieve optimal results and minimise treatment times to reduce the tress associated with root canal treatment.

Gillian Smith

The presenter hopes to further the dental team's understanding of how difficult dentistry is for patients with autism and to make recommendations as to how a dental team may facilitate better access to care and improved oral health for these patients.

Learning objectives

Dermot Canavan

  • Attendees will learn how to improve history taking for persistent orofacial pain complaints

  • Attendees will be provided with strategies for correctly identifying and diagnosing orofacial pain problems

  • Attendees will be guided towards appropriate treatment options, with a focus on the avoidance of unnecessary dental treatment in patients with chronic orofacial pain complaints.

Alyn Morgan and Bob Philpott
The long and the short of it: Taking the stress out of endodontics in general practice

  • Have a knowledge of the importance of definitive diagnosis in endodontics prior to treatment
  • Identify useful tips to help in endodontic radiology
  • Recognise the best system for them to clean and shape root canals in practice
  • Understand the role of obturation and how to maximise efficiency during this stage of treatment
  • Have a knowledge of the importance of the final restoration in the endodontic treatment sequence and decide upon a system that best works for them to complete this.

Gillian Smith

  • Attendees will be provided with helpful tips that are inexpensive and easily introduced into the day-to-day running of a busy dental practice . These simple, small changes can make all the difference to autistic patients and are hugely appreciated by patients with autism and their families/carers.
Learning contentDermot Canavan

Orofacial pain problems are often challenging to diagnose. The lecture will address key issues related to the diagnosis and management of orofacial pain patients, history taking, clinical examination and special tests.

Alyn Morgan and Bob Philpott

This series of lectures will take attendees through the clinical sequence of endodontics, from diagnosis through to restoration of the root filled tooth. Alyn and Bob will discuss the biological basis for decision-making in the discipline but most importantly how this relates to your practical management of patients. Endodontic radiology, access, root canal preparation strategies, obturation and restoration will be discussed and both speakers will identify useful tips and techniques to overcome problems during your day to day work.

Gillian Smith

This lecture will explore autism and why access to dental care is such a challenge for this patient group. The presenter will discuss the role of each member of the dental team in improving the experience of dentistry for patients with autism and their families.

Development outcomesA, ​C and D

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Dermot Canavan

Dr Canavan graduated from Dublin Dental University Hospital in 1980. He is currently a part-time lecturer in orofacial pain management at the Dublin Dental University Hospital. He teaches orofacial pain management courses for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. He is also involved in continuing education programmes for practicing dentists. He is an Honorary Clinical Fellow at the Orofacial Pain Clinic in King’s College Dental School in London.



Alyn Morgan

Alyn is a Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow at Leeds School of Dentistry, a GDC registered Specialist in Endodontics and Honorary Secretary of the British Endodontic Society.
In 2007 he commenced the MSc programme in endodontics at the Eastman Dental Institute. He was awarded the MSc with distinction in 2009.Following completion of his MSc he continued to take endodontic referrals in practice, whilst also working part-time as a Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow and Deputy Programme Director of the Diploma in Endodontic Practice at the Eastman, remaining there until 2016.
In addition to working in specialist referral practice at U Dentistry in Ilkley, he is a Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow at Leeds School of Dentistry, a GDC registered Specialist in Endodontics and the Honorary Secretary of the British Endodontic Society.


Bob Philpott

Bob qualified from Cork Dental School in 2003. He completed his endodontic training at the Eastman in London and subsequently gained his MRD from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) in 2009. He has worked as a specialist in endodontics in Ireland, London and Australia. His return to the UK saw him working as a locum in Glasgow dental hospital in 2013. He was appointed as a consultant in endodontics at the Edinburgh Dental Institute in June 2014 and divides his time between his post there and in specialist endodontic practice at Edinburgh Dental Specialists.

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Gillian Smith

Dr Gillian Smith graduated from The Dublin Dental University Hospital, Trinity College with honours in 2008. Gillian completed the MFD exam with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2010 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Conscious Sedation in Dentistry with distinction in the Dublin Dental University Hospital, Trinity College in 2011. Gillian opened her own practice, The Dental Suite in Bray, Co. Wicklow in 2012. The practice is a family dental practice with a special interest in the treatment of nervous patients and patients requiring special care dentistry.

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