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Northern Ireland Branch

Event Type
Event Subject
Development Outcomes (D)
Topic Groups (Oral Health)
Tuesday 11 October 2022
18:45 - 21:30
Malone Lodge Hotel
60 Eglantine Avenue, BELFAST, County Antrim, BT9 6DY, Northern Ireland
Jennifer Gallagher
Booking Fees
  • Dental care professional: £45.00
  • Essential member: £0.00
  • Expert member: £0.00
  • Extra member: £0.00
  • Senior member: £0.00
  • Non member: £45.00
  • Student member: £0.00

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Serving our population across the life course – Where next?

- Face-to-face

Tuesday 11 October 2022
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 - 'What I did during the lockdowns and what I did afterby Peter Ramsay-Baggs

19.45 Refreshments and exhibition

20:00 Lecture and questions - Serving our population across the life course – where next? - Jenny Gallagher MBE

21:30 Close


​BDA members: Free

Non-member dentists: £45

DCPs: £45

CPD​2 hours and 15 minutes
Lecture 1 - 
  • To update dentists regarding the current waiting lists for hospital-based services in Northern Ireland and to suggest improvements to the referral pathways for patients.  
Lecture 2 - 
  • To think strategically about the future of dentistry and how we might better serve the population and patients in different settings drawing on global data and national case studies.
Learning objectives

Lecture 1 - 

  • To consider the outcome of the review of the significant pre-pandemic waiting lists in the Southern Trust Hospital Dental Service
  • For dentists to understand the changes made to the hospital service in addressing the waiting lists and how it’s hoped the service will be taken forward
  • Show how this will impact dentists referring to the hospital services in all the Trust areas

Lecture 2 - 

By the end of this session, participants will have considered:

  • The oral health needs of population sub-groups across the life course, drawing on global data and case studies from settings such as England and Sierra Leone
  • How we might provide healthcare in the future to better serve population needs, including using the breadth of the health workforce
  • The need for dental professions to recognise, respond to and shape change, in support of health.
​​​Learning content

Lectures with the opportunity to ask the speaker questions at the end.

Development outcomeA, B, D

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Jenny Gallagher MBE

Jenny graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 1984, working in hospital, community and general dental services before pursuing a career in Dental Public Health at King’s College London. Jenny is currently Dean for International Affairs, Newland-Pedley Professor of Oral Health Strategy and Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health in the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences. Additionally, she is a Global Envoy for the College. She supports the education and training of future dental professionals and researchers, including specialty training in Dental Public Health.

Jenny has held several senior professional roles including President of British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry (2012-13); Co-President of European Association for Dental Public Health (2013); President of the Odontology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine (2013-14) and Chair of the Consultants Group of BASCD (2017-21). She is an elected member of Faculty Board of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (2020-) and President Designate for the Global Oral Health Inequalities Research Network of the International Association for Dental Research. 

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Peter Ramsay-Baggs, Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon 

Peter was appointed as a  Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon to the Northern Ireland Maxillofacial service in 1991 after training in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
His main areas of interest were the management of facial deformity and trauma. He also had an interest in medical publishing and was editor of the British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery for 4 years and deputy editor of the Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial surgery for a further 6 years.
He was President of the Northern Ireland branch of the BDA in 2014.
He tried to retire in 2017, but was enticed back to work and continues to provide a Maxillofacial Surgery service to the Southern Trust area pending the appointment of a successor.

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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, you should self-isolate, and we ask you not to attend
  • We still encourage the use of face coverings whilst attending the event – although this is no longer a legal requirement, they are still strongly recommended in indoor areas where you come into contact with people you do not usually meet
  • 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.

Delegates who have symptoms of COVID-19 (a new, persistent cough; a high temperature; or loses/has changes to their sense of taste or smell) should self-isolate and take a PCR test, even if these symptoms are mild. Please do not attend if you have any of these symptoms, have tested positive for COVID-19, or you're a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, and you are not fully vaccinated.

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