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Ribble Section

Event Type
Event Subject
Development Outcomes (A, B, C, D)
Topic Groups (Radiography, Oral Cancer, Law and Ethics, Safeguarding)
Friday 7 July 2023
09:00 - 16:30
Preston, PRESTON, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England
Richard Welbury, Peter Dyer, David Fisher, Wendy Thompson, Lee Feinberg, James Goldman, Kathryn Taylor
Booking Fees
  • Dental Care Professional: £35.00
  • Essential member: £35.00
  • Expert member: £35.00
  • Extra member: £35.00
  • Senior member: £35.00
  • Non-member: £50.00
  • Student member: £35.00

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Feedback from previous attendees about Ribble Section meetings:

"Very well organised event. Great enthusiasm from all the presenters. Friendly atmosphere and very welcoming. Excellent value for money"

"What an excellent course. I think the most useful course I have ever attended"

"Brilliant. Learnt so much, definitely would recommend to my friends and colleagues"

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DateFriday 7 July 2023

09:00 Registration

09:30 Start of lectures

Sandwich lunch, tea and coffee

16:30 End of lectures


University of Central Lancashire, Greenbank Lecture Theatre, Greenbank Building, UCLan School of Dentistry, Victoria Street, Preston, Lancashire PR1 7BX


Delegates can park in the nearby pay and display Harrington car park.  However at times this car park is very busy and so we would then suggest delegates use Walker Street car park.  Locations have been highlighted on the Campus Map. 

Branch / Section

Ribble Section


Early bird prices (until Sunday 4 June)

BDA members / DCPs / UCLan Alumni * - £25

Non-member dentists - £35

Full price (if booking from Monday 5 June)

BDA members / DCPs / UCLan Alumni * - £35

Non-member dentists - £50

* The special rates for UCLan Alumni are not available online, to take advantage of this please book via phone 020 7563 4590, or by emailing the booking form to branchsectionevents@bda.org

Bookings will close on Friday 30 June 2023. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirement - branchsectionevents@bda.org

​​​CPD6 hours
AimsChild Safeguarding and the Dental Team - Richard Welbury
To provide an update on the responsibilities and role of the dental team in child safeguarding.

Medical emergencies for the Dental Team - Kate Taylor
To give an overview of the common medical emergencies that may present in practice and how these may be managed.

Potentially Malignant Oral Lesions, ulcers, white, red and pigmented lesions - Peter Dyer
To revise common (and not so common) soft tissue lesions of the oral cavity.

Oral Cancer in Lancashire & South Cumbria - David Fisher
To examine the diagnosis, management and rehabilitation of Oral Cancer patient in the local area.

How changes in employee and worker status are affecting associates and practice owners - James Goldman
To be confirmed. 

Lee Feinberg
To be confirmed. 

Wendy Thompson
To be confirmed. 
Learning objectivesChild Safeguarding and the Dental Team - Richard Welbury
  • Recognise a child and family in need of help
  • Know where and whom to go to for advice about child safeguarding
  • Recognise types of physical injuries on the head, neck, and face
  • Recognise the impact of dental neglect
  • Access ‘Was Not Brought’ guidelines
  • Recognise responsibilities in identifying human trafficking
  • Recognise responsibilities in identifying at risk children for FGM
Medical emergencies for the Dental Team - Kate Taylor
By the end of this session, delegates will
  • Have increased knowledge of the common medical emergencies that may present in practice and have a strategy for how these may be managed
  • Have increased knowledge of guidelines for the management of medical emergencies
Potentially Malignant Oral Lesions, ulcers, white, red and pigmented lesions - Peter Dyer
  • To provide a pathway for reaching a differential diagnosis 
  • To identify which soft tissues lesions should be referred to secondary care for further management
  • To identify which lesions may indicate a systemic disease.
Oral Cancer in Lancashire & South Cumbria - David Fisher
  • To provide an understanding of the prevalence and risk factors for Oral Cancer
  • To understand the referral pathway and the management options
  • To understand the importance of a multi-disciplinary team approach in the management and rehabilitation of patients with Oral Cancer and the essential role of the primary care dental team.
How changes in employee and worker status are affecting associates and practice owners - James Goldman
  • Understanding recent legal changes in employee and worker status
  • Understand the changing approach of HMRC to the self-employed status of associate dentists
  • Examine how these changes affect associateships in general dental practice
  • Consider ways in which associates and practice owners can define their commercial relationship.
Lee Feinberg
To be confirmed. 

Wendy Thompson
To be confirmed. 
​​Learning contentLectures with the opportunity to ask the speakers questions at the end.
Development outcomesA, B, C and D

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Richard Welbury CBE

Emeritus Professor, UCLan

Richard qualified in Dentistry (1978) and Medicine (1984) from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. In 1991 he was appointed Regional Consultant/Senior Clinical Lecturer in Newcastle. From 2001 to 2015 he was Professor of Paediatric Dentistry in Glasgow, where he was also Director of Post Graduate Education and Deputy Head of the Undergraduate School. Between November 2015 and 2019 Richard was Professor of Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Central Lancashire and Hon Consultant at North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust and Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

In September 2019 upon retirement he was awarded Emeritus status at UCLan. Richard was President of the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (2001-2002) and President of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (2006-2008). Latterly he was Dean of the Dental Faculty of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (2013-2016). In June 2019 Richard became a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to Paediatric Dentistry, Dental Education and the Safeguarding of Children. Richard has published widely within Dentistry with over 160 peer reviewed articles, seven textbooks and 12 book chapters. The text book Paediatric Dentistry, now in its 5th edition, is the standard text in Paediatric Dentistry in all UK and Ireland Dental Schools.

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Kate Taylor

Chair in Oral Surgery and Programme Lead for MClin Dent Oral Surgery, UCLan

Kate teaches all aspects of undergraduate and postgraduate Oral Surgery and oral diseases. Kate completed her Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (AACOMS) in the Yorkshire region in 2013 and has expertise in all aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. She has a special interest in managing anxious patients and in the management of medical emergencies in dental practice. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Kate is a member of the Teaching sub-committee of ABAOMS and is President of the Association of Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and has been co-author of a number of leading publications in undergraduate oral surgery education. She is reviewer for the Journal of Oral Surgery and has published extensively on medical emergency management. Kate was awarded the Lady Estelle Wolfson Fellowship (RCS England) and performs a number of College roles. She is an examiner for Membership in Oral Surgery, ISFE Oral Surgery and MOMS (membership in oral and maxillofacial surgery).

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Peter Dyer

Practical Theology, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Course Lead for MSc Oral Surgery and Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, UCLan

Peter is a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with a special interest in facial trauma, orthognathic surgery and oral medicine. He lectures to undergraduates and postgraduates. Peter completed Dentistry at the Royal Dental Hospital of London and Medicine at University College Hospital, London. He completed Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training in Bristol and The Royal London Hospital. He is a Responsible Officer at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay and was Medical Director at the Trust and managed the hospital's clinical response to the Grayrigg train derailment in 2007 and the Swine Flu Pandemic in 2009. He has an interest in the history of medicine and dentistry and has appeared on Radio 4's, "The Origin of Stuff, History of the Toothbrush", co-curated an exhibition at the BDA about "Eric Cooper, Colditz Dentist".

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David Fisher

Clinical Lead, Maxillofacial Surgery Service and Honorary Clinical Lecturer, UCLan

David qualified from The University of Liverpool in 1998. He spent several years working in various hospitals in the North West and then spent 10 years working in general dental practice with a special interest in Oral Surgery. He helped set up the Tier 2 Oral Surgery service in Cumbria and was a founder member of the Cumbria LDN and Oral Surgery MCN. He started working for the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay as a Specialty Doctor in 2012 and move into full time hospital practice in 2015. He is currently the Clinical Lead for the Maxillofacial Surgery Service and an Honorary Clinical Lecturer for the UCLAN School of Dentistry.

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Wendy Thompson

Clinical academic and GDP, South Cumbria

Wendy Thompson is a clinical academic whose research focuses on urgent dental care and tackling antimicrobial resistance by reducing antibiotic overprescribing. Her clinical practice is as a general dentist in rural South Cumbria. As chair of the FDI World Dental Federation working group on antibiotics, Dr Thompson is lead author of its white paper and accompanying online course. She is inaugural chair of the Global Antibiotic Resistance (Dental) early career researcher network. As a lecturer, Dr Thompson regularly provides courses to members of the dental team around the world, including for professional bodies (such as the College of General Dentistry and British Dental Association) and government organisations (such as Health Education England). In addition, she takes on additional leadership roles with these organisations and is an active supporter of charities relating to antimicrobial resistance: British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (Council member) and Trustee of the AMR Narrative which is about raising up the patient voice on AMR by people with lived experience. 

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Lee Feinberg

Consultant Dental and Maxillofacial Radiologist, King's College Hospital, London

Lee graduated from the University of Bristol and is recognised by the General Dental Council as a specialist in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology. Prior to commencing specialist training he worked in both dental practice and the hospital setting. He gained experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology. He completed his specialist training in Liverpool being trained by both Dental and Maxillofacial and ENT/Head and Neck Radiologists. As a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Liverpool he was actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. He works as a Consultant Dental and Maxillofacial Radiologist at Kings College Hospital, London.

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James Goldman

Associate Director of Advisory Services, BDA

James is a barrister specialising in employment law and dental contracts. He has appeared in a number of employment appeal tribunals on behalf of dentists and is also an accredited mediator. James has been with the BDA for 16 years, he is responsible for its model contracts and leads its advice teams.

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COVID-19 and staying safe

The BDA recommends the below measures to continue to keep attendees safe during this event:

  • If you feel at all unwell, we encourage you to take a lateral flow test the evening before you are due to arrive - should your test result be positive, we ask you not to attend
  • We advise sanitising your hands on arrival and continue to sanitise/wash your hands regularly throughout the event 
  • 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.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (a new, persistent cough; a high temperature; or loss/changes to your sense of taste or smell) we kindly request you do not attend the event, although it is not a legal obligation to do so.
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Garstang Road, Bowgreave, Preston PR3 1YE

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Ribble Section - ​Trouble-shooting in Endodontics - Webinar - Wednesday 21 June 2023 - with Kreena Patel

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