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Oral cancer - everything you need to know

* If booking for two or more people, please use the booking form (PDF version) or booking form (word version) to make your booking, or call us on 020 7563 4590.

Date Thursday 20 February 2020

Greenbank Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Greenbank Building (access via Harrington car park or Victoria Street), UCLAN, Victoria Street, Preston PR1 2HE


Free parking is available in Harrington car park after 6pm.


18:30 Registration, refreshments and sandwiches

19:00 Start of lecture

20:00 End of lecture and Q&A session

20:30 Close of event

Branch / SectionRibble Section

BDA members - Free

Non-members - Free

DCPs - Free


Although this is a free event advance booking is essential so that we know numbers for seating, refreshments and preparing named CPD certificates

​​​CPD1 hour 30 minutes

​​Oral cancer is a recommended topic for dental CPD. This presentation will look at the role the dental surgeon can play in preventing oral cancer through raising awareness of risk factors within our patients (and reviewing how they can cause cancer) . It will also present a range of cancerous (and potentially cancerous) lesions, to help improve diagnosis of the condition at an early stage, which should lead to a better prognosis for the patient.

Learning objectives
  • To review the role of oral cancer in CPD and its relevance in respect to GDC recommendations
  • To update possible risk factors for oral cancer, in particular alcohol
  • To be familiar with how oral cancer can present.
Learning content
  • The GDC and oral cancer CPD as part of a PDP
  • Brief overview of main risk factors
  • Detailed breakdown as to why we think alcohol can cause cancer
  • A review of alcohol guidelines and how to assess what patients drink
  • Images of a range of oral cancers, from early to late diagnosis.
Development outcomeC

Professor Graham Ogden

Professor Ogden is head of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Clinical Sciences at the University of Dundee and was Vice President (Dental) and Dean of the Dental Faculty at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow from 2016 to 2019. He is a specialist in both Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine. His research has been mainly in the area of prevention and early detection of oral cancer for which he has been awarded a number of research awards, most recently the highly prestigious IADR Distinguished Scientist Award for Oral Medicine and Pathology.

How to book / enquiries

Three ways to book:

Online - individual bookings only

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.

If booking online, please email us any dietary requirements.


By booking form - email / post

If you prefer to use a booking form, you are without a GDC number, you want to book for more than one person, or you have difficulties using the online system, use the booking form (PDF version) or booking form (word version) to make your booking.


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

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Forthcoming Ribble Section and North Western Branch events

Save the dates

Download the full North Western Branch programme and share with your practice

Wednesday 26 February 2020 - Restoration of endodontically treated teeth: myths busted! - Daniel Vaz de Souza

Saturday 18 April 2020 - President's Day - Save the date!

Wednesday 6 May 2020 - Mental health and oral health - Sarah Proctor and Finbar Omahoney

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​This event is kindly supported by UCLAN