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South Wales Branch

Event Type
Event Subject
Development Outcomes (C)
Topic Groups (Periodontics, Restorative Dentistry, Oral Cancer)
Friday 24 January 2020
08:30 - 16:30
The Vale Resort
Hensol Park, Hensol, PONTYCLUN, Vale of Glamorgan, CF72 8JY, Wales
Arshad Ali, Michael Lewis, Nicola West
Booking Fees
  • Essential member - Lecture: £30.00
  • Expert member - Lecture: £30.00
  • Extra member - Lecture: £30.00
  • Senior member - Lecture: £30.00
  • Non member - Lecture: £150.00

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Annual Conference, Branch AGM and evening Dinner

PLEASE NOTE: Bookings for this event close on Wednesday 15 January 2020. For any enquiries please contact

If booking for two or more people please use the booking form (PDF version) or booking form (word version) to make your booking. 


Friday 24 January 2020

LocationThe Vale Resort, Hensol Park, Hensol, Cardiff CF72 8JY

08:30 Registration

09:00 Implementation of the 2017 classification system of periodontal diseases and conditions in clinical practice - Nicola West

10:15 Morning break

10:45 Do you have 2020 vision for mouth cancer? - Mike Lewis

12:15 Branch AGM

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Predictable crown and bridgework: A discussion of the latest materials and techniques to improve treatment outcomes - part 1 - Arshad Ali

15:00 Afternoon break

15:30 Predictable crown and bridgework: A discussion of the latest materials and techniques to improve treatment outcomes - part 2 - Arshad Ali

16:30 Close

18:00 Dinner

19.30 After dinner speaker - Roz McMullan, BDA President 

Branch / SectionSouth Wales Branch
CPD4 hours and 45 minutes

BDA members

Day only £30

Day and Dinner £50

Dinner only £40 (inc VAT) - To book the dinner only please click here.


Day only £150

Day and Dinner £190

Dinner only £40 (inc VAT) - To book the dinner only please click here

Please note: If you wish to book more than one place or take advantage of the special day and dinner rate please either complete the booking form (PDF version) or booking form (word version) or call the Events Team on 020 7563 4590.

The deadline to submit dietary requirements and seating requests is 16:00 on Wednesday 15 January 2020. For any requests please email

​​​Accommodation​The South Wales Branch have secured a special bedroom rate at The Vale Resort on Friday 24 January 2020 of £110 based on two guests sharing, including breakfast.

This rate is limited to ten rooms, so early booking is advised. To take advantage of this rate please contact the hotel directly on 01443 667 800 and quote 'BDA South Wales'

​​​​Dinner menu


Duck confit filo parcel 
Tomato and roasted pepper soup (v)

Main course

Grilled sirloin steak
Sweet potato carrot and hazelnut roast (v)

Berry mouse and crumbled meringue

Please note that you cannot mix and match the options above. If you request a vegetarian option, it will be for both the starter and main course.

The deadline to submit dietary requirements and seating requests is 16:00 on Wednesday 15 January 2020. For any requests please email

  • Teach learners how to use the new 2017 classification in periodontology effectively
  • Help practitioners to recognise potential malignancies and when to write an urgent suspected cancer referral
  • Update practitioners on current materials and techniques used for crown and bridge work and to look at methods of improving the predictability of treatment outcomes.
Learning objectives

By the end of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Understand the new 2017 classification in periodontology
  • Implement the new 2017 classification in periodontology
  • Understand the need for good communication of the new 2017 classification in periodontology
  • Gain an appreciation of their ability to recognise mouth cancer, potentially malignant disorders and benign mucosal abnormalities
  • Have an understanding of the variable clinical presentation of mouth cancer
  • Identify aspects of crown and bridge work which will improve the outcome of treatment.
Learning content

A full day of lectures covering a range of topics from Internationally recognised speakers and leaders in their fields of periodontics, prosthodontics and oral medicine.

Development outcomeC

Nicola West

Nicola is a graduate of the University of Wales College of Medicine (Cardiff) gaining her PhD from this University in 1995, on Dentine Hypersensitivity and Toothwear. Nicola is the Director of the Clinical Trials Unit and Head of Periodontology and Restorative Dentistry at the Bristol Dental School, holding an Honorary Consultant appointment with the Trust. Current research interests include: developing research methodologies, the scientific evaluation of oral health care products for plaque regrowth and gingivitis studies, toothwear including erosion, abrasion and attrition; dentine hypersensitivity, tooth staining and whitening; periodontal conditions and periodontal disease associated with Alzheimer’s Disease and Cardiovascular Diseases, bone augmentation and peri-implant lesions. Nicola conducts research at an international level, attracting substantial industrial funding alongside EC and charity grants. Since 1990, Nicola has maintained in parallel, a thriving private referral practice in the centre of Bristol, at The Bristol Perio Clinic and lectures regularly in the national and international forum. Nicola is the Secretary of the British Society of Periodontology, Treasurer for Europerio 10 in Copenhagen 2021 and Secretary General for the European Federation of Periodontology.

Mike Lewis

Mike is Professor of Oral Medicine, Cardiff University. He served as Dean of the School of Dentistry at Cardiff University from 2010-2017. He is also past Dean of the Dental Faculty of the Royal College of Physicians; Surgeons of Glasgow and Director of the Clinical Board for Dentistry, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. Professor Lewis has published over 200 scientific articles and co-authored six medical textbooks. He has delivered more than 600 postgraduate lectures worldwide. In addition, he has been President of the British Society for Oral Medicine, President of the British Society for Oral and Dental Research, Dental Representative on the Advisory Council for Misuse of Drugs (Home Office) and Dental Representative on the Scientific Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection (Department of Health).

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Arshad Ali

Arshad is Clinical Director of the Scottish Centre of Excellence for Dentistry. He qualified with commendation at the University of Glasgow in 1978 and carried out ten years of postgraduate training in Glasgow, Cardiff, London and Sweden. He was the first NHS
Consultant in Restorative Dentistry in Wales and was Consultant in Restorative Dentistry in Glasgow Dental Hospital and School until 2011 when he left to focus fully on Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry and postgraduate teaching. He has given over 500 lectures and courses across the world. He has served on the Specialist Advisory Committee at the Royal College of Surgeons and was the President of the British Dental Association West of Scotland Branch for the year 2014-15. He has published numerous papers in dental literature. More recently, he has topped the polls in Dentistry Scotland 2017 magazine being recognised and voted as the Number 1 most influential person in Scottish Dentistry over the past year.

After dinner speaker:

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Roz McMullan

Roz is a retired Consultant Orthodontist, Roz is President of the BDA and Chair of Probing Stress in Dentistry in Northern Ireland (NI). A retired Consultant Orthodontist from NI, while in post she was involved in Trust governance, audit and was as appraiser and mentor. Roz was secretary to the Audit Committee of the BOS and chaired the Hospital Training Committee of the NI Deanery Roz was involved in the representative side of the BDA from her student days and chaired NI Council 2015 until 2019. Roz was President of the NI Branch in 1999. Roz established Probing Stress in Dentistry, which works to raise the awareness of mental well-being in the dental workforce in NI and to establish a network of mental health first aiders to support and signpost dental teams who are experiencing difficulty.

How to book / enquiries

Three ways to book:

Online - individual bookings only

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If booking online, please email us any dietary requirements.


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If you prefer to use a booking form, you wish to book for the lecture and dinner, for more than one person, you are without a GDC number, 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).

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