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West of Scotland Branch

A holistic approach to patient care in the dental practice - "Time for dentistry to get its big boy pants on" - Webinar

Please note that online bookings for this webinar have now closed. If you still wish to attend or have a query relating to the webinar please email 

Wednesday 17 February 2021


19:00 - 20:30

Branch / Section

West of Scotland Branch


All attendees - Free

Please note: As this is a webinar, it is essential for all attendees to provide a unique email address at the point of registration.

CPD1 hour 30 minutes

To provide the dental team with tools to screen and assess patients at risk of, or
presenting with, pathology, highlighting the silent endemics, our role in prevention and holistic strategies to enhance clinical practice and our patients’ experience.

Learning objectives
  • List common extraoral signs in patients with medical or mental health issues
  • Describe common medical endemics and simple screening tools for holistic assessment and prevention
  • Apply novel strategies which enhance patients’ health and experience.
Learning contentThe dental team is in a unique position to risk assess patient populations who may not see a doctor and as such we can help integrate general healthcare provision. With developing health needs and prevention we can improve patient screening, risk assessment and lead the way in holistic health advice.
Development outcomeC

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Tara Renton

Tara is a Specialist in Oral Surgery, having initially trained at Guys (1984), before Oral and Maxillofacial surgical training in Melbourne (1991), and a PhD in Trigeminal Nerve injury from KCL (1999-2003). Her roles include teaching Modern Oral Surgical, Pain and Modern LA while leading King's Health Partners Orofacial Pain Service multidisciplinary service and two patient-facing websites. Research includes collaboration with colleagues at Imperial College, UCL and Oxford University and she has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles while co-editing BDA clinical manuals for Oral Surgery. Recently she received the Steve Graff Radford Award from the American Headache Society.

How to book / enquiries

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.

By booking form - email


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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Please note
This webinar is hosted by a BDA Branch. It is only possible to access the live session.

The BDA Benevolent Fund:
The charity supporting all undergraduate dental students, dentists and their dependents, living in the UK who are in financial need.

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