Dementia friendly dentistry
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Dementia friendly dentistry
Treating patients with dementia competently and confidently
Friday 15 March 2019 | London
This one-day course will improve your awareness of dementia
and your ability to confidently deliver dementia friendly dentistry.
Dementia is a growing concern among the UK population, with the
number of sufferers forecast to increase to over 1 million by 2025*.
Dementia has a wide range of implications for dental
professionals including: patient identification, competence and
referrals, communication, consent and capacity, history taking,
treatment planning, care delivery and prescribing.
The programme explores the different types of dementia and
considers how the priorities, treatment and practicalities of
management change as the condition develops. How the
practice environment and interaction with the dental team can
help with the fear and anxiety experienced by patients with
dementia will also be discussed.
(*Alzheimer's Society Dementia UK report published in 2014)
- Understand dementia and how it affects a persons' behaviour
- The role of the general dental practitioner in dementia awareness
- Explore the issues regarding consent and the Mental Capacity Act
- Understand the importance of collaborative action and oral health risk assessment
- Planning treatment for the worn dentition
The fee includes refreshments, lunch and all course documentation.
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Laura Stenhouse, Senior Dental Officer, Special Care Dentistry, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Laura Stenhouse graduated from University of Sheffield in 2011. After finishing Vocational Training she completed her MFDS qualification, worked as a Maxillofacial Senior House Officer in Aintree hospital and then went onto a post as a Special care DCT in Liverpool Dental Hospital- working in the salaried and hospital service.
In March 2014 Laura took up the post of Academic Clinical Fellow in Special Care Dentistry in Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust, and after completing the diploma and membership in Special Care Dentistry, was added to the specialist list in 2017.
Through her academic post Laura developed an interest in research with medically compromised patients and has worked in multidisciplinary teams on projects involving patients with angina and vasculitis. She is currently working as a Senior Dental Officer in Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust treating adults with severe learning disabilities, medically compromised patients and those with mental health issues. She also lectures for BDS students, CDS and general practice dental teams and runs the West Midlands Special Care Dentistry Interest Group.
Kerry Wafer, Specialist Dental Nurse, Special Care Dentistry, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Kerry qualified in 1998 and moved into community services for Staffordshire in 2000 where she treated a mix of paediatric and special care patients. From 2006-2014 she was dental nurse tutor at Stafford College and became dental nurse examiner for the NEBDN (National Examing Board for Dental Nurses) in 2012. Stacey moved to Birmingham Community Services in 2013 where she became a specialist nurse in special care dentistry.
Kerry has a keen interest in anxiety management, mental health autism and training.
Stacey Parker, Associate Trainier, Alzheimers' Society
Stacey Parker has worked as a clinical psychologist in learning disability and autism services for over three decades, supporting vulnerable people across all age groups in NHS, social care and third sector settings. This includes children and young people's services, adult forensic community based services, community learning disability teams and services for adults with complex behaviour. In recent years she has also worked with adults with dementia.
Stacey joined the Alzheimer's Society in August 2017, bringing enthusiasm and commitment to delivering high quality person centred and values based training. She has developed bespoke training combining learning disabilities and understanding dementia.She is passionate about raising awareness, increasing knowledge and understanding, offering practical solutions to everyday challenges to genuinely making a difference.
5 hours CPD
The training course meets the educational criteria set by the GDC for Verifiable CPD and is certified by the British Dental Association.