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BDA CDS Group Conference 2015

Event Type
Event Subject
Topic Groups (Academia and Research, Community Dentistry, Ethics and Regulation, Specialisms)
Thursday 15 October 2015 - Wednesday 21 October 2015
09:00 - 16:00
Hilton Brighton Metropole
Kings Road, BRIGHTON, BN1 2FU, England
Booking Fees
  • Dental care professional: £60.00
  • BDA member: £260.00
  • Non member: £350.00

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Compromising situations - management of compromising conditions, dentitions and clinical situations

Wednesday 14 October – Friday 16 October 2015

Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel


Up to 9 hours CPD verifiable


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Download a booking form here: CDS Group Annual Presidential and Scientific Meeting 2015 booking form.pdf



Dear Colleagues,

I feel very honoured to have been elected President of BDA CDS Group and am delighted to invite you to join me at Hilton Brighton Metropole for this year's BDA CDS Group Annual Presidential and Scientific Meeting. The theme for the conference is "Compromising Situations". Most of us who work in community dental services and special care dentistry care for a wide range of patients with compromising medical conditions, and compromised dentitions. We can also find ourselves in some interesting and compromising clinical situations.

The conference will provide an overview of some immuno-compromising conditions from HIV/AIDS to the medical and dental management of patients with a variety of haematological-oncological conditions. Additionally, the session on compromised dentitions will focus on the management of adult dental trauma, looking after medically compromised children and caring for patients who have had complex restorative work.

The final educational session will touch on how we can encourage primary care research within community dental services, the medico-legal aspects of caring for patients who require special care dentistry and will conclude with an overview of the management of patients with bleeding disorders. As always there will be the opportunity to raise issues of concern within your service at the "Open Forum".

Socially, our informal welcome dinner and quiz will be held on the Wednesday evening and is a great opportunity to catch up with friends and colleagues in a fun atmosphere in the Alfresco restaurant opposite the Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel and right on the beach! The more formal dinner will be held on Thursday evening within the Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel with drinks, dinner and dancing!

Brighton is fun place to hold a conference with plenty of things to see and do and for the very brave maybe a dip in the sea! I really look forward to welcoming as many CDS colleagues as possible to Brighton for what I hope will be an enjoyable couple of days.

Dr Rob Hale
President-Elect BDA CDS Group

Wednesday 14 October 2015

Alfresco Bar and Restaurant

20.00      Welcome dinner and quiz 
hosted by President-Elect Rob Hale


Thursday 15 October 2015

Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel


09.00      Registration, refreshments and exhibition


09.30      Introduction and Valedictory address and Installation of President


Session 1


10.00        HIV in 2015

        • An update on the HIV epidemic in the UK
        • A discussion on the key issues relating to HIV prevention, treatment and care
        • An update on the impact of antiretroviral therapy and the key issues relating to antiretrovirals
        • Considerations to be aware of when treating people living with HIV.

                      Michael Brady, Consultant in HIV and Sexual Health, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Medical  
                      Director, Terrence Higgins Trust

10.30        Medical management of BMT patients


                     Austin Kulasekararaj, Consultant Haematologist, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


11.15        Refreshments, exhibition and poster display

11.45        The patient's journey from a nursing perspective

        • Patient concerns
        • Timeline to transplant
        • Challenges for timely dental referral.

                      Christina Lim, Bone Marrow Transplant Co-ordinator, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


12.15         Facilitating care for the medically compromised patient in the Department of Community  
                  Special Care Dentistry 
at  King's College Hospital – an integrated care approach

        • Defining 'medically compromised' patients seen within the department
        • Providing an outline of the 'Medically Compromised Dental Unit' service at Kings College Hospital 
        • Describing care pathways and patient journey as an integrated approach between primary care and secondary care and the context of the service within present commissioning arrangements
        • Outlining the challenges in service delivery, teaching/training/research  and planning for the future
        • Discussion of cases.


                      Sukina Moosajee, Consultant Special Care Dentistry, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and
                      Sobia Rafique, Consultant Special Care Dentistry, King's College Hospital NHS  Foundation Trust


12.45       Questions panel

13.00        Lunch, exhibition and poster display


Session 2


14.00         Compromising situations: Modern management of dental trauma

        • Aetiology of dental trauma
        • Management of dental injuries
        • Tips to maximise long term success.

                      Serpil Djemal, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


14.45          Organising dental care for children with complex medical conditions

        • Which children because of their medical problems require their dental treatment to be carried out in a hospital setting
        • The importance of liaising with the relevant medical health professions
        • The pathways of care for these patients.

                       Meera Ahluwalia, Clinical Lead / Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


15.30          Refreshments, exhibition and poster display
16.00          Restorative management of the compromised dentition

        • Treatment planning in the compromised dentition
        • Maximising cosmetics and function in the compromised dentition
        • Practical restorative dentistry in the compromised dentition.

          AJ Ray-Chaudhuri, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and Clinical Director of Advanced Restorative Care, 
          Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals 


16.45         Questions panel

17.00         Poster display winners announcement

17.15         Close

19.30         Drinks reception 

                      (for those attending Black tie dinner) 
                      Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel

20.00         Black tie dinner

                      Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel


Friday 16 October 2015


Session 3


09.00         Registration, refreshments and exhibition

09.30         Research: supporting the primary dental care team

        • Why research is important for the primary dental care team
        • What research is needed in primary dental care
        • Examples of how research can evidence base primary dental care
        • How to get involved in research in primary dental care.

Blánaid Daly, Senior Lecturer/Discipline Lead for Special Care Dentistry, Division of Population & Patient Health,  
                      King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


10.15        First world problem? A perspective on the care of people with bleeding disorders

        • Place people with bleeding disorders in the context of Special Care Dentistry
        • Understand the role of the Dental Committee in the World Federation of Haemophilia
        • Recognise variations in what constitutes a standard of care and think about what constitutes compromised care in relation to people with bleeding disorders
        • Have an appreciation of the global impacts of published care pathways for people with bleeding disorders
        • Review current care pathways for people with bleeding disorders in the UK.

                      Graeme Ting, Locum Consultant, Special Care Dentistry, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


11.15        Refreshments and exhibition


11.45        Dento legal issues for special care dentistry

        • Key issues dento legally for special care dentistry
        • What are the risks from a dento legal perspective?
        • How can I mitigate against these risks?
        • Review of topics that Dento-Legal Advisers (DLAs)receive associated with special care dentistry.

                       Nick Torlot, Dento Legal Adviser, DDU


12.45        Questions panel

13.00        Lunch and exhibition 
                         Raffle prize winners on display

14.00        Open Forum

15.00         Annual General Meeting

16.00         Close 


Michael Brady

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​Michael is a consultant in HIV and Sexual Health at Kings College Hospital where he is the Clinical Lead for Sexual Health Services. Since 2008 he has been the Medical Director of the Terrence Higgins Trust, the UK's largest HIV and Sexual Health Charity. His areas of interest and expertise include the treatment and management of primary HIV infection, HIV testing and prevention and developing novel service models in HIV and Sexual Health care; including community based services with primary care, nurse delivered and on-line services.


Christina Lim

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​Christina has been in the nursing profession for 15 years. She has worked in various oncology and haematology departments, including the role as a clinical trials coordinator. Christina joined King's College Hospital in 2011 as a bone marrow transplant nurse coordinator. King's College Hospital has performed around 200 haematopoietic stem cell transplant in the last financial year.

Sukina Moosajee

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​Sukina qualified from GKT Dental Institute in 2000. She spent her first four years after qualifying working in hospital and general dental practice posts before joining Buckinghamshire Priority Dental Service in 2004 as Dental Officer then Senior Dental Officer. Sukina has also held part-time Specialty Dentist posts in the Department of Sedation and Special Care Dentistry at Guy's Hospital. Sukina undertook specialist training in Special Care Dentistry with Oxfordshire Salaried Primary Care Dental Service and obtained her CCST in 2012. She has worked as Consultant in Special Care Dentistry Department of Community Special Care Dentistry at King's College Hospital since 2013.


 Sobia Rafique

Sobia Rafique Photo resized.jpg​Sobia qualified from Barts and The Royal London Hospital in 1996 and completed her Vocational Training in Community Dental Services (CDS). She then Completed MSc in Sedation and Special Care Dentistry in 2001 from the Department of Special care Dentistry at Guys Hospital, before working as a general dental practitioner and Senior Dental Officer in Special Care until 2004. Sobia then started full time work in the Department of Sedation and Special Care Dentistry at Guys Hospital from 2004 gaining experience in managing patients with bleeding disorders, special care patients who require sedation and was responsible for the MSc in Special Care Dentistry for Kings College London. In 2010 she was appointed as a Consultant at Kings College Hospital in the Department of Community Special Care Dentistry. Sobia is also an examiner for the Royal Colleges and is an Educational Supervisor for Specialist Training.


Serpil Djemal

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​Serpil qualified at Kings in 1988 and since 2008, has been working as   Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at Kings College NHS Foundation Trust in Denmark Hill, South East London. In 2009, she took on the role of clinical lead for restorative dentistry and traumatology and is actively involved in the acute and long term management of patients who have sustained traumatic dental injuries. She is founder chairperson to Dental Trauma UK a new charity set up to raise public and professional awareness in the prevention and management of traumatic dental injuries.


Meera Ahluwalia

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Meera qualified from Guy's Dental Hospital. Following a period in dental practice and community dental service she undertook an MSc in Paediatric Dentistry at the Royal London Hospital following which she completed her speciality training at both the Royal London and King's College Hospitals. She has been Consultant and Clinical Lead in the Department of Paediatric Dentistry at King's Dental Hospital for 10 years. She is an examiner for the RC of Surgeons, M Paed Dent and IFSE examinations. She has a special interest in dental trauma, hypodontia and multidisciplinary care for children with complex medical and dental needs.


AJ Ray-Chaudhuri

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​AJ is a part-time Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and Implantology at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals. He graduated from Guy's, King's and St Thomas' University in 2003. In addition to his postgraduate training AJ also read law at Cardiff University leading to a Masters degree. He then embarked upon 5 years of formal Consultant training at King's College and St George's Hospitals in London. AJ is recognised by the GDC as a specialist in Restorative Dentistry, Periodontics, Endodontics and Prosthodontics. He is also the clinical director of Advanced Restorative Care which provides specialist dental care, postgraduate dental education and expert witness reports in the South East of England.


Blánaid Daly

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Blánaid qualified from Trinity College Dublin in 1983 and worked in the Irish Community and Hospital Dental Services. She joined King's College London in 1990 as programme organiser for the MSc in Dental Public Health and later the MSc in Community Dental Practice. She completed her PhD on the needs of homeless people gaining first hand experience of research in primary dental care. She is on the GDC specialist list in Dental Public Health and in Special Care Dentistry.  Currently Blánaid is Senior Lecturer and Discipline lead for Special Care Dentistry at King's College London Dental Institute.


Graeme Ting

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Graeme graduated with as a Master of Dental Surgery (Hospital Dentistry) from the University of Otago, New Zealand. In 2000 he was registered by the NZ Dental Council as a Specialist in Special Needs Dentistry. In 2002, he was admitted as one of the first Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in Special Needs Dentistry. Graeme has an interest in the care of older people with dementia and is currently serving on the Dental Committee of the World Federation of Haemophilia. He currently works as a Locum Consultant for King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in the field of Special Care Dentistry.


Nick Torlot

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Nick qualified from University College Hospital in 1983. After starting his career in hospital dentistry he spent 19 years as Assistant and then Clinical Director of the Salaried Dental Services in Hampshire while continuing to practice clinical dentistry. He has always been involved in Dental education; as a programme advisor and vocational trainer with the London Deanery and as a trainer with the Winchester scheme. For the last five years he has been working as a Dento Legal Adviser for the DDU.



The conference meets the educational criteria set by the GDC for verifiable CPD (9 hours in total) and is certified by the British Dental Association.


Booking information

Welcome dinner and quiz on Wednesday 14 October 2015 - £40 per person

Clinical lectures on Thursday 15 October 2015

£180 per person (BDA members)
£240 per person (Non-members)
£135 per person (VDP, student, retired)
£40 (DCP)

Black tie dinner on Thursday 15 October 2015 - £55 per person

Clinical lectures on Friday 16 October 2015

£110 per person (BDA members)

£150 per person (Non-members)
£85 per person (VDP, student, retired)
£40 (DCP)

Two day discounted rate (*Save £30*)

£260 per person (BDA members)
£350 per person (Non-members)
£195 per person (VDP, student, retired)
£60 per person (DCP)

BDA members can book online for the two discounted rate. Unfortunately social events cannot be booked online.

To download a copy of the booking form please click here: CDS Group Annual Presidential and Scientific Meeting 2015 booking form.pdf

Cheques to be made payable to 'British Dental Association'

Invoices can be raised on request.

Hotel accommodation

If you wish to stay overnight during the event please contact VisitBrighton our appointed hotel booking agency, direct on 01273 292626 quoting reference BDA CDS Group Conference.

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Poster competition

Don't forget to enter the annual BDA CDS Presidential and Scientific Meeting poster competition.  The application form can be found here: Poster application form - CDS Group Conference 2015.pdf

There are two categories, one for postgraduate trainees working within SPCDS and one for service improvement projects/audits for the whole dental team within SPDCS.

Prizes will be awarded for the three best posters in each category and the panel of judges will announce the winners at 16.30 on the Thursday of the event.


  • Entrants will be asked to complete an application form by Friday 28th August 2015.
  • The poster must be submitted as a PDF or Word Document by Friday 25th September 2015 and will be judged before the Conference.
  • The poster must be displayed at the BDA CDS Conference on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th October 2015.
  • Prizes will be awarded on Thursday 15th October 2015 at the Conference.

Contact Louise Foster for further information


Further information

For further information on the programme and arrangements for the conference please contact:

Sarah Rockliff, Events Executive, British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS

Tel: 020 7563 4590; Fax: 020 7563 4591; Email: