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CDS Group Northern Ireland Division

Event Type
Event Subject
Development Outcomes (A, B, C, D)
Topic Groups (Community Dentistry)
Thursday 23 March 2023
09:00 - 16:30
Dunadry Inn, Antrim
Dunadry Hotel, 2 Islandreagh Drive Dunadry, ANTRIM, BT41 2HA, Northern Ireland
John Finnerty, Jill Butler, Kathryn McKenna, Dominika Antoniszczak
Booking Fees
  • Dental care professional: £40.00
  • Essential member: £50.00
  • Expert member: £50.00
  • Extra member: £50.00
  • Senior member: £50.00
  • Non-member: £60.00
  • Student member: £40.00

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CDS Group Northern Ireland Division

Annual Study Day

An essential update on oral health and diabetes, bariatric patients, restorative dentistry and Encompass

Thursday 23 March 2023

09:00 Registration and refreshments

09:30 Oral health and diabetes - Dominika Antoniszczak

10:30 Morning break

11:00 Diabetes technology - Dominika Antoniszczak

12:00 Management of bariatric patients in Special Care Dentistry - Kathryn McKenna

13:00 Lunch

13:45 CDS Group President's address - Josie Lemon

14:00 Outline of Colgate products - Stephanie Gribben

14:30 Update/practical experience in restorative materials - Jill Butler

15:30 Update on Encompass - John Finnerty

16:15 Discussion and questions

16:30 Division AGM, members only

17:00 Close


River Room, Dunadry Inn, Antrim, Northern Ireland BT41 2HA

Located on the banks of the Six Mile River in the heart of County Antrim, the location is easily accessed from anywhere in Northern Ireland, and further afield with Belfast International Airport only a short ten minute drive away.

Group / DivisionCDS Group Northern Ireland Division


BDA members - £50

Non-members - £60

Dental care professionals - £40

Students - £40

If you are a non-member student you cannot book online, please use the booking form to get the special rate.

For any special dietary requirements when booking please email branchsectionevents@bda.org

CPD5 hours 
  • To increase awareness of diabetes and diabetes technology
  • Outline challenges/management of providing dental care for bariatric patients
  • To provide an update in restorative dental materials relevant to Community Dentists
  • Outline steps being taken to incorporate Community Dental Service into the Encompass programme.
Learning objectives

  • To understand the relationship between diabetes and oral health and learn how diabetes technology improves lives
  • Improve knowledge and confidence in managing bariatric patients
  • To describe advantages and disadvantages of contemporary restorative materials
  • Be more aware of the benefits of introducing the Encompass system.
Learning contentLectures with the opportunity to ask the speakers questions at the end.
Development outcomesA, B, C and D

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Dominika Antoniszczak

Dominika is a dentist and person living with Type 1 Diabetes. She graduated from Medical University of Warsaw (2018), King's College London (2019), Swansea University (2021). She was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2018, only two weeks after graduating from dental school. Her research interests focuses on exploring relationship between oral health and diabetes. During her time at Swansea while completing MSc in Diabetes Practice her dissertation explored oral health behaviours among people with diabetes. When she is not working she can be found on a golf course. 

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Kathryn McKenna

Kathryn qualified from Queens University Belfast in 2005. After working as a staff grade in Special Care Dentistry for several years she undertook formal specialist training in this field, obtaining her Diploma in Special Care Dentistry from the RSCEng in 2016 and Membership in Special Care Dentistry from the RCPS Glasgow in 2018.  Kathryn is involved in postgraduate education for Special Care Dentistry in her role as an examiner for the RCSEng Diploma in Special Care Dentistry. Currently, Kathryn works in the BHSCT as a Locum Consultant in Special Care Dentistry and Clinical Lead for Community Dental Services.

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Jill Butler

Jill is a Clinical Teaching Fellow at Queen's University, Belfast.  She is the module co-ordinator for Restorative Dental Materials for the undergraduate BDS course and has a keen interest in Dental Materials.  Jill also works part time in General Practice.  

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John Finnerty

Qualified from QUB 1984 (Big Brother was watching). Worked in General Practice until joined CDS in 1987. Completed a Masters in Medical Science 1992 in Restorative Dentistry. He worked in CDS since 1987 but continued to undertake locum work in GDS, Prison Dentistry and Hospital Dentistry up until 2020. He became the Clinical Director of CDS in Causeway Trust in 1995 and is now Clinical Director of the Northern Trust. He had an interest in Special Needs since his school days having volunteered in Muckamore Abbey in the late 1970's and was appointed to the Specialist List in Special Care Dentistry in 2011.

John has been a BDA Accredited Representative in the past and currently sit as the Vice-Chairman on the Northern Ireland Community Dental Services Committee having previously been in that position many years ago. He was the Northern Ireland representative on the first BDA Young Dentists committee. He also sits on the Executive Committee of the Irish Society for Disability and Oral Health and is currently also Co-chair for the Dental Regional Encompass Team.
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COVID-19 and staying safe
The BDA recommends the below measures to continue to keep attendees safe during this event:

  • If you feel at all unwell, we encourage you to take a lateral flow test the evening before you are due to arrive - should your test result be positive, we ask you not to attend
  • We advise sanitising your hands on arrival and continue to sanitise/wash your hands regularly throughout the event 
  • We offer flexibility to transfer to a future event should you find yourself prevented from attending due to self-isolation or the onset of COVID-related symptoms.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (a new, persistent cough; a high temperature; or loss/changes to your sense of taste or smell) we kindly request you do not attend the event, although it is not a legal obligation to do so.

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