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CANCELLED - CDS Group Wessex Division

Event Type
Event Subject
Development Outcomes (B, C)
Topic Groups (Community Dentistry)
Thursday 4 June 2020
09:15 - 16:45
Best Western Chilworth Manor
Chilworth Manor University Parkway Chilworth, SOUTHAMPTON, Hampshire, SO16 7PT, England
Booking Fees
  • Essential member: £60.00
  • Expert member: £60.00
  • Extra member: £60.00
  • Senior member: £40.00
  • Non member: £70.00
  • Student member: £40.00

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Date ​Thursday 4 June 2020 
Chilworth, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 7PT

09:15 Registration and refreshments

16:45 Close

Full programme to follow shortly

Dementia Friendly Dentistry - Dr Katy Kerr

Increasing numbers of people are experiencing dementia. This lecture is designed to promote dementia awareness and the special knowledge, approach and skills required by members of the dental team when supporting people with dementia.

Group / Division

CDS Group / Wessex Division


BDA member - £50

Non-member - £60

DCP's - £30

FDs/VDPs - £30 *

Students - £30 *

* Please note, if you are a FD/VDP or non-member Undergraduate student please use the booking form or call us on 0207 563 4590 to make your booking, as you cannot get the special lower rate online.

From Thursday 28 May 2020 a £10 late booking fee will be added  to the above prices. 

A light lunch will be provided along with refreshments. Please email with any specific dietary requirements

​​​CPD5 hours

​Dementia Friendly Dentistry

  • To inspire a greater awareness of dementia and develop confidence to support patients with dementia, whilst enabling learners to signpost patients and carers to appropriate support.
Learning objective

  • Discuss dementia, its impact on the individual over the course of the illness with relevance to dental care provided in the CDS.
​​Learning content

Dementia Friendly Dentistry

  • Review the impact dementia may have on oral health and the issues relating to providing dental care for these patients
  • Discuss national and local initiatives to support oral health for people with dementia
  • Inform participants about the wider training resources to support care for people with dementia and how oral health fits in.
Development outcomeB , C and D

Dr Leela Sanmani

Dr Katy Kerr, Regional Dental Adviser Workforce Transformation and Continuing Registration - Thames Valley and Wessex, Health Education England.

Katy was a Senior Dental Officer with Berkshire Community Dental Service and cared for her mother with Lewy body dementia. She was the project lead for the dementia awareness film, "The Appointment" and produced the supporting resources which have been widely adopted. Katy currently chairs the Dementia Friendly Dentistry Group which started with the intention to collate the dental training resources available across the country. To facilitate this, she recently worked with the Alzheimer's Society to add Dentists to their professional pages on their website. She represents dentistry on the Dementia Workforce Advisory Group, introducing oral health into the refreshed Dementia Core Training Framework for all care workers.

She represents dentistry on the Dementia Workforce Advisory Group and is working to support the development of dementia friendly dental care environments. She is passionate about improving access for people with dementia to visit the dentist, championing change in funding via a national working group on flexible commissioning and one convened to develop a commissioning standard for vulnerable adults. She has recently undertaken a project working with the London Memory Service Network across the 32 London Boroughs in collaboration with NHSE via the LDN, LDC and PHE. To provide a leaflet at the point of diagnosis to encourage people with dementia to visit the dentist, so that they have dental treatment whilst still in the early stages of the disease. She is working to support the establishment of dementia friendly dental care environments and has developed an audit tool to facilitate this.

In her role for HEE, Katy is working to ensure that all members of the team receive training in dementia to develop skills in caring for people with dementia and gain a greater understanding of the impacts of the disease. To enable newly qualified practitioners to gain confidence She has developed training as part of the Dental Foundation curriculum in Thames Valley and Wessex and instigated the community project which involves the Foundation Dentists and Therapists. She has trained extensively about the impact of poor oral health for older people in residential and hospital settings, she was a member of the External Expert Advisory Group for the recent CQC report, Smiling Matters, on oral health in care homes and is an active member of the Hydration Network.  

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