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CDS Group Yorkshire and Humber Division

Event Type
Event Subject
Development Outcomes (A, B, C, D)
Topic Groups (Community Dentistry, Patient Communications)
Friday 23 June 2023
08:45 - 17:00
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
West Bretton, WAKEFIELD, West Yorkshire, WF4 4LG, England
Aisha Patel, Anthony Asquith, Stacey Clough, Lucy Harrison, Adam Jones, Suzie Welford
Booking Fees
  • Dental Care Professional: £30.00
  • Essential member: £30.00
  • Expert member: £30.00
  • Extra member: £30.00
  • Senior member: £30.00
  • Non-member: £45.00
  • Student member: £30.00

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CDS Group Yorkshire and Humber Division 

It's good to talk, communication is key in community dentistry

Feedback from attendees about previous Yorkshire and Humber Division events: 

“Really good to be back face to face and be able to meet up with colleagues”

“Good mix of speakers”

“Opportunity to network”

Friday 23 June 2023

08:45 Registration and refreshments

09:15 Welcome and CDS Group Presidential Address - Josie Lemon                                        

09:30 Communicating risk and uncertainty in the dental setting - Adam Jones

10:15 Enhancing communication with children - Suzie Welford

11:00 Break and refreshments

11:15 Session title to follow - People First  

11:45 Helping through hypnosis to manage patient anxiety - Anthony Asquith   

12:45 Lunch                    

13:45 Helping through hypnosis to manage patient anxiety part 2 - Anthony Asquith 

15:00 Break and refreshments       

15:15 Communication and its relevance to clinical practice - Stacey Clough 

Including part presentations from Lucy Harrison and Aisha Patel

16:15 Discussion and questions

16:30 Division AGM (BDA members only)

17:00 Close

Refreshments will be served with Danish pastries in the morning and biscuits in the afternoon break.
Lunch will comprise of sandwiches, skin on chips, pasta and salad. A selection of mini cakes and fruit selection.
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Auditorium, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LG
Group / DivisionCDS Group Yorkshire and Humber Division


BDA members - £30

Non-members - £45

Dental care professionals - £30

Students - £30

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 and 30 minutes  

Communicating risk and uncertainty in the dental setting

For delegates to be aware of the factors which may influence their patients understanding and application of risk information to their decisions about dental treatment.

Enhancing communication with children

For delegates to be aware of the different techniques and resources that can support and enhance communication with child and their parent/carer during a dental visit. 

Helping through hypnosis to manage patient anxiety

  • Reduced stress and burnout for staff as well as a sense of achievement in new found skill
  • Develop a secondary interest that is aligned to the professional’s practice
  • Improved patient compliance and a reduced gag reflex, leading to time savings later on!

Communication and its relevance to clinical practice
To understand the process of communication and its relevance to clinical practice.
Learning objectives

Communicating risk and uncertainty in the dental setting

  • Recognise the impact that their own preferences and understanding can have on risk communication and therefore patient decision making

  • Understand the role of effective risk communication in shared decision making

  • Be equipped with strategies to tailor communication of risk and uncertainty to individuals.

Enhancing communication with children

  • To understand practical techniques which can improve communication with children in the dental setting

  • To be aware of the communication methods and tools that can be utilised prior to a child’s appointment to improve their experience

  • To understand the methods to support children with specific needs.

Helping through hypnosis to manage patient anxiety

  • Calm highly aroused and phobic patients by normalising their fear of treatment and knowing how to induce a relaxed trance state for increased compliance.

Communication and its relevance to clinical practice

  • To improve understanding of sending, receiving and comprehension of information

  • Develop knowledge of where challenges can arise in a clinical context

  • To gain awareness of alternative methods of communication.

Learning contentLectures with the opportunity to ask the speakers questions at the end.
Development outcomesA, B, C and D

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Adam Jones

Adam Jones is a Specialist Oral Surgeon and Academic Clinical Fellow working at Leeds Dental Institute and the University of Leeds School of Dentistry. He is passionate about sustainable international dental development and serves as a clinical advisor for the dental development charity Bridge2Aid. His research interests are communication skills and shared decision making with emphasis on communication of risk.

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Suzie Welford

Suzie Welford is a Specialty Trainee in Paediatric Dentistry working in Leeds Dental Institute and Wakefield Community Dental Services. She has a passion for reducing dental anxiety for children and young people and a keen interest in methods to reduce inequalities in oral health.

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Anthony Asquith   

Anthony is a solution focused hypnotherapist and psychotherapist, with an interest in human behaviour in dentistry.  He’s worked since 2004 with thousands of practitioners, dental team members helping them to communicate, collaborate and connect in order to help them win trust and stand out with colleagues and patients.

Stacey Clough

Stacey Clough has worked as a consultant in Special Care Dentistry at The Royal London Dental Hospital since 2018, where she has a particular interest in sedation and the care of young people / adults with behaviours which challenge the provision of dental care. She is active in dental education with several responsibilities for dental core training, and research within the field of Special Care Dentistry.

Lucy Harrison

Qualifying from Eastman Dental Hospital as a dental hygiene therapist, Lucy Harrison has over seven years’ clinical experience working in private practice and hospital settings. She furthered her studies by obtaining a BSc Dental Studies Degree from the University of Central Lancashire in 2020. Lucy works part-time at the Royal London Dental Hospital where she is part of a multi-disciplinary team to treat head and neck cancer patients. She has a special interest working with Osteoradionecrosis patients and has been part of the team who set up a multidisciplinary clinic, providing patients with comprehensive care and to facilitate learning of the dental team. She also has experience treating paediatric and special care patients within the community dental service and general practice. Lucy recently started a new role as a Dental Therapy Tutor at Eastman Dental Hospital teaching undergraduate Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy students.

Aisha Patel

Aisha graduated from the University of Leeds in 2020 and has since completed Dental Core Trainee roles across London in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and general duties involving Special Care Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry and Oral Medicine. She has a particular interest in oral surgery and the management of patients with additional needs.

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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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