COVID-19 and Community Dental Services: challenges ahead
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COVID-19 and Community Dental Services: A discussion on the challenges ahead
Thursday 8 October 2020
19.30 – 20.30
This webinar will outline the current COVID-19 related challenges facing the community dental services and the implications on vulnerable groups.
• Outline the current challenges facing the community dental service
• Discuss the concept of remote consultations and how to facilitate them, including the concept of "check in, not “check up"
• Look at collaboration and integration of services, including the NHS Long Term Plan
• Explore implications of COVID-19 for vulnerable groups both short term and long term.
Learning contentAn interactive discussion with the chance to ask each speaker questions at the end of the webinar.
About the speakers
Mili DoshiConsultant in Special Care Dentistry
Mili Doshi is a Consultant in Special Care Dentistry at Surrey and Sussex Health Care NHS trust and the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability.
She has always been very committed to dental training and improving oral health services for adults with additional needs. Mili has a special interest in sedation and general anaesthesia in Special Care dentistry. She is Co-Chair of the Paediatric and Special Care Dentistry and managed clinical network for Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
In 2015, Mili developed the Health Education England national initiative ‘Mouth Care Matters’ to improve the oral health of adults in hospitals that focused on improving standard of mouth care and integrating oral health and general health.
She is past president of the British Society of Gerodontology and was awarded an MBE in 2018 for service to NHS dentistry.
Jenny HarrisConsultant in Community Paediatric Dentistry at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Sheffield
Jenny qualified at Guy’s Dental Hospital in 1987 and has held a variety of community, academic and hospital posts in London, Birmingham and Sheffield. She has been a specialist since 2000 and consultant since 2012.
Inspired by the challenges she herself faced when providing care for vulnerable children, she has been actively involved in education, leadership and service development in safeguarding children since 2004. She is lead author of the Department of Health/COPDEND resource, Child Protection and the Dental Team, now hosted online by the British Dental Association (BDA), of the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry’s policy document on dental neglect and of the BDA’s ‘Was Not Brought’ pathways and toolkit. In 2018 she received the award of Honorary Member of Council of the NSPCC in recognition of her commitment to promotion of safeguarding practice in dentistry.
During the COVID19 pandemic lockdown, with the help of her colleagues in Community & Special Care Dentistry, Jenny devised a method of structured remote routine dental consultations, #CheckInNotCheckUp.
Charlotte WaiteChair BDA England Community Dental Services Committee
Charlotte graduated from the University of Dundee in 2001. Following posts in general dental practice, dental hospital and community dentistry, she spent a year as a locum in Australia. On returning to the UK, she accepted an MFDS training post in a community dental service and completed MFDS.
Over the following years she gained experience in CDS and has worked as a band B dentist for a number of years. She has enjoyed a career in the community dental service for the past 16 years. She has also been involved with representative committees within the British Dental Association for the past 12 years and is the current Chair of the BDA England Community Dental Services Committee.
About the sponsor - Wrights
With over 100 years of clinical and dental experience, Wrights are renowned for providing support and outstanding service to Dental Teams throughout the UK.
It’s been a tough time out there for Hospital and Community Dental Services, and we think that more than ever, it’s crucial to have a partnership that brings both value and support to help clinics get back to what they do best – looking after our most vulnerable and high need patients.
We have recently developed a bespoke support package that can be delivered ‘at a distance’ as well as on-site, designed to look after your patients, staff, equipment and importantly the dental department’s annual spend.
Please contact Simon at Wrights for more details of how we can help with purchasing consumables, equipment and also the provision of CPD Training.
Simon Abbey | NHS Business Development Manager
1 hour CPD
CPD certificate (in the name of the participant) will be made available
once viewing of this online lecture has been finished, the delegate
feedback survey completed and attendance validated.
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