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PPE and RPE: Safe return to practice (WEBINAR RECORDING)

Event Type
Event Subject
Practice management
Topic Groups (Infection control)
Thursday 4 June 2020 - Wednesday 31 March 2021
00:00 - 01:30
BDA e-learning
Address, ONLINE
Booking Fees
  • Dental Care Professional: £30.00
  • Essential Member: £0.00
  • Expert Member: £0.00
  • Extra Member: £0.00
  • Senior member: £0.00
  • Non member: £50.00
  • Student member: £0.00

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PPE and RPE: preparing for a practical and safe return to the dental practice

*A  recording of a webinar that took place on Wednesday 3 June 2020*


Please note that only BDA members can currently book online. If you wish to book as a Dental care professional or Non-member please call the Events Team on 020 7563 4590


This webinar will help you gain an understanding of the current guidance and principles of returning to safe practice during the next phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • Review the current principles and evidence 
  • Discuss the practical and clinical considerations for the new patient journey 
  • Discuss the practice, environmental and PPE considerations

Learning objectives

  • Discuss the principles behind the current guidelines
  • Understand the hierarchy of hazard control systems for dentistry to minimise or eliminate exposure to potential hazards 
  • Explore the potential impact the guidelines have on the provision of dentistry and patient care pathways 
  • Consider the potential impact the guidelines have on PPE choices for the dental team
  • Review how PPE and RPE impacts the dental practice environment, clinical dentistry and the patient
  • Describe the differences between different types of respirators such as FFP2, FFP3, reusable and loose fitting masks

Lead speakers

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Tarik A M Shembesh 

  • Co-Founder and Director, Dakatra Ltd 
  • General Dental Practitioner
  • Clinical Lead, London IMOS Services, Oral Surgery Ltd 
  • Educational supervisor, Health Education England, London and KSS Deanery
  • RPE and fit-testing programme lead, NHS England (London region)
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Samy Darwish

  • Co-Founder and Director, Dakatra Ltd 
  • Consultant Oral Surgeon
  • Consultant Periodontist
  • Founder and Director, Oral Surgery Ltd
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Kariem El-Boghdadly 

  • Co-Founder and Director, Dakatra Ltd 
  • Consultant Anaesthetist; Theatres, Anaesthesia and Peri-operative Medicine Research Lead, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, King's College London
  • Editor, Anaesthesia Reports
  • Editor, Anaesthesia


Speaker research

The webcast speakers are conducting some research into peoples views on fit testing RPE and would like you to take part in their surveys if you are willing.

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Once you have completed the webcast, please complete this survey


Dev-Outcomes-BCD.png​​​1 hour 30 minutes CPD
A CPD certificate (in the name of the purchaser) will be available to download once viewing of this online lecture has been completed.


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