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What does the future hold?

Event Type
Event Subject
Practice management
Development Outcomes (B)
Topic Groups (Business Management, Practice Management)
Thursday 12 November 2020
19:30 - 20:30
BDA e-learning
Address, ONLINE
Peter Briggs
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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What does the future hold?


Thursday 12 November 2020

19:30 – 20:30


This webinar will help participants understand the implications of COVID-19 on the future of dentistry and current and future dental workforce. It will look at the future population needs and demographics and relate this to future workforce delivery. It will also look at how you can develop to become better dentists and how new technology can be used to help.

Complaints from colleagues, patients, relative of patients and staff will be an important part of professional life for dentists and DCPs. The speaker will discuss the simple things that can be put in place to prepare ourselves to cope and function, as confident professionals, with ongoing complaints against us.


Learning objectives

  • Outline future needs and demographics of the population that we serve
  • Discuss what this will mean to workforce across England and clinical decision-making
  • Looking at quality and clinical outcome – how good are we and how good should we be? - will there be anything new to help us?  
  • Understanding complaints – how do we best prepare for the future?


About the speaker

Peter Briggs

Peter Briggs

Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, QMUL, London and Specialist Practitioner

Peter was appointed as a Consultant in 1995 and also started a specialist referral practice in the same year. He qualified at King’s College Hospital in 1983 and worked in full time NHS dental practice before returning to secondary care to do a Cons MSc at the Eastman in 1997-8.

This was followed by various registrar jobs at Eastman, King’s, Royal London and St. George’s. He won a Winston Churchill Fellowship in 1994. As a Clinical Director for 15 years he spent much energy developing secondary care clinical services in South West London (SWL) and more recently trained Dentists with Enhanced Skills and introduced a Managed Clinical Network for SWL. He is past DCT TPD for SL and STC Chair / TPD for Restorative Dentistry (Pan London).

He has managed to publish over 50 publications and is immediate past President of the British Society of Prosthodontics. He was appointed Postgraduate Dental Dean for London and Kent, Sussex and Surrey in November 2018.


Development Outcomes - C

1  hour CPD

A 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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