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Sessions include:

 

09.00-10.00

Taking the stress out of dental extractions: A systematic approach for general practitioners

David Offord, Specialist in Oral Surgery and Practice Principal at Vermilion - The Smile Experts, Edinburgh

  • Help general dental practitioners approach tricky extractions with more confidence
  • Using videography from real-life scenarios, a systematic approach to extractions will be outlined which will reduce operator stress and improve success
  • Advances in equipment
  • Preservation of the buccal plate.

David graduated 22 years ago from the University of Edinburgh. Six years in general dental practice followed by seven years in oral and maxillofacial surgery led to entry onto the specialist list in oral surgery in 2007. David launched Vermilion – The Smile Experts five years ago. Situated in Corstorphine, Edinburgh this multi-disciplinary referral clinic has eight clinicians, and was awarded BDA Good Practice accreditation in April 2016.

 

10.30-11.30

How the general dental practice team can improve outcomes for oral cancer patients

Simon Rogers, Professor, Evidence-based Practice Research Centre, Edge Hill University

  • An update on the changing trends of how patients with head and neck cancer present to primary care
  • Gain a better understanding of which patients are most at risk
  • How patient feedback using the Patient Concerns Inventory informs and shapes practice
  • Explore the role of the general dental team in improving outcomes for oral cancer patients.

Simon qualified from Sheffield University Dental School in 1984. He became a Fellow of the Dental Faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons England in 1988 and qualified with honours from Birmingham University Medical School in 1990.  In 1994 he passed his general surgical fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons England and in 1997 won the gold medal in the Intercollegiate Oral and Maxillofacial exit examination.  In January 1999 Simon was appointed Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon at Aintree University Hospital with special interest in oncology and reconstruction. He has been Clinical Director of the Regional Oral and Maxillofacial Unit, and more recently has been the Clinical Head of the Business Unit for Breast, Dermatology, ENT, Opthalmology and Maxillofacial.  In 2000 he was awarded his MD from the University of Birmingham. In 2002 he was awarded a Hunterian Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. In November 2006 he joined Edge Hill University, Faculty of Health and has a Chair in the Evidence based Practice Research Centre. In 2009 he gave the Nunn Lecture at the annual scientific meeting of the British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists. He has published widely on the subject of patient reported outcome and quality of life. His current focus of clinical innovation and outcomes research is the Patient Concerns Inventory.

 

11.35-12.35

Practice funding. Alternatives to our NHS paymaster

Robert Donald, GDP Nairn and John Glen, GDP Fife

  • Update on current GDS funding structure and its unsustainability
  • Discuss the need to reform the current GDS payment system
  • Discuss the perceived barriers to using alternative funding streams and how these barriers can be addressed
  • Pay as you go private dental care – how to promote alternative treatments
  • Dental plans – what should you expect from your dental plan?
    Support from your trade union

Robert is a GDP based in Nairn. He qualified from Edinburgh with honours in 1983, before spending 18 months in a training position at Edinburgh Dental hospital. He entered General Practice in 1985, gaining the Diploma in General Dental Practice in 1992. His previous experience includes past Chairman  of Independent Care Plans UK), and director of Highland Dental Plan. He was Vice- Chairman of the Scottish Dental Vocational Training Committee and Vice - Chairman of the Scottish Association of LDC's. Currently he is Chairman of SDPC, Secretary of Highland LDC, Non Executive Director of MDDUS  and Consultant Editor of Dentistry Scotland magazine. He is a member of the UK General Dental Practice Committee and its legislation sub committee.

 

John graduated in 1983 from Edinburgh University. He and his partner established Millar and Glen, Dental Surgeons which has grown to consist of three practices throughout Fife employing some 30 members of staff. He works in Cowdenbeath which is an old mining town with a mixed population, but with a high percentage of unemployment. John has served on the National Dental Advisory Committee for nine years; the body that advises the Scottish Government on dental issues. He is also an executive member of the Scottish Dental Practice Committee which represents dentists throughout Scotland. He also serves as the dental representative on the British Medical Association's general practice committee. John has a special interest in children's dentistry having been a member of the national group who have compiled two guidelines on children's dentistry. He introduced a private capitation to the practice in 1999, and extended this in 2006 when it was apparent that the funding for NHS dentistry was never going to match the standards his patients and indeed, staff, were expecting.  Currently, he has around 850 patients in his scheme with around another 1200 treated by another partner and two associates.

 

13.35-14.35

Communicating with your patients in the digital arena, how to present a professional yet approachable image

Jan Clarke, Dentist and Business Mentor with Rose & Co

  • Learn about the different areas of digital communication
  • Understand how to use social media to communicate with existing patients and attract new patients
  • Provide you with guidance on how all digital media channels cross link so you can put what you learn into practice immediately
  • How to drive traffic to your largest digital marketing asset, your website
  • How to convert digital traffic into valuable patients

Jan qualified with BDS from The University of Birmingham in 1988 and FDS RCPS from Glasgow in 1993. Purchasing a small dental practice on the outskirts of Edinburgh in 1997, she developed the business into a mixed multi surgery practice with a highly motivated team. She had one of the first practices to develop a digital marketing presence with a modern commercial website alongside the pioneering use of social media to attract new patients. She has also worked as an Advisor for Denplan gaining a PG Cert in Dental Practice appraisal. Following the sale of her practice in 2013 there was a natural shift towards mentoring other dentists with their business development and marketing. She joined Kevin Rose in 2014 and now coaches dentists, and their teams, with a focus on dental marketing to help dental businesses grow.

 

14.55-15.55

The Ovate Pontic technique: creating ideal soft tissue aesthetics when replacing missing teeth with conventional fixed bridges

Ken Harris, Clinical Director, Riveredge Cosmetic Dentistry, Sunderland

  • Appreciate the aesthetic advantages of “ovate” pontics over traditional pontic designs
  • Understand the relevance of “sounding to bone” when altering soft tissue to accept an “ovate” pontic within the edentulous ridge
  • Communicate the relevant information to allow your laboratory to create a correctly contoured “ovate” pontic form.

Ken graduated with BDS from the dental school of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1982 and passed his MFGDP(UK) in 1996. He also holds an MSc in Restorative & Aesthetic Dentistry (with distinction) from the University of Manchester. Ken maintains a fully private practice with branches in Sunderland and Newcastle upon Tyne specialising in complex dental reconstruction cases based upon sound treatment planning protocols. As one of only 2 Accredited Fellows of British academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD), Ken acts as examiner for the BACD Accreditation process. He is a sustaining member of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and holds full membership of British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (BAAD). Ken was the first UK Graduate of the Kois Center across in Seattle where he now acts as a Mentor. He is currently UK Clinical Director for the California Center for Advanced Dental Studies and acts as Clinical Director for Dentist Direct; the UK-based dental corporate group. Ken has written numerous articles in the dental press, and is a recognised dental teacher and lecturer both nationally and internationally.

 

16.00-17.00

Pink is the new white

Ken Harris, Clinical Director, Riveredge Cosmetic Dentistry, Sunderland

  • Recognise aesthetic gingival levels and their relative proportions as defined by classical smile design principles
  • Understand the anatomy of the dento-gingival complex and its relevance to “biologic width” infringement
  • Appreciate the minor osseous surgery techniques available to general dentists.

Ken graduated with BDS from the dental school of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1982 and passed his MFGDP(UK) in 1996. He also holds an MSc in Restorative & Aesthetic Dentistry (with distinction) from the University of Manchester. Ken maintains a fully private practice with branches in Sunderland and Newcastle upon Tyne specialising in complex dental reconstruction cases based upon sound treatment planning protocols. As one of only 2 Accredited Fellows of British academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD), Ken acts as examiner for the BACD Accreditation process. He is a sustaining member of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and holds full membership of British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (BAAD). Ken was the first UK Graduate of the Kois Center across in Seattle where he now acts as a Mentor. He is currently UK Clinical Director for the California Center for Advanced Dental Studies and acts as Clinical Director for Dentist Direct; the UK-based dental corporate group. Ken has written numerous articles in the dental press, and is a recognised dental teacher and lecturer both nationally and internationally.

  

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