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Room 3


Hot potatoes – topical indemnity issues

Aubrey Craig, Head of Dental Division, MDDUS

  • Understand the topical and current issues members contact their indemnity organisations for assistance with

  • Have knowledge of strategies to prevent problems happening

  • Be aware of the consequences should best efforts fail!

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10:00-10:30 Refreshments and exhibition break


Washer, washer near the wall – which detergent is fairest of all? CORE CPD

Andrew Smith, Professor Clinical Bacteriology and Honorary Consultant Microbiologist for NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

  • Outline the principles of how a benchtop washer disinfector works

  • Describe experiments investigating cleanliness of dental instruments following automated washing

  • Describe results of experiments investigating different detergents in a benchtop washer disinfector.



The golden circle of business: the what, how and why of developing your business for the future

 Illona McLay, Dental Business and Selling Skills Coach

  • Identify which business model is best for you
  • Implement an engagement culture in your business
  • Effectively market and grow your business opportunities.

12:35-13:35 Lunch and exhibition break


Regulation! Regulation! Regulation!

Aubrey Craig, Head of Dental Division, MDDUS

  • Assist GDC registrants in understanding how they are regulated

  • Consequences of a GDC Fitness to Practise investigation

  • Future changes in regulation

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14:35-14:55 Refreshments and exhibition break


IRMER update – why bother?

Liz Connor, Clinical Lead, Integrated Dental Services and Consultant in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology, Dundee Dental Hospital

  • Entitlement – what this means for dental professionals.

  • Clinical Evaluation and the role of DCPs

  • An awareness of future changes in legislation and their potential for affecting dentistry.


Stress and general dental practitioners: understanding work-related stress and developing a stress protocol for general practice

Ruth Freeman, Professor of Dental Public Health Research, Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health, DHSRU, University of Dundee.

  • What is meant by stress and burnout?
  • Learn about the prevalence of work-related stress in general dental practice
  • Know the steps to take to develop a stress protocol for your practice.

17:00 Close