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BDA Southern Counties Branch Presidential Meeting and Dinner

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Friday 20 April 2018
09:00 - 17:00
The Grand Brighton
97-99 Kings Road, BRIGHTON, BN1 2FW, England
Booking Fees
  • Dental Care Professional: £60.00
  • BDA member: £120.00
  • Non member: £160.00

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BDA Southern Counties Branch 

Presidential Meeting and Dinner 2018 


Thursday 19 – Friday 20 April 2018

The Grand Hotel
97 -99 King's Road
East Sussex
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Consider the factors that affect decision making on when to save or extract teeth.

Learning objectives 

  • Assess the prognosis of teeth in relation to endodontic, periodontic and prosthodontic factors
  • Review treatment strategies to improve prognosis of teeth
  • Consider predictability and cost effectiveness when deciding to save or extract teeth
  • Consider best technique for extractions, timing, treatment options,  predictability and cost effectiveness for replacement
  • Debate with case discussions.

Something for the whole dental team!

This one-day event also provides a parallel lecture stream for Dental Care Professionals.
Sessions focus on core CPD topics and improving the patient journey. Download the programme below for full details.

Thursday 19 April 2018

Branch Council Meeting and AGM

​16:00Secretaries and Treasurers meeting
​17:00Branch Council Meeting
​18:30Wine tasting session
​19:30Welcome dinner

Friday 20 April 2018

  • Presidential gala dinner with drinks reception and live entertainment. 


Social events

WELCOME DINNER - Thursday 19 April

Enjoy private dining at The Grand
Wine tasting 18:30
Dinner served 19:30
Dress code: Smart casual
£50 per person (including a three-course meal and half a bottle of wine)



Drinks reception at 19:00
Dinner served 19:45
An evening of entertainment and dancing
Carriages midnight
Dress code: Black tie
£75 per person (including welcome drinks, three-course meal and half a bottle of wine) 



Burhill Golf Club, Walton on Thames. See flyer for more details.

Fees for attending  

Thursday 19 April 2018
​Branch Council Meeting and AGM​open to all BDA members
​Welcome dinner (wine tasting session, followed by an informal three course dinner including wine) ​£50.00 per person (including VAT)
​​Friday 20 April 2018
BDA members ​£120.00 per person (VAT exempt)
​Non-member dentist ​£160.00 per person (VAT exempt)
​Dental Care Professional ​£ 60.00 per person (VAT exempt)
​Foundation Dentist ​£ 60.00 per person (VAT exempt)

​Gala dinner (a drinks reception followed by a thrree course dinner including wine) 

​£75.00 per person (including VAT)


Booking your place 

In order to register please download and complete the booking form and return to or alternatively call the BDA Events team on 020 7563 4590.

BDA members can book Friday conference places online (however please call/complete a booking form if social events are required).



The Grand Hotel reservations team can be reached on 01273 224 300 (option 1), or book online

Alternatively if you require assistance with finding a nearby hotel, please contact our appointed accommodation agency, MICE Concierge.

Email or telephone 01438 908770.


About the speakers 

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Francesco D'Aiuto, Head of Periodontology Unit, UCL Eastman Dental Institute

Francesco qualified with DMD honour’s degree from the University of Naples in 1997. He attended a number of post-graduate training courses in periodontology in Italy and Sweden completing his specialty program (MClinDent) at UCL, London in 2008. Francesco's research career started with a clinical research fellowship from the Italian Society of Periodontology (2000) followed by a PhD in clinical periodontology. He received a number of awards including the AAP clinical Research Award (2005), Antony Rizzo Young Investigator Award in (2009), Innovators in Diabetes Award from the UK Charity Diabetes UK (2012) and a Clinical Senior Lectureship from the Department of Health in UK (2010). Francesco was appointed Professor of Periodontology and Head of the Periodontology Unit at UCL in 2017.

Joseph Masih, Specialist Endodontist and Clinical Lecturer, UCL Eastman Dental Institute   

Joseph is a registered specialist in Endodontics and has limited his practice to Endodontics since 2003. He graduated from King’s College London in 1997 and worked in the restorative department of King’s College Dental Hospital London and maxillo-facial departments of St George’s Hospital London and the Luton and  Dunstable Hospital.Whilst in general practice,Joseph became a vocational trainer and also gained his Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) qualification. An interest in Endodontics led to the completion of a Masters in Clinical Dentistry (MClinDent) in Endodontology at the Eastman Dental Institute with distinction, and an award for Best Clinical Achievement. He was subsequently awarded the Membership in Restorative Dentistry (MRD) and entered onto the General Dental Council’s Specialist List for Endodontics. In addition to practising in Bedford and St Albans, Joseph is also a part time clinical teacher in Endodontics at the Eastman CPD department.

Christopher Tredwin, Professor and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Head of Penisula Dental School  
Chris was appointed Clinical Lecturer in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics at UCL Eastman Dental Institute in October 2002, Programme Coordinator for the MSc in Conservative Dentistry in 2003 and Programme Director in 2007. He completed his Specialist Training in Restorative Dentistry in December 2007 at UCL Eastman Dental Hospital and completed his PhD in 2009. Chris was then promoted to Senior Lecturer in Prosthodontics / Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry. In 2010 he took up the position of a Chair at Plymouth University and appointed to the position of Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Director of Clinical Dentistry. Chris took over as Head of Plymouth University Peninsula Dental School in 2011.

Wail Girgis, Specialist Prosthodontist     

Wail trained at King's College Hospital Dental School and went on to complete an MSc degree in Conservative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Hospital. He is a Prosthodontist and Partner at Devonshire House (a specialist practice in Cambridge) where his team place over 800 implants a year. Wail provides general dental care for a broad patient base and is especially skilled in the replacement of missing teeth, the restoration of natural teeth and in complicated and simple restorations of the whole mouth. He is a lecturer and examiner in implant dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute and a lecturer and member of the International Team for Implantology (ITI). Wail has recently introduced a comprehensive education programme offering dental professionals a range of short and long courses in many aspects of dentistry.

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Peter Briggs, Interim Postgraduate Dental Dean, Health Education London & South East, and Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Bart's and The London NHS Trust

Peter was appointed as a consultant in 1995; he 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 MSc Cons at the Eastman in 1997-98. This was followed by various registrar jobs at Eastman, King's, Royal London and St. George's. Peter was a Clinical Director for 15 years during which time one his key focuses was the development of secondary care clinical services in South West London (SWL) and the training of dentists with Enhanced Skills.

Jo Russell, Director, Oracle - Practice Business Solutions Ltd

Jo has worked in dentistry since 1986, including seven years in the Royal Naval Dental Service, two years as an Area Manager for a large corporate looking after 16 practices across London and the South, and as a tutor, assessor and internal verifier for dental nurses undertaking formal qualification. Latterly she has spent much of her time delivering dental practice management courses and business consultancy services for CQC compliance. Jo is an expert witness at the GDC and a former CQC bank inspector. She is a popular and enthusiastic speaker about all aspects of the business of dentistry and continuing professional development for the whole team.

Aubrey Craig, Head of Dental Division and Dental Adviser, MDDUS

Aubrey qualified at the University of Dundee in 1987 and has worked in hospital posts and as an associate and principal in general dental practice. He gained an FDS from the RCPS Glasgow in 1991, an MPhil in Medical Law from the University of Glasgow in 2001 and an MBA from the Caledonian University, Glasgow in 2009. Aubrey worked as a partner in an NHS vocational training practice in Glasgow from 1994 until 2009 and is a former clinical teacher in restorative dentistry at Glasgow Dental Hospital and School. He joined MDDUS in January 2006 and took on his role as Head of Dental Division in 2009.

With over a hundred years' experience of assisting members, MDDUS offer dentists access to occurrence-based professional indemnity as well as access to unlimited settlement of damages and uncapped legal costs. Aubrey and his team of experienced dento-legal advisers also provide assistance with patient complaints, claims of negligence and referrals to the GDC.

Heather Dallas, Managing Director, Dallas Development

Heather spent ten years as a senior training manager at Deloitte before starting Dallas Development in January 2000. As well as running various programmes for the BDA, Heather is also a motivational and inspiring public speaker and personal coach in personal impact and career development.  Her specialist areas are management skills, team working, personal impact, train the trainers, presentation skills, life balance and handling conflict.  She is a qualified MBTI Practitioner, Belbin Team Roles Consultant, Strengths Deployment Inventory Consultant and NLP Master Practitioner and Emotional Intelligence Practitioner.


Cancellation policy

All cancellations must be received in writing either by email to, or by post to The Events team, BDA, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS. This must then be followed by a telephone call to confirm receipt. Cancellations received 29 days or more prior to the event will be entitled to a 100% credit voucher or refund. Cancellations received between 15 days and 28 days (inclusive) prior to the event will receive a 100% credit voucher to attend a future BDA event or a 75% refund. For late cancellations received between 1 day and 14 days (inclusive) prior to the event, no credit voucher or refund will be given. Failure to attend the event on the day will constitute late cancellation and no credit voucher or refund will be given. Substitutions are welcome at any time.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the programme may change and the BDA Southern Counties Branch reserves the right to cancel the event or alter the venue and/or speakers.