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IN-PERSON EVENT, hosted by the Epsom and Sutton Section

What to expect

This in-person event with Wendy Bellis will discuss and recognise the current barriers to dental care experienced by children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and there will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end. 


18:45 Registration, refreshments and pizza

19:30 Lecture

21:00 Finish

Learning objectives

  • Identify and describe the barriers to the achievement of good oral health experienced by children and their families
  • Recognise, analyse and adapt conventional paediatric communication and management approaches depending on the needs of each individual child with ASD.

Development outcomes

C, D

Meet the speaker

Wendy Bellis Wendy Bellis Honorary Clinical Senior Teaching Fellow

Wendy has been qualified as a dental surgeon since 1979 (London ),MSc. Paediatric Dentistry Eastman Dental Institute, London 1983,Fellow of The Higher Education Academy(2007). Wendy is an Honorary Clinical Senior Teaching Fellow at the Eastman Dental Institute, London. Since 1985 she worked in the Community Dental Service in Camden and Islington.

(Whittington Health) in London and has gained extensive experience of working with children who have special needs. Her areas of expertise are “Behaviour Management for Children in the Dental Surgery “and“ The Dental Management of the Autistic Child”. She has been responsible for the teaching modules on Behaviour Management at a postgraduate level on the MSc/MClin.Dent/Doctorate programmes in Paediatric Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute for over 20 years. Her clinical work has almost exclusively been in the field of autistic spectrum disorder, with autistic children representing 90 % of her clinical case load.

Combining her knowledge and experience in these fields she lectures widely on these subjects nationally and internationally, contributing chapters to current and well known textbooks in general and paediatric dentistry. Dr Bellis is responsible for the content of the new leaflet for parents of autistic children which was published on the website for the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry.

More information

If you feel at all unwell, we encourage you to take a lateral flow test the evening before you are due to arrive - should your test result be positive, we ask you not to attend.

If your test is negative, but you do have symptoms of COVID-19 (a new, persistent cough; a high temperature; or loss/changes to your sense of taste or smell) we kindly request you consider not attending the event to mitigate any risk to other attendees.

Please email [email protected] with any dietary requirements.

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Informal setting so easily able to ask questions and interaction with the speaker was good!

Very well organised and met all the objectives