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IN-PERSON EVENT, hosted by the Oxford Section

What to expect

Raj Rattan MBE will review the grey areas in the GDS contract when it comes to mixing NHS and private treatment. He will discuss communication frameworks and how to apply them when discussing treatment options with patents. He will also cover related dento-legal issues and discuss the likely impact of recent dento-legal cases.

The lecture will review the key GDS contract clauses relating to mixing NHS and private dentistry, present effective communication techniques and assess the impact of recent dento-legal developments.

Booking fees

BDA member - £20
Non-member - £40
FD* - £20
DCP - Hygienist, Therapist - £30
DCP* - Dental Nurse, Receptionist, Practice Manager - £5


Non-member FDs and Dental Nurses, Receptionists and Practice Managers cannot book online. To take advantage of the reduced rate, please complete the booking form and email it to [email protected]


18:30 Registration

18:45 Lecture starts - Raj Rattan MBE

21:00 Close

Learning objectives

  • Gain a clearer understanding of the challenges when mixing NHS and private treatment
  • Be able to communicate the options more effectively.

Development outcomes

A, B and D

Meet the speaker

Raj Rattan Photo 250X250 Raj Rattan MBE

Raj has over 30 years’ clinical experience in general dental practice. He owned and operated a small practice group. He was involved in postgraduate education with a focus on foundation training for over 20 years, first as a Programme Director and then as Strategic Associate Dean in London. 

He has provided consultancy services to several public and private sector organisations including the NHS, Denplan, dental corporate and has previously been a Policy adviser at the Department of Health. He is the author/co-author of seven textbooks and has lectured extensively throughout the UK and internationally for many years. He was a part-time dento-legal consultant at Dental Protection for over 20 years before being appointed Dental Director in 2016.

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.

Access the Event flyer as a PDF and share with your colleagues.

All members of the dental team are very welcome.

The John Paul II Centre, Webb Court, Causeway, Bicester OX26 6AW

By Road

Free parking is available onsite for anyone using the Centre.

By Rail

Regular trains run to Bicester North station from London Marylebone and Birmingham moor Street. Both services take between 45 minutes and an hour.

Trains also run from Oxford to Bicester Town station.

The Centre is approximately a 5-10 minutes walk from either station. Taxis are available from Bicester North station.

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Well presented, informative and the style of delivery allowed for questions and interaction.