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We have early-bird prices available until 31 August 2024.

​Member: ​£125 £175
​Non member: £175 £225
​DCP: ​£125 £175

Life beyond the Unit of Dental Activity (UDA) aims to empower practitioners in England to take control of their dental careers, and the professional development and business model that is most suited to them. Applying a key focus to the business side of dentistry, it will be equally relevant to Associates at all career stages, and to Practice Owners.

This event acknowledges the recent growth in the private dental market and it'll help those practitioners who may be interested in transitioning towards private practice navigate the process. We will update on latest developments in relation to contract reform as we seek to ensure the profession is as fully informed as possible.

What to expect

The day is designed to inform, to challenge and to provide access to the sector’s best advice; there’ll be expertise to help delegates to take stock, and more importantly to start to make informed, purposeful decisions about how to move dental careers and dental businesses forward.

Learning objectives

  • Be able to make informed, purposeful decisions about how you can move your career and dental businesses forward
  • Understand what is involved in transitioning towards private practice and how to navigate the process
  • Discuss the economic outlook for England 
  • Consider patient attitudes towards Private dentistry
  • Understand the role communication plays in engaging and motivating others to support you through changes you make.

Development outcomes

B and D 

Speakers include 

Shawn Charlwood Photo 250X250 Shawn Charlwood Chair, BDA General Dental Practice Committee
Eddie Crouch Eddie Crouch Chair, BDA Principal Executive Committee
Kevin Lewis looks at the camera wearing a dark suit Kevin Lewis Special Consultant, BDA Indemnity
Ryan Barnett 250X250 Ryan Barnett Policy and Research Analyst, BDA
Phil Mcevoy Phil McEvoy Head of Pensions
Rob Middlefell (1) Rob Middlefell GDP, Gloucestershire

More information

Denplan, part of Simplyhealth, is the UK's leading dental payment plan specialist, with 6,600+ member dentists nationwide, caring for approximately 1.4 million patients. Denplan offers a range of services, including the Denplan Quality Programme and Denplan Excel Certification Programme for ongoing professional development. They also provide regulatory advice, business and marketing consultancy services and networking opportunities. Denplan is committed to advocating for dental practices and the profession through active political engagement and stakeholder activity.

Learn more about Denplan

If you wish to stay overnight during the event please contact MICE Concierge, our appointed hotel booking agency, by email [email protected] or call 01438 908 770.

IET Birmingham: Austin Court is only a few minutes walk from Birmingham New Street Station. 

Or you'll find plenty of parking available 5 minutes walk away at Utilita Arena Birmingham 

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