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South Yorkshire Branch Presidential Conference 2019

Event Type
Event Subject
Development Outcomes (C)
Topic Groups (General Dental Practice, Oral Health, Restorative Dentistry)
Saturday 2 March 2019
09:30 - 17:00
Cutler's Hall
Church Street, SHEFFIELD, S1 1HG, England
Booking Fees
  • Essential member: £75.00
  • Expert member: £75.00
  • Extra member: £75.00
  • Senior member: £75.00
  • Non member: £110.00
  • Student member: £75.00

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South Yorkshire Branch Presidential Conference and Dinner

Contemporary dentistry – putting it in to practise

Saturday 2 March 2019    |   Cutlers' Hall, Sheffield

​This event has now been cancelled

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Learning content and objectives

  • Implementing the new amalgam restrictions
  • Digital dentistry for you and your patients
  • MI dentistry – how to implement it into practise
  • Contemporary caries management – putting it into 'MI' practice
  • Effective dental management of patients in later life – understanding challenges and strategies for the older patient
  • General anaesthetic treatment for dental patients: Standards, guidelines and quality improvement


Avijit Banerjee, ​Professor of Cariology and Operative Dentistry, Honorary Consultant and Clinical Lead, Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry and Oral Craniofacial Sciences, King's College London Dental Institute

Avijit researches and lectures internationally about minimally invasive operative caries management and adhesive dental biomaterials. He has published over 120 papers on the topic. Avijit is primary author of Pickard's 'Guide to Minimally Invasive Operative Dentistry' (9th & 10th editions; OUP, 2015), a definitive and globally respected text in its field, amongst other book editorships (Minimally Invasive Esthetics, Elsevier (2015)) and chapter contributions (including, amongst others, a caries management chapter in The Principles of Endodontics 2nd ed, OUP, 2013; 3rd ed 2019).  

Avijit is editor-in-chief of Oral Health and Preventive Dentistry (Quintessence Ltd) and an editorial board member of Journal of Dental Research, Dental Update, BDJ, International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, and the Primary Dental Journal.  He is also a member of the BDA Health and Science Committee, all whilst maintaining wet-fingered specialist clinical practice in restorative dentistry, prosthodontics and periodontics.

He is the elected President of the BDA Metropolitan Branch Section for 2019 as has consistently been voted by his peers as one of the top ten most influential individuals in the UK dental profession for the past 5 years (FMC Publications).

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Alif Moosajee, Principal Dentist, Oakdale Dental 'The Smiling Dentist'

Alif is an award-winning dentist at a specialist practice in Leicester having qualified at Birmingham University in 2014.

He has a particular interest in dental implants and CEREC and merging those two interests to fabricate implant guidelines inhouse and to also provide a full digital workflow for his patients. Alif also has a keen interest in providing tooth-bourne restorations with CEREC and loves overcoming the challenges that this treatment often provides. He lectures extensively on CEREC and also CEREC guided implant surgery. Alif is director of the International Team for Implantology and for Dental Tubules.

Alif regularly makes appearance on BBC TV and radio, and on Channel 5 commenting on topical dental issues. He is author of the book 'The Smiling Dentist', a jargon free book for patients about clinical dentistry. He regularly writes for 'The Probe' and 'Dentistry' magazines and is on the editorial board for 'Young Dentist' magazine.

Alif was awarded Best Young Dentist UK and also won the Fast Track 4 award in 2016.

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Thomas O'Connor, Senior Dentist, Cambridge Community Dental Services

​Thomas is tutor in Medical Leadership, with Cambridge University Institute of Continuing Education. As Senior Dentist working in secondary and hospital dental care in Cambridge, Thomas is involved in the assessment, planning and treatment of a variety of dental patient groups, including under general anaesthetic at Addenbrookes Hospital Cambridge. Having completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Medicine, Thomas is now undertaking the MSt pathway in Medical Education. He is a member of the Cambridge Postgraduate Dental Education Committee, is Chair of the Cambridge BDA Section, and previous Quality Improvement Fellow with Health Education East of England and The King's Fund.

Raj Rattan, Dental Director, Dental Protection Ltd

Raj graduated from University College Hospital, London. His clinical experience in general practice spans 30 years mostly as a multiple practice owner. During this time, he combined his general practice career with his roles at the London Deanery first as a VT course organiser and later as a Strategic Associate Raj has considerable experience of the NHS and the private sector. A member of the original Options for Change task group in 2001, Raj was then appointed as a Policy Adviser to the Department of Health where he served his three-year term. He has been a professional adviser to the NHS, the private and corporate sector for many years. Raj has authored/co-authored several text books, published numerous articles and contributed to a number of e-learning initiatives. He has examined nationally and internationally for the FGDP and is a visiting lecturer to a number of postgraduate teaching programmes. He has lectured extensively throughout the UK and in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Ireland, South Africa, Hong Kong and the Caribbean.

Raj first worked as a Dentolegal Adviser for Dental Protection in 1993 before becoming a Senior Dentolegal Consultant in 2011. In 2016 he was appointed as the Dental Director.

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​Charlotte Stilwell, Specialist in Prosthodontic Dentistry, London

Charlotte is a specialist in prosthodontics. She qualified from The Royal Dental College in Copenhagen in 1983 and moved to the London Hospital Dental School to pursue her interest in removable prosthodontics. From 1988 to 1997 she worked in a general dental practice in Kent and was a vocational trainer.

Since 1997 she has worked full time as a referral specialist in fixed and removable prosthodontics in multi‐disciplinary practice in London's Harley Street. Over the past 20 years Charlotte has lectured and published articles in this country and abroad on removable conventional and implant prosthodontics and treatment and management of occlusion. Charlotte is a part time senior lecturer at University of Geneva, examiner for the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh, a fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and a member of the ITI Board of Directors. Charlotte is married with two children.

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Susie Sanderson OBE, President, British Dental Association

A general dentist and practice owner for many years, Susie is now a Dentolegal Adviser for Dental Protection (MPS), President-Elect of the British Dental Association (BDA) and Speaker of the General Assembly of the World Dental Federation (FDI).

She was the elected Chair of the British Dental Association's Executive Board from 2006 to 2012 and a member of the Principal Executive Committee until 2015.  Currently a member of its Health and Science Committee, Susie continues to represent the BDA on issues relating to the Minamata Treaty, the implementation of the EU Mercury Regulation and on dentistry's significance in reducing Antimicrobial Resistance.    

Susie has been involved in the BDA and LDC at local and national level for a number of years enjoying a` wide scope of involvement including education, finance, healthcare policy, GDPC, DCPs, students and young dentists.  She chaired the UK Conference of Local Dental Committees in 2005.

Internationally, Susie was until recently a Board member and Treasurer of the Council of European Dentists and continues as a UK delegate.  She is chair of the CED's Amalgam and Other Restorative Materials Working Group and leads the work of the Antimicrobial Resistance Task Force.   

Susie represents FDI and its Science Committee on issues relating to AMR in dentistry and was recently one of the speakers in the AMR Forum at the Madrid Annual Congress of FDI.

In her day job, Susie does many things but tends to focus on supporting Dental Protection members undergoing GDC investigations to develop a portfolio of evidence to ensure they are able to demonstrate that their fitness to practice is not impaired. 

In the 2012 New Year's honours list, Susie received the OBE for services to dentistry.


Gala dinner

A presidential gala dinner will take place after the Conference, also at Cutlers' Hall. An opportunity to enjoy an evening of entertainment and dancing in a magnificent venue, whilst continuing conversations with friends old and new.

​Drinks reception






Dinner tickets are £75 per person and includes reception drinks, three course meal and ½ bottle of wine.

NB: Places for the dinner must be booked by latest Wednesday 6 February 2019. 

Dinner tickets can be purchased separately online or by completing the booking form available above.



If you wish to stay overnight during the event please contact MICE Concierge our appointed hotel booking agency by email or call 01438 908770. Or make your room reservation online.

We have room allocations and preferential rates arranged at the Leopold Hotel Sheffield and Novotel Sheffield Centre Hotel. Please contact MICE Concierge to book your stay.



6 hours CPD

The event meets the educational criteria set by the GDC for verifiable CPD (6 hours) and is certified by the British Dental Association.


Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

We have a number of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities at the South Yorkshire Branch Presidential Conference.

Sponsorship of the conference and the dinner is an effective method of reaching your desired audience. As an event sponsor, you can benefit from the marketing power of the BDA brand, as well as our targeted direct mail and email marketing campaigns, and our website.

Our exhibition packages complement your overall marketing strategy and allow for valuable 1-2-1 conversations to generate leads. By being associated with the right event, targeted at the right audience we can help you meet your objectives.

For more information about the opportunities available please read our  Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities for South Yorkshire Branch event 2019.pdf or contact

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Conference fees

The Conference fee includes refreshments, a standing buffet lunch and where applicable all course documentation

Early bird rates: (applicable until 31 January 2019)

​BDA members:

​£60 £75
​Non members:
​£95 £110
​FDs / DCPs:
​£25 £40


Gala Dinner tickets:

All attendees: £75.00  (includes reception drinks, three course meal and half a bottle of wine per person)

Dinner tickets can be purchased separately online or by completing the booking form available above.



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