ar Live Virtual Conference – Core Recommended CPD Update – Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds – 6th November – 9am – 5.30pm – Professional Conferences – Video Online [Dentists]

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Live Virtual Conference – Core Recommended CPD Update – Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds – 6th November – 9am – 5.30pm

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KEY SUBJECTS

  • RADIOGRAPHY AND RADIATION PROTECTION: CRYSTAL CLEAR RADIOLOGY – CLEAN CUT ANATOMY, CLARITY OF REGULATIONS AND FLAWLESS REPORTING
  • COVID 19 AND DENTAL INFECTION CONTROL RISKS: WHERE ARE WE NOW?
  • MOUTH CANCER:  DO YOU HAVE 2020 VISION?
  • LEGAL, ETHICAL AND PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF STANDARDS AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT – HOW GOOD DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?
  • SAFEGUARDING, DENTISTRY AND PUBLIC HEALTH
  • RESPONDING TO MEDICAL EMERGENCIES WITHIN THE DENTAL PRACTICE ENVIRONMENT

SPEAKERS

Simon C Harvey, MA (Law), DDMFR RCR

Dr Caroline Pankhurst BSc PhD BDS MSC MRCPath (Specialist in Oral Microbiology)

Professor Michael A. O. Lewis PhD, FDSRCPS, FDSRCS (Eng), FRCPath, FFGDP(UK), FHEA

Kevin Lewis BDS FDS RCS FFGDP(UK) LDS RCS

Steve Clay

Professor StJohn Crean BDS MBBS FDSRCS FFGDP (UK) FDS RCPS (Glas) FRCS FRCS (OMFS) PhD PGCertMed Ed (Camb) FHEA

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

09.00am CHAIRMAN’S INTRODUCTION

RADIOGRAPHY AND RADIATION PROTECTION: CRYSTAL CLEAR RADIOLOGY – CLEAN CUT ANATOMY, CLARITY OF REGULATIONS AND FLAWLESS REPORTING

This new lecture for 2020 aims to take radiology back to the fundamentals – an amazing adjunct to enhance your diagnosis, treatment planning and practice of dentistry. Over the years dentistry has become hyper-regulated and by demystifying the rules and regulations into easy to ‘take home’ messages delegates will be able to apply this to daily practice. This interactive lecture will refresh your diagnostic reporting skills for plain film imaging and introduces new reporting skills with modern imaging techniques. The lecture will also present some of the legal cases from archives and discuss what can be learnt.

Learning objectives:

  • Recap dentoalveolar anatomy and application to all forms of imaging
  • Demystify the new legislation and how it affects you
  • Learn how to become a radiology referral practice
  • Apply modern imaging methods to enhance your clinical practice

This talk satisfies the GDC’s learning outcome:

  • C – Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice

Simon C Harvey, MA (Law), DDMFR RCR

Biography

Simon Harvey is a Consultant in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology at Guy’s Hospital, London and Queen Victoria Hospital, Sussex. His subspecialty clinical interests are dentoalveolar cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and salivary gland interventional radiology. A passionate educator, Simon is an Honorary Lecturer at King’s College London, the largest dental school in Europe. He lectures regularly to dental professionals and designed and runs the British Dental Association CBCT reporting Masterclass. He is published in several peer reviewed journals and has co-authored a best selling textbook on CBCT use in Endodontics, translated into 4 languages. He is an examiner at The Royal College of Surgeons and sits on the committee of the education charity ‘Teeth Relief’. He has an interest in dentolegal disputes and holds a Masters degree in Medical Law and Ethics from the King’s College London School of Law. He sits on The DDU Dental Advisory Committee and acts as an independent expert witness.

COVID 19 AND DENTAL INFECTION CONTROL RISKS: WHERE ARE WE NOW?

In dentistry’s response and adaption to staff and patient safety during the COVID-19 pandemic it has never been more important to fully appreciate how transmission of infection occurs, and the mechanisms we have to mitigate spread, using the simple but effective concepts of “Standard precautions in infection control” and “transmission precautions”. These protocols were first introduced universally in the 1980s in a response to the AIDS pandemic, and are still serving us well today during the current pandemic. The aim of this talk is to provide an overview and understanding of current microbiological threats and the associated recent developments in dental cross infection control guidelines and legislations and how best to implement them to ensure smooth running of the dental practice.

Learning objectives:

Following this presentation delegates will:

  • Be informed of the new risks associated with SARS- CoV-2 and their prevention in the dental practice
  • Understand the importance of respiratory protection and appropriate ventilation
  • Be able to implement effective hand hygiene and correctly use personal protective equipment
  • Be aware of safe working practices for sharps use and management of sharps injuries
  • Understand the role of vaccinations in maintaining dental team health
  • Understand the interaction between infection control & prevention and antimicrobial stewardship

This talk satisfies the GDC’s learning outcome:

  • C – Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice

Dr Caroline Pankhurst BSc PhD BDS MSC MRCPath (Specialist in Oral Microbiology)

Biography

Caroline Pankhurst has published extensively on oral microbiology including two books on infection control most recently “Basic Guide to Prevention and Infection Control in Dentistry, 2nd edition”. She was formerly a Senior Lecture in Oral Microbiology at KCL Dental Institute and is now actively involved in postgraduate dental education and was a finalist in the e- Learning Awards 2012. She served on the SAC in Medical Microbiology, Royal College of Pathologists, Editorial Boards of “Primary Dental Care” & BMC Oral Health and a past President of the BDA Metropolitan Branch. She is a Trustee of the Fungal Infection Trust and the Affordable Health Initiative.

MOUTH CANCER: DO YOU HAVE 2020 VISION?

Do you have a clear understanding of the contemporary approaches to the prevention, detection and referral of mouth cancer in 2020?  Unfortunately, despite increasing public and professional awareness of mouth cancer, 65% of patients with this form of cancer are still not detected in primary care until the tumour has advanced to Stage 3 or Stage 4.  Prevention and detection of cancer at Stage 1 or Stage 2 are crucial aspects of improving the impact of mouth cancer for the UK population.  This lecture will provide an update on the potential for brief tobacco and alcohol preventative interventions in the dental surgery.  In addition, the use of recently developed primary care Mouth Cancer Toolkits will be presented.  Finally, the efficacy of the urgent suspected cancer (USC) referral to specialist services depends on correct use of this pathway in primary care?  Are you sure that you are using this pathway appropriately?  You will have an opportunity to make your decision on a series of actual referrals.

Learning objectives:

Following this presentation delegates will:

  • Have a contemporary understanding of a range of aspects of mouth cancer
  • Gain an appreciation of the ability to clinically recognise possible mouth cancer
  • Have knowledge of the brief interventions related to the two main risk factors
  • Be able to use the toolkits provided for mouth cancer in primary care
  • Be able to compare your practice with current urgent suspected cancer referrals

This talk satisfies the GDC’s learning outcome:

  • C – Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice

Professor Michael A. O. Lewis PhD, FDSRCPS, FDSRCS (Eng), FRCPath, FFGDP(UK), FHEA

Biography

Mike Lewis is Professor of Oral Medicine, at Cardiff University. He has held a number of senior professional positions including President of the British Society for Oral Medicine, President of the British Society for Oral & Dental Research, Dean of the Dental Faculty of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow and Dean of the School Dentistry, Cardiff University.  In addition, he served as the dental member of the Specialist Advisory Committee for Antimicrobial Resistance and Hospital Acquired Infection at the Department of Health.  He has delivered more than 500 invited lectures worldwide. Mike is the co-author of three best selling medical textbooks, namely A Handbook of Oral Medicine, A Clinical Guide to Oral Medicine and Marsh & Martin’s Oral Microbiology.

LEGAL, ETHICAL AND PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF STANDARDS AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT – HOW GOOD DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

Throughout our lives we all accumulate new knowledge and skills. In an ever-changing and fast-evolving field like dentistry this becomes a crucial aspect of any professional career.

The quality of the care and treatment we provide is continuously judged by patients and many complaints relate directly to this. But colleagues, regulators such as the GDC and CQC and the law itself also have a view and all these perspectives are often surprisingly different.

This presentation will explore the clinical, legal and ethical aspects of professional development and the quality and standards expected of us. It will examine how we acquire new skills and keep them updated, and who decides when each member of the dental team can use them safely, successfully, to an appropriate standard and within the law.

Learning objectives:

By the end of this session you will be able:

  • To understand the current legal and ethical (regulatory) position regarding scope of practice, skillmix and the expected standards of care
  • To appreciate the respective roles and significance of training, mentoring, coaching, qualifications, competence and confidence in terms of professional development
  • To appreciate the evolving role, risks and opportunities of personal development plans within and beyond the GDC’s ‘enhanced CPD’ requirements
  • To have some tools for quality assurance and improvement including the lessons we can learn from complaints and criticism
  • To understand the likely future role of ‘skillmix’ in the delivery of dental care and treatment by specialists, GDPs and DCPs
  • To have practical tips for managing patient expectations and minimizing complaints relating to quality and standards of care

This talk satisfies the GDC’s learning outcomes:

  • A – Effective communication with patients, the dental team, and others across dentistry, including when obtaining consent, dealing with complaints, and raising concerns when patients are at risk
  • B – Effective management of self, and effective management of others or effective work with others in the dental team, in the interests of patients at all times; providing constructive leadership where appropriate
  • C – Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice
  • D – Maintenance of skills, behaviours and attitudes which maintain patient confidence in you and the dental profession and put patients’ interests first

Kevin Lewis BDS FDS RCS FFGDP(UK) LDS RCS

Biography

Having qualified from The London Hospital in 1971, Kevin spent 20 years in full time general dental practice and 10 further years practising part time.  He was the Dental Director of Dental Protection for 18 years and also an Executive member of the Council (Board of Directors) of the Medical Protection Society.

Kevin has been writing a regular column in the dental press for 38 years – originally as the Associate Editor of Dental Practice and since 2006 as the Consultant Editor of Dentistry magazine.  He still writes and lectures regularly all over the world, and has been awarded honorary membership of the British, Irish and New Zealand Dental Associations, and also of the British Society for Restorative Dentistry. In 2017 he became a member of the Transition Board of Directors tasked by FGDP(UK) to establish a College of General Dentistry, serving as a collegiate home for UK primary care dentistry.

SAFEGUARDING, DENTISTRY AND PUBLIC HEALTH

All of us deserve to be safe and be away from harm.

Sadly, high profile cases in the media have highlighted that abuse is still happening, and often to the most vulnerable in society. We hear of child abuse, elder abuse and modern slavery. These cases are upsetting for all of us and we wonder how these events could occur without anyone noticing. Surely someone knew about the abuse or had noticed something? Why did no one act or why were they not listened to?

Dental teams should not feel inhibited to raise a concern. The dental team has a statutory duty of care to all patients and the wider public, which includes ensuring that safeguarding arrangements are in place and are acted on.

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss the national Dental safeguarding toolkit
  • Identify signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect
  • Identify how to make a safeguarding concern
  • Promote information sharing for safeguarding

This talk satisfies the GDC’s learning outcomes:

  • A – Effective communication with patients, the dental team, and others across dentistry, including when obtaining consent, dealing with complaints, and raising concerns when patients are at risk
  • C – Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice
  • D – Maintenance of skills, behaviours and attitudes which maintain patient confidence in you and the dental profession and put patients’ interests first

Steve Clay

Biography

Steve Clay served 30 years as a Police Officer reaching the rank of Detective Chief Inspector. He served 10 years in the Metropolitan Police and was an accredited Senior Investigating Officer responsible for Homicide investigations. During his career he was in charge of all mainstream Detectives and specialist units including Child and Adult Protection teams. Steve worked as a Safeguarding Adult Board Manager providing training and strategic guidance and advice to all statutory partners. He has a training company delivering safeguarding adults, safeguarding children, Female Genital Mutilation, Mental Capacity Act and Modern Slavery. He is the dedicated safeguarding trainer for a large Local Dental Committee.

RESPONDING TO MEDICAL EMERGENCIES WITHIN THE DENTAL PRACTICE ENVIRONMENT

The demographic changes in the UK population are well underway. Most notable amongst these is the increasing proportion of the population becoming medicalised, mostly through living longer. The proportion of patients in dental practices with confirmed medical diagnoses and on prescribed medication can in some cases reach 60% for both. The need to be able to risk assess the likelihood of these patients becoming seriously ill during dental treatment and to be able to react appropriately is, by inference, likely to increase. This talk will address these issues which all members of the dental team need to be aware of.

Learning objectives:

  • To identify the common medical emergencies encountered within dental practice
  • The expectations for dental registrants as dictated by the regulatory body, in managing these events
  • Adopting the ABCDE approach to the acutely ill patient
  • Recognising the signs/symptoms of the common acute conditions and the appropriate treatment to be provided
  • To be able to manage a cardiac arrest in the dental care setting
  • To apply this knowledge to adults, children and infants alike

This talk satisfies the GDC’s learning outcomes:

  • A – Effective communication with patients, the dental team, and others across dentistry, including when obtaining consent, dealing with complaints, and raising concerns when patients are at risk
  • C – Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice
  • D – Maintenance of skills, behaviours and attitudes which maintain patient confidence in you and the dental profession and put patients’ interests first

Professor StJohn Crean BDS MBBS FDSRCS FFGDP (UK) FDS RCPS (Glas) FRCS FRCS (OMFS) PhD PGCertMed Ed (Camb) FHEA

Biography

StJohn was appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor (Clinical and Health) in August 2017, prior to which he held the post of Executive Dean of Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), following previous posts of Director of Dental Research and Knowledge Transfer from October 2009, Dean of the School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education in Jan 2010.

He is also an Honorary Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Blackpool Victoria Hospitals Trust and at University of Morecambe Bay Hospitals Foundation Trust

He gained both his UG degrees in Dentistry and Medicine and his PhD at UCL. He also underwent general surgery training in London and Home Counties before completing his Oral and Maxillofacial Specialist Training back at UCL (Eastman Oral Health Sciences). He held SL posts in Cardiff before taking up Chair of OMFS at Barts and the London. He then undertook posts of Associate Director of Undergraduate Dental Studies and Year 3 Lead at Peninsula Dental School.

StJohn is currently the Robert Bradlaw advisor in the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Editor in Chief of the Faculty Dental Journal (FDJ). He has held the post of President of the Northwest Branch of the British Dental Association as well as Chairman of the Fylde Section.

StJohn holds numerous examiner-ships at home and abroad advising on the establishment of many dental undergraduate and postgraduate courses and has research interests in safely managing medicalised patients in dentistry and exploring the role of oral bacteria in systemic disease with a focus on neurodegenerative issues such as Alzheimer’s disease.

5.30pm CLOSE OF PROCEEDINGS