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Continuing Professional Development

Dental CPD by the experts in training the dental team. The University of Sheffield’s School of Clinical Dentistry is one of the best dental schools in the UK, and is now offering its training online and hands-on through Dental Additions.

Free CPD Lecture Programme for 2014-2015

This is the 2014/15 series of free evening lectures. 

Venue: Sheffield Dental School Lecture Theatre

Registration: 6.00-6.30pm (Tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided)

Lecture: 6.30-7.30pm


Date:

Speaker:

Thursday 16th October 2014

Professor Martin Thornhill, Academic Unit of Oral & Maxillofacial Medicine & Surgery, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield.

Title:

Summary:

"Allergic to the Dentist?”

Asthma and other allergic diseases are affecting more and more people. The same is true of allergic phenomena in the dental setting. The aim of this talk is to discuss how immune and auto-immune problems present in the dental setting, how they can be recognised and treated. Everything from anaphylaxis to local anaesthetics and other drugs used in dentistry, to the growing problem of allergy to filling materials (amalgam, composite, gold etc), dentures, orthodontic appliances and implants.

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Date:

Speaker:

Thursday 20th November 2014

Professor Nicolas Martin, Academic Unit of Restorative Dentistry, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield.

Title:

Summary:

“How long will it last?”…Do you have the answer?

How good is good? What are the markers of success? Is the treatment that you have provided fit for purpose? How long should it last? What affects these outcomes?...These and associated questions will determine the success of the restorative treatment you provide for your patients. This presentation, will examine and consider the factors that lead to success, their inter-relationship and your role in managing them to provide durable, high quality outcomes.

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Date:

Speaker:

Thursday 22nd January 2015

Dr Graham Stafford, Academic Unit of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield.

Title:

Summary:

Why bugs matter

In this lecture I will summarise current microbiology research at Sheffield Dental School. The lecture will focus on why it is important for us to understand the relationship between microbes and the human host and how an in-depth molecular level understanding has lead to promising therapeutic leads, new insights in to the life of oral microbes- particularly with respect to periodontal disease, and unexpected commercial applications of this research. The lecture will also highlight the techniques used and discuss opportunities for clinical research involvement in this work.

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Date:

Speaker:

Thursday 19th February 2015

Dr Janine Owens, Academic Unit of Dental Public Health, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield.

Title:

Summary:

What is Oral Health Promotion?

Health promotion has traditionally been defined in two different ways, the first emphasises, wellness and a behavioural focus on changes in diet, avoidance or reduction of the use of drugs tobacco and alcohol, and changes in sexual behaviours. Strategies are often employed to support changes in behaviour. The second definition is based on the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion using 5 key areas; healthy public policy, supportive environments, strengthening community action, developing personal skills, and reorienting health services (World Health Organisation 1986). More recently, health promoters have discarded this dualistic way of thinking and tried to blend the two approaches. This presentation uses current evidence and questions what we mean by oral health promotion.

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Date:

Speaker:

Thursday 19th March 2015

Dr Keith Smith, Academic Unit of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Surgery, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield.

Title:

Summary:

What can we do to make patients more attractive?

Patients seeking combined orthodontic and orthognathic surgery treatment do so, not to improve their occlusion or their bite, but because they want to look more attractive. But what is attractive? Beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder. In order to alter a person's attractiveness we must first agree what is attractive, and what is not. The presentation will to address 'attractiveness' and what we can change to enhance it. By the end of the session you will appreciate what can be achieved and be more able to identify which of your patients could benefit from combined orthodontics and orthognathic surgery.

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Date:

Speaker:

Thursday 23rd April 2015

Professor Helen Rodd, Academic Unit of Primary dental Care, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield.

Title:

Summary:

“New insights into pulp therapy for primary teeth”

Aim of session: The overall aim of the session is to describe the different pulp therapies available for the compromised primary dentition. By the end of the session, learners should:

  • Appreciate the healing and defence mechanisms that occur in the primary tooth pulp with caries progression
  • Have knowledge of the following techniques: indirect pulp cap, direct pulp cap, vital pulpotomy, pulpectomy and the medicaments involved
  • Appreciate the evidence-base for the different pulpotomy approaches and limitations of the relevant studies

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