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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.

The series is kindly sponsored by NextDental.

This is the 2017/18 series of free evening lectures. 

Venue: Sheffield Dental School Lecture Theatre

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

Lecture: 6.30-7.30pm

Organiser: Dr Sarah Pollington


To be rearranged - Thursday 19th October 2017

Speaker:

Rizwana Lala, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield

Title:

"Blood borne viruses and dental care”

Summary:

Work undertaken with Public Health England to develop a learning resource for GDPs about treating patients living with blood borne viruses in general dental practice.

Aims:

To support the dental team provide fair access and effective dental care for people living with blood-borne viruses.

Objectives:

  • To provide a background to the routes of transmission and risks of infectivity of HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C
  • To layout dental professionals' legal, ethical and clinical responsibilities
  • To outline the optimal universal preventative measures in dental practice
  • To describe the management of a healthcare worker infected with a BBV

GDC outcomes:

6.6.1, 7.1.1, 7.2.1, 7.2.3, 8.3.1, 8.3.2, 9.5.2, 9.5.4

New date will be July 19th 2018 - booking available soon


Thursday 17th November 2017

Speaker:

Mr Mark Bishop, Clinical Teacher in Restorative Dentistry and General Dental Practitioner, Academic Unit of Restorative Dentistry, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield

Title:

"Preparation – the key to successful removable partial dentures"

Summary:

The key stages in the planning phase of designing removable partial dentures

Aims:

To make GDPs aware that time taken in the preparation phase can maximise success and reduce costly remakes.

Objectives

To introduce a step by step planning protocol to ensure a simple preparation checklist is available in all cases.

GDC outcomes:

1.1.6, 1.14.5, 1.14.11, 1.14.12


Thursday 15th March 2018

Speaker:

Mr Mark Barber, Senior Clinical Teacher/ Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Academic Unit of Restorative Dentistry, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield

Title:

An update on occlusion for the GDP

Summary:

Occlusion is an important but often misunderstood aspect of restorative dentistry. This lecture will update the general dental practitioner on occlusion in relation to restorative dentistry, in particular in relation to prosthodontic treatment, dental implants, the use of occlusal splints and the Dahl concept.

Aims:

To update the general dental practitioner on occlusion in relation to restorative dentistry.

Objectives:

  • How occlusion affects both simple and complex fixed prosthetic treatment including implant treatment
  • How to recognise more complex cases
  • When to use certain pieces of equipment, such as a facebow
  • Indications for an occlusal splint
  • The definition and application of the Dahl concept

GDC outcomes:

1.13.3; 1.13.5; 1.14.1; 1.14.4; 1.14.10


Thursday 19th April 2018

Speaker:

Mr Rob Bolt, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield

Title:

Introducing implants into your practice - why, when and how

Summary:

The provision of dental implants in primary care will be discussed including how to set up a service, the benefits of in-house provision, mentoring and courses.

Aim and Objectives:

By the end of the lecture the practitioner will know:

  • Why have in-house provision of implants rather than refer
  • How to set up a service - the different models available to the GDP in terms of recruiting a specialist, restoring or restoring plus surgery, equipment necessary, the main aspects what you would receive from a surgeon and how you would take this on to the final restoration
  • When to start advertising to patients that an in-house service is available
  • Mentoring and courses

GDC outcomes:

1.2.1; 1.5.5; 1.14.3; 1.14.10; 1.14.12


Thursday 17th May 2018

Speaker:

Professor Keith Hunter, Unit of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Oral Medicine, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield

Title:

Oral cancer and Precancer – an update on primary care

Summary:

This will be an interactive presentation which will cover the varied appearances of the oral mucosa, with a particular emphasis on the assessment of lesions which are pre-malignant or malignant.

Aims and Objectives:

I will outline the concept of risk of oral cancer with respect to:

  • Identifying “at risk” patients
  • Identifying lesions/signs/symptoms to be worried about (and those less so)
  • What to do about a suspicious lesion

The objectives are at the end of this session you should have:

  • Increased knowledge and understanding of oral pre-malignancy and malignancy
  • Enhanced recognition of suspicious signs and symptoms
  • An outline of the links between clinical features and pathological changes
  • Strengthened knowledge on referral pathways and follow-up protocols

GDC Outcomes:

1.12.1; 1.12.2; 1.12.3; 1.12.5


Thursday 21st June 2018

Speaker:

Dr Anne Hegarty, Consultant and Clinical Lecturer in Oral Medicine, Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, Sheffield

Title:

Update on the aetiology and management of xerostomia and hyposalivation

Summary:

TBC

Aim and Objectives:

TBC

GDC outcomes:

TBC