LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion in dentistry

Live webinar, Tuesday 4 October 2022

This webinar aims to strengthen and develop dental teams’ relationships with LGBTQ+ communities and provide an understanding of barriers faced by LGBTQ+ people in accessing healthcare services. Viewers will gain the tools to assist their workforce to be able to support patients and colleagues by further developing inclusive practice and patient-centred care.

Speakers:

  • Dr Kaushik Paul, general dental practitioner
  • Dr Ian Mills, dentist and former Dean FGDP
  • Andrew Gilliver, Pride in Practice Coordinator (Gtr Mancs) LGBT Foundation
  • Hassan Shariff, Clinical and Academic Educator, University of the Highlands and Islands

GDC development outcomes: A B C D

CPD approx 1.5 hours

CGDent members and ProDental subscribers have free access to the recorded webinar and can claim CPD hours for free.  A £20 fee will apply for non-members/non-subscribers who wish to claim CPD.

This webinar is powered by our CPD delivery partner, ProDental CPD.

Membership of the College of General Dentistry is open to all registered dental professionals. Membership for dentists is available from £94, and for other registered dental professionals from £33. The full list of CGDent membership rates is at https://cgdent.uk/membership-fees/

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Developments in minimum intervention dentistry

In-person expert panel discussion and Q&A, Tuesday 4 October, 6.30pm

King’s College London, New Hunt’s House, Guy’s Hospital Campus, London

Professor Avijit Banerjee and an expert panel of guests, explored the renewed emphasis on Minimum Intervention oral healthcare prevention delivery and the College of General Dentistry’s related career pathways for primary care team members.

Discussion programme

  • Primary care, team-delivered prevention-based MI oral healthcare delivery in the context of impending NHS dental contract reform and post-pandemic primary care service delivery.
  • NHS policy development for prevention-based phased care and its wider implications in society.
  • Structured postgraduate career pathways for all oral healthcare team members, delivered through the College of General Dentistry frameworks, and highlighting the King’s master’s programme in Advanced Minimum Intervention Restorative Dentistry (AMIRD) designed for dentists and dental therapists working in primary care, globally.

Speakers

Chair:

Panel:

  • Dr Abhi Pal, President of the College of General Dentistry
  • Dr Amanda Gallie, past-President of the British Association of Dental Therapists and MSc AMIRD graduate
  • Dr Len D’Cruz, GDP and dento-legal expert, Head of Indemnity at the British Dental Association
  • Dr Sara Hurley, Chief Dental Officer, England

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How to read a paper properly

Recorded webinar, Wednesday 28 September 2022

This lunch and learn webinar is the first in the College’s Research and Critical Appraisal of Evidence series of webinars.

The aim of this first webinar is to help you understand how to critically appraise a research paper. Our expert speakers Derek Richards and Dr Mark-Steven Howe, look at the major types of study design and the main biases that might affect its validity. The need for critical appraisal of research evidence is also discussed and the speakers provide an overview of the range of appraisal tools.

Speakers:

  • Derek Richards, Specialist in Dental Public Health, Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Dentistry
  • Dr Mark-Steven Howe, General Dental Practitioner

Further webinars in this series:

GDC learning outcomes: A C

CGDent members and ProDental subscribers have free access to the recorded webinar and can claim CPD hours for free.  A £20 fee will apply for non-members/non-subscribers who wish to claim CPD.

This webinar is powered by our CPD delivery partner, ProDental CPD

Membership of the College of General Dentistry is open to all registered dental professionals. Membership for dentists is available from £94, and for other registered dental professionals from £33. The full list of CGDent membership rates is at https://cgdent.uk/membership-fees/

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Duty of candour: the legal and regulatory risk

Recorded webinarThursday 21 July 2022

This webinar busts some myths about the duty of candour as it applies to dentistry and explains its implications for practice owners, dentists and other team members, the records we need to keep and the conversations we need to be having in order to stay on the right side of the law.

“There has always been a widespread misplaced belief that the duty of candour was introduced to fix a problem in medical/hospital-based/institutional healthcare and wasn’t really relevant to dentistry.  In fact, it certainly does apply, albeit in different (perhaps surprising) ways.”

Aims

  • To explain the essentials of the legal (statutory) and ethical (professional) duty of candour and the circumstances in which there will also be a contractual duty of candour
  • To explain the general duty of candour and importance of organisational culture and the involvement of the entire dental team
  • To improve understanding of what is (and isn’t) a notifiable safety incident, what needs to happen next
  • To emphasise the similarities and differences between what the law and the GDC expects of us in relation to the duty of candour

Speaker

  • Kevin Lewis, Consultant Editor for Dentistry Magazine, former Dental Director at Dental Protection and a founding Trustee of the College of General Dentistry

GDC learning outcomes: A, B, C, D

CGDent members and ProDental subscribers will have free access to the recorded webinar and can claim CPD hours for free.  A £20 fee will apply for non-members/non-subscribers who wish to claim CPD.

This webinar is powered by our CPD delivery partner, ProDental CPD.

A downloadable briefing paper to accompany the webinar is available below for CGDent members.

The downloadable briefing paper from the Duty of Candour webinar is available here to CGDent members.

If you are a CGDent member, you will already have an account, and can use your current details to login.

If you are not a CGDent member, you will need to join the College.

Membership of the College of General Dentistry is open to all registered dental professionals. Membership for dentists is available from £94, and for other registered dental professionals from £33. The full list of CGDent membership rates is at https://cgdent.uk/membership-fees/

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Social inequalities: the impact on dental study applications

Recorded webinar, Monday 4 July 2022

In this recorded webinar, speakers examine the issues surrounding social inequalities and consider how they may affect students when applying to study dentistry.

Speakers:

  • Dr Ian Mills, GDP, Associate Professor in Primary Care Dentistry at Peninsula Dental School
  • Dr Patricia Neville, Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences, Equality Diversity and Inclusion Lead, Bristol Dental School
  • Dr Adam Holder, Dentist, NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow
  • Dr Victoria Niven, Non-Clinical Teacher in Dental Public Health, King’s College London
  • Dr Sasha Scambler, Sociologist
  • Prof. Sally Hanks, Professor of Primary Care Dentistry
  • Prof. Jennifer Gallagher MBE, Dean for International Affairs, Kings College London

GDC Development outcome: D

The recorded webinar is free to view for CGDent members and ProDental subscribers who can also can claim CPD hours for free.  A £20 fee will apply for non-members/non-subscribers.

This webinar is powered by our CPD delivery partner, ProDental CPD.

Membership of the College of General Dentistry is open to all registered dental professionals. Membership for dentists is available from £94, and for other registered dental professionals from £33. The full list of CGDent membership rates is at https://cgdent.uk/membership-fees/

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Dental Society of Wales 30th Annual Study Day and Conference

30fed Gynhadledd Y Gymdeithas Ddeintyddol – Dental Society of Wales 30th Annual Study Day and Conference

Saturday 2 July 2022, Vale Hotel, Cardiff

‘More than Teeth’

The 30th Annual Study Day of Y Gymdeithas Ddeintyddol (Dental Society of Wales) featured talks from a host of experts on the theme of ‘More than Teeth’. The study day was aimed at the whole dental team and CGDent members were invited to attend at the same rate as members of the Dental Society of Wales. The day was conducted in the Welsh language, with plans for simultaneous English translation, to be confirmed.

Programme

  • 9.30am – Welcome, Mr Quentin Jones AssocFCGDent, Chairperson
  • A New GDS Contract in Wales, a new emphasis on prevention and oral health
    Dr Ceindeg Arwel, GDP
  • Wellness and Health for the Whole Dental Team
    Dr Ceril Rhys-Dillon, Rheumatologist
  • ‘Human Factors’, risk management strategies in healthcare settings
    Dr Simon Burnett, Anaesthetist
  • Artificial Intelligence and Decision Making, in dental radiographic diagnostics
    Dr Tomos Wiliams, Manchester University
  • Inter Professional Healthcare and education
    Dr Llinos Roberts, Senior Clinical Tutor Swansea Medical School and GMP
  • 12.30pm – Lunch
  • The T Arfon Wiliams Memorial Lecture
    Ms Jenni Jones, BBC Wales News
  • The Bryn Morris Jones Student and Recent Graduate Prize
    Presentations from shortlisted entrants
  • Tea
  • Prize presentation
  • Dr Abhi Pal, President College of General Dentistry – Address
  • Mr William J Parry, President Y Gymdeithas Ddeintyddol – Address
  • AGM and Election of Officers
  • 5.00pm – Close of Day
  • 7.30pm – Society Evening Dinner

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Contemporary management of toothwear

CGDent Midlands study day: Contemporary management of toothwear
Friday 1 July 2022, 9am-4.30pm
Conference Aston, Aston University, Birmingham

At this CGDent Midlands study day, Professor Julian Satterthwaite provided authoritative updates on the management of toothwear, including the identification of common problems, issues around restorative maintenance and tooth survival and an exploration of adhesive approaches to restoration.

Speaker

Professor Julian Satterthwaite, Professor/Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Manchester Dental Hospital

Aims

  • Conservative management of toothwear
  • Identify common problems in toothwear
  • Problems associated with restorative maintenance vs tooth survival

Objectives

  • Presenting problems in patients with worn teeth
  • Dahl technique
  • Adhesive approaches to restoration

GDC Development outcome: C

7 CPD hours

Lunch and tea/coffee included

Fees

  • Dentist (CGDent member) – £95
  • Dentist (non-member)- £140
  • HEE Midlands FD – free (HEE-funded)
  • Dental therapist / dental hygienist / dental nurse / dental technician / clinical dental technician / orthodontic nurse / dental student – £50 (members and non-members)

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Treatment planning for carious primary and permanent molars

Recorded webinarTuesday 28 June 2022

The experts explore different treatment options for managing carious primary and permanent molars. The speakers discuss the latest evidence-based guidance and the different factors to consider when managing patients with carious molar teeth including the benefits of maintaining primary molars. We look at management strategies which can be easily conducted in primary care and we’ll explore when clinicians should consider a referral.

Speakers:

  • Reuben Bennett, DCT2 currently working in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Oral Medicine in Bristol
  • Yi Loo, Registrar in Paediatric Dentistry at King’s College Hospital, London
  • Nabeel Ilyas, Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry, Registrar in Birmingham Community NHS trust and Birmingham Children’s Hospital

GDC Development outcome: C

The recorded webinar is free to view for CGDent members and ProDental subscribers who can also can claim CPD hours for free.  A £20 fee will apply for non-members/non-subscribers.

This webinar is powered by our CPD delivery partner, ProDental CPD.

Membership of the College of General Dentistry is open to all registered dental professionals. Membership for dentists is available from £94, and for other registered dental professionals from £33. The full list of CGDent membership rates is at https://cgdent.uk/membership-fees/

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Fellows’ Summer Reception

Wednesday 15 June 2022, 6-9pm

The inaugural College of General Dentistry Fellows’ Summer Reception took place on Wednesday 15 June at the Barber-Surgeons’ Hall, Monkwell Square, Wood St, Barbican, London EC2Y 5BL.

Guests celebrating the launch of the College at Barber-Surgeons’ Hall

As well the opportunity to network with peers and enjoy the historic surroundings, the evening included:

Welcome

Dr Janet Clarke MBE, Chair of Trustees

Marking the College’s first anniversary

Dr Abhi Pal, President

The launch of the College of General Dentistry Professional Framework

Professor Avijit Banerjee, Chair of the Career Pathways Programme Board

Conferral of the College Medal and President’s Commendations

Admission of new Fellows

Tickets are £20, to include wine and canapés.

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Dementia-friendly dentistry

Recorded webinarThursday 19 May 2022

Part of our ‘Talking Standards’ series, which sets out to examine areas covered by our evidence-based standards and guidance, this webinar explores Dementia-Friendly Dentistry: Good Practice Guidelines 

The recorded webinar is free to view for CGDent members and ProDental subscribers who can also can claim CPD hours for free.  A £20 fee will apply for non-members/non-subscribers.

We examine the evolving epidemiology of dementia and the changing demography within the UK population and the issues these raise for care provision. We explore how the dental team can ensure that it best meets the likely care needs of this segment of the population.

Speakers (TBC):

  • Paul Batchelor, Editor, Dementia-Friendly Dentistry: Good Practice Guidelines 
  • Dr James P Wise, Dentist, Special interest in the care of the elderly and medically compromised patient

This webinar is powered by our CPD delivery partner, ProDental CPD.

Membership of the College of General Dentistry is open to all registered dental professionals. Membership for dentists is available from £94, and for other registered dental professionals from £33. The full list of CGDent membership rates is at https://cgdent.uk/membership-fees/

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