This year’s British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD) conference, taking place in Leeds over 13-16 September, hopes to sprinkle some sparkle for delegates, with a theme of the ‘Magic of dentistry, conjuring up solutions’.
The focus will be on the management of three clinical situations where there is still a need to improve outcomes:
- Traumatised permanent incisors, examining the role of regenerative endodontics in immature teeth
- Developmental defects, in particular amelogenesis imperfecta
- Early childhood caries.
A team of internationally renowned clinicians, scientists and speakers has been assembled who will outline the current management of these conditions as well as their vision for the future, incorporating new and emerging science.
Monty Duggal, chairman of the Leeds-based conference scientific committee, said: ‘Our aim is that children who suffer from these intractable clinical problems can have a biological, sustainable and excellent long term outcome.’
He said sessions are designed to inspire delegates to reflect on both the art and science of paediatric dentistry. ‘The theme of the conference is the “Magic of dentistry, conjuring up solutions”. The sparkle we experience of working with children will be generously sprinkled with the magic of what the future holds.’
In addition to the clinical sessions, there will be a session devoted to bringing all delegates up-to-date with developments in the provision of NHS paediatric dentistry as well as commissioning issues for the future. The chief dental officer, Professor Sara Hurley, will participate in this session and share her vision with participants.
As ever, there will be plenty of opportunities for networking, a quiz night and an exhibition. The conference takes place over 13-16 September at Leeds Beckett University. More information can be found here.