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An educational odyssey

Oral-B has released the dates for their next ‘Up To Date’ scientific exchange seminars

Oral-B is inviting clinical dental professionals to attend a complimentary CPD accredited evening event at one of 10 locations:
• London (Pullman St Pancras, 7 November 2013)
• Southampton (Grand Harbour Hotel, 21 November 2013)
• Birmingham (National Motorcycle Museum, 28 November 2013)
• Bristol (Marriott College Green, 13 February 2014)
• Plymouth (Duke of Cornwall, 27 February 2014)
• Warrington (Park Royal Hotel, 13 March 2014)
• Newcastle (Hilton Gateshead, 27 March 2014)
• Leeds (Queens Hotel, 1 May 2014)
• Edinburgh (Heriott Watt University, 22 May 2014)
• St Albans (Sopwell House Hotel, 5 June 2014)
This year, Iain Chapple will critically appraise the ‘brave new world’ of 21st century dentistry by discussing care pathways, risk and oral health assessment and addressing the taxing issue of ‘over-regulation’. He will start by discussing why everything must be measured, but how unless it is done in a ‘proportionate’ manner, it can waste time, money and create stasis in healthcare provision. He will discuss wellness models of care and illustrate a light-touch risk-based approach to oral health assessment that has received excellent feedback from primary care pilot practices out with the NHS (published autumn 2013 in the BDJ). He will also discuss risk factors for periodontitis, per-implantitis and periodontitis as a risk factor for systemic diseases. He will be joined by Professor Avijit Banerjee whose focus this year will be on the advances that have been made in those operative technologies used in the dental surgery that complement the minimally invasive (MI), tooth preserving approach to caries management.  He will outline the development in those technologies available to detect and diagnose caries lesions in our patients more objectively. Scientific and clinical evidence will be discussed about the use of more selective operative caries excavation techniques promoting the biological approach to conserving tooth structure and so maintaining pulp vitality in carious teeth.  The evening will be hosted by Dr Stephen Hancocks. As well as two and a half hours of verifiable hours of CPD every delegate is invited to enjoy a complimentary meal at the beginning of the evening.  Registration and buffet is from 5.45pm with the first lecture starting at 6.45pm.  The evening will finish at 9.15pm.

Spaces at these events are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis; so, if you would like to attend, contact Julia Fish on 07585-508550 or e-mail julia@ab-communications.com or register online at www.dentalcare.com. These lectures are aimed at dentists, hygienists and therapists. Oral-B provides three hours of verifiable CPD for other team members via their publication ‘Team Dental Summary Review’ copies of which are available from your local representative.

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