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Armed Forces Study Day 2020

Event Type
Event Subject
Development Outcomes (A, C, D)
Topic Groups (Endodontics)
Wednesday 25 November 2020
10:00 - 16:20
British Dental Association
64 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 8YS, England
Shanon Patel
Booking Fees
  • Essential member: £0.00
  • Expert member: £0.00
  • Extra member: £0.00
  • Senior member: £0.00
  • Student member: £0.00

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Back to the future - Endodontics

Date Wednesday 25 November 2020
​​VenueBritish Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS

10:00 Registration, tea and coffee

10:30 Introduction and welcome

10:35 Welcome from Chief Executive of British Dental Association

10:40 Presidents Opening Address

10:55 Presentation of the BDA Armed Forces Group Prizes

11:00 BDA Armed Forces Group AGM

11:30 Effective diagnosis and treatment planning - avoiding endodontics

Shanon Patel

12:30 Collection for BDA Benevolent Fund

12:35 Lunch

14:00 How to improve the outcome of endodontic treatment

Shanon Patel

15:00 Afternoon tea​

15:20 Re-endo or Implants?

Shanon Patel

16:20 Final discussion and close


The event is only open to all BDA Armed Forces Group members including reservists and retired members*

Although this is a free event, advance booking is essential so that we know numbers for seating, refreshments and preparing named CPD certificates.

* Retired BDA Armed Forces Group members are those who have retired from Defence Primary Healthcare (Dental) having accumulated at least 20 years of service, either in uniform and/or as a Civilian Dental Practitioner.

​​​CPD3 hours CPD
​​​​AimThis series of presentations aims to cover the life of tooth, from early restorative treatment, endodontic treatment, and ultimately, if you wait long enough, failure! Each aspect will be critically assessed and contextualised with the latest clinical research to give you an insight on ways to minimise the likelihood of failure.
Learning objectives

At the end of the day you should be familiar with:

  • Using the ‘Dental Practicality Index’ for treatment planning
  • Saving or extracting
  • Indications for pulp capping/pulpotomy
  • Prognostic factors impacting endodontic (re)treatment
  • Treatment options for successfully managing failing endo (retaining teeth).
Learning content

A series of lecture based sessions with the opportunity to ask questions to the speakers.

Development outcomesA, C and D

Shanon Patel
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Shanon divides his time between working in multi-disciplinary specialist practice in central London, and teaching future Specialist Endodontists in the Postgraduate Unit at King’s College London Dental Institute. His main research interests are cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), root resorption and the restoration of root treated teeth. Shanon’s background as a clinical academic has resulted in him publishing over 80 papers in peer reviewed journals, as well as being lead author of 3 European Society of Endodontology position statements (CBCT 2014, 2019 and External Cervical Resorption 2018).

He has been invited as a keynote or plenary speaker at 70 lectures in international meetings spanning 5 continents.

Shanon has co-authored 6 textbooks which have been translated into 4 different languages, ‘Principle of Endodontics’ is now in its third edition and is considered essential reading for undergraduates in the UK and the commonwealth, ‘Pitt Ford’s Problem Based Learning in Endodontics’ was the first PBL book published in Endodontics, and ‘CBCT in Endodontics’ is considered essential reading for Endodontists using CBCT, and has been translated into Mandarin, Japanese and Portuguese. Most recently ‘Endodontology at a Glance’ is the first authoritative revision guide in Endodontology.
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