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POSTPONED - CDS Annual Presidential & Scientific Meeting

Event Type
Event Subject
Topic Groups (Community Dentistry)
Thursday 8 October 2020 - Friday 9 October 2020
08:45 - 16:30
Windsor Racecourse
Maidenhead Road, WINDSOR, Berkshire, SL4 5JJ, England
Booking Fees
  • Essential member - 2 day rate: £260.00
  • Expert member - 2 day rate: £260.00
  • Extra member - 2 day rate: £260.00
  • Senior member - 2 day rate: £195.00
  • BDA member - 2 day rate: £260.00
  • Non member - 2 day rate: £350.00
  • Student member - 2 day rate: £195.00

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Are you ok? The view from the other side

Wednesday 7 - Friday 9 October 2020 | Windsor Racecourse, Windsor


Topics include:
  • Autism
  • Eating disorders
  • Learning disabilities
  • Living with epilepsy
  • Mental health
  • Neuro disability

 - with a focus on patient perspectives


Thursday programme

Registration, refreshments and exhibition
​09:15 Introduction, valedictory address and installation of president to include welcome to Windsor

Epilepsy - an overview

  • Improve understanding of the causes of epilepsy and types of epileptic seizures
  • Review the complications of epilepsy and its treatment
  • Improve knowledge of the acute treatment of epileptic seizures
  • Manage the challenges of undertaking dental treatment in people with epilepsy.             

Fergus Rugg Gunn, Consultant Neurologist and Honorary Associate Professor, Clinical Lead at Chalfont Centre for Epilepsy and Clinical Director for Neurology at The National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, UCLH NHS Foundation Trust

Development outcome: C

​10:50 ​Refreshments, exhibition and poster display

​Logically illogical

Living with severe autism: insight into the experience of a recipient of services and observer of care approaches.

Ros Blackburn

Development outcome: A

​12:35 ​Lunch, exhibition and poster display
Managing the oral health of adults with a neuro-disability
  • Learn about the types of neuro-disability and the impact on oral health
  • Provide an overview of the links between oral health and respiratory infections
  • Discuss some of the challenges in providing dental care and oral care to people with dysphagia
  • Present some cases highlighting multi-disciplinary holistic care at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability.

Mili Doshi, Consultant in Special Care Dentistry

Development outcome:  A, C and D


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Refreshments, exhibition and poster display



Supporting young people with severe Autism with dental health

  • Overview of Autism
  • Sensory needs in autism and desensitisation programmes for dental health – From brushing teeth to visiting the dentist for procedures
  • How best to support young people with severe Autism – The Prior Approach.

Sarah Butcher MBE, Director of Residential Care Services Prior’s Court Foundation

Development outcome:  A and D
Dentistry in a forensic psychiatric hospital

  • Understand how provision of dentistry in a secure hospital setting may be different
  • Understand the practical aspects of providing dentistry in a secure hospital setting
  • Ethical aspects/dealing with difficult conversations.

Shalini Chopra, Specialist in Special Care Dentistry and Assistant Head of Berkshire CDS

Development outcome:  A, B, C and D


A coach will be arranged to take delegates back to central Windsor and to the Black tie dinner venue for those attending.

19:30  Drinks reception 
           Lilibrooke Manor

20:00 Black tie dinner
          Lilibrooke Manor 

After dinner speaker Jeremy Bagg, Head, University of Glasgow Dental School and Scottish Lead for the Maldent Project, establishing the first dental school in Malawi

Friday programme 

08:45 Registration, refreshments and exhibition
​09:15 Welcome
​09:30 My life as a practising clinician and mental health service user
  • How to recognise your own symptoms
  • When to disclose your symptoms/condition
  • Realise the effect of synergy.

Kenneth Wilson, Retired Consultant in Special Care Dentistry

Development outcome: B and D

​10:30 ​Poster competition awards

Refreshments, exhibition and poster display


Smarter approaches to managing dental problems in patients with eating disorders

  • Highlight why “observo’dontics” is not smart
  • Appraise critically some of the dental literature
  • Describe clinical tips and techniques to produce good outcomes for these patients
  • Debunk some myths about occlusion and anterior guidance being good reasons not to intervene appropriately.

Martin Kelleher, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at King’s College Hospital

Development outcome: C

12:15 AGM

Lunch, exhibition and poster display

Raffle prize winners on display

Everything dentists want to know about eating disorders in young people but are afraid to ask

This session will cover the prevalence, diagnosis, physical and mental health impact and management of eating disorders in adolescents.

Christina Pourgourides, Consultant Psychiatrist, Solihull CAMHS Community Eating Disorder Service

Development outcome: A

The dentist's experience of working with eating disorder patients, how to raise concerns and what resources to use
  • Understand the research around dentists experiences of working with Eating Disorder Patients
  • Learn more about the role dentists could play in early detection of Eating Disorders
  • Learn how to broach the subject of Eating Disorders with your patients
  • Understand the most appropriate resources and how to effectively use these with patients.

 Danielle O'Regan, Specialist Eating Disorders Dietitian, Eating Disorders Service, Forward Thinking Birmingham

 Development outcome: A     

Refreshments, exhibition and poster display


Sometimes we're just not ok

  • Understanding factors that can undermine our health
  • Recognising the signs when a colleague is struggling with ok
  • How to help and how to maximize being ok.

Janine Brooks MBE, CEO Dentalia coaching and training consultancy

Development outcome: B and D


Social events

The Wednesday night dinner will be taking place in the private dining room of Browns Restaurant in central Windsor and the Thursday night black tie dinner will be taking place at Lilibrooke Manor which is located outside of Windsor. A coach will be arranged to take guests to/from the Thursday night dinner venue.


Thursday 8 October 2020

Fergus Rugg Gunn
Consultant Neurologist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and Clinical Lead Chalfont Centre for Epilepsy

Fergus qualified from United Medical and Dental Schools of Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals in 1994 and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. He undertook a PhD at Queen Square in 2004 and runs specialist epilepsy clinics at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Fergus is clinical lead at The Chalfont Centre for Epilepsy, Honorary Associate Professor at University College London and Clinical Director for Neurology at Queen Square. He conducts research in epilepsy and advanced imaging techniques, as well as sudden unexpected death in epilepsy. He is a council member of the International League against Epilepsy, and member of the MHRA Neurology, Pain and Psychiatry Expert Advisory Group.

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Ros Blackburn

Ros is an adult with autism. At three months old she appeared withdrawn, isolated and very much in a world of her own. At eighteen months she was diagnosed very severely autistic but with average intellectual ability. Now at 51 Ros lectures nationally and internationally giving insight into her own experiences and the care and education practices she has observed. In spite of the severe limitations imposed by her condition, Ros displays great courage (and a strong sense of humour) in facing her fears and tackling life’s challenges.

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Mili Doshi MBE

Consultant in Special Care Dentistry 
Mili Dosh is a Consultant in Special Care Dentistry at Surrey and Sussex Health Care NHS trust and the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability. Mili has always been very committed to training and improving oral health services for adults with additional needs and integrating oral health into general health. Mili developed the Health Education England national initiative ‘Mouth Care Matters’ to improve the oral health of adults in hospitals.
Mili is past president of the British Society of Gerodontology and was awarded a MBE in 2018 for service to NHS dentistry.


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Sarah Butcher MBE
Director of Residential Care Services, Prior's Court Foundation

Sarah is the Director of Care at Prior's Court. She has more than thirty years' experience in residential social work working with children and adults with autism, severe learning difficulties and complex needs. She joined Prior's Court when it opened in 1999. She is an Advanced Consultant TEACCH Trainer and was instrumental in developing the specialist approach which underpins the autism best practice at Prior's Court. Sarah has spoken at international conferences in America, China and India. She is a member of the national social care advisory board of the UK government inspection agency, Ofsted. In 2018 Sarah was awarded the honour of MBE by her Majesty the Queen for services to children with special educational needs.


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Shalini Chopra
Specialist in Special Care Dentistry and Assistant Head of Berkshire CDS

Shalini qualified from Trinity College, Dublin in 2005 and spent one year in the Dublin Dental School and Hospital as a Junior House Officer. Shen completed training posts in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Community Dental Service and VT, and completed MFDS from RCSEng. Shalini spent a few years in general dental practice and completed a Diploma in Conscious Sedation for Dentistry from King's College, London in 2010. She went onto become a Senior Dental Officer in Milton Keynes. In 2015 she got an MSc in Special Care Dentistry from King's College, London and went on to do Specialist Training in Berkshire CDS, followed by Tri-Collegiate Exit exam in Glasgow in 2016. She has worked in/experience in dental hospital, oral and maxillofacial surgery, prison dentistry, medium and high secure forensic hospitals and community and special care and sedation patients.

Friday 9 October 2020

Kenneth Wilson
Retired Consultant in Special Care Dentistry

Kenneth qualified BDS in 1982, MPH Glasgow and DDPH RCS Eng in 1990. Senior positions followed, leading to Consultant in SCD in 2009. Interested in Education since 1983, he has held roles as Clinical Tutor, Regional Adviser in Clinical Community Dentistry, Regional Speciality Ad-viser RCS Eng, TPD HEE WM, Educational Supervisor in SCD, and Hon Senior Lecturer among others. Kenneth has been involved in the oral health care of people with mental health issues for over 20 years, and has lectured widely on the issues involved. This time, he will be presenting his own experiences as a mental health service user while also being a clinician.

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Martin Kelleher
Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at King’s College Hospital

Martin Kelleher is a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at King’s College Hospital. He is on the GDC specialist lists in Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics. He is a past President of the British Society for Restorative Dentistry as well as a past President of Southern Counties Branch of the BDA. He has lectured in most places from Australia to Zimbabwe on a wide variety of subjects. He is the author, or co –author, of many peer reviewed papers on various topics and some controversial opinion articles.

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Christina Pourgourides
Consultant Psychiatrist, Solihull CAMHS Community Eating Disorder Service

Christina is a consultant psychiatrist in Solihull Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, running the specialist eating disorder service supporting young people in the community presenting with a range of eating disorders including anorexia and bulimia. She is also consultant psychiatrist at Newbridge House, an adolescent inpatient eating disorders unit in Sutton Coldfield, rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC. Her team has been recognised by the Royal College of Psychiatrists as Psychiatric Team of the Year 2014 and she has won a number of awards including being named one of 65 ‘Caring Physicians of the World’ by the World Medical Association.

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Danielle O'Regan                               
Specialist Eating Disorders Dietitian, Eating Disorders Service, Forward Thinking Birmingham

Danielle is a specialist Eating Disorders dietitian working in the community Eating Disorders team at Forward Thinking Birmingham. She is a registered dietitian with a Masters degree in Eating Disorders and Clinical Nutrition. She also has a special interest in Eating Disorders and dental health. She is currently the only researcher in the UK investigating dentistry and Eating Disorders. She is currently working to improve the advice and leaflets used by dentists to make them more suitable for eating disorders patients.


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Janine Brooks
CEO Dentalia coaching and training consultancy

After qualifying from Birmingham Dental School in the early 80′s, Janine spent her whole clinical career in Community Dentistry, the last 17 years as a Clinical Director working in Herefordshire and South Warwickshire. Over the years Janine has expanded her portfolio career. Currently she is an Educational Inspector for the General Dental Council; a Registration Assessment Panelist for the GDC; a coach for the Professional Support Unit Health Education England, Thames Valley; an expert witness, lead clinical tutor for the Law and Ethics module for University of Bristol BUOLD programme; trustee of the Dentists’ Health Support Trust and a Fellow for the Society of British Dental Nurses. Janine launched her own coaching and training consultancy Dentalia, in July 2011, providing coaching and mentoring to dental professionals and a broad range of education and training topics. She is also a founding partner of the Dental Coaching Academy which offers post graduate qualifications in Coaching and Mentoring. In December 2016 she launched Dental Mentors UK with a colleague. Janine currently privately coaches/mentors a number of dentists in personal development, leadership, career development and remediation. She specialises in coaching dentists experiencing difficulties, particularly those who have been referred to the GDC.


The conference meets the educational criteria set by the GDC for enhanced CPD (9 hours in total) and is certified by the British Dental Association.

Poster competition

Don't forget to enter the annual BDA CDS Group Presidential and Scientific Meeting poster competition.

There are two categories:

1) For trainees working within SPCDS
2) For service development projects/audits for the whole dental team within SPCDS.

Prizes will be awarded for the three best posters in each category.

Entrants must complete an application form by Monday 27 July 2020. Posters to be submitted as a PDF or Word document by Monday 7 September 2020 and will be judged before the conference. Posters are to be displayed at the conference.

Please be advised that it is recommended you book to attend the conference at the same time as submitting your application to ensure you have a place. If the event has sold out then you will be unable to present your poster.

Please find the application form and marking criteria below:

Application form (PDF version) Application form (Word version)

Marking criteria



BDA member: £150
Non member: £200
FD/VDP, StR, student, Senior member: £120
Dental care professional: £40

Special 2 day rate

BDA member: £260
Non-member: £350
FD/VDP*, student*, senior member: £195
Dental care professional: £60

Social events

Wednesday night quiz and dinner: £40 (all attendees)

Thursday black tie dinner: £55 (all attendees)


BDA member: £150
Non member: £200
FD/VDP, StR, student, Senior member: £120
Dental care professional: £40

Please note that only the 2 day rate can be booked online. To book to attend just the Thursday or Friday of the conference or the social events please complete the booking form (PDF version) or booking form (word version) or call 020 763 4590. Unfortunately if you are a FD/VD, StR or non member student dentist you cannot book online.

How to book



Please note - You can only book to attend the 2 days online. To book to attend just the Thursday lectures or Friday lectures or social events, please call the Events team or complete a booking form.

                           By phone

Call the Events team on 020 7563 4590 to book over the phone (open Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00)


                    By booking form

If you prefer to use a booking form, you wish to book for more than one person, you are without a GDC number, or you have difficulties using the online system, use the booking form (PDF version) or booking form (word version) to make your booking.



To book online*:

Login to the BDA website first. Then use the pink 'Register' button at the top right of this page.

*If you would like to attend individual days or the social events, please note you cannot book online. Please ring the Events Team or complete a booking form instead.

Please note: If you have a GDC number you can use the online system. You do not need to be a BDA member.

If you do not already have a BDA website username and password, fill in this form and we'll set you up with a username and temporary password.

If booking online, please email us any dietary requirements.

Full terms and conditions (including cancellation policy).

Venue and accommodation



Windsor Racecourse
Maidenhead Road
01753 498400

Wednesday night dinner and quiz

Browns Windsor
The Promenade
Barry Avenue
01753 831976
Black tie dinner
Lillibrooke Manor
Ockwells Road
Cox Green
01628 906040

If you wish to stay overnight please visit the Mice Concierge website for options or please call them on 01438 908770 quoting that you are attending the BDA CDS Group Conference.

The Windsor Tourist Board also has a hotel booking service available if you wish to explore alternative options.

The 'HQ' hotel this year is the Sir Christopher Wren Hotel which is located in the centre of Windsor.

We will be arranging a coach service to take delegates to and from the Racecourse and the Thursday night dinner venue, for those attending. We will be in touch with all delegates nearer the time with details regarding the coach service and where the pick up point(s) will be.

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

Exhibiting at the BDA CDS Group Annual Presidential and Scientific Meeting 2020 provides an excellent opportunity to meet and interact with community dentists and their teams, gather data, showcase your products and increase sales all in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. We are expecting approximately 150 attendees.

To book your exhibition stand, contact Susan Graves, Exhibition Sales and Sponsorship Executive on or call 020 7563 4175

Why Exhibit or Sponsor at a BDA event?

  • Reach your desired audience over a focused seminar, training course or conference, providing your organisation the opportunity to meet face to face with dentists and the dental team

  • The BDA is the association membership body available for all dentists in the UK, consequently our events are key dates to meet and engage with dentists

  • By exhibiting at BDA events and activities you are helping support dentistry, as the BDA’s sole purpose of running events is to support the profession

  • Dentists have the time at BDA events to research, source and engage with organisations, therefore our events are a valuable occasion for the industry and dental profession to engage.

Further information

Please contact Sarah Rockliff, Senior Local Services Manager​, British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 8YS or call 020 7563 4590.