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Human factors - Preventing never events and Christmas meal

Please note that online bookings for this event have now closed. If you still wish to attend or have a query relating to the event please email branchsectionevents@bda.org  

Thursday 8 December 2022


Partners, team members and non-dental guests are encouraged and welcome to attend this special Christmas event.

19:00 Drinks reception

19:30 Christmas meal and raffle

21:00 Lecture - Gan Dharrie-Maharaj

22:00 End of lecture

22:30 Networking


​Chislehurst Golf Club, Camden Place, Camden Park Road, Chislehurst, Kent BR7 5HJ

Branch / Section

Bromley and Beckenham Section


All attendees - £45

If making a group booking or bringing a non-dental guest, please call us to make your booking - 020 7563 4590 - or complete and email the booking form to branchsectionevents@bda.org - group bookings and non-dental guests cannot be booked online.

The booking deadline is the morning of Tuesday 6 December 2022 - please provide any dietary requirements by then


1 hour

  • Introduce the concept of Human Factors
  • Recognise the effects of Human Factors
  • Apply models to everyday practice to improve patient safety.

 Learning objectives

  • Understand what is meant by Human Factors
  • Understand how Human Factors affect outcomes
  • Understand how application of Human Factors models can reduce risk and adverse outcomes to improve patient safety.
Learning content

A lecture with the opportunity to ask the speaker questions at the end.

Development outcome

A, B and D


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Dr Gan Dharrie-Maharaj

Gan qualified BDS in 1993 at the London Hospital before going on to complete and MSc in Endodontics at Guys Hospital six years later. To further his interest in the Law, he completed an LLM in medical law at Cardiff University in 2012. For over 20, he has been in Endodontic Practice as well as general practice and has produced a number of expert reports related to clinical negligence claims. Gan arrived into the field of Human Factors training five years ago through friends in the Aviation Industry and has applied this training to both his personal and professional lives. Through the entity of Black Box Dentistry, he has delivered training to various Deaneries around the country and to a few enlightened practices who see the benefit of this training for their team.

How to book / enquiries

Online - individual bookings only

Login to the BDA website first.

Then use the pink 'Register' button at the top right of this page.

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 the form and we'll set you up with a username and temporary password.


By booking form - email

 or booking form (word version) to make your booking and return it to us at branchsectionevents@bda.org


By telephone 

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

For registration queries email us at branchsectionevents@bda.org.

Full terms and conditions (including cancellation policy)

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Tuesday 17 January 2023 - Dr Suk Ng
CBCT: is it being over-used? Potential medico-legal concerns

Tuesday 7 February 2023 - Dr Tif Qureshi
The lifetime patient

Thursday 9 March 2023 (NB: changed from 16 March) - Prof Avi Banerjee
Advanced minimum intervention restorative dentistry - a practical solution to manage caries

Tuesday 4 April 2023 - Dr Stephen Henderson
Claims in negligence: To settle or not to settle, that is the question…

Tuesday 9 May 2023 – AGM - Dr Anish Shah
ABC of medical emergencies
COVID-19 and staying safe
​The BDA recommends the below measures to continue to keep attendees safe during this event: 
  • We encourage you to take a lateral flow test the evening before you are due to arrive - should your test result be positive, we ask you not to attend
  • We encourage the use of face coverings whilst attending the event
  • Please sanitise your hands on arrival and continue to sanitise/wash your hands regularly throughout the event
  • We encourage social distancing, where possible, whilst moving around the venue
  • We offer flexibility to transfer to a future event should you find yourself prevented from attending due to self-isolation or the onset of COVID-related symptoms.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (a new, persistent cough; a high temperature; or loss/changes to your sense of taste or smell) we kindly request you do not attend the event, although it is not now a legal obligation to do so.

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