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Essex Branch study day and AGM

Date Wednesday 18 April 2018

Registration: 08:00

Lectures: 08:30-17:30

Location​Writtle College, Chelmsford
BranchEssex Branch
CPD7 hours

BDA/LDC members: Free (up to 2 staff) additional staff member £25 each.

Non-members: £110 plus £50 per each additional staff member

AGM information

​The AGM will take place over the lunch period. Nominations are being sort for Branch officials.  Only BDA members are eligible and you can self nominate.

AGM Papers


​Research in primary care

Complaints handling


Cross infection control

Medical emergencies

Learning objectives

Research in primary care:

· To describe how research in primary dental care has developed

· To distinguish between audit, health service evaluation, primary and secondary research

· To provide examples of how clinical and healthcare questions can lead from short studies in different settings to clinical trials

· To give practical examples of how the whole dental team can have a role and describe future opportunities

Learning outcomes:

At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to describe differences between audit, health service evaluation, primary and secondary research. They will have gained an appreciation of how questions that arise in clinical practice can be developed into structured research studies whose outcomes can contribute to the evidence base for clinical care and improve patient's oral health.


Complaints handling:



· How will GDPR affect my practice?

· Do I need to upgrade security measures for my patient records?

· Does GDPR change requirements for patient consent?

· Will I be able to charge for providing patient records?

· Do I need a Data Protection Officer?

· What could happen in the event of data breaches?

· What are the practical steps I should be taking now to prepare?


Cross infection control:



Medical emergencies:



Cynthia Pine is Professor of Dental Public Health and the Lead for the Centre of Dental Public Health and Primary Dental Care at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Institute of Dentistry, Barts and The London Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. Cynthia's main research interests are in the prevention of childhood dental caries. She is the Principal Investigator of two current large clinical trials. One is funded by the National Institute of Health Research and involves over 200 primary care dentists in the UK. The intervention being evaluated was delivered by dental nurses. 

Dominic Hurst is Senior Clinical Lecturer in Primary Dental Care, in the Centre at QMUL, and will be the operational lead for the new Research Network. Dominic's main research area is within primary dental care with a focus on quality improvement, evidence-based dentistry and exploring decision-making in primary care.

Bryan Harvey is deputy head of the DDU and has  been a dento-legal adviser for 20 years. Prior to this he was in general practice for 25 years, was a vocational trainer and an associate  specialist in oral surgery. Currently he is chairman of Essex LDC and on the LPN. He keeps wet gloved working alternate Saturday mornings in practice. Bryan regularly lectures on dentolegal and ethical issues.

Jamie Foster is a partner in the Corporate Commercial Department at Hempson Solicitors. He advises a wide range of clients in the health and social care, life sciences and charities and social enterprise sectors on corporate, commercial and public law matters.

Jason Stokes qualified from Birmingham BDS (hons) in 1992, and moved to Norfolk after his VT year. He now owns a small mixed practice in central Norwich. As well as working as a GDP, Jason works as the Dental Foundation Training Programme Director and Dental Tutor at Ipswich Hospital. He has also worked on the GDC Fitness to Practice Panel and as a Dental Advisor to the Essex Performance Advisory Group. Jason has an interest in dental politics - he has previously been Norfolk LDC Chairman and now sits on the BDA Principal Executive Committee.

Vyomesh Bhatt qualified as a dentist from the internationally renowned College of Dental Surgery in Manipal, India in 1992. He went on to teach oral and maxillofacial surgery as Assistant Professor at the College of Dental Surgery in Mangalore, India,
before moving to the UK to pursue further training. He has presented at various national and international meetings and published widely in indexed journals. He is a very active Advanced Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life support and European Trauma Course Instructor. He also organises and teaches on maxillofacial courses in the UK and abroad.

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