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By phone

020 7563 4590


BDA members can book their two-day conference place online. Please login into the website.


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Friday 6 October 2017  Cheltenham Racecourse


09:00 Registration and refreshments poster display
Session 3 – Understanding the anxious patient

​09:30 Dental anxiety, fears and phobias:  acquisition and management

  • Establish a basic understanding of the physiology and psychology behind dental anxiety
  • Gain a knowledge of the acquisition of dental anxiety and its multifactorial nature
  • Develop an understanding of management strategies and care pathways for dentally anxious and phobic patients.

Leah Adams, GDP, Arnica Dental Care, Cheltenham

​10.15 Safeguarding in dentistry: what dentists need to know about the impact  of abuse

  • Who has the legal responsibility for a child?
  • The lasting impact of abuse on survivors and how that can affect their ability to look after their teeth
  • Your responsibilities.

Joanna Nicolas, Child Protection Consultant and Trainer

11:00  Patient experience
​11:15  Refreshments, exhibition and poster display

Session 4 – Urgent care for the patient in pain

11:45 The trials and tribulations of local anaesthesia: tips on success and potential pitfalls

  • Understand recent developments in  pain diagnosis and management
  • What local anaesthetics to use  and where
  • What systemic complications can arise from LA and how best to avoid them

Tara Renton, Professor Oral Surgery,  Kings College London

12:45   Lunch, exhibition and poster display

Raffle prize winners on display

13:35 Minor oral surgery for the urgent care patient

  • Discuss the assessment and planning  for minor oral surgery
  • Review instruments and equipment
  • Explore techniques for extraction and failure
  • Review managing acute infection.

Chris Bell, Associate Specialist and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Oral Surgery and Dental Science, Bristol Dental Hospital

​14:25  When does urgent become emergency for the dental patient?

  • Understanding the implications of  deep neck fascial infection in urgent dental care
  • Early identification of a developing dental emergency situation

Barry G Main, National Institute for Health Research Clinical Lecturer in  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,  University of Bristol

Session 5 – Open forum and AGM

15:15 Open Forum

15:45  Annual General Meeting  (for BDA members) _______________________________________________________

16.30 Close

Speaker details

​More info: Thursday's programme