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Thursday 5 October 2017 Cheltenham Racecourse


​09:00  Registration, refreshments and exhibition

​09:30  Introduction, valedictory address and installation of president

Session 1 – Managing the risks: decision making for the dental team and patient

​10:00  Risk assessment and management of the GA dental patient with special needs

  • Understand the major risk factors associated with general anaesthesia
  • Appreciate the additional risk factors associated with the special needs patient
  • Management of the special needs patient pre and peri-operatively.

David Gabbott, Consultant Anaesthetist, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS  Foundation Trust

10:45 Antibiotic prophylaxis against infective endocarditis – an update on current guidance for the dental practitioner

  • Which patients are high risk for infective endocarditis
  • The responsibility of the dentist in managing the risk
  • Deciding on the most appropriate antibiotic regime if required.

Mark Dayer, Consultant Cardiologist, Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust

​11:30  Refreshments, exhibition and poster display

12:00 The Mental Capacity Act – 10 years on

  • An overview and update on the Mental Capacity Act and DoLS including relevant case law

  • How to show the CQC your service is complying with the Act.

Balqees Bi, Specialist in Special Care Dentistry, Leeds Community Healthcare         

12:50 Lunch, exhibition and poster display

​Session 2 – Treatment planning for the doomed dentition: tackling the compromised dentition for patients requiring special care dentistry

13:50 Age is not the only enemy

  • Understand aetiology and risk factors for dental disease in all adults with additonal needs
  • Underpinning the importance of diagnosis of aetiology and tailoring prevention and acclimatisation
  • Simple principles for predictable care and long term outcomes

Petrina Wood, Consultant in Special Care Dentistry, University of Manchester Dental Hospital Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust

14:50  Refreshments, exhibition and poster display

​15:20 Care for the heavy metal generation

  • Understanding aging in relation to dental care for the whole population
  • Treatment planning for failure in the older patient with additional needs
  • Managing expectations of patients, carers and family

Petrina Wood, Consultant in Special Care Dentistry, University of Manchester Dental Hospital Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust

16:20 Close

 * session details to be confirmed

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