10:00 - 10:20
An essential presentation for those who seek practice growth and development, leading to increased profit from identifying new markets, opportunities for diversification and strategies to not simply survive but thrive in the current dental climate.
Key learning aims and objectives:
To help practice Principals face the challenges of business growth and development in the current market guiding towards increased profitability and a workable retirement / exit strategy
A practitioner with 35 years’ experience, (30 as a Principal) who developed a four-site, 42 surgery group with two dental laboratories and in-house teaching centre from a single site, 2 surgery practice.
Chief Judge and compere of the Private Dentistry Awards and the Dental Industry Awards.
Recipient of “Lifetime Achievement Award”
Regularly included in “Most Influential Figures in Dentistry” poll
Winner “BDA / ITV Practice of the Millennium” Award
Winner “WOW Awards”
Winner “Royal Odontochirugical Society of Scotland” Award
Winner “Education in Dentistry” Award
Former Clinical Governance Lead, NHS North Somerset PCT
Author of 52 published articles
Member NHS Sounding Board panel
11:10 - 11:30
20 minutes isn’t enough to process instruments.. let alone talk about it, so this is a whistle-stop tour of a decontamination room and how the process can be designed to get the best out of the limited time you have! From Transport to cleaning, via Disinfection and calling at Sterilisation, a summary of the basics of each stop to guide you to compliance!
Key learning aims, objectives and outcomes:
– Correctly identify the Decontamination Cycle
– Understand the Key Elements of Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilisation
– Top tips for Decontamination Success
Laura is Managing Director of a Specialist Infection Control company and Dental Decontamination Trainer. After studying Sterilisation and Decontamination at Anglia Ruskin University, Laura obtained her PGCE from Sunderland University. Laura has over 10 years of experience working with Dental Professionals to improve Decontamination Process and has recently launched a Level 3 Qualification in Dental Decontamination. Laura is a member of the Infection Prevention Society and is a recent appointee to their Education Committee.
12:50 - 13:10
An overview of the most up to date and pertinent compliance considerations for 2020. Edd will provide an invaluable insight into what CQC inspectors are prioritising currently and how to prepare your team and your Practice to meet these expectations.
Key learning aims and objectives:
1. Give factual and accurate compliance advice to the delegates.
2. Give delegates & key insight into the ‘hot topics’ in Dental Compliance at the current time.
3. Arm delegates, with a firm understanding of immediate actions to take with regards compliance activities in their practice.
4. Enable the delegates to feel more confident on what processes to follow to help run a compliant dental practice.
Edd is an experienced business and Operations manager, who comes with a wealth of customer service, business growth and team management experience. Having worked within the security, gambling and agriculture sectors (in addition to his 3 years as a Dental Practice Business Manager), Edd really does have the experience to back up his advice!
Edd provides invaluable insights to deliver useful, interesting and bespoke content – there will never be a dull moment when Edd is involved! Always engaging and fun the presentations he delivers will ensure that your practice has the tools to grow and succeed.
15:00 - 15:20
Aims and Objectives
• To understand the influence of systemic disease and obesity on the periodontium.
• To explore suggested mechanisms
• To understand the influence of smoking on periodontal disease
• To discuss the GAIN clinical trial and the suggested link between Periodontal Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease
• To understand the message we should provide patients relating to Periodontal Disease and Systemic Disease
I qualified Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Edinburgh in 1993 and following House Officer and Senior House Officer positions I joined the British Army as a Dental Officer in 1995. During my military career I served as Senior Dental Officer in Afghanistan and for 2 years on Loan Service to The Sultan of Brunei’s Armed Forces.
After 7 years of General Dental Practice experience in the military I undertook three years of Specialist Training in Periodontology at The Eastman Dental Hospital in London, passing MClinDent with distinction. Following this I completed 3 years of training at Guy’s Dental Hospital in order to become an accredited Restorative Consultant. During this period I also attended an internship in endodontics at Loma Linda University in California.
Following accreditation as a Restorative Consultant in 2009 I was then employed as a consultant by the military, taking restorative referrals from military General Dental Practitioners. I took up my current position at Peninsula Dental School in September 2012, where I am the Director of Clinical Dentistry, and Deputy Head of School. I am a Co Editor of FGDP publication Standards in Dentistry
My major interests are in implant dentistry, and all aspects of surgical and non surgical periodontal therapy. I am currently involved in an international Clinical research trial looking at links between Alzheimers disease and periodontal disease.