Core Recommended CPD Update 2022

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Venue: The Royal Armouries, Leeds
Address: Armouries Drive, Leeds LS10 1LT
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Date: Friday 7th October 2022
Time: 09.00-17.30
Speaker: Ed Walker, Dr Caroline Pankhurst, Professor Michael A. O. Lewis, Len D'Cruz, Pat Langley, Katie Baker & Tracy Colmer
CPD Time: 7 Hours
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KEY SUBJECTS

  • RADIOGRAPHY AND RADIATION PROTECTION: WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT? DEVELOPING A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO IMAGE INTERPRETATION
  • WHAT’S NEW IN INFECTION CONTROL AND PREVENTION IN DENTISTRY?
  • MOUTH CANCER – WHERE ARE WE POST COVID-19?
  • COVID-19 – THE DENTO-LEGAL LEGACY
  • SAFEGUARDING AND THE DENTAL TEAM
  • PREVENTING MEDICAL EMERGENCIES IN DENTAL PRACTICE…AND WHAT TO DO IF IT DOES HAPPEN!

SPEAKERS

Ed Walker BDS, DDMFR RCR

Dr Caroline Pankhurst BSc PhD BDS MSC MRCPath (Specialist in Oral Microbiology)

Professor Michael A. O. Lewis PhD, FDSRCPS, FDSRCS (Eng), FRCPath, FFGDP(UK), FHEA, Emeritus Professor, Cardiff University

Len D’Cruz BDS LDS RCS LLM MFGDP DIPFOD PGCERT MED ED

Pat Langley BDS

Katie Baker Advanced Life Support & European Paediatric Advanced Life Support Director, APLS, GIC Instructor

Tracy Colmer Advanced Life Support & Generic Instructor Course Director (Resuscitation Council UK & Advanced Life Support Group)

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

09.00am CHAIRMAN’S INTRODUCTION

RADIOGRAPHY AND RADIATION PROTECTION: WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT? DEVELOPING A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO IMAGE INTERPRETATION

Radiographs are an essential diagnostic aid in dentistry, providing information on a broad range of different pathologies. Anatomy outside the dentoalveolar region is frequently demonstrated on dental radiographs and this must be reviewed in addition to the teeth and their supporting structures. This lecture will aim to highlight the importance of a systematic approach to interpreting dental radiographs, highlighting key review areas and an approach to less familiar findings. Consistently producing high quality radiographs is crucial in order to maximise their diagnostic yield. This session will therefore also revisit operator technique and its role in optimisation to achieve this aim.

Learning objectives

Following this session delegates will:

  • Recognise the importance of interpreting dental radiographs systematically
  • Be aware of key review areas in the radiographic image
  • Recognise common abnormalities in dental radiographs

Understand the importance of operator technique in producing high quality dental radiographs

This talk satisfies the GDC’s learning outcome:

C – Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice

Ed Walker BDS, DDMFR RCR

Biography

Ed Walker is a Consultant in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology at Leeds Dental Institute and Pinderfields General Hospital, Wakefield.

Prior to specialist training Ed gained experience in both general dental and hospital settings. This included periods of training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,​ Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine. He has experience reporting a broad range of Dental and Maxillofacial two-dimensional and cross-sectional imaging including plain radiography, Cone Beam CT, Conventional CT and MRI. He also performs diagnostic and interventional ultrasound and sialography.

Ed has a postgraduate certificate in medical education and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at The University of Leeds. He has a number of peer-reviewed journal publications relating to Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology.

WHAT’S NEW IN INFECTION CONTROL AND PREVENTION IN DENTISTRY?

This talk will provide delegates with an up-to-date review of the latest information about the impact of the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, other respiratory diseases as well as blood borne virus infections on general dental practice. As we learn more about these infections we have to remain flexible and able to respond to the evolving changes to infection control and decontamination national standard operating procedures and practice based protocols. The talk will reflect on the current scientific evidence in relation to ventilation, PPE, environmental cleaning, occupational health measures and discuss how practices can manage the risk to their patients and the team.

Learning objectives

By the end of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Understand their role in managing the current risk of COVID 19 in a dental practice
  • Explain to their team members what changes are necessary to their infection control and decontamination SOP in the light of the latest evidence
  • Review the changes in the guidance on managing Healthcare workers with BBV and other occupational health measures.
  • Appreciate the improvements that can be made in surgery ventilation and implementing HTM03-01
  • Explain the importance of robust Antimicrobial stewardship and the current best prescribing guidance

This talk satisfies the GDC’s learning outcome:

C – Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice

Dr Caroline Pankhurst BSc PhD BDS MSC MRCPath (Specialist in Oral Microbiology)

Biography

Dr Caroline Pankhurst BSc PhD BDS MSC MRCPath (Specialist in Oral Microbiology) Caroline Pankhurst has published extensively on oral microbiology including two books on infection control most recently “Basic Guide to Prevention and Infection Control in Dentistry, 2nd edition”. She was formerly a Senior Lecture in Oral Microbiology at KCL Dental Institute and is now actively involved in postgraduate dental education and was a finalist in the e- Learning Awards 2012. She served on the SAC in Medical Microbiology, Royal College of Pathologists, Editorial Boards of “Primary Dental Care” & BMC Oral Health and a past President of the BDA Metropolitan Branch. She is a Trustee of the Fungal Infection Trust and the Affordable Health Initiative.

MOUTH CANCER – WHERE ARE WE POST COVID-19?

The impact of a restricted access to primary care services during the Covid-19 pandemic is manifesting in 2022 in the form of mouth cancers that are relatively large with a high incidence of neck metastases. Both these factors will result in the need for more extensive forms of treatment and poorer outcomes for patients. The number of Urgent Suspected Cancer (USC) referrals to secondary care has fortunately now returned to pre-pandemic levels but conversion rates are still low due to inappropriate use of the system. This presentation will include an interactive clinical component to help dental healthcare workers with the most effective use of the USC system for patients found to have a mucosal or soft tissue orofacial abnormality. The Delivering Better Oral Health guidance for the UK, which was updated in November 2021, will be reviewed and the changes in the sections related to mouth cancer, in particular risk factors and prevention post-treatment, presented.

Learning objectives:

Following the presentation delegates will:

  • Understand the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on mouth cancer
  • Have an increased appreciation of the difference between cancer / potentially malignant conditions and benign mucosal disorders
  • Be able to use of the USC referral system effectively
  • Be aware of the cancer related information in the updated Delivering Better Oral Health guidance

This talk satisfies the GDC’s learning outcome:

C – Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice

Professor Michael A. O. Lewis PhD, FDSRCPS, FDSRCS (Eng), FRCPath, FFGDP(UK), FHEA, Emeritus Professor, Cardiff University

Biography

Mike Lewis served as the Professor of Oral Medicine at Cardiff University from 2000-2020.  He was also Dean of the School of Dentistry at Cardiff University, Dean of the Dental Faculty of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow and Director of the Clinical Board for Dentistry, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board. Professor Lewis has published over 200 scientific articles and co-authored six medical textbooks. He has delivered more than 600 postgraduate lectures worldwide. In addition, Mike has been President of the British Society for Oral Medicine, President of the British Society for Oral & Dental Research, Dental Representative on the Advisory Council for Misuse of Drugs (Home Office) and Dental Representative on the Scientific Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection (Department of Health).  Professor Lewis is presently a registrant member of the General Dental Council.

COVID-19 – THE DENTO-LEGAL LEGACY

This presentation will review the potential dento-legal challenges faced by dentists in the post-Covid world including the clinical and business impact and what effect this is likely to have from a dento-legal perspective. This will include an overview of complaints, claims, consent, ethical considerations, record keeping and patient communications and what lessons can be learned from the pandemic. The presentation will conclude with some thoughts on risk management in the present climate and in particular reflect on the latest issues experienced by colleagues facing Vicarious Liability and Non-Delegable duty.

Learning objectives:

Delegates will:

  • Have an understanding of the Post-Covid dento-legal landscape
  • Be able to apply the principles of risk management in everyday practice
  • Understand the risks for practices associated with Vicarious liability and non-delegable duty
  • Appreciate how good communication minimises complaints

This talk satisfies the GDC’s learning outcomes:

A – Effective communication with patients, the dental team, and others across dentistry, including when obtaining consent, dealing with complaints, and raising concerns when patients are at risk

B – Effective management of self, and effective management of others or effective work with others in the dental team, in the interests of patients at all times; providing constructive leadership where appropriate

D – Maintenance of skills, behaviours and attitudes which maintain patient confidence in you and the dental profession and put patients’ interests first

Len D’Cruz BDS LDS RCS LLM MFGDP DIPFOD PGCERT MED ED

Biography

Len D’Cruz qualified from the Royal London Hospital in 1989 and did his vocational training at Whipps Cross. After an associateship in Hertfordshire he bought into his practice in Woodford Green and eventually took over the practice with his wife Anne who is also a dentist. He has done clinical assistantships in Restorative Dentistry and orthodontics.

Len has been a Foundation trainer/Education supervisor for the London Deanery for a number of years and the practice is a Gold BDA Good Practice Scheme member. It is now a seven surgery practice and the practice was part of the NHS new contract pilots /prototypes from September 2011 till April 2022.

Len was an Examiner for the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners for the MJDF exam and is currently an examiner for the Overseas Registration Exam (ORE).  He completed a Masters in Law at Cardiff in 2003 and the Certificate in Practice Appraisal from the FGDP in 2004.He completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical education from the University of Westminster in 2009 and has completed his FGDP Mentoring Certificate in 2012.He was a Director of the BDA (PEC member)  from 2015- 2019). He has recently completed the Certificate in insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute (CertCii)

He currently splits his time between clinical general dental practice, and working with the BDA as Head of BDA Indemnity , having worked at  Dental Protection Ltd for 21 years. He is a  Visiting Lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire for the MA in Dental Law and Ethics. He is module  lecturer on the Advanced Minimally Invasive Dentistry MSc at Kings College.

He has  published  “Legal aspects of General Dental Practice” (Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone) and co-authored “Understanding NHS Dentistry” with Raj Rattan and Michael Watson. He writes and lectures regularly on dento-legal issues and has published chapters on medical legal aspects in widely read texts.

His hobbies include photography, reading fiction and non fiction and trying to keep fit. He has been awarded a Licentiateship from the Royal Photographic society (LRPS).

SAFEGUARDING AND THE DENTAL TEAM

Everyone will be aware of the high-profile cases of abuse and neglect that generate huge amounts of media coverage, but sadly this is the just the tip of the iceberg. Dental professionals are often in a unique position to spot signs of physical abuse that might otherwise be missed by others. The amount of abuse and neglect has reached new heights since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and it is likely the effects will be felt for years to come. This makes it more important than ever to look out for potential physical and behavioural signs that could indicate a child or adult may be at risk. This lecture will aim to help dental professionals recognise the signs of abuse and neglect and how best to respond. We will also look at safe recruitment practices and what the regulators require.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand what the regulators require
  • Understand the importance of multi-agency working and information sharing
  • Understand the different types of abuse, their incidence and how to recognise the signs
  • Understand the importance of the four Rs
  • Understand safer recruitment
  • Understand the enhanced significance of safeguarding resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic

This talk satisfies the GDC’s learning outcomes:

A – Effective communication with patients, the dental team, and others across dentistry, including when obtaining consent, dealing with complaints, and raising concerns when patients are at risk

D – Maintenance of skills, behaviours and attitudes which maintain patient confidence in you and the dental profession and put patients’ interests first

Pat Langley BDS

Biography

After qualifying from Manchester University Pat took up a resident oral surgery post prior to joining a general dental practice in Manchester as an Associate. She went on to combine her role in practice with teaching oral surgery at the Dental School. In 1982 Pat became a partner in a general practice in Surrey and continued teaching oral surgery at Guy’s Hospital. In 1986 she started up a new practice in Berkshire.

Pat was a founder member of the Denplan team and held the post of Deputy Chief Dental Officer from 1987 to 2003. Her role at Denplan included the development and implementation of Denplan’s much respected quality assurance and clinical governance programmes and she was instrumental in developing Denplan’s Excel Accreditation Programme.

In 2003 Pat was appointed Group Clinical Director at Oasis Dental Care, a post she held for 7 years.

In 2010 Pat co-founded Apolline with the aim of providing a complete dental compliance solution to dental practices and dental groups of all sizes, offering innovative software, in-practice support and online and in-practice training. She has lectured widely on all compliance based subjects, including on safeguarding. Pat combines her role as CEO of Apolline with being Chief Dental Officer at Dentex Healthcare.

PREVENTING MEDICAL EMERGENCIES IN DENTAL PRACTICE…AND WHAT TO DO IF IT DOES HAPPEN!

Conditions such as Asthma, Diabetes and allergies are not uncommon. Acknowledging them with your patient, good documentation and clear communication can keep your patients safer and will prevent many medical emergencies developing. This presentation will cover helpful record keeping, communication with patients and the value of teamwork between clinical and non-clinical staff, the emergency equipment you should be keeping and how to keep it ready for use. Not everything can be prevented! We will also cover delivering excellent first aid for potential medical emergencies in dental practice.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the presentation delegates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the following subject areas:

  • Adult, child & infant CPR and choking, covering Covid 19
  • Automated External defibrillation
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Recognition and first aid of seizures, acute asthma, hypoglycaemia, chest pain & breathlessness and stroke.
  • Recognising sepsis
  • Fainting and the recovery position
  • Safe delivery of Oxygen
  • Recommended equipment for dental practice
  • Useful documentation, handovers, referrals and debriefing
  • What’s new in Resuscitation

This talk satisfies the GDC’s learning outcomes:

A – Effective communication with patients, the dental team, and others across dentistry, including when obtaining consent, dealing with complaints, and raising concerns when patients are at risk

B – Effective management of self, and effective management of others or effective work with others in the dental team, in the interests of patients at all times; providing constructive leadership where appropriate

C – Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice

D – Maintenance of skills, behaviours and attitudes which maintain patient confidence in you and the dental profession and put patients’ interests first

Katie Baker Advanced Life Support & European Paediatric Advanced Life Support Director, APLS, GIC Instructor

Tracy Colmer Advanced Life Support & Generic Instructor Course Director (Resuscitation Council UK & Advanced Life Support Group)

Biography

Katie is a senior NHS Resuscitation Officer at University Hospital Southampton. Previously an Emergency Department Sister, she now has 28 years in Critical Care attending in hospital medical emergencies as part of the in-hospital ‘Crash team’ which sees 50-60 emergencies and 10-15 cardiac arrests a month. Katie has an interest in baby & child resuscitation out of hospital and runs resuscitation updates & drills for Dental & Medical practices. She enjoys teaching and has taught around the UK and abroad. She is a registered Instructor and Course Director in Advanced Life Support with the Resuscitation Council (www.resus.org.uk) and a registered Advanced Paediatric Life Support Instructor (www.alsg.org).

Tracy Colmer is an  NHS Resuscitation Officer at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. She is a Registered Instructor & Director in Advanced Life Support and runs the Generic Instructor Course. Tracey has over 30 years experience in the Acute Cardiac Unit and Resuscitation Services attending in hospital medical emergencies as part of the ‘Crash team’.

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