Core CPD Update

Course Details

22nd November 2019

Manchester Central

9:15am - 5:45pm

£29.00 per attendee

CPD Hours: 6

Course Code: DMA1901A

The Core CPD Update conference is for the whole dental team. It covers the 6 core areas recommended by the GDC.


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09:20 - 09.30

Opening Address presented by Dr Andrew Bennett


09:30 - 10:30

Medical Emergencies presented by Phil Jevon

The aim of this course is to update delegates on current guidelines in the management of medical emergencies in general dental practice with an emphasis on CQC Compliance.

Learning Objectives:
- Risk management in medical emergencies
- The correct use of oxygen cylinders
- The ‘ABCDE’ approach for dealing with emergencies
- Management of common medical emergencies
- The role and use of Automated External Defibrillators
- Emergency equipment and Drug requirements


10:30 - 11:15

Exhibition & Networking


11:15 - 12:15

Medical Emergencies presented by Phil Jevon [continued]


12:15 - 13:15

Complaints handling & legal ethics presented by Mike Williams, MDDUS


- Provide an overview of complaints handling in Dental Practice
- Consider the Legal and Ethical Issues Involved

Learning Objectives:
- Describe the current complaints handling framework in England
- Explain why patients might complain and what they complain about
- Describe Strategies for avoiding complaints, managing them when they arise, and prevent them from escalating


13:15 - 14:15

Exhibition & Networking


14:15 - 15:15

Oral/mouth Cancer; Early detection presented by Philip Lewis

- Increase awareness of the presentation, diagnosis and management of malignant oral lesions
- Highlight and review oral potentially malignant conditions
- Review the referral process

Learning Objectives:
- Recognise suspicious signs & symptoms
- Demonstrate good knowledge of conditions associated with malignancy
- Understand referral pathways and follow-up protocols
- Outline important pathological features


15:15 - 16:15

What's New in Infection Control? presented by Andrew Smith

The sterilisation of dental hand pieces has never been short of controversies in dental practice. This session will provide an overview of current standards linked to steam sterilisation and an in-sight into recently published research investigating steam sterilisation of dental hand pieces, providing an evidence base for safe practice.


16:15 - 16:45

Exhibition & Networking


16:45 - 17:45

Radiography presented by Brenda Murphy

The aim of this talk is to provide a case-based update on image diagnosis and interpretation. The factors affecting diagnosis will be explored. Radiographic features that are key to aiding interpretation will be presented. These areas will be re-enforced using cases with 2D and 3D (Cone Beam CT) imaging.

Learning Objectives:
- The factors affecting image diagnosis
- Radiographic anatomy on intra-oral and panoramic radiographs
- The radiographic features indicative of benign and malignant disease
- How to reach a differential diagnosis based on the radiographic features