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Aims and Objectives: Spring Scientific Meeting 2019

Applying for Specialty Training and How to get the Most out of Training

Dr Lochana Nanayakkara

Aim: Provide an overview of the National Recruitment process for Restorative Dentistry Outline the structure of Specialty Training in Restorative Dentistry and how to get the most out of it.

Objectives: Following attendance on this course, delegates should:

    be able to provide an overview of the National Recruitment process for Restorative Dentistry
    be able to outline the structure of Specialty Training in Restorative Dentistry and how to get the most out of it.
    GDC development outcomes: A and D


Choices, choices! Restorative or mono speciality? Practice or hospital? Academic or NHS?

Dr Rupert Austin and Dr Jose Rodriguez

Aim: To offer participants insight into academic and NHS careers.

Objectives: Following attendance on this course, delegates should:

    be able to discuss pathways for academic and NHS careers.
    be able to discuss ways to build CV’s to make trainees competitive for applications for academic or NHS careers.
    understand Specialty Training in Restorative Dentistry and how to get the most out of it.
    GDC development outcomes: B and D


The Interview and Life as a New Consultant: Challenges and Inspiration

Dr Sarra Jawad

Aim: To familiarise the audience with the Restorative Consultant interview process.

Objectives: Following attendance on this course, delegates should:

    be able to relate personal experiences, particularly challenges and how they were overcome.
    GDC development outcomes: A, B and D


Restorative/Prosthodontics: Impact of Advanced Digital Technology on Maxillofacial Reconstruction – Towards Functional Outcomes

Dr John Wolfaardt

Aim: To inform participants of the impact of advanced digital technology on Maxillofacial reconstruction.

Objectives: Following attendance on this course, delegates should:

    be able to consider how maxillary resection defects may be managed without need for maxillary obturation through use of microvascular free flap reconstruction.
    understand how reconstruction of jaw defects with bone containing free flaps carries anatomical and temporal challenges that need to be addressed.
    appreciate the importance of functional bone containing free flap reconstruction as well as rehabilitation of patients undergoing resection of the maxilla.
    understand the value of digitally driven occlusion-based microvascular jaw reconstruction.
    know how digital technologies in surgical design and functional assessment have been harnessed to improve not only anatomical outcomes but to contribute to improved functional outcomes of microvascular bone containing free flap reconstruction of the jaws.
    provide information that allows a clinician communicating with a patient on how management of malignancy of the jaw may be managed.
    provide insight into how new approaches to jaw reconstruction provide the portal to a future that will usher in the entrance of significant innovation in head and neck resection-reconstruction-rehabilitation continuum.
    GDC development outcomes: C and D


Psychology: Understanding the psychological challenges facing the patient with facial deformity: How patients’ past experiences affect their future decisions

Dr Kate Le Maréchal

Aim: To provide an understanding of some of the background psychological factors that affect patients deciding upon and undergoing restorative dentistry treatment

Objectives: Following attendance on this course, delegates should:

    appreciate problems associated with those patients with visible difference
    be aware of the above in relation to those born with a cleft lip and/or palate.
    GDC development outcomes: A and D


Periodontics: Soft tissue management around teeth and implants – what works?

Dr Roberto Rotundo

Aim: To describe the current literature soft tissue management in Periodontics

Objectives: Following attendance on this course, delegates should:

    to understand the available surgical techniques to tackle the mucogingival defects around teeth and implants
    GDC development outcomes: C


Endodontics: Improving Endodontic Outcomes – Back to Basics

Cutting edge clinical research to improve predictability in Endodontics: The Dental Practicality Index and the use and impact of CBCT

Dr Shannon Patel

Aim: To give an insight into cutting edge clinical research to improve predictability in Endodontics.

Objectives: Following attendance on this course, delegates should:

    understand the impact of CBCT on the management of Endodontic problems.
    be able to appreciate the use of CBCT to identify new Endodontic prognosis factors.
    have knowledge of how the Dental Practicality Index has improved undergraduate and inexperienced dentist’s appreciation of what can and can’t be treated
    GDC development outcomes: A and C


Restorative/Prosthodontics: Digital Technology: Revolution of Evolution? A journey begun

Dr John Wolfaardt

Aim: To inform participants of the impact of advanced digital technology on Maxillofacial reconstruction.

Objectives: Following attendance on this course, delegates should:

    be able to consider the digital journey over the past two decades so as to provide context in terms of how digital technology relates to delivery of clinical services by the head and neck cancer team.
    to suggest structuring of head and Neck Teams for the future.
    bring understanding to the impact if digital technologies on economics of healthcare delivery.
    understand the generational shift and how technology adoption is perceived. The consequence the digital journey is that it affects future ability to attract younger colleagues to the field.
    have knowledge of how to revise education and training programs to prepare for future technology engagement.
    understand the role of the digital technology industry interests as well as regulatory intervention.
    gain insight into how we select digital technology
    consider the societal boundaries that we need respect.
    GDC development outcomes: C and D


Implants: A career perspective. Problems and solutions to implant management and approaches to peri-implantitis . How my experience has informed my approach over the years. The way forwards.

Dr Paul Palmer

Aim: To identify and discuss the changes in treatment strategies and philosophies in implant dentistry

Objectives: Following attendance on this course, delegates should:

    be able to demonstrate common causes of failure
    be aware of how to avoid common causes of failure
    should be able to discuss failure management
    GDC development outcomes: A, C and D


Restorative Dentistry / Speech Therapy: Multidisciplinary Management of Cleft: Challenges and approaches. The specific problems we face in the treatment of Cleft patients and what I have learnt over the years

Dr Sandip Popat and Dr Ginette Phippen

Aim: Understand the challenges that patients with CLP present

Objectives: Following attendance on this course, delegates should:

    appreciate the need for a multidisciplinary approach
    be able to illustrate these challenges and approaches with clinical examples
    be able to understand the limitations and compromises to treatment
    be able to understand the impact that Restorative Dentistry has on patients with CLP
    GDC development outcomes: A, C and D


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