Welcome to Day One of the BSDH Spring 2021 Conference!


POSTER EXHIBITION

Some excellent posters have been submitted for this year's BSDH Poster Prize and the new DCP Poster Prize.

During the break why not take a look!

Click here to view the Poster Exhibition

 

PRESIDENTIAL WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

Dr Sobia Rafique
Consultant in Special Care Dentistry
President of BSDH

 


PRESENTATIONS FOR THE 2021 BSDH PRIZES

Clinical Audit Prize Presentations (click here to read the abstracts)

Improving Dental Care for Cardiac Transplant Patients. 
Emma O'Donnell

Fluoride Provision for Special Care Patients: An Audit
Nicola Cloney

Service Evaluation of Dental Pathway for Homeless Cohort During Initial Covid-19 Surge
Maryam Ismail 

Clinical Prize Presentations (click here to read the abstracts)

Evaluating Provision of Dental Treatment using Radiotherapy Mapping Templates for Patients Receiving Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer
Laura McKay

Multidisciplinary Management of a Dental Patient with Type 2 Neurofibromatosis (NF2)
Japarsh Gill

The Dental Management of a Frail Patient with Complex Medical Needs.
Elizabeth Cheales 


 

UPDATES RELATED TO SPECIALTY TRAINING AND SEDATION

Dr David Craig
MBE FDS RCSEd

Consultant / Sedation Lead at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London
Visiting Professor at the University of Portsmouth

 

David has over 35 years’ experience practising and teaching conscious sedation techniques for dental and medical procedures. 

During this presentation David will:

  • Provide an update on sedation courses and qualifications  for both nurses and clinicians
  • Provide information on the new diploma course
  • Discuss the trends in demand for training in recent years
  • Provide an update on changes to IASCD guidelines
  • Describe the process of gaining accreditation for sedation training
  • Discuss the mentoring and support available for going through the accreditation process and setting up sedation services



 

MANAGING PATIENTS WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS

Dr Mike Waller
MBBS MRCP(Resp) PhD

Consultant Physician in Adult Cystic Fibrosis and Respiratory Medicine, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Honorary Senior Lecturer, King's College London

 

Mike works as a consultant in cystic fibrosis and respiratory medicine at King’s College Hospital, London. He was awarded a PhD by Imperial College London for his thesis ‘The behaviour of the cystic fibrosis respiratory epithelium and its response to multidose CFTR gene therapy’. During his research he worked on a landmark CF gene therapy trial, and developed an interest in the electrophysiology of the CF airway using nasal potential difference measurement. He was subsequently appointed as a CF Trust senior clinical fellow at the Royal Brompton Hospital, before completing his specialty respiratory training in 2017. His clinical interests include CF diagnostics, and is a member of the European CF Society (ECFS) Difficult CF Diagnostic Network Working Group and the ECFS Standardisation Committee. 

During this presentation Mike will:

  • Provide an overview of cystic fibrosis  
  • Explain medical management including an update on heart-lung transplants and explain psychosocial impact 
  • Explain the role of the multi -disciplinary team in primary care / secondary team settings
  • Outline challenges, barriers and future developments
  • Discuss what the dental team needs to be aware of when managing patients with CF in terms of respiratory disease



 

SAFE MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH TRACHEOSTOMIES

Alice Howard
BMedSci (hons), MRCSLT

Principal Speech & Language Therapist
Regional Hyper-acute Rehabilitation Unit, Northwick Park Hospital

 

Alice qualified as a speech and language therapist in 2010 having trained at the University of Sheffield. Began working in acquired disorders within stroke, acute care and brain injury rehabilitation settings within the NHS. Moved to the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in 2012 to specialise in complex neuro-disability and worked across rehabilitation, long term care and ventilator units. Recently moved back into the NHS to become lead speech and language therapist within the Regional Hyper-acute Rehabilitation Unit at Northwick Park, continuing to specialise in neuro-rehabilitation for people with severe brain injuries, including people in prolonged disorders of consciousness. In 2019 co-authored the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) position paper on FEES (fibre-optic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing). Currently completing a MSc in Acquired Communication Disorders through the University of Sheffield. Presently an advisor on complex neuro-disability for the RCSLT, and chair of the national Clinical Excellence Network for Adult Acquired Dysphagia.

During this presentation Alice will:

  • Explain why tracheostomies are indicated
  • Explain the different types of tracheostomies
  • Explore the impact of Covid – are we likely to manage more patients with tracheostomies?
  • Explain the impact of tracheostomies on dental management and considerations for safe management
  • Give advice on communicating with patients who have tracheostomies
  • Explain the importance of maintaining excellent oral hygiene including ‘Mouth Care Matters’ 
  • Explain the weaning process and how best to manage patients during this period 
  • Discuss case studies and any medico legal / ethical considerations

 




ORAL MANIFESTATIONS OF RESPIRATORY DISEASE AND ITS DENTAL MANAGEMENT IN ORAL SURGERY

Dr Jashme Patel
BDS (Hons), MFDS RCS Ed, M Oral Surg RCS Eng

Oral Surgery Consultant
King's College Hospital London

 

Jashme is a Consultant Oral Surgeon at King's College Hospital, London. After qualifying with Honours from King's College London in 2007, she completed her speciality training at Guy's and King's College Hospitals and went on to obtain a Membership in Oral Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons England.  Her main focus is managing medically complex patients. This includes the caring for haemato-oncology, liver and renal disease patients. Furthermore, she is part of the bisphosphonate service, assessing patients prior to starting medications and managing the dental complications of these drugs. 

During this presentation Jashme will:

  • Explain how respiratory diseases and their treatment can affect dental management, including cystic fibrosis and asthma 
  • Explain the impact of immune-suppressant medications on dental management 
  • MRONJ
  • Present cases

 




AN UPDATE FROM ISDH

Dr Catherine Waldron
ISDH President

 

AN UPDATE FROM IADH

Dr Alison Dougall
IADH President

 

Close of Day One of the Conference  




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