Here’s the key graphic as discussed in my lecture for Colgate. Click the image to view full size.
Dentistry Show 2016 and ‘The Next Five Years In Dentistry’
The annual Dentistry Show is one of the Industry’s most important event and informative events. And the 2016 event, held on Friday and Saturday of last week (22nd / 23rd April), proved to be no exception. Especially relevant, a two-day lecture programmes dedicated to each field in dentistry. Also an array of hands-on workshops, in addition to live clinical demonstrations by the experts. Not to mention a 400-strong trade show!
So, I had the pleasure of Chairing this year’s Industry Debate, sponsored by the Oral Health Foundation. It was entitled “The Next Five Years in Dentistry”. In addition, we had a first class panel of speakers comprising: –
First of all, Eddie discussed the future direction of Oasis Dental Care, and their commitment to patient centred practice development.
Since Roger retires this week it could have been his final public appearance. A fantastic dentist passionate about patient care and the way Denplan fits into dental care as a whole.
Also a dentist at heart, Steve demonstrated where BUPA is going locally (in the UK) and internationally.
Stephen, discussed the GDC (general dental council), litigation and how this will develop over the next few years.
Due to great interest, Sandra, spoke about the future for public health and the dental health of the nation.
CQC is vital and John (one of my favourite political figures within dentistry), leads the dental area of the CQC clinically. Most importantly, he gives advice to the CQC about what they should look out for in general practice.
Niki showed how important it is to develop your team within the dental practice.
Finally, Avi, discussed clinical dentistry and that we will need to increase the preventative focus of general practice.
Especially relevant, when the forum opened up to some lively interaction from the floor, there was a good discussion regarding how industry can support the preventative approach of general practice. Janet Clarke – the Deputy Chief Dental Officer invited the panel to debate ‘treating the patient as a whole not just the teeth’.
In conclusion, an excellent session that appeared to be well received by the delegates.