Manchester welcomes UK dental professionals to next BDA conference

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Manchester welcomes UK dental professionals to next BDA conference

Main session on Thursday morning. More than 5,000 professionals are expected for this year's conference. (Photograph: Daniel Zimmermann, DTI
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Dental Tribune International

Mon. 23 May 2016


LONDON & MANCHESTER, UK: The next edition of the British Dental Conference and Exhibition is set to return to Manchester this week. Being held again at the Central Convention Complex in the city’s up and coming Deansgate–Petersfield district, the event will present everything that dentists need to know about their profession in 2016. More than 5,000 visitors are expected for the conference and industry exhibition, which will both take place from 26 to 28 May.

According to the British Dental Association (BDA), this year’s conference programme features more than 130 sessions, presented by speakers from all around Britain and elsewhere, on a wide range of clinical aspects, such as implant maintenance, facial aesthetics and oral cancer management. Topical issues, such as the prototypes for a reformed NHS dental contract, will be discussed too. Christopher Orr, Gary DeWood, Linda Greenwall, Subir Banerji and Finlay Sutton are among the experts sharing their experience this year. A president’s lecture on Friday afternoon, held by Welsh psychologist Cliff Arnall on behalf of incoming BDA President Stuart Johnston, will reflect upon stress, its negative impact on well-being and achieving a calmer, more fulfilling life.

“Cliff’s lecture ‘Dental mental: The psychology of passion, flexibility and stress’ will not only offer insight into dealing with some of these complexities but promises to be entertaining as well,” Johnston said.

Overall, dental professionals will be able to gain up to 15 hours of verifiable continuing professional development (CPD) at the event. Credits can also be earned from attending sessions at the Speakers’ Corner, as well as the advice and workshop zones that will be open to exhibition pass and conference pass holders throughout the convention centre. Sessions that cover the recommended General Dental Council’s core CPD subjects are marked in the official programme. For a concise overview, the BDA also provides an application for iOS and Android mobile devices that can be downloaded free from the App Store and Google Play.

New products that aim to improve clinical outcomes and practice management workflows will be on display in the exhibition hall. Over 150 manufacturers and distributors from the UK and abroad have announced their participation in the trade event. Among others, a new product will be launched by the event’s main sponsor, Oral-B, which will be given away free to both conference and exhibition pass holders at Booth C04. Other launches include state-of-the-art equipment, such as intra-oral scanners, as well as new system solutions for treatment planning and practice management. A large number of service providers will also be on-site to provide attendees with financial or legal advice on a variety of issues.

“Dentistry remains a challenging profession in many ways and here at conference the BDA can help you address many of those challenges,” Johnston added.

Professionals can register for this year’s event either online or at the registration counter during the three days of the congress. Discounts are given to BDA members and dental students. More information and the detailed programme can be found on the official website at


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