Early caries prevention remains a key focus

Amanda Gallie describes what she will be presenting at this year’s The Dentistry Show.

This year’s Dentistry Show has been hailed as one of the most exciting upcoming events in the calendar, with the programme set to be bigger and better than ever before. Amongst the outstanding line-up of first-class speakers is Amanda Gallie – president of the British Association of Dental Therapists (BADT), Health Education England DCP tutor for East Midlands and dental therapist with over 20 years’ experience.

Titled, ‘Enhanced prevention for the 21st century dental care professional’ (DCP), the session will take place on Saturday morning in the Hygienist and Therapist Symposium.

‘The Dentistry Show is one of my favourite events of the year,’ comments Amanda. ‘Every time I lecture at the event, I am impressed with the innovation and insightfulness of the programme – and with an exciting line-up covering a number of pertinent topics planned for the upcoming show, 2017 is set to be another cracking year.’

Delivering better oral care

During her lecture Amanda will cover a number of key areas including how the current evidence-based toolkit can be used to deliver better oral care in regard to caries prevention, how to improve workflow for direct access and possible techniques for effective patient communication. She will also be examining some of the various technologies and imaging systems that are currently available to determine the effectiveness of alternative methods in caries detection. One such technology that Amanda will be looking at is a new imaging device from Calcivis, which utilises a unique photoprotein to mark active demineralisation.

‘It is widely known that early signs of caries can be difficult to detect. Of course, there are a number of approaches that can be implemented to detect caries at an early stage – none of which require picking up a drill.

‘Exploring the clinical application of the latest solutions is integral to keeping on top of the early detection and prevention of dental caries. However, these devices should never be used as a substitute to radiography and visual detection, but alongside these methods – a point that will be explored in a lot more detail during my lecture at The Dentistry Show.

‘By addressing such matters, I hope that delegates attending the lecture leave with not only a better understanding of the technologies that are available to them, but also with knowledge of a tried and tested caries index that can be used in practice. And if people leave with a new sense of confidence and drive to excel in caries detection then I’ll take that as a bonus!’

Register for your free pass

The two-day event, which also features a number of other theatres and symposiums as well as an extensive trade show, is completely free to attend. To secure your place, register for your free delegate pass online today via www.dentistryshow.co.uk/news.

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