Our expert panel includes Diane Rochford (President of the BSDHT) / Professor Robert Hill (Chair of Dental Physical Sciences at Barts and the London Medical School, and Chief Scientific Officer of BioMin) / as well as Harley Street dentists Dr Victoria Sampson /and orthodontist Dr Ariane Sampson (@thedentalsisters) / plus Joss Harding (@flossjoss), a specialist in dental care for cancer patients.
In this dental webinar we will explore the science of BioMin, a quantum leap in toothpaste technology. Our specialists – from professional experience as dental therapists, dentists and orthodontists – will share best practice: integrating clinical remineralising protocols; making tooth whitening treatments more effective and comfortable for patients; and sharing insight on how optimised oral hygiene can help develop a profitable practice – a win-win for patients and clinicians.
Victoria began her journey as a dental therapist at the Eastman Dental Hospital, London, in 2001 and continued to work within both in the NHS and private sector in the UK, and UAE private sector. She is the founder and former President of the Emirates Dental Hygienist Club. Victoria currently consults and is a key opinion leader for multiple industry leaders and runs the Smile Revolution, an oral health promotional entity driving leadership in dentistry, through oral health promotion.
Dr Sampson is an award-winning dentist who combines excellent professional, up-to-date knowledge and skills with a passionate drive for preventive dentistry. She believes this helps patients to avoid or detect any emerging problems early.
Director and Chief Scientific Officer, BioMin Technologies
Professor Hill is a Materials Engineer with a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College.
In his early career Robert worked with Alan Wilson on Glass Ionomer Cements (GICs) and in 1988 was part of the Group that won the Queens Award.
He was formerly Professor of Biomaterials at Imperial College. Robert Hill is the inventor of Serenocem® a GIC for ENT surgery and a co-inventor of Ultradex Recalcifying and Whitening – a nano hydroxyapatite toothpaste. In 2013, he won the Alan Wilson prize for Dental Materials and led the group that won the Armourers and Brasiers Venture Prize.
In 2014 he co-founded BioMin Technologies Limited, a Queen Mary University of London spin-out, based on key patents filed on Fluoride Containing Bioactive Glasses.
Joss started her dental career in the Royal Navy in 1987, qualifying as a dental hygienist at RADC Aldershot in 1992. Moving to Gloucestershire, Joss has been with the team at Confident Dental and Implant Clinic in Stroud, Gloucestershire, since 2007. In 2018 Joss won Dental Hygienist of the Year.
Joss is a clinical ambassador for the Mouth Cancer Foundation and was invited by BSDHT to be a working party member updating the PHE DBOH guidelines in the prevention and early detection of mouth cancer. Joss is part of the United Kingdom Oral Management in Cancer care group (UKOMIC) and has recently become involved in the consensus group with the World Dental Federation (FDI) to help with the development of an interprofessional course to improve the mouth care of cancer patients.
Joss has been published in many medical and dental publications and she speaks nationally to dental, medical and patient groups to help drive for a more collaborative holistic approach to cancer care. She is actively involved in charitable work including “Talking Mouths Talking Cancer Care”.
Joss is currently studying an MSc in Advanced and Specialist Healthcare with the University of Kent.
Ariane qualified from Barts and The London School of Medicine. She initially worked as a general dentist in Cambridge, London and Devon, during which time she completed extra training in Dental Implants. She obtained her Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Ariane held senior house officer and senior clinical fellow appointments in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Paediatric Dentistry at Northwick Park, The Royal London and Addenbrookes Hospitals.
Ariane began Orthodontic specialty training at Addenbrookes and Luton & Dunstable Hospitals after which she gained her Membership in Orthodontics with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and her Masters in Orthodontics from Kings College, London. Ariane continues to carry out research into links between social media and orthodontics and has a special interest in the use of mini-screws in orthodontics as a neat way to obtain anchorage for efficient tooth movement. Ariane is a registered Specialist in Orthodontics.
Diane began her career in dentistry as a dental nurse before qualifying as a dental hygienist at Guy’s Hospital, London in March 1996, before joining Dr Linda Greenwalls team in September 1996 where she continues to work, utilising her full scope of practice in all areas of dental hygiene, including tooth whitening.
Since 2008, Diane has been teaching with Dr Greenwall on her tooth whitening courses in the UK and overseas, before teaching her own specifically for dental hygienists and dental therapists in 2010, she has also written and published articles for various publications including Dental Health and in 2016, completed the BSc (Hons) degree course in Dental Studies for Dental Care Professionals at University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN).
A BSDHT (formally BDHA) member since qualifying, Diane has held the positions of elected council member, North West Regional group representative on council and President-Elect before taking on the role of President in November 2020.
This Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity full complies with the CPD requirements of the General Dental Council.
And FMC certifies this activity for 1 hour of enhanced CPD in the subject of The ‘smart’ way to provide preventative oral care for a profitable practice.
This CPD meets the criteria for the GDC’s development outcome C & D.