Dental Update Theatre

The ‘Dental Update Theatre’, organised by the editorial team at George Warman Publications, will see leading dental experts providing advice and guidance. Aside from the wide range of formal educational opportunities offered by the seminars and presentations, the occasion gives a great chance for all delegates to meet colleagues, build up their network and share experiences and best practice in a relaxed and convivial environment.

2018 Lecture programme

The Dental Update Theatre at this year’s Dental Showcase offers a range of lectures to attend, all guaranteed to extend skills and competency with practical knowledge to reapply in practice.

CPD should not be a simple ‘tick box’ exercise. You are investing your time, so you need to ensure you get the most out of it. The lecture programme at Showcase covers a diverse range of topics, where it was guarantees that there was something for everyone. To read the new guidelines from the GDC for enhanced CPD, please click here.

On the Thursday, the Dental Update Theatre will host a full day of lectures, including refreshment breaks and lunch provided, available for Dental Update subscribers only. To become a Dental Update subscribers, please click here.

On the Friday and Saturday, the Dental Update Theatre will host a range of experts, all of whom offered practical guidance on a range of clinical and non-clinical topics, and is available to all visitors.

To book any of the lectures, you must be registered for Dental Showcase. If you have already registered, you can log back into your account and select the lectures you wish to attend.


DAY 1 - Thursday 4th October

Only available for Dental Update subscribers

09:45 - 10:30

Risk in dentistry - the CQC approach

John Milne, senior national dental advisor, CQC

10:45 - 11:20

Managing the inevitable

Peter Sands, principal dentist and part time clinical lecturer, University of Birmingham

11:35 - 12:15

Lessons from the flightdeck

Steve Hawkins, chief training pilot, British Airways

13:25 - 14:15

Risk assessment in dentistry: patient procedure or practitioner?

Tara Renton, dentist and specialist in oral surgery, King’s Health Partners Orofacial Pain Service

14:30 - 15:20

Rules of survival (of restorations and teeth)

Trevor Burke, professor of primary dental care, University of Birmingham, and honorary consultant in restorative dentistry

DAY 2 - Friday 5th October

10:30 - 11:15

Caries management in practice

Professor Nigel Pitts, leader of the GCCM Global Collaboratory for Caries Management Initiative

11:30 - 12:15

Funding a dental practice

David Brewer, managing director, FTA

12:30 - 13:15

Current concepts in minimal invasive aesthetic dentistry 2018

Dr Linda Greenwell, BDS MGDS RCS MSc MRD RCS FFGDP FICD BEM, specialist in restorative dentistry and prosthodontics

13:30 - 14:15

The dental debate

Panellists to be confirmed

14:30 - 15:15

The patient journey

Guy Meyers, head of customer success, Software of Excellence

DAY 3 - Saturday 6th October

10:30 - 11:15

How we transformed our practice into a thriving business

Speaker to be confirmed

12:30 - 13:15

Sticky situations: A practical guide to MI adhesive restorative dentistry

Louis Mackenzie, GDP working in Birmingham and clinical lecturer, University of Birmingham School of Dentistry and in the postgraduate department at King's College London

14:30 - 15:15

Goodwill sales

Lis Hughes, managing director, Frank Taylor & Associates

15:30 - 16:15

Dementia-friendly dentistry

Paul Batchelor, vice-dean, FGDP (UK) & honorary senior lecturer, University College London