2017 Speakers

Sara Hurley, Chief Dental Officer England, BDS (UBrist), MFGDP(UK), MSc (UCL), MA (King’s), FDSRCS, psc(j)

Sara Hurley graduated from University of Bristol Dental School in 1988 and was commissioned into the Royal Army Dental Corps. Having consolidated her General Dental Practitioner skills across a wide range clinical postings and operational deployments she then moved into healthcare management, public health and healthcare policy. Remaining in public service she stepped onto the national stage as Chief Dental Officer England in 2015.

As England’s professional lead for oral health and dental care Sara’s responsibilities include supporting NHS England, Health Education England and the Department of Health Ministerial team with professional and clinical advice.

Current priorities include the development and implementation of an Integrated Oral Health and Dental Care strategy for NHS England. The four key work strands are:

  • The re-design of the NHS England Commissioning infrastructure, weaving a clinical thread throughout the NHS England Dental Care commissioning chain.
  • A focus on integrated patient safety, event reporting and capturing learning to deliver on the NHS commitment to quality improvement within the dental care arena.
  • Setting the conditions for the success of the Department of Health Contract Reform programme; a critical activity if we are to make the transition from dental activity to oral health as the desired outcome of the NHS dental service.
  • And finally ensuring that oral health sits within every other health and social care pathway.

Whilst the CDO remit does not include NHS England commissioning of dental services she is focused on ensuring that regional and local area teams align their commissioning intent and healthcare initiatives with the strategic vision and evidence base in order to improve outcomes for patients across all five domains of the NHS Outcomes Framework.

Dr. Ben Atkins BDS, chairman, Salford Local Dental Committee, and ambassador for Wrigleys

Dr Ben Atkins studied dentistry at Sheffield University, qualifying in 1998. After that, he spent some time at Karolinska Dental Hospital, which is renowned for its restorative work. This is still his special interest today.

In 2001, Ben bought the Monton dental practice in Salford. This now part of our four-surgery Revive Dental Care business. Since then, they are proud to have won many awards. They also run an in-house service in Stockport, an out-of-hours service in Ancoats. They are very involved with local homeless charities, where they provide free dental care.

Dr Atkins was a member of the Young Dentists Commission in 1999. Since then he has been Press and Parliamentary Representative for the British Dental Association. He is also a spokesperson for the Oral Health Foundation, which gets him involved in frequent media work. He also used to lecture at Manchester Dental School.

Trevor Burke, professor of primary dental care, University of Birmingham

Trevor graduated from Queens University in Belfast. He worked in general dental practice in Manchester from 1974 to 1996, also working in the Unit of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Manchester.

Gary Dorman BDentSc, GDP/dentist, In-Line Orthodontic UK Ltd

Gary Dorman trained in Dublin and qualified in 1990. He joined the Hartley Dental Practice in Kent as an associate in 1991 and became Principal in 1998. He first discovered In-Line in 2007, having treated himself with the system, and has successfully treated many of his patients with the system ever since as part of his General Dentistry. If you would like more information, please email Gary at garydorman@hotmail.com or call In-Line on 01474 702359

Hayley Drury, dental nurse

Hayley has worked as a Dental Nurse since 2001. During her career at the practice in Grantham, she has gained post qualifications in Oral Health Education, Radiography, Sedation Nursing and she is also qualified to apply fluoride and take dental impressions. In 2011, she was promoted to a management role within the practice. Over the years, they have worked hard as a team to be effective with the chair time of patients and work in the most effective way possible. Hayley has more recently been involved in the teaching of foundation dentist with the 4 handed technique. This technique involves the dental nurse in all aspects of the treatment and utilities the great skills they have to offer.

Moving forward, she would like continue to deliver the 4 handed training technique to other colleagues in dentistry.

Dr James Tang, CES, MBA, BDS, LDS RCS, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Level 3 Personal Trainer, Sports Nutritionist and Level 3 Sports Massage Therapist, with special interest in postural dysfunction and lower back problems

Taimoor Kamran, principal dentist, Hadley Wood Dental Practice

Taimoor graduated as a dentist in Pakistan in 2003 and has been practicing in London with special interest in aesthetic and implant dentistry since 2006. In 2010, he joined the Kings’ College London (KCL) MSc in Aesthetic Dentistry programme and graduated with distinction in December 2012. Taimoor is a postgraduate clinical tutor and examiner at King’s College London Dental institute, is a fellow and registered speaker for International Team for Implantology (ITI) and an accredited mentor for the Straumann implant system. He has a keen interest in computer-assisted implant surgery and lectures on various topics relating to implant and aesthetic dentistry nationally and internationally.

Kath Eastwood, dentist

Kath qualified as a dentist in 1989 and worked in general dental practice throughout her career, and specifically at Maltings Dental Practice Grantham since 1992. She has been involved in foundation training since 2005 as an Educational Supervisor/Training Programme Director and Associate Postgraduate Dean.

She is passionate about four handed dentistry due to:

  • Development of upper back pain personally in 2000 due to poor posture
  • Observation of many young colleagues in Foundation who have incorrect posture and evidence of musculoskeletal issues developing early in their careers and also their nurses.
  • Implementation of four handed techniques with Hayley in day to day practice which benefits our patients, our team work and job satisfaction

Her desire is for Hayley and her to pass on our knowledge and skills with further four handed sessions and workshops through interactive and participative teaching sessions that are fun and achievable.

Megan Fairhall #LiveToSmile , Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist at Harley Street Dental Clinic

Megan graduated from the UoP in 2010 with a BSc (hons) in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy.

In 2015 she developed her own personal dental brand Megan Fairhall #LiveToSmile marketing her teeth whitening and hygiene services through online social media channels, her website and blog.

Megan has now successfully introduced her brand in three different dental practices, one being on the famous Harley Street in London.

Due to her innovative thinking Megan has subsequently been asked by the global brand Philips to represent them as a key opinion leader and is a brand ambassador for their "Shine On" campaign, helping to inspire and empower DH&DT's.

Dr Jameel Gardee, dentist, Digital Smile Design UK

Dr Jameel Gardee graduated with a BDS with Commendation from Glasgow University in 1995.

Subsequently he completed a post graduate degree in Advanced Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry from Boston University in 2001, where he was a Resident in the Department of Restorative Sciences. Since then, he is Clinical Director and partner at his own practice - The Glasgow Smile Clinic, which is limited to Cosmetic, Restorative and Implant dentistry.

Jameel is a Digital Smile Design Master and an official DSD Instructor under Christian Coachman. He lectures on these subjects and is also Vice Chairman of Welltime, an IT company that produces innovative practice management solutions for the dental sector.

Jameel is a director with Exceptional Dental Seminars, a company providing world class speakers and educators both in the UK and South Africa.

Professor Edward Lynch, professor and principal director of Biomedical and Clinical Research in the School of Dental Medicine, State University of Nevada Las Vegas

Professor Edward Lynch , PhD, Lond, MA, BDentSc, TCD, FDSRCSEd, FIADFE, FDSRCSLond, FASDA is Professor and Principal Director of Biomedical and Clinical Research in the School of Dental Medicine in the state University of Nevada Las Vegas. He is also an honorary Professor in DeMontfort University in the UK. He has been Head of Dentistry in the University of Warwick and Professor of Restorative Dentistry in Queen’s University Belfast. He is also a specialist in 3 disciplines, Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry as well as being a BUPA Consultant in Oral Surgery and has more than 620 publications.

In 2012 he was awarded the Fellowship of The American Society for Dental Aesthetics and is the first UK Dentist to ever achieve this prestigious Fellowship. In 2013 he was awarded from the University of Warwick one of the 10 WATE (Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence) prestigious awards for his teaching in Warwick Dentistry where he was Head of Dentistry. He was elected as the President (2017) of the Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Toxicology (PTT) Research Groups in the International Association for Dental Research.

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

Louis delivers lectures nationally and internationally on direct and indirect restorative techniques and minimally invasive dentistry.

He designed and presents a series of popular hands-on courses, is an editorial board member at Dental Update and is the head of clinical training at Simplyhealth professionals. He is also academic lead of the University of Birmingham’s new MSc programme in Restorative Dentistry.

Heidi Marshall, partner, Dodd & Co Specialist Dental Accountants

As healthcare partner with Dodd & Co Heidi specialises in the accountancy & tax affairs of dentists. She acts for clients up and down the country and regularly contributes to the dental press and presents at seminars.

Heidi works closely with dental practices to assist with all areas of financial management and is experienced in advising new practices set up. She has 300 dental professional clients and therefore immense experience in this specialist area.

She is a member of NASDAL (The National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers) and ASPD (Association of Specialist Providers to Dentists).

Heidi is also a technical mentor for other firms of accountants who don’t specialise in dentistry but do have clients in the field. She uses her expertise to guide them through the complicated issues relating to dental finance.

Dr Sinead McEnhill, clinical director, Belmore Dental Implant Clinic

Sinead McEnhill is the Clinical Director of Belmore Dental Implant Clinic, 2017 Irish Dentistry Practice of the Year. Also 2016 UK Private Dentistry Best Team UK North and 2017 Best Team Ireland.

Sinead is an advanced implant diplomate from the Royal College of Surgeons, London and completed her MSc in Implant Dentistry from Leeds University in 2016, where her research was related to peri-implantitis.

Sinead is dedicated to lifelong learning and education of dentists hoping to aspire in the world of implant dentistry. She has special interest in the workflow of digital technology for the future of implant dentistry and smile design, as an planning tool towards attaining harmony of aesthetics and function for every patient.

Dr Catherine Rutland, head of professional support services, Simplyhealth Professionals

As Head of Professional Support Services at Simplyhealth Professionals, Dr Catherine Rutland leads the team that provides assistance to member dentists; helping to support them with all aspects of running their practices successfully, with particular focus on providing advice and support during clinical disputes and times of professional risk.

After qualifying as a dentist from Leeds University in 1992 and doing a year as a House Officer, Catherine worked as a Senior House Officer in Newcastle before settling into general dental practice. Catherine joined Denplan part-time in 2010 and was promoted to her current position in 2016. She has been joint partner at Broadway Lifesmiles dental practice in Thatcham for the last 19 years, and completed a Masters in Medical Ethics and Law from King's College London in 2013. She is also a certified member of the Institute of Risk Management and recently completed a Level 7 Certificate in Leadership Mentoring and Coaching.

Guy Meyers, head of customer success, Software of Excellence

Guy has over 10 years’ experience working in Marketing Services and has spent the last 3 years at Software of Excellence in a variety of Marketing and Product roles. He has helped shape the development path for SOE’s flagship EXACT practice management software, and recently launched a new Customer Success Team which supports the company’s ethos of helping to turn good practices into great businesses.

Luke Moore, director, Dental Elite

As one of the most experienced practice valuers in dentistry, Luke has seen through the introduction of the 2006 NHS contract, amendments to the Dentists Act 1985 and the recession that followed both; witnessing the significant changes that this has made to dental practice values along the way. After playing a fundamental role in establishing another dental consultancy firm together with Paul Wilkinson, he launched Dental Elite in Spring 2010, bringing together their backgrounds in Finance and Healthcare Management.

As a duo they have now brokered well over a hundred multi-million pound transactions in the sector and even more transactions on a smaller scale, establishing Dental Elite as one of the two most respected practice sales agents in Dentistry whilst maintaining the individual and personable service upon which Dental Elite was first established.

Now a business brokering over 100 individual transactions and 450 valuations a year, they have built a knowledgeable and committed team covering not just Practice Sales but also Practice Finance and Recruitment, recently winning a Dental Industry Award, recognising the team’s contribution and the business was shortlisted for two more. They have also achieved the Investors in People standard in the last year.

Alex O’Neill, professional services manager, CODE iComply

Alex O’Neill is Professional Service Manager at CODE, a company that has supported practice owners and managers for 40 years. He has led the iComply compliance and research team and headed up the consultancy services for the last three years.

Prior to joining CODE, Alex worked as a manager for corporate dental companies, as a business coach, and as a consultant with a focus on operational excellence and change management.

Graham Ramsden, radiation protection adviser, Public Health England

Graham Ramsden is a Radiation Protection Adviser and Medical Physics Expert for dental radiography. He has been working for Public Health England (PHE) for nearly 30 years and is the Technical Manager for PHE's Dental X-ray Protection Services.

Dr Monik Vasant BChD, MFGDP, MSc, aesthetic dental surgeon, Fresh Dental

Monik is a highly experienced clinician with a special interest in minimally invasive aesthetic dentistry. He has trained under many of the world’s leading dentists and has an MSc in Aesthetic & Restorative dentistry.

He is the director of the Fresh Dental clinics with sites in Central London and Greater Manchester.

Monik lectures on various postgraduate courses around the UK and overseas on topics minimally invasive dentistry and anterior alignment orthodontics. His highly regarded composite bonding course “Totally composite” is held throughout the Uk and internationally.

He is a global key opinion leader for Coltene and is the clinical lead on the development team for the next generation of composite materials. He is also on the European Aesthetic Dentistry Advisory Board and a clinical speaker for Invisalign.

He has appeared many times in the UK media including appearances on television programmes such as GMTV, ITN News, The One Show and Goks Style Secrets. He was also an author for the “Messages from Dental Masters” series of books and has authored his own book entitled “Smile Art”.

Paul Wilkinson, director, Dental Elite

As one of the most experienced practice valuers in dentistry, Luke Moore has seen through the introduction of the 2006 NHS contract, amendments to the Dentists Act 1985 and the recession that followed both; witnessing the significant changes that this has made to dental practice values along the way. After playing a fundamental role in establishing another dental consultancy firm together with Paul Wilkinson, they launched Dental Elite in Spring 2010, bringing together their backgrounds in Finance and Healthcare Management.

As a duo they have now brokered well over a hundred multi-million pound transactions in the sector and even more transactions on a smaller scale, establishing Dental Elite as one of the two most respected practice sales agents in Dentistry whilst maintaining the individual and personable service upon which Dental Elite was first established.

Now a business brokering over 100 individual transactions and 450 valuations a year, they have built a knowledgeable and committed team covering not just Practice Sales but also Practice Finance and Recruitment, recently winning a Dental Industry Award, recognising the team’s contribution and the business was shortlisted for two more. They have also achieved the Investors in People standard in the last year.

Alan Suggett, partner, NASDAL

Alan is a Chartered Accountant and partner in UNW LLP chartered accountants.

He is a member of the National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants & Lawyers (NASDAL) and a member of the technical committee, and chair of the NHS Superannuation committee.

Alan is the editor of the quarterly NASDAL goodwill survey which analyses all member client practice sales, purchases, and valuations.

John Milne, Senior National Professional Advisor for dentistry. CQC

John has been a member of Wakefield LDC for more than 30 years and currently serves as Chair. He is a GDP from Wakefield and has represented colleagues nationally as a GDPC member, serving as Chair from 2009-2015. John was appointed National Professional Adviser, Dentistry to the Care Quality Commission in April 2015 where he leads the clinical team.

Matthew Hill, executive director of strategy, General Dental Council

Matthew’s knowledge of regulatory policy has been gained through a number of senior roles across a wide range of fields. These include food safety, alcohol and broadcasting, with Matthew having held director positions in both research and intelligence. Prior to joining the GDC, Matthew was director of regulatory risk at the Gambling Commission, where he applied learning from major regulatory cases to improve protection for consumers, children and vulnerable adults. Within our organisation, his role as director of strategy includes the development and implementation of strategy, policy and communications.

Graeme Tunbridge, group manager, MHRA

Graeme is Group Manager for Devices Regulatory Affairs at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). He is responsible for teams dealing with notified body oversight, clinical investigation approval, compliance investigations, borderline and classification issues and implementation of new EU medical device legislation.

Graeme has been a civil servant for 13 years and has spent his career working primarily on healthcare policy. He has previously held Deputy Director roles at the Department of Health and also spent 18 months as Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Health.

Clare Clark, technical support manager, schülke UK

Clare has been schülke UK Technical Support Manager since 2002 and has previous experience in the fields of microbiological testing analysis of pharmaceutical products and physical chemistry / forensics.

She is currently a member of the CTPA Microbiology Working Group, member of CTPA - GMP committee and a Member of ABHI Sterilisation and Microbiology Working Group

Professor James Prichard, MClinDent in Endodontogy, BPP University working with the City of London Dental School

Visiting Professor and Programme Leader, MClinDent in Endodontology at BPP University working with the City of London Dental School.

Professor Prichard is a renowned teacher in Endodontics, delivering hands on courses, lectures and seminars throughout the UK and overseas. He has held the posts of Associate Clinical Teacher, Clinical Teaching Fellow and Clinical Supervisor in Endodontics on the Masters Programme at The University of Warwick prior to joining BPP University in London as Visiting Professor and Programme leader for the MClinDent in Endodontology.

He has supervised postgraduate students in Endodontics including several dissertations and theses. He has published in the scientific journals including the International Endodontic Journal, The British Dental Journal.

He has lectured at conferences including the British Dental Association annual meeting and the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry. He is a Key Opinion Leader for several endodontic companies and has demonstrated the latest advances in endodontic technology for Schottlander and FKG Dentaire at the Dental Showcases and Dentistry Show in the UK since 2004. He gained his Masters Degree (MSc) in Restorative Dental Practice with distinction for his dissertation which he completed at The Eastman Dental Institute in London.

He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Dental Facial Esthetics in New York, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Biritish Academy of Restorative Dentistry. He is a member of the British Endodntic Society and the European Society of Endodontics.

Dr. Daniel Saund, consultant oral surgeon, Cerezen

Mr Daniel Saund qualified from Bristol University in 2002. After completing his vocational training he worked in general dental practice for two years. He subsequently trained at the Royal Shrewsbury, Princess Royal Telford, Queen Elizabeth and Birmingham Dental Hospitals. He has passed his MFGDP, MFDSRCS, MJDFRCS post graduate examinations and most recently successfully completed his registrar training to become a Consultant Oral Surgeon.

Among his wide ranging clinical responsibilities, he encounters many patients suffering with temporomandibular disorders. He has a keen interest in using the Cerezen™ device as a simple, conservative and non-invasive technique for successfully managing this condition.

Amit Patel, specialist in periodontics & implant dentists, Birmingham Dental Specialists

Amit is the principal specialist and director at Birmingham Dental Specialists in Birmingham. His special interests are dental implants, regenerative and aesthetic Periodontics.

Amit graduated from the University of Liverpool and completed a 4 year specialist training programme in Periodontics at Guy’s, King’s & St Thomas’ Dental Institute. Amit was an Associate Specialist in Periodontics at the Birmingham Dental School for 9 years and is still an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Birmingham School of Dentistry . He has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including lecturing to dental practitioners both in the UK and internationally.

Reena Wadia, speciality trainee in Periodontology, associate dentist, clinical tutor, Guy’s Hospital, Woodford Dental Care, Barts & The London

Reena qualified from Barts and The London with the prestigious Gold Medal as well as numerous other undergraduate dental awards. Following general practice, Reena worked as a Senior House Officer in both Restorative Dentistry and Oral Surgery. Reena has recently completed the part-time specialty training programme in Periodontology at Guy’s Hospital. She is working in practice at Woodford Dental Care and 22 Wimpole Street.

As well as being passionate about acquiring new knowledge, Reena has always encouraged and supported other young dentists by sharing any learning and experiences. To this end, she created her own blog (www.reenawadia.com) as a platform to communicate valuable information. Reena is also a part-time clinical tutor at Barts and The London and endeavours to contribute to the profession through her National Board Member position at the Faculty of General Dental Practice and local committee role with the British Dental Association.

Simon Chard. Cosmetic dentist, Rothley Lodge Dental Practice

Dr Simon Chard BDS(Hons) BSc(Hons) qualified with Honours from King's College London Dental Institute in 2012. In 2015 he was voted the Best Young Dentist in London and also the overall Best Young Dentist in the UK at the prestigious Dentistry Awards.

Simon is very passionate about providing beautiful, healthy smiles for his patients and is a big promoter of using digital technology to simplify cosmetic and implant dentistry.

Dental education is something that is a major part of Simon’s professional career and he has dedicated thousands of hours to advanced training from the best dentist’s around the world. Further to this Simon regularly teaches other dentists in the topics of digital dentistry, dental photography and minimally invasive aesthetic dental techniques.

Simon comes from generations of dentists and is co-owner of Rothley Lodge Dental Practice in Staines-Upon-Thames with his wife Dr Meghan Chard.

Dr Jan Einfeldt, principal dentist, Staplehurst Dental Practice

Dr. Jan Einfeldt, is a third-generation dentist, qualified in 1994 from the Royal Dental College in Copenhagen Denmark. He has been the Principal Dentist at Staplehurst Dental Practice since 1999. Jan believes good dentistry should focus on the person not “just teeth”. He is dedicated to helping people overcome the fear of the dentist and regaining confidence in their smiles and themselves. He is an experienced Six Month Smiles Provider and one of only three international clinical instructors in the world. He is certified to teach this technique to other dentists. He has delivered lectures in 11 cities across the UK, Ireland and Germany, and speaks Danish and German fluently.

He also is a member of the professional speaking association (PSA) and was the keynote speaker at the first {my}dentist Clinical conference in 2015.

Dr Jaswinder Gill, principal dentist, Moonlight Dental

Dr. Gill qualified from Kings College Dental School, London in 1995, where he achieved his Bachelor of Dental Surgery. He is committed to further education and in 1997, completed a further Diploma in General Dental Practice. Following his qualification he spent 13 years gaining experience in a dental practice in West London before buying his own practice in Slough in 2006. During this time he also added additional services to the practice including a smoking cessation clinic and an emergency walk in centre. Since then he also incorporated a seven-day a week pharmacy into the practice.

In 2008 Dr. Gill purchased a practice in Poole and in early 2009 he purchased Shinfield Dental Centre. Throughout all of his practices, Dr. Gill is committed to ensuring patients receive the highest possible standard of care, and in view of this all three practices have achieved BDA Good Practice status and have all registered and passed with the Care Quality Commission.

Dr. Gill has a vested interest in new treatments, especially cosmetic options and adult orthodontics, and he enjoys implementing new treatments leading to patients gaining their ideal smile.

In addition to being a Six Month Smiles Clinical Instructor and Mentor, Dr. Gill is also fully accredited in providing Botox and Dermal Filler treatments.

Ravi Rattan, clinical director, Southern Dental

Ravi Rattan FRPPH Clinical Director at Southern Dental, which is now part of a pan European group called Colosseum Dental. The group has dental practices in six countries including the UK, Switzerland and Norway

Ravi joined the company in 2016 and leads a team of nine, ensuring clinical excellence and compliance within the business. He is also the principal of an NHS / Private practice in London and is a Dento – Legal Adviser with Dental Protection.

Ravi has had experience in hospital practice as a clinician and lecturer in London hospitals. He has experience with postgraduate education through FD1 training and lecturing and has recently invited to join the team at Kings College Dental School to support the undergraduate teaching programme.

He has considerable experience within the NHS having completed recently over 20 years as Dental Adviser to NHSE (London Team) and recently completed his term as the Chairman of the Local Professional Network for Dentistry in South Herts and Midlands ( NHSE) . He has held senior positions within Local Dental Committees and the BDA.

Julie Rosse, dental hygienist, Wisdom Toothbrushes Ltd

Julie qualified as a Dental Hygienist at the Eastman Dental Institute in London in 1995, and then worked for a short time in community dental health before working in general practice where she still works to the present day.

After many years at local and then national level of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) as their Regional Group Coordinator, she was elected in 2010 to the post of President Elect.

Julie later became President of the BSDHT - representing dental hygienists and therapists for the term of 2012 – 2014, where her role took her all over the UK and the world as an ambassador for the profession.

She has written articles and given presentations to various groups around the UK; has been a panel member at numerous events; attended a debate in the House of Commons and was the first DCP as far as we know to be given a slot to speak at a Westminster Health Forum Keynote Seminar.

She is a passionate and committed member of BSDHT, as well as a member of the British Society of Periodontology (BSP), and a DCP member of the British Association of Forensic Odontologists (BAFO)

Julie has a particular interest in treating periodontal disease and the holistic approach to total oral care and well-being.

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