Dental Update Theatre

Please note, for those who attended lectures in the Dental Update Theatre, you will be issued a CPD certificate via email two weeks after the event.

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.



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 is guaranteed that there is 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

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Risk in dentistry - the CQC approach
John Milne, senior national dental advisor, CQC
10:45 AM - 11:20 AM
Managing the inevitable
Peter Sands, principal dentist and part time clinical lecturer, University of Birmingham
11:35 AM - 12:15 PM
Lessons from the flightdeck
Steve Hawkins, chief training pilot, British Airways
1:25 PM - 2:15 PM
Risk assessment in dentistry: patient procedure or practitioner?
Tara Renton, dentist and specialist in oral surgery, King’s Health Partners Orofacial Pain Service
2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
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 AM - 11:15 AM
Caries management in practice
Professor Nigel Pitts, leader of the GCCM Global Collaboratory for Caries Management Initiative,
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Funding a dental practice
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Current concepts in minimal invasive aesthetic dentistry 2018
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
NHS Dentistry: Dental Professions' Confidence Levels Revealed
Nigel Jones, sales and marketing director, Practice Plan
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
The patient journey
Guy Meyers, head of customer success, Software of Excellence
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
The erosion explosion! A practical guide to the MI management of erosive tooth wear

DAY 3 - Saturday 6th October

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Practice success workshop
Dev Patel, owner, Dental Beauty Swanley
Kate Matharu, customer success consultant,
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Harnessing the power of biotechnology to transform the future of preventive dentistry
Melonie Prebble, ,
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Sticky situations: A Practical Guide to MI Adhesive Restorative Dentistry
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Supporting dental teams to have effective behaviour change conversations with parents of young children
Peter Day, Consultant and Associate Professor in Paediatric Dentistry, University of Leeds
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Goodwill sales
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Dementia-friendly dentistry