Event Details

Thursday 27th and Friday 28th June 2019

Venue: Leeds Marriott Hotel, 4 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 6ET

Understanding eCPD and Achieving Your Mandatory Training

Dental professionals practicing in the UK have a duty to keep their skills and knowledge up to date.  The BAOS Core CPD Course aims to provide those working in primary and secondary care, in the NHS and in private and independent practice with up to date information across all core subjects as set out by the General Dental Council (GDC).

The event is opened with an address from GDC colleagues outlining the new eCPD requirements and the future developments in Continuous Professional Learning.

This course will cover medical emergencies, disinfection and decontamination including HTM 01-05, radiography and radiation protection, the latest in legal and ethical issues, complaints handling, early detection of oral cancer and safeguarding children.

Keeping up with your professional development requirements is the key to delivering good quality care to patients and the public.  Completion of this course can be used as evidence towards meeting your CPD requirements with the GDC


Thursday 27 June 2019

09.45 – 10.25                Registration and Refreshments

10.25 – 10.30                 Welcome – Divya Keshani

10.30 – 11.30                eCPD GDC Shifting the balance and future CPD developments – Patrick Kavanagh and Sidonie Francis

11.30 – 12.30                 Safeguarding Children – Ruth Skelton

12:30 – 13.30                Lunch

13.30 – 14.30                Oral Cancer Awareness – Vlasios Oktseloglou

14.30 – 15:30                 Medico-legal update – Elaine Cook        

15:30 – 16.00               Refreshments

16.00 – 17.30                 Infection control Jason Atkinson

17.30 – 17.40                 Vote of thanks and comfort break

17.40 – 18.00                Reg Rep Meeting


Friday 28 June 2019

08.45 – 09.25                 Registration and Refreshments

09.25- 09.30                 Welcome – Divya Keshani

09.30 – 10.30                IRMER – Edward Walker

10.30 – 11.30                 CBCT – Edward Walker

11.30 – 12.00                Refreshments

12.00 – 13.00                Sedation update – Katherine Wilson

13:00 – 14.15                 Lunch

14.15 – 15:15                 Medical Emergencies – Jim Carey

15:15 – 15.45                  Refreshments

15.45 – 16.45                 Medical Emergencies – Jim Carey

16.45 – 16.50                 Vote of thanks



To provide an update on all aspects of mandatory core CPD and highlight the changes to CPD standards expected from clinicians by the GDC.

Learning content:

  • Delegates will have information on current concepts:
  • eGDC and the future of CPD as described GDC
  • Safeguarding children
  • Oral cancer awareness
  • Infection control
  • Medico-legal update including complaints handling
  • Current standards for sedation
  • Medical emergencies

GDC Domains:

This CPD course meets the criteria for the GDC’s development outcome  A, B, C, D.

CPD Points awarded:  11 CPD points awarded


Patrick Kavanagh – pending

Ms Sidonie Francis Bachelor of Arts Criminology
Sidonie joined the General Dental Council in October 2018 as the Head of Registration, overseeing the UK Registration, Dental Care Professional and Dentist Casework Teams. Sidonie has worked in health care regulation for the past 10 years in various senior and management roles across registration, education, fitness to practise and examinations in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Dr Ruth Skelton
Consultant Paediatrician and Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Bradford
Ruth trained in child abuse in Leeds. After a brief spell as a Neonatologist she moved to Bradford and set up a sexual abuse assessment service. Ruth is a member of the RCPCH working party for the sexual abuse book update and does a wide variety of training, organising the 5 day child protection module of the Yorkshire PGDip and is on the ALSG working group for the national child protection courses. She has worked with multiagency forums on FII, and enuresis and CSE and wrote a chapter on the role of the paediatrician in Safeguarding Children for Safeguarding Children in Primary Health care
Ruth has worked with paediatric dentistry in Bradford / Leeds helping with studies on dental neglect and dental aspects of CP medicals leading to a presentation and publication. I spoke at the first Arabian /4th ESPSN paediatric dental conference in Egypt May 2017 and to keep sane Ruth walks her dog!

Mr Vlasios Oktseloglou MD DDS OMFS
Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Vlasios joined the unit in Bradford as Consultant October 2016. He is part of the head and neck oncology team and his specialist areas of practice are head and neck oncology and trauma

Dr Elaine Cook ChD MGDS RCS(Eng) PgCert(DLE) GDipLaw PGDipLegalStudies(LPC) PGDipManagement
Dentolegal Adviser Dental Protection
Dr Elaine qualified as a dentist from Leeds University in December 1986, and joined the Royal Army Dental Corps in 1987 on a Short Service Commission then a Medium Commission as a Dental Officer in the Royal Air Force in 1992. She has extensive experience of primary dental care within the military, in peacetime and on operations, and has served in various operational theatres including the first Gulf War conflict. Elaine is now the Senior Dental Officer in the Royal Auxiliary Air Force with 4626 (Aeromedical Evacuation) Squadron based at RAF Brize Norton. She has also gained experience within the NHS, Private, Prison and Community Dental Services as a locum dental surgeon whilst studying for her legal qualifications before qualifying as a solicitor, and so has a broad knowledge of many areas of dentistry.
Elaine joined Dental Protection in September 2014 initially as a Part-Time Associate Dento-Legal Adviser as well as a Civilian Dental Practitioner for the Defence Dental Services. She joined MPS full-time August 2015 and is now employed in the Claims and Legal Services Department as a Dental Claims Adviser. She also works as a general dental practitioner in private practice and in her area of special interest (Oral Surgery) on a sessional basis. Elaine is hoping to study for an MBA in Law in the near future.

Mr Jason Atkinson BChD, M.Ed., PGCert Clin.Ed.
GDP and Associate Postgraduate Dental Dean
Jason is a GDP working in Primary Dental Care GDS services for the past 25 years, providing education on Infection Control procedures for the past 15 years to the dental team. Have worked for the Yorkshire and Humberside Deanery and HEE for over 10 years, initially in the capacity of a Dental Tutor and latterly as a TPD for Dental Foundation Training, recently taking on the role as Associate Postgraduate Dental Dean responsible for DFT, DTFT and PLVE.

Mr Edward Walker BDS (Hons.), MFDS (RCSPG)

StR Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology, Leeds Dental Institute

After graduating from the University of Sheffield in 2014 Ed undertook foundation training in the York DFT scheme. He then spent two years as a DCT in the North West gaining experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine and Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology. In 2017 Ed commenced Specialty Training in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology at Leeds Dental Institute.

Dr Kathy Wilson BDS, PhD, MSc Comm Dental Health, MSc Medical Education, Dip Con Sed, DDPH, MFDS
Associate Specialist in Sedation
Qualified in 1986 form Edinburgh University. Joined the Community Dental Service working in the field of Special Care Dentistry and gained the Diploma in Conscious Sedation in 1997. Taking up a position at Newcastle Dental School and Hospital I completed a PhD in Paediatric Sedation in 2005. My current role involves clinical care, teaching at undergraduate and post graduate level and research.

Mr Jim Carey BChD MFDS, RCS (Ed), PGCLTHE, FHEA, MDCH (distinct)
Clinical Lecturer in Oral Surgery
Jim is a Clinical Lecturer in Oral Surgery at the University of Leeds with interests in Medical Emergencies, Minor Oral Surgery, Communication Skills and Clinical Hypnosis.

Core CPD course – FLYER 2019

CLOSING DATE:  19 June 2019