Event Details


North West Regional Rep Study Day

Hosted jointly with BAOS (British Association of Oral Surgeons) and Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Date:  Monday 30 March 2020

Venue: Royal Academy Education Centre  – Lecture Theatre, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Prescot Street, Liverpool, L7 8XP

Topic: The Multifaceted Scope of Practice of the “modern day” Oral Surgeon

BAOS Regional Representative Facilitators: Dr Matthew Dingle and Dr Andrew Travers

Closing date16 March 2020



08.40 – 09.00 Registration

09.00 – 09.05 Welcome: Dr Matthew Dingle

09.05  – 11.00 Deciphering the Chronic Pain Patient: An Oral Surgeons role within the patient’s management pathway – Miss Anne Begley and Dr Francis O’Neill

11.00 – 11.20 Refreshments, trade stands and poster presentations

11.20 – 12.20 The Classical Interface Between Oral Surgery and Restorative Dentistry – Mr Rahat Ali

12.20 – 13.15  Current trends and complications in minimally invasive non-surgical facial aesthetics and what the future holds – Dr Adrian Thorp

13.15 – 14:00  Lunch, trade stands and poster presentations

14:00 – 15.15  Nobody’s Perfect – Failure, Reflection and Learning – Dr Chris Waith

15.15 – 15.30  Break

15.30 – 16.30 Radiographic “JEOPARDY” The Oral Surgeons Dilemma – Dr L Feinberg

16.30 – 16.40 Poster Prize and Closing Comments



This study day will expose delegates to a wide variety of clinical and career enhancing topics with an overarching surgical theme. It will reinforce and update current practices but also develop new insight and transferable skills within any field of dentistry for diagnosis, treatment planning, risk assessment and future career development.

Eminent speakers based within primary and secondary care will provide an interactive thought-provoking study experience for both senior and junior practitioners. We also aim to provide a CV building opportunity for delegates with a regional poster prize competition.


  • To highlight the diverse and ever-changing role of primary and secondary care oral surgeons
  • To increase insight in the evaluation and work up for the management of the restorative surgical patients
  • To appreciate the complex management of the chronic pain patients and the diagnostic challenges during their care pathway
  • To correlate current trends in minimally invasive, non-surgical facial aesthetic treatments with their complications and management, the impact of such treatment on oral surgery procedures and the industries future requirements
  • To better understand the complexities of radiographic diagnostic features and to improve clinical confidence in interpreting such findings
  • To explore reflection and revalidation with respect to making mistakes and failures.


By the end of the study day delegates should have:

  • A deeper insight into the current and future scope of practice of primary and secondary care oral surgeons
  • An ability to assess and evaluate teeth for:
  • Restorability (v.s) un-restorability
  • Root canal treatment – secondary treatment (v.s) apical surgery
  • Cervical root resorption – surgical (v.s) non-surgical management
  • Suitable case selection for periodontal surgery
  • An understanding of optimising hemisection/ root resection treatments
  • An ability to describe how to prosthetically work up patients for dental implants
  • A greater insight into prescribing radiological investigations and an increased knowledge of interpretation and risk assessment based on the findings
  • A greater knowledge of anatomical and skin structures of the face
  • An insight into current trends and techniques using botulism toxin/ facial fillers from an anatomical and physiological perspective
  • An ability to identify adverse reactions/ complications associated with non-surgical facial aesthetic treatments and therefore signpost/ manage appropriately
  • Oral surgery implications of facial aesthetics in relation to botulism toxin/ fillers
  • An up to date knowledge of the future of facial aesthetics
  • A greater awareness of the oral surgeon’s role in managing the complex chronic pain patient
  • An ability to recognize the presentation of some facial pain conditions
  • Knowledge ofthe management of these conditions and have an understanding of monitoring and points to discuss with patients.
  • A broader understanding of the overlap between TMJPDS and the oro-facial pain patient
  • An appreciation of the current and future surgical and non-surgical management techniques adopted
  • An insight into the process of failing/making mistakes
  • To understand the place these failures and mistakes have in the broader place of lifelong learning
  • To explore the theory of failures looking at the swiss cheese analogy, the Dunning-Kruger curve, personality and reflection.



Delegates are welcome to submit a PDF poster for entry into a poster prize competition. All submissions will be judged prior to the event by a BAOS Council member and a small prize and certificate will be awarded for the best submission on the day. All delegates who participate will be acknowledged with a BAOS certificate for your portfolio.

To reduce the environmental cost of the day, submissions will be displayed via an e-basis at the event.

Topics including case reports, quality improvement/ clinical governance projects and research are welcomed. Relevance to oral surgery is desirable but not essential.

Please submit a PDF copy to: andrew.travers@rlbuht.nhs.uk by Friday 20th March 2020. Please also direct any questions regarding your poster to Andrew at this email.

Good luck with your submission!


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

CPD Points awarded: 6 CPD points

Closing date: Monday 16th March 2020