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If you would like to join our lively group of hygienists and therapists please click here to join and complete the form or contact Sinead McCaffrey and Katharine Moulton at gidh.secretary@gmail.com if you have any questions. There is a joining registration fee of £10 and then a monthly direct debit of £20 collected by DPAS . We aim to hold 4 -6 meetings per year which is great value. It is a lovely opportunity to attend a variety of lectures, catch up with other members in a wonderful local venue with a fabulous lunch included. We look forward to seeing you soon. Membership allows access to arguably the best postgraduate programme in the UK, at no further cost.

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MI Therapist - Professor Avijit Banerjee and Dr. Louis Mackenzie

Event Start Date: Fri, 29 May 2020 09:00:00 GMT

Event End Date: Fri, 29 May 2020 16:30:00 GMT

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Professor Avijit Banerjee
Biography
BDS MSc PhD (Lond) LDS FDS (Rest Dent) FDSRCS (Eng) FHEA
Avijit is Professor of Cariology & Operative Dentistry / Hon. Consultant and Clinical Lead, Restorative Dentistry at the
Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences, King’s College London / Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Hospitals Foundation
Trust, London, UK. He holds the positions of Head of Conservative & MI Dentistry, Director of Education (UG) and
Programme Director of the innovative KCL distance-learning Masters in Advanced Minimum Intervention Dentistry
(open to dentists and therapists: google “KCL AMID” for more info). He also leads the Cariology & Operative
Dentistry research programme at the world-leading Faculty (as part of the Centre of Oral & Clinical Translational
Science), researching, publishing and lecturing internationally about MI operative caries management and adhesive
dental biomaterials (>120 publications, >£2.5 million research income, supervision of 5 post-doctorate, 16 doctorate
and 24 masters students to date). He acts as an international R&D KOL for many international Industry partners,
including 3M Oral Healthcare, GCE / UK, Septodont, Dentsply Sirona and P&G Oral B. Avijit is primary author of
Pickard’s Guide to Minimally Invasive Operative Dentistry (9 th & 10 th editions; OUP, 2015), a definitive and globally
respected text in its field, amongst other book editorships (Minimally Invasive Esthetics, Elsevier (2015)) and chapter
contributions (including, amongst others, a caries management chapter in The Principles of Endodontics 2 nd ed, OUP,
2013; 3 rd ed, 2019 and in The clinical Textbook of Dental Hygiene & Therapy 2 nd ed, Wiley-Blackwell, 2012). He is
editor-in-chief of Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry (Quintessence Ltd) and an editorial board member of Journal of
Dental Research, Dental Update, British Dental Journal, International Journal of Adhesion & Adhesives, and the
Primary Dental Journal. He is a member of the British Dental Association Health & Science Committee also, all whilst
maintaining wet-fingered specialist clinical practice in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics & Periodontics. He is the
President of the BDA Metropolitan Branch Section 2019-20 as has consistently been voted by his peers as one of the
top ten most influential individuals in the UK dental profession over the past 5 years (FMC Publications).

Louis Mackenzie
Biography
Louis Mackenzie is a GDP working in Birmingham and is a clinical lecturer at the University of Birmingham School of
dentistry and in the postgraduate department at King’s college London. He delivers lectures nationally and
internationally on direct and indirect restorative techniques, minimally invasive dentistry and clinical photography
and runs a series of popular hands-on courses. He is a member of the editorial board of Dental Update journal, is
the head of clinical training at Simplyhealth Professionals and is academic lead of the University of Birmingham’s
new Master’s program in Restorative Dentistry.
Lecture 1 details
Preventing dentistry “MI” way!
Lecture content
In the first of his two presentations, Prof Banerjee, will outline the definitions of “MID” – minimum intervention oral
healthcare delivery and minimally invasive dentistry. The roles of the team members will be discussed in the non-
operative preventive management of dental caries, the most prevalent non-communicable disease affecting
humankind on the planet. Using scientific evidence and clinical tips, Avijit will describe clinical tips and protocols to
help manage and motivate our higher caries risk patients.
Aims and Objectives
By the end of this lecture delegates will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of minimum
intervention (MI) dentistry in the following subject areas:
 Defining the minimum intervention and minimally invasive protocols for non-operative caries preventive
management
 The role of oral healthcare team members in delivering better oral health
 The scientific evidence behind dysbiotic plaque biofilm modulation, diet control and remineralisation
strategies to help prevent carious lesions and control the caries process
 Clinical non-operative protocols that can be used to manage and motivate high caries risk patients
Development outcomes
By the end of this lecture delegates will be able to enhance patient care by helping prevent, arrest and manage
caries lesions using minimum intervention techniques. This lecture is designed to provide educational material
conforming to the General Dental Council’s development outcomes A and C (Patient communication and
Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice).
Lecture 2 details
The minimally invasive management of occlusal caries
Lecture content
This lecture will use clinical case examples to describe the assessment, diagnosis and minimally invasive (MI)
management of occlusal caries.
Aims and objectives
By the end of this lecture delegates will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the minimally
invasive management of occlusal caries in the following subject areas:
 History and evidence base
 Fissure anatomy and pathology
 Detection and diagnosis of occlusal caries
 Indications for fissure sealants
 Sealant materials and techniques
 Therapeutic sealant restorations
 Maintenance
Development outcomes

By the end of this lecture delegates will be able to enhance patient care by optimising all clinical stages in the
detection, diagnosis and MI management of occlusal carious lesions. This lecture is designed to provide educational
material conforming to the General Dental Council’s Council’s development outcomes A and C (Patient
communication and Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice).
Lecture 3 details
“MI” management of the deep carious lesion; take it, leave it or stick to it?
Lecture content
In the second of his two lectures, Prof Banerjee will concentrate on the minimally invasive operative management of
the deeper carious lesion. Again, using scientific and clinical evidence base, he will outline the MI operative clinical
protocols that encourage the use of selective carious tissue excavation techniques. Avijit will then go on to outline
the contemporary bio-interactive restorative materials that are available clinically to restore such cavities, whilst
maintaining tissue preservation and pulp sensibility in the long term.
Aims and Objectives
By the end of this lecture delegates will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of minimally invasive
(MI) operative dentistry in the following subject areas:
 Being able to implement selective carious tissue excavation protocols, understanding that caries-affected
dentine can be sealed beneath a bio-interactive adhesive restoration
 Biomaterial science – being able to critically evaluate the various bio-interactive adhesive restorative
materials
 Appreciating the different clinical properties / usage / handling of such materials in maintaining pulp
sensibility and tissue preservation
 Increase awareness of distance-learning post-graduate opportunities for dental therapists, masters in
Advanced Minimum Intervention Dentistry at King’s College London.
Development outcomes
By the end of this lecture delegates will be able to enhance patient care by managing deep carious lesions using
minimally invasive techniques. This lecture is designed to provide educational material conforming to the General
Dental Council’s development outcomes A and C (Patient communication and Maintenance and development of
knowledge and skill within your field of practice).
Lecture 4 details
Posterior composites: A Practical Guide
Lecture content
This lecture will consist entirely of clinical case examples designed to demonstrate the equipment, materials and
clinical techniques that will allow Dental Therapists to optimise all clinical stages of posterior composite restorations.
Aims and objectives
By the end of this lecture delegates will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of posterior
composite restorations in the following subject areas:
 Case selection
 MI cavity preparation techniques
 Isolation and adhesion
 Matrix systems
 Placement techniques
 Material selection (including bulk-fill composites)
 Shaping, finishing and polishing techniques
 Restoration maintenance
Development outcomes

By the end of this lecture delegates will be able to enhance patient care by optimising all clinical stages in the
detection, diagnosis and MI management of occlusal carious lesions. This lecture is designed to provide educational
material conforming to the General Dental Council’s development outcomes A and C (Patient communication and
Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice).
  

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GIDHT Contacts

Chairman
Lydia Eldridge
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Secretary
Sinead McCaffrey and Katharine Moulton
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Speaker Secretary & Organiser
Lydia Eldridge
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Treasurer
Joss Harding
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Sponsors Secretary
Lesley Card
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Technical Advisor
Dave Bridges
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GIDHT now has 70 members representing well over 60 practices within the Gloucestershire area.

Developing business and practice management.

Professional development.

Industry-leading courses and seminars which are approved for C.P.D.

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