GID Hygienists & Therapists

Gloucestershire Independent Dentists is a group of like minded practitioners that formed
in the wake of the 1992 fee cut and has developed into the foremost Independent Practitioner Group in the UK.

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GID Hygienists & Therapists

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 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.


Oral Cancer Day (GDC recommended topic)

Event Start Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2019 09:00:00 GMT

Event End Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2019 16:30:00 GMT

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We have a some great speakers to help us understand the patient journey through oral cancer, treatment, caries prevention and the role of the Hygienist and Therapist, Including Chris Curtis from The Swallows, Simon Whitley –Oral Surgeon. Dr Heffs and Joss Harding Dental Hygienist.



9.30 -11.00 Session 1 – Chris Curtis from The Swallows, 

From Cancer to the Palace in 6 years

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee

11.30 – 13.00 Session 2 – Simon Whitley, Oral Surgeon


14.00 – 15.00 Session 3 – Dr Heffs, root caries

15.00 – 15.30 Tea break

15.30 – 16.30 Session 4 – Joss Harding, patient management


Chris Curtis from The Swallows

From Cancer to the Palace in 6 years

Aim: Understand the Patients journey from Diagnoses to Survivorship

Outcome: Education from the Patients perspective

Learning content: Side Effects, Information Overload, Living with and beyond cancer, Oral Screening

GDC Outcome C


Mike Heffernan & Toby Edwards-Lunn

“I’m getting long in the tooth, how do I keep them?”

Aim: To overview the process of root caries and treatment for patients with root caries and exposure.

Objectives: To discuss risks for longevity of teeth with root exposure. Provide an update on the process and approaches to prevent root caries. To be able to decide what type of restorative procedure is most favourable to treat root caries.

Learning content: This lecture will consider and discuss root exposure and caries.

GDC Outcome C

Simon Whitley - Oral Surgeon

Aims: Provide update in knowledge of oral cancer management

Objectives:Give overview of aetiology, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment of oral cancer

Explain importance of early cancer diagnosis

Jocelyn Harding - patient management

Aims:Understand the different options available to help our patients mouth care and their journey living with cancer 

ObjectivesLearn About cancer statistics

Recognise the effects of cancer treatment on the oral cavityand the patient as a whole





If you are a Hygienist or Therapist and would like to join the GID click here to apply.

GIDHT Contacts

Lydia Eldridge

Sinead McCaffrey and Katharine Moulton

Speaker Secretary & Organiser
Lydia Eldridge

Joss Harding

Sponsors Secretary
Lesley Card

Technical Advisor
Dave Bridges

Joining Benefits

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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