If you need a quiet day where you can sit and doze in a nice warm lecture theatre for a day, without having to think too much, then this year’s Big Day In is NOT for you! If, however, you are keen to think about the dental care you provide for children, take part in some activities and consider refining what you most probably already do, then this IS the day for you! At the BDI 2019, we will offer…
If you need a quiet day where you can sit and doze in a nice warm lecture theatre for a day, without having to think too much, then this year’s Big Day In is NOT for you!
If, however, you are keen to think about the dental care you provide for children, take part in some activities and consider refining what you most probably already do, then this IS the day for you!
At the BDI 2019, we will offer ideas for delivering high quality dentistry for children that are child, family (and dentist) friendly; minimal interventive approaches for maximum gain. We will be suggesting a framework for prevention and management, some, or all of which you may wish to adopt. The rewards of delivering child dental care can be immediate for the children themselves but it can be more difficult to appreciate and show just how good we are at delivering treatments over long periods of time. We will be discussing some ideas of how you can appraise your own results longer term (so that you can give yourself a pat on the back and think about making some changes to make them even better).
The course will be interactive and you are expected to participate. This doesn’t mean you will have to speak out in front of everyone but you should be prepared to contribute to discussion within your small groups, whatever your professional role.
Teaching/ learning will be delivered through lectures, small groups, and case/ scenario discussions. There will be pre-BDI reading, a questionnaire to complete and some cases to think about before attending the day. Follow-up material will be made available for you to consolidate your learning.
Big Day In; Learning outcomes
By the end of the day, attendees will be able to:
- recall and discuss techniques for carrying out a comprehensive and contemporaneous history and assessment for children’s oral health;
- record, synthesise and apply this information to make clinical judgements and a treatment plan in collaboration with the child and parent;
- demonstrate behaviour change techniques;
- apply recommended guidelines on prevention of caries to children;
- consolidate diagnostic skills for carious lesions and explain the thresholds for using different clinical techniques;
- develop/ consolidate clinical skills for managing carious lesions in primary teeth (particularly for the Hall Technique) and know where to access training resources;
- understand how to use the Hall Technique and when/ when not to use it; monitor the performance of own Child Friendly Dentistry in practice
08.00 - Registrations open
09.00 - Welcome, a look at the online survey results and overview of the day
09.30 - Recognition – History & Clinical assessment (a structured approach)
10.00 - Re-orientation - Prevention through behaviour change and practice
10.15 - Break
10.45 - a) Practicing behaviour change; b) Identifying barriers to change
12.30 - Lunch
1.30 - Remineralisation – clinical prevention and management of lesions
1.50 - Repair – dental caries; what it really is; why we shouldn’t cut it all out
3.00 - Review
3.15 - Reflections
4.00 - Treatment planning exercises – the whole child (complications) / when and when not to (tooth level)
4.45 - Close