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BSG Winter Conference 2023

Location: Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE
Date: 30/11/2023
Time: 9.30 - 4.30pm
CPD Points: 5.5

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Winter Scientific Meeting 2023

+Poster competition

+ Free DCP places

Thursday 30th November

Our winter conference will take place on Thursday November 30th 2023, at the Wellcome Collection,  Euston Road, London

BSG President 2023 Profesor Gerry McKenna  has compiled a varied programme for this years’ meeting, with  a range of national and international speakers.


Presentations include :

  • Addressing oral health inequalities for older adults- Professor Richard Watt

  • The role of the dental team in delivering oral health for older adults- Professor Paul Brocklehurst

  • Co-designing digital services for CDS and vulnerable  patient groups-Dr Becky Wassall

  • Oral care for patients with dysphagia post-stroke-Dr Claire Curtin 

  • Functionally orientated tooth replacement -Professor Finbarr Allen

  • Digital denture construction -Professor Murali Srinivasan

  • The role of the clinical dental technician in caring for older adults – Mr Bill Sharpling,Caroline Persaud & Mike Brindle


Poster competition


Our annual poster competition  will be held  in conjunction with this meeting .

Value of award: £200

Entry criteria: this competition is open to BSG members and seeks entries from non-consultant grade (or equivalent) clinicians. This prize is open to undergraduates, dental care professionals as well as experienced dentists and allied health professionals.

The abstract should describe an aspect of the practice of Gerodontology.

Applicants should submit an abstract limited to 250 words and structured according to the guidance below and submitted via email to Dr Becky Wassall :   [email protected]

Please entitle your email ‘BSG Poster Prize Application -2023’


The best entrants will be invited to present posters at the BSG Winter Conference. To be considered for the BSG poster prize the posters must be presented in person by the applicant.

Poster preparation: Posters will be displayed on a standard display board and should be A0 portrait (841 mm width by 1189 mm height)

Entry Criteria

When making your application please make clear which category/group you are applying under:


Entry Category:

• Case study

• Audit / Service Evaluation / Quality Improvement / Innovation

• Research


Entry Groups:

• Dental Care Practitioner (DCP)

• Dental Core Trainee /Foundation dentist (CT/ DF)

• Specialist Registrar in Special Care Dentistry (Academic / Clinical)

• Dentist

• Allied Health Professional /Other ( eg researcher)

Click here for BSG Poster Guidance & Regulations


Free DCP places

To support all members of the dental team to attend our meetings, we are offering  a fixed number of free  places for DCPs for this meeting.

Click here for application guide

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Time Slot Activity Speaker
9.00 - 9.45 Registration and refreshments, poster Stands
10.00 Opening remarks and welcome Professor Gerry McKenna, President BSG
10.10 Addressing oral health inequalities for older adults- Professor Richard Watt, Department of Epidemiology & Dental Public Health ,University Collge London
11.00 Co-designing digital services for CDS and vulnerable patient groups- Dr Becky Wassall, School of Dental Sciences, Newcastle University
11.30 Break
11.50 Oral care for patients with dysphagia post-stroke- Dr Claire Curtin , School of Dental Scines , University College Cork,Ireland
12.20 The role of the dental team in delivering oral health for older adults Professor Paul Brocklehurst, Professor of Health Services Research,Bangor University, Wales
1pm Lunch, poster Stands
2.00 Functionally orientated tooth replacement - Professor Finbarr Allen, Unniversity College Cork, Ireland
2.40 Digital denture construction Professor Murali Srinivasan, Centre of Dental Medicine, University of Zurich
3.20 The role of Clinical Dental Technicians in caring for older adults Mr Bill Sharpling, Faculty of Dentistry, KIngs Colege London. Ms Caroline Persaud , Mr Mike Brindle - CDTs
4.00 Prize presentations and close of meeting
4.15 Close of meeting
4.30 BSG AGM