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BSG Spring Conference 2023

Location: Queens University Belfast
Date: 28/04/2023
Time: 9.00am - 4.30pm
CPD Points: 5.0

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Some spare places may be available – please contact us before 10am Thursday 27-04.


The spring conference takes place on Friday 28th April in Queens University, Belfast.

The conference will discuss  clinical gerodontology issues and the challenges of developing policy for oral health in oral adults.


Programme  download available here 


Speaker Bio’s :

Dr Caroline Lappin
Professor Jayne Woodside
Dr Laura McGowan
Dr Cristiane di Mata
Dr Laura Timms
Dr Nicola Holland
Professor Barbara Janssens
Dr Rakhee Patel
Professor Georgios Tsakos








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Time Slot Activity Speaker
9.00-9.30 Registration
9.30 Opening Address Dr Caroline Lappin, Chief Dental Officer, Northern Ireland
9.45 Nutritional considerations in older adults Professor Jayne Woodside, Queen’s University Belfast
10.30 Changing behaviour in older patients Dr Laura McGowan, Queen’s University Belfast
11.15 Refreshments
11.45 Caries management in older adults: Atraumatic Restorative Treatment Dr Cristiane DaMata, University College Cork
12.30 The role of Silver Diamine Fluoride in caries management Dr Laura Timms, Sheffield University
1.15 Lunch
2.15 The oral health of older adults in care homes: the epidemiological picture Dr Nicola Holland, Queen’s University Belfast
2.30 Lessons from the Gerodont Project Professor Barbara Janssens, Ghent University
3.00 Is fluoride varnish the answer? Dr Rakhee Patel, Kings College London
3.30 The role of staff training Professor George Tsakos, University College London
4.00 Discussion
4.15 Close