Providing age appropriate dental treatment is key to dental health.
The 21st century has given a more expansive range to the age of dental patients and allowing them to get the care they require will be paramount to its success.
According to the British Association of Dental Therapists (BADT), whose annual conference on the Office for National Statistics has focused on the figures that predict that by 2039 more than one in 12 people in the UK will be over the age of 80.
The British Association of Dental Therapists themed their conference as ‘Cradle to the Grey’, a play on ‘Cradle to the Grave scheme for healthcare. The UK population is set and predicted to increase by 9.7 million during the next 25 years. The BADT’s themed conference aims to make people aware of the age-related healthcare
The conference will be taking place on Friday the 23rd and Saturday the 24th of September in Manchester. The event offers 10.75 hours of verifiable CPD and features highly regarded speakers who represent the arenas of academia and commerce as well as the dental profession who promise to deliver two days of ‘engaging and thought-provoking sessions’.
Speakers at the event include; Professor Philip Preshaw, Professor of periodontology at Newcastle University, Dr Eddie Coyle, of Oasis Dental Care, Dr Naiz Khan, clinical support manager with Mydentist and Professor Nicholas Taylor, dean of postgraduate dental education, Health Education England, North West.
Amanda Gallie, BADT president-elect, spoke about the event:
“An increased understanding of age-appropriate interventions will improve patient outcomes to the benefit of us all. These statistics forecast a significant increase in the number of people living longer, a phenomenon that will affect the whole of the dental profession and it is important that dental therapists want to be at the forefront of adapting to meet the challenges.”
“We will be building on the success of the 2015 programme by offering practical hands on sessions on the Saturday to complement Friday’s plenary programme.”
If you are interested in attending the BADT event it will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Piccadilly in Manchester. The early bird rates are available from the 28th of August and are; Members: £190 (presidential dinner £50), Newly qualified/student members: £150 (presidential dinner £50) and Non-members: £220 (presidential dinner £60).
You can find out more information about the BADT Conference HERE