10th December 2015

Talks & Special Guests

Speaker Biography Talk Title Talk Description

Professor Paul Coulthard
Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Head of the Manchester School of Dentistry
Professor Coulthard combines his role as Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with his position of Honorary Consultant and Clinical Lead for Oral Surgery at the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Professor Coulthard is also currently the head of the Manchester Dental School. Hypodontia and Dental Implant Treatment

Professor Julian Yates
Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Implantology
Hon Cons Oral Surgeon
​Professor Yates combines his clinical experience and research interests to translate new and innovative interventions into clinical practice. These include utilising surgical and modern manufacturing techniques to help restore intra and extra-oral soft and hard tissue deficiencies. Digital Maxillofacial Reconstruction Computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) is becoming ever more important in our lives. These new and innovative approached are slowly being utilised in dentistry and the advances made in the last few years have been rapid. From routine dentistry to implantology and facial prosthetics this technology is becoming evermore established with changes in the way we manage patients requiring these components evolving rapidly. This talk will look at these advances and detail where they are now used. It will also highlight the need for changes in the way we approach everyday tasks in our working lives.

Professor Anne-Marie Glenny
Professor of Health Sciences Research
Professor Glenny is the Research Director within the School of Dentistry, University of Manchester, where she plays a critical role in promoting high quality research to inform teaching and clinical practice. Oral Health Research within the UK The National Institute for Health Research plays an important role in the funding of oral health research within the UK. This presentation will give an overview of some of the key projects currently being undertaken and how they may impact on future clinical care. It will also highlight training opportunities provided through the NIHR Fellowship schemes. 

Dr Jennifer Taylor
Locum Consultant in Oral Medicine, Honorary Lecturer School of Dentistry and PhD student
Dr Taylor has recently completed higher specialty training in oral medicine. She is qualified in both dentistry and medicine and works as a NHS consultant. As an oral medicine trainee, she embarked upon a postgraduate research degree entitled ‘Evaluation of the management of recurrent aphthous stomatitis. On completion of her PhD, she hopes to progress towards a career as a clinical academic. Clinical Academic Development & RAS Management Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is a common, episodic and painful oral condition for which there is no cure. A wide variety of palliative treatments are available ranging from simple remedies to powerful systemic medications. Prescribing an appropriate treatment is the responsibility of the clinician however the evidence base available to guide the treatment choice is currently poor due to a variety of methodological issues. This presentation will describe the career pathway and journey of a clinician who is combining research and clinical training to help improve the care of patients with RAS.
Honorary Guests

Dr Sara Hurley
Chief Dental Officer, NHS England
Dr Hurley is the Chief Dental Officer of England and will serve as principal dental adviser and the professional head of dental staff in England. As a senior member of the Medical Directorate, Sara will work in partnership with other directorates, domain leads and other clinical leaders in regional and local area teams to improve outcomes for patients, and champion the role of dentists and dentistry within the health system. Sara has also been appointed as a Queen’s Honorary Dental Surgeon. National Policy Formation Through Research Sara Hurley will talk about the role of the CDO and role of research evidence in developing national policies.