BSP Conference 2024

09.10.2024 - 11.10.2024

INTERDISCIPLINARITY - Achieving Best Patient Outcomes

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I am honoured to be President of BSP for 2024, and look forward to welcoming you to Newcastle for our Annual Conference. The Conference theme is Interdisciplinarity – and will focus on how we can work together more effectively across periodontology, dentistry and medicine, to achieve the very best outcomes for our patients.

An exciting group of internationally renowned speakers will share their expertise, including dentists, medics, scientists, clinicians, dental hygienists and dental therapists. There will also be a parallel session focusing on career development possibilities for DCPs, to explore career routes in addition to clinical practice.

The Conference will be held at the stunning Crowne Plaza Hotel in Newcastle upon Tyne. This new hotel has excellent Conference facilities and is located in the centre of Newcastle, just a short walk from the train station.  This will be a perfect opportunity to learn from the very best, as well as to meet with friends and colleagues in a fabulous location. I look forward to seeing you in Newcastle 9-11 October 2024.

Prof Philip Preshaw, BSP President 2024

Conference Programme

View the Conference flyer and read more about some of the confirmed speakers for this event and the topic of their presentations. 

Tickets will go on sale early 2024.

Time Description

12:30 pm

Registration

1:00 pm

  • President's Welcome
    President's Welcome
    • Professor Philip Preshaw
      Professor Philip Preshaw
      Professor

      Professor Philip Preshaw is President of the British Society of Periodontology, and Dean of Dentistry and Professor of Periodontology at the University of Dundee. He is a registered specialist in Periodontics and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. His main research interests are investigations of the pathogenesis of periodontal disease, and links between diabetes and periodontitis. He has been awarded a UK National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) National Clinician Scientist Fellowship, a Distinguished Scientist Award from the International Association for Dental Research, and King James IV Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

      Professor Philip Preshaw

1:10 pm

2:00 pm

  • Personalised Medicine in Periodontology
    Personalised Medicine in Periodontology
    • To understand the individual risk factors contributing to periodontitis.

    • To understand that dental professionals can participate in a holistic health approach for each individual patient.

    • To understand the individual risk factors and their relative contribution per patient.

    • To understand that with simple chairside fingerstick samples, the dental professional can screen for the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus and the risk of mortality through cardiovascular diseases.

    • The relationships between periodontitis and diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and other noncommunicable diseases, have become increasingly clear. To better understand these associations, and to apply precision medicine concepts to our individual dental patients, an updated understanding of the personal causes of periodontitis are presented. There are multiple causative factors that disturb individual immune fitness leading to an aberrant host response, which in turn elicit changes in the periodontal ecology and these can further negatively impact immune fitness and impact other diseases. Per patient, we estimate the relative contributions of the factors that determine immune fitness.

    • Today the number of patients with complex multimorbidity is increasing and periodontitis is part of the multimorbid phenotype. In the dental office, we can identify simply individual risks for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. And as such, the dental professionals can contribute to a personal holistic health approach and disease risk reduction.

    GDC Development Outcomes C and D

    • Professor Bruno Loos
      Professor Bruno Loos
      Professor

      Bruno Loos is Professor Emeritus in Periodontology at the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA).

      Until 2020, he was Chairman of the Department of Periodontology. In the period 2019-2022, he held the position of Director of Research and Vice Dean at ACTA. He is Director of the EFP-accredited postgraduate course in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry.

      Loos is involved in research questions in the field of immunobiology of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and investigates the relationship between oral health and general health, a.k.a. periodontal medicine. In 2021, Loos received the Distinguished Scientist Award for Research in Periodontal Disease from the International Association of Dental Research (IADR). Loos is Honorary member of the Dutch Society of Periodontology.

      Professor Bruno Loos

2:45 pm

Refreshments

3:15 pm

  • The Sir Wilfred Fish Research Prize Presentations
    The Sir Wilfred Fish Research Prize Presentations
    • Professor Philip Preshaw
      Professor Philip Preshaw
      Professor

      Professor Philip Preshaw is President of the British Society of Periodontology, and Dean of Dentistry and Professor of Periodontology at the University of Dundee. He is a registered specialist in Periodontics and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. His main research interests are investigations of the pathogenesis of periodontal disease, and links between diabetes and periodontitis. He has been awarded a UK National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) National Clinician Scientist Fellowship, a Distinguished Scientist Award from the International Association for Dental Research, and King James IV Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

      Professor Philip Preshaw

4:15 pm

5:15 pm

5:30 pm

Close

Time Description

8:30 am

Registration

9:00 am

  • President's Welcome and Introduction
    President's Welcome and Introduction
    • Professor Philip Preshaw
      Professor Philip Preshaw
      Professor

      Professor Philip Preshaw is President of the British Society of Periodontology, and Dean of Dentistry and Professor of Periodontology at the University of Dundee. He is a registered specialist in Periodontics and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. His main research interests are investigations of the pathogenesis of periodontal disease, and links between diabetes and periodontitis. He has been awarded a UK National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) National Clinician Scientist Fellowship, a Distinguished Scientist Award from the International Association for Dental Research, and King James IV Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

      Professor Philip Preshaw

9:20 am

  • Team Working in the Music Industry (Keynote lecture)
    Team Working in the Music Industry (Keynote lecture)
    • Dr Keith Harris OBE
      Dr Keith Harris OBE
      Dr

      Keith Harris began work in the record industry in 1974.  The first record company for which he worked was a small independent UK label called Transatlantic Records.  The label represented mainly British folk musicians but also distributed the Blue Note and Milestone Jazz labels. 

      In 1976 he joined EMI Records where he initially worked for several in-house EMI labels in the promotions department.  These labels included Rocket where he worked on the Elton John album ‘Blue Moves’, Fantasy, Ariola and EMI International.   He then joined Motown which was an EMI licensed label.  He worked for Motown for two years ending up as General Manager for the label.  During his period at the label, he worked with artists such as Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, The Commodores, Rick James, The Supremes, Thelma Houston and Stevie Wonder. 

      He left Motown in 1978 and moved to Los Angeles to work with Stevie Wonder and became Operations Manager for Stevie’s companies.  On his return to the UK in 1982 he formed his own management company and has been involved in the management of various UK based artists since. He has managed Junior Giscombe, Junior Tucker, Paul Johnson, & Omar. Keith also managed the late Lynden David Hall.

      Keith still represents Stevie Wonder.

      He is the Rector of Dundee University

      He is the Chairman of the North East Music Development Board

      He is a Senior Fellow of the University of Westminster School of Music

      He is a former Chairman of the MMF the managers’ trade body – www.ukmmf.net.

      He is the Chairman of Musictank – www.musictank.co.uk.

      He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Westminster in November 2007 and an OBE in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday honours.

      He received the Music Industry Champion Award at the Artists and Managers Awards Ceremony in 2014

      He is a Trustee of the Universal Music UK Sound Foundation (formally known as EMI Music Foundation); The Midi Music Company and The British Music Experience.

      Dr Keith Harris OBE

9:45 am

10:30 am

Refreshments and Trade Exhibition

11:00 am

11:45 am

12:30 pm

12:45 pm

Lunch and Trade Exhibition

Time Description

2:00 pm

2:45 pm

  • Reconstructive Surgery for Treatment of Peri-implantitis
    Reconstructive Surgery for Treatment of Peri-implantitis

    To discuss indications and outcomes of reconstructive surgery of peri-implantitis and to demonstrate surgical techniques.

    • To discuss indications for reconstructive surgery of peri-implantitis. 

    • To discuss what type of situations when reconstructive therapy of peri-implantitis could be beneficial.

    • To demonstrate surgical techniques for reconstructive treatment of peri-implantitis.

    • To report on long-term outcomes. 

    • Identify patients that may benefit from reconstructive surgical techniques of peri-implantitis. 

    • Be aware of the possible surgical reconstructive treatment options for peri-implantitis. 

    GDC Development Outcome C

    • Professor Stefan Renvert
      Professor Stefan Renvert
      Professor

      Stefan Renvert is Professor and Research Director of Oral Health Sciences at Kristianstad University, Sweden and holds an Honorary Professor position at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden. Professor Renvert was the Scientific Chairman of Europerio 5 in Madrid in 2006, Chairman of Europerio 6 in Stockholm in 2009, Scientific Chairman for the  Masterclinic in Malta in 2017 and in Hong Kong in 2019. He has been President of the EFP, and from 2010 to 2016, he was Secretary General for the EFP. 

      Professor Renvert has published over 200 papers in national and international journals, of which more than 70 papers related to peri-implantitis diagnosis and treatment. Professor Renvert has lectured extensively all over the globe and has published a book on peri-implantitis together with Dr. Jean Louis Giovannoli. 

      Professor Stefan Renvert

3:30 pm

Refreshments and Trade Exhibition

4:00 pm

4:45 pm

5:00 pm

Close

Time Description

2:00 pm

2:45 pm

3:30 pm

Refreshments and Trade Exhibition

4:00 pm

  • My Career Journey - A Practical Approach
    My Career Journey - A Practical Approach

    The aim of the presentation is to share my career journey - a practical, hands-on approach to providing excellence in clinical periodontology.

    I will share the timeline of my career starting with a short period in NHS practice followed by 25 years in a high-end forward-thinking private practice. This led onto owning my own Direct Access Periodontal Centre where I could realise my vision to carry out preventative and periodontal care to gold standard without restriction.

    Other aspects of my career have involved teaching, working for a dental corporate, mentoring and dental volunteering.

    I will discuss and share the experiences that I have gained along the way.

    • To gain awareness of the diverse choices and opportunities for DCPs in various working environments: NHS practice, Private Practice, tutoring, working within Corporates and the value of dental volunteering.

    • To gain an insight and an understanding of the pros and cons of owning your own direct access practice.

    • To gain knowledge of the importance of how to connect with patients to achieve the best individualised patient outcome.

    • To gain an understanding of why a patient may be a ‘non-engaging patient’ and to consider and adopt an alternative approach to help them re-engage.

    • To gain an understanding of the role as a DCP in the steps required to achieve excellence in clinical periodontology.

    By the end of the presentation, you will have acquired the practical knowledge and tips to be inspired to manage and progress your career path which is both thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding. 

     

    GDC Development Outcomes A, B, C & D

    • Mrs Yvonne Wood
      Mrs Yvonne Wood
      Mrs

      Yvonne qualified as a Dental Hygienist at Birmingham Dental School in 1988.

      She worked in a forward-thinking private practice for 25 years which led her onto owning her own Direct Access Periodontal Centre in Mid Wales. Other aspects of Yvonne’s career have involved teaching, auditing and working within a dental corporate.

       

      Yvonne is a dental volunteer with the charity Bridge2Aid and has been out to Tanzania six times. This included leading a small dental team travelling out to rural Tanzania to pilot a program to share current thinking and update the knowledge of Tanzanian Dental Therapists.

       

      Yvonne is currently an iTOP instructor with Curaden teaching undergraduates in dental schools.

      Mrs Yvonne Wood

4:45 pm

5:00 pm

Close

Time Description

8:30 am

Registration

9:00 am

9:45 am

10:30 am

Refreshments and Trade Exhibition

11:00 am

11:45 am

12:30 pm

12:45 pm

Lunch and Trade Exhibition

Time Description

2:00 pm

2:30 pm

3:15 pm

Refreshments and Trade Exhibition

3:45 pm

  • Does the Microbiome Matter in Periodontitis?
    Does the Microbiome Matter in Periodontitis?

    The aim of this presentation is to provide an overview of the oral microbiome and the influence this collection of organisms has on host biology and the development of periodontal disease. 

    • An understanding of dental plaque as a community of micro-organisms uniquely adapted to life in the mouth.

    • An appreciation of the importance of the oral microbiome to both health and disease.

    • To describe the composition, nature and transmission of the oral microbiome.

    • To discuss the alterations to the composition of the oral microbiome that accompany the development of periodontal disease.

    • To consider the role of the microbiome in the development of the host, the maintenance of health and the development of disease.

    GDC Development Outcome C

    • Professor Mike Curtis
      Professor Mike Curtis
      Professor

      Mike is Professor of Microbiology at King’s College London in the Centre for Host Microbiome Interactions. His research is focussed on the oral microbiome and its contribution to the maintenance of health and the development of oral and systemic disease. He has a particular interest in the biology of the periodontal bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis and the application of animal models to examine the interplay between periodontal pathogens and the host response. He has served as Dean of the Institute of Dentistry, QMUL and Exec Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences at King’s. He was awarded honorary FDS of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2008, Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2009, Distinguished Scientist in Basic Periodontal Disease Research of the IADR in 2005 and Distinguished Scientist of the European Federation of Periodontology in 2017.

      Professor Mike Curtis

4:30 pm

4:45 pm

Close

Speakers

Biography

Professor Mike Curtis

Mike is Professor of Microbiology at King’s College London in the Centre for Host Microbiome Interactions. His research is focussed on the oral microbiome and its contribution to the maintenance of health and the development of oral and systemic disease. He has a particular interest in the biology of the periodontal bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis and the application of animal models to examine the interplay between periodontal pathogens and the host response. He has served as Dean of the Institute of Dentistry, QMUL and Exec Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences at King’s. He was awarded honorary FDS of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2008, Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2009, Distinguished Scientist in Basic Periodontal Disease Research of the IADR in 2005 and Distinguished Scientist of the European Federation of Periodontology in 2017.

Biography

Dr Keith Harris OBE

Keith Harris began work in the record industry in 1974.  The first record company for which he worked was a small independent UK label called Transatlantic Records.  The label represented mainly British folk musicians but also distributed the Blue Note and Milestone Jazz labels. 

In 1976 he joined EMI Records where he initially worked for several in-house EMI labels in the promotions department.  These labels included Rocket where he worked on the Elton John album ‘Blue Moves’, Fantasy, Ariola and EMI International.   He then joined Motown which was an EMI licensed label.  He worked for Motown for two years ending up as General Manager for the label.  During his period at the label, he worked with artists such as Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, The Commodores, Rick James, The Supremes, Thelma Houston and Stevie Wonder. 

He left Motown in 1978 and moved to Los Angeles to work with Stevie Wonder and became Operations Manager for Stevie’s companies.  On his return to the UK in 1982 he formed his own management company and has been involved in the management of various UK based artists since. He has managed Junior Giscombe, Junior Tucker, Paul Johnson, & Omar. Keith also managed the late Lynden David Hall.

Keith still represents Stevie Wonder.

He is the Rector of Dundee University

He is the Chairman of the North East Music Development Board

He is a Senior Fellow of the University of Westminster School of Music

He is a former Chairman of the MMF the managers’ trade body – www.ukmmf.net.

He is the Chairman of Musictank – www.musictank.co.uk.

He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Westminster in November 2007 and an OBE in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday honours.

He received the Music Industry Champion Award at the Artists and Managers Awards Ceremony in 2014

He is a Trustee of the Universal Music UK Sound Foundation (formally known as EMI Music Foundation); The Midi Music Company and The British Music Experience.

Biography

Professor Bruno Loos

Bruno Loos is Professor Emeritus in Periodontology at the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA).

Until 2020, he was Chairman of the Department of Periodontology. In the period 2019-2022, he held the position of Director of Research and Vice Dean at ACTA. He is Director of the EFP-accredited postgraduate course in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry.

Loos is involved in research questions in the field of immunobiology of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and investigates the relationship between oral health and general health, a.k.a. periodontal medicine. In 2021, Loos received the Distinguished Scientist Award for Research in Periodontal Disease from the International Association of Dental Research (IADR). Loos is Honorary member of the Dutch Society of Periodontology.

Biography

Professor Philip Preshaw

Professor Philip Preshaw is President of the British Society of Periodontology, and Dean of Dentistry and Professor of Periodontology at the University of Dundee. He is a registered specialist in Periodontics and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. His main research interests are investigations of the pathogenesis of periodontal disease, and links between diabetes and periodontitis. He has been awarded a UK National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) National Clinician Scientist Fellowship, a Distinguished Scientist Award from the International Association for Dental Research, and King James IV Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Biography

Professor Stefan Renvert

Stefan Renvert is Professor and Research Director of Oral Health Sciences at Kristianstad University, Sweden and holds an Honorary Professor position at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden. Professor Renvert was the Scientific Chairman of Europerio 5 in Madrid in 2006, Chairman of Europerio 6 in Stockholm in 2009, Scientific Chairman for the  Masterclinic in Malta in 2017 and in Hong Kong in 2019. He has been President of the EFP, and from 2010 to 2016, he was Secretary General for the EFP. 

Professor Renvert has published over 200 papers in national and international journals, of which more than 70 papers related to peri-implantitis diagnosis and treatment. Professor Renvert has lectured extensively all over the globe and has published a book on peri-implantitis together with Dr. Jean Louis Giovannoli. 

Biography

Mrs Yvonne Wood

Yvonne qualified as a Dental Hygienist at Birmingham Dental School in 1988.

She worked in a forward-thinking private practice for 25 years which led her onto owning her own Direct Access Periodontal Centre in Mid Wales. Other aspects of Yvonne’s career have involved teaching, auditing and working within a dental corporate.

 

Yvonne is a dental volunteer with the charity Bridge2Aid and has been out to Tanzania six times. This included leading a small dental team travelling out to rural Tanzania to pilot a program to share current thinking and update the knowledge of Tanzanian Dental Therapists.

 

Yvonne is currently an iTOP instructor with Curaden teaching undergraduates in dental schools.