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The Dentistry Show: 'The next five years in dentistry'

The Dentistry Show: 'The next five years in dentistry'

The Dentistry Show aims to ensure that dental professionals remain up-to-date and informed of all the very latest developments and concepts within the world of dentistry. The opening event at the GDP Theatre will bring just that…with news and information on everything that affects you and your practice.

This year, Dr Ben Atkins, Trustee for the British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF) will host the opening session of the GDP Theatre with a panel discussion looking at ‘The Next Five Years in Dentistry.’ As the panel chairman he will welcome influential speakers from dental corporates, capitation providers and NHS England to cover a range of areas with opinions and views for delegates to consider.

The session promises to be lively and interesting and suitable for delegates working in all areas of dentistry whether it is in the private sector or the NHS market. Here Ben gives an overview of the forthcoming event:

“We are intending to keep the debate fairly simple but we really want to analyse the dental industry. In past years we have discussed direct access and dental contract reforms and this time our aim is to provide an update on recent progress, current objectives and the possible affects that these may have on modern clinicians.

“It is hoped that the session will help delegates to understand the changes ahead, leaving them well informed and prepared to plan for the future. It will be a kind of SWOT analysis of the dental sector with clinical, regulatory and commercial insight.

“The discussion will take the form of short, sharp five to ten minute presentations providing updates on the direction of the NHS, Public Health England and the British Dental Health Foundation as well as views from plan providers, independents and corporates detailing their aims and where their focus lies. It will be fully interactive with question and answer sessions throughout to enable delegates not only to discuss their concerns but also to gain a clear, defined view of how forthcoming concepts and reforms are likely influence the way they progress within the profession.

 “By looking at what the next five years is likely to hold for dental professionals, the panel discussion offers the chance for delegates to consider the future and come up with strategies to adapt and plan ahead. I believe that everyone needs to engage now, regardless of which area of dental provision they are employed. In this way it is possible for them to continue working in the way they wish rather then just drifting along acceptingly and complaining later.”

As well as the opening panel discussion, the GDP Theatre will also deliver a range of sessions covering a wide range of new and customary subjects over the two-day conference programme. Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from world-renowned speakers and experts within the dental industry to gain insightful knowledge and enhance their skills.

The Dentistry Show 2016 also offers another eight educational venues with an exciting and informative programme of seminars and workshops and practical sessions as well as on-stand demonstrations on the trade floor. The show promises to appeal to all members of the dental team and covers a variety of disciplines as well as the unique opportunity to meet and network with like-minded professionals.

If you want to stay connected and keep informed of all the latest news, views and developments within the dental sector, visit The Dentistry Show 2016. Register for your FREE delegate pass online and put the dates in your diary today.


The Dentistry Show and DTS 2016 will be held on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd April, NEC in Birmingham. 
For further details visit call 020 7348 5270

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