According to the British Association of Dental Therapists (BADT), age-appropriate dentistry is essential to ensure successful dental health outcomes in an increasingly more expansive age range of dentate patients. The BADT will be focusing its annual conference on the Office for National Statistics figures that predict that more than one in 12 people in the UK will be aged over 80 by 2039.1
The BADT's ‘Cradle to Grey’ conference theme aims to increase awareness of the impact of age-related oral health care. Speakers will discuss periodontal disease and diabetes; medical challenges in dental patients; and prescribing rights. There will also be a discussion on career pathways to delivering age-related oral care in the twenty-first century and a presentation on the management of root caries. The presidential dinner will follow Friday's plenary sessions, with theory and hands-on practical skills sessions on Saturday.
The BADT Conference takes place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Piccadilly, Manchester on 23-24 September 2016 and offers 10.75 hours of verifiable CPD.
Early bird rates are available until 28 August and are:
Members £190 (presidential dinner £50)
Newly qualified/student members £150 (presidential dinner £50)
Non-members £220 (presidential dinner £60).
To make a secure payment, visit www.badt.org.uk or call 0161 665 5878.