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British Dental Conference & Dentistry Show ‘Back to Practice’ webinar series on the role of sugarfree gum in minimum intervention oral healthcare

21 July 2020

The Wrigley Oral Healthcare Programme are proud to sponsor the next instalment of the British Dental Conference & Dentistry Show’s ‘Back to Practice’ webinar series. Led by Professor Avi Banerjee of Kings’ College London, this free two-part series will consider the role, efficacy and impact of sugarfree gum in minimum intervention oral healthcare. Each session is verifiable CPD accredited.

To register for both sessions please click here.


Session 1: Chew on this! Does chewing sugarfree gum help prevent caries?

Taking place at 7:00 pm on Tuesday 21st July, the first webinar in this series will discuss the concept and implementation of minimum intervention oral healthcare and the role of sugarfree gum. Speakers will consider the concept of minimum intervention oral healthcare delivery and sugarfree gum in preventative regimes. Speakers will systematically review and synthesise the findings of published studies exploring the oral health impact of chewing sugarfree gum and the health benefits of salivary stimulation. The session will frame and look forward to session two’s discussion on behaviour change and implementing sugarfree gum within preventative strategies.

Speakers include:

  • Professor Avijit Banerjee BDS MSc PhD (Lond) LDS FDS (Rest Dent) FDSRCS (Eng) FHEA, Professor of Cariology & Operative Dentistry, King’s College London
  • Dr. Michael Dodds, BDS, PhD, Oral Health Lead Scientist, Wrigley Oral Healthcare Programme
  • Professor J. Tim Newton BA PhD CPsychol AFBPS CSci FHEAm Newton, BA, PhD, Professor and Consultant in Psychology as Applied to Dentistry, King’s College London

Session 2: Chewing it over! Implementation of sugarfree gum in caries prevention regimes

Taking place at 7:00 pm on Tuesday 4th August, session two will then consider how to best communicate with patients to achieve behaviour change, as well as the implementation of oral health strategies in general practice. Speakers will discuss the role of sugarfree gum in caries prevention regimes, evaluating the materials and tools needed by dental professionals to support healthy mouths. With dental surgeries beginning to reopen, speakers will also assess practical resources to promote healthy mouths while working remotely.

Speakers include:

  • Professor Avijit Banerjee BDS MSc PhD (Lond) LDS FDS (Rest Dent) FDSRCS (Eng) FHEA, Professor of Cariology & Operative Dentistry, King’s College London
  • Professor Elizabeth Kay, MBE BDS MPH FDSRCPS FDSRCSE FFGDP PhD, Emeritus Professor and Editor of Evidence Based Dentistry, Peninsula Dental School 
  • Professor J. Tim Newton BA PhD CPsychol AFBPS CSci FHEAm Newton, BA, PhD, Professor and Consultant in Psychology as Applied to Dentistry, King’s College London
  • Dr Ben Atkins BDS, General Dental Practitioner 
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