CDO Zone

Dentistry is changing. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to engage with those shaping NHS policy at the highest level.

Sara Hurley, the Chief Dental Officer England, and her team will be attending all three days of BDIA Dental Showcase, manning the CDO Zone ready to tackle any questions GDPs and DCPs may have regarding NHS dentistry.

A mini-lecture theatre will be located within the Zone, featuring a rolling programme of free-to-attend vCPD presentations and workshops covering policy and practice as the CDO works to bring dentistry into the digital age.

In addition to the Zone, the CDO will introduce four keynote speakers in the event’s flagship feature the ‘Practice of the Future’, including two sessions (Thursday and Friday) on ‘Successfully Navigating the NHS Procurement Process’. Please click here to view the Practice of the Future programme.

The keynote sessions will be repeated as more intimate plenary sessions on the Zone, allowing access for as many dental professionals as possible to this critical information. All of the speakers will be available throughout the three days to take questions from visitors and discuss the future of NHS dentistry.

Never before has the CDO and her team been so accessible to the dental profession. This is a unique opportunity to meet with, engage and discuss the issues you see having an impact on modern dentistry with those shaping policy and ultimately, the way you practice

Please check the website again soon as the programme for the CDO Zone sessions will be available shortly.

Sara Hurley Chief Dental Officer England
BDS (UBrist), MFGDP(UK), MSc (UCL), MA (King’s), FDSRCS, psc(j)



lecture Programme


DAY 1 - 19th October 2017

Advancing dentistry – reforming education and training in dentistry project

10:30

Nicholas Taylor, dean of Post Graduate Dental Education, Health Education England North West, chairman of COPDEND

The transformation of the dental digital landscape (plenary session)

12:00

Andrew Taylor, head of programme, Office of Chief Dental Officer England

Navigating the procurement process – the right approach and preparation

14:30

Garry Stone, managing director, B2B North

Update on dental contract reform

15:15

Eric Rooney, Deputy Chief Dental Officer England

Advancing dentistry - reforming education and training in dentistry project

16:00

Nicholas Taylor, dean of Post Graduate Dental Education, Health Education England North West, chairman of COPDEND

DAY 2 - 20th October 2017

Dental check by one – how early access will improve children’s oral health

10:30

Claire Stevens, consultant in Paediatric Dentistry, University Hospital of Manchester

Community water fluoridation

11:15

Simon Hearnshaw, past chair Hull Local Dental Committee Professor Michael Lennon, University of Liverpool

How do we influence our profession to practice sustainability

12:00

Brett Duane, chair Kent Surrey & Sussex Local Dental Network

Standards for safe and effective conscious sedation

12:45

David Craig, head of Sedation & Special Care Dentistry, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, King’s College London Dental Institute

Advancing dentistry - reforming education and training in dentistry project

13:30

Nicholas Taylor, dean of Post Graduate Dental Education, Health Education England North West, chairman of COPDEND

Navigating the procurement process – the right approach and preparation (plenary session)

15:15

Garry Stone, managing director, B2B North

In practice prevention schemes – the evidence

16:00

Simon Hearnshaw, chair North Yorkshire and Humber Local Dental Network

Contract reform update

16:45

Eric Rooney, Deputy Chief Dental Officer England

DAY 3 - 21st October 2017

Advancing dentistry – reforming education and training in dentistry project

10:30

Nicholas Taylor, dean of Post Graduate Dental Education, Health Education England North West, chairman of COPDEND

Delivering safe and effective conscious sedation

11:15

David Craig, head of Sedation & Special Care Dentistry, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, King’s College London Dental Institute

The transformation of the dental digital landscape

12:15

Andrew Taylor, head of programme, Office of Chief Dental Officer England

Contract reform update

13:00

Eric Rooney, Deputy Chief Dental Officer England

Transforming clinical leadership of NHS Commissioning (plenary session)

15:00

Janet Clarke and Eric Rooney, Deputy Chief Dental Officers England