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Friday 8 May - Nurses Programme - Hall 11 & 11A

0800 Coffee and Croissants - Technical Exhibition

Moderator : Claire Crabb, RDN
0930 The Essentials of Dental Implant Nursing
presented by the team from the Dental Nurse Education & Training Centre at Guys, Kings & St Thomas' Hospitals, UK
Katharine Bond, Beverley Coker, Jillian Eastmond, Leah Waters (facilitator)

Introductions and welcome
The qualification now and next
1030 Coffee - Technical Exhibition (Room divided for interactive parallel workshops )
1100 Hall 11: Treatment planning, contra-indications
Radiographic assessments of implant patients Hall 11A: Smoking cessation - raising the issue with patients
1145 Attendees stay in Halls and speakers swap
1230 Buffet Lunch - Technical Exhibition
1330 Hall 11: Medical emergencies and implant patients
Hall 11A: Oral hygiene suite
1415 Attendees stay in Halls and speakers swap
1500 Tea - Technical Exhibition (Room divide removed)
1530 Communication

Dealing with the demanding patient
1630 Q & A


The day's programme is full to bursting with the 'Essentials' of dental implant nursing presented by highly respected UK providers of CPD implant nursing programmes. Plenary sessions will be broken into smaller interactive sessions for a major part of the day.

The course will complement topics covered in the previous day's combined team programme and focus on issues vital to successful implant nursing at all levels of experience.


Katharine Bond RDN BA(Hons) PGCE Katharine Bond RDN BA(Hons) PGCE

Katharine Bond works as a DCP training co-ordinator with the Continuing Professional Development team at the Dental Nurse Education and Training Centre at Kings College Dental Hospital.

She started her dental nursing career in general practice and has since worked in the community dental service and at Guys Dental Hospital. She has gained experience in a variety of dental specialities including periodontology and implant dentistry. Katharine co-ordinates and teaches on a variety of courses including oral health education and special care dental nursing and has co-developed the Certificate in Dental Implant Nursing run by Kings College Dental Hospital. She is an examiner for both the NEBDN National and Oral Health examinations and is at present completing her Masters in Education.

Beverley Coker RDN Beverley Coker RDN

Beverley Coker qualified at the Royal Dental Hospital, London in1985. She began her qualified career as dental nurse in the paediatric and continued this work when the hospital closed and moved to Guy?s Dental Hospital where, In January 1989 she was appointed senior dental nurse in the conservative dental department. She completed her Further & Adult Education Teachers Certificate in 1990

During her time as Senior Dental Nurse she gained clinical experienceand knowledge in implants and contributed to the training of nurses, undergraduates and post graduates. She is currently one of the internal examiners for dental implant examination at the Dental Nurse Education & Training Centre at King’s College NHS Foundation Trust.

Beverley is now the Head of Dental Nurse Foundation Training at King’s. She completed her Masters in Education in September 2008, was appointed as an examiner for the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses in 1993 and in October 2008 became the third dental nurse chairman of the board. Beverley is a DCP inspector for the General Dental Council, greatly involved with its work and also contributed to the review of both of the main dental nurse qualifications working with City & Guilds and NEBDN. She is committed to dental nurse training, is keen to ensure that training for dental nurses is accessible to all by developing new and innovative approaches to support training.

Jillian Eastmond RDN Jillian Eastmond RDN

Jillian Eastmond is CPD Training Manager for the Dental Nurse Education & Training Centre at Guys, King's & St Thomas' Hospitals. She qualified as a Dental Nurse at Manchester Dental Hospital in 1994 and has worked in both private & NHS practices as well as Dental Hospitals. She worked as a specialist Dental Nurse in the Restorative department at Guys Dental Hospital and was a head & neck cancer care coordinator for the Trust. Jillian holds a Further and Adult Education Teaching Certificate, a certificate in Dental Radiography as well as being an assessor for the NVQ III Oral Health Care Dental Nursing qualification. She recently achieved a management qualification and is a National and Oral Health Education examiner for the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses.

She is committed to improving quality and standards for Dental Nurses and keen to develop a range of learning opportunities including distance learning packages. She is an experienced teacher and delivers lectures from National certificate training to Dental undergraduates and MScs.