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Nurses' Programme - Thursday Afternoon

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Moderator: Dr Simon Wright, ADI Committee

DownMs Helen McVicker - UK

Helen McVicker

After leaving school in June 1994 Helen attended college to study NVQ Health and Social care. She then went on to work in a general dental practice as a trainee dental nurse, qualifying in May 1998. Helen then qualified in Conscious Sedation in 2003, Radiography in 2006 and obtained a CIPD certificate in Mentoring in June 2009.

She started working for Mark Diamond in October 1999 at his practice dedicated to dental implants: Fortwilliam Clinic. Helen had one-on-one training from Mr Diamond regarding dental implants, bone grafting, sinus lifting and asepsis.

For the past five years she has been the Senior Implant Nurse at Fortwilliam Clinic. Mr Diamond runs courses at the practice for dentists and Helen will be running nurses courses at the practice for Biomet 3i and NIMDTA, ranging from asepsis to implant nursing.


RightAsepsis for dental implants: the theory

It is essential that the strictest infection control is practised to ensure an aseptic technique is used when carrying out implant surgery. The main factor is that the area being operated on does not come into contact with anything that is not sterile. Asepsis is the absence of living pathogenic organisms. When preparing the dental surgery for implants the asepsis technique should involve two dental nurses. Dental nurse 1 will be sterile and dental nurse 2 will be non sterile. Sometimes in busy practices one dental nurse has to perform both roles. This can be achieved with preparation and organisation. If a foreign body such as an implant or bone graft is contaminated when introduced into the tissues it may cause infection, resulting in the loss of the implant or bone graft. Sources of contamination include: instruments, operators, equipment, blood, saliva, the water supply, patients’ skin, etc. A strict "Do Not Touch Anything" that is not sterile applies to the surgeon and nurse. This applies to the other staff members in reverse. If any member of staff is ever unsure about the sterility of an object or area, it is always considered to be non sterile.

1430

DownMiss Louise Fletcher - UK

Louise Fletcher

Louise gained her National Certificate in Dental Nursing in 1999.  She started working in a small general practice to gain experience, and in 2001 joined a larger practice which is where she first met Dr Stephen Jacobs. She was promoted to Head Dental Nurse, which led her to working with Dr Jacobs.  It was Dr Jacobs who introduced Louise to the world of implantology. She moved practices when Dr Jacobs started Dental Fx in the north of Glasgow.

Last year she successfully passed her National Qualification in Dental Radiography in perfect time for them having the latest Ewoo CT Scanner installed in the practice. Louise also assist Dr Jacobs and Dr Schmullian on the Scottish Implant Year Course. She also delivers a nurses day on this course.


RightEffective communication with patients

Learn how to effectively communicate with patients from the initial point of contact through each team member, enabling the patient to receive high-quality patient care. Learn how to have the confidence to be able to deal with difficult and demanding patients effectively, and how to work together as a team to be able to deliver implant treatment in a calm and friendly environment.

1500

THREE OPTIONAL WORKSHOPS

 

 

DownMs Helen McVicker - UK

Helen McVicker

After leaving school in June 1994 Helen attended college to study NVQ Health and Social care. She then went on to work in a general dental practice as a trainee dental nurse, qualifying in May 1998. Helen then qualified in Conscious Sedation in 2003, Radiography in 2006 and obtained a CIPD certificate in Mentoring in June 2009.

She started working for Mark Diamond in October 1999 at his practice dedicated to dental implants: Fortwilliam Clinic. Helen had one-on-one training from Mr Diamond regarding dental implants, bone grafting, sinus lifting and asepsis.

For the past five years she has been the Senior Implant Nurse at Fortwilliam Clinic. Mr Diamond runs courses at the practice for dentists and Helen will be running nurses courses at the practice for Biomet 3i and NIMDTA, ranging from asepsis to implant nursing.


RightAsepsis for dental implants: the practical

This practical workshop will follow on from Helen's earlier presentation on Asepsis. Techniques such as gowning and gloving will be featured. 

NURSES MUST NOMINATE THEIR PREFERRED OPTIONAL WORKSHOP ON THE CONGRESS REGISTRATION FORM. THESE WORKSHOPS MUST BE PRE-BOOKED.

 

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DownMiss Helen Batty - UK, Dr David Speechley BDS DMI RCS Edin PGDip Implant Dentistry - UK

Helen Batty

Helen has been involved with dental implants for the last seven years.  She has vast experience of the Straumann and Astra implant systems, and is the senior implant nurse at Glencairn Dental Practice.  Helen has been involved with many practices helping them train and set up for implant placement. Helen has a special interest in Cross Infection, and is also the Cross Infection lead for the Glencairn group.

David Speechley

Dr Speechley qualified with BDS Liverpool 1976, and became principal of Glencairn Dental Practice 1977. He became a diplomat of the Royal College of Surgeons’ Edinburgh with DMI RCS Ed in 2003, and gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Implant Dentistry from Salford University in 2009, having previously completed the Trafford one-year course with in 2005. He is studying for a MSc in implant dentistry, with graduation due later in 2010. Dr Speechley is a registered mentor with the ADI, with a wide experience of mentoring, and lectures at a number of universities on MSc programmes, including Manchester, Sheffield, Salford and Cardiff, and has recently been made honorary lecturer at Salford University on the Masters Course, with both lecturing and mentoring roles.


RightAdvanced surgical techniques, instruments & preparation

This workshop has been designed for nurses interested in the more advanced techniques in dental implant placement. Topics covered include Ridge Splitting, Sinus Lifts, Block Grafting and Advanced Surgical Assistance. Catering for the experienced or inexperienced dental nurse, this workshop will provide the confidence to set-up, identify and understand the instruments used in these procedures, and the advanced chair-side surgical techniques that are required. You will be given a range of handy tips and hints to make your life, and that of your dentist's, easier. The workshop will ensure that dental nurses will be able to understand these complex procedures and the method in which they are carried out.

 

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DownMiss Helen Frost - UK, Miss Amy Miller - UK, Dr Simon Wright BDS PGCTLCP FHEA PGDip Implant Dentistry - UK

Helen Frost

Helen has many years experience of implant placement, and is particularly interested in the more advanced bone grafting, and sinus lifts.  She is the lead liaison nurse for the Glencairn Group of Practices and ensures that patient journey is pain free, comfortable and informed. She has knowledge of the Astra and Straumann implant systems as well protocols and pathways for advanced planning and 3D imaging.

Amy Miller

Amy has many years experience in both the restorative and the surgical aspects of dental implant placement.  Amy splits her time between surgical assistance and stock control.  She is the senior buyer for the Glencairn Group. She has helped many surgeons with their implant practice in particular what to buy and where from.

Simon Wright

Dr Wright qualified in 2000.  He has been a principal partner of the Glencairn Group of Practices since 2003. He completed the Trafford One Year Implant Course in 2004.  He has also completed his Diploma in Implant Dentistry, and is due to gain his MSc Dental Implantology in 2010. Dr Wright lectures extensively for Straumann, Astra, the ITI, and the Mersey Deanery.  He has a resident lectureship at Salford University, but also lectures on the MSc courses at Cardiff, Manchester and Sheffield. Dr Wright has won awards for his research papers, is the best young dentist NW 2009, is a keen mentor, hosts the North West implant study club, and is the North West representative on the committee of the ADI.


RightMedical emergencies in implant surgery

Most of our implant patients are anxious, usually older, and on medication.
This, coupled with them having a more invasive procedure, makes them more
likely to have a medical emergency in the chair. This workshop highlights the importance of a team approach to medical emergencies, goes through the common causes of medical emergencies, and how to prevent them in your practice.  The drug box is explained and you will know what each drug is for and how to use it. This is a hands-on practical workshop presented in such a way that you remember the key messages at the time when you need them - you might just save somebody's life!

1530

Tea/Coffee & Exhibition

1600

DownMiss Helen Batty - UK

Helen Batty

Helen has been involved with dental implants for the last seven years.  She has vast experience of the Straumann and Astra implant systems, and is the senior implant nurse at Glencairn Dental Practice.  Helen has been involved with many practices helping them train and set up for implant placement. Helen has a special interest in Cross Infection, and is also the Cross Infection lead for the Glencairn group.


RightHTM0105 and implant dentistry

Decontamination and sterilisation are the two of the most fundamental principles of implant dentistry.  The implementation of the new Health Technical Memorandum 01-05 is the biggest and most important change in this area, and affects everybody working in dentistry, but most of all the dental nurse team. The aim of this presentation is to explain the details of the document, and what it means to our implant practice. Furthermore current recommendations suggested by the industry will be presented. Helen will demonstrate what has been done at Glencarin Dental Practice to head toward best practice, and give hints and pitfalls they have found along the way.

1630

DownMiss Kara Moody - UK

Kara Moody

Kara has worked in general practice as a dental nurse for the past 8 years having gained my Oral Health Care in Dental Nursing NVQ level 3 in May 2002. I have since gained further qualifications in Dental Radiography and I’m currently studying for my dental sedation nursing qualification.

I have been fortunate enough to work in all aspects of dentistry, which has encouraged a keen interest in surgical procedures. This has led me to my current position at The Implant Centre in Haywards Heath which opened in October 2006.The centre specifically caters for patients needing implant treatment including a range of grafting procedures which has enabled me to gain advanced nursing skills.


RightSinus lifts

This workshop will firstly look at sinuses – why we have them and what they are. We will then look at how to tell if a sinus will need a Lateral Sinus Graft or just an internal lift to allow dental implant placement will follow this using dental panoramic tomography and CT scans. Kara will then examine the procedure itself and the nurse’s role, covering suction control visibility, the provision of graft material and the use of antibiotics. After looking at infection rates and complications, she will present why it may not be possible to do sinus grafting, and what the alternatives are, which the include the 'All on Four' and 'Zygomatic' implant treatment options.

1700

Close of Session

1730

Close of Exhibition

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