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Newport Study Club - 01 November 2017

Monitoring and Maintaining Implants: A Practical and Evidence Based Perspective from the Front Line

Presented by: Emma Harney & Carly James
Date: 01 November 2017
Time: 1900 Refreshments 1930 Lecture
Location: The Celtic Manor Resort, Coldra Woods, The Usk Valley, Newport, South Wales, NP18 1HQ

We are members of a team that hosts a variety of specialists and GDPs. This group boasts a hygienist to dentist ratio of 1:1. This has been key in developing an approach that allows shared responsibility of patient care. This novel team approach has developed organically and has become an unexpected success in the team’s efforts to stabilise a high number of patients (often referrals) who present with periodontitis, undergo implant treatment or develop peri-implant disease. We wish to share our experiences to demonstrate the value of true collaboration and shared leadership within the dental team.


Carly James

Carly qualified as a Hygienist from Cardiff Dental School in 2012. She has a great foundation in dentistry having been in the field for over 10 years, having previously been a dental nurse in both a hospital and community setting. Since qualifying she has worked closely with a number of periodontologists and implantologists in and around the South Wales area. Taking a keen interest in the latest innovations in her field and making her patient's dental experience the best it can be.

Emma Harney

Emma Harney qualified as a dental therapist from Cardiff University in 2011. Following qualification she joined the restorative dentistry department at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg UHB, treating a broad and varied range of patients undergoing head & neck cancer treatment, those with complex medical histories and special needs. Many patients were referred to the department for treatment of aggressive and advanced periodontal disease. This invaluable experience instilled in Emma a particular interest in treating patients with severe periodontal issues and in 2013 Emma joined the specialist Cardiff practice, Rhiwbina Dental Surgery. The team has expanded in that time and Emma works closely day-to-day with specialist periodontists, implantologists, endodontists as well as general dentists. She is part of a strong team of eight hygienists and therapists.

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Dr Guy Laffan