Dentistry in a Contemporary Context by University of Kent - Centre for Professional Practice

This short CPD course is suitable for the whole dental team - Dental Care Professionals and Dentists. During this course, participants are encouraged to address contemporary dental practice within the wider context of social policy and cultural influence. What is the role of dental professionals in the deliver of dental health services within the context of current socio-political environment, policies and the Government's Health Care strategy?


University of Kent, Medway Building, Chatham Maritime, Medway, ME4 4AG


Friday 7th February 2020

09:30 - 15:00

Dr Sam Shah will address the inequalities effecting health and well-being; social, economic, cultural, environmental and behavioural factors and the social factors that affect health at different life stages.

Saturday 8th February 2020

09:00 - 12:30

Dr Sam Shah will discuss the incorporation of health intro historical and contemporary political and sociological agendas and the changing landscape of the dental workplace.

Sunday 9th February 2020

09:00 - 12:30

Professior Ken Eaton will discuss oral health systems in Europe and beyond; healthcare structures and dental health agenda, policy and leadership; oral health systems in Europe and beyond; Brexit and the dental workforce.

Friday 6th March 2020 09:00 - 15:00

John Darby will deliver and update on the national advancing dental care project. Mike Wheeler will discuss incorporation of health into historical and contemporary political and sociological agendas; the dental workforce within healthcare structures, agenda, policy, strategy and leadership; the potential of dental care professionals roles related to the future of dental services and how their training may be funded.


Dental Care Professionals - £50 per day.

Dentists - £75 per day.

If attending more than 1 day, 10% discount will be applied.

For more information please contact Programme Coordinators by telephone on 01634 888 929 or email at

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