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P132 UDC and COVID

Speakers: Simon Hearnshaw Ian Kerr Rachael EnglandDr Wendy Thompson

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Webinar Details

This webinar will take an honest look at urgent dental care (UDC) during and after the initial COVID period.

We will look at how UDC responded in different locations during the early Covid period and during the recovery period. We will discuss the opportunities and challenges that this has provided.

We will also look at the new models for UDC.

Learning Outcomes


To discuss

  • UDC response in different locations during the early Covid period
  • UDC during the recovery - opportunities and challenges
  • New models for UDC


On completion of this webinar you will understand how urgent dental care (UDC) responded during and after the initial COVID period, and the new models for UDC.

The Speakers

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Simon Hearnshaw

Training Programme Director, Learner Support and Faculty Development, Yorkshire and the Humber
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Ian Kerr


Ian has worked as a general dental practitioner and in hospital posts for over 30 years. In 2005 he set up StoneRock Dental Care in Hawkhurst, Kent which is a private multi-discipline general and specialist dental practice. As part of his career development he completed an MSc in Applied Specialist Healthcare, a Diploma in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry, a Certificate in Implantology and the Cardiff University Bond Solon certificate in Expert Witness (Civil). 

Ian has also published articles on topics relating to restorative dentistry , pain management and endodontics in peer reviewed journals and has lectured extensively on the topics relating to endodontics, acute pain management and the use of fibre reinforced composites in restorative dentistry. He is currently completing my LLM at University of Kent which is focused on the impact of the twin challenges of acute pain management and COVID restrictions in a Post Montgomery landscape. Ian is due to publish his findings from this research in January 2022.

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Rachael England

Dental Hygienist

Rachael has worked in the dental profession for over 20 years. She trained as a Dental Hygienist in the Royal Air Force and left in 2008 to pursue a varied career working in National Health Service and private practice before moving to Dubai in 2013. Rachael is the past President of the Emirates Dental Hygienists Club and currently works as an Education and Public Health for FDI World Dental Federation.

Rachael established Maasai Molar, a charity providing oral health education and dental care, in 2018, following a visit to Kenya when she realised the desperate need for oral healthcare. Maasai Molar has recently partnered with Emayian Medical Clinic who will provide year-round oral healthcare. She is currently studying for a Doctorate in Public Health at Teesside University.  

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Dr Wendy Thompson

Dr Wendy Thompson is an academic dentist working in the northwest of England. She is an NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Primary Dental Care based at University of Manchester and works part-time as a GDP at {my}dentist in Cumbria. Wendy has completed a PhD about understanding dentist’s antibiotic prescribing behaviours for adults with acute dental conditions and has used that insight to develop new tools for addition to the UK dental antimicrobial stewardship toolkit.

Wendy is the lead author of the FDI World Dental Federation’s white paper on tackling antibiotic resistance and has been their lead educator for a new MOOC in collaboration with the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. Wendy also delivers continuing professional development on dental antimicrobial prescribing, resistance and stewardship for dental and medical team on behalf of Health Education England. Wendy is a member of the BDA Health & Science Committee, BNF Dental Advisory Group and a NICE specialist advisor on antibiotic prescribing and stewardship in dentistry. She is also co-chair of the Society for Academic Primary Care’s dental subgroup.

Having graduated in 1994 from the University of Warwick with a degree in microbiology and microbial technology, Wendy worked initially as a scientist in Whitehall. In 2012, she gained BDS with honours and a distinction in oral health from the University of Liverpool (taught at UCLAN) followed short thereafter by MJDF. Wendy and her family live on the Lancashire/Cumbria border, in the beautiful coastal village of Silverdale. If you wish, you can follow Wendy on Twitter @wendythedentist