Developing a Society for Prison Dentists


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Developing a Society for Prison Dentists

  1. 1. Developing a Society for Prison Dentists Dr Liana Zoitopoulos Honorary Secretary BASCD BASCD
  2. 2. BASCD There are 134 prisons At least 134 dentists
  3. 3. BASCD <ul><li>Mental Health issues </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Difficulties </li></ul><ul><li>Complex Medical Histories </li></ul><ul><li>Drug Addiction </li></ul><ul><li>High Treatment Needs </li></ul>
  4. 4. BASCD <ul><li>Each dentist works in isolation </li></ul>
  5. 5. BASCD <ul><li>Difficult to meet and discuss issues with other prison dentists </li></ul>
  6. 6. BASCD The advent of CPD has made it necessary to attend courses
  7. 7. BASCD Is there a need for a society? SOCIETY?
  8. 8. BASCD BASCD is an independent association of dental public health practitioners and as a specialist society is concerned with dental public health and related subjects. Its members include those who will be providing advice to the PCTs on the future commissioning of dental services, those who supported the implementation of the new contractual arrangements at PCT and SHA level and those who provide clinical and public health dental services to the community.
  9. 9. BASCD <ul><li>Service Development and Delivery Section: </li></ul><ul><li>Aim </li></ul><ul><li>To provide a focus for discussion and debate relating to the development and delivery of services in primary oral health care. </li></ul><ul><li>This includes the clinical and public health functions of primary care services </li></ul><ul><li>Chair – Peter Bateman </li></ul>
  10. 10. BASCD <ul><li>Policy Section: </li></ul><ul><li>Aims </li></ul><ul><li>To define the Association’s policy on strategic issues in oral health and dental services. </li></ul><ul><li>To provide both proactive and reactive advice to key decision makers as and when </li></ul><ul><li>required. </li></ul><ul><li>Chair – Paul Batchelor </li></ul>
  11. 11. BASCD <ul><li>Information Section: </li></ul><ul><li>Aims </li></ul><ul><li>To provide a focus within the Association for advancing information-linked elements of 3 key objectives set out in the BASCD Constitution: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Maintenance of a body with expert knowledge of, and expertise, </li></ul><ul><li>in dental epidemiology </li></ul><ul><li>2. Facilitation of study of the provision of oral health </li></ul><ul><li>care in the community. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Facilitation of relevant aspects of community </li></ul><ul><li>dental practice. </li></ul><ul><li>Chair – Nigel Pitts </li></ul>
  12. 12. BASCD <ul><li>Teachers and Research Section: </li></ul><ul><li>Aim: </li></ul><ul><li>The overall function of the Teachers and Research Section is to support the objectives of BASCD by acting as the body of expert opinion to whom Council may turn concerning the development of teaching of dental public health at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. </li></ul><ul><li>Chair – Jenny Gallagher </li></ul>
  13. 13. BASCD <ul><li>Dental Practice Advisers: </li></ul><ul><li>Aim: </li></ul><ul><li>To provide a forum for Dental Practice Advisers, for the development of their role and the promotion of all aspects of advice on Dental Practice to all those bodies requiring it. </li></ul><ul><li>Chair – Martin Fulford </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Prison Dentists: </li></ul><ul><li>A subsection of Service Development and Delivery Section. </li></ul><ul><li>Aim: </li></ul><ul><li>To provide a forum for prison dentists for the development of their clinical and public health role as well as for peer support. </li></ul>BASCD
  15. 15. BASCD <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><li>Forum for meeting other prison dentists </li></ul><ul><li>CPD/Study days (Prison focus) </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical Supervision </li></ul><ul><li>Journal </li></ul><ul><li>The Society will put across your point of view for you </li></ul><ul><li>Direct discussions with commissioning advisers </li></ul><ul><li>Will sort out the obligatory elements of CPD </li></ul><ul><li>Career progression </li></ul>
  16. 16. BASCD <ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><li>You pay £95 to join </li></ul><ul><li>BUT you get tax-relief of 33%. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>So join now! </li></ul>BASCD
  18. 18. Dr Liana Zoitopoulos Honorary Secretary BASCD Department of Community Special Care Dentistry King’s College London Dental Institute Kings Campus Denmark Hill London SE5 9RS [email_address] Tel: 020 3299 3480