Deborah Lyle at The Dentistry Show 2017

Deborah Lyle, Director of Professional and Clinical Affairs at Waterpik International, Inc. will be among the outstanding speaker line-up at The Dentistry Show 2017, demonstrating the key contributions of dental nurses and hygienists / therapists.

“I am always impressed by this event,” Deborah comments. “There is a huge range of CPD with so many choices of lectures that delegates can tailor their experience according to their own needs and interests. The trade exhibition is also a great place to discover what’s new in the market. In addition, delegates can find out more about the products available and the research behind them, liaising one-on-one with the experts who know those products best.”

Deborah will be speaking in the Dental Nurses Forum on both Friday and Saturday. About her lecture entitled “How to separate fact from fiction” on Friday afternoon, Deborah says:

“All dental professionals become accustomed to the daily routine and as certain techniques and materials become standard, most will assume they are the best way of doing something. However, many professionals are not aware when there are better, easier, faster or less expensive alternatives out there, which could be an ethical issue if they are not up-to-date enough to provide the very best care for every patient.

“As such, I hope to bring this to delegates’ attention during my lecture so they can make sure they are well-versed in the latest solutions and concepts. In order to separate fact from fiction, I think we all need to be more open-minded, inquisitive and to ask more questions.”

On Saturday, Deborah will discuss “Do fit people have worse oral health?” She continues:

“The lecture will look at the links between exercise and oral health. It is human nature to make assumptions and I believe most people would assume that someone who is physically fit takes care of every aspect of their health, including their dental wellbeing. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and I hope to make delegates more aware of the risks associated with this patient group and to motivate them to ask more questions.”

Also on Saturday, Deborah will be speaking in the Hygienist & Therapist Symposium on “Impact of smoking trends on oral health”.

“The number of people smoking cigarettes in the UK is decreasing, but it is still too high and we have a long way to go,” adds Deborah. “Smoking remains one of the top risk factors for poor oral health and dental hygienists and therapists are key to maintaining the downward trend in use. It is not simply a case of ticking the ‘yes’ box for smokers on the patient questionnaire – it is a process. Hygienists and therapists need to assess how willing a patient is to quit smoking, ensure they have all the information and then repeat it all again at the next appointment. I hope to motivate delegates to drive change in their own practices and implement protocols for the whole team to follow when approaching patients about their smoking habits.”

For the opportunity to hear from Deborah and many more world-class speakers, gain hours of CPD and discover the latest products in the extensive trade exhibition, register for your free place online today via

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