Carole Boyle

Boost Confidence and Competence at The Dentistry Show 2017

Carole A Boyle is a Consultant in Special Care Dentistry in the Department of Sedation and Special Care Dentistry at King’s College London Dental Institute, where she runs the Department’s General Anaesthesia service and teaches on the postgraduate Diploma and Masters programmes. Past Chairman of the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD), her special interests include providing sedation for patients who require special care dentistry.

Carole will be speaking in the Dental Nurses Forum at The Dentistry Show this year, giving a presentation entitled “Conscious sedation: we need you”. She comments:

“Dental nurses tend to be unsure about the protocols surrounding conscious sedation, due to the risk of litigation. There is also often conflicting information and recommendations in the field, which can cause confusion and reduce dental nurses’ confidence in assisting the dentist during the procedure.

“The dental nurse plays an important role when providing conscious sedation, particularly as patients tend to be very anxious about treatment. It’s crucial for them to be confident in their skills in order to reassure the patient and help put their mind at ease. Patients tend to find the nurse more approachable than in the dentist and are therefore more comfortable asking the nurse any questions and looking to them for support. It’s also necessary for dental nurses to be clinically competent as this ensures the dentist receives the best support and assistance during treatment.”

Throughout her presentation, Carole will discuss different sedation techniques and highlight the role of the dental nurse for each one. She will also explore the various training opportunities for dental nurses in this field, encouraging delegates to develop their skills and their confidence, while also expanding their skills.

“I hope dental nurses will leave my lecture with a better understanding of their role during conscious sedation,” Carole adds. “I think this a great area for dental nurses to advance their skills in – it requires a better understanding of how to support anxious patients, as well as increased knowledge regarding the possible medical conditions that patients requiring special care dentistry might have.”

Carole will join an exciting line-up of renowned speakers in the Dental Nurses Forum, including Jane Dalgarno, Jacqueline James, Deborah Lyle, Jason Wong, Isis Buffonge and Debbie Reed. Supported by the British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN), the two-day programme will cover an array of relevant topics from conscious sedation to endodontics, what it’s like to volunteer and how to separate fact from fiction. Offering several hours of verifiable CPD, an update on the latest in the profession and the inspiration delegates need to raise the standard of their patient care even further, this is definitely not an event dental nurses want to miss!

Additional theatres throughout The Dentistry Show 2017 will provide more learning opportunities for dental nurses. The Core CPD Theatre will cover key CPD topics such as infection control and prevention, medical emergencies and legal / ethical issues. The PerioLounge, EndoLounge, Facial Aesthetics Theatre, Short-term Ortho Lounge and ADI Implant Theatre will provide insight into the specialist disciplines and will all feature outstanding speakers and fresh ideas for the whole team.

Further to all this, the trade floor will be the perfect place to source everything from new oral health products to clinical instruments, uniforms and innovative training courses. With more than 400 dental manufacturers and suppliers expected to attend once again, there will be plenty of on-stand learning available, as well as live demonstrations and some brilliant deals.

With so much education, so many networking opportunities and so much to do, The Dentistry Show is a must for all dental nurses. What’s more, the event is proud to be giving even more back to the profession this year – for every hour of verifiable CPD collected by delegates, the show will donate £1 to the BDA Benevolent Fund. With an aim of 100,000 hours, that could mean £15,000 for the charity that works so hard to support dentists and their families facing crisis.

To help us meet this target, all you have to do is gain as much CPD as you can at The Dentistry Show 2017 – register for your FREE delegate pass online today and we look forward to seeing you here!

The Dentistry Show and DTS 2017 will be held on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th May at the NEC in Birmingham.

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