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The aim of the society is to protect, maintain and improve the oral health of older people by providing a forum to further knowledge and increase awareness relating to oral health, dental needs and treatment for the benefit of older adults
The society holds two meetings per year when members of different dental specialities and dental care professionals come together to consider and exchange information on the oral health care of older people
BSG is also involved in the development of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Gerodontology. It motivates and fosters relations with other health care professionals, care workers, charitable organisations, voluntary agencies and carers for the benefit of older people, thereby enhancing health promotion
Full membership of BSG includes a subscription to the Society’s scientific journal ‘Gerodontology’
British Society of Gerodontology


Regd. charity no.11186

Save the Date
The Winter Conference of BSG
Thursday 1st December 2016

Brunei Gallery, SOAS

Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H OXG

War and Peace’ - providing older people’s oral health services in challenging situations

Directions to Summer Conference venue:

Shrewsbury is Shropshire’s county town and has excellent road and rail links (connected to the M6 and motorway network via the M54)

The Lord Hill Hotel is located on the east side of town between Shrewsbury Abbey, and Lord Hill’s Column: about a 10-minute walk from the picturesque and historic town centre
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Summer Conference

Celebrating Silver’ – 25 years of BSG

Key and current issues in Gerodontology

Friday 10th June 2016

09:15 – 16:00
The Lord Hill Hotel, Regency Suite, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY2 6AX

01743 232601

The meeting will review all the important areas that underpin the study and practice of Gerodontology. Key issues of the medical care of the older person will be explored, plus the latest research on oral health links to dementia. Modern, best practice restorative care of the older patient will be described

Main Learning Aims

  • To update and inform on current evidence-based medical care of older people including the issue of DNRs

  • To review the role of inflammation in dementia, exploring the access of periodontal/oral bacteria to the systemic circulation. To develop the association between oral pathogens and brain degenerative tissue and to consider any potential preventative oral treatment options for ‘at risk’ patients

  • To enhance understanding of the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease on an individual and the challenges faced by those with a caring responsibility

  • To look into future ways of increasing collaborative working between the UK’s two specialist societies of The British Society of Gerodontology and The British Society of Disability and Oral Health

  • To establish the importance and delivery of Special Care Dentistry for older people, realising the diverse complexities that surround caring for older people in order to improve outcomes

  • To give updates and tips on practical restorative dentistry for older patients, particularly those with a compromised dentition

No refunds for cancellations after 15/05/2016 


5 Hours Verifiable CPD 
09:15 - Registration, refreshments and sponsors

09:55 - Welcome and Introduction

Dr Heather Lloyd, BSG President

10:00 - Update for Dental Teams on Geriatric Medicine

Dr Cathryn Mainwaring, Registrar in Geriatric Medicine, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

10:45 - Research links of Oral Health and Dementia

Professor StJohn Crean, Executive Dean of College of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

11:30 - Comfort break

11:40 - A Carer’s story

Mrs Julie Procter, Senior Dental Officer, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

12:10 - Collaborative working for older people: BSG and BSDH synergy

Dr Robert Hale, Consultant in Special Care Dentistry, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

12:40 - BSG News and Announcements

Dr Vicki Jones, BSG Chair

13:00 - Lunch

14:00 - Special Care Dentistry for the Golden Age

Dr Richard Valle-Jones, Clinical Director for Dentistry, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester and Mrs Debbie Chandler, Senior Dental Nurse Special Care Dentistry, Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Dorset County Hospital

15:00 - Update and Tips on Restorative Dentistry for Older Patients

Dr Malcolm Edwards, Hon. Consultant in Restorative Dentistry/Director of Postgraduate Dental Studies

UCLaN Dental School

16:00 - Tea/coffee and close of meeting
Apply with course fee by 15th May 2016

Ideally via BSG website

or return completed application with cheque payable to ‘British Society of Gerodontology’ to Dr Paul Zubkowski, Hon. Secretary BSG, Shrewsbury Community Dental Centre, 71 Castle Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 2EJ





GDC number:
Please indicate special lunch requirements:

Vegetarian  Vegan  Special 

Please specify requirements if ‘Special’:


Please tick appropriate box

BSG Dentist member


BSG DCP member


StR Trainees/Student/

Dentist in training/Retired


Non member


If you would like to join us for the 

Silver Anniversary Conference Dinner, please add £25 to your application. 3 course meal with coffee/tea. Choice of dishes, and special diets catered for. 
Thursday 9th June 7pm for 7.30pm at 

The Lord Hill 

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