Dental Mentoring Conference 2019DCA conference plenary session 2018 web

Following the very positive reception to the 2018 Conference, we're pleased to announce the 2019 event open to all members of the dental team, again kindly sponsored by the BDA.

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Saturday 23rd November 2019 -  9am (for 9.30 start) to 5pm -  BDA, Wimpole Street, London

Early Bird Closes 31st July - register now and save!

Keynote Speakers

We're delighted to confirm our keynote speakers for the plenary session and Q&A. All three are great influencers in their field and supporters of mentoring and mentoring programmes,  have national roles and will be speaking about the bigger picture, as it affects mentoring and the profession.

Peter Cheese
Chief Executive
CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personal & Development)Peter Cheese CEO CIPD

CIPD is the UK's professional body for experts in people at work, it's mission is to champion better work and working lives.

Peter writes and speaks widely on the development of HR, the future of work, and the key issues of leadership, culture and organisation, people and skills.

Dr. Janet Clarke MBE
Deputy Chief Dental Officer, England

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Janet is Deputy Chief Dental Officer and Chair of Local Dental Network for NHS West Midlands at NHS England.

Janet works in partnership with clinical leaders in regional and local area teams to improve outcomes for patients, and support the role of dentists and dentistry across the health system.

Dr. Leah Farrell
Chair-Elect 2020, Local Dental Committees

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Leah sits on the GDPC Executive at the BDA, and is the secretary of Northants LDC.

She is the GDPC rep for the county and an associate at a NHS practice in Northampton.  Leah has experience in setting up local mentoring schemes.

Conference Programme

Early Bird Closes 31st July - click here to register now!

Hands on, Interactive Workshops

Dental Coaching Academy Conference 2018 Interactive workshops


Practical sessions demonstrating real applications of mentoring

Three parallel 45 minute sessions – repeated in the afternoon

  1. Mental Health First Aid - Essential information for mentors with Jess Shields. An experienced Coach, Mentor and Facilitator, Jess is a qualified first aid at work trainer in Mental Health.
  2. The Value of Values with Dr. Karen Sutton. Karen is a Principal Dental Surgeon at her practice in Malvern, with a background in preparing students for the ‘real world’ of dentistry. Karen’s speciality is the treatment of anxious dental patients and she loves putting people at their ease.
  3. Mentoring with Outreach Students - a personal journey, with Dr. Stephen Denny. Stephen is a Partner/Principle in a busy dental practice. He teaches and lectures to dental students at Southend Outreach.

1. Interactive Workshops – 90 minute sessions (not repeated)

  1. Dr. Rebecca Viney - Coaching for Mid-Career Crisis
    Rebecca has been a GP in London for 25 years and is a UK pioneer in Health Coaching who will introduce the concept of Health Coaching. With her proven expertise and practical examples to activate your own journey into a richer and more fruitful relationship with your patients and their family and carers. A journey that promises to bring benefits to you as well as your patients.
  2. Bob Hughes PCC – Peer Supervision Group
    Discuss successes and challenges in coaching and mentoring that attenders bring along. Together, we will explore relevant skills and techniques, and any ethical issues that may arise. Bob will be facilitating, coaching and mentoring the group through the discussions. The co-creator of the Leadership Coaching Model, Bob has trained coaches and mentors globally since 2002. Bob Hughes is a coach, coach mentor and an accredited trainer of coaches and mentors, as well as a leadership consultant.
  3. Helen Caton Hughes – Tips and Tools for Coaching/Mentoring Presence
    Presence is the bedrock of any great conversation. Helen is an accredited assessor for the Chartered Management Institute and International Coach Federation, coach trainer for over 15 years and practitioner of mindfulness and meditation for over 40! Practical and interactive ways to prepare for your coaching/mentoring sessions and improve your presence using guided facilitation, relaxation and mindfulness techniques.

Lunchtime Mentoring Sessions

A team of qualified mentors will be on hand to offer an understanding ear.  If there's an issue you'd like to talk through, book* one of the 15-minute lunchtime slots when you register.

*Places strictly limited and first-come, first-served.  

New Format - Poster Presentations

This year we'll be inviting poster sessions from professionals, academics and practitioners working in the field of mentoring. 
Poster presentations will highlight the main points or components of practical applications of mentoring/coaching in a way that conference attendees can easily learn about the topic.
Pictures, graphs, data, and text are typical tools used by the presenter.
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Early Bird Conference Prices

  • £150: BDA Member                         
  • £175: Non-BDA- Member Dentist              
  • £75: DCP                                   
  • £30: Student BDA Member-only        

Early Bird Closes 31st July - click here to register now! 

Here's what people said about last year's event:

  • Awesome to hear such a guru speak”

  • “Amazing context. Made me feel confident of taking up mentoring as my give back to the profession”

  • “Inspiring lecture that taught me the importance of not giving up following knock backs.”

If you'd like to read the 2018 conference report, click here.