Dental Alumni Weekend 2018Shields

Join us for Dental Alumni Weekend 2018, an exciting two days of continuing professional development and social opportunities for alumni and friends of the Dental Institute.

Dental Alumni Weekend 2018 will begin on the afternoon of Friday 2 March with your choice of the Specialist Hygienists’ and Therapists’ Section Meeting or the John McLean Symposium. These will be followed by the SPS Dental Annual Dinner in the evening, which will be held in the Robens Suite at the top of Guy’s Tower. Experience the full VIP treatment: marvel at the spectacular views of London at night, indulge in a glass of bubbly, and enjoy a three-course sit-down meal. The dress code is Black Tie (optional) and guests and partners are warmly welcomed.

Why not use the Dinner as the perfect opportunity to get everyone together and organise a class reunion? The Alumni Office will be delighted to support your reunion and will provide special touches to ensure you all have a night to remember. Visit our reunion pages to find out more.

Dental Alumni Weekend continues with Clinical and Research Day on Saturday 3 March in Guy’s Tower. This year’s programme includes a keynote lecture in memory of Rod Cawson, a research forum, tours of clinical teaching space, and an interactive forum in memory of Walter Herbert. This year will also include the Dean’s Lunch, which will be a perfect opportunity to network and socialise.

The agenda for Dental Alumni Weekend is flexible; you can book for a single event or join us for the whole weekend. Please take a look at your Dental Alumni Weekend postcard or the programme below for more details.

Important booking information:
Only two tickets for guests per alumnus/a can be reserved. If you need more tickets for guests, please contact the Alumni Office directly at
Non-Alumni tickets cannot be purchased for the John McLean Symposium through the alumni office.

A downloadable version of the programme can be found here

There are some important details you need to know about the weekend, so please find an information guide including timings, locations and programme descriptions here:

Dental Alumni Weekend Information Guide 2018 for Attendees

Clinical and Research Day Pack 2018

Hygienists' and Therapists' Meeting CPD Certificate

Clinical and Research Day CPD Certificate


Friday 2 March 2018

Time Event Venue Price
12.00 – 17.00

John McLean Symposium
Chairs - Professor Nairn Wilson and Dr Dave Winkler

Managing the broken down tooth-restoration complex; why & when to intervene, how & with what?’


Dr Koray Feran, Diagnosis of the broken down tooth-restoration complex; how do we know when to intervene and convince the patient treatment is necessary?
Dr Andrew Chandrapal, What is the evidence base behind the traditional indirect management of the broken down tooth?
Dr Riaz Yar, Is the porcelain-fused-to-metal crown dead? Long live porcelain!
Mr Jonathan Parkinson, What will be the cutting edge in the direct/indirect restoration of broken down teeth in the next 20 years?

Robens Suite
Floor 29

Tower Lecture Theatre
Floor 30

13.00 – 17.00 Specialist Hygienists’ and Therapists’ Section Meeting
Dr Susha Rajadurai, ‘A Composite Guide to Therapy
Ms Claire McCarthy, ‘Time for Change
Dr Chris Dickinson, ‘Epidermolysis Bullosa

Gordon Museum,

Hodgkin Building


19.00 – 23.00

SPS Dental Annual Dinner and Drinks Reception

For dental alumni, staff and the Dental Society.

Dress code: Black tie optional

Robens Suite

Floor 29

Saturday 3 March 2018 - Clinical and Research Day

Tower Lecture Theatre and Robens Suite, Guy’s Tower, Guy’s Campus, London, SE1 1UL

Time Event Price
09.30 – 10.00 Registration with tea, coffee and pastries in the Robens Suite £40
10.00 – 11.00 

Keynote Lecture
In memory of Rod Cawson

Dr Richard Cook, ‘Oral Medicine – The Dumping Ground (for cases you have sent)!

11.00 – 11.15 Tea and coffee refreshment break

Research Forum to showcase research in the Dental Institute
Chair: Professor Mike Curtis, Executive Dean, King's College London Dental Institute

1 Dr Vitor De Cavalho Moreno Das Neves: ‘Mobilising and Modulating natural dentine repair’

2 Dr Suzanne Scott: ‘Delay in diagnosis of oral cancer. Why do people wait?’

3 Dr David Moyes: ‘The good, the bad and the (b)ugly: Getting to grips with oral microbioata’
12.00 – 14.30 Tours of Clinical Teaching Space
12.00 – 12.30 Dental Alumni Association Annual General Meeting
12.30 – 14.00 The Dean’s Lunch

Interactive Forum
In memory of Walter Herbert
‘How should the ratification of the Minamata convention of Mercury affect you?’

Interactive presentations debating the complexities around modern caries prevention, its management, the use of amalgam, and what this all means for the future of oral healthcare delivery in general practice

Chair: Prof Mark Woolford, Dean of Education

o Professor Avi Banerjee
o Professor Nigel Pitts
o Dr Suzie Sanderson (BDA, President Elect)