Philip Lewis

Oral Cancer  – 14:00-15:00

Educational Aims & Objectives

  • Diagnosis: what’s normal and what’s not
  • Referral pathways: how, when and why
  • Early detection save lives! How to be a dental hero

Educational Aims & Objectives

  • This lecture will help delegates develop a robust screening procedure; understanding the roles of all team members and becoming confident in recognising suspect conditions of the mouth.

Philip Lewis BDS qualified in London in 1977 and is an Ambassador for the Mouth Cancer Foundation and Clinical Lead of the Mouth Cancer Screening Accreditation Scheme. He acts as a Media Spokesperson for the British Dental Association and is a member of various dental associations including the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the European Society of Cosmetic Dentistry. Philip was recently voted number 7 in Dentistry Magazine’s Top 50 Most Influential People in the profession.

Ian Corbett


Ian Corbett will be covering Medical Emergencies – 17:00-18:00

After graduating from King’s College, London, Ian initially started his working life as an immunologist working in transplantation, then completing a PhD in breast cancer, before transferring to dentistry where he qualified at Newcastle University.  Ian trained in the Maxillofacial unit in Newcastle, with an interest in dentoalveolar surgery, orthognathic surgery and trauma.  Following over a decade at Newcastle University, during which time he chaired the IADR Anaesthetic Research Group and was awarded the President’s Prize from the European Federation of Dental Anaesthesiology Societies, Ian moved back to the NHS as a Consultant Oral Surgeon.

Currently Ian occupies his spare time with postgraduate education.  Having recently chaired the Specialist Advisory Board in Oral Surgery, Ian is now Convenor of Dental Examinations for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and organises and examines both in the UK and overseas.

Pat Langley

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Pat Langley will be covering Safeguarding Children and Young People – 15:30-16:30

Pat spent the years immediately following graduation from Manchester University combining general practice with teaching oral surgery. In 1987 she joined Denplan as a founder member where she went on to become Deputy Chief Dental Officer whilst continuing part time in general practice. Along with fellow clinician Jerry Watson she co-founded Apolline in 2010. Pat and Jerry also run the Faculty of General Practice (UK)’s acclaimed ‘Certificate in Appraisal of Dental Practices.

Kevin Lewis

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Kevin Lewis will be covering Legal & Ethical issues- 10:00-11:00 and Handling Complaints – 11:30-12:30  

Kevin Lewis qualified from The London Hospital in 1971.  He spent 20 years in full time general dental practice and 10 further years practising part time.  He was the Dental Director of Dental Protection for 18 years up to June 2016 and also an Executive member of the Council (Board of Directors) and senior management team of the Medical Protection Society. Kevin has been writing a regular column in the dental press since 1981 – originally as the Associate Editor of Dental Practice and since 2006 as the Consultant Editor of Dentistry magazine.  During a long and varied career he has lectured at conferences in over 30 countries and still writes and lectures regularly all over the world.  Kevin has the unique triple distinction of having been awarded honorary membership of the British, Irish and New Zealand Dental Associations