Dental Professionals' Conference 2018

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Organiser Andrea Johnson invites you to the Dental Professionals’ Conference 2018

The 14th & 15th of September 2018 will see the first ever Dental Professionals’ Annual Conference to be hosted by the Orthodontic Technicians Association (OTA). It will be held at the Park Plaza Hotel in Nottingham in association with FutureLabs, the Dental Technologists Association (DTA) and the Society of British Dental Nurses (SBDN). Everyone and anyone working in the dental field are welcome to attend.

Speakers confirmed so far include: Lesley Sharpe (above), Kash Qureshi (below), Julianne Kumm, John Brown, Nicolas Miedzianowski-Sinclair, Jutta Ruffing, Larry Browne, George Antonopoulos, Fiona Ellwood and many more...

The conference will unofficially begin on the evening of Thursday 13th for those who wish to join the OTA council, representatives from FutureLabs, the DTA and the SBDN at an exclusive event to be held in the ‘Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem’ which is just around the corner from the conference hotel.

The ‘Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem’ (above) claims to be the oldest pub in Britain. Reputed to have been established in 1189AD, the pub is built into the Castle Rock upon which Nottingham Castle is built. It is also linked to several caves carved out of the soft sandstone of Castle Rock, which were originally used as a brewhouse for the castle, and which appear to date from around the time of the castle’s erection in 1068 AD.

The conference itself will be a two-day event. Offering up to 10 hours of verifiable CPD, it will start in earnest on the morning of Friday 14th with a choice of four hands-on workshops and with enough time for each delegate to attend two workshops of their choice.

Also if you like a spot of golf and wish to forgo the Friday morning workshop sessions there will be a golf competition held at a local course. More details coming soon...

The afternoon session on Friday will offer attendees the opportunity to tailor their conference programme with a total of sixteen different lectures to choose from. These lectures will cover a variety of subjects from within the field of orthodontics, fixed and removable prosthodontics, and dental nursing.

The day’s programme on Friday will finish with a drinks reception and buffet dinner with plenty of time for networking and relaxing with friends.

Saturday morning will be the start of a more combined ‘team’ day, but still offers choices in the morning, including: attending a workshop session, a combined tech session, or a nurse’s programme, followed by a fully integrated team lecture programme in the afternoon. The OTA will be holding its AGM at the end of the day’s lecture programme.

The conference will officially end with the much loved Black Tie Dinner and awards ceremony on the Saturday evening, with live music from local band ‘Wayward Brotherhood’.

For more information, visit https://ota-uk.org/ota-conference/. For anything else please contact me, the conference organiser, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The early bird deadline is 31st August 2018, but places are limited, so to guarantee your place at this fantastic event get your applications in as soon as you can.