For those who are keen to pursue their interest in endodontics, the BES has produced a guide to the possible pathways that can be followed to develop your career. Obviously this is for guidance only as changes take place on a regular basis as to what is suitable or available and you are therefore strongly advised to seek direct advice before following a certain pathway. Early Career Guide - Career Pathways
Dear Colleagues, It’s been a difficult and life-changing twelve months since the first lockdown in 2020 and has affected most of us both personally and professionally. The PM Boris Johnson two weeks ago announced the government’s plan to re-open schools, public and private services, and for the UK to return to some form of normality from 21st of June 2021. This inevitably means that the Council has unfortunately had to decide to cancel once again the Spring Scientific meeting (SSM) that had been re-arranged for 12 June 2021, in order to minimise the UK’s risk of spreading the virus during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to protect the health and wellbeing of our membership. It is very difficult for us to predict between now and June, with certainty, if Boris’s plan will remain on track.
As part of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (18-24 November), to improve patient awareness of when antibiotics are not required to treat dental pain, we have sponsored this quick-watch, educational video with UCLan (1.5 mins). It is a family-friendly, simple clip offering different courses of action and effective ways to treat dental pain, actively discouraging patients from asking for antibiotics. It concludes with a useful link to find out more about antibiotic resistance. Please share with patients and within the dental and health community. Play video here... The video was produced by Drs Shalini Kanagasingam (UClan), Nargis Sonde (UClan), Phil Tomson (BES).
The British Endodontic Society (BES) recently invited proposals from UK based applicants wishing to undertake immediate research to address the impacts of Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGPs) in dentistry during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Society had an excellent response and has subsequently increased its funding by more than 100%, awarding it to three separate research groups. “We are delighted to have received such great feedback to our research call having received many, high quality, fundable submissions” said Dr Phil Tomson, Chair of the BES Research Committee. “Due to the unique circumstances and potential tangible outcomes we have taken the decision to award three grants that offer different qualities. These will provide robust reassurance around the safety of carrying out AGPs with conventional mitigating factors whilst investigating new opportunities to improve things further.” “The research committee
Please see further details on the following page BES Call for Research on AGPs with respect to COVID-19
The IFEA Board of Directors has announced that due to COVID-19 this year's planned WEC Congress in Chennai will consist of a series of 8 webinars, two per day between 23-26th September 2020, with the onsite event moving to 12-14th August 2021 in Chennai.
NHS England requests that all dental practices commence opening after 8th June where practices assess that they have the necessary IPC and PPE requirements in place
The President of the BES, Dr Sanjeev Bhanderi, supported by BES Council, has been invited to join the various working groups involved in post COVID-19 planning. These have been established with the aim of providing information and guidance for the CDO in establishing protocols for the re-opening of practices.
The BES is pleased to announce the Harty Essay title for 20/21, particularly appropriate for this current situation but extremely important! Please also note that the closing dates of the Foundation Prize, Elective Prize and GDP Prize have been moved to 30th September for this year, to allow for limited access to Practices at this current time. 2020/2021 Harty Essay Prize
The Society is sorry to inform you that there will be a temporary cessation of members receiving the IEJ in the post as this message has just been sent by the Wiley Publishing Manager for the IEJ. 'As more and more people are affected by COVID-19 restrictions, I am writing to share an important update on decisions Wiley is making to manage publishing operations during the pandemic. The move to work-from-home practices in many regions globally, often in combination with country-wide lockdowns, is leading to disruption throughout the publishing workflow. Wiley leadership is meeting daily to assess the situation and develop appropriate mitigation strategies. I will keep you informed as decisions are taken. Right now, the most acute challenge relates to the distribution of print content. In many countries, distribution of print