The 2022 Spring Scientific Meeting will again be held at One Great George Street, Westminster, London.  Having missed both 2020 and 2021  Spring Meetings from our March calendar we hope to bring everyone together again for the start of 2022 with an exciting scientific programme “A Passion for Endodontics”, a Table Top Exhibition, BES Poster Prize and an Early Career Group Reception, which will follow at the close of the afternoon sessions and to which everyone is invited.  Booking is now open.  The Early Bird Fee will end on Friday 4th March and prices will rise after that date.

In the event of any Covid 19 related lockdown imposed by the Government, the BES will refund your registration fee but unfortunately cannot be responsible for any travel or accommodation expenses incurred.


A Passion for Endodontics

09.00 - 09.30 Registration
09.30 - 10.00 Welcome Address  Dr Maria Lessani,  President
10.00 - 10.45 A Life in Stories  Esther Freud, Novelist, London
10.45 - 11.15 Refreshments, Posters and Exhibition
11.15 - 12.30 Apical plug technique versus regenerative endodontics for non-vital immature teeth Dr Marga Ree, Private Practice, Purmerend, The Netherlands
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch, Posters and Exhibition
13.00 - 13.30 BES AGM (Members only)
13.30 - 13.45 BES Prizes
13.45 - 14.45 Endodontics: the more we learn, the more we grow Professor Alison Qualtrough, University of Manchester
14.45 - 15.15 Refreshment Break and Exhibition
15.15 - 16.15 A Journey: In a gentle way you can shake the world Dr Yasi Ravandoust, University of the Pacific Dental School, San Francisco, USA   
16.15 - 16.45 Finding your path in dentistry  Dr Raelene Sambrook, UCL Eastman Dental Institute, London
16.45 - 17.00 Launch of Early Career Group
17.00 - 19.00 Early Career Group Reception (open to all)
5 hours CPD


  • Esther Freud

    Esther Freud is the author of nine novels, the first of which, Hideous Kinky, was made into a film starring Kate Winslett. She has written plays, short stories and articles, and in 2019 was made a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. I Couldn’t Love You More, her most recent book, was published in May.

    Esther’s talk is about the power of memory and stories, and how she has used her own experience, family history, and research for the basis of her novels. How passionately an idea can take hold, so that everything is relevant to the subject, as if the world is conspiring to help in the task of uncovering the tale.

  • Dr Marga Ree

    Marga Ree, DDS, MSc obtained her degree in dentistry from the University of Amsterdam in 1979 and completed her residency in endodontics in 2001. She is a popular speaker for dental and endodontic conferences, and has given over 250 presentations and hands-on courses in 30 countries all over the world. She is the primary author of many articles published in national and international journals and has contributed to several books on endodontics and restorative dentistry. From 1980 till 2020 she maintained a private practice in Purmerend, which for the last twenty years was dedicated to endodontics. She is presently working at a multidisciplinary dental practice in Amsterdam.

    Summary of Presentation

    Treatment of young permanent teeth with pulp involvement represents both an endodontic and a restorative challenge. In this presentation, treatment options for non-vital teeth with open apices will be discussed. Although revascularization has been recommended as a promising alternative to the MTA barrier technique, there are still limitations, which might result in an unpredictable outcome. In contrast, there is substantial evidence of the favorable outcome of immature teeth treated with the MTA barrier technique.
    Marga Ree has practiced endodontics since 1998 and recently undertook a recall of all her trauma patients, of which she was able to recall 80%. She will compare the apical plug technique with regenerative endodontic procedures and discuss pros and cons of both treatment modalities. A variety of cases with long-term follow-ups will be presented.

  • Prof Alison Qualtrough

    As a Professor in the Division of Dentistry at the University of Manchester, with responsibilities as a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and on the Specialist Lists in Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry, Alison was the first HEA Senior Fellow in dentistry in Manchester. With a publication record of some 100 peer reviewed papers she has an exceptional track record related to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and assessment and her international reputation as a scholar and examiner reflects examiner-ships at home and abroad
    As member of BES Council for 10 years, past President, previous Secretary and Chair of the Teachers Group, Alison has had a major influence in shaping the direction of the scope of education, practice and standards in endodontics, embracing her mission to ensure that the fundamental knowledge and skills underlying successful treatment are established with the undergraduate and further developed at postgraduate level
    In terms of other strategic roles, Alison led on the review of the Guidelines for Periradicular Surgery, is on the RCS (Edin) Council, is on the Specialist Advisory Board in Endodontics and is a member of the GDC Specialist Advisory Committee in Restorative Dentistry

  • Dr Yasi Ravandoust

    Yasaman Ravandoust , D.D.S, M.S
    I am an Assistant Professor of Endodontic Department at The University of the Pacific, Arthur A.Dugoni and maintain a private practice limited to Endodontics. I earned my DDS and Masters in Endodontics from the University of California, San Francisco and became a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. I have served in different capacities at the American association of Endodontics and as a member of the Scientific Advisory board of the Journal of Endodontics.

    Summary of Presentation

    This presentation is my personal journey of becoming an endodontist and an educator and my inspirations along the way. It will also offer an insight into how science and technology has transformed and shaped my approach to the practice of endodontics by presenting clinical cases.

  • Dr Raelene Sambrook

    Raelene is a GDC registered specialist in Prosthodontics. She completed her undergraduate and postgraduate training in Australia. After completing her specialist training she worked at both the University of Melbourne and the Melbourne Dental Hospital. Following that, she took a ‘gap year’ where she lived in France and completed an executive MBA at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Instead of returning back to Australia, she decided to move to the UK, where she started at the Eastman Dental Institute. She is now an Associate Professor in Prosthodontics at the Eastman Dental Institute, Programme Director of the MSc Conservative Dentistry Programme and Honorary Consultant at the Eastman Dental Hospital.

    Overview: Finding your path in Dentistry
    Dentistry is a multifaceted profession that offers many different career trajectories. The challenge for many of us is ‘knowing’ which path to follow. Similarly, it can be daunting to consider how to change your career path or create opportunities.

    Just like dentistry, there is both a science and an art to leadership. The purpose of this presentation is to introduce the concept of self-leadership and the role of self-awareness. This presentation is designed for all dentists at different stages of their career. By understanding the interplay of these elements it will enable individuals to define their path and empower them to make choices which assure a fulfilling career.