We have just three places to fill on Council and four candidates who have put their names forward for consideration. That means we need to vote for the three we'd like to see representing BES members. The nominations are listed on the pdf link below - click to expand/download. We will advise you of how you can vote very shortly. Election information
The Society's AGM will take place on Thursday 20th May at 7 pm. There are three vacancies for Ordinary Council Members this year, commencing on 20th May for three years. If you are interested in taking a more active role in the Society's activities, why not consider standing for election? Closing date is midnight on Friday 23rd April and you need to be Proposed and Seconded by a BES member. Further details can be found here Election Form 2021
After 23 years as Editor of the International Endodontic Journal, Professor Paul Dummer has announced that he will retire from the role at the end of 2021. The Society wishes to offer its heartfelt appreciation of the tremendous role Paul has played in bringing the IEJ to its latest position with the Impact Factor of the IEJ in 2019 being a record high of 3.801. The Journal was also ranked 6th out of the 91 included in the Dentistry, Oral Surgery and Medicine category, its highest ever place and once again is the top-ranked journal in the field of Endodontology! As a consequence of his retirement the BES and Wiley Publishers are looking for a new Editor-in –Chief to take over in the autumn of 2021. Full details of the post are to be found
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
"As outgoing President of theBritish Endodontic Society, I am delighted to hand over the badge of office to Dr Sanj Bhanderi. We have accomplished this in a quiet location, without an audience, but with due ceremony as is fitting and necessary as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, which has severely curtailed normal daily activities. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my fellow committee officers and members, family, friends and colleagues for their support and help during my successful year of office. My most sincere best wishes and gratitude goes to our Society Administrator - Annabel Thomas - who works tirelessly on behalf of the BES and without whom we would not be the effective Society we are, and less of a positive influence for good within endodontics in the
With regard to COVID 19 we would like to make confirm with your where information produced by NHSE/I is housed. All letters, standard operating procedures and associated documents are housed here: https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/primary-care/. Keep this link handy (in your favourites maybe), and check it on a regular basis for updated documentation. Dental specific information is at the Dental practice tab. To also note – A COVID-19 update for primary dental care professionals has been published today (20th March) “Issue 2 - Preparedness letter for primary dental care – 20 March 2020”. We appreciate that the whole oral health community is working in new and unpredictable times and we appreciate your support in using the links above which will aid our team in ensuring we can get information to you in an expedient manner. Office of the
Dear Colleagues In this unprecedented time of the Covid-19 pandemic, you will be aware that the UK government has increased the level of containment and updating national guidelines on a daily basis. As a profession, we are acutely aware that we are at increased risk to this contagion with increasing uncertainty about how we should be delivering care for our patients. In addition to existing advice from NHS and the Public Health England, the following related to delivering endodontic treatment is from the American Association of Endodontics and hopefully a useful reference for information only: https://www.aae.org/specialty/clinical-resources/coronavirus-disease-19-covid-19-implications-for-clinical-dental-care/ In these uncertain times, we must remain vigilant to the needs and health of our patients, community, staff, and family. Keep well and stay safe. Best regards Dr Sanjeev Bhanderi (BES President) & BES Council
As you know the situation with COVID-19 is changing rapidly and we are doing our best to adapt quickly with the best possible outcome for all concerned, given the circumstances. There is increasing concern from respective authorities about travelling and large groups. We do not wish to put anyone under pressure to travel so in the best interests of all concerned (delegates, speakers, staff, exhibitors, and the wider community) we have therefore taken the decision, with great regret, to cancel the conference on Saturday. If you are registered you should also be receiving an email regarding this. We are looking into the option of offering the lectures in another format to the registered delegates plus the associated CPD and we will keep them updated as soon as possible. I do hope you understand the difficult
The BES is currently following the advice of PHE and the conference on Saturday is going ahead as planned. Due to the situation in Italy Dr Plotino will now not be travelling and we will be streaming his lecture live into the auditorium.
These are the four nominations for the forthcoming council election. Members of the BES will receive a mailing via email very soon, complete with a link to vote for their preferred candidate. Candidate biographies and personal statements for: Josette Camilleri Ikhlas El Karim Mark McAlister Satnam Singh Virdee Josette Camilleri B.Ch.D., M.Phil., Ph.D., FICD, FADM, FIMMM, FHEA I am a clinical academic with a special interest in Endodontics. I graduated at the University of Malta as a dental surgeon in 1992 and did my postgraduate training supervised by the late Prof Pitt-Ford at King’s College, London. I worked for the NHS in Malta from 1999 to 2007, then the University of Malta until 2017 both at the Faculty of Dental Surgery and the Faculty of Built Environment. I moved to the United Kingdom in 2017
Dear colleagues Novel Coronavirus: Advice for the NHS in England This letter updates the advice sent on 31st January 2020. The key changes are to the case definition. These include the expansion of geography for clinical case definition from mainland China to mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and Macau; and the modification of the clinical case definition so that fever without any other symptoms is sufficient criteria for testing (if the patient has also travelled from or transited through the previously named countries in the previous 14 days). Alternative clinical diagnosis for fever in a returning traveller should be considered and tests performed at local NHS laboratories, according to published PHE guidance. You will be aware of the evolving situation regarding the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). As of 7th
Dear Colleague Dental Profession Nominations for UK Honours I am writing to request your support in acknowledging those individuals who merit state recognition. We are now looking ahead to New Year 2021 Honours and I would appreciate it if you can take the time to nominate those colleagues who you work with who have made an outstanding impact in dental care and the improvement of oral health. Nominations can cover specific activities or a lifetime achievement. Status or seniority isn’t important – what matters is what the person has done and the impact they have had on people’s health and care over a sustained period of time. I would ask you to note that the workforce of the NHS is predominantly female. As such the Health Honours Committee is looking to reflect this in its awards.
Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th January, Dublin. Speakers Dr Helena Fransson, Dr Maria Pigg, Dr Kerstin Bitter. BES Members can attend at Irish Society Member rates www.irishendodonticsociety.com
The BES regrets to announce the recent death of Professor Jim Mumford. Professor Mumford was President of the Society from 1970-71 and Council wishes to pass on its condolences to the family.
BES Members Drinks Reception at the ESE Congress The BES is inviting all members attending the ESE Congress in Vienna to join them at a Drinks Reception in the ’57 Lounge’ at the Melia Vienna Hotel, 18.00 – 20.00 hrs on Friday 13th September. The Melia Vienna Hotel is adjacent to the Congress Centre so a perfect way to end the Friday congress sessions before either heading to the Congress Dinner or arranging a meal out with friends and colleagues. The ’57 Lounge’ is Austria’s highest bar at 220 metres and has sweeping views of the city as the sun goes down. The Reception is only open to BES Members who have reserved a place in advance before 10th September. If you would like to join us please email Annabel Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org www.melia.com/en/hotels/austria/vienna/melia-vienna/57-lounge.htm
The Office of the Chief Dental Officer England and NHS England and NHS Improvement have produced a commissioning standard for Urgent Dental Care services in England. The standard will support NHS England in commissioning consistent patient-centred urgent dental care services. It has been developed with patient and public input to ensure that includes the aspects of urgent care that are important to patients - for example travelling times, location of service and the environment where the service is delivered. Implementation of the standards should ensure that patients and the public are aware of what services are available, how to access them and what they should expect from the services themselves. This commissioning standard aims to ensure urgent primary care dental services in England are high quality, responsive to local needs and deliver best outcomes for
The Office of the Chief Dental Officer and NHS England and NHS Improvement have produced a commissioning standard for commissioners of restorative dentistry in England. The Standard will support NHS England in commissioning consistent patient-centred restorative dental care services. This guide aims to offer a standardised framework for the local commissioning of specialist and specialised restorative dentistry services. It is intended to be used by commissioners to ensure that they are improving access to care, based on patient needs, with demonstrable high-value health outcomes experienced by patients. Commissioners will need to work closely with local restorative dentistry Managed Clinical Networks (MCNs), Consultants in Dental Public Health and Local Dental Networks (LDNs) or dental system leadership teams. Together they will be responsible for delivering the best place-based patient journey possible that meets the needs of diverse
Use the links at the foot of this post to make your nominations 24th May 2019 Dear Colleague Dental Profession Nominations for UK Honours I am writing to request your support in acknowledging those individuals who merit state recognition. We are now looking ahead to Birthday 2020 Honours and I would appreciate it if you can take the time to nominate those colleagues who you work with who have made an outstanding impact in dental care and the improvement of oral health. Nominations can cover specific activities or a life time achievement. Status or seniority isn’t important – what matters is what the person has done and the impact they have had on people’s health and care over a sustained period of time. I would ask you to note that the workforce of the NHS is
The ESE is delighted to announce the launch of an ESE awareness campaign on vital pulp treatments that includes the management of deep caries and exposed pulps. The key feature of the ESE campaign is to emphasise the appropriate diagnosis and treatment for deep caries and exposed pulps and the need to place more emphasis on vital pulp treatments in appropriate cases. The ESE has recently published a position statement - “Management of deep caries and the exposed pulp”. You can read it HERE. The position statement is based on a comprehensive review of the subject - “Management of deep caries and the exposed pulp”. You can read it HERE. Both publications are free to access.
We have sadly been informed by the family of the death of Jack Rowe on 22nd May, after a short illness, he was 93. Professor Rowe was involved with the inauguration of the Society and in fact was its first President-Elect in 1963. This is to inform you that Prof Rowe's memorial service will be at Guy's Chapel, Guy's Campus, London which is in the courtyard by Thomas Guy's statue on Friday 6th September at 12.30. There will be refreshments afterwards. To assist with numbers please let Simon Rowe know if you are intending to attend. email@example.com
Next year the Spring Scientific Meeting will be held on Saturday 14th March at One Great George Street, London and the Regional Meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Stratford upon Avon, Friday 20th and Saturday 21st November.
21st World Congress on Dental Traumatology Lisbon, Portugal, 17-20th June 2020 organised by the International Association of Dental Traumatology (IADT) and the European Society of Endodontology (ESE) in association with the Portuguese Society of Endodontology (PSE) The Congress Organising Committee (COC) is delighted to invite you to WCDT 2020, the most important, world-leading conference on Dental Traumatology that will be held in the next few years. WCDT 2020 will take place at the Lisbon Congress Centre, Lisbon, Portugal, 17 - 20th June 2020, with pre-congress courses to be held on 17th June 2020. WCDT2020 Lisbon
The ESE Committee has just announced that the 2021 Congress will be held in Helsinki, 8-11 September. It's being held at the Messukeskus Congress Centre and more details will follow soon.
Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May: NEC, Birmingham. Come and see us in Hall 5, Stand G67! We also have three presentations in the Special Interest Theatre: Friday 9.30 - 10.15 Endodontic Myths Root cause: endodontics and systemic health Dr Will McLean, University of Glasgow Friday 16.30 - 17.15 Endodontic Myths Root flaws: are our outcomes what we think they are? Mr Alyn Morgan, Private Practice and University of Leeds Saturday 9.30 - 10.15 Endodontic Myths Early doors: Pulpfix not netflix Dr Sanjeev Bhanderi, Private Practice and University of Liverpool
Full title: Request for collaboration from University of Lisbon Department of Endodontics regarding a Survey of members of European Endodontic Societies accredited by the European Society of Endodontology regarding obturation trends. Esteemed Sir/Madam, I am writing to you to request your collaboration in a research project being conducted by the Endodontics Department of the University of Lisbon in Portugal. We would kindly request you to invite all the registered members of your society to participate in our online survey. As part of a department project about obturation trends, we designed a survey that will help us understand what is the daily practice of Endodontists in Europe. The survey is very brief and will only take about 3 minutes to complete. The participation in the survey is completely voluntary and all of the responses will be kept confidential. No personally
Specialist listing consultation Contribute your view on the current GDC consultation on the principles governing its approach to specialist listing. Individual responses to the GDC are encouraged and a response will also be submitted on behalf of the Society. Link is here under “open consultations”: https://www.gdc-uk.org/about/what-we-do/consultations Online survey found here: https://gdc.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/specialist-listing Closing date 25th April 2019.
Baroness Dido Harding (the lead for NHS Workforce Development) has invited contributions to the debate on developing the NHS Workforce and has offered us the opportunity to start and share a discussion/ideas on dental workforce and for the findings to be included in the final submission to DHS&C, NHS E and HEE. This is an opportunity to add to the momentum on contract reforms, improving opportunities for education and training as well as influencing commissioning. Please have a look at the following prompt and add your thoughts and share the link to those that would wish to add the facts, figures, compelling arguments and innovations for further change and evolution. Putting the Mouth Back in the Body
Research overwhelmingly proves that root canal treatment is safe, effective and eliminates pain. The American Association of Endodontists’s Root Canal Safety page provides further resources about the safety of endodontic treatment. The ESE, of which we are a member society, has also issued its position statement on this. Please do get in touch if you need any more information from the BES.
Website maintenance is still ongoing and we apologise for the delay in re-opening our payments system, we will notify all members when this is completed and will retain your membership from 2018 until this is operational. Details on how to book the Spring Scientific Meeting can be found on our Events page.
The ESE has released its position statement on the management of deep caries and the exposed pulp which can be found here. The full article can be accessed and downloaded as a pdf via the IEJ, Wiley Online Library. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. The ESE thanks the expert panel, led by Hal Duncan. First published: 21 January 2019
We have recently moved our website to a new platform and host so you may have noticed a slight bump in the road as we were doing this. As you can see, we are now up and running although a few areas of the site are still under development. We hope you will bear with us whilst this is being completed. If you can't access a part of the website that you need information from, please email Annabel Thomas who will be able to help you directly: firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you continue to enjoy the BES website - we'll let you know as soon as we have 100% functionality.
The title of this years Harty Essay Prize is: “Discuss the role of procedures designed to maintain pulp vitality, highlighting the process of decision-making when choosing the mode of treatment as well as the possible consequences of using such measures.”
During this year’s International Federation of Endodontic Associations (IFEA) World Endodontic Congress in Seoul, South Korea, 4-7 October, a team representing the British Endodontic Society (BES) presented and won its bid to host IFEA 2024 in the UK for the first time in the congress’s history.