Study Clubs

One of the benefits of being a member of BARD are the study clubs we host around the country where you get chance to learn and talk with leading experts in their fields. Click on the locations to see the upcoming events.

Thinking of starting a study club? Here’s how

Study clubs have been around for a long time, and their focus is limited only by the imagination of the club’s leaders and its members.  For those BARD members who may have considered starting their own local club but were uncertain how to go about it, BARD now gives you some advice.  While each club reflects the personality of its founders and members, you will find common elements in each of their designs.

Current Study Clubs


Edinburgh

Date: Monday 28th May
Time: 6:30 refreshments; Lecture 7-9pm
Venue: Euro Suite, Apex European Hotel, 90 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5LQ
Speaker: Dr Paul Tipton
Title and Topic: Bridge Preparation and Design.

Meeting Overview:

This lecture presented by Internationally renowned prosthodontist Dr Paul Tipton, will enable the practitioner to refresh and sharpen the skills necessary to provide precise tooth preparations as well as investigating the bio mechanical principles of bridge design

Mid-Cheshire

Date: Tuesday 27th May
Time: 6pm
Venue: The Old Surgery, 31 Hungerford Road, Crewe, Cheshire, Cw1 5EQ
Speakers: Dr. Ian Dunn & Dr. David Cohen
Title and Topic: Perio & Endo – The top 5 questions

Meeting Overview:

The evening sees Dr Ian Dunn & Dr David Cohen answering their top 5 questions. Including success rates of Perio & Endo, whether we can re-grow lost bone around teeth, how we anaesthetise inflamed teeth and much more. A free evening of CPD with The Old Surgery Dental Practice and BARD


The success of any such effort starts with a committed leader or group of leaders, they say, principals who will provide a vision and energy to see the effort through the continuing growth that each club must have to avoid becoming repetitive, after the inaugural year becomes a faded memory.  Clearly, the focus of the club’s design must remain consistent with the goal: to provide current, interesting, and local content that stimulates discussion, perhaps providing some controversy that will keep members engaged and returning to learn more, all in the field of Restorative Dentistry.

Just as important as leaders are the participating members – dentists, technicians, and auxiliary staff – who value this type of educational format and are willing to commit their time and money to the collective benefit of the club.  There is no denying that an essential part of the club’s identity is the social aspect of gathering together with peers and sharing common day-to-day experiences.  Additionally, the opportunity to mingle with expert speakers cannot be over-looked as a draw to membership.

If the intent is to gather a small group of dentists who meet on a regular basis to discuss treatment planning or take turns explaining a new technique or simply ask questions of one another, the BARD study club design can be informal and customised to the personality of the member group.  However, if the club members wish to obtain continuing education credits from BARD programmes, a more structured organisation with complex paperwork is required to achieve the status of a CPD provider.


Study Club Chairpeople


Dr. Steve Lomas
Dr. Steve Lomas

Dr Steve Lomas qualified from Birmingham in 1992, and spent five years in the West Midlands before opening the Old Surgery Dental Practice in 1998. Steve is passionate about providing comprehansive,quality dentistry, and along with his business partner, has developed a full multi disciplinary team within the practice. Steve completed Professor Paul Tipton’s Aesthetic Course in 2010 and was awarded the Dentist of the Year Prize. 2012 will see

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Dr. Hatem Algraffee
Dr. Hatem Algraffee

Dr.Hatem Algraffee qualified as a dentist from the Royal London Hospital and then worked in oral maxillofacial surgery, followed by several positions for various health authorities and general practices. He then completed four years specialist training in Periodontics at Guys Hospital before being awarded MSc in Periodontology and M.Clin Dent, also at Guys Hospital. This was followed by the award of MRD (membership of restorative dentistry) from the Royal

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Dr Marcos White
Dr Marcos White

Marcos White is Practice Owner and lead cosmetic dentist at The Courtyard. He is passionate about raising the profile of high quality restorative dentistry and also the environment that it is carried out in. To this end he has built a stylish practice and a team of staff that care for their patients from the moment they walk through the door. He and his team have won a number

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Dr. Paul Mandon-Gassman
Dr. Paul Mandon-Gassman

Qualifying from Sheffield in 1987 and moving to Kent in 1994, Dr Mandon-Gassman has worked at his current practice since 1998, becoming a co-owner in 2002 and achieving Denplan Excel Accreditation in 2004. I have a special interest in the treatment of head, neck and facial pain and its relation to poor jaw function and am a member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (BSOS) which exists to

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Dr. Steven Cox
Dr. Steven Cox

Dr. Steven Cox and his wife (Lis) have had their practice in Southam, Warwickshire, since 1979, the practice is 95% private. By and large they do not duplicate their postgrad training and so I provide most of the occlusal related therapies in the practice, place implants and undertake dento-alveolar surgery. Lis carries out most of the removeable prosthetics and conscious sedation. Recently I have undertaken Professor Paul Tipton’s year

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Dr. Stuart Campbell
Dr. Stuart Campbell

Dr.Stuart Campbell attained his BDS in 2001 from Dundee, and is a Partner at Loanhead Dental Practice in Midlothian, as well as being an LDFT trainer in the South East of Scotland where he was recently awarded the MDDUS Education Prize for 2011. Stuart has two main clinical interests – Adhesive dentistry and Dental Implants. He has written several clinical articles for Scottish Dentistry magazine and Private Dentistry and

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