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
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.
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
Date: Tuesday 27th May
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
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.