About this event

  • Date and time Thu 16 Jul 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Odontology, Otology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

In this insightful webinar, experts unite to explore challenges and opportunities for service delivery that arise from the COVID-19 pandemic. Specialists from the Dental, ENT and Oral Maxillofacial fields will discuss how COVID-19 acts as a driver to facilitate new, innovative ways of delivering care in these areas.  

During this session you will:

  • Explore innovations in service delivery using eDentistry to optimise the patient experience
  • View the challenges in managing otology cases safely and effectively whilst reducing footfall to hospitals
  • Understand the power of modelling in the delivery of safe, timely patient care in oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Be able to apply innovative solutions across different specialties

This webinar is the third in a series of COVID-19 webinars brought to you by the RSM Odontology society. To book more, see below.

A certificate of attendance and CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit will be issued to those joining the webinar live.


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Key speakers

Dr Ulpee R Darbar

Director of Dental Education and Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Eastman Dental Hospital, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Speaker's biography

Ulpee is a consultant in Restorative and has held a number of leadership positions both within and outside of the hospital. As Chair of RD-UK she championed the role and importance of Restorative Dentistry and has also held other leadership positions as Regional Advisor for the college. She is also currently Chair of the Advisory Board in Implant Dentistry, RCS ED and also deputy chair for the National Board of Human Factors in Dentistry. These roles and her passion for high quality patient care gives her the insight of what transformational change is all about and the challenges associated with this. As a wet fingered clinician, she has led across different sectors including clinical services and education- all with successful outcomes. She has transformed under-performing services and activities to ones delivering high quality outputs. During 2007-2014, as Divisional Clinical Director of the Eastman, she took the hospital from a position of financial weakness to one of strength within one year of taking the role. She is passionate about what she does and believes strongly in patient safety and team safety. Her drive and enthusiasm for dealing with the unexpected has placed her in a good position to engage teams in transformational change of service delivery. This applies during COVID-19 at the Eastman where she implemented a move away from the more traditional approaches to newer ways of seeing patients.

Mr Joseph Manjaly

Consultant Otologist, Auditory Implant and ENT Surgeon, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Speaker's biography

Joe is a Consultant Otologist, Auditory Implant & ENT Surgeon, specialising in ear and hearing problems for adults and children. He graduated from Bristol University in 2008. After higher surgical ENT training in London he undertook the Otology & Auditory Implant fellowship at Cambridge University Hospitals, gaining further experience in advanced and complex ear and hearing surgery.

On completion of fellowship training, Joe was appointed as a consultant back at the Royal National Throat Nose & Ear Hospital and University College London Hospitals. In addition to his clinical work, Joe makes an active contribution to ENT in the UK. He is an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the UCL Ear Institute and leads an otology strategy group that drives excellence within research, education and service development in ear and hearing surgery at the Royal National ENT Hospital. He is also a core member of the Microtia & Craniofacial multidisciplinary team based at the Royal Free Hospital, London.

Joe regularly undertakes surgeries including tympanoplasty for ear drum retractions & perforations, ossiculoplasty using microscopic techniques and prostheses, stapedectomy for otosclerosis, and tympanomastoid surgery for cholesteatoma. He is unusual in routinely offering middle ear surgeries under local anaesthetic which allows a quicker recovery and the ability to monitor hearing during surgery. As a hearing implant surgeon he performs Cochlear implantation, Bone Conduction implantation and Active Middle ear implantation.

He has a long-held interest in teaching and training regionally & nationally. He is the author of the popular trainee textbooks 'ENT OSCEs' and 'Advanced ENT Training', both published by CRC press. He has also held a number of national positions, including as council member for the British Society of Otology and the Royal Society of Medicine Otology Section.

Mr Andrew Hobkirk

Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Speaker's biography

Andrew is a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and Clinical Lead at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust. He trained in Dentistry at Guy’s and St. Thomas’, in Medicine at Barts and the London and undertook his Higher Surgical Training in Liverpool. Andrew has a special interest in medical education and surgical training. He is the Honorary Secretary of the OMFS Section of the Royal Society of Medicine and is Vice President of Barts and the London Alumni Association. He has extensive management and leadership experience and is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.


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Welcome and introduction

Dr Deborah Bomfim, President, Odontology Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Mr Peter Andrews, Consultant Rhinologist, Facial Plastic and Anterior Skull Base Surgeon, Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital and National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery

COVID-19: A time for change

Dr Ulpee R Darbar, Director of Dental Education and Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Eastman Dental Hospital, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Introducing tele-otology

Joseph Manjaly, Consultant Otologist, Auditory Implant and ENT Surgeon, University College London Hospitals, The Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospital

Modelling the new normal – transforming oral and maxillofacial services in a major trauma centre

Mr Andrew Hobkirk, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Panel discussion
Close of meeting



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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