About this event

  • Date and time Thu 23 Jul 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:20pm
  • Location Online

This interesting episode will explore the effects of the ongoing pandemic on the oral health needs of vulnerable groups in society and how various clinical groups are responding to accommodate unique requirements. 

This webinar will give a brief overview of the challenges in accessing health services and allow participants to understand the impact COVID-19 has had on the provision of paediatric dentistry. It will also explore the future of paediatric dentistry, the provision and practicalities of general anaesthetic, minimally invasive oral healthcare and prioritising prevention. 

Webinar aims include:

  • Know about complexities of managing paediatric patients remotely; safeguarding, schooling and summer holidays (managing inequalities)  
  • Consider the future of paediatric dentistry, the provision and practicalities of general anaesthetic, minimally invasive oral healthcare and prioritising prevention 
  • Know about patients journey in secure settings; patient care and pathways during COVID-19;  the role of  a Secure Setting MCN (midlands) in providing support to the dentistry prison network in COVID-19
  • Discuss the approaches in protecting rough sleepers during COVID-19 in London
  • To describe the response to homeless health during COVID-19 in London
  • Understand the physical, mental and oral health of homeless people

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 Mili Doshi

Consultant in Special Care Dentistry, Surrey and Sussex Health Care Trust

Speaker's biography

Mili Doshi is a Consultant in Special Care Dentistry at Surrey and Sussex Health Care NHS trust and the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability. Mili has always been very committed to dental training and improving oral health services for adults with additional needs. Mili has a special interest in sedation and general anaesthesia in Special Care dentistry. Mili is Co-Chair of the Paediatric and Special Care Dentistry managed clinical network for Kent, Surrey and Sussex. In 2015, Mili developed the Health Education England national initiative ‘Mouth Care Matters’ to improve the oral health of adults in hospitals. This quality improvement project was rolled out across 43 hospitals in England and focused on improving standard of mouth care and integrating oral health and general health. Mili is past president of the British Society of Gerodontology and was awarded a MBE in 2018 for service to NHS dentistry.

Dr Urshla Devalia

Consultant Paediatric Dentist and National Lead for Mini Mouth Care Matters

Speaker's biography

Urshla (Oosh) Devalia is a Paediatric Dental Consultant working at the Eastman Dental Hospital. She is a Clinical Policy Lead for NHS England at the Office of the Chief Dental Officer, developing an oral health initiative for children and young people with learning difficulties and autism in residential special education school settings.


Oosh is the National Lead for Mini Mouth Care Matters and a member of the Executive Committee for the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD). She represents BSPD at the All Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood, regularly attending meetings at the House of Commons and contributing to a number of briefing papers to improve health and social care for children and young people across the UK.

Dr Sunita Mestry Moodley

Senior Dental Officer, Northamptonshire Health NHS Foundation Trust

Speaker's biography

Dr Moodley completed her undergraduate studies in South Africa in the year 2000. She has worked as a GDP (associate) in both the NHS and Private till 2018. Eight years’ experience working in secure settings for children, this has increased my special interest in this subject field and Paediatric Dentistry. She currently works in CDS for Northamptonshire Health NHS Foundation Trust and chair both a paediatric and Secure setting MCN. Outside of work, Sunita enjoys baking, running and socialising with her family.

Dr Huda Yusuf

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Dental Public Health and Consultant in Dental Public Health, Public Health England

Speaker's biography

Huda Yusuf is a Consultant in Public Health at Public Health England, London. She is the Clinical Lead for Homeless Health, Healthy Weight in Children and Young People and Oral Health. She leads the Pan-London Oral Health Working Group for Homeless Populations. 


She is a Senior Lecturer in Dental Public Health at the Royal London and Barts Dental Institute, where she leads on the Dental Public Health BDS curriculum. Her research interests include: (1) development and evaluation of complex interventions in primary care and community settings with a focus on sugar reduction (2) enhancing the knowledge and skills of the wider workforce on prevention (3) improving health of vulnerable groups. 


She is the Training Programme Director for DPH for London and KSS. 

Dr Sarah Kaddour

Speciality Registrar in Dental Public Health

Speaker's biography

Sarah has worked in several secondary care posts, as well as in clinical research before entering speciality training. She also completed her Master’s in Dental Public Health whilst working as a general dental practitioner.


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Welcome and introduction

Dr Deborah Bomfim, President, Odontology Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Dr Sami Stagnell, Specialist Oral Surgeon

Oral health in care homes - thinking outside the box

Mrs Mili Doshi, Consultant in Special Care Dentistry, Surrey and Sussex Health Care Trust

Paediatric dentistry and COVID-19 'Bringing back better'

Dr Urshla (Oosh) Devalia, Consultant Paediatric Dentist, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital and Eastman Dental Hospitals and Clinical Policy Lead, Office of the Chief Dental Officer

Dr Sunita Mestry Moodley, Senior Dental Officer, Northamptonshire Health NHS Foundation Trust

Homeless health and COVID-19: The view from London

Dr Huda Yusuf, Consultant in Dental Public Health, Public Health England, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Dental Public Health, Queen Mary University of London and Training Programme Director,  Dental Public Health for Health Education England London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex and Dr Sarah Kaddour, Speciality Registrar in Dental Public Health

Panel discussion
Close of meeting



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