|Faculty of Dental Surgery meeting in Manchester|
|Friday, 19 August 2011|
In March, over 70 delegates gathered at the MANDEC centre, situated on top of the University Dental Hospital of Manchester, for the afternoon symposium Oral Medicine. The event was a joint meeting between the RCSEd’s Faculty of Dental Surgery and the Odontology section of Manchester Medical Society.
Professor Stephen Porter, Institute director and Professor of Oral Medicine at UCL Eastman Dental Institute, opened with an update on common oral medicine problems. He was followed by Dr Michael Escudier, Senior Lecturer in Oral Medicine at Kings College London, with a presentation on contemporary management of salivary calculi. The afternoon was concluded by Professor Martin Thornhill, Professor of Oral Medicine at the University of Sheffield, with a lecture on the aetiology and management of lichen planus.
Manchester Medical Society is young by comparison with the Edinburgh College, having only been founded in 1834, but, like the College, it continues to thrive in the modern era. This symposium followed a previous successful joint meeting on endodontic surgery held in Manchester during the College’s Quincentenary year in 2005.
Feedback by Fellows and Members of both the College and the Society indicated a very successful joint meeting, enjoyed by all who attended.
Dr Mike Pemberton, Regional Dental Adviser, North West England