After the success of the 2012 symposium we wanted to try and develop the event for 2013 so in November we once again hosted our symposium at Perth Racecourse to almost 200 delegates and over 20 trade stands. This time there were three parallel sessions allowing dentists, hygienists, therapists, nurses, clerical staff and practice managers to benefit from lectures delivered by Blackhills specialists and invited speakers. The two “keynote” guests were Les Jones and Ashley Latter – both nationally recognised experts in different aspects of dental practice management and patient communication skills. Perhaps the most entertaining session was from expert Pilate’s instructor, Joakim Valsinger (Balans Studio) who orchestrated a 30 minute “workout” relevant to the body positions we are forced into most days, but that could be performed in our seats or standing in one position.
We were delighted with the completed feedback forms and have recently sent out a survey to all the practices who attended to gather information for our 2014 symposium, including the timing and suggestions for topics and guest speakers. We hope to be able to bring our referring dental teams even more relevant verifiable CPD and look forward to updating you later in the year.