Richard Porter presenting in the BDA Theatre


  Posted by: Dental Design      8th May 2018

Dr Richard Porter will share his extensive expertise at the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show 2018, where he will be speaking in the BDA Theatre. His session, entitled “Ethical restorative strategies which empathise and manage the psychological and emotional motivations of the patient”, will look beyond clinical indications for treatment.

“It is important to understand the emotions behind each and every patient’s request for treatment,” he says. “The reasons for their requests may seem superficially obvious but the deeper motivations behind them may be highly emotive or unexpected. It is therefore vital – as part of consent and to provide the ‘right’ treatment to the desired level – that the real emotional wishes of each patient are understood.

“Regardless of what bureaucracy is introduced into dentists’ lives, what level of regulation and what pressures, the individual personal and professional relationship between a dentist and their patient is worth more than it all. Patients who believe that they have been listened to and understood, offer loyalty and treatment outcomes are likely to be both more effective.”

Register for free

 The British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show 2018 – Friday 18thand Saturday 19thMay – Birmingham NEC, co-located with DTS.

For further details, visit, call 020 7348 5270 or email


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