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Hands-on workshops

Registration and coffee

9:00 - 9:30 AM

Adhesive Ceramic Restorations in Aesthetic Dentistry ­ Aesthetic, Preparation, Ceramic, and Resin­bonding Principles

9.30am - 4:30pm
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Markus Blatz
Chair and Professor of Restorative Dentistry
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Nuts & Bolts Occlusion ­ The Fundamentals of Recording & Mounting

9.30am - 4:30pm
Sold out!
Michael Melkers
Restorative Dentist
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Anterior composite restorations - A comprehensive approach

9.30am - 4:30pm
Sold out!
Gurvinder Bhirth
Restorative and Aesthetic Dentist
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Complete Dentures

9.30am - 4:30pm
2 out of 15 spaces left
Riaz Yar
Specialist in Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics
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The Ortho – Restorative Workshop

9.30am - 4:30pm
Sold out!
Tif Qureshi
General Practitioner with special interest in ortho-restorative dentistry
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PREParation_EVOlution Indirect Restorations

9.30am - 4:30pm
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Mahul Patel
Dental Surgeon
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Minimally invasive Endodontics

9.30am - 4:30pm
9 out of 15 spaces left
Claudio Farnararo
Endodontist
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Bish bash bosh – modern management of dental trauma

9.30am - 4:30pm
10 out of 15 spaces left
Serpil Djemal
Restorative Dentist
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Think Pink ­ Periodontal surgery and crown lengthening for the GDP

9.30am - 4:30pm
Sold out!
Ian Dunn
Specialist Periodontist
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Guided Bone Regeneration and the open wound healing concept: Dealing with severe socket wall defects at the time of tooth removal.

9.30am - 4:30pm
7 out of 15 spaces left
Rob Oretti
Implant Surgeon and Practitioner with interest in Cosmetic Dentistry
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Periodontal Plastic Surgery around Dental Implants: “Top tips for long term success” The prevention and management of problems and key to long term success

9.30am - 4:30pm
3 out of 15 spaces left
Boota Singh Ubhi
Specialist Periodontist & Implant Surgeon
Learn more

Predictable Implant Dentistry: Guided Surgery & Digital Techniques

9.30am - 4:30pm
14 out of 15 spaces left
Eimear O'Connell
General Dental Practitioner with an interest in implants and aesthetics
Learn more

Dental business workshop

9.30am - 4:30pm
12 out of 15 spaces left
Kevin Rose and David Horne
Learn more

Treatment for the extremely resorbed maxilla

9.30am - 4:30pm
14 out of 15 spaces left
Riz Syed and Guy McLellan
Learn more

How to deal with demanding cases of implant placement

9.30am - 4:30pm
15 out of 15 spaces left
Raquel Zita Gomes
Oral Surgeon and Implant Surgeon
Learn more

Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

3D Contemporary endodontic microsurgery – “to boldly go where few dentists have gone before!”

4.30pm - 6:30pm
Sanjeev Bhanderi
Specialist in Endodontics

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Adhesive Ceramic Restorations in Aesthetic Dentistry ­ Aesthetic, Preparation, Ceramic, and Resin­bonding Principles

Sold out!
9.30am - 4:30pm
Markus Blatz
Chair and Professor of Restorative Dentistry

Fundamental aesthetic guidelines are the basis for accurate treatment planning and smile design. Their proper understanding and clinical application allows for minimally invasive tooth preparations and selection of the most appropriate and aesthetic ceramic materials. Ideal preparation design and understanding of cementation and resin-bonding principles for the various treatment options and ceramic materials available are key for long-term clinical success. Starting with aesthetic guidelines and smile design, this workshop will allow participants to learn and practice tooth preparation designs for resin-bonded restorations. These range from bonded laminate veneers to inlays/onlays/overlays and resin-bonded bridges. Selection of the most appropriate ceramic materials based on scientific information on optical and physical properties as well as patients’ individual needs will be discussed. The discussion includes an update on current restoration fabrication methods with chairside and laboratory CAD/CAM technologies. Cementation and bonding protocols for ceramics are not universal and have to be adapted to the specific ceramic material selected in any given clinical situation. Proper cementation and bonding protocols will be explained and demonstrated in this limited attendance, small-group comprehensive didactic and hands-on practical seminar.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand and apply fundamental aesthetic treatment planning guidelines
  • Practice adhesive preparation designs for bonded laminate veneers, inlays/onlays/overlays, and resin-bonded bridges
  • Understand and differentiate modern ceramic and hybrid materials and their indications
  • Learn about current restoration fabrication methods with chairside and laboratory CAD/CAM technologies
  • Comprehend and successfully apply cementation and bonding protocols for different ceramic materials
  • Understand guidelines for long-lasting aesthetic resin-bonded ceramic restorations
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Nuts & Bolts Occlusion ­ The Fundamentals of Recording & Mounting

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9.30am - 4:30pm
Michael Melkers
Restorative Dentist

This workshop will provide participants with essential clinical techniques used in occlusal therapy and comprehensive dentistry. During this workshop, attendees will experience face bow recording, bite registration and mounting of models of their own diagnostic casts (which attendees will be required to bring along to the workshop). Participants will be exposed to the key concepts and applications of the facebow, leaf gauge and semi-adjustable articulation. Case planning and examples of practical application will be interspersed throughout the day so that attendees can take home their skill and put them to use.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Successfully register occlusal records and use them to mount casts on a semi-adjustable articulator
  • Understand the key features and use of the face bow and semi-adjustable articulator
  • Confidently perform a bite registration utilizing a leaf gauge
  • Understanding the key features of occlusal instrumentation Application and use of occusal instrumentation for recording of maxillo-mandibular relationships
  • Utilizing occlusal records and diagnostic casts for diagnostic mounting
  • Programming articulators for accuracy in motion
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Anterior composite restorations - A comprehensive approach

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9.30am - 4:30pm
Gurvinder Bhirth
Restorative and Aesthetic Dentist

The full day will be used to show and explain the fundamental steps and techniques needed to obtain predictable excellent results with composite resin in the restoration of the anterior region.

Learning objectives:

  • To increase success with anterior composite restorations
  • To understand shade and all its component parts
  • To understand anterior tooth morphology
  • To understand bonding protocols and isolation
  • To achieve predictable life-like anterior composite restorations
  • Avoidance of failure
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Complete Dentures

2 out of 15 spaces left
9.30am - 4:30pm
Riaz Yar
Specialist in Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics

Complete dentures are an aspect of dentistry which is taught insufficiently at undergraduate level. This compounded by the lack of courses in the postgraduate arena. I’m sure most dentist’s make a little prayer before seating that upper denture or even cross their legs and fingers and close their eyes just waiting for the denture drop as soon as the patient speaks. Why should it be so stressful.

The day is based on providing solid basic principles in complete denture fabrication focusing on correct diagnosis, impressions, bite registration, trial insertion and definitive insertion with aftercare. By the end of the day you will be armed with useful tips and skills to aid you. Following a good protocol makes life easier and hopefully more predictable.

Aims:

  • How to take excellent impressions
  • How to record accurately the inter-arch relationship
  • How to choose the shape and size of tooth and speech changes

Objectives:

  • To Understand the importance of accurate impressions
  • To provide a basis for trouble shooting and to know what to do and when.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Correctly manage complete denture patients and their expectations
  • Advocate assessing complete denture patients in a structured protocol
  • Modify current practice in relation to best clinical guidelines
  • Identify factors which cause problems and how to solve them
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The Ortho – Restorative Workshop

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9.30am - 4:30pm
Tif Qureshi
General Practitioner with special interest in ortho-restorative dentistry

Orthodontics is one thing, understanding where to place and restore teeth for occlusion, function and the best aesthetics is another.

This workshop is designed to help you understand how to plan and perform the steps that can create magical, functional smiles where ABB can be used not only to improve appearance but to improve function, guidance, and gain better long-term occlusal stability.

During this workshop, you will learn hands-on techniques that will allow you to carry out ABB predictably, covering the basics of Simple Edge Bonding via the reverse triangle technique. Tif will also cover hands-on techniques to show how the Dahl principle works for direct restorative treatment as a direct splint and to gain space and in orthodontics to place retainers with a functional safer outcome.

The workshop will also cover the concept of digitally planned aesthetic tooth shaping for space creation and far more beautiful results via a complete digital workflow. It will describe how landmark points and correct analysis can guarantee no risk of flaring and total unrivalled control of the anterior occlusion and canine guidance and will also discuss restorative sequencing for cases involving orthodontics, crowns and veneers.

Tif will also demonstrate many cases and long term follow up of restorative and orthodontic cases.

Components:

    Hands on- Reverse Triangle Edge Bonding and polishing Hands on - Landmark points Hands on – The Dahl Principle Hands on - Aesthetic Tooth Shaping Advanced diagnoses – Changing your daily patient exam Anterior occlusal planning Anterior Guidance, Envelope of function and orthodontics Communication with patients Dahl principle- the science and evidence Dahl management- natural and assisted equilibration Advanced retention management

    Educational Aims and Objectives:

    • To understand the effect of continued tooth movement on anterior tooth function and aesthetics
    • To highlight the planning protocols of simple occlusion-driven anterior alignment methodology using digital arch evaluation and 3D printing
    • To consider the protection of guidance and the long-term function via planning and retention methodology
    • To outline the use of edge bonding as a viable non-invasive aesthetic and functional tool for cosmetic dentistry and occlusal treatment via the Dahl principle

    Learning outcomes:

    • Participants will understand how case planning and appropriate treatment can help all dentists carry out simple anterior treatments that not only have aesthetic but clear and long term functional benefits
    • They will see how cosmetic dentistry can be far more functionally driven and this applies to vastly more patients than traditionally believed
    • They will understand how safe and systematic driven approach to restoratively focused orthodontics can provide results that are achievable and last for years and how this is applicable to nearly every patient
    • Most importantly participants will start to observe and communicate with patients daily in a better way that allows patients to understand what is happening to their teeth over a lifetime and make a more informed decision on intervention
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PREParation_EVOlution Indirect Restorations

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9.30am - 4:30pm
Mahul Patel
Dental Surgeon

The restoration of single and multiple units with ceramic veneers can be a challenge to any clinician irrespective of their clinical experience. The purpose of this hands-on workshop is to explore the comprehensive workflow for provision of these restorations in order to optimise clinical, technical and patient outcomes.

Aims & Learning Objectives:

  • Optimise clinical and patient outcomes by selecting appropriate materials and correct clinical techniques for the provision of indirect ceramic veneer restorations.
  • Discuss the stages of treatment planning for the provision of single and multiple veneer restorations in a clinical case.
  • Highlight the importance of the clinician and laboratory technician relationship.
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Minimally invasive Endodontics

9 out of 15 spaces left
9.30am - 4:30pm
Claudio Farnararo
Endodontist

In the last few years we have heard a lot about minimally invasive dentistry. The common point is tissue preservation, preferably by preventing disease from occurring and intercepting its progress, but also removing and replacing, with as little tissue loss as possible. This concept can embrace all aspects and fields of our profession.

Today all three main phases of modern Endodontics (access opening, shaping and obturation) can be managed minimally invasive. Although on these issues there is often disagreement and their application turn out to be empirical and subjective.

The author will explain the rationale behind their choices and will give a predictable and reproducible protocol to reach the goal of being effective and at the same time minimally invasive in all step of endodontics: access opening, shaping and obturation.

Learning objectives:

  • The participants, at the end of workshop will be able to understand the MIE principles and will know the technical procedures and the rationale of; Why. When and How to apply them in the clinical and daily practice
  • During the hands-on there will be a live demonstration of the technical procedures and attendees will be able to use the Operating Microscopes, Ultrasonic and all tools essential to reach these Objectives
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Bish bash bosh – modern management of dental trauma

10 out of 15 spaces left
9.30am - 4:30pm
Serpil Djemal
Restorative Dentist

Traumatic dental injuries can occur anywhere and at any time and can affect anyone regardless of their age. Doing the right thing, at the right time, will help reduce the effect of long term complications, as well as save teeth.

This workshop will update the participant on how to manage fractures and luxations using real cases to illustrate the management, to include a hands-on element to practise splinting.

By the end of the workshop you will feel more confident in managing all of the traumatic dental injuries

Learning objectives:

  • Have knowledge of the aetiology of dental trauma
  • Be aware of the International Association of Dental Traumatology guidelines and other resources available
  • Understand the principles of management of acute traumatic dental injuries
  • Have an idea of the long term prognosis
  • Have hands-on experience of splinting traumatised teeth
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Think Pink ­ Periodontal surgery and crown lengthening for the GDP

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9.30am - 4:30pm
Ian Dunn
Specialist Periodontist

Ian will deliver a day focused on periodontal surgical techniques for the general practitioner. In the morning we will look at indications for periodontal surgery and do hands-on practical’s covering an apically repositioned flap and a resected flap.

The afternoon will look at pre-prosthetic surgery with a practical hands on session on crown lengthening. This is a great skill for the general restorative dentist to possess and can be a game changer in saving teeth and improving aesthetics.

Aims and Objectives:

Morning Session

Aims:

  • To appreciate the indications and contraindications for surgical periodontal and peri-implant therapy.
  • To understand the principles of periodontal surgical technique.

Objectives:
At the end of the course participants will be able to: Carry out simple pocket reduction surgery.

Afternoon:

Aims:

  • To appreciate the indications and contraindications for surgical crown lengthening and other pre-restorative techniques.

Objectives:
At the end of the course participants will be able to: Carry out simple crown lengthening procedures.

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Guided Bone Regeneration and the open wound healing concept: Dealing with severe socket wall defects at the time of tooth removal.

7 out of 15 spaces left
9.30am - 4:30pm
Rob Oretti
Implant Surgeon and Practitioner with interest in Cosmetic Dentistry

Open wound healing concept

When a tooth is removed the labial plate will remodel and the resulting ridge width will be diminished.

If the labial plate was damaged or compromised prior to tooth removal, then the degree of remodelling can be significant.

If the residual ridge width results in a one wall defect, then it may be necessary to perform a bone grafting procedure as a separate treatment to rebuild the ridge prior to implant placement at a later date.

The rationale for the open wound concept is to remove the tooth and rebuild the labial plate with a GBR procedure at the same time thereby reducing the degree of labial plate remodelling.

With this treatment modality, the width of the ridge is maintained after tooth removal and eliminates the potential scenario of the one walled defect.

The GBR procedure is performed at the same time as removal of the tooth and therefore the bone graft is not completely submerged under the gums – the open wound concept.

This workshop will focus on the techniques employed to rebuild the socket and close the soft tissues but without full submergence of the bone graft under the soft tissues.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the alveolar changes that occur after tooth removal and the common GBR strategies to deal with bone deficiencies
  • To be familiar with the rationale for choosing differing implant/bone grafting treatment options with an emphasis on evidence based dentistry.
  • To appreciate the role of differing treatment strategies that are utilised during the open wound healing concept to achieve predictable outcomes.
  • To be familiar with the procedural steps required to obtain passive closure over the bone graft and without disturbing the muco-gingival line.
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Periodontal Plastic Surgery around Dental Implants: “Top tips for long term success” The prevention and management of problems and key to long term success

3 out of 15 spaces left
9.30am - 4:30pm
Boota Singh Ubhi
Specialist Periodontist & Implant Surgeon

Soft tissues around dental implants have been described by various researchers and clinicians as the key to long term success. This session will explore the Importance of the key concepts of soft tissue preservation and augmentation. Techniques which have a long term clinical and scientific basis will be presented along with management of problems. The attendees will have an overview of various surgical techniques and materials available for the clinician on a daily basis. The hands on session will focus on harvesting soft tissues for grafting, flap design, flap closure & suturing techniques.

Learning outcomes:

  • The delegates will be able to differentiate between the various types of gingival biotypes and the use of different grafting procedures for both implants and teeth
  • The hands on session will enable them to choose the appropriate surgical approach for both hard and soft tissue augmentation in terms of both flap design, harvesting techniques and closure
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Predictable Implant Dentistry: Guided Surgery & Digital Techniques

14 out of 15 spaces left
9.30am - 4:30pm
Eimear O'Connell
General Dental Practitioner with an interest in implants and aesthetics

This workshop will give participants the knowledge combined with hands-on experience to be able to utilise a digital workflow to place and restore implants.

Learning objectives:

  • To understand the digital workflow
  • To merge data to plan guides
  • To use Isy system with CEREC to allow guided surgery, placement, temporization and final restoration
  • Hands-on training in scanning, merging, designing and producing guides, customised healing abutments and final restorations
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Dental business workshop

12 out of 15 spaces left
9.30am - 4:30pm
Kevin Rose and David Horne

David Horne: Accounts and the numbers

To understand the importance of ‘knowing the numbers’ in a dental business; what to measure, when to measure and how to interpret the information to make business decisions

Explore the essential knowledge required to read your dental practice accounts and make reasonable forecasts and budgets

How to interpret your annual accounts and why they are different to your management accounts

The importance and basics of cashflow management

Kevin Rose: The essential skills of successful dental business leaders

Understand the importance of all of your team having a shared and understood vision, and how to use it to lead your team

Discover the importance of recruiting for talent. How to identify the talents that you need in your team and to find them during the interview and selection process

Learn about the 12 stages of employee engagement and how to use them to retain the right talented people in your team

How you and your team can put your patients at the centre of your dental practice, even when you are not there to manage over them

Recognise the dangers of trying to do everything yourself and how to lead others to manage for you

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Treatment for the extremely resorbed maxilla

14 out of 15 spaces left
9.30am - 4:30pm
Riz Syed and Guy McLellan

Learn how to treat and immediately load the vast majority of severely resorbed maxilla cases WITHOUT the need for Zygomatic implants, using site-specific advanced implants.

With the advent of Nasalus implants, pterygoid implants, angled implants and short implants, the options available for clinicians to predictably and safely treat and immediately load severely resorbed maxilla cases, has increased significantly.

Simultaneously, the indications for Zygomatic implants has significantly decreased.

Who is this course ideal for:

  • Clinicians seeking to learn to provide immediate load full arch treatments in their clinics, including for the majority of atrophic maxilla cases.
  • Experienced implant clinicians who are already comfortably and predictably doing sinus work and who seek to enhance their skillsets and treatment options for atrophic maxilla treatments.
  • Clinicians seeking to learn to provide implant treatments with the significant surgical and prosthodontic benefits gained by correcting angles sub-crestally, rather than with angle correcting abutments.

Format:

The hands-on workshop will cover treatment planning the edentulous or soon to be edentulous patient. It will also cover the surgical and restorative protocols needed to successfully treat your patients with the All-on-X concept, including Nasalus, co-axis and pterygoid implants.

An overview of Zygomatic implant treatments, including indications, surgical and restorative considerations, for the +- 5% of resorbed maxilla cases that may need them, when using advanced implants in normal practice.

The workshop will involve an in-depth hands on session, including:

  • CT scan based treatment planning
  • Restorative protocols including materials, impression and jaw registration techniques.
  • IFAL surgical techniques and protocols, on models.

Aims and objectives:

  • Improve treatment planning of the extremely resorbed maxilla
  • To increase the understanding of alternative techniques to restore the resorbed maxilla
  • Improve knowledge of the surgical and restorative technique for the All-on X treatments, using site-specific implants
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How to deal with demanding cases of implant placement

15 out of 15 spaces left
9.30am - 4:30pm
Raquel Zita Gomes
Oral Surgeon and Implant Surgeon

Implant therapy is a recognized treatment for edentulous areas with long term success. Nevertheless, in some critical situations we must use different techniques of advanced oral surgery and bone regeneration to permit the implant placement avoiding the damage of important anatomical structures, like the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) or the maxillary sinus. In severe cases of atrophic jaws, we must use very specific techniques to solve the problem, like short or tilted implants or even more advanced techniques like sinus lift and filling, extensive GBR, inferior alveolar nerve transposition, trespass or lateralization. Is also very important to know how to deal and solve complications.

The objective of the workshop is to explain the different treatment options with oral implants in demanding cases of atrophic jaws and to use some state-of-the-art techniques to help solving some challenging cases with predictable results.

The participants will have the opportunity to try some of the techniques on models (hands-on).

Learning objectives:

  • Gain an overview of the techniques available to place implants in severe atrophic jaws
  • Gain an insight into the techniques of short implants, sinus lifting, nerve transposition to overcome challenges
  • Understand how to manage complications in such situations
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3D Contemporary endodontic microsurgery – “to boldly go where few dentists have gone before!”

4.30pm - 6:30pm
Sanjeev Bhanderi
Specialist in Endodontics

The aim of the lecture is to discuss the contemporary approach to endodontic microsurgery, by illustration of a 3D case study.

Objectives:

  • To consider the concept of endodontic disease as the foundation of the ‘apicectomy’
  • To discuss modern microsurgical techniques and flap management
  • To update on the use of ultrasonics and bioceramic materials for retrograde canal preparation and sealing
  • To examine the role of microsurgery in endodontic practice and outcomes of this treatment modality

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the disease process associated with endodontic treatment failure
  • Understand the correct surgical management of endodontically-afflicted supporting tissues
  • Consider appropriate indications for endodontic microsurgery as a viable alternative to extraction

Lectures

Registration and coffee

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Introduction and Mannequin Challenge

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Contemporary Ceramics in Esthetic Dentistry

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Dr Markus Blatz
Chair and Professor of Restorative Dentistry
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Occlusion 911 - Please state the nature of your emergency

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Dr Michael Melkers
Restorative Dentist
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Coffee break

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Soft tissue management around teeth

11:30 AM - 12:15 AM
Dr Robert Oretti
Implant Surgeon and Practitioner with interest in Cosmetic Dentistry
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All great dentists have mentors – and some have mentees

12:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Dr Finlay Sutton and Dr John Besford
Learn more

Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Tips and tricks for predictable anterior composites

2:00PM - 3:00PM
Dr Gurvinder Bhirth
Restorative and Aesthetic Dentist
Learn more

The Tubules Foundation update

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Coffee break

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

The 3 Amigos Presentation

4:00PM - 5:30PM
Serpil Djemal, Beth Burns, James Darcey
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Summary & Close

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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Contemporary Ceramics in Esthetic Dentistry

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Dr Markus Blatz
Chair and Professor of Restorative Dentistry

The recent evolution in CAD/CAM and ceramic technologies offers a whole new range of esthetic, less invasive, and long-lasting treatment options. However, there are still many questions: What are the best materials considering the large variety of ceramics available today? What ceramics can be used with chairside CAD/CAM systems? Do different ceramics require specific laboratory and clinical treatment? Is all zirconia the same? What are the best materials on implants? And where is the scientific evidence on all these topics? This presentation will answer such questions and provide an update on esthetic treatment options with ceramics from conservative laminate veneers to implant-supported full-mouth rehabilitations.

Learning objectives:

  • Differentiate modern ceramic materials and their indications
  • Learn about CAD/CAM technology and its diverse applications in esthetic dentistry
  • Understand strategies for success with ceramic restorations for teeth and implants based on the current scientific evidence
  • Comprehend guidelines for long-lasting esthetic restorations from laminate veneers to full mouth implant-supported rehabilitation
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Occlusion 911 - Please state the nature of your emergency

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Dr Michael Melkers
Restorative Dentist

Failure visits our practices in many forms and on many materials. In this program we will explore the forces that threaten our success and what options we have to address them.

During this interactive lecture, Dr. Melkers will guide an exploration and discussion of where we have been as a profession, where we are in our understanding and what mysteries still need to be solved.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn to recognize critical parafunctional red flags and why they matter
  • Appreciate the balance between function, parafunction & aesthetics
  • Learn realistic management of destructive forces in restorative dentistry
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Soft tissue management around teeth

11:30 AM - 12:15 AM
Dr Robert Oretti
Implant Surgeon and Practitioner with interest in Cosmetic Dentistry

Complex peri-prosthetic cases in the anterior zone are considered as challenges by clinicians. Re-creating lost hard and soft tissue in the aesthetic area requires a high level of skill and expertise. In addition, the presence of periodontal, prosthetic, occlusal and orthodontic diseases requires patients to be treated with a multidisciplinary approach.

Fundamental to any complex case is the need to establish a thorough diagnosis which will lead to the plan of treatment and case management. The aim of this presentation is to show many varied cases and describe step by step the various procedures and techniques (within an inter-disciplinary approach) to manage difficult cases of peri- prosthetic rehabilitation.

These cases will include crown lengthening and root coverage procedures, muco-gingival surgeries and soft tissue grafting as part of the restorative therapy.

Aims and objectives:

  • To understand the principles of diagnosis and treatment planning
  • To be familiar with the rationale for choosing differing treatment options with an emphasis on evidence based dentistry
  • To appreciate the need for various treatment modalities such as additional or resective soft tissue management in any one given case
  • To understand the role of differing treatment procedures that are utilized (such as soft tissue grafting) to enhance the aesthetic outcome.
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All great dentists have mentors – and some have mentees

12:15 AM - 1:00 PM
Dr Finlay Sutton and Dr John Besford

In removable prosthodontics John and Finlay have found that restoring the lost dental identities of people who have been deprived of teeth is the most joyous, if sometimes exhausting, and the most spiritually rewarding branch of dentistry. Apart from the intrinsic interest of prosthodontic problem-solving, they have both experienced the satisfaction of being told on many occasions that the work of their dental teams has changed patients’ lives for the better. Finlay (mentee) immediately recognised Dr B as a potential mentor and made the most of a providential encounter on a hands-on course. They will relate how from the moment they met they felt a kinship through common values and experiences, which made detailed communication unusually rapid. This affinity has blossomed into a positive relationship where the vast knowledge, experience and skill that John has acquired during his practicing career has been passed on to Finlay.

John will talk about his own mentors and discuss the importance of the mentor’s being trusted to give honest constructive criticism – and to receive it. Finlay will discuss the importance of being open to feedback from a mentor and how best to apply this – in the form of ‘deliberate practice’. Finlay will show cases before and after mentorship from John, illustrating the improvement in quality of treatment provided. They will discuss how good mentors encourage their mentees to think for themselves, using the benefit of the formers’ experiences to help the latter find their own unique solutions, under patient-guidance.

Learning objectives:

  • Spotting a potential mentor or mentee in our random encounters is a necessary starting point
  • Quick, efficient knowledge transfer suggests a potentially good mentor-mentee relationship
  • The best mentor-mentee relationships will also be inspirational
  • Trust, mutual respect and courtesy are necessary in all interactions (mentor not tormentor)
  • The mentor and mentee must give honest feedback, even if criticism may be difficult for the either to take. Justified praise should not be withheld
  • A mentee must expect to learn from mistakes in order to improve. The complacent practitioner may be dangerous.
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Tips and tricks for predictable anterior composites

2:00PM - 3:00PM
Dr Gurvinder Bhirth
Restorative and Aesthetic Dentist

This presentation will outline the steps needed to achieve predictable results and overcome potential problems.

Learning objectives:

  • To understand shade and all its component parts
  • To understand anterior tooth morphology
  • To understand composite resin layering
  • To understand bonding protocols and isolation
  • To understand finishing and polishing
  • To achieve predictable life-like anterior composite restorations
  • To increase the success with anterior composite restorations
Lectures schedule

The 3 Amigos Presentation

4:00PM - 5:30PM
Serpil Djemal, Beth Burns, James Darcey

The GOOD:
This presentation will cover best practice first line trauma management and factors that influence a positive outcome following dental trauma. This will include pertinent features to identify during history taking, assessment, diagnosis and review of most up to date guidelines.
Aim: To give an over-view of how to correctly assess and manage dental trauma to produce the best patient outcomes.

The BAD:
This presentation will cover the endodontic consequences of dental trauma namely pulp canal obliteration, pulpal necrosis and root resorption. It will review the special tests and investigations required in the follow-up process, the symptoms and signs of disease and a brief overview of the management strategies.Aim: to help practitioners feel more confident recognising and managing complications of dental trauma.

The UGLY
This presentation will cover the management of traumatised teeth with a poor prognosis. Strategies to avoid long term complications will be covered in both adults and growing individuals. Aim: to help practitioners recognise the potential problems and advise their patients accordingly.

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