Hands-on workshops

Registration and coffee

9:00 - 9:30 AM

MI Endo: Back to the future

9.30am - 5:30pm
5 out of 12 spaces left
Dr. Claudio Farnararo and Dr. Sanjeev L. Bhanderi
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Think pink. Periodontal surgery and crown lengthening for the GDP

9.30am - 5:30pm
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Dr. Ian Dunn
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Get Understood - if the idea of selling to your patients makes you feel uncomfortable

9.30am - 5:30pm
8 out of 12 spaces left
Kevin Rose and Dr. Simon Thackeray
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The ortho-restorative workshop

9.30am - 5:30pm
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Dr. Tif Qureshi
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Etched ceramic restorations, anterior and posterior

9.30am - 5:30pm
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Dr. Edward A. McLaren
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Posterior composites - making the complex simple

9.30am - 5:30pm
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Dr. James Baker and Dr. Akit Patel
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Conservative management of tooth surface loss

9.30am - 5:30pm
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Dr. Didier Dietschi
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Tools and materials to enhance implant and bone augmentation surgery - Piezo, PRF, biomaterials and tissue management

9.30am - 5:30pm
5 out of 12 spaces left
Dr. Koray Feran
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Anterior preparations - laminate ceramic veneers

9.30am - 5:30pm
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Dr. Marco Veneziani
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PREParation_EVOlution: Onlay and partial coverage restorations

9.30am - 5:30pm
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Dr. Mahul Patel
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An introduction to the Bioclear method for monolithic, superior and aesthetic composite restorations

9.30am - 5:30pm
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Dr. Claire Burgess
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How to shape anterior teeth to morphology and aesthetics

9.30am - 5:30pm
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Dr. Jurgita Sybaite
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Mastering the Class IV restoration - A creative and academic approach

9.30am - 5:30pm
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Dr. Andrew Chandrapal
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Complete Dentures

9.30am - 5:30pm
5 out of 12 spaces left
Professor Riaz Yar
Specialist in Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics
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Invisalign - let's get aligning. A day of hands-on Invisalign - clinical tips and tricks

9.30am - 5:30pm
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Dr. Angela Auluck
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Secrets to orthodontic success - a hands on session

9.30am - 5:30pm
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Dr. Farooq Ahmed, Dr. Hesham Ali, Dr. Mandeep Gosal, Dr. Martina Hodgson
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Top tips to improve your confidence in daily oral surgery practice

9.30am - 5:30pm
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Dr. Chris Waith
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Composite injection moulding

9.30am - 5:30pm
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Dr. Kostas Karagiannopoulos
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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 - 5:30pm
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Dr. Boota Singh Ubhi
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Dental photography in practice

9.30am - 5:30pm
5 out of 12 spaces left
Dr. Gurvinder Bhirth
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Preventing destructive occlusal force complications in daily dental practice

9.30am - 5:30pm
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Dr. Robert B. Kerstein
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An introduction to skill-sets to help your surgical and implant journey

9.30am - 5:30pm
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Dr. Mukesh Soni and Dr. Nikhil Oberai
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Full arch guided workflow using Chrome

9.30am - 5:30pm
9 out of 12 spaces left
Dr. James Hamill
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Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Workshops schedule

MI Endo: Back to the future

5 out of 12 spaces left
9.30am - 5:30pm
Dr. Claudio Farnararo and Dr. Sanjeev L. Bhanderi

Endodontics is an essential part of daily practice. Patients are increasingly keen to save their teeth for longer so it vital that we can deliver for them high-quality and predictable primary endodontics.

This one-day endodontic workshop aims to guide GDPs through the important steps of endodontic access cavity design, locating canals, and contemporary irrigation, preparation and obturation techniques, with tips and tricks along the way!

The programme format will predominantly be hands-on with some lectures to outline endodontic principles and an opportunity to use a dental microscope and the latest ultrasonic devices in endodontics.

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of endodontics, taking into consideration:

  • Be familiar with contemporary irrigation protocols
  • Awareness of the essential anatomy for ‘MI’ access
  • The ability to perform conservative access cavity preparation
  • The ability to locate and scout canals
  • Proficiency in using magnification and be aware of a microscope
  • The ability to use the latest GOLD Niti. Instrumentation & Obturation systems

*You will be working on 3D printed teeth - in order to experience one of the demonstrated techniques, using ultrasonic tips, we advise you to bring with you a couple of extracted, sterilised, upper and lower molar teeth. Please take pre-op radiographs of the teeth and mount them in lab putty.

*Microscopes will be available but do please bring your magnification loupes and LED lights

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Think pink. Periodontal surgery and crown lengthening for the GDP

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9.30am - 5:30pm
Dr. Ian Dunn

During this hands-on session we will revise the topic of crown lengthening, look at case selection and pre-treatment assessment. We will then do two practical sessions on basic surgical techniques and crown lengthening via a resective approach. We will end the session looking at cases to help you understand the broad indications for crown lengthening in dental practice.

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of periodontal surgery and crown lengthening, taking into consideration:

  • Understanding the role of aesthetic periodontal surgery to facilitate aesthetic restorative outcomes
  • To revise the concept of biologic width
  • Different techniques for crown lengthening

Following this workshop delegates should be able to:

  • Assess patients for crown lengthening procedures
  • Decide which technique to apply to any given situation
  • Raise a full thickness flap and remove bone with different equipment
  • Provide crown lengthening for their patients
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Get Understood - if the idea of selling to your patients makes you feel uncomfortable

8 out of 12 spaces left
9.30am - 5:30pm
Kevin Rose and Dr. Simon Thackeray

Not every patient seems motivated or even trusts why you are proposing a dental treatment. Get Understood solves the problem that there are plenty of dentists that don’t want to sell stuff.

If you are one, and we think you might be, somehow you want more of your patients to become loyal and motivated and to understand your proposed dental treatment. We will help you with this.

This is not a sales course to teach you to sell more dentistry. This workshop will help you look at your communication skills and know how you can adapt them in different situations with different patients, in ways that are consistent with your values, and with the insights and experiences of a legally qualified expert witness.

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of Get Understood, taking into consideration:

  • Communication skills and how you can adapt them in different situations with different patients, in ways that are consistent with your values
  • Gain valuable insight and experience from a legally qualified expert
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    The ortho-restorative workshop

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    9.30am - 5:30pm
    Dr. Tif Qureshi

    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 a 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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    Etched ceramic restorations, anterior and posterior

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    9.30am - 5:30pm
    Dr. Edward A. McLaren

    Bonded Functional Esthetic Prototypes (BFEP’s) and anterior and posterior Etched Ceramic Restorations (ECR’s).

    This hands-on course will teach participants the laboratory and clinical steps for implementing BFEP’s (bonded functional esthetic prototypes) using a special light cured structural flowable (that can actually be used for semi-permanent restorations) prior to ECR (veneer) preparation to “trial” the smile for increased predictability of case acceptance. The step-by-step process of 2 different types of ECR preparations based on the esthetically driven desired outcome will be demonstrated and completed by the participants.

    Aims and objectives:

    Participants will learn and complete procedures such as:

    • Special clear tray techniques and developing clear matrix’s for the BFEP technique
    • Bonded diagnostic Functional Esthetic Prototypes using a special high physical property flowable composite
    • Minimalistic to no-prep situations
    • Preparations for bonded porcelain with a specific emphasis on how to control tooth reduction
    • Preparations to close diastema's on one central incisor and peg lateral
    • Sealing dentin using Universal
    • Defect driven posterior onlay
    • Posterior block-out using structural flowable. Some call this technique “resin coating”
    • Adhesive update and cementation demo
      • 4th Generation 2.0
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    Posterior composites - making the complex simple

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    9.30am - 5:30pm
    Dr. James Baker and Dr. Akit Patel

    There are many clinical situations (caries, amalgam replacement, tooth fracture, tooth surface loss, occlusal reconstruction) where being able to rebuild anatomically correct posterior restorations is key to achieving long-term successful results both functionally and aesthetically.

    In this workshop, Eastman trained specialist prosthodontists and experienced lecturers in composite restorative techniques, Dr's. James Baker and Akit Patel, aim to provide a logical and practical approach to rebuilding posterior teeth in a minimally invasive way using direct composite resin restorations. Starting the day with an update on current bonding and composite restorative materials, James and Akit will guide you step-by-step using case presentations and hands-on exercises from simple class I and class II restorations, through to cusp replacement and onlay restorations.

    Topics covered will include; deep margin elevation, sectional matrices, and the use of brushes and stains to create truly biomimetic restorations. James and Akit will show you how to achieve all of this using just two unique composite restorative materials, Essential Universal & EverX Flow.

    Aims:

    By the end of the day you will have progressed towards being able to predictably restore extensive cavities in posterior teeth using layered direct composite resin materials and know how to finish and polish them to a high standard

    Objectives:

    • Provide a concise update on the available materials and methods to provide predictable composite resin restorations as an alternative to amalgam and indirect restorations in posterior teeth
    • Explain the anatomical landmarks of posterior teeth
    • Propose a step-by-step build-up of the key anatomical features
    • Demonstrate the use of brushes in creating natural-looking convex anatomy
    • Describe how to apply coloured resins to replicate fissure stain

    Learning Outcomes:

    Be capable of constructing high quality direct composite restorations in posterior teeth in varying clinical situations

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    Conservative management of tooth surface loss

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    9.30am - 5:30pm
    Dr. Didier Dietschi

    In this workshop Dr. Dietschi will cover the management of tooth surface loss cases. He will cover how to conservatively manage these cases in various situations of mild, moderate and severe toothwear. He will cover the practical tips and which materials to use in which situations

    Tooth wear represents a frequent pathology with multifactorial origins. Behavioural changes, unbalanced diet, various medical conditions and medications inducing acid regurgitation or influencing saliva composition and flow rate, trigger tooth erosion. Awake and sleep bruxism, which nowadays are widespread functional disorders, induce attrition. It then became increasingly important to diagnose early signs of tooth wear so that proper preventive, and if needed, interceptive-restorative measures are taken. Such disorders have biological, functional and also aesthetic consequences.

    Following a comprehensive clinical evaluation, treatment objectives, such as a proper occlusal and anatomical scheme as well as a pleasing smile line, are usually set on models with only anterior teeth or full mouth waxup, depending on the severity of tissue loss. Based on the new Vertical Dimension of Occlusion (VDO) set on the articulator, combinations of direct, semi-direct and indirect restorations (using composite resins or monolithic high-strength ceramics) can help to re-establish anatomy and function. The use of adhesive and ultra-conservative techniques has proven its potential, in particular for the treatment of moderate to advanced tooth wear. A modern approach to treat tooth wear shall involve a specific and detailed treatment planning involving its aetiology, risk factors control and the biomechanical status of each tooth to be treated.

    This program will review recent knowledge and clinical concepts related to various forms of early restorative interventions (using adhesive techniques) and their potential to restrict on-going tissue destruction and restore an attractive smile.

    Aims and objectives:

    To gain an overview of conservation rehabilitation of tooth surface loss via case-based discussions

    Learning outcomes:

    Identification of key factors in tooth surface loss cases that can enable conservative rehabilitation and management:

    • Occlusion and functional factors identification
    • Lab or direct techniques and how to choose which option
    • Tips on management and bonding
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    Tools and materials to enhance implant and bone augmentation surgery - Piezo, PRF, biomaterials and tissue management

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    9.30am - 5:30pm
    Dr. Koray Feran

    As with all dental procedures, the devil is in the detail. Successful bone and tissue augmentation relies on a multitude of factors coming together to give the desired result. Over the years, techniques and materials have proliferated but some have become reliable workhorses and give us consistent results time after time.

    Aims and objectives: The delegate will learn:

    • Case selection and diagnosis - what technique to use where and why - local and systemic factors in success
    • The principles of good bone grafting - what is vital for success - an easy to remember formula
    • Flap design and handling. Incision design, tissue release and mobilisation and suturing techniques for daily success
    • Soft tissues around dental implants - planning at stage 1 and stage 2 surgery and how to achieve long term stability
    • Bone preparation - the beauty of modern piezosurgery and its role in modern implant and bone augmentation surgery
    • Biomaterials - when to use what, and why, for bone augmentation
      • Particulate materials and membrane choices
      • The importance of graft and membrane stability
      • Solid grafts – autogenous blocks, bone rings and CAD CAM bone
      • Sinus augmentation
    • The handling and stabilisation of biomaterials - sutures, pins, tacks and screws
    • The role of PRF in tissue healing and how to produce and handle it

    There will be a practical demonstration of all techniques on animal heads - suitable for the beginners and those who are new to bone augmentation.

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    Anterior preparations - laminate ceramic veneers

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    9.30am - 5:30pm
    Dr. Marco Veneziani

    In this workshop participants will perform a direct resin mock-up on a special model (Kavo) with synthetic teeth and then preparation for laminate veneers driven by mock-up and finally the temporary direct restorations.

    Dr. Veneziani will verify all the operative sequences step-by-step.

    Aims and objectives:

    Gain an understanding of anterior preparations, taking into consideration

    • Defining the updated indications and the materials for the realisation of the laminate veneers
    • Defining a multidisciplinary operative sequence from aesthetic analysis to mock-up-guided preparation to adhesive cementation of laminate veneers
    • Defining the advantages of digital esthetic preview (Digital Smile Design) to gain highly esthetic treatment
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    PREParation_EVOlution: Onlay and partial coverage restorations

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    9.30am - 5:30pm
    Dr. Mahul Patel

    The restoration of single and multiple units with onlay and partial coverage restorations 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 and learning objectives:

    • Optimise clinical and patient outcomes by selecting appropriate materials and correct clinical techniques for the provision of indirect onlay and partial coverage restorations
    • Discuss the stages of treatment planning for the provision of single and multiple onlay and partial coverage restorations in a clinical case
    • Highlight the importance of the clinician and laboratory technician relationship
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    An introduction to the Bioclear method for monolithic, superior and aesthetic composite restorations

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    9.30am - 5:30pm
    Dr. Claire Burgess

    This Bioclear Method Introduction course is for all dentists who wish to advance their clinical skills with modern resin dentistry. The Bioclear Method offers a unique and cutting-edge alternative to traditional direct composite restorations. The course introduces the key stages of the Bioclear Method which includes Biofilm removal, anatomical Mylar Bioclear matrices and the use of ‘injection moulding’ 3M Filtek composite placement techniques.

    Background: Direct composites are underappreciated in today’s world of implants and computer-assisted ceramics. Posterior tooth preparations have not been reinvented from the 1890 G V Black models. Those preparations no longer have a place in today’s composite dentistry. Dentist and inventor Dr. David Clark founded Bioclear in 2007. He has created a new system for a modern approach to restorative dentistry. The Bioclear Method provides the latest, most progressive products and techniques evolving from the traditional preparations, and anatomical matrix systems, for anterior and posterior composite restorations. The method gives dentists the tools and equipment to allow for longer lasting, stronger, and aesthetically superior composites, with the ultimate aim to improve patient Oral Care.

    Composite can be the least invasive restorative option, producing the most natural and wonderfully aesthetic of all restorations.

    Participants will perform anterior and posterior practicals to experience injection moulding. They will create restorations with ideal margins, rounded emergence profiles, and mirror smooth finishes. The Posterior Class II practical demonstrates how to predictably achieve good inter-dental contacts. The Anterior Class IV demonstrates how to achieve good isolation and emergence profile. The Black Triangle Practical demonstrates the technique applied to measure and predictably close black triangles.

    The course utilises HeatSync heaters, Diamond wedges, Twin Rings, 3M Filtek Supreme XTE and One Bulkfill composite materials with different types of Bioclear Matrices.

    Aims:
    By the end of the day delegates will be able to:

    • Understand the principles of the Bioclear Method
    • Demonstrate Class IV, Black Triangle Closure restorations using the Bioclear Method
    • Understand skills to achieve high quality Class II restorations

    Objectives:

    • Receive an update and hands-on evaluation of modern matrices, wedges and separators
    • Discover heated composite
    • How best to combine flowable and liquefied paste composites and what is the injection moulding technique
    • Solutions to avoid the most common mistakes that lead to less than satisfactory results when performing Class II restorations
    • Methods for predictably closing Black Triangles

    Outcomes:

    • Understand the principles of the Bioclear Method
    • Be able to understand the Bioclear Biofit posterior and anterior Black Triangle Matrix selection and adaptation to achieve good interdental contacts/emergence profiles.
    • Be able to understand Heating and injection moulding of composite materials
    • Be able to understand Biofilm removal
    • Be aware of the Clark 2-step Polish technique to achieve good contacts
    • Be able to understand how to predictably produce longer lasting, stronger composites
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    How to shape anterior teeth to morphology and aesthetics

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    9.30am - 5:30pm
    Dr. Jurgita Sybaite

    You went to numerous composite courses and your composites still don’t look right? Your patients ask for extra-white composite veneers and you feel bad that they look too artificial? You put so much effort in your crown and veneer preparations and the final outcome is not pleasing you? You make your own temporary crowns and veneers and struggle to make them look natural?

    Does that sound familiar?

    It’s not another composite course that you need. And most likely you don’t even need a better technician. All you need is to understand smile aesthetics, morphology of anterior teeth and have the skill to master the form and the function! The same skill can then be transferred to your composites, temporaries as well as crown and veneer work.

    Aims and objectives:

    Dr. Jurgita will guide you through the process of becoming a true master of anterior teeth. Six anterior composite veneers will be shaped to morphology to demonstrate how even monochromatic composites can look natural and aesthetic. You will be guided through the practical process of designing the smile and shaping teeth to correct anatomy and symmetry. You will then learn the protocols of achieving secondary morphology as well as the texture. Finally, finishing and polishing protocols will be covered to give your composites the final touch of perfection.

    The objective of the course is to provide you with an invaluable skill of understanding aesthetic perception and the ability to reproduce it on any material of your liking. You will be given the recipes of designing, shaping, finishing and polishing of anterior teeth.

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    Mastering the Class IV restoration - A creative and academic approach

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    9.30am - 5:30pm
    Dr. Andrew Chandrapal

    Class IV restorations do not always land on our doorstep everyday….however consider the fact that every diastema case, every edge bonding case, every direct composite veneer case encapsulates the same thought process with minimal modification of execution then suddenly the theory and management of Class IV restorations becomes evermore relevant.

    Aims and objectives:

    • Learn how to diagnose, assess and simply your process from start to finish using checklist protocols to ensure you never miss a step
    • Understand what it means to bring anatomy and lustre enabling your restoration to come to life in a day of limited attendance hands-on workshop
    • Appreciate the perils and pitfalls as well as examples of long-term recall cases
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    Complete Dentures

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    9.30am - 5:30pm
    Professor 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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    Invisalign - let's get aligning. A day of hands-on Invisalign - clinical tips and tricks

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    9.30am - 5:30pm
    Dr. Angela Auluck

    This workshop is aimed at delegates who have started their Invisalign journey, have been on a starter course and are ready to start their cases. Its also for those who have started treating patients and now have unanswered questions or have run into difficulties.

    Aim:

    • To improve your outcomes and efficiency of Invisalign treatments and enhance your patients’ Invisalign experience

    Objectives:

    Learn

    • Hands-on itero scanning
    • Clincheck review- a step by step guide
    • Planning tooth movement, checking attachments, staging and IPR
    • What we should tell patients at aligner 1
    • How to place attachments efficiently and effectively
    • Hands on IPR
    • Monitoring tooth movement- when there’s a problem!
    • Retention regimes
    • Hands on fitting fixed retainers
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    Secrets to orthodontic success - a hands on session

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    9.30am - 5:30pm
    Dr. Farooq Ahmed, Dr. Hesham Ali, Dr. Mandeep Gosal, Dr. Martina Hodgson

    The A Team: 1 workshop - 4 clinicians

    Dr. Mandeep Gosal

    Excellent records - the bedrock for effective clear aligner therapy

    The planning and production of clear aligners can be derailed by poor records. Clear clinical photos form a vital part of the patients orthodontic records, and are vital when we plan our macro and micro aesthetic goals. Great photography skills will also aid with patient communication and marketing.

    You will learn some great hands-on skills to improve your photography as well as impression/scanning skills.

    Aims and objectives:

    To understand principles of photography and impression/scan taking in aligner therapy

    • To identify the basic photography sequence for all orthodontic records
    • To understand the importance of good diagnostic photography
    • To understand what photographs to take and photography consent for marketing
    • To be able to take accurate impressions for aligner production
    • To take digital scans for aligner production

    Dr. Farooq Ahmed

    Aligners – planning a deep bite cases

    Deep bite treatment with aligners can be challenging cases to treat. Planning using biomechanical principles and awareness of aligner limitations allows for successful case planning and predictable treatment outcomes.

    Aims and objectives:

    To understand principles of aligner treatment for deep bite cases

    • To understand methods of overbite assessment
    • To understand treatment planning principles of attachment design for deep bite treatment
    • To understand treatment planning principles of tooth movement using clincheck software for deep bite treatment

    Dr. Hesham Ali

    Aligners - planning a lower incisor extraction

    Many cases present with mild to moderate crowding. This workshop will teach the principles of planning orthodontic treatment for such cases, involving extraction of a lower incisor. We will discuss when an extraction should be considered, the alternatives available, treatment mechanics and how to incorporate this in to an aligner treatment plan.

    Aims and objectives:

    To understand principles of lower incisor extraction in aligner therapy

    • To identify indications for lower incisor extraction
    • To understand the alternatives to extraction
    • To describe relevant bio-mechanical principles
    • To plan an incisor extraction case for aligner therapy

    Dr. Martina Hodgson

    Top Tips for finishing your aligner cases.

    Aims and objectives:

    • How to finish your cases effectively whilst minimising the need for additional aligners.
    • How to close posterior open bites
    • Closing residual spacing
    • Use of detailing pliers for finishing
    • Reducing black triangles
    • Use of buttons and elastics
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    Top tips to improve your confidence in daily oral surgery practice

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    9.30am - 5:30pm
    Dr. Chris Waith

    In this workshop Dr. Chris Waith will work through several exercises to help the delegate practice all the basic foundations of good oral surgery, with simple tips for predictable work and a stress free life (although the day won't be easy!)

    Aims and objectives:

    • Understanding and assessing what makes an extraction simple or not
    • Helping you make a plan a/b/c/d to deal with extraction problems
    • Knowing how to use simple extraction techniques well to avoid problems with hands-on
    • Giving you confidence to raise a flap, section a tooth, remove bone and suture with hands-on
    • Aim to give you confidence in your skills and competence to manage your OS patients
    • Look at the transfer of skills onto implant work
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    Composite injection moulding

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    9.30am - 5:30pm
    Dr. Kostas Karagiannopoulos

    In this hands-on workshop, supported by GCUK, you will practice the injection moulding technique with resin composite on typodont models.

    Lots of practice, lots of videos and lots of theory.

    We will carry out 4 practical exercises: single central veneer, peg lateral, 6 anterior veneers, worn posteriors.

    Aims and objectives:

    • Explain and demonstrate the injection moulding technique for composites
    • Discuss step-by-step technical and clinical processes
    • Discuss materials available, alternative techniques and evidence about injectable resin composites
    • Compare Digital Vs analogue workflow

    Learning outcomes:

    • Save time and provide efficient composites with outstanding anatomy
    • Practice the injection moulding technique on typodont models (4 hands-on exercises)
    • Watch several videos of all technical and clinical stages
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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

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    9.30am - 5:30pm
    Dr. Boota Singh Ubhi

    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 gain an overview of various surgical techniques and materials available to them on a daily basis.

    The hands-on session will focus on harvesting soft tissues for grafting, flap design, flap closure and 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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    Dental photography in practice

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    9.30am - 5:30pm
    Dr. Gurvinder Bhirth

    Dental photography - an essential guide

    Clinical photography is essential in aiding the diagnosis, treatment planning and management of our patient’s clinical conditions. It is a skill which all practising clinicians should have. Obtaining consistent and predictable results is critical to be able to document and reflect on our clinical work over time. Communication with other clinicians and our laboratory technicians is made easier with photography.

    This workshop will focus on the essential knowledge, and practical aspects, of clinical photography.

    Aims:

    To provide each delegate with the knowledge to understand essential photography terminology, and the practical tips to be able to take the predictable and consistent clinical photographs required for comprehensive documentation

    Objectives:

    Delegates will learn:

    • The effects of aperture, shutter speed, ISO and metering
    • The effects of differing flashguns - ring and twin
    • The effects of differing lighting and positioning
    • How to take the essential clinical views needed for documentation and marketing
    • Troubleshooting and correcting errors
    • How to improve their portrait photography
    • An introduction into artistic dental photography

    *On registration please provide a list of your current dental photography equipment: guvbhirth7@hotmail.com

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    Preventing destructive occlusal force complications in daily dental practice

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    9.30am - 5:30pm
    Dr. Robert B. Kerstein

    Excessive occlusal forces can lead to damaged teeth, fractured dental restorations, implant complications, and untoward patient responses following prosthetic treatment. Whether designing and building a prosthetic case with analog or digital methods, problems at insertion, and sometimes soon after the patient uses their new prosthesis, frequently affect daily dental practice. Further, complications rates are rising because implant fracture rates are surpassing those of conventional crown and bridge dentistry, due to the unforgiving implant prosthesis system rigidity. The implementation of the T-Scan 10 digital occlusion technology at prosthetic case insertion, markedly aids a dentist in controlling excessive occlusal forces and time–premature contacts, that often create post-insertion occlusal complications. Much research repeatedly validates that using the T-Scan 10 to install cases is a far more precise approach than when occlusal adjustments are performed solely with subjective occlusal indicators. And, although scanning technology attempts to digitise occlusal contacts, scanners can only geometrically prognosticate occlusal contact forces. Whereas, T-Scan actually measures 256 differing occlusal force levels that can guide a clinician when correcting the prosthetic occlusal force profile at case insertion.

    This workshop will illustrate how utilising digital occlusion technology can reduce unwanted post-insertion patient occlusal adjustment visits after crowns, implants and veneers are installed, while helping dentists successfully manage destructive occlusal forces that wear and fracture teeth and implant prosthetic components, and often cause patient difficulty in adapting to a newly installed restoration.

    Learning objectives:

    After this workshop attendees will:

    • Understand how an installed prosthetic occlusion can create post insertion patient complications
    • Visualise how measuring the prosthetic occlusion with computer technology informs the dentist of how imbalanced the occlusal forces can be, despite the clinician making subjective occlusal adjustments at case insertion
    • Realise that installing new restorations with non-digital occlusal indicators often results in compromised occlusal force and timing outcomes that can be difficult for patients to adapt to
    • See how a digital occlusal analysis can readily detect damaging high force and time premature occlusal contacts, that cause post insertion implant component breakage, patient occlusal pain, and restorative material instability
    • Learn how to control prosthetic case complications by installing precise and measured occlusal force balance with a low-force, preservational occlusal force profile, which enhances restorative longevity and minimises post-insertion occlusal complications
    • Recognise that articulating paper markings and intraoral scanners do not accurately describe occlusal contact forces, based upon their color-coded occlusal contact representations, and that their use during occlusal adjustments can lead directly to post-insertion complications
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    An introduction to skill-sets to help your surgical and implant journey

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    9.30am - 5:30pm
    Dr. Mukesh Soni and Dr. Nikhil Oberai

    Dental implants have become part and parcel of new age clinical dentistry, both within the UK and worldwide.

    All clinicians will have come across dental implants in their clinical work, in some form or another, and during this session we aim to provide you with a deeper understanding of implants and the workflow taken to gain successful results.

    We will start with an overview; understanding bone, the blood supply and the drill sequence, then onto a hands-on session where you will place implants into model jaws, emulating the placement of implants.

    Aims and objectives:

    • An introduction to implants on a modality of replacing missing teeth
    • History taking, understand how to identify cases
    • Case selection, gain an understanding on stability of implants
    • The importance of atraumatic extractions and their relevance to dental implants
    • Preparation of osteotomy, understand how to prepare bone for the placement of implants
    • Flap design - Simple designs to understand how to increase the success of implants without compromising the blood supply

    Workshop element:

    • To understand the process of a drill sequence for placement of implants
    • The process of bone manipulation for placement of bone
    • The importance of depth placement of implant
    • Understand the protocols of the Osstem Implant Surgical and Restorative Kit

    Learning outcomes:

    • Participants will learn how to identify patients who are suitable for dental implants
    • Learn the basic principles of dental implants, with an emphasis on the surgical element
    • Learn, through this hands-on aspect, to place dental implants into fabricated jaws, building an understanding of the surgical protocol
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    Full arch guided workflow using Chrome

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    9.30am - 5:30pm
    Dr. James Hamill

    We will explore the accuracy, confidence and time saving you can achieve using the Chrome Guided Smile Workflow. This hands-on workshop will take you through the latest advancement in full arch guided treatment options.

    Aims and objectives:

    • To introduce you to the fully guided, immediate full arch treatment workflow
    • To understand the assessment and data collection requirements for full arch immediate cases
    • Become familiar with the surgical and restorative steps required when using the Chrome stacked guided system
    • To gain an appreciation of the management of these complex cases and how to safely introduce such treatment options into your practice
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    Lectures

    Opening day 2

    8:45am - 9am

    Ceramic laminate veneers: Updated indications and clinical procedures with a multidisciplinary approach

    9.10am - 10.30am
    Dr. Marco Veneziani
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    Tubules Teacher ceremony

    10:30am - 10.45am

    Coffee break

    10.45am - 11.15am

    Choosing the right ceramic for the right situation

    11.15am to 12.45pm
    Dr. Edward A. McLaren
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    The launch of Soltaris (the new Tubules)

    12:45pm - 1pm

    Lunch

    1pm - 2pm

    Aligners by the A team. Getting it right

    2pm to 3.15pm
    Dr. Farooq Ahmed, Dr. Hesham Ali, Dr. Angela Auluck, Dr. Mandeep Gosal, Dr. Martina Hodgson
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    Coffee break

    3.15pm - 3.30pm

    Wax it, Mock it, Inject it

    3.30pm to 4.30pm
    Dr. Kostas Karagiannopoulos
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    The lifetime patient - who should we be treating?

    4.30pm to 5.30pm
    Dr. Tif Qureshi
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    Closing ceremony

    5:30pm - 6pm

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    Ceramic laminate veneers: Updated indications and clinical procedures with a multidisciplinary approach

    9.10am - 10.30am
    Dr. Marco Veneziani

    Complex cases with high esthetic needs represent a challenge for clinicians. In order to achieve the planned result, a multidisciplinary approach is vital. New technological devices are necessary to facilitate the collaboration between clinical team members, as well as to develop an effective diagnostic and therapeutic pathway.

    This lecture describes a well-defined protocol for the treatment of esthetic cases with the use of ceramic laminate veneers. The protocol involves different branches of dentistry - periodontal therapy, mucogingival surgery, restorative, orthodontics, prosthodontics.

    Every step should be executed in a very strict order:

    • Intra - and extraoral esthetic analysis of the patient, with photographs and video
    • Digital previsualisation by means of Digital Smile Design (DSD)
    • Clinical previsualisation by means of mock-up or APT (Aesthetic Pre-evaluative Temporary), if needed, orthodontic, mucogingival, endodontic treatments
    • Minimally invasive teeth preparation, driven by mock-up and silicone indices
    • Ceramic laminate veneers manufacturing
    • Try-in and adhesive cementation

    The protocol will be illustrated with some clinical cases and an amazing video, in which all the above-mentioned steps were carried out. The correct use of modern materials, in combination with rigorous adhesive procedures, allows a minimally invasive and highly esthetic treatment, with adequate function as well as a perfect integration in the harmony of patient’s face and personality.

    Upon completion of this presentation, participants should understand:

    • The updated indications and the materials for the realisation of the laminate veneers
    • A multidisciplinary operative sequence from aesthetic analysis to mock-up-guided preparation to adhesive cementation of laminate veneers
    • The advantages of digital esthetic preview (Digital Smile Design) to gain highly esthetic treatment
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    Choosing the right ceramic for the right situation

    11.15am to 12.45pm
    Dr. Edward A. McLaren

    Cubic containing Zirconia: Clinical and Laboratory consideration

    Recently, versions of Zirconia have been released that are much more translucent than the original Zirconia, with claims of esthetic potential to be use in mono-lithic form for incisors, and are also claimed to be as translucent as the translucent forms of well accepted lithium disilicates. This new zirconia material has an altered structure and increased amount of “dopant”, Yttria oxide, commonly called “Yttria”. The term’s that are used to quantify the content of Yttria in the Zirconia are 3Y or 4Y or 5Y, sometimes expressed as 3Mole or 4Mole or 5Mole Yttria containing Zirconia. “What’s a mole anyway, this will be explained and it’s relevance on physical properties. As the Yttria content increases there is an increase in the amount of the cubic form of crystal, which is a more translucent form of Zirconia. Depending on the amount of Cubic Zirconia in a material the physical properties can change drastically from what was perceived to be the main benefit of Zirconia i.e. a material that could be conventionally cemented, to a material that behaves more like a glass and would need to be adhesively cemented to achieve stress distribution into the tooth to minimize fracture potential. This presentation will explore some of the available products of this newer translucent Zirconia, compare it to older versions of zirconia, compare physical properties of different zirconia’s, discuss potential long term clinical situations related to physical properties, compare translucency differences from old and new materials, compare translucency to translucent forms of Lithium Disilicates, and Present and anterior monolithic and posterior molar case presentation with the newer translucent zirconia both gradient and painted versions for audience evaluation as to esthetic value. And most importantly make some clinical recommendations for materials and when conventional cementation is OK and adhesive cementation is required. And this presentation will cover some of the customization techniques the author uses with this new material.

    Upon completion of this presentation, participants should understand:

    • The different zirconias and where to use
    • Where to apply feldspathics
    • Glass ceramics and where to use
    • The benefits and risks of each choice
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    Aligners by the A team. Getting it right

    2pm to 3.15pm
    Dr. Farooq Ahmed, Dr. Hesham Ali, Dr. Angela Auluck, Dr. Mandeep Gosal, Dr. Martina Hodgson

    The A-team present the key aspects of managing an aligner case. Application of attachments, use of IPR, elastics and expansion will be discussed by experts. Retention following aligner treatment will be described.

    Aims and objectives:

    To enable participants to see the application of key components of aligner treatment by experts

    • Attachment in aligner therapy (for dummies)
    • IPR in aligner therapy
    • Expansion using aligners
    • Use of elastics with aligners
    • Retention following aligner treatment
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    Wax it, Mock it, Inject it

    3.30pm to 4.30pm
    Dr. Kostas Karagiannopoulos

    Composite resins were always considered the cheap, weak, ugly alternative to ceramics...not anymore!

    I will present the same workflow as for ceramics but for flowable resins...YES flowables...Injection moulding is here and it's here to stay.

    Upon completion of this presentation, participants should understand:

    • The value in copy/pasting resin in aesthetically driven, and wear cases
    • Different ways of replicating a waxup based anatomy in resin using analogue and digital workflows
    • Indications, limitations, sequencing and material science of injectable composites
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    The lifetime patient - who should we be treating?

    4.30pm to 5.30pm
    Dr. Tif Qureshi

    This lecture will look, and question, some of the traditional pathways of problem/sales-led cosmetic dentistry. Are we focused on treating the right patients?

    There is an argument that cosmetic dentists take far more risk by treating patients, not known to them, with treatments that the patients don’t really understand the benefits of, other than aesthetics.

    This lecture will explore the idea that using a longer term approach to patients, and via relation-building, more treatment can be carried out on patients who are better educated.

    Tif will cover some of the diagnostic processes you can use to identify the collapse of the dentition, how to communicate these with your daily patients and how to treat these at an early stage simply, affordably and non invasively, using methods such as the Dahl principle.

    Much dentistry is also carried out too late - by the time it is identified, too much damage is done for many patients to be able to afford the optimal solutions. Arguably no patient should ever need a full mouth rehabilitation, if enough dentists had the confidence to treat patients sooner.

    This lecture will also show how a good orthodontic and occlusal scheme go hand in hand - so correctly planned orthodontic set ups are essential for functional success.

    He will look at cases treated over 25 years and the approach he has taken that can be applied to any practice which focuses on prevention of wear and maintenance of function and aesthetics.

    Upon completion of this presentation, participants should understand:

    • The importance of treating patients over their lifetime - have an understanding of the Dahl Principle
    • How to identify toothwear and functional changes due to tooth movement and employ digital analysis in treatment planning and case acceptance
    • Tooth alignment, and bonding, as a comprehensive approach to offering patients improved aesthetic and functional outcomes

    Team day

    Get Leading - turn chaos into calm

    9.00am - 11:00am
    Kevin Rose

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    Coffee

    11:00am - 11:30am

    Digital-social marketing for the dental team

    11.30am - 1:00pm
    Krishan Joshi and Jordan Beynon

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    Lunch

    1:00pm - 2:15pm

    Digital dentistry in patient record keeping and communication

    2.15pm - 4:15pm
    Dr. Douglas Watt

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    Get Leading - turn chaos into calm

    9.00am - 11:00am
    Kevin Rose

    This is for you and your team if you find yourselves frequently in chaos and because none of you can be in two places at once.

    Aims and objectives:

    Working with your own colleagues, or those from other practices, you will discover the power of being part of a team that know what to do. We will explore what old management and leadership habits you need to remove from your practice, why ‘empowerment’ and ‘accountability’ don’t work and instead know there are ways that you can work together so that everybody does their job without being told what to do.

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    Digital-social marketing for the dental team

    11.30am - 1:00pm
    Krishan Joshi and Jordan Beynon

    The World has changed! It's faster, it's more mobile and more social. Discover the best ways to work together, contribute and win as a team on Facebook and Instagram.

    • Discover how to attract patients within the local community
    • Understand what has changed and why you must change
    • How to engage on social media to increase brand awareness
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    Digital dentistry in patient record keeping and communication

    2.15pm - 4:15pm
    Dr. Douglas Watt

    In this session we'll cover how digital scanning and photography can be used for record keeping, treatment diagnosis (codiagnosis), patient communication and consent. We'll discuss how the team can be involved in this process and have a practical session on scanning and photography.

    Aims and objectives:

    • Understand the uses of digital scans and how these can be used in patient and laboratory communication
    • Understand the basics principles of dental photography and it’s use in communication.
    • Learn how to scan using a scan strategy
    • Learn how to take pictures using Smile lite MDP
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