These lectures were filmed at the British Society of Restorative Dentistry Conference in November 2015. The lecture line up featured Professor Nicola West, Dr James Baker, Dr Bob Wasell, Professor Tara Aghaloo and the last ever lecture from Dr Paul King. There were case presentations Dr Mohammed Aldashti.

Lecture 1. Wears the problem. A contemporary approach

In this video, Dr Mohammed Aldashti presents a case of generalised toothwear with a high smile. The case treatment shows how the patient was restored, providing an aesthetic and functional result. Very useful for those who consider treatment planning.

Lecture 2. Occlusal splints. Are they any good?

Dr Bob Wassell provides an excellent lecture on occlusal splints. He discusses various aspects of how splints are applied in cases of TMJ disorders, bruxism, and stabilisation of jaw positions. Dr Wassell gives an overview of the contraindications of splints and limitations, and the challenges with over the counter splints.

Aims and Objectives

  • How splints are applied in cases of TMJ disorders
  • Understand TMD and what conservative management may be considered prior to splints
  • How splints are appled in cases of bruxism
  • Stabilisation of jaw position options
  • Contraindications to stabilisation splints
  • Problems with splitns and how to avoid them
  • An overview of the over the counter splints

Lecture 3. It all begins at ground level

Professor Nicola West provides an insight into the importance of plaque control and its effect on periodontitis and gingivitis. The challenges of getting effective plaque control and the tips on effective mechanical cleaning. She provides an overview of the role of chemotherapeutic agents. This video is very useful for the entire periodontal care team and especially the hygiene and therapy team.

Aims and objectives

  • Effect of Oral hygiene and plaque control on periodontitis, gingivitis and peri-implantitis
  • The rationale for role of plaque in periodontal and peri-implant disease and the effectiveness of challenges
  • The importance of mechanical cleaning including what type of brushes work best, what bristle pattern, what frequency and how.
  • Role of chemotherapeutic agents

Lecture 4. Planning through the ages

In this, the very last lecture by Dr Paul King, he gives a history of the overview of how dental treatments, dental materials and the dental options have improved over the years. Through a series of clinical cases, Dr King provides a great insight into how the clinical techniques and materials available to restore damaged, worn and missing teeth have improved and what options can be used today. Very useful for the practitioner who sees such cases on a daily basis in practice.

Aims and objectives

  • A greater awareness of the development and range of clinical techniques and materials available to restore damaged, worn and missing teeth
  • A better understanding of the various advantages and disadvantages associated with the treatment options available
  • A greater appreciation of the clinical knowledge and skills required to successfully treatment plan and restore compromised and complex worn dentitions
  • Some great options on the management of tooth wear including
  • - Challenges of interocclusal space recreation - Technical challenges of conventional fixed restorations - Challenges of tooth maintenance with conventional fixed restorations - Advantages and disadvantages of conventional fixed restorations - Challenges of removable prosthodontics - Challenge of abutment tooth maintenance in removable prosthodontics - Challenge and risk factors association with conventional fixed restorations - Develop of adhesive dentistry and restorations - Minimal preparation adhesive restorations – palatal metal alloy veneers and palatal indirect ceramic veneers - Resin for labial incisal and palatal lesions - Minimal prep adhesive restorations – complex anterior tooth lesions - Minimal prep adhesive restorations – failure, repair, maintenance - Minimal prep adhesive restorations – posterior and generalised tooth wear
  • Evolution of the last 40 years of the worn dentition treatment

Lecture 5. Grand designs. Restoring the edentulous ridge

In this lecture, Professor Tara Aghaloo provides a overview of the edentulous ridge and various factors to consider when developing these for patient rehabilitation. Professor Aghaloo looks at what options can be provided to make it suitable for implant based rehabilitation. She provides information on grafting materials, tilted implants, procedures to avoid sinus lifting, immediate vs non immediate loading and various other aspects for the edentulous ridge development. A great lecture for practitioners involved in implant dentistry

Aims and Objectives

  • The various factors to considering in developing the edentulous ridge.
  • The important factors to consider during assessment for implants
  • The criteria to consider for fixed and removable prosthesis design
  • When to graft and when to use alternative solutions
  • Survival rates of various types of grafting materials
  • Survival rates of tilted implants
  • Procedures to avoid sinus lifts – xygomatic and pterygoid implants Immediate placement vs immediate loading in the edentulous patient
  • Examples of cases for the edentulous patient

Lecture 6. Back to firm foundations with site development

In this lecture, Professor Aghaloo provides a great insight into the site development for implant placement. Dr Aghaloo provides an insight into various options for developing soft and hard tissue after extractions, during implant placements and also looks at the role of PDGF. She provides an overview of the future of bone and soft tissue regeneration. A very good lecture for those who regularly do implant placements.

Aims and Objectives

  • Site development for implant placement
  • Bone augmentation procedures
  • Do socket augmentation procedures serve benefit after extraction?
  • How do we improve soft tissue contours after extraction?
  • Tissue engineering? The role of BMP in local alveolar and sinus augmentation procedures
  • Role of PDGF
  • Future of bone and soft tissue regeneration

Lecture 7. Restoration, not demolition

In this lecture Dr James Baker looks at the evolving role of composite resin in restorative dentistry. He provides an excellent overview of the uses of composite resin restorations (direct and indirect), with a thought on the limitation of this material. Dr Baker provides tips on shade matching, rubber dam and isolation, matrices, and finishing and polishing. Such tips can lead to great success in the practitioners daily composite resin work. This lecture is useful for practitioners at all levels.

Aims and objectives

  • An overview of what you can achieve with composite restorations and how it can solve multiple situations
  • An overview of the limitations of composites
  • The items you need to get composite success
  • Tips on planning including making the stent
  • Tips on shade making
  • Tips on rubber dam and isolation
  • Tips on matrices
  • The tips on bonding
  • The tips on polishing and tips on finishing

7 videos
350 mins CPD/CE