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JAN
14

New Innovative Design - DTS 2016

New Innovative Design - DTS 2016

Andrea Johnson is an orthodontic technician working at the Royal Derby Teaching Hospital and is Vice Chair of the Orthodontic Technicians Association (OTA). She is excited to be speaking at the brand new Orthodontic Technician’s Seminar Stream at The Dental Technology Showcase (DTS) 2016 where she will deliver a presentation entitled “The Unbreakable Herbst Appliance”. Here she speaks with enthusiasm about her seminar:

 

“I saw the new unbreakable Herbst appliance in Italy a few months ago and I’m really excited because it's a brilliant design and I want to tell everyone all about it.

 

“During the seminar I will be describing the innovative new design of the appliance. The original Herbst appliance is very effective for a variety of different problems, primarily where the mandible needs to be postured forward. However, the way the components sit in the acrylic of the appliance make it very prone to breakages and so it can be unreliable. The new design of appliance that I will discuss is almost unbreakable; it has exactly the same function but it operates in a different way and is not as flimsy and fragile.

 

“I will cover the benefits of the new design and the reasons why technicians would want to use the appliance. The design stage will be incorporated and technicians will take away knowledge about how it can be used and also where components can be sourced. This way, technicians can order in the parts and try it out in their own lab.

 

“I imagine that a lot of technicians will be interested in the new design because it is not just applicable to one specific discipline. Undoubtedly, the Herbst appliance would be used more by orthodontic technicians dealing with specified cases but prosthodontic and denture technicians may also use it occasionally.

 

“I will join many other presenters throughout the DTS educational programme who are excited about being able to talk to technicians from across the disciplines. Having that cross-over of knowledge is valuable because the conversations, points and questions that arise offer a range of different perspectives that we ourselves may not have considered.

 

“I think that the co-location of The Dentistry Show and DTS does very well because it’s an exclusive arrangement. Dentists often visit the DTS area to source laboratory services and products, or to seek advice on various techniques and materials. It’s a mutually enjoyable exchange; technicians can also visit stands at The Dentistry Show to see what clinicians are using, which helps us to offer a better service for them in return.

 

“A lot of the other shows cater more for the clinical side of dentistry. To have a venue with a lab-dedicated area featuring a range of lab-based products and services, as well as lectures designed specifically to interest them, is extremely beneficial. I’ve seen other shows try this approach, of course, but DTS seems to be the best.”

 

To attend Andrea’s seminar and to take advantage of the wealth of educational and networking opportunities, book your ticket for DTS 2016 today.

 

DTS 2016 will be held on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd April 2016 at the NEC Birmingham, co-located with The Dentistry Show.

For more information visit www.the-dts.co.uk, call 020 7348 5263 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

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Finding Solutions in Technology and Collaboration

 Finding Solutions in Technology and Collaboration

Dental technicians, dentists and manufacturers all have an integral part to play in the overall patient experience. Working together as a team and utilising the very latest designs and technology can bring about solutions to previously difficult or untreatable cases.

 

Sharing experiences and striving towards the common goal of providing first-class dental care for patients, enables the best clinical results and can make a real difference to the outcome patients receive. From initial product design and manufacture, to the technical modifications made in the dental lab, and to the fitting and restoring phase in the dentist’s chair – teamwork is integral to success. This was one of the main themes highlighted at a recent event organised by The Parade Specialist Dental Centre, held at The Celtic Manor Resort in Newport and supported by leading implant product supplier Nobel Biocare.

 

The day was aimed at dentists currently placing and restoring implants, those undertaking their MSc courses and practitioners who were interested in implantology. During the inspirational and educational day, delegates had the chance to listen and learn from some of the most highly respected professionals in the field, including Dr Bertil Friberg, Dr Adrian Binney, Dr Michael Page and Dr Matthew Thomas.

 

Dr Friberg, an Associate Professor and Co-Chairman of the renowned Brånemark Clinic in Gothenburg, is one of the most experienced implant surgeons in the world, as well as an excellent teacher. He shared his experiences of working at the Brånemark Clinic, outlined the rich history of dental implantology and gave his insights on how the field will evolve and change in the coming years.

 

Dr Thomas provided an interesting lecture which included overcoming the problem of limited space with the use of the NobelActive® 3.0. This smaller and stronger implant is specifically designed for narrow spaces where practitioners may be unable to place a conventional implant, such as in the case of missing lateral incisors.

 

Dr Page continued with the theme of attaining new and exciting possibilities looking at options for patients using the latest technology, and covering CAD/CAM designed restorations for the edentulous. He showed how the latest technology is providing greater results for the most difficult of cases in a fascinating lecture.

 

Dr Binney followed this up with an equally thought-provoking presentation on the NobelProcera® Angulated Screw Channel (ASC) abutment, which is designed to offer a higher degree of restorative flexibility without using cement retained restorations and comprising aesthetics. Dr Binney showed how the ASC is perfect for placing screw retained restorations in the posterior region, as it allows for easier access and truly aesthetic anterior restorations without compromising the optimum position for implant placement .

 

Commenting on the event, Dr Binney said: “The day was a huge success and we were delighted to have the support of Nobel Biocare to enable us to offer delegates an educational and inspiring day.”

 

The day was concluded with a brilliant insight into the dental technicians’ role in a superb lecture from John Craddock, Director at Synergy Dental Laboratory in Cardiff. With John and his team present, the event provided a well-rounded account of the dental workflow, emphasising the importance of the relationship between laboratory and clinician and ensuring delegates understood the entire journey from beginning to end.

 

Teamwork remains essential to success and manufacturers, technicians and practitioners each have a role to play in providing patients with high quality dental care. The idea highlighted throughout the day was that of increased strength as a comprehensive team, compared to working as individuals, encouraging all to communicate effectively in order to solve challenges faced. With the correct products, right skills and successful collaboration, solutions can be found for even the most challenging of cases.

 

For more information, contact Nobel Biocare on 0208 756 3300, or visit www.nobelbiocare.com

 

 

 

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Dr Finlay Sutton at The Dentistry Show 2016

Dr Finlay Sutton at The Dentistry Show 2016

Dr Finlay Sutton will be among the outstanding speaker line-up presenting the Aesthetic Dentist Conference at The Dentistry Show 2016. Keen to demonstrate that removable prosthodontics remains a viable treatment option, even with advances in dental implantology, he will be discussing “The 7 Secrets to Successful Removable Prosthodontics”.

 

“I will deliver a very practical and clinically-focused presentation, exploring my seven secrets for the creation of beautiful dentures with optimal function,” he says. “Using a selection of case studies, photos and videos, I will show how I have worked with my on-site dental technician, Rowan Garstang, to produce removable dental prostheses with exceptional function and aesthetics.

 

“For those attending my lecture, you can expect to pick up some practical tips to help you make superb impressions and maximise retention for both partial and complete dentures. You’ll also see how to determine optimal tooth positioning when designing the prosthesis, ensuring that it is always age appropriate.

 

“I love coming to The Dentistry Show and have been to the last three events. There really is something at the show for everyone involved in dentistry and dental technology. It is a brilliant place to learn new dental techniques, see new products and materials and keep up-to-date with the latest technological advances in dentistry, so that we can improve what we provide for our patients. In addition, it is a great opportunity to meet up with friends and colleagues.”

 

Finlay will be speaking alongside an outstanding line-up of nationally and internationally renowned lecturers within the Aesthetic Dentist Conference. Led by Elaine Halley, Chair of the educational programme, confirmed speakers will be Professor Trevor Burke, Didier Dietschi, Florin Cofar, Roberto Spreafico, Louis MacKenzie and Ian Kerr, discussing a wide range of relevant topics from CAD/CAM technologies and the digital workflow to management of complex cases and direct composites.

 

Even more CPD and learning opportunities will be on offer throughout the trade floor, where many of the more than 400 dental manufacturers and suppliers will provide on-stand education and product demonstrations. Additional hands-on workshops and lecture theatres such as the Facial Aesthetic Theatre, EndoLounge, PerioLounge and STO Lounge, will also cater to specific disciplines and be tailored to all members of the team.

 

Make sure you don’t miss out!

 

The Dentistry Show and DTS 2016 will be held on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd April at the NEC in Birmingham. For further details visit www.thedentistryshow.co.uk, call 020 7348 5270 or

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One for the diary - The Dentistry Show 2016

One for the diary - The Dentistry Show 2016

For dental professionals seeking a fun, dynamic and world-class platform for learning, networking and discovering the very latest innovations, The Dentistry Show 2016 is a must-attend event. More than 7,000 delegates are expected to return, with access to nationally and internationally leading speakers, as well as over 400 top dental manufacturers and suppliers.

 

Regardless of whether you work as a dentist, dental nurse, hygienist, therapist or practice manager, the show will present a myriad of opportunities for you. Exciting two-day lecture programmes will be tailored specifically to each area of the profession, offering hours of verifiable and general CPD. Globally renowned speakers will include Didier Dietschi and Louis Mackenzie in the Aesthetic Dentist Theatre, with many more yet to be announced.
 

The Dental Nurses Forum in partnership with the British Association of Dental Nursing (BADN) is sure to prove a highlight of the event for dental nurses with the entire programme designed and presented by the BADN. Leading names will explore a dynamic range of topics, sharing their experience and expertise to help you develop your skills and boost your career progression.
 

For additional CPD sessions suitable for all members of the dental team, the CORE CPD Theatre will cover core subjects such as medical emergencies, radiation protection and infection control. The Dental Business Conference, designed in conjunction with Practice Plan for 2016, will then offer practice owners and managers a wealth of information and advice to help enhance their business principles while optimising profitability.
 

And for those who specialise in certain fields, or who are interested in expanding their treatment provision, lecture theatres on the trade floor will cater to your needs. These will include:

 

  • EndoLounge – from basic to the most advanced procedures, explore a variety of case studies, materials and clinical techniques with the experts.
  • PerioLounge – the ever-popular theatre will return once again to provide an update in all things periodontal.
  • Short-Term-Orthodontics Lounge – discover the wide range of appliances available today, while refreshing and developing your understanding of the key concepts of GDP orthodontics.
  • Facial Aesthetics Theatre, in association with CCR Expo – as demand for facial aesthetic treatments continues to grow, this programme will ensure you remain at the cutting-edge in order to maximise your business potential.
  • Compliance Clinic – run in association with Apolline, the Clinic will help you better understand the rapidly evolving regulations, with solutions to help tackle the challenges presented.
  • Hands-on workshops – hone your practical skills with professionals at the forefront of their respective fields.
     

Aside from all this, the Dental Update Study Day will also be held at The Dentistry Show 2016, for the second year in a row. Available to all subscribers free of charge, with the chance for non-subscribers to join, the eclectic programme will offer the chance for delegates to hear from some of the most highly respected experts on the Dental Update editorial board.
 

Taking to the floor
 

To complement the extensive education on offer, the more than 400-stand trade floor is sure to impress. Leading dental suppliers will feature all the very latest products, technologies, materials and services in the industry, with fantastic deals available. These will include 3M ESPE, 3Shape, Belmont, Colgate, Curaprox UK, Carestream Dental, Denplan, DENTSPLY, GSK, Henry Schein, Heraeus Kulzer, Ivolclar Vivadent, Nobel Biocare, Philips, Shofu, Sirona, Voco and Wrights, to name but a few!
 

The exciting Launchpad UK initiative will also return in 2016, highlighting new innovations designed to streamline practice workflows and improve the patient experience.
 

Particularly in dentistry, who you know is often as important as what you know. Establishing a broad and effective network for support, clinical guidance, patient referrals and supply of equipment or consumables is essential, and the exhibition floor will help you meet both old friends and new. Co-located with The Dental Technology Showcase, the event will also facilitate easy networking within the lab community.
 

What’s more, the prestigious Dental Awards will be held on the Friday night of The Dentistry Show 2016 will once again. Presented by Purple Media Solutions, The Dental Awards are the premium awards of the dental sector, identifying and celebrating outstanding achievements in the past year.
 

Comments from the 2015 event included:
 

"It’s my first time at the show and I’ve found it a brilliant place to see and buy products – you get some exclusive deals here. I’ve spent money and attended a few educational sessions, so it’s been a very successful and enjoyable day for me." ­– Gillian Greig, Principal Dentist, The Private Dental Centre.
 

It's a fantastic event because there is a high intensity of exhibitors as well as excellent CPD opportunities. There is a broad spectrum of education, geared for every member of the dental team. I have felt welcome and comfortable at all theatres.” – Suzy Threadgold, Dental Hygienist at Houston Dental Practice.
 

Make sure you and your team don’t miss out – save the dates today!

 

The Dentistry Show and DTS 2016 will be held on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd April, NEC in Birmingham. For further details visit www.thedentistryshow.co.uk call 020 7348 5270 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Interact with the Best in the Business - Rare opportunity 6th/7th November at The Brewery London

Interact with the Best in the Business

Providing a rare opportunity for you to learn and interact with more than 20 of the top global speakers in the field of implantology, the Nobel Biocare Team Conference 2015 is an event not to be missed.

Held on 6th and 7th November at The Brewery London, the conference offers an exceptional programme with lectures, hands-on workshops and masterclasses run by leading global professionals.

Among the outstanding speaker line-up will be Professor Sreenivas Koka, renowned for his leading expertise in the field of implantology and prosthetics. He will be presenting a masterclass alongside Professor Daniel van Steenberghe, entitled “Peri-implantitis: a tsunami waiting to happen? Facts and fallacy”.

“Reports of peri-implantitis are steadily increasing and it is up to the profession to ask what we can do to reduce its prevalence,” says Professor Koka.

“During our session, Professor Steenberghe will focus on the treatment and management of the condition, while I will look at how the disease is caused and what we can do to prevent it.

“We know that patient behaviours influence the development of peri-implantitis to some degree, but it is how we as clinicians use dental implants that will have the most significant affect. The key is in the treatment planning, before implant surgery is performed. We need to fully understand the science behind our decisions: where do we choose to place the implants, in what types of people and why?

“We used to have many concerns with regards to implantology, but as the procedure has become more common and success rates have improved, we have relaxed our approach slightly. This just needs tightening up again to ensure we create the best possible chances of clinical success.

“My section of the masterclass will focus on what we should be looking for and doing in preparation for implant placement. Particularly relevant for those who are relatively new to the field, the session will emphasise that implants will not always work well with every patient.”

Professor Koka will also present a lecture on “Prosthetic solutions for the edentulous patient: What, when and why?”, exploring the key prosthetic pathways for different solutions. Discussing the evolution of protocols and materials in this area, there will be an opportunity for debate regarding prosthetics for the All-on-4® treatment concept, prosthetic implant bridges, IBO and maintenance.

A member of the Scientific Committee and involved with the creation of the programme, Professor Koka concludes by highlighting the calibre of the event:

“This conference will celebrate how far we have come as a profession in the past couple of decades – the science and clinical experience we have developed is truly astounding. It will also highlight how much more there is yet to come.

“Historically, Nobel Biocare has been a major leader in the dental implant arena and this kind of programme will definitely keep it at the forefront. The conference will go back to basics, emphasising the science, education and research supporting the many products, materials and techniques used today. It’s a very exciting programme!”

 

For more information about the Nobel Biocare Team Conference, or to register, please visit www.nobelbiocare.com/uk2015, or call 0208 756 3300.

 

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Acteon and EuroPerio8

Acteon and EuroPerio8

EuroPerio8, the triennial world leading conference in periodontology, made its visit to London this year.

With lectures held throughout the duration of the conference, EuroPerio Platinum Sponsor, Acteon, presented lectures on Thursday and Saturday.

On Thursday, Dr Amit Patel and Donna Schembri explored the concept of ‘Seeing the Unseen’ - Utilising Fluorescent Technology for Optimal Periodontal Care.

The theme from Acteon and the two speakers was clear: improve patient understanding to empower self-care and utilise technology to see better and treat faster.

Cutting-edge products mentioned as examples for the effective removal of plaque included the Newtron P5xs ultrasonic generator, the Air n Go easy airpolisher and Soprocare - which utilises state of the art photonics technologies.

It was a similar story from the Ziv Mazor lecture on Minimal Invasive Surgery Utilizing Piezo Surgical Device - Optimizing Biological and Functional Outcome in the Posterior Maxilla.

Using products such as Piezotome® and Sinus Lift Kit as examples, he articulated that innovative technology minimises complications, reduces treatment and healing time, and ultimately enhances function.

Improve patient understanding and encourage them to look after themselves by giving them the tools and the knowledge: together we can improve patient care.

Find out more about innovations available from Acteon by calling the team today.

For more information on Acteon and how to educate your patients, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 01603 227019 or visit www.acteongroup.com

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Occlusion management panel - At the 12th BACD Annual Conference

Occlusion management panel

Delegates at this year’s BACD Annual Conference will be treated to a diverse range of exceptional educational opportunities.

 

Among these, and promising to be one of the event’s highlights, is the occlusion management panel, hosted by Dr Ken Harris, Dr Ian Buckle, Dr Heike Krämer, Dr Any Toy and Dr Chris Orr. “I’m looking forward to a vigorous and forthright exchange of ideas,” says Dr Harris. “Delegates will be encouraged to offer their own insights, as well as being exposed to ours.

 

“Occlusion plays an important role in the success of our restorative dentistry and, as the population ages, it is incumbent on today’s dental practitioners to be able to restore these gradually failing dentitions so patients can retain their own teeth.”

 

A long-standing fellow of the BACD and the first UK graduate of the Kois Center in Seattle, Dr Harris is known for his knowledge of the Kois approach to occlusion, one of the most popular trends in modern occlusal theory and thought – and will be bringing his considerable expertise to bear during the session.

 

Join delegates from all across the country for this inspirational three-day event – make sure you register your place today!

 

The BACD’s 12th Annual Conference runs from 12th - 14th November 2015 at The Hilton London Metropole Hotel. For more information and to book your place, go to www.bacd.com

 

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Don’t miss the BACD Annual Conference

Don’t miss the BACD Annual Conference

If you haven’t already booked your place at the BACD Twelfth Annual Conference, now is your last chance.

 

Always an exciting event, the 2015 conference looks ready to surpass previous years: world-class speakers, inspirational and exciting topics and endless networking opportunities await delegates this November.

 

Speakers include: Dr Serhat Köken, Dr Hatem Algraffee, Dr Oliver Harman, Dr Heike Krämer, Dr Ken Harris and more – all of whom will be delivering a diverse selection of lectures, seminars and hands-on sessions.

 

This educational programme has been tailored to provide a compelling overview of cosmetic dentistry and will cover isolation tips, clinical photography, BACD Accreditation advice, implantology and much more. The opportunities here for creativity and learning are infinite and simply cannot be missed.

 

So, if you are looking for a way to reignite your passion for beautiful dentistry, meet like-minded individuals and learn from some of the very best professionals in the industry, look no further than the BACD Annual Conference.

 

To book your place, contact the team today.

 

The BACD’s 12th Annual Conference runs from 12th - 14th November 2015 at The Hilton London Metropole Hotel. For further enquiries about the BACD  and to book your place, please visit www.bacd.com

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At the forefront of dental implant innovation - Nobel Biocare Team Conference 2015

At the forefront of dental implant innovation - Nobel Biocare Team Conference 2015

Celebrating 50 years of patient-centred solutions, Nobel Biocare’s Team Conference 2015 will offer a one-of-a-kind event for all members of the dental team.

 

The unique and highly interactive two-day programme will be presented by a truly outstanding speaker line-up, including some of the top names in implant dentistry around globe:

 

·         Prof. Daniel van Steenberghe

·         Prof. Sreenvias Koka

·         Prof. Ian Brook

·         Edmond Bedrossian

·         Jose Navarro

·         Carl Manhem

·         Alessandro Pozzi

·         Guy McLellan

·         Richard Brookshaw

·         Stefan Holst

·         Paul O’Reilly

·         Fiona MacKillop

·         Riz Syed

·         Susan Tanner

·         Glenn McEvoy

·         Peter Wohrle

·         Pascal Kunz

·         Steve Bongard

·         Wolfgang Bolz

·         Andrew Dawood

·         Dev Patel

·         Rishi Patel

·         Joesph Kan

·         Michelle Ryckman

·         Torsten Jemt

·         Tidu Mankoo

·         Isabella Rocchietta

 

 

A combination of stimulating presentations, hands-on workshops and masterclasses will be delivered, with delegates able to attend two out of the eight available. A broad spectrum of topics from peri-implantitis to team collaboration, integrated workflows, immediate placement protocols and long-term management of dental implants will be covered, with every session designed to inform and inspire.

 

Held on 6th and 7th November at the stunning location of The Brewery in London, you won’t find a programme quite like this elsewhere in the UK.

 

For more information or to register please visit www.nobelbiocare.com/uk2015, or contact Nobel Biocare on 0208 756 3300.

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Looking forward to the BACD Annual Conference 2015

Looking forward to the BACD Annual Conference 2015

Learning from the best

As soon as one begins their training to become a dental professional, they understand this will never really have an end point during their career.  The natural skills involved in being a dentist have to be accompanied by continual education and ongoing learning to ensure that new techniques and materials are kept abreast off, resulting in the optimum care provided to patients.

 

Additionally, patients are becoming more aware of the treatment options available to them and consequently more demanding of the results that they receive. They know that they can choose which dentist to go to depending on the treatment that they require, and often carry out extensive research to ensure that they choose the best. There are a number of ways to differentiate yourself from the other practice down the road; one of which includes subscribing to a specialist academy. By marketing this membership to your existing and potential patients, you are showing your commitment to your education, an outstanding quality of service provision and the dedication that your patients are looking for.

 

Your time is valuable – choose wisely

They say nothing beats face-to-face interaction and this is most certainly true when it comes to education. The academy that you choose to join will depend on the education avenues available from them, so you need to ensure that you select the one that suits your learning needs the most. However, the choice of academies to join and their educational conferences to attend is vast and confusing. Your time is very valuable, to both you and your patients, so it is important to choose wisely.

 

A worthwhile academy should offer the latest in education, career support, assistance to find more patients and value for money. The larger academies in the industry will hold an annual conference that should be a high point of your yearly membership.  The most prestigious conferences offer internationally recognised experts in their field, meaning you can remain close to home, but find out about techniques and developments from all around the world. You usually watch a series of lectures and participate in hands-on workshops on a range of topics by highly regarded opinion leaders and there is the opportunity to ask questions and get answers from the experts.

 

It’s not what you know, but who you know

Another important aspect of attending the most high profile of annual conferences is networking. At these events you can meet old and current acquaintances and catch-up on their most recent news. But, you also get to the chance to meet new peers and opinion leaders that have similar professional interests to you and can become an important mentor within your career.

 

It is only at some of the better conferences that you can get access to the speakers on a one-to-one basis. This allows you to seek valuable career advice from them, clinical case counsel, get suggestions on specialist courses to attend and hear their experiences with particular products and materials. This is most definitely valuable time well spent!

 

The most talked about conference of the year!

The most influential conference in the aesthetic dentistry calendar is no doubt the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s (BACD) Annual Conference in November. As always, the 2015 event it is expected to be one of the most talked about conferences of the year! For the last 12 years, the BACD has staged professional educational conferences that have attracted the most eminent of dental professionals offering their insights into their specialist topics.

 

This year the conference is titled, ‘The Aesthetic Equilibrium’ and it seeks to achieve harmony between biology, science, technical aspects, aesthetics and mechanics, as well as balancing the patient’s emotional, financial and clinical needs. By using the finest national and international speakers, the BACD hopes the topics will inspire you and offer an insight on how to achieve this balance. The speakers are also very approachable and will be happy to offer advice and recommendations; a trait thought to be quite unique to this particular conference.

Further still, there will be trade representatives present to provide demonstrations and advice on the latest equipment and materials, as well as offering special offers and prices. There is something for everyone at the BACD Annual Conference, so bring along other team members to optimise the opportunity; there will be something for everyone.
 

The BACD’s 12th Annual Conference runs from 12th - 14th November 2015 at The Hilton London Metropole Hotel. Go to www.bacd.com, email Suzy Rowlands at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0207 612 4166.

 

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The Dental Technology Showcase (DTS) Returns

The Dental Technology Showcase (DTS) Returns

The Dental Technology Showcase (DTS) is well established as the event of the year for dental technicians, clinical dental technicians and lab owners. The 2015 show welcomed more than 1,500 professionals through the door and so it remains the best-attended event in the UK, with 84% of delegates rating the show as excellent or good[1].

 

Highlights of 2015

  • 95% of delegates discovered new products and services and / or suppliers among the extensive exhibition.
  • 47% of delegates made purchases while at the show.
  • More than half of those in attendance were interested in CAD/CAM solutions.

New for 2015, the CAD/CAM Theatre proved highly popular, with leading experts presenting inspirational cases, fresh ideas and cutting-edge technologies. Also introduced for the first time was Launchpad UK, introducing the latest products, materials and equipment on the UK market following global launches at IDS 2015 only a few months previous.

Further highlights of the event included the Association of Dental Implantology’s (ADI) Implant Theatre and copious networking and socialising opportunities. The Lecture Theatre also hosted a selection of world-class speakers, plus there were opportunities to witness live demonstrations in the Practical Theatre and then get hands-on with new materials in the workshops.

What’s New for 2016?

As the Dental Laboratories Association’s flagship event, DTS has long received support from various leading dental organisations and societies. In 2016, we are delighted to welcome two brand new educational features run in conjunction with the Orthodontic Technologists Association (OTA) and the British Association of Clinical Dental Technology (BACDT).

Orthodontic Technician’s Seminar Stream – Supported by the OTA

This brand new seminar stream will offer a combination of exciting lectures and workshops suitable for both experienced orthodontic technicians and those who work in other fields and are interested in finding out more. A range of topics will be discussed from cleft lip and palate care to multi-stranded wire retainers and positioning stent, orthodontic technology materials and poly(methyl methacrylate)- free appliances. Sessions will also be run by top names in the field, including:

  • James Green, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
  • Andrea Johnson, Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Paul Mallett, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
  • Rye Mattick, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Edward Mapley, Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Daniel Shaw, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Paul Mallett, OTA Chairman, comments:

“The OTA is happy to be contributing to the educational programme at DTS 2016, where we will be presenting highly informative and relevant sessions for delegates to enjoy. DTS has been a great event in previous years, giving us, as the representative association for orthodontic technicians here in the UK, a valuable opportunity to engage with our fellow technicians and to continue to work as an education partner with DTS. We look forward to connecting with more orthodontic technicians during the next event.”

National CDT Conference – in partnership with the BACDT

Providing headline speakers, verifiable CPD and a professional trade show, the BACDT Annual Conference has always been a great event. By partnering with DTS 2016, the experience will be taken to a whole new level for all those in attendance. The conference will be open to all clinical dental technicians and dental professionals with an interest in the spectrum of topics explored.

Alan Forest, Director for Membership at the BACDT, says:

“DTS, co-located with The Dentistry Show, is the perfect venue to hold the BACDT Conference due to the mix of high profile speakers, great trade turn out and great networking opportunities.”

Don’t miss out

All the favouriteswill also return for 2016 including the CAD/CAM Theatre, ADI Implant Theatre and an array of stimulating lectures, live demonstrations and hands-on workshops. Up to 14 hours of vCPD will be achievable for every delegate and Steve Campbell RDT will be chairing the educational programme to ensure standards remain high. He comments:

“I believe this is the most important show in the UK for dental technicians and lab owners. I hope that we can make a real statement about the quality and passion of UK dental technology by showcasing some of the world class technicians we have working in the UK labs, that are now lecturing all over the world.”

The exhibition floor will also be the perfect place to source the very latest innovations, materials and products, with fantastic deals on offer and all the experts on hand to help.

So, for the chance to discover something new, develop your skills, expand your professional network and have a great two days, make sure you don’t miss DTS 2016!

 

DTS 2016 will be held on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd April 2016 at the NEC Birmingham, co-located with The Dentistry Show

 

For more information visit www.the-dts.co.uk, call 020 7348 5263 or email dts@closerstillmedia.com

 

 

 

 



[1] Results taken from completed post show survey and show report and were correct as of May 2015.

 

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A conference with a difference | Nobel Biocare Team Conference 2015

A conference with a difference  |  Nobel Biocare Team Conference 2015

The Nobel Biocare Team Conference 2015 will be held on 6th and 7th November at The Brewery in London, offering a programme with a difference. The unique format will be deliver by more than 20 international celebrated Professionals, through  a combination of lectures, hands-on workshops and masterclasses.

 

Professor Sreenivas Koka, globally renowned for his expertise in implantology and prosthetics, will be presenting a masterclass alongside Professor Daniel van Steenberghe, entitled “Peri-implantitis: a tsunami waiting to happen? Facts and fallacy”, as well as a lecture session on “Prosthetic solutions for the edentulous patient: What, when and why?

Professor Koka comments:

“This conference will celebrate how far we have come as a profession in the past couple of decades – the science and clinical experience we have developed is truly astounding. It will also highlight how much more there is yet to come.

“Historically, Nobel Biocare has been a major leader in the dental implant arena and this kind of programme will definitely keep it at the forefront. The conference will go back to basics, emphasising the science, education and research supporting the many products, materials and techniques used today. It’s a very exciting programme!”

 

For more information about the Nobel Biocare Team Conference, or to register, please visit www.nobelbiocare.com/uk2015, or call 0208 756 3300.

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Save the Dates!

Save the Dates!

The Dentistry Show and DTS welcomed an amazing 7,908* dental professionals this year, which represented nearly a 13% increase from 2014! Visitors to the 2015 event described it as “A great team day out”, “Fantastic”, “Really enlightening” and “progressive and innovative”.

 

The Dentistry Show 2016 promises to build even further on this success, with yet more first-class learning and networking opportunities than ever before.

You can expect all your favourite features to return including two-day lecture programmes dedicated to each area of the profession, theatres exploring the very latest in each specialist field, world-class speakers and hours of verifiable CPD.

The extensive trade floor will also provide the perfect platform from which to source cutting-edge dental equipment, materials and products, with industry leading manufacturers and suppliers in attendance.

Held on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd of April 2016 at the Birmingham NEC, this is one event you don’t want to miss. If you only attend one dental show in 2016, make it The Dentistry Show and save the dates today!

 

The Dentistry Show and DTS 2016 will be held on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd April, NEC in Birmingham. For further details visit www.thedentistryshow.co.uk call 020 7348 5270 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Expand your horizons with the IAS Academy

Expand your horizons with the IAS Academy

Have you been looking for a way to expand the level of treatment you can offer your patients? You can achieve this by speaking to the team from the IAS Academy on stand N205 at the BDIA Dental Showcase 2015.

 

The IAS Academy provides an educational pathway designed to give GDPs the necessary confidence and experience to offer alternative anterior alignment orthodontic solutions. From entry-level courses, to comprehensive advanced sessions, the IAS Academy’s training programme is suitable for GDPs with any level of orthodontic experience.

With training sessions led by some of the UK’s most renowned speakers, including Professor Ross Hobson, Dr. Tif Qureshi and Dr. Anoop Maini – among others – the IAS Academy can ensure an exemplary standard of teaching. And this support does not end after the training session is finished: through a dedicated online network, the IAS Academy promotes continuing learning and development, with all courses requiring the submission of at least two successful cases before full certification can be achieved.

For more information, be sure to drop by at the BDIA Showcase; we look forward to talking to you.

 

For more information on upcoming IAS Academy training courses, including the Inman Aligner,

please visit www.iasortho.com or call 0845 366 5477

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Definitely not your standard event! Nobel Biocare Team Conference 2015

Definitely not your standard event!

Bringing you a one-of-a-kind event this November, the Nobel Biocare Team Conference 2015 can’t be missed. This exciting event will present a totally unique learning opportunity for all members of the dental team.


Surrounded by like-minded professionals, there will be time for discussion, debate and networking, including a chance to broaden your existing knowledge and share in each other’s experiences. Along with a stunning but practical conference location and environment, you won’t find a programme quite like this anywhere else in the UK!

 

Delivering educational experiences on an unprecedented scale, this conference will present a truly outstanding speaker line-up, with more than 25 internationally leading professionals. You’ll be able to look back at what we have learnt since it all began with Torsten Jemt, before exploring the modern innovations such as the All-on-4® treatment concept with Wolfgang Bolz. Renowned for their expertise in prosthodontics, immediate implant placement and associated periodontal conditions, Daniel van Steenberghe, Sreenivas Koka, Joseph Kan and Rishi Patel will discuss everything from effective case selection to maximising aesthetic results.

Sharing tips from the very forefront of oral surgery, Ian Brook, Edmond Bedrossian, Carl Manhem and Isabella Rocchietta will look at various clinical techniques and case studies that are sure to inspire. Also considered leading authorities in their respective fields, Guy Mclellan, Richard Brookshaw, Peter Wohrle and Alessandro Pozzi will explore the different aspects of digital dentistry, including CAD/CAM and 3D modelling, demonstrating the many benefits available to improve clinical outcomes and ensure an integrated workflow.

For those looking to expand their knowledge and understanding of implant design and materials, don’t miss Jose Navarro and Rishi Patel, and Andrew Dawood will offer a wealth of practical hints and advice when facing rehabilitation of severely compromised patients. Michelle Ryckman and Steve Bongard will also help the entire team communicate more effectively with patients, encouraging increased treatment acceptance and helping you grow your business.

In addition, ideal for dentists and dental technicians alike, Stefan Holst, Susan Tanner and Glenn McEvoy will present a practical session on ‘Clinical & laboratory realities: partnering for future success’. Discover fresh ideas on how to improve your inter-team relationships for enhanced collaboration and exceptional treatment outcomes.

Learn through interaction

Enabling you to make the very most of the rich educational offerings, a unique programme format will be presented. Everyone is invited to the first session of the day on Friday, during which leading speakers will share their perspectives and expertise on management of terminal / failing dentition. The programme then splits into a two-track system, when you can either explore the art and science of exceeding patients’ aesthetic expectations, or discuss pioneering changes in the arena of modern dental implantology.

In the afternoon, you will have the choice between eight different masterclasses and hands-on workshops, allowing you to get up and personal with the world-class podium speakers. Sessions will then be repeated on Saturday morning so you can attend a second workshop or masterclass of your choice. After lunch on Saturday, everyone will gather together once again to demystify the options available for patients with a compromised maxilla and fixed prosthesis.

To compliment the unrivalled speaker line-up and pertinent topical subjects, Friday evening will host the Team Conference Gala Dinner. Dressed in your finest, the event will offer the perfect opportunity to network and enjoy an evening in the company of friends and highly esteemed colleagues.

The Nobel Biocare Team Conference will be held on 6th and 7th November at The Brewery in London. A grand yet inclusive environment, the entire dental team will be brought together for two days of intense but practical training and education, delivered by some of the best in the business in a fresh and unique way.

To raise the bar of your dentistry and ensure you operate at the very cutting-edge of the profession, make the most of this year’s Nobel Biocare Team Conference and the astounding, one-of-a-kind programme available. Secure your delegate position by booking online today.

 

For more information, register online at www.nobelbiocare.com/uk2015, or contact Nobel Biocare on 0208 756 3300.

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Be Inspired at the BACD Annual Conference

Be Inspired at the BACD Annual Conference

The BACD is proud to announce that Dr Serhat Köken will be presenting two sessions at the 12th Annual Conference this November.

In what is going to be an unmissable event, Dr Köken will discuss isolation techniques and tips in his two exciting lectures. Delegates will get the chance to develop essential practical skills in the art of isolation under skilled tuition during the first hands-on session. Then, in the second day’s presentation, Dr Köken will cover all clinical aspects of anterior composite from choosing the correct shades to preparation tips, layering composites, and tricks on finishing and polishing.

Commenting on the forthcoming BACD conference, Dr Köken says: “Covering all aspects of direct resin composite restorations, the lectures will be applicable to everyone. I hope that delegates benefit and learn from the sessions and come away motivated and enthused. It is a huge honour to be asked to present at the Annual Conference and I am very much looking forward to coming to London.”

Serhat will join a fantastic line up of speakers who will bring delegates the latest knowledge and techniques in cosmetic dentistry – don’t miss out book your ticket today.

The BACDs 12th Annual Conference runs from 12th - 14th November 2015 at The Hilton London Metropole Hotel. For more information and to book your place, go to www.bacd.com

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Exhibit your products at The Dentistry Show 2016!

Exhibit your products at The Dentistry Show 2016

When it comes to unveiling your new and exciting products, timing is key! As one of the first major dental shows of the year, The Dentistry Show 2016 will enable you to reveal your latest and greatest in style, while networking with the 8,000 plus delegates expected.

 

The Dentistry Show 2016 will be working alongside leading societies and associations to deliver you a high quality and high value experience, including names such as the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD), British Society of Periodontology (BSP), British Endodontic Society (BES), British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN) and many more.

With the support of The Product & Services and Launchpad UK Guides exhibitors receive extensive coverage leading up to the event through print and online media platforms, show guides and direct mail to delegates promoting your products and company logo.

80% of exhibitors from 2015 have already booked in for 2016 with a confirmed total of 196 stands. With a first come first serve choice on location avoid disappointment and book your place now!

Sign up now and guarantee your place at one of the biggest dental events of the year.

 

The Dentistry Show and DTS 2016 will be held on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd April, NEC in Birmingham. For further details visit www.thedentistryshow.co.uk call 020 7348 5270

or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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The Wait Is Over | Carestream Dental

The Wait Is Over | Carestream Dental

For those of you looking to introduce cutting-edge solutions to your practice, the wait is over.


Carestream Dental will be demonstrating the very latest digital imaging products and practice management software at the BDIA Dental Showcase this year.

The CS 8100 3D is a fine example of the innovation on offer, bringing the power of 3D imaging within the reach of every general dental practice. Delivering images of outstanding clarity with a simple and smooth image capture process, the CS 8100 3D will significantly enhance your diagnostic and treatment planning processes.

Also on display will be the latest CS R4+ practice management software, featuring the exciting real-time data benefits of Springboard. In addition, you’ll be able to find out more about leading products such as the new CS 7200 phosphor imaging plate system and popular CS Solutions.

Make sure you don’t miss out and visit the team from Carestream Dental on stand G15 at the BDIA Dental Showcase 2015.

 

For more information please contact Carestream Dental on 0800 169 9692 or visit www.carestreamdental.co.uk

For all the latest news and updates, follow us on Twitter @CarestreamDentl and Facebook 

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An excellent event – CIC 2015, from Healthcare Learning

An excellent event – CIC 2015, from Healthcare Learning

Brought to you by Healthcare Learning in association with Sterling Dental Group and Practice Plan, the Clinical Innovations Conference (CIC) 2015 presented some of the industry’s most exciting innovations and latest technologies. Not only this, but the event gave attendees an excellent opportunity to gain up to 14 hours of verifiable CPD, in the form of a dynamic and eclectic lecture programme.

 

Included amongst a prodigious line-up of leading speakers were Chris Barrow, Dr Komal Suri, Bob McLelland, Sheila Scott, Jansie Van Rensberg and Tony Knight. The topics of their presentations were truly diverse and catered to a wide range of interests and specialities – but were united by truly forward-thinking philosophies.

 

The event was perfectly balanced by the Clinical Innovations Awards, held on the Friday evening in association with MyDentist. A chance to celebrate some of the achievements and innovative successes in the profession last year, it also gave delegates the opportunity to relax and network with like-minded colleagues.

 

Be sure to keep up to date with Healthcare Learning for information about next year’s event – sure to be as inspiring and educational as this year’s. Don’t miss out!

 

For more information call 020 7400 8989, visit www.healthcare-learning.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

And follow us on twitter for all the latest @smileonnews @hlc_smileon

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FREE User Seminars from Carestream Dental

FREE User Seminars from Carestream Dental

Committed to providing innovative technologies and ensuring you receive all the training you need to maximise on the benefits, Carestream Dental is running FREE seminars for the CS 3500 intraoral scanner.

 

The seminars will demonstrate the simple transition from conventional impressions to digital modalities, offering a wealth of practical advice for you and your whole team.

 

An ideal platform for the sharing of ideas and experiences, you’ll also hear success stories from other dentists, technicians and patients and discover how the CS 3500 can save you time and money while ‘wowing’ your patients.

 

Confirmed dates:

 

  • 22nd Sept - Derby
  • 6th Oct - Cheltenham
  • 7th Oct - Haydock
  • 8th Oct - Oxford
  • 28th Oct - Norwich
  • 29th Oct - Kent
  • 11th Nov - Bath

 

Completely free to attend and with 0% interest free credit details available at the events, can you afford not to come along?

 

To book your place please call 0800 169 9692.

 

For more informationabout  Carestream Dental call

0800 169 9692 or visit www.carestreamdental.co.uk

Or follow us on Twitter @CarestreamDentl and Facebook

 

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Innovation, Inspiration and Knowledge

Innovation, Inspiration and Knowledge

Nobel Biocare sponsored two sessions at this year’s EuroPerio8, presenting outstanding speaker line-ups and updates on the very latest advancements in the field.

 

On Thursday, Christer Dahlin, Iñaki Gamborena and Eric Rompen presented to a capacity crowd on ‘Hard and soft tissue parameters to support optimal aesthetics – innovative approach to materials and techniques’.

They discussed everything from the challenges of biological mechanisms to the benefits of healing abutments and the evidence supporting biocompatible materials currently on the market. Key innovations mentioned included the Angulated Screw Channel (ASC) abutment, PEEK healing abutments and the new NobelActive® Wide Platform and NobelParellel® Conical Connection implant systems.

On Friday, leading international clinicians Chadur Wadhwani and Stefan Holst joined Eric Rompen to consider ‘Multi-causality of peri-implanitis – Give the bone the chance to survive’. This session explored aetiology of complex chronic infections like peri-implantitis and demonstrated factors that can facilitate bone healing.

The crowded lecture theatre was packed full of enthusiastic delegates keen to learn from some of the best in the business and advance their own skills. Inspiration and innovation were clearly abundant and a great event was enjoyed by all.

To discover more about the cutting-edge products available from Nobel Biocare and the benefits they offer your implant patients, contact the team today.

 

For more information, contact Nobel Biocare on 0208 756 3300, or visit www.nobelbiocare.com

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Definitely not your standard event!

Definitely not your standard event

Bringing you a one-of-a-kind event this November, the Nobel Biocare Team Conference 2015 can’t be missed.

 

This exciting event will present a totally unique learning opportunity for all members of the dental team. Surrounded by like-minded professionals, there will be time for discussion, debate and networking, including a chance to broaden your existing knowledge and share in each other’s experiences. Along with a stunning but practical conference location and environment, you won’t find a programme quite like this anywhere else in the UK!

 

Delivering educational experiences on an unprecedented scale, this conference will present a truly outstanding speaker line-up, with more than 25 internationally leading professionals. You’ll be able to look back at what we have learnt since it all began with Torsten Jemt, before exploring the modern innovations such as the All-on-4® treatment concept with Wolfgang Bolz. Renowned for their expertise in prosthodontics, immediate implant placement and associated periodontal conditions, Daniel van Steenberghe, Sreenivas Koka, Joseph Kan and Rishi Patel will discuss everything from effective case selection to maximising aesthetic results.

 

Sharing tips from the very forefront of oral surgery, Ian Brook, Edmond Bedrossian, Carl Manhem and Isabella Rocchietta will look at various clinical techniques and case studies that are sure to inspire. Also considered leading authorities in their respective fields, Guy Mclellan, Richard Brookshaw, Peter Wohrle and Alessandro Pozzi will explore the different aspects of digital dentistry, including CAD/CAM and 3D modelling, demonstrating the many benefits available to improve clinical outcomes and ensure an integrated workflow.

 

For those looking to expand their knowledge and understanding of implant design and materials, don’t miss Jose Navarro and Rishi Patel, and Andrew Dawood will offer a wealth of practical hints and advice when facing rehabilitation of severely compromised patients. Michelle Ryckman and Steve Bongard will also help the entire team communicate more effectively with patients, encouraging increased treatment acceptance and helping you grow your business.

 

In addition, ideal for dentists and dental technicians alike, Stefan Holst, Susan Tanner and Glenn McEvoy will present a practical session on ‘Clinical & laboratory realities: partnering for future success’. Discover fresh ideas on how to improve your inter-team relationships for enhanced collaboration and exceptional treatment outcomes.

 

Learn through interaction

Enabling you to make the very most of the rich educational offerings, a unique programme format will be presented. Everyone is invited to the first session of the day on Friday, during which leading speakers will share their perspectives and expertise on management of terminal / failing dentition. The programme then splits into a two-track system, when you can either explore the art and science of exceeding patients’ aesthetic expectations, or discuss pioneering changes in the arena of modern dental implantology.

 

In the afternoon, you will have the choice between eight different masterclasses and hands-on workshops, allowing you to get up and personal with the world-class podium speakers. Sessions will then be repeated on Saturday morning so you can attend a second workshop or masterclass of your choice. After lunch on Saturday, everyone will gather together once again to demystify the options available for patients with a compromised maxilla and fixed prosthesis.

 

To compliment the unrivalled speaker line-up and pertinent topical subjects, Friday evening will host the Team Conference Gala Dinner. Dressed in your finest, the event will offer the perfect opportunity to network and enjoy an evening in the company of friends and highly esteemed colleagues.

 

The Nobel Biocare Team Conference will be held on 6th and 7th November at The Brewery in London. A grand yet inclusive environment, the entire dental team will be brought together for two days of intense but practical training and education, delivered by some of the best in the business in a fresh and unique way.

 

To raise the bar of your dentistry and ensure you operate at the very cutting-edge of the profession, make the most of this year’s Nobel Biocare Team Conference and the astounding, one-of-a-kind programme available. Secure your delegate position by booking online today.

 

For more information, register online at www.nobelbiocare.com/uk2015, or contact Nobel Biocare on 0208 756 3300.

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