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15

This year’s winners – at the Clinical Innovations Awards 2015

This year’s winners – at the Clinical Innovations Awards 2015

As part of this year’s Clinical Innovations Conference (CIC), Healthcare Learning, in association with MyDentist, presented the Clinical Innovations Awards 2015.

 

Held in the stunning Battlebridge Room in the King’s Place venue, London – overlooking the Regent’s Canal – the evening was a prime opportunity to celebrate some of the year’s finest innovations and achievements.

 

Many excellent products were nominated for the coveted Product Awards, and the expert panel of judges awarded the following Product Winners:

 

·        Pikster Tip Brush – from Erskine Dental

·        SpotIt – from Directa

·        Synea Vision – from W & H (UK) Ltd.

 

Not only were the Awards a chance to showcase some of the most distinguished new products in the industry, it was also a fantastic occasion to celebrate some of its finest people as well. The Dental Nurse Certificate was given in recognition to those nurses who had shown outstanding commitment to the Advanced Dental Nursing apprenticeship. The winners were:

 

·        Keisha Ellis Dale

·        Artesia Anderson

·        Phoebe Kennedy

 

The Clinical Innovations Awards evening was a perfect addition to CIC 2015 – and allowed delegates to enjoy good food, live music and the company of like-minded and enthusiastic colleagues.

 

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.

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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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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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01

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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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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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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Book your place at the BACD Annual Conference

Book your place at the BACD Annual Conference

The BACD Twelfth Annual Conference is fast approaching – have you booked your place yet? Entitled ‘The Aesthetic Equilibrium,’ the three-day event in November is sure to be an exciting and inspirational opportunity for delegates across the entire dental profession.

 

With a dynamic line-up of internationally renowned speakers, the conference will cover a wide range of pertinent topics, including isolation techniques, veneer preparations, clinical photography, BACD Accreditation advice and implant techniques.

 

Certainly an educational opportunity not to be missed, the BACD Annual Conference is also the ideal occasion for delegates to network with enthusiastic, like-minded professionals, attain valuable CPD and reignite their passion for beautiful, high quality dentistry.

 

If you haven’t booked your place for the BACD Twelfth Annual Conference yet, make sure you do it today: you certainly won’t want to miss out!

 

The BACD’s 12th Annual Conference runs from 12th - 14th November 2015 at The Hilton London Metropole Hotel. For further enquiries, go to www.bacd.com

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11

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.

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06

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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16

BACD regional meetings educate and inspire

BACD regional meetings educate and inspire

'I would recommend any dental professional attend BACD's regional meetings,' says Max Atkinson, a technician at Maxim Dental Studio.
 

Max attended 'The Full Arch Implant Bridge - Immediate Placement, Loading and Aesthetics,' presented in Belfast by impassioned cosmetic dentist, Dr Douglas Lee. 

Dr Lee's objectives were to help delegates understand pre-prosthetic planning: the short-term goals, long-term considerations and treatment steps. Delivering the kind of high-quality learning and discussion that had become synonymous with the BACD, the overriding message was that brilliant, beautiful results are achievable by anyone and therefore accessible to all. 

The BACD runs a programme of year-round meetings and events all over the UK. You will not need to travel far to hear from some of the most renowned clinicians in the industry, talking on relevant issues for forward-thinking cosmetic dentists. Stimulating, inspiring and a great opportunity to increase your professional network, BACD regional meetings offer verifiable CPD. 

To find out what is happening near you, contact the BACD today. 

 

The BACD’s 12th Annual Conference, ‘The Aesthetic Equilibrium’, runs from 12th - 14th November 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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Save the Dates for The Dentistry Show 2016!

Save the Dates for The Dentistry Show 2016!

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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Partial Extraction Therapies at the BACD Annual Conference

Partial Extraction Therapies at the BACD Annual Conference

The BACD Annual Conference in November is prepared to welcome clinicians from across the profession as they look to learn from experts and specialists from around the world. Each year dentists and dental professionals enjoy the opportunity to hear from international, world-renowned authorities, and this year’s line-up looks set to satisfy all-comers.

 

Among the speakers at the conference will be Dr Howard Gluckman who will be leading a session on Implant Aesthetics and Soft Tissue Management that will cover the innovative new techniques associated with Partial Extraction Therapies (PET).

Dr Gluckman explains, “Delegates will discover all about Partial Extraction Therapies (PET) which enable the retention of the buccal plate and prevent ridge collapse during implant treatment. We will also be covering a range of soft tissue techniques that help create the ideal soft tissue harmony around implants.”

Whatever your level of experience, the BACD Annual Conference will have something for you. Book your place today and make the most of the exciting programme of lectures, panels and workshops, all presented by leading experts in their fields.

 

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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BACD Annual Conference has strategies for success!

BACD Annual Conference has strategies for success

Cathy Jameson PhD, founder and chief visionary officer at Jameson Management, will give a presentation at the BACD Annual Conference in November, titled: ‘Success strategies for the aesthetic dental practice.’

‘Excellent management lets you provide the kind of dentistry you want to provide,” says Cathy. “Carefully developed systems that are well administered, both in clinical and business areas, will help you to be productive, profitable and will control stress.

“I will be telling attendees how every system in their practice will support the goals they set if they implement my ‘Model of Success’. Whether you are in a metropolitan area or rural practice; if you are private or NHS, this model will work for you. Join me in November to find out more.”

Cathy is proud to be a part of the BACD Annual Conference, one of the most anticipated dates on the calendar. With a reputation for world-class speakers and thought-provoking sessions, this year’s event will be no exception. Call today to book your place!

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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Get started with crown lengthening - BACD Conference 2015

crown lengthening - BACD Conference 2015

With opportunities to learn from some of the world’s most talented and renowned clinicians, the 12th Annual Conference from the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) is not to be missed.

With outstanding education on a vast range of topics available, attendees will also get the chance to network with like-minded professionals over a packed three days. Titled “The Aesthetic Equilibrium”, the conference aims to address challenges the modern dental professional faces, balancing all the needs of the patient as well as finding harmony between biology, science, technical aspects, aesthetics and mechanics.

Part of this year’s exiting programme is a full-day, limited availability course, “Practical Crown Lengthening Techniques”, delivered by Hatem Algraffee and Zainab Malaki.

Working out of private practices in London and Kent, Hatem dedicates his time to periodontics. Zainab is a part-time consultant at Guy’s Hospital.

“We are going to cover theory in the morning, and then the afternoon will be a practical hands-on session on animal jaws,” says Hatem. “We will show attendees how to master crown lengthening techniques, what to look for, what to avoid and also give them some cases which they can plan themselves. By the end of the day, delegates will be able to assess cases with confidence so they can apply practical knowledge to their practice.

“Some practitioners try to avoid any kind of gum involvement because they are worried about raising flaps and suturing, and we will go over all of that with them too.

“If people are interested in this topic, this session will be a good place for them to start. Zainab and I are going to provide a list of all the dos and don’ts they will need to get going, what instruments to use, what instruments to buy, the information to give patients and potential pitfalls. Our course is suitable for entry level, as well as being comprehensive and thorough.

“When I was approached about presenting, I was told that every year BACD delegates always want practical sessions and our course fits the bill perfectly. Also, if you are doing certain cosmetic work, you will need to learn how to crown lengthen and adjust teeth accordingly, to some extent.

“It will be intense, challenging yet enjoyable and attendees will really get a lot of out of it. There are only 14 places on our course and we expect them to get filled fast!”

Whether you are a student, newly qualified, a highly experienced clinician or a dental technician, the BACD Annual Conference will have something for you. Other sessions will cover minimal veneer preparation, photography, implant aesthetics and there will be a lively occlusion panel. Book your place today and enjoy three days that will help you to raise standards, refine your technique and challenge yourself in every single aspect of your work.
 

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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A Perfect Platform for Innovation - Dentistry Show 2015

Dentistry Show 2015

Hundreds of new products and technologies are released within the UK dental market every year, each having undergone extensive research and development. The goal of new innovations is to improve the clinical outcome of treatment, enhance the patient experience or streamline the practitioner’s workflow, and the best of those available in fact do all three.

The difficulty comes in attempting to remain abreast of all these advancements, but for delegates at The Dentistry Show and DTS 2015, the task was made easy. The vast exhibition of more than 400 leading trade suppliers and manufacturers brought all the very latest products, materials, technologies and services to you in one place, with the experts on hand to provide demonstrations and offer bespoke advice and guidance. Whether you were looking for advanced imaging systems, cutting-edge practice management software, proven oral health care products to recommend to patients or new CAD/CAM technology for your lab, the trade floor had something to offer you.

What’s more, the exciting new Launchpad UK highlighted the newest offerings in the dental market, following global product launches at IDS Cologne only a few weeks beforehand. More than 100 fascinating new products from over 70 leading companies were featured in the exclusive Launchpad UK guide, including innovations from the likes of 3M ESPE, Acteon, Bego, Clark Dental, DENTSPLY, Henry Schein, Ivolclar Vivadent, Kerr, Nobel Biocare, Philips, Shofu and Straumann.

Aside from the innovations available to discover and try, the exhibition was also the perfect platform from which to network with professionals in various areas of dentistry. With all members of the dental team present from dentists to dental hygienists, practice managers, dental technicians and trade suppliers, this was an ideal place to create new professional relationships and strengthen existing connections.

Gillian Greig, Principal Dentist at The Private Dental Centre commented:

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 day for me.”

Sofina Ahed, Dentist, added:

“I get something different out of this show every year. Last year was all about CPD, but I’m now planning to open my own practice so this year I’m sourcing new products, software and services. It’s been very useful to be able see the equipment and materials, speak to the different companies and get some good quotes.”

The trade exhibitors were also happy with the success of the event with comments including:

“We’ve pulled away from other shows, but this is an amazing show for us – we get loads of leads here. It attracts good quality delegates and allows us to show off our products and educate and engage with dental healthcare professionals.” – Dawn Woodward, National Sales Manager, Curaprox

“This is a much more friendly and approachable show than some of the others, which means delegates are relaxed and more open to buying. We’ve had a steady flow of people to the stand who are genuinely interested in what we have to offer. And we’ve made quite a few sales, so it’s been a very good show for us.” – Abigail Smith, Marketing, Coltene

This year’s trade show was so successful, in fact, that more than 100% of the 2015 event’s exhibition space has already been booked for 2016! With such figures, it is clear to see how The Dentistry Show and DTS are amongst the fastest growing dental events of the industry.

The 2016 event will be held on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd April at the NEC in Birmingham. Be a part of the most exciting show in the profession and save the dates today!

 

The Dentistry Show and DTS 2016 – Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd April – NEC in Birmingham. For more information please visit www.thedentistryshow.co.uk, call 020 7348 5269 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Posterior-guided occlusion at the BACD Conference 2015

BACD Conference 2015

November this year sees the 12th BACD Conference play host to some of the world’s foremost dentists. Delegates will have the chance to learn from leading national and international experts across a range of specialities, as well as the opportunity to network with peers and like-minded professionals over the course of the three-day event. 

Speaking at the conference will be a number of renowned practitioners who will focus on helping clinicians achieve the optimum balance to help them become the best dentists they can. Among the presenters will be Dr Andy Toy, who will be delivering his lecture, Posterior-guided occlusion.

Andy qualified from Bristol University in 1980 and in 1982 he attended Roy Higson’s first ever occlusion course and visited the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education, USA.  He has since made a life-long study of occlusion and its application to practice. In recent years he has been working with the innovative posterior-guided occlusion model. This model references an extensive anthropological evidence base, along with more recent published studies from the Faculty of Health and Sport Science in Loughborough University. Andy is also the co-author with Dr Presswood of ‘Is there such a thing as a healthy occlusion?  Lessons from history’ Primary Dental Care 2008;15(2):65-69. 

Dr Andy Toy at the BACD Conference 2015Andy says, “The whole field of occlusion is very often misunderstood and there are significant elements of the profession that ignore occlusion altogether, including many academics. This is because the evidence for the models up to this point has been so poor. But clinicians working in day-to-day practice appreciate that understanding occlusion is vitally important. What is more, as dental techniques change and evolve, and we employ less invasive dentistry, understanding occlusion becomes ever more significant. More minimally invasive dentistry is less able to resist some of the forces of occlusion, so we urgently need to understand it better.

“In my lecture I will be challenging the accepted thinking on occlusion, reviewing the evidence on some of the traditional models and presenting evidence for an updated model. Examining the various models of occlusion currently in use and critically exploring their historical evidence base, the lecture will introduce an alternative model of occlusion based on anthropological studies, along with a quick summary of the evidence to support it. Finally, the application of this new model to aspects of clinical care will be discussed, including orthodontics, prosthodontics and TMD treatment.

“The session will be aimed at all practitioners who are involved in altering people’s occlusion, especially those who work in orthodontics, restorative dentistry, or those who treat patients with jaw-joint and TMD problems. If professionals have a better understanding of the evidence surrounding occlusion, they will be able to apply their professional judgement much more successfully. This will not only immediately benefit their patients, but they will also find they have less problems further down the line with less patients returning with deteriorated dentitions or jaw-joint problems.

“Whilst I will be challenging old thinking and offering some new thoughts on the subject, I will welcome any discussions around the new approach. The development of the new methodology is always on-going and we are hoping to build a positive dialogue around this subject.”

Whatever stage of your dental career, the BACD Annual Conference will have something for you. Book your place today and enjoy three days that will help you raise standards, refine your clinical technique and achieve your aesthetic equilibrium.

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 right academy will put you on the right track - BACD

British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

If you want to stand out from the crowd, think about joining a professional academy. This shows your patients your ongoing commitment to education, an outstanding quality of service provision and dedication.

The academy that you choose will depend on the education avenues available, so ensure that you select one that suits your learning needs.

A worthwhile academy should offer the latest in education, career support, assistance to find more patients and value for money. The larger academies will hold an annual conference, featuring internationally recognised experts in the field so you can find out about techniques and developments from all around the world, but close to home.

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

Another important aspect of attending annual conferences is networking – you can meet with old and current acquaintances and catch-up on their news. But, you also get to the chance to connect with new contacts and opinion leaders that have similar professional interests, too.

It is 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, clinical case counsel, get suggestions on specialist courses to attend and hear their experiences with particular products and materials.

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.

There is something for everyone at the BACD Annual Conference – technicians as well as clinicians will find something to interest them on the programme, which has also been carefully designed to be relevant to all levels of experience.  

As a dental professional, you will never stop learning, or training to be the very best that you can be. As well as honing your skills, keeping up-to-date with the latest research, equipment and materials is essential. When you join an academy, its programme of events can offer you all this and more. Contact the BACD to find out more about Annual Conference, and the other education opportunities it offers its members. 

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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Esthetic Dentistry in the Modern Era – an interview with Dr Galip Gurel

 

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This year marks the 10th anniversary of the BACD Annual Conference – an exciting three-day event designed to offer the very best in education for all members of the dental team. This year’s Annual Conference will take place on the 7th, 8th and 9th November at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel, and will include a packed lecture schedule featuring some of the most highly regarded names from across the dental profession.

On Saturday 9th November, delegates can look forward to an extended lecture from the event’s keynote speaker Dr Galip Gurel. In his presentation, “Esthetic Dentistry in the Digital Era” Dr Gurel will investigate minimally invasive approaches in modern dentistry, and will examine how to make best use of digital technologies to improve communication between team members for the best treatment outcomes.

Introducing Dr Galip Gurel

For many years now Dr Gurel has been recognised as a leading figure in dentistry, and has a long list of honours to his name. He is the founder and the honorary President of EDAD (Turkish Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry) and he was the President of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) in both 2011 and 2012. He is a visiting professor at three universities: New York University (USA), Marseille Dental University (France), and Istanbul Yeditepe University (Turkey). He is also author of “The Science and Art of Porcelain Laminate Veneers” which was published in 2003, and has been translated into 10 different languages.

Away from his academic career, Dr Gurel also runs a private dental clinic in Istanbul, which he established in 1984. It has grown significantly over the years, and is now a large practice group employing a mix of specialists, associates and two different in-house laboratories, with a team of 34 people.

Esthetic Dentistry in the Modern Era

“In today’s dentistry, correct diagnosis followed by one of the selected treatment plans has prime importance,” says Dr Gurel. “Most of the time it necessitates a highly focussed team approach to execute the treatment. There are many different people involved in the treatment process – dentists, specialists, technicians – so it is important that there is a strong emphasis on good communication.

“Nowadays we are all living in a world surrounded by many digital technologies, and most of these technologies are being used by many of us for our daily activities and communication. In my lecture we will look at how to integrate these digital technologies in to our daily dental practice to ensure excellent communication between the patient, dentist, specialist and the laboratory in order to ensure the best end result.”

As well as exploring the use of digital technology in dentistry, Dr Gurel will also investigate the latest minimally invasive techniques, and how to incorporate them into the treatment planning process.

“A key part of my lecture will be to emphasise the importance of being minimally invasive,” continues Dr Gurel. “Even though the main goal should be excellent form and function, one should never sacrifice any extra healthy tooth tissue more than necessary. In order to reach this goal, in complex cases, specialities such as orthodontics and periodontics should definitely be a part of the treatment planning. For this reason good communication between dentist and specialist is even more important as it will ensure that the patient loses the minimum amount of natural tooth structure.”

In an expansive and wide-ranging lecture, Dr Gurel will speak at length on how technology can be used to enhance modern dental practise, and provide a better experience for the patient. As with all lectures at the BACD Annual Conference, delegates are guaranteed to come away with plenty of hints and tips that they can apply to their work the very next day.

“I hope that delegates will leave my lecture having learnt a great deal about ‘Esthetic Dentistry in the Digital Era’,” concludes Dr Gurel. “My lecture will include strategies for communicating with the patient and ways of presenting the design to the patient in 3D before the treatment even starts. We will then discuss getting the team together, and approaches for predictable, precise and repeatable tooth preparation. Finally, we will discuss how to make best use of modern CAD/CAM technologies, and how to use these technologies to best effect.

“I am really looking forward to my lecture at the BACD Annual Conference. I look forward to seeing you all there.”

This year’s BACD Annual Conference will be held on Thursday 7th, Friday 8th and Saturday 9th November 2013 at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel. For further information call 0207 612 4166, fax 0207 182 7123, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.bacd.com

 

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