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Call for registration!

Call for registration!

 

 

Free attendance to the ADI Members’ National Forum is just one of the many benefits of being a part of the forward-thinking organisation – and registration is now open!

The varied presentations will cover a range of topics including: peri-implantitis, bone manipulation techniques, immediate implantation, use of growth factors, full arch reconstruction, learning from failures and the varied and increasing role of the hygienist in implantology.

Speakers include Nik Pandya (“Is Pink the Biz for Successful Implant Therapy?”), Guy McLellan (“Nazalus Implant for Full Arch Rehabilitation”) and Nigel Jones (“What Ten Years of Oral Bisphosphonates Have Taught Us”). Dr Aneel Jabbar, who won the Poster Prize at the ADI Team Congress back in March, has been invited to talk on “The Microbiology of Peri-Implantitis: Similar or Distinct to Periodontitis?” Panel discussions throughout each programme are sure to be lively and will also give delegates the chance to ask questions.

This varied programme reflects how the ADI is committed to supporting all members of the dental implantology team. A number of company members will also be on hand with exhibition stands – so attendees can get a valuable insight into the latest exciting developments in the market – and after the Forum’s close, there will be informal drinks.

The Members’ National Forum is just one benefit of joining, others include: discounted rates for ADI Study Clubs, ADI Masterclasses and ADI Focus Meetings, as well as access to 50 free patient information leaflets, access to the COIR and EDI journal, the chance to become or find a mentor and access to the ADI Members-only Facebook Group, where you can chat online about current topics of interest in the dental implant world.

If you are not yet a member, join today and you can access the benefits immediately.

The 2017 ADI Members’ Forum is a special event that only comes around once every two years. Secure your free tickets today!

 

ADI Member’s National Forum 2017 – Manchester Central

Saturday 25 November

 

For more information please visit www.adi.org.uk/forum17

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MAR
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It’s not the scan, it’s the plan

It’s not the scan, it’s the plan


Balraj Sekhon discusses the benefits of guided surgery to deliver predictable treatment outcomes

Although implant dentistry has evolved into one of the most predictable treatment alternatives for patients who are missing teeth, we are still striving to improve our surgical and restorative techniques. The foundation for all procedures should be a proper diagnosis to determine the appropriate treatment options.

To help take the guesswork out of the diagnostic phase the use of 3D imaging (CBCT) with interactive treatment planning software, such as coDiagnostiX™, aids the planning of implant placement, the design of surgical drill guides and the ultimate restoration. I have found that by incorporating a digital implant planning system and working closely with a lab who offer CAD/CAM production, I benefit from well-designed surgical drill guides and high-quality implant-borne restorations. This in turn, reduces complications and enhances the communication within the interdisciplinary team.

The use of CBCT and coDiagnostiX™ has greatly impacted my ability to diagnose in all dimensions, allowing a full appreciation of individual, patient-specific anatomy and a clear understanding of the existing quantity and quality of bone, trajectory of the alveolus, and location of vital structures. It also serves as a powerful communication tool for patients, colleagues, and with my lab of choice.

Digital workflow for implants
The ideal for me is to achieve prosthetically driven implant reconstruction. To achieve this, I need a complete understanding of the relationship between the tooth and the underlying bone. In addition, proper diagnosis may require working closely with a lab to create ‘virtual’ diagnostic wax-ups of the surgical guide and the proposed final restoration, allowing adjustments to be made to achieve the best possible outcome. Therefore, “it’s not the scan, it’s the plan” that becomes my driving force.

The coDiagnostiX™ system offers many options for diagnosis, consultation and seamless workflow integration. Virtual implants of known length and diameter can be simulated within the receptor site, establishing the proper trajectory of the implant within the cross-sectional image and in relation to the desired restorative option (i.e. screw- or cement-retained). Using advanced software features and the process of segmentation, the existing tooth root can be virtually extracted and the proposed implant with an abutment projection can then be positioned to emerge through the desired restorative result.

 

Balraj Sekhon - BDS (Manc), MJDF RCS (Lond), PGCert (UCLan), MSc Dental Implantology (Distinction)
Balraj graduated from the University of Manchester in 2003 and has since worked throughout Manchester providing the highest quality dental care. He is one of the principal dentists at Circle Dental. Balraj’s ethos is to treat every patient with the utmost care and provide the best evidence-based dentistry.

Since qualification he has been spent many hours learning from the best dentists in the country in the fields of restorative and implant dentistry. He has acquired the Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties from the Royal College of Surgeons and a Masters Degree in Dental Implantology with Distinction from the University of Central Lancashire. Balraj is also a published author in the Journal of Operative Dentistry.

Balraj has studied dental implantology to the highest possible standard and currently works with a Yorkshire-based surgical team with Specialist surgeon, Dr Robert Dyas. He has a growing referral network of practices and has also managed problems encountered by other dentists. He has a keen interest in teaching and this has been recognised by his appointment as Educational Supervisor by the Northwest NHS Deanery.

For more information on case planning and guided surgery, contact Straumann on 01293 651230 or visit one of our sites:


straumann.co.uk
straumanndigitalperformance.co.uk
therevu.co.uk

Facebook: Straumann UK
Twitter: @StraumannUK

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The Campbell Academy Year Implant Course 2017 - Features and Benefits

The Campbell Academy Year Implant Course 2017 - Features and Benefits

 

In May we launched the 2017 Year Implant Course. I guess it’s interesting that we get the opportunity to talk about ‘features and benefits’ which is real sales talk in an Alec Baldwin style. I guess though, if you want a list of features and benefits they are here and if you want to talk to us then our details are below.

What the course is:

1. A high quality introduction to straightforward implant dentistry provided by people with a passion for education.

2. An interactive, fluid, movable programme which responds to the needs of individuals to let them reach their greatest potential after one year.

3. A course which encourages online collaboration and discussion between delegates in between course modules to learn as much as possible.

4. A course which is heaped full of hands on and practical elements to get you better at basic surgical skills and into implant placement as soon as possible.

5. A course which is inextricably linked to mentoring and has a long term view of the five years it takes to become a fifty implants per year practitioner.

6. A course which is linked into a programme of more advanced courses afterwards, a mentoring scheme and contact with a group of people who want you to be better at implant dentistry and want you to provide ethical, honest, high quality implant dentistry for your patients.

7. The course is 12 days of lectures, discussion, practicals, thought provoking interaction, live hands on surgery on patients prepared by you and us and demonstrations.

 

What the course isn’t:

1. It’s not quick.

2. It’s not cheap.

3. It doesn’t tell you that after one year you will be able to place as many implants as you want on as many people as you want safely without any difficulties.

4. It’s not stack ‘em high and price ‘em low – it’s restricted to twelve people.

5. It’s not one guy talking at you all the time; it’s a host of individual high quality lecturers with different perspectives.

6. It’s not multi system, it’s based around the Straumann Dental Implant System. We strongly believe that if we teach you more than one system it may confuse you and you may have difficulty picking things up.

7. It’s not in London.

 

 

 

For more information please contact:

0115 9823 919

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

www.campbellacademy.co.uk

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The Campbell Academy Year Implant Course 2017

The Campbell Academy Year Implant Course 2017

The Year Implant Course is our blue ribbon course that is the top of the tree for us (at the present time). Our aim is to take ethical and competent dental practitioners and guide them on a path of development in implant dentistry to safely and confidently place fifty implants per year, year on year.

There is a pathway required to get to this, both in academic study and practical application and we hope to be able to set people on the right path after one year but not lose them in the crown afterwards. We keep in touch though various courses, activities and events which will see the vast majority of attendees though to the goal listed above.

Ours is not a short term, intensive, quick fix to get you into implant dentistry. If you’re looking for that you can find it in hundreds of different places and spend your money there. Ours is a course for grown up people who are open to discussion and development, who are thirsty to learn and have their patients best interests at heart. People who ‘graduate’ from this course will do well in implant dentistry, both spiritually and economically in the years to come.

Ours is not a programme that is set in stone, it’s small group teaching and we take on board the individual requirements. Ours is course where you continually discuss and share cases and experiences on our online discussion forum. We have a Spotify play list for the course.

You will likely make friends on the course that you will stay in contact with for many years to come and share the implant journey going forwards, certainly we hope you’ll do the same with us at The Campbell Academy.

Incidentally we would like you to bring your existing friends too – if you book as a pair your get 10% off and if you book as a four you get 20% off. People who know each other on courses are much more relaxed and learn better.

To download our NEW digital The Year Implant brochure please visit our website and  share this with anyone who might fit the profile of someone who wants to learn and be part of the next generation of implant dentists in the UK.

 

For more information or to book a place please contact:

0115 9823919    

 

 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.           www.campbellacademy.co.uk 

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Calling all budding implantologists!

Calling all budding implantologists!

 

 

If you are interested in providing your patients with high-quality dental implant treatment, then be sure you don’t miss out on the Implants Year Course from Step Education.

 

Focussing not only on training dentists to become clinically adept at diagnosing, placing and maintaining dental implants, this exciting course is designed to educate the entire dental team on the benefits of dental implantology.

 

That means, alongside the exceptional mentoring, live surgery and implant restoration elements of this course, there will also be team-specific modules that will help your business finance and market your new treatment option.

 

Led by three ITI Fellows, James Hamill, Robert Oretti and Anthony Summerwill – who have acquired over 55 years of combined implant experience – the Step Education Implants Year Course is ideal for young professionals thinking about moving into implantology.

 

What’s more, as a multi-system course, the skills you learn across the 10 month period will be applicable to whichever implant system you prefer to work with.

 

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity – book yourself and your team onto the Step Education Implants Year Course before it’s too late! Spaces are going fast!

 

To express your interest, please email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.stepeducational.com to find out more.

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JAN
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“Professional, consistent and excellent service”

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Dr Nikhil Shah of Brentwood Orthodontic and Implant Centre recently undertook a practice relocation project working with Clark Dental. He says:

 

‘We came to work with Stuart Clark, Matt Rowlingson and the team from Clark Dental because they helped me with my initial practice fit out ten years earlier, and I have worked alongside them ever since. The team are always professional and provide consistently excellent service, so we knew they would be the best company to work with. They get things done and resolve any problems that arise with experience and confidence. I can have an idea and they make that vision a reality.

 

“As far as managing the project, Matt from Clark Dental took care of all the dental aspects. They oversaw the dental fit and installation, including coordinating with builders and other contractors, and they were fantastic at ensuring this all came together for us.

 

“For anyone undertaking a relocation or renovation project, I would highly recommend working with the team from Clark Dental, this project would not have turned out as well as it did without them.”

 

For more information contact Clark Dental on 01270 613750,
email
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.clarkdentalsurgerydesign.co.uk

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DEC
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“A superior impression material”

A superior impression material

“Currently, I use Impregum Penta for all my indirect restorations and implant work: it is a superior impression material,” says Dr Adyl Asani, principal dentist at TwentyOne Dental in Hove.

 

“I have used a variety of other impression materials over the course of my career, though none of these have provided me with the stability, accuracy and level of detail that Impregum has.

 

“Its ideal flow properties also reproduce the most minor details in my preparations and I avoid drags and airblows. This means I can ensure that the first impression is the last.

 

“I have no hesitation in recommending Impregum Penta impression material to other practitioners who are looking to provide their patients with the best possible indirect restorations.”

 

For more information, call 0845 602 5094 or visit www.3Mespe.co.uk

 

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NOV
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World-class treatment - Ten Dental / The Implant Restoration Course

World-class treatment - Ten Dental / The Implant Restoration Course

Dr Darshak Amin from Dentistree @ Horley has been referring implant patients to Ten Dental for approximately seven years: “The team at Ten Dental are always prompt, professional and provide correspondence every step of the way.

 

“Patients continue to be impressed with the service they receive at Ten Dental and feel reassured that their own dentist is involved in the treatment.

 

“Martin Wanendeya and Nik Sisodia at Ten Dental have a vast amount of experience in their speciality fields, especially implants, which means that I know my patients will be treated professionally, in a caring environment and to a world-class standard. In short, it gives me the piece of mind that my patients will receive the best care possible.”

 

Contact the knowledgeable team today to find out more about the comprehensive and personable implant referral service Ten Dental can offer your patients.

 

For more information about Ten Dental and The Implant Restoration Course visit Facebook/Implant Restoration Course-IRC, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., visit www.implant-restoration.com or call 020 7622 7610

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See more, treat more - Nuview

See more, treat more - Nuview

In dentistry what you can see greatly affects what you can treat. By embracing the latest magnification and visualisation technology, such as the Carl Zeiss OPMI Pico dental microscope, your practice will see countless benefits and be able to treat so much more.

 

Available in the UK from Nuview, the OPMI Pico incorporates the latest video and ‘live streaming’ technology, allowing you to record examinations and treatments in HD. The innovative camera options available facilitate excellent patient consultation and documentation and provide a fantastic tool for education and communication for the whole dental team.

 

The compact, high performing and easy-to-use OPMI Pico offers solid, ergonomic support for the most demanding of applications – whether in restorative dentistry, endodontics, implantology or periodontics. It is also available with a Varioskop objective lens that allows you to adjust the focal length to focus on virtually any image detail without leaving your preferred working position.

 

To find out more about the Carl Zeiss OPMI Pico contact Nuview today.      

 

For more information please call Nuview on 01453 872266,

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

 

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Professional, approachable and knowledgeable

Professional, approachable and knowledgeable

Dr Prash Patel from Beech Lane Dental has been working with Ten Dental and in particular Nik Sisodia for about five years. Commenting on his association with the Ten Dental team, Dr Patel said:

 

“They are absolutely fantastic. Nik is approachable, extremely professional and great with the patients. His help and advice on placing implants and restoration has been invaluable.

 

“Nik comes directly to the practice and has an innate ability to know how much to push me so that I continue to improve, and he always has time for my questions. I would feel comfortable and confident referring any of my patients to Ten Dental, as they always put the patient first and their communication is excellent.

 

“Our patients have all been extremely happy with the results and the service they receive. Nik is highly qualified and very relaxed with the patients, which has a positive effect on their experience.”

 

For more information about Ten Dental and The Implant Restoration Course visit Facebook/Implant Restoration Course-IRC, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., visit www.implant-restoration.com or call 020 7622 7610

 

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Pushing the Boundaries of Education and Training in Implant Dentistry

Pushing the Boundaries of Education and Training in Implant Dentistry

Clinical competency is the foundation for excellence in dentistry. Through high quality and on-going training and education, professionals acquire and develop the appropriate skills that enable them to deliver safe and effective dental treatment to their patients.

 

Particularly in such a fast-paced profession as dentistry, where techniques, materials and technologies are rapidly advancing and changing the way treatment is provided, remaining abreast of the latest innovations and ideas is vital. Not only does this ensure competency to treat patients in the most appropriate way, but it also allows practitioners to enhance the dental care and treatment they offer. 

 

What’s more, it’s important to develop knowledge and understanding in a broad range of areas. For example, if you wish to offer implant treatment to patients it is clear that you need to complete advanced training so that you have the skills necessary for the provision of safe and effective services. However, even as a GDP who doesn’t provide such treatment directly to patients, you still need sufficient knowledge that will enable you to assess the health of implant supported restorations that you may encounter.

 

Whether clinicians require education for the placement, restoration or maintenance of dental implants, it is paramount that any training completed is of the highest calibre.

 

Passionate about improving awareness of and access to first-class tuition in the field is Ken Nicholson. Ken is the founder of the British Society of Oral Implantology, a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a member of the Faculty of Examiners at RCS Edinburgh, amongst many other accolades. He is also the founder of SmileTube.tv, a learning portal designed to ensure practitioners’ competency in implant treatment. He says:

 

“The widespread use and published success of dental implant supported restorations is encouraging more and more GDPs to become involved in this treatment modality. A visit to the dentist’s section of the Yellow Pages makes it difficult to ignore the fact that an increasing number of practitioners are using the label ‘Cosmetic and Implant Practice’. Ensuring the clinician has the appropriate knowledge and skills to undertake dental implant treatment is of paramount importance.

 

“The GDC’s required learning outcomes of undergraduate education for Dentists: The First Five Years states that dental students should ‘be familiar with dental implants as an option in replacing missing teeth’. UK-qualified dentists are not expected to practise implant dentistry without undertaking structured postgraduate training and assessment of competence.

 

“The first step towards treating a patient is case assessment, where attention to detail and identification of the salient features of the case are essential. Even if a general practitioner does not wish to provide implant treatment, it is almost certain that he or she will be caring for patients with implant-supported restorations. A component of that care will be assessment of the health of the implant restoration(s) for which an understanding of implant dentistry is essential.”

 

For those wishing to perform implant treatment themselves, it is crucial that any training undertaken is carefully designed to provide both the theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience clinicians need to ensure their clinical competency.

 

Through SmileTube.tv, practitioners have access to a structured, blended learning programme that is tailored to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skill to place and restore dental implants, in a safe environment. The course involves four online modules, which can be completed at a time and from a place of the delegate’s choosing for ultimate engagement and effectiveness of learning. Training concludes with eight clinical days where delegates can develop practical skills for placing and restoring implants, while under the supervision of leading implant practitioners across the country and with access to cutting-edge facilities.

 

“The SmileTube.tv ‘Ultimate Implant Year Course’ delivered in partnership with Nobel Biocare provides delegates with the core knowledge and competence in implant dentistry expected of a GDP, as described by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for the Diploma in Implant Dentistry at the College,” continues Ken. “The knowledge component of the course, and assessment of that knowledge, is delivered online through the purpose designed e-learning platform SmileTube.tv, and delegates are able to revisit any material as many times as they need for the duration of the course. The clinical skills component, and skills assessment, is delivered through one of a network of clinical training centres throughout the UK and Ireland.

 

“I believe Nobel Biocare to be a global leader in implant dentistry with a hugely impressive and well documented track record. It is a proactive, innovative and forward-thinking company keen to support education and training for the GDP, which arguably offers the most comprehensive range of services, products and materials in the industry. The latest implant design from Nobel Biocare, the NobelParallel® Conical Connection (CC) implant will be one of the implant designs used on the SmileTube.tv course and promises to be an excellent platform for the newcomer to implant dentistry.

 

“As Nobel Biocare has been innovative in its approach to implant dentistry, SmileTube.tv has been innovative in its approach to education and training in the field. We hope to develop a passionate, global learning community, pushing the boundaries of education and training in implant dentistry to provide a better experience for our learners and a safe and predictable outcome for their patients.”

 

 

For more details on the learning opportunities available, please visit www.smiletube.tv, email Janine our Learning Community Facilitator on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0289 252 8522.

 

For more information about the exciting innovations available from Nobel Biocare, please call 0208 756 3300 or visit www.nobelbiocare.com

 

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SEP
22

Make It Easy On Yourself | Waterpik

Make It Easy On Yourself  |  Waterpik

A lot of research into the benefits of using Water Flosser as opposed to string floss has been conducted to date. Independent research studies have shown that the Water Flosser was up to 50% more effective at reversing gingivitis, up to 93% more effective for reducing bleeding and can remove 29% more plaque than string floss.[1],[2] It is also significantly more effective for implant and orthodontic patients who are more susceptible to developing gingival inflammation.[3],[4]

 

But, this research would mean nothing without the endorsement of professional hygienists who have a working knowledge of oral irrigation products. Michael Wheeler is a dental hygienist at Bramcote Dental Practice in Castle Cary and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Kent. When asked about the products available from Waterpik International, Inc. he said:

“I am a firm advocate of the Waterpik® Water Flosser – both for those patients who are having difficulties in maintaining oral hygiene with bridges or crowns, and those who already demonstrate good oral hygiene routines. The Water Flosser is a very effective product and is relatively easy to use, so it’s really beneficial for all. 

“A patient I’d been treating for several years recently highlighted this. She’d had a bridge fitted about 30 years previously and although her oral hygiene was exemplary, she expressed that the bridge caused her some difficulties, especially when it came to maintaining such a high level of oral hygiene. I suggested she incorporate one of the Water Flossers from Waterpik® into her daily cleansing routine, in an attempt to offer her a logical solution to these issues.

“The next time I saw her she was delighted with the results of the oral hygiene adjunct, stating: ‘It’s absolutely life-changing and the best thing I’ve ever used!’ Even I was slightly taken aback by the level of her enthusiasm, but it was great to hear!

“A second patient of mine, a reformed heavy smoker, also noticed an improvement in his oral hygiene with the use of a Water Flosser from Waterpik®.

“It just goes to prove with the right patient, even if their oral hygiene is beyond criticism, you can provide further motivation with the right product.”

Discover the many benefits of clinically proven solutions from Waterpik International, Inc. for yourself, and contact the team today.

 

For more information on Waterpik International, Inc. please visit www.waterpik.co.uk. Waterpik® products are available at Amazon, in

Boots and at Superdrug stores across the UK and Ireland.

 



[1] Barnes CM et al (2005) Comparison of irrigation to floss as an adjunct to tooth brushing: effect on bleeding, gingivitis, and supragingival plaque. J Clin Dent 16(3):71-7

[2] Goyal CR et al. Evaluation of the plaque removal efficacy of a water flosser compared to string floss in adults after a single use. J Clin Dent 2013; 24:37-42.

[3] Magnuson B, Harsono M, Stark PC, et al. Comparison of the effect

of two interdental cleaning devices around implants on the reduction

of bleeding: a 30-day randomized clinical trial. Compend Contin Educ

Dent. 2013;34(spec iss 8):2-7.

[4] Sharma N C, Lyle DM, Qaqish JG, et al. E ffect of a dental water jet with

orthodontic tip on plaque and bleeding in adolescent patients with fixed orthodontic

appliances. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2008;133(4):565-571.

 

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Straightforward and easy | Ten Dental

Straightforward and easy | Ten Dental

Dr Rashed Ala-Uddin from The Gardens Dental Centre has been referring implant patients to Ten Dental for over 18 months:

 

“Referring to Ten Dental is a straightforward and easy process, I just email over the patient’s details and X-rays and Ten Dental contact the patient straight away to arrange the initial consultation.

“Overall my patient’s have found the process very good and are positive about their experience at Ten Dental.

“I feel completely confident in the ability of the Ten Dental team and it is extremely helpful to be able to refer patients into their expert hands to ensure they get the best treatment possible.”

Dr Martin Wanendeya and Dr Nik Sisodia at Ten Dental provide a comprehensive and thorough implant referral service for your patients. They are both renowned experts and are able to deal with all cases. Contact the knowledgeable team at Ten Dental today to find out more.

 

For more information about Ten Dental and The Implant Restoration Course visit Facebook/Implant Restoration Course-IRC, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., visit www.implant-restoration.com or call 020 7622 7610

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21

Add value to patient care with Ten Dental

Add value to patient care with Ten Dental

Dr Senthan Perinparajah from Smiles Dental Epsom has been particularly impressed with the in-depth and comprehensive nature of the Implant Restoration Course run by the experts at Ten Dental:

 

“I attended the first course in 2013 with the aim of improving my skill set and providing an additional service to my patients.

“It was fantastic and the tutoring knowledge of Dr Nik Sisodia and Dr Martin Wanendeya was excellent. They provided me with a comprehensive foundation to implant restoration, and through the hands-on elements of the course I am much more confident in placing implant restorations.

“The intimate, almost one-to-one training provided by Nik and Martin allowed me to clarify any queries that I had, and I now have an increased understanding of how to restore more extensive complex cases.

“Offering implant restorations in the practice has added more value to the patient care we are able to provide, as being their referring dentist I have been involved with their treatment from beginning to end.”

 

For more information about Ten Dental and The Implant Restoration Course visit Facebook/Implant Restoration Course-IRC, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., visit www.implant-restoration.com or call 020 7622 7610

 

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19

First for 50 Years | Nobel Biocare

First for 50 Years Nobel Biocare

This year, Nobel Biocare celebrates being ‘First for 50 Years’. Having sold more than 11 million units worldwide, the company’s dedication to research and innovation has ensured it remains at the lead of the dental implant field.


Today, Nobel Biocare offers an array of cutting-edge solutions to not only enhance clinical outcomes, but to also enable a smooth and easy workflow.

The recently expanded portfolio of products now includes:

  • NobelActive® Wide platform (WP) implant – features a 5.5mm width to satisfy stability requirements in the posterior region.
  • NobelParallel® Conical Connection (CC) – a parallel-walled implant designed for reliability, enhanced osseointegration and immediate loading.
  • NobelProcera® Angulated Screw Channel (ASC) abutment – offers exceptional access for implant restoration even in limited vertical space within the posterior region.
  • Full-Contour Zirconia (FCZ) Implant Crown – available in eight shades for outstanding aesthetics.

All these innovations are available as part of Nobel Biocare’s new complete posterior solution – produced specifically to address common problems faced when placing and restoring implants in the posterior zone.

Highly effective as stand alone solutions, together, these products offer even better results.

So to find out how Nobel Biocare has remained ‘First for 50 Years’, discover the leading innovations available for yourself.

 

For more information on the Complete Posterior Solution and other exciting innovations available from Nobel Biocare, please call 0208 756 3300 or visit www.nobelbiocare.com

 

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Have you heard…? | The new complete posterior solution from Nobel Biocare

Have you heard…? | The new complete posterior solution from Nobel Biocare

Do you regularly place and restore dental implants? Would you benefit from a comprehensive product solution that ensures exceptional results every time?

 

Have you heard about the innovative new complete posterior solution from Nobel Biocare?

Offering a choice of leading implants, abutments and restorative adjuncts, the complete posterior solution has been designed to deliver the increased strength and reliability you need for posterior implant treatments.

It consists of the new NobelActive® Wide Platform and NobelParallel® Conical Connection implants, as well as the Angulated Screw Channel (ASC) abutment and Omnigrip tooling™, which enable a wealth of new restorative possibilities even in limited vertical space.

The atomically-shaped PEEK temporary and healing abutments further serve to optimise the emergence profile, and the NobelProcera® Full-Contour Zirconia (FCZ) Implant Crown provides strength and outstanding aesthetics to complete the restoration.

While effective as standalone innovations, the complete posterior solution ensures predictable and long-lasting results for every patient. Find out more from Nobel Biocare.

 

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

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The crown that rules them all | NobelProcera® Full-contour Zirconia (FCZ) Implant Crown

The crown that rules them all

The NobelProcera® Full-contour Zirconia (FCZ) Implant Crown offers strength, flexibility, aesthetics and function with no cement in sight.

 

The FCZ Implant Crown is specifically designed for Conical Connection implants; it is s resilient enough for use in the posterior region and is ideal for molars. Its full-contour nature means there is no need for veneering.

Created with biocompatible materials to ensure maximum stability in the areas it matters most, the FCZ Implant Crown allows you to increase the number of high quality screw-retained restorations you place.

You can also use the FCZ with the innovative Angulated Screw Channel (ASC) abutment and OmnigripTM tooling for ultimate flexibility of placement and restoration.

What’s more, delivering natural-looking tooth colour with eight shades available, the FCZ Crown is easily adjustable without concerns of discoloration for highly aesthetic outcomes every time.

Predictable and flexible, the NobelProcera FCZ Implant Crown is designed to support Nobel Biocare’s Conical Connection imapltns and is an addition to the extensive range of components designed for outstanding results. Contact Nobel Biocare today to find out more about its innovative restoration solutions.  

 

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

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A Competitive Advantage | The Angulated Screw Channel from Nobel Biocare

A Competitive Advantage | The Angulated Screw Channel from Nobel Biocare

Luc and Patrick Rutten are dental laboratory partners and dental technician educators from Belgium. They have been impressed with the Angulated Screw Channel® (ASC) concept from Nobel Biocare.

 

“The new ASC abutment has changed the way we work,” they say. “The titanium interface is more predictable than the old zirconia connection we used to rely on.

“The ability to offer a cement-free retention option is very important. Lots of dentists prefer screw-retained restorations because of the hazards of cement remnants and the complexity of cementing.

 “The ASC concept definitely gives us a competitive advantage.”

The ASC abutment and accompanying Omnigrip™ tooling offer new opportunities for the restoration of implants in the aesthetic zone.  The abutment can be placed at an angle of up to 25 degrees anywhere in a 360-degree radius, providing enhanced access even when working in limited space. With no cement necessary, there is also no risk of irritation to the gingival tissue.

For predictable and highly effective implant restorations in more cases, discover the ASC abutment and Omnigrip tooling from Nobel Biocare.

 

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

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Innovation, Inspiration and Knowledge - Nobel Biocare Sponsored Sessions at EuroPerio8

Innovation, Inspiration and Knowledge Nobel Biocare

Innovation, inspiration and knowledge are key elements for the advancement and maintenance of a practitioner’s skills in dental implantology. At EuroPerio8, practitioners had the chance to hear from those at the very forefront of the profession in sessions sponsored by Nobel Biocare.


On Thursday, an outstanding line-up of leading speakers including 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’.

Dr Christer Dahil, Professor in Oral Surgery and Guided Tissue regeneration at the Department of Biomaerials Science, Institute for Clinical Sciences in Sweden, was the first to take to the podium. He explored the biological mechanisms that present challenges for the implant clinician, highlighting the importance of guided bone regeneration and discussing the various bone defect classifications.

Dr Iñaki Gamborena, Associate Professor at the University of Washington Dental School, was keen to highlight the importance of the soft tissue, encouraging minimally invasive techniques by exposing as little bone as possible during procedures. Favouring a graftless approach, he considered the benefits of healing abutments to improve the condition of the soft tissue before conventional abutments are placed.

Finally, Professor and Head of the Department of Periodontology / Dental Surgery at the University of Liège in Belgium, Dr Eric Rompen looked further at the interface between the soft tissue and implant. Discussing the properties and clinical evidence supporting biocompatible materials, he used case studies to demonstrate the adhesion process and warn how easily detachable the soft tissue is even when using these materials.

Throughout the inspirational session, cutting-edge products from Nobel Biocare were described which are designed specifically to enhance the clinical outcome of implant treatment. These included the Angulated Screw Channel (ASC) abutment, increasing workflow flexibility and access; PEEK healing abutments, optimising the emergence profile; and the new NobelActive® Wide Platform and NobelParellel® Conical Connection implant systems, ideal for the posterior region.

Nobel Biocare also sponsored a session on the Friday, with leading international clinicians Chadur Wadhwani, Stefan Holst and Eric Rompen once again. Entitled ‘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.

 

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

 

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Providing popular implant surgery with dental referrals | Tim Bradstock-Smith

Providing implant surgery with dental referrals

Tim Bradstock-Smith from The London Smile Clinic shares his thoughts on the increasingly popular field of implant surgery and how dental referrals can help you and your practice...

Although traditional dentures still have a place, implant surgery is fast becoming an indispensible part of mainstream dentistry. Global forecasts suggest that Europe will continue to drive and dominate the area of dental implants and prosthetics until at least 2018.[1] What’s more, the current economic recovery is likely to see a further push and market expansion.

Successful restoration for an edentulous patient takes both functional and psychosocial adaptation, but their self-confidence is significantly enhanced[2]  by their resulting satisfaction with comfort, function, appearance and health. When compared to conventional complete dentures, data has provided scientific evidence of an improved quality of life after dental implant therapy.[3] Implants are much more convenient for patients and offer improved appearance, looking and feeling like natural teeth. Additionally, patients with positive self-esteem have been shown to experience significantly fewer physical health symptoms[4] and some researchers have gone so far as to suggest that the larger your smile, the longer you may live.[5] Whichever way you look at it, successful smile restoration has both physical and psychological benefits for patients.

The medical advantages of implants are that they help to prevent bone loss and actually stimulate growth to maintain the structure of the face. Also, well-maintained implants placed into adequate bone can be expected to last for many years.

Replacing or restoring missing or damaged teeth with virtually undetectable implants can be a complex procedure. However, it can be extremely rewarding for dentists who are able to not only produce a beautiful smile, but also raise patient self-esteem and confidence.

Successful implant surgery requires considerable attention to detail, outstanding accuracy and a comprehensive set of surgical skills acquired through on-going training and experience. Specialist technology and imaging is also needed to plan and execute implant treatment meticulously, ensuring optimal placement.

One clinician or indeed one practice may not have all the technology, space or the surgical skills required to provide the scope of treatment necessary for all implant surgery, particularly if a practice already provides specialist treatment in an alternative field of dentistry. Equally the patient demographics of the area may not make it financially worthwhile to support this provision. In addition, the training and education clinicians require to place implants successfully takes a significant amount of time as well as expense and often, if this knowledge is not used regularly, it is difficult for practitioners to maintain the skills required to achieve high quality work.

Even when a clinician is qualified to undertake implant surgery, there are still cases that require more specialist surgical skills with treatment sites that require advanced preparation or enhancement before implant surgery can take place. Some cases will require socket augmentation procedures, for example, or advanced regenerative procedures such as guided bone regeneration, bone condensation, ridge splitting, particulate grafting, autogenous block grafting, sinus augmentation, connective tissue grafting and further special methods such as inferior dental nerve lateralisation and distraction osteogenesis.

However, successful implant surgery can be still be delivered by suitably experienced clinicians or specialists in a team approach.

A centre of excellence such as London Smile Clinic provides a referral service to practitioners to undertake implant procedures on their behalf. Dr Zaki Kanaan is a highly trained implantologist, who will work closely with you to form a team, ensuring the best possible results for your patients. Whether you wish to refer more complex cases to Zaki or just refer out part of the overall treatment, the team at London Smile Clinic will keep you informed throughout the procedure. The patient will then return to you for continued treatment or on-going maintenance and care. London Smile Clinic prides itself on delivering a 5 star service and first class dentistry, and referring dentists can be confident that their patients will be in safe hands.

Keeping up in an ever-advancing industry can be both expensive and problematic. Equally, patient expectations are now much more forward thinking with an increase in people wishing to undertake corrective or cosmetic procedures.[6] It is not always possible to provide all services individually but by making use of the technology, facilities and skills offered by referral practices, it is possible to extend your areas of expertise and professionalism to enhance your treatment provision. In doing so, patient satisfaction and confidence is improved and as a result, these patients will return to your practice time and time again.

For more information, please contact 020 7255 2559 or
visit www.londonsmile.co.uk/refer

 



[1] Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence - http://mrg.net/News-and-Events/Press-Releases/European-Markets-for-Dental-Implants-072811.aspx#sthash.GPLy1315.dpuf [Accessed 11th February 2015]

[2] The psychosocial impacts of implantation on the dental aesthetics of missing anterior teeth patients

P. Chen, S. Yu & G. Zhu. British Dental Journal 213, E20 (2012) Published online: 7 December 2012 | doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.2012.1090.

[3] Roman M. Cibirka, DDS, MS a, Michael Razzoog, DDS, MS, MPH b,  Brien R. Lang, DDS, MSc. Critical evaluation of patient responses to dental implant therapy. 

[4] Antonucci TCPeggs JFMarquez JT. The relationship between self-esteem and physical health in a family practice population. Fam Pract Res J. 1989 Fall-Winter;9(1):65-72.

[5] Ernest L. Abel and Michael L. Kruger. Smile Intensity in Photographs Predicts Longevity

Psychological Science, April 2010; vol. 21, 4: pp. 542-544., first published on February 26, 2010

[6] Adult Dental Health Survey 2009’, Health and Social Care Information Centre, published 24 March 2011

 

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The Implant Hub goes live!

The Implant Hub - Supporting the Business of Implant Dentistry

On Wednesday 27th May the dental industry came together to launch The Implant Hub, a unique and exciting new online resource for dentists looking to grow their dental implant business. 

The Implant Hub - Launch

This brand new digital hub, at www.theimplanthub.com, provides information on topics that will directly impact profitability for both GDPs and specialists, supporting the business of implant dentistry.

A venue where you can gain valuable insight into growing your dental business, The Implant Hub delivers exclusive support and advice in implant dentistry through articles and blogs to Google Hangouts, as well as LIVE Q&As from our three top coaches: Chris Barrow (Business Coach), Mark Oborn (Marketing Coach) and Dr Nav Ropra (Inspirational Coach).

The Implant Hub - Launch

Speaking about The Implant Hub, Ken O’Brien, General Manager of BioHorizons UK, the team behind this new offering, said:

‘Always mindful that we provide unparalleled support for our clients in the business of implant dentistry – and beyond the sale of implants – The Implant Hub was the natural development in our offering to this industry. We are delighted to launch The Implant Hub and, together with our three coaches, our aim is to provide a resource that helps our clients develop their practices from a business perspective.’

Recently added content includes:

- White Paper Marketing in Implant Dentistry

- How to differentiate yourself from the practice down the road

- Why online marketing is more powerful than conventional marketing techniques.

To see for yourself what The Implant Hub has to offer your implant dentistry business, please visit www.theimplanthub.com

The Implant Hub is currently available free of charge to all BioHorizons customers. For  those who are not BioHorizons customers, please register your details on the website to find out how you can gain full access.

 

 

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