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Additive dentistry with the BACD

Now in its fourteenth year, the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) is aiming to make 2017’s Annual Conference the best yet. With a prestigious line-up of world-class speakers and three days of exciting and inspiring lectures, presentations and hands-on sessions, delegates will be exposed to the industry’s very best.


As such, the Academy is delighted to include, in this year’s line-up, an exclusive lecture by Dr Francesca Vailati.


Francesca first graduated in medicine from the University of Bari in Italy before pursuing her dental education at the University of Pennsylvania in the USA. Specialising in prosthodontics, she returned to Europe with an MSD degree and joined the Fixed Prosthodontic Department at the University of Geneva where she remains as a senior lecturer. She has contributed to many articles in the field of restorative dentistry and lectures worldwide on a variety of topics related to full mouth adhesive rehabilitation and implant prosthodontics. Her extensive experience and undoubted expertise will be brought to bear during her highly-anticipated session at the BACD Annual Conference, entitled Adhesive Additive Rehabilitation.


Speaking about this upcoming lecture, Francesca says, “Dental wear is a frequently underestimated pathology that, nowadays, affects an increasing number of individuals, not only for the excessive presence of acid in the mouth, but also because of parafunctional habits.


“Instead of leaving these dentitions to degrade further, a non-invasive (additive) intervention should be proposed, based on an increase of vertical dimension of occlusion (VDO).”


On this basis, Francesca will explain to delegates how they can plan and execute more comprehensive rehabilitations. She will introduce to them the detailed 3-STEP technique, which will help simplify clinical protocols and enhance results. “This includes diagnosis, data collection and treatment planning,” continues Francesca, “Which come together as a different way of approaching patients.”


By the end of this inspiring lecture, delegates will have been exposed to the differences between additive and subtractive dentistry, as well as being shown how to make an initial diagnosis on the cause of tooth wear. “Delegates will also understand the rationale behind the planning of a full-mouth additive adhesive rehabilitation,” says Francesca, “We will also look at a variety of treated cases, to realise the potential applications of this technique – and its applicability in different situations other than dental erosion.”


It is without a doubt that Francesca’s lecture will perfectly embody the focus of this year’s Annual Conference, “FAB: Function, Aesthetics, Biology” and will provide aspiring dental professionals an inspiring insight into non-invasive techniques.


Delegates will also be treated to an eclectic trade show throughout the three days of the conference, where they will be able to learn more about the very latest equipment and high quality materials that are available on the market. In the evenings, they will also be able to let their hair down and enjoy socialising at one of the BACD’s fantastic dinners. This is a great opportunity for professionals to meet new, like-minded colleagues and reconnect with old friends.


The BACD Annual Conference has always been one of the most highly anticipated events in the professional calendar and this year will certainly be no different! Booking is now open, so be sure to save your space today!


The BACD Fourteenth Annual Conference 2017

‘FAB – Function, Aesthetics, Biology’

9th – 11th November 2017

The Hilton London Metropole Hotel, London


For further enquiries about the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry visit www.bacd.com.


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