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Composite and ceramic materials and clinical techniques

Event Type
Event Subject
Development Outcomes (C)
Topic Groups (Aesthetic Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Composites)
Friday 20 October 2023
09:00 - 17:00
British Dental Association
64 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 8YS, England
Dominic Hassall
Booking Fees
  • Dental Care Professional: £95.00
  • Essential member: £195.00
  • Expert member: £195.00
  • Extra member: £195.00
  • Senior member: £195.00
  • Non member: £285.00
  • Student member: £195.00

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The complete guide to contemporary composite and ceramic materials and clinical techniques

LONDON   |   Friday 20 October 2023

The last decade has seen dramatic advances in minimally invasive composite and ceramic materials and techniques. However, these developments have left many practitioners confused over clinical choices or lagging behind when it comes to incorporating these developments into clinical practice.


This comprehensive one-day course will discuss all aspects of modern ceramic and composite materials and techniques. Delegates will feel more confident with providing highly aesthetic minimally invasive long-lasting composites and ceramics for their patients in all clinical situations.

Learning objectives

  • Be able to implement contemporary bonding and cementation protocols for successful composites and ceramics
  • Understand veneers, full coverage anterior restorations, onlays, adhesive and conventional bridge techniques
  • Understand direct composite techniques for occlusal, interproximal, onlay, veneer and 360° restorations
  • Appreciate protocols for composites and ceramics in tooth wear cases.

Learning content

A lecture-based session with opportunity to ask questions to the speaker.



Registration, refreshments and exhibition


The composite and ceramic revolution

  • Contemporary bonding systems, composite materials, heating, APA and light curing units
  • Contemporary high strength ceramic materials, indications and limitations.


Morning refreshments and exhibition


​Contemporary ceramic techniques

  • Clinical techniques for successful anterior veneers, crowns and adhesive/conventional crowns and bridges
  • Clinical techniques for successful posterior onlays, crowns and bridges.

Lunch and exhibition


Contemporary composite techniques

  • Contemporary protocols for successful composites
  • Preparation design principles from occlusal to onlay and veneer placement techniques

Afternoon refreshments and exhibition


Successful composites and ceramics in tooth wear

Clinical case presentations will provide predictable protocols for ceramics and composites in the rehabilitation of localised and generalised tooth wear including occlusal protocols, simplifying the treatment of these cases.

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Dr Dominic Hassall, BDS, MSc, FDS RCPS (Glasg), MRD, RCS (Edin), FDS (Rest Dent) RCS (Eng)

Director, Dominic Hassall Training Institute and Smile Concepts Specialist Referral, Implant and Cosmetic Centre

Specialist in Restorative, Prosthodontic and Periodontal Dentistry and Senior Clinical Lecturer, University Dental Hospital Cardiff

Dominic obtained his certificate of completion of specialist training in restorative dentistry in 2001.

He is recognised by the General Dental Council as a specialist in prosthodontics, periodontics and restorative dentistry.

He has held a Restorative NHS Consultant post and Professorship in Restorative Dentistry before establishing a referral based private and specialist practice and training institute.

He specialises in complex rehabilitation of the failing dentition with composite, ceramics and implants.

He has been awarded fellowships by the international academy for dental facial aesthetics and college of general dentistry.

He is director of the Dominic Hassall Training Institute running hands-on course and online blended courses on all aspects of restorative and aesthetic dentistry.


6 hours CPD

The seminar meets the educational criteria set by the GDC for verifiable CPD (6 hours) and is certified by the British Dental Association.




Early-bird price available until Monday 14 August 2023 - save £50!

​BDA members: £245 £195

Non-members: £335 £285

​Dental Care Professionals: £145 £95

All costs includes refreshments and a standing buffet lunch. This event is exempt from VAT.

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British Dental Association
64 Wimpole Street
London W1G 8YS

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If you wish to stay overnight during the event please contact MICE Concierge our appointed hotel booking agency by email hello@miceconcierge.com call 01438 908770.

Cancellation policy

All cancellations must be received in writing by email to events@bda.org

Cancellations received 29 days or more prior to an event will be entitled to a 100% credit voucher or refund. Cancellations received between 15 days and 28 days (inclusive) prior to the event will receive a 100% credit voucher to attend a future BDA event or a 75% refund. For cancellations received between 1 day and 14 days (inclusive) prior to the event, no credit voucher or refund will be given. Failure to attend the event on the day will constitute late cancellation and no credit voucher or refund will be given.

Substitutions are welcome at any time if they qualify for the same delegate rate or cheaper. Substitutions for attendees who qualify for a higher delegate rate should pay the difference.

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