Early bird rates (end midnight Friday 31 January 2020)
Dentists - £95
* Foundation Dentists (FD's), FD Trainers, Dental Core Trainees - £45Hygienists, Therapists, Technicians - £45
* Nurses, Practice Managers, Treatment Co-ordinators, Receptionists - £25
Standard rates (from Saturday 1 February 2020)
Dentists - £125
* Foundation Dentists (FD's), FD Trainers, Dental Core Trainees - £65
Hygienists, Therapists, Technicians - £65
* Nurses, Practice Managers, Treatment Co-ordinators, Receptionists - £45
* Please note: If you are a Foundation Dentist, FD Trainer, Dental Core Trainee, Nurse, Practice Manager or Receptionist, please use the booking form (word version) or booking form (PDF version), or call us on 020 7563 4590 to make your booking, as you cannot get these special rates online.
Group bookings for FDs
If you wish to make a group booking for FDs, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a list of who will be attending with full names, GDC numbers, any dietary requirements
and a unique email address for each attendee. For large groups payment may be made by card, cheque or invoice.
Jason Smithson - lecture one
Artist-Technician - direct resin restorations
The three main problems encountered by all dentists in direct resin placement are: How to achieve invisible restorations How to avoid post operative sensitivity How to place adjustment free restorations. Dentistry is a branch of medicine, which encompasses science, art and mechanical engineering: the competent operator must be a master of all three disciplines. Dr Smithson's presentation will introduce the art of the anterior direct composite describing the protocol required to produce a class 4 restoration that is invisible to the human eye. This is followed by a more technical analysis of the process required to prepare and place a posterior composite resin restoration, which requires no or little occlusal adjustment. Finally, a novel technique is outlined which allows rapid restoration of deep class 1 cavities without post-operative sensitivity. This presentation is suitable for all levels.
Jason Smithson - lecture two
Modern ceramic concepts - indirect restorations
Minimally invasive solutions to the broken down tooth. Heavily broken down, structurally compromised teeth are conventionally restored with indirect full coverage ceramic crowns with horizontal chamfer or shoulder margins. This approach is well based in the literature and has been successful over time. However, it often requires significant preparation of the remaining tooth structure, which may result in pulp necrosis, root fractures and periodontal problems. Dr Smithson's presentation aims to illustrate a more contemporary minimally invasive approach with partial ceramic onlays to retain tooth structure and extend the overall lifespan of the tooth.
Susie Sanderson OBE
"When stuff goes wrong ……."
Attendees will acquire an appreciation of:
- how to manage difficult interactions
- how to manage adverse incidents
- why effective communication is so important
- why good records are essential.
management of dental trauma in children
Of all the unscheduled emergency appointments, a phone call saying a child with trauma is on the way is never a good one. Typically affecting anterior teeth, our management in these emergency situations can impact the child hugely in both the short and long term. Doing the right treatment at the right time is essential and Rebecca John's lecture will help educate and boost confidence in this aspect of paediatric dentistry.
Jason Smithson is an internationally renowned cosmetic and reconstructive dentist formerly of London's Harley Street Medical District, he is now based in St Agnes, Cornwall where he offers dentistry, dental-education and medico-legal expert witness services, world-class crowns, veneers and direct composite resin artistry are delivered with uncompromising standards bespoke to the patient's individual requirements. He is considered to be the 'Dentist's Dentist' and regularly treats other dentists; many of whom travel from throughout the UK to see him.
Dr Smithson is an 'In Demand' presenter and is perhaps the most prolific in the UK. He is considered by his peers to be an authority on aesthetic dentistry and has presented to audiences on every continent over the past 10 years. He is a true innovator and pioneered the use of Dental Operating Microscope in teaching Direct Resin Artistry to other dentists in the UK; he is the author of numerous articles and a book on crowns in aesthetic dentistry.
Susie Sanderson OBE
A dentist with a background in general dentistry and practice ownership for many years, Susie Sanderson is a Dentolegal Consultant at Dental Protection, Medical Protection Society (MPS). Her role includes providing risk management advice, support and assistance for members and particularly for those undergoing regulatory investigations. She has a Masters degree in the Legal Aspects of Medical Practice.
A broad range of leadership roles in representation, governance and advocacy over many years in the British Dental Association (BDA), World Dental Federation (FDI) and Council of European Dentists (CED) have allowed her the privilege of the widest appreciation of the dental profession and its challenges.
Rebecca is a currently working as Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry and Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Bristol Dental School and Hospital. She runs the post graduate course on dental trauma at Bristol, leads the undergraduate training in Paediatric dentistry and is a clinical supervisor for the specialist registrars in paediatric dentistry.
Having had several years of experience of treating children with complex dental needs, Rebecca has a special interest in dental anomalies affect and trauma.
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