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IN-PERSON EVENT, hosted by the Cambridge Section

What to expect

The aim of this lecture is to explore the range of methods and materials for the successful restoration of Class II cavities.

Lieutenant Colonel Bethany Stapleton will discuss how to:

  • Assess restorability confidently and systematically to ensure restorations are optimised for success.
  • Plan the cavity design and minimise iatrogenic damage.
  • Select the correct restorative material and technique for the cavity and patient.


18:00 Registration and networking

18:30 Dinner 

19:30 Lecture - Lieutenant Colonel Bethany Stapleton

21:00 Questions and close

Learning objectives

  • Identify different wedging techniques and select the optimum system
  • Be aware of the indications for different matrix band systems
  • Understand the different techniques for composite placement.

Development outcome


Meet the speaker

Bethany Stapleton Lieutenant Colonel Bethany Stapleton

Beth Stapleton graduated from Manchester in 2004.  Following her VT year in practice in Tarporley she joined the Royal Army Dental Corps in 2005.  Following officer training at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Keough Barracks, she has worked consistently in primary dental care.  Her main role is delivering preventative and restorative care to soldiers to ensure that they are fit to fight.  She has worked in Germany, Brunei, Nepal and throughout the UK.  She has also worked in the deployed environment in Afghanistan and Kenya and for a number of years was part of the military forensics team. Seeking a new challenge in 2013, she commenced a Restorative MSc at University of Warwick passing with merit.  She is now part of the Managed Clinical Network, lead by restorative specialist Graeme Bryce delivering Tier 2 treatment, training and mentorship to the East of England military practices as well as running two military practices!

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More information

If you feel at all unwell, we encourage you to take a lateral flow test the evening before you are due to arrive - should your test result be positive, we ask you not to attend.

If your test is negative, but you do have symptoms of COVID-19 (a new, persistent cough; a high temperature; or loss/changes to your sense of taste or smell) we kindly request you consider not attending the event to mitigate any risk to other attendees.

Please email [email protected] with any dietary requirements.

Hilton Cambridge City Centre, 20 Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DT

The nearest car park is the Grand Arcade car park, next door to the Hilton, and it is free to park here after 6pm and overnight.

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Lecture was very good, enjoyed meeting other dentists and the food, as always, was very good

The subject was highly relevant to everyday practice and appreciated the quality of the presenter - wealth of experience and very pleasant delivery

The whole event was great overall and seemed well organised