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IN-PERSON EVENT, hosted by the Lancaster and Morecambe Section

What to expect

Join us as we explore implant failures and managing challenging cases.

Our speaker, Finlay Sutton, will provide insights into the construction of state-of-the-art complete dentures and partial dentures in patients who have lost dental implants, helping attendees to gain improved understanding of how to make excellent impressions in order to maximise retention and suction and appreciate that good quality removable dentures are a valid alternative to implant supported restorations.

The Section will also hold their AGM on this day (open to BDA members only). 


18:30 Registration and networking

19:00 Section AGM - all BDA members are welcome and encouraged to attend

19:15 Lecture starts - Finlay Sutton

20:15 Lecture ends and networking

20:30 End of event

Learning objectives

  • To have improved awareness of managing emotionally damaged (“difficult”) patients who are understandably wary of the dental profession
  • To see examples of managing challenging cases e.g. large defects of supporting tissue where implants have failed, using sectional impressions to improve the fit of immediate dentures, occlusion difficulties using overlay rest seats, denture support problems.

Development outcomes

A, B, C and D

Meet the speaker

Finlay Sutton Finlay Sutton Specialist in Prosthodontics

Finlay is based in Garstang (North West England) limiting his clinical work to removable prosthodontics. Together with his highly skilled dental technician (Rowan Garstang), working in the room next door, they provide patients with superbly functioning and life-like dentures – often profoundly improving their quality of life.

He qualified in 1993 and spent six years in general practice, during this time he found prosthodontics difficult and unpredictable. This led him to leave general dental practice and gain a further seven years formal training in prosthodontics and restorative dentistry at Manchester and Liverpool dental hospitals prior to establishing his specialist referral practice in 2007.

He concentrates his professional life within three areas of removable prosthodontics, namely; clinical provision for patients, training/lecturing/mentorship for dental professionals and research and development.

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.

Would you be interested in getting involved in the Lancaster and Morecambe Section?

We are looking for enthusiastic members to join the Lancaster and Morecambe Section committee. A role on the committee is a great way to get involved in the BDA at a local level and to help provide and shape local educational and networking events. It’s also great to have on your CV!

A brief description of the different roles in a committee is available here

The Section has the support of the centrally-based Local Services team who are on hand to help and advise on any aspect of running the Section and planning events.

If interested, or for more information, please contact us at [email protected]

Share the North Western Branch forthcoming events flyer with your practice.

{my}dentist, 12-14 Perpignan Way, St. Nicholas Arcades, Lancaster LA1 1NE

Please note that car parking is unavailable at the venue, and it is recommended to use nearby public car parks.

Venue location

Connect with us

Learn more about our North Western Branch and join the North Western Branch Facebook group. 

Well organised event, speaker very enthusiastic

A very interesting talk. Felt that I learned so much

I enjoyed networking with other dentists