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IN-PERSON EVENT, hosted by the Reading and Windsor Section

What to expect

Join us as we provide an introductory understanding of vertical preparations in fixed prosthodontics, enlightening dentists on their advantages, indications, and relevant protocols.

Our speaker Jaz Gulati will provide an introduction to vertical preparations or ‘vertipreps’ that seemed to have come back in fashion. The lecture will explain key differences to conventional ‘horizontal’ crown preparations and explain the rationale for vertical margins. Jaz will share case examples of vertical preparations that help to gain vertical ferrule and maintain the ‘horizontal ferrule’.


18:45 Registration and refreshments

19:15 Lecture - Jaz Gulati

20:45 End

Learning objectives 

  • Gain an understanding of vertical preparations in fixed prosthodontics, detailing their benefits and instances when they are most appropriately used
  • Understand the preparation techniques for vertical preparations, with an emphasis on the ‘shoulderless’ technique
  • Overcome challenges in starting with vertical preparations, particularly related to lab protocols.

Development outcome


Meet the speaker

Jaz Gulati 250X250 Jaz Gulati General Dentist

Jaz Gulati is a General Dentist with an interest in Restorative Dentistry, Occlusion and the conservative management of TMDs. After qualifying from Sheffield University, he completed Restorative DCT posts in both Guy’s Hospital and Charles Clifford Dental Hospital. He is the host of Protrusive Dental Podcast with listeners from over 150 countries.

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.

Green Park Conference Centre, 100 Longwater Avenue, Green Park, Reading RG2 6GP

Green Park meeting rooms are easily accessible by road, rail and bus. There are dedicated fast-track bus routes running direct from Reading station every 10 minutes, Junction 11 of the M4 is just around the corner and the Number 23 National Bike Route – runs from central Reading to Basingstoke.

The venue offers free car parking onsite.

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