Dental Update Study Day

For the second year running, BDIA Dental Showcase will be hosting the highly respected Dental Update Study Day on Thursday the 19th of October.

Readers of Dental Update, the leading peer reviewed subscription journal, and clients of 3M Espe are invited to attend a day of lectures at the Dental Update Lecture Theatre. The esteemed speakers at the event are Trevor Burke, Sanjay Sethi, and Paulo Montiero. The educational programme will be of the high standards demanded by Dental Update readers and will cover various aspects of restorative dentistry.

To book or to view the full programme, please download the booking form and return to hdarbyshire@georgewarman.co.uk.

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Speakers

A retrospective clinical review on Lava Zirconia restorations over the last decade

Sanjay Sethi - Full member and immediate past president of the British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry

Zirconia impacted the UK market around 2005 and its use has gone from strength to strength. This has not been without problems and steep learning curves that needed to be addressed. We are still understanding the material and increasing the limits of its usage in restorative dentistry.

Now we have increased usage of lithium disilicate restorations, will we see a decline in Zirconia usage or does it still have a place as was once suggested to us? CADCAM restorations are really the norm now and are often more cost effective. The level of accuracy of fit is now also clinically excellent. Monoblock restorations offer future security of reduced chipping and fracture, even compared to PFM.

The objectives will be to review clinical cases over time and evaluate the restorations under function and during ageing, to consider case selection for Zirconia restorations and look at current and future trends.

The Ultimate Guide to Restoration Longevity

Trevor Burke - Professor of primary dental care at the University of Birmingham

Trevor graduated from Queens University in Belfast. He worked in general dental practice in Manchester from 1974 to 1996, also working in the Unit of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Manchester. Principal activities include the treatment of patients, often referred because of tooth wear; being course director of a master’s course specifically designed for general dental practitioners (currently with 35 students); and research.

He has authored or co-authored 270 papers in peer-reviewed journals and been awarded over 80 research grants. His main research interests include properties and applications of tooth coloured restorative materials, clinical evaluation of materials and their performance in general dental practice, the design of an index of oral health for clinical audit and quality control and ill health retirement among dentists.

He co-ordinates the work of two practice based research groups (The PREP Panel, with 31 dentists UK-wide and BRIDGE, a West Midlands group with 12 dentists). He has been a professor of primary dental care at the University of Birmingham and an honorary consultant in restorative dentistry since 2000. He is the editorial director of Dental Update.

Trevor's talk is titled The Ultimate guide to Restoration Longevity

When and how to simplify daily adhesive dentistry

Paulo Monteiro - Assistant professor at ISCSEM and an active member of the International Association for Dental Research

Paulo’s talk is entitled, ‘When and how to simplify daily adhesive dentistry’. Nowadays, aesthetics is fundamental for our patients. In parallel, in our dental treatments we must always combine aesthetics with functionality, longevity and bio-compatibility.

The current restorative materials available (composite resins and ceramics), allow us to create restorations with optical and mechanical properties similar to the natural tooth tissues with the use of simple and reliable techniques. Sometimes we have some questions regarding the optimal treatment and material, for example, should it be direct or indirect? Or composite or ceramic?

The talk will review the latest scientific literature to clarify the indications/contraindications of direct and indirect restorations through step by step clinical procedures.