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To support dental education during COVID-19, Dental Update in partnership with Denplan have created a series of webinars on multiple specialties and disciplines that encompass dentistry, all delivered by expert clinicians for clinicians.

All webinars are free to attend and come with 1 hour of verifiable CPD.

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3. Experience learning the virtual way with verifiable CPD, which you can download after the live webinar only by clicking the 'Show my Scores' button.


The Human Holobiont: understanding host-bacterial interactions for oral & whole body health

Thursday, May 28, 2020 17:00 - 18:00
Aims and objectives:

This presentation will take delegates on a journey from the beginnings of periodontology to the current day - dealing with “periodontology through the ages”. For those who want to understand how and why the disease happens it will start with the microbiologists viewpoint, a moving to the immunologists stance and ultimately to that of the modern day. It will take delegates on a journey from history to contemporary thinking in periodontal research, with a focus on humans as holobionts and the balance between living with our healthy bacteria and how this balance can go wrong. It will discuss how dysbiosis can result from our immune response, but also how dysbiosis can drive an unbalanced immune response in a circular relationship: which comes first the chicken or the egg? The presentation will evolve to demonstrate how bacteraemia can drive a destructive immune response, which can in turn drive systemic diseases, thereby putting the mouth firmly into the rest of the body.

  • Take delegates through a journey of the evolution of our understanding of how periodontitis develops
  • Provide a contemporary model of host-bacterial interactions and how this leads to periodontal destruction
  • Demonstrate how our own immune response causes more damage than the bacteria do
  • Provide delegates with the science behind the disease, to help them convey current understanding simply to their patients
  • Understand why periodontitis is a complex disease and what the implications are
  • Appreciate how the pathobiology of periodontitis translates to a systemic impact

Upcoming webinars

Tailored MI with Minimal Aerosol

Thursday, May 28, 2020 19:00 - 20:00
Aims and objectives:

The future is shaped by the decisions we make today. The Global Burden of Disease study estimated that 3.9 billion people were still affected by oral conditions and the most common disease was unfortunately untreated dental caries (Marcenes et al. 2013).

The life after COVID-19 in dentistry will be different for all clinicians. If we can detect carious lesions as early as possible and manage them with a personalised MI approach with minimal aerosol (MA), vicious restorative cycle of a tooth life could be controlled. Our ultimate aim is to provide optimum quality of life with a dignified future for our patients in all ages.

In this webinar, the journey will start with innovative MI techniques within the umbrella of Biomimetic Dentistry to protect tooth structure, then will continue with early and deep carious lesions and how to manage them with the use of MA. Finally, evidence-based approaches to demonstrate the importance of tailored MI.

By the end of the webinar, the participants will:

  • Become familiar with the recent developments on the early detection of dental caries.
  • Have a sound knowledge on the management of different stages of dental caries using MI with MA.
  • Have a clear understanding of innovative techniques and materials within the umbrella of Biomimetic Dentistry for the management of dental caries.
  • Have an increased knowledge using the evidence-based approach on the protection of dentine-pulp complex with practical tips.
Dr Aylin Baysan Clinical Reader in Cariology in relation to Minimally Invasive Dentistry Barts and the London, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London

Thoughts on survival - life, restorations and teeth

Friday, May 29, 2020 11:00 - 12:00
Aims and objectives:

In the background of the coronavirus pandemic, which puts little other than life and death into perspective, it might not be easy to see beyond the current crisis. However, there will be a time when dentists and their patients will again worry about how long the restorations placed in their teeth will last, and, arguably, more importantly, how the restorations which they receive will affect the lifespan of their teeth.

This presentation will therefore aim, using results from a 10 million restoration dataset, to predict the effect that given restorations will have a more profound effect on the life of the tooth than others.

At the end of the presentation, the listener will:

  • Be aware of the value of choosing the correct, high-quality material for a given clinical situation
  • Be aware that some restoration types may adversely affect the life of the restored tooth
  • Be aware of the patient and dentist factors which may affect the survival of restorations and the restored tooth.
  • Be aware that longevity of the restored tooth, as opposed to merely the survival of the restoration, is most important.
Trevor Burke Professor of Primary Dental Care University of Birmingham

EFFICIENCY of the Invisalign system: clinical tips

Friday, May 29, 2020 14:00 - 15:00
Aims and objectives:
  • Multidisciplinary approach to cases
  • Clinical hints and tips
  • Utilising your time

Making every patient journey the best experience possible. Training the entire team.

Thursday, June 4, 2020 14:00 - 15:00
Aims and objectives:
  • Patient journey
  • Communication
  • Delegation Positivity

Practice Success Post Covid-19

Friday, June 5, 2020 14:00 - 15:00
Aims and objectives:
  • An update on the latest clinical and legal guidelines
  • Marketing strategies during Covid 19 restrictions
  • How to adapt your patient journey
  • The ideal workflow to ensure clinical efficiency
  • ‘Covid-friendly’ treatments you should focus on
  • What new skills you should learn
  • What new equipment you should invest in
  • How to maintain and grow your income despite new SOPs

ART in Contemporary Cariology and Restorative Dental Care

Monday, June 8, 2020 11:00 - 12:30
Cariology and Restorative Dentistry
Aims and objectives:

To understand the position of the Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART) approach within Minimal Intervention Dentistry (MID) and contemporary cariological principles

The participant:

  • will have a good understanding of contemporary cariological principles of carious tissue removal;
  • is able to position the ART-approach in contemporary preventive and restorative dental care;
  • understands the benefits of high-viscosity glass-ionomer / hybride glass-ionomer with ART in providing restorative care;
  • knows the steps for carrying out an ART sealant and an ART restoration
  • is able to reproduce the major outcomes of comparison studies between ART/high-viscosity glass-ionomer and traditional sealants and restorations

Content of presentation

  • Briefly discuss Minimal Intervention Dentistry
  • Introduce the ART approach
  • Present ART sealants, ART restorations and study results
  • Introduce contemporary cariological principles and relate these to the ART approach
Professor Jo Frencken Emeritus professor in Minimal Intervention Dentistry Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Dentistry Post Covid-19: Future- Perfect!

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 19:00 - 20:30
Aims and objectives:

During the unprecedented close- down of UK Dentistry triggered by COVID-19 Dr Mark Cronshaw formed an independent think tank called Pandora Dental which was supported by over 650 practice owners representing 1,100 practices.

Learning Content

This webinar will present the extensive evidence-based research conducted by Pandora Dental and its vision of the future of dentistry we are implementing now. COVID-19 may be viewed as either a disaster or an opportunity. Learn how this highly innovative powerhouse group has responded to the challenges ahead: “We believe the future is actually bright and hope to show how you can embrace the positive opportunities”.

  • Update on working evidence-based proposals to meet the needs of a safe and productive workflow post COVID-19.
  • Technological solutions to meet the needs of 21st Century Dentistry: Teledentistry, digital devices, lasers, new products and a glimpse at the future.
  • Reinvigorate the dental team by using your hygiene therapists, nurses, technicians to their full capacity. Up-skill your team, grow your practices and reduce stress.

This event covers the requirements of CE learning under GDC objectives 1,2 & 4.

Format 20 minute prequel followed by 5-10 minute presentations by the three speakers, plus panel discussion Q&A

Dr Mark Cronshaw Principal Dental Surgeon Amery House Dental Practice
Dr John Kois Kois Center Director
Professor Mike Lewis Professor of Oral Medicine and Dean of the School of Dentistry at Cardiff University Cardiff University

SIMPLICITY: Dr Kunal Patel sharing his simplified ABC journey.

Friday, June 12, 2020 14:00 - 15:00
Aims and objectives:
  • ABC journey
  • Listening to your patient
  • Marketing hints and tips

Past webinars

The Erosion Explosion! A Practical Guide to the management of Erosive Tooth wear

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Aims and objectives:

This lecture will use clinical case examples to demonstrate the latest materials, equipment and evidence-based clinical techniques for the minimally invasive management of tooth wear and will include the following subject areas:

  • Prevalence of non-carious tooth tissue loss
  • Detection and diagnosis of erosive tooth wear
  • Prevention of erosive tooth wear
  • Treatment planning (including occlusal and aesthetic considerations)
  • Step-by-step guide to treating wear cases using direct composite
  • Restoration maintenance

CPD not available on demand

Louis Mackenzie Chief Dental Officer Denplan

Communication in the 21st century and the modern smile makeover

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Orthodontics Team training
Aims and objectives:
  • Understand how communication is changing and how the sensible use of social media can help both patients and the dental team
  • Make use of social media in the modern dental environment
  • Efficiently integrate strategies in your workflow and workplace

CPD not available on demand

Affan Saghir Dental Surgeon Align Technology

Diagnosis - 2B or not 2B - The new Periodontal Classification and how to use this in practice

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Aims and objectives:
  • To look at what is a diagnosis
  • To explain why the World Workshop felt the need to reclassify the periodontal diseases
  • To look at the changes that have been made from the previous classification
  • To look at the fine points of the new classification
  • To look at the practical use of the new system in general practice
  • Know why the changes have been made in the classification of periodontal diseases
  • Know how to use the new classification system when diagnosing periodontal disease in practice.

CPD not available on demand

Ian Dunn Specialist Periodontist

Direct Resin Solutions in the Posterior Dentition

Thursday, April 16, 2020
Aims and objectives:

Learn how to accurately place adjustment-free restorations alongside a simple, easy and predictable solution for the rapid restoration of large class 1 and 2 cavities.

By the end of this course, delegates will be able to demonstrate understanding in the following subject areas:

• Isolation with rubber dam
• Margin preparation of a class 1 and 2 cavities
• Particle abrasion
• Layering with direct composite
• Control of the occlusion using the DeVreugd Occlusal Compass
• Use of RMGIC in the "Modified Super-Closed" Approach

Unfortunately, this webinar is not available on demand 

Jason Smithson

Modern deep caries management: get your team involved with practice-based clinical research and help make a difference to our patients and profession!

Friday, April 17, 2020
Aims and objectives:

This webinar will provide an overview of the principles for the minimally invasive (MI) management of patients with deep carious lesions and offer an exciting opportunity for primary care practitioners (dentists and therapists) to get involved in collecting clinical evidence as part of a national NIHR-funded primary care clinical trial.

This webinar will summarise the scientific and clinical evidence underpinning the latest concepts behind the minimally invasive operative management of deep carious lesions and will include:

• An overview on the conventional management of deep carious lesions
• An explanation of the principles behind selective caries removal and hard tissue / pulp preservation
• A summary of the clinical research supporting MI operative caries management
• An outline of the current NIHR-funded national UK clinical trial for Selective Caries Removal in Permanent Teeth (SCRiPT)
• Team participation details for the SCRiPT clinical trial

CPD not available on demand


What’s the evidence and what should we be doing D.A.D: Direct Adhesive Dentistry

Monday, April 20, 2020 11:00 - 12:00
Aims and objectives:

This lecture will provide an overview of anterior and posterior direct restorative techniques including minimally invasive preparation and infiltration techniques.

This lecture will use clinical case examples to demonstrate the latest materials, equipment and evidence-based clinical techniques for the application of composite and resin-based dentistry.

• The relevance of isolation
• Bonding protocols
• Posterior composite stratification
• Anterior composite layering methods
• Minimally invasive hypoplastic lesion infiltration
• Restoration maintenance


Do you have 2020 vision for mouth cancer?

Monday, April 20, 2020 14:00 - 15:00
Oral medicine
Aims and objectives:

Unfortunately, despite increasing awareness of mouth cancer in recent years, 65% of patients developing this condition are still not diagnosed until the tumour has progressed to advanced stages. Late presentation contributes directly to the poor 5-year survival of 50%. This lecture will provide an update on the prevention, detection and referral of mouth cancer in 2020.

The lecture will present material that will provide an understanding of the following aspects of mouth cancer.
• Clinical signs and symptoms (including a self-assessed case based quiz)
• Risk factors and role of brief interventions in dental practice
• Potentially malignant mucosal disorders
• The role of a cancer toolkit.
• Criteria for Urgent Suspected Cancer (USC) referral

Professor Mike Lewis Professor of Oral Medicine Cardiff University

Understanding the chemistry and introducing home teeth whitening

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 15:00 - 16:00
Aims and objectives:

Understanding the chemistry of home teeth whitening and how to determine if your patient is suitable.

  • To provide an insight into home teeth whitening
  • To provide a basic understanding of the chemistry of home teeth whitening
  • To understand how to determine if a patient is suitable
Dr Affan Saghir Dental Surgeon

Essentials of Periodontal Care in General Practice

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 19:00 - 20:00
Aims and objectives:

This lecture will provide an overview of all the key perio topics relevant in general practice, including the new classification.

  • To outline our current understanding of the aetiology and risk factors of periodontal diseases.
  • To understand and simplify the new classification and its application.
  • To provide tips on delivering effective oral hygiene advice.
  • To understand the objectives of non-surgical periodontal therapy, including indications for antimicrobial therapy.
  • To discuss when and how to refer a patient for specialist care.
  • To briefly discuss the diagnosis and management of peri-implant diseases.
Reena Wadia Specialist Periodontist

Efficiency – Workflow and teamwork for a modern smile makeover

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 14:30 - 15:30
Orthodontics Team training
Aims and objectives:
  • Look at workflow and how we can work together with a dental team to help enhance the patient journey
  • The importance of teamwork and how to keep your team engaged
  • Workflow and use of iTero in the dental practice
Affan Saghir Dental Surgeon Align Technology

Periodontology Update

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 19:00 - 20:00
Aims and objectives:
  • To help identify and diagnose periodontal disease and refer if necessary.
  • To help manage most periodontal cases with in general practice.
Amit Patel BDS MSc MClinDent FDS RCSEd MRD RCSEng Specialist in Periodontics & Implant Dentist

New Horizons in Digital Cosmetic Dentistry

Thursday, April 23, 2020 11:00 - 12:00
Aims and objectives:

Understand how developing the digital examination within your practice can drive an incredible patient journey and USP for your practice.

See how same-day chairside restorations can help you provide predictable, aesthetic and stress free dentistry!

  • Understand the benefits of a fully digital workflow for your practice
  • See how a Cerec Workflow can integrate into restorative/orthodontic and implant dentistry
  • From single one visit crowns (OVCS) to pushing the digital envelope with full arch cases and digital milled post/core
  • Learn tips on how beautiful aesthetics can be achieved with monolithic ceramics utilising digital wax ups, hand characterisation and 3D Stain & Glaze
  • Understand the future of digital in dentistry to stay ahead of the curve
Dr Simon Chard Scientific Director British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Top tips for shade determination, morphology and function in composite resin

Friday, April 24, 2020 11:00 - 12:00
Aims and objectives:

This lecture will provide an academic and visual overview of how we systematically determine the right combination of shades for composite restorations, an overview of the morphological features of anterior and posterior teeth as well as considerations when layering to minimize post-cure adjustments

This lecture will use clinical case examples to demonstrate the latest thoughts, techniques and evidence for minimizing complications in practice when placing anterior and posterior composite restorations:

• Shade determination as a system
• Knowledge of anterior and posterior occlusal morphology
• How morphology affects occlusal integration
• Key considerations required for occlusal integration
• Long term follow-up on cases


The Lifetime patient. How ortho-restorative thinking can change your approach to every dental check-up

Monday, April 27, 2020 14:00 - 15:00
Restorative Orthodontics
Aims and objectives:

This lecture will provide an overview on a different approach to everyday dentistry that could result in far less invasive treatments for many patients throughout their lives.

This lecture will use clinical case examples and long-term case follow up to demonstrate how, this approach can benefit patients in the long term and will include the following subject areas:

• Understanding and educating patients on the effect of continued tooth movement and slow occlusal changes.
• Highlight the planning protocols of simple occlusion-driven anterior alignment methodology.
• A long-term strategy to protect guidance and long-term function via orthodontic planning and retention methodology.
• Outline the use of edge bonding as a viable interceptive non-invasive aesthetic and functional tool for cosmetic dentistry and occlusal treatment via the Dahl principle.
• To understand how align bleach and bond can totally change the way we approach all cases not just cosmetic ones.


Supporting patients with Immediate loading full Arch restorations - A Practice guide

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:00 - 12:00
Aims and objectives:
  • Confidence knowledge and skills to treat and support these patients.
  • An understanding of the importance of practice protocols and long term monitoring and maintenance.
  • An understanding of the issues related to design of full arch implant restorations and how this impacts the ability to perform biofilm disruption around these restorations.
  • Discuss the options available for biofilm disruption for both patient and clinicians around these complex restorations. Identify the need for long term monitoring of these patients.
  • Encourage a team approach for supporting these patients. 
Helen Minnery Dental Hygienist Waterpik

B is for Brighten

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 15:00 - 16:00
Aims and objectives:
  • To understand how to communicate and use teeth whitening as part of a simple smile makeover
  • To discuss a concept by which we can communicate the process to patients
  • To use teeth whitening as part of a simple smile makeover
Dr Affan Saghir Dental Surgeon

Simple tips to help finish an Invisalign smile makeover

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 14:30 - 15:30
Aims and objectives:
  • Basic direct composite tips to help enhance a smile after alignment
  • Strategies to help discuss the concept with patients
  • Tips for provision of direct adhesive composite restorations after alignment
Affan Saghir Dental Surgeon Align Technology

Strategies to prevent and manage early erosive toothwear and dentine hypersensitivity (DH) in general dental practice

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 19:00 - 20:00
Aims and objectives:
This lecture will provide insight into the aetiology of erosive tooth wear and the sequela, dentine hypersensitivity (DH). Guidance will be provided for the prevention and early management of both conditions 
This lecture will use research findings and clinical cases to demonstrate aetiology, prevention and early management of erosive tooth wear and dentine hypersensitivity that can be implemented in general dental practice.
The presentation will cover:
• Understanding of the aetiology, susceptibility and impact of erosive tooth wear and DH
• Gaining knowledge on current preventative management of erosive tooth wear and DH
• Oral hygiene practice to prevent dentine and enamel loss
• Knowing when to refer cases

Non-random Thoughts on Children's Dentistry

Thursday, April 30, 2020 11:00 - 12:00
Aims and objectives:

This lecture will provide an evidence based pragmatic guide to the management of common problems children present with.

This lecture a will address some of the issues that confront practitioners managing the dental health of children on a daily basis and will include the following subject areas:

  • Impacts of decay, particularly in the primary dentition
  • Referral for GA
  • Appreciate the evidence for and against restoring the carious primary dentition and
  • Potential barriers to restoring young children’s teeth
  • Knowledge of the evidence base available to support the use of different materials in primary teeth
  • Know the outcome of the Fiction Trial
  • Managing the erupting molar
Professor Chris Deery Professor/Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry School of Clinical Dentistry

The Iconic solution-Maximising minimal intervention

Thursday, April 30, 2020 14:00 - 15:00
Aims and objectives:

Historically, patients who have been affected by white lesions on their teeth have either had to live with the lesions, or resort to invasive dentistry to mask them. Due to modern advancements in dental materials and techniques, white spots can now be removed in truly a minimally invasive way using resin infiltration. This lecture and hands on will look at how resin infiltration can be used in every day practice to great effect in the treatment of superficial and also deep white spot lesions.

• To recognize the different types of white lesions and their aetiology
• Understand the science behind resin infiltration
• How to treat a simple case
• Complex white lesions-Deep infiltration
• Dealing with brown lesions
• Isolation
• Time management and costing cases

Dr Richard Field Restorative & Aesthetic Dentistry

The Invisalign system and minimally invasive dentistry

Thursday, April 30, 2020 19:00 - 20:00
Aims and objectives:

To introduce ways alignment can assist every facet of minimally invasive dentistry 

  • Highlighting the importance of the minimally invasive workflow
  • Introduction to restoratively focused orthodontics 
  • How can digital dentistry help us in modern day minimally invasive dentistry 
  • The science behind tooth movement 
  • How to plan a case 
  • What to look for in an ideal aligner case 
  • Case discussion using worked examples 

Sticky situations: a practical guide to MI adhesive restorative dentistry

Friday, May 1, 2020 11:00 - 12:00
Aims and objectives:

This lecture will consist entirely of clinical case examples designed to provide an update on the latest materials, equipment and evidence-based clinical techniques for the restoration of posterior and anterior teeth with minimally invasive direct and indirect adhesive restorations.

By the end of this lecture delegates will be able to demonstrate understanding of all clinical stages of minimally invasive (MI) adhesive restorative procedures including:

• Posterior composites
• Anterior composites
• Bonded amalgams
• MI Indirect restorations
• Resin bonded bridgework

Dr Louis Mackenzie Chief Dental Officer Denplan

Mindfulness & Wellbeing in the time of Coronavirus

Friday, May 1, 2020 13:30 - 14:30
Aims and objectives:

We are all feeling a great deal of stress and fear regarding the novel coronavirus, the stress and fear can cause us to panic, obsess, and fall back into negative habits. Now for the second time Align Technology has teamed up with American actress, comedian, mental health expert Ruby Wax to talk about your mindfulness and wellbeing – this time during the corona shutdown. Ruby will discuss the different layers of emotions and stress we face during times of crisis as business owners with lots of responsibility, but also as human beings and how we can put mindfulness and self-compassion into practice and draw a line between preparedness and panic.

Ruby Wax Actress, comedian and mental health expert

Fibredontics - A practical solution for “Problematic Cases”

Monday, May 4, 2020 14:00 - 15:00
Aims and objectives:

To provide participants with an excellent overview of fibre reinforced restorations and discover how these restorations can revolutionise treatment planning.

This lecture will use clinical case examples to demonstrate the applications and use of the fibres in everyday dentistry. The latest materials and clinical techniques for the minimally invasive Fibre reinforced composite restorations will be discussed, including:

• The fibre-reinforced composite periodontal splint.
• The direct fibre reinforced composite bridge as a possible alternative to a Maryland bridge
• the immediate anterior fibre reinforced bridge as part of a periodontal splint to replace a missing tooth.
• The Natural Tooth Pontic
• The Orthodontic permanent retainers and replacing a missing tooth
• The fibres and dental implants
• The anatomical Fibre- reinforced composite Post


Time to Think, Take Back Control

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 19:00 - 20:00
Aims and objectives:

This webinar is intended help you think… and find ways to take back control:

  • SWOT analysis of the dental market, time to think, time to ask questions, to consider what do next few years have in store and where are the bumps likely to be?
  • Explore ways to take control of what is coming and control the controllables.
  • Come up with a list of things to think about, and next steps to allow you to take action.

As a practice/business owner Dr Atkins undertook these yearly to make sure he was heading in the right direction.  

Now he is on hand to help you do the same.

Topics include:

  • The challenges dentists face in the changing oral health landscape 
  • The demographics of decay, gum disease and erosion
  • The challenging future of NHS dentistry
  • Preventive dentistry is responsible dentistry
  • Patient brushing data
  • Changing patient behaviour
  • Changing dental professional mind-set
  • Key worries before lockdown, will they be the same after it?

Navigating COVID-19: Managing risk and fear and how to help your practice bounce back

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 19:00 - 20:00
Aims and objectives:

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, dentistry faces a great deal of uncertainty around its next steps. Now, more than ever, it is important to have a plan for mitigating both the risk and fear that surrounds us all at the moment. Software of Excellence has collated all the key information from the government, BDA and other dental bodies, along with learnings from the wider Henry Schein One group around the world, to offer dentists a plan for moving forward. 

In this webinar Managing Director of Software of Excellence Ben Flewett, will encourage dentists to understand the impact the pandemic will have on the team, patients and business; how to plan to recoup losses and how to be absolutely ready for day 1 when practices re-open.

Aims & Objectives:

  • To understand how to manage and mitigate the risk and fear around COVID-19
  • To learn practical strategies to protect and support your team, your patients and your business
  • To learn how to ensure you have a full diary when you re-open
  • To help delegates understand how to prepare their practice to become a ‘contactless’ environment
  • To make delegates aware of how practice software can help you to understand the full financial impact of COVID-19
Ben Flewett Managing Director Software of Excellence

Emulation of teeth ageing with composite resin: challenges and feasibility

Thursday, May 7, 2020 14:00 - 15:00
Aims and objectives:
  • Revisiting classic colour concepts, clarifying misconceptions
  • Understanding ageing process of natural tissues
  • Learning to use advanced photographic tools for shade analysis
  • Material selection for simplified layering techniques in anterior restorations
  • Step by step on achieving invisible anterior restorations

The Invisalign system and implant dentistry

Thursday, May 7, 2020 19:00 - 20:00
Aims and objectives:

To show how we can use the Invisalign System to assist in dental implant cases 

  • Looking at scenarios where we can use the Invisalign system to assist dental implantology
  • Opening spaces for restorations, and factors to consider 
  • Attachment design 
  • Planning and sequencing of cases 
  • Workflow in combined cases

The Subtle Art of Understanding your Professional and Personal ethics in a Crisis

Monday, May 11, 2020 14:00 - 15:00
Mental Capacity
Aims and objectives:

Our boundaries and understanding of personal and professional ethics can be hard to define in times of ‘normality’. When placed in a crisis, be that the situation we are in now, or the many things that can challenge our lives and suddenly throw us down a different path, the challenge to our thinking becomes even more real.

This lecture will look at how we define how we view ourselves in ethical terms

  • How do we define ethics
  • Are professional ethics different to normal ethics
  • How do we respond in a crisis and what does that change in us
  • How do we react to changes in our professional lives outside of our control and how can that make us behave
  • How do we react and respond to those around us also in crisis
  • What can we learn from the challenges and improve our resilience for future crises
Dr Catherine Rutland Clinical Director Simplyhealth

Endo Today. A practical guide for the GDP

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 14:00 - 15:00
Aims and objectives:

This presentation will give an overview of contemporary endodontic principles and techniques.

The following topics will be covered, supported by clinical case examples:

• Endodontic case assessment
• Isolation and access
• Root canal shaping protocols
• Irrigation/disinfection of the canal space
• Canal obturation options

Mike Waplington Specialist in Endodontics

How to perform an orthodontically driven assessment effectively as a GDP

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 19:00 - 20:00
Aims and objectives:
  • How to assess a patient orthodontically 
  • Extra oral assessment
  • Intra oral assessment
  • Creating problem lists
  • Diagnosis creation 
  • Creating treatment objectives 
  • Staying safe within the orthodontic arena 

Veneers: Composite vs. Ceramic

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 14:00 - 15:00
Aims and objectives:

This lecture will provide a practical overview of the latest techniques for minimally invasive anterior aesthetics.

  1. Indications and contra-indications for composite and ceramic veneers
  2. Protocols to optimise outcomes for direct composite veneers
  3. Protocols to optimise outcomes for indirect ceramic veneers

This lecture meets the criteria for category C of the GDC’s development outcomes for enhanced CPD (maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice).

Dipesh Parmar Cosmetic, Orthodontic and Implant Dentistry

Safe-guarding your financial future with the Dental Property Club

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 19:00 - 20:00
Aims and objectives:

These are unquestionably difficult times. It is apparent that dentists have become increasingly frustrated and disenfranchised, given the lack of support from governing bodies. However, Dr Harry Singh is on hand to offer his advice and expertise on how you can future proof your finances through building a passive income.

Over the past weeks, many dentists around the country have asked me what the virus might mean for their financial future in 2020 and beyond.

Dr Harry Singh has been investing in property since 2002 and this allowed him to give up Dentistry completely.

The webinar will include:

  • The types of investments that can be made relatively safely during these incredibly challenging times.
  • How to prepare NOW so you are ready for the opportunities that will present themselves.

‘After attending Harry’s advanced property workshop I have secured 2 property deals using the strategies taught during the workshop, with a total equity of £50,000” Dr CB

Dr Harry Singh

Demystifying Contemporary Fixed Prosthodontic Solutions

Thursday, May 14, 2020 14:00 - 15:00
Aims and objectives:

This lecture will focus on deciphering the vast array of different tooth coloured indirect restorative options. Providing an overview in the latest methods used in the indirect restorative management and getting the most out of your luting protocols.

Demonstrate understanding of the latest material options and protocols associated with the educated delivery of indirect restorative solutions. The following topic areas will be focused on:

• Case Assessment
• Treatment planning and planning for failure
• Demystifying the vast array of materials available
• Luting options

Mr Hussein Patanwala Clinical Dental Tutor The School of Dentistry

Performing IPR predictably

Thursday, May 14, 2020 19:00 - 20:00
Aims and objectives:

To show safe protocols to perform IPR safely and predictably  

  • The importance of re planning 
  • Assessing contacts 
  • Showing a safe and predictable workflow to perform IPR
  • Managing IPR nightmares  

Risk Assessment: Focusing on Prevention in a Post-Pandemic Era?

Friday, May 15, 2020 11:00 - 12:00
Aims and objectives:

This presentation aims to review the value of risk assessment in general dental practice in the context of behaviour change and care planning in oral healthcare. The different tools available will be examined together with the evidence base.

This lecture will briefly describe the rationale behind risk assessment and its role in contemporary preventive practice. It will also demonstrate the impact of personalised biofeedback on patient behaviour and on clinical measures of oral health:

  • Understand why risk assessment is central to the practice of individualised patient-centred care
  • Appreciate the learnings from the COVI19 pandemic and their influence on the short and longer term
  • Be aware of the stepped approach to evidence-based treatment from the forthcoming international guidelines in periodontal therapy, and how these map to our experience of COVID19
  • Understand the impact of individualised biofeedback upon patient understanding and engagement in their own oral health regime and the impact on clinical outcomes of disease
  • Appreciate the value of risk assessment in informing care pathways in contemporary dental practice, and how it underpins the shift from repair models of care to wellness models
  • Have insight into the medico-legal impact of risk assessment for prevention
  • Gain some insight into how periodontal care may be delivered safely in the immediate and longer-term future in light of COVID19

Communication Counts

Friday, May 15, 2020 14:00 - 15:00
Team training
Aims and objectives:

This lecture the will look at the importance of communication with your team and your patients both remotely during this time and also considering needs of both patients and your team on the return to practice.

The lecture will look at the following subject areas:

  • Identifying the different channels of communication we are using remotely and the benefits and pitfalls of these.
  • How best to engage with your patients and your team remotely.
  • Looking at how people communicate differently when stressed or anxious and how to respond to them whilst managing your own emotions.
  • Ways to manage communication when back in practice to re-connect with your patients and team in the potential new ways of working.


Development outcomes

By the end of this lecture delegates will have a greater understanding of how to enhance their communication with team and patients both remotely  and in practice.

This lecture meets the criteria for Category A of the GDC’s development outcomes for enhanced CPD (maintenance and development of knowledge and skills within your field of practice).

Jo Banks

How the Invisalign treatment leads to minimal restorative techniques and allows you to perform predictable bonding and minimal prep veneers

Monday, May 18, 2020 19:00 - 20:00
Aims and objectives:
  • Invisalign work flow for restorative, minimally invasive techniques 
  • Using your problem list to plan properly 
  • Creating an orthodontic and aesthetic problem list
  • Providing a safe orthodontic and aesthetic solution

Mental Capacity Act, Dementia and Consent

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 14:00 - 15:00
Mental Capacity
Aims and objectives:

This lecture will provide a practical overview of the application of the 5 principles of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) when gaining consent along with the treatment of those living with Alzheimer’s Dementia.

This lecture will use examples of the 5 principles of the MCA to gain consent by looking at the following factors:

• The current statistics for those who lack capacity in England and Wales
• The use of Lasting Powers of Attorney
• The role of the Office of the Public Guardian
• The different types of dementia
• Thinking about how patients experience Alzheimer’s Dementia and how we can help them in the practice


Decontamination of the Root Canal System: what’s the evidence and what should we be doing

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 19:00 - 20:00
Aims and objectives:

To review the evidence which supports the current protocols to decontaminate the root canal system.

At the end of the session, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of effective decontamination of the root canal system when doing endodontics
  • Describe the various chemicals and systems which may be used for this purpose
  • Cite the research evidence which supports the use of these chemicals and systems in endodontic disinfection
  • Discuss an irrigation protocol which could be used in clinical practice as supported by current evidence
Steve Bonsor General Dental Practitioner The Dental Practice Aberdeen

Pro- and pre-biotics for Oral Health: From Science to Clinical Implementation

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 11:00 - 12:00
Aims and objectives:

This presentation aims to introduce the concepts of probiotics and prebiotics in the field of oral healthcare. The available scientific evidence will be discussed and case studies will illustrate how they can be implemented. The need and possibilities to go from an anti-microbial to a pro-microbial approach will be demonstrated.

This lecture will briefly describe the concept and rationale behind pro- and pre-biotics in oral healthcare. It will demonstrate the clinical effectiveness of probiotics for periodontitis and tooth decay and provide potential treatment algorithms.

  • Understand what probiotics and prebiotics are
  • Become aware of potential risks associated with the use of antimicrobials
  • Appreciate the scientific evidence behind probiotics for periodontitis and tooth decay
  • Develop insight into the development of prebiotics
  • Demonstrate the clinical application of probiotics for periodontitis and tooth decay
  • Provide a potential treatment algorithm for the use of probiotics in periodontitis and tooth decay
  • Become informed about the scientific evidence for probiotics other fields of oral healthcare

Current concepts in the management of tooth wear

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 14:00 - 15:00
Aims and objectives:

The presentation will focus on the current concepts on tooth wear management. An overview of the functional, aesthetic and material considerations will be presented.

Predominately clinical in content this lecture will address:

• Occlusal principles in the management of tooth wear
• Diagnosis and aetiological factors.
• Present the findings of the Consensus group
• Restorative management – when and how to intercept tooth wear.


CONFIDENCE - dedicated to inspiring you to push yourself to becoming the dentist of today.

Thursday, May 21, 2020 14:00 - 15:00
Aims and objectives:
  • Find yourself
  • Find your tools
  • Set your targets
  • Use your tools

Finishing cases

Thursday, May 21, 2020 19:00 - 20:00
Aims and objectives:

To discuss strategies and techniques to finish Invisalign cases 

  • Planning 
  • Communication 
  • Discussing fees 
  • Whitening overview 
  • Managing the retention during finishing phase
  • When to adjust , edge bond , composite veneer  or porcelain veneer
  • Examples of case workflows 
  • Retention strategies

New Data Results: The Impact of RPD Materials on Patient Quality of Life

Friday, May 22, 2020 14:00 - 15:00
Aims and objectives:
  • Provide an overview of existing RPD materials and highlight the benefits of Ultaire® AKP – an innovative high-performance polymer.
  • Understand the impact differentRPD materials have on oral health-related quality of life, patient satisfaction and appliance preference.
  • Review the data on RPD clasp fatigue and biofilm resistance. Educateon how Ultaire® AKP can be leveraged to modify the standard RPD designs to fully optimise the digital workflow.
  • Support clinician efforts to make fact-based decisions about whichRPD to prescribe.

Problem solving in aesthetic restorative dentistry

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:00 - 12:00
Aims and objectives:

This lecture will consist entirely of clinical case examples to provide delegates with an update of that innovative equipment, materials and clinical techniques designed to optimise direct and indirect aesthetic restorative procedures.

By the end of this lecture delegates will be able to demonstrate understanding of the latest innovations in aesthetic restorative dentistry including the following subject areas:

• Aesthetic treatment planning
• Magnification
• Isolation and adhesion
• Posterior composites (including full-contour bulk fill materials)
• Anterior composites (including polychromatic layering techniques)
• Porcelain veneers and all-ceramic crowns
• Prevention and maintenance

Louis Mackenzie Chief Dental Officer Denplan

Making the right decisions in managing hypodontia

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 14:00 - 15:00
Aims and objectives:

Patients with hypodontia will benefit from a multidisciplinary approach to care. This lecture will discuss the restorative decisions to be made from the young child to the young adult.

This presentation will cover:

  • The varied presentations of patients with hypodontia.
  • The aesthetic and functional demands of patients as they grow.
  • Re-contouring of microdont teeth.
  • Replacement of missing teeth at different ages.
Ken Hemmings Consultant in Restorative Dentistry

How iTero and Align tools can help you grow your business

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 19:00 - 20:00
Aims and objectives:
  • Understanding the Millennial and how they consume information
  • What is SmileView
  • How to use iTero to increase patient uptake
  • Utilising SmileView
  • How patient based experiences can create the kind of practice that makes you stand out

The impact of social media on becoming a Diamond Provider and how to deal with direct to consumer competition

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 11:00 - 12:00
Aims and objectives:
  • What it means to be a Diamond Provider
  • How social media has been utilised to grow following and fuel Invisalign growth 
  • How to create an authentic brand
  • Creating an experience based practice 
  • How to deal with direct to consumer competition

How good is your oral medicine?

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 14:00 - 15:00
Oral medicine
Aims and objectives:

This lecture will provide an overview of diagnosis and contemporary treatment of those oral medicine conditions which present most frequently in primary dental care. The emphasis will be on recognition of orofacial disease and its management in primary dental care. There will also be information on the indications and process of referral to specialist care. The material will be presented in the form of a self assessed interactive quiz that will enable participants to gauge the level of their knowledge in oral medicine.

The presentation will provide participants with an understanding of the following aspects of oral medicine in primary dental care.

• The differential diagnosis and initial management of inflammatory and infective causes of oral mucosal disease.
• The investigation and cause of dry mouth and its treatment.
• The diagnosis, investigation and management orofacial pain
• The recognition and referral of mouth cancer and potentially malignant disorders


All change please...? A case studies approach to latest periodontal classification...

Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:00 - 12:00
Aims and objectives:
This webinar will provide a practical overview of the latest classification of periodontal diseases using patient cases to illustrate the implementation of the scheme into day-to-day practice.  
By the end of the webinar, delegates will:
  • Have been provided with an overview of the system 
  • Have been led through its implementation for patient cases 
  • Have the basis to start using for their patients
Anthony Roberts Professor of Restorative Dentistry (Periodontology) Dental School & Hospital Ireland

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BDIA Dental Showcase is moving to 27 – 28 March 2021

Amidst ongoing uncertainty around future government restrictions and health advice, MA Exhibitions and their industry partner the BDIA, have taken the decision to move BDIA Dental Showcase from October 2020 to 27 – 28 March 2021.

We hope that this move will alleviate growing concerns that an October event would be too soon for the dental profession and an industry battling all the pressures brought on by the current crisis.

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