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Newcastle Study Club - 10 October 2016

Predictable Protocols From Immediate Load To Successful Definitive Solutions

Presented by: John Wibberley
Exhibitor: The Dental Imaging Company Ltd, Osstem UK, Trycare
Date: 10 October 2016
Time: 1900 Refreshments 1930 Lecture
Location: Novotel Newcastle Airport, Ponteland Road, Kenton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 3HZ

Assessment of the patient’s smile line in relation to the interface of the final restoration

I will demonstrate how we use a smile line stent to access the position of the interface of the restoration in relation to the patients smile line.

Aesthetic considerations

I will discuss the Cosmetic and Aesthetic considerations we apply to our definitive restorations. How the tooth position effects the gingival architecture. White and Pink aesthetics will be covered and the materials we use.

Occlusal considerations

Stent design and fabrication

Construction of the provisional restoration

The materials we use and why. How to simplify the construction of the provisional restoration.

Conversion to screw-retained restorations

Laboratory process using easy bar metal re-inforcement.

Transfer of information from the provisional to the final restoration

Indexing and copying the provisional.

Framework design and fabrication

Application of basic engineering principle to reduce the bulk af material used, yet increasing the strength of our framework. Titanium, Cast and Peek frameworks will be presented.

Processing the final restoration


John Wibberley started his career as one of the first full time students studying for a Certificate in Dental Technology, qualifying in 1978 from Manchester Polytechnic. John’s first appointment was in the Department of Prosthodontics at Manchester Dental Hospital.

Eight months later he then moved to North Manchester General Hospital gaining more experience in a maxillofacial unit. After gaining his advanced City and Guilds in crown and bridgework John joined the RAF dental branch in 1980. Leaving the RAF in 1982, John gained valuable commercial experience in several different commercial laboratories and hospitals until eventually opening his own laboratory Portland Ceramics in August 1985, specialising in implantology and high quality restorations. In March 2001 Boots Dental Care acquired Portland Ceramics.

John qualified as a Clinical Dental Technician in April 2013 and now runs his own practice.

John has travelled extensively attending courses in France, Germany, Italy and Holland and has visited the USA over forty times attending courses and conferences. He has also presented to the Association of Dental Implantology, the British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry and Nobel Biocare World Conference in Las Vegas May 2007.

In June 2005 John was awarded a Fellowship of the British Institute of Dental and Surgical Technologists.

Location and Further Actions

Dr Anthony Cooper