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Newport Study Club - 17 January 2017

Implant Prosthetic Design - The Issues Faced By Technician and Hygienist

Presented by: Steven Campbell and Karen Walker
Date: 17 January 2017
Time: 1900 Refreshments 1930 Lecture
Location: The Celtic Manor Resort, Coldra Woods, The Usk Valley, Newport, South Wales, NP18 1HQ

This Study Club by Steven Campbell and Karen Walker will involve looking at the challenging issues the Technician faces vs the importance of cleansability and long term maintenance of implant prosthetics from the Hygienist/patient point of view.

This will likely prove to be an insightful evening with plenty of discussion.


Karen Walker

Karen qualified from Edinburgh in 1994 and immediately moved to Nottingham where she worked in a mix of NHS and Corporate practices over the years. She now divides her time between two Specialist Referral practices; The Campbell Clinic in West Bridgeford, Nottingham and Refine in Alfreton, Derby. Her role in both practices is to provide NSPT for referred periodontal patients, and both pre-op and maintenance for implant patients. Five years ago Karen developed protocols based on OH and Risk for all patients undergoing implant treatments.

Karen is a speaker for the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and has lectured at International Congress and study club level. Karen spoke at The ADI’s Members National Forum last year. Karen regularly writes and lectures on the subject of Implant Maintenance and Complications and runs Study Clubs for Hygienists and Therapists through the Campbell Academy. She is also a Key Opinion Leader for Dentsply and delivers ’hands on’ courses for dentists and hygienists. Karen is on the editorial advisory board of DH&T magazine, a magazine designed for Dental Hygienists and Therapists.

As well as the ITI and ADI, Karen is also a member of The British Society of Periodontology and The British Society of Dental Hygienists and Therapists. Karen is the current ADI DCP committee representative.

Steve Campbell

Steve is a registered dental technician with over 23 years experience. After serving his apprenticeship, he went on to manage, and eventually become a partner and Managing Director at his previous lab whilst remaining an active technician at the bench, investing his time and energy into developing the team. Steve is passionate about introducing the latest technologies and CAD/CAM solutions, particularly within the field of implant restorations where he is involved in many development programmes. Steve presents on behalf of various companies and associations on the solutions that CAD/CAM and digital workflows allow both the technical and surgical team to deliver better and more consistent results on behalf of their patients.

Although an advocate of adopting technology to benefit the patient, Steve is a firm believer in the high quality, consistency and peace of mind offered to the public through the UK system of a registered and highly skilled dental team. Steve is keen to emphasize the point that CAD/CAM is simply a tool, the really important factor is always the team members skill in using them.

Because of this, Steve has been fortunate enough to serve on many organisations that seek to provide their members with the latest information and support to ensure we maintain the high standards that the patients expect from Great British Dentistry.

Steve is the Managing Director of Nexus Dental Laboratory, Director of Finance at the Dental Laboratories Association, Technical Representative for the Association of Dental Implantology and council member of the British Institute of Dental and Surgical Technologists.

Location and Further Actions

Dr Guy Laffan