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Friday 7 May

Saturday 8 May

  • Dentists
  • Technicians
  • Nurses & Practice Managers
  • Hygienists & Therapists

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Plenary Programme


08:00 Registration - Tea/Coffee & Exhibition
09:00 Opening Ceremony
Debate: The Treatment of the Failed Central Incisor
09:15 Introduction - Moderator: Bill Schaeffer
09:30 The Case for Ridge Preservation

Today, the clinician is confronted with numerous options at the day of tooth extraction. Recent research provides evidence that while immediate implants are a treatment option for highly selected cases, daily practice requires more flexibility and additional therapeutic options applicable for every day cases. Ridge preservation procedures have been documented in the literature for more than 20 years. Only within the last 5 years has clinical data supported the use of bone substitute materials in conjunction with autogenous grafts or collagen membranes/matrices to counteract remodelling and resorption processes that occur inevitably after tooth extraction and cannot be overcome with immediate implants. Applying ridge preservation procedures reduces these substantial changes in horizontal ridge width and vertical ridge height to only 15-20%. Therefore either early or delayed implant placement after ridge preservation can more often be performed without the need for additional guided bone regenerative procedures, thereby offering a simplified clinical protocol for clinicians and reduced patient morbidity.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand morphological changes that occur after tooth extraction
  • To know the current clinical evidence on ridge preservation procedures
  • To understand benefits when performing ridge preservation procedures compared with comparative treatment modalities
  • To understand indications for ridge preservation

Daniel Thoma (Switzerland)

Daniel Thoma (Switzerland)Daniel Thoma is the Head of Reconstructive Dentistry and Vice-Chairman at the Clinic of Reconstructive Dentistry, University of Zurich, Switzerland. He graduated in 2000 at the University of Basel, Switzerland and was trained in implant dentistry and prosthodontics at the Clinic of Reconstructive Dentistry, University of Zurich, Switzerland. Daniel was the recipient of an ITI scholarship and spent 1 year at the Department of Periodontics, University of Texas, Health Science Center, San Antonio, USA.  Between 2008 and 2012, he was a full-time Senior Teaching and Research Assistant at the Clinic of Reconstructive Dentistry at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. In 2016, Daniel was a Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Periodontology, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea. Since 2020, Dr. Thoma has been an Adjunct Professor and serves as the Head of Reconstructive Dentistry. His focus is on the comprehensive treatment of complex, partially edentulous patients applying all available options of reconstructive dentistry including dental implants. His main scientific interest is related to hard and soft tissue regeneration. He has published numerous scientific and clinical articles in these fields. Daniel is a Fellow of the International Team of Implantology (ITI) and a member of Osteology Expert Council.

Qualifications: Prof Dr med dent

Location: Switzerland

10:15 Tea/Coffee & Exhibition
10:45 The Case for Immediacy in Implant Dentistry

This presentation will review emerging trends in surgical and restorative thinking and treatment, and how they are changing today’s clinical landscape in implant dentistry. This presentation will review the clinician’s experiences and specific concepts that are integral to immediate surgical/restorative implant protocols, and how immediacy can lead to ideal outcomes when carefully planned and executed. 

Learning Objectives

  • To understand why and when immediacy concepts should be considered
  • To discuss how technology involving digital/virtual planning, communication, documentation, and treatment is changing the surgical and restorative landscape and increasing the ability to implement immediacy concepts
  • To review the key methods to reduce complications including - extraction methods, implant selection decisions, management of the residual horizontal defect, assessment and methods to alter the gingival phenotype, and transmucosal guidance concepts to preserve or enhance the marginal tissue anatomy

Sonia Leziy (Canada)

Sonia Leziy (Canada)Sonia Leziy completed her post-graduate degree in Periodontics at the University of British Columbia. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, a Fellow of the ICOI, and a member of the British Columbia Society of Periodontists, the Canadian Academy of Periodontists, the American Academy of Periodontists and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. She has chaired scientific programs for several organizations. She is an associate clinical professor and sessional lecturer at the University of British Columbia and co-mentors a multi-disciplinary study club in Vancouver. Sonia is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Esthetic Dentistry and the Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. She is the implant editor for the journal Inside Dentistry. Sonia is a key-opinion clinician involved with Straumann and 3Shape. Among her articles published in numerous peer reviewed journals on implant aesthetics and surgical protocols, she has also contributed three textbook chapters published by Quintessence Publishing (2008, 2011) and by Wiley Publishing (2018). Sonia has been involved in several clinical trials involving dental implant design advances. Her Elatus Dental Bio-architecture hands-on courses focus on soft tissue grafting advances (dermal ‘ARC’ protocol and guided implant surgery and restoration). Sonia lectures internationally on the subject of implants, digital workflows and advanced aesthetics/periodontal plastic surgery. She was a Lucy Hobbs Award Winner in 2012, and 2013 co-recipient of the Seattle Study Club Saul Schluger Award. She has been recognized as being among the top 100 clinicians in continuing education by Dentistry Today. She maintains a full time private practice on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. 

Qualifications: DDS Dipl Perio FCDS(BC) FRCD(C)

Location: Canada

11:30 The Case for a Socket Shield Protocol

Post-extraction resorption of the alveolar bone is closely linked to the resorption of the bundle bone after tooth removal. This resorption can be reduced to a negligible amount when partial extraction therapy (PET) is performed: socket shield, pontic shield and root submergence procedure. The socket shield procedure involves the retention of the facial root fragment together with its periodontal ligament, while the rest of the root is extracted. At the same session or in a delayed procedure, an implant is placed palatal/lingual to the retained root fragment.

PET is a relatively new treatment philosophy, with increasing scientific evidence. It is spreading fast among clinicians because of the excellent and predictable aesthetic results achieved, due to the maintenance of the buccal and interproximal bone.

It can be anticipated that PET will be the first choice of treatment for socket type I, especially for sites with thin biotype, adjacent and multiple implants.

In this lecture, data from the current literature will be confirmed by numerous cases of failed central incisors treated with the socket shield therapy and dental implants. Indications, contraindications, complications and how to manage them will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the biological background of partial extraction therapy
  • To understand the indications and contraindications of socket shield therapy
  • To recognise misinformation about partial extraction therapy

Snjezana Pohl (Croatia)

Snjezana Pohl (Croatia)Snjezana Pohl is doctor of both human and dental medicine. She is a specialist in oral surgery and an EDA certificated specialist for periodontology and implantology. Currently she is head of the Department for Oral Surgery in Rident, a private clinic in Croatia. Designated as an assistant professor, she  also gives lectures at the Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontology at the School of Dental Medicine of the University of Rijeka. Since 2015, she has been a DentalXP expert and a worldwide lecturer in dental meetings. 

As an active lecturer and author of scientific papers in the fields of implantology and periodontology, Snjezana underlines the importance of minimally invasive techniques, especially in a comprehensive treatment methodology, based upon preservation of tissues. These techniques include partial extraction therapies, autogenous tissue utilization and osseodensification. 

Qualifications: Dr med Dr med dent

Location: Croatia

12:15 Moderated Discussion: The Treatment of the Failed Central Incisor
Daniel Thoma (Switzerland)

Daniel ThomaDaniel Thoma is the Head of Reconstructive Dentistry and Vice-Chairman at the Clinic of Reconstructive Dentistry, University of Zurich, Switzerland. He graduated in 2000 at the University of Basel, Switzerland and was trained in implant dentistry and prosthodontics at the Clinic of Reconstructive Dentistry, University of Zurich, Switzerland. Daniel was the recipient of an ITI scholarship and spent 1 year at the Department of Periodontics, University of Texas, Health Science Center, San Antonio, USA.  Between 2008 and 2012, he was a full-time Senior Teaching and Research Assistant at the Clinic of Reconstructive Dentistry at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. In 2016, Daniel was a Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Periodontology, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea. Since 2020, Dr. Thoma has been an Adjunct Professor and serves as the Head of Reconstructive Dentistry. His focus is on the comprehensive treatment of complex, partially edentulous patients applying all available options of reconstructive dentistry including dental implants. His main scientific interest is related to hard and soft tissue regeneration. He has published numerous scientific and clinical articles in these fields. Daniel is a Fellow of the International Team of Implantology (ITI) and a member of Osteology Expert Council.

Qualifications: Prof Dr med dent

Location: Switzerland

Snjezana Pohl (Croatia)

Snjezana PohlSnjezana Pohl is doctor of both human and dental medicine. She is a specialist in oral surgery and an EDA certificated specialist for periodontology and implantology. Currently she is head of the Department for Oral Surgery in Rident, a private clinic in Croatia. Designated as an assistant professor, she  also gives lectures at the Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontology at the School of Dental Medicine of the University of Rijeka. Since 2015, she has been a DentalXP expert and a worldwide lecturer in dental meetings. 

As an active lecturer and author of scientific papers in the fields of implantology and periodontology, Snjezana underlines the importance of minimally invasive techniques, especially in a comprehensive treatment methodology, based upon preservation of tissues. These techniques include partial extraction therapies, autogenous tissue utilization and osseodensification. 

Qualifications: Dr med Dr med dent

Location: Croatia

Sonia Leziy (Canada)

Sonia LeziySonia Leziy completed her post-graduate degree in Periodontics at the University of British Columbia. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, a Fellow of the ICOI, and a member of the British Columbia Society of Periodontists, the Canadian Academy of Periodontists, the American Academy of Periodontists and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. She has chaired scientific programs for several organizations. She is an associate clinical professor and sessional lecturer at the University of British Columbia and co-mentors a multi-disciplinary study club in Vancouver. Sonia is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Esthetic Dentistry and the Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. She is the implant editor for the journal Inside Dentistry. Sonia is a key-opinion clinician involved with Straumann and 3Shape. Among her articles published in numerous peer reviewed journals on implant aesthetics and surgical protocols, she has also contributed three textbook chapters published by Quintessence Publishing (2008, 2011) and by Wiley Publishing (2018). Sonia has been involved in several clinical trials involving dental implant design advances. Her Elatus Dental Bio-architecture hands-on courses focus on soft tissue grafting advances (dermal ‘ARC’ protocol and guided implant surgery and restoration). Sonia lectures internationally on the subject of implants, digital workflows and advanced aesthetics/periodontal plastic surgery. She was a Lucy Hobbs Award Winner in 2012, and 2013 co-recipient of the Seattle Study Club Saul Schluger Award. She has been recognized as being among the top 100 clinicians in continuing education by Dentistry Today. She maintains a full time private practice on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. 

Qualifications: DDS Dipl Perio FCDS(BC) FRCD(C)

Location: Canada

Bill Schaeffer (UK)

Bill SchaefferBill Schaeffer is qualified in dentistry and medicine, has post-graduate qualifications in both dental and general surgery and is recognised as a specialist Oral Surgeon. He has been placing dental implants since 1996 and is experienced in a number of different implant systems. He is co-owner of two implant centres in Sussex, which focus purely on dental implant treatments. Bill is the South East England Committee representative and was Director of Education for the Association of Dental Implantology (2009-2011).

Qualifications: BDS MBBS FDS RCS (Eng) MRCS (Eng)

Location: UK

12:45 Lunch & Exhibition
Debate: Correction of Soft Tissue Defects Around Implants
14:00 Introduction - Moderator: Nikolaos Donos, ADI Academic Representative
14:15 The Case for Envelope Technique

Despite the successful evolution of implantology in the last fifty years, not all of the clinical problems are completely solved today. One of them is the high risk for adverse aesthetic outcome when implants are placed in the zone of aesthetic priority, and the subsequent trial to surgically improve the results. Many of these problems manifest as mucosal dehiscences after insertion of the prosthetic crown. But the causes of aesthetic failures can originate in all treatment sequences from tooth extraction to final prosthetic restoration.

In the literature of recession coverage, one of the first techniques described to cover mucosal recession around teeth was the envelope technique. The waiving of releasing incisions guaranteed a stable wound environment and made the approach technically insensitive, but at the same time restricted its indication.

The goal of the presentation is to evaluate how far the modern tunnelling techniques differ from the original envelope technique and if an envelope approach around teeth can be applied one by one to cover a mucosal dehiscence around an implant. Knowledge of the differences in the structural anatomy of the peri-implant mucosa and the periodontal tissues gives us new ideas for mucosal envelope approaches. These will be illustrated by clinical cases and explained step by step.

A critical appraisal regarding the technical sensitivity of the different procedures will help the clinicians to choose one or the other approach in order to give the best individual prognosis to each single patient.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand how far the modern tunnelling techniques differ from the original envelope technique
  • To understand if an envelope approach around teeth can be applied one by one to cover a mucosal dehiscence around an implant
  • To gain knowledge of the differences in the structural anatomy of the peri-implant mucosa and the periodontal tissues
  • To appreciate how a critical appraisal regarding the technical sensitivity of the different procedures will help to choose the approach that will give the best individual prognosis to each single patient

Rino Burkhardt (Switzerland)

Rino Burkhardt (Switzerland)Rino Burkhardt graduated from the University of Zurich and received his doctorate from the Medical Faculty of the same University.  He is an EFP (European Federation of Periodontology) certified specialist in periodontology and received his Masters degree from the Medical Faculty of the University of Berne (MAS in Periodontology). In 2004 he won a prize from the European Federation of Periodontology for his research in microsurgery. Since 1996 he has maintained a private clinic in Zurich, limited to periodontology and implantology. Besides his clinical activities, he is a senior lecturer at the University of Zurich and holds an honorary professorship at the University of Hong Kong. He is a scientific member of the Swiss Society of Periodontology (SSP) and active member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) and the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO). Currently, he is the vice-president of the Clinical Research Foundation for the Promotion of Oral Health, president of the Swiss Society of Oral Implantology (SGI-SSIO) and founding member of SwissPerio Education.

Qualifications: Dr med Dent MAS (Periodontology)

Location: Switzerland

15:00 The Case for a Tunnel Technique

Diverse clinical advancements together with some relevant technical innovations have led to an increasing popularity of tunnelling flap procedures in plastic periodontal and implant surgery in the recent past. This trend is further promoted by the fact that these techniques have lately been introduced to a considerably expanded range of indications. While originally described for the treatment of gingival recession type defects, tunnelling flap procedures may be successfully applied today in a variety of clinical situations where augmentation of the soft tissues is indicated in the aesthetic zone. Potential clinical scenarios may include surgical thickening of thin buccal gingiva or peri-implant mucosa, alveolar ridge/socket preservation, implant second-stage surgery as well as soft tissue ridge augmentation or pontic site development. In this way, tunnelling flap procedures developed from a technique that was originally merely intended for surgical root coverage into a capacious surgical conception in plastic periodontal and implant surgery.

The aim of this presentation is to provide a comprehensive overview on tunnelling flap procedures, to introduce the successive development of the approach along with underlying ideas on surgical wound healing, and to present contemporary clinical scenarios in step-by-step documentations related to peri-implant soft tissue reconstructions, which aim to provide clinicians with guidance to help them integrate tunnelling flap procedures in their daily clinical routine.

Learning Objectives

  • To gain a comprehensive overview on tunnelling flap procedures
  • To understand the benefits of using tunnelling flap procedures in clinical situations where augmentation of the soft tissues is indicated in the aesthetic zone
  • To appreciate how tunnelling flap procedures can be integrated in the daily clinical routine 

Otto Zuhr (Germany)

Otto Zuhr (Germany)Otto Zuhr studied dentistry at the University of Aachen from 1986 to 1992. He is a board-certified specialist in Periodontology of the German Society of Periodontology (DGParo) and runs a private office together with Marc Hürzeler in Munich, Germany dedicated to periodontology and implant dentistry. With more than 25 years of clinical experience and teaching practice, Otto has become a proven expert in his field well beyond the European borders. From 2007 to 2014 he was a board member of the German Society of Periodontology (DGParo) and he currently holds an associate professorship position at the Department of Periodontology of the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Otto has written several refereed scientific articles in the field of periodontology and implant dentistry. His book “Plastic Esthetic Periodontal and Implant Surgery” was published by Quintessence in 2012. His research activities are focused on oral soft tissue wound healing and oral soft tissue reconstruction. 

Qualifications: Dr med dent

Location: Germany

15:45 Tea/Coffee & Exhibition
16:15 Where Are We with Platelet Rich Concentrates?

Leucocyte- and platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF), a second generation platelet concentrate and completely different from PRP or PRGF, is an autologous blood derived product, which can be obtained quickly and at low cost.  L-PRF is produced from peripheral blood, which is immediately centrifuged without any anticoagulant.  L-PRF is rich in fibrin, platelets (± 90% of initial blood) and leucocytes (± 70% of initial blood), and can be transformed into strong membranes circa 1 mm in thickness.  L-PRF membranes release large amounts of growth factors for a long period (up to 7 days) and they possess an antibacterial capacity.  

As such L-PRF membranes offer “significant” and “clinically relevant” advantages in several indications including: healing of non-responding wounds, ridge preservation, sinus augmentation, horizontal/vertical bone augmentation and osseointegration.  

The aim of this presentation is to provide basic information on the content of L-PRF and on its clinical benefits in dento-alveolar surgery.  Moreover, the differences between 1st and 2nd generation platelet concentrates, as well as differences between L-, A- and A+ PRF will be discussed. The presentation will give you the support to start to use this new “concept” without further dilemmas!

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the differences in platelet concentrates
  • To understand the basic steps in the preparation of L-PRF and how it differs from other PC
  • To understand the biological background of L-PRF
  • To understand the clinical benefits of L-PRF in dento-alveolar surgery

Marc Quirynen (Belgium)

Marc Quirynen (Belgium)Marc Quirynen graduated in 1980 as a dentist and in 1984 he finished his training in periodontology at the department of Periodontology (both Catholic University Leuven).  In 1986 he presented his PhD.  In 1990 he was appointed professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the Catholic University of Leuven to teach periodontology and anatomy.  His research deals mainly with oral microbiology, oral malodour, simplification/optimization of periodontal therapy including implant surgery and benefits of L-PRF.  He has published over 400 full papers in international peer-reviewed journals and is also a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical Periodontology (associate editor), Clinical Oral Implants Research and Journal of Dental Research.

Qualifications: PhD DDS

Location: Belgium

17:00 Moderated Discussion: Correction of Soft Tissue Defects Around Implants
Marc Quirynen (Belgium)

Marc QuirynenMarc Quirynen graduated in 1980 as a dentist and in 1984 he finished his training in periodontology at the department of Periodontology (both Catholic University Leuven).  In 1986 he presented his PhD.  In 1990 he was appointed professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the Catholic University of Leuven to teach periodontology and anatomy.  His research deals mainly with oral microbiology, oral malodour, simplification/optimization of periodontal therapy including implant surgery and benefits of L-PRF.  He has published over 400 full papers in international peer-reviewed journals and is also a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical Periodontology (associate editor), Clinical Oral Implants Research and Journal of Dental Research.

Qualifications: PhD DDS

Location: Belgium

Otto Zuhr (Germany)

Otto ZuhrOtto Zuhr studied dentistry at the University of Aachen from 1986 to 1992. He is a board-certified specialist in Periodontology of the German Society of Periodontology (DGParo) and runs a private office together with Marc Hürzeler in Munich, Germany dedicated to periodontology and implant dentistry. With more than 25 years of clinical experience and teaching practice, Otto has become a proven expert in his field well beyond the European borders. From 2007 to 2014 he was a board member of the German Society of Periodontology (DGParo) and he currently holds an associate professorship position at the Department of Periodontology of the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Otto has written several refereed scientific articles in the field of periodontology and implant dentistry. His book “Plastic Esthetic Periodontal and Implant Surgery” was published by Quintessence in 2012. His research activities are focused on oral soft tissue wound healing and oral soft tissue reconstruction. 

Qualifications: Dr med dent

Location: Germany

Rino Burkhardt (Switzerland)

Rino BurkhardtRino Burkhardt graduated from the University of Zurich and received his doctorate from the Medical Faculty of the same University.  He is an EFP (European Federation of Periodontology) certified specialist in periodontology and received his Masters degree from the Medical Faculty of the University of Berne (MAS in Periodontology). In 2004 he won a prize from the European Federation of Periodontology for his research in microsurgery. Since 1996 he has maintained a private clinic in Zurich, limited to periodontology and implantology. Besides his clinical activities, he is a senior lecturer at the University of Zurich and holds an honorary professorship at the University of Hong Kong. He is a scientific member of the Swiss Society of Periodontology (SSP) and active member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) and the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO). Currently, he is the vice-president of the Clinical Research Foundation for the Promotion of Oral Health, president of the Swiss Society of Oral Implantology (SGI-SSIO) and founding member of SwissPerio Education.

Qualifications: Dr med Dent MAS (Periodontology)

Location: Switzerland

Nikolaos Donos (UK)

Nikolaos DonosNikos Donos is the Chair of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, the Director of Clinical Research, the Head of the Centre for Oral Clinical Research and the Lead for the Centre of Oral Immunobiology & Regenerative Medicine at the Institute of Dentistry, Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Nikos is also the Director of the ITI scholarship Centre and the Director of the Osteology Research Scholarship Centre, both at QMUL. Furthermore, he is an Honorary Consultant in Periodontics at Royal Dental Hospital, Barts Health Trust.

In 2009, Nikos was awarded the title of Honorary Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry in Hong Kong, in 2012 the title of Adjunct Professor at the Dental School, Griffith University, Australia,  in 2015 the title of Honorary Professor at UCL-Eastman Dental Institute and in 2019 the title of Honorary Professor, School of Dentistry,  University of Queensland, Australia. In 2011, he was awarded the prestigious IADR-Periodontology Group Award in Periodontal Regenerative Medicine.

Nikos is the President (2020) of the British Society of Periodontology (BSP), a board member at the Osteology Foundation and the Academic Representative on the Committee for Association of Dental Implantology. He  is involved as editorial board member in a number of international peer-reviewed journals in the field of periodontology and implant dentistry where he has published more than 220 scientific publications.

Niko’s clinical expertise is in the field of periodontics and implant dentistry. Within the clinical setting, he provides advanced treatment modalities to patients suffering from severe periodontal disease which include periodontal and bone tissue regeneration and implant related surgical procedures, as well as treatment of peri-implantitis, which are topics that he regularly lectures on a national and international level.

Qualifications: DDS MS FHEA FDSRCSEng PhD

Location: UK

17:30 Congress Drinks
19:00 Close

Plenary Programme


08:00 Registration - Tea/Coffee & Exhibition
Debate: Prosthetic Challenges in Implant Dentistry
09:15 Introduction - Moderator: Anthony Bendkowski
09:30 Surgical and Prosthetic Techniques in the Aesthetic Rehabilitation of the Edentulous Patient: From Simple to Complex

The rehabilitation of edentulous patients by means of immediate loading with osseointegrated implants has been proven to be a predictable treatment over time. However, the severely resorbed maxilla and mandible, where bone quantity and quality are greatly reduced, presents serious limitations for implant placement and loading.  As a result, different techniques have been developed over the last two decades, with varying results, allowing for total implant supported rehabilitation with high long-term predictability. The classification of the type of clinical situation from simple to complex demands a different strategy for each individual patient to achieve the optimum result. 

Treatment planning and decision making have to take into consideration  factors such as patient selection, implant distribution, number of implants, implant type, rehabilitation design, soft tissue management and the use of different approaches such as serial loading and serial extraction protocol, angled implants, sinus augmentation, short implants, pterygoid and zygomatic implants, and augmentation techniques for lip support. A full range of final prosthesis design is available (FP1, FP2, FP3) and should be evaluated during the treatment plan based on the available bone for implants placement, available prosthetic space, lip support, smile line and the transition zone. Although most cases end with a FP-3 prosthesis design, there are cases where a FP1 type is possible to achieve. 

This lecture will present and discuss potential advantages and disadvantages of each technique, simplifying the decision-making process through the Carames Classificationâ, a patient-centered aid-decision tool, for a fixed and removable full arch implant rehabilitation of the maxilla and the mandible,  enhancing the importance of planning in the aesthetic rehabilitation of the edentulous patient using immediate loading protocols. Also, the critical elements involving the decision between FP1 and FP3 prosthesis will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the potential advantages and disadvantages of surgical and prosthetic techniques in the light of recent data from the literature regarding different strategic option procedures in full-arch rehabilitation
  • To understand the diagnosis, treatment planning, patient selection criteria and surgical and prosthetic management of each type of surgical and prosthetic technique
  • To understand the critical elements involving the decision between FP1 and FP3 prosthesis design, giving emphasis to clinical cases of both options
  • To know how to simplify the decision-making process by understanding the importance of treatment plan the Carames Classification, a patient-centered aid-decision tool for a fixed and removable full-arch implant rehabilitation of the maxilla and the mandible, will be presented and discussed in different clinical scenarios.

João Caramês (Portugal)

João Caramês (Portugal)João Caramês is a Full Professor and Chairman of the Oral Surgery and Implant Department and President of the Scientific Committee at Lisbon University School of Dental Medicine (FMDUL). He is Director and Founder of the Implantology Institute in Lisbon. He is currently President of the General Assembly of the Portuguese Dental Association (OMD). He is Principal Investigator on Dental Implants at the Oral and Biomedical Research Unit of the Lisbon University School of Dental Medicine (UICOB/FMDUL). He has published and lectured extensively at a national and international level. Today his private practice is focused on oral surgery and implant dentistry.

Qualifications: DMD PhD

Location: Portugal

10:15 Tea/coffee and Exhibition
10:45 The Case for Splinting versus Non-splinting

Whether the restoration of adjacent implants be splinted or non-splinted is a clinically relevant question. The evidence for splinting adjacent implants is limited. Some biomechanical considerations and studies have suggested that splinted restorations offer load sharing among the implants and decrease the stress on the alveolar bone. However, the validity of the methods used for the biomechanical studies are controversial, and from a bone biology point of view, it is not always an advantage to decrease the load transfer to the bone. It has also been reported that screw loosening appears more frequently among non-splinted than splinted restorations. However, most of these reports were based on clinical data created before screw driver torques were introduced into the dental market and these may have improved the technical outcome of the implants restored individually. The arguments for single unit restorations are relatively simple; they will facilitate oral hygiene, allow restorations with improved emergency profiles and cervical contours, and therefore result in a better aesthetic outcome. Furthermore, non-splinting will circumvent the difficulty of achieving a passive framework fit. The lecture is based on the present literature and personal experiences, and will discuss the pros and cons for splinting, giving recommendations for the restorations in different clinical situations.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand when to splint or not splint restorations
  • To learn how to splint restorations
  • To understand the benefits and risks of splinting restorations

Klaus Gotfredsen (Denmark)

Klaus Gotfredsen (Denmark)Klaus Gotfredsen is a Professor and Chairman at Department of Oral Rehabilitation at Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. He graduated in 1984 from the School of Dentistry, University of Aarhus and then went on to receive a Danish PhD degree in 1990 from University of Copenhagen and a Swedish doctor degree in 2001 from Department of Periodontology of the Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg. Klaus is former President of the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) and board member in a number of dental Societies including Scandinavian Society of Prosthetic Dentistry. He has been opponent for a number of theses in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland. He has published more than 130 scientific papers and 200 abstracts, serves as reviewer for many clinical and scientific journals and has lectured extensively internationally. His major subject areas for research are implant dentistry and prosthetic dentistry including 3D-dentistry, biomaterials and oral health related quality of life. Clinical research projects, in vitro experiments as well as experimental bone research have also been major research subjects.

Qualifications: Odont dr. et lic. odont, PhD

Location: Denmark

11:30 Digital Technology Trends Shaping the Dental Workplace

Over the past couple of years, the digital dental workplace transformation has made it clear that we are talking about more than just a collection of technologies or apps designed to collectively improve productivity in dental offices. What has also become clear is that the digitisation of the dental workplace is an ongoing process with a great deal yet to be done. The current movement in digital dentistry is toward everyday dentists. After discussing the existing digital workflows, new upcoming smart technologies will be evaluated that simplify the workflow and create an inexpensive, highly reliable alternative. These new technologies represent a significant leap forward and eliminate many of the existing limitations, which for the first time might get digital dentistry ready for mass distribution. Over the next decade, further advances in digital reality — an amalgamation of augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), mixed reality, 360°, and immersive technologies — will lead to more natural and intuitive ways for technology to improve our professional lives. Fuelled by digital innovation, this lecture introduces the new digital dentistry trends and presents a host of potentially valuable opportunities to redefine dental workflows and establish a better foundation for customer-facing innovation and growth initiatives. The current zeitgeist of digital dentistry may require you to step out of your comfort zone, but the possibilities are endless.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand digital workflows that can be used in the dental office immediately
  • To understand the clinical and economical advantages of digital workflows
  • To be introduced to upcoming new digital technologies and their impact on the dental office

 


Marcus Abboud (USA)

Marcus Abboud (USA)Marcus Abboud graduated from the University of Bonn (Germany) in 1996 and started his Prosthodontic residency there in 1997. In 2000 he received his PhD in dentistry/prosthodontics. From 2001 - 2003 he worked in the Department of Dental Research (Material Science) at the University of Bonn before joining the Oral Surgery Certificate Program in 2003. He successfully completed the program in 2007. Marcus received his Expert Certification in CBCT Technology and Diagnostics in 2010 from the Dental Medical Association Nordrhein. Marcus has authored over 60 publications, research articles and book chapters. He has lectured extensively on CAD/CAM technology, digital dentistry, implantology, bone grafting, guided surgery and CBCT/CT diagnostic imaging and has been involved in research for over 18 years. He holds multiple patents, being used in various countries, which provide new solutions for dentistry. Marcus was the Founding Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics and Digital Technology at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine (NY, USA) from 2011-2016. During this time he established three specialty programs (Prosthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology) and a productive research and education operation. From July 2016 to September 2019 he was Full Professor and Associate Dean for Digital Dentistry at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. The University of Kentucky digital dentistry initiative has increased the number of student applications within 2 years. In combination with higher clinical revenues the digital dentistry program has been a tremendous success for the University of Kentucky. The digital dentistry initiative results in over 1000 new patient phone calls a week, a new patient population and a steep increase in clinical procedures. Since September 2019 Marcus has been working as the Founding Member of Loocid LLC, a medical & dental innovation company.

Qualifications: DMD PhD

Location: USA

12:15 Moderated Discussion: Prosthetic Challenges in Implant Dentistry
João Caramês (Portugal)

João CaramêsJoão Caramês is a Full Professor and Chairman of the Oral Surgery and Implant Department and President of the Scientific Committee at Lisbon University School of Dental Medicine (FMDUL). He is Director and Founder of the Implantology Institute in Lisbon. He is currently President of the General Assembly of the Portuguese Dental Association (OMD). He is Principal Investigator on Dental Implants at the Oral and Biomedical Research Unit of the Lisbon University School of Dental Medicine (UICOB/FMDUL). He has published and lectured extensively at a national and international level. Today his private practice is focused on oral surgery and implant dentistry.

Qualifications: DMD PhD

Location: Portugal

Klaus Gotfredsen (Denmark)

Klaus GotfredsenKlaus Gotfredsen is a Professor and Chairman at Department of Oral Rehabilitation at Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. He graduated in 1984 from the School of Dentistry, University of Aarhus and then went on to receive a Danish PhD degree in 1990 from University of Copenhagen and a Swedish doctor degree in 2001 from Department of Periodontology of the Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg. Klaus is former President of the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) and board member in a number of dental Societies including Scandinavian Society of Prosthetic Dentistry. He has been opponent for a number of theses in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland. He has published more than 130 scientific papers and 200 abstracts, serves as reviewer for many clinical and scientific journals and has lectured extensively internationally. His major subject areas for research are implant dentistry and prosthetic dentistry including 3D-dentistry, biomaterials and oral health related quality of life. Clinical research projects, in vitro experiments as well as experimental bone research have also been major research subjects.

Qualifications: Odont dr. et lic. odont, PhD

Location: Denmark

Marcus Abboud (USA)

Marcus AbboudMarcus Abboud graduated from the University of Bonn (Germany) in 1996 and started his Prosthodontic residency there in 1997. In 2000 he received his PhD in dentistry/prosthodontics. From 2001 - 2003 he worked in the Department of Dental Research (Material Science) at the University of Bonn before joining the Oral Surgery Certificate Program in 2003. He successfully completed the program in 2007. Marcus received his Expert Certification in CBCT Technology and Diagnostics in 2010 from the Dental Medical Association Nordrhein. Marcus has authored over 60 publications, research articles and book chapters. He has lectured extensively on CAD/CAM technology, digital dentistry, implantology, bone grafting, guided surgery and CBCT/CT diagnostic imaging and has been involved in research for over 18 years. He holds multiple patents, being used in various countries, which provide new solutions for dentistry. Marcus was the Founding Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics and Digital Technology at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine (NY, USA) from 2011-2016. During this time he established three specialty programs (Prosthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology) and a productive research and education operation. From July 2016 to September 2019 he was Full Professor and Associate Dean for Digital Dentistry at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. The University of Kentucky digital dentistry initiative has increased the number of student applications within 2 years. In combination with higher clinical revenues the digital dentistry program has been a tremendous success for the University of Kentucky. The digital dentistry initiative results in over 1000 new patient phone calls a week, a new patient population and a steep increase in clinical procedures. Since September 2019 Marcus has been working as the Founding Member of Loocid LLC, a medical & dental innovation company.

Qualifications: DMD PhD

Location: USA

Anthony Bendkowski (UK)

Anthony BendkowskiAnthony Bendkowski is a specialist in oral surgery in practice limited to implant reconstructive surgery in London and the South East of England. He has 30 years’ experience in both the surgical and restorative management of implant cases. He is a Past President of the Association of Dental Implantology and an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh Diploma in Implant Dentistry. He is co-chair of Bromley, Bexley and Greenwich LDC and is also an honorary consultant at King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust.

Qualifications: BDS FDSRCS LDSRCS MFGDP DipDSed DPDS MSurg Dent MDFTEd

Location: UK

12:45 Lunch & Exhibition
14:00 ADI Poster Award
Debate: Treatment Planning Session
14:15 Introduction - Moderators: Eimear O’Connell, ADI President and Fazeela Khan-Osborne
14:30 Speaker 1 - Case 1

Saturday afternoon at the Congress is an interactive treatment planning session where our two eminent clinicians will each show you their initial presentation of their chosen case, where different approaches could be taken to deliver an excellent outcome. The audience will be polled to get their opinion, and then we will see if this changes after the clinicians give more information and after our expert panel also debate how they would approach the cases. This promises to be an exciting interactive session to help clinicians analyse challenging cases and to learn from seeing how our expert speakers and panel would approach the cases. After the presentations we will invite questions from the audience to stimulate debate and allow insight into how very experienced clinicians arrive at a definitive treatment plan.


Koray Feran (UK)

Koray Feran (UK)Koray qualified in 1989 from Guy’s Dental Hospital, winning the Final Year Prize for overall excellence and the S.J. Kaye Prize in Oral Medicine and Pathology. He remained at Guy’s for two separate House Surgeon appointments in Prosthetic Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial surgery until 1991 when he went into general practice in North London.

Between 1991 and 1993 he completed the Master of Science degree in Periodontology from Guy’s Hospital and at the end of 1993 passed examinations to obtain a Restorative Dentistry Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

He has since been in practice dedicated to quality dental care, having a special interest in multi-disciplinary cases that require detailed planning and co-ordination of several specialist branches of dentistry. Between 1996 and 1999 he provided surgical services in periodontics and implant dentistry to three prestigious practices in the Knightsbridge and South Kensington areas, and established his own practice in the West End of London from 1998.

In 2005 he founded The London Centre for Implant and Aesthetic Dentistry (LCIAD Ltd.) in Wimpole Street at the heart of London’s dental and medical community. He expanded LCIAD in October 2010 into new larger premises to establish a strong clinical team with in depth experience in the management and care of patients with complex dental problems.

Koray has undergone and continues to undergo extensive postgraduate education in several countries with world leaders in many fields of dentistry and dental technology as well as being a sought-after lecturer in his own right.

Koray currently accepts referrals from colleagues for patients requiring detailed restorative dental care especially on cases with failed previous dental work. He is known for his successful multidisciplinary approach to dealing with complex cases requiring dedicated surgical and restorative branches of dentistry.

He also lectures both nationally and internationally on the subjects of surgical and restorative implant dentistry, the training of dental surgeons and their teams for implant practices and on the financial and business aspects of the provision of quality dental healthcare for individual patients requiring advanced dental care in private practice.

Qualifications: BDS MSc FDSRCS

Location: UK

15:15 Panel Discussion: Treatment Planning Session
Robert Oretti (UK)

Robert OrettiRobert qualified at Kings College, London in 1987. After working in an orthodontic practice in Colchester for four years he moved to Newbury, Berkshire.

Robert then spent the next 14 years working in a busy private practice where he built a reputation for treating complex cases involving cosmetic, implant and orthodontic treatments. At this time, Robert also became involved in teaching and mentoring and has taught many dentists on all aspects of cosmetic and dental implant therapies.

In 2006, Robert moved to Pentangle Dental Transformations – a purpose built centre for dentists to send their patients for implant and complex treatments. Robert now spends his time between treating these referred patients and teaching.

Robert is a post graduate tutor for the Thames Valley deanery, speaker for the ADI (Association of Dental Implantology), a mentor and international speaker for the ITI (International Team of Implantologists), a Royal College of Surgeons examiner for the Implant Diploma (RCS Edin) and the Membership in Advanced General Dental Surgery (MAGDS RCS Edin) and was the President of BAAD (British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry) 2018-2020.

He presents regularly at scientific meetings and has published several articles on implant therapy.

Qualifications: BDS MGDS RCS (LOND) MFDS RCS (LOND) MFDS RCPS (GLAS)

Location: UK

Koray Feran (UK)

Koray FeranKoray qualified in 1989 from Guy’s Dental Hospital, winning the Final Year Prize for overall excellence and the S.J. Kaye Prize in Oral Medicine and Pathology. He remained at Guy’s for two separate House Surgeon appointments in Prosthetic Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial surgery until 1991 when he went into general practice in North London.

Between 1991 and 1993 he completed the Master of Science degree in Periodontology from Guy’s Hospital and at the end of 1993 passed examinations to obtain a Restorative Dentistry Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

He has since been in practice dedicated to quality dental care, having a special interest in multi-disciplinary cases that require detailed planning and co-ordination of several specialist branches of dentistry. Between 1996 and 1999 he provided surgical services in periodontics and implant dentistry to three prestigious practices in the Knightsbridge and South Kensington areas, and established his own practice in the West End of London from 1998.

In 2005 he founded The London Centre for Implant and Aesthetic Dentistry (LCIAD Ltd.) in Wimpole Street at the heart of London’s dental and medical community. He expanded LCIAD in October 2010 into new larger premises to establish a strong clinical team with in depth experience in the management and care of patients with complex dental problems.

Koray has undergone and continues to undergo extensive postgraduate education in several countries with world leaders in many fields of dentistry and dental technology as well as being a sought-after lecturer in his own right.

Koray currently accepts referrals from colleagues for patients requiring detailed restorative dental care especially on cases with failed previous dental work. He is known for his successful multidisciplinary approach to dealing with complex cases requiring dedicated surgical and restorative branches of dentistry.

He also lectures both nationally and internationally on the subjects of surgical and restorative implant dentistry, the training of dental surgeons and their teams for implant practices and on the financial and business aspects of the provision of quality dental healthcare for individual patients requiring advanced dental care in private practice.

Qualifications: BDS MSc FDSRCS

Location: UK

Daniel Buser (Switzerland)

Daniel BuserDaniel Buser is one of the most experienced international implant surgeons with 35 years of surgical experience. He widely lectures at national and international conferences to share his knowledge, and gives surgical CE Courses around the globe. He has been Professor at the Department of Oral Surgery at the University of Bern/Switzerland (2000-2019). He has spent sabbaticals at Harvard University (1989-91 and 2016), at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas (1995), and at the University Melbourne (2007/08). He served as President of various academic associations including the EAO (1996/97), the Swiss Society of Implantology (SGI, 2001-03), and the ITI (2009-13). He received several scientific awards including the André Schroeder Research Prize (1995), the Honorary Membership Award by the AAP (1997), the Brånemark Osseointegration Award by the AO (2013), the Jerome and Dorothy Schweitzer Research Award by GNYAP (2015), the ITI Honorary Fellowship by the ITI (2017), and most recently the Eskow Implant Dentistry Award by the New York University (2018). With his team, he has authored and co-authored more than 400 publications and book chapters on translational research in the field of implant dentistry, and on surgical techniques such as GBR.

Qualifications: DDS Prof Dr med dent

Location: Switzerland

Tidu Mankoo (UK)

Tidu MankooTidu Mankoo qualified with a BDS from the University of Bristol in 1981 and has a renowned private and referral practice in Windsor, treating implant, restorative and aesthetic cases and particularly complex cases. He has built a reputation for exceptional dentistry and carries out both the surgical and prosthetic aspects of his cases.

He was the President of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) in 2009-2010, a founder and Past President of the British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (BAAD) and Faculty member of the EAO and a long term active member of the ADI. He serves on the Editorial Board of a number of dental journals. He is a respected teacher with numerous publications. He is a sought-after international speaker particularly in the field of dental implants, restorative and aesthetic dentistry and management of complex cases. He lectures and gives courses regularly all over the world.

Location: UK

Michael Norton (UK)

Michael NortonMichael R Norton graduated from the University of Wales School of Dental Medicine in 1988. He runs a practice dedicated to implant & reconstructive dentistry in London. He is a specialist in Oral Surgery and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. He is Adjunct Clinical Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Dental School.

In 2017, Michael became the 31st President of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), the first non-American President in its history. He is also Past President (1999-2001) and Honorary Life Member of the Association of Dental Implantology.

Michael is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants (JOMI) and acts as reviewer for a number of other journals. He is a consultant and adviser to a number of implant and bone regeneration companies and maintains a worldwide reputation for his lectures and courses and is widely published in the literature.

Qualifications: BDS FDS RCS(Ed)

Location: UK

Eimear O’Connell (UK)

Eimear O’ConnellEimear received her dental degree from University of Edinburgh. She has run her own private dental practice in Edinburgh for 25 years.

She has received her MFGDP and FFGDP from the Royal College of Surgeons London and her Diploma of Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.  She is currently President of the ADI.

In 2014 Eimear won a UK business award from Software of Excellence as well as winning Best Overall Practice in Scotland. In 2015 her practice won Best Patient Care Award.

She is a KOL for Dentsply Sirona in the field of digital dentistry and implant dentistry. In her spare time she looks after her three daughters.  Her interests outside dentistry include hockey, sailing, skiing, reading and enjoying the great outdoors.

Qualifications: BDS MFGDP DipImpDent RCS Ed FFGDP

Location: UK

Fazeela Khan-Osborne (UK)

Fazeela Khan-OsborneFazeela Khan-Osborne is the founding clinician of the FACE implant multi-disciplinary team, both on the surgical and restorative side, for One To One Dental Clinic based in Harley Street, London. After qualification, Fazeela held several surgical posts in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, before studying for a MSc in Restorative Dentistry/Gerodontics which she received with Distinction.

She has always had a passion and special interest in implant dentistry, both on the surgical and restorative full arch rehabilitation of the maxilla, and has been involved in developing treatment modalities for peri-implantitis within clinical practice.

She is Course Lead for the One To One Education Programme, which is now in its 20th year and is an active member of the ADI, BAAD and ICOI. A former Lead Tutor for the Royal College of Surgeons (Diploma in Implant Dentistry), she lectures worldwide on implant dentistry. She lectures with Prof Marcus Abboud on the Post-graduate Implant Programme at Stonybrook University (USA) and runs a joint programme in Muco-gingival surgery for Implant Dentistry with Prof Cristian Dinu (Romania). She lives in West London with her two children.

Qualifications: MSc(Lon)BDS,LDS.RCS(Eng)BSc(Hons)Dip Imp Dent(RCS.Eng) Adv Cert.(RCS.Eng) DRDP FCOI

Location: UK

15:30 Tea/Coffee & Exhibition
16:00 Speaker 2 - Case 2

Saturday afternoon at the Congress is an interactive treatment planning session where our two eminent clinicians will each show you their initial presentation of their chosen case, where different approaches could be taken to deliver an excellent outcome. The audience will be polled to get their opinion, and then we will see if this changes after the clinicians give more information and after our expert panel also debate how they would approach the cases. This promises to be an exciting interactive session to help clinicians analyse challenging cases and to learn from seeing how our expert speakers and panel would approach the cases. After the presentations we will invite questions from the audience to stimulate debate and allow insight into how very experienced clinicians arrive at a definitive treatment plan.


Robert Oretti (UK)

Robert Oretti (UK)Robert qualified at Kings College, London in 1987. After working in an orthodontic practice in Colchester for four years he moved to Newbury, Berkshire.

Robert then spent the next 14 years working in a busy private practice where he built a reputation for treating complex cases involving cosmetic, implant and orthodontic treatments. At this time, Robert also became involved in teaching and mentoring and has taught many dentists on all aspects of cosmetic and dental implant therapies.

In 2006, Robert moved to Pentangle Dental Transformations – a purpose built centre for dentists to send their patients for implant and complex treatments. Robert now spends his time between treating these referred patients and teaching.

Robert is a post graduate tutor for the Thames Valley deanery, speaker for the ADI (Association of Dental Implantology), a mentor and international speaker for the ITI (International Team of Implantologists), a Royal College of Surgeons examiner for the Implant Diploma (RCS Edin) and the Membership in Advanced General Dental Surgery (MAGDS RCS Edin) and was the President of BAAD (British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry) 2018-2020.

He presents regularly at scientific meetings and has published several articles on implant therapy.

Qualifications: BDS MGDS RCS (LOND) MFDS RCS (LOND) MFDS RCPS (GLAS)

Location: UK

16:45 Panel Discussion: Treatment Planning Session
Robert Oretti (UK)

Robert OrettiRobert qualified at Kings College, London in 1987. After working in an orthodontic practice in Colchester for four years he moved to Newbury, Berkshire.

Robert then spent the next 14 years working in a busy private practice where he built a reputation for treating complex cases involving cosmetic, implant and orthodontic treatments. At this time, Robert also became involved in teaching and mentoring and has taught many dentists on all aspects of cosmetic and dental implant therapies.

In 2006, Robert moved to Pentangle Dental Transformations – a purpose built centre for dentists to send their patients for implant and complex treatments. Robert now spends his time between treating these referred patients and teaching.

Robert is a post graduate tutor for the Thames Valley deanery, speaker for the ADI (Association of Dental Implantology), a mentor and international speaker for the ITI (International Team of Implantologists), a Royal College of Surgeons examiner for the Implant Diploma (RCS Edin) and the Membership in Advanced General Dental Surgery (MAGDS RCS Edin) and was the President of BAAD (British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry) 2018-2020.

He presents regularly at scientific meetings and has published several articles on implant therapy.

Qualifications: BDS MGDS RCS (LOND) MFDS RCS (LOND) MFDS RCPS (GLAS)

Location: UK

Koray Feran (UK)

Koray FeranKoray qualified in 1989 from Guy’s Dental Hospital, winning the Final Year Prize for overall excellence and the S.J. Kaye Prize in Oral Medicine and Pathology. He remained at Guy’s for two separate House Surgeon appointments in Prosthetic Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial surgery until 1991 when he went into general practice in North London.

Between 1991 and 1993 he completed the Master of Science degree in Periodontology from Guy’s Hospital and at the end of 1993 passed examinations to obtain a Restorative Dentistry Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

He has since been in practice dedicated to quality dental care, having a special interest in multi-disciplinary cases that require detailed planning and co-ordination of several specialist branches of dentistry. Between 1996 and 1999 he provided surgical services in periodontics and implant dentistry to three prestigious practices in the Knightsbridge and South Kensington areas, and established his own practice in the West End of London from 1998.

In 2005 he founded The London Centre for Implant and Aesthetic Dentistry (LCIAD Ltd.) in Wimpole Street at the heart of London’s dental and medical community. He expanded LCIAD in October 2010 into new larger premises to establish a strong clinical team with in depth experience in the management and care of patients with complex dental problems.

Koray has undergone and continues to undergo extensive postgraduate education in several countries with world leaders in many fields of dentistry and dental technology as well as being a sought-after lecturer in his own right.

Koray currently accepts referrals from colleagues for patients requiring detailed restorative dental care especially on cases with failed previous dental work. He is known for his successful multidisciplinary approach to dealing with complex cases requiring dedicated surgical and restorative branches of dentistry.

He also lectures both nationally and internationally on the subjects of surgical and restorative implant dentistry, the training of dental surgeons and their teams for implant practices and on the financial and business aspects of the provision of quality dental healthcare for individual patients requiring advanced dental care in private practice.

Qualifications: BDS MSc FDSRCS

Location: UK

Daniel Buser (Switzerland)

Daniel BuserDaniel Buser is one of the most experienced international implant surgeons with 35 years of surgical experience. He widely lectures at national and international conferences to share his knowledge, and gives surgical CE Courses around the globe. He has been Professor at the Department of Oral Surgery at the University of Bern/Switzerland (2000-2019). He has spent sabbaticals at Harvard University (1989-91 and 2016), at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas (1995), and at the University Melbourne (2007/08). He served as President of various academic associations including the EAO (1996/97), the Swiss Society of Implantology (SGI, 2001-03), and the ITI (2009-13). He received several scientific awards including the André Schroeder Research Prize (1995), the Honorary Membership Award by the AAP (1997), the Brånemark Osseointegration Award by the AO (2013), the Jerome and Dorothy Schweitzer Research Award by GNYAP (2015), the ITI Honorary Fellowship by the ITI (2017), and most recently the Eskow Implant Dentistry Award by the New York University (2018). With his team, he has authored and co-authored more than 400 publications and book chapters on translational research in the field of implant dentistry, and on surgical techniques such as GBR.

Qualifications: DDS Prof Dr med dent

Location: Switzerland

Tidu Mankoo (UK)

Tidu MankooTidu Mankoo qualified with a BDS from the University of Bristol in 1981 and has a renowned private and referral practice in Windsor, treating implant, restorative and aesthetic cases and particularly complex cases. He has built a reputation for exceptional dentistry and carries out both the surgical and prosthetic aspects of his cases.

He was the President of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) in 2009-2010, a founder and Past President of the British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (BAAD) and Faculty member of the EAO and a long term active member of the ADI. He serves on the Editorial Board of a number of dental journals. He is a respected teacher with numerous publications. He is a sought-after international speaker particularly in the field of dental implants, restorative and aesthetic dentistry and management of complex cases. He lectures and gives courses regularly all over the world.

Location: UK

Michael Norton (UK)

Michael NortonMichael R Norton graduated from the University of Wales School of Dental Medicine in 1988. He runs a practice dedicated to implant & reconstructive dentistry in London. He is a specialist in Oral Surgery and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. He is Adjunct Clinical Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Dental School.

In 2017, Michael became the 31st President of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), the first non-American President in its history. He is also Past President (1999-2001) and Honorary Life Member of the Association of Dental Implantology.

Michael is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants (JOMI) and acts as reviewer for a number of other journals. He is a consultant and adviser to a number of implant and bone regeneration companies and maintains a worldwide reputation for his lectures and courses and is widely published in the literature.

Qualifications: BDS FDS RCS(Ed)

Location: UK

Eimear O’Connell (UK)

Eimear O’ConnellEimear received her dental degree from University of Edinburgh. She has run her own private dental practice in Edinburgh for 25 years.

She has received her MFGDP and FFGDP from the Royal College of Surgeons London and her Diploma of Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.  She is currently President of the ADI.

In 2014 Eimear won a UK business award from Software of Excellence as well as winning Best Overall Practice in Scotland. In 2015 her practice won Best Patient Care Award.

She is a KOL for Dentsply Sirona in the field of digital dentistry and implant dentistry. In her spare time she looks after her three daughters.  Her interests outside dentistry include hockey, sailing, skiing, reading and enjoying the great outdoors.

Qualifications: BDS MFGDP DipImpDent RCS Ed FFGDP

Location: UK

Fazeela Khan-Osborne (UK)

Fazeela Khan-OsborneFazeela Khan-Osborne is the founding clinician of the FACE implant multi-disciplinary team, both on the surgical and restorative side, for One To One Dental Clinic based in Harley Street, London. After qualification, Fazeela held several surgical posts in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, before studying for a MSc in Restorative Dentistry/Gerodontics which she received with Distinction.

She has always had a passion and special interest in implant dentistry, both on the surgical and restorative full arch rehabilitation of the maxilla, and has been involved in developing treatment modalities for peri-implantitis within clinical practice.

She is Course Lead for the One To One Education Programme, which is now in its 20th year and is an active member of the ADI, BAAD and ICOI. A former Lead Tutor for the Royal College of Surgeons (Diploma in Implant Dentistry), she lectures worldwide on implant dentistry. She lectures with Prof Marcus Abboud on the Post-graduate Implant Programme at Stonybrook University (USA) and runs a joint programme in Muco-gingival surgery for Implant Dentistry with Prof Cristian Dinu (Romania). She lives in West London with her two children.

Qualifications: MSc(Lon)BDS,LDS.RCS(Eng)BSc(Hons)Dip Imp Dent(RCS.Eng) Adv Cert.(RCS.Eng) DRDP FCOI

Location: UK

17:00 Congress Closing Ceremony

Team Programme – Hygienists & Therapists


08:00 Registration - Tea/Coffee & Exhibition
Moderator: Julia Wilson, ADI DCP Representative
09:00 Factory-made Contamination: Implants and Water Hygiene under Scrutiny (Joint session with Nurses & Practice Managers)

This lecture sets the focus on two alarming topics – implants and water – as the dental practice has to deal with factory-made contamination of medical devices and practice installation. Both topics should be of specific interest for every member of the dental team as not only the patient is affected but therapists and nurses as well. 

The surface of dental implants determines the initial phases of the biological response to the implant and affects its ability to integrate into the surrounding tissue. In four consecutive studies more than 300 different, sterile-packaged dental implants were analysed by scanning electron microscopy and elemental analysis (EDS). Nearly 50% of all analysed implants showed a wide variety of organic and/or inorganic impurities. The lecture not only illustrates the clinical context with peri-implantitis but also aims to separate the wheat from the chaff. Participants will receive clear information about the differences in quality that highlights the necessity of a new standard of purity for dental implants.

The second part of the lecture illustrates mostly undisclosed problems: contamination and biofilm development in dental treatment units, material damaging effects of biofilms, why hydrogen peroxide works so badly, and why filters do not work properly.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand issues related to factory-made contamination of medical devices and practice installation
  • To understand how the surface of dental implants determines the initial phases of the biological response to the implant and affects its ability to integrate into the surrounding tissue
  • To understand why there is the need for a new standard of purity for dental implants
  • To learn about contamination and biofilm development in dental treatment units
  • To understand why hydrogen peroxide works badly
  • To understand why filters do not work properly

Dirk Duddeck (Germany)

Dirk Duddeck (Germany)In 1985, Dirk U Duddeck, graduated from the University of Konstanz with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then went on to study at the Dental School University Berlin and Heidelberg, Germany, and graduated in 1992.

Between 1992-2015, Dirk worked at the Department for Craniomaxillofacial and Plastic Surgery, University Heidelberg, and the Interdisciplinary Department for Oral Surgery and Implantology, University of Cologne, Germany. He received his Doctorate in 2009.

Dirk now works as an Implantologist in a private practice in Berlin, Germany.

Dirk is the founder and Managing Director of MMRI.BERLIN, the independent Medical Materials Research Institute, officially accredited as a testing laboratory that specialises in implant material analyses. He is also Managing Director of the CLEANIMPLANT FOUNDATION, which is a non-profit organisation involved in periodical quality assessment studies in implant dentistry and promotion of the “Trusted Quality Mark” for dental implant systems.

Since 2016, Dirk has been a guest researcher at the Charité University Medicine Berlin / Campus Benjamin Franklin; Department of Prosthodontics.  

Qualifications: Dr med dent

Location: Germany

09:45 Should We Place Implants in Compromised or High-risk Patients?

Although dental implants have for over 40 years been shown to have high overall success rates, a few patients are more at risk of implant failure. Additionally, certain groups of patients may expect more from implants than can predictably be delivered and their unrealistic expectations often cause the dental team considerable frustration.

While we have long been aware of an increased risk of failure in smokers, patients with limited available or soft bone, and in those who lost teeth due to periodontitis, and recent studies have also identified higher failure rates in patients on certain common prescription drugs.

Changes in implant surfaces have also reduced the risk of failures in those previously considered to be at higher risk and too often advice is based on outdated information.

This presentation will review current evidence to help identify which patients should actually be considered compromised or at a higher risk of implant failure or complications. It will additionally discuss, based on 34 years’ experience of placing, restoring and maintaining dental implants, how to identify and manage patients who have unrealistic expectations of what implants can provide.

We must always appreciate that edentulous patients have already managed to lose 32 teeth and it will often be challenging to improve their oral hygiene or attendance for preventive maintenance visits. Any treatment plan should include a costed maintenance phase, spelling out our expectations of the patients’ responsibilities. Otherwise we cannot truly be considered to have proper consent.

Learning Objectives

  • To appreciate current perspectives on factors which may increase the risk of implant failures and complications
  • To understand current approaches used to reduce the risk of implant failure in these high-risk patients
  •  To be able to identify patients who have unrealistic expectations about what implants can do for them

Crawford Bain (UK)

Crawford Bain (UK)After 7 years of general practice in the UK and Canada Crawford Bain completed specialist training in Periodontics and Fixed Prosthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. He then returned to a full-time teaching commitment at Dalhousie University Canada where he was first Director of Occlusion and later Head of Periodontology and Director of Implant Dentistry. He was the first periodontist to be awarded a Branemark Implant Fellowship at UCLA where his research on the effects of smoking on implant failure led to the Quintessence Award for the best article in IJOMI in 1993 and remains one of the most commonly cited articles in the implant literature.

In 1995 he returned to Scotland and in a part time teaching role directed the MSc in Primary Dental Care at Glasgow University for several years. From 1981 to 2013 he maintained specialist referral practices in Canada then Scotland, placing and restoring his first implants in 1987. He is on the GDC specialist lists for Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry.

Most recently he was Professor and Postgraduate Programme Director in Periodontology at Mohammed bin Rashid University Dubai UAE. He has made over 400 presentations on four continents and has over 70 publications in refereed journals.

Qualifications: BDS DDS MSc MBA LLM

Location: UK

10:30 Tea/Coffee & Exhibition
11:00 Digital Implantology and the Dental Team: Yes or No?

In recent years digital technology has become a powerful tool in dentistry.  However, there is still some disagreement within the industry as to whether it can really replace more traditional approaches. Craig and George will debate the topic with particular reference to its relevance to the dental team.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand how digital intraoral scanning, cone beam computerised tomography (CBCT), digital planning and computer guided surgery can enhance patient outcomes
  • To recognise the problems that can occur in various circumstances with the use of digital technology in dentistry
  • To appreciate the role the dental team can have in integrating these techniques

Pynadath George (UK)

Pynadath GeorgePynadath George is a Dental Surgeon who has a practice limited to advanced restorative dentistry and dental implants. He is a graduate of Liverpool Dental School and since then has completed the Membership exams from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. Pynadath also has a Master's Degree in Restorative Dentistry from the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute, UCL, and a separate Master's degree in Dental Implants from Warwick University.

Previously he taught Restorative Dentistry and Dental Implants at the Liverpool Dental School and worked in a tertiary level hospital treating cancer patients with fixed and removal prosthetics utilising implants.

His current Doctoral research is in the field of extramaxillary implants such as zygomatic and pterygoid implants and he currently is a Director in AIT-Advanced Implant Training, a dedicated training academy focused in teaching purely advanced and complex procedures.

His scope of practice is limited to dental implants which involve simple single implants and advanced bone grafting to complex cases. 

Qualifications: BDS MFDS RCPS DRDP MSc Rest Dent PGDip MSc Imp Dent

Location: UK

Craig Parker (UK)

Craig ParkerCraig Parker’s special interest is in digital workflow in dental implantology: using ultra-precision digital treatment planning, cone beam CT imaging, digital intra-oral scanning and CAD-CAM restoration to maximise hard and soft tissue aesthetics and functionality.  

Craig has been involved in surgical dentistry for over 25 years.  He runs a private referral practice in Leeds, UK, where the majority of his work is in implant dentistry.  He has been actively involved in the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) at the Royal College of Surgeons where he was on the board of examiners for over 10 years and he was elected to the national board where he served for 3 years.  He lectures regularly internationally on digital and implant dentistry.  Craig is Past President of the Association of Dental Implantology) where he was on the national board for 8 years.  In 2019 Craig was made an honorary member of the Association of Dental Implantology.

Qualifications: BChD MFGDP(UK) DPDS

Location: UK

12:10 Moderated Discussion - Digital Implantology and the Dental Team: Yes or No?
Pynadath George (UK)

Pynadath GeorgePynadath George is a Dental Surgeon who has a practice limited to advanced restorative dentistry and dental implants. He is a graduate of Liverpool Dental School and since then has completed the Membership exams from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. Pynadath also has a Master's Degree in Restorative Dentistry from the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute, UCL, and a separate Master's degree in Dental Implants from Warwick University.

Previously he taught Restorative Dentistry and Dental Implants at the Liverpool Dental School and worked in a tertiary level hospital treating cancer patients with fixed and removal prosthetics utilising implants.

His current Doctoral research is in the field of extramaxillary implants such as zygomatic and pterygoid implants and he currently is a Director in AIT-Advanced Implant Training, a dedicated training academy focused in teaching purely advanced and complex procedures.

His scope of practice is limited to dental implants which involve simple single implants and advanced bone grafting to complex cases. 

Qualifications: BDS MFDS RCPS DRDP MSc Rest Dent PGDip MSc Imp Dent

Location: UK

Craig Parker (UK)

Craig ParkerCraig Parker’s special interest is in digital workflow in dental implantology: using ultra-precision digital treatment planning, cone beam CT imaging, digital intra-oral scanning and CAD-CAM restoration to maximise hard and soft tissue aesthetics and functionality.  

Craig has been involved in surgical dentistry for over 25 years.  He runs a private referral practice in Leeds, UK, where the majority of his work is in implant dentistry.  He has been actively involved in the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) at the Royal College of Surgeons where he was on the board of examiners for over 10 years and he was elected to the national board where he served for 3 years.  He lectures regularly internationally on digital and implant dentistry.  Craig is Past President of the Association of Dental Implantology) where he was on the national board for 8 years.  In 2019 Craig was made an honorary member of the Association of Dental Implantology.

Qualifications: BChD MFGDP(UK) DPDS

Location: UK

Julia Wilson (UK)

Julia WilsonJulia Wilson’s career in dentistry began at King’s College Dental School where she undertook a DSA course; with a keen interest in periodontology, she chose to study dental hygiene at Leeds Dental school and on graduation she enjoyed both diverse and interesting work in hospital and general practice in Yorkshire. It was a return to London and meeting Peter Fairbairn that brought her into the world of dental implantology. In addition to working in the west end and the city she has enjoyed working alongside Peter in a specialist practice for over 28 years. Julia is a member of the BSP, BSDHT, BAPD and ADI. She has previously written articles for DH&T, enjoyed lecturing to fellow hygienists on the subject of dental implant maintenance, presented at the ADI Members’ Forum in 2015 and the ADI Team Congress 2017, in addition to moderating at the ADI Members’ National Forum 2017 and the ADI Team Congress 2019. Julia was instrumental in devising the team programme for DCPs for the ADI Team Congress in Edinburgh and has recently with a newly formed DCP Sub-committee, helped to organise the team programme for the ADI Team Congress.

She is presently the ADI DCP Representative and is involved in various ADI sub-committees.

Qualifications: RDH

Location: UK

12:30 Lunch & Exhibition
Debate: The Great Debate - Is Skill Mix Safe? (Joint session with Nurses & Practice Managers)
Moderator: Fiona Sandom
13:30 The Great Debate - Is Skill Mix Safe? (Research Aspects)

The landscape of dentistry is changing with role substitution, role enhancement, direct access and greater focus on prevention and care.  Dental patient needs and demands are shifting and, commensurate with the growth of implantology, there is an increase in complaints. It is in this broad context that this presentation reviews interpretations of skill mix and the research evidence on the role of members of the implantology team. The presentation will examine what is expected of different members of the implantology team in patient selection, treatment planning, the treatment stage, post-treatment and the management of peri-implant diseases and conditions. The presentation will examine the value of skills mix alongside identifying concerns and reasons for teamwork failure, exploring barriers and enablers to successful skill mix. What might be learnt from other professions in healthcare and from the aviation industry will be highlighted, and attention will be drawn to implications for the maintenance of safe patient care and with emphasis on the importance of education, training and lifelong learning.

 

Learning Objectives

  • To describe interpretations of skill mix
  • To discuss research evidence on skill mix
  • To appraise the contribution of different members of the implantology team
  • To identify enablers and facilitators of good teamwork, implications for education and the maintenance of safe patient care

Alison Bullock (UK)

Alison Bullock (UK)Alison is Professor of Medical and Dental Education at Cardiff University, School of Social Sciences and, since 2009, Director of the Cardiff Unit for Research and Evaluation in Medical and Dental Education. The purpose of the Unit and her main activity is to conduct multidisciplinary research and evaluation of the education and training of healthcare professionals. Specifically, she has worked in the field of dental education for about 25 years. She accumulated over one hundred peer-reviewed publications and is currently Associate Editor of the European Journal of Dental Education. Since 2018, she has published twenty four peer reviewed articles and been awarded approximately £750,000 as lead or joint applicant. Current and past funders include National Institute of Health Research, Health and Care Research Wales, European Union, the General Dental Council (GDC), Health Education England (HEE), the Health Foundation, and the Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors (COPDEND). She regularly presents research at national and international conferences, including the International Association of Dental Research (where she was past president of the Education Research Group) and the Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE).  Her main teaching role is the supervision of masters and doctoral students.

Qualifications: PhD FAcMedEd PGCE BA

Location: UK

14:00 The Great Debate - Is Skill Mix Safe? (Pro Skill Mix)

The aim of this talk is to explore the regulation and research around using skill mix in dentistry. The dental care professionals’ role has expanded over the years and the ways in which they are regulated and trained has developed to encompass these changes. With direct access and the use of prescription only medicines, the dental care professional can provide many benefits to patients and dental teams alike and this talk will provide an insight into how skill mix can be implemented in general dental practice. Embracing a philosophy of collaboration within a dental practice has the potential to bring huge benefits across the spectrum of the working environment. An entire team working together and building a harmonious trusting environment will see benefits in terms of patient care, productivity, happiness and ultimately profitability.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand what safe means in dental practice
  • To discuss the evidence for skill mix
  • To understand how to utilise dental teams by playing to their strengths

Michaela O’Neill (UK)

Michaela O’Neill (UK)After qualifying from King’s College Hospital, London in 1991 Michaela has worked clinically, taught and lectured throughout the UK and internationally. She now works with P&G as a Professional & Scientific Relations Manager for the UK & Ireland.

Michaela has been active with BSDHT since 1997 and in 2009 was elected onto the executive council and then as President of BSDHT from 2014-2016. She currently holds the role of Vice President of the International Federation of Dental Hygiene (IFDH).

At present she co-represents the dental hygiene and therapy profession in the UK in the change to legislation to allow the administration and supply of certain prescription only medicines (POMs) to be administered by suitably qualified dental hygienists and therapists without the need of a prescription.

Qualifications: RDH FAETC

Location: UK

14:30 The Great Debate - Is Skill Mix Safe? (Legal Aspects)

Successful implant dentistry relies on techniques, technology and teamwork. With every member of the dental team having a key role to play, this presentation will look at how optimal use of skill mix can enhance treatment outcomes and patient satisfaction.

The presentation examines the key questions:

Are we making the most of current skill mix opportunities – and if not, why not? What are the potential legal and regulatory pitfalls – and how do we avoid them? And the big question - is skill mix safe for me and safe for our patients?

This presentation will focus upon the challenges that dental teams face and discuss the safe use of skill mix to address these challenges, with an eye to potential risk of litigation and regulatory issues.

Learning Objectives

  •  To identify the potential benefits and potential risks associated with skill mix in dentistry
  • To identify and utilise current opportunities
  • To consider the safe use of skill mix

Sue Boynton (UK)

Sue Boynton (UK)The dental profession faces considerable challenges on a daily basis. Sue Boynton is a dentist who understands the challenges. She has many years’ experience in general practice and is recognised for assisting numerous dental professionals with a wide range of dentolegal issues for over 20 years.

Sue works as an Independent Dentolegal Consultant and Dental Complaints Expert using her extensive, in-depth knowledge and experience gained from her work over many years with a dental indemnity organisation. She continues to assist dentists and dental teams with individual dentolegal issues including GDC, complaints, professional and ethical issues, and remediation. On top of her extensive experience of complex dentolegal issues, Sue also brings her expertise to articles and e-learning initiatives. She is part of the Profession-wide Complaints Handling Initiative working group, and the National Advisory Board for Human Factors in Dentistry. Sue has a Master’s Degree in Medical Law, and is a Fellow of the Faculty of General Dental Practice, a Fellow of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine, and an NLP Master. She shares her knowledge and expertise on dentolegal issues in the UK and internationally and is a hugely popular speaker who is passionate about risk management and assisting dental teams.

Qualifications: BDS LLM FFGDP(UK) FFFLM

Location: UK

15:00 Tea/Coffee & Exhibition
15:30 Moderated Discussion: The Great Debate - Is Skill Mix Safe?
Alison Bullock (UK)

Alison BullockAlison is Professor of Medical and Dental Education at Cardiff University, School of Social Sciences and, since 2009, Director of the Cardiff Unit for Research and Evaluation in Medical and Dental Education. The purpose of the Unit and her main activity is to conduct multidisciplinary research and evaluation of the education and training of healthcare professionals. Specifically, she has worked in the field of dental education for about 25 years. She accumulated over one hundred peer-reviewed publications and is currently Associate Editor of the European Journal of Dental Education. Since 2018, she has published twenty four peer reviewed articles and been awarded approximately £750,000 as lead or joint applicant. Current and past funders include National Institute of Health Research, Health and Care Research Wales, European Union, the General Dental Council (GDC), Health Education England (HEE), the Health Foundation, and the Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors (COPDEND). She regularly presents research at national and international conferences, including the International Association of Dental Research (where she was past president of the Education Research Group) and the Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE).  Her main teaching role is the supervision of masters and doctoral students.

Qualifications: PhD FAcMedEd PGCE BA

Location: UK

Michaela O’Neill (UK)

Michaela O’NeillAfter qualifying from King’s College Hospital, London in 1991 Michaela has worked clinically, taught and lectured throughout the UK and internationally. She now works with P&G as a Professional & Scientific Relations Manager for the UK & Ireland.

Michaela has been active with BSDHT since 1997 and in 2009 was elected onto the executive council and then as President of BSDHT from 2014-2016. She currently holds the role of Vice President of the International Federation of Dental Hygiene (IFDH).

At present she co-represents the dental hygiene and therapy profession in the UK in the change to legislation to allow the administration and supply of certain prescription only medicines (POMs) to be administered by suitably qualified dental hygienists and therapists without the need of a prescription.

Qualifications: RDH FAETC

Location: UK

Sue Boynton (UK)

Sue BoyntonThe dental profession faces considerable challenges on a daily basis. Sue Boynton is a dentist who understands the challenges. She has many years’ experience in general practice and is recognised for assisting numerous dental professionals with a wide range of dentolegal issues for over 20 years.

Sue works as an Independent Dentolegal Consultant and Dental Complaints Expert using her extensive, in-depth knowledge and experience gained from her work over many years with a dental indemnity organisation. She continues to assist dentists and dental teams with individual dentolegal issues including GDC, complaints, professional and ethical issues, and remediation. On top of her extensive experience of complex dentolegal issues, Sue also brings her expertise to articles and e-learning initiatives. She is part of the Profession-wide Complaints Handling Initiative working group, and the National Advisory Board for Human Factors in Dentistry. Sue has a Master’s Degree in Medical Law, and is a Fellow of the Faculty of General Dental Practice, a Fellow of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine, and an NLP Master. She shares her knowledge and expertise on dentolegal issues in the UK and internationally and is a hugely popular speaker who is passionate about risk management and assisting dental teams.

Qualifications: BDS LLM FFGDP(UK) FFFLM

Location: UK

Fiona Sandom (UK)

Fiona SandomFiona qualified as a Dental Hygienist from Manchester Dental Hospital in 1993 and as a Dental Therapist in 1999 from Liverpool University Dental Hospital, and in 2013 gained her MSc in Medical Education from Cardiff University. She currently works in a busy NHS Practice, as DPSU Lead and North Wales Regional Lead for Health Education and Improvement Wales and at Bangor University as Project Specialist establishing the All Wales Faculty for Dental Care Professionals. She is an Education Associate for the GDC, an Examiner for the RCS Edinburgh and a past President of the British Association of Dental Therapists. She has been fortunate to work as a dental therapist in practice, in hospital, in community dental service and in personal dental service, and has an interest in treating anxious patients with inhalation sedation. She has been awarded two Oral and Dental Research Trust DCP Awards in 2013 and 2015. She is currently carrying out Health Service Research at Bangor University for her PhD and working on the proposal for the use of exemptions in medicines legislation by dental hygienists and dental therapists across the United Kingdom.

Fiona is a Fellow of the Faculty of Dental Trainers at the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.

Qualifications: Dip DH Dip DT MSc in Med Ed

Location: UK

17:00 Congress Closing Ceremony (In Plenary Auditorium)

Team Programme – Nurses & Practice Managers


08:00 Registration - Tea/Coffee & Exhibition
Moderator: Julia Wilson, ADI DCP Representative
09:00 Factory-made Contamination: Implants and Water Hygiene under Scrutiny (Joint session with Hygienists & Therapists)

This lecture sets the focus on two alarming topics – implants and water – as the dental practice has to deal with factory-made contamination of medical devices and practice installation. Both topics should be of specific interest for every member of the dental team as not only the patient is affected but therapists and nurses as well. 

The surface of dental implants determines the initial phases of the biological response to the implant and affects its ability to integrate into the surrounding tissue. In four consecutive studies more than 300 different, sterile-packaged dental implants were analysed by scanning electron microscopy and elemental analysis (EDS). Nearly 50% of all analysed implants showed a wide variety of organic and/or inorganic impurities. The lecture not only illustrates the clinical context with peri-implantitis but also aims to separate the wheat from the chaff. Participants will receive clear information about the differences in quality that highlights the necessity of a new standard of purity for dental implants.

The second part of the lecture illustrates mostly undisclosed problems: contamination and biofilm development in dental treatment units, material damaging effects of biofilms, why hydrogen peroxide works so badly, and why filters do not work properly.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand issues related to factory-made contamination of medical devices and practice installation
  • To understand how the surface of dental implants determines the initial phases of the biological response to the implant and affects its ability to integrate into the surrounding tissue
  • To understand why there is the need for a new standard of purity for dental implants
  • To learn about contamination and biofilm development in dental treatment units
  • To understand why hydrogen peroxide works badly
  • To understand why filters do not work properly

Dirk Duddeck (Germany)

Dirk Duddeck (Germany)In 1985, Dirk U Duddeck, graduated from the University of Konstanz with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then went on to study at the Dental School University Berlin and Heidelberg, Germany, and graduated in 1992.

Between 1992-2015, Dirk worked at the Department for Craniomaxillofacial and Plastic Surgery, University Heidelberg, and the Interdisciplinary Department for Oral Surgery and Implantology, University of Cologne, Germany. He received his Doctorate in 2009.

Dirk now works as an Implantologist in a private practice in Berlin, Germany.

Dirk is the founder and Managing Director of MMRI.BERLIN, the independent Medical Materials Research Institute, officially accredited as a testing laboratory that specialises in implant material analyses. He is also Managing Director of the CLEANIMPLANT FOUNDATION, which is a non-profit organisation involved in periodical quality assessment studies in implant dentistry and promotion of the “Trusted Quality Mark” for dental implant systems.

Since 2016, Dirk has been a guest researcher at the Charité University Medicine Berlin / Campus Benjamin Franklin; Department of Prosthodontics.  

Qualifications: Dr med dent

Location: Germany

Moderator: Natasha Donnelly
09:45 Should We Treat All Patients?

This lecture will focus on patient expectation. Delegates will learn how to assess patients correctly using the psychological assessment and modified dental anxiety scale to determine suitability for large and life changing treatments and to ensure patients have realistic expectations regarding treatment outcomes.

We will look over all factors including social habits, medical history, and acceptance of long term maintenance for dental implant therapy including full arch tooth replacement. 

Learning Objectives

  • To appreciate the importance of careful patient selection with implant work
  • To understand of why implants have different requirements to general dentistry
  • To understand the processes involved in the implant rehabilitation of patients
  • To understand the technical processes involved in the assessment of patient expectations
  • To understand the long-term management and follow-up required in the restorative therapy

Adele Holland (UK)

Adele Holland (UK)Adele Holland’s career in dentistry started in 2007 when she quickly developed a passion for the industry.

In 2010 Adele began working at Kissdental where she spent 9 years, training and gaining knowledge in all areas and aspects of dentistry. She developed her skill set and took on the roles of Treatment Coordinator, Head Nurse, Compliance Manager and Implant Coordinator across three clinics, expanding specifically in implantology and surgical procedures.

Later in Adele’s career she began leading courses for clinicians and nurses in implantology, specifically in asepsis, full arch and immediate loading, and she now lectures for Neodent, training other nurses in all areas of implant dentistry.

Throughout her dental career, Adele has gained post qualifications in radiography, intravenous sedation and dental implant nursing.

Location: UK

10:30 Tea/Coffee & Exhibition
Debate: The Roles of Dental Nurses and Implant Coordinators
11:00 Is There a Need for an Implant Coordinator and What is Their Role Clinically?

The aim of this lecture is to provide delegates with a greater knowledge and understanding of the role of an implant coordinator, what it consists of and how best to utilise an implant coordinator within a dental practice. Details will be given regarding the responsibilities involved, who is best suited to the role and the benefits of having an implant coordinator for patients and a dental team. Delegates will be provided with details of systems that both drive the role and complement the running of a practice.

Learning Objectives

  • To learn about the benefits of using a multiteam approach within a practice, and the importance of effective communication within a team and with patients
  • To understand what is expected for the role of an implant coordinator, and to discuss the benefits of different systems which complement the role
  • To discuss the use of a systemic approach in the new patient journey and the treatment planning process
  • To discuss the consent process and understand the elements of valid consent
  • To learn and discuss how to plan and execute the implementation of an implant coordinator role within a practice

Leanna Best (UK)

Leanna Best (UK)Leanna Best began her dental nursing career dental in 2005, training at Coronation Road Dental Surgery, where she remained for a further 6 years. After leaving Coronation Road, Leanna worked in an orthodontic practice where she gained a vast amount of knowledge in orthodontics and then she moved to Clifton Dental Studio.

After this, Leanna took the opportunity to become a TCO and through receiving lots of mentoring and completing the Level three diploma in Treatment Coordination, she is now lecturing twice a year with Straumann, helping others to implement the role of an Implant Coordinator and giving tips to Treatment Coordinators who are already working within the role.

Location: UK

11:35 Is There a Need of Two Dental Nurses for Implant Placement?

In today’s time, dental implants have surpassed several previous forms of tooth replacement options and have become a routine procedure for missing teeth that offers patients physiological and functional comfort. Nevertheless, if the implant treatment is not planned and implemented appropriately, it can become a traumatic event for the patient. Therefore, in order to have predictable outcomes of implant placement, there needs to be careful patient selection, treatment planning and integrated approach to work with the whole dental team. It is significant today to involve two dental nurses especially due to the current pandemic situation where delivery of care to patients is a risk for both clinicians and patients[AH1] . The dental nurse plays a vital role in ensuring the smooth delivery of implant placement. The essential role of a dental nurse comes in during the planning stage, during the surgery and prosthetic stages and after the completion of the treatment. In the planning stage, for the definitive planning, a dental nurse is responsible for ensuring that all the necessary work is in place for the start of a procedure. Furthermore, a dental nurse is also aware of the implant system being used, the number, size and site of implants being placed, surgical placement, specialized x-rays, augmentation materials needed, drilling protocol components. During surgery, the nurse’s role starts with setting up the surgery, assistance, diagnostic aids availability, and the reassurance of the patient up until completion.  Additionally, in terms of case record documentation, data confidentiality, informed consent, patient’s concerns and patient safety, the role of a dental nurse in assisting the clinician is necessary. Hence, the role of a dental nurse in the successful outcome of an implant placement cannot be underestimated overall and specially during these unprecedented times. 

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the importance of the role of a dental nurse in ensuring the smooth delivery of implant placement
  • To understand the importance of the role of a dental nurse in the areas of case record documentation, data confidentiality, informed consent, patient’s concerns and patient safety
  • To understand the benefits of involving two dental nurses for implant placement

Jennifer Jones (UK)

Jennifer Jones (UK)Jennifer Jones qualified as a dental nurse in 2012, and since then has achieved post qualifications in Dental Sedation, Radiography, and Implant Nursing. She also qualified in impression taking, digital scanning and venepuncture and cannulation. 

In her years of nursing, Jennifer has worked with several dentists and gained valuable experience in oral surgery, sedation, implants, and cosmetic dentistry. She has also trained to a high level in infection control.

In Jennifer’s current position as Clinical Manager at ICE postgraduate dental institute and hospital, she supervises the running of the clinics and the training of dentists and nurses in implantology. She is also part of the nurse facility at ICE who run post qualification courses for dental nurses. She also lectures and acts as a mentor for the students. 

Due to her experience and knowledge in implantology, Jennifer was awarded an ambassador role for the Society of Dental nurses. In this role, Jennifer offers support and guidance to dental nurses who work with dentists undertaking dental implantology. Working with the society has enabled her to write articles for the Dental Nursing Journal and to publish several pieces of her own. 

Jennifer has also completed a Facial Aesthetic Course which enables her to run her own clinic. She is also qualified in B12, Fat Dissolving Injections and Fibroblast Treatment. 

Qualifications: NVQ L3 Dental nursing, Post qualifications in Dental Implants, Radiography, and sedation

Location: UK

12:10 Moderated Discussion: The Roles of Dental Nurses and Implant Coordinators
Leanna Best (UK)

Leanna BestLeanna Best began her dental nursing career dental in 2005, training at Coronation Road Dental Surgery, where she remained for a further 6 years. After leaving Coronation Road, Leanna worked in an orthodontic practice where she gained a vast amount of knowledge in orthodontics and then she moved to Clifton Dental Studio.

After this, Leanna took the opportunity to become a TCO and through receiving lots of mentoring and completing the Level three diploma in Treatment Coordination, she is now lecturing twice a year with Straumann, helping others to implement the role of an Implant Coordinator and giving tips to Treatment Coordinators who are already working within the role.

Location: UK

Jennifer Jones (UK)

Jennifer JonesJennifer Jones qualified as a dental nurse in 2012, and since then has achieved post qualifications in Dental Sedation, Radiography, and Implant Nursing. She also qualified in impression taking, digital scanning and venepuncture and cannulation. 

In her years of nursing, Jennifer has worked with several dentists and gained valuable experience in oral surgery, sedation, implants, and cosmetic dentistry. She has also trained to a high level in infection control.

In Jennifer’s current position as Clinical Manager at ICE postgraduate dental institute and hospital, she supervises the running of the clinics and the training of dentists and nurses in implantology. She is also part of the nurse facility at ICE who run post qualification courses for dental nurses. She also lectures and acts as a mentor for the students. 

Due to her experience and knowledge in implantology, Jennifer was awarded an ambassador role for the Society of Dental nurses. In this role, Jennifer offers support and guidance to dental nurses who work with dentists undertaking dental implantology. Working with the society has enabled her to write articles for the Dental Nursing Journal and to publish several pieces of her own. 

Jennifer has also completed a Facial Aesthetic Course which enables her to run her own clinic. She is also qualified in B12, Fat Dissolving Injections and Fibroblast Treatment. 

Qualifications: NVQ L3 Dental nursing, Post qualifications in Dental Implants, Radiography, and sedation

Location: UK

Natasha Donnelly (UK)

Natasha DonnellyNatasha Donnelly found her passion in dentistry by accident 11 years ago joining a small recently established dental practice as a receptionist.  Natasha has been an essential part of helping grow this practice from a one surgery NHS dental practice, to a three surgery private practice with a full time hygienist. Having worked in most roles during these years Natasha is a wealth of experience and a mentor for trainee nurses.  She is passionate about multi-team dentistry, and over the years she has upskilled to provide radiography, impression taking, implant nursing and sedation nursing, Natasha is a champion for DCPs wishing to add to their scope of practice and the opportunities within dentistry for progression, job satisfaction and being part of a career that makes a difference.  Natasha has worked as an implant co-ordinator for many years now, a role that she would like to see flourish in the UK.  COVID-19 has found Natasha more recently back in scrubs lending a hand chairside once again; however, she is now more suited to sitting behind a computer working on audits, spreadsheets and custom screens to ensure the smooth running of the practice as part of the management team.  She is really enjoying being involved in the ADI and the learning opportunities that this experience will provide.

Location: UK

12:30 Lunch & Exhibition
Debate: The Great Debate - Is Skill Mix Safe? (Joint session with Hygienists & Therapists)
Moderator: Fiona Sandom
13:30 The Great Debate - Is Skill Mix Safe? (Research Aspects)

The landscape of dentistry is changing with role substitution, role enhancement, direct access and greater focus on prevention and care.  Dental patient needs and demands are shifting and, commensurate with the growth of implantology, there is an increase in complaints. It is in this broad context that this presentation reviews interpretations of skill mix and the research evidence on the role of members of the implantology team. The presentation will examine what is expected of different members of the implantology team in patient selection, treatment planning, the treatment stage, post-treatment and the management of peri-implant diseases and conditions. The presentation will examine the value of skills mix alongside identifying concerns and reasons for teamwork failure, exploring barriers and enablers to successful skill mix. What might be learnt from other professions in healthcare and from the aviation industry will be highlighted, and attention will be drawn to implications for the maintenance of safe patient care and with emphasis on the importance of education, training and lifelong learning.

 

Learning Objectives

  • To describe interpretations of skill mix
  • To discuss research evidence on skill mix
  • To appraise the contribution of different members of the implantology team
  • To identify enablers and facilitators of good teamwork, implications for education and the maintenance of safe patient care

Alison Bullock (UK)

Alison Bullock (UK)Alison is Professor of Medical and Dental Education at Cardiff University, School of Social Sciences and, since 2009, Director of the Cardiff Unit for Research and Evaluation in Medical and Dental Education. The purpose of the Unit and her main activity is to conduct multidisciplinary research and evaluation of the education and training of healthcare professionals. Specifically, she has worked in the field of dental education for about 25 years. She accumulated over one hundred peer-reviewed publications and is currently Associate Editor of the European Journal of Dental Education. Since 2018, she has published twenty four peer reviewed articles and been awarded approximately £750,000 as lead or joint applicant. Current and past funders include National Institute of Health Research, Health and Care Research Wales, European Union, the General Dental Council (GDC), Health Education England (HEE), the Health Foundation, and the Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors (COPDEND). She regularly presents research at national and international conferences, including the International Association of Dental Research (where she was past president of the Education Research Group) and the Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE).  Her main teaching role is the supervision of masters and doctoral students.

Qualifications: PhD FAcMedEd PGCE BA

Location: UK

14:00 The Great Debate - Is Skill Mix Safe? (Pro Skill Mix)

The aim of this talk is to explore the regulation and research around using skill mix in dentistry. The dental care professionals’ role has expanded over the years and the ways in which they are regulated and trained has developed to encompass these changes. With direct access and the use of prescription only medicines, the dental care professional can provide many benefits to patients and dental teams alike and this talk will provide an insight into how skill mix can be implemented in general dental practice. Embracing a philosophy of collaboration within a dental practice has the potential to bring huge benefits across the spectrum of the working environment. An entire team working together and building a harmonious trusting environment will see benefits in terms of patient care, productivity, happiness and ultimately profitability.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand what safe means in dental practice
  • To discuss the evidence for skill mix
  • To understand how to utilise dental teams by playing to their strengths

Michaela O’Neill (UK)

Michaela O’Neill (UK)After qualifying from King’s College Hospital, London in 1991 Michaela has worked clinically, taught and lectured throughout the UK and internationally. She now works with P&G as a Professional & Scientific Relations Manager for the UK & Ireland.

Michaela has been active with BSDHT since 1997 and in 2009 was elected onto the executive council and then as President of BSDHT from 2014-2016. She currently holds the role of Vice President of the International Federation of Dental Hygiene (IFDH).

At present she co-represents the dental hygiene and therapy profession in the UK in the change to legislation to allow the administration and supply of certain prescription only medicines (POMs) to be administered by suitably qualified dental hygienists and therapists without the need of a prescription.

Qualifications: RDH FAETC

Location: UK

14:30 The Great Debate - Is Skill Mix Safe? (Legal Aspects)

Successful implant dentistry relies on techniques, technology and teamwork. With every member of the dental team having a key role to play, this presentation will look at how optimal use of skill mix can enhance treatment outcomes and patient satisfaction.

The presentation examines the key questions:

Are we making the most of current skill mix opportunities – and if not, why not? What are the potential legal and regulatory pitfalls – and how do we avoid them? And the big question - is skill mix safe for me and safe for our patients?

This presentation will focus upon the challenges that dental teams face and discuss the safe use of skill mix to address these challenges, with an eye to potential risk of litigation and regulatory issues.

Learning Objectives

  •  To identify the potential benefits and potential risks associated with skill mix in dentistry
  • To identify and utilise current opportunities
  • To consider the safe use of skill mix

Sue Boynton (UK)

Sue Boynton (UK)The dental profession faces considerable challenges on a daily basis. Sue Boynton is a dentist who understands the challenges. She has many years’ experience in general practice and is recognised for assisting numerous dental professionals with a wide range of dentolegal issues for over 20 years.

Sue works as an Independent Dentolegal Consultant and Dental Complaints Expert using her extensive, in-depth knowledge and experience gained from her work over many years with a dental indemnity organisation. She continues to assist dentists and dental teams with individual dentolegal issues including GDC, complaints, professional and ethical issues, and remediation. On top of her extensive experience of complex dentolegal issues, Sue also brings her expertise to articles and e-learning initiatives. She is part of the Profession-wide Complaints Handling Initiative working group, and the National Advisory Board for Human Factors in Dentistry. Sue has a Master’s Degree in Medical Law, and is a Fellow of the Faculty of General Dental Practice, a Fellow of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine, and an NLP Master. She shares her knowledge and expertise on dentolegal issues in the UK and internationally and is a hugely popular speaker who is passionate about risk management and assisting dental teams.

Qualifications: BDS LLM FFGDP(UK) FFFLM

Location: UK

15:00 Tea/Coffee & Exhibition
15:30 Moderated Discussion: The Great Debate - Is Skill Mix Safe?
Alison Bullock (UK)

Alison BullockAlison is Professor of Medical and Dental Education at Cardiff University, School of Social Sciences and, since 2009, Director of the Cardiff Unit for Research and Evaluation in Medical and Dental Education. The purpose of the Unit and her main activity is to conduct multidisciplinary research and evaluation of the education and training of healthcare professionals. Specifically, she has worked in the field of dental education for about 25 years. She accumulated over one hundred peer-reviewed publications and is currently Associate Editor of the European Journal of Dental Education. Since 2018, she has published twenty four peer reviewed articles and been awarded approximately £750,000 as lead or joint applicant. Current and past funders include National Institute of Health Research, Health and Care Research Wales, European Union, the General Dental Council (GDC), Health Education England (HEE), the Health Foundation, and the Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors (COPDEND). She regularly presents research at national and international conferences, including the International Association of Dental Research (where she was past president of the Education Research Group) and the Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE).  Her main teaching role is the supervision of masters and doctoral students.

Qualifications: PhD FAcMedEd PGCE BA

Location: UK

Michaela O’Neill (UK)

Michaela O’NeillAfter qualifying from King’s College Hospital, London in 1991 Michaela has worked clinically, taught and lectured throughout the UK and internationally. She now works with P&G as a Professional & Scientific Relations Manager for the UK & Ireland.

Michaela has been active with BSDHT since 1997 and in 2009 was elected onto the executive council and then as President of BSDHT from 2014-2016. She currently holds the role of Vice President of the International Federation of Dental Hygiene (IFDH).

At present she co-represents the dental hygiene and therapy profession in the UK in the change to legislation to allow the administration and supply of certain prescription only medicines (POMs) to be administered by suitably qualified dental hygienists and therapists without the need of a prescription.

Qualifications: RDH FAETC

Location: UK

Sue Boynton (UK)

Sue BoyntonThe dental profession faces considerable challenges on a daily basis. Sue Boynton is a dentist who understands the challenges. She has many years’ experience in general practice and is recognised for assisting numerous dental professionals with a wide range of dentolegal issues for over 20 years.

Sue works as an Independent Dentolegal Consultant and Dental Complaints Expert using her extensive, in-depth knowledge and experience gained from her work over many years with a dental indemnity organisation. She continues to assist dentists and dental teams with individual dentolegal issues including GDC, complaints, professional and ethical issues, and remediation. On top of her extensive experience of complex dentolegal issues, Sue also brings her expertise to articles and e-learning initiatives. She is part of the Profession-wide Complaints Handling Initiative working group, and the National Advisory Board for Human Factors in Dentistry. Sue has a Master’s Degree in Medical Law, and is a Fellow of the Faculty of General Dental Practice, a Fellow of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine, and an NLP Master. She shares her knowledge and expertise on dentolegal issues in the UK and internationally and is a hugely popular speaker who is passionate about risk management and assisting dental teams.

Qualifications: BDS LLM FFGDP(UK) FFFLM

Location: UK

Fiona Sandom (UK)

Fiona SandomFiona qualified as a Dental Hygienist from Manchester Dental Hospital in 1993 and as a Dental Therapist in 1999 from Liverpool University Dental Hospital, and in 2013 gained her MSc in Medical Education from Cardiff University. She currently works in a busy NHS Practice, as DPSU Lead and North Wales Regional Lead for Health Education and Improvement Wales and at Bangor University as Project Specialist establishing the All Wales Faculty for Dental Care Professionals. She is an Education Associate for the GDC, an Examiner for the RCS Edinburgh and a past President of the British Association of Dental Therapists. She has been fortunate to work as a dental therapist in practice, in hospital, in community dental service and in personal dental service, and has an interest in treating anxious patients with inhalation sedation. She has been awarded two Oral and Dental Research Trust DCP Awards in 2013 and 2015. She is currently carrying out Health Service Research at Bangor University for her PhD and working on the proposal for the use of exemptions in medicines legislation by dental hygienists and dental therapists across the United Kingdom.

Fiona is a Fellow of the Faculty of Dental Trainers at the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.

Qualifications: Dip DH Dip DT MSc in Med Ed

Location: UK

17:00 Congress Closing Ceremony (In Plenary Auditorium)

Technicians' Programme


08:00 Registration - Tea/Coffee & Exhibition
Moderator: Ashley Byrne, ADI Technical Representative
09:00 The Pros and Cons of Different Full Arch Implant Restoration Types - Which is Best?

For the last 30 years, implantology in dentistry has been one of the most important areas of dental treatment, giving solutions in challenging treatment plans, helping patients improve and restore their ability to speak, eat and function properly.

Nowdays, there is a variety of materials and techniques suitable for implant restorations, and we as clinicians and dental technicians have to choose which one is the most suitable for our treatment plan, and which one will give our patient the desired outcome for his/her treatment.

Learning Objectives

  • To learn about full arch implant restorations
  • To understand the step by step manufacturing process
  • To understand how to evaluate each case, and choose what technique and material to use
  • To discuss mistakes that often occur when handling full arch restorations, and how to avoid them

Dimitris Liolios (Greece)

Dimitris Liolios (Greece)Dimitris Liolios was born and raised in the city of Chania in Greece in 1985. He is a second generation dental technician, and since 2006 he is the co-owner of the ''Liolios-Dental Art Center'' dental laboratory in his hometown, alongside his father and sister. He specialises in cosmetic anterior cases, complex full mouth cases and implant cases and he is an expert CAD CAM user. He has attended various courses with renowned masters such as Gerald Ubassy, August Bruguera, Nondas Vlachopoulos, Stefan Picha, Skip Carpenter, Jungo Endo among others. He has been lecturing and demonstrating both nationally and internationally since 2015. He is a Key Opinion Leader for GC Aadva Lab Scanner and Asiga 3d Printers.

Qualifications: CDT

Location: Greece

10:30 Tea/Coffee & Exhibition
11:00 Digital Dentures - Digital v Analog - Which Is Better?

Arguably the most significant development in removable prosthetics in this generation is the introduction of the digital denture.

Disruptive technology such as this always attracts a wide range of opinions and leads to lively discussions as which is best…digital or analogue?

As part of a digital denture development team, I have been involved with the latest innovations in materials and equipment for several years, seeing how this new technology can enable clinicians and technicians to incorporate the digital denture workflow successfully into their own businesses.

By using the latest smile sign software coupled with augmented reality, predictability in aesthetics can improve and the need for alterations can decrease. This provides a streamlined workflow, and reduced appointments for the clinician, as well as  a clean, efficient and fast workflow for the technician which does not compromise quality and uses proven materials and established techniques.

From replacing conventional primary edentulous impressions with intra oral scanning and being able to fully customise tooth shapes in mono block try ins, to one stage definitive milling of the final denture; digital technology is changing the future landscape for dental laboratories around the world.

However, it is important to remember that digital technology cannot provide a magic solution or compensate for a lack of understanding as to what makes removable prosthetics successful. Instead it is a tool like any other and this lecture will aim to show the possibilities and limitations in order to avoid problems and achieve success.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the equipment and materials used in the manufacturing of digital dentures
  • To understand the applications and design possibilities of digital denture software
  • To understand how to use augmented reality and smile design software to achieve a more predictable outcome with more confidence and less appointments
  • To learn how the various clinical and technical workflows can be incorporated successfully into your own working environment

Carl Fenwick (UK)

Carl Fenwick (UK)Starting his career in Dental Technology in 1987, Carl Fenwick qualified as a dental technician in 1993 while studying at Newcastle College.

After successfully running his own laboratory for nearly 20 years, he went on to graduate in Clinical Dental Technology (RCS Eng) in 2011.

He is an instructor for Ivoclar Vivadents Bio-functional Prosthetics System (B.P.S) teaching both clinical and technical aspects and provides hands on courses and training worldwide.

As an International Key Opinion Leader in Removable Prosthetics for Ivoclar Vivadent HQ, Schaan, he delivers both removable and digital prosthetics training and education to fellow dental professionals around the world including Japan, America, Canada and most recently in France.

Building on the BPS system, Carl has also completed five years of intensive training and mentorship in Japan, under the direct supervision of Dr Jiro Abe and his team to achieve status as an International Dr Abe Clinical and Technical S.E.M.C.D master instructor.

He is the clinical dental technicians representative for the International Digital Dental Academy (IDDA) and a board member of the British Association of Clinical Dental Technology (BACDT). His priority is focusing on promoting team work, further education, personal development and advancing the quality of patient care provided by clinical dental technician professionals in the UK.

Carl is an official member of the Dental Technicians Guild (DTG) and is committed to working together with fellow dental professionals to promote the importance of team work, high quality restorations and the sharing of knowledge to improve patient treatment and care.

Today, as well as his role with Ivoclar Vivadent, he works in private practice with dentists, clinical dental technicians and dental technicians to provide high quality dentures and implant restorations.

Location: UK

12:30 Lunch & Exhibition
13:30 Advanced Zirconia Methods

This lecture will take delegates on a journey through digital dental technology highlighting the use of zirconia as a restorative material. Having worked extensively in the field of digital dentistry for well over a decade, Stephen will aim to show a logical approach to dealing with cases from start to finish highlighting the multiple uses of zirconia on doth implant and tooth-borne restorations. In particular he will show how a combination of digital and an ‘Old School’ manual approach to processing this material is necessary to reach the optimum in aesthetics and function. Stephen will show the logic behind his method of ‘up scaling’ models to work on pre-sintered zirconia, as well as his techniques for colouring and finishing the cases.

Learning Objectives

  • To acquire an understanding of ’scaling models’
  • To understand the appropriate use of zirconia
  • To acquire a better understanding of the processes involved in digital dentistry

Stephen Lusty (UK)

Stephen Lusty (UK)Stephen qualified in Cape Town, South Africa in 1996, and in 1997 he achieved his higher diploma winning the award for student of the year. He went on to work in crown and bridge labs in South Africa for 3 years before moving to the UK.

Stephen has been involved in all aspects of dental technology over his career and since 2008has run his Laboratory in Cornwall specialising in aesthetic dentistry. His passion for the ‘art of dentistry’ is what drives him to continue to strive for perfection, and throughout his career Stephen has attended courses delivered by some of the top technicians in the industry. In a normal day Stephen works closely with his clients, seeing patients for custom shade matching and finishing.

Stephen is currently an opinion leader for GC Europe and GC Tech (the digital division of GC) and he has over 20 years experience in producing implant borne prostheses.

Qualifications: RDT (NHDDtech, South Africa)

Location: UK

14:15 3D Printing v Traditional Processes

What are the benefits of using digital workflows over analogue ones? Does this offer any unique advantages for the restorative team? This lecture will share my personal experience of our laboratory’s rapid growth and successful results, which have been attained through a digital workflow and reliable working relationships with our surgery partners. The lecture will share both the clinical and laboratory workflow benefits that a working relationship has provided for patients served by a restorative dental team.

Learning Objectives

  •  To understand the benefits that digital workflows offer a dental team
  • To understand the various restorative digital ecosystems and choice of workflows
  • To understand the biological and functional benefits of using custom made devices produced with 3D printing over the traditional analogue methods
  • To gain an overview of where these new systems will take the dental profession

Steve Campbell (UK)

Steve Campbell (UK)Steve is a GDC registered dental technician with over 27 years dental experience, and a passion for the life changing service the dental team provide to our patients. Working with skilled teams and some of the most highly regarded dental surgeons in the UK, he provides solutions for all aspects of restorative dentistry, especially implants and the new digital and CAD/CAM workflows. Over time his passion for dental technology has evolved and intertwined with his love of cutting edge technology to the point where he found it possible to open and run a fully digital dental laboratory with his team at Nexus Dental in 2015. Since then the opportunities and challenges keep him very busy! When not in the lab he will usually be found at a dental event either learning from his peers or representing one of the many dental organisations he is fortunate enough to have been invited to work with, including his current role as President of the Dental Laboratories Association.

Qualifications: RDT

Location: UK

15:00 Tea/Coffee & Exhibition
15:30 Using Digital Software to Extreme Levels in a Lab - Is Digital Better for Weird and Wonderful Cases?

This presentation will provide a full, thorough and honest insight into utilising CAD and CAM processes in the Laboratory with a focus on increasing accuracy and repeatability. It will examine the advantages that pushing technology to the limit can give to the planning and manufacturing processes from the simple to the more complex ‘niche’ cases, with a focus on ExoCAD and its functions, and a wider look into the digital portfolio that is on offer to help tackle any complexity of case. Expect an honest overview that does not hide any skeletons in the closet. Although digital technology can be used across the board for better results, sometimes there are hurdles followed by pitfalls. A ‘rush to market’ means that we have to be careful that the digital application is fully ready and fit for purpose. If we can properly evaluate the technology before we use it, we can avoid going back to the drawing board with any treatment plan.

Learning Objectives

  • To learn how to use digital technology in the Lab to plan for aesthetic and repeatable results no matter the case complexity
  • To learn how the many functions of CAD (ExoCAD) can help technicians to realise more aesthetic and mechanically stronger restorations
  • To learn how to utilise the time saving and functions of CAD-CAM processes to delve deeper and provide better treatment

James Cox (UK)

James Cox (UK)With a strong foundation on the bench coupled with a keen interest and understanding in digital technology, James employs the latest CAD-CAM techniques to provide functional and cosmetic excellence. Starting his career in a well known laboratory with CAD-CAM equipment, James first made his foundation in dental technology on the bench. Learning traditional techniques in the lab with a strong focus in implantology drove him to utilise technology to help provide a boosted increase in reliability and quality. With a true passion for dentistry and technology, James has spent years honing his skills with CAD-CAM but without forgetting the importance of the traditional, often opting for a joint approach. James runs AesthetiCAD, which provides design, training and consultancy services for digital dental technology as well as working with Andrew Fairbanks at Fairbanks Dental Laboratories to continue to provide clinicians with aesthetic excellence.

Qualifications: RDT

Location: UK

16:15 Digital Dentistry - No Compromises, No Excuses

In this lecture I will discuss ways to survive and thrive in a fast moving dental world. 

I will give an honest and open account of everyday life in a modern commercial lab, everything from the systems and techniques employed to the nuances associated with them.

The presentation will also cover case studies and reviews of many differing cases from my career of varying success and failure, and how my dental team has overcome some common and not so common problems.

The lecture will aim to inspire delegates to do better and to highlight how the trend for just good enough has become widespread and how distancing yourself from the crowd has never been easier.

Delegates will also learn some very simple but highly effective ceramic and composite tips to help improve implant restorations.

Learning Objectives

  • To gain an overview of the systems and techniques employed in a modern commercial lab
  • To understand how to overcome problems with digital dentistry
  • To gain effective ceramic and composite tips to help improve implant restorations

Phil Reddington (UK)

Phil Reddington (UK)Phil Reddington has been a dental technician for 26 years and he owns and runs a cosmetic and implant laboratory in Leeds UK. Phil’s specialist interest is in dental ceramics and he lectures and demonstrates for Cendres Métaux and Creation internationally.Phil has been a regular on the international lecture circuit for the past 9 years presenting at many symposiums and forums in the USA, Japan, Korea, Germany, Italy , Greece, Canada and the UK. Recent lectures have been for esteemed organisations such as the ITI, ADI, BAAD and AO. Phil has also recently lectured on the main stage at Masters in Kiev and Ceramists No Limits in Poland, two of the highest profile international technician events. These presentations have covered a variety of subjects such as lab to surgery communication, dental materials, CAD/CAM solutions, guided surgery, high performance polymers, the BDT technique and most recently digital and analogue tips tricks glitches and how to save them. Phil continues to work at the bench daily and enjoys the hands on ceramic layering more than ever.

Qualifications: RDT MDTA BIDST DTG

Location: UK

17:00 Congress Closing Ceremony (In Plenary Auditorium)