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Birmingham Study Club - 14 November 2018

Occlusal Principles for Predictable Dentistry and Minimising Failure

Presented by: Raj Ahlowalia
Exhibitors: The Dental Imaging Company, Megagen Implants (UK), CT Dent, Osstem UK
Date: 14 November 2018
Time: 1900 Refreshments 1930 Lecture
Location: Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre, Central Square, Birmingham, B1 1HH

Dr Ahlowalia will present his complete treatment pathway for optimising predictability and longevity for Functional Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry whether for single tooth or full mouth rehabilitations: a blended shaken, stirred and filtered cocktail of the concepts he taught for many years in the US and beyond.

Using multiple case examples covering basic principles to more complex and controversial current thinking on occlusion this brief overview will aim to give attendees an insight into a case planning and analysis process and set of protocols that could be immediately applied to their own cases.

Learning Objectives:

  • To recognise when occlusion will matter and when it may not.
  • To understand a treatment planning pathway for when occlusion matters.
  • To recognise the implications of prioritising aesthetic outcomes, how these may compromise predictability and longevity and how to limit and protect against functional compromises.


Dr Raj Ahlowalia has been a general dentist who, since vocational training 27 years ago, has worked in the same rural practice in Bedfordshire.

He has been a visiting faculty instructor of functional aesthetic restorative dentistry at both the Pankey Institute in Florida and the Spear Centre for Advanced Dental Education in Arizona, as well as at one time being a featured dentist for the Extreme Makeover UK television show.

He now splits his time between running his private practice and teaching anyone who wants to learn how to marry aesthetic restorative goals with stable occlusal function to optimise the longevity and predictability of their dentistry.

Location and Further Actions

Mr Amit Patel