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March 2017 e-newsletter

A Big “Thank You!” 

Back in November at the BACD Annual Conference you will remember that our charity was the Dental Wellness Trust. Following on from the amazing generosity of our members over £7000 was raised for this really amazing charity. Our past president Bertie, and current president Andy were thanked and recognized recently for our fund raising by the Trust.

“Choosing the Dental Wellness Trust (DWT) last year to be the BACD charity was a really big honour”  said Linda Greenwall  (Trustee) , who will be heading to South Africa soon to use our donations promote the DWT supervised Toothbrushing programmes in the schools. “Your donation will help us expand our programme to reach 10,000 kids per year. Thank you. It is very much appreciated.”

The Dental Wellness Trust

The Dentistry Show – 2017
In May we see the return of the Dentistry Show at the NEC in Birmingham. This is always a fantastic event and great opportunity to find out what is going while catching up with old friends. This year we have an exclusive BACD hub at the entrance to the Aesthetic Dentist Theatre which will be a fantastic place to use as a member. 

The Aesthetic Dentist lectures are of course vCPD events and are held from 10.45 to 5pm on Friday, and 10am to 4pm on Saturday. They are all on topics that will provide you with a thorough insight into key aesthetic subjects as they relate to a modern dental practice. Discover how you can incorporate these aesthetic treatments into your business to improve your surgery and clinical standing.
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Save The Date
9th – 11th November 2017, Hilton London Metropole Hotel.  

With a line-up of inspiring speakers, the opportunity to take part in exclusive hands-on sessions, a sparkling gala dinner and much, much more.

Focusing on FAB: Function, Aesthetics and Biology, the 2017 conference will once again bring together an eclectic range of world-class professionals, for an unmatched educational event. Delegates will learn some of the very best techniques and tips to help improve their own practice, while having the opportunity to meet and network with like-minded and passionate professionals from around the country. To ensure you don’t miss out, save the dates in your diary today!

Regional Meetings are Back
Your much loved regional meetings are back in their new format. Having listened extensively to our members, we have recreated the style of the regional meeting so that it is a one day event, with 2 to 3 speakers and topics being covered at each day. This is a heavily subsidized event if you are a BACD member at only £49 for the day. Non members are also welcome at a rate of £199. As always there is a great line up of speakers, and the topics are all very current to our day to day provision of cosmetic dentistry.  Click here to find out more and to book.

International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry World Meeting
As you may, or may not, know the IFED 2017 World Meeting will be held in Toyama City in Japan on 14-16 September this year. It is being hosted by the Japanese Academy for Esthetic Dentistry, and as an affiliated member of the IFED all BACD members are invited. 

The overview of the programme is available by clicking here, and until April 14th there is an early-bird discount on bookings.  The registration fee is set lower than compared with the past and also has group booking discounts. You can also find out more by visiting the facebook site by searching IFED 2017. 

Article of the Month
There was a simply brilliant article in Dental Update recently on the real issue of nuts patients! Because of the style of dentistry we do as BACD members, we are probably more exposed to the “phantom bite patient” more so than any other sub group of dentists. This is where a patient starts off very convincingly, then as time goes on they become overly demanding, unrealistic and find fault with everything you do. Often, as the article highlights, they come in with evidence based treatments from Professor Google that you should be providing them with, and tend to try and lead the treatment- and probably for many of us sadly they do lead the treatment against our better judgement. You will no doubt be having 2 to 3 patients popping into your head right now, but please be assured that you are not the only one and that we have all had them!

This is a fun read and really raises the issue of how vulnerable we are to this group of patients. Personally I think there should be a lot more support for us when there is this type of issue, as it is normally dealt with dentolegally by refunding, or worse as a claim settlement, which then supports this behavior more widely. Good debate topic!!!  

The Paradoxes of Phantom Bite Syndrome or Occlusal Dysaesthesia; Kelleher MG, Rasaratnam L, Djemal S; Dental Update; January 2017; Vol 44, No 1; pp8-31

Dental Photography. Theory vs Art
date: 16th June 2017
speaker: Viktor Scherbakov
Location: 3M, Bracknell

We have a phenomenal opportunity coming up in June to spend a day with one of the most creative and inspiring dental photographers in the world.  Viktor Scherbakov will be sharing the basics of image capture as well as the secrets behind taking the most advanced, detailed and creative photos possible.  The day will comprise of both lecture and demonstrations so that you will be able to gain theory, as well as the set up necessary for advanced photography.  This promises to be in inspiring day, with many tips available to improve the standard of your clinical photography.  Book now for only £1 by clicking here