Predictability in Dentistry

Predictability In Dentistry

New techniques and standards of care are created to alter facial appearance through cosmetic dental change. Dental temporisation allows the patient to preview his/her new smile and then have the dentist and/or technician alter it as necessary for functional, aesthetic, and phonetic reasons. A well-made temporary restoration provides the laboratory with a blueprint for tooth length, width, thickness, arch form and position, midline cant, and occlusion. 

Getting it right the first time is what it is all about! This course will help participants minimise intraoral adjustments and remakes.

Learning objectives: 
  1. Understand the principles of artistic smile design and the role of provisional restoration as a prototype 
  2. Learn smile design alteration through artistic temporisation and the modifications necessary to achieve desired facial changes
  3. Understand impression taking, bite registration, and bite adjustement

Elliot Mechanic

Dr. Elliot Mechanic has been practicing multi-disciplinary restorative esthetic  dentistry in Montreal, Canada since 1979. He received his Bachelor of Science (1975) and Doctor of Dental Surgery (1979) degrees from McGill University.  Dr Mechanic is the esthetic editor of Canada’s “Oral Health” dental journal and is on the editorial board of Dentistry Today. He also is the co-founder of the Canadian Academy for Esthetic Dentistry, Program coordinator of the University of Toronto Advanced Restorative Continuum, and is recognized as an international leader in continuing dental education.

He is a diplomat of the American Board of Esthetic Dentistry, a Fellow of the European Society of Cosmetic Dentistry and the International Academy of Dental Facial Esthetics. He is the author of numerous dental articles and the book, “Esthetic Dentistry/Smile Design: The patient guide” which  has been published in 9 languages.

He can be reached at 1-514-769-3939 or at

The Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington

Set against fashionable South Kensington, Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington is the perfect combination of charm, comfort, and attentive hospitality. With its convenient Kensington hotel location at the heart of the city, and Gloucester Road Underground Station just next door, you’ll discover how easy it is to explore the city. Sightseeing is easy as you'll find Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall, and Kensington Palace are all just a short walk away. Whether you are in town for business or leisure, come and stay to discover just how perfect London can be.

4-18 Harrington Gardens
London, SW7 4LH

The BACD has a finite allocation of bedrooms available at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington.

If you need a bedroom, please make your reservation as soon as possible. Once the allocation is sold then there will be no rooms available at the contracted rate.
The single rate is £158.40 per room/per night on any night, inclusive of VAT and breakfast
The twin/double rate is £170.40 per room/per night on any night inclusive, of VAT and breakfast

Your rate includes in-room Wi-Fi and complimentary access to the Fitness Centre

Please make your reservation here using code BAC061119D


Any queries, questions or help needed , please call Amit at Hotel Booking Agency Ltd on 020 8515 2290, or


By train
London is very well served by train services from all over the United Kingdom. The nearest mainline station is London Victoria. We would recommend for rail

By underground
The nearest underground station is Gloucester Road on the District (green) and Circle (yellow) lines, located round the corner from the venue.

By car
The Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington is located inside London’s Congestion Zone, and boasts a secure car park with 100 spaces on a first-come, first-served basis. We would however encourage all delegates to use public transport and promote sustainability

Parking rates are: 

0-2 hours £12 + VAT
2-4 hours £18 + VAT
4-6 hours £24 + VAT
6-12 hours £34 + VAT
12-24 hours £40 + VAT

By air
London has several major airports: Heathrow, Gatwick, London City, Luton and Stansted. We would recommend for further information

All cancellations must be notified in writing and received by THURSDAY 17 OCTOBER 2019. Cancellations received on or before this date will receive a refund less 25% administration charges. No refunds will be given after this date. 

Special arrangements

If you have any special requirements, such as wheelchair access, or indeed anything else, please let us know in plenty of time

Photography and videos

There will be a professional photographer present for the duration of the event

There will be a professional videographer present for the duration of the event

Social Media Marketing
The BACD will be taking photographs and short recordings of speakers and presentations for use on social media channels, including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Periscope, Facebook Live, and YouTube

Continuing Professional Development

The annual conference qualifies for 6 (six) hours of CPD per day attended


Attending BACD Annual Conferences does not necessarily qualify you to integrate new techniques into your practice. The BACD expects delegates to rely on their clinical expertise and judgement before deciding whether they have received adequate training to implement any new technique or procedure in their practices and to seek additional training if necessary