We are trying something different this year. We have amalgamated three of our regions, Bristol, London and Southampton, and chosen a venue that is equidistant from all three. So if you are based in any of the above, this is the meeting for you!
The Digital Revolution has been building momentum for many years – it is almost impossible to ignore the lure of it, but is it something we all need to be involved in? Will it make you a better Dentist or Technician?
This lecture is intended to demonstrate traditional techniques in creating smaller cases and to see how we have integrated digital dentistry in small, manageable steps into our day-to-day life in the laboratory.
Whilst some techniques associated with digital dentistry such as Digital Smile Design (DSD) are easy to get involved with and require no more than a laptop, much of it could represent substantial investment in equipment, licence agreements and time. What happens when it breaks down? It will at some point. Will we ever see a return on our investment? Or is it just something that we have to get involved in because the gurus say so?
I hope that delegates will take away a clearer understanding of the complexity and depth of our work and see a cross section of the breadth of opportunities these technologies present. Are the machines taking over? If you ask me, not quite yet…
Luke Barnett started his career in technical dentistry in 1976 and after qualifying took a special interest in dental ceramics, setting up his own business in 1985. Luke and his team have established themselves as one of the UK’s most influential ceramic specialists working from his state of the art facility in Watford, Herts. Luke is also an owner of the Precision Coping Company. In 2014, Luke launched The Clinic – a peripatetic centre of excellence for clinicians to use on a session by session basis.
Luke is on the editorial board of Dental Technician, Private Dentistry, www.dentistry.co.uk and Luke is also a member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD). He was the first technician to achieve the levels of excellence required to obtain BACD Accreditation and sits on the accreditation board of examiners. He is a judge for the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards and is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
His laboratory was voted Private Dentistry Laboratory of the Year in 2010 and 2011 and he is now a member of the Private Dentistry Awards judging panel.
Success in aesthetic dentistry relies largely on the ability to understand clearly the patient's chief complaint and expectations in seeking dental treatment to correct an aesthetic concern and to address them as fully as possible. Moreover, aesthetics, being subjective, may not be based on the same criteria for both the patient and the dentist.
Tooth replacement with dental implants complicates matters further as there are additional patient specific risk factors to assess and control. This presentation will discuss the critical factors associated with case selection; smile design, orthodontics and the relevance of the various surgical techniques employed during implant therapy demonstrating how aesthetic outcomes can be achieved on a predictable basis.
Educational Aims and Objectives:
Robert qualified at Kings College, London in 1987. After working in an orthodontic practice in Colchester for four years he moved to Newbury, Berkshire.
Rob 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, Rob also became involved in teaching and mentoring and has taught many dentists on all aspects of cosmetic and dental implant therapies.
In 2006, Rob moved to Pentangle Dental Transformations – a purpose built centre for dentists to send their patients for cosmetic and complex treatments. Rob now spends his time between treating these referred patients and teaching.
Rob is currently a post graduate tutor for the Oxford and Berkshire deaneries, a mentor and faculty educator 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), as well as scientific director and president elect of BAAD (British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry).
He presents regularly at scientific meetings and has published several articles on implant therapy.
Arlington Arts Centre
Berkshire RG14 3BQ
We are rolling out a new format for BACD regional meetings in 2017. Meetings will run for a full day, on a Saturday
There will be 2 or 3 speakers, and you will gain 7 hours of CPD
Members pay £49, non-members (affiliate members) pay £199