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regional – Digital Workflow: treatment planning in the 21st century

Digital Workflow: treatment planning in the 21st century

With technological advances in dentistry we are in a better situation than ever to meet the increasing expectations of our patients. Dr Craig Parker will be looking at current ideas and techniques, as well as forecasting trends for the future of our profession.

Digital work flow is a current “buzz term” in dentistry, but there is little doubt that technology will revolutionise the way we meet our patients’ needs. From intra-oral scanning to computer guided surgery. From the dental laboratory’s role in designing and manufacturing to chairside milling and 3D printing, traditional processes and ideas are changing. Dr Parker will give a no-nonsense overview of these changes, explain how he is using them in his practice and suggest ways you can apply them to your own.

His presentation aims to demonstrate how to assess and plan cases using digital technology in order to produce (exceptional)predictable clinical results.

Topics included in presentation:

  • Digital use in dentistry- photography, radiography, record keeping, CBCT, IOS
  • Digital vs Analogue
  • Digital workflows
  • IO Scanners- how to choose?
  • Accuracy of models- STL, SLA, Milled, 3D printing
  • General cases- crown, onlay, bridge, resin bonded bridge, removable prosthetics
  • Advanced restorative- full mouth rehab, smile design cases
  • Implants/guided surgery
  • Future of Dentistry

Learning objectives

  1. Understand the meaning of digital workflow
  2. Have an appreciation of the application of digital technology in dentistry
  3. Understand the use of Digital technology in the planning of clinical cases
  4. Understand trends for the future of the profession

speaker – Craig Parker

Craig Parker

Dr Craig Parker is Principal of Primley Park Dental Implants referral centre in Leeds. He has a special interest in the use of digital technology in implantology and has worked internationally with experts in computer guided implant surgery.

Craig has been involved in surgical dentistry for over 25 years. 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 has trained and continues to work with some of the most respected Implantologists in the world. 

Craig is a member, accredited mentor and speaker with the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and he is currently President of the Association of Dental Implantology (UK) where he has been on the national board for over 3 years.

Craig’s special interest is in digital workflow in dental implantology: using ultra-precision digital treatment planning, 3D radiographic imaging, digital intra-oral scanning, computer guided surgery and CAD-CAM technology to achieve predictably beautiful results. 

Dental implantologists regularly visit Primley Park Dentistry from all over the UK for advanced training in digital treatment techniques in implant dentistry. He regularly lectures to various study groups and diploma and MSc programmes in the UK and occasionally at national and international dental congresses.

regional – Occlusion for long-term, predictable cosmetic dentistry

Occlusion for long-term, predictable cosmetic dentistry


Our patient’s acceptance of dental treatment depends to a major extent upon their perception of the final appearance. However, as well as delivering beautiful results, it is incumbent upon us as clinicians to ensure our work stands the test of time.

A long-term protocol to both deliver and more importantly maintain a healthy occlusal pattern is arguably more important than ever given the nature of today’s comprehensive restorative treatment plans. Yet should breakages occur the usual cry is that the occlusion has not been correctly dealt with by the clinician.

However, given the various occlusal philosophies currently available, it’s perhaps not surprising that many clinicians are confused, and consequently daunted about offering the treatment many of their patients desperately need. The very real problem for today’s clinicians is how to convert the “nuts and bolts” of the various occlusal theories into a workable occlusal practice.

Most Occlusal theories are based upon establishing a repeatable and consistent hinge Axis; commonly described as “Centric Relation”, yet for many clinicians the recording of CR remains a major stumbling block. The de-programming device described by Dr John Kois of Seattle seeks to remove the confusion and simplify the entire process, thus making the achieving and recording of CR a more predictable prospect altogether. However, recording CR is just the starting point, and we need to be able to move forward from this base line position and deliver actual treatment.

Based upon the teachings of Dr John Kois, a logical step by step process will be outlined enabling the general dentist to approach the often confusing world of occlusion with greater confidence. Ken Harris is the leading exponent of the Kois occlusal philosophy here in the UK, and the aim of this presentation is to describe in great detail, with reference to actual treated cases, the streamlined yet workable approach to Occlusion, from assessment to completion, he uses on a daily basis.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the presentation the delegates will be able to:

  1. confidently record an accurate Centric Relation (CR) position using the Kois deprogrammer and mount study models using the Kois dento-facial analyser
  2. diagnose the 5 occlusal conditions as classified by Dr John Kois, and manage the occlusal risk each presents
  3. appreciate the relevance of Envelope of Function when considering Anterior Guidance
  4. accept that Restorative Material selection cannot overcome improper occlusal management
  5. deliver a complex restorative treatment plan in stages, utilising a logical and comprehensive, step by step protocol based upon the teaching of Dr John Kois

Speaker – Ken Harris

Ken Harris

Dr Ken Harris graduated with BDS from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1982, passed MFGDP(UK) in 1996, finally achieving Fellowship of Royal College of General Dental Practice FFGDP(UK) in 2017. He also holds an MSc in Restorative & Aesthetic Dentistry (with distinction) from the University of Manchester. Ken maintains a fully private referral practice with branches in Sunderland and Newcastle upon Tyne specialising in complex dental reconstruction cases based upon sound treatment planning protocols. As one of only 2 Accredited Fellows of British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD), Ken acts as tutor and examiner for the BACD Accreditation process. He is a sustaining member of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and holds membership of British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (BAAD). Ken was the first UK Graduate of the Kois Center across in Seattle where he now acts as a Mentor. He is currently UK Clinical Director for the California Center for Advanced Dental Studies and acts as Clinical Director for Dentist Direct; the UK-based dental corporate group. Ken is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry (IJCD), and despite being a full-time Practitioner, he has penned numerous articles in the dental press while still managing to fulfil a busy teaching schedule both nationally and internationally.

venue – Village Hotel Club Leeds South

Village Hotel Club Leeds South

The Village Hotel Club Leeds South
Capitol Boulevard West
Leeds LS27 0TS 

regional – about

About this regional meeting

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

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1 Day Recommended Meeting
30 September 2017 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Members £49.00
Non-Members £199.00
7 CPD Hours