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.
Andrew has gained knowledge in all aspects of restorative disciplines and continues to update his knowledge with international studies on a regular basis. His interests and skills have led to attaining a Distinction in a double Masters of Clinical Dentistry (MClinDent) in fixed and removable prosthodontics as well as 2 further academic diplomas. He is also a Graduate of the Kois Centre, based in Seattle – of which only a handful have attained this 9-step level of training within the UK.
Andrew is Immediate Past President of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a long-standing member of the AACD, the International Team for Implantology, the Association of Dental Implantology and the British Society of Occlusal Studies.
He is also an educator to other dentists on a nationally and international level. Andrew is a key opinion leader to the industry and advisor to dental publication within the disciplines of aesthetic dentistry, treatment planning and composite resin artistry.
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