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Recommended – The Composite Showdown

The Composite Showdown

This academic session is designed to further improve the skills of successful composite dentistry.  Core aspects of composite resin dentistry will be addressed in short, concentrated and extremely informative sessions.

Think you know all there is to know about composite resin restorations?……think again

Featuring some of the UK's most talented composite resin clinicians

This course will qualify for 7 hours of CPD

The registration fee includes documentation, refreshment breaks and lunch
BACD Member: £199
Non Member:  £239

Recommended – Know Your Finish Before You Start

Know your finish before you start with Dr Gurvinder Bhirth

The technique of finishing and polishing anterior resin restorations is integral to the overall success of the result. It is often hurried, undoing the finesse of any layering techniques used. 

Fine detail can lie within established techniques allowing the clinician to truly have an artistic approach to natural reproduction.

At the same time, teeth can be finished to appear wider or narrower with clever use of effects and lighting. 

Polishing of such restorations is explained in a systematic and reproducible method to ensure predictable outcomes every time. 

Aims and objectives:

  • To gain an insight into attaining correct morphology
  • Primary – achieving symmetrical line angles, adjusting width and height parameters
  • Secondary – facial lobar anatomy, incisal mammelon formation
  • Tertiary – production of features in the juvenile dentition, perikymata
  • Learn a systematic protocol to attain a polish every time

Recommended – Stressless Posterior composites

Stressless Posterior composites with Prof Trevor Burke



Recommended – Anterior layering and creation of anatomic features

Anterior layering and creation of anatomic features with Dr Richard Lee

This short talk will cover:

  • What are the advantages of layering?
  • Predictable layering techniques – how many layers is enough?
  • Bucco-lingual and centrifugal layering
  • Use of palatal and facial stents
  • Creation of internal effects
  • Steps in reproducing correct primary, secondary and tertiary anatomy

Speaker – Richard Lee

Dr Richard Lee

Dr Richard Lee has spent many years in private practice in London’s West End and on Harley Street, focusing primarily on cosmetic and aesthetic restorative dentistry.

A graduate of the University of Birmingham and alumnus of the Dawson Centre for Advanced Dental Study Florida, he lectures on a national level, training dentists in all aspects of composite resin techniques.

Richard Lee has achieved accreditation status with the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD).  BACD accreditation recognises the ability to diagnose, plan and execute cosmetic treatment of the highest standard, safely, ethically and competently.

Recommended- Edge bonding – Effective modes of modifying incisal form for aesthetics and function

Edge bonding – Effective modes of modifying incisal form for aesthetics and function with Dr Tif Qureshi

This talk will look at how simple minimal-to-no-prep composite edge bonding can be used in various situations effectively and reliably. 

From basic consenting of patients  to more complex rehabilitations and the setup  of anterior guidance – looking at mid and long term follow up on various cases.

Tif will also show how his simplified, realistic method for edge bonding can be achieved by dentists to provide great results to finish cases after alignment and bleaching.

Tif will also show how composite edges are an integral part of the successful use of the Dahl concept.

Speaker – Tif Qureshi

Dr Tif Qureshi BDS

Tif Qureshi qualified from Kings College London in 1992. He is a Past President of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and currently sits on the editorial board of Dental Update. Tif has a special interest in aesthetic orthodontics and was the first dentist in Europe to pioneer the Inman Aligner. He was the first dentist in the world to use the Aligner as a major tool for cosmetic dentistry. Tif also pioneered the concept of Progressive Smile Design through Alignment Bleaching, Bonding and is also an experienced teacher in the Dahl concept to assist in minimally invasive dentistry. Tif now lectures nationally and internationally and has many articles published on all subjects.

Recommended – Posterior Layering and proximal anatomy techniques

Posterior Layering and proximal anatomy techniques Dr Monik Vasant

Dr Monik Vasant will guide you through his thoughts on posterior composite layering. It will cover the choice of materials, the layering techniques employed and the tips and tricks used to manage contact points and occlusal schemes.

Aims and objectives

  • Introduce the natural layering concept and how it applies to posterior teeth
  • Natural layering based composites versus vita shaded
  • Horizontal layering versus oblique layering
  • Principles behind obtaining tight interproximal contacts
  • Posterior occlusal morphology
  • Occlusal management of posterior restorations
  • The use of flowable liners and bulk fills

Speaker – Monik Vasant

Dr Monik Vasant BChD MFGDP (UK) MSc

Monik is a highly experienced clinician with a special intearest in minimally invasive aesthetic dentistry.  He has trained under many of the worlds leading clinicians and academics and in addition has an Masters degree in Aesthetic and Restorative dentistry.  He is also a member of the Royal College of Surgeons Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK).

He is the director the Freshdental clinic, with clinics in Central London and Greater Manchester.

Monik lectures on various postgraduate courses around the UK and overseas on topics including aesthetics, restorative dentistry, direct composites and short term orthodontics.  His own 3 part composite course “Totally composite” is held throughout the Uk and internationally in Dubai.

He is a global key opinion leader for Coltene and is the clinical lead on the development team for the next generation of their composite materials.  He is also on the European Aesthetic Dentistry Advisory Board for Invisalign.

In 2010 he was named Best young dentist North-West at the Dentistry Awards and he has featured in the Dentistry Top 50 and Private Dentistry Elite 20 polls.

He has appeared many times in the media including appearances on television programmes such as GMTV, ITN News, The One Show and Goks Style Secrets.

He was an author for both editions of the “Messages from Dental Masters” books.  In addition his own clinical book “Smile Art” is held in the British Library.

Recommended – Rubber Dam(n)! Friend or foe?

Rubber Dam(n)! Friend or foe? with Dr Nadeem Younis

Moisture control is essential for the success of direct resin composite restorations. Rubber dam is considered the gold standard in moisture control but this technique is not widely used by dentists when restoring teeth with direct composite restorations.

Hurdles for the use of rubber dam amongst dental practitioners will be discussed. Various techniques will be shown which will enable the General Dental Practitioner to isolate teeth in a quick, efficient and a predictable manner.

Learning objectives:

  • understand the importance of moisture control for direct resin composite restorations
  • appreciate the various components of the rubber dam kit
  • practitioners should be able to isolate teeth with Rubber Dam in a variety of situations

Speaker – Nadeem Younis

Dr Nadeem Younis

Nadeem qualified in 1993 from the University of Sheffield and has since been in General Practice in Burnley. He also works as a clinical assistant in orthodontics at Burnley General Hospital. He has a special interest in Aesthetic dentistry and Orthodontics.

Nadeem serves on the Executive Council of the British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry.

He is involved in research in Primary Dental Care and is an active member of the East Lancashire Research and Development group. He is also the chairman and the founder of the Northwest Dental Academy.

He has lectured extensively and published articles on aesthetic dentistry, in particular cases requiring comprehensive orthodontics and restorative interventions. Nadeem also runs hands-on courses on direct resin composite restorations for General Dental Practitioners.

Venue – London Royal College of Physicians

The Royal College of Physicians, London

Royal College of Physicians
11 St Andrews Place
Regent's Park
London NW1 4LE

Registration Closed
1 Day Recommended Meeting
26 June 2015 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Non-Members £199.00
7 CPD Hours