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The dilemma of the hopeless upper central

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Modern clinical dentistry provides us with a myriad of potential solutions in an effort to overcome common problems. All too often we base our decision-making processes on certain factors such as patient choice, operator experience, cost of treatment and predictable outcomes. The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry is proud to bring you this highly educational day course featuring a host of clinical and laboratory based national and international speakers: In One Room: For One Day only…..

Learn the current concepts, applications and thought processes behind consideration of all options for replacement of the Hopeless Upper Central. This day will comprise of no less than seven highly concentrated, personal and academic viewpoints that will give you balanced argument for what can truly be achieved no matter the option. Lectures will be academically led and the day will conclude with an open floor question and answer session with the speaker panel. 

This promises to be an extremely thought-provoking day …..this is your opportunity to find out all the tips and tricks you need to give your patients the best mode of management possible

recommended – grafting the socket after tooth extraction – is it worth it?

Grafting the socket after tooth extraction – is it worth it?

After tooth extraction, the alveolar ridge undergoes horizontal and vertical dimensional changes. Approximately 50% resorption of the alveolar width and height is commonly seen and the majority of this resorption takes place within the first three months.

This can lead to ridge deformation and other aesthetic complications which may be difficult to fully correct later on.

Placement of a bone graft material into to the socket immediately after tooth extraction (ridge preservation) can prevent volume loss and lead to an optimised hard and soft tissue situation.

Additionally,  recent research confirms that the need for additional hard tissue augmentation at implant placement is 10 times less compared to when the socket is allowed to heal naturally.

Learning objectives:

  • to understand the hard and soft tissue changes that occur after tooth removal
  • to be familiar with the ridge preservation technique and the various modifications with regards to the biomaterials used
  • to appreciate the differing treatment strategies that can be utilized with ridge preservation and open wound healing
  • to be familiar with the complications that can occur following ridge preservation

speaker – Robert Oretti

Robert Oretti

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.

recommended – Pink is the new White: soft tissue manipulation techniques for predictable gingival aesthetics

Pink is the new White: soft tissue manipulation techniques for predictable gingival aesthetics

In the early days of Implantology treatment was considered successful if Osseo-integration was actually achieved, but this is no longer the case. When replacing teeth in the aesthetic zone our patients increasingly judge the success or otherwise of our Implant treatment using cosmetic criteria. Furthermore, such cosmetically-driven patients often have high expectations as to what can be achieved, and we ignore their expectations at our peril.

The morphology of the edentulous ridge is a major influence upon the final aesthetic outcome when replacing missing teeth with removable dentures, conventional fixed bridgework or Implantology.

Furthermore, as dentists we are often called upon to replace teeth which have been missing for some time, and the resultant ridge defects present significant aesthetic challenges. However, when requesting Implants, our patients assume we can just screw in the new replacement teeth and fail to grasp the importance of the morphology of their edentulous ridge. We can of course deal with ridge defects using pink porcelain, but this restoratively-based modality is not without difficulties.

If we could first bulk out the edentulous ridge using autogenous tissue we can perhaps expect a more aesthetic final result. Autogenous bone grafting is considered the gold standard when restoring lost tissue bulk, but remains a modality that can challenge the skills of even the most dedicated general dentists, to say nothing of the postoperative discomfort to the patient.

Conversely, soft tissue manipulation can often provide a viable alternative to bone grafting and also be less stressful to the patient. Connective tissue grafting offers a less invasive modality than autogenous bone grafting, and is a relatively straight forward technique which most general dentists can learn and subsequently offer in their own practices.

The aim of this presentation is to highlight practical strategies which can be mastered by the motivated general dentist. The techniques described will be comprehensively described and extensively illustrated with clinical cases from the speakers own practice.

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

  1. recognise the proportions and dimensions which constitute ideal aesthetic gingival anatomy
  2. translate Dennis Tarnow’s theoretical principles into a simple clinical protocol which can be used in everyday practice to avoid creating open gingival embrasures (Black Triangles)
  3. appreciate the relevance of the sub-gingival morphology of Implant abutments during immediate Implant placement, and how to communicate this to our technician colleagues for the final restoration
  4. be able to identify when deficient edentulous ridges can be safely augmented using soft tissue grafting techniques
  5. understand the processes and techniques involved when bulking out an edentulous ridge using Connective tissue grafting

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.

recommended – how, what, where, when and why in our ultimate aesthetic challenge

How, what, where, when and why in our ultimate aesthetic challenge

We will be taking a look at various approaches and solutions to the dilemma of the single anterior restoration. We will look at photographic techniques to help the ceramist and show how material choice will have a drastic effect on the outcome . A plethora of disciplines will be discussed , from prepless cases to implant solutions with one goal in mind.

Learning objectives:

  • to plan all aspects of the case before the drill comes out
  • to Involve the technician from early in the process
  • to understand how complex the process is and therefore to educate your patient in the value of this service
  • to free your mind of pre-conceived material choices

speaker – Luke Barnett

Luke Barnett

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, 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.

recommended – aesthetic and functional success for the anterior bridge

Aesthetic and functional success for the anterior bridge

  • Bridge design for the missing central
  • The transitional bridge
  • Soft tissue management
  • Laboratory communication for exceptional aesthetics
  • What ceramic for aesthetics and function
  • Porcelain layering for the aesthetic bridge
  • Cementation

speaker – Rahul Doshi

Rahul Doshi

Dr Rahul Doshi is the director and founder of The Perfect Smile Studios and The Advanced Training Institute, where he teaches Nationally and Internationally on Interdisciplinary Comprehensive Cosmetic Dentistry including Smile Design, Occlusion, Treatment Planning and Full Mouth Rehabilitation. He has lectured in USA, UAE, Italy, India, Germany, Sweden and South Africa; and is the Judge for the prestigious Private Dentistry Awards. He is President-elect of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD).

speaker – Rob Storrar

Rob Storrar

Rob worked and qualified in London's West End from 1977 to 1988 before starting Amdecc dental laboratory doing quality crown and bridge work. The big break came in 2000.

Going to New York working in the cosmetic field when the smile design revolution came to the UK, winning smile makeover and in partnership with some of the UK's best dentists just doing great cases, lucky I guess so 40 years and still loving it. 

recommended – removable prosthodontics

Removable prosthodontics

This lecture will discuss the options for using removable dentures to address the "case of the hopeless" central. In an overview of a single tooth denture to more comprehensive solutions the lecture will demonstrate that carefully planned and constructed removable dentures are effective prosthodontic solutions that offer significant improvement of patient quality of life.

Learning outcomes: at the end of the lecture the participant should be able to:

  • describe different removable denture options for replacement of anterior teeth
  • discuss the essential elements in effective denture planning and construction

speaker – Charlotte Stillwell

Charlotte Stillwell

Charlotte Stilwell is a specialist in prosthodontics. She qualified from the Royal Dental College in Copenhagen in 1983 and moved to London to pursue her interest in removable prosthodontics. After five years of post-graduate training at the Prosthetic Department , Royal London Hospital Dental School she practiced for nine years in general practice in West Wickham, Kent. In 1997 she took up her current practice position as a referral specialist at the multi-disciplinary Harley Street Dental Clinic in London. Charlotte has an interest in both conventional and implant prosthodontics and management of occlusion and over the past 20 years she has lectured and published articles in all of these areas. Charlotte is a lecturer at the Division of Gerodontology and Removable Prosthodontics, University of Geneva and examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.  Charlotte is also a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI), Member of the ITI Education Committee and Senior Editor of the ITI Online Academy.

recommended – To immediately implant or not to immediately implant…that is the question

To immediately implant or not to immediately implant…that is the question

Single tooth implants in the aesthetic zone are one of the most challenging cases to execute well. Attention to detail is paramount for predictable, long-term success. This presentation will outline some innovative techniques and ideas to help classify sites suitable for immediate implants and several cases will be shown, highlighting the importance of pre- and peri-implant provisionalisation and grafting. It will ultimately demonstrate that immediate implants in the aesthetic zone can be a predictable technique when strict protocols and techniques are adhered to.


speaker – Zaki Kanaan

Zaki Kanaan

Zaki is well known in the dental community and is a respected implant and cosmetic dentist. He features prominently on the lecture circuit both nationally and internationally, lecturing on all aspects of cosmetic dentistry with a special interest in dental implants, where he has achieved a Masters Degree from Guy’s Hospital in 2001. He also has a Diploma in Sedation, a Diploma in Hypnosis and is a Licenciate of the Faculty of Homeopathy. 

He is a Past President of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and through his expertise in all aspects of tooth whitening, he has been appointed UK Dental Advisor to Philips Oral Healthcare since 2012. 

Zaki has won numerous awards including "Dentist of The Year" at The Dental Awards and more recently he has been recognised at The Private Dentistry Awards for his "Outstanding contribution to Private Dentistry".

He works at several prestigious award winning dental clinics in central London and the City and also runs K2 Dental, a private practice in the heart of Fulham Palace with his wife Dominique, also a dentist.


recommended – when a central incisor goes south

When a central incisor goes south

A paradigm shift in treatment decisions from Cape Town

This session will cover the issues we need to consider in high aesthetic demand cases to achieve predicable results

speaker – Mark Bowes

Mark Bowes

Dr Mark Bowes runs a private Practice in Cape Town which is limited to Aesthetic and Complex Restorative Dentistry. Whilst practicing in London for 23 years, he was a member of the British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry. Mark has been a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists since 1997. In 2005, he moved to Cape Town and has been in Private Practice which is limited to Aesthetic Dentistry. In 2010 he founded the South African Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry for which he is now Past President. He was the Congress President for the World International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry (IFED) held in Cape Town in 2015, this meeting was one of the most successful International meetings ever held in South Africa. He is the member and registered speaker for the ITI. He has lectured extensively in Southern Africa and internationally, on all aspects of Aesthetic Dentistry and runs Restorative courses with the respected Implant Aesthetic Academy in both Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Mark has pioneered the development of Digital Smile Design in South Africa, this concept allows dentists to develop the smile which fits the individual patients Aesthetic and Functional needs while providing Minimally Invasive Dentistry.

Venue – BDA London

British Dental Association

64 Wimpole Street
London W1G 8YS

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1 Day Recommended Meeting
24 June 2016 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Non-Members £199.00
7 CPD Hours