Somerset Educational Meeting 2019

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13th April 2019
Duration: 1 Day(s)
Dr Nik Sethi and Dr Chris McConnell
Houston & Associates
What You Need To Know

09.00 - 17.00 on Saturday 13 April 2019 at Houston & Associates

Members: £49 / Non-Members: £199

Conservative onlay preparation and cementation: a full protocol for adhesive indirect posterior restorations

Modern posterior minimal preparation and cementation protocols for indirect ceramic and composite restorations 

This lecture will discuss in detail the more modern concepts of preparation for cuspal coverage onlay restorations, looking at a morphology driven approach, not a retention driven approach. With modern day adhesive potential with lithium disilicate and indirect composite we can conserve far more tooth structure than conventional crowns. This does come with a disadvantage of managing aesthetics in the smile zone and a strict adherence to adhesive protocols, which will also be discussed.

Aims: 
To review the indications for cuspal and selective cuspal coverage
To understand the more modern onlay preparation and its relative advantages and disadvantages over a traditional crown.
To compare the material choices between composite and lithium disilicate
To understand and compare the relative indications and protocols for choosing either a light cured resin cement or a dual cure. 

Objectives:
Delegates should come away with a clear step by step guide for managing these types of preparation and immediate dentine sealing
Have a clear structure to follow in clinic with regards to shade taking, isolation, preparation and  cementation
Have a better understanding of the situations which favour dual cure cements and this which favour light cured

Composite tips and tricks

This is a fast paced and dynamic lecture designed specifically to update the clinician on areas of composite dentistry which can cause problems or failure of restorations. By identifying the four key areas of failure, we will look at why things fail and how to avoid this happening again. It will also introduce the latest knowledge and material changes to. allow the clinician to place reliable, functional and aesthetically pleasing restorations whilst getting a good financial return. 

Learning Content
  • Understand how good planning can improve your composite restorations
  • Recognise the advantages and disadvantages of different materials and the importance of correct material choice
  • Identify how to place stress-free composites every time
  • Be familiar with adapting different techniques to maximize success
  • See how you can make composites profitable for you and your business
  • Discover how to avoid common mistakes and how to troubleshoot failures
Aims
The course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and understanding to confidently apply techniques with advanced materials to promote aesthetics and function in clinical dentistry. It also aims to demonstrate to the clinician how composites can be a practice builder and how to use them cost effectively for the benefit of all. 

Objectives
  • Recognise the types, composition and performance factors of composites
  • Gain knowledge on light curing and how it can help or hinder you
  • Understand the types of bonding systems used in conjunction with composite technology
  • Find out how a limited selection of materials can be used for most cases
  • Recognise how you can make your restorations affordable both in time and financially for the patient and clinician
  • Recognise the pitfalls of composite placement and be able to trouble shoot
GDC development outcomes 
B – effective management of self for better patient outcomes
C – clinical development and recognition of existing and emerging skills

Nik Sethi

Nik Sethi qualified from King's College London in 2009. He has a Master of Science degree in aesthetic dentistry, also at King's College London. Since then he has established himself in private practice in London under the training of Dr Sanjay Sethi, with a keen interest for restorative treatment and endotontics.

Nik has attended several highly respected year courses on restorative dental training including a year course with Tidu Mankoo and Basil Mizrahi. He became a full member of the British Academy of Aesthetic dentistry in 2017 and has been proudly attending the annual conference since 2011.

Nik provides regular teaching courses on composite restorations and is regularly featured in Dentistry Magazine, writing a series of articles aimed at educating younger dentists.

Chris McConnell

Dr Chris McConnell is a general dentist with a special interest in cosmetic, sedation and implant dentistry. He works in his predominantly private practice in Cornwall, which is situated within 50 metres of one of the UK’s premier surfing beaches. 

He has a broad working dental background having worked in specialist hospital units, bespoke fully private clinics, and corporate NHS practices. In 2007 he purchased his current business and has developed it into a successful, award winning cosmetic and sedation centre. He is an active committee member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, is founding chair of the Peninsula Cosmetic Dentists. 

From his experience, Chris feels that every general dental practitioner can incorporate achievable and profitable advanced techniques into everyday practice.  In his courses, Chris has a particular enthusiasm for debunking dental myths and demonstrating how dentists can implement these techniques easily and affordably for both their patients and themselves. Through his engaging and straight to the point teaching style, he is committed to making sure that attendees get the most out of his sessions and leave with the ability and enthusiasm to use all the course skills straight away on return to practice. Delegates on Chris’ courses commonly come away feeling refreshed that someone just says it as it is, and find it easy to understand how to generate maximum gain from the course.

The venue

Houston & Associates
160 – 166 & 172 Milton Road
Weston-Super-Mare
North Somerset BS23 2YG