Speaker excellence and CPD at the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show 2018
David Bloom will be at the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show 2018 to present his talk entitled: “Additive wax-up and techniques to ensure minimum intervention but maximum aesthetics”.
David lectures nationally and internationally on a range of topics. He is recognised as one of the leading lights in the dental field and his expertise is sought by a number of practices.
He says: “I believe that exceptional aesthetics are possible with minimal or no tooth preparation. My presentation will explore ways this can be achieved. I want attendees to come away with an understanding of additive wax-up versus subtractive and of a visual try-in. I also want delegates to see how using a visual try-in allows for minimal tooth preparation. We are going to look at other techniques that offer minimal intervention alongside maximum aesthetics as well.
“Patients want restorative and cosmetic dentistry that gives amazing, long-lasting results. I believe our role is to complete a thorough diagnosis that allows us to present a patient with all the options available. This way, an individual can make the choices that they feel are right for them. A healthy smile is paramount and the foundation of my work. For me, it’s all about absolute attention to detail and insisting on only using the very best materials available. My presentation will underline my firm belief in preventive dentistry and that minimal intervention really can lead to brilliant outcomes.”
Professor Chapple: “Exciting times – Time to Engage.”
Among the highly anticipated speakers presenting in the Hygienist & Therapist Symposium will be Professor Iain Chapple. Professor Chapple is Head of the Birmingham School of Dentistry within the Institute of Clinical Sciences. He is also a Professor and Head of Periodontology at the School, and an Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry with Birmingham Community Health Trust. Having published more than 250 research papers in scientific journals in the field of periodontology, periodontal medicine and surgery, nutrition and molecular methods, he is a widely respected authority in the area and a very welcome speaker at the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show 2018.
Regarding his lecture, “Can new risk assessment technologies make a difference to our patients and our practice?” he said: “There has been a huge shift in our understanding of why some people develop periodontitis and others appear resistant. During my session, I shall provide an update on the reasons for this and their impact on future management.
“I hope to get across the clear message that 21st century healthcare is about precision medicine or, in our case, precision dental medicine. The patient needs to be analysed as an individual by assessing their risk of oral disease and implementing personalised strategies to reduce that risk. The new care pathways will follow this approach and the dental landscape is changing to reflect a concept of ‘keeping people healthy and encouraging them to look after their wellbeing’ rather than ’repairing things when they break’. This is where effective risk assessment technologies come into their own.”
When considering the constant influx of new technologies to the dental market, Professor Chapple highlights the importance of assessing the real merits of any new solutions before steaming ahead: “There are plenty of new technologies out there and they vary in performance and evidence base. The best way to be sure is to attend specialist CPD run by unbiased national societies or read key reviews of the evidence. If you don’t have time for that then call up or email a registered specialist and I am sure they will summarise the evidence for you.”
Professor Chapple will join an array of speakers in the Hygienist & Therapist Symposium, which will be supported by the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) and the British Association of Dental Therapists (BADT). Further educational opportunities will be presented in theatres dedicated to the specialist fields of endodontics, orthodontics, implantology and periodontics, with additional CPD available in the Core CPD Theatre and Apolline Compliance Clinic.
Professor Chapple concludes by discussing the value of the show: “This show is growing in popularity and influence and provides a single venue for accessing new technologies at the same time as acquiring vital CPD.
“I believe we are and will continue going through the most radical changes seen in dentistry for more than 50-years. The entire manner in which we practise, the skill-mix and the patient care pathways are changing significantly, so it is important we don’t bury our heads in the sand. Instead, we must take these opportunities to influence the direction of change. I believe these are very exciting times, but we have to engage.”
Nearly 11,000 visitors are expected to come along to the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show 2018 and enjoy an eclectic programme of high-quality speakers across the two-day conference, plus an exhibition that showcases the very latest products and services. It will present an excellent opportunity for personal and professional development (a wide choice of verifiable CDP is available), plus networking and practice bonding.
In addition, there will be plenty of on-stand learning and live demonstrations across the trade floor, and visitors will be invited to compare the latest technology and take advantage of show offers.
The British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show 2018 will be held on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th May at the NEC in Birmingham, co-located with DTS.