CGDent-Quintessence International Conference: speakers

The first biennial CGDent-Quintessence International Conference, boasts an impressive two-day programme of lectures across four theatres, delivered by some of the biggest names in the international dental community and from across the UK.

Speakers

Dr Raman Aulakh
United Kingdom

Specialist orthodontist, postgraduate tutor and course director at King’s College London

Dr Gustavo Avilla-Ortiz
United States of America

Endowed Philip A. Lainson Professor and chairman of the Department of Periodontics at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry; associate editor for the Journal of Periodontology and co-editor for Clinical Advances in Periodontics

Prof Dr Avijit Banerjee FCGDent
United Kingdom

Professor of Cariology & Operative Dentistry at King’s College London, and Chair of the CGDent Career Pathways Programme Board

Dr Louise Belfield AssocFCGDent
United Kingdom

Dental nurse, associate professor in biomedical and oral health sciences, member of the Oral Microbiome Research Group at Peninsula Dental School; Council member at the College of General Dentistry

Dr Krzysztof Chmielewski
Poland

Specialist in implantology and aesthetic dentistry

Dr Mili Doshi
United Kingdom

Consultant in Special Care Dentistry with Surrey and Sussex NHS Health Care Trust and the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability; former Clinical Lead for the Health Education England programme ‘Mouth Care Matters’

ZTM Vincent Fehmer
Switzerland

Dental Technician, Geneva; Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry

Dr Guillaume Jouanny
France

Endodontist, and Clinical Instructor at the University of Paris Descartes

Dr Shazia Kaka
United Kingdom
Specialist in Specialist Care Dentistry; Consultant, Department of Sedation and Special Care Dentistry at Guys Hospital

Dr Bertrand Khayat
France
Endodontist and author of Microsurgical Endodontics

Dr Stefen Koubi
France
Associate Professor in Restorative Dentistry, Marseille University

Dr Jason Leitch
United Kingdom
National Clinical Director in the Health and Social Care Directorate of the Scottish Government; Honorary Professor at the University of Dundee; Ambassador of the College of General Dentistry

Dr Nick Lewis FCGDent
United Kingdom
Clinical Director of Maxillofacial surgery, Orthodontics & Restorative Dentistry at Royal Surrey Hospital; Course Director of the CGDent Postgraduate Diploma in Restorative & Aesthetic Dentistry

Dr Amit Patel FCGDent
United Kingdom
Associate Specialist in Periodontics and Honorary Clinical Lecturer, University of Birmingham Dental School

Dr Shanon Patel
United Kingdom

Consultant/Honorary Senior Lecturer in Endodontics, King’s College London

Prof Dr Bjarni Pjetursson
Iceland
Professor and Chairman, Department of Reconstructive Dentistry, University of Iceland; Titular Professor, Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Biomaterials, University of Geneva

Dr Ana Poveda
United Kingdom

Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Oral Medicine, University of Birmingham Dental School

Dr Tif Qureshi
United Kingdom
Founder and Clinical Director of IAS Academy; special interest in orthodontics and minimally invasive dentistry

Dr Debbie Reed FCGDent
United Kingdom

Director of Studies of the MSc in Advanced and Specialist Healthcare, Doctor of Education and Associate Professor at the University of Kent; chair of the Dental Nursing and Orthodontic Therapy group in CGDent’s Career Pathways programme

Prof Dr Irena Sailer
Switzerland

Chair, Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Biomaterials, University of Geneva; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Dr Werner Schupp
Germany

Specialist in orthodontics, Cologne; past President of the German Board of Orthodontics and Orofacial Orthopedics

Prof Dr Falk Schwendicke
Germany

Director of the Clinic for Oral Diagnostics, Digital Dentistry and Health Services Research at the Charité 

Dr Shaun Sellars AssocFCGDent
United Kingdom

General dental practitioner; published papers on evidence-based dentistry and consent, and conducted research into the importance of non-clinical skills in dentistry; columnist on ethical dilemmas for the British Dental Journal

Dr Nikhil Sethi
United Kingdom

Scientific chairman of the British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry; director of Elevate Education teaching advanced aesthetics both nationally and internationally

Dr Sanjay Sethi 
United Kingdom

Special interest in aesthetics and implants in dentistry; Past President of the British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry; director of the Aesethix and Elevate education programs

Dr Nishma Sharma
United Kingdom

Chair of the Diversity in Dentistry Action Group; NHS England clinical advisor; advisory board member for Dentistry magazine; member of the ‘Balance the Dental Boards’ group

Deepak Simkhada
United Kingdom

Dental hygienist therapist with a special interest in managing advanced periodontal problems in primary care settings through non-surgical periodontal treatments

Dr Nik Sisodia
United Kingdom

Past President of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry; President Elect of the British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry

Jackie Smallridge
United Kingdom

Paediatric dental consultant, Cambridge University Hospital – Addenbrookes.

Dr Wendy Thompson FCGDent
United Kingdom

Chair of the FDI-World Dental Federation working group on antibiotics; CGDent lead on antimicrobial stewardship

Dr Ulrike Uhlmann
Germany

Dentist with a special interest in paediatric dentistry, Leipzig; author of Dentistry for Kids: Rethinking Your Daily Practice

Dr Istvan Urban
Hungary

Lecturer in implant dentistry, Loma Linda University, California; Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology and Oral Medicine, University of Michigan

Prof Dr Riaz Yar
United Kingdom

Visiting Professor in Prosthodontics at the College of Medicine and Dentistry, Birmingham, Ulster University and Shifa Dental School, Islamabad; Specialty Dentist in TMD at Manchester Dental Hospital

Dr Otto Zuhr
Germany
Specialist in periodontology, Munich; Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology, Goethe University, Frankfurt

Follow the links for full details about the conference programme, conference reception and dinner and the CGDent Primary Dental Care Research Poster Award, the winner of which will be announced at the conference.

For conference fees and to book your place, visit our main event page.

CGDent-Quintessence International Conference: programme

The first biennial CGDent-Quintessence International Conference, boasts an impressive two-day programme of lectures across four theatres, delivered by some of the biggest names in the international dental community and from across the UK.

The unique programme encompasses all aspects of the patient experience through a multidisciplinary holistic approach, from implantology to endodontics. The conference will help everyone in your practice deliver the most up-to-date and effective procedures and patient outcomes.

Programme

Friday 24 March 2023

Rutherford/Abbey Theatre

09:00-17:00 Hands-on Dental Photography Course – Dr Krzysztof Chmielewski

Whittle Theatre

09:00-09:30 Opening Ceremony

09:30-10:45 Endodontics… Making Teeth Great Again – Dr Shanon Patel

10:45-11:00 Moderated Discussion

11:00-11:30 Morning Break

11:30-13:00 How far can we go in Endodontic Microsurgery? – Dr Bertrand Khayat, Dr Guillaume Jouanny

13:00-14:00 Lunch, Exhibition & Networking

14:00-15:00 How far can we go in Endodontic Microsurgery? – Dr Bertrand Khayat, Dr Guillaume Jouanny

15:00-15:30 Afternoon Break

15:30-16:30 How far can we go in Endodontic Microsurgery? – Dr Bertrand Khayat, Dr Guillaume Jouanny

16:30-17:00 Moderated Discussion

Fleming Theatre

09:00-09:30 Opening Ceremony

09:30-10:45 Cosmetic and Functional Dentistry: The Challenge of the Esthetic Zone – Dr Stefen Koubi

10:45-11:00 Moderated Discussion

11:00-11:30 Morning Break

11:30-12:45 The Composition of the Peri-implant Mucosa and its Impact on Peri-Implant Disease Prevention – Dr Otto Zuhr

12:45-13:00 Moderated Discussion

13:00-14:00 Lunch, Exhibition & Networking

14:00-14:45 Detecting and Managing Peri-Implantitis in General Dental Practice – Dr Amit Patel

14:45-15:00 Moderated Discussion

15:00-15:30 Afternoon Break

15:30-16:45 Therapeutic Strategies for Effective Management of the Extraction Site – Prof Dr Gustavo Avila Ortiz

16:45-17:00 Moderated Discussion

St James Theatre

09:00-09:30 Opening Ceremony

09:30-10:45 AI in Dental Applications – Prof Dr Falk Schwendicke

10:45-11:00 Moderated Discussion

11:00-11:30 Morning Break

11:30-12:00 New Technology in Minimally Invasive Dentistry – Prof Dr Avijit Banerjee

12:00-12:15 Moderated Discussion

12:15- 12:45 The Ortho-Restorative Interface in the Digital Age – Dr Raman Aulakh

12:45-13:00 Moderated Discussion

13:00-14:00 Lunch, Exhibition & Networking

14:00-14:45 Digital Advances in Restorative Dentistry – Where we are in 2023 – Dr Nick Lewis

14:45-15:00 Moderated Discussion

15:00-15:30 Afternoon Break

15:30-16:00 The Oral Microbiome and Links with Systemic Health and Disease – Dr Louise Belfield

16:00-16:15 Moderated Discussion

16:15-16:45 Living with Covid – Dr Jason Leitch

16:45-17:00 Moderated Discussion

Saturday 25 March 2023

Rutherford/Abbey Theatre

09:00-10:45 Session title to be confirmed – Dr Nikhil Sethi, Dr Sanjay Sethi, Dr Nik Sisodia, Prof Dr Riaz Yar

10:45-11:00 Moderated Discussion

11:00-11:30 Morning Break

11:30-12:45 It’s not Just About Teeth – the Importance of Non-Clinical Skills in Patient Care – Dr Shaun Sellars

12:45-13:00 Moderated Discussion

13:00-14:00 Lunch, Exhibition & Networking

14:00-14:45 Dental Trauma in Children, Managing Care to Optimise the Outcomes – Jackie Smallridge

14:45-15:00 Moderated Discussion

15:00-15:30 Afternoon Break

15:30-16:45 How to Implement Paediatric Dentistry in a General Practice – Dr Ulrike Uhlmann

16:45-17:00 Moderated Discussion

Whittle Theatre

09:00-10:45 Implementation of Individual Temporomandibular Joint Movement Data into Aligner Orthodontics – Dr Werner Schupp

10:45-11:00 Moderated Discussion

11:00-11:30 Morning Break

11:30-12:45 Implementation of Individual Temporomandibular Joint Movement Data into Aligner Orthodontics – Dr Werner Schupp

12:45-13:00 Moderated Discussion

13:00-14:00 Lunch, Exhibition & Networking

14:00-14:45 An Ortho- Restorative Approach for the Lifetime Patient – Dr Tif Qureshi

14:45-15:00 Moderated Discussion

15:00-15:30 Afternoon Break

15:30-16:45 Session details to be confirmed

16:45-17:00 Moderated Discussion

Fleming Theatre

09:00-10:45 Fixed Restorations: Everything from Diagnostic, to Minimal Invasive Dentistry, Decision Making, Survival rates and Trouble Shooting to Implant Dentistry – Prof Dr Irena Sailer, ZTM Vincent Fehmer, Prof Dr med dent Bjarni E Pjetursson

10:45-11:00 Moderated Discussion

11:00-11:30 Morning Break

11:30-12:45 Fixed Restorations: Everything from Diagnostic, to Minimal Invasive Dentistry, Decision Making, Survival rates and Trouble Shooting to Implant Dentistry – Prof Dr Irena Sailer, ZTM Vincent Fehmer, Prof Dr med dent. Bjarni E Pjetursson

12:45-13:00 Moderated Discussion

13:00-14:00 Lunch, Exhibition & Networking

14:00-15:00 My Perspectives on Vertical and Horizontal Augmentation Part1 – Dr Istvan Urban

15:00-15:30 Afternoon Break

15:30-16:45 My Perspectives on Vertical and Horizontal Augmentation Part 2 – Dr. Istvan Urban

16:45-17:00 Moderated Discussion

St James Theatre

09:00-09:45 Early Diagnosis of Head and Neck Cancer – Dr Ana Poveda

09:45-10:00 Moderated Discussion

10:00-10:45 Update on Non-surgical Periodontal Therapy – Deepak Simkhada

10:45-11:00 Moderated Discussion

11:00-11:30 Morning Break

11:30-12:00 Tackling Antibiotic Resistance – Dr Wendy Thompson

12:00-12:15 Moderated Discussion

12:15-13:00 Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity in Dentistry – Dr Nishma Sharma

13:00-14:00 Lunch, Exhibition & Networking

14:00-14:45 Managing the Medically Complex Patient in Practice – Dr Shazia Kaka

14:45-15:00 Moderated Discussion

15:00-15:30 Afternoon Break

15:30-16:00 Dental Care for the Older Population – Dr Mili Doshi

16:00-16:15 Moderated Discussion

16:15-16:45 Challenges and Solutions to Dental Nursing Recruitment and Retention – Dr Debbie Reed

16:45-17:00 Moderated Discussion

Follow the links for full details about the conference speakers, conference reception and dinner and the CGDent Primary Dental Care Research Poster Award, the winner of which will be announced at the conference.

For the conference fees and to book your place, visit our main event page.

CGDent-Quintessence International Conference: member discount codes

As a CGDent member, you receive a discount on the standard fees for the CGDent-Quintessence International Conference 2023: 

  • Full Members, Associate Fellows & Fellows: 40% off using code CGDent_FM40
  • Associate & Affiliate Members: 20% off using code CGDent_AM20

Associate Members who hold the MJDF, MFDS, MFGDP, DGDP or a Postgraduate Certificate in a relevant subject are eligible for Full Membership, and may wish to take advantage of the additional conference discount by upgrading their membership here

Tickets for the reception and dinner are the same price for all guests. The full table of fees is below.

Ticket typeStandard
(non-member)
Affiliate &
Associate Members*
Full Members, Associate Fellows & Fellows*
DentistTwo days
One day
£700
£350
£560 £700
£280 £350
£420 £700
£210 £350
Dental technicianTwo days
One day
£600
£300
£480 £600
£240 £300
£360 £600
£180 £300
Dental teamTwo days
One day
£500
£250
£400 £500
£200 £250
£300 £500
£150 £250
StudentsTwo days
One day
£500
£250
AllReception & dinner£120£120£120