Advanced restorative study day – 25 November 2022

Advanced restorative study day
delivered by Stride Dental Academy in support of CGDent in Cymru/Wales

Friday 25 November 2022, 9am – 5.30pm

Stride Dental Academy, Bangor, North Wales, LL57 4FH (close to the A55 North Wales Expressway)

This Advanced Restorative Study Day, held in support of CGDent in Cymru/Wales, aims to provide an overview to General Dental Practitioners on structuring treatment plans into manageable phases, through the periodic implementation of different treatment modalities. It will update your knowledge of restorative dentistry and dental implants, including perio, dentures, ortho, treating toothwear, treatment planning, CBCT use, and give you an insight into how Specialists treat Hypodontia patients. 

Members of the College of General Dentistry receive a discount on the study day fee.

Programme

The day will include six lectures delivered by expert speakers Mike Lloyd Hughes and Karun Dewan, plus a Q&A session. The topics covered will be:

  • Stabilisation and treatment planning phases

  • Back to basics: how to make good dentures, and when to use implant retained overdentures
  • Perio, ortho, restorative and implants: combination approach for long term stability
  • Restorative management of patients with tooth surface loss
  • Endodontic vs implant: what is your hierarchy in the decision making process?
  • Multidisciplinary management of hypodontia patients: care pathway

Speakers

Mike Lloyd Hughes BDS (Cardiff) 2004, MFDS RCS (Eng), PG Cert Endodontics (Ches), Dip Rest Dent RCS (Eng), MSc (Leeds), ITI Fellow (UK)
Dental Surgeon with special interest in Implantology, Periodontics, and Restorative Dentistry

Karun Dewan BDS (Dist.), MFDS RCS (Eng), LDS RCS (Eng), MSc (Prosth. Dent), FDS RCS Rest Dent (Eng), American Board Cert., ILM
Consultant in Restorative Dentistry,
Specialist in Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Periodontics

7 hours verifiable CPD

A carpark will be available for delegates.

Refreshments are included.

Study day fee

CGDent member: £250

Non-member: £325

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CGDent Northern Ireland conference – 14-15 October 2022

CGDent Northern Ireland Biennial Conference 2022: Recreating nature – perfecting smiles

Friday 14 October 2022, 8.30am-5.30pm and Saturday 15 October 2022 (optional)

Waterfront Hall, Belfast

At this year’s CGDent Northern Ireland Biennial Conference, Dr Walter Devoto, international specialist in aesthetic and restorative dentistry, presents a masterclass and hands-on workshop examining the ‘perfect smile’, covering a range of topics including teeth whitening, the aesthetics of anterior and posterior teeth and endo treated teeth.

Delegates can book a place on Day One only or on Day One and Day Two.

Day One only (14 October 2022) : Masterclass – Recreating nature – perfecting smiles

Day One and Day Two (14 & 15 October 2022): Masterclass & hands-on composite workshop, with limited places.

Speaker: Dr Walter Devoto

Walter is a general dental practitioner with a special interest in aesthetic and restorative dentistry. As well as a successful multi-clinic practice in Italy, Walter has an academic career spanning over 20 years and is currently a Lecturer in Aesthetic Dentistry at the International University of Catalonia, Barcelona, and a Visiting Professor at the Université de la Mediterranée, Marseille, in Refinement of Aesthetic Reconstructive Dentistry.

Lunch is included and tea/coffee will be provided throughout the day. Dinner is also available for an additional cost of £45.

Conference fee

Early bird rate until 7 October 2022

Day One – Masterclass

6 CPD hours

  • CGDent members: early bird £180; standard £230
  • Non-members: early bird £230; standard £280
  • Dinner (optional): £45

Days One & Two – Masterclass and hands-on composite workshop

12 CPD hours

  • CGDent members: early bird £675
  • Non-members: early bird £780

Membership of the College of General Dentistry is open to all registered dental professionals. Membership for dentists is available from £94, and for other registered dental professionals from £33. The full list of CGDent membership rates is at https://cgdent.uk/membership-fees/

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Contemporary management of toothwear

CGDent Midlands study day: Contemporary management of toothwear
Friday 1 July 2022, 9am-4.30pm
Conference Aston, Aston University, Birmingham

At this CGDent Midlands study day, Professor Julian Satterthwaite provided authoritative updates on the management of toothwear, including the identification of common problems, issues around restorative maintenance and tooth survival and an exploration of adhesive approaches to restoration.

Speaker

Professor Julian Satterthwaite, Professor/Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Manchester Dental Hospital

Aims

  • Conservative management of toothwear
  • Identify common problems in toothwear
  • Problems associated with restorative maintenance vs tooth survival

Objectives

  • Presenting problems in patients with worn teeth
  • Dahl technique
  • Adhesive approaches to restoration

GDC Development outcome: C

7 CPD hours

Lunch and tea/coffee included

Fees

  • Dentist (CGDent member) – £95
  • Dentist (non-member)- £140
  • HEE Midlands FD – free (HEE-funded)
  • Dental therapist / dental hygienist / dental nurse / dental technician / clinical dental technician / orthodontic nurse / dental student – £50 (members and non-members)

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Specialising in restorative dentistry

Dr Tom Willan, General Dental Practitioner in Yorkshire, describes the career journey that led him to specialise in restorative dentistry.

I qualified from Leeds university in 2011 and began working in general practice in West Yorkshire. The variety and flexibility of life as a GDP appealed to me and after my Longitudinal Dental Foundation Training years; where I had posts in orthodontic practice, community Dental Care and general practice I began working life as an associate. 

After working in a busy NHS practice in Leeds I moved to my current practice, Horbury Dental Care, in a small town outside of Wakefield. Horbury Dental Care is a large practice with 10 surgeries and a referral centre for implant dentistry, restorative dentistry, treatment under sedation and periodontics. Shortly after working here I felt it was the right stage in my career to consider undertaking further postgraduate to improve my skills and further my career. 

I am glad that I was patient; waiting 5 years before undertaking further postgraduate training; as I felt that gave me real life experience as core foundation for me to build my knowledge from. I researched the numerous post graduate courses on offer and chose the FGDP Diploma in Restorative Dentistry. The course had been thoroughly recommended by colleagues and I felt offered a fantastic blend of academic, clinical and hands on experience. 

The course consisted of 14 modules where small group teaching, lectures, hands on teaching and assignments developed my knowledge in all aspects of day to day restorative dentistry. Periodontics, Endodontics, Composite Bonding, Crown and Bridgework, the restorative aspects of implant dentist and prosthodontics were all covered. 
I found the course thoroughly enjoyable and I feel I have gained confidence and developed as a practitioner as a direct result. I found the course days enjoyable and developed a strong bond with my cohort. I surprised even myself with how I enjoyed the written assignments as they were all on relevant topics and helped contribute to my clinical work. 

The course was assessed by the assignments and also clinical casework. I submitted 8 case reports and 20 mini case reports on clinical cases from my practice over the 2 years. These were challenging but again developed my confidence as they were constructively analysed by my course tutor, who was approachable and very generous with his time to support my learning when needed. 

I was pleased to find out in December 2018 that the hard work had paid off and I had passed my final case assessments and I have now been awarded the FGDP(UK) Diploma in Restorative Dentistry. I would whole heartedly recommend the restorative diploma to any GDP looking to improve their clinical skills, knowledge and confidence.

Author bio

I qualified from Leeds university in 2011 and have worked in general practice in Yorkshire since then. I currently work at Horbury Dental Care, a large practice near Wakefield which is a referral centre for implant dentistry, restorative dentistry, treatment under sedation and periodontics. I recently decided to specialise in restorative dentistry and after two years of study have now been awarded the FGDP(UK) Postgraduate Diploma in Restorative Dentistry.

Dr Tom Willan

This student advice blog was originally published by FGDP(UK) in June 2019 and has been republished by the College of General Dentistry with the author’s permission.