Rolling into Windsor

Kerr’s aesthetic roadshow is rolling into Windsor on 7 December to share with delegates the secrets of restorative success. Speaker David Winkler reveals that attendees should expect concise lectures, extensive hands-on and constant humour on this leg of the tour

On the agenda

• Impressions

1. How to achieve perfect results with putty-wash, every time

2. Hate packing cord? A simpler approach to tissue retraction

3. Are we really ready to replace alginate with silicones?

• Bonding            

1. Simple ‘universal’ bonding agents: are we there yet?

2. Understanding what’s in the bottle(s)

• Composite

1. How can we achieve the best results for our patients, yet rationalise the number of shade/products we keep in stock?

2. Anatomical layering for large anterior composite restorations

3. Layering for posterior composites: which is the best technique?

4. Bulk filling of posterior composites: are the materials ready?

5. Layering versus bulk fill – which is best?

6. Finishing and polishing techniques

• Cementation and luting

1. Which cement for which restoration?

2. How to rationalise the contents of your stock cupboard

• Maintenance

1. How to ensure restorations look as good as possible long-term.

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December is an exciting month. The festive season is just around the corner, New Year parties loom large and, just a few days before Santa Claus, Kerr’s aesthetic roadshow is coming to town.

Although there will be a chill in the air, you can be sure of a warm welcome from speaker David Winkler and sponsor Kerr at CastleView Dental in Windsor, where event delegates will be brought up to date on techniques and materials in restorative dentistry.

Because excellent results can only be achieved when the clinician understands the materials and how they have been designed to work, this interactive day will allow participants to hear, see and do the different methods so that they can develop a better understanding of how to apply these techniques in their practices.

David says: ‘The basis of it will be how to handle both the hard tissue and the soft tissue; to treat them with respect; to optimise the current bonding materials; and with the indirect technique how to get good tissue control. I will also cover how to achieve accurate impressions and create good temporary restorations.’

Learn and laugh  

David believes that combining lectures with a hands-on element is the best format for dental education. He explains: ‘You need a little bit of theory to understand what needs to be done and why, but we as dentists cannot learn from that alone. Dentistry is hands-on; it’s a craft; it’s a trade. We need to get our hands dirty.

‘There’s a learning curve to everything and you don’t become proficient at anything at once. But delegates will have got the ball rolling and be able to continue their journey when they get back to the practice the next day.’

David also believes that no lecture is complete without a few laughs. ‘I bring humour to the table,’ he says.

He also pledges to bring great food to the table! You might book on for the hands-on but the food promises to be every bit as exciting. Get set for a Moroccan buffet, cooked by a chef who has the best Moroccan restaurant in town.

David says: ‘Come hungry; you’ll get your minds filled with restorative dentistry and your stomachs filled with Moroccan food.’

The truth is out there

Of course, David would love everyone reading this article to book onto the Windsor course for a fun-filled and educational day, but he is also keen to point out that each speaker is worth going to see. In fact, he suggests that if dentists have the time, why not attend more than one?

David comments: ‘It’s a cost-effective way to see different perspectives. None of us are in possession of THE truth but you’ll be seeing different ways of solving the same problem.’

Coming to a town near you

Over the coming months, David will be followed by leading lights Irfan Ahmad, Trevor Burke and Ron Jackson.

Locations, dates and speakers are as follows:

CastleView Dental, Windsor

Friday, December 07, 2012 | David Winkler

London Zoo, London

Saturday, February 16, 2013 | Irfan Ahmad

Coventry Transport Museum, Coventry

Saturday, February 09, 2013 | Trevor Burke

The Sage, Gateshead

Friday, February 15, 2013 | Irfan Ahmad

London Zoo, London

Saturday, February 16, 2013 | Irfan Ahmad

The Roof Gardens, London

Wednesday, March 06, 2013 | Ron Jackson

Many of the speakers will be joining Ron Jackson at the Kensington Roof Gardens for a final extravaganza on 6 March, plus Ron will be at the Dentistry Show on 1 and 2 March 2013 in Birmingham.

Join David or one of his esteemed colleagues at Kerr’s fist ever aesthetics roadshow to learn from the best and achieve the best.

David Winkler lectures internationally on general practice treatment modalities and materials, cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry, and implant restorative dentistry. He is also an editorial member of the Reality Research Team and an evaluator for Clinical Research Associates in the US. He maintains a private, family-oriented practice in Windsor and has a particular interest in implant, aesthetic and restorative dentistry.

Other speakers are as follows:

Irfan Ahmad has 25 years of clinical experience and currently maintains a private practice on the outskirts of London at The Ridgeway Dental Surgery, emphasising aesthetic, prosthodontic and implant dentistry. As well as lecturing in the UK, Irfan Ahmad is a popular speaker, having lectured in nearly 30 countries. Irfan is also the sole author of 5 dental textbooks.

Trevor Burke has been Professor of Primary Dental Care at the University of Birmingham and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry since 2000. His main research interests include properties and applications of tooth-coloured restorative materials, and clinical evaluation of materials and their performance in general dental practice. Trevor is also an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, he is on the Board of Dental Protection and Editorial Director of Dental Update.

Ron Jackson maintains a private practice in Middleburg, Virginia, US, emphasising comprehensive restorative and cosmetic dentistry. He has published many articles on aesthetic, adhesive dentistry and has lectured extensively across the United States and abroad.



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