Private Dentistry Conference: current concepts

The Private Dentistry Conference is an exciting new premium event where the ‘real life’ issues and current concepts in private practice will be discussed.

This one-day event will take place on 24 October at Church House Conference Centre in London’s Westminster.

If you already treat patients privately or want to increase this side of your practice then this conference will offer you a mass of ‘golden nugget’ ideas to ensure you provide first class care while maximising your success.

Whether it’s social media, marketing, clinical care, business planning, implant dentistry, periodontics, minimal intervention or practice management, there will be plenty of ideas from some of the world’s highest calibre speakers to choose from.

Taking place between 9:30 and 17:30, this one-day conference will present five key lectures from leading international speakers and is sure to inspire the whole dental team.

What’s more, lunch and refreshments will be provided and you will gain seven verifiable hours of CPD.

To avail of this opportunity make sure you book your place early; this event has limited attendance. Tickets costs £250+VAT for dentists and £150+VAT for team members. To book, call 0800 371652.


The lectures

David Nelson and Luke Barnett, Implant dentistry: the good, the bad and the ugly

Kicking off the Private Dentistry Conference, David and Luke’s lecture will consider clinicians’ and technicians’ perspectives on the surgical and prosthetic aspects of dental implant placement and the challenges that can arise.

It will raise awareness of various critical factors in aesthetic implant placement in relation to hard tissue, soft tissue and prosthetics.

In addition, the presentation will also include how dental awards can improve your practice profile and new patient generation.

Andre Saadoun, Achieving aesthetics in the peri-implant soft tissue

The creation of an aesthetic smile – with gingival architecture in harmony with the adjacent dentition – remains a wonderful and difficult objective in modern dentistry.

The challenge in peri-implant dentistry is managing the hard and soft tissues, understanding the way they heal, and using that to choose the most appropriate treatment. This requires precise diagnosis.

Aesthetics are an essential aspect of treatment but ensuring predictability and a successful long-term outcome takes a scientific approach.

Periodontics and implant dentistry have undergone major evolution in recent years, with less invasive surgery, more sophisticated approaches, and new materials and components all adding to the options available to the clinician.

Andre will cover all of these aspects to leave the audience in no doubt over how to achieve aesthetic predictability in all clinical implant procedures.

Louis Mackenzie, Diamonds are forever: a practical guide to minimum intervention dentistry

This lecture aims to provide an introduction to minimum intervention dentistry, including a discussion about failure rates and the iatrogenesis associated with more destructive techniques.

Using short clinical case examples, Louis will demonstrate the management of common dental problems with an emphasis on prevention, minimum intervention and maintenance.

By the end of the lecture, delegates will have up-to-date knowledge of the contemporary materials, equipment and techniques available for: the prevention of dental disease; the early detection and diagnosis of carious lesions; non-operative management of early carious lesions; the minimally invasive management of primary carious lesions; and the renovation, repair and maintenance of existing restorations.

Sharon Waxkirsh, Dental hypnosis

Sharon’s lecture will present an explanation of the application of hypnosis in dentistry, whether for anxiety or procedures performed without anaesthetic.

Hypnosis is also effective in eliminating bruxism and helps towards long procedures such as implants and deep surgical work. Studies show that 10% of the population have needle phobia, which is very effectively handled with hypnosis. There are numerous benefits of offering hypnosis in your practice; patients gain on the quality of experience by encountering less pain, stress or fear and staff experience less stress during treatments.

This lecture will be practically oriented, so that dental professionals can implement their learning immediately.

Tracy Stuart, On track for success

Tracy will close the conference by delivering an effective training programme that is fun for even the most reluctant team player.

If you are serious about elevating not only your business but also the people who work in it, then this lecture is for you. A team, by its definition, is any number greater than one who combine their efforts towards a shared goal. Tracy’s lecture has relevance for every player on your team.

She will help delegates manage the practice diary effectively, improve their verbal skills, pull the team together, and increase revenue without increasing overheads – and convert more of the right patients (and less of the wrong ones).


Private Dentistry Conference facts

• 24 October 2014

• Church House, Westminster, London

• Gain seven verifiable hours of CPD

• Lunch and refreshments provided

•  To book, call 0800 371652

• Presented by FMC and Independent Seminars

• Gold sponsors: Oral-B and DPAS

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