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ShowcaseFind out what’s going on in the Dental Update Theatre at this year’s BDIA Dental Showcase.

Dental Update Theatre – Friday 20 and Sat 21 October

At this year’s Dental Showcase there’ll be a range of lectures for you to attend, all guaranteed to extend your skills and competency with practical knowledge that you can reapply in practice.

Relevant and inspiring

CPD should not be a simple ‘tick box’ exercise. You’re investing your time, so you need to ensure you get the most out of it. The lecture programme in October will cover a diverse range of topics, where it’s guaranteed there’ll be something for everyone. On the Friday and Saturday, the Dental Update Theatre will host a range of experts, all of whom offer practical guidance on a range of clinical and non-clinical topics.

Aesthetic restorative dentistry: a practical guide

Speaker: Louis Mackenzie

Day: Friday 20 October and Saturday 21 October

Time: 11:45-12:30 both days.

Dr Louis Mackenzie

Opening the session on Friday and Saturday will be Louis Mackenzie. As a lecturer at Birmingham School of Dentistry, as well as a dentist in general practice, Louis knows the importance of being able to apply science and research into general dental practice. He will be reviewing the latest materials, equipment and clinical techniques for predictable and enjoyable aesthetic restorative dentistry. The latest innovations in both posterior and anterior composites will be explored as well as options for direct restoration of endodontically treated teeth.

Louis is passionate about minimally invasive dentistry and, practising what he preaches, he will look at ways in which you can conservatively place crowns, veneers and bridgework.

Revolutionise your practice with the One Visit Crown (OVC)

Company: J&S Davis

Speaker: Professor Edward Lynch

Day: Friday 20 October

Time: 13:00-13:45.

Professor Ed Lynch

Professor Ed Lynch will start the afternoon session on the Friday by examining the ‘One Visit Crown’ (OVC) from Rhondium. There’s no reason why a permanent dental crown/onlay cannot be placed in a single appointment.

In his session he will explain how the OVC combines a pre-formed occlusal layer and an un-cured layer of hybrid ceramic. This futuristic concept obviates the need for impressions, dental labs and CAD/CAM machines. Unbelievably, this treatment can be completed in 40 minutes or less and Professor Lynch will show you how and will explain the clinical suitability of the OVC so that you can be confident in your case selection.

Luke Moore and Paul Wilkinson

In the last session on Friday afternoon, Luke Moore and Paul Wilkinson, directors from Dental Elite, will review market movements and its impact on practice valuations. Change is the only constant in life and if we’re prepared for it, we can embrace it. Whether you’re planning to buy or sell, or haven’t yet thought of either, you’d be wise to look at factors effecting market trends in the dental acquisitions world.

This year has been a year of change and we’re only half way through. It’s never too early to start planning ahead and understanding how market valuations are calculated, and how subtle changes can be made that will affect your practice’s valuation.

The buying and selling game

Company: Dental Elite

Speaker: Luke Moore and Paul Wilkinson

Day: Friday 20 October

Time: 14:15-15:00.

Dr Ben Atkins

Dr Ben Atkins will be exploring how the evolution of oral healthcare has given us better tools than ever to meet patients’ needs. He will explain how he has overhauled his high need patients’ oral healthcare, to change their lives for the better. Healthy smiles are achievable whilst managing a practice and maintaining a profit.

The evolution of oral healthcare

Company: Philips

Speaker: Dr Ben Atkins

Day: Friday 20 October

Time: 15:30.

These are just some of the lectures taking place. For the full programme visit

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