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The second in our new 'case of the week' feature sees Richard Coates talk through how he helped a patient regain her smileThe second in our new ‘case of the week’ feature sees Richard Coates talk through how he helped a patient regain her smile.

We’ve kicked off a new feature where we bring you the latest clinical case of the week. These are completely free for you to download and peruse in your own time. To download the article for free, simply log in below and click on the link to download the pdf.

Here, Dr Richard Coates explains how he helped to give a patient her smile back after an alleged assault:

I treated this case in my practice 13 months after successfully completing the Newcastle University (UK), postgraduate diploma in clinical implant dentistry in December 2017.

I had carried out a little implant dentistry prior to attending the programme and what I wanted was a university implant qualification grounded in evidence, with one-to-one clinical teaching on all stages of implant treatment.

I also wanted the patients to be provided by the organisers. The course, using Nobel Biocare implants, was rigorous with various kinds of assessment at all stages.

This gave me a real sense of achievement.

More about Richard Coates

He is a private dentist working at Riveredge Cosmetic Dentistry, Sunderland. He is chairman of North East Private Dentists and is currently in the middle of the accreditation process with both the BACD and AACD.

Additionally, he travels within the UK and to the USA yearly to further his skills, and loves his dentistry.

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