Implant Dentistry Show – hear from Eddie Scher and Aly Virani

Implant Dentistry Show – the UK's biggest dedicated implant event this yearFrom those just starting up in implant dentistry to expert clinicians, the Implant Dentistry Show has something for everyone.

Taking place this Saturday 16 October, the Implant Dentistry Show will bring a whole host of leading exhibitors where you can check out the latest implant innovations.

There will also be a line-up of leading speakers, including experts such as Aly Virani, Zaki Kanaan and Eddie Scher.

Running from 9am to 4pm at Novotel West, London, the one-day exhibition is for any dentists or technicians interested in implant technologies.

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Who’s speaking at the Implant Dentistry Show?

Aly Virani

Conventional osteotomy preparation is no longer the only method routinely used by implantologists. Other techniques such as osseodensification and slow drilling have gained popularity more recently.

Although the evidence base, technique and benefits are widely discussed for the other methods, the lack of commercial interest means that we are less frequently exposed to the benefits of the slow drilling technique.

Some of our colleagues have understood and been using a slow drilling technique for many years and swear by it – this is not a new concept.

Aly aims to share his reading and experience with this technique and hopes the connections that he makes between bone physiology theory and daily clinical practice will be of use.

Aly Virani is a graduate of Cardiff University and holds a diploma in implant dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. His practice of dentistry focuses solely on the placement and restoration of dental implants.

Before leaving to dedicate all of his clinical time to implant dentistry in 2019, Aly previously spent five years working in Cardiff as a general dental practitioner with a particular interest implantology and periodontology at a private specialist practice.

Eddie Scher

This will be an interactive lecture where audience participation is welcome. Professor Scher’s favourite thing in dentistry is getting to the second consultation and making a plan WITH the patient. It is a puzzle that needs solving and honesty and experience is essential when being trusted by your patient to give your opinion.

Educational aims and objectives:

  • To discuss a number of treatment plans with the audience and show them what information is needed from the examination and discussion with the patient to achieve the most appropriate treatment planning result
  • What special tests are necessary?
  • Pinpoint the patient’s options
  • What are their NHS options?
  • Discuss my treatment solution
  • What does the audience think?

Learning outcomes:

  • The patient’s different options for their treatment
  • The factors involved in achieving the patient’s ideal outcome
  • How the medical history may change our proposal for treatment
  • How 3D imaging is so important in decision making
  • To have the panel and our audience’s opinion
  • How financial factors are important
  • How to protect yourself medico-legally and stay safe.

Dr Scher graduated from University College Hospital, London, UK in 1973. He is registered on the GDC Specialist List in oral surgery and prosthodontics.

He is a visiting clinical professor at the prosthodontics and implant department, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA. Additionally he is visiting professor at University College Cork Dental School.

Implant Dentistry Show timetable:

Lecture zone one

  • 10:00 – 10:30 – Eddie Scher (chair) – Thinking it through – the wonderful art of treatment planning
  • 10:45 – 11:15 – Sergio Polisi – Creating excellence with speed and precision
  • 11:30 – 12:00 – Dr Fazeela Khan-Osborne – Ridge (socket augmentation) in 2021: fact or fiction
  • 12:30 – 13:00 – Ashok Sethi – Refining implant dentistry – functionality, aesthetics and stability
  • 13:30 – 14:00 – David Claridge – How do you correctly choose which intra oral scanner is right for you?
  • 14:30 – 15:00 – Aly Virani – Slow drilling protocol: waterless drilling for implant osteotomy preparation, the how and why.

Lecture zone two

  • 10:00 – 10:30 – Christina Chatfield – An introduction to guided biofilm therapy – the game change for hygiene rooms
  • 10:50 – 11:20 – Boota Singh Ubhi – Top tips on healthy soft tissues around dental implants
  • 11:40 – 12:10 – Matt Perkins – Restorative workflows with implants – grow with Itero
  • 12:40 – 13:10 – Mahmood Mawjee – The mindset of a successful implant dentist
  • 13:40 – 14:10 – Richard Horwitz – A whistle-stop tour of peri-implant disease management
  • 14:40 – 15:10 – Alex Woodham – Dental scan – taking dental imaging into the future.

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