World-renowned speakers explore latest aesthetic advances at new dental conference

Stellar line up of world-renowned speakers explore latest aesthetic advances at new dental conference

Assistdent, from Manchester Imaging, is the key sponsor of the first Denstudio International Conference, which plays host to a stellar line-up of world-class speakers who will be exploring the latest advances in dentistry.

The conference, with the theme ‘A New Era of Aesthetic Dentistry’, takes place on Saturday 3 December 2022 in London.

It will cover a range of topics influencing the future of dentistry, including an in-depth look at the latest developments in the sector – from clinical advances to communications – to help delegates learn how to excel not only in practice, but also their careers.

Each insightful session, full of practical advice for dentists to implement immediately in their practice, will be led by thought-leaders from the world of dentistry, including international speakers, Dr Bill Dorfman and Dr Miguel Stanley.

The full-day programme, which culminates in a round-table question and answer session, includes the following sessions:

Dr Bill Dorfman, widely recognised as a leading celebrity dentist who has treated stars such as Anthony Hopkins, Hugh Jackman and Katy Perry. He’s also the featured dentist on the hit TV series Extreme Makeovers.

Evaluate results

His morning session – how to leverage social media to attract and retain patients – will show conference attendees how to create and manage an effective website and social media, including learning how to create engaging content, how to evaluate results and convert leads to new patients.

In his second, afternoon session Dr Dorfman will discuss ‘Perfecting Anterior Porcelain Veneers, Crowns, and Implants’, offering step-by-step clinical techniques to help attain the most optimal and predictable functional/aesthetic results in creating natural-looking smiles.

He will focus on anterior aesthetics involving smile design, colour, tissue, and lip position, plus custom finishing and staining plus predictable optimal implant/tissue emergence.

Dr Miguel Stanley is the clinical director of the White Clinic in Lisbon, with world-class footballer Christiano Ronaldo and pop icon Madonna included in his patient list. He also initiated the Slow Dentistry Movement.

His session – ‘Are consumers and technology driving the future of dentistry Slow Dentistry – will explore how technology is reshaping the way we dentistry and education.

He will discuss how dentists can introduce new technologies to day-to-day workflows to save time and stress, how to explain the importance of using the best technologies to patients and how it elevates the quality of treatments preformed.

Dr Ben Atkins is the immediate past President of the Oral Health Foundation and now holds a number of advisory roles, plus is the Director of CSR and Regulatory Compliance for Manchester Imaging Limited.

His session, ‘Assistdent: Ground-breaking AI dental diagnostic software to help increase early detection rates of caries, will take a closer look at artificial intelligence and disease detection, using it as a clinical diagnostic tool for caries prevention, management, and control.

Consistent diagnoses

He will explore the evolution of technology in identifying caries risk and the importance of consistent clinical diagnostic tools in preventive dentistry. This includes understanding the impact of proactive and reactive dentistry in early caries detection, prevention and management and explaining how Assistdent aids caries detection and the role it can play in improving both patient care and patient outcomes.

Dr Ash Parmar is one of the most featured dentists on television and media in the UK, and runs a state-of-the-art referral dental practice in Essex, UK. His lecture, ‘Laboratory communication in Smile Design – how to avoid mistakes and create successful results will provide a detailed account of the records needed when planning a Smile Design case.

After the review appointment to assess the Trial Smile to ensure restorations that the patient is happy with. It will explore precise and effective laboratory communication, review the records needed for the wax ups and Trial Smile, include a comparison of analogue and digital techniques in treatment planning/laboratory communication and cover common mistakes and how to avoid them

Dr Jameel Gardee, a partner at the Glasgow Smile Clinic since 2002 and a founding member of DSD UK. His session, called ‘Fully Guided Dentistry– accurate, predictable and efficient’, will cover how to harness the full power of technologies to ensure optimum results, including understanding and learning how guided examination, guided imaging, guided perio, guided implants, guided ortho and guided restorative work within fully guided dentistry.

Dr Majd Naji, founder of Liberty Dental Clinics and chairman of Liberty training and research centre will speak about minimal prep veneers.

Dr Jana Denzel, who has initiated the event, said: ‘The day’s programme is designed to take attendees on a step-by-step, patient journey, teaching practitioners the skills needed to excel in their career and practice.

‘To ensure delegates get the very most from their day, we’ve also scheduled a Q&A with all our day’s speakers to close out the conference. This offers the opportunity to explore aspects of their lectures further, plus, of course to ask some of the world’s most pre-eminent clinical experts any questions.’

He adds: ‘This event is a rare opportunity to hear multiple thought leaders from the world of dentistry, all under one roof – something that has never taken place in the UK before!’

Making the leap

All proceeds raised by the conference will go to The Leap Foundation, a summer motivational leadership program for students aged 15-25. It helps them to gain valuable life skills, such as business etiquette, time management and making a first impression – none of which is taught in a traditional classroom.

The Leap Foundation is now in its 14th year, having inspired thousands of students, more than 60% of whom come from families living in poverty.

One of only two event sponsors, AssistDent is an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven diagnostic tool capable of not only improving the scope of dental diagnoses but can also help dental professionals to build a more profitable practice by demonstrating the need for preventative oral hygiene regimes to patients.

Academically credentialed, it is able to identify the earliest signs of dental disease instantly from x-rays that otherwise might go unseen, especially in a busy practice setting with a high throughput of patients.

As an added benefit of attending delegates will be eligible for 50% off Assistdent for six months.

For more information about Denstudio International Conference and to book tickets for the event visit

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