Digital and Implant Dentistry Show – what’s on at the Vanguard Theatre?

With the 2024 Digital and Implant Dentistry Show on the horizon, here we take a deep dive into the Vanguard Theatre.

The Digital and Implant Dentistry Show is back for 2024 – and you can’t afford to miss it!

This year’s Digital and Implant Dentistry Show is taking place on Saturday 27 January at Novotel London West. The completely free event is bringing together leading brands and industry experts for a full day of learning and innovation. It is the perfect opportunity to stay on top of the latest trends and advancements.

Here you can engage with a diverse range of dental companies as they showcase cutting-edge products and innovations driving the field of dentistry. Some exhibitors will also be conducting live-demos, allowing attendees to gain firsthand experience and insights into the most recent advancements in dental technology.

In addition, the expert lectures are tailored for every dental professional, so you can bring the whole dental team along! Leading clinicians will be sharing invaluable knowledge on every area of dentistry. And best of all, each lecture is CPD-verified, meaning there is hours of CPD on offer.

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The Vanguard Theatre

The 2024 Digital and Implant Dentistry Show introduces revamped and refreshed lecture theatres, the Vanguard Theatre and the Visionary Theatre.

The Vanguard Theatre at the Digital Implant Dentistry Show stands at the forefront of innovation. Here, attendees will be immersed in pioneering lectures on cutting-edge practices. Tailored sessions for principals and practice managers delve into the evolving landscape of dentistry, blending both digital and implant insights.

Bethany Brown and Emily Pittard: Digitally designed try ins for FP1 and FP3

Emily Pittard is a fully qualified clinical dental technician, dental technician and dental nurse. She has a solid understanding of implants and has restored over 400 implant retained locator patients.

Qualifying from the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) as a clinical dental technician, Emily is now a member of the British Academy of Clinical Dental Technicians (BACDT) and the College of General Dentistry. She is also part of a working group who are building and developing the role of the clinical dental technician and dental technician in the UK.

Bethany Brown is a prosthetic and digital dental technician, completing her original qualification in 2018 and her MSc in dental technology in 2023.

In 2022, Bethany launched The Party Enamel, an inclusive business that aims to encourage the development of dental technicians worldwide through the means of CPD courses, mentoring and webinars. She also developed, produced and runs a global dental technology community and mobile app called Tech Talk. This provides collaborations through shared resources, information, motivation, and support for dental T=technicians, regardless of their experience or current opportunities to develop their career.

Digital benefits

This lecture will cover the differences of FP1 and FP3 and the benefits of digital over traditional analogue methods. Common 3shape errors and CAD/CAM protocols will be discussed, as well as what a clinician needs to provide laboratories for this to be achievable.

Attendees of this lecture will learn:

  • To improve knowledge surrounding digital full arch try ins, specifically FP1 and FP3 arches in the 3shape software
  • The benefits of digital workflows over traditional analog methods
  • The information needed from clinic to able the lab in designing a digital try in for full arch restorations.

Jan Einfeldt: Align Oral Health Suite – how it can improve visualisation, consent and treatment uptake – sponsored by Align

Jan Einfeldt is a speaker for Itero and Invisalign. He has been an Invisalign provider since 2008 and has been teaching intra oral scanning to dentists since 2017. He created and teaches a boot camp for Itero users to get the most out of the digital environment, the IOS simulations and restorative features and benefits.

His lecture will discuss why it is important for dentists to use the new Align Oral Health Suite on the Itero Element Plus Series scanner for a powerful visualisation to encourage patient engagement in their treatment plan.

He hopes delegates take away:

  • Why dentists should care about visualisation with the Align Oral Heath Suite
  • How it benefits patients
  • How it benefits dentists.

Martina Hodgson: Awesome aligner workflows – using digital to excite and delight

Martina is the owner of two dental practices in Yorkshire – The Dental Studio and The Dental Architect – which won Best Patient Care and Practice of the Year at the recent Dentistry Awards.

She has developed a world-class digital patient journey within her practices and is dedicated to sharing her knowledge by mentoring her associates and team as well as hosting regular events and study clubs for her peers. In addition, she has recently launched The Aligner Launchpad, a two-day course for dentists.

Her lecture will discuss:

  • How to communicate and educate your patients using digital tools
  • How to use digital tools to plan your ortho-restorative cases predictably and accurately
  • How to build a world-class digital patient journey that will leave you with raving fans.

Mark Hughes: Ortho-restorative in the digital age

With more than 30 years in clinical practice, Mark Hughes has attained a reputation as one of the most accomplished cosmetic dentists in the UK.

He qualified from Trintiy College Dublin Dental school in 1992 and has undergone post graduate training at the Eastman UCL and the Pankey Institute in Florida. He is also an accredited member of the British Association of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) and long-standing member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD).

Mark’s lecture will review the history of ortho-restorative treatment and demonstrate the differences between fully analogue, hybrid and fully digital ortho-restorative workflows. Case studies of each type will be presented and include a presentation on a case planned with Invisalign Smile Architect and Exocad.

Attendees of this lecture will understand:

  • The benefits of digital workflows in ortho-restorative
  • The benefits of digital ortho-restorative workflows in managing patient consent, education and enhancing the patient experience
  • The benefits of planning a case with Smile Architect.

Claudio Massoli: Beyond Botox and fillers – the new facial aesthetics revolution you can’t afford to ignore! – sponsored by Rejuv Aesthetics

Claudio started his career as a dental technician in South Africa before moving to the UK in 2000. Here he worked with implant companies such as 3I, Sybron Implant Solutions, Oraltronics and Nobel Biocare, before leading Kerr’s business in the UK, Ireland and South Africa.

He moved away from dentistry to join Candela, focusing on aesthetics and medical devices before launching Rejuv Aesthetics at the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown. Having survived that, Rejuv Aesthetics is the only company specialising in bringing facial aesthetics devices to the dental market.

For those who have not yet incorporated facial aesthetics into their practice, Claudio will demonstrate the immense untapped potential and countless opportunities ahead. He will discuss how, by offering these treatments, you can elevate your dental practice to new heights, expanding your patient base. Even if you’re already offering injectable treatments, Claudio will show you how Rejuv Aesthetics’ cutting-edge products help bring out the natural beauty of your clients.

This lecture aims to:

  • Educate the audience on the market demand and potential profitability of facial aesthetics treatments within the dental sector
  • Highlight the unique features and benefits of Rejuv Aesthetics’ products in reawakening collagen and elastin and transforming skin texture and tonality
  • Inspire the audience to take action by emphasising the positive impact of offering facial aesthetics treatments on patient satisfaction, practice growth, and personal fulfilment.

Marcos White: 3D printed veneers – sponsored by The Courtyard Academy

Marcos White is is recognised as one of the UK’s most prominent opinion leaders for digital dentistry and intraoral scanning. His fully private fully digital practice in the heart of Yorkshire has seen transformative revenue growth and clinical efficiencies through committing to digital innovation.

Marcos has built his own on-site digital lab that produces every dental and implant restoration needed for his thriving practice and a growing number of other dentists. He also runs the Digital Growth Program, a digital mentoring program for driven dentists all over the world wishing to emulate his techniques and digital workflows.

His lecture will demonstrate three workflows for 3D printed veneers that will change the way you think about ‘composite bonding’ and open your mind to new business models for your practice.  

Attendees will learn:

  • The broad applications of 3D printed restorations in aesthetic and everyday dentistry
  • The accessibility of remote digital design and how it ought to be standardised for all aesthetic and everyday dentistry
  • To show case studies and workflows of real-world patients that have benefited from digital design and 3D print.

Adam Nulty, Chris Lefkaditis, Patrik Zachrisson, Quintus Van Tonder: IDDA Live – sponsored by the IDDA

Part one – Digital smile design live! 3D face scan and print!

Join the IDDA team for an exciting live demonstration that will take audiences through a real-world workflow, featuring live 3D face scanning and printing. This session will cover facial scanning, intraoral scanning, live combination of the scan data and creation of a 3D printed mockup.

Part two – Fit and Q&A discussion

Join the IDDA team for the conclusion to their live digital workflow demonstration. In part two, the team will fit the mockup created during the morning session, while discussing the critical components of 3D printing and the relevance of the whole workflow as it relates to patient care, consent and predictability in treatment planning.

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