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Conversations on caries and whitening

Aims and objectives

  • To help dental professionals to clearly understand the carious process and how to manage caries, when to start active treatment and how best to help prevent it
  • Help to communicate caries to patients to engage them for more successful long and short term management
  • To help when restoring carious teeth that are more and less structurally compromised.

Learning outcomes

  • Be able to clearly define caries, when it happens and how to communicate that to patients
  • Understand what risk factors are in play and how to manage them
  • How to improve clinician’s relationship with their patients so that they are better able to motivate them
  • Learn some helpful tips for restoring both structurally and less structurally compromised teeth.
Release date: 2020-12-08 | Expiration date: 2024-02-21

Speaker: Alif Moosajee

Dr Alif Moosajee is the Award-winning principal dentist at Oakdale Dental, a specialist dental practice in Leicester, and is also the author of the book ‘The Smiling Dentist’ a jargon-free book for patients about clinical dentistry.

Alif Qualified at Birmingham University in 2004 and has a particular interest in Implant Dentistry and Digital Dentistry and loves to merge those two interests to provide his patients a fully digital workflow.

Alif is a general practitioner and loves maintaining and treating his list and developing long lasting relationships with his patients. Committed to finding the win-win scenario for everyone, he understands that if he does the right thing by those he interacts with, then they will generally do the right thing by him.
He has a love for communication and finding ever more powerful and eloquent ways to allow his patients to better understand their mouths. It was this love that lead him to write his jargon- free book to help educate patients about dentistry.
As a principal, Alif is committed to utilising his team to deliver the best possible care, relying heavily on his therapist and nurses to help his patients get the best possible treatment and experience.

Alif loves sharing knowledge and regularly teaches CEREC and CEREC implantology at all levels. He lectures on numerous topics and also created the Leicester study club. He regularly makes appearances on BBC TV and Radio and on Channel 5 commenting on topical dental issues. After writing his book, he continues to put pen to paper writing for dental magazines ‘The Probe’ and ‘Dentistry’. He is on the editorial board for ‘Young Dentist’ magazine and has had articles published in journals including ‘Implant Dentistry Today’.

Alif was awarded Best Young Dentist UK and won the Fast Track 4 award in 2016.
Away from dentistry he loves spending time with his wife and daughter.

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This Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity fully complies with the CPD requirements of the General Dental Council. FMC certifies this activity for 1 hour of enhanced CPD.

This CPD meets the criteria for the GDC’s development outcome B & C.

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