10:00 - 10:30
Specialist in Oral Surgery and Prosthodontics
BDS (London), LDS, RCS Eng. MFGDP, RCS.Eng
A graduate of University College Hospital, Eddie Scher BDS LDS RCS MFGDP is a specialist in oral surgery and prosthodontics. He is a visiting professor of implantology at Temple University, Philadelphia, USA, and was honorary lecturer at the Eastman Dental Institute in London.
Eddie’s practice, The Walpole Street Practice Dental Surgery in Chelsea, has been placing implants for over 25 years. The practice runs The Implant Certificate Course – a 12-day course held over six months.
Eddie is editor-in-chief of Implant Dentistry Today. He is also a founder member of, and past chairman and scientific adviser for the Association of Dental Implantology.
10:50 - 11:20
The diversity of the SKY implant range for rehabilitation of the edentulous patient from low cost long term solutions to full arch fixed teeth in a day.
Marcus will share full arch teeth in a day cases according to standardised work steps which have benefited from short treatment times. Marcus will also share cases utilising mini implants with retention.sil and locators to provide patients with a low cost fixed denture.
The bredent SKY implant range offers seven implant lines with just one instrument kit, offering the right implant for the every bone situation.
By the end of the lecture, you will have a greater understanding of the advantages of bredent solutions for edentulous patients.
Marcus qualified from Birmingham University in 2000 and was among a very select few to obtain a Clinical Distinction. During his studies as a Dentist he developed a keen interest in dental implants and cosmetic dentistry. For more than 10 years since qualifying he has followed his passion, advancing his skills to a very high level.
He has placed and restored over 4000 dental implants to date and now regularly teaches other dental professionals on the topic of implant and aesthetic dentistry. He strives for clinical excellence and achieving the highest standards, and recently won a national Aesthetic Dentistry Award in recognition of the life changing dentistry he carries out.
Whilst he enjoys carrying out all aspects of implant and cosmetic treatments, much of his time is now focused on treating patients who are facing significant problems with their teeth and are faced with the prospect of losing most or all of their remaining teeth.
The skills he has developed and his experience mean that he is in a privileged position to offer patients life-changing dentistry with Same Day Teeth, giving them totally new set of fixed teeth in just one day. The results may be instant but go on to last a lifetime.
11:40 - 12:10
Vertical and horizontal augmentation remains one of the most challenging techniques in treating a severely resorbed edentulous space. This is due to the demanding/complexity of the surgical procedure, lack of understanding of anatomy, surgical skills and potential complications.
Good knowledge of materials, patient selection, surgical technique and post-operative management are vital to success.
To gain predictable results in augmentation, it is important to maintain space to encourage clot stabilization, osteogenesis and preventing graft material to collapse. Advancement of soft tissue and closure also plays an important role in success.
In everyday implant practice, it is common to see patients with mild to severe horizontal and vertical bone defects, single to multiple edentulous space.
I will discuss cases with single tooth to multiple missing teeth with horizontal and vertical hard and soft tissue defects. Treatment planning, diagnosis, classification of defects and treatment, surgical techniques and potential complications will be focused on.
Since he obtained the BDS Degree, Selvaraj Balaji has worked in Maxillo facial units in the UK for several years and gained substantial experience in surgical dentistry.
For the past 11 years he has been working in his private dental practice which is based in Buckingham. At present his practice is predominantly focused on dental implants and Regeneration techniques.
He has placed a few thousand dental implants to date over the last 15 years. He has travelled around the world to develop his skills and worked with world-renowned implant surgeons. He completed TMJ and occlusion Curriculum with Peter Dawson in USA, Implant Curriculum with Dr Hilt Tatum, MFDS RCPS in Glasgow, MFDS RCS in Edinburgh, LDSRCS in London, Full Curriculum of Autogenous Bone Grating technique with Prof F Khoury in Germany and advanced surgical Master Curriculum Regenerative Implant Dentistry with Istvan Urban in Budapest.
He routinely mentor other dentists using the latest skills and techniques. Selvaraj Balaji has an enduring passion and commitment to his work, teaching and keeping up to date with the latest surgical innovations and research to ensure his patients are receiving the best possible care and his practice.
Qualifications: BDS LDSRCS (lon) MFGSRCPS (Gla) MFDSRCS (Ed)
12:30 - 12:50
This presentation will focus on the Axiom Implant system and the advantages and disadvantages of Bone Level Implants compared with tissue-level implants.
It will also demonstrate the advantages and disadvantages of intra-oral welding.
Key learning aims and objectives:
Outline the differences between bone level and tissue level implants.
An overview of the intra-oral welding technique.
Ben White MSc Imp Dent (Bristol), BDS qualified from Bristol University in 1997, opening his own dental practice in 2000. He started placing implants in 2002 and has carried out extensive post graduate training, in 2012 he passed his MSc in Dental Implantology, with distinction.
Ben has lectured across Europe providing masterclasses and “live surgery” training in “Teeth in a day” implant surgery for dentists wishing to increase their knowledge in this area. His practice in Hamble is now one of the few accredited Anthogyr Campus Education centres on the south coast.
13:20 - 13:50
BDS DGDP(UK) MGDS RCS Eng DUI Lille FFGDP(UK)
Ashok is a specialist in oral surgery and prosthodontics. He is a founder of the diploma in implant dentistry (RCS), a founding member and past president of the Association of Dental Implantology, director of the Practical Implant Dentistry Academy, and founding member of the British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry.
14:00 - 15:20
Neil trained at the then newly opened state of the art Leeds University Dental Hospital, qualifying in December 1981. During his training he won the prize for Clinical Dental Practice and also a certificate of Merit in Prosthetic Dentistry.
Apart from spending a fifteen month period in a busy NHS practice in Newark Neil spent the next sixteen years as a dental officer in the Royal Air Force working in both UK and Germany. During this time he continued to study for further post-graduate qualifications obtaining his MGDS from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1990. Neil then spent a year in full time study at the Eastman Dental Hospital which resulted in an MSc with distinction in Prosthetic dentistry in 1991. Following this Neil attended a number of implant courses including spending time at the Branemark clinic in Gothenburg Sweden. Neil was then able to set up and establish the RAF dental implant programme providing implant treatment for members of the Army, Navy and Royal Air Force. Neil was also the Royal Air Force clinical advisor in prosthetic dentistry.
Neil joined Carisbrooke Dental Practice in 1998. He is committed to post graduate education and lectures in the UK and abroad. His main areas of clinical interest are in the placement and restoration of dental implants. He mainly uses the Astra implant system however he has experience in using a number of other systems such as Branemark, Straumann implants and 3i implants amongst others. He is interested in problems that patients may have experienced with previously provided implant treatment.
Neil is also interested in providing advanced crown and bridgework for patients with complex difficult problems and broken down dentitions. These often include patients with severely worn teeth, failed existing crown and bridgework and problems with poor appearance of their teeth.
Neil is experienced in dealing with patients that have already lost some or all of their teeth, and are experiencing difficulties coping with removable dentures.
Neil is on the Specialist List in Prosthodontics. In addition to providing specialist treatment for patients registering at Carisbrooke Dental Practice, much of his time is spent providing treatment for patients that have been referred from their own dentist to receive his specialist care, after which they will return to their dentist for routine treatment.
Neil is married to Lesley, and they have three children, two daughters and a son, all now grown up and gainfully employed, but not in dentistry! Neil and Lesley enjoy walking in Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales.
One of the founders of Clinical Health Technologies, Ross is the driving force behind Clinisept+, the pioneering skin cleansing technology that’s re-writing the rule books in Clinical Aesthetics, Podiatry and now Dentistry. Ross is passionate about infection prevention, healthcare innovation and the opportunity to improve patient outcomes – a task where Clinisept+ Mouthwash is re-writing the rulebooks.
Prior to the formation of Clinical Health Technologies, Ross’s career has spanned roles in secondary healthcare, marketing and market research – where he consulted for some of the World’s largest brands including Unilever, Disney, Airbus, Coca Cola, De-Beers and Ferrari to name but a few.
14:50 - 15:20
Andrew has identified some of the major causes of barriers to the uptake of implant treatments by patients, and will discuss the techniques that he uses to improve outcome and longevity, whilst simplifying treatments and expediting outcomes. He will consider extraction techniques, temporisation, screw retention and the causes of loosening restorations, occlusal issues, materials for implant restorations, and impression techniques- they will present some of the simple and occasionally clever solutions which they use to help make dental implant treatments more straightforward for us and more accessible and acceptable to patients.
Objective: To consider some of the significant barriers to the uptake of implant treatment
Andrew devotes his time to dental implant surgery, research and development for specialist implant manufacture and Digital Dentistry. He has honorary attachments to University College Hospital London and The Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, working with implant rehabilitation of patients who have undergone extensive resection or trauma. He lectures regularly on surgical and prosthodontic aspects of implant dentistry in the UK and internationally, is well published in the scientific literature, and has a number of significant innovations to his name. Andrew takes great pleasure in mentoring his colleagues in all aspects on implant dentistry with a view to enabling them to have confidence in their implant practice.
15:30 - 15:50
Making the right technological decisions in order to move from an analogue to digital practice can be more than a little daunting, and dental professionals need to be supported to learn more about how to create an integrated digital practice workflow and understand the benefits of doing so.
Dr Matt Perkins will therefore share details about his journey from analogue to digital, key learnings, and the difference it has made to him, his patients, and his practice.
Aims and objectives
BDS MSc MClinDent MFD RCSI FDS RCSEd – GDC Registered Specialist in Periodontics, ITI Fellow
Matt Perkins – GDC 81247
An award-winning specialist in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, Matt has a keen interest in cutting-edge developments.
Matt is the Clinical Director of MODUS as well as a director of practicalperio.org, which provides dental education to the whole dental team. He lectures nationally and internationally on all aspects of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry.
In 2014, Matt was elected to Fellowship of the International Team for Implantology, a network of 650 elected professionals worldwide who promote implant dentistry by research, education and development (approximately 60 people in this network are from the UK). He is a registered implant mentor for the ITI, Straumann and the Association of Dental Implantology. He also works closely with the British Society of Periodontology and was appointed the UK’s Ambassador to the European Federation on Periodontology for Europerio 8 in 2015.
Matt qualified from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Dental Institute in 2002 with prizes in Periodontology and Preventive Dentistry. After VT and an SHO post in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, he worked for the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia. After his return, he completed his membership of the Faculty of Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He then undertook and completed specialist training in periodontology at King’s College, London. He completed his MSc and MClinDent at the University of London, and his Membership in Restorative Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
In 2016, he was awarded the Fellowship in Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FDS RCSEd).
In 2010, Matt was voted the UK’s Best Young Dentist at the Dentistry Awards. He is a key opinion leader for Curaprox and Hu Friedy. He has also been awarded a Clinical Fellowship Award from the British Society of Periodontology.
Matt has extensive experience in all aspects of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, and has a special interest in Regenerative Surgery, Periodontal Plastic Surgery and the treatment of implant complications, including Peri-Implantitis and restorative complications.