We’re down to the final few days before the inaugural Edinburgh Dentistry Show on the 22nd June at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange!

Completely free to attend, the show will bring leading dental companies from around the UK to Edinburgh. There will also be expert mini ‘power lectures’, lasting only 20 minutes, with a leading line up of speakers. ‘We’re bringing the show to you,’ Seb Evans, editor of Dentistry Scotland magazine, said.

‘This will be a great opportunity to get hands on with the latest technology, get the best prices on new products, network with like-minded colleagues, gain nine hours of CPD and hear from some of the leading lecturers on the dental circuit. ‘And it’s all right on your doorstep!

‘Best of all it’s completely free to attend!’

Get a year’s free subscription to CPD Dentistry

FMC is offering one year’s enhanced CPD*, covering all eight GDC recommended topics, to all attendees at the show.

Just by attending, delegates can receive a year’s free subscription to CPD Dentistry (or the relevant CPD title).

This will enable delegates to read the articles and answer questions online at their leisure.

Beer and bubbles

It doesn’t stop there, we will also be hosting a complimentary drinks reception featuring ‘beer and bubbles’.

The beer and bubbles reception will be running from 12 noon until the end of the show. It will provide the perfect opportunity to network with like-minded colleagues and the dental industry.

‘This is all completely free to everybody that registers and attends’, Seb continues.

‘There are so many benefits to coming along to the show, and it doesn’t cost a penny to attend.

‘I encourage everybody to come along, have a walk around the stands, listen to the lectures, pick up some free enhanced CPD and have a good time at the beer and bubbles reception.’

*By attending this event, delegates will receive one year’s worth of enhanced CPD, covering all eight recommended topics, totalling nine hours. After the event, you will receive an evaluation form that you will need to complete. To receive your enhanced CPD certificates, log onto Dentistry on Demand, read all the articles and answer the questions.

 

Six key reasons to attend

  1. Free to attend – register at www.edinburghdentistryshow.co.uk completely free!

  2. Explore the latest innovation, right on your doorstep – we’re bringing the dental manufacturers to Edinburgh. No longer will you need to travel to Birmingham or London to see the latest innovations!

  3. Network with the bestGot a question? Some of the leading names in Scottish dentistry will be there to answer your questions. It’s also a great opportunity to catch up with old friends.

  4. Expert power lecturesWith 20-minute power lectures, you can get all the information you need in a short amount of time.

  5. Beer and bubbles drink reception – the complimentary drinks reception will be running from 12 until the end of the show.

  6. Enhanced CPD – gain a year’s enhanced CPD covering all eight GDC recommended topics to all attendees at the show.

Leading line up of speakers

1. Tariq Bashir – Anterior composites – tips and tricks

Presentation overview:

Tariq will be discussing some tips and tricks on how to improve your anterior composites in everyday practice.

Key learning aims and objectives:

    • Learn common errors with anterior composites
    • Learn how to shade match for anterior composites
    • Learn how to layer and finish anterior composites.

2. Kim Campbell and Michael Royden – Buying and selling practices: legal aspects

Presentation overview:

We will be looking at the main steps involved in buying or selling a dental practice in Scotland, including some of the key areas that can cause problems.

Key learning aims and objectives:

To assist those who may be considering buying or selling a practice, either now or in the future.

 

3. Marilou Ciantar – Aesthetic periodontics

Presentation overview:

Cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry is all about the ‘white stuff’.

But what about the pink which frames the white?

Key learning aims and objectives:

    • Acknowledge that periodontal health is the foundation of all good dentistry
    • Implement practical periodontal and peri-implant treatment in their daily clinical practice
    • Know how to prevent aesthetic and cosmetic periodontal and peri-implant problems.

 

4. Danielle Davison – Erosive tooth wear – the third most common oral condition

Presentation overview:

This session will help dentists, hygienists and therapists understand the importance of erosive tooth wear and why they should record it routinely in their clinical notes.

Key learning aims and objectives:

    • Understanding of the definition of erosive tooth wear and its key clinical signs
    • Recognition of the global burden and prevalence of the condition and the role of the dental professional in combating this disease
    • Identification of risk factors in general practice
    • Understanding of prevention, progression and record keeping requirements.

 

5. Samantha Draper – The importance of having an effective HR management system in practice

Presentation overview:

In a busy dental practice, managing sickness, annual leave and the supporting documentation can be a minefield.

In this presentation CODE will give you an insight into how to simplify this, reducing the risk of potential future problems.

Key learning aims and objectives:

Reduce the risk of potential HR problems in practice.

 

6. Laura Edgar – Battle your biofilm

Presentation overview:

Laura will uncover the enemy hiding in plain sight in your dental units and discuss how by using its specialist skills and expertise, this insurgent threat is contaminating your water.

Key learning aims and objectives:

    • Understand what biofilms are and how they contaminate DUWL
    • Understand the risks associated with biofilms and contamination of DUWL
    • Understand the methods available to control contamination of water systems.

 

7. Jamie Kinnell – Predictable cosmetic dentistry

Presentation overview:

Jamie will be giving top tips to get predictable results with planning and execution of demanding cosmetic cases.

He will be giving example cases showing simple solutions to solve common problems when they present.

Presenter biography:

As a nervous patient himself, Jamie followed a career into dentistry after having some cosmetic dentistry and realising how artistic and rewarding it could be as a career.

He has never looked back and has gained membership of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, while currently studying to achieve his masters in aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry.

8. Kevin Lewis – The magnificent seven – how to keep patients happy and lawyers poor

Presenter biography:

Kevin Lewis qualified from The London Hospital in 1971.

He spent 20 years in full-time general dental practice and 10 further years practising part time.

He was the dental director of Dental Protection for 18 years up to June 2016 and also an executive member of the council (board of directors) and senior management team of the Medical Protection Society.

During a long and varied career he has lectured at conferences in over 30 countries and still writes and lectures regularly all over the world.

Kevin has the unique triple distinction of having been awarded honorary membership of the British, Irish and New Zealand Dental Associations.

 

9. Paul Stone – Bone-building technology – biology, biomaterials and blood

Presentation overview:

This lecture will look at the recent developments in bone regeneration for implant dentistry, with the emphasis on avoiding autogenous bone block harvesting.

It will focus on the appropriate use of modern biomaterials and the adjunctive role of other biological processes to enhance the healing potential.

Key learning aims and objectives:

    • To appreciate the need to fully understand the biology associated with bone healing
    • Review the different processes of bone healing
    • Understand the requirements for the correct use of biomaterials in bone regeneration
    • Consider the use of L-PRF and CAD/CAM printed titanium mesh for the management of larger bone defects.