A global perspective on aesthetic dentistry

Faculty event. Speakers come from across the world to speak at scientific meeting

Professor Gerard Kearns, Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), has revealed the details of the scientific programme for the Faculty’s Annual Scientific Meeting on 25 and 26 October 2012.

The theme for the meeting is “Aesthetic Dentistry” and the faculty has assembled a very strong team of well-known and respected speakers from the UK, France, USA and Ireland.

Dr Patrick Pallaci (France)

A world authority and innovator on soft tissue aspects of implant dentistry and a renowned implant surgeon. Patrick will deliver the bi-annual Edward Leo Sheridan Lecture on Friday afternoon (26 October).

Professor Kenneth Kurtz (USA)

Director of the graduate prosthodontics training programme at New York University. Ken is a frequent visitor to Ireland, but this will be his first visit to RCSI. Ken will present two lectures on innovations in the clinical and technical aspects of new all-ceramic materials, and the importance of careful planning as a key to success for all-ceramic restorations.

Professor Richard van Noort (UK)

A materials scientist working at Sheffield University. All aesthetic dentistry is built on the foundations of the material selected and he will present on the material science of the new all-ceramic materials. His second presentation looks to the future of dentistry and how indirect restorations are now being manufactured and how they will be in the near future. This second lecture will offer a real insight to the future and how laboratories will change in coming years.

Professor Tim Newton (UK)

Professor of psychology as applied to dentistry, at Kings College London Dental Institute, Tim will address the psychological aspects of appearance. The aim is to gain a deeper understanding of what your patients are seeking when they request aesthetic dentistry.

Paul King (UK)

Consultant and senior clinical lecturer in restorative dentistry at Bristol Dental Hospital. Paul is an elected member of the board of the Faculty of Dentistry at RCS England. Paul’s lecture is titled “Mind the Gap” – the interdisciplinary clinical management of the hypodontia patient. Paul is also a past president of the British Society of Restorative Dentistry.

Professor Richard Ibbetson (UK)

Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry RCS Edinburgh, and professor of restorative dentistry at Barts and The London Institute of Dentistry, Richard enjoys a well-earned reputation as a teacher and lecturer in areas of fixed prosthodontics and conservative dentistry. Richard will look at failure in aesthetic dentistry and how to avoid such outcomes.

Professor Michael Fenlon (UK)

A graduate of the Dublin Dental Hospital and currently Professor of Prosthodontics at King’s College London Dental Institute, Michael’s interests are in the area of clinical research and biomaterials. Mike will speak to us on the topic of maxillofacial prosthodontics, focusing on the restoration of extra-oral and intra-oral defects.

Prof Kearns said: “On behalf of the dental faculty at the RCSI, I look forward to welcoming dentists from across Ireland to the college for what we believe is a very exciting programme.”

The full programme and details of how to book are available from the faculty’s website at http://dentistry.rcsi.ie

National speakers

The faculty revealed they are particularly proud to include a range of accomplished national speakers, including:

Sean McCarthy Dental smile design

Traelach Tuohy Gingival aspects of smile design

Maria Jennings Endodontic aspects of appearance

PJ Byrne Photography in aesthetic dentistry

Paddy Crotty An update on anterior composites

Tom Feene Tooth whitening: where are we now?

Rebecca Carville The importance of impression making.