Titanic hosts international meeting

Almost 300 delegates were in attendance at a major international restorative dentistry conference in Belfast recently.

The joint meeting of the European College of Gerodontology (ECG), the Specialist Registrars in Restorative Dentistry Group and the Association of Consultants and Specialists in Restorative Dentistry (RD-UK), was held in the impressive surroundings of Titanic Belfast.

The theme of the meeting was ‘Restorative Dentistry for all Generations’ and the conference was opened by Professor Patrick Johnston, vice chancellor and president of Queen’s University Belfast, who stressed the importance of “developing innovative strategies for managing the ageing population”.

The two-day event featured hands-on sessions covering digital treatment planning lead by Dr Andrew Dawood (London) and endodontic retreatment lead by Dr Hal Duncan (Dublin).

The meeting featured a list of impressive local and international speakers including Prof Jimmy Steele, from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, who discussed commissioning challenges for restorative dentistry and Prof Frauke Muller, from the University of Geneva, who called for “pragmatic implant retained solutions for older patients”.