Online Afternoon Dental Symposium - 'Lost in Space' - Management of missing teeth

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This half day online seminar consists of a series of lectures from the multidisciplinary hypodontia team at Queen Mary University of London/Barts Health. This team consists of consultants/professors in the specialties of Paediatric, Orthodontic and Restorative Dentistry. They will address the difficulties and strategies on managing space loss due to congenital missing or accidental loss of teeth, with the emphasis of the team approach to achieve the optimal aesthetic results for the patients.

As a result of the course being online, there are certain points that candidates should be aware of:

  1. All candidates must have a MAC / PC with admin access to install Zoom
  2. All candidates must ensure that they have a strong broadband/internet connection


Learning Style

This half day seminar will consist of lectures

Aims & Objectives

• To assess the overall challenges in management presented to the dental team

• To describe the assessment of facial and dental aesthetics.

• To demonstrate the importance of MDT on the management of missing teeth

• To demonstrate the treatment options of space management for missing teeth

• To demonstrate the timing of treatment in Paediatric, Orthodontic and Restorative Dentistry for patients from childhood to adulthood.

Learning Outcomes

After the symposium, the participant should be able to:

• Describe the overall challenges in managing space loss.

• Assess facial and dental aesthetics.

• Appreciate the need of the MDT team to manage missing teeth.

• Recount the choice of management for patients with missing teeth.

• Apply the knowledge to formulate an appropriate treatment plan for patients with missing teeth from adolescents to adults.

Additional Information

Speakers will include:

Professor Ferranti Wong, Professor of Paediatric Dentistry Honorary Clinical Consultant, Queen Mary University of London, BDS, MSc, PhD, FDSRCS(Ed), FDSRCS(Eng), FHEA

Professor Ama Johal, Professor of Orthodontics, Honorary Clinical Consultant, Queen Mary University of London BDS (Hons), MSc, PhD, FDS, MOrth RCS, DMS, FDS (Orth) RCS, FHEA

Professor Shakeel Shahdad, Consultant and Honorary Clinical Professor in Oral Rehabilitation & Implantology, Barts Health NHS Trust. BDS, MMedSc, FDS RCSEd, FDS (Rest. Dent.) RCSEd, DDS


This afternoon will be chaired by Dr Lochana Nanayakkara, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Co-Director DClinDent Prosthodontics, Director of Dental Education, RCSEd Convenor of Dental Education, Specialist in both Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry BDS London; FDS (Rest Dent) RCS England; MSc Con Dent London; FDS RCS England


This event will commence with the 2024 James IV Lecture. This 30 minute Lecture will precede the 2024 Educational Symposium. This year’s Lecturer is Professor Grant McIntyre, Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery. Professor McIntyre is an NHS Consultant and Honorary Professor in Orthodontics and Joint Clinical Director at Dundee Dental Research Hospital and School. Professor McIntyre is an examiner for MFDS and Morth and has been a Member of Dental Council since 2014. Professor McIntyre’s Clinical work involves the orthodontic management of facial deformity, TMJ-orthognathic cases and cleft lip and palate along with being an Educational Supervisor and Clinical Supervisor for a number of core and specialty trainees. The title of the Lecture is “Dentofacial Deformity: Brave New World.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact the Education Section?

The Education Section is open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.  If you wish to contact a member of the team please see contact details below:

Education mailbox:

Phone number:  0131 527 1600

Will I receive CPD?

All RCSEd educational activity is awarded CPD hours. Please see individual course for specific award.

Will I receive a Certificate?

Yes, RCSEd Certificates of Attendance are awarded for all educational courses and are handed out at the end of the course (however, please note that where an event has a PASS or FAIL this will be posted to you after the event). 

What is RCSEd’s course cancellation policy?
  1. What happens if RCSEd cancels a course I am booked on?
  2. On occasion, RCSEd may need to cancel a course, for example if we are affected by an event out with our control or if it is not financially viable for us to deliver the course. If we do need to cancel, we will let you know as soon as possible and provide you with a full refund of course fees paid.

RCSEd shall incur no further liability (eg. travel or accommodation costs). You may wish to consider taking out appropriate travel insurance for any non-refundable costs you may incur when arranging to attend the course.

  1. What happens if I need to cancel my place on a course I am booked?
  2. If you cancel your place more than four weeks before the event date, you will incur an administration fee of 10% (or £50, whichever is greater) of the total course fee. NB: For course fees £250 and under, the cancellation fee is £30)

If you cancel your place less than four weeks before the course date, once the course has started, or you do not notify us, the total course fee will be charged, and no refund will be given.

Please also note that you cannot transfer your place on a Course to someone else.  This is because many of our courses have a waiting list, and we have an obligation to honour this.

  1. Can I cancel a course booking online?
  2. NO, cancellations must be made directly with the education team by email (
  3. Can I transfer to another date for the same course?
  4. YES, you can transfer to another date by contacting the Education section directly ( Please note that you can transfer only once and transfers can only be made if more than 4 weeks prior to the start of the course, without incurring additional costs.  Should you cancel again, no refund shall be given.

Should you have any further questions, the Education Team can be contacted on 0131 527 1600 or by email to

How do I book a place on an RCSEd course?

You can book a place for all our courses by visiting the RCSEd website, and selecting the course you wish to book.  Please note that you will need to register with the website in order to book.

For some regional and international courses you will need to book directly with the centre.  Please check individual courses for details.

You can also contact the Education Section by phone to book (0131 527 1600).

What payment methods do RCSEd accept?

Visa and MasterCard are accepted on the RCSEd website and over the phone to the education team.

All course bookings will receive a booking confirmation email:  this email acts as your receipt.

Request an Invoice:  If your course fees will be paid by a third party (eg trust, hospital, charitable fund) and they wish to be invoiced then they must provide us with an official purchase order.  We are unable to process applications without this.

The purchase order should be submitted with the application form and can be emailed to  Please note that we can only invoice organisations and not individuals.  Please check with your hospital or trust, as some may require you to pay yourself and then claim the money back.

Do I receive a discount if I am a Member of RCSEd?

A 10% discount is applied to all educational courses and events organised directly through RCSEd, for Members, Fellows, Associates and Affiliates.

Are you able to help me with my VISA application?

YES, RCSEd can provide you with a Visa support letter confirming the course details and fees paid by you.  This is only possible once you have booked your place on a course and RCSEd have received the full course fee.

If a course is fully booked what can I do? Is there a waiting list?

If a course appears full and you wish to be placed on a waiting list then please contact the education team directly by email or phone 0131 527 1600.

Do you provide lunch or refreshments?

YES, for all educational courses, refreshments are served throughout the day and lunch is provided if the duration is one day or more.


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Get in touch

If you have any questions about this course, please contact us and a member of our Education team will be happy to help you.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
The Education Section

Phone: +44 (0)131 527 1600
Fax: +44 (0)131 557 6406