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Dental Symposium to Focus on Restorative Dentistry

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24 Jul 2012


The full programme has been unveiled for the annual symposium of the College's Faculty of Dental Surgery. The event, which takes place on Thursday 20 September, will bring together leading experts to discuss the fast-moving issues surrounding restorative dentistry.


Speaking about the topics the meeting will address, Dean of the Dental Faculty Professor Richard Ibbetson said: "The ethical, regulatory and remuneration frameworks within which modern dentistry has to be practised have changed dramatically. These have all combined to produce new and daunting clinical challenges for dentists seeking to optimise outcomes for their patients.


"The longevity and appearance of any possible restorations has to be balanced against the financial and the longer term biological costs involved. Many sensible plans can indeed benefit patients and dentists alike and these should be amply rewarded.


"However, unproven new materials and technology are increasingly promoted with breathless enthusiasm, in spite of a lack of worthwhile research on their long-term effects on the treated teeth."


Speakers include: Richard Ibbetson, Martin Kelleher, Nick Lewis and Derrick Setchell. The programme also features the William Guy Memorial Lecture, which will be delivered by Professor William Saunders.


The meeting is being held on the same day as the Faculty of Dental Surgery's Annual Dinner, with the Faculty's AGM to be held the following day, Friday 21 September.


To book a place at Optimising Outcomes in Restorative Dentistry, click here.

Tickets for the Dental Faculty Annual Dinner can be booked here.

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