Feedback on Current Concepts in Adhesive Dentistry Course – Tuesday 23rd September 2014

I would like to thank all the delegates for attending this course. Delegates came from a wide area including from St Albans, Cambridge, Peterborough, Downham Market, Bottisham, Bury St Edmunds , Dereham, Ely and Ipswich. It was great to meet colleagues with varied experiences of adhesive dentistry.
This course described the use of resin bonded bridges which can provide a minimally invasive and aesthetic way of replacing missing teeth in patients aged from their teens to long after retirement.
The relative advantages of dental implants and adhesive bridges in replacing missing teeth were discussed along with their anticipated survival in the mouth.
We had some good debate around the role of Fibre-Reinforced Composite adhesive bridgework and Zirconia framework and Lithium Disilicate all-ceramic adhesive bridges and their current evidence base within the worldwide scientific literature.
It was good to share experiences with aesthetic resin bonded bridgework which can provide solutions for patients wishing to avoid dentures and benefit from aesthetic fixed tooth replacements.
I outlined the uses of aesthetic and metal based inlays and onlays in reconstructing broken down and worn teeth in patients who have Tooth Wear caused by Acid Erosion, Attrition and Abrasion. Such reconstructions can provide a way of allowing patients to keep their teeth longer.
The University of Cambridge lecture theatre provided good audio visual facilities and we are listening to feedback about seating for breaks.
I look forward to meeting the delegates on another course soon.


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