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Posted by: The Probe 13th May 2021
The dental industry has faced many challenges over the last year. That’s why the BACD remains committed to supporting dental professionals, whilst providing a platform for the community to continue sharing their passion for exceptional dentistry. The Academy is looking forward to bringing clinicians together at its celebrated Annual Conference, which will take place in November 2021 at the EICC in the beautiful city of Edinburgh.
The first day of this fantastic event features a series of thought-provoking hands-on workshops, including a session led by Drs Andrew Chandrapal and Gurvinder Bhirth. This will focus on “Restoration of the posterior worn dentition using composite resin”, providing delegates the opportunity to gain experience with the latest dental composite materials and advanced restorative concepts.
As a Past President of the BACD, Dr Chandrapal has been a long-standing member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the International Team for Implantology, the Association of Dental Implantology, and the British Society of Occlusal Studies. He is also a key opinion leader to the industry and an advisor to dental publications covering disciplines such as aesthetic dentistry, treatment planning and composite resin artistry.
Dr Chandrapal is excited to present at the BACD Annual Conference 2021 alongside Dr Bhirth, who has continued to pursue his interest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry since qualifying from the University of Liverpool Dental School in 1997. Dr Bhirth also has a special interest in restorative management and rehabilitation of tooth wear, as well as minimal intervention cosmetic bonding.
During their workshop, Dr Chandrapal and Dr Bhirth will describe the assessment and criteria based methodology used in tackling tooth wear cases, especially in relation to attritional tooth surface loss, where vertical dimension is being restored. Speaking about the session, Dr Chandrapal says:
“There will be an introduction on the theory of this process, combined with a hands-on element relating to jaw deprogramming, and a simplified method of using a facebow that’s like no other. This, as well as a stent design for tooth surface loss cases, will leave delegates in a strong position to manage such treatments.
“Over the years since Dr Bhirth and I have been in practice, we feel that the prevalence of tooth wear has increased at a much faster rate than intervention and, thus, the awareness of the general public to it. We believe that current dietary trends only set out to make this worse, so tackling this issue at either an early or late phase is becoming an essential part of general practice – as is implementing methods that follow science and can be accessed by using new materials that are more forgiving than traditional indirect options.”
Dr Bhirth adds: “We would encourage delegates to join our workshop because it will provide essential information on how to enter the realm of responsible tooth wear management. This session will not teach you everything you need to know, but it will help enable you to assess what you should and, perhaps, should not treat. We feel that this is invaluable.
“I hope delegates at our workshop realise that risk assessment and data collection enables prognostic value to be achieved for both the patient and the clinician. This ensures predictable outcomes for an expected length of time. Wouldn’t we all like to be able to predict the future?”
Besides hands-on workshops and an exciting programme of lectures, seminars and presentations, the BACD is also offering the chance for delegates to network with likeminded individuals at an exclusive, black-tie Gala Dinner on Friday night of the event.
“We are very fond of the BACD,” says Dr Chandrapal. “As you know, I was once President of the Academy, and Gurvinder has run courses for the BACD led by world-class speakers. He was also a regional representative for the Academy, so we both hold it in high regard. It has been a major provider of education and support to the dental profession for almost two decades, and remains in a strong position to continue doing this.
“Moreover, the BACD Annual Conference is always a highlight of the dental calendar. We feel the buzz that surrounds this conference is always unique and we are proud to be part of it. Both first-time delegates of the event and existing BACD members are very social and interactive, which ultimately makes for a great conference.”
Dr Bhirth is very much looking forward to meeting both new and old friends at the 2021 BACD Annual Conference.
“It has been a tough couple of years for everyone,” he says, “so this event will be a huge academic and personal release. Finding out where the world of dentistry leaves us and how everyone has been over the last few months is reassuring when you know you’re not alone. The BACD enables this to happen and I always leave the Annual Conference with a spring in my step.”
Spring into action today and visit the BACD website to book your ticket to this fantastic event. You won’t want to miss out!
The BACD Annual Conference
11th – 13th November 2021
For further enquiries about the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, visit www.bacd.com