Exclusive live orthodontic education event with Dr. Luis Carrière, the inventor of the Carriere Motion Appliance

The goal of the course is to provide orthodontists with the knowledge of progressive concepts and technologies that improve efficiencies, finishing excellence, and an overall comfortable patient experience

Optident, a Henry Schein company, will present a special full-day live education event to advance the future of orthodontics on 15 December 2021 at Royal College of Physicians in London.

Dr. Luis Carrière, who obtained his dental degree from the University of Complutense in Madrid, Spain, in 1991, attended the University of Barcelona to receive his Master of Science in Orthodontics in 1994, and in 2006, his Doctorate in Orthodontics, Cum Laude, and Dr Mario Chorak, who graduated at University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in the US with High Distinction in 1999, and earned his Certificate of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from the Oregon Health Sciences University in 2001, will present new paradigms in clear aligner therapy to an intimate audience – demonstrating orthodontists how to achieve ideal clinical results, whilst offering patients accessibility, comfort, and building up valuable relationships along the journey.

Dr. Carrière will discuss in detail his Minimum Touch Orthodontics approach, which is growing in popularity. In conjunction with the SAGITTAL FIRST™ philosophy, self-ligating brackets & aligners, Dr. Carrière will simplify some of the cost complex cases using these techniques. Following this, Dr. Chorak will present his combination cases using both the Carriere MOTION 3D™ APPLIANCE and Reveal™ Clear Aligners, from basic to advanced clinical cases.

Henry Schein’s Reveal® Clear Aligners (Reveal) is a convenient solution for patients looking to enhance their smile, with a treatment plan approved by a dentist of their choosing. The aligners are designed with patient comfort and aesthetics in mind and are clearer than most other aligners in the market. They reduce or eliminate the need for attachments in mild to moderate cases, featuring a smooth scalloped edge to enhance patient comfort. Henry Schein’s Orthodontic Specialists provide in-practice support of the system and advice on how to incorporate aligner workflows into your treatment plans.

This course is open to all dental professionals with an interest in orthodontics. More information on the course and the registration can be found under:


Sign-up for Success Simplified – a free webinar sponsored by 3M

On November 18 at 7pm, 3M Oral Care is sponsoring a special workshop focusing on “Success Simplified”.  Titled ‘Success Simplified – Triangle Theorem 180 to 360’ and hosted by world-renowned prosthodontists Dr Akit Patel and Dr Carlos Sabrosa, this is one webinar not to be missed!

The session will introduce the concept of “Success Simplified” – A comprehensive guide to streamline the indirect restorative workflow. The webinar will give an overview of the indirect workflow, delving into each stage of the process and looking closer at how to save time and retain excellent outcomes through correct selection of temporisation materials, dental cements, adhesive strategies and more.

Dr Akit Patel and Dr Carlos Sabrosa will share tips and tricks from their own experiences, sharing clinical cases and demonstrating how you can achieve outstanding outcomes in a straightforward, stress-free way.

To register your free place for this exciting session, follow the link below. You will also earn 90 minutes of CPD:


For more information, call 08705 360 036 or visit 3M.co.uk/dental

3M and Success Simplified are trademarks of the 3M Company.

Align Technology to host first Digital Innovations Forum to help futureproof dental profession

Align Technology has announced that it will host its first Digital Innovations Forum on 2nd and 3rd December 2020 from 5pm to 8pm (CET). The two-day virtual meeting will be delivered digitally to bring together an international panel of speakers to showcase the latest thinking about practice-related digital innovations. Their collective aim will be to demonstrate how practitioners can adopt improved digital workflows and more efficient treatment experiences – for their practices and ultimately for their patients.

To date, Align has invested over $1 billion (US) in research and development of its cutting-edge technology, including Invisalign aligners and iTero intraoral scanners to advance solutions for dental professionals and their patients. The company remains focused on elevating practices beyond their current position in their digitization and optimization efforts, assisting in futureproofing the dental profession.

Throughout the Digital Innovations Forum, the roster of speakers will explore why the shift to digital is happening right now, and why embracing digital technology is an essential part of a dynamic business. 

Bo Dahlbom, a lecturer on the importance of digitalisation for business and society, IT professor at the University of Gothenburg, chairman of the board of Activation, and a long-time adviser to the government on IT policy issues, will start the plenary session with an insight into ‘The Digital Revolution and Dental Care’.

Explaining the subject of his lecture, Bo Dahlbom commented: “Dentists could resist digitalisation if the whole profession remained conservative and did not easily embrace technological advances. But this is not reality. To remain ahead of the game, dental practitioners need to benchmark themselves against competition and see how the digital revolution is impacting on them.” He added: “In my keynote, I will talk about the changes in society and the similarities between dentistry and other industries. I will also highlight how powerful companies’ digital platforms shape the future and how Align Technology has this ambition to drive the dental industry forward”.

For more information about the Digital Innovations Forum and to register, please visit https://aligndigitalinnovationsforum.com/

Megan Fairhall running tooth whitening training courses online

Megan Fairhall has been successfully running tooth whitening training course for a number of years, but has launched them online to help DH&DT’s get started with whitening treatments once they are able to return back to work after lockdown, especially as whitening is a non AGP procedure, and therefore could help them reignite their patient engagement.

As well as covering all the theory behind teeth whitening, Megan talks her peers through the practical aspects of the whitening journey. From gaining appropriate prescriptions through to managing individual patient cases and explaining aftercare, for both take-home and chair-side whitening with using Philips ZOOM!  Her ultimate aim is to ensure attendees finish the course confident to play their role in teeth whitening procedures in their practice. Megan also shares her expertise on marketing and social media to empower each delegate to create their own marketing plans and maximise the newly acquired skills to attract new patients. 

On Zoom

The online day course will run via a live Zoom link which course delegates receive upon signing up. 

The online courses are being run in association with Philips Oral Healthcare and are designed to educate Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists.  Next dates for 2020 are Saturday 14th November and Saturday 5th December. Each delegate will also receive a Philips Sonicare electric toothbrush and a certificate for six hours eCPD.

The course costs £299.00.

Megan will be taking a step by step guide to the process of whitening; sharing information about which treatments are available, taking impressions, making home whitening trays, the procedure itself, and finally following patients up.  Megan will also be looking at marketing and social media activities and how to attract patients through the digital channels.

Megan commented: “The business of tooth whitening makes most business sense when every member of the team gets involved. The fact that tooth whitening treatment can be legally and safely provided to the prescription of a dentist does not mean that all necessary steps linked to tooth whitening are incumbent on them to carry out. Dental hygienists and therapists can carry out the whitening itself under the prescription from a dentist and treatment coordinators, dental nurses, practice managers, receptionists, can actively contribute. This creates a collaborative sense of achievement, helps maintain good teamwork spirit, helps the dentist, and ultimately creates all the right ingredients to deliver a flawless experience to the patient”.

For more information and to sign up please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/megan-fairhall-17244777321

Dentsply Sirona announces Let’s Talk Digital events

As dentistry goes through the pandemic, many dental professionals find themselves wondering what the future is going to look like; and crucially what they should be doing to adapt.

The Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in a new era of digital possibilities. Contactless, widely accessible and constantly evolving to meet every challenge, it has been video calling, online shopping and on-demand entertainment services that have kept us connected, sustained and entertained.

Dentsply Sirona recognises this and are more convinced than ever that digital is also the answer for dentistry. The company has long championed the innovation in digital dentistry and knows that digital workflows can help both dental practices and laboratories run profitable and future proofed businesses.

Now the Dentsply Sirona team has joined forces with a number of leading dental professionals, who have experienced the transformational effects of digital dentistry first-hand, to bring you a series of five, ‘Let’s Talk Digital’ online events.

The free-of-charge online evenings (7 to 8.30pm) will run during October and November 2020, starting with dentist Nik Sisodia and laboratory owner Steve Campbell, who will talk candidly about their own digital transformation. Find out more and register in the links below.

To find out more about Dentsply Sirona’s extensive range of digital solutions please visit www.dentsplysirona.com

You can visit the online Dentsply Sirona Academy for a wide range of education resources, video tutorials, courses and CPD webinars at dentsplysirona.com/ukeducation.

Fourth instalment of Back to Practice webinar series to provide a historical perspective on dental nursing

The British Dental Conference & Dentistry Show has unveiled the 4th edition of the “Back to Practice” webinar series, a digital platform that continues to deliver free support to dental teams during these uncertain times. 

This latest webinar is aimed at dental nursing staff, with an exciting chance for them to win an exclusive prize courtesy of the BADN.

All registrations by midnight tonight (20th August) for the new webinar “Dental Nursing – A Historic Perspective”  will be entered in to a prize draw to win:
*       Blue Orchid Hotels discounted experience vouchers
*       FREE 1 year membership to the British Association of Dental Nurses
*       Bespoke homemade Chocolate brownies
*       Exclusive BADN merchandise

Five lucky winners will be announced during the live webinar this Friday at 3PM!

Dental Nursing – An Historical Perspective

5 lucky winners will be announced live.


Produced in partnership with University of Kent and supported by the BADN  the webinar will aim to provide an insight into the history of dental nursing set within the context of the evolution of dentistry.

Learning Outcomes:

*       Throughout history those conducting dentistry have been assisted.
*       Dental nursing has been a recognised occupation since the end of the 1800.
*       The dental nurses have contributed to wider public health initiatives since the early 1900’s.
*       There is a substantial historical archive documentation charting the challenges experienced in establishing dental nursing in the early years.
*       Sound education and training have underpinned dental nurse practice for over 100 years.

Speakers include:

*       Dr Debbie Reed, EdD, MSc, PGCHE, BA(Hons), Cert Ed, FHEA, Chartered MCIPD, GCGI

SIGN UP HERE: http://dentistryshow.msgfocus.com/c/12yx01breAWAVY7jm2xDhOo9x6
This webinar is designed to set Dental Nursing into accurate historical context – tracing Dental Nursing back for at least the past 100 years.

Join the dental community and enjoy free access to our ‘Back to Practice’ resources and webinar series by signing up to our network here: http://dentistryshow.msgfocus.com/c/12yx05aMA1FWqW63xU71DxmLCH

Why Colour is the Elephant in the Room – Webinar to explore experiences from the dental profession

On Tuesday 21st July at 7pm, FGDP(UK), in collaboration with ProDental CPD and the College of General Dentistry, is hosting a webinar titled Why Colour is the Elephant in the Room, which will take a look at real life experiences of and what we can do about racism in dentistry.

Looking at the response of the dental profession to the Black Lives Matter movement, the webinar aims to provide an honest exploration of racial inequality and prejudice with real life experiences from colleagues working in all areas of dentistry.

Chaired by FGDP(UK) dean Ian Mills, the panel will comprise:

CPD will be available. GDC outcomes: A,B,C,D

To register for the event, follow this link.

Back to Practice webinars return with two-parter on sugarfree gum

The British Dental Conference & Dentistry Show is delighted to invite you to the next installment of its ‘Back to Practice’ webinar series in partnership with Wrigley Oral Healthcare Programme. All members of the dental team are welcome to join this free-to-attend two-part webinar series.

Part one: Chew on this! Does sugarfree gum help prevent caries?

Sponsored by Wrigley Oral Healthcare Programme, this webinar on 21st July at 7pm is led by Professor Avi Banerjee of Kings’ College London, who will consider the role, efficacy and impact of sugarfree gum in minimum intervention oral healthcare. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the minimum intervention approach towards delivering better oral health;
  • Outline the effects of sugarfree gum on oral tissues and their effectiveness in different populations;
  • Discuss the implementation of sugarfree gum in minimum intervention preventive regimes to help combat oral diseases/conditions;
  • Understand the basic formulation, claims and regulatory positioning of sugarfree gum;
  • Describe how sugarfree gum exerts oral health benefits primarily through salivary stimulation;
  • Describe how different sweeteners and active agents might influence efficacy of sugarfree gum;
  • Highlight the range of published studies that have explored the impact of sugarfree gum on oral health;
  • Outline the effects of sugarfree gum on salivary flow.


Part two: Chewing it over! Implementation of sugarfree gum in caries prevention regimes

Taking place 4th August at 7PM, part two will consider the materials and tools needed by dental professionals to support oral health strategies and promote healthy mouths.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identification of practical brief chair side interventions to behaviour change in dental practice;
  • Identification of relevant facilitating factors and barriers to practitioner/patient communication;
  • Identification of strategies to ensure the advice offered by the dental professional is received and recalled by the patient;
  • Seeking the view of practitioners regarding what materials and tools they find useful to support patients to change their behaviour.

By signing-up to this online series, you will have exclusive access to both webinars.

Further details revealed ahead of Allergan Aesthetics’ Spark Talk

As previously reported, medical aesthetics company, Allergan Spark, has created a knowledge hub to provide healthcare professionals with access to real-time business and clinical support online resources, as well as access to events, webinars, and talks. In June, Allergan issued a challenge to healthcare professionals – including dentists – who use the Sparks hub, to video a 30-second pitch about a business-related idea, insight or clinical pearl they would like to share with the profession, ultimately deciding upon the final seven to each deliver a Spark Talk aimed at sparking inspiration and enhancing the knowledge of aesthetic professionals who would like to increase their facial aesthetic offering.

The talks take place on 22nd July at 7pm and will share personal insights including:

  • Why patient retention is the key to a successful business
  • The importance of clinical photography to improve visibility
  • How to maximise initial consultations for optimum patient satisfaction
  • Managing potential risks and emotions to prevent complications
  • Identifying patients it may not be possible to treat

The Spark Talks will focus on different topics, each of interest to aesthetic professionals looking for ways to expand their skills and their practices.

Dr Manav Bawa is an advanced cosmetic doctor, who will be giving his talk about the patient journey. He says: “I hope that my colleagues will take away a few hints and tips to put into practice straight away. Simple things that will really help them move from the blind leading the blind to actually having some structure in place for them to run their own business. To look to achieve those goals and to actually get there.”

All the clinicians are keen to share their expertise, what they have learned, and what they would like to pass on to help those who are keen on expanding their facial aesthetics experience to complement their dental skills.

“In my experience it’s really hard to turn people away for treatment”, says Dr Emma Sloan, an International aesthetics trainer and ‘Expert Injector’, who’s talk will focus on establishing a roadmap to treat difficult cases. “Part of the skill to being an aesthetician is to know who to turn away from a professional point of view, but also if it’s in their best interest. You have to be careful that you always sign post patients to somewhere where they can seek help. It’s really important to handle those cases sensitively.”

Dr Mo and Dr Abdu Nassimizadeh have quickly established impressive reputations both as individuals and collectively within the aesthetic industry. Dr Abdul explains why photography will form the basis of their talk: “Dental photography became a big thing over the last year or two years. Photography in aesthetics is a brilliant way of improving social visibility, but it becomes a minefield for patients if practitioners start editing photos, so it’s important that people learn to take great photos that show their work honestly.”

“The overall aim of my talk is to educate healthcare professionals about patient complications, adds Dr James Olding a GMC-registered doctor training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. “It will outline why I think regulation is so important, because it will improve patient safety. Complications will always happen, but the issue is recognising and dealing with it.”

To attend the live Allergan Spark Talks on 22nd July at 7pm please register via: https://mailchi.mp/allergan/allergan-spark

Inaugural GC Europe International MI Congress presents Minimum Intervention Dentistry

In preparation for GC’s 100th anniversary in 2021, the 1st GC Europe International MI Congress took place on 20th June 2020. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the format had to be changed to an online continuing education event. Over 2,000 participants signed up for the live sessions and were able to be a part of a remarkable and successful day.

The Congress consisted of nine sessions on Minimum Intervention Dentistry, informing delegates about the latest scientific and professional strategies to promote responsible decision-making in modern dentistry. Question and answer sessions rounded up the professional exchange to the topics at hand.

Online continuing education is in high demand among dental professionals, especially during the current exceptional circumstances.

Dental professionals and administration teams feel more comfortable utilising the internet to learn about new treatment options, related innovative products as well as application strategies from the comfort of their home or office. The high level of attendance and participation in the Congress webinars throughout the entire day confirmed the increased interest in this alternative format.

The webinars can be accessed on demand at www.gceuropecampus.com.