We provide details of local courses for dentists provided by Health Education England (HEE). If you would like to book a course, please click on the name of that course to be taken to the HEE website where you can book in.
Please note: Devon LDC does not organise these courses.
Thursday 23rd June 2016, 09.15-16.15, Muddifords Country House, Willand, Cullompton
This is an evidence based course presented by Paul Wilson BSc(Hons) BDS(Hons) MSc(Lond) FDSRCPS FDS(RestDent) DipDSed(Lond) Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Specialist in Restorative Dentistry and Senior Clinical Lecturer. Paul will update us in the latest materials available for restorative, surgical and regenerative dentistry.
Friday 9th Sep 2016, from 09:15-16:15, Seymour Suite 2, Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel, Exeter
With all the proposed changes in the NHS we are very fortunate to have Raj Rattan, the Dental Director of Dental Protection, to speak to us about the potential implications of NHS contract reform for patients and practices. Raj will also cover the medico-legal issues encountered in general dental practice and the implementation of effective risk strategies.
This course includes law and ethics and complaints handling as recommended by the GDC as part of the requirements for CPD.
Friday 16th Sep 2016, 09:15 – 17:00, Sandy Park Conference Centre, Exeter
PLEASE NOTE- this course is open to all dentists and therapists who place restorations and not just ‘clinical operators’, to whom it was initially advertised as being available to. Do have another look at it if you had problems booking before.
There are just 3 places left.
This is a table top hands on course, supported by lectures. Dr Chris McConnell BDS, Cardiff will guide us through the science and techniques required to expertly place advanced posterior composites easily and affordably.
Chris owns his own practice in Cornwall and is a visiting specialist at the Peninsula Dental School in Plymouth. He lectures widely on the use of composites and is a full member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
This course is designed specifically to introduce the latest knowledge and skills for the easy placement of bulk fill posterior composite restorations including the Halo, Cut Back, Posterior Anatomical and Indirect Chair side Techniques. By using these techniques with the latest materials it allows the clinician to place reliable, functional and aesthetically pleasing restorations whilst getting a good financial return and complying with the EU Amalgam phase out.
The course will also cover light curing so if you would like to bring your own light along it can be checked for efficiency.
Friday 21 October 2016, 09:15 to 16:30, Seymour Suite 2, Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel, Exeter
This is a table top hands on course with an introductory seminar on the key features in occlusion. Professor Brian Millar from King’s College London will cover management of occlusal problems such as tooth wear, poor aesthetics, cracked cusp syndrome, fractured restorations, overeruption, TMD and bruxism.
In the hands-on session you will restore teeth suffering from wear which have altered the occlusion, use the features of principles and Dahl to correct the occlusion, and treat cracked cusps.
You will also make a series of splints from simple protective guards and anti-bruxism splints to stabilisation splints for TMD and antisnoring appliances.
The need for facebows and intra-occlusal records, how to easily obtain centric relation and why to use it are all covered practically.
Please bring loupes if you would like.