BSRD/BSSPD Programme - Friday

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Utility of compromised teeth in the life of a dentition – multi-disciplinary prospects.

Aim of Lecture: To demonstrate the utility of teeth as valuable units in the maintenance of life-long functional dentitions through multi-disciplinary management. 

Objectives of Lecture:

  1. To examine the dynamics of strategic options appraisal and prognostication for individual tooth units in the context of the overall dentition and patient needs;
  2. To examine the role of periodontal support and prognostication in the context of evidence base and operator ability;
  3. To examine the role of endodontic and restorative prognostication in the context of evidence base and operator ability;
  4. To summarise dynamics of decision-making thresholds when judging the potential contribution of compromised teeth. 

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the lecture, participants should:

  1. Have an appreciation of the value of tooth units as part of a life-long functional occlusion;
  2. Be familiar with periodontal assessment and prognostication to judge tooth utility;
  3. Be familiar with endodontic and restorative prognostication to judge tooth utility;
  4. Understand the dynamics of factors playing a part in overall decision-making about tooth utility;
  5. Appreciate the relative importance of evidence base versus individual skills and ability. 
Prof Kishor Gulabivala - UK; Dr Nikos Mardas - UK
Prof Kishor Gulabivala

Prof Kishor Gulabivala is Head of Endodontology and Department of Restorative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London. He is also an honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Hospital, University College London and Hospital Trusts.  Kishor graduated from Birmingham Dental School in 1980. He completed the MSc in Conservative Dentistry in 1984 and trained at the Eastman until his appointment as Lecturer in 1987, when he established the first MSc in Endodontics in UK jointly with (the late) Prof Pitt-Ford. The MClinDent and Specialist Training programmes in Endodontology were set-up in 1999. He was entered on the UK Specialist Lists in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics and Endodontics in 2000 and completed his PhD on microbial infections of teeth in 2004. He was Training Programme Director for Restorative Dentistry from 2006 to 2012; and is currently Training Programme Director for Endodontics in London at Health Education London. His research interests are centered in Endodontology and focus on outcomes. Kishor has published widely both on clinical as well as research questions mainly on Endodontics with over 100 peer-reviewed papers and over 100 research abstracts. He is co-editor/co-author of Endodontics, 2014 (4th Edn, Elsevier Science). He was Associate Editor for the International Endodontic Journal for five years and is Past-President of the British Endodontic Society.

Dr Nikos Mardas

Dr Nikos Mardas qualified in Dentistry from Athens University in 1992; He completed his 3-year training as a specialist and the MS degree in Periodontology in 1997 and his PhD degree in 2005 at the Royal Dental College, University of Aarhus, Denmark. During the period 2005-2015,  he was a Senior Lecturer / Honorary Specialist and M.Clin.Dent program co-ordinator in Periodontology Unit, at UCL, Eastman Dental Institute. In July 2015, he was appointed Senior Clinical Lecturer / Honorary Consultant in Periodontology  in the Centre for Adult Oral Health, Bart's & The London School of Medicine & Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.  He is also honorary Senior lecturer in UCL , Eastman dental Institute and he is working as a Specialist Periodontist in private practice.

Dr Mardas has published extensively in national and international peer-reviewed journals in the field of periodontal, bone regeneration and implant dentistry and he is editorial board member in Clinical oral Implant Research and reviewer for all the leading journals in periodontology and implant dentistry. He has participated in consensus meetings of EAO, EFP and EADE. Dr Mardas has extensively lectured nationally and internationally and in 2011 was awarded the Basic Research Prize, of the European Association for Osseointegration. In March 2015 was appointed Education Delegate for the UK & Ireland ITI section.

Tea/Coffee Trade Exhibition
Two Minute silence
Tea/Coffee Trade Exhibition
Tooth preparation in the 21st century


To discuss current and future concepts of tooth preparation 


To discuss the rationale of various preparation designs

To discuss preparation techniques

To discuss preparation design based on restorative material being used (anterior and posterior)

Learning Outcomes

Understand  features of tooth preparation and how to design and create them

Understand  which different preparation to use for which material

Dr Basil Mizrahi - UK
Dr Basil Mizrahi

Basil Mizrahi completed his specialist training in the USA in prosthodontics and implants and is recognised by the General Dental Council as a Specialist in Prosthodontics and Restorative dentistry. He runs a full time, referral based private practice specialising in complex rehabilitation, aesthetic cases and dental implants. Basil is Director of Mizrahi Dental Teaching where he runs hands-on and didactic courses in all aspects of advanced aesthetic and restorative dentistry. Basil is also an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at UCL Eastman Dental Institute and a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics.

Update on CAD CAM technology in restorative dentistry

Aim - to provide an overview of the use of the digital medium in restorative dentistry


- to review the history of restorative digital dentistry

- to explain the different concepts in digital imaging

- to compare analogue impressions to digital impression

- to review the longevity of in-surgery digitally proceeded restorations

- to discuss digital occlusal control

- to give an overview of possible software protocols

The objective overview is to give delegates an understanding of digital possibilities in restorative dentistry.

Dr Julian Caplan - UK
Dr Julian Caplan

Dr Julian Caplan is Past – President of The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.  He qualified form Sheffield University in 1988, passing the American National board exams Part 1 and Part 2 in 1997. He bought his current practice in 1992, making it fully private by 1996 and relocating it to the high street in St Albans in 2006. His practice is a cosmetically based practice treating patients with simple cosmetic issues to more advanced multidisciplinary procedures involving complete rehabilitation. He has a specific interest in the use of Cad/Cam technology in not only every day dentistry but also in how it can be used for the more demanding aesthetic cases.

He is widely published on the use of CadCam in dentistry and is an international lecturer on Cad/Cam dentistry, travelling to give lectures as far afield as Germany, Finland, Dubai, Iraq, South Africa and Taiwan.  He is the only dentist in the world to have passed the BACD accreditation exam using Cad/Cam technology.

Lunch Trade Exhibition
Hardware related complications with implant retained prostheses


To systematically present the types of hardware complications at each interface and how to manage the problems and propose preventive measures to reduce the risks.


To graphically summarize the results of systematic reviews on the chances with different prosthetic solutions to be free of failures and complications.

To describe events with clinical examples that can affect the integrity of the implant/abutment/suprastructure complex

To propose preventive means to avoid the events supported by in vitro and clinical studies

Learning outcomes:

To apply a comprehensive risk assessment schema

To be aware of biomechanical processes at interfaces

To implement risk management to improve long-term outcomes

Prof Urs Braegger - Switzerland
Prof Urs Braegger

Urs Braegger is Professor and Head of the Department of Reconstructive Dentistry and Gerodontology at the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Bern, Switzerland, a position he assumed in 2014. He holds a dental degree from the University of Bern, Switzerland (Dr. med dent. 1980) as well as certificates in Periodontology (1987), Reconstructive Dental Medicine (2000), Medical Manager (2002) and Oral Implantology (2012). From 1985 he served on the Faculty of the School of Dental Medicine and coordinated the comprehensive undergraduate curriculum from 1985 -2010. He contributed numerous scientific publications related to imaging, periodontal and periimplant tissue conditions and longterm prosthetic risks.

Prof. Braegger is a member of several professional organizations, fellow of the ITI and served as president of the Swiss Society for Reconstructive Dentistry and the Swiss Society of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology. He performs reviews for several scientific journals.

Tea/Coffee Trade Exhibition
Treatment planning panel


Mr Martin Ashley

Mr Martin Chan

Dr Lochana Nanayakkara

Dr Christopher Orr

Dr Nilesh Parmar

Dr Sara Tabiat Pour

Dr Sophie Watkins

Dr Nilesh Parmar; Dr Christopher Orr; Mr Martin Ashley; Dr Sophie Watkins; Dr Lochana Nanayakarra; Mr Martin Chan; Dr Sara Tabiat-Pour
Dr Nilesh Parmar

Dr Nilesh R. Parmar has a special interest in implant dentistry and dental sedation for nervous patients, successfully splitting his time between his seven-surgery practice in Southend-On-Sea and a multi-disciplinary practice in Blackheath.  In 2014, Nilesh was voted ‘Young Dentist of the Year’ at The Dental Awards and ‘Best Young Dentist’ in the East of England in 2009 at the Dentistry Awards. Additionally, his practice Parmar Dental was voted ‘Best Hi-tech Practice’ at the 2015 Private Dentistry Awards. Nilesh also sits on the judging panel for the Dentistry Awards.  One of a few dentists in the UK to have a degree from all three London Dental Schools, education is important to Nilesh. In his quest for constant self-development, Nilesh recently completed his Executive MBA at Imperial College Business School, helping him develop his skills within the business aspects of running a dental practice.  A natural-born speaker, Nilesh regularly speaks at key conferences, webinars and business meetings nationally and internationally, on the topics of dental implants, CAD/ CAM and digital technology. Outside of running his own practice and lecturing, Nilesh dedicates his time to supporting charity events. In 2012, Nilesh established the Ice White Charity Xmas Party, an annual event that attracts hundreds of dentists to raise money for worthwhile causes.  Nilesh has a never-ending passion for his work, offering training and mentoring to dentists starting out in implant dentistry and readily accepts referrals for this procedure. More information can be found on his website

Dr Christopher Orr

Dr Christopher Orr is one of the UK’s most prominent cosmetic dentists, who practices cosmetic and restorative dentistry in his multidisciplinary clinic in central London. He is an Accredited Member and Past President of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and also a Certified Member of the European Society of Cosmetic Dentistry. A Past President of the Odontological Section of the Royal Society of Medicine, a former Director of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and former Course Director for the MSc in Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry at the University of Manchester, he was voted at the most influential private practitioner in the UK by the readers of Private Dentistry magazine in 2013. As well as these responsibilities, he was Director of Credentialing and Chairman of Accreditation Examiners at BACD for several years, and is currently Chairman of the judging panel for the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards, the only clinically-based dental awards in the UK.  Through Advanced Dental Seminars, he is the sole lecturer for a one-year course on cosmetic dentistry and aesthetic restorative dentistry for general dentists - the UK’s most popular courses on the subject with over 1200 dentists who have completed the programme over the last 13 years.  Dr Orr lectures extensively around the UK and abroad and his work has been widely featured in the UK and international press, across radio, television, print and online media. 

Mr Martin Ashley

Mr Martin Ashley is a Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at the University Dental Hospital of Manchester and at Wythenshawe Hospital, South Manchester.  He provides Restorative Dentistry services to the North West region cleft network and is also the clinical lead for the Manchester Hypodontia Service.  He combines these clinical interests with NHS leadership roles as the Associate Clinical Head of Division in Manchester and in Clinical Effectiveness, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Informatics and Service Development.  Martin is the Chair of the MRD examiners at RCS England and RCPS Glasgow, a Council member and Honorary Treasurer for RD-UK and maintains a small private practice in Altrincham.

Dr Sophie Watkins

Dr Sophie Watkins trained as an Undergraduate at Bristol, qualifying in 1990. After a year vocational training in General Practise, and SHO jobs in paediatric dentistry and 2 years in maxillofacial surgery, she undertook registrar training in Restorative dentistry at the Eastman, whilst also completing an MSc in conservative dentistry.  On completion of training in 1999, Sophie briefly worked as a consultant at Northwick Park and in the community dental service in Wembley before taking up post at Guy’s Dental Hospital as consultant in Restorative dentistry, where she has remained for the last 12 years.  At Guy’s, Sophie is clinical lead for developmental dental disorders and runs the hypodontia clinic. She has a special interest in adhesive dentistry and occlusion and is actively involved in teaching specialty trainees in prosthodontics, including implant prosthodontics.  She is London Deanery Training Programme Director for Prosthodontics, STC chair for the restorative monospecialties, examiner for the restorative ISFE and is South Thames Speciality Advisor in Restorative Dentistry for RCS England. 

Dr Lochana Nanayakarra

Dr Lochana Nanayakkara qualified in Dentistry from The Royal London Hospital in 1992. Her first post was as a House Officer in Conservative Dentistry at The Royal London Hospital. This was followed by two years of surgical training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Chase Farm Hospital as a Senior House Officer, to gain a Fellowship in Dental Surgery. After working in General Practice for a year, she undertook a 2 year Master’s Degree in Conservative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Hospital. She went on pass ISFE after completing a 5 year Specialist Training Program in Restorative Dentistry.   Since 2003 Lochana has been a Part-time Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at The Royal London Dental Hospital and a Specialist Prosthodontist in Private Practice. Lochana is the Training Program Director for Dental Core Training (DCT) in North East London. She is also the Training Programme Director for Pan London Specialty Training in Restorative Dentistry and Chair of the London Restorative Specialty Training Committee (STC). She is the Faculty Development Lead for the Royal London Dental Hospital. She was a Specialty Advisor in Restorative Dentistry to the Royal College Surgeons of England. Alongside her role as a Consultant, she is also Clinical Lead for the Dental management of patients with complicated Medical Histories including Haemophilia. She was the Western European Representative on the Dental Board of the World Federation of Haemophilia (WFH) and is now the Secretary of the executive Dental Committee for the WFH.

Mr Martin Chan

Martin Chan graduated from the Royal Dental Hospital of London in 1984. He completed a number of junior hospital posts in the UK and also teaching posts overseas. He underwent specialist training at the Leeds Dental Hospital and the Liverpool University Dental Hospital, being appointed as an NHS Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at the Leeds Dental Institute (Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust) in 1997.  Martin is lead clinician for the dental implant programme and head of the NHS department of Restorative Dentistry at the Leeds Dental Institute. He is very active in postgraduate education and training and is Training Programme Director in Restorative Dentistry and Chair of the Specialist Training Committee. He has published numerous articles and poster presentations over the years on a variety of restorative topics. He has previously served as Honorary Secretary to the BSSPD, SAC member and ISFE examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons.  Martin remains passionate about specialist training and clinical dentistry and also has a busy part- time, specialist referral practice in Ilkley, West Yorkshire.

Dr Sara Tabiat-Pour

Dr Sara Tabiat-Pour is a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at Guy's and St Thomas's NHS Foundation Trust in London.  She completed her Restorative registrar training at Guy's and St Thomas's in 2012 as well as gaining a Distinction in her Masters in Conservative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute in 2010.  Sara is the Training Programme Director for South London Dental Core Trainees and alongside her clinical commitments she teaches postgraduates, Dental Core Trainees and General Practitioners.  She Also works part time as a specialist at The Hertfordshire Centre For Dentistry.


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