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Conference programme

‘Prosthodontics at The Interface - Art and Science’

Thursday 18th to Friday 19th April 2024, Welsh College of Music and Drama Cardiff. 

Please note that this programme may be subject to minor changes. (Scroll down to the end of this page for the IMPT parallel sessions on Friday 19th April)

Thursday 18th April

08:15-09:00 Registration & coffee/trade show

09:00-09:15 Welcome and opening address

Session 1: Chair Dr Matthew Locke
09:15-10:00 The interface between Psychology and Prosthodontics by Professor Tim Newton (Kings College London, UK)

10:00-11:00 The Prosthodontic Digital Interface – How modern technology produces precision prosthetics Part 1 Fixed prosthodontics by Dr George Michelinakis (Specialist Practitioner Crete, Greece)

11:00-11:30 Coffee, posters and trade

11:30-12:15 The Periodontic Prosthodontics Interface: The challenges and impact of periodontitis by Professor Wendy Turner (Queens University Belfast, NI UK)

12:15-12:30 Session 1 Plenary

12:30-13:30 Lunch, trade and Schottlander poster viewing 

Session 2 Chair Dr Sarra Jawad
Prosthodontics in the multidisciplinary team

Hypodontia - Prosthodontic considerations for multidisciplinary cases by Dr Matthew Thomas (Cardiff and Vale University health board, UK)

14:15-15:00 The prosthodontic approach to dental trauma - replacing and repairing damaged dental tissues by Dr James Darcey (University of Manchester, UK)

15:00-15:30 Coffee, posters and trade

15:30-16:15 The prosthodontic oncology interface - Prosthetic rehabilitation following resective head and neck cancer surgery by Dr Nathalie Vosselman (University of Groningen Medical Centre, Netherlands)

16:15-16:30 Session 2 Plenary

16:30-16:40 BSSPD Research Award Announcement - Prof Gerry McKenna

16:45-17:30 BSSPD AGM and launch of BSSPD@70 Commemorative book - main theatre

17:45 Drink and Canape Food reception with musical entertainment at Welsh College of Music and Drama atrium

Friday 19th April (scroll down for IMPT parallel sessions)

08:15-09:00 Registration and coffee/trade show

Session 3: Chair Dr Elizabeth King
The Art and Science of Removable Prosthodontics

09:00-09:50 Evolution of RPDs as a versatile prosthodontic option: hygienic Scandinavian Design, strategic use of Single Implant Abutments, Future Proofing approach by Dr Charlotte Stilwell (Specialist Practitioner London, UK)

09:50-10:45 The engineering advantages of the Scandinavian Hygienic RPD approach over classic British/American teachings in challenging prosthodontic cases by Dr Finlay Sutton (Specialist Practitioner Garstang, UK). This talk is sponsored by Schottlander.

10:45-11:15 Coffee, posters and trade 

11:15-12:00 Impression technique - the  foundation for successful prosthetics by Dr Michael Gregory (Lecturer and Practitioner Bristol, UK)

12:00-12:15 Session 3 plenary

12:15-12:45 Schottlander winning prize award and project presentation

12:45-13:45  Lunch and Trade

Session 4 Chair Dr Liam Addy
13:45-14:30 Digital Prosthodontics Part 2: The role of digital technology in removable prosthodontics by Dr George Michelinakis (Specialist Practitioner Crete, Greece)

14:30-15:15 The Prosthodontic - Implant interface - How prosthetic principles drive implant success by Professor Shakeel Shahdad (The Royal London Dental Hospital, UK)

15:15-15:45 Coffee, trade and posters

15.45-16.30: The Endodontic Prosthodontics Interface. From the canal to the crown. Clinical options for daily practice by Dr Massimo Giovarruscio (Specialist Practitioner, Bristol and Rome UK/Italy)

16:30-16:45 Session 4 plenary 

16:45-17:00 Handover to new president Dr Shiyana Eliyas

17:00 Close

See below for the IMPT/dental technologists parallel sessions on Friday 19th April:

Session 1

08:45-09:00 Welcome – Mr Peter Evans - session Chair 

09:00-09:45 The Design and use of 3D printed surgical guides for oncology zygomatic implants by Dr Nathalie Vosselman, University of Groningen Medical Centre Netherlands

09:45-10:05 Nasal Rehabilitation with Zygomatic Implants; supporting the patient by Mr Lawrence Dovgalski, Morriston Hospital, Swansea

10:05-10:15 Oro-facial cases - Joint working by Mr Garry Jones, Morriston Hospital, Swansea

10:15-10:45 Q and A

10:45-11:15 Coffee, Posters and Trade

11:15-11:45 Our journey into jaw-in-a-day by Prof Chris Butterworth and Taran Malhotra, University Hospital Aintree

11:45-12:05 Obturation…the last resort by Mr Barry Edwards,  Queen Victoria Hospital, UK

12:05-12:30 TBA

12:30-12:45 Q and A

12:45-13:45 Lunch and Trade

Session 2 Mr Steven Hollisey-McLean – Session Chair

13:45-14:30  An Introduction to Maxillofacial Prosthetics& Reconstructive Science by Mr Stefan Edmondson, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

14:30-15:15 Opportunities and Challenges in Digital Prosthetics and Implant Design by Prof Dominic Eggbeer, Surgical & Prosthetic Design , PDR , Cardiff

15:15-15:45 Break/Trade

15:45-16:30 Smile Design for the Dental Prosthodontist by Dr Raelene Sambrook, Eastman Dental Institute, London

16:30-17:00 Q and A

17:00 Close







Please note that on Friday 19th April we will also be having parallel sessions for the Institute of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Dental technologists. Conference delegates can also attend these sessions if they wish.

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