IDDA Future of Dentistry Theatre

Course Details

23rd November 2019

Manchester Central

9:30am - 4:15pm

£0.00 per attendee

CPD Hours: 4.5

Course Code: DMA1910

The Future of Dentistry is a free course.

Sponsored by:


09:30 – 10:15

The Future of Dentistry presented by Professor Adam Nulty & Patrik Zachrisson, IDDA


10:15 – 11:00

A talk presented by Brian Nattress, Solvay Dental


11:00 – 11:45

Exhibition & Networking


11:45 – 12:30

How to Future Proof your Practice presented by Glenys Bridges and Edita Pociuviene from Glenys Bridges & Partners Practice Pathways

The quality of teamwork has never been more relevant to the quality of care. No one person alone can ensure the practice provides consistent, high-quality, sustainable care. This presentation considers how a teamwork strategy can be embedded into the practice based on truly interactive teamwork. It will consider the needs of the business, the team and ways that patents benefit as a result of outstanding teamwork


- Define developments in the role of the dental practice managers
- Consider the need for and benefits of Lead roles within the team
- Examine the role and structure of care coordination services
- Enable dental nurses to excel in the lead dental nurse role

Learning objectives:

- Identify ways to address barriers to the development of integrated teamwork
- Specify training needs for team leads
- Produce an action plan to future proof the team


12:30 - 13:15

The Digital Implant Practice presented by Simon from ICE Dental Institute

This presentation will provide you with an overview of where digital implant dentistry is now, and how you can get involved. We will explore the full digital workflow, the limitations and the benefits.

The modern digital workflow allows the practice to step on to the pathway at any point. From sending impressions to be digitised, to milling and scanning in the clinic.

The advantages that this technology brings to collaborative team working and better integration of the technical team will be demonstrated, as well as the how to use the team in the digital workflow

Learning objectives:

- To understand the relevance of the full digital workflow. The use of a digital workflow can save valuable time for the dentist and patients and improve the accuracy of treatment planning and surgical guidelines.
- To understand the limitations and benefits of this new technology.
- To understand how you can use this technology for better integrated team working.


13:15 - 14:15

Exhibition & Networking


14:15 – 15:00

An Introduction to Using Intra Oral Scanners presented by Carlos Duarte, IDDA


15:00 - 15:30

Exhibition & Networking


15:30 – 16:15

Digital Patient Monitoring presented by IDDA