OTA Lab & Tech Theatre

Course Details

25th January 2020

Olympia London

10:00am - 4:30pm

£0.00 per attendee

CPD Hours: 4.5

Course Code: DLO200B

The OTA Lab & Tech Theatre is a free course.


Sponsored by:


10:00 - 10:45

Colour Capture and Communication in Dentistry presented by Larry Browne


10:45 - 11:30

Mandibular Repositioning Devices(MRD's) for the treatment of Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea within NHS Hospital Service presented by Lucia Amato, OTA

The presentation provides a broad overview of some of the MRD’s available on the market and within NHS Hospitals Service. Describing the mechanical principle, the range of materials used, localization of the coupling mechanism and degree of customization. Advantages and disadvantages

Learning Objectives:
- To gain a better understanding of some MRD’s on the market
- To be more aware of the technical aspects of the MRD’s presented in particular of the advantages disadvantage
- To get a practical understanding of how one technician approaches the manufacture of MRD’s

Development Outcomes:

- Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field(s) of practice
- The role of the orthodontic technician, developing knowledge and technical skill in order to manufacture an effective MRD.


11:30 - 12:15

Exhibition & Networking


12:15 - 13:00

Communication Between Technician and Clinic presented by Larry Browne


13:00 - 13:45

From MDD to MDR: What does it mean for the dental team? presented by James Green, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

Under current UK and EU legislation, medical devices intended for the exclusive use by a particular patient are called custom-made devices and need to be produced and provided to patients in accordance with the relevant requirements of the Medical Devices Directive (MDD, 93/42/EEC), which has been in place since 1993. Custom-made devices produced and provided by dental professionals include prosthodontic appliances (dentures, obturators, crowns and bridges), orthodontic appliances and devices that facilitate surgical procedures such as arch bars and intermaxillary wafers for orthognathic surgery. The Medical Device Regulation (MDR, Council Regulation 2017/745 of 5 April 2017 concerning medical devices) repeals the MDD as well as the other existing directive on medical devices, the Active Implantable Medical Device Directive (AIMD, 90/385/EEC). The MDR was published on 5 May 2017, came into force on 25 May 2017 and will apply fully following a three-year transitional period. Therefore, from 25 May 2020 dental professionals who produce and/or provide custom-made devices will need to ensure that they do so in accordance with the relevant requirements of the new regulations. In a dental context, the manufacturer is most commonly a dental technician based in a laboratory but appliances can also be made by other dental team members. One of the legal obligations of manufacturers is to supply a statement with each custom-made device they produce, which needs to be offered to the patient upon fitting and MDR has seen some changes to the requirements of this statement. Other relevant changes include the need to establish, document, implement and maintain, keep up to date and continually improve a quality management system; a requirement to have at least one person responsible for regulatory compliance; the obligation to report serious incidents and field safety corrective actions and an extended documentation retention period. This presentation will examine the MDR and what it means for members of the dental team who prescribe, manufacture and/or fit custom-made devices.

Learning objectives:
The background to medical device regulation in the UK.
- How medical device regulation will change following the transition from the Medical Devices Directive (MDD) to the Medical Device Regulation (MDR).
- How the MDR affects the production and provision of custom-made devices, such as the new statement of manufacture requirements.
- The legal obligations of prescribers and manufacturers of custom-made devices, such as the requirement to supply a statement of manufacture and offer it to the patient upon fitting an appliance.


13:45 - 14:45

Exhibition & Networking


14:45 - 15:30

Occlusion, But Not As You Know It presented by Larry Browne


15:30 - 16:00

Exhibition & Networking


16:00 - 16:45

A talk presented by UK Sepsis Trust