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Dental Tribune Middle East & Africa No. 4, 2016

Dental Tribune Middle East & Africa Edition | 4/2016 28 EVENTS BritishAcademyof RestorativeDentistry(BARD) Conference2016Review ByDrNishaSisodia(BARD),UK TheBritishAcademyofRestorative Dentistry (BARD) is an organisa- tionwhosecorepurposeistheedu- cation of dental clinicians, aiding intheimprovementofOralHealth by offering them a flexible learn- ingpathway. These pathways can lead to MRD via PG certificate, Diploma, MSc and MClindent. Members are encour- aged and given the opportunity to improve their skills in all aspects of dentistry from the very basic prin- ciples to advanced treatments and concepts. Our members are not lim- ited to just dentists, dental techni- cians are also part of the BARD Fam- ily. The BARD Conference 2016 was held at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club on 3rd and 4th June. Friday (the first day of the event) was kicked off by an address from The President, Professor Paul Tipton and Conference Chair, Dr Adam Toft, followed by a day of lectures in vari- ous topics by speakers from all over the World culminating with a live patient demonstration. Rishi Patel spoke on the failing of Anterior res- torations and how to manage these cases, this was followed by an en- tertaining talk by James Pritchard giving useful tips and tricks on 3D cleaning of roots canals, making you look at endodontics in a different way. The Equipoise denture system is a concept that has been around for some time and Kevin Lochhead gave a speech about the concepts and design of these dentures. Linda Greenwall came straight to the con- ference from the airport to give an enlightening speech on the Tooth whitening journey and when and how to treat cases that convention- ally would not be treated in this way. Periodontal Litigation and Tooth wear are both increasingly problem- atic and Hatem Algrafee and Ken Hemmings gave new insights into these subjects. When people think of Facialaestheticstheyusuallyrelateit to beautifying treatment, Timothy Elridge opened a few peoples minds on its uses in dentistry and how it could fit into everyday practice. The dayendedbyEugeneMaraisandVic- tor Cubillos from Spain, captivating everyone with their Arton4 implant Prosthetic concept and demonstrat- ing how easy it is to fit a fixed Arton prosthesisonalivepatientwhothey placed implants on the day before. The patient was delighted about his treatment outcome and gave a brief statement which gave a touching viewontheexperience. After the success of the first day the second day concentrated more on new ideas and materials, starting with a look into the digital world with a talk on Cerec by Julian Caplan. Carlos Moura Guedes travelled from MALO Clinic in Lisbon to discuss the new possibilities for high perfor- mance polymers in the MALO Clini- calapproach.WhereasBerndSiewert came from Spain to talk about high performance polymers uses in full arch implant prosthetics giving an- other view and use of the same ma- terial. There were an entertainingly informative speech by Dr Gary Un- terbrink on Occlusion, who showed how to approach treatment in clini- cal cases and scenarios which initial- lycouldbedaunting.Thepresenceof dentists in the media is growing and Tony Kilcoyne gave guidelines on how to talk to the media and more importantly what not to say! Carl Fenwick a clinical Technician spoke about BPS dentures and the stages ofproductionaswellashowdentists and technicians can work together well. The conference ended with Sharif Khan sharing his knowledge on making dentistry comfortable not only for the patient but for the dentist too. Travelling from Dubai, CrawfordBainsharedhiswisdomon maintenance of the ageing dentition and the main point he shared was to plan for failure at time of treatment planning. Over the two days all the speakers directed their talks to den- tistry in everyday practice, giving pointers on a more one-to one level during the extended breaks which wasappreciated. The BARD conference is intended to be more than just an educational ex- perience. It is also designed to be un- forgettable and enjoyable, especially when it comes to social evenings. The Saturday evening started with a drinks reception where everyone was amazed and baffled by an illu- sionist, there was a few “how did he guess that, just by looking at me?” comments. This reception was fol- lowed by a Charity dinner support- ing The Vine trust Amazon Hope Programme which looks towards promoting health and dental care in Peru, supported by volunteers from the medical world. A consid- erable sum was raised via auction- ing various items memorabilia and an unconventional game of ‘Heads and Tails.’ Followed by various un- orthodox moves on the dance floor. The BARD family is growing year by year and the members are friendly and approachable creating a good network of clinicians, making social events like this more enjoyable. The nightendedwithnewfriends,laugh- terandsomesorefeet. Sponsors of the event made a fan- tastic contribution, the response and support exceeded expectations. There were an array of exhibitors offering the latest in materials, prod- ucts and innovative technology de- signedinmakingtheclinicalpractice more economical, effective and ef- ficient. The exhibits tied in with the lecture topics making their presence more valuable. The focal point was the Juvora stand where there were demonstrations of a new non-metal PolymerPEEKusedforfixed/remov- able dental prosthesis. There was allocated time during the extended breaks and lunch for delegates to visit the exhibitors. Looking over the two Sponsor’s area during this time, there was a bustle of activity, with discussions of Implants (Oss- tem, Nobel Biocare, Arton System/ Bioner), dental products/equipment (DMG, NSK, Henry Schein, Ivoclar Vivadent, Optident, GC, Dentsply Sirona, Kerr, Periproducts and Den- tal Air) as well as Loupes (Orascptic andLemonchase).OverattheTipton Training Booth, attendees could sign uptoarangeoftheoryandhands-on courses. Demonstrations of digital scanning and restoration produc- tioncouldbeseenwithCerec.Allport & Vincent, core 3D and Swift dental talked about and showed the good quality work they produce, which gave the delegates a rare chance to discuss different approaches and treatments with lab technicians on a face to face basis. Braemar Finance provided their valuable knowledge in all things money/investment. There were dental experts from The Luke Barnett Centre for Cosmetic Dentistry, an opportunity to talk to Porsche and sit in a Tesla. All in All there were products and services to suiteveryonesdentalandsomenon- dentalneeds. The weekend catered for a broad spectrumandthefeedbackwasposi- tive. Delegates were inspired to go back to their own surgeries and in- corporate what they had learnt, with abigbuzzofinterestinthenextcon- ference. Preparations and talks have already started and after the hugely positive remarks from this year’s conference, the goal being to keep upthehighstandardandwiderange of topics, exhibitors and speakers as wellasanothersuperbsocialevent. The next BARD Conference is look- ing to be held at The Belfry Hotel and Resort in the Spring/Summer of 2017. Go to for furtherinformation/details. 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