High level denture course

In February Robert organised a denture course that trained 10 dentists how to complete high level dentures.

Andrew Taylor who is one of the top dental technicians in the UK was on hand to demonstrate and explain how and what goes into making a high quality dentures. For more information about Andrew Taylor you can visit: http://www.changingfacesdentures.co.uk/clinics/exeter/index.html

Dr TIdu Mankoo Restorative Course

Robert has organised a restorative course with Dr Tidu Mankoo for 15 dentist. The course covers a wide range of restorative topics and will take place locally 1 day every 6 weeks for 14 days, starting February 2013.

Tidu is one of the finest clinicians in Europe and world renowned for Aesthetic, Restorative & Implant Dentistry. He lectured at the 2012 IAAD Cork conference. Robert has known Tidu for over 12 years and can highly recommend him! We are absolutely over the moon to have a speaker of his caliber coming to Northern Ireland. For more information about Dr Tidu Mankoo you can visit: http://www.advanceddentistry.co.uk/meet-the-team/dr-tidu-mankoo/

Irish Academy Aesthetic Dentistry

This years IAAD meeting is going to be held in Belfast on 27th & 28th September.

As chairman on the IAAD NI organising committee Robert is preparing for what will be another fabulous 2 day conference with a top international speaker. The 2013 Annual IAAD conference will provide lectures and hands on sessions for everyone including dentists, technicians, hygienists and dental nurses. For further details you can visit www.iaad.ie

Biomet 3i European Symposium

In January Robert and Chris attended Biomet 3i's 2nd European Symposium along with the Synergy Programme attendees. Everyone had a blast!

More than 2500 Dental implant professionals from all over the world came to Madrid, Spain. Renowned speakers from Europe, the United States and Japan presented on numerous topics in implant dentistry. The main session and workshops of the two-day Symposium included oral surgeons, periodontists, restorative clinicians, laboratory technicians and dental nurses from Europe, the Americas and Asia. For a list of Biomet 3i's upcoming events you can visit http://biomet3i.co.uk/?pageid=53329748091&script=Global Events&top=&title=Global Events&menu=DP

The Besford Club

Robert is now a member of The Besford Club.

This club is by invitation only and as Robert spent a lot of time in his early career training with John Besford he is fortunate to be part of this. The study group who meet bi-annually and are proud to include world renowned denture clinician, Dr John Besford as a member and mentor.

Contemporary Treatment of the Atrophic Posterior Maxilla Conference with Dott. Tiziano Testori

In Dec 2012 Chris attended an exclusive Master Class Seminar on Treatment of the Atrophic Posterior Maxilla and Immediate Loading of Dental Implants.

The speaker Dott. Tiziano Testori is a professor of restorative implant dentistry, who also provides worldwide lectures. For more information about Dott Tiziano Testori you can visit : http://www.implantologiaitalia.it/lang1/tiziano_testori.html

Biomet 3i "Columbus Bridge Protocol" Course – Implants and new teeth in one day!

In December 2012 Robert attended Biomet 3i's "Columbus Bridge Protocol" course in Milan, Italy.

The Columbus Bridge Protocol is a treatment for patients transitioning from their own teeth to implant teeth, within one day. The Columbus Bridge Protocol was originally developed at the University of Genova, Italy and clinically tested at the Implant Therapy Centre "Valle Belbo" in Santo Stefano Belbo, Northern Italy in over 1500 cases (1999-2011). For a list of Biomet 3i's upcoming events you can visit http://biomet3i.co.uk/?pageid=53329748091&script=Global Events&top=&title=Global Events&menu=DP

ADI Peri-implantitis Course

In Novemeber 2012 Robert and Chris attended the Association of Dental Implantology course entitled 'Focus on Peri-implantitis.'

The event, which gathered four of world's most eminent periodontologists - Professors Lang, Mombelli, Berglundh and Renvert - explored the primary and secondary aetiological factors surrounding the pathogenesis of this increasingly common condition. Attracting over 350 of the UK's prominent implantologists and periodontologists, it was the ADI's most successful one-day educational event to date. For more information about the ADI you can visit : http://www.adi.org.uk/index.htm

Biomet 3i Synergy Programme

In late 2011 / early 2012 Robert and Chris ran a Synergy Training Programme for 12 dentists.

This program is designed to give referring dentists the knowledge, skills and confidence to restore implants for their own patients. The course took place over nine months in Ardtara Country House, Upperlands and included training for the whole dental team. The course was led by a highly qualified and experienced Prosthodontist, Dr Tuss Tambra. If you would be interested in taking part in our future Synergy Training Programmes please contact Vicki on (028) 79632 495

Gentle Touch Dental Studio Study Clubs

Every few months we like to organise study clubs for referring dentists with a range of topics and "fun activities."

In the past we have covered topics such as inman aligner, photography, implants, composites and many more! The social aspect of the study clubs is just as important to us here at the Gentle Touch as it is a way to meet new dentists, catch up with referring dentists and show our appreciation. Our wine tasting evenings and comedy clubs always go down a treat! If you would be interested in becoming one of our referring dentist's please contact Vicki on (028) 79632 495

European Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry Spring Meeting May 2012

In May 2012 Robert attended EAED's inspiring EAED, which was held in Cesme, Izmir.

This is the top aesthetic meeting of the year to be held in Europe. Some of the finest clinicians in the world presented at this conference – nothing beats learning from the best!