Clinical Programme

For this year’s Dental Conference the Saturday and Sunday morning clinical programme will provide a detailed practical update on the latest equipment, materials and clinical techniques for a range of minimally invasive aesthetic restorative procedures.  

Saturday afternoon will combine the entire conference for a fascinating session entitled Minds and Bodies, with lectures from two of the country’s leading experts on neuropsychology in relation to professional behaviour and Forensic Dentistry.


Minimally Invasive Direct Anterior Restorations - Gregory Brambilla 


Dr Gregory Brambilla is one of the world’s leading experts in minimally invasive aesthetic restorative techniques using direct composite.

He graduated from the University of Milan (Italy) and from an early stage developed a passionate interest in aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry.

He has been an undergraduate tutor in restorative and prosthodontic dentistry at the University of Milan and a Masters tutor in prosthetic and adhesive aesthetic restorative dentistry at the University of Siena.

Gregory is an active member of the famous Italian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, a certified member and board member of the European Society of Cosmetic Dentistry, a Fellow of the International Academy for Dental and Facial Esthetics, an honorary Member of the Society of Esthetic Dentistry in Romania, and International member of the Canadian Academy for Esthetic Dentistry.

He is author and co-author in several scientific works, lectures nationally and internationally in restorative dentistry and veneer procedures and runs a private practice focused on prosthodontic, restorative and aesthetic dentistry.

PRESENTATION: Minimal or non-invasiveness is the goal for contemporary restorative dentists.

Modern aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry requires clinicians to consider the biological impact of treatments, think about future interventions and how to achieve aesthetic results using advanced materials, equipment and clinical techniques.

The goal of this presentation is to discover where aesthetics meets ethics.

Inlays, Onlays and Endocrowns – Is It Time to Say Goodbye to Traditional Posterior Crown Preparations? - Chris Orr 

chris-orrDr Christopher Orr is one of the UK’s most prominent cosmetic and aesthetic restorative dentists, who practices in his multidisciplinary clinic in central London. He is an Accredited Member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and also a Certified Member of the European Society of Cosmetic Dentistry. He was voted as the most influential private practitioner in the UK, by the readers of Private Dentistry magazine in 2013. He is also Past President of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, as well as being a Past President of the Odontological Section of the Royal Society of Medicine, a former Director of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and former Course Director for the MSc in Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry at the University of Manchester. He is currently Chairman of the judging panel for the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards, the UK dental industry’s aesthetic awards programme.


PRESENTATION: In contemporary clinical practice, adhesive dentistry allows the provision of highly aesthetic restorations with minimal (or no) tooth preparation. While direct posterior composite restorations are now mainstream their use for the management of complex cavities continues to present a number of challenges. Traditional treatments for badly damaged teeth commonly comprised core (+/- post) build-ups followed by crowns. This massively invasive approach is highly technique sensitive and is associated with a range of complications, including tooth loss. Onlays offer dentists a more conservative, retrievable, approach to the aesthetic restoration of posterior teeth. Chris’ presentation will deliver an evidence-based practical guide to the latest materials and clinical techniques for the restoration of complex cavities with onlays and endocrowns, and will answer the question:

“If onlays really can do the same job as a traditional crown, with similar longevity, superior aesthetics and reduced invasiveness, why are we still preparing posterior teeth for crowns?”

The Neuropsychology of Communication and Behaviour - Helena Boschi 


Helena Boschi is a psychologist who focuses on applied neuroscience in the work place.

Her particular areas of interest include the brain and behaviour, our emotional and rational neural networks and how to improve our cognitive abilities in order to get the best out of our own and others’ brainpower.

Helena is currently investigating the impact of chronic stress on brain function to help individuals understand and manage their physical and cognitive resources during today’s business climate of ongoing change and uncertainty. Helena is a member of the British Psychological Society and brings a scientific edge to the work she delivers and continues to apply the latest developments in the fields of psychology, neuroscience and behaviour to the organisational context.

PRESENTATION: In a world where we are never ‘off’ we simply do not have the brainpower to attend to each and every input. So as we sift through and filter what we hope will be useful and relevant we may unknowingly discard what we actually do need to help us interpret new incoming information. As a consequence we may make faulty decisions and miss vital clues to help us deal accurately with what is in front of us.

Helena’s presentation will cover aspects of neuropsychology and how it applies to our behaviour at work. Including how the brain ‘sees’, interprets and filters information, how we pay attention and cannot multi-task, how we make decisions and are susceptible to cognitive distortions and biases. She will examine the danger of expertise and why we need sleep, exercise and positive energy to maintain a healthy and agile brain.

Forensic Dentistry - Simon Crewe 


Simon is one of the UK’s most experienced experts in Forensic Dentistry. Simon Crewe has practised as a Forensic Odontologist since 1999, and acted as an assistant for many years before that. He appears for Prosecution and Defence in criminal cases, and as a single joint expert in civil procedures. He works for the Coroner in identification cases, and has worked for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in a similar capacity.

His ‘non-forensic’ activity involves relief and development activities with a number of charities in West Africa, South Asia, and South East Asia.

PRESENTATION: Simon will provide an overview of Forensic Odontology, covering cases of interest, and issues which can affect dentists in practice.

Important notice: Please be advised that this presentation will include images of forensic procedures and that absolutely no photography or videography is allowed.

Facial Aesthetics: When it Goes Right and When it Goes Wrong! - Robert Rutland 


This is the second time Dr Robert Rutland has spoken at the Conference. Dr Robert is a Denplan Excel accredited Dentist and a Simplyhealth Professionals Key Client.

Apart from General Dentistry, he is a Doctor with a Diploma in Clinical Dermatology and is a Member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine by examination.

He attained the Dental Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1996 in Oral Medicine & Maxillofacial Surgery.

Prior to this he was Lecturer in Head and Neck Anatomy at Newcastle University and regularly examines for the Glasgow Part 2 MFDS examination.

For the last four years he has been assessing Cosmetic Doctors in his role as a Medical Appraiser for GMC Revalidation through the British College of Aesthetic Medicine.

PRESENTATION: This lecture is designed for all dentists, whether you are providing aesthetic treatments or not, and will provide an invaluable insight into the growing world of facial aesthetics.

The UK cosmetic industry remains largely unregulated and the number of procedures performed is rising. This means that dentists and their team members could be the first to see the consequences of technical errors or poor patient selection.

For this reason, the whole practice team should have some knowledge of facial aesthetics and how to recognise adverse reactions and complications.

Any dentist could be the first to see the early signs of complications and could save a patient’s looks, their nose, their lip or even their sight…

Minimally Invasive Management of Tooth Wear - Subir Banerji 


Dr Subir Banerji graduated from The University of Newcastle Upon Tyne Dental School.

He completed an advanced course in Restorative Dentistry at The Eastman Dental Hospital, London and his Fellowship of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He gained his Masters in Clinical Dentistry (Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics) from the University of London and PhD from Kings College London.

He is also a fellow of the International College of Dentists. In addition to his Private Practice in London he is the Programme Director for the MSc in Aesthetic Dentistry which is delivered in a “blended learning format”, a Senior Post Graduate Tutor on the Master’s in Clinical Dentistry (fixed and removable Prosthodontics) programme and a former Senior Undergraduate Clinical Teacher at the Department of Primary Dental Care at King’s College London Dental Institute.

He is an examiner for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes and has supervised and examined several Master’s level final year research and dissertation projects.

He is on the expert European panel to author a consensus paper on the treatment and management of Pathological Tooth Wear and is Head of the Continuing Medical

Education department of i2i Telesolutions Pvt Ltd and on the editorial board of the Academy of Dental Excellence.

PRESENTATION: Tooth wear and its management is of a growing concern for dental practitioners. Patients are also becoming aware of this as a problem and requesting treatment and management. For the given situation where the loss of tooth tissue has become a cause for concern for the clinician and/or the patient, removal of further tooth tissue may not be a viable or desirable option.

Management in a minimal invasive manner, therefore, becomes the approach of choice. Protocols and evidence based techniques to achieve this will be presented.