Ski Conference - Full for 2019!

Saturday 12th January - Saturday 19th January 2019 

We are now full for this year's event.

For those who are attending the 2019 Ski Conference we look forward to seeing you on the slopes and if you didn’t book on this year we hope to see you at the next conference.

For all the information about our Ski Conference please read our Ski Conference Brochure.

To register your interest for the next Ski Conference please email the team on: events@denplan.co.uk


Lecture Program:

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Picture from the 2017 Ski Conference

Louis Mackenzie - The Last Lecture on Amalgam?

Louis Mackenzie - Biography
Louis Mackenzie is a GDP working in Birmingham and is a clinical lecturer at the University of Birmingham School of dentistry and King’s college London.  He delivers postgraduate lectures nationally and internationally on direct and indirect restorative techniques and minimally invasive dentistry and runs a series of popular hands-on courses.  He is a member of Dental Update’s editorial board, is academic lead of Birmingham University’s new MSc in Restorative dentistry and is the head of clinical training at Simplyhealth Professionals.

Lecture content
This lecture aims to provide an update on the rise and fall of amalgam, focusing on the contemporary indications and clinical techniques for amalgam restorations.

Aims and objectives
By the end of this lecture delegates will be able to demonstrate understanding of dental amalgam in the following subject areas:
• A brief history of dental amalgam
• Amalgam safety
• Amalgam regulation in the UK (2019-2030)
• Disadvantages, advantages and case selection
• Clinical stages in amalgam restorations
• Bonded amalgams

Development outcomes
By the end of this lecture delegates will be able to enhance patient care by understanding the clinical advantages and disadvantages of amalgam, and by optimising all clinical stages of restorative procedures using amalgam. This lecture meets the criteria for categories A, C and D of the GDC’s development outcomes for enhanced CPD.

Louis Mackenzie - The Erosion Explosion! A Practical Guide to the MI Management of Erosive Tooth Wear

Lecture content
This lecture will provide a practical overview of the latest clinical techniques for the minimally invasive management of patients with erosive tooth wear using direct composite.


Aims and objectives

This lecture will use clinical case examples to demonstrate the latest materials, equipment and evidence-based clinical techniques for the minimally invasive management of tooth wear and will include the following subject areas:
• Prevalence of non-carious tooth tissue loss
• Detection and diagnosis of erosive tooth wear
• Treatment planning (including occlusal and aesthetic considerations)
• Step-by-step guide to treating wear case using direct composite


Development outcomes

By the end of this lecture delegates will be able to enhance patient care by optimising all clinical stages in the management of erosive tooth wear using direct composite. This lecture meets the criteria for category C of the GDC’s development outcomes for enhanced CPD (maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice).

Louis Mackenzie - Porcelain Veneers 2019

Lecture content
This lecture aims to provide an update of the latest materials, equipment and clinical techniques for aesthetic diagnosis, planning and treatment of patients using porcelain veneers.

Aims and objectives
This lecture will use clinical case examples to demonstrate all clinical stages of contemporary porcelain veneer procedures, including: 
• Case selection
• Aesthetic diagnostic techniques
• Aesthetic treatment planning
• Restoration design and MI tooth preparation techniques
• Provisional veneers
• Cementation techniques

Development outcomes
By the end of this lecture delegates will be able to enhance patient care by optimising all clinical stages of aesthetic procedures using porcelain veneers. This lecture meets the criteria for category C of the GDC’s development outcomes for enhanced CPD (maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice).
Louis Mackenzie - Ion Man! Radiography and Radiation Protection Regulations
Lecture content
This lecture will provide an update on the regulation of radiography and radiation protection in general dental practice. (IRMER subject)

Aims and objectives
By the end of this lecture delegates will be able to demonstrate understanding the mandatory regulatory processes for radiography and radiation protection including: 

• GDC rules and CPD recommendations
• A brief history of X-ray legislation
• Useful resources for dental teams
• Overview of the Ionizing radiation regulations (IRR 1999)
• Overview of the Ionizing radiation (medical exposure) regulations (IRMER 2018)

Development outcomes
By the end of this lecture delegates will be able to enhance patient care and safety by optimising all regulatory aspects or radiography and radiation protection. This lecture meets the criteria for categories A, B, C and D of the GDC’s development outcomes.

Louis Mackenzie - Quiz night!

A verifiable CPD quiz hosted by Louis Mackenzie and aimed at testing Ski Conference delegate’s dental and general knowledge.

John Withers and Martin Fallowfield - New Technologies for Advanced Restorative Dentistry
John Withers - Biography
John studied dentistry at UCH London. Qualified in 1981 and worked in three surgeries of a group practice with four surgeons and worked in Camden Town, Bow and London Bridge in his first year after qualifying. John moved to his current practice as an Associate in January 1982 and became a partner in 1986. He bought a microscope 14 years ago and has used it on a daily basis since then and finds it an invaluable tool.


Martin Fallowfield - Biography
Martin is a GDP in private practice in Peterborough where he has practiced since moving there, when newly married, to work with Kevin Lewis (because Kevin's practice was computerised). Martin is the very epitome of the term 'early adopter': in his former practice, which won many awards including 'Denplan Practice of the Year', Martin was the first dentist in the UK to accept card payments electronically, the first dental practice in the UK to achieve Investors in People and one of the first practices to undergo a full private conversion - mainly Denplan. Martin opened his current practice, which has been paper-free since inception, in 2001, winning Denplan Regional POTY within 12 months. He also led an immersive and, he insists, occasionally productive, career in dental politics culminating in his chairing the BDA in 2012/13. During his time at the BDA Martin initiated the Good Practice Scheme, chaired the committee that did the groundwork for what became the GDC's successful Private Patients Complaints service, and chaired the committee that trebled the size of the BDA conference. Martin's is also very involved with Denplan with spells on the Professional Review Committee and on the Advisory Board and he is currently Head of Professional Liaison for SHP. Martin is passionate about teamwork, his team have all been with him for many years, and about customer-centred care.​


Lecture content

This lecture is comprised of two parts and will provide and update on two of the latest technological advances in restorative dentistry:
• Operating microscopy (John Withers)
• Diode lasers (Martin Fallowfield)

Aims and objectives
By the end of this lecture delegates will be able to demonstrate understanding of operating microscopy and diode lasers in the following subject areas:
• Clinical applications for microscopes and lasers
• How the technology works 
• Equipment selection 
• Clinical case studies demonstrating the advantages of operating microscopy and diode lasers

Development outcomes
By the end of this lecture delegates will be able to make evidence-based decisions regarding the incorporation of microscopy and lasers into their clinical practice. This lecture meets the criteria for category C of the GDC’s development outcomes for enhanced CPD (maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice).