Meeting the demand for minimally invasive dentistry – Dr Bowes

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  Posted by: Dental Design      6th February 2018

Most would agree that 21st century dentistry evolves around digital technologies, prevention and minimally invasive approaches. For the latter, it’s all about causing as little damage to the natural hard and soft tissues as possible, in order to deliver the treatment patients need or want. As such, there has been a move away from destructive dental treatments such as veneers wherever an alternative option is available to achieve the desired outcome. Instead, procedures such as short-term orthodontics, tooth whitening and edge bonding have become much more popular, as they often enable patients to create the smile they’ve always wanted, without destroying their natural dentition.


When it comes to management and treatment of tooth wear, in particular, minimal intervention is key. As such, this will be one of many subjects discussed at the forthcoming British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show.


Dr Mark Bowes will be presenting his session – “Minimally invasive dentistry: what’s really important” – in the BACD Aesthetic and Digital Dentist Theatre on Friday 18th at 9.30am. Principal of a private practice in Cape Town, South Africa, Dr Bowes limits his services to aesthetic and complex restorative dentistry. Having practised in London for 23 years, he become a member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) and has been a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists since 1997. Dr Bowes is also a member and speaker for the International Team for Implantology (ITI), a pioneer of Digital Smile Design in South Africa and a passionate advocate of minimally invasive dentistry.


Here, Dr Bowes shares what he’ll be discussing during his lecture at the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show, as well as what delegates can expect to gain from it:

“Minimally invasive techniques have become the gold standard for the modern restorative practice. My lecture will cover the treatment concepts of tooth wear with an emphasis on minimally invasive dentistry. Function, aesthetics and biology will influence both simple and more complex cases of tooth wear from diagnosis through to planning and treatment.

“Tooth wear has become a real problem in modern dentistry, often involving young patients. I think that diagnosis of tooth wear is often misunderstood, so I hope to offer some practical information and advice that should help delegates improve their diagnostic capabilities and confidence. At the moment, diagnosis is often late and this can lead to extremely complex treatment. Early diagnosis of tooth wear is essential and with regards to treatment, we should be driven by the minimally invasive concepts of modern dentistry. 

“I hope that delegates will leave my lecture with a better understanding of the multidisciplinary approach that is essential when treating these everyday tooth wear cases. They should gain some useful tips on diagnosis and prevention of tooth wear, as well as information on when direct and indirect restorations are most appropriate. In addition, I will explore the long-term maintenance techniques for these types of cases.”

Running alongside the BACD Aesthetic and Digital Dentist Theatre will be an array of other lecture programmes covering every interest, speciality and requirement in dentistry. Between the Special Interest Theatre, Short-term Ortho Lounge, Compliance Clinic with Apolline and Core CPD Theatre, a vast selection of clinical and management subjects will be explored, with a wealth of information provided by experts in their fields. The Dental Business Theatre, programmed by Practice Plan, will also cater to practice managers and owners by offering fresh ideas and proven concepts to help develop the business aspects of running and growing a practice.

The trade floor is expected to host more than 400 dental manufacturers and suppliers, each keen to demonstrate their latest innovations. You’ll be able to try out new products for yourself, discover new materials, utilise on-stand learning and make the most of some fantastic show-only deals on solutions designed to make your life easier.

The event will also provide an ideal platform from which to network with like-minded professionals who share a passion for excellent dentistry. Whether you’re catching up with friends and colleagues, strengthening professional relationships with suppliers, or making new connections for the future, this is a great place to do so.

Further still, the new collaboration between CloserStill Media and the British Dental Association will mean than even more professionals attend the joint show, for greater networking and learning opportunities.

Dr Bowes adds:

“The BDA conference provides a valuable platform for relevant education where delegates will take home important clinical information in modern dentistry!”

To discover the latest in minimally invasive dentistry and develop your skills in many other areas, don’t miss the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show 2018.


The British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show 2018 will be held on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th May at the NEC in Birmingham, co-located with DTS.


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