One approach does not fit all – Dr Tidu Mankoo -BDA Conference Dentistry Show

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  Posted by: Dental Design      1st May 2018

We talk a lot about interdisciplinary dentistry today. It involves the use of various skills, tools and equipment in order to treat complex clinical situations in the most effective and predictable way. In some cases, this approach can be fulfilled by a single practitioner, but in others, it requires the collaboration of a team in order to provide the best possible care to the patient.


Dr Tidu Mankoo, a highly experienced dentist in aesthetic, restorative and implant dentistry, discusses why he feels an interdisciplinary approach is so important for professionals right now:


“At the end of the day, dentistry is all about trying to achieve the best outcome for the patient – this usually requires an interdisciplinary approach. Few problems can be solved using a single mode of dentistry. Periodontics, orthodontics, restorative dentistry, prosthodontics and implantology often need to be combined in different ways in order to get the best clinical result.

“In addition, we are seeing a growing number of complex challenges, with patients who have failed implants, or significant destruction of tissue due to disease or trauma. The nature of problems we see in patients today are also often multi-factorial to begin with – many patients may present with periodontal disease, tooth wear and tooth loss – so to manage everything, we need several treatment options available to us. It has therefore become increasingly necessary to think outside the box to find an effective solution.”

Dr Mankoo currently works in a private referral practice in Windsor, treating implant, restorative and aesthetic patients. A renowned lecturer around the globe, he is no stranger to collaborating with professionals in order to achieve outstanding treatment outcomes in even the most challenging of cases.

“Not all GDPs can perform every aspect of dentistry and they cannot be expected to,” Dr Mankoo continues. “It is important for them to be able to identify more challenging cases and to know when to refer a patient to a specialist for all of part of their treatment. For example, I think periodontal cases can be challenging; patients with advanced periodontal disease will often require some sort of restoration, but you need to treat the underlying issues as well. It is up to the dentist to determine how the best outcome can be reached. It is also necessary to manage the patient – treatment is often long and complex, so you need to plan, coordinate and approach it systematically in a way that is predictable.”

At the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show 2018, Dr Mankoo will present “Contemporary management of complex aesthetic and restorative dilemmas using an interdisciplinary approach”. He will be speaking from the BDA Theatre on Saturday 19th May, sharing his extensive expertise to help dentists in attendance enhance their approach to treatment.

“In my lecture, I will highlight the need for a comprehensive and systematic approach to treatment planning and for careful patient management through the treatment journey.

“I hope delegates will leave my session with a greater understanding of how they can improve the treatment they provide by utilising a multi-disciplinary approach. I hope they see how they could improve outcomes for patients who present with particularly challenging problems, by collaborating with a specialist and making treatment more predictable and simple.

“Ultimately, it’s never OK to tell a patient that nothing can be done for them. Even in the most complex situations, there are professionals out there who can offer a solution beyond your own remit and it’s essential that we recognise this and work together to deliver the very best results for all of our patients.”

The British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show 2018 will host an array of outstanding speakers in addition to Dr Mankoo, each offering a wealth of information and hoping to inspire delegates to raise the standard of their own dentistry.

“The line-up looks really good with some great speakers,” adds Dr Mankoo. “It should be a great event.”

Also in the BDA Theatre will be Siobhan Barry, Claire Field, Richard Porter, Niek Opdam, Charlotte Stilwell, Mark Singh, Bhupinder Dawett and Arshad Ali. Other speakers across the BACD Aesthetic and Digital Dentist Theatre, Next Generation Conference and Dental Business Theatre will include Mark Bowes, Ken Harris, Nik and Sanjay Sethi, David Bloom, Finlay Sutton, Komal Suri, Richard Kahan, Tif Qureshi, Riz Syed, Ashley Latter, Laura Horton, Colin Campbell, Les Jones and many, many more.

Make the most of this opportunity to learn, be inspired and gain verifiable CPD to aid compliance with the new enhanced CPD regulations – register for your free delegate pass online today!


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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