Catering for the whole dental team – MR Philip Reddington – The BACD Sixteenth Annual Conference 2019

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  Posted by: Dental Design      11th October 2019

Are you ready for the BACD’s Sixteenth Annual Conference? This highly anticipated event brings together some of the profession’s most engaging speakers for a three-day educational programme fit for the whole dental team. As such, dental technicians have a lot to look forward to with an impressive line-up of inspirational lectures, seminars and hands-on workshops. These inclusive sessions will provide vital insight for dental technicians on collaborating with dentists to create beautiful, long-lasting restorations and improve the quality of cosmetic dental treatment.   

Among the dental technician highlights at the BACD Annual Conference will be Mr Philip Reddington’s practical workshop on the “Surface Texture and Morphology of Anterior Restorations”. This session will provide a fantastic opportunity for delegates to pick the brains of an expert who has been a dental technician for over 26 years, and runs his own cosmetic and dental implant laboratory in Leeds. Phil’s specialist interest lies in dental ceramics, which is why he lectures nationally and internationally on the subject.  

For the past five years, Phil has presented at several dental symposiums and forums in the USA, Japan, Korea, and Germany. His most recent lectures have been for esteemed organisations such as the ITI, ADI, BAAD, and AO to name a few. These presentations have covered a wide range of subjects, including laboratory to surgery communication, dental materials, CAD/CAM solutions, guided surgery, high performance polymers, and – most recently – the BDT technique. Phil continues to work at the bench daily and enjoys hands-on ceramic layering more than ever. His experience in the field makes him a valuable addition to this year’s speaker line-up.

Speaking about his hands-on workshop, Phil says: “With more and more digital steps being added to the daily workflow, it’s easy for dental technicians to end up producing restorations that look very similar. This doesn’t have to be the case. You can easily optimise any tooth library – either digitally or in an analogue way – which can make a huge difference to your work, and set you apart from the competition. Whether you like fine-tuning indirect restorations or getting fully hands-on with direct restorations, having a better understanding of surface texture and morphology is always worthwhile.

“The focus of my session at the Annual Conference will be on primary, secondary and tertiary tooth anatomy, providing insight from a dental technician’s perspective. This will be relevant for both direct and indirect restorations so that the skills delegates develop during the session will be transferrable to multiple disciplines. The hands-on element of my presentation is based on hand finishing/customising ceramic restorations with straight handpieces, taking into account secondary and tertiary tooth anatomy. If delegates take one thing away from my session, I hope it is the importance of fine-tuning and optimising provisional and final restorations, and adding a personal touch to each case.”

Phil’s hands-on workshop will be one of many dynamic sessions taking place on the first day of the BACD Annual Conference, which will cover a wide range of concepts and techniques. Clinicians will then be able to compound this knowledge with a further two days of thought-provoking lectures and seminars, looking at every aspect of modern cosmetic dentistry – from overcoming aesthetic and functional challenges, to effective treatment planning, and managing complex and interdisciplinary cases. In between sessions, delegates can peruse an eclectic trade show exhibition, where they will be able to learn more about the latest dental equipment and materials. 

The BACD Annual Conference sets itself apart from other dental events, offering an excellent platform for clinicians to hear from the very best in the field. Not just an unparalleled educational opportunity, the Annual Conference is also one of the dental calendar’s best loved events for networking with likeminded individuals. Providing plenty of chances for delegates to discuss and share tips, tricks and advice, the Annual Conference is just as much a social event as an instructive one. This year, delegates are invited to dress up for a masquerade ball at the Gala Dinner on Friday. With fantastic food, entertainment, and a live band in attendance, you can be confident of a great evening catching up with friends and colleagues.

“The BACD is constantly evolving and always trying to involve dental technicians, which is fantastic,” says Phil Reddington. “There are many great speakers at the BACD Annual Conference with a wealth of knowledge to offer. This event has a great social aspect as well as lots of educational sessions to get involved with.”


Don’t miss out! Visit the BACD website today to book your place.


The BACD Sixteenth Annual Conference 2019

‘Delivering Excellence: Tradition vs. Innovation’

7th– 9thNovember 2019

Millennium Gloucester Hotel

Kensington, London


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