Archived: Strategies for the future dental patient


11th October 2019

Contact: Patricia de Vries

Etihad Stadium Manchester

CPD approved for

Event For:
Whole Team

FGDP(UK) National Study Day

Finlay Sutton: LIFE AFTER IMPLANT FAILURE – a prosthodontic approach
Aims and objectives

  • Have an improved understanding of the construction of state-of-the-art complete dentures and partial dentures in patients who have lost dental implants, helping improve their quality of life.
  • To have an improved understanding of how to make excellent impressions in order to maximise retention and suction.
  • To see the construction methods and function of partial dentures which work like removable bridges.
  • To appreciate that good quality removable dentures are a valid alternative to implant supported restorations
  • To know how to carry out a patient assessment with regards to assessing hard and soft tissue and the suitability of abutment teeth.
  • To learn a new system of partial denture design, including planning for future support teeth failure by designing the cobalt chromium minor connectors with tooth additions in mind.
  • To have improved awareness of managing emotionally damaged (“difficult”) patients who are understandably wary of the dental profession.
  • To see examples of managing challenging cases e.g. large defects of supporting tissue where implants have failed, using sectional impressions to improve the fit of immediate dentures, occlusion difficulties using overlay rest seats, denture support problems
  • To have improved understanding of the dental laboratory stages required for high quality denture construction, to facilitate improved communication with the dental technician.

Matthew Holyoak: LIFE AFTER TOOTH WEAR – conservative management strategies
Learning Objectives

  • Definitions of tooth wear
  • Aetiology of tooth wear
  • Occlusal principles & functional analysis
  • Localised Vs Generalised tooth wear
  • Increasing vertical dimension: when and by how much?
  • Additive wax ups, use of silicone indices
  • Minimally invasive techniques to restore the worn dentition


Repeatable & predictable dentistry NOT “once in a lifetime” dentistry

Improve the understanding of mechanisms of tooth wear; stressing the importance of prevention at an early stage, like other common dental problems- caries, periodontal disease.

But when it is too late and intervention is required; the presentations aim to provide GDPs with predictable restorative solutions that will provide maximal longevity, maximal appearance with minimal intervention, when treating tooth wear.