European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry

BSSPD Annual Conference Apex Hotel, Dundee 14th – 15th April 2014


The 61st annual conference of the British Society of Prosthodontics was held at the usual time of year in the lead up to Easter. There was a good attendance of dentists as well as a small number of dental technicians, who were no doubt attracted by the quality of the speakers, with delegates travelling to Dundee from Scotland and the rest of the UK as well as a few who had come from further afield including Canada and Jordan.

The theme of the conference for 2014 was “Aesthetics in Prosthodontics” and the society was extremely fortunate to have a panel of speakers who had well deserved reputations and recognised clinical expertise in this area at both national and international level. Within the group of presentations the whole range of fixed, removable, implant and maxillofacial prosthodontics was explored in relation to the aesthetic issues that can arise in the provision of restorative care. Following the opening of the conference by Professor Mark Hector, Dean of Dundee Dental School, the first speaker on Day 1, Dr. Basil Mizrahi, explored in detail how favourable aesthetic and biomechanical outcomes can be achieved in fixed prosthodontics. Basil is a very well-known specialist working both in a referral based private practice in London as well as the UCL Eastman Dental Institute, and runs handson and didactic courses for dentists. He took the delegates through a fascinating presentation in which his attention to detail and focus on precision at every stage was clearly evident in all the work that he provided for his patients. The second speaker, Dr. Kevin Lochhead set up a specialist practice in Edinburgh over 20 years ago which has become a very well-known referral centre for dentists in Scotland. Alongside the group of specialists, is a fully developed technologist facility which services the needs of his multidisciplinary referral practice. Kevin spoke about achieving optimum aesthetic outcomes using removable prosthodontics. In a very thoughtful and well-illustrated presentation, Kevin took the delegates through a range of techniques used in complete and partial denture construction focusing on optimal outcomes both in relation to aesthetics and function.

Dr. Basil Mizrahi

Kevin Lochhead

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Correction of Bone and Soft Tissue Deformity of the Single Implant in the Aesthetic Zone: A Case Treated with Alveolar Ridge Preservation, Modified Roll Technique and a Digitally Coded Healing Abutment
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Colour Stability of Acrylic Resin Denture Teeth After Immersion in Different Beverages
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A Hinged Two-Part Partial Denture Used in Conjunction with Severely Tilted T eeth: A Case Report
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