Edinburgh Dental Specialists Study Club

Edinburgh Dental Specialists have been running a continuous rolling programme of study clubs and post graduate training events since 1994, some are in house, some at other venues and more recently video/virtual events. Please see the list below for upcoming events.

Please Note: Due to Covid-19 all our study clubs at the moment are being held virtually until further notice. To find out more about our programme please contact Magda by clicking the button below.

To reserve a space on the Study club please contact the team at Edinburgh Dental Specialists by calling 0131 225 2666 or clicking the button below to send us an email.

Study Club 7

Removable Prosthodontics Masterclass

Tuesday 24th May 2022 at 7.00pm

Royal Scots Club, 29-31 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh

We are delighted to announce a Masterclass in removable prosthodontics with Dr Kevin Lochhead (Specialist in Prosthodontics) and Mr John Wibberley (Clinical Dental Technician).

Kevin and John have 60 years of removable prosthodontic knowledge between them.

During the course of this evening they will help you address the most common issues with denture fabrication in order for you to have a much more confident and enjoyable experience with your prosthodontics, for the ultimate benefit of your patients.

Questions we are routinely asked and will aim to answer during this presentation:

  • How can I make removable prosthetics more predictable?
  • What are the best impression materials and what are the acceptable compromises?
  • What are the keys to perfect primary and secondary impressions?
  • Are suction fit lower dentures really possible & what are the limitations?
  • How can I create really natural aesthetics (without sending to a high end lab)?
  • When can I use the copy technique and when should I avoid it?
  • How do I know when I have the correct OVD?
  • How do I predictably achieve an acceptable occlusion in a F/F case?
  • How should I manage flabby ridges and combination syndrome?
  • When should I guide patients towards implants?

Class 1 or Class 2 - don't be led by your laboratory - you decide!

Rehabilitating edentulous patients with complete dentures can be particularly challenging and something many clinicians either shy away from or perform reluctantly. 

It doesn’t have to be this way!

Learning Objectives for the evening:

Correct examination for removable prostheses

  • Best impression techniques (with appropriate shortcuts!)
  • Appropriate recording of OVD and passing on aesthetic information to your laboratory
  • The use (or not!) of articulators
  • How to achieve natural aesthetics
  • How to avoid multiple adjustments
  • How to use a simple intraoral balancer for refining the occlusion
  • Problem solving common issues

Who this is relevant for:

  • Dentists, Dental technicians and Clinical Dental Technicians
  • GDC learning outcomes: A & C
  • Verifiable hours: 1.5

*As usual this study club is entirely free of charge. We want this to be as interactive as possible and we will be "live polling" attendees to ensure we are engaging with your main concerns. The specialists in attendance will be happy to take questions throughout the evening.

Do share this with any colleagues or members of your team who you think may be interested.

Mr John Wibberley (CDT)

John started his career as one of the first full time students studying for a Certificate in Dental Technology, qualifying in 1978 from Manchester Polytechnic. John’s first appointment was in the Department of Prosthodontics at Manchester Dental Hospital.

Eight months later he then moved to North Manchester General Hospital gaining more experience in a maxillofacial unit. After gaining his advanced City and Guilds in crown and bridgework John joined the RAF dental branch in 1980. Leaving the RAF in 1982, John gained valuable commercial experience in several different commercial laboratories and hospitals until eventually opening his own lab, Portland Ceramics in August 1985, specialising in implantology and high quality restorations. In March 2001 Portland Ceramics was acquired by Boots Dental Care. In May 2005, he set up Waters Edge Ceramics and currently employ’s 17 full time technicians. 

John has traveled extensively attending courses in France, Germany, Italy and Holland and has visited the USA over twenty times attending courses. He has also presented to the Association of Dental Implantology, the British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry and Nobel Biocare World Conference in Las Vegas May 2007. 

In June 2005 John was awarded a Fellowship of the British Institute of Dental and Surgical Technologists. He is currently The Director of Education on the Dental Laboratories Association board of Directors.

After qualifying as a Clinical Dental Technician in 2015 he gained further training in Japan with Professor Jiro Abe and became an international instructor in the Lower Suction Denture Technique, one of only a few clinicians worldwide.

Future Study Clubs:

  • 20th Sept 2022
  • 1st Nov 2022
  • 6th Dec 2022
Future Study Clubs

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To reserve a space on the Study club please contact the team at Edinburgh Dental Specialists by calling 0131 225 2666 or clicking the button below to send us an email.

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