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

Edinburgh Dental Specialists Spring 2021 Webinar Programme

Update: thank you to everybody who attended our Spring webinar series.

As we move through the beginning of 2021, there is, unfortunately, no sign that we will be able to re-establish our EDS ”boardroom study club” or “round table” events any time soon. We are therefore going to continue with our live on-line webinars and have been working on a suitable programme that will appeal to as many of you as possible and allow us to help you in your clinical practise.

Please don’t forget that whilst we may not be able to see or help you in person we have the “tele-dentist” email facility to provide second opinions / treatment planning advice etc We aim to reply to each and every enquiry within 24-48hrs and there is no cost for this.

As usual we are using the facility of zoom to deliver webinars that are as “interactive” as we can manage.

Each of our webinars will have a similar format with a number of our specialist clinicians on the panel discussing the topic in question using their knowledge and experience to explain the evidence based reasoning behind why certain treatments are being proposed (or not) and why certain techniques are used. As far as possible we will be aiming to cover a wide a variety of topics.

We will be using polls to ask you what it is you’d like us to explore in the webinar and then addressing that area. Essentially each of these sessions will be driven and guided by the audience in attendance, hopefully addressing your clinical needs as you explain them to us. Questions can be asked throughout each webinar and we will always aim to provide answers as we go.

Every session is free to attend and we will be providing verifiable CPD.

Webinar 1

Thursday 25th February 2021 at 19:00

In addition to hosting our own webinars we are also delighted to link with the East of Scotland Branch of the BDA for the first webinar entitled “How to have fun with removable Prosthodontics”.

This is a 90 minute presentation by Kevin Lochhead (Specialist in Prosthodontics) on how to provide more predictable complete and partial dentures.

Webinar 2

Tuesday 2nd March 2021 at 19:30

This is the follow up to the "Prevention and Management of Neck and Back Pain" webinar that we hosted in December. 

From the post webinar feedback, there was a lot of demand for more detail on exactly “how” to manage your own pain relief and how to focus your home training; all the more relevant given that gyms aren’t opening any time soon.

Both Ollie Jessop and Rick Worrell are delighted to participate again and have been building appropriate instructional videos to help guide the conversation. We hope to spend a lot more time taking you through actual techniques that you can use to help you manage your own problems and specifically how to manage your posture whilst at work.

We would suggest that if you didn’t watch the first webinar that you take the opportunity to view it before this one - then what Ollie and Rick are talking about will make much more sense.

If you'd like to watch a recording of Part 1 then click here: Back and Neck pain in dental professionals

Webinar 3

Tuesday 23rd March 2021 at 19:00

Again in conjunction with the East of Scotland Branch of the BDA, Martin Paley will be hosting a webinar on Zygomatic Implants. He will be addressing, not just what they are and their indications, but why they are becoming more popular and which of your patients may benefit from this life changing procedure.

Webinar 4

Tuesday 13th April 2021 at 19:30

Interactive restorative case:

We will show the full case and then, break down what has been done and why, based on what everyone wants to discuss. Final results and follow up will be discussed. Perio/ surgery / endo / implants / Rx planning / aesthetics it’s all here to be discussed!

Webinar 5

Tuesday 4th May 2021 at 19:30

The start to an online discussion about occlusion.

Each year we (under normal circumstances) host a 2 day “in practice” course on the fundamentals of occlusion in restorative dentistry. Whilst we can't offer the “hands-on” aspect for the moment, there is still a need to explore the subject and help those being challenged in practice. To bring the subject to life and relevance we will start each session with a short presentation and then look at the most recent patient cases that have been referred, challenging ourselves to really pull apart the issues and how we should manage them based on current thinking.

Discussions will cover the three main aspect of occlusion - the teeth, the TMJs and the muscles. How to manage cases when restoration of the dentition is required, and when it is not. Having attendees submit their own cases will be warmly encouraged. Rather than simply giving one view, with a few of us in attendance with different occlusion training pathways, we hope to be able to provide ideas across all the various schools of thought.

Can we make occlusion exciting and interesting ? We’re going to try!

Webinar 6

Tuesday 1st June 2021 at 19:30

"Where’s the evidence ?"

We are proposing to host a number of webinars that will be looking at various topics where there are obvious differing opinions and trying to tease through the “evidence” to see if we can uncover any truths.

Our goal is to take the pain out of literature reviews to help make the dental literature relevant to the patient in front of you.

The first such webinar is going to look at bone loss around implants and “periimplantitis”, asking the questions: “What causes bone loss round implants?" and "Just how concerned should we be?” We will of course address implant maintenance and whether probing is of any value. This will be very relevant to your dental hygienist.

We will be posting cases exhibiting bone loss and discussing current “best management” practises. Sifting through peer reviewed journals is not easy for the busy GDP, we however have specialists clinicians who like nothing better and are happy to share their findings.

If you have a topic you’d like us to cover in these webinars then let us know...

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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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