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Published: 28/07/2017

Oral-B has released the dates for their next series of Up-To-Date seminars.  Each of these popular evening sessions will be comprised of two 45-minute lectures.

Louis Mackenzie’s presentation is entitled ‘How to make fillings look like teeth!’ He will discuss the challenges in shaping posterior composites and carving amalgams and how restoring the complex optical properties of anterior teeth can be even more difficult. Detailed practical tips will be given for the easy, predictable anatomical shaping of posterior composite and amalgam restorations, using a unique step-by-step system designed at Birmingham Dental School. The lecture will also outline the fundamental principles of aesthetics, enabling delegates to optimise all clinical stages of direct anterior composite restorations.

Professor Trevor Burke’s lecture is provocatively entitled ‘The rise and rise and rise of toothwearology’.Tooth wear, in the past, was treated by gross destruction of teeth using a turbine drill for crown preparations – a strange way to treat teeth which were already compromised! However, advances in bonding techniques have enabled the use of minimally invasive treatment using composite resin bonded to worn surfaces. Trevor will discuss the optimum bonding agents for this treatment, how to achieve an aesthetic improvement where needed – the concept of pragmatic aesthetics – and will indicate the rates of success which might be expected.

Clinical dental professionals are invited to attend this complimentary CPD accredited evening event at one of six locations:

  • London – September 28, 2017 – Hilton Hotel (Watford)
  • Newcastle – October 12, 2017 – Hilton Hotel (Gateshead)
  • Bristol – November 2, 2017 – Aztec Hotel
  • Manchester – November 9, 2017 – Village Hotel (Cheadle)
  • Birmingham – November 16, 2017 – Crowne Plaza (Solihull)
  • Leeds – November 23, 2017 – Village Hotel (South)


As well as two and a half hours of verifiable CPD, every delegate is invited to enjoy a complimentary meal at the beginning of the evening. Registration and buffet is from 5.45pm with the first lecture starting at 6.30pm. The evening will finish at 9.00pm. Register online at

For enquiries please email or call 0870 2421850.