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Features / March 23, 2023

How to do better dentistry

by Guy Hiscott

An insight into How to do better dentistry, a two-day course presented by professors Raymond Bertolotti and Edward Lynch.

How to do better dentistry is a limited attendance two-day course being held in the Schull Harbour Hotel in West Cork, Ireland on 19-20 April 2023. It will provide 13 hours of CPD.

Professor Ray Bertolotti will cover the following topics:

  • Bulkfill composite – polymerisation shrinkage is the enemy
    • Understand the clinical consequences of polymerisation shrinkage
    • Easily create margins free of white lines (enamel fracture) and later staining
    • Observe polymerisation shrinkage in real time with revolutionary OCT
    • Why ‘low shrinkage composites’ do not help and likely are worse
    • Stop creating open gingival margins and the associated ‘recurrent caries’.
  • Zirconia – choose the materials and applications carefully
    • Why only Y3 zirconia (3 mol percent yttria) does not fracture
    • Which porcelain brand works best on zirconia and why so
    • Revolutionary zirconia adhesion bridges (almost no prep)
    • The best alternative to anterior implants
    • Why Emax is usually superior to posterior zirconia.
  • Adhesion – utilised to the maximum on all dental surfaces
    • Intraorally bond gold to gold (no, it’s not welding)
    • Stay supragingival and get outstanding aesthetics with ceramic
    • Best possible bond strengths to dental surfaces compared with enamel
    • Bond porcelain well without HF etching (20-plus year recalls prove it)
    • Why you should retire if you don’t have a Microetcher.
  • Some fun dentistry – low stress and highly profitable
    • Reattach fractured off incisor fragments (even with bleeding pulps) 
    • Why veneers, not crowns, are often the preferred anterior restoration 
    • Try-in veneers for aesthetics without ‘try-in pastes’ which require removal 
    • Easily make implant access holes disappear
    • Anterior ‘white spots’ easily removed.

Professor Edward Lynch will cover the following topics:

  • Many of the latest evidence-based methods to do better, faster and more profitable clinical dentistry
  • Managing deep carious lesions
  • When to leave infected dentine in deep cavities 
  • How to reduce the need for root canal treatments when dealing with near pulp exposures
  • The latest ways to manage pulpal exposures
  • Role of partial pulpotomies in permanent teeth
  • Role of total pulpotomies in permanent teeth
  • When to use MTA after caries removal
  • When to use Biodentine after caries removal
  • When to use glass ionomer cements 
  • Which glass ionomer cements can remineralise caries and why
  • How minimally invasive dentistry is being successfully applied in dental practices
  • Some tips for successful placement of anterior and posterior composites
  • Update on teeth whitening , to learn if any lights can improve in-surgery teeth whitening, and the latest ways to improve tooth whitening (internal and external)
  • Methods to manage white spots
  • Novel methods to reduce cross infection problems in dentistry
  • Should we use ozone in dental practice?


Professor Raymond Bertolotti is a giant in the history of bonding, as he literally coined the phrase ‘adhesion dentistry’ in 1985.

Professor Edward Lynch continues to work in specialist referral practice in Wimpole St, London, as a GDC registered specialist in restorative dentistry, endodontics and prosthodontics. He also conducts research and supervises dentists performing clinical PhD theses in the UK.

Tuition and registration

The fee for this two-day limited attendance course, including refreshments and two lunches, is 395 Euros.

To reserve a place, please email Edward Lynch at