‘How to do better clinical dentistry’

Edward Lynch and Raymond Bertolotti are set to return to Cork in April to present their course, ‘How to do better clinical dentistry’.

Following last year’s hugely successful course, which sold out, ‘How to do better clinical dentistry’ is set to return to Schull in Cork, Ireland, in April.

Presented by Edward Lynch and Raymond Bertolotti and providing 14 hours’ CPD, this two-day course will be held in the Schull Harbour Hotel in West Cork, Ireland on 24-25 April 2024.

A giant in the history of bonding, Professor Raymond Bertolotti coined the phrase ‘adhesion dentistry’ in 1985.

Professor Edward Lynch continues to work in specialist referral practice in Wimpole Street, London as a specialist in restorative dentistry, endodontics and prosthodontics and researches and supervises dentists performing clinical PhD theses in the UK. He was awarded the Distinguished Scientist Award 2022 from the International Association for Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research Worldwide.

During this limited attendance course, the duo will cover a multitude of topics, including bulk-fill composite, zirconia, pulpotomies in permanent teeth and caries removal.

Raymond Bertolotti’s topics

Bulk-fill composite – polymerization shrinkage is the enemy 

  • Understand the clinical consequences of polymerization shrinkage
  • Easily create margins free of white lines (enamel fracture) and later staining
  • Observe polymerization 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
  • The porcelain brand which 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 to 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 too

  • 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’ that require removal
  • Easily make implant access holes disappear
  • Anterior ‘white spots’ easily removed.

Edward Lynch’s topics

Edward will present many of the latest evidence-based methods to do better, faster and more profitable clinical dentistry. He will cover:

  • 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 total and partial 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 practice
  • Some tips for successful placement of anterior and posterior composites 
  • Update on teeth whitening, to learn if any ‘lights’ can improve in-office teeth whitening, and the latest ways to improve tooth whitening – internal and external 
  • Some methods to manage white spots 
  • Some novel methods to reduce cross infection problems in dentistry
  • When to use ozone. 

The fee for this two-day limited attendance course, including two lunches and refreshments, is €395.
To reserve your place, email Edward Lynch at edward.lynch@hotmail.com.