Discover your composite artist! – Serhat Köken – British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show 2019

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  Posted by: Dental Design      13th April 2019

At the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show 2019, delegates can attend
an intriguing session by Serhat Köken entitled, “Create your own composite masterpieces”.

Dr Köken, currently working towards his PhD at the School of Dental Medicine, University of Siena, has been a practising dentist since 2001. He has lectured on the technical and artistic aspects of restorative treatment and delivered courses on composite artistry. His session on Friday 17thMay within the highly anticipated BACD Aesthetic & Digital Dentist Theatre is sure to be popular, as restorative dentists are constantly looking for ways to improve patient outcomes and achieve results that are beautiful as well as functional and long lasting.  

The lecture will cover clinical aspects of the anterior composite, from choosing the correct shades to preparation tips, layering and tricks on finishing and polishing. Handling composites correctly can provide excellent aesthetic outcomes, which will be shown with examples from real-life cases.

Dr Köken says:

“The benefit of being able to create ideal direct composite restorations is that they give you a minimally invasive way to treat a host of problems. They offer a highly aesthetic approach and a good-value option too – the restorations cost less and can also be repaired, should this be necessary.

“Through my experience, I’ve been able to identify the most common problems that clinicians face when trying to create ideal composite restorations. Shade selection prior to the restorative stage can be challenging, especially if multi-shade layering is planned. Some clinicians also report how moisture control, using rubber-dam isolation, can be a challenge.

“I hope to give guidance on how to avoid common mistakes, such as restorations that are greyish or have insufficient lustre, visible margins and early staining of the margins. I’ll also discuss how morphological problems can be corrected.

“My top tips for beautiful, stable composite restorations would include using the ‘button try’ technique for shade selection and a sable brush to create lovely contours and morphology – this also makes polishing and finishing easier. In addition, I’ll be sharing some layering tricks for no air bubbles on the superficial composite surface during my lecture in May.

“Delegates will leave knowing how to use a mock-up tool to secure patient consent and find out about the palatal shell technique for class IV restorations. It will be an informative session and I look forward to discussing how to create composite masterpieces with as many professionals as possible!” 

Have you registered for the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show 2019 yet?

It’s free to attend and will offer hours of learning, enhanced CPD and networking for all members of the dental team. There is an extensive trade exhibition too, where you can find out what’s new from over 400 manufactures and suppliers.

What are you waiting for – register online today!

 The British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show 2019 – Friday 17thand Saturday 18thMay – Birmingham NEC, co-located with DTS.


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