The 2016 FGDP(UK) Scotland study day

Information for delegates

Venue and catering information

The event takes place at Glasgow Science Centre and during the day delegates will benefit from superb catering including a three-course lunch and post-event drinks, six hours of CPDA and a 30-stand trade exhibition. There is free parking for delegates during the event.

How to get to the Science Centre

The programme


Registration is from 8.15am with tea, coffee and breakfast rolls. Presentations run from 9am until 5.15 with two coffee breaks and a three-course lunch. Following the event there will be a relaxed drinks reception until 7.30.

Download the study day 2016 programme

Study day speakers

In 2016 our speakers will include the study day’s most popular ever presenter Van Haywood. Van’s lectures on tooth whitening wowed delegates in 2011 and next year he will deliver an engaging take on occlusal disease with practical tips for treatments. He will share the stage with David Bartlett whose research and expertise in the area of Tooth Surface Loss has led to the development of the essential Basic Erosive Wear Examination.

Handouts will be emailed to delegates prior to the event.

Professor Van B. Haywood, D.M.D.

Haywood ,Van DMD Van is a Professor in the Department of Oral Rehabilitation, Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia. In 1989, he co-authored the first publication in the world on Nightguard vital bleaching (at-home bleaching) with Dr. Harald Heymann, and in 1997 co-authored the first article on extended treatment (six-months) of tetracycline-stained teeth using this technique. He has lectured in over 30 countries and 30 states.


Occlusal disease is one of the three main challenges to maintaining a healthy dentition, in addition to caries and periodontal disease. Recognizing the signs of occlusal trauma on the teeth and restorations allows the dentist to initiate treatment to minimize the effects and avoid restoration failures. The occlusal examination includes an evaluation of the dynamic and static components of the mouth, as well as the function of the joint. Treatment can consist of an occlusal adjustment of the teeth, or a bruxism splint to protect both the teeth and restorative care. Finally, the decision to use a semi-adjustable articulator, or a simple hinge is predicated on the occlusal and aesthetic status of the patient.


  1. Identify signs of occlusal disease on teeth and restorations, and determine appropriate treatment possibilities
  2. Conduct a systematic occlusal examination of a patient to determine the health or dysfunction of their masticatory system
  3. Determine a predictable simple method for mounting casts and fabricating a maxillary occlusal bruxism splint
  4. Determine how the knowledge from the clinic examination allows the selection of the proper articulation for restorative treatment.

Professor David Bartlett

David BartlettDavid is Head of Prosthodontics and Graduate training at Kings College London Dental Institute. David has published over 100 research publications, written 3 books, numerous chapters and is internationally known for his research on tooth wear and in particular acid erosion. David is an internationally respected specialist in Prosthodontics running the largest training programmes in Europe.

Wearing away

David Bartlett’s lectures will provide  a new look at the causes and prevention of tooth wear. Overviewing the management of wear and in particular the outcome of materials we use and an opportunity to share my experience in management with the delegates. Tooth wear is a common finding in Dental Practice and can cause challenges to practitioners on when to intervene and when to review. For patients there is a balance between wanting to preserve their teeth and a willingness to accept restorative care. But it is expensive!

Aims and outcomes

  1. To review the appearance, prevalence and consequences of erosive tooth wear
  2. To discuss the challenges in planning care and share warning signs
  3. To overview the restorative principles and choices using practical examples using a pragmatic approach

BDS5 lecture content

Tooth wear is part of your practising lives. The most important guidance in the early part of careers is to recognise and give advice on prevention and options for management. Chaining the vertical dimension and restoring a dentition with crowns or composite soon after qualification is very challenging. Your lecture will overview prevention and use examples to show the options for care.

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