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Napier calls for excellence in cosmetic dentistry


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Dr Bertie Napier welcoming delegates to this year's congress in Edinburgh. (Photograph: DTI)
Dental Tribune International

By Dental Tribune International

Fri. 11 November 2016


EDINBURGH, UK: Once a derided field, cosmetic dentistry has changed so much that it has become the basis of almost everything that dental professionals are doing in practice today. Despite the revolution begun by the introduction of new digital technologies in recent years, dentists should continue to better their knowledge about materials and technologies, as well as challenge themselves constantly to become better clinicians, President of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) Dr Bertie Napier has said to attendees of this year’s congress in Edinburgh.

“Dentists who were doing cosmetic procedures used to be looked down upon by the profession,” he stated this morning. “Now the focus has changed to aesthetics, so much so that it is now an integral part of what we do on a daily basis.”

Napier welcomed all members of the BACD to this year’s conference, which is being held from Thursday to Saturday at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

“I hope that they have a fantastic experience,” he said.

Over 300 are expected to attend the three-day event, which will see presentations by a number of internationally prominent experts this morning, including Dr Florin Cofar from Romania, Dr Jordi Manauta from Spain and Gary Takacs from the US. The scientific programme is complemented by a hands-on session (held on Thursday) and a trade exhibition, supported by industry heavyweights, including DMG, Enlighten, Ivoclar Vivadent and Henry Schein.

“Our education committee has once again assembled top educators from around the world, to present you with cutting-edge education that will enable you to continue to deliver quality, ethical cosmetic dentistry in this digital age, with a better understanding of the technology, the materials, the techniques and the possibilities they will bring,” Napier said.

Attendees still have time to Saturday to learn about the latest in the field. One of the event highlights is the gala dinner being held at the Balmoral, on the Edinburgh’s landmark hotels, tonight.

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