Dr Mario Semenza at BACD Annual Conference

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Dr Mario Semenza at BACD Annual Conference: Excellence in indirect restorations

For well over a decade, the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) has distinguished itself as an innovative organisation that pushes the boundaries of education within dentistry. The Annual Conference proves to be a true highlight of the dental calendar and the BACD is confident that this will be no different in 2019.

Returning to the Millennium Gloucester Hotel at the end of the year, the BACD Sixteenth Annual Conference, entitled “Delivering Excellence: Tradition vs. Innovation”, will provide the ideal opportunity for delegates to join thought-provoking lectures, engage in hands-on workshops, and explore the latest products at a diverse tradeshow.

Dental professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in cosmetic dentistry can look forward to a three-day programme of educational sessions led by renowned practitioners from both the UK and abroad.

As well as keynote speaker, Dr Mauro Fradeani, other top-class clinicians presenting at this year’s Annual Conference include: Dr Paolo Nardinocchi, Dr Tony Rotondo, Dr Josef Kunkela, Mr Daniel Dunka, Dr Elliot Mechanic, Mr Phil Reddington, Dr Oliver Harman, Dr Julian Caplan, Dr Eric van Dooren, Dr Isabella Rochietta, Dr Koray Feran and Dr Luis Bessa.

As an expert in prosthodontics, Dr Mario Semenza (top) will also be delivering a session on the “Management of complex and interdisciplinary cases with indirect restorations”.

Having graduated with honours in Dentistry at the University of Pavia in 1984, Dr Semenza is known to be passionate about helping clinicians develop their skills in dental preparations and impression-taking procedures, which is why he works with the University of Chieti, the Tor Vergata University of Rome and the Vita E Salute San Raffaele University of Milan.

He has also presented at many other national and international conferences, and now operates independently in Sant’Angelo Lodigiano, Italy, where his focus is mainly on prosthodontics and periodontology.

Dr Semenza’s experience in this complex area of dentistry ensures he is suitably placed to share his professional insights at this year’s BACD Annual Conference. Speaking of his session, he says:

“Evolving digital technology and the continuous development of adhesive and dental implant techniques have profoundly affected our modern approach to treatment. However, dental preparations and the study of anatomic data through the use of dental impressions still remain essential to achieving a successful treatment outcome.

“In the field of dental preparations, the type of line used for marginal finishes has now become a highly discussed topic. With regard to dental impression-taking, the debate between the use of analogue or digital processes has become more significant. Dentists may ask themselves, ‘Will I carry out preparations using the Chamfer or BOPT technique? Is it better to use an intraoral scanner or should I use a traditional method and material for taking an impression?’

“In my session, delegates will be invited to explore different solutions to these questions and the ways in which dentists can achieve the best possible result in their restorative work.”

The main focus of Dr Semenza’s presentation at the Annual Conference will be to provide delegates with guidance on a wide range of complex processes and techniques relating to indirect restorations. Delegates will be able to find out how they can approach complex procedures to ensure a highly satisfactory end result.

“The biggest challenge of modern dentistry is identifying the correct therapeutic indication,” explains Dr Semenza. “Therefore, analysing the advantages and disadvantages of different dental preparations, as well as digital and analogue impression-taking methods, is fundamental to ensuring the correct workflow is implemented.

“I hope delegates realise that any theoretical concepts used must be fully supported by well-considered operative protocols that are rigid and easily executed.

“By the end of my session, practitioners should be able to face complex and interdisciplinary cases with confidence. To achieve successful treatment results, practitioners must ultimately be prepared to improve their skills and knowledge, which involves thoroughly analysing all the steps involved with specific procedures.”

Dr Semenza adds: “The BACD is well known as an organisation that encourages dentists to innovate and keep up-to-date with the latest industry trends and developments. I’m looking forward to attending the Annual Conference and delivering a highly informative session that is easily understood by delegates.”

A spokesperson concluded: “With insightful lectures delivered by speakers such as Dr Semenza, the BACD Annual Conference 2019 will be an excellent showcase of the very best that cosmetic dentistry has to offer.

“Delegates will not only have the chance to network with some of the industry’s leading lights but will also be able to catch up with friends and colleagues at the exclusive Gala Dinner.

“To avoid missing out, make sure you save the dates in your diary and book your place by visiting the BACD website today."

The BACD Sixteenth Annual Conference 2019
‘Delivering Excellence: Tradition vs. Innovation’
7th – 9th November 2019
Millennium Gloucester Hotel
Kensington, London

For more information, visit www.bacd.com