Dr Miguel Stanley speaks at the BACD Annual Conference: Digital workflows in advanced cosmetic dentistry
The 2021 BACD Annual Conference will be taking place this coming November, and Dr Miguel Stanley will be among the speakers. The clinical director of the White Clinic based in Lisbon, Portugal, Dr Stanley says he is a “passionate advocate for high quality dentistry”, which is why he created the No Half Smiles® treatment philosophy and Slow Dentistry®, both of which aimed at improving the patient experience and the overall quality of care.
Dr Stanley has presented over 200 keynote lectures in more than 50 countries with the aim of helping other clinicians expand on their skills and knowledge. He makes a valuable addition to the world-class speaker line-up.
Speaking about his upcoming session, Dr Stanley says: “I will share my 20 years of experience in private practice, talking about the way my interdisciplinary team and I communicate, diagnose, plan and execute complex cases for patients seeking to restore biology, function and aesthetics to the entire mouth with long-lasting results.
“The White Clinic is globally recognised as a leader in advanced biological cosmetic dentistry with a large focus on digital workflows. Attendees to my session will learn exactly how we at the White Clinic implement this digital technology into our workflow in order to speed up processes and mitigate failures, particularly under the Slow Dentistry guidelines of ensuring patient safety and comfort.
“It is important for delegates to understand and appreciate that the preparation they do before going into surgery and starting treatment is vital. Planning is the key to success and technology is our best tool to do this properly and save a lot of time.
“I see that in the UK, many dentists work in a rush for whatever reason – whether this is related to finances or the NHS – and it is sad that quality care sometimes falls by the wayside. There is a difference between being a nice person and a good dentist. A good dentist should plan their cases and prepare properly.
“During my presentation delegates will have the opportunity to find out why my practice team and I have been strong advocates of the No Half Smiles treatment philosophy for the last 15 years, which involves looking at oral problems from a holistic, integrative approach that ensures healthy, long-lasting results with good, stable function and appealing aesthetics, creating a sense of joy and happiness for all patients.
“I have lectured in over 50 countries, filmed National Geographic documentaries and managed a private practice for over 20 years, picking up useful ‘life hacks’ along the way. I’m always happy to share my experience with others.”
Dr Stanley adds: “As an active member of the BACD, I’m happy to see the fight the Academy puts up in order to maintain excellent clinical standards and educate dentists to strive for better. UK dentistry needs some improvement in general. As the co-founder of Slow Dentistry, I am shocked to know that the average time for a dental appointment through the NHS is 15 minutes. This has to change.
“I know the BACD has great values and the Academy’s work is important to improving the mindset of dental professionals. Moreover, I know how much effort the BACD puts into preparing for its Annual Conference. This hard work pays off, and I would like to congratulate everyone from the Academy on this year’s speaker line-up.
“I’m looking forward to learning, sharing ideas and making new connections at the Annual Conference, and I think the event is going to be great, as always. I love Edinburgh and it’s been a while since I visited the city.”
The BACD Annual Conference
11th – 13th November 2021
For more information, visit www.bacd.com