Winter Scientific Meeting Sat 17th November 2018

Winter Scientific Meeting – Sat 17th Nov 2018

Venue: Large Lecture Theatre, DDUH

Fee: free to members, non-members €150




Keynote Speaker: Dr Monik Vasant  


10.00am – 11.00am:- Composite Artistry ; Adhesive dentistry vs the Enamel slayers

Dr Vasant will give you an overview into the endless possibilities of modern day composites in anterior situations


  • To understand the endless possibilities of modern day anterior composites
  • To introduce the thought process and factors involved in planning composite cases and the various different materials available.
  • To discuss specific clinical scenarios
  • To discuss clinical tips and tricks

11.00am – 11.30am:- Coffee

11.30 – 1.00pm:- Composite and digital dentistry 

Dr Vasant will discuss and showcase how one can use cad-cam techniques combined with direct composite to solve challenging cases (live demonstration of scanning and digital printing)


  • To discuss digital technology and its role in minimally invasive aesthetic dentistry
  • To introduce the use of cad-cam indirect composite and the concept of combination composite treatment
  • To discuss its indications for use
  • To discuss the use of aligners in minimally invasive smile design
  • To discuss clinical cases where the use of combination of various disciplines using technology and composite treatment can transform the aesthetic and functional outcome

1.00pm – 1.45pm:- Lunch

1.45pm – 3.15pm:- Indirect restorations


  • To gain an understanding of the steps involved in planning whether to crown , onlay , inlay or direct composite
  • To get an overview of the various ceramic and hybrid materials available to us, the pros and cons of each and the respective preparation requirements
  • Cementation

3.15pm – 3.45pm-: Questions and close


4.00pm – AGM


Dr Monik Vasant

Dr. Vasant is the founder and director of Fresh Dental and works in Bolton and London. He has a special interest in minimally invasive aesthetic dentistry and his ethos is to create beautiful smiles without compromising the long term health of teeth. He has completed a postgraduate Master of Science degree in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry. He is also a member of the Royal College of Surgeons Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) and the British and American Academies of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Vasant lectures on various postgraduate courses around the UK and overseas on topics including aesthetics, restorative dentistry, direct composite bonding, short term orthodontics and Invisalign. He is a global key opinion leader for Coltene and is the clinical lead on the development team for the next generation of dental materials. He is an author of the ‘Messages from Dental Masters’ books and his own clinical book, ‘Smile Art’.


Masters in Clinical Dentistry (MClinDent)

The Dublin Dental University Hospital with the support of the IFPDC is offering a part-time/blended learning Masters Degree in General Dental Practice – Masters in Clinical Dentistry (MClinDent). The second intake on the Masters course is scheduled for September 2018. The Masters qualification is awarded by TCD.

In the first instance dentists who already hold the Dip Clin Dent qualification can upgrade to Masters level by completing three blended learning modules over one year – Prosthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry and a Research Thesis. The Programme fees are EU €5,041, non-Eu €10,078.
This facility may also be offered to dentists with other similar postgraduate qualifications (Ireland and UK).

Consideration may be given to dentists who don’t meet the above criteria to submit an expression of interest to complete the part-time Masters Programme over a three year period.

 Applications will also be considered from dentists who have other postgraduate qualifications, and expressions of interest are welcome. The closing date for application has been extended to Friday 10th August 2018.  The application link is below. 

Informal enquiries to Ms Catherine Creagh, tel:01 6127354


Hands-on Onlay Course – Sat 13th Oct 2018

Hands-on Onlay Course Sat 13th Oct 

Fee: Members –  €195; Non-members – €295

Confined to 14 places.

A practical alternative to full crown coverage. Compatible with Minimally Invasive Dentistry, reduced clinical time, and reduced cost to the patient.

Date: Sat 13th Oct 2018
Venue: Skills Lab, DDUH

Tutor: Dr Ray McCarthy, BDS FDS MSc MRD


To book a place go to Home page and ‘add to cart’.