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In the ever-evolving landscape of dentistry, staying abreast of the latest advancements is paramount. This lecture, titled "Dental Implants: What every Dentist should know " aims to equip practitioners with updated insights and techniques concerning the placement and restoration of dental implants. Since the groundbreaking work of Prof. Branemark in establishing osseointegration, dental professionals have wielded the transformative power of dental implants to significantly improve patients' quality of life. This presentation will serve as a comprehensive update on the current best practices in implant dentistry.

Learning outcomes

Attendees can expect to gain a nuanced understanding of crucial aspects such as patient eligibility criteria for dental implant treatment, available options for implant-supported restorations, principles guiding case selection, and the vital importance of post-treatment maintenance. By the conclusion of this lecture, participants will have a heightened proficiency in navigating the complexities of implant dentistry, empowering them to make informed decisions and deliver optimal care to their patients.

Speaker

Dr Nick Fahey

Nick graduated from Otago Dental School New Zealand in 1994 and spent 3 years in private practice before travelling to the UK. Nick’s first 15 years in practice in the UK were spent in London’s West End. During that time, he completed an MClinDent in Prosthodontics at The Eastman Dental School. He then completed further qualifications - MFDS RCS, MRD RCS, and FRACDS which allowed him to become a GDC Registered Specialist in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics. Nick established Woodborough House Dental Practice with his wife in 2005. Nick oversees a team of 14 clinicians of Specialists, GDPs and dental therapists and hygienists, who share his passion for delivering comprehensive, multidisciplinary dentistry. Together, the Woodborough team have won multiple dental awards in the UK. Nick is most recognized for his pioneering work in digital dentistry, using cutting-edge technologies such as CBCT, intra-oral scanning and virtual implant planning software to revolutionize computer-guided surgery techniques. He has delved into "real-time" guided surgical navigation and is now utilising recent innovations such as 3D facial scanning and Modjaw jaw analysis to provide facially driven dental rehabilitation. Nick is a fellow of the ITI, where he serves as a study club director and mentor, fostering professional development within the dental community. Nick is passionate about education and lectures internationally, sharing insights on computer-guided surgery and virtual implant planning. Nick recently completed his book ‘Guided Surgery – Making Implant Placement Simpler', a seminal work that underscores his lifelong dedication to advancing dental techniques and methodologies. Nick is the co-founder of the Fitz Fahey Academy, which boasts an international faculty of clinicians, dedicated to empowering dental professionals through mentorship and interdisciplinary teaching. Nick’s career is marked by innovation, education, and unwavering dedication to patient care. His vision is “to change lives through smiles” and he continues to be passionate about shaping the future of dentistry on a global scale.

NZDA Conference 2024 - Dentist Day 2

Dental Implants: What every Dentist should know


Speaker:

Dr Nick Fahey

Saturday 24th Aug 2024
8:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre
188 Oxford Terrace
Christchurch Central City
Region: Canterbury
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