5-Day Masterclass in Aesthetic Dentistry
Location: Merimna Institute, Athens, Greece
Tuition fees: 1000 €
Dates: (TBA) Course 2021
Eastman Dental Institute
UCL Eastman Dental Institute is a world-leading, academic centre for postgraduate dentistry and translational research, based in London, UK. They offer an extensive range of high-quality, postgraduate study opportunities including Master’s degrees, specialty training, certificates, diplomas and research-informed degrees.
The Institute also offers an extensive range of hands-on, CPD courses in dedicated facilities. These courses are led by practicing specialists, many of whom are also engaged with the full degree programmes. This ensures both a high-standard of teaching and a clinically-focussed approach.
The central London location is convenient both for London-based dentists and those travelling from around the UK or Europe. Moreover international students are able to attend CPD courses for the same fee as UK/EU students. UCL Eastman works in partnership with the Eastman Dental Hospital (EDH), part of UCLH NHS Foundation Trust (UCLHT), they enjoy long-standing, successful collaborations with international universities, the NHS, industry sponsors, small, medium and large multinational companies.
Members of staff are leading decision makers in Specialist Dental Societies, the Regional Postgraduate Centres of Health Education England (HEE) and Committees of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons, holding national examining and accreditation roles.
CPD courses are held in teaching facilities which comprise of four fully equipped seminar rooms; three skills laboratories with a total of 50 individual work stations, each with its own phantom head equipment and computer screen linked to a teaching station; five well equipped surgeries (with microscopes) for clinical sessions and an open space where peer groups can meet to discuss the day’s teaching over tea and coffee.
The Institute was ranked 12th in the world for Dentistry in the 2019 QS World Rankings
Aims and Objectives
This course aims to provide:
• Knowledge and skills of clinical procedures in adhesive and aesthetic dentistry
• Knowledge and understanding of contemporary aesthetic biomaterials
• Improvement of the standards of delivered aesthetic clinical dental procedures
• Broadening of the options for treatment planning of complex aesthetic problems
• Aesthetic smile evaluation, aesthetic concepts and pre-treatment case documentation, treatment planning
• Occlusal records for the aesthetic case (casts, face-bows, interocclusal registration, semi-adjustable articulators)
• Dental photography
• Anterior and posterior composite restorations/adhesive dentistry
• Ceramic Restorations: veneers and crowns
• Aesthetic metal-ceramic crowns and bridges
• Tissue management, impressions for indirect restorations
• Aesthetic Periodontics: Anterior crown lengthening, extraction site preservation, recession coverage, augmentation
• Aesthetic cements and cementation techniques for ceramic restorations
• Interdisciplinary treatment planning for complex aesthetic problems
Teaching and Learning
• Step by step patient case presentations
• Interactive patient treatment planning exercises
• Ample hands-on training (in skills laboratory and clinic)
• Video demonstrations of clinical procedures
• Current literature compilation
• Evidence-based dentistry
• Interdisciplinary case approach
• Interactive review sessions with the turning point system
• Small instructors/student ratio
Dr. Konstantina Dina Dedi
DipDS, MS Cert in Prosthodontics (USA), FACP
Diplomate American Board of Prosthodontics
Specialist in Prosthodontics Fellow, American College of Prosthodontics Fellow,
International Team of Implantology
Principal Clinical Teaching Fellow, Director Aesthetic Dentistry Programmes,
UCL Eastman Dental Institute
Konstantina Dina Dedi qualified in Athens Greece in 1994 and after two years of private practice, she moved to USA. for full-time training. She was awarded the USA. Specialization Degree in Prosthodontics (Combined Crown and Bridge Removable and Implant Prosthodontics) in 1997 and the Master of Science in Oral Biology (MSc) Degree in 1999 from the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry in USA. as well as a degree in Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Dental Oncology in 1998 from the University of Texas Houston MD Anderson Cancer Center in U.S.A.
She then completed a one year dental teaching fellowship at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry USA. Prior to her current appointment at UCL Eastman Dental Institute, she held the appointments of Clinical Assistant Professor in Prosthodontics, Director of Removable Prosthodontics Clinics and Director of the ITI Scholarship Program in the Prosthodontic Department of the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in USA Ms Dedi was awarded the prestigious “Diplomate” specialty status from the American Board of Prosthodontics in 2002.
She has been elected a Fellow of the International Team of Oral Implantology (ITI) and the American College of Prosthodontics and she held memberships in the Academy of Osseointegration, the International College of Prosthodontics and currently the American Dental Society of London. In her previous appointment with UNC School of Dentistry, Ms. Dedi had been teaching in the postgraduate specialty programs of Prosthodontics and Implant dentistry, she was the course leader of the Removable Partial Denture undergraduate preclinical course and she was involved in several continuing professional development courses.
She has presented numerous lectures and continuing education courses in U.S.A., Europe and the Middle East on anterior aesthetics and immediate loading of dental implants.
Dina’s main research areas of interest are: Dental Implants Immediate Loading and Anterior Implant Aesthetics. She practices in London’s West End and her private practice interests include aesthetic dentistry, dental implants, fixed and removable prosthodontics, full-mouth rehabilitation and all-ceramic restorations.
Dr. Georgios Papageorgakopoulos
DDS, MS, Cert (Periodontics)
Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology
Private Practice Limited to Periodontics
Mr. Papageorgakopoulos graduated from Dental School (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) with a DDS degree in 2002. He completed his three-year postgraduate programme in Periodontology and obtained his MS in Oral Biology in 2007 from University of Louisville, USA. He became Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology in 2008 after taking the Board Exams.
He was Assistant Professor of Periodontology at the University of Louisville, USA, from 2008 until 2009, teaching both in undergraduate and postgraduate level, while at the same time he maintained his Faculty Practice. He worked as a Specialist in Periodontics in Private Practice in London from 2009 until 2014 and was a Specialist Teacher in Periodontology at King’s College, Dental School from 2010 to 2011 and from 2011 to 2014 Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow and Director of Periodontal CPD Programs at Eastman Dental Institute, UCL. He maintains a private practice limited to periodontics and surgical implantology in the center of Athens since 2015.
Mr. Papageorgakopoulos has been working for more than 15 years both in private practice and Academics on the treatment of periodontal diseases (non-surgical and surgical), periodontal plastic and reconstructive surgery, bone regeneration techniques, as well as dental implants with or without grafting
Dr. Marianna Kontopodi
Visiting Lecturer, UCL Eastman Dental Insitute
Marianna Kontopodi graduated from Dental School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2005. September of the same year she moved to England where she worked as a general dentist in private practice in Brighton and London. In 2006 she continued her studies at New York University, College of Dentistry and completed her Masters in Aesthetic Dentistry in July, 2008.
September of the same year she moved to London, where in addition to her work as an aesthetic dentist she worked as a guest lecturer with Eastman Dental Institute, (UCL) in the field of cosmetic dentistry. Since 2010, Marianna Kontopodi lives and works in Athens and Crete and participating as a lecturer at seminars in Aesthetic dentistry in Greece and abroad.
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