Dentistry 17: Stars of Dentistry exceeded all expectations in what was arguably the best dental symposium ever seen in the UK. Dentistry was there to bring you the highlights.

From the quality of the comprehensive lecture programme, the calibre of world-class speakers, the educational opportunities of the hands-on workshops, and the busy exhibition hall, Stars of Dentistry returned on 23 June and blew last year’s IPAC Event of the Year-nominated dental symposium out of the water.

Seeing stars

The Stars brand was conceived to equip ambitious dentists with an educational programme filled with the most innovative clinical techniques and business know-how from the very best of the best from across the globe – and this year’s symposium certainly didn’t disappoint.

From an early-morning energetic pep-talk from the exuberant motivational speaker Gary Zelesky, through to a Q&A session via live video link from Seattle with renowned prosthodontist, John Kois, Stars of Dentistry 2017 was an example of excellence in dental education from start to finish.

As well as Gary Zelesky and John Kois, attendees had the opportunity to learn from some of the most revered members of the global dental education circuit.

Styleitaliano co-founder, Walter Devoto, flew in from Italy to discuss the most appropriate situations for direct versus indirect restorations, and Maurice Salama from the USA advised attendees on the importance of creating and managing gingival beauty.

Elsewhere, Brazil’s Newton Fahl presented a comprehensive lecture on the clinical basis fo direct and indirect restorations, and Gerard Chiche from the USA provided an update on smile design, bonding and aesthetic materials.

Drs Ian Buckle and John Cranham returned to Stars of Dentistry for the second consecutive year, to present their lecture on the importance of a cohesive interdisciplinary team. The duo also ran two hands-on workshops on treatment planning of complex cases, for lucky delegates that signed up to the limited courses.

Additionally, Claire Burgess from the Dominic Hassall Training Institute was on hand to introduce the Bioclear restoration method – an ‘injection moulding’ composite bonding technique.

As always, a lively exhibition hall gave attendees the opportunity to network with some of the most informative and friendly representatives from the dental industry, and the hall played host to the much anticipated Champagne and Canapés After Party with the Stars at 8pm, where attendees got the opportunity to relax down and network with the star speakers.

Attendee Fiona Granger was announced as the lucky winner of a Salmanazar of champagne – equal to 9 litres – which was kindly provided by Stars of  Dentistry Diamond sponsor, Belmont.

Relive the magic

As a picture speaks a thousand words, it’s difficult for us to convey the sheer magic of the day in words, so take a look for yourself to see what you missed, or to relive the magic below.

We’re already getting geared up for Dentistry 18: Stars of Dentistry, with a lot more information to come. So for now, keep your eye on the website, starsofdentisry.co.uk, for 2018 speaker announcements.

We hope you’ll join us next year for your day with the stars!