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Mitigating risk for managing,maintaining or placing implants

Event Type
Event Subject
Development Outcomes (A, B, C, D)
Topic Groups (General Dental Practice, Periodontics, Restorative Dentistry, Consent and Compliance, Record Keeping, Implantology, Indemnity, Law and Ethics, Risk)
Friday 22 October 2021
09:15 - 16:50
British Dental Association
64 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 8YS, England
Koray Feran, Nicholas Lewis, Ian Dunn, Stewart Duffy
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  • Dental Care Professional: £120.00
  • Essential member: £150.00
  • Expert member: £150.00
  • Extra member: £150.00
  • Senior member: £150.00
  • Non member: £200.00

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Mitigating risk when managing, maintaining or placing dental implant restorations

Friday 22 October 2021 | LONDON

As a dentist you are likely to be presented with patients who have implants, whether you placed them or not, and there are key things you need to know to be able to minimise legal ‘risk’. What is right for the patient? What must you be aware of?


This seminar will address issues and challenges that commonly arise in the provision of implant dentistry, whether placing or maintaining them. Attendees will receive essential risk management advice for implant-related practise and be more confident in knowing what to look out for.

Learning objectives

  • Explore solutions to challenges that commonly arise in the provision of implant dentistry - whether placing or maintaining implants
  • Identify the risk management advice which must be considered when treatment planning for the complex restorative patient
  • Understand how implants can be monitored effectively and what level of record keeping is required
  • Examine how different types of failure may be predicted, avoided and managed
  • Identify the common dento-legal themes relating to implant dentistry and key ethical considerations you should be aware of.

Learning content

A lecture-based day with opportunities to ask questions to the speakers.

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Stewart Duffy, Partner and Solicitor, RadcliffesLeBrasseur LLP, London

Ian Dunn, Specialist Periodontist

Koray Feran, Implant and Restorative Dental Surgeon, The London Centre for Implant and Aesthetic Dentistry, London

Nick Lewis, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Royal Surrey Hospital, Guildford and Private Practitioner

Jane Merivale, Senior Dento-legal Advisor, BDA (Event Chair)

What do our speakers say about this event?

“Learning to “do” implants and understanding the complexities of looking after patients over long periods who have had implant treatment are two very different things. This lecture covers 30 years of implant experience and highlights how errors or oversights made in the planning and patient communication process can cause long-term problems that can be expensive to rectify.” Koray Feran


​08:45 ​Registration and refreshments
​09:15 ‘To extract or not to extract?’ An evidence-based review on treatment planning and risk management in implant dentistry

Learning objectives:
  • History, evolution and development of dental implants - where we are today and why
  • Understand the restorative decisions connected with dental implants including alternative options and their comparable success
  • Explore the medico-legal aspects of the clinical issues concerning implants
  • Endodontic treatment versus implants – what is the prognosis?
  • Gain more confidence with making effective decisions around implant treatment with an understanding of potential areas of risk.
Nick Lewis, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Royal Surrey Hospital, Guildford and Private Practitioner

​10:45 ​Morning refreshments and networking
​11:15 The perio-implant conundrum and implant maintenance

  • How well-maintained teeth and implants perform in the long-term
  • Implants in periodontally susceptible patients – what the data shows us and how this should be included in informed consent
  • Understand how successful periodontal treatment can be and how that might influence treatment planning
  • How to monitor and maintain dental implants.
Ian Dunn, Specialist Periodontist

​12:45 ​Lunch
Minimising risk and avoiding failures relating to dental implants

Nearly 30 years of experience with dental implants has shown that they are a successful and predictable treatment modality for edentulism. However, the biological, time, financial and reputational costs of failures can be significant. Avoidance and management of failures requires considerable knowledge, thought and experience so this lecture will explore how risks can be minimised through utilising knowledge and experience of past failures, with current examples included.

Learning objectives:
  • How risks can be minimised – utilising past failures combined with clinical knowledge, an example-based session.
  • Exploration of how failures may be predicted, avoided and managed:
  - host based failures
  - diagnosis and planning based failures
  - surgical-operative failures
  - prosthetic design and functional failures
  - maintenance failures
  - communication and consent failures.

Koray Feran, Implant and Restorative Dental Surgeon, The London Centre for Implant and Aesthetic Dentistry, London

​15:15 ​Afternoon refreshments and networking
15:35What lessons can be learnt from cases concerning dental implants that have given rise to claims and regulatory scrutiny?

Learning objectives:
  • Find out what the most common reasons are for claims or GDC complaints against a dentist in relation to implant dentistry
  • Explore and learn from some example cases of implant dentistry.
Stewart Duffy, Partner and Solicitor, RadcliffesLeBrasseur LLP, London

​16:35Question time - your chance to ask the BDA's Dento-legal experts:

David Croser, Len D’Cruz, Russell Heathcote-Curtis, Jane Merivale, Shreeti Patel

16:50 ​Close of the event

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Ian Dunn

Specialist in Periodontics

Ian qualified from Leeds in 1998 and went into general practice in the North West. In 2001 he was awarded Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice. In 2002 he joined the teaching staff at Liverpool Dental Hospital in the Periodontology Department where he became Undergraduate Teaching Lead in Periodontics and Senior Clinical Teacher in Periodontics, a role he held for five years until leaving that position in 2018. In 2010 he completed his MSc in Periodontology and in 2013 he was admitted to the GDC Specialist List in Periodontics.

Ian is the Perio Lead for the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners and runs their short course in Periodontics and leads the perio components of the FGDP Restorative Diploma.
Ian spends three days a week in private practice in the North West of England where he takes referrals for all aspects of Periodontology. He is the British Society of Periodontology regional representative for Merseyside and Cheshire and serves on their Council as Commercial Liaison Officer. In 2014 he was also elected to the BSP Faculty. Ian has recently been appointed to the Editorial Board of Dental Update.

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Stewart Duffy

Partner and Solicitor, RadcliffesLeBrasseur LLP

Stewart is a partner and solicitor at RadcliffesLeBrasseurLLP. He joined the firm in 2008 after completing his law degree at University College Dublin and following his admission as an attorney-at-law at the New York State Bar. He became a solicitor in England and Wales in 2010. Stewart has been advising healthcare professionals for more than a decade and regularly acts for dentists and dental care professionals in GDC proceedings. His wider practice involves a range of regulatory and disciplinary work with a particular focus on the health sector, including cases involving the CQC and NHS Primary Care Contracts. Stewart has also advised a number of healthcare regulators on matters related to their fitness to practise functions.
Stewart previously worked as a surgical registrar having obtained his membership of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. In addition to his primary medical degree Stewart was awarded a doctorate in medicine (M.D.) for research on leukocyte adhesion which he undertook as a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Toronto.

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Implant and Restorative Dental Surgeon, The London Centre for Implant and Aesthetic Dentistry, London

Koray qualified in 1989 from Guy’s Dental Hospital, winning the Final Year Prize for overall excellence and the S.J. Kaye Prize in Oral Medicine and Pathology.

He remained at Guy’s for two separate House Surgeon appointments in Prosthetic Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial surgery until 1991 when he went into general practice in North London.

Between 1991 and 1993 he completed the Master of Science degree in Periodontology from Guy’s Hospital and at the end of 1993 passed examinations to obtain a Restorative Dentistry Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

He has since been in practice dedicated to quality dental care, having a special interest in multi-disciplinary cases that require detailed planning and co-ordination of several specialist branches of dentistry. Between 1996 and 1999 he provided surgical services in periodontics and implant dentistry to three prestigious practices in the Knightsbridge and South Kensington areas, and established his own practice in the West End of London in 1998.

In 2005 he founded The London Centre for Implant and Aesthetic Dentistry (LCIAD Ltd.) in Wimpole Street at the heart of London’s dental and medical community. He expanded LCIAD in October 2010 into new larger premises to establish a strong clinical team with in-depth experience in the management and care of patients with complex dental problems.

Koray has undergone and continues to undergo extensive postgraduate education in several countries with world leaders in many fields of dentistry and dental technology as well as being a sought-after lecturer on sinus and bone grafting, clinical photography, occlusion, multidisciplinary restorative cases, fee setting and patient communication, surgical and restorative implant treatments and treatment planning.
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Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Royal Surrey Hospital, Guildford and Private Practitioner

Nick graduated with Honours in Newcastle in 2001 and went on to complete his higher specialist training in Restorative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Hospital in London in 2009. He was subsequently appointed as a full time Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at the Eastman and was clinical lead in Prosthodontics from 2010-2014. Nick was subsequently appointed as a Consultant at The Royal Surrey Hospital in Guildford in 2016 with a sub-speciality interest in maxillofacial prosthodontics and the dental management of head and neck cancer patients. Nick is now predominantly based at the Royal Surrey in his NHS Consultant role and maintains a teaching commitment as a Clinical Lecturer at the Eastman. Nick is currently the Clinical Director of Maxillofacial surgery, Orthodontics and Restorative Dentistry at the Royal Surrey while also maintaining a private practice in Yateley, Hampshire.

Nick is recognised by the General Dental Council as a specialist in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Periodontics and Endodontics and acts as an expert witness for medico-legal cases. He completed an LLM in Medical Law in 2017.

Meet the BDA's Dento-legal Advisors

In-house experts from the BDA will be on hand throughout networking breaks.

David Croser, Dental Advisor

Len D’Cruz, Head of Indemnity, BDA

Russell Heathcote-Curtis, Dental Advisor, BDA

Jane Merivale, Senior Dento-legal Advisor, BDA

Shreeti Patel, Dento-legal Advisor, BDA

Biographies can be found here.


BDA member​£150
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The fee includes refreshments and lunch.

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5 hours 45 minutes CPD

The seminar meets the educational criteria set by the GDC for CPD (5 hours 45 minutes) and is certified by the British Dental Association.

COVID-safe measures

Enhanced measures will be in place to keep delegates, staff and speakers safe during this event including;

  • Space for delegates to spread out as needed
  • Frequent cleaning throughout the day
  • Flexibility to transfer to a future event should you be unable to attend specifically due to a requirement to self-isolate or onset of COVID-related symptoms

Guidelines are constantly reviewed and covid-safe procedures in place may change at any time.

Details of the measures we are taking to keep delegates, speakers and staff members safe, and the steps all parties should take to help keep themselves and others safe are available here

A copy of the COVID-19 risk assessment specifically for this event is available here.



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