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Occlusion in a modern world

Occlusion, occlusal restoration, TMD and vertical dimension

Friday 18 September 2020 - Leeds



We are looking to run this seminar again in Leeds in 2021 - please check back later for updates.

Alternative date:

Friday 20 November 2020 - London



Peter Briggs
Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, QMUL, London and Specialist Practitioner

Phil Taylor
Professor in Prosthodontics, QMUL, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and Clinical Director for Dentistry at Barts Health NHS Trust, London


This seminar provides an opportunity to explore the theory and clinical practice of occlusion in the 21st century. Through case examples and video demonstrations, speakers Phil Taylor and Peter Briggs will discuss a wide range of procedures available to the busy, modern dental practitioner.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the relevance and application of a range of techniques available to the modern dental practitioner
  • Become better informed through the study of current evidence
  • Increase confidence in safely managing patients with occlusal problems.

Learning content

A lecture-based session with opportunity to ask questions to the speaker.

How to book

**We are currently unable to accept payment by cheque and bookings by post. Therefore please book online, over the phone or email a completed booking form to**




BDA members can book online

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By phone

020 7563 4590

By booking form

Print, complete then return the Booking form - Occlusion in a modern world 2020.pdf

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Login to the BDA website first. Then use the pink 'Register' button at the top right of this page.

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If booking online, please email with any dietary requirements.

Early-bird prices*

​BDA members: £195 £245 

Non-members:  £285 £335

​Dental Care Professionals: £95 £145

All costs includes refreshments, a standing buffet lunch and course documentation (where applicable). This event is exempt from VAT.

*Early-bird prices available until Friday 10  July 2020


​08:30 ​Registration, refreshments and exhibition
09:00 ​Opening remarks from the Chair
09:05 ​Diagnosis of occlusion, the relevance of articulation and modern occlusal practice for the busy dental practitioner
  • The rationale for the use of articulators in clinical practice
  • How to choose the right articulator for your practice
  • Tips on using the articulator to its maximum with minimum additional cost
  • Occlusal outcomes and managing expectations of different articulators
  • What records you need and what can you expect from your technician
  • How to look at occlusion in the mouth and what tools you need.
10:30 ​Refreshments and exhibition
11:00 ​Evidence-based update on:
  • The shortened dental arch
  • Parafunction
  • Temporo-mandibular joint dysfunction and splints
  • Tooth preparation and materials.
​12:30 ​Lunch and exhibition time
13:30 ​Evidence based update on:
  • Vertical dimension
  • Additive or subtractive restorative strategies
  • Jaw registration for fixed, removable and implant supported restorations
  • Dahl concept
  • Interactive case discussions.
​15:00 ​Refreshments and exhibition
​15:30 ​Occlusal challenges arising from common restorative issues and how to manage failures
  • Modern views on the management of tooth wear to include fixed and removable treatment
  • Occlusal re-enforcement of broken down and root treated cases
  • Prevention and treatment of cracked teeth
  • Which teeth are problematic when you consider crowns
  • Question and answer session.
17:00 Closing remarks from the Chair



Peter Briggs resized for web.png Peter Briggs
Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, QMUL, London and Specialist Practitioner


Peter was appointed as a Consultant in 1995 and also started a specialist referral practice in the same year. He qualified at King's College Hospital in 1983 and worked in full time NHS dental practice before returning to secondary care to do a Cons MSc at the Eastman in 1997-8. This was followed by various registrar jobs at Eastman, King's, Royal London and St. George's.

He won a Winston Churchill Fellowship in 1994. As a Clinical Director for 15 years he spent much energy developing secondary care clinical services in South West London (SWL) and more recently trained Dentists with Enhanced Skills and introduced a Managed Clinical Network for SWL. He is past DCT TPD for SL and STC Chair / TPD for Restorative Dentistry (Pan London).

He has managed to publish over 50 publications and is immediate past President of the British Society of Prosthodontics. He was appointed Postgraduate Dental Dean for London and Kent, Sussex and Surrey in November 2018.

Phil Taylor - for web site.jpg

​Phil Taylor
Professor in Prosthodontics, QMUL, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and Clinical Director for Dentistry at Barts Health NHS Trust, London

Phil was appointed a consultant in 2003. He qualified in 1981 from Newcastle upon Tyne and spent the first 12 years in NHS General Practice in Northumberland, by 1992 he had gained the MGDS RCS and decided to move to London to do the MSc Cons at the Eastman.

There was no looking back and by 1996 he had gained the MRD and by 2001 the FDS from Edinburgh. By that time he was running an MSc in Gerodontology at QMUL which led to him being the Course Director of the internationally recognised D.Clin Dent in Prosthodontics which has a memorandum of agreement with RCS Edinburgh where he is an examiner for the M.Pros.

He was made Senior Lecturer in 2008, Clinical Director in 2011 and Professor in 2017. As Clinical Director he led the move to the first new traditional Dental School in 40 years, interestingly the last was Newcastle when he was an undergraduate. His interests are around tooth wear and is the first dentist to be invited to sit on the NICE guidelines for eating disorders.

As an active member of the British Society of Prosthodontics he was President of that society in 2018/2019. He will retire from clinical practice in July 2020 and will become Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh from October 2020.


Leeds Marriott Hotel
4 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane, Leeds LS1 6ET


6 hours CPD

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



If you wish to stay overnight during the event please contact MICE Concierge our appointed hotel booking agency by email or call 01438 908770.

 Full terms and conditions (including cancellation policy)