Dr Kavit Shah - 12th October 2016, Savile Club

Dr Kavit Shah
Specialist in Prosthodontics, Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow UCL Eastman Dental Institute

Kavit graduated from Guys’, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2002. Following graduation he worked in general dental practice and held hospital posts in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine and Restorative Dentistry. After gaining membership of The Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, he enrolled onto a four year Masters and Specialist Training Programme in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics at The Eastman Dental Institute, UCL. He graduated with distinction and is now a recognised specialist in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics.

Most of his clinical time is spent at The London Centre for Prosthodontics, a specialist referral practice in Central London where he is a partner. In addition to the time spent at the practice, Kavit is a Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow at The Eastman Dental Institute, where he lectures and supervises graduate students in the treatment of implant and prosthodontics patients.

Paradigms in Prosthodontics - management of complex cases

Aims and learning outcomes:

• Revisit classical treatment planning pathways and their rationales for the management of complex cases

• Explore treatment protocols, processes and procedures that maximise clinical survival

• Appreciate the importance of patient centred treatments and restoration selection with a focus on longevity

Throughout his presentation and using examples of clinical cases, Dr Shah will highlight the importance of simplicity in achieving predictable outcomes in the prosthodontic management of complex cases. With a combination of different treatment modalities, he will aim to highlight the importance of a conservative approach in the long-term management of such cases. In addition, he will explore potential pitfalls and problems that can occur and why planning for failure is an essential part of the maintenance of such patients.

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