Stephen Dover - 15th February 2017, Savile Club

Mr Stephen Dover

Stephen qualified in dentistry and medicine from the University of Birmingham. He undertook general surgery training, an FDSRCS, FRCS, and completed specialty training in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Following cleft and craniofacial fellowships he was appointed to a consultant post in Birmingham. His practice is now confined to the management of congenital and acquired deformity in adults and children, including acute trauma.

During undergraduate medicine, Stephen worked in a dental practice where he was exposed to oral implantology. He continued this throughout his training and was the first fellow appointed to the ITI in the UK. He contributes to a multidisciplinary implant team in both private and NHS practice.

Oral and facial implants - a 30 year perspective

Osseo-integrated dental implants revolutionised the management of patients with congenital and acquired tooth loss. As confidence in the technique grew, implants began to be used to support facial prostheses. One limiting factor is the availability of bone. Various techniques have been developed to address this and some of these will be discussed in this lecture.

Aims and objectives:

• To review changes in implant based treatments over the past 30 years
• To ask the question 'what is a successful outcome in implant surgery?'
• To consider if surgical limitations have influenced restorative options for the better?

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