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AOS (NSW) A/Prof Dale Howes - The Quest for Zero Defect – From Planning to Restoration Part 1



Dale Geoffrey Howes B.Sc. (Dent); BDS; M.Dent (Wits); FCD (SA) Pros; FICD.


Dale Howes has been recently been appointed Associate Professor in prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine and Health, at the University of Sydney, Australia. He was previously in full time private practice with part time appointment as adjunct professor in the department Oral Rehabilitation University of the Witwatersrand before taking over as the Professor and Head of that Department.


He is the Immediate Past President of the ISMR (International Society for Maxillofacial Rehabilitation), board member and Treasurer of the ICP (International College of Prosthodontists)
He has received peer review fellowships from the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa and the International College of Dentists serving as the regional Vice Regent.  He is a past president of the Academy of Prosthodontics of South Africa, and founder member of the P-I Brånemark Institute of South Africa as well as the Face Value Foundation Trust, a Public Benefit Organisation.  This PBO is dedicated to enhancing head and neck treatment and rehabilitation through comprehensive multidisciplinary care, research and education.


He was also awarded the Premier Award of the South African Dental Association (2016) and the I.Y. Sendulskogo Commemorative Medal of the Russian Partnership of Head and Neck Oncology Specialists for outstanding achievements in medicine. (2015). He has Awarded Best Presentations at the Nobel Biocare World Congress 2005 and the Academy of Osseointegration Boston 2008.


He has lectured worldwide and supervised Masters and PhD projects, been external examiner nationally and internationally as well as publishing research and book chapters in fields including head and neck cancer rehabilitation, occlusion and biomechanics.


He has developed innovative implant fixtures, components and protocols to solve hard and soft tissue constraints facilitating screw retained implant prostheses optimising patient management in the regular implant patient as well as for the patient compromised by head and neck trauma and cancer.


 Due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions AOS (NSW) meetings will be held via webinar until further notice.  Therefore as digital events are not bound by location AOS (NSW) invites AOS (SA) members and guests to participate. 


"The Quest for zero defect – from planning to restoration" Part 1

Lecture one; Part 1:      "Evidence and Value Engineering In Implant Planning"

Lecture one; Part 2:    “Passivity – the Holy Grail"


“With so much required to stay abreast of (let alone master), an expert study group can be invaluable in helping you to stay at the leading edge of creating and offering value to your clients.” (thinkadviser.com)

We are encouraged to practice evidence-based dentistry, but what evidence do actually have for the things we do and the decisions we make?

  This webinar will explore a journey of seeking answers to questions in daily practice from an innovative value engineering concept of treatment planning to implant dentistry.  We will consider the value of common sense and some evidence we need to “change the drudgery of patchwork practice into an orderly and logical progression of comprehensive treatment” (Hocott 1984)


We have some evidence that a better fitting implant supported prosthesis may result in minimising the all-important long term bone loss around splinted implants.


In the second part of my time with you we will consider some of our research into the distortion inherent to the analogue and digital workflows for the production of your implant supported prostheses. 


We will then finally consider some practical and cost effective solutions to finding “The Holy Grail” of precision fit and passivity between your prostheses and the patients’ implants.  


Learning outcomes:

At the end of this lecture, the participant should be able to:

1.           Evaluate the merits and limitations of available evidence in implant and general dentistry

2.           Design a treatment decision tree and apply patient and evidence utilities to achieve informed consent.  

3.           Analyse the mechanisms of prosthetic distortion in implant dentistry

4.           Explain the effects of distortion on bone and materials

5.           Design a better fitting implant supported dental prosthesis. 


Please refer to the website for Part 2 of this lecture"The Quest for Zero Defect – From Planning to Restoration" Part 2.

"The straight line belongs to man; the curved line belongs to God"
(Antoni Gaudi)


AOS (NSW) invites AOS (SA) members and guests to join the webinar presented by A/Prof Dale Howes - The Quest for Zero Defect – From Planning to Restoration Part 1

AOS (NSW) A/Prof Dale Howes - The Quest for Zero Defect – From Planning to Restoration Part 1


Event Date 26-05-2020
Time 7pm
Location Online Webinar
RSVP Note Registration Closed. Contact infoNSW@aos.org.au
RSVP By 25-05-2020