Herodontics – DCG Annual Conference 2021


Join us for our third annual conference in support of the Dental Aid Network. Each lecture will cover compromised or ‘heroic’ treatment modalities, followed by an interactive debate session where we will discuss challenging cases seen in every day practice.

Book your place below. Further programme information is included at the bottom of this page.


Join us for our third annual conference in support of the Dental Aid Network. A full day of cutting-edge lectures from world-class clinicians covering the theme of compromised or ‘heroic’ treatment modalities. This will be followed by an interactive debate session where we will discuss challenging cases seen in every day practice.

There will also be a poster presentation/competition for students, DCTs and dentists within 4 years of graduation. Please see this document for further information.

Early Bird Rate: £99 (£150 after 31st October)

Date: Saturday 27th November 2021

Time: 9am-5pm (7 hours eCPD). Registration from 8:30am

Location: ManDEC, Manchester, M15 6FH

Travel Information:

  • The venue is easily accessible via public transport
  • Car Parking: Multi-storey car park on-site

Catering: Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please make us aware of any specific dietary requirements and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Refund Policy: Non-refundable

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Complex Trauma

Title: Complex Trauma

Lecturer: Professor Fadi Jarad

eCPD: Development Outcome C

Aim- To discuss the long term management of complex dentoalveolar trauma in the permanent dentition.

Learning Outcomes- Delegates should be able to do the following:

  • Assess, investigate and diagnose complex trauma, as well as determine the prognosis of such cases.
  • Describe treatment strategies for the management of complex trauma
  • Explore the overall experience and attitudes to treatment of trauma patients


  • Professor Fadi Jarad
  • Specialist in Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Periodontics
  • BDS (Jordan), PhD (Belfast), MFDS RCS England, MRD RCS Edinburg (Endodontics), FHEA, FDS RCS Edinburg (Restorative Dentistry)

Professor Fadi Jarad completed his Bachelor degree in Dental Surgery in 1997. He then moved to Belfast where he graduated with a PhD from Queen’s University Belfast in 2001. He joined the University of Liverpool in 2003, where he completed his Endodontic and Restorative specialist training. He is an honorary consultant and was recently appointed as Professor of Restorative Dentistry.

Fadi’s clinical interest is in restorative dentistry and endodontics, working as part of a multidisciplinary team and offering a patient-centred approach to management. His research is focused on endodontic management strategies which benefit patients. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.

He has specialist experience in both hospital and private practice.

Compromised Endodontics

Title: Compromised Endodontics

Lecturer: Dr Sanjeev Bhanderi

eCPD: Development Outcome C

Aim- To provide an overview on diagnosis, decision making, and treatment planning process to manage difficult endodontic cases.


  • Discuss the factors to consider in deciding whether or not to treat ‘difficult’ cases.
  • To recognise commonly encountered failures that can occur in endodontic treatment
  • Clinical tips that can be employed in general dental practice for difficult treatment.
  • Update on medicolegal aspects of endodontic care


  • Dr Sanjeev Bhanderi
  • Specialist in Endodontics


  • Bachelor in Dental Surgery 1993: Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital Dental and Medical School (University of London)
  • Masters in Science in Endodontology 1997: University of Manchester
  • Registered Specialist in Endodontics 2001: GDC Reg. no. 69676
  • Expert medico-legal Witness 2003: University of Wales (Cardiff Law School)
  • President of the British Endodontic Society present to 2022

Failing Dentition & Toothwear

  • Title: Failing & Collapsed Dentition
  • Lecturer: Dr Amin Aminian
  • eCPD: Development Outcome C
Aim- Overview of the management of the patient presenting with occlusal collapse.
  • Treatment planning considerations
  • Creation of space: when and how
  • Conformative vs reorganised approach to management


  • Dr Amin Aminian
  • Specialist in Prosthodontics

Amin Aminian qualified from Liverpool University in 1993, before moving to Chester and working in a rural North Wales practice to complete his Vocational Training. This was followed by a 12-month contract with the Falkland Islands Government as Chief Dental Officer providing dental care to the local population, based in Stanley but also visiting and serving the remote regions of the islands.

He returned in 1997 to undertake a Masters degree in fixed and removable prosthodontics at the University Dental Hospital of Manchester, with the degree awarded in 2000. He gained his Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons in Glasgow, MFDS RCPS, in the same year.

A four-year specialist (prosthodontics) training programme was completed in 2004 as well as gaining a Membership in Restorative Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. It was the same year that he was accepted on the General Dental Council Specialist list in Prosthodontics.

Since his return to the UK, Amin has worked in general practices in London and Manchester (DIdsbury) and specialist practices in Cheshire, latterly accepting referrals from practitioners in the North-West and throughout the UK. His practice is limited to prosthodontics, often incorporating management of the “tooth wear” case and also aesthetic reconstructions.

Amin has previously held the post of Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire and, more recently, visiting lecturer on the Masters programme in Advanced General Practice, at Birmingham University. He is an Honorary Teaching Fellow at Manchester University Dental Hospital, where he has supervised research projects in implants and aesthetic aspects of restorative dentistry.

Clinical roles have included locum consultant position as consultant at Blackburn Royal Infirmary. He is responsible for the Removable Prosthodontic module in the Diploma in Restorative Dentistry programme (Manchester cohort), run by the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (FGDP) and also co-organises the 13-module (15-month) Aesthetic Restorative Course (ARC) which aims to teach the multi-disciplinary aspects of integrated care. The course is now in its 15th year.

He has previously served on the organising committee for British Dental Conference and on the committee of the Odontological section of Manchester Medical Society.

He has several published articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Complex Implantology

  • Title: How can we provide fixed teeth in those with very little bone?
  • Lecturer: Dr Pynadath George
  • eCPD: Development Outcome C


  • Dr Pynadath George
  • BDS, MFDS, MSc RestDent, MSc ImpDent, DClinDent OralSurg

Pynadath George is a Dental Surgeon who has a practice limited to advanced restorative dentistry and complex dental implants. He is a graduate of Liverpool Dental School and since then has completed the membership exams from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. Through his career he has also completed a Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Degree in Restorative Dentistry from the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute, UCL, in London and a separate Postgraduate Diploma and Master’s degree in Dental Implants from Warwick University. Currently he works as a peripatetic clinician providing implants and mentoring dentists in more than seven practices across the UK from Yorkshire to London. Whilst completing his Doctorate degree. He was a Clinical Teacher teaching Restorative Dentistry and Dental Implants in Liverpool University Dental School to Undergraduate students and Specialist trainees. He previously worked in Preston Royal Hospital treating cancer patients for removable and fixed Prosthodontics.
His scope of practice within dental implants involves simple single implants and bone grafting to advanced and complex cases involving extra maxillary implants

Aesthetic Dilemmas

  • Title: Aesthetic Dilemmas
  • Lecturer: Dr Billal Arshad
  • eCPD: Development Outcome C


  • Dr Billal Arshad

Billal graduated from Manchester and has since worked in both hospital and general practice. He now works privately in Manchester, Liverpool and West Yorkshire.

His career to date includes the following:

  • Special interest in restorative and aesthetic dentistry
  • Clinical tutor in undergraduate and postgraduate Prosthodontic clinic at the Manchester Dental Hospital
  • Awarded clinical Masters in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics – winning the Dentsply Award
  • Awarded Overall School of Medical Sciences Award for best clinical outcomes

Billal has a passion for aesthetic and reconstructive dentistry and spends most of his time working within this field and training colleagues, both nationally and internationally.

Billal approaches his cases using minimally invasive techniques, which is mirrored in his teaching. He has a natural love for teaching and it highlights his artistic flair and attention to detail. He has a reputation for being a great communicator and providing simple methods that allow delegates to achieve fantastic outcomes for every case

The Big Debate

  • Title: The Big Debate
  • Lecturer: All
  • eCPD: Development Outcome C

This will be an interactive session where the speakers and audience will discuss the varying approaches to be taken in specific cases seen in everyday practice. You may want to bring some popcorn!


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