DCG Masterclass Day 2019


Take your practice to the next level whilst supporting a great cause! Choose from a selection of workshops from world class clinicians, with 100% of all profits going to the Dental Aid Network.

Further information, including course details and selection options are included at the bottom of this page.

Please use the drop down menu below to make your selection(s):



Take your practice to the next level whilst supporting a great cause! Choose from a selection of workshops from world-class clinicians, with 100% of all profits going to the Dental Aid Network.

Fee: £50-300. Lunch Included

**Discounts Available**
– 30% Student (full-time students)
– 20% FD/DCT
– 10% Groups of 4
(Terms & Conditions Apply)

Date & Time: Saturday 9th February 2019, 9am-5:30pm.

Location: Ziferblat, 23 Edge Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1HW

Refund Policy: No Refunds

Travel Information:

  • The venue is easily accessible via public transport
  • Car Parking: Multi-storey car park within 5 minutes of the venue


Additional information


Occlusion & TMD, Direct Composites, Contemporary Endodontics, Anterior Preparations & Temporisation, Developing a Growth Mindset

Workshop Options

You can choose from one of the following workshop options:

  • 09:00 – 17:00: Occlusion & TMD, (Riaz Yar)
  • 09:00 – 17:00: Direct Composites (Hands-On), (Nadeem Younis & Tariq Bashir)
  • 09:00 – 17:00: Contemporary Endodontics (Hands-On), (Ammar Al-Hourani)
  • 09:00 – 17:00: Anterior Preparations & Temporisation (Hands-On), (Billal Arshad)
  • 09:00 – 11:00: Developing a Growth Mindset, (Hassan Mushaid)

Please see the named tabs above for workshop details, including the course aims and objectives.

Occlusion & TMD

  • Title: Occlusion & TMD
  • Lecturer: Riaz Yar
  • Time: 09:00-17:00 (7 hours eCPD)
  • Lunch: Included
  • ECPD: Development Outcome C

*** Currently 50% Off! ***


To provide the general dental practitioner with a review and update of the foundations regarding evaluation, diagnosis and management of TMD patients.  This lecture will provide a broad insight into both the theoretical and the clinical aspects of TMD.  We hope to provide a better understanding of the possibilities and limitations in clinical practice to treating TMD patients.


Participants will be introduced to the concepts of occlusion in dental practice and they will develop an understanding of the management of occlusal problems in restorative dentistry.  We hope to provide a working guide for the practical dentists in how to profitably incorporate occlusion in daily practice.


Dr. Riaz Yar graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1999. After spending some time in general practice, Riaz set up his own practice in 2003 before gaining MFDS from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 2005. Following this, in 2008 he completed an MPhil in restorative dentistry and in 2011 completed a 4 year long MProsDent mono-specialty training in Prosthodontics at the University of Manchester, where he is also an Honorary Clinical Teaching fellow in Prosthodontics.

In addition, Riaz is an internal examiner for the Membership of Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons England and an internal examiner for the ORE and LDS examinations.

As well as completing the specialty Prosthodontic training, Riaz has undertaken a Diploma in Postgraduate Dental Studies (DPDS) with the University of Bristol and a Diploma in Implant Dentistry with the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. He is also a Joint Director of The Square Advanced Dental Care – a specialist referral centre established in 2011 with the ethos of ‘experience excellence’ in dentistry,

Dr Yar lectures nationally and internationally and is a keen advocate of postgraduate teaching. This is evident with the setting up of RED (Restorative Education of the Dental Team) Square – providing an MSc in Restorative Dentistry, in partnership with University of Chester, for which he is the program director.

Contemporary Endo

  • Title: Contemporary Endodontics (Hands-On)
  • Lecturer: Ammar Al Hourani
  • Time: 09:00-17:00 (7 hours eCPD)
  • Lunch: Included
  • ECPD: Development Outcome C

*** Currently 50% Off! ***


A full day of theory and hands-on covering primary & retreatment, sclerosed canal management, obturation and a Q&A. We’ll be using the best materials and equipment, including Endo Reality teeth, the Micro Mega OneCurve file and we’ll also be using warm vertical obturation units!

This course aims to walk general dental practitioners through the steps required in the management of everyday endodontic cases using single file endodontic techniques.
  • To gain an understanding of assessing case complexity
  • To gain an understanding of the importance of the access cavity
  • To understand the principles of patency filing, as well as creating a glide path and its importance in single file endodontics
  • To discuss methods of achieving glide paths
  • To discuss the importance of electronic apex locators in working length determination
  • To gain an understanding of single file endodontic instruments and their rise in popularity
  • To outline protocols to make day-to-day endodontic treatment more manageable
  • To discuss current systems on the market and their uses/ limitations


Ammar qualified from Glasgow Dental School in 2009. He completed his VT year in the Scottish Highlands, followed by various SHO rotations across the UK. Ammar has also worked in General Practice for several years and developed an interest in Endodontics. This led him to embark on a 3-year full-time DDSc Endodontic training programme at Liverpool Dental School. he is currently in his final year of training, and also works part-time in practices in Yorkshire and Merseyside accepting Endodontic referrals.

Ammar also has a keen interest in teaching. He supervises undergraduates in his role as an Honorary Clinical Tutor, and has taught on several NHS 63 courses in the Yorkshire and Merseyside deaneries. In doing so, he has helped GDPs to overcome many of the day to day challenges in endodontics.

Anterior Preparations & Temporisation

  • Title: Anterior Preparations & Temporisation (Hands-On)
  • Lecturer: Billal Arshad
  • Time: 09:00-17:00 (7 hours eCPD)
  • Lunch: Included
  • ECPD: Development Outcome C


Billal graduated in 2013 and has recently completed a masters in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics at the University of Manchester. He works in private practices across the North West and has a passion for comprehensive restorative dentistry and clinical photography.

Billal has completed numerous postgraduate courses and been mentored by many great clinicians and international speakers. He also runs annual CPD courses for BDA Stockport in his role as Chairman and has held workshops on topics including tooth preparation & temporisation, anterior adhesive aesthetics and clinical photography for Tipton Training, BAIRD and internationally in Poland, Japan, and Pakistan.

Please note that this workshop was previously a half day session, however, due to popular demand, we have made it a full day workshop!

Direct Composites

  • Title: Direct Anterior & Posterior Composites (Hands-On)
  • Lecturers: Nadeem Younis and Tariq Bashir
  • Time: 09:00-17:00 (7 hours eCPD)
  • Lunch: Included
  • ECPD: Development Outcome C

Aims & Objectives:

  • Understand occlusal anatomy
  • Isolation techniques
  • Understand the various types of bonding agents and their use
  • Contemporary thinking in lining materials for composites
  • Creating tight contact points
  • Use of different matrix systems
  • Understand the fundamentals that lead to correct composite selection
  • Understand how to take a shade for a complex anterior teeth
  • Appreciate anterior composite layering principles
  • Appreciate various restorative techniques with composites for anterior teeth, discoloured teeth, direct composite veneers, diastema closures and class IV restorations

Tariq Bashir BDS, MFDS RCPS(Glasg)

Tariq Bashir graduated from Glasgow Dental School in 2005, winning many awards including the prestigious BDA Student of the Year. He then worked in various hospital training posts around Scotland. Tariq has worked in private general practice since 2008, alongside furthering his skills at prestigious UK and international postgraduate institutes. This includes training in implantology at the University of Sheffield, and he is currently in the final year of an MSc in Endodontics. Notably, he has recently graduated from the prestigious Kois Centre in Seattle, USA.

Tariq’s interests lie in minimally invasive restorative treatment including direct composite restorations, orthodontics and CEREC CAD/CAM restorations.

Nadeem Younis BDS (Sheff), DGDP (UK), DPDS (Bristol), MSc (Bristol)

Nadeem Younis qualified in 1993 from the University of Sheffield and joined Bridge Dental Practice in 1994 and became a partner in 1997.

He has completed courses in orthodontics , restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. His commitment to postgraduate education led to the award of the Diploma in General Dental Practice from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1996 and the Diploma in Postgraduate Dental Studies from the University of Bristol in 2007. In 2016, he was awarded an MSc from Bristol University.

Nadeem has a special interest in orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. He works as a clinical assistant in orthodontics at Burnley General Hospital and has been accepting referrals for orthodontic treatment from fellow dentists for the last 12 years.

His dedication to cosmetic dentistry has led to the attainment of full membership of the British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry and gold membership of the British Dental Bleaching Society. He has been a FD trainer in the past and currently lectures widely on aesthetic dentistry.

Growth Mindset

  • Title: Developing a Growth Mindset
  • Lecturer: Hassan Mushaid
  • Time: 09:00-11:00 (2 hours eCPD)
  • Lunch: Included
  • ECPD: Development Outcome B
Why do some people excel in their dental careers and live a much happier and fulfilled life whilst others just stumble along and look forward to simply retiring?
Hassan Mushaid has worked with numerous dentists and practices around the country and will share with you what the fulfilled and thriving dentists have in common and how you can implement those same mindset strategies to enhance your dentistry and career.
Aims & Objectives:
  • Understand the difference between a fixed and growth mindset
  • Importance of time management
  • How to set long-term and short-term goals


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