14th Sep 2023

The Important Role of Dental Photography and Presentation in Modern Dentistry

The endeavour to capture high-quality dental images transcends mere artistic inclination. It serves as an indispensable instrument for diagnosis, treatment planning, and documentation, while also functioning as an educational tool for patients and an invaluable record in medico-legal circumstances. The Technical Foundations of Dental Photography and the Importance of Selecting the Appropriate Equipment and Settings Investing…

24th Mar 2023

Tools of the trade: Why is the cost of dentistry so controversial?

A colleague from dental school days, Dr Jane Lelean, who is now a respected practice coach assisting dental surgeon colleagues to improve the quality of service in their practices, recently posted this familiar parable to a dental Facebook site: “PAY FOR EXPERTISE WHEN YOU NEED A JOB DONE CLIENT – How much will it cost…

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20th Jan 2022

The LCIAD Consultation and Treatment planning process series launched on Dentinal Tubules

We are known by our colleagues for the quality, breadth and completeness of the LCIAD consultation and treatment planning process. This is a vital step to be able to provide you with a proper report after your consultation and ensure that you are aware of all of your options before consenting to treatment. In late…

31st May 2021

Why is dentistry so expensive?

Why is dentistry so expensive? The very simple off-the-cuff answer is because the provision of private, quality, healthcare, be it dental or medical, is “expensive”. Everybody knows this. But what is expensive? What is “Expensive”? If I said that a chersonese costs £10,000 is this expensive? If a chersonese was a cup of coffee, then…

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26th Apr 2021

Dr. Shiraz Khan breaking his way to being a better dentist

Shiraz Khan’s philosophy on dentistry, getting into breaking and the power of exercise when working in the profession. Taking up breaking may well be one step too far in any dentist’s move to boost lost activity levels in a profession known for its sedentary drawbacks. But for Shiraz Khan, his wellbeing ‘win’ is, in essence,…

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1st Apr 2021

The importance of planning

A ship is carrying 12 goats, 6 sheep and 4 cows. How old is the captain? A friend recently posted this to Facebook and received some guesses based on who knows what. The correct response was that there was no way of knowing as there was inadequate information. We can only reach good decisions if we…

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29th Jan 2021

Immediate Life Support (ILS) Training for Dental Sedation at LCIAD

Anyone who has completed our Medical History Questionnaire knows that we take the medical well-being of our patients at LCIAD very seriously. Medical emergencies in dental practice are thankfully rare. Some practitioners may go their whole lives without seeing one. However, this is precisely why it is important to train regularly and meaningfully to ensure that…

25th Jan 2021

The importance of hygiene visits during lockdown

Dear Patients,   I am Rosanna Hosker-Thornhill, the hygienist and therapist at LCIAD. Dental hygiene appointments are the cornerstone of any successful practice. Regular hygiene appointments are proven to increase the longevity of dental work, prevent new disease from taking hold and ensure regular monitoring of every aspect of your dental health before minor problems…

22nd Dec 2020

The Koray Feran Prize at King’s College Faculty of Dentistry

In recognition of outstanding patient care and operative skill, the Koray Feran Prize has been awarded each year since 2014 to the students showing the highest levels of skill in patient treatment and case presentations at King’s College Faculty of Dentistry. We are proud to list the recipients below to date and wish them all…

6th Mar 2020

John McLean Symposium 6th March 2020

The annual John McLean symposium had a record turnout this year at Prospero House. Organised by Dr David Winkler and Prof Avijit Banerjee in tribute to the late, great John McLean, the leading dental practitioner and internationally renowned dental materials scientist, author and lecturer, the symposium attracted students and experienced clinicians alike on a day…

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