Dr Finlay Sutton

Finlay Sutton

Hailing from Lancaster in the northwest of England, Dr Finlay Sutton works off the stress of his professional endeavours with distance running which sees him rising at 5.30am three times a week. It’s an invigorating counterpoint to running a specialist referral practice in the town of Garstang with his orthodontics specialist wife. A specialist in restorative dentistry, Finlay is involved in research at the Materials Research Institute at Lancaster University where he is working as a part of a team to develop innovative surface coatings for dentures in a bid to improve their retention rates. With a prevailing professional focus on three areas of removable prosthodontics – providing dentures for patients, training of dentists, clinical dental technicians and research & development - Dr Sutton is committed to teaching dental professionals how to provide state of the art dentures, in addition to demonstrating the techniques used in producing optimally-functioning, natural-looking dentures.


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Sessions

The 7 Pillars of 'denture' wisdom. Removable prosthodontics- giving your patients truly aesthetic functional dentures
Main Scientific Program
Thursday 2nd May
9:05 AM - 9:50 AM
HALL D

This lecture is aimed at igniting your enthusiasm and love for dentures, showing how we can change our patients’ lives with beautifully made dentures. I will present methods and techniques used to deliver dentures with superb aesthetics and optimal function. I will cover complete, partial and implant supported dentures; using photographs and videos showing how Rowan (my dental technician) and I work together.
 
Learning Outcomes:

  • Have improved understanding of state-of-the-art complete denture, partial denture and implant supported denture construction.

  • Have a greater understanding that well-made removable dentures can be a valid alternative to implant supported restorations.

  • Have increased understanding of impression techniques and accurate recording of centric relation with gothic arch tracing.

  • Have better patient outcomes through improved communication.

Complete dentures - The 7 secrets to great function and aesthetics
Main Scientific Program
Friday 3rd May
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
HALL D

This lecture will discuss the clinical steps used to maximise the stability and retention of complete dentures. Dr Sutton will demonstrate how he achieves prosthodontic privacy by restoring the oral architecture giving patients natural aesthetics. Covering impression making, prescribing the artificial tooth positions using dentate photographs and how to accurately record centric relation using gothic arch tracing. This lecture will also be of benefit to implant dentists for optimising tooth positions prior to fixture placement.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn how to maximise complete denture retention and stability

  • Have improved ability to make dentures look like beautiful natural teeth

  • Learn a reliable technique to record the jaw relations accurately using gothic arch tracing

  • Have improved patient outcomes with patients through enhanced clinical techniques and patient management

Improving Denture Aesthetics and Function - Making dentures look like nautral, real teeth
Dental Prosthetists Program
Friday 3rd May
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
R8

This lecture is aimed at igniting your enthusiasm and love for dentures, showing how we can change our patients’ lives with beautifully made dentures. I will present methods and techniques used to deliver dentures with superb aesthetics and optimal function. I will cover complete, partial and implant supported dentures; using photographs and videos showing how Rowan (my dental technician) and I work together.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Have improved understanding of state-of-the-art complete denture, partial denture and implant supported denture construction.
  • Have a greater understanding that well-made removable dentures can be a valid alternative to implant supported restorations.
  • Have increased understanding of impression techniques and accurate recording of centric relation with gothic arch tracing.
  • Have better patient outcomes through improved communication.

Implant Supported Overdentures - protocols of ensuring success
Dental Prosthetists Program
Friday 3rd May
2:35 PM - 3:20 PM
R8

I will share the techniques I use to achieve predictable results with implant supported complete and partial dentures. This will be a distillation of 20 years experience showing solutions to the mistakes I have made with implant supported over-dentures. I will present the steps involved in planning, implant positioning, attachments, impression making, occlusal registration, tooth positioning and internal strengthening of the prostheses.

Learning Outcomes:

  •  Learn how to use attachments such as Locators® in the best way.
  • Learn how to make dentures fit the implants and the supporting soft tissues properly.
  • Learn methods for optimising the aesthetics of implant supported dentures.
  • Have improved understanding of metal reinforcement to strengthen the dentures.

Removable partial dentures - The 7 secrets to great function, aesthetics and managing the failing dentition
Main Scientific Program
Saturday 4th May
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
HALL D

I will present a Scandinavian technique used to make partial dentures function like “removable bridges”. This system allows for future tooth additions onto cobalt chromium minor connectors in the event of support teeth failure. This is based on splinting mobile teeth protecting the periodontium from occlusal forces. I will show the steps to achieve predictable results including cases having had failed dental implants.
 
Learning Outcomes:

  • To have see the construction methods and function of partial dentures which work like removable bridges, protecting the periodontium of compromised abutment teeth.

  • To appreciate that well designed and well-made removable dentures are a valid alternative to implant supported restorations

  • To learn a system of partial denture design which anticipates future abutment failure allowing artificial tooth additions onto cobalt chromium minor connectors of the denture at a later date.

Implant supported overdentures - The 7 secrets to great function and aesthetics
Main Scientific Program
Saturday 4th May
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
HALL D

I will share the techniques I use to achieve predictable results with implant supported complete and partial dentures. This will be a distillation of 20 years experience showing solutions to the mistakes I have made with implant supported over-dentures. I will present the steps involved in planning, implant positioning, attachments, impression making, occlusal registration, tooth positioning and internal strengthening of the prostheses.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn how to use attachments such as Locators® in the best way.
  • Learn how to make dentures fit the implants and the supporting soft tissues properly.
  • Learn methods for optimising the aesthetics of implant supported dentures.
  • Have improved understanding of metal reinforcement to strengthen the dentures.

Countdown to Congress 1st May 2019