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Thanks that join us at our first 3Shape Care Symposium

An event dedicated to our valued TRIOS customers and those with an interest in digital dentistry.
Thursday 6th July 2023 Reading, UK

We are bringing together an array of dental experts to provide you with a fantastic day of education.
Expand your knowledge and widen your practice offerings by making the most out of your TRIOS.



Darren Kelsey CDT

DK Digital Denture Laboratory


Father, husband, dental technician owner DK Dental.

Qualified as a technician in 2003.

Qualified as a CDT in 2013.

Ivoclar Opinion Leader 3Shape KOL.

Dr Chris McConnell

St Piran Dental Centre


Dr Chris McConnell is a private dentist based in Cornwall,UK, with a special in advanced dental treatments including implants, sedation, cosmetic and digital dentistry. He has two practices, a General Practice, and a bespoke designed clinic that focuses only on the digital workflow in cosmetic and implant dentistry.

Chris is Past President of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and is a Key Opinion Leader with a number of International companies. He has undertaken the Royal College FGDP Advanced Implant Diploma and regularly lectures on dental efficiencies, and advanced implant and cosmetic solutions using digital dentistry to improve your results.

Dr Doug Watt

Euston Place Dental Practice


Doug graduated from Birmingham University in 2003 winning the Centenary cup, he then went to do a years vocational training in Cheltenham and won the case presentation prize for his Worcestershire vocational training group and was awarded membership of the faculty of general practitioners in 2005 by examination. In 2008 and 2009 he completed two year long restorative dentistry courses with Tipton Training in Manchester and following this was awarded the Tipton training practical restorative dentist of the year award in 2009.

Doug became a partner at the practice in 2013 and in the same year was shortlisted for “Best Young Dentist” at the Dentistry Awards. In 2017 Doug became the first digital dentist representative for the International Digital Dental Academy. In 2018 Doug was awarded the certificate in Aesthetic and Restorative dentistry by the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry through examination and case presentation and in 2019 became a regional representative for the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a beta tester for 3Shape and RolandDG.

Doug enjoys all aspects of dentistry and has a particular interest in digital dentistry, dental implants, endodontics, restorative and aesthetic dentistry. He regularly lectures on digital workflows in dentistry and mentors other dentists on this subject.

Outside dentistry, Doug is the proud father of two boys, Sam and Ollie. His interests include guitar playing, singing and snowboarding.

Charlotte Wall

Euston Place Dental Practice


Charlotte joined Euston Place Dental Practice in 2014 as a trainee apprentice Dental Nurse. Following her training she continued her professional development attending multiple courses, implant nursing, microscope dentistry, rubber dam application and digital scanning.

She has also completed her Level 1 and Level 2 in 3Shape dental systems and completed her BDA radiography qualification.

Outside of dentistry she enjoys yoga and taking her Miniature Dachshund Rolo on adventures.

Victoria Rayner

Product and Application Specialist, 3Shape UK & Ireland


Victoria joined 3shape UK in February 2022 as a Training & Application Specialist, her product knowledge & training spans across the Lab & Trios business. She has 14 years in the Dental Industry and her experience extends across several disciplines.

Victoria is a Qualified Dental Nurse and Dental Technician. During her time as a Technician, she helped set up a digital lab in a large clinic with a focus on same-day crowns/bridges and implantology, from planning to final restoration. Most recently Victoria worked for 3 years as a Digital Sales Specialist for one of the largest implant manufactures both in the UK and Australia. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, travelling & cooking.

Charlie Laity

Senior Product and Application Specialist, 3Shape UK & Ireland


Charlie is a Senior Clinical Specialist from 3Shape, based in Reading UK. Graduating from Cardiff Met. University in 2016 with a BSc in Dental Technology, Charlie worked in Prosthetic and Orthodontic Laboratories, gaining a special interest and passion for digital workflows.

Charlie joined 3Shape in 2017 as the Orthodontic Specialist in the UK, and then in 2019 became chief clinical specialist. Charlie is responsible for UK Academy courses, onboarding new customers, and delivering advanced/expert trainings for experienced users.

Dr Ian Buckle

Buckle Advanced Dental Care


Dr. Ian Buckle is a highly respected dental practitioner based in the United Kingdom. He studied dentistry at Liverpool University where he first encountered digital dentistry in the shape of the first ever CEREC machine. He 1985 and started his career as a general dentist in the National Health Service.before owning and developing several private practices.

He is currently Principal at Buckle Advanced Dental Care in the picturesque village of Thornton Hough on the Wirral concentrating on complex reconstructive and aesthetic dentistry. In almost 40 years in dentistry he has studied with Dawson, Spear, Kois and many others to develop his skills in functional and aesthetic dentistry. He is a member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) and British Dental Association (BDA) and completes over 100 hours of postgraduate education every year as well as being a Key Opinion Leader for 3shape, Asiga and Sprintray.

Formerly Director of the Dawson Academy UK he splits his time between clinical practice and his role as an educator providing courses on Complete Digital Dentistry for Dentanet in Scandinavia, IAS Academy in the UK, Akademia Okluzji in Poland and Top Dental Education in Bulgaria.

Lee McIver

Country Manager, 3Shape UK & Ireland


Lee is the Country Manager for UK & Ireland. Lee joined 3Shape in Jan 2019.

Lee is a Sales Management executive, with 27 years’ experience in Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices & Capital Equipment Sales (CV, Analgesia, Palliative Care, Wound Care, Aesthetics, Respiratory & Dental), Training & Development and Sales Effectiveness.


Time Room  Name Speaker  
9:00 - 9:30 Welcome desk Registration and Tea & Coffee  -  
9:30 – 10:00 Main auditorium  Welcome Lee McIver  
10:00 – 10:30  Main auditorium  3Shape World – What’s new? Charlie Laity and Victoria Rayner

The latest and greatest from 3Shape, presented by the UK Clinical Product Specialists. Learn what recent updates and innovations from 3Shape have come to your TRIOS scanner in recent months.


CPD development outcomes: A, C, D.

10:30 – 11:15 Main auditorium  Make the Most Out of Your Intraoral Scanner Dr Ian Buckle

In this lecture Ian will describe how he uses digital dentistry in every aspect of his working day to assist in examination, treatment planning and treatment provision from simple to complex cases. He will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of digital dentistry and how to get involved in digital dentistry even if you don’t have a scanner yet.

Three key learning aims:

  • Understand how to efficiently collect digital records including intraoral scans, bite records and virtual articulation.
  • Learn how Patient engagement with 2D and 3D Smile Design will massively increase case acceptance
  • Learn how digital methods lead to predictable outcomes

Three key learning objectives:

  • How digital dentistry will increase predictability and productivity in your Practice
  • How to use your scanner for restorative, orthodontics, implants and splints
  • How to get the best return on your investment

CPD development outcomes: A, C.

11:15 – 11:45 Catering area Coffee break  -  
11:45 – 12:30 Breakout room 1 Splint Therapy: Which, When and Why? Dr Ian Buckle

In this lecture Ian will describe and demonstrate the different types of splints available and when and how to use them. He will give an overview of the examination process required to make a differential diagnosis which guides the choice of splint. He will describe how digital dentistry has made the design and fabrication of splints incredibly predictable, efficient and productive.

Key learning aims and objectives:

  • Understand the main types and designs of occlusal splints.

  • Appreciate the appropriate use of each splint.

  • Understand the common problems that can be treated with occlusal splint therapy.

  • Learn how to design and fabricate midpoint and full coverage splints. 

CPD development outcomes: C.

11:45 – 12:30 Breakout room 2 Scanning and Patient Communication Charlotte Wall

In this breakout session Charlotte will discuss how she uses digital scan data and patient excitement apps in patient communication and treatment coordinating. Delegates will learn about TRIOS setup and how to carry out scans following the correct scan strategy on models and on each other if desired.

Three key learning aims:

  • Learn about TRIOS data usage in patient communication.
  • Learn TRIOS scan strategy.
  • Use the correct scan strategy to carry out a scan.

Three key learning objectives:

  • Learn how to access the data required to facilitate treatment presentation and letter writing, in order to effectively communicate with patients as a tool to aid in obtaining valid consent.
  • Understand why it Is important to use the correct strategy and when this may not be possible, and how these cases may be managed.
  • To learn and understand how to scan in a real-life situation.

CPD development outcomes: A, C.

12:30 – 13:15
Breakout room 1 The Two Appointment Denture Darren Kelsey, CDT

Digital dentures significantly reduce clinical and manufacturing labour.

Come and learn the last 100 years of innovation from Ivoclar and 3Shape that brings you a predictable consistent process to provide dentures in 2 appointments.


Key learning aims and objectives:

  • Learn when to use the 2 appointment denture technique.

  • Learn the 2 appointment denture scanning protocol.

  • Learn the pros and cons.

  • By the end of the session delegates will know how and when to provide 2 appointment dentures and restorations to use the protocol.

CPD development outcomes: C.


12:30 – 13:15 Breakout room 2 Go Beyond Scanning with Engagement Apps Charlie Laity

In this session, we will dive into how to use the patient’s scan and engagement applications to engage patients and explain what treatment options are available.


Three key learning aims:

  • Learn how to utilise TRIOS Treatment Simulator
  • Learn how to use TRIOS Smile Design
  • Learn how to conduct a TRIOS Patient Monitoring case

CPD development outcomes: A, C, D.

13:15 – 14:00 Catering area Lunch  -  
14:00 – 15:00 Breakout room 1 Digital Crown Design and Manufacture Dr Doug Watt

Learn how to design crowns/onlays/cronlays using 3Shape Design Studio and look at options for manufacture of these crowns in-house.

Three key learning aims:

  • Learn best practice for scanning preparations for indirect restorations.
  • Learn how to design an indirect restoration.
  • Learn how these indirect restorations can be manufactured.

Three key learning objectives:

  • Learn setup of indications and why to use this rather than “scan only”
  • marking margin lines and preparations to aid in this
  • use of tools to aid in contact points and occlusion

CPD development outcomes: C.

14:00 – 15:00  Breakout room 2 Implant planning and Surgical Guides Dr Chris McConnell 

In this breakout session we will be looking at how you can maximise your outcomes with implants simply and efficiently using the software already in your 3Shape. The workflow can not only help you plan, but is also very robust for dento-legal consenting and showing due diligence in a growing litigation field.

Three key learning aims:

  • Learn how to access and use Implant Studio
  • See how Implant Studio can improve your implant results
  • Understand how with good planning you can save crucial clinical time and get better outcomes.

CPD development outcomes: A, C, D.

15:00 – 15:15  Catering area Coffee break  -  
15:15 – 16:00  Main auditorium  Clinic and Lab Collaboration  Dr Doug Watt & Darren Kelsey, CDT  
16:00 – 16:30 Main auditorium  Discussion Panel and Q&A  All speakers   

Please note: After your registration, you will be sent the program with links to book your preferred breakout sessions.


TRIOS Care customers

£49 pp 1 place
£39 pp 2+ places from the same company
Bring your dental nurse for free

TRIOS Only customers

£199 pp 1 place
£159 pp 2+ places from the same company
Bring your dental nurse for free


£199 pp 1 place
£159 pp 2+ places from the same company
Bring your dental nurse for free

  • Prices are inclusive of VAT
  • Refreshments and lunch are included in the price
  • 1 free dental nurse place per company paid place


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3Shape UK / Conference Centre
100 Longwater Avenue

Green Park


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* This event is for UK & Ireland audience only.