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Join us at the 3Shape UK Symposium 2024 dedicated to our valued TRIOS customers.

Friday 28th June 2024,
East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, UK


We are bringing together a group of dental experts to drive a fantastic day of education and learn about the latest in digital dentistry.
Expand your knowledge and widen your practice offerings by making the most out of your TRIOS.


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.

Dr Chris McConnell

St Piran Dental Centre


Dr Chris McConnell is a Dental Surgeon based in Cornwall with a special interest in advanced techniques including digital dentistry, implants and complex full mouth rehabilitation. He has two practices, a General Practice, and a bespoke designed clinic that focuses only on the digital workflow in cosmetic and implant dentistry. He is Past President of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Co-Founder and Director of the Real Dentist Academy and is a Key Opinion Leader with a number of International companies.

Chris has an enthusiasm for straight talking dental education, cutting through a lot of the fakery that is out there. Through his engaging and straight to the point teaching style, he is committed to making sure that attendees get the most out of his sessions and leave with the ability and enthusiasm to use all the course skills straight away on return to practice in an easy and affordable way for both their patients and themselves.

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 qualified in 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.

Dr. Robbie Hughes

Avant Garde Dentistry


Dr Robbie Hughes qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2008 with honours and an array of prestigious awards for distinction grades and exceptional clinical performance. Very early in his career Robbie set his sights on promoting excellence within the private dental sector, with a very special interest in cosmetic dentistry.

Robbie boasts extensive post graduate learning including training alongside industry leaders worldwide. He has post graduate certificates and diplomas in implant and restorative/aesthetic dentistry in additional to his vast knowledge and experience with digital smile design/digital dentistry, smile makeovers, full mouth reconstructions, orthodontics and composite bonding techniques.

Robbie values ongoing continual professional development and considers it a key factor in his successes so far alongside a very forward-thinking approach to business development and the customer journey.

Bethany Brown

The Hive Dental Laboratory


Beth Brown is a Prosthetic and Digital Dental Technician, completing her original qualification in 2018 and her Master of Science in Dental Technology in 2023. Since her career began in 2014, she has worked in both NHS and private removable prosthetic laboratories, as well as many different specialist laboratories, including orthodontics, digital full arch, and denture clinics. Her accolades include University guest lecturer, Den-Tech Charity volunteer and Dental Technology continued education advocate.

In 2022 Beth launched TPE, an inclusive business that aims to encourage the development of Dental Technicians worldwide through the means of CPD courses, mentoring and webinars. She also developed, produced and runs a global Dental Technology community and mobile app called Tech Talk which provides collaborations through shared resources, information, motivation, and support for Dental Technicians, regardless of their experience or current opportunities to develop their career.

She prides herself in helping other professionals, collaborating to create harmonious clinical relationships and her commitment to life-long growth through education, experience, and knowledge.

Charlie Laity

Senior Training & Application Specialist UK


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.

Lee McIver

Director 3Shape UKI


Lee is the Director of 3Shape for UK & Ireland. Lee joined 3Shape in Jan 2019.

Lee is a Sales Management executive, with 28 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  
8:45 - 9:155 Atrium

Registration opens with Coffee and Biscuits

09:15 - 09:30 Main Theatre Introduction to the day Lee McIver  
09:30- 10:00 Main Theatre Whats new, Expert Bar & UK Academy Charlie Laity A brief presentation on 3Shape updates on products and software, and our UK Academy offering throughout the year.
10:00 - 11:00 Main Theatre How TRIOS creates efficiency in the practice Chris McConnell Learn how to use a TRIOS for maximising efficiency and profitability in the practice as a new or established scanning clinician and identify potential hurdles to avoid. Understand some challenges you will face and how to overcome these and learn how you can implement more functions with your scanner to generate better patient engagement, outcomes and reliability.
11:00 - 11:15 Atrium Coffee Break -  
11:15 - 12:15 Main Theatre From Smile Design to 3D printed veneers Robbie Hughes An introduction to the most technologically advanced workflow in dentistry: Facilitating true chairside dentistry - from the initial consultation to chairside printing, finishing & fitting of 3D printed veneers including a bio functional mockup and expert lab communication. A collaboration between Avant Garde Dentistry, 3Shape and Sprintray technology truly changing the game - this is the Same Day Smile Sprint. Full mouth veneers delivered start to finish in one day. 
12:15 - 13:15 Atrium Lunch Break -  
13:15 - 14:15
Main Theatre Using TRIOS to treat full mouth rehabilitation cases (Live demo case) Ian Buckle

This lecture will provide the participant with the basic information needed to perform a full mouth rehabilitation in the digital world. The aim will be met through case demonstration with the opportunity for participants to ask questions at the end of the presentation. Here we’ll discuss the challenges presented by full mouth rehabilitation and understanding the importance of examination, record collection and diagnosis. In addition, the understanding of how to systemically treatment plan full mouth rehabilitation, while exploring the materials options for full mouth rehabilitation. Finally, understand how digital technology makes the process more predictable, efficient and productive than ever before.

14:15 - 14:30 Atrium Coffee Break -  
14:30 - 15:30 Main Theatre TRIOS Digital Denture Journey Doug Watt / Beth Brown In this presentation we will be exploring the digital complete dentures and how they compare to the analogue techniques. We’ll walk through how to start in practice with the digital denture workflow and how the information gathered is then used to design and manufacture these prostheses. We’ll look at how they’re changing dentistry, making things faster and better for both dentists and patients and share real cases to showcase this workflow.
15:30 - 16:00 Main Theatre Panel Discussion Chris McConnell, Robbie Hughes, Ian Buckle, Doug Watt, and Beth Brown   
16:00 - 16:15 Atrium Wrap Up -  
16:15 - 17:00 Atrium Expert Bar & Speed Scan Competition Winner -  
17.00 Close



TRIOS Care customers
£50 p/p

TRIOS Only customers
£150 p/p

£200 p/p

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East Midlands Conference Centre
Beeston Ln


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East Midlands Conference Centre
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