Kois Member Meeting
November 24, 2012— Dr. John Kois, Dr. Ken Harris, Dr. Shameek Popat, Dr. Komal Suri
Prerequisite: Kois Member (anyone who has attended one or more Kois Course(s) at the Kois Center in Seattle, Washington).
Capacity: 45 Members
Overview: Spend the morning with Dr. John Kois during an interactive Treatment Planning case discussion. In the afternoon, three of your fellow Kois Members will be presenting for the group.
Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill
30 Portman Square
London, England (United Kingdom) W1H 7BH
Tel: +44 20 7486 5800 Fax: +44 20 7486 1255
Hotel Reservations – Kois Center Room Block:
Standard King Single Rate: £205.00 + Value Added Tax
Standard King Double Rate: £205.00 + Value Added Tax
Tel: +44 20 7486 5800
Code to quote: G-KOIS
Note: Reservation deadline for obtaining the Kois discounted room rate at the Hyatt is October 22nd!
Meeting Room: Library Room (Ground Floor)
Meeting Timeline: Saturday November 24, 2012
8:30am – 9:00am: Freshly brewed coffee & tea with Danish pastries (Cabinet Suite)
9:00am - 10:30am: Speaker - Dr. John Kois
10:30am - 11:00am: Break
11:00am - 12:30pm: Speaker - Dr. John Kois
12:30pm -1:30pm: Lunch
1:30pm - 2:15pm: Member Speaker - Dr. Ken Harris
2:15pm - 3:00pm: Member Speaker - Dr. Shameek Popat
3:00pm - 3:30pm: Break
3:30pm - 4:15pm: Member Speaker - Dr. Komal Suri
4:15pm – 5:00pm: Speaker - Dr. John Kois
5:00pm -7:00pm: Cocktail Reception
Date: Saturday, November 24, 2012
Time: 5:00 – 7:00pm
Where: Spencer Suite, Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill
What: Enjoy an opportunity to socialize with Dr. John Kois and other meeting attendees
Who: Anyone registered for the meeting on Saturday is welcome to attend.
Dr. Ken Harris:
A Protocol for Providing Full Mouth Reconstruction to the Skeptical Patient
Our patient’s acceptance of dental treatment depends to a major extent upon their perception of the final appearance. The success or failure of treatment depends largely upon the cosmetic outcome, and full mouth reconstruction is no different.
However, extensive dental reconstruction is traditionally approached by dentists as a technical exercise designed to create a functional chewing system with scant regard given to the cosmetic outcome. Obviously longevity is a major concern for dentists, but today’s patients are more often motivated by cosmetic concerns rather than mechanical principles, and we ignore their cosmetic motivation at our peril.
Many patients just fail to appreciate the complexity of their situation, and often ask for us to deal with perhaps just the upper four front teeth. It is a challenge to convince these patients that they often have a much bigger problem, but with many dentists trying to convince patients using technical jargon, treatment acceptance is often disappointingly low.
If we could show our patients the cosmetic value of the necessary reconstructive work rather than just the mechanical benefits, then greater patient acceptance of our recommendations can occur.
Equally if we could complete the work in phases over a few years then the financial objections can also often be overcome, resulting in the patient actually getting the treatment they need thereby satisfying both functional and cosmetic needs.
Dr. Shameek Popat:
From a Small Island to a Big Country, a tale of dysfunction, constriction and mentorship
According to the "Abstract of the UnitedStates", every year more than 400,00 Americans suffer injuries involving beds,mattresses or pillows...That is more people than live in greater Coventry. That is almost 2,000 bed, mattress or pillow injuries a day. In the time it takes you to sit through this presentation, four Americans will somehow manage to be wounded by their bedding!
In spite of this amazing fact I decided to travel to Seattle, USA to enhance my dental journey.......
Dr. Komal Suri:
Creating Smiles, Esthetic Communication for Successful Outcomes
Success in dentistry relies heavily on functional success, esthetic success and patient satisfaction. Involving the patient in the decision making of the esthetic component of their smile and communicating this effectively to the laboratory technician leads to predictable success. By creating a bespoke smile design service we set ourselves apart from those around us.
The Creating Smiles concept is a communication tool that allows us to showcase the possibilities of esthetic dentistry and deliver successful esthetic outcomes.
This course provides 6 continuing education credit hours and includes lecture and discussion.