Strategies for the future dental patient

11 October 2019

Speakers: Matthew Holyoak and Finlay Sutton

Our speakers are two highly sought-after and popular presenters who will deliver in-depth content on treatment options for implant failure and tooth wear respectively. Throughout the day presentations are planned to be interactive with options for audience participation and online voting.

Registration from 8-9am

Lectures start promptly at 9am.

Our venue

The Etihad Stadium.

Please enter the stadium via South Stand Reception - located by entrance M.


Parking for all delegates is free. Satnav Postcode: M11 3DL.

Visitors should drive into the Etihad Campus via Gate 7 just off Ashton New Road (A662) and park in C or D (grey car park).


The Metrolink tram system is also a great way of accessing the stadium.
Please board the Ashton-Under-Lyne or Etihad Campus routes. The journey takes approximately 8 minutes from Piccadilly Station and then reception is just a short walk the tram stop. For more details on this, please visit the Metrolink website:

Finlay Sutton

LIFE AFTER IMPLANT FAILURE - a prosthodontic approach

Finlay Sutton

Specialist in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Periodontics and Endodontics

Finlay is a Specialist in Prosthodontics based in Garstang (North West England) having specifically chosen to limit his clinical practice to the discipline of removable prosthodontics (dentures). Together with his highly skilled dental technician (Rowan Garstang), working in the room next door, they provide superbly functioning and life-like dentures which often profoundly improve their patients’ quality of life.

Finlay loves teaching dental professionals how to provide state of the art dentures. As well as demonstrating the techniques used to produce optimal functioning and natural looking dentures another important aim is to ignite enthusiasm for removable prosthodontics, proving that dentures are a valid treatment modality even in the age of dental implants.

Finlay qualified as a dentist in 1993 and spent 6 years in general dental practice, during this time he found denture provision (and prosthodontics in general) unpredictable and as a result very stressful. This led him to leave general practice and gain a further 7 years formal training in prosthodontics and restorative dentistry at Manchester and Liverpool dental hospitals prior to starting his specialist referral practice in 2007.

Finlay concentrates his professional life within three areas of removable prosthodontics, namely;

  1. provision of removable prosthodontics for patients,
  2. training/lecturing/mentorship for dentists, clinical dental technicians and dental technicians,
  3. research and development

Finlay loves spending his nonwork time with his family and friends. Additionally, he enjoys running, playing badminton, meditating and reading.

Dr Finlay Sutton
Registered Specialist in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Endodontics and Periodontics

Matthew Holyoak

LIFE AFTER TOOTH WEAR - conservative management strategies

Matthew Holyoak

Special interest in restorative dentistry and minimal intervention therapy

Matthew Holyoak maintains a private practice in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire with an emphasis on Cosmetic and Advanced Restorative dentistry. He was also a Senior Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at the School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Central Lancashire where he was also the Clinical Education Supervisor on the MSc in Prosthodontics (Finished 2018)

He has a specific interest in Aesthetic Dentistry including smile design, composite resin restorations, minimally invasive ceramic restorations and the restoration of dental implants. He lectures on smile design, hands on training in composites, and restoring dental implants for FGDP, Ankylos Dental Implants, Tipton Training Limited, BARD, & the NW Deanery.

Teaching experience with FGDP, Diploma in Restorative Dentistry & UCLan MSc & CPD courses in Prosthodontics. Invited to present at the prestigious Digital Dentistry Conference, Dubai 2017, subject “Treatment planning in a digital age”. Regularly lectures in Middle East: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman. Presented at EDSIC Conference: Cairo, Egypt, September 2018; recent overseas lectures in Abu Dhabi; Oman & Iran

He is also a Clinical Opinion Leader with some of the UK’s leading dental companies, giving advice on the clinical use of restorative dental materials and the development of new materials and techniques.

Professional History Qualifications

1988 – Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree from Glasgow University.

2007 – Diploma in Restorative Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

2009 – Master of Science Degree in Restorative Dentistry from the University of Leeds.

2012-2018 Clinical Supervisor, University of Central Lancashire, MSc Prosthodontics

2017 – Fellowship International Academy Dental Facial Aesthetics


  • Member Association of Dental Implantology (ADI)
  • Associate member British Society for Occlusal Studies (BSOS)
  • Former Full member of British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (BAAD)
  • Contributor to FGDP “Standards in Dentistry” publication 2018

The Course 2019

Finlay Sutton

“What happens when it all goes wrong?

Managing failed dental implants is something I am dealing with in my practice increasingly. They present unique challenges both clinically and emotionally.

My presentation will explore the use of beautifully engineered removable dentures to treat these otherwise insoluble cases.”


  • Have an improved understanding of the construction of state-of-the-art dentures in patients who have lost dental implants
  • To appreciate that good quality removable dentures are a valid alternative to implant supported restorations
  • To know how to carry out a patient assessment with regards to assessing hard and soft tissue and the suitability of abutment teeth
  • To learn a new system of partial denture design


  1. Have an improved understanding of how to manage patients appropriately if they have failed dental implants.
  2. Improved denture outcomes with their patients generally
  3. Improved patient interactions generally

Matthew Holyoak

Tooth wear is an age-related condition; but modern lifestyles have resulted in wear starting much earlier, affecting 30% of young adults!

My presentation will outline solutions which are “repeatable & predictable dentistry”, not “once in a lifetime dentistry.” Adhesive composite provides minimally invasive techniques to build up what is left rather than cutting away what nature has provided.


  • Have an improved understanding of the definitions and aetiology of tooth wear
  • Appreciate occlusal principles & functional analysis
  • Understand the difference between localised vs generalised tooth wear
  • Increasing vertical dimension: when and by how much?
  • Learn about minimally invasive techniques to restore the worn dentition.


  1. Repeatable & predictable dentistry NOT “once in a lifetime” dentistry.
  2. Improved understanding of the mechanisms of tooth wear; stressing the importance of prevention at an early stage.
  3. When it’s too late and intervention is required, predictable restorative solutions that will provide maximal longevity, and maximal appearance with minimal intervention.


Time Speaker Course Title
8:00-9:00 REGISTRATION with Exhibition with breakfast rolls, tea and coffee
9:00-10:30 Matthew Holyoak Life After Tooth Wear Part 1: Identify and control the aetiological factors; Functional occlusal analysis
10:30-11:00 COFFEE BREAK with Exhibition
11:00-12:30 Finlay Sutton Life after Implant Failure Part 1: Assessment, impression-taking and construction of dentures to resolve implant failures
12:30-13:30 LUNCH with Exhibition
13:30-15:00 Finlay Sutton Life after Implant Failure Part 2: Managing complex and challenge cases where implants have failed and patients require additional support
15:00-15:30 COFFEE BREAK with Exhibition
15:30-17:00 Matthew Holyoak Life after Tooth Wear Part 2: Highlight predictable restorative solutions to improve aesthetics and restore function, using minimally invasive techniques using adhesive composite resins

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FGDP Member - £199
Non Members - £299
Retired Dentist / Technician / Hygienist / Therapist / DCP - £149
FD / VDP / Students - £30

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Getting to the Etihad


There is a safe, well lit and signposted walking route available from Manchester Piccadilly Station. Follow the ‘City Link’ signs. It will take approximately 25 minutes to walk to the Etihad Stadium from the city centre.


Our dedicated tram stop, Etihad Campus is adjacent to the stadium, located in City Square.

Metrolink runs from the city centre including. Manchester Piccadilly station to Etihad Campus stop and on towards Ashton. The journey time from Piccadilly is less than 10-minutes.

Tickets must be purchased before travel, ticket machines are located on every Metrolink platform.

Metrolink Park & Ride

Journeys to the stadium are really easy from the many Park & Ride sites on the Metrolink network. Parking is free for Metrolink passengers. For those travelling from the east or north there are two large Park & Ride car parks located at Ashton West and Ashton Moss.

The journey time to the Stadium is less than 25-minutes. Click here for more information about Metrolink Park & Ride.


Driving to the Etihad please use GATE 7 (Grey Car Park). Car Parking is free on the day.

Find out more about our committee

We combine years of experience with enthusiasm!

Become a member of the FGDP(UK)

Join a community of more than 5,000 dentists worldwide.

Further your career in dentistry

Enhance your practice by taking the MJDF and diploma courses.

Find out more about our committee

We combine years of experience with enthusiasm!

Become a member of the FGDP(UK)

Join a community of more than 5,000 dentists worldwide.

Further your career in dentistry

Enhance your practice by taking the MJDF and diploma courses.