With Enigma only you and your patients need know they're wearing dentures

At Schottlander we believe in continuing education and training as well as in giving technical support to our customers. We therefore work with technical consultants to give customers advice and assistance as and when they need it and we run courses and seminars around the country. 

Places on our courses and seminars are limited and prove very popular so early booking is advisable.

For further details on the courses listed below please contact the Schottlander Course Administrator, Jill Chandler direct on telephone 01462 704633 or Freephone 0800 97 000 79. Alternatively you can email her on jchandler@schottlander.co.uk

Course Presenters

Natural Looking Complete Dentures - the Whys & Hows

A hands-on two day course suitable for both dentist and technician with 14 hours verifiable cpd.

A truly inspiring course presented by Dr John Besford & Mrs Ruth Bourke.

Using products within the Enigma Denture System, participants learn how to produce an Enigma Denture of immense value to everyone concerned, not just with teeth which look real but with gums which look completely natural. Non-anatomical flat, pink dentures can be a thing of the past. Topics covered include: initial consultation, impressions, choosing and setting denture teeth, natural gum contouring and variegated gum colouring.

All the patients above have had their dentures made for them by Dr Besford using the Award Winning Enigma Teeth and Denture System.

Advanced Techniques with the Enigma System  

A hands-on one day course with 6 hours verifiable cpd. Only suitable for past attendees of "Natural looking Complete Dentues - the Whys & Hows" Course.

Presented by Mrs Ruth Bourke.

How to create successful shade mapping using Enigma Colour Tone for all ranges of ethnic pigmentations. Different irregular set ups for more natural looking dentures including waxing up.


Better Dentures  

A hands-on one day course suitable for technicians with 7 hours verifiable cpd. 

Presented by Stuart Marlow, the Schottlander Prosthetic Trainer.

Changes in dental provision over the last ten years have resulted in a large growth in the private market. This course will look at aspects of the market so laboratories can take advantage of this growth. Topics covered include: Trimming of Primary Models, Construction of Occlusal Rims, Setting up of denture teeth, Natural gum colouring & contouring and Marketing support. 


Course Presenters

Dr John Besford

John Besford has worked in the field of removable prosthodontics for most of his career and with implants since 1985. He is interested in the aesthetics of denture provision as an instrument of resolving the dignity and privacy of people who have lost most or all of their teeth. Working with them and the dental team, one of his objectives is to produce dentures which are so realistic that even dentists assume that they are natural tissues. He has a referral practice in London and an international reputation as a freelance postgraduate teacher.

Mrs Ruth Bourke

Ruth Bourke has over 25 years of experience and knowledge as a dental technician. Her career began in England where she has held positions at Guy's Hospital, Eastman Post-graduate Institute, the Royal London Hospital and Manchester Metropolitan University. Ruth moved to the United States in 1996 to accept the post of prosthetic and oral maxillofacial technician at the University of Washington Dental School. From 2002 until 2004, Ruth managed the removables department at a commercial dental laboratory, and now owns and operates her own dental laboratory in Redmond, Washington that specialises in removable denture aesthetics and implants. Ruth's interest in removable prosthodontics began under the guidance of Dr. John Besford with whom she continues to lecture and teach "hands-on" seminars in England and Europe.

Stuart Marlow

Following completion of a five year apprenticeship including the City and Guilds qualification in Dental Technology, Stuart gained over twenty-five years' experience working in a number of laboratories, including three years in a Maxillo facial department. For fifteen years Stuart owned a private, quality, full service laboratory, expanding the laboratory and taking over two other laboratories in the area. In 1999, Stuart joined Schottlander as the Prosthetic Trainer. He has assisted Dr John Besford and Mrs Ruth Burke on their highly acclaimed courses and undertakes prosthetic product testing and development. He also runs courses, and trains technicians and dentists in  the UK and worldwide in advanced denture techniques, using the award winning Enigma Teeth and Denture System. In addition, he delivers lectures and presentations on all Schottlander prosthetic products.