Dr Richard Lee

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Minimal intervention smile design: creating beautiful composite restorations

Composite resin has become a bedrock of modern clinical practice but are you just using it to place fillings? We can improve both function and aesthetics for our patients in a minimally invasive and rewarding way. For the practitioner who wishes to harness its full potential, composite resin can be used as a valuable tool in smile design, restoration of wear cases, diagnostics and much more.

In this lecture Dr Richard Lee will share techniques to produce predictable, aesthetic and functional integration of composite resin restorations. From free hand restorations to injection moulding multiple direct composite veneers, consideration will be given to appropriate diagnosis, planning, techniques and instrumentation.

“So, you want to be a cosmetic dentist? 5 things you need to know”

Before his move to New Zealand in 2021, Dr Richard Lee spent over 20 years in practice in central London providing cosmetic and aesthetic restorative dentistry.

In this fast paced lecture, Richard will outline his journey in cosmetic dentistry and how you can build that part of your practice whilst trying to avoid some of the pitfalls.

Richard will also share the key hard and soft skills that are required and what you should invest in to raise your dentistry to the next level.


Prior to moving to New Zealand in 2021, Dr. Richard Lee spent over 20 years in practice around London's West End and on Harley Street, focusing primarily on cosmetic and aesthetic restorative dentistry.

A graduate of the University of Birmingham and alumnus of the Dawson Centre for Advanced Dental Study Florida, he has lectured internationally, training dentists in the latest minimally invasive aesthetic techniques.

Dr. Lee is one of only eight dentists in London and sixteen dentists in the UK to have achieved accreditation status with the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry ( BACD ). BACD accreditation allows dentists to demonstrate their ability to diagnose, plan and execute treatment to a standard of excellence, as judged by their peers.

A multi-award winning dentist, he was the Dentist on TV’s Extreme Beauty Disasters, which aired on the Discovery Network globally.