Information for prospective students:

Hire rooms and skills labs:

Course dates

The course takes place over five days and is available:

10 November 2015
& 1 December 2015
& 12 January 2016
& 16 February 2016
& 22 March 2016

Course Leader

Dr Konstantina Dina Dedi

Contact details

Richard Banks


Tel: +44 (0)20 7905 1281

Course fees


Aesthetic Dentistry: Aesthetic Restorative Procedures

A five day course on popular topics in aesthetic dentistry.  The course is held over five days (one per month, spread over five months) and features hands-on tuition every day.

What will I learn?

The course aims to improve students' skills and knowledge of clinical procedures in adhesive and aesthetic dentistry, and increase understanding of contemporary aesthetic biomaterials.  Outcomes include improved standards of delivery in aesthetic clinical dental procedures, and broadened options for the treatment planning of complex aesthetic problems.

Why should I study this course at the Institute?

All of the Institute's aesthetic dentistry CPD courses provide ample hands-on training in state of the art facilities including clinics and a fully equipped phantom head skills lab.  Small class sizes provide a favourable teacher-to-student ratio.  Teaching is provided by experienced aesthetic dentists, and is grounded in evidence-based dentistry with a teaching approach based upon clinical cases.

Structure: Five days over five months.

Verifiable CPD: 32.5 hours.

Core content

Day One
Direct Composite Resin Restorations

  • Composite restorations
  • Anterior and posterior direct composites: the step-by-step approach
  • Direct composite restorations using matrix-assisted layering and characterisation techniques
  • Finishing and polishing composite restorations

Day Two
Anterior All-Ceramic Crowns and Veneers: All-Ceramic Materials and Preparation Designs

  • Introduction to dental ceramic materials
  • All-ceramic crowns/veneers and treatment planning
  • Anterior tooth preparations for all-ceramic restorations

Day Three
Aesthetic Tooth Whitening
Direct Temporaries

  • Tooth whitening
  • Management of post-whitening sensitivity
  • Tray fabrication
  • Anterior tooth temporisation
  • Aesthetic anterior temporary prostheses

Day Four
Cementation of All-Ceramic Restorations and Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning

  • Cementation of all-ceramic restorations
  • Introduction to immediate dentin sealing
  • Cementation of all-ceramic crown and veneers

Day Five
Aesthetic Metal Ceramics
Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning Cases

  • Anterior metal-ceramics: evaluation and treatment considerations
  • Treatment planning
  • Assessed tooth preparation excercise
  • Review session

Teaching and learning

The course is delivered through a combination of 50% lectures, interactive seminars, treatment planning, and 50% skills laboratory and clinic hands-on training. There is ample phantom head practice of clinical procedures, video demonstrations of live patient treatment and a review of current literature.

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold an approved dental qualification. 

How to apply

Applications are accepted by post or fax.  Please follow the application guidelines.

Applications are accepted until the start date depending on availability. This course operates on a first come first serve basis.

Who can apply?

The course is aimed at dentists at any point of their career – established dentists who wish to refresh their knowledge and skills in newly developed techniques, or young dentists who wish to build their abilities in specialised procedures.