Dental Microscopy: Restorative Dentistry
A one-day course focusing on the dental operating microscope in restorative dentistry. The course aims to let dentists new to microscopy experience the revelation of first time use. Experienced users can learn to improve ergonomics and efficiency, visualise the more difficult areas of the mouth, and to improve patient communications.
Please note, this has a partner course on the same day for dental nurses.
One full day.
6.5 hours verifiable CPD.
The day will run approximately 9:30am - 5pm.
2 December 2016
Aims and objectives
The course aims to develop participants' skills in setting up and using the dental operating microscope as well as their understanding of the components.
Participants should learn how the microscope is used in restorative dentistry and how it increases the predictability of restorative dentistry procedures.
All teachers on the Institute's courses are experienced professionals. All participants are asked to submit written feedback via a questionnaire at the end of the course, which is used to monitor the course's quality of teaching and value for money.
Teaching and assessment
The course will start with a short presentation followed by a day of practical exercises. Participants will operate on phantom heads using bench mounted Zeiss microscopes. There will also be time spent in the clinical area where students will experience the use of the scope in a clinical setting.
The course will teach the most appropriate magnifications for a range of restorative techniques and how to get access to some of the trickier areas of the mouth. The course instructor is a keen photographer and will discuss how to capture outstanding digital images and how these can be shared with patients and colleagues.
Greg Finn is the Course Leader.
- Introduction to the equipment
- Setting up the microscope for the individual operator
- Patient positioning for best access
- Optimal access to the various areas of the mouth
- Nursing roles
- Choice of equipment to use with the microscope
- Restorative techniques
- Ergonomic concepts to improve working comfort
- Image capture and documentation
- Patient communications
Participants must hold an approved dental qualification.
How to book
Prospective participants should book online through UCL's Online Store. Before doing so, please ensure you have reviewed the above information. Full payment is required up front to reserve a place. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
To book your place please visit our online store
What happens next
Once you have completed your purchase through the Online Store, you will receive an email confirming your booking. The Course Administrator will send you a further email confirming arrival time and location.
Miss Marjorie Kelly
+44 (0)20 7905 1234