Short courses


Practical Restorative Tips for Dental Therapists: Part 2

  • 6.5 hours
  • 1 day


This one-day course for dental therapists will strengthen your skills in diagnosing and planning restorative treatment for posterior teeth for situations including routine cases and dental emergencies.

The course aims to help you:

  • develop skills and gain confidence in examining, diagnosing and planning restorative treatment applicable to a number of situations
  • update your practical skills in using composite resin in posterior teeth
  • deal with emergency treatment in deep carious lesions
  • diagnose and plan restorative treatment for a number of situations including routine cases and dental emergencies 

By the end of the day, you'll have learnt about the different restorative filling materials for both provisional and definitive restorations.

On returning to your practice, you should be able to put these clinical skills to use immediately, working with increased confidence and competency.

Practical Restorative Tips for Dental Therapists: Part 1 is also available. You can attend these two days in any order.

The course is run by the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London.

Course content

Lectures will include the following:

  • Restorative tips for typical posterior composite restorations
  • Restorative tips for other filling materials
  • Restorative tips for emergency patients, including what is an emergency and what can wait

Hands-on work will cover the use of:

  • rubber dam
  • different matrix band techniques for composite
  • layering technique to improve the aesthetics and functionality of your restorations

You'll have the opportunity to improve your hands-on skills in the techniques presented.

    Who this course is for

    You'll need to be a qualified dental therapist to attend this course.

    Please bring loupes if you normally use them.

    Structure and teaching

    The course runs from approximately 9:30am to 5pm.

    It will be delivered as a series of interactive seminars combined with clinical hands-on laboratory training.

    You'll be working on phantom heads - these offer the closest experience available to working on a live patient.

    There will be an opportunity for discussion and questions.

    CPD points and certificate

    You'll earn 6.5 hours verifiable CPD and a certificate of attendance.


    The price is £195.

    Quality controls

    All Eastman teachers are experienced professionals. You'll be 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.


    Please read the Eastman's refunds policy before booking.

    Course team

    Peter Fine - Course Leader

    Peter Fine - Course Leader

    Peter is a Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute.

    Neil Nathwani

    Neil Nathwani

    Neil is a Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute. He's worked in NHS and private practice for the last seven years and currently works in specialist practices where he accepts referrals from general dentists. Neil was a specialist clinical tutor at Guys and St Thomas hospital for three years prior to his UCL Eastman post. He currently teaches postgraduate students on the certificate course as well as other short CPD courses. He also delivers courses to recently qualified dentists and is a specialist clinical dental trainer in practice.

    Neil graduated from Guy's Hospital with his BDS degree and several awards. He was awarded the Newland Pedley prize for the most clinically outstanding student and also the Saunders prize for the best patient care. After working in several hospital senior house officer posts, including restorative dentistry, oral medicine and children's dentistry (community and special needs), and following obtaining his diplomas, he was accepted onto the specialist prosthodontic postgraduate degree at Guy’s. In 2009, Neil was highly commended for the best young dentist award in London. Following completion with a distinction of his MClinDent in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and MPros RCS (Edin), he was recognised by the General Dental Council as a Specialist In Prosthodontics.

    Course information last modified: 29 Oct 2021, 11:20