Short courses


Restorative Dentistry: Masterclass in Restorative Dentistry

  • 39 hours
  • 6 days (consecutive)
  • 20 Jul 2020


This six-day practical CPD course covers popular topics in restorative dentistry

It's held over six consecutive days (i.e. one full week) and includes close-support hands-on tuition every day. You can attend the whole course or sign up for individual days.

The course aims to introduce step-by-step clinical procedures, materials and treatment planning concepts on the following topics:

  • Treatment planning and risk management
  • Occlusal records
  • Direct anterior composite restorations
  • Preparations for anterior veneers and crowns
  • Preparation of bridges
  • Endodontic and periodontal procedures
  • Planning for implant restorations
  • Replacement of missing teeth with fixed and removable prosthodontics

This course is run by the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London which has a broad range of continuing professional development (CPD) short courses. These provide hands-on training from experienced staff in dedicated facilities.

Course content

Each day will cover a specific topic with a specialist lecturer, and includes both seminars and hands-on training.

Day one - treatment planning

Led by Dr Neil Nathwani and Dr Peter Fine.

By the end of day one, you should have a better understanding of:

  • how to take medical histories 
  • treatment planning including: 

    • clinical examination 
    • prognosis factors 
    • periodontal assessment 
    • endodontic assessment 
    • occlusal assessment 
    • aesthetica considerations
  • diagnosis
  • how to write treatment plan letters and consent procedures
Day two - composites

Led by Dr Akit Patel and Dr James Baker.

By the end of day two, you should have a better understanding of:

  • rubber dam isolation
  • matrix construction
  • G-aenial and Essentia composite systems
  • preparation and occlusal considerations
  • matrix systems (including sectional)
  • layering technique
  • tooth morphology
  • colour determination
  • finishing and polishing techniques
Day three - crown preparation

Led by Dr Pranay Sharma.

By the end of day three, you should understand how to prepare anterior and posterior teeth for crowns, including:

  • techniques, indications, contraindications, risks and benefits of preparing anterior and posterior teeth for crowns
  • the planning, preparation techniques and sequencing to provide conservative restorations
  • how to evaluate the need, assess the biological consequences, and consider the options and alternatives
  • how to maintain predictability of the resistance form, marginal and structural integrity, and to conserve tooth structure
Day four - endodontics and periodontics

Led by Dr Kunal Patel and Dr Tay Shiehfung.

In the morning session, you'll be introduced to predictable root canal treatment, including:

  • efficient rubber dam isolation
  • access cavity and canal location
  • how to reach to the canal terminus
  • what to look for when preparing canals - principles and pitfalls
  • how to effectively disinfect the root canal system
  • how to fill canals to terminus effectively & efficiently without extrusion
  • how to maximise the long-term survival of the tooth
  • case complexity and when to refer

In the afternoon session, you'll receive a clinical update in the management of periodontitis, including:

  • an overview on periodontal disease diagnoses and when to refer
  • the use of antibiotics (when to use, management of periodontal abscess) 
  • clinical examination (probing) 
  • non-surgical debridement 
Day five - replacement of missing teeth using removable prosthodontics

Led by Dr Pranay Sharma.

By the end of day five, you'll have a better understanding of removable prosthodontics, including:

  • why replace missing teeth?
  • biological considerations
  • patient selection and clinical assessment
  • denture design principles and clinical tips
  • treatment planning and sequencing when integrating fixed and removable prostheses
  • adhesive and conventional bridgework
  • principles of design and execution
  • surveying and the importance of tooth preparation
  • denture design exercises
Day six - restorative implant dentistry

By the end of day six, you'll have:

  • a better understand patient selection for implant treatment
  • an understanding of the basic concepts in the restoration for dental implants
  • an understanding of the clinical procedures and protocols involved in restoring dental implants
  • learned how to handle the instruments and components required for the restoration of dental implants
  • practised hands-on implant impression taking on phantom head models
  • an understanding of maintenance protocols 

Who this course is for

The course is aimed at dentists at any stage of their career.

You may be:

  • an established dentist wanting to update your knowledge and skills in new techniques
  • a young dentist wanting to increase your range of clinical experience

You must hold an approved dental qualification.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you should have:

  • an improved knowledge of the principles and practice of restorative dentistry, including direct and indirect restorations
  • an improved ability to carry out the practical procedures relevant in restorative dentistry
  • an improved understanding of the integration of different dental disciplines to produce predictable outcomes

Structure and teaching

You'll learn through a combination of lectures, interactive seminars, treatment planning sessions, as well as skills laboratory and clinic hands-on training.

There will be ample phantom head practice of clinical procedures and video demonstrations, as well as clinic practice of records and photography and a review of current literature.

CPD points and certificate

The course will give you 39 hours of verifiable CPD. You'll also get a certificate of attendance.


The 6-day masterclass costs £2,470.

You can sign up for individual days for £435 each.

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

This six-day course is run by a range of Eastman specialists involved in our postgraduate programmes, including:

•    Neil Nathwani (Senior Clinical Teching Fellow, Restorative Dental Practice MSc)

•    Peter Fine (Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow, Restorative Dental Practice MSc)

•    Pranay Sharma (Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow, Restorative Dental Practice MSc)

•    Rob Stone (Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow, Restorative Dental Practice MSc)

•    Tay Shiehfung (Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow, Periodontology)

•    Kunal Patel (Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow, Endodontology)

•    Dev Patel (Programme Director, Implant Dentistry PG Diploma)

Learner reviews

"Very relevant and inspiring."

"Excellent lecturer, very informative and approachable with questions."

"Excellent explanations of all aspects. Very good one to one learning."

"Very knowledgable lectures. Very useful practcal tips."

"Very helpful and approachable tutors."

Course information last modified: 26 Feb 2020, 08:24