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This one-day course aims to strengthen your skills and confidence in the design and execution of indirect restorations.
You'll learn to optimise restorative techniques to get better results in your everyday clinical practice.
You'll use phantom heads, which offer the closest experience available to working on a live patient.
The course will help you think through concepts of:
- restoring broken-down teeth
- ideal tooth preparations
- treatment planning
It will also help you move beyond practical impression making and fabricating provisional restorations used in the restorative process to increase your case success.
The 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.
The course will give you an intense learning experience combining classroom education with practical hands-on application.
The lectures will cover:
- restorative considerations for broken-down teeth - diagnose and plan for material success
- how to plan and mock up cases
- preparation techniques
- tissue management and impression making
- clinical case discussions and examples
Hands-on sessions will focus on:
- tissue management and impression-making techniques
- mastering tempories - fabricate, adjust and finish
Who this course is for
The course is aimed primarily at general dental practitioners, including newly qualified dentists who want to introduce themselves to specialist knowledge and skills in modern restorative techniques.
You must hold an approved dental qualification.
By the end of the course you should be able to:
- return to your practice with increased confidence in your knowledge and more competence in your clinical skills
- improve upon the quality of your results, minimising the need for adjustments and remakes, thereby maximising profits
Structure and teaching
The course runs from approximately 9:30am to 5pm.
It will consist of a series of interactive seminars and clinical hands-on laboratory training. There will be an opportunity for discussion and questions.
Phantom head practice of clinical procedures will focus on how to make accurate impressions and well-fitting aesthetic provisional restorations.
CPD points and certificate
You'll get 6.5 hours verifiable CPD and a certificate of attendance.
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.
Dr Akit Patel - Course Leader
Dr Patel is a Clinical Teaching Fellow in Restorative Dentistry at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute, where he teaches on the Certification in Restorative Dental Practice programme, lectures and gives workshops/presentations to dentists throughout the UK.
He's a speaker for the ITI (International Team for Implantology), an honorary consultant for 3M ESPE, and a Key Opinion Leader for Garrison Dental Solutions and GC UK. He's written several journal articles and continues to develop his clinical knowledge and skills, keeping up to date with the latest innovation, research and techniques by regularly attending courses, meetings worldwide and reading up to date scientific literature.
He was awarded the Membership in Restorative Dentistry - the highest award available for prosthodontic speciality by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2009. His special interest areas include prosthetics, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and implantology.
"Absolutely fantastic course. Really enjoyed a different approach to dentistry and indirect techniques. Fantastic speaker, very approachable and friendly" [June 2016]
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Course information last modified: 20 Dec 2021, 12:55