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Restorative Foundation

10 Online Modules, 20 hours CPD

Suitable for all dentists, therapists and students

£997

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Detailed Course Overview

Access and master techniques remotely – your fastest way to overhaul your clinical practice.

Module 1 - Evidence Based Dentistry

Attitudinal changes to restorative dentistry in the past generations

Methods to interpret information, with reference to the accepted form of critical thinking within dentistry

Inductive, deductive and abductive reasoning

Module 2 - Treatment Philosophy

Progression of our consent process and the relevant case law guiding our approach

Priorities for patient driven treatment planning, and be able to apply adaptable approaches to your practice

Pathologically driven treatment planning versus elective treatment planning

Patient indicators of case complexity

Techniques for primary disease control

Dentist-patient communication in elective dentistry

Module 3 - Assessment

Systematic data collection for patient examination

Anatomical basis for occlusion

Dynamic patterned behaviour, interferences and constrictions

Piper classification as a means for diagnosis

Classical aesthetic (smile design) parameters and non-conventional indices

Classical causes for tooth wear and a pattern-based approach relating to interferences and constrictions

Updated terminology and concepts in assessing and working with occlusion for single and quadrant dentistry

Orthodontic indices used to diagnose malocclusions

Normal gingival progressions and biotypes

Macro, micro and nano indices of smile design

Module 4 - Photography

Components of a digital camera setup and the differences across the major brands

How to record and depict shade

Interactions between shutter speed, ISO and aperture

Clinical techniques for comfortable clinical photography

Consistent clinical photography

Data organisation

Module 5 - Materials & Directs

The chemistry, biomechanics and applicability for composite resin

The chemistry, biomechanics and applicability for ceramic

Current composite/ceramic brands

Natural layering vs freehand vs stent approaches to composite resin

The manufacturing processes for ceramic and the advantages/disadvantages of the various systems

The pitfalls of PFM and its role in dentistry today

Module 6 - Concepts in Ceramic

Posterior onlay vs full coverage crown decision making

Onlay design principles and techniques

Immediate Dentine Sealing

Cervical Margin Relocation

Techniques for margin design for veneers/crowns/bridges - Gurel technique, vertical preparation, marginless

Simplified and logical bur sequence for restorative dentistry

Biomechanical principles in ferrule, posts and cores

Gingival recontouring, principles and practice

Design parameters for resin retained bridges

Key principles in conventional bridge design

Keys to success in analogue impressions

Module 7 - Chemical Retention

The composition of enamel-dentine-cementum and the basis for chemical adhesion

The biochemistry associated with adhesive bonding in the past and today

Wet bonding and the critical stages

Adhesive agents and cements available in the UK

The isolation methods available and indications for each

Principal methods for temporisation and the indication for each

A safe approach to insert single/multiple units and the clinical steps required

Module 8 - Implant Restoration

Components within implant restoration

Principles of implant placement and design through the years

The three methods of retention

Major implant systems and their prosthetic differences

Methods available to manage soft tissue aesthetics in anterior implants

Techniques available to restore single tooth posterior implants

How to find and work with an implantologist

Module 9 - Everyday Occlusion

Anatomical basis for occlusion

Dynamic patterned behaviour, interferences and constrictions

Piper classification as a means for diagnosis

Classical causes for tooth wear and a pattern-based approach relating to interferences and constrictions

Updated terminology and concepts in assessing and working with occlusion for single and quadrant dentistry

Advanced techniques in managing AOBs, class III and class II division II cases

Management of occlusal wear

Bite registrations

Splint therapy

Articulators: Hinge, average value, semi and fully adjustable

Module 10 - Restorative Interfaces

Working effectively with specialist colleagues

Progression of inter-disciplinary cases in their phases

Systematic diary management

Primary reasons for failure and how to manage ceramic fracture

Maintainance of composite resins for the long-term

Internal auditing within restorative dentistry

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