PG Diploma in Aesthetic Dentistry (Level 7)

Duration

25 days

Enhanced CPD

144

Start dates

Oct 2018

Manchester: £460 + VAT per day

London: £540 + VAT per day

Course Overview

The Level 7 PG Diploma in Aesthetic Dentistry first delivers a substantial foundation in Restorative Dentistry, followed up by advanced Aesthetic training in various procedures and techniques. The qualification consists of 10 units delivered over 25 days in the form of lectures, practical sessions and demonstrations.

We recommend beginning your journey within the Restorative area of the course which delivers the basis for Private Dentistry. You will begin to develop your understanding of the latest techniques, backed up by an extensive library of scientific papers. Topics covered include Occlusion, Articulators, TMJ Splints, Basic Tooth Preparations, Introduction to Endodontics & Periodontics and Treatment planning.

The knowledge gained during this fundamental part of the course will be backed up by the advanced Aesthetic training. The course builds upon your existing skills and knowledge for occlusion and tooth preparation and provides dentists with the methods and tools to deliver more advanced cosmetic treatments. Topics covered include Smile Design, Occlusal Waxing, Perio Plastic Procedures, Facial Aesthetics and using digital tools to design the perfect smile.

Enhanced CPD

You will be awarded Enhanced CPD as a result of realising each Learning Outcome below.

Unit 1: Principles of Occlusion

  • Learning Outcome 1: Comprehensively evaluate and demonstrate the understanding of basic, intermediate and advanced principles of occlusion.
  • Learning Outcome 2: Evaluate, select and apply appropriate occlusion techniques for manipulation of the jaw, identification of slides, managing and controlling Occlusion for a reorganised bite.
  • Learning Outcome 3: Evaluate and apply appropriate techniques relating to TMJ and Splints, which splint to use when and where, management of the patient, maintenance and review.

Unit 2: Principles of Tooth Preparation

  • Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate an understanding of the main factors to be considered for use in Tooth Preparation, bur selection and dimension, preparation techniques and the science behind them, Shillingburg Preps and Magne.
  • Learning Outcome 2: Critically appraise current techniques and accompanying material considerations involved with the application of porcelain veneers.
  • Learning Outcome 3: Evaluate and demonstrate the techniques for the use of posts. Which Posts design, material, ferrule and managing the root filled tooth.

Unit 3: Principles of Smile Design

  • Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate an understanding of the relevant factors needed for effective smile design.
  • Learning Outcome 2: Explain and apply the principles of coordinating and integrating smile design with soft tissue treatments.

Unit 4: Principles and application of Facial Aesthetics

  • Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate knowledge and administration of Toxin & Filler Treatment.
  • Learning Outcome 2: Evaluate and Apply the use of Dermal Fillers on Patients.

Unit 5: Principles and Design of a Digital Smile

  • Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate an understanding of the Digital Smile analysis and planning.
  • Learning Outcome 2: Apply and Critically Evaluate Advanced Smile Design Techniques on Patients.

Unit 6: Tooth Replacement for Missing Teeth

  • Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate an understanding of Bridge Preparation Techniques and Adhesive Requirements.
  • Learning Outcome 2: Analyse and Apply the Essential Techniques for Implants.

Unit 7: Treatment Planning and the Use of Articulators

  • Learning Outcome 1: Evaluate the Treatment Planning Considerations to be made for Patients.
  • Learning Outcome 2: Demonstrate understanding of the principles of articulators, types of articulators and the science behind choice of use.

Unit 8: Periodontics, Endodontics and Principles of Aesthetic Periodontics

  • Learning Outcome 1: Evaluate the Endodontic restorative management of teeth.
  • Learning Outcome 2: Demonstrate an understanding of periodontology.
  • Learning Outcome 3: Demonstrate an understanding of Aesthetic Periodontal Issues.
  • Learning Outcome 4: Demonstrate an understanding of Gingival Recession and Iatrogenic Damage.

Unit 9: Adhesion, Composites and Principles and Practice of Minimal Invasive Dentistry

  • Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of adhesion composites and their application to patients.
  • Learning Outcome 2: Demonstrate an Understanding of the principles of minimal invasive dentistry.
  • Learning Outcome 3: Explain and evaluate techniques for treating Carious Lesions.
  • Learning Outcome 4: Explain and evaluate techniques for Bleaching.

Unit 10: Posterior Diagnostic Waxing

  • Learning Outcome 1: Evaluate, select and apply appropriate occlusion and wax up techniques.

Professor Tipton and his team provide superb teaching and mentoring, with constant reference to the evidence base. As a result, I have benefitted in many ways - greater clinical confidence, better outcomes for my patients, increased income and re-focussed career plan. I look forward to many more 'a-ha' moments on future Tipton courses !
- Robert Campbell

Why should I do the PG Diploma in Aesthetic Dentistry?

The PG Diploma in Aesthetic Dentistry teaches you the theory behind Restorative Dentistry and then allows you to put it into practice the very next day with advanced Aesthetic Treatments. The range of treatments you’ll feel confident in offering will increase massively by enrolling on to this course. The two components of the course complement each other perfectly. You will taught the theoretical foundations developed over many years in the form of scientific papers. You will then take the knowledge gained in fundamental areas such as Occlusion to ensure that the Aesthetic treatments you provide do not fail.

What is the benefit of doing PG Diploma and not just to the PG Certificate in Restorative Dentistry and PG Certificate in Operative Dentistry?

The benefits of doing a PG Diploma when compared to doing the separate PG Certificates is firstly that you will save approximately 6% on course fees. More importantly, should you choose to do the PG Diploma in an accelerated format and complete it within 18 months you can also reap the advantages of improved treatment delivery earlier. You can choose any options you feel suitable as Dentology Training has a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy which will ensure that your existing education within another Dentology Training course is taken into consideration. It is important to note that every time you do a PG Diploma or a PG Certificate you must pay additional registration fees. So, should you choose to register for each course separately, you are paying 3 registrations fees. The flip side is you also get 3 certificates. It all depends on what your ambitions are.

I have done to PG Certificate in Restorative Dentistry previously can I join the PG Diploma for the Aesthetic element?

Yes, you can. The PG Diploma in Aesthetic Dentistry contains Units covered in the PG Certificate in Restorative Dentistry and PG Certificate in Aesthetic Dentistry. Essentially you can do the PG Diploma if you have completed any one of those courses. Dentology Training has a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy which will ensure that your existing education within another Dentology Training course is taken into consideration. Please speak to our course advisor for further details.

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