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The Level 7 PG Diploma in Restorative Dentistry is focused to support the development of delegates clinical knowledge and hands-on skills together with aesthetics in dental prostheses. The qualification consists of 14 units delivered over 37 days in the form of practical sessions, lectures and demonstrations. There are 35 face-to-face days and 2 e-learning days.
The course itself provides the opportunity to increase your knowledge about key elements of Restorative Dentistry and apply these in hands-on sessions to improve your Operative Skills, together with achieving the Aesthetics your patient desires. Together these will give you the skills to enable you to help your patients obtain the Smile they have always desired.
During the course topics covered are Occlusion, Articulators, TMJ Splints, Basic Tooth Preparations, Introduction to Endodontics & Periodontics and Treatment Planning. The Operative part of the course you will work with a hand-picked team of demonstrators to practice techniques related to Anterior and Posterior tooth preparation, Bonded Crowns, Ceramic Crowns, Porcelain Inlays/Onlays, Direct Composite Restorations, Gold Preparations as well as Bridge Preparations. On the Aesthetic part of the course we cover various aspects of Smile Design, Shade Taking, Tooth Anatomy and Diagnostic Waxing, Photography, Perio Plastic Procedures, Designing a Digital Smile and finally Botox & Dermal Fillers.
The Level 7 PG Diploma in Restorative Dentistry will provide the knowledge and experience you need to understand, plan and deliver high quality private aesthetic treatment options for your patients.
The course can be completed as a standard course within approximately 12 or 18 months or as an extended course which is completed within approximately 18 to 36 months.
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 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 an 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 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 3: 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.
- Learning Outcome 4: Explain, evaluate and practice the principles of Anterior and Posterior Tooth Preparation.
- Learning Outcome 5: Evaluate and apply appropriate techniques for successful Bonded Crowns.
Unit 4: Tooth Replacement for Missing Teeth and Principles of Bridge Preparations
- Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate an understanding of Bridge Preparation Techniques and Adhesive Requirements.
- Learning Outcome 2: Analyse and Apply the Essential Techniques for Implants.
- Learning Outcome 3: Demonstrate an understanding of Bridge Preparation Techniques.
- Learning Outcome 4: Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and application of Maryland Bridges.
Unit 5: 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 6: Endodontics and the Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth
- Learning Outcome 1: Evaluate the Endodontic restorative management of teeth.
- Learning Outcome 2: Critically evaluate the types of posts and cores available and apply appropriate dentistry to patients.
- Learning Outcome 3: Demonstrate an understanding of amalgams and their application with patients.
Unit 7: Adhesion, Composites and Principles 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 8: Principles of Ceramic Indirect Restoration
- Learning Outcome 1: Critically appraise current techniques and accompanying material considerations involved with the application of porcelain veneers.
- Learning Outcome 2: Evaluate and demonstrate the techniques for the fabrication and application of all ceramic crowns.
- Learning Outcome 3: Demonstrate an understanding of the principles essential for effective application of Porcelain Inlays/Onlays.
Unit 9: Direct Composite Restorations
- Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate an understanding of Anterior composites as used in Restorative Dentistry.
- Learning Outcome 2: Evaluate and Apply the Essential Techniques/considerations to be used in application of posterior composites.
- Learning Outcome 3: Explain the use and demonstrate application of Composite veneers.
Unit 10: Principles and Application of Gold Preparations
- Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate an understanding of Gold preparations and their application.
- Learning Outcome 2: Demonstrate an understanding of Gold related Inlay/Onlay techniques.
Unit 11: Posterior Diagnostic Waxing
- Learning Outcome 1: Evaluate, select and apply appropriate occlusion and wax up techniques.
Unit 12: Principles of Restorative & Aesthetic Periodontics
- Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate an understanding of Restorative Periodontology.
- Learning Outcome 2: Demonstrate an understanding of Aesthetic Periodontal Issues.
- Learning Outcome 3: Demonstrate an understanding of Gingival Recession and Iatrogenic Damage.
Unit 13: Principles and application of Facial Aesthetics
- Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate knowledge and administration of Botulinum Toxin Treatment.
- Learning Outcome 2: Evaluate and Apply the use of Dermal Fillers on Patients.
Unit 14: Principles and Design of a Digital Smile
- Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate an understanding of Digital Smile Analysis and Planning.
- Learning Outcome 2: Apply and Critically Evaluate Advanced Smile Design Techniques on Patients.
What do I say to others when asked about the course? If you have any fears regarding the sale of private work, you want to improve your efficiency, practical skills, reduce stress and increase your satisfaction you should attend a Dentology Training Course.
~ Aleksandra Kowal
Why should I do the PG Diploma in Restorative Dentistry?
The PG Diploma in Restorative Dentistry teaches you the theory behind Restorative Dentistry, lets you get confident with your tooth preparation techniques and then provides you with the tools to understand, plan and deliver high quality private Aesthetic Treatments. The range of treatments you’ll feel confident in offering will increase massively by enrolling on to this course. The three components of the course complement each other perfectly. You will taught the theoretical foundations developed over many years in the forms 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. The theory that you are taught will fit perfectly when you prep teeth on Phantom Heads.
What is the benefit of doing PG Diploma and not just to the PG Certificate in Restorative Dentistry, PG Certificate in Operative Dentistry, and PG Certificate in Aesthetic Dentistry.
The PG Diploma in Restorative Dentistry is essentially the best way of getting into the higher end of providing private aesthetic treatment and managing different patient cases confidently. Should you choose to do the PG Diploma in an standard 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. 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 4 registrations fees. The flip side is you also get 4 certificates. It all depends on what your ambitions are.