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Courses

I am running two hands on courses based on tooth whitening and other ways to improve anterior aesthetics including the natural concept in anterior composite layering technique and the use of readymade Composite Veneers or “Componeers”. In addition to these I am running a lecture based course that combines course concepts.

Course 1: Cleaner whiter brighter!

This one-day comprehensive “hands on” course provides a comprehensive overview of all tooth whitening techniques, from home to in-office power bleaching procedures (including light and laser activated). In addition the theory of discolouration and various shade taking systems will be covered. The various techniques will be shown on specially stained teeth for the “hands on” sessions. You will have the chance to try out these techniques yourself.

The course is suitable for dentists, technicians, hygienists, therapists and dental nurses. Numbers will be strictly limited to 12 delegates due to the “hands on” nature of the meeting.

On this course you will gain knowledge of all tooth whitening techniques available with appropriate indications and contraindications to enable you to be able to use the various techniques.

Aims & objectives

  • Recognise the various causes of tooth discolouration
  • Understand all forms of tooth whitening techniques & how to apply them
  • Understand the theory of shade taking
  • Be able to take shades with new systems available

Programme

9.30am Introduction & Lecture 1: The causes of tooth discolouration and an overview of tooth whitening techniques

11.15am Break

11.30am Hands on – Home and power bleaching techniques

1.00pm Lunch

2.00pm Lecture 2 – Colour perception and shade taking techniques. Hands On Exercise: Shade taking for lab and surgery based restorations

3.30pm Break

3.45pm Summary of bleaching results and legal issues

4.30pm End of day evaluation

Course 2: Improving aesthetics – Anterior composite layering technique

This one-day intensive “hands on” course will provide an overview of all forms of tooth discolouration and the various techniques used to treat them. In addition, the theory of shade taking for both restorations fabricated in the mouth and in laboratories will be discussed. The various techniques will be shown on natural and artificial teeth for the “hands on” part of the course. Participants will be able to perform the various techniques for themselves. The course will concentrate on in surgery immediate build up using the latest composite techniques in conjunction with the use of silicone indices and various stains / effects to produce natural looking teeth.

The course consists of an initial lecture followed by a hands-on for both the morning and afternoon sessions. Limited to 12 delegates only and is most suitable for dentists & therapists.

Aims and objectives

  • Understand the various causes of tooth discolouration
  • Gain knowledge of all tooth whitening techniques available with appropriate indications and contraindications to enable you to be able to use the various techniques
  • Understand the theory of shade taking and be able to take shades with the new systems available
  • To gain knowledge of all techniques available to treat various discolouration with appropriate indications and contraindications

Programme

9.30am Introduction & Lecture 1: The causes of tooth discolouration and various treatment options for dealing with them

11.30am Break

11.45am Hands on – Microabrasion technique. Delegates are encouraged to bring along extracted teeth with developmental defects such as white spots, brown pitting spots or decalcified areas

12.15pm Hands on – Shade taking exercise for in-surgery composite layering technique and producing a silicone index for tooth build up in the afternoon session

1.00pm Lunch

2.00pm Hands on exercise: “Natural layering concept” of composite veneer or large Class IV cavity

To include palatal build up of enamel composite followed by dentine composite with appropriate stains and effects before final buccal enamel composite placement

3.30pm Break

3.45pm Hands on – Various stages of polishing and stain protection

4.30pm End of day evaluation

Course 3: Superior Aesthetics – New Direct Composite Veneers vs Anterior Composite Layering Technique  

The course will cover various methods of improving anterior aesthetics  but will concentrate on new direct composite veneers (Componeers) and composite layering techniques.There will be an overview of all forms of tooth discolouration and the various techniques used to treat them will be covered. The techniques will be shown on  special artificial teeth models  for the ‘hands-on’ part of the course. Participants will be able to perform the various techniques  of preparing and bonding direct veneers or Componeers as well as performing a complimentary procedure but with layering of  enamel and dentine shades with the aid of a mock-up build up and  silicone index. Characterisation techniques and age related effects will be taught for both systems.

The course consists of an initial lecture followed by a hands-on for both the morning and afternoon sessions. Limited to 12 delegates only and is most suitable for dentists & therapists.

Aims and objectives

  • Understand the various causes of tooth discoloration
  • Gain knowledge of all techniques available to improve anterior aesthetics with appropriate indications and contraindications.
  • Be able to use new direct composite  readymade “Componeers”
  • Be able to use composite layering techniques to improve anterior aesthetics.

Programme

9.30am  Introduction

Lecture 1: The causes of Tooth Discolouration and various treatment options for dealing with them.

10.45 am Break

11.00 am

Lecture 2: Componeers vs Layering Composites Clinical Technique

11.45am: Hands On- Componeers . Delegates will be shown the clinical technique on specially made models. Prepare , bond and Fit a Componeer then characterize and polish to achieve the desired effect.

1.00pm Lunch

2.00pm Hands On Exercise: “Natural  Layering concept” of composite veneer or large Class IV cavity.

To include palatal build up of enamel composite followed by dentine composite with appropriate stains and effects before final buccal enamel composite placement.

3.30pm Break

3.45pm Hands On- Various stages of polishing and stain protection.

4.30pm End of day evaluation.