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An update on preparations for indirect restorations

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Dental Academy

This hands-on course aims to demonstrate appropriate tooth preparations for indirect restorations, taking into consideration new materials and impression and manufacturing techniques.

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1st June 2018
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Michael Thomas, Senior Teaching Fellow and Specialist Clinical Teacher, department of Conservative & MI Dentistry, KCL Dental Institute at Guy's Hospital. Deputy Programme Manager for the Advanced Minimum Intervention MSc by Distance Learning KCL Dental Institute at Guy's Hospital
Specialist in Prosthodontics at The Wessex Dental Specialist Centre, Fareham.


The advent of new materials and manufacturing techniques, along with new techniques of recording tooth preparations, has allowed a more minimal invasive approach to preparing teeth for indirect restorations to be incorporated into clinical practice. By conserving more tooth structure, the risks of pulpal damage and future tooth fracture are reduced. Standardised tooth preparations are no longer appropriate as the preparation should be customised for the requirement of the individual tooth and associated clinical condition.


By attending this course the candidates will

  1. Learn about the new materials available for indirect restorations.
  2. Learn how the properties of these materials and the manufacturing techniques for restorations influence tooth preparation design.
  3. Have hands-on experience in practising tooth preparations.

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