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An Update on Indications and Preparations for Indirect Restorations


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Dental Academy

This course, which includes a hands-on element, aims to consider indications for and to demonstrate appropriate tooth preparations for indirect restorations, including inlays and onlays, taking into consideration new materials and impression and manufacturing techniques.

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Michael Thomas is a Specialist in Prosthodontics and qualified from Guy's Dental Hospital in December 1989. Following 6 months as a Dental House Officer and Senior House Officer he joined the Royal Naval Dental Services for a five-year commission. He then returned to London in 1997 to study a Masters Programme in Conservative Dentistry whilst working part-time in General Dental Practice. In April 2000 he gained his Membership in Restorative Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and was registered as a Specialist in Prosthodontics by the General Dental Council in July 2000.
Michael is a Senior Specialist Clinical Teacher at the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences of King’s College London where he teaches Clinical Dentistry to the dental undergraduates and is the Deputy Programme Director for the Advanced Minimal Intervention MSc by Distance Learning. He also teaches and assesses for the Distance Learning programmes in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry. He is a member of several professional organisations including the British Society of Restorative Dentistry and the Chicago Dental Society. He was inducted as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists in 2018 and is the editor of the International College Digest publication. He is also a Fellow of the College of General Dentistry.
At the Wessex Dental Specialist Centre, Fareham, Hampshire, Michael provides fixed and removable solutions for worn, broken and missing teeth. He aims to restore teeth adopting a Minimal Intervention approach wherever possible, to preserve existing tooth structure

Details: The aims of this course are to improve knowledge and skills in the use of indirect restorations to improve outcomes for patient care.

Learning Objectives:

By attending this course the candidates will:
1. Learn about the indications for indirect restorations
2. Learn about the new materials available for indirect restorations.
3. Learn how the properties of these materials and the manufacturing techniques for restorations influence tooth preparation design.
4. Have hands-on experience in practising tooth preparations.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Understand the indications for indirect restorations.
2. Be aware of the materials available for indirect restorations and which materials to select.
3. Have knowledge of preparation designs for indirect restorations.

GDC Development Outcomes: C, D

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