PG Certificate in Operative Dentistry (Level 7)

Duration

6 units over 10 days

CPD hours

60

Start dates

Manchester: Oct 17, London: Feb 18

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Course Overview

The Level 7 Post-Graduate Operative Dentistry course is based on 6 Units delivered by 10 face-to-face days and 2 days of e-learning. The face-to-face course days are 100 % practical. With the use of Phantom Heads you will increase your clinical skills and develop techniques required to prepare and restore teeth for a wide range of restorative procedures, easily implemented into practice straight away.

The ethos of the PG Certificate in Operative Dentistry is to improve all aspects of operative dentistry techniques, increase confidence and ability in Tooth preparation techniques in order to take on more significant restorative cases. The course will perfect your operative skills whilst increasing your confidence in a nurtured and mentored environment, allowing delegates to increase their ability to undertake more complex treatments confidently. During 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.

Unit 1: Principles of Tooth Preparation

  • Learning Outcome 1: Explain, evaluate and practise the principles of Anterior and Posterior Tooth Preparation.
  • Learning Outcome 2: Evaluate and apply appropriate techniques for successful Bonded Crowns.

Unit 2: 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 3: 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 the application of Composite veneers.

Unit 4: Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth

  • Learning Outcome 1: Critically evaluate the types of posts and cores available and apply appropriate dentistry to patients.
  • Learning Outcome 2: Demonstrate an understanding of amalgams and their application with patients.

Unit 5: 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 6: Principles of Bridge Preparations

  • Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate an understanding of Bridge Preparation Techniques.
  • Learning Outcome 2: Demonstrate an Understanding of the principles and application of Maryland Bridges.

Dr. Matthew Holyoak

BDS, Dip Rest Dent (RCS Eng), MSc (Rest Dent)

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Matthew maintains a private practice in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire with an emphasis on Cosmetic and Advanced Restorative dentistry.
Recently appointed as Educational Supervisor in Advanced Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry at the School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education. He is also a Senior Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at UCLan.

He has a specific interest in Aesthetic Dentistry including smile design, composite resin restorations, minimally invasive ceramic restorations and the restoration of dental implants.

He lectures on smile design, hands on training in composites and restoring dental implants for FGDP, Ankylos Implants, Tipton Training & NW Deanery.

He has teaching experience with FGDP, Diploma in Restorative Dentistry & UCLan MSc courses in Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry
Matthew is a full member of BAAD, and an associate member BSOS.

He is also a Clinical Opinion Leader with some of the UK’s leading dental companies, giving advice on the clinical use of restorative dental materials and the development of new materials and techniques.

Dr. Ashish Rayarel

BDS, MFGDP(UK), MSc (Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry)

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Dr Rayarel graduated from Manchester University in 1989. He completed his MFGDP(UK) in 1998. After completing all of Professor Tipton’s courses and an MSc in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry Ash has been teaching for Tipton Training for 5 years.

He also teaches MSc students for Healthcare Learning; he is unit lead and examiner on this programme. Ash teaches undergraduate students at the University of Manchester and has been an Educational Supervisor for over 20 years. He has completed a PG Certificate in teaching and mentoring from UCLAN and more recently from Edgehill University. Ash is a member of the BACD, BARD and Salford LDC.

Dr. Warren Martin

BDS LDS RCS(Eng) MSc MFDS RCS(Edin)

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Dr. Warren Martin graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1993 and immediately entered general practice. In 1994 he was awarded a Licentiate in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Warren’s interest in developing his clinical skills further has seen him combine working in practice whilst travelling across the world to study and train with world renowned restorative experts and some of the biggest names in dentistry today. Having started to implement new techniques he also sought further qualifications to heighten his knowledge of restorative dentistry.

In 2003 after two years study, Dr Martin graduated from the University of Manchester with a Masters Degree in Prosthodontics. Following which, he proceeded to teach the undergraduate students and supervise research projects within the University Dental Hospital.

Towards the end of 2004 Warren was elected as a member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh before returning to University of Manchester in 2008 to undertake the mono-specialty training in Prosthodontics.

Since 2004 Dr Martin has been the owner and principal dentist at Greyholme Dental Suite just outside Cheltenham and has recently taken up a teaching position on the Masters Degree program in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics at the University of Manchester Dental Hospital.

Dr Adam Toft

BSc (Hons), BDS (Hons), MFGDP (UK), MMedSci (Rest Dent), Dip Aesth (BARD) FBARD PGCertEd (Sheffield)

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Dr Adam S. Toft qualified in 1995 with Honours from Sheffield University, having already gained a chemistry degree in Bangor, Wales. Since qualifying he has been interested in all aspects of dentistry, especially orthodontics, restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

Adam has completed a 2 year postgraduate orthodontic course and a 4 year placement at the Royal Hospital, Chesterfield as a clinical assistant in the Orthodontic Department. He enjoys attending postgraduate courses and has been a vocational trainer for newly-qualified dentists over a number of years.

Adam has completed a 1 year Certificate course in Restorative Dentistry in Manchester as well as a yearlong Certificate in Practical and Aesthetic Dentistry with Tipton training in the mid 2000’s.

Furthermore, in order to offer his patients the very best in Aesthetic Dentistry, Adam has also recently completed an MMedSci Course at Sheffield University. He studied part–time over two years and has been learning and carrying out the very latest in adhesive and cosmetic dentistry.

He has taught as a part–time clinical tutor at Sheffield’s Charles Clifford Dental Hospital where he helped to supervise and tutor final year dental students. He is also one of the lecturers for Tipton Training where he lectures on the restorative, practical and aesthetic courses.

He is a founding committee member of the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry (BARD) and also a member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD).

Dr Wahab Shakir

BDS

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Wahab qualified at Newcastle University and then moved to London to work in private practice.
He has gained a wealth of knowledge in cosmetic and general dental procedures as well as the treatment of TMD (Temporo-Mandibular Joint Disorders). As a professional, Wahab is especially known for cosmetic excellence. He has a strong belief in prevention and will only remove tooth structure after all other avenues have been exhausted.

He returns smiles back to functional aesthetic beauty with minimally invasive techniques such as tooth whitening, bonding, veneers, inlays and crowns. He also has a high level of ability in the treatment of the TMJ jaw joint and its related muscular pain, tension and tooth wear and grinding.
Wahab is passionate about dentistry, has a friendly and caring approach and he is also great at helping nervous patients and children feel relaxed. He is also a certified provider of Invisalign® and Cfast tooth alignment systems.

He is always making sure he keeps up to speed with the constant developments in dentistry. As part of his on-going professional development, he regularly attends courses by other well respected dentists.

Wahab has gained a Certificate in Restorative Dentistry from the Tipton Institute and a second Certificate in Hands-on Dentistry for which he was presented the Best Dentist Award. He is completing a Masters (MClinDent) in Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry.

Dr. Paul Mandon-Gassman

BDS

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I qualified from Sheffield in 1987 and moved to Kent in 1994, working at his current practice since 1998, becoming a co-owner in 2002 and achieving Denplan Excel Accreditation in 2004.

For over 20 years I have sought out the best teachers in the world in cosmetic, reconstructive and functional dentistry to gain the skills that I now offer patients at Sturry Dental Practice in Canterbury, Kent. I created the exclusivesmiles.co.uk brand to showcase the best that modern dentistry has to offer. I also provide sessions at Sittingbourne Memorial Hospital for Medway Community Healthcare as a Dental Officer treating special needs patients.

As a previous full member of the British Academy of Cosmetic dentistry (BACD), I have experience in treating all type of cosmetic problems from simple tooth whitening to full smile makeovers. In the past I have been a member of the BACD membership, communication and congress committees. I have a reputation for a conservative approach to dentistry that will offer long term aesthetic results from the minimum of intervention; this can be seen with my use of various brace systems to align teeth prior to a final makeover.

I have a special interest in the treatment of head, neck and facial pain and its relation to poor jaw function and am a member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (BSOS) which exists to help practitioners treat and prevent these common problems. Membership is by invitation only to practising dentists who have completed an arduous training programme which typically takes five years. I have lectured on the subject to other dentists and technicians and provided hands on courses on Facebow use and jaw registration.

I am an “opinion leader” for Ivoclar Vivadent and lecture and tutor hands on courses for them on Composites, Cements and tooth preparation for the Emax ceramic system.

I like to help people to understand what dentistry can offer them and as the No1 ‘Active Dentist’ on the award-winning patient education website All About Teeth (allaboutteeth.co.uk), spend time answering the public’s questions regarding their dental concerns. I am also a member of the Association of Dental Implantology UK (ADI, visit adi.org.uk), a registered charity dedicated to providing the profession with continuing implant education and the public with a greater understanding of the benefits of dental implants. I am a full member of the Tipton Training Dental Academy which provides me with the latest dental scientific knowledge and clinical techniques. I am honoured to have been asked by Paul Tipton to act as a Study Club Chairperson for the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry

Dr. David Bloom

BDS

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A graduate of 1989 from the Newcastle-upon-Tyne Dental School, United Kingdom Dr David Bloom has become recognised as a leader in the field of dentistry.

David believes that having worked in the same dental studio since 1990 to 2013 has enabled him to really understand what works and what doesn’t therefore giving his patient the best possible care. David works with other specialists but believes it is his role to be the leader of the team ensuring all work is completed to the highest possible standard

David now mentors and lectures on the C Fast cosmetic orthodontic system, and is a sought after expert working with a range of dental practices as well as dental companies and manufacturers. David is trusted both by celebrities and other dentists seeking treatment for themselves.
David believes in preventative dentistry first and foremost. Ensuring a healthy smile is paramount and the foundation of his work.

If treatment is required and elective work is undertaken, David believes it is his role to complete a thorough comprehensive diagnosis to allow him to present all options to the person. This allows the individual to make the choices that they feel are right for them. David listens to the needs and desires and applies his extensive knowledge and skill to provide exceptional results.

David focuses on comprehensive restorative and cosmetic dentistry that creates amazing, healthy, and long lasting results. He prides himself on his attention to detail, and insistence on using only the very best materials.
David is an accredited member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) and is a Past President of this academy He regularly lectures at their annual conference as well as nationally and internationally

The Tipton Operative course has given me the skills and techniques to provide high quality private dentistry to my patients. Case acceptance is up and treatment is predictable. Everyone performing dentistry on a day to day basis should take this course!
- A Young, 2017

I had heard positive reviews of Tipton training and I decided to book on to the Operative Course as the timing was great. Since starting the course the benefits were so quickly achieved that I also joined the year long Restorative course and I have found that both compliment each other really well. I feel more confident putting my new knowledge and skills into practice and taking on more complex treatments which I previously may not have tackled.
- A McIntyre, 2017

Prof Paul Tipton and his team are excellent teachers and I found them to be very inspiring, confident and experienced clinicians. We were taught all the types of prosthetic restorations which were carefully supervised and corrected if necessary. We covered a good range of cases and there were never-ending opportunities to learn more. Great location, excellent dental materials to work with and a very helpful team. Overall a great course, thank you very much.
- C Ureche, 2017

If you have any fears regarding the sale of private work and you want to improve your efficiency, practical skills, reduce stress at work and finally increase your satisfaction in what you do ...You should attend a Tipton Training course.
- A kowal-Bieg, 2017

How much practical work is involved?

This course days are 100% practical. To compliment this, we do supply webinars to watch prior to course days and prepare you for the day.

How many days are involved?

This is a 12 day course with 10 face to face days and 2 days of e-learning through webinars conducted by Professor Tipton. Some work will be required in doing reflective write-ups in your own practice.

Do I get to treat patients?

Unfortunately not. Phantom heads will be used throughout these course days.

I am interested in Crown preps and composites will I be taught on this?

Yes. You will be taught how to prepare anterior, premolar and molar bonded crowns, dentine bonded crowns, gold crown and all ceramic crowns. You will also be taught posts, inlays onlays, bridges and veneers along with composite veneers and posterior composites.

Are there any lectures before the hands on?

We do not routinely have lectures on the day, but if delegates would like advice on a particular point or topic our lecturers/demonstrators would be more than willing to assist.

How long will I have access to the webinars for?

You will have access to the webinars throughout the course and for 6 months after your final course day.

How many teachers to each delegate helping on the day?

We try to maintain a 1 demonstrator to 8 delegates ratio.

I am confused about which course will suit be best. Can you tell me the difference between the Restorative and Phantom Head course?

The PG Certificate in Restorative Dentistry is a more theoretical course with 6 full days on occlusion. Other topics include Posts, Porcelain Veneers, Bridge Design, Endodontics, Periodontics & Minimal Invasive Dentistry. The PG Certificate in Operative Dentistry has 10 face-to-face days which are 100% practical, intense hands-on training working on Phantom Heads to improve your tooth preparation skills. It all depends on your experience and comfort level with Occlusion, Treatment Planning and tooth preparation techniques. The courses complement each other perfectly. We have had some delegates who join one course and then join the other immediately after. Should you plan to complete both courses we suggest doing the PG Diploma in Prosthodontics and taking advantage of 30 months interest free finance. You can complete the PG Diploma in 18 months. In addition to the added clinical skills and treatment advantages, you will also save 6% on fees by enrolling straight onto the Diploma. If you initially only want to enrol on one course, the ideal pathway would be to begin with the PG Certificate in Restorative Dentistry and then follow on with the PG Certificate in Operative Dentistry.

Are there any additional course costs?

On the Bonded Crown Day (Unit 1) after delegates have done their tooth preparation, they take impressions and have the crowns prepared by their own laboratory at their own cost. They then bring in the crowns onto the next course day and a lecturer will critique the crown. The reason for this exercise is based on our belief that being able to deliver high quality treatment requires close coordination between the dentist and their dental laboratory. A dentist needs to understand how the Dental laboratory works, what information is provided to them and the quality of product the dentist is receiving from their laboratory. Loupes are advisable on all course days to reduce strain and fatigue and improve your performance on the course as well in surgery. Our dental partners Orascoptic will be present on most course days, should you wish to try them on the course. Orascoptic offer discounted prices on loupes to Tipton Training Delegates.

What is covered in the course fees?

We provide you with a copy of the upper and lower stone models of Prof. Tipton’s tooth preparations. This is a copy for the delegates to keep as reference for the tooth preparations they want to do on the course day. Also included, for use on the course day is a ‘Tooth Preparation Kit’ which includes Upper and Lower Kavo models, a set of burs and all the teeth you require for the course day. The kit is retained by Tipton Training at the end of the each course day. A light lunch and refreshments will be available. Whilst we try to accommodate any dietary requirements, we cannot always guarantee.

PG Certificate in Operative Dentistry (Level 7)




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