Level 7 Certificate in Restorative Dentistry

The course opened my mind to a new comprehensive level of understanding which has unequivocally fuelled a fascination with restorative dentistry. ~ Chasheeka Mariathas

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Modules

15 modules

Enhanced CPD

72

Locations

Belfast: June 2024

Newcastle: September 2024

Manchester: October 2024

London: November 2024

Birmingham: November 2024

Course fees

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Level 7 Certificate in Restorative Dentistry

Learn the theoretical, scientific and engineering principles behind restorative dentistry.

This Level 7 qualification consists of 15 modules spread over the course of 1-year via blended learning, which combines practical face-to-face sessions with online lectures and seminars. There are 12 face-to-face days and 3 online zooms throughout the course.

The Restorative Course covers several topics which are fundamental to dentists’ success, including Occlusion. Our Founder and Clinical Lead, Professor Tipton, believes Occlusion to be the most important topic in dentistry and therefore it is covered on several days within the course. We also cover topics including Articulators, TMJ Splints, Tooth Preparations, Digital Workflow, Full Dentures, Treatment Planning, Adhesion Composites, Posts and much more. Scroll down to view the full list of modules covered within the course.

Under the guidance and mentorship of our expert tutors – including Professor Tipton himself – you will experience a significant boost in confidence and refine your restorative techniques. Stay at the forefront of the field with the latest scientific knowledge, empowering you to offer comprehensive and advanced treatment options to your patients.

Upon completion of the course and the assessments, you will receive a Level 7 Certificate in Restorative Dentistry, accredited by EduQual & The Royal College of Surgeons of England. Centre accreditation from RCSEng is an award of excellence, and we take immense pride in our courses being the first & only private training courses to gain this accreditation.

On your 12 face-to-face days you will be awarded 72 hours of Enhanced CPD as a result of realising each Learning Outcome below.

Unit 1: Principles of Occlusion

  • Learning Outcome 1: Comprehensively evaluate and demonstrate the 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 and 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 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: Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of adhesion composites and their application to patients.

Unit 3: Tooth Replacement for Missing Teeth

  • Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate an understanding of Bridge Preparation Techniques and Adhesive Requirements.
  • Learning Outcome 2: Analyse and Apply the Essential Techniques for Implants.

Unit 4: 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 5: Endodontics and Periodontics

  • Learning Outcome 1: Evaluate the Endodontic restorative management of teeth.
  • Learning Outcome 2: Demonstrate an understanding of periodontology.

A brief overview of topics covered on the 15 days is as follows. Please note, course day sequence may change based on the course stream you are registered on.

Course Assessments are in the form of Direct Observation of Performance (DOPS), Reflective Write-ups, Clinical Portfolio, Treatment Planning Assignments and Multiple Choice Questions.

Module 1: Principles of Occlusion

  • 5 Principles of Occlusion
  • Slides between RCP and ICP
  • Gnathology and Pankey style Occlusions
  • Importance of Condylar Position
  • Bruxism
  • Anterior Guidance
  • Mutually protected occlusion
  • Jaw registrations on live patients
  • Facebow registration practical on live patients

Module 2: Occlusal Examinations

  • Classification of lateral movement
  • How to examine the TMJs
  • Muscle palpation
  • Importance of RCP
  • How the slide determines the treatment plan
  • Conformative v Reorganised approach
  • 4 factors that identify your Occlusal plan
  • Canine discussion and cusp angles
  • Occlusal Examination practical on live patients

Module 3: Porcelain veneers

  • Theory of porcelain veneer preparations
  • Treating Diastemas
  • Interproximal preparation types – conventional vs slice
  • Different options for crossing the Incisal Edge
  • Finishing techniques
  • Prep vs prepless techniques
  • Success Rates
  • Conventional vs slice preps
  • Butt Joints vs Sloping Butt Joints vs Mini Chamfers
  • Finishing preparations and which burrs to use

Module 4: Preparations

  • Two handed preparations
  • Understanding bur selection
  • Tooth anatomy v Tooth Prep
  • Use of speed increasing handsets
  • Lab techniques
  • Functional cusp bevels
  • Shillingburg winged preps
  • Convergence angle and axial inclination
  • The advantages and disadvantages of digital scanning in Restorative dentistry
  • Tooth Prep practical

Module 5: Endodontics

  • Basic principles of modern endodontic treatment
  • Diagnosis and treatment planning, access cavities, canal location, shaping, cleaning and obturation.
  • Restoration of endodontically treated teeth.
  • Case presentation.
  • Hands on using reciprocating files.

Module 6: Articulators

  • Mounting your own Models on the semi adjustable Articulator
  • Average value articulator
  • Arbitrary v Kinematic facebows
  • Semi adjustable & Fully adjustable articulators
  • Importance of Condylar inclination
  • Bennett movement v immediate side shift
  • Bennett shift v progressive side shift
  • Understanding the importance of intercondylar distance
  • Why are your restorations always high

Module 7: Posts

  • Creating the ideal ferrule
  • Parallel vs Tapered posts
  • Nayyar cores
  • Shenker Post
  • Adhesive Fibre/Zirconia Posts

Module 8: Periodontics

Morning Seminar:

  • Etiology and prevalence of periodontal diseases
  • Screening and diagnosis of periodontal diseases and conditions, including the new classification system
  • Guidelines for periodontal treatment, including step 1, step 2, step 3 and step 4
  • Introduction to periodontal surgery
  • Diagnosis of peri-implant diseases and conditions

Afternoon Workshop:

  • Introduction to periodontal surgery
  • Distal wedge
  • OFP
  • Pocket reduction surgery
  • Periodontal regeneration

Module 9: Aesthetics

  • Incisal plane
  • Smile line
  • Contact points
  • Golden proportion/ Golden percentage
  • Incisal length and profiles
  • Maxillary teeth – tooth proportions and central incisor dominance
  • Buccal corridors and axial alignment
  • Mandibular teeth
  • Lab communications and prescriptions – facebow, diagnostics, Geller models
  • Pink Composites

Module 10: TMJ/Splints

  • Types of splint
  • Lucia jigs
  • Michigan Splints
  • Tanner Appliances
  • Anterior Repositioning splints
  • Anterior splints and deprogrammers
  • Avoiding a Closed Lock
  • Classification of clicking
  • Splint adjustment practical on live patients
  • The use of T Scan in adjusting & fitting splints

Module 11: Removable Prosthodontics

  • Minimal Cavity Designs
  • Air Abrasion and Ozone
  • Tunnel/internal/minibox/slot preparations
  • Laser Cavity preparations

Module 12: Adhesion Composites

  • Contraction (C) factor
  • Treatment of pulpal exposures
  • Placement and shrinkage, flowable and chemically cured composites
  • Surface layer considerations
  • Staining techniques
  • Classification of Dentine bonding agents and appropriate use
  • Bonding to different types of dentine
  • Tooth Anatomy
  • Rubber dam placement practical

Module 13: Bridge Design

  • Choosing fixed/fixed v fixed moveable design
  • Cantilever designs
  • Adhesive bridge preps
  • Choosing the retainer type
  • Perils of double abutting
  • Reasons for bridge failures
  • Flexing v length of bridge
  • Lindhe and Nyman bridges/Periodontal Prosthesis
  • The use of stress breakers

Module 14: Overview of Occlusion

  • Load testing the joint
  • Choosing your condylar position
  • Types of canine guidance
  • Occlusal adjustment
  • Progressive guidance, programmed guidance
  • Long and wide centric, freedom in centric
  • Treatment of Class 2 patients
  • Lucia jigs practical on live patients
  • The use and introduction of Modjaw and T Scan in Restorative Dentistry

Module 15: Treatment Planning

  • Treatment Planning the large restorative case, sequencing treatment
  • Dahl appliances, diagnostic waxing and the curve of spee
  • Boyle's plane analyser, importance of the Occlusal plane
  • Vertical dimension and facial aesthetics, golden proportion
  • Pink porcelain, emergence profile and soft tissue position
  • Introduction to Modjaw and T Scan and its role in Treatment Planning
  • Custom made Anterior guidance tables
  • Treatment planning practical
  • Diagnostic waxing practical
  • Occlusal adjustment on models practical

 

Professor Paul Tipton

BDS, MSc, D.G.D.P RCS, Dip Rest Dent, Dip Imp Pros, Dip Pros, Dip Aesth Dent, FCGDent. Specialist in Prosthodontics. Visiting Professor of Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry, City of London Dental School.

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Professor Paul Tipton is an internationally acclaimed Prosthodontist who has worked in private practice for more than 30 years. He is the founder of Tipton Training, Europe’s leading private dental training institution and the author of over 100 scientific articles for the dental press. A passionate and charismatic speaker, Paul has been teaching for over 30 years, both in the UK and internationally.

He was voted one of the ‘most influential dentists in the UK’ by his peers in Dentistry Magazine in 2013 and in the top 3 dentists in Aesthetic Dentistry’s 25 poll, November 2012. 

In 2021 Prof Tipton was voted one of the “World’s Top 100 Doctors” by the Global  Summits.

In 2022 Prof Paul Tipton was amongst the few awarded for the “Dentistry’s Top 50 Dentists 2022”.

Most recently in November 2022 Professor Paul Tipton won the Kimberley Finlayson ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ in recognition for his outstanding contributions to private dentistry and dental education.

Professor Tipton qualified from Sheffield University in 1978 and in 1982 opened his own referral practice in Manchester. He continued to build his skills, studying at Eastman Dental Hospital in London, where after 2 years of study, he obtained a Masters Degree in Conservative Dentistry in 1989. In the same year he started teaching on the University of Manchester’s MSc in Restorative Dentistry. He is now a lecturer on their MSc programme in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry and also lectures at Kings College London (LonDEC).

In 1991 Professor Tipton founded his private dental training academy, Tipton Training. During this time, Tipton Training have successfully trained over 5,000 dentists and this number continues to rise year after year.

In 1992, Professor Tipton was awarded an honary Diploma in General Dental Practice from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and was appointed a member of the British Dental Association’s Independent Practice Committee. In 1999, he was certified as a Specialist in Prosthodontics by the General Dental Council.

Professor Paul Tipton is on the editorial board of Private Dentistry Magazine, Restorative & Aesthetic Practice and Implant Dentistry and is a medical writer and part of the advisory board at Expert Beauty Magazine and ‘Woman’s’ magazine. He was a founding member and on the Board of Directors of the British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry and the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

He is currently the President of the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry and was recently elected Fellow of the International Academy of Dental Facial Esthetics (IADFE).

Prof. Tipton practices at his clinics in Manchester, Nottingham and London.  Further details can be found at www.drpaultipton.co.uk or www.tclinic.co.uk.

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.

Adam is one of the head lecturers here at Tipton Training, having worked alongside Professor Tipton for over 10 years. Adam mentors and lectures on the restorative, operative 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 Ash Rayarel

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

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Dr Ash Rayarel is a distinguished dental professional who graduated from Manchester University in 1989. His commitment to continuous learning and professional development is evident in his attainment of the MFGDP(UK) qualification in 1998, as well as completing all of Tipton Training’s post graduate courses and an MSc in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry.

Ash has been an integral part of the Tipton Training faculty for over 12+ years, and is one of the leading lecturers at Tipton Training.

Dr Rayarel also 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 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 Jasmine Piran

MSc (Hons) BDS (Lond) BSc (Hons) Dip H GQHP

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Dr Jasmine Piran qualified as a dentist at the prestigious Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Dental Institute, London in 2004. She has since achieved a Master’s degree with distinction in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry from the University of Manchester, and she has attended many advanced clinical training courses internationally in America, Switzerland, Italy and the UK.
Jasmine has a special interest in helping people to improve their smiles, and she has carried out hundreds of smile makeovers, involving varying combinations of porcelain veneers, tooth whitening, tooth alignment (using Invisalign, clear aligners, fixed braces, Inman aligners, 6 Month Smiles) and composite bonding.
Jasmine is the Clinical Director of a private clinic in Central London. She is also an International Speaker/ Lecturer and a clinical mentor on Invisalign and Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry.

Dr Jagdeep Saimbi

BDS (distinction, Bristol 2014) MFDS RCSEd PGDip (Restorative dentistry)

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Jagdeep qualified from The University of Bristol in 2014 with distinction. During his time as an undergraduate, he was awarded numerous academic prizes, including one for Prosthodontic dentistry.

Since leaving university he has completed exams to become a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. He has also completed two year long courses at Tipton Training with the prestigious Professor Paul Tipton in which he now teaches on the course, as well as completing the appropriate examinations and case studies to be awarded his Postgraduate Diploma in Prosthodontic Dentistry.

He is passionate about all dentistry however he particularly enjoys endodontics, fixed crown and bridgework as well as removable dentures.

In his spare time Jagdeep regularly attends Dentistry courses to ensure he is in touch with the latest advancements and is a regular gym attender.

Dr Xander Howell

BDS, MFDS RCSEd, MAGDS RCSEd, MSc Endo

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Xander qualified from the University of Manchester in 2012, following which he moved to the North East. He completed the MFDS with the Royal College of surgeons of Edinburg in 2014 and is one of only a handful of dentists to have passed the MAGDS with the Royal College which he achieved in 2021.

Xander has a keen interest in all aspects of restorative dentistry, in particular Endodontics. He gained his MSc in Endodontics in 2019 and works in a private Endodontic referral practice taking complex case referrals from around the North of England. He has completed all of the Tipton Restorative Certificates (Operative, Restorative and Aesthetic) and continues to enjoy postgraduate education.

Over the last couple of years he has been involved with Deanery teaching, lecturing for Foundation Dentists and at a post graduate level as well.

Dr Andy Carragher

LDS RCS, BDS, MClinDent, CPS

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During 25 years in General Dental Practice , 21 years of which were as a sole principal, I have experienced all facets of UK dentistry from exclusively NHS practice to exclusively Private practice.

From the very beginning of my career I have been keen to improve my skills and knowledge. My commitment to postgraduate education ultimately led to a Master’s degree in Prosthodontics. This in turn led to a major career change when just six months after graduation I became a full-time Senior Clinical Teacher in Restorative Dentistry at Liverpool University Dental Hospital.

In this role over the last 12 years I have taught hundreds of undergraduates the fundamentals of Restorative dentistry and supervised the same students on clinic from their first ever patient until the day they pass their final examinations.

I have a special interest in Aesthetic dentistry and have taught on the Crown Course since 2006. Together with a colleague we founded an Advanced Composite Techniques course for senior students.

This year a student whose entry I supervised was chosen as the UK National Winner and is due to compete at the Global Final of the DENTSPLY Sirona Clinical Skills Competition in Konstanz Germany this June.

I have great enthusiasm for teaching dentistry performed to a high standard which can be predictable and long lasting. More importantly, for our patients such treatment can be transformative in terms of confidence and self-esteem.

I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with postgraduate students looking to take their practice of dentistry to the next level and beyond.

Dr Wahab Shakir

MClinDent Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry

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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. Hugo Grancho Pinto

BDS (Lisbon) 2004. Specialist in Periodontology, lecturer at Manchester University

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Hugo is a registered specialist in periodontics with the General Dental Council and he focuses his clinical practice around the diagnosis and treatment, both nonsurgical and surgical, of gum disease, aesthetic periodontal surgery and implant dentistry.

Hugo qualified as a dentist from the University of Lisbon, practiced general dentistry for a couple of years and has been working in private practice in the areas of periodontology and implant dentistry exclusively since 2006.

Hugo competed a 3 years full time Specialist Training Program in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry in Lisbon. He has a Diploma in Clinical Periodontology from the Gothenburg University and completed a Post-Graduation in Implant Dentistry at the Oral Rehabilitation Institute, in Lisbon.

Hugo is an academic clinical lecturer in the postgraduate program in periodontics at the University of Manchester. He was a lecturer in the Periodontology Department in the University of Lisbon until 2008. He also lectures nationally and internationally on periodontics and implant dentistry.

He is an active member of the British Society of Periodontology, American Academy of Periodontology and Portuguese Association of Periodontology and Implants.

Outside dentistry he loves spending time with his wife and kids and enjoys playing tennis and travelling around the world

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 Muataz Osman

BDS The University of Benghazi (2008), MSc (Clin) in Periodontology The University of Manchester (2018), PhD (Clin) Oral Implantology The University of Manchester. (2022).

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Muataz A. Osman

Muataz graduated from the University of Benghazi in 2008. He worked as GDP with special interest in periodontics and implant dentistry for 6 years in private practices. During that time he was a clinical and academic tutor in the restorative department at LIMU (2010-2012). Between 2012-2014 he was a TA in the oral biology department at the University of Benghazi, from which he was granted a scholarship to get his PG education.
Dr Osman obtained his clinical Masters in Periodontics from the University of Manchester with distinction (2015-2018) – this grade qualified him for a place in a Clinical PhD studies, which he finished with A2 grade in 2022.
Dr Osman is now an honorary clinical tutor in the PG Periodontology program at the University of Manchester.
Muataz works as DWSI in Periodontics and Implant dentists in different practices in England and Scotland.
Outside dentistry, being a mediterranean he enjoys windsurfing and all kinds of watersports as well as spending quality time with family and friends. 

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.

Giles Round

BDS(Birm) MFGDP(UK) MPhil

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Giles qualified in 1999 from Birmingham Dental School, where he also went on to complete an MPhil in Endodontics in 2011. In addition, he gained the UCL Certificate in Endodontics from the Eastman Dental Institute.

Giles regularly lectures to dentists on a variety of endodontic subjects and has had an extract of a research project published at the International Association of Dental Research conference.

Giles has a young family and loves spending time with his wife and two daughters. He also unwinds by playing the piano.

Who should do this course?

This course is aimed at any dentist wishing to improve their clinical work and invest more time into understanding occlusion, stabilising and improving the patients teeth and well-being. It is aimed at any dentist at any stage in their career, whether you have just graduated from university or you've been in practice for a number of years. Most dentists coming on this course are either already practicing Private Dentistry or are NHS dentists wishing to move to Private Dentistry.

How much practical work is involved?

The Restorative course consists of a mixture of lectures, demonstrations and practical sessions. It is 60% theory and 40% practical course. On the majority of course days there will be a lecture in the morning and a practical session in the afternoon. On the 15-day programme, 12 days are face-to-face and include a mixture of theory in the morning and practical sessions in the afternoon.

How much reading is involved?

The theory is based on reading material provided to you via your Members portal on the website. This will be available to you up to 4 weeks prior to the specific course module. The theory is based on scientific articles hand-picked by Professor Tipton and his team. Reading material is required for most course days and the time investment in reading may vary for each module. All reading materials are essential as Professor Tipton and his team may refer back to specific points during the course.

I am struggling with more complex cases and more private work, will this course help?

The restorative course will open your eyes on how to deal with more complex and private cases, allowing you to be more organised and confident when delivering dental care to your patients. We also offer delegates to bring study models and pictures to discuss with any of our clinical team including Professor Paul Tipton. Our mentors also dedicate significant "out-of-hours" effort offering one-on-one guidance on delegates' more intricate cases.

Do I treat patients on the course?

No, we do not have live patients on this course. However, it is expected that you do participate in group work with your peers on the course day. This includes practising the techniques you have been taught on the course on each other.

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

The Level 7 Certificate in Restorative Dentistry is a more theoretical course with 5 full days on Occlusion. Other topics include Articulators, TMJ Splints, Tooth Preparations, Digital Workflow, Full Dentures, Treatment Planning, Adhesion Composites, Posts etc. The Level 7 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 do both courses we suggest doing the Level 7 Diploma in Prosthodontics and taking advantage of our 18 months interest free direct debit plans. The Level 7 Diploma can be completed between 1 - 2 years depending on when you wish to start both courses. In addition to the added clinical skills and treatment advantages, you will also save on fees by enrolling straight onto the Diploma. If you initially only want to enroll onto one course, the ideal pathway would be to begin with the Level 7 Certificate in Restorative Dentistry and then follow on with the Level 7 Certificate in Operative Dentistry.

What is covered in the course fees?

We cover the cost of light curing units, composites and impression materials needed within the course. We will provide a Michigan Splint for each delegate provided that you bring your study cast for the articulator practical. Adhesion composite models and treatment planning models are also included in the course fees. A light lunch and refreshments will be available. We will try to accommodate any dietary requirements.

Are there any additional course costs?

As part of the Articulator training day (Unit 1), we require delegates to bring an unmounted upper and lower study model of themselves on good quality stone which they will mount onto articulators on the day. These models are then sent to our laboratory and we have a Michigan splint made. The splints are then fitted in the delegates own mouths as part of the TMJ Splint training day (Unit 1). We believe this is the best experience a dentist can have of the end to end process. The cost of splints is included in course fees, however, the unmounted upper and lower study model must be provided by the delegate.

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