4 Day IDG Dental Therapy Course

For Graduated Dental Therapists
Course Price £1440 (inc VAT)

Modules

4 modules

Verifiable CPD

24 hours

Locations

Manchester - 20/21 July & 17/18 August

Course fees

Per day fees (prices ex VAT) **

All locations: £1,440

Course Overview

This 4-day course is tailored for International Dental Graduates who are registered as Dental Therapists with the GDC in the UK.

It aims to equip international dentists with the necessary knowledge and practical skills needed to excel within the dental therapist scope of practice in the UK, particularly within the NHS system. This course is designed to help dental therapists meet the new proposals set by the General Dental Council. As the landscape evolves, dental therapists must stay ahead of the curve and enhance their skills to provide optimal patient care.

The course serves as a pathway for international dentists to enhance their skills and expertise, covering operative procedures, paediatric practical learning, and navigating the UK healthcare system’s scope of practice.

With comprehensive training, participants develop proficiency in clinical procedures and patient management, addressing specific challenges within the NHS to ensure practitioners are well-prepared for the healthcare environment. Join us to elevate your practice and meet regulatory requirements. Stay informed, stay compliant, and stay forefront of dental therapy with our course.

4 day course
(2x weekends 21st & 2nd July and 17th & 18th August 2024)
24 hours of CPD

£1440 (inc VAT)

Accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons

Module 1: Scope of Practice for Dental Therapists in the UK

Step into the world of pain management. From understanding the pharmacology of anaesthetics to mastering injection techniques, this course will elevate your skills and confidence in administering local anaesthesia effectively:

  • Metabolism and elimination
  • Duration of action
  • Allergy to Local anesthetics
  • Types of Local anaesthetics
  • Maximum dose for Local anaesthetics
  • Vasopressors
  • Drug interaction Techniques for injecting LAs
  • Infiltration
  • Nerve block
  • Intra-ligmentary
  • Intra-pulpal
  • Interpersonal skills, professionalism, self-management, and clinical knowledge. Including communication and teamwork, tailored specifically to a dental therapist.
  • Learn how to obtain detailed medical and dental history from the patient.
  • Step-by-step tips and tricks to master diagnosis and treatment planning.

Module 2: Restorative Dentistry

Master the art of restoring teeth with precision and skill as we guide you through the tips and tricks of this procedure. From mastering the techniques to understanding the science behind it, our course will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to excel in amalgam and composite fillings.

Amalgam and Modern Alternative Fillings:

  • Learn about the key concepts of amalgam cavity design.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of amalgam
  • introduction of bonded amalgam
  • Nayyar core.
  • Key concepts of composite cavity design.
  • Characteristics of composite material.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of composite filling.

Periodontology:

Focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting the supporting structures of the teeth, including the gums, bone, and connective tissues. Our course will help you manage conditions such as gingivitis, periodontitis, and other gum diseases that can lead to tooth loss if left untreated.

  • Complete periodontal examination and charting.
  • Learn different indices to screen periodontal disease.

Module 3: Anterior and Posterior Composite Restorations

Explore the latest techniques and trends in aesthetic dentistry. Let us show you how to transform smiles and boost confidence with our expert guidance and hands-on practice. Delegates will gain practical experience in achieving stable and aesthetic restorations.

  • Understanding tooth anatomy is crucial for achieving aesthetic teeth, leading to a more aesthetically pleasing result for the patient.
  • Colour theory, including principles such as hue, value, and chroma, allows dental professionals to accurately match the shade of the composite material to the patient's natural tooth colour.
  • Isolation techniques, are critical for composite adhesion as it ensures a clean and dry environment for the bonding process. Proper isolation prevents contamination from saliva, blood, or other fluids, which can compromise the bond strength of the composite material to the tooth structure.
  • Different types of matrices (Garrisons and palodent)

Hands on Practical:

  • Anterior and posterior composite using all the advanced materials
  • Learn posterior composite with stamping techniques


Module 4: Paediatric Dentistry

Our course will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage paediatric patients, implement behaviour management techniques, and provide quality dental care in a child-friendly environment. The session covers normal eruption cycles and paediatric exodontia. Delegates engage in practical sessions on deciduous tooth procedures and Stainless Steel Crown placement.

  • Treatment modalities and indications for
    • Fillings
    • Pulpotomies.
    • Pulpectomies.
  • Full coverage - stainless steel and zirconia crowns.
  • Space maintainers
  • Behaviour guidance therapy to better communicate with paediatric patients


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