We have partnered with Tipton Training (UK) to launch the Restorative & Aesthetic Dentistry Certificate and Diploma courses in West Africa. Over 29 years, Tipton Training has watched its Alumni grow and prosper and is coming to Lagos to give West African Dentists an opportunity to experience the same.

The program is accredited by the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry (BARD) and after completion of the Diploma, there is an option for delegates to take the pathway to MSc (Masters of Science) in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry.

YEAR 1 – Certificate

About

The courses will comprise of lectures, practicals (hands-on training) and seminars. This is a one year course over 10 days leading to a Postgraduate Certificate in Restorative Dentistry (PG Cert Rest Dent) from the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry (BARD). Face-to-face sessions are split into 5 separate sessions twice over a year.
Successful completion of the one year course will allow entrance to the examination for the Certificate in Restorative Dentistry. This will include MCQ Examination and Case Studies.
 
If you attend all 2 modules of Year 1 Certificate course, you will attain est. 20 CPD points.

Course Dates (face-to-face visits):
07-11th October 2019  (Module 1)
23-27th March 2020   (Module 2)

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Module 1| 07-11th October 2019

Principles of Occlusion
  • 5 Principles of occlusion
  • Slides between RCP & ICP
  • Gnathology and Pankey style occlusion
  • Importance of condylar position
  • Bruxism
  • Anterior guidance
  • Mutually protected occlusion
  • Jaw registration on live patients
  • Face bow registration practical on live patients
Tooth Prep - Bonded Crowns
  • Two-handed preparations
  • Understanding bur selection
  • Tooth anatomy vs tooth prep
  • Use of speed increasing handsets
  • Lab techniques
  • Functional cusp bevels
  • Shillingburg winged preps
  • Convergence angle and axial inclination
  • Tooth Prep practical on phantom heads
Porcelain Veneers
  • Media vs natural smiles
  • Conventional vs Slice preps
  • Prepless veneers
  • Lab techniques to make veneers
  • Feldspathic vs Emax
  • Cementation techniques
  • Smile design and smile imaging
  • Geller models
  • Diagnostic waxing prototypes
Occlusal examination
  • Classification of lateral movement
  • How to examine the TMJs
  • Muscle palpation
  • Importance of RCP
  • How the slide determines the treatment plan
  • Conformative vs Reorganised approach
  • 4 factors that identify your occlusal plan
  • Canine discussion and cusp angles
  • Occlusal examination practical on live patients
Articulators
  • Mounting your models on the semi-adjustable articulator
  • Average value articulator
  • Arbitrary vs kinematic face bows
  • Semi-adjustable and fully adjustable articulators
  • Importance condylar inclination
  • Bennett movement vs immediate side shift
  • Bennett shift vs Progressive side shift
  • Understanding the importance of intercondylar distance
  • Why are your restorations always high

Module 2 | 23-27th March 2020

Adhesion/Composites - Anteriors
  • Contraction (C) factor
  • Treatment of plural 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
  • Hands on Composite fillings
Posterior Composites
  • Tooth morphology
  • Incremental packing
  • C factor
  • Use of sub/surface staining
  • Surface sealing
  • Layering techniques
  • Flowable and chemically cured composites
Composite Veneers
  • Use of rubber dam
  • Anterior composite veneers
  • Staining/Polishing
  • Anterior tooth anatomy
  • Stratification techniques
  • Abfraction lesion, use of pink composites
  • Large Class IV composite restoration built up using silicone index
Ceramic Crowns and inlays
  • Dentine bonded crowns
  • Verti Prep crown preparations
  • E-max Crowns
  • Zirconia monolithic and layered
  • 360 degree veneers
Veneer Cementation / Bleaching
  • Isolation
  • Cementation Techniques, using different types of cement
  • Critique the veneer – Margin material
  • Placement techniques
  • Bonding and finishing techniques
  • Hands-on session on phantom heads
  • Use of try in pastes
  • Etching and silane techniques
  • Use of retraction cord and masking tape

FAQ's

Who should do this course?

Most dentists coming on this course are either already practicing Private Dentistry or are dentists wishing to move to Private Dentistry. However, 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.

How much does it cost?
  • $7,500 in total ($7, 000 for the course plus an additional $500 registration fee).
  • The registration fees is used for registering the delegate with the awarding body. In this case BARD.
  • If you sign-up for the PG Diploma after initially signing up for only the PG Certificate, you would have to pay additional registration fees of $500.
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. On the majority of course days there will be a lecture in the morning and a practical session in the afternoon.

How much reading is involved?

The theory is based on reading material provided to you within the e-learning page 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. Reading material is required for most course days and the time investment in reading may vary for each module. All reading material is essential as Professor Tipton may refer back to specific points during the course.

Are there any exams involved?

Yes. BARD delivers exams at the end of every module to test the competence of delegates prior to awarding certificates or diplomas.

Also, expect MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) and Case reports. There will be an exam at the end of each module.

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YEAR 2 – Diploma

About

The courses will comprise of lectures, practicals (hands-on training) and seminars. This is a one year course over 10 days leading to a Post-graduate Diploma in Restorative & Aesthetic Dentistry from the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry (BARD). Face-to-face sessions are split into 5 separate sessions twice over a year.
 
To qualify for the Diploma course you must first have successfully completed the Year 1 Certificate Course.
 
If you attend all 2 modules of Year 2 Diploma course, you will attain est. 20 CPD points.

Course Dates: TBD.

Module 3

Principles of Aesthetic Dentistry
  • 4 main components of smile design theory
  • Macro/micro aesthetics
  • Axial inclination
  • Canting, incisal embrasures
  • Contact areas, position, and size
  • 50:40:30 rule
  • Incisal edge positioning
  • Anterior diagnostic waxing practical
Gold Preps
  • Full gold crown
  • 7/8th crown upper
  • Gold only upper/ gold 3/4 crown lower
  • Gold onlay upper
  • Gold 3/4 Crown upper
  • Gold 3/4 crown lower
  • Longevity of gold restorations
Posts - Restoration of endodontically treated teeth
  • Creating the ideal ferrule
  • Parallel vs Tapered posts
  • Nayyer cores
  • Shenker posts
  • Adhesive fiber/Zircomnia posts
  • Split cast post & core
  • Duralay direct post and core techniques
  • Impressiont techniques for indirect techniques
  • Material choice
  • Fiber adhesive posts -Fibre/Zirconia
TMD / 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
Treatment Planning Advanced cases
  • Treatment. Planning the large restorative case, sequencing treatment
  • Dahl appliances, diagnostic waxing and the curve of speed
  • Boyle’s plane analyser, importance of the occlusal plane
  • Vertical dimension and facial aesthetics, golden proportion
  • Pink porcelain, emergence profile and soft tissue position
  • Custom made anterior guidance table
  • reatment planning practical
  • Diagnostic waxing practical
  • Occlusal adjustment on models practical

Module 4

Principles of Smile Design
  • Media smile vs natural smile
  • Positioning of centre line
  • Anterior occlusal plane
  • Gingival zeniths
  • Ceramic choice
  • Golden proportions and golden percentage
  • Shade taking practical
  • Digital imaging and waxing
  • Marketing techniques
Bridge Design
  • Choosing fixed-fixed v fixed-movable 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
Bridge Preps / Marylands
  • Fixed-Movable / Fixed-fixed/ Cantilever designs
  • Use of grooves and boxes
  • Box preparations
  • Preparations to reduce flexing
  • Occlusal and axial reduction
  • Choice of metal sub-structure
  • Choosing retainer types
  • Use of guide planes
  • Use of hybrid and attachments
  • Grooves and wrap around
  • Anterior tooth preps
  • Posterior tooth preps
Advanced 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

FAQ's

Why should I do the PG Diploma in Restorative Dentistry?

The PG Diploma in Restorative Dentistry teaches you the theory behind Restorative Dentistry, lets you get confident with your tooth preparation techniques and then provides you with the tools to understand, plan and deliver high quality private Aesthetic Treatments.
The skills you will learn will give you the confidence to perform complex aesthetic tasks, which is a very lucrative niche.
The three components of the course complement each other perfectly. You will taught the theoretical foundations developed over many years in the forms of scientific papers. You will then take the knowledge gained in fundamental areas such as Occlusion to ensure that the Aesthetic treatments you provide do not fail.
The theory that you are taught will fit perfectly when you prep teeth on Phantom Heads.

How much does it cost?
  • $14,500 ins total ($14, 000 for the course plus an additional $500 registration fee)
  • The registration fees is used for registering the delegate with the awarding body. In this case BARD.
  • If you sign-up for the PG Certificate and later towards the end of the PG Certificate, you would have to pay additional registration fees of $500.
What is the benefit of doing PG Diploma and not just to the PG Certificate in Restorative Dentistry.

The PG Diploma in Restorative Dentistry is essentially the best way of getting into the higher end of providing private aesthetic treatment and managing different patient cases confidently. You can choose any options you feel suitable as Tipton Training has a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy which will ensure that your existing education within another Tipton Training course is taken into consideration.
Every time you do a PG Diploma or a PG Certificate you must pay additional registration fees. So, should you choose to register for each course separately, you are paying 4 registrations fees. The flip side is you also get 4 certificates. It all depends on what your ambitions are.

Are there any exams involved?

Yes. BARD delivers exams at the end of every module to test the competence of delegates prior to awarding certificates or diplomas.

Also, expect MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) and Case reports. There will be an exam at the end of each module,

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Key Facts

Benefits

Tutors

Prof. Paul Tipton
B.D.S., M.Sc., D.G.D.P., UK, Specialist in Prosthodontic

Prof. Edward Lynch
PhD, Lond, MA, BDentSc, TCD, FDSRCSEd, FIADFE, FDSRCSLond, FASDA, FACD, Specialist in Endodontics, Prosthodontics & Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Matthew Holyoak
BDS, Dip Rest Dent (RCS Eng), MSc (Rest Dent)

Dr. Ashish Rayarel
BDS, MFGDP(UK), MSc (Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry)

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

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Professor Paul Tipton

Our Clinical Lead Professor Paul Tipton is an internationally acclaimed Prosthodontist who has worked in private practice for more than 30 years. President of the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry, Professor Tipton now divides his time between operating private referral clinics in Manchester, Chester and London and teaching other dentists the skills and techniques needed for a prolonged and successful career. A passionate and charismatic speaker, Paul has been teaching for over 27 years, both in the UK and internationally. Over 3,500 delegates have attended Tipton Training courses to boost their skills, knowledge and income.

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Financing

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$500 Registration fees are separate from course fees and are non-refundable.

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Address: Idejo St, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria  

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The Course

What does BARD stand for and what benefit is it?

The British Academy of Restorative Dentistry(BARD) is the body awarding the certificate and their purpose is “To advance the art and science of restorative dentistry by promoting educational opportunities and structured learning pathways of occlusion based Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry in the UK”

Who are the trainers?

Tipton Training UK has educated over 3,500 dentists from the UK and other parts of the world for over three decades. Their seasoned lecturers will conduct all trainings and the online assessments thereafter.

I am interested, what is the next step

We are excited you have chosen to advance your skills with this course. Please fill the form below and we’ll get in contact with you.

Why should I study in Nigeria?

To study for a Certificate in Restorative Dentistry in the UK costs between £8,383 – £9,660, meaning you could be saving over $5,000 by doing the course in Nigeria. You get the same certificates fromthe awarding body, BARD, via one of its accredited trainers, Tipton Training. Dental Solutions Training is a local partner.

Our facility has been equipped to Tipton Training’s world-renowned standard, within an upscale neighborhood in Lagos. Our training school is within a short distance from 4 and 5* hotels such as ProteaSheraton and Radisson Blu.

What criteria/ credentials is required to do this course?

This course is recommended for qualified Dentist with at least 1-2 years experience.

Is this qualification recognised internationally?

Yes. The program is accredited by the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry (BARD) and after completion of the Diploma, there is an option for delegates to take the pathway to MSc (Masters of Science) in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry.

Will there be any assessment/assignments?

Yes. Participants can expect Assignments, MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) and Case reports. There will be an exam at the end of each module,

 

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Financing

Is there a discount available?

There is a 5% discountoff tuition if you pay the full course fees.

Do I have to pay for the course at once?

No. You only need to pay a 40% deposit to be registered for the course and to secure your place by the 30thof May 2019. (The $500 registration fee is separate from the 40% payable.)

The rest of the course fees need to be paid by the 1stof August to confirm your attendance.

For the Diploma, the second year’s fees can be spread out from August this year to June 2020.

Are there any additional costs?

The course fee covers the cost of registration with BARD, but does not cover the exam fee.

Additional costs will include:

  • Your visa ($250-$450 depending on where you are coming in from)
  • Accommodation
  • Feeding (lunch is provided on training days)
  • Local transportation (transportation to and from our facility will be provided; any other travel on your own can be done via Uber, which has an average cost of $6/trip).

Travel

Will I need a visa?

Yes traveling to Lagos, Nigeria requires getting a visa. There is a Visa on arrival option but it must also be applied for prior to arrival. See details onthe Nigerian government immigration portal.

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