Certificate in Operative Dentistry – 12 days – from £8280*
The course will comprise of lectures, practicals, seminars and webinars. This is a one year course over 10 days leading to a postgraduate Certificate in Operative Dentistry (PG Cert Op Dent) from the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry.
* Manchester: Cost per day exc VAT £575, 12 Days Total Cost £8,280 or London: Cost per day exc VAT £625, 12 Days Total Cost £9,000
Tooth Preparation techniques
Porcelain fused to metal restorations
Partial Porcelain Veneers
Gold Crown preps
3/4 Gold Crown preps
7/8 Gold Crown preps
Bridge Design / preps
Ceramic Crown Systems
Diagnostic waxing techniques
The course is part theory, part practical on models.
Succesful completion of the course (module 1) will allow entrance to the examination for the Certificate in Operative Dentistry. This will include MCQ Examination and Case Studies.
Click here for Operative Dentistry Sample Exam Questions
1. What is the C factor in a composite restoration dependent upon ?
a. The type of cavity
b. The surface area
c. The depth of the cavity
d. The margins of the cavity
e. Non of the above
2. When preparing a tooth for a Feldspathic dentine bonded crown which statement is correct ?:
a. All surfaces are prepared into dentine
b. One surface should be in enamel
c. Surface area is more important than dentine / enamel
d. The margins should be on dentine
e. None of the above
3. When preparing a post retained restoration, we ideally like to have a ferrule present. Why?
a. to reduce the amount of gold needed for the post?
b. To transfer occlusal stress away from the cement and onto the post?
c. To increase the length of the post?
d. To transfer occlusal stress away from the cement seal and onto the periodontal ligament?
e. To make the restoration more aesthetic?
4. Characteristics of gold preparations include:
a. Rounded internal angles, 10 – 15 degree axial inclination
b. Rounded internal angles, 4 – 8 degree axial inclination
c Sharp internal angles, 10 – 15 degree axial inclination
d. Sharp internal angles, 6 – 8 degree axial inclination
e. Rounded internal angle, 2 – 4 degree axial inclination
5. Assuming that your preparations are ideal, and that your technique is equal in all respects, which single tooth restoration would you expect to have the greatest longevity?
a. Dentine bonded porcelain restoration?
b. Porcelain bonded to metal crown?
c. Cast Gold restoration?
d. Bonded amalgam restoration?
e. Resin Modified Glass Ionomer restoration?