Optimise your clinical workflow in multiple aspects of restorative dentistry with appropriate isolation. The course will cover operator field isolation and the use of rubber dam in daily practice, from direct restorative placement to indirect adhesive cementation. This course will also cover adjunctive measure to be used for areas of difficult isolation.
Aims: To teach the basics of isolation and moisture control in the oral cavity. It will discuss forms of isolation, their relative advantages and pitfalls, focussing on the merits of using Rubber Dam. Adhesive dentistry forms the cornerstone of any restorative dental practice, whether it is direct restorative work or cementation of indirect restorations using cement, it is imperative to ensure complete isolation is achieved to improve medium- to long-term outcomes.
This course will demonstrate all of the armamentarium required to achieve isolation in the majority of cases and will allow delegates hands-on practice placement, modification and optimisation of operator field isolation.
Objectives: The participant should:
- Understand the role of isolation in adhesive-restorative dentistry.
- Identify all the equipment required to isolate with rubber dam.
- Have hands on practice in the application of rubber dam.
- Demonstrate adjunctive measures to be able to optimise isolation in difficult cases.
09:00 Welcome and coffee
09:30 Introduction to rubber dam isolation
10:45 Coffee break
11:15 Practical session 1: Quadrant isolation
13:30 Reflection on practical session 1
14:00 Practical session 2: Floss ligature demonstration and practice
14:30 Coffee break
14:45 Practical session 3: Anterior isolation 4-4
15:45 Final conclusions and reflection
1.5 hours of didactic teaching.
This will be followed with 3-4 hours of hands-on rubber dam application.
Full printouts will be available for course delegates.
The Marylebone Hotel offer a preferential rate – please quote ‘LCIAD’ when booking.
Delegates do not need to bring anything to the course, other than a toothbrush for the practical element after lunch.
The following will be provided:
- Rubber dam sheets
- Rubber dam clamps (various)
- Rubber dam frames
- Rubber punches
- Rubber dam clamp holders
- Floss wedgets
Increasing knowledge of simple implant dentistry, what it is, what it is not and how an elegantly designed implant system can increase safety, reduce risk and improve patient satisfaction.
Type of CPD (A,B,C or D) based on GDP Enhanced CPD development outcome requirements
Development outcomes in bold
Effective communication with patients, the dental team and others across dentistry, including when obtaining consent, dealing with complaints, and raising concerns when patients are at risk.
Effective management of self and effective management of others or effective work with others in the dental team, in the interests of patients, providing constructive leadership where appropriate.
Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field(s) of practice.
Maintenance of skills, behaviours and attitudes which maintain patient confidence in you and the dental profession and put patients’ interests first.
Refreshments and lunch will be served. Your dietary requirements can be indicated on the registration form.
Dr Shiraz Khan