Selection and Application of New Dental Technologies

This module provides the background to materials selection for a given clinical situation. The ideal properties of dental materials are discussed; in particular; recently introduced materials. Methods of assessing these for the clinical situation are discussed. New devices and techniques are assessed; and demonstrations of their uses provided. These include novel methods for cavity preparation; for prevention and for shade taking. The use of ultrasonics and magnets in dentistry are discussed; as too is the role of molecular approaches to tissue repair and regeneration. 


10 credits

Module Dates

May-July Year 1 


Maintain a log of the new technologies which are discussed in this module and critically appraise 6 regarding their adoption into your clinical practice.

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

Professor T Burke; Dr W Palin; Dr N Wilson 

Stand Alone Course

This module can be taken as a stand alone course if required. To apply, please contact Professor FJT Burke,, 0121 237 2768 or Lynda Malthouse,, 0121 237 2768.

Applicants need to apply via the paper application:

Postgraduate Application Form

Postgraduate Application Notes

Postgraduate Reference Request Form

Fee if taken as a stand alone course

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Entry requirements if taken as a stand alone course

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Course fact file

Type of Course: Continuing professional development, module