Intermediate Restorative Procedures

Course Type
Postgraduate, Continuing professional development, Module

This module is designed for distance learning to enable students to demonstrate advanced knowledge and clinical skill in the following subject areas:

  • Direct techniques for cusp replacement restorations
  • Periodontal surgery
  • Molar endodontic treatment
  • Fixed prosthodontics (including partial coverage restorations)
  • Treatment planning

Some module content will also be delivered at two face-to-face residential courses and will provide teaching and/or practical simulation experience in the following module 4 subject areas:

  • Direct restorative techniques
  • Periodontics
  • Endodontics
  • Fixed and removable prosthodontics

20 credits

Module Attendance Required
Distance learning. Two one-week residential courses.

Module Dates
Year 1 and 2: October-January


Practical simulation and clinical exercises
Structured preparation/restoration exercises carried out on plastic models, extracted teeth or patients. Students will photograph these exercises and complete structured templates for summative assessment.

The exercises are divided into the following subject areas:

Direct restorative techniques (Simulation) 30%

  • Prepare a plastic premolar tooth with a complex cavity and restore with direct composite
  • Prepare a plastic molar tooth with a complex cavity and restore with direct composite
  • Prepare a plastic molar tooth with a complex cavity and restore with amalgam (or direct composite)

Treatment planning exercises 20%

  • Complete structured template on a series of pre-prepared ‘mini’ clinical cases with a common theme of risk assessment and the management of failure/complications

Endodontics (Simulation) 25%

  • Preparation and obturation of a plastic endodontic simulation tooth (TrueTooth™ – upper first molar)

Indirect restorations (Simulation) 25%
Complete a structured report of a simulated indirect restorative procedure on the following stages:

  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal crown preparation
  • Impression
  • Temporisation
  • Laboratory communication
  • Model construction
  • Crown manufacture
  • Try-in

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

Stand Alone Course
This module is not available as a stand alone course.


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