Totally Aesthetics is a structured thirteen-day comprehensive year-long programme designed to give the clinical and non-clinical skills required to perform high level minimally invasive restorative & aesthetic dentistry. Designed to build on skills gained in the Totally Composite courses, covering all other aspects of modern-day comprehensive dentistry. The course includes evidence-based theory, significant practical (including phantom head), constant mentoring and significant online resources.

The course also includes assessments for the Postgraduate Diploma in Aesthetic and Restorative dentistry (EduQual Level 7) that are optional to complete depending on whether the delegate is interested in receiving the qualification.

Pre-requisite: There is a pre-requisite of having attended the Totally Composite course before the Totally Aesthetics course to ensure everyone is at the same level to enable us to build on it at rapid pace.

We are now accepting bookings for the Totally Aesthetics cohorts that will start in January 2022. The exact schedules to be confirmed soon. Scroll down to book your space.

Totally Aesthetics course days
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DAY 1

The Exam Cycle: where the magic really happens Speakers: Dr Monik Vasant and Dr Asif Syed
  • Objective: To enable you to conduct the perfect exam cycle which is the engine room for high quality dentistry.
  • Aims:
  • – Learn the importance of the first impression
  • – The structure
  • – The five principles of the perfect examination
  • – Conducting the perfect examination
  • – Workflows for different situations
  • – Time and appointment
  • – The art of patient communication
  • – Reducing barriers
  • – How to overcome objections
  • – Presenting your findings and photographs in the perfect way
  • – Understand fee setting
  • – Know your numbers- fee setting
  • – Marketing
  • – Enhanced CPD high level learning outcomes : A,B,C
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DAY 2

Photography & Marketing Masterclass Speaker- Dr Monik Vasant
  • Objective – To give you the skills to take beautiful dental photographs and then present them in a stylish professional format.
  • Aims:
  • -Introduction to photography
  • -Camera settings
  • -Taking intraoral, extra-oral and artistic portrait photographs
  • -Working with software and apps to create beautiful presentations, videos and literature to showcase your work
  • Enhanced CPD high level learning outcomes : A, C
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DAY 3

The components of a beautiful smile Speaker- Dr Monik Vasant
  • Objective: To give you a knowledge of all the elements you need to understand how to design a beautiful smile and update you on the latest developments in tooth whitening
  • Aims:
  • – The components of an ideal smile
  • – Smile design theories
  • – Anterior morphology
  • – Traditional smile design
  • – Introduction to facially driven treatment planning and the Digital Smile Design (DSD) concept.
  • – Lab communication
  • – Wax up techniques
  • – Digital vs analogue techniques
  • – Aetiology of discolouration
  • – Extrinsic or intrinsic
  • – Managing extrinsic discolouration
  • – Non vital whitening techniques
  • – Vital tooth whitening techniques
  • – Managing the single discoloured tooth
  • – Managing sensitivity
  • Enhanced CPD high level learning outcomes: C
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DAY 4

Occlusion and tooth wear Speaker: Dr Monik Vasant
  • Objective: To understand occlusion and learn how to manage tooth wear.
  • Aims:
  • – Learn the key principles of occlusion
  • – Occlusal terminology
  • – Finding and recording centric relation
  • – When to use centric relation
  • – When to work confirmative and when reorganised
  • – Face-bows how to do, including practical
  • – Articulators and when we use them
  • – Laboratory communication and diagnostic wax up
  • – The aetiology of wear and its diagnosis and management
  • – When to intervene
  • – Dahl technique
  • – Increasing OVD
  • – Minimally invasive full mouth rehabilitation techniques
  • – Pros and cons of direct vs indirect approach
  • – Guided rehabilitation practical
  • – Splints
  • Enhanced CPD high level learning outcomes : C
  • Required delegate items:
  • – Loupes
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DAY 5 AND 6

The components of a beautiful smile Speakers- Dr Monik Vasant
  • Objective: To learn when and how to use crowns, onlays and inlays to restore compromised teeth
  • Aims:
  • – Overview of case selection
  • – Overview of the various ceramics available and their indications
  • – Anterior crowns
  • – Managing the dark stump
  • – Posterior crowns vs overlays vs onlays vs inlays
  • – When to cover cusps
  • – Laboratory communication
  • – Intra-oral scanning
  • – Practicals cowering the various preparation techniques
  • – Perfecting the margins
  • – Conventional impressions
  • – Chair-side design
  • – Chair-side milling
  • – Shade selection
  • – Temporisation techniques
  • – Isolation and cementation techniques
  • Enhanced CPD high level learning outcomes : C
  • Required delegate items :
  • – Loupes
  • Location:
  • – Skills Lab
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DAY 7

Minimal / no preparation veneers Speakers: Dr Monik Vasant
  • Objective: To enable you to provide beautiful veneers in a minimally invasive fashion
  • Aims:
  • – Review of the literature on performance
  • – Overview of case selection and planning
  • – Additive vs subtractive
  • – Laboratory communication and the different types of diagnostic wax up for veneers
  • – Digital vs analogue
  • – Preparation vs prepless
  • – Ceramics vs composite
  • – The motivational mock up
  • – Understanding the various ceramic materials available, when to use and how preparations differ
  • – The guided preparation (Gurel) technique
  • – Managing the margin
  • – Controlling the soft tissue
  • – Sandwich crowns
  • – Conventional and digital impression techniques
  • – Shade selection
  • – Perfect provisionalisation techniques
  • – Isolation and cementation techniques
  • Enhanced CPD high level learning outcomes: C
  • Required delegate items:
  • – Loupes
  • Location:
  • – Skills Lab
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DAY 8

Bridges Speakers: Dr Monik Vasant
  • Objectives: To give you the knowledge and skills to replace missing teeth with fixed bridges.
  • Aims:
  • – Review of the literature on performance
  • – Bridges vs implants
  • – Theory behind choosing abutment teeth
  • – Bridge design – fixed-fixed, fixed-moveable or cantilever
  • – Conventional bridges
  • – Adhesive bridges
  • – Fibre reinforced composite bridges
  • – Hybrid bridges
  • – Telescopic bridges
  • – An overview of the various types of materials and indications.
  • – The various preparations for the different designs including practicals
  • – Management of the pontic site
  • – Occlusal considerations
  • – Temporisation
  • Enhanced CPD high level learning outcomes: C
  • Required delegate items:
  • – Loupes
  • Location:
  • – Skills Lab

 

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DAY 9

Orthdontics for the GDP Speakers: Dr Monik Vasant

(Advanced invisalign for the GDP and the Ortho-restorative interface inc accreditation to Invisalign Go also given but not a standard go training course)

  • Objectives: To introduce anterior alignment orthodontics and the advanced use of aligners in multidisciplinary dentistry.
  • Aims:
  • – Introduction to orthodontics
  • – Orthodontic principles
  • – The orthodontic assessment
  • – Overview of the various appliances
  • – When to treat and when to refer?
  • – Accreditation to Invisalign Go
  • – Advanced Invisalign
  • – Intra oral scanning for orthodontics
  • – Simulating outcomes
  • – Multidisciplinary treatment planning
  • – Orthodontics and implantology
  • – Managing spaces
  • – Creating space
  • – Performing IPR correctly
  • – Avoiding complications
  • – Management of complications
  • – Retention
  • – Post case finishing
  • – Consent
  • Enhanced CPD high level learning outcomes : A, C
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DAY 10

Aesthetic periodontology Speakers: Dr Monik Vasant
  • Objectives: To update on the latest in periodontology and teach how to do predictable aesthetic periodontal surgery
  • Aims:
  • – Update on the latest classification in periodontology
  • – Periodontology and its role in aesthetic dentistry
  • – When to refer
  • – Managing recession
  • – Understand what is possible in terms of root coverage
  • – Understand when and how to do predictable crown lengthening
  • – Gingivectomy vs crown lengthening with bone removal
  • – Using digital technology to assist
  • – Assessing the bone position
  • – Laboratory communication
  • – Practical sessions on crown lengthening and root coverage
  • – Guided vs unguided surgery
  • – Periodontal maintenance
  • – Periodontal appliances
  • Enhanced CPD high level learning outcomes : C
  • Required delegate items:
  • – Loupes
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DAY 11

Implants Speakers: Dr Monik Vasant
  • Objectives: To introduce you to the world of dental implants and give you the skills and knowledge to restore a single unit.
  • Aims:
  • – Introduction to dental implants
  • – Imaging
  • – Fundamentals for implant success
  • – Overview of literature on success and survival
  • – Planning
  • – Immediate vs delayed
  • – Managing the anterior soft tissues to perfection
  • – Temporisation
  • – Restoration of single implants
  • – Avoiding pitfalls
  • – Managing the failing implant
  • – Maintenance
  • Enhanced CPD high level learning outcomes : C
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DAY 12

Implants Speakers: Dr Monik Vasant
  • Objectives: To update on the latest in minimally invasive endodontics
  • Aims:
  • – The latest theories and practices in endodontics
  • – Diagnosis of pathology
  • – MI access cavity design
  • – Cleaning and shaping
  • – Irrigation
  • – Obturation techniques
  • – Practical sessions on how to use the latest equipment
  • – Use of posts
  • – Restoration of endodontically treated teeth
  • – Diagnosing fractures
  • – Managing anterior and posterior fractures
  • Enhanced CPD high level learning outcomes: C
  • Required delegate items:
  • – Loupes
  • – Extracted teeth mounted in putty with access holes cut
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DAY 13

Treatment planning, revisionSpeakers: Dr Monik Vasant
  • Objectives: To be able to tie together all the knowledge over the course and carry out treatment planning exercises
  • Aims
  • – Treatment planning practicals
  • – Managing multidisciplinary cases
  • – Practicals planning multiple cases
  • – Revision
  • – Presentations and MCQ
  • Enhanced CPD high level learning outcomes : C
  • Required delegate items:
  • – Final case presentations on own devices