All Ceramic Restoration: A multitude of functional and aesthetic solution

This course meets the General Dental Council's educational criteria for verifiable ECPD and
6.5 hours of verifiable ECPD points will be awarded.
 Wayne Hall

All Ceramic Restoration: A multitude of functional and aesthetic solutions


1). Consider a multitude of options now available when restoring with All Ceramic materials and how this has changed attitudes towards using more traditional materials and processes.

2). Identify the benefits of All Ceramic, both zirconia and lithium disilicate, and how your choice and the technical knowledge in your laboratory really does reflect the success of the final case.

3). Understand that zirconia is no longer a battle of aesthetics versus strength, using case studies to illustrate the advancement and compatibility in this material.

4). Discuss the significance of accurate shade taking and promoting the use of essential practical tools and techniques at chairside to assist your technician getting that difficult case right first time.

5) Developing your shade taking techniques while also gaining a clearer understanding of the manufacturing processes, such as the ceramic build up methods.

6). Understand the significance of the different ingot translucencies when matching shades.

This lecture is intended to heighten the knowledge for dental professionals in using all ceramic indications, the science behind it and the benefits provided as dental restorations for your patients. Using case studies, it assists in identifying the new advancements of all ceramic development/manufacture. Participants will learn the protocols behind accurate shade taking and the significance of this when selecting all ceramic materials at the laboratory.


Meeting the criteria for the GDC’s development outcomes:

C - Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice.


Development outcome

Example of CPD content

A 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;

  1. Communication skills
  2. Consent
  3. Complaints handling
  4. Raising concerns
  5. Safeguarding

B 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;

  1. Effective practice management
  2. Business management
  3. Team working
  4. Leadership skills

C Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice;

  1. Clinical and technical areas of study
  2. Radiography
  3. Cross infection control
  4. Medical emergencies and CPR
  5. Emerging technologies and treatments
  6. CPD on quality assurance for MHRA
  7. CPD specific for your daily role(s)

D Maintenance of skills, behaviours and attitudes which maintain patient confidence in you and the dental profession and put patients’ interests first.

  1. Ethical and legal issues and developments
  2. Professional behaviours
  3. Equality and diversity training



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