The Nigel Hargreaves Restorative Course – Cohort 3 starting April 2018 (12 days / 6 weekends)
Date: April 13th, 2018
CPD Hours: 84 Hours
Lecturers: Nigel J Hargreaves BDS MDentSci (Rest Dent)
Cost: (inc VAT)

Course Synopsis

This course will improve your skills and knowledge, but more importantly, give you the CONFIDENCE to take your dentistry to the next level. 

The course is:

  • Largely practical with very little time spent lecturing and more time spent in the phantom-head room refining your skills and gaining as much practical experience as possible under supervision.
  • Based on the Tell-Show-Do approach to learning
  • Evidence-based

The course fee includes

  • All presentations are given to all delegates for each course day
  • Practical manuals are given to each delegate for each day for use in practice afterwards
  • Full product and materials back up with product re-order catalogues for all materials and burrs used.
  • Initial burr kits supplied at the start of the course for all practical work, which are referenced throughout the course

Phantom head jaws included in course fee to take away at the end of the course to use as patient demonstration models

Course Synopsis


13th April 2018 – Day 1 Occlusion   Principles of Occlusion, Jaw manipulations, Facebows, Articulators, Assessing vertical dimension and re-organising occlusion.


14th April 2018 – Day 2 Occlusion  Mounting casts, TMJ anatomy, pathology and tooth wear. Use of occlusal splints


25th May 2018 – Day 3  Direct Bonded Restorations   Assessment of colour and colour science. Direct bonding systems. Anterior direct aesthetic composite techniques.


26th May 2018 –  Day 4 Direct Bonded Restorations   Posterior direct composites and bonded amalgams. How to carve and finish posterior restorations to give stunning occlusal anatomy.


22nd June 2018 – Day 5  Crown Preps and Impressions  Principles of crown preps. Anterior preps for different crowns. Impression taking for crown and bridgework.


23rd June 2018 – Day 6 Crown Preps& labs Posterior crown preps and indirect adhesive restoration preps. Crown cementation and cements. Lab materials and communication.


6th July 2018 – 7  Smile Design and Veneers Principles of smile design. Preps for different situations to achieve predictable aesthetic results. Diagnostic work, planning & provisionalisation.


7th July 2018 Day 8 Smile Design and Veneers Practical including preparations, impressions, provisionals and cementation. Photography.


7th September 2018 – Day 9 Bridges Principles of bridge design. Practical to prepare bridges for different situations for different materials.


8th September 2018 – Day 10 Dentures  How to improve full denture predictability.Clinical and Lab techniques. Partial denture options that are available.


12th October 2108 – Day 11 Dental Implants On overview of Dental Implants. How to restore simple cases. Treatment options, costs and maintenance of implants in general practice.


13th October 2108 – Day 12  Post/Restoration RF teeth + top 10 tips for everyday practice.  Restoration of endodontically treated teeth. Different techniques for anterior and posterior situations. What it says on the tin! Top 10 tips and hints to make life easier, more efficient and give better results. Course summary.


Personally, I feel that restorative dentistry is a practical based subject and as long as techniques are evidence based, and driven by research, there is little to be learned by reviewing academic papers, or me showing lots of slides It is better for delegates to carry out techniques on the phantom heads themselves.


The course days are relaxed and good humoured, again, my feeling is that people learn best in a relaxed, fun and friendly environment. No-one is singled out and made to feel uncomfortable.


There is no formal academic reading requirement for each course module. Literature references and useful papers will be given in advance if required.


At the beginning of the course, you will be supplied with a bur kit for all the practical sessions. These are referenced in the practical days in a step-by-step fashion. You will also be given a set of jaws for the phantom head units, which you will use throughout the course.




£3,960.00 inc VAT –  £360  initial registration followed by 6  monthly payments of  £600 – to be arranged after course registration.



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